Bloomingdale Events
January 9, 2019 at 7pm, Watercolor Winter Colors, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108. Winter is filled with color! Learn how to capture the greens of pine boughs and ivy as well as the lingering fruits of the previous season. Artist Suzanne Wegener will demonstrate in watercolor and gouache. Try your hand at painting a winter treasure after the presentation. Suzanne is Vice President of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She has a background in scientific and medical illustration, but especially enjoys botanical subjects. She teaches at the DuPage County Forest Preserve, The Morton Arboretum and the DuPage Art League. $10 visitor/materials fee. Contact Bev at Object or 630-624-9545.
February 13, 2019 at 7pm, Nautical Oil Painting Demo, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108. Eric Nils Forsberg is a classic marine artist, an oil painter in the spirit of some of the great maritime artists of the 20th century. He will demonstrate the creation of a nautical oil painting. More about Eric: a turning point came when he enrolled in a painting course at the age of 18 with esteemed maritime/seascape artist Charles Vickery. After years of studio and on the spot painting, and with encouragement of Charles Vickery, Eric went to sea to work on fishing trawlers, lobster boats and tall ships. This experience has given Eric insight into the way that man and water interplay. Painting for 40 years, his work is displayed in fine galleries, museums, and invitational and juried exhibitions across the country. Following Eric's demo, his painting will be auctioned to a lucky winner! $10 visitor/materials fee. Contact Bev at Object or 630-624-9545. 
Wednesday, March 13 at 7pm, Graphite on Yupo Paper by Ellen Rottsolk, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108.
Pack up your graphite drawing pencils and all your varied erasers.  Experiment on a different drawing surface. Yupo is a waterproof synthetic watercolor paper. Using powdered graphite, pencils and erasers, we will create unique and dramatic drawings. $10 visitor/materials fee. Contact Bev at Object or 630-624-9545 for details. About Ellen: she has spent much of her life involved in the visual arts. After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from Northern Illinois University, she taught art in the public school system.  Since moving to Wheaton, she has had the opportunity to share her knowledge with a wonderful community of artists at the DuPage Art League, teaching classes in fundamental drawing, figure drawing, portrait studies and pastel painting.  In addition, Ellen has provided demos and workshops for various regional art leagues and guilds, and has created portraits of many area families.




Hoffman Estates Village Hall 
1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates

The Village of Hoffman Estates collects non-perishable goods during all business hours and donates these items to the local Township pantries listed below. Look for the collection bin in the lobby near the front counter. Coupons are also collected and provided to the food pantries to assist with purchase of items low in stock.

Hanover Township Food Pantry 
Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center 
7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park, IL 
Donations are accepted during all business hours

Pantry hours are 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wed, Thurs. and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

Hanover Township residents can use the food pantry twice per month, once between 1st - 15th and once between 16th - 31st. Residents can also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread.

For more information call: 630-540-9085 

Schaumburg Township Food Pantry 
1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 
Pantry Usage for Residents of Schaumburg Township 
Donations can be made during all business hours. Large donations should use the north entry and stop at Room 101 for assistance. 

Residents of Schaumburg Township may visit the food pantry once every 6 to 8 weeks. Appointments are required along with a photo ID and current gas or electric bill. Verification of residency is required for each pantry usage. 

Pantry hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except when closed for holidays. For more information call: 847-884-0030. 

Palatine Township Food Pantry 
Palatine Township Center 
721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 
Donations can be made during all business hours

Families may come to the Food Pantry every 30 days for groceries, free of charge. Dairy products and meat are available in addition to breads, canned and boxed food. The client choice Food Pantry offers the ability to shop for individual preferences. 

Pantry hours are Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information call: 847-358-6700.

Barrington Township Food Pantry
602 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

Pantry hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information please call 847-381-5632.

Willow Creek Care Center
67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010

This is a partial list of Food Banks, please check with your local city to see where you can drop off food.