Five Things to Know This Weekend: July 8-10

Looking for things to do? Stuff to know? People to meet? We've got it all in our "Five Things" feature.

1. Interested in Aviation? Hitch a Ride to Make Sure

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 461 is participating in the EAA's Young Eagles program, which introduces young people, ages  8-17, to general aviation by providing free airplane rides.

Last year Chapter 461 flew over 265 Young Eagles.

Rides are given on the second Saturday of each month through October from 9 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) at Bolingbrook's .

For more information, check out www.EAAChapter461.org

2. Hidden Lakes Hosts Fishing Derby

will host a Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be grilled burgers, hot dogs and other treats during the derby.

Prize categories and prizes will be different for each derby. Raffle tickets will be sold for fun fishing prizes.

A fishing permit is required for all adults 16 years and older to participate. 

For more information, visit the Bolingbrook Park District's website at www.bolingbrookparks.org.

3. Facebook Fan Poll

Bolingbrook Patch's daily "Facebook Fan Poll" now appears in our daily "Five Things to Know Today" feature.

Today's question: What neighboring community are you most interested in reading news about?

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5. Catholic Charities in Need of Cribs

Recent changes to federal childcare regulations require all day care centers to meet higher safety standards.  Catholic Charities welcomes these changes, but is now scrambling to find the funds to purchase 13 new cribs that will best provide the safest environment for the children.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet operates six Head Start sites throughout Will County and helps over 850 children and their families.

While the program receives approximately $7 million in funding from the federal government, Catholic Charities provides more than $1 million in funds to help the program best meet the needs of low-income families.

There are currently 145 infants and toddlers benefiting from the childcare component of the Head Start program.  

Monetary donations to purchase the specialty cribs can be made online at www.cc-doj.org or sent to: Catholic Charities – Head Start Cribs, 203 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet IL 60432. 

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