Event in North Aurora to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Messenger Public Library of North Aurora will host Danza Azteca Xochitl-Quetzal on October 1 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The event outside the library will run from 10 a.m. to noon, officials said.

Danza Azteca Xochitl-Quetzal is a community of children and adults who sing and dance the indigenous music of the Aztec and Mexica peoples of Mexico, library officials said.

The Messenger Public Library is located at 113 Oak St. in North Aurora. For more information about the event, call 630-896-0240 or visit www.messengerpl.org.

At the next online STEM Cafe event, experts from Northern Illinois University will speak about climate change and its potential impact on the region.

The event will take place online via Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 21. It is free and open to the public. Registration and more details are available at go.niu.edu/stemcafe.

The event is offered by NIU STEAM in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association and the City of DeKalb Citizens Environmental Commission.

Registration is required for this free online event at go.niu.edu/climatechange.

The Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora will celebrate the start of fall during the Harvest of the Acorn Moon Festival from noon to 3 p.m. on September 25.

The event will feature family activities for all ages including pumpkin painting, mule-drawn cart rides, nature crafts, outdoor games, folk music, guided hikes , harvest-themed refreshments and more, Kane County Forest Preserve district officials said.

There are no admission fees, however, small fees for crafts, rides and refreshments apply, according to organizers. No registration is required.

Oakhurst Forest Preserve is located at 1680 Fifth Ave. in Aurora.

For more information about the event or to view the full list of Kane County Forest Preserve District nature programs, go to www.kaneforest.com or call 630-444-3190 or find the district on social media by searching @forestpreserve.

The Chicago Transit Authority is hosting a special 75th anniversary celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Fox River Trolley Museum at 365 S. LaFox St. in South Elgin.

The event offers a chance to see trains from the CTA collection, including a 1908 Chicago City Railways L202 electric locomotive, a newly restored S-314 crane car, and a 1947 Pullman-Standard 5001 steel-aluminum car. Cars will be parked along the museum line.

Rides will be taken on a newly restored 1925 Chicago Elevated Car 4451 and some of the museum’s 1959 St. Louis Single Cars.

Tickets are $25 for museum members and $50 for non-members. For more information, visit www.foxtrolley.org.

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