PALATINE:   Arts, fun runs and garden gatherings

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NOW TO OCT. 26,
SATURDAY
MORNINGS

PALATINE FARMERS’ MARKET
PALATINE TRAIN STATION,
137 W. WOOD ST.
7 A.M.-1 P.M.

What it is: In its 23rd season, the Palatine Farmers’ Market features sustainable, organic and locally grown items. Customers will find a plethora of greens, potatoes, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, flowers, soaps, oils, cookies, mushrooms and more. Shoppers will also be able to meet Kris the Sharpener, who will be honing blades, and the Illinois Master Gardeners will answer questions and offer expert advice.

What else you need to know: Street musicians and special events happen every week. Parking might be tricky. Call Margaret Duer at (847) 358-1649 or visit www.localharvest.org for more information.

SEPT. 7-8

AN ART AFFAIR AROUND THE SQUARE
TOWNE SQUARE,
150 W. PALATINE ROAD
10 A.M.-5 P.M.

What it is: The Palatine Jaycees, along with members of the Palatine/Inverness art community, have organized nine artisans to demonstrate a wide selection of artistic mediums. Beyond exhibition booths, lined up along the sidewalks, local musicians will be providing the entertainment. Patrons will also be able to taste wine and enjoy good eats.

What else you need to know:
Visit www.palatinejaycees.org or call (847) 604-0288 for more information.

SEPT. 20

HARVEST MOON BIKE RIDE
PALATINE HILLS GOLF COURSE,
512 W. NORTHWEST HIGHWAY
6:30 P.M.

What it is: Embark on a leisurely 7-mile bike ride, beginning at the golf course, traveling through downtown Palatine, on local trails, and finishing back at the golf course. The event wraps up with entertainment at the clubhouse.

What else you need to know: Helmets and bike lights are required for all riders. Participants must be at least 16 years old. There is a $5 fee for Palatine residents and a $6 fee for non-residents. Visit www.palatineparks.org for more information.

SEPT. 26

GIRLS NIGHT OUT
DURTY NELLIE’S PUB,
180 N. SMITH ST.
5:30-8 P.M.

What it is: Women 21 years old and up will enjoy shopping, food, drinks, pampering, giveaways and a live DJ. Proceeds benefit the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council.

What else you need to know: The price is $20 in advance, $25 at the door or $90 for a group of 5. Call (847) 991-1112 or visit jselof@ptscc.org for
more information.

SEPT. 28

BRIDGE THE GAP WALK/RUN
DEER GROVE EAST TRAIL,
COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE, DUNDEE ROAD
8:30-10:30 A.M.

What it is: This fundraising event benefits The Bridge Youth and Family Services. Prizes are awarded to top runners in each category. Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes, and all pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt.

What else you need to know: Meet at the Deer Grove East Trail at Shelter 1. The deadline for pre-registration is Sept. 21. Visit www.bridgeyouth.org or call (847) 485-3085 for more information.

OCT. 26

HALLOWEEN HUSTLE 5K
DOWNTOWN PALATINE, ERIC DRIVE
8:30 A.M.-NOON

What it is: This festive run/walk, presented by Fathers Helping Fathers, is held on a USATF-certified (USA Track and Field) CARA-circuit (Chicago Area Runners Association) registered course that winds through downtown Palatine.

What else you need to know: There’s a party immediately following the race for spectators and runners at Durty Nellie’s Pub. Runners are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. Visit www.halloween5k.com for more information.