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News Briefs: New art gallery at Northfield Village Hall; Textile recycling in Glencoe; Upcoming virtual Aging Better Expo

Northfield’s Village Hall Art Gallery will be featuring art by Elizabeth Flatt through August.

The Village invites the public to a gallery opening from 6-8 p.m. July 20 at Village Hall. You can also view the exhibit any time Village Hall is open: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Flatt, now a Northfield resident, spent her life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and expressed herself through poetry for many years before being introduced to painting in 2008, according to a press release from the Village.

After her husband Bryan died in 2000, the release says, Flatt spent several years trying to find a new direction in life. In 2008, she was invited to a “Canvas and Cocktails” event and touched a canvas for the first time. That evening she went home with her first painting and was hooked — the rest is history.

For more information, visit the Village of Northfield website.

Glencoe launches curbside textile recycling next week

Through a Sustainability Task Force initiative, the Village of Glencoe announced its partnership with Simple Recycling to bring a curbside textile recycling program to its residents.

This services provides a convenient and free option for diverting textiles from the landfill, according to the Village eNews.

Textile pickups will start next week, Monday, July 12, and will coincide with regular garbage and recycling collection day. 

For more information, visit the Village of Glencoe website.

Registration opens for free Aging Better Expo

Elderwerks, a Palatine-based nonprofit, is offering Aging Better Expo, a free, five-day interactive and virtual experience from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9-13, when attendees will learn in a fun, engaging live-streamed expo that includes expert education and tips on aging topics.

Elderwerks serves the needs of thousands of senior citizens across northern Illinois, and they are encouraging anyone who may benefit from the information and fun activities to attend, according to a press release.

As a COVID-19 safety precaution, Aging Better Expo 2021 attendees will have two choices to attend:

• Live viewing on the Elderwerks Facebook or YouTube page

• Attend Elderwerks Virtual World. Guests build their own avatar, visit the sponsor booths, chat with the speakers, other attendees, and sponsors, attend the live educational sessions, hunt for Elderwerks butterflies in the scavenger hunt, play games, and more.

The event theme is Groovin’ To The Tunes and will feature music of the decades with trivia, brain games, bingo and cooking classes, per the release.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. For more information, visit the website, email or call (847) 462-0885.

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