Food trucks, concerts at Panton Mill Park this week; volunteers are needed to deliver meals to the elderly; The Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit will be in South Elgin; Friday deadline to complete water survey in Carpentersville – Chicago Tribune

Family activities in South Elgin scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday July 13 and 14 at Panton Mill Park along the Fox River.

The Perk-n-Pickle food truck will sell a variety of American fare from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

At 6:30 p.m. on the same day, The Moods will present Motown and other soul music and Mexican street food classics will be available at the Fernando Street Kitchen truck, which will be set up from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

From 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, the Elgin Community College Concert Band is scheduled to perform. The group includes local musicians of all ages who play a wide selection of music.

For more information, call 847-742-5780.

Volunteers are needed to deliver frozen meals to seniors in southern Kane County on July 13 and 20, according to AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP group officials.

Volunteers will pick up the meal boxes at the Aurora Senior Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and deliver them to seniors.

To volunteer, contact Deborah Lee Sheppard, AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Coordinator, to request registration information by emailing [email protected] or calling 630-553-5777.

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP of Kendall and Southern Kane Counties provides people 55 and older the opportunity to help the community through volunteer service, group officials said.

State Representative Dan Ugaste, R-Geneva, and State Senator Don DeWitte, R-St. Charles will host the Illinois Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the South Elgin Public Works Building, 1000 Bowes Road.

Services available include renewal, replacement and correction of driver’s license and identity card; license plate renewal sticker sales; registration of organ/tissue donors; automotive voter registration; and visual screening.

No real identity card can be obtained at the mobile unit. Only credit cards, debit cards and checks will be accepted for payment. Anyone age 75 or older must visit a State Secretariat for Driver Services facility to renew their driver’s license.

For more information, visit, call 630-797-5530, or email [email protected]

Residents who live in Old Town Carpentersville are asked to complete a water utility survey by Friday, July 15.

The Carpentersville Public Works Department conducted a water utility inventory to determine which properties have water pipes constructed with lead. The project is mandated by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

To schedule an in-person at-home assessment, go to or call Water Superintendent Lucas Smith at 847-551-3492.

In-home assessments are available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 11-15.

The Free Concerts in the Park of the Geneva Park District take place every Wednesday in July.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to River Park, 151 N. River Lane, for the shows, which begin at 7 p.m. A food truck and beer from Solemn Oath Brewery will be available for purchase.

Scheduled shows are rock band Sushi Roll on July 13, “Caribbean Rock” band Mr. Myers on July 20, and country music band Wild Daisy on July 27.

River Park is on the west side of the Fox River, just north of Route 38. Parking is available on the street and in nearby city parking lots.

For more information, visit or call 630-232-4542.

The East Dundee Public Works Department will hold visits at 9 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 23 at the Village Wastewater Treatment Plant, 401 Elgin Ave.

Participants will see how wastewater is treated and discharged.

To take a tour, email [email protected] or call 847-426-2822.