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Sept. 29: Veterans Drive, Box Tops for Education

Five things every Lemonter needs to know Thursday.

1. Wednesday's Headlines

2. Family Science Night

The Lemont Park District is hosting a Family Science Night at Centennial Community Center, 16028 W. 127th St., on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature hands-on activities for children and parents, a science fair, and guest speakers from Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. For more information, contact the Lemont Park District at 630-257-6787, or visit www.lemontparks.org.

3. Paranormal 101

The Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., will host TnT Paranormal Investigators on Thursday as they discuss methods used to find answers and investigate evidence of alleged cases of paranormal or unexplained activity. The discussion will include methods for gathering data during an investigation, how the data is reviewed to determine if any paranormal evidence was captured, or if these experiences are natural/environmental, man-made, or indeed paranormal.

The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all. For more information, visit http://www.­lemontli­brary.­org or call 630-257-6541.

4. Veterans Drive

The Lemont Public Library is partnering with the Women's Auxiliary of the and the Rotary Club of Lemont-Homer Glen to collect and distribute items requested by veterans at Hines Hospital and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

These organizations are in need of cleaning supplies, paper products, linens, gift cards and office supplies. Details are included in these wish lists: Hines VA Hospital Wish List and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans Wish List.

Donations may be brought to the Circulation Desk during regular library hours from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11. For each donation, you will receive on coupon for a free DVD rental or $1 off fines (up to a maximum $10 per account).

5. Box Tops for Education

The Lemont PTO is collecting "Box Tops for Education" through Oct. 17. For every Box Top submitted, Lemont schools receive 10 cents. The goal this year is to raise $1,600. Residents can clip the Box Tops from hundreds of participating products and send them to any school.

The classroom from each school that submits the most Box Tops will receive a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card. Tops must have the teacher's name label. For more information, visit www.lemontpto.org.

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