• Hanover Township July News


    July 2021 eNewsletter

    Register for Backpacks!

    Hanover Township's Annual Backpack Distribution will take place Monday, August 2 through Wednesday, August 11 for Township residents. Backpack Distribution will take place at the Astor Avenue Community Center (7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park). Backpacks available while supplies last.
    Backpacks filled with school supplies will be offered to students in grades K - 8.
    Please complete the form below to register for the program. Once registered, residents will be contacted no later than Friday, July 30 with a pick-up date and time. For questions, please call the Township at (630) 540-9085.

    School supply donations are still being accepted
    and can be dropped off at all Township offices! Most needed items include backpacks, spiral notebooks, filler paper, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, rulers, flash drives, two-pocket folders, erasers, calculators, highlighters, pens and glue sticks.

    For questions please call (630) 540-9085.
    Got Art? Art Show – Artist's Needed

    Hanover Township is looking for residents who would like to submit their artwork for the Got Art? Art Show. Artwork will be displayed for the in-person/virtual art show that runs from August 1-31 with an in-person Artist Reception on August 6 from 9AM-3PM.

    Those interested must fill out the registration form by July 23.
    For questions, please call (630) 483-5600.
    Summer Grab-and-Go Lunch Program

    Hanover Township's Astor Avenue Community Center (7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park) is partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide free grab-and-go lunches to youth through Friday, August 13.
    Lunches are available Monday through Friday between the hours
    of 11:30PM and 1PM. No registration is required.
    Fridays in the Park

    Youth of all ages are invited to Lenoci Reserve (735 Stowell Avenue, Streamwood) on Friday, June 25 from 1PM-3PM for some community fun! No registration is required. Meet staff from the Streamwood Police Department, Hanover Township, and Streamwood High School Staff/Coaches. There will be games, music, and raffle prizes and youth can enjoy delicious hot dogs, chips, drinks and ice cream! Events are weather permitting.

    July 23 – Soccer Showcase
    July 30 – Football Showcase

    For questions, please call (847) 888-8329 or email info@hanover-township.org.

    Diversity & Engagement Task Force
    Movie Screening and Q&A Series

    (please click on movie poster for movie description)

    Hanover Township’s Diversity & Engagement Task Force will show a free public screening of diversity themed movies at the Senior Center (240 S. IL Route 59, Bartlett). After the screening, there will be a discussion on diversity
    and engagement in Hanover Township.

    July 28, 6PM – The Long Shadow
    August 4, 6PM – John Lewis: Good Trouble

    Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited; Please call (630) 837-0301
    or email hmatich@hanover-township.org to register.

    Depression Screenings
    Township Therapists will offer free, confidential, drop-in depression screenings in both English and Spanish on July 1, June July 9, and July 17 at the Town Hall (250 S. IL Route 59, Bartlett). Therapists will review the results of the screenings with participants and provide referrals as needed.

    No appointment is needed. For additional information please contact (630) 483-5799. Individuals 12 years and younger must have an adult accompany them to screening.
    Stars N' Stripes Cafe Survey
    As the State of Illinois has moved into Phase Five of the state's reopening,
    Hanover Township Aging Services has been discussing reopening plans for the Stars-N-Stripes Cafe.

    Depending on guidance from the Illinois Department on Aging, there may be additional safety protocol that will need to be followed (i.e. reservations for meals, social distancing from non-household members, etc.).


    Feedback is valued, so please take a moment to complete the following survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNSreopening. Updates on our cafe's reopening will be shared in the future.
    Township Blood Drive

    The Office of Community Health, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be hosting a Township Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 17 from 10AM-3PM in the Senior Center. Those interested in donating blood can call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

    On appointment day, please bring a photo ID, blood donor card,
    or two other forms of ID.
    Youth and Family Services Movie Night

    The next drive-in movie date will be on Friday, July 23 and will begin at sunset at the Township's Tiknis Campus in Bartlett (250 S. IL Route 59). Keep a lookout for the July movie announcement and a registration link!

    Movie nights will continue throughout the summer. For more information, please call (630) 483-5799.
    YFS Teen Nights

    Come join Teen Nights with Streamwood Park District Community Center.
    Friday Teen Nights continue through August and have a new theme each week. Registration is required! For questions, please call (630) 483-5799.

    July 2 – Paint and Punch
    July 9 – Life Sized Board Games
    July 16 – School of Rock Concert
    July 23 – Career Night (July 23)
    July 30 – S'more Fun by the Fire (July 30)

    Register by using the Teen Nights registration form.
    Hanover Township is a Passport Acceptance Facility. Planning a trip?
    Get passports early to avoid passport processing delays.
    NOTE: The events listed in this newsletter are subject to change. Hanover Township will communicate any postponements or cancellations.

    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, July 3 – Township Food Pantry closed for the holiday

    Monday, July 5 – Township offices closed in observance of Independence Day

    Tuesday, July 6 – Township Board of Trustees Meeting, 7PM, Senior Center

    Monday, July 12 – Senior Services Committee Meeting, 1PM, Senior Center

    Tuesday, July 20 – Township Board of Trustees Meeting, 7PM, Senior Center

    Wednesday, July 21 – Diversity & Engagement Task Force Meeting, 6:30PM, Downey Hall

    Monday, July 26 – Committee on Youth Meeting, 6:30PM, Town Hall

    Save the Date

    Tuesday, August 3 – Township Board of Trustees Meeting, 7PM, Senior Center

    Wednesday, August 4 - Wednesday, August 11 – Backpack Distribution Event (by appointment only), Astor Avenue Community Center

    Monday, August 9 – Senior Services Committee Meeting, 1PM, Senior Center

    Tuesday, August 17 – Township Blood Drive, 10AM-3PM, Senior Center

    Tuesday, August 17 – Township Board of Trustees Meeting, 7PM, Senior Center

    Thursday, August 19 – Diversity & Engagement Task Force Meeting, 6:30PM, Senior Center

    Monday, August 23 – Committee on Youth Meeting, 6:30PM, Downey Hall

    Tuesday, August 24 – Mental Health Board Meeting, 6:30PM, Senior Center

    Please visit www.hanover-township.org for a complete calendar of events.
    Supervisor Brian P. McGuire · Clerk Katy Dolan Baumer 
    Assessor Thomas S. Smogolski 

    Alisa "Lee" Beattie · Denise Camacho • Craig Essick · Eugene N. Martinez


    Hanover Township Office of Community Affairs
    Izaak Walton Center & Reserve
    899 Jay Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120
    (847) 888-8329


    Please click here for a complete list of our offices and hours.

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