Do a good deed and get a train ride. On Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1-3 p.m. young bicycle riders can enjoy Food for Fun, an afternoon at Schaumburg's Ken Alley Safety Park in exchange for a donation for the Schaumburg Food Pantry. Bringing a second canned or non-perishable item entitles visitors to a ride on the 18-passenger trackless train. To register or to get further details, contact the Schaumburg Park District at 847/490-7036. The safety park is behind the Pat Shephard Early Childhood Center, 421 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg.
Take a peek at the park district's website for information on other programs available at the safety park, including train-themed birthday parties. Only 3- and 4-year olds can enjoy the train parties, but that is just the perfect age for a ride on the train and a game of pin the smoke stack on the engine!