The Friends of the Canal will hold their monthly Hike the Canal outing July 21. This month’s hike will be from Bridge 34 to Bridge 37. Hikers are to meet at Bridge 37 at 1:30 p.m. to be shuttled to Bridge 34 to begin the hike. Participants need not be a member to join the hikes and there is no fee for the hikes. For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 664-2403.