Events for adults that are largely social, such as singles events, reunions, game nights, wine tastings and adult open gym nights. Deadline is two weeks before event date.
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Knitters' Night Out: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 and 26, Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa. For ages 18 and up; work on knitting or crochet projects at the library. No registration necessary. Call (847) 356-7711 or visit lvdl.org.
Super-Couponing Swap: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Trade coupons, spend time with other coupon lovers and share stories of great deals. The second and firth Tuesday of each month. Call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
Wine 102: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, S&S Wine and Spirit Warehouse, 830 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Learn about and taste wines from the great wine growing regions of the world, including France, Italy, Argentina, Australia and California. Cost is $35; participants will receive a bottle of wine. Call (847) 549-6900 or visit wineandspiritwarehouse.com.
LZACC Anniversary: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, WoMen's Physical Therapy Institute, 755 Ela Road, Lake Zurich. Network, celebrate the 10th anniversart of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce, and meet the people at WoMen's Physical Therapy Institute. Free for all area businesses to attend. Reservations are requested; visit lzacc.com. Members can invite a nonmember business to attend as a guest. For information, call (847) 438-5572 or visit the Web site.
Meditation With Om Johari: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Meditate at the library with Om Johari and learn relaxation techniques and breathing tips. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
Lake County's Women's Club: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake. A social club welcoming all area women. Activities include: book club, investment club, movies, golf, bridge, mah-jongg, gourmet cooks, quilting and other needlecrafts, gardening, theater, lunch out, hiking, couples events, trips and more. For a free newsletter and membership information, call Pam, at (224) 610-0990.
Monthly Matinee: 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. The film, "Julie and Julia," starring Meryl Streep, will be shown on the big screen. The film is rated "PG-13." Free, no registration required. For information, visit fremontlibrary.org.
Great Decisions: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. An organizational meeting to plan the Great Decisions discussion group. The group will follow the Foreign Policy Association's monthly discussion guide. Anyone who cannot attend but who would like to participate in the group can call Kathleen Flatow, at (847) 438-3433, ext. 217. For information, visit greatdecisions.org. Free. Registration required; call (847) 438-3433, e-mail email@example.com or visit eapl.org.
Warm Winter Comfort Foods: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Recipes and samples of savory, satisfying soups, stews, and more. No charge but registration is required. For information, call (847) 526-6225 or visit wauclib.org.
Games for Grownups: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Adults and high school students of all skill levels can play chess, strategy games, party games, board games and more. Chess lovers can join Renaissance Knights Foundation chess instructor Robert Krause for tips or a challenging opponent. No registration required. Call (847) 634-3650 or visit vapld.info.
Genealogy Interest Group: 3-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is invited. For specific monthly topics, visit eapl.org. No registration required. For information, call Carol Bartlett, at (847) 438-3433, ext. 215.
Exploritas: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, Grayslake Area Public Library, 100 Library Lane, Grayslake. A multimedia presentation to introduce guests to opportunities for life long learning through adventure travel. For information or to register, call (847) 223-5313 or visit grayslake.info.
Knitters' Night Out: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa. For ages 18 and up; work on knitting or crochet projects at the library. No registration necessary. Call (847) 356-7711 or visit lvdl.org.
Olympic Cities: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. Take a look at cities where Olympic Games have been held and hear about the intrigue that surrounds the selection process of each city. To register, call (847) 918-3225 or visit fremontlibrary.org.
Meditation With Om Johari: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Meditate at the library with Om Johari and learn relaxation techniques and breathing tips. Registration required; call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.
Friday Friends: The second Friday of the month, at members' homes. Friday Friends has been organized within The Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church in Mundelein for the purpose of fun and fellowship. For details, call (847) 949-8670.
Nehara Hadassah Couples Bowling League: 8 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month beginning in August at Lakeside Lanes, 900 S. Lake, Mundelein. This league goes from August to May with a $25 payment every month per couple. For more information or to reserve a spot contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventures of Fun Friends Social Club: Club hosts theme parties, walks, hikes, dining out, board games, cooking classes, volunteer projects, and more. For information, visit meetup.com/AdventuresofFunFriends.
St. Paul's "Twenty-somethings" group: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 824 North Lewis Ave., Waukegan. Meetings at local hot spots once a month to socialize and discuss questions of faith in a peer setting. For information, call (847) 662-2535.
Surviving the Loss of a Spouse: Drop-in group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 Shure Drive, Arlington Heights. Topics include coping with grief, making decisions, managing relationships and staying healthy. $7 per session. Rosalie Greenberger, LCSW, (847) 392-8820. www.jcfs.org.
Lake County Scrabble Club: 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month , Panera Bread, 6557 Grand Ave., Gurnee. All levels of play are welcome. For information, call Maria, at (847) 951-6620 or visit meetup.com/lakecountyscrabble.
Jewish Social Singles: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Brunswick Zone, Behind Deerbrook Mall, 10 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Group is open to all Chicago-area singles, ages 21-plus. Social bowling league prices are $20 for members; $25 for non-league members. (847) 757-1299 or (847) 331-1066.
Toastmasters meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, Ela Township Meeting Hall, 95 E. Main St., Lake Zurich. The Long Grove Lake Zurich Toastmaster Club meets to improve participants' speaking skills. All are welcome. For more information, visittoastmasterslonggrovelakezurich.com.