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posted: 2/23/2010 12:01 AM

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Fundraiser for dog, cat rescue

A fundraiser for Barrington-based Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus (IDR+) will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Tinman's Pub at the corner of routes 14 and 22 in Fox River Grove. Thirty pieces of high-quality meat will be raffled off. Admission is free and winners must be present. The fundraiser also will feature live music, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and food. The bar will be open for beverages. Over the past six years, IDR+ has found permanent homes for 3,000 Dobermans and "Plus" dogs, which are non-Dobermans and mixes. Hundreds of cats have also been placed. The fundraiser will help the rescue generate money for food and vet care for the animals currently up for adoption. For more information about IDR+, call (847) 612-6417 or visit the Web site

Emmons PTO Family Fun Fest

Emmons School in Antioch is having a community carnival on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 6-8 p.m. The night features the traditional cake walk, face painting and food. Parents are asked to bring their baked goods for the cake walk to school on Friday, Feb. 26, or on Feb. 27 before 6 p.m. The PTO also is looking for volunteers for this event. Please contact Melanie Gelander at (847) 838-5751 or

Antioch kindergarten and first-grade registration

Antioch Elementary School District 34 is holding registration for new kindergarten and first-grade students for the 2010-2011 school year. Registration is being held at Hillcrest Elementary School, 433 E. Depot St., on Tuesday, March 16, from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 17, from 3-6 p.m. For kindergarten, the child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2010. For details about fees and proof of residency requirements, call (847) 838-8011.