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posted: 2/25/2010 12:01 AM

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Concerts planned:

The Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will perform Thursday, March 4, at the school. The show will begin at 7 p.m. It will follow a 4 p.m. concert featuring several world-class small jazz ensembles from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Both shows are free and open to the public.

Wauconda Chamber hosts Health Expo:

Heath and fitness is a new feature for the 2010 Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce Expo in Wauconda. In addition to talking with area businesses, visitors can participate in fitness challenges, play Nintendo Wii and Dance Dance Revolution, have blood pressure screened and learn about Body Mass Index. The Expo is free and will be held at Wauconda High School in the small gym on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parent University in Lake Zurich:

Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials are encouraging parents to attend Parent University. The district will host the program at Lake Zurich Middle School North on Saturday, 8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Parents can learn about new parenting methods and Internet safety for their children. Registration costs $10 for parents, and on-site child care is available for $5. Parents can find more information and registration forms by clicking the parent university link at the district's web-site:

One creek, two states:

Residents of north central Lake County and south central Kenosha County in Wisconsin are invited to help develop a watershed plan for the North Mill Creek/Dutch Gap Canal watershed, which spans both areas. The planning process begins Thursday, Feb. 25 with two meetings, 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lake Villa Public Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa. A watershed plan will identify projects and programs to prevent and reduce flood damage; improve water quality in lakes, streams and wetlands; protect and enhance natural resources; and, identify areas to maintain as open space. Residents who cannot attend the meetings but want to be included on an e-mail list should contact