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posted: 6/14/2010 12:01 AM

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Patriots United event

Patriots United will host an event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, Flag Day, at the conference center at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. Speakers include Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center; Kimberly Flethcer, president and founder of Homemakers for America and the Abigail Addams project; and Bruno Behrend, director of the Center for School Reform, the Heartland Institute. There will be a Q&A and meet and greet. Admission at the door is $10.

Huntley fitness center hosts 5K

The Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center in Huntley will host a 5K run for charity on Sunday, June 27. The RoadRunners 5K Run benefits Centegra's Cardiac Care Fund. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m., with registration from 6 to 7 a.m. There will also be a one-mile fun run, a kids dash and a diaper derby. All the runs start at the fitness center, 10450 Algonquin Road. Register at one of the Centegra health bridge locations or visit or It costs between $5 and $30 to register for a race, depending on the event. Registration fees go up after June 24. Call (877) 236-8347 for more information.

Cary parks get donation

The Cary Lions Club has donated $1,500 to the Cary Park District to fund the purchase of a defibrillator. The district, which already had five of the devices, needed another in the event of a cardiac emergency at the park district's preschool building in Lions Park, which has seen an increase in programming for adults and children.

Bill Cosby coming to Elgin

Comedian Bill Cosby will perform two shows at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin at 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Tickets are $50 to $95 and on sale at the Hemmens Box Office, 45 Symphony Way, at, or by phone at (847) 931-5900.

McHenry residents surveyed

McHenry County organizations representing health care, education, social services and other aspects of the county are asking residents to return surveys on the quality of life in the county. The surveys, which were mailed to 8,000 randomly chosen residents, will be used for community planning. The survey is titled "Working together for a healthier McHenry County." Call (800) 854-4461 for more information.

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