St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee has found a really interesting way to celebrate the namesake saint's upcoming feast day on Sunday, April 29.
Sister Nancy Murray, whose brother happens to be actor Bill Murray, will play the church's namesake in a one-woman play called "Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times," which starts at 3 p.m. at the church.
The saint was originally named Caterina Benincasa and she was born in Siena, Italy in 1347. She belonged to the Dominican Order and spent her life looking after terminally ill patients, ministering to people on death row and to other people who were in search of God. She died in 1380, at the age of 33.
Sr. Nancy, who hails from Wilmette, will show the 14th century saint and patroness of the Dominican Order as a colorful, strong and passionate woman.
Sr. Nancy has performed her show all over the country and this marks her second appearance at the West Dundee church.
The performance is also part of the church's ongoing celebration of its 100th anniversary. It was founded on July 8, 1912 in West Dundee and was originally located at 426 W. Highland Avenue -- a site that now houses the Dundee Township Historical Society.
St. Catherine of Siena Church is at 845 West Main Street in West Dundee. A parish potluck follows right after the play at 4:30 p.m. and you'll also get a chance to chat with Nancy Murray. The potluck will be held at the nearby school and both events are free.
For more information, call the parish office at (847) 426-2217.
Get rid of your unused drugs: This weekend, the Huntley Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency's sponsored National Take Back Initiative.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and will be at the Huntley Police Department, 10911 Main Street.
You're encouraged to bring any pills and other solid form, unused prescription or over-the-counter medicine.
The program will not accept syringes or drugs in liquid form.
For information, call Huntley Deputy Police Chief Todd Fulton at (847) 515-5311.
• Lenore Adkins covers Carpentersville, Huntley, the Dundees, Sleepy Hollow and Hampshire. To reach her, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 608-2725.