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posted: 10/25/2012 10:50 AM

Sun City Huntley celebrate Marines with ball

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Sun City invites all active and veteran Marines to the 237th Birthday Ball Saturday, Nov. 10. It will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Drendel Ballroom in the Sun City Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley.

The U.S. Marine Corps Birthday is always celebrated Nov 10. The event costs $35 per person and there will be a choice of three dinner entrees from Jameson's Restaurant. The 20-piece "Let's Dance" swing band is scheduled to perform.

Reservations are due by Wednesday, Nov. 7. For more information, call John Martinez at (847) 669-6306.

Library sale: If you're looking to buy books, DVDs and other media-related items on the cheap, an upcoming sale at the Fox River Valley Library has got you covered.

Friends of the Dundee Library is holding a sale that's running now through Saturday at the Fox River Valley Library, 555 Barrington Ave. in East Dundee.

This sale offers thousands of all newly donated materials. Hardbacks are $1; paperbacks are 50 cents; romance paperbacks are $1; DVDs and audio books are $2; CDs are $1; VHS and cassette tapes are 25 cents; and children's books are 25 cents.

Come early for the best selection and be sure to bring a nonperishable food item for the FISH Food Pantry. You'll get one free paperback of your choice if you do.

There's also a last hour special that allows you to fit all you can into a grocery bag for $2 from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the event will go to support the library.

For more information, call the library at (847) 428-3661 or visit

Be safe this Halloween: Unfortunately, there are many people in this world who want to hurt children, especially on Halloween.

To that end, please review and consider following these Halloween safety tips that come to you from the East Dundee Police Department.

• Remind children to trick-or-treat on one side of the street at a time. Kids should refrain from crossing the street in the middle of the block or between parked cars. Cross the street only in the crosswalk or at the corner, with caution.

• Trick-or-treat while it's still light outside. If that's not possible, kids should wear white or light-colored clothing, put reflective tape on costumes and treat bag, and carry a flashlight to be seen.

• Avoid facial masks, which obstruct vision. Use face paint and makeup instead.

• Trick-or-treating should take place with friends and in a group, as there is safety in numbers. Young children should be accompanied by an adult (parent) or responsible teen (older brother or sister) while trick-or-treating.

• Tell children not to enter any home or vehicle for the promise of anything. They should instead wait outside the door for their "treats."

• Children should be courteous and respectful of the property of others.

• Tell children to not eat any treats until they return home and the treats have been examined under sufficient light by an adult. The wrappers of commercial candy should be checked for signs of tampering. Pitch anything that isn't wrapped. If there are any suspicious treats, notify the police department.

Have a safe and happy Halloween and please be careful out there.

• Lenore Adkins covers Huntley, Carpentersville, the Dundees, Hampshire, Sleepy Hollow, Cary and Fox River Grove. To reach her, send an email to or call (847) 608-2725.

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