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  • Start new year in style at 4th Fridays at Starline Gallery Jan 15, 2015 4:18 PM
    Baby, it’s cold outside, but the Fourth Fridays at the Starline Gallery in Harvard is hot! The area’s biggest, most innovative art event is back and ready to kick off 2015 in style. Each month, a dedicated team of volunteers put together a new and exciting installation to greet patrons as they walk in the door.

     
  • Constable: Money gone, but new heart arrives Jan 15, 2015 6:53 AM
    Months of agonizing about whether their baby boy would get his new heart transplant in time became even more stressful for Tyler and Rachel Knickerbocker when donations collected by a relative never made it to the Huntley family.

     
  • Local athletes to represent U.S. in Junior World Championships Jan 19, 2015 9:01 AM
    Two athletes, who are members of Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, have been selected by the U.S. Ski Jumping Team to represent the United States in the Junior World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

     
  • Church welcomes three new staff members Jan 14, 2015 3:12 PM
    The First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake welcomes three new people to its staff. Laura Gaszynski and Sami Dittirch are new co-directors for the church’s children’s Christian education program. Katie Zeliasz has accepted the newly expanded position as communications coordinator for the congregation.

     
  • Boy Scout Troop 32 hosts 14th annual Pasta Dinner Jan 14, 2015 7:18 PM
    Treat a friend or your whole family to dinner on Saturday, Feb. 7. It is Boy Scout Troop 32’s 14th annual Pasta Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Community Ministry Center in West Dundee. The Boy Scouts will serve you a choice of pasta with or without meat sauce, lettuce salad, garlic bread, pop, coffee or water, as well as homemade dessert, such as cakes, cookies and more. A carryout option is also available.

     
  • Submit artwork for “Amarer” exhibit by Feb. 1 Jan 13, 2015 5:09 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin is seeking 2-D and 3-D work of all mediums inspired by the Latin phrase “Amarer,” meaning “I should be loved,” for the February pop-up exhibition in conjunction with the productions of “Backwards Broadway” and “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer.” These works will be on display at Side Street Studio Arts on Feb. 11-15.

     
  • Artists call for “Terrible Twos” pop-up exhibit Jan 13, 2015 5:15 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Zielger Court in Elgin, is seeking visual work of all mediums inspired by the idea of the “Terrible Twos” for a pop-up exhibition in celebration of the art studio’s second anniversary. These works will be on display at Side Street March 4-8.

     
  • Sedgebrook’s Squires Club honors Lambs Farm partnership Jan 19, 2015 9:02 AM
    Since the opening of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire nearly ten years ago, residents of nearby Lambs Farm for people with disabilities have provided waste management services to residents of Sedgebrook.

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Offers Truffle Dinner Jan 14, 2015 10:17 AM
    On Wednesday, January 28 at 6 p.m., PM Prime Steakhouse will host a special six-course dinner exploring one of the most sought after culinary treasures: The Truffle.

     
  • The Oh Yeahs to perform Jan. 25 in Algonquin Jan 14, 2015 9:19 PM
    The Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., will feature The Oh Yeahs in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. They perform a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

     
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason performs at ECC Feb. 7 Jan 12, 2015 4:12 PM
    Dave Mason, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, will perform Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. It will be an evening of music history as Mason retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic as well as the works that launched his successful solo career.

     
  • Centegra surgeon uses personalized approach to weight-loss surgery Jan 12, 2015 3:43 PM
    When deciding which type of weight-loss surgery is best for a patient, Dr. Amir Heydari has to do more than review his medical chart. Heydari, a surgeon with Centegra Physician Care and the medical director of the Centegra Healthy Living Institute, said the most important information can only be discovered through honest conversations with patients like Kevin Masters, who had weight-loss surgery in 2011.

     
  • Barrington Area Library Invites Community to Read, Remember, Reflect Jan 13, 2015 7:25 AM
    Barrington Area Library Invites Community to Read, Remember, Reflect

     
  • New fitness center opens on Randall in Algonquin Jan 12, 2015 1:27 PM
    If you indulged too much and didn’t get enough exercise over the holidays, there is hope. The new Cross Kicks Fitness Center, owned by Tony Wuebker, Timothy Patrick and Brad Goldstein, has come to the Randall Road corridor, and is welcoming in new members of all fitness levels.

     
  • Get tickets now for Elgin Master Chorale’s gala Jan 12, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Elgin Master Chorale invites the community to "It's A Grand Night," celebrating a new beginning and building a new foundation, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Charles Country Club. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m., with a cash bar. There will be dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. It will be formal attire; black-tie optional. The gala will feature a dinner, dancing, and live entertainment as Bobby G. sings timeless classics in Frank Sinatra-style. Pre-dinner music will be provided by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Honors Chamber Ensemble.

     
  • Artist call for third annual “Home is Where the Art Is” Jan 12, 2015 8:18 PM
    HOPE Fair Housing Center invites artists to submit work that portrays their vision of Community as Home for this celebration of the 47th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and HOPE's efforts to create greater housing opportunities for all. Submit works made within the last 3 years. "Home Is Where the Art Is" will be curated by HOPE Fair Housing Center. The artist competition will be judged by a committee of three members of the art community.

     
  • Join conversation asking “Is War Ever Justified?” Jan 12, 2015 7:16 PM
    Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice presents "Is War Ever Justified?," a public conversation about one of the great questions of all time, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. They will have a panel of four speakers, representing a range of opinions on both sides of this challenging question. Some of the speakers will base their opinions on religious grounds, some on social justice, and some on philosophical and historical grounds. An open dialogue between the speakers and the audience will follow.

     
  • Audition for “Backwards Broadway” Jan. 19 Jan 12, 2015 9:37 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts will hold auditions for “Backwards Broadway” at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in Elgin. The show will be one night only, Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Bring 16 bars of music prepared as well as either a CD or a jump drive for accompaniment. There will not be a piano on site for auditions. They are searching for a cast of 7-9 people, both men and women.

     
  • St. Mary school to host open house Jan. 25 Jan 12, 2015 9:47 PM
    St. Mary Catholic School will hold an open house for parents of preschool to eighth-grade students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the school, 103 S. Gifford, Elgin.

     
  • Learn about nutrition, fitness at Centegra event Jan 12, 2015 9:45 PM
    Guests at the upcoming annual Centegra Healthy Living Event will receive information about fitness, nutrition, weight-loss options and healthy lifestyle choices. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 23, at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley.

     
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