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  • Fox River Shiver jumps off at noon Sunday Feb 25, 2015 3:44 PM
    The third annual Fox River Shiver kicks off Sunday, March 1, at the Broken Oar Beach on the banks of the Fox River in Port Barrington. Fearless, costume clad volunteers gather every year to brave the icy waters and frigid air for charity.

     
  • Brunch to celebrate Environmental Defenders’ 45th anniversary Feb 25, 2015 9:44 AM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invite the public to celebrate its 45th anniversary. The brunch event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock. Scott Meyer, a hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois, will be presenting his program, “The Future of McHenry County’s Groundwater Resources.” Meyer and his colleagues mapped water levels from 329 McHenry County wells in 1994 and again in 2011.

     
  • Historical society to offer antique appraisals Saturday Feb 25, 2015 3:32 PM
    Have you ever wonder how much grandma’s old serving tray is worth? What about that heirloom oil painting or turn-of-the-century shawl? The McHenry County Historical Society will host an Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Reserve a 10-minute slot in advance by calling the museum.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • AOIIs, guests ‘Focus on Fun’ at annual auction March 15 Feb 24, 2015 7:25 PM
    Continuing with their “Focus” theme for the year, Alpha Omicron Pi and their guests will “Focus on Fun” on Sunday, March 15, when they meet at the home of Cathy Grain in South Barrington.

     
  • Marx Brothers ‘A Night at the Opera’ to benefit Woodstock Opera House Feb 24, 2015 8:23 PM
    A special, digitally mastered version of the Marx Brothers comedy classic “A Night at the Opera” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street, in downtown Woodstock. Get ready for an afternoon of fun as Chico Marx (Woodstock’s own Tom Kotte) greets everyone at the door.

     
  • Retired teachers to meet with TRS Outreach director Feb 23, 2015 5:38 PM
    The Northern Kane County Retired Educators, a group of retired teachers, administrators, and educational assistants, will host Rich Frankenfeld, Teachers’ Retirement System Outreach Director, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Frankenfeld will address the developments surrounding the pension situation for educators, both those currently retired and those considering retirement in the near future.

     
  • Why You Should Try Yoga Kurunta or Rope Wall Yoga Feb 24, 2015 8:18 AM
    Why You Should Try Yoga Kurunta or Rope Wall Yoga

     
  • McHenry County to train frog monitors Feb 20, 2015 12:14 PM
    Become a citizen scientist and be a frog monitor. Participate in McHenry County Conservation District’s Frog Monitoring Workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake. You will learn the techniques and protocol for monitoring the 13 species of frogs and toads of the region by their calls. After completing the training, interested volunteers may monitor district sites or private wetlands.

     
  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

     
  • Ostomy Support Group to meet March 11 Feb 19, 2015 8:27 PM
    The McHenry-Kane Counties area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. The guest speaker will be Mike Parikh, a representative for Medicare World Inc. He will talk about supplies available in store for ostomy care.

     
  • “Wishing for Spring” meat raffle set for March 7 Feb 19, 2015 7:25 PM
    The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 will host a "Wishing for Spring" meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Let’s get ready for spring with a meat raffle that will offer roasts, sausages, steaks, ribs, pub burgers, chops and more varieties of meat to win.

     
  • Girl Scout Summer Camp offers adventure for all girls Feb 20, 2015 5:39 PM
    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More Than S’mores,” girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be offering summer camp to all girls — not just Girl Scouts — in first to 12th grade.

     
  • Help support “Diaper Drive” this month Feb 17, 2015 8:50 PM
    Senior Care Volunteer Network, in partnership with the Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois, is hosting an adult diaper drive to help support local seniors in need. Did you know healthy but incontinent seniors often become home bound if they cannot afford products? $100 will provide these much needed products to a senior for an entire month! The drive will be held Feb. 16-27.

     
  • Group works to help veterans return to civilian life Feb 17, 2015 2:57 PM
    The first Meet-Up and fundraiser for A Warriors Mind is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill in Algonquin. “Operation Rally Point” will feature Bomber Betty Girls, giveaways, massages from Fox River Spa, dicounts from local shops and more.

     
  • Learn about beekeeping at gardening program Feb 16, 2015 10:12 AM
    The Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled, “Beekeeping for the Home Gardener.” The program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, via computer at the McHenry County Extension office in Woodstock.

     
  • Learn what it takes to get ideas into laws Feb 16, 2015 8:58 PM
    4-H members in Illinois will learn how ideas become law during a mock debate in the Chambers of the Illinois House of Representatives March 27-28 in Springfield. Delegates will debate mock bills using the same process used by real legislators in the Illinois House and Senate, including use of the House microphones and voting buttons to determine the fate of various bills. 4-H members who were at least 14 years of age by Sept. 1, 2014 may register online at go.illinois.edu/4hgreatdebate by March 13.

     
  • Toms-Price hosts “Professional Secrets to Container Gardening” in March Feb 16, 2015 7:26 AM
    Toms-Price hosts “Professional Secrets to Container Gardening” in March

     
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