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  • Christmas program to serve local families in need Dec 2, 2014 5:44 PM
    In the coming weeks, the Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County will serve 350 underprivileged, local families with nutritious groceries as well as provide Christmas gifts to needy children and senior citizens through its annual Christmas Offering program. The nonprofit is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to ensure the success of this program.

  • Dec 2, 2014 7:42 PM
    Enjoy the jazzy sounds of Bruce Blanck’s trio at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Dundee Library in East Dundee. This holiday concert, featuring piano, bass, and woodwinds, is free and open to the public.

  • Good Shepherd to present Christmas musical Dec. 20-21 Dec 2, 2014 8:07 PM
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin will present the Christmas musical, “Were You There on That Christmas Night?,” based on the Christmas anthem written by Natalie Sleeth in 1976. There will be two performances at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.

  • Learn about balancing the holidays in interfaith families Dec 2, 2014 8:36 PM
    Rabbi Ari Moffic will speak on “The December Dilemma for Interfaith Families” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin. The director of InterfaithFamily/Chicago will be speaking about balancing the holidays in interfaith families.

  • ‘Dickens of a Sale,’ visit with Santa on Dec. 6-7 Dec 1, 2014 3:23 PM
    The Dundee Township Historical Society will sponsor its annual “Dickens of a Sale” on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Dundee. New, vintage, and gently used Christmas items will be on sale at affordable prices. On Sunday, Dec. 7, families are invited to visit with Santa at Centerville School in Randall Oaks Park.

  • 162 adults on waiting list with The Literacy Connection Dec 1, 2014 9:42 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else's life in a profoundly positive way.

  • AID receives Harvey and Ethel Daeumer Foundation grant Dec 1, 2014 9:08 PM
    The Association for Individual Development is the grateful recipient of a generous $5,000 from the Harvey and Ethel Daeumer Foundation.

  • Fox Lake Theatre Presents Free Screening of “The Polar Express” Dec 2, 2014 4:07 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Fox Lake Theatre with a FREE screening of “The Polar Express.” This special show is slated for Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10 AM at the Fox Lake Theatre, located at 115 Town Centre Lane in Fox Lake. The film is sponsored by the Lions Club. Santa will be on hand to greet children before the film.

  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

  • Immanuel to host Nativity Walk, Children’s Party Open House Nov 28, 2014 11:54 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 6, Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee will host its Nativity Walk and Children’s Party Open House. The walk, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature a tranquil gallery of nativity displays, including sets of all styles and sizes, wall hangings, and ornaments.

  • “Dickens of a Sale,” visit with Santa on Dec. 6-7 Nov 28, 2014 8:30 PM
    The Dundee Township Historical Society will sponsor its annual “Dickens of a Sale” on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Dundee. New, vintage, and gently used Christmas items will be on sale at affordable prices. On Sunday, Dec. 7, families are invited to visit with Santa at Centerville School in Randall Oaks Park.

  • East Dundee celebrates grand opening of Pasquale’s Restaurant Nov 28, 2014 8:21 PM
    Pasquale’s in East Dundee will be celebrating its grand opening on Monday, Dec. 1. Village officials and business leaders will be attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce, at 4:30 p.m. at their newest location, 102 N. River St., East Dundee.

  • Gilberts woman’s warmth ‘lights up’ children’s faces Nov 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    Laura Factly loves seeing the faces of young children “light up” when she walks into the room. It’s motivated her to volunteer for the past eight years at Lakewood Elementary School in Carpentersville, where she herself studied. Factly, 31, of Gilberts, recently received Carpentersville's 2014 Community Service Award for her efforts.

  • New Bartlett Arts Center to hold ribbon cutting Nov 28, 2014 6:36 PM
    New Bartlett Arts Center to hold Ribbon Cutting on Dec. 9.

  • Lighting of healing courtyard at Sherman Hospital kicks off holiday season Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Sherman Hospital kicks off the holiday season Dec. 1 with the annual lighting of the Hoffer Healing Courtyard.

  • Plan ahead for Black Friday shopping in the Fox Valley Nov 26, 2014 3:34 PM
    Make a plan. If you're heading out to shop Black Friday or Thanksgiving Day, that's the one piece of advice expert shoppers and mall officials say is necessary. Especially now, when some stores don't open until Black Friday, while others are open Thanksgiving and still others are offering big deals today.

  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

  • Hampshire’s own Prairie View Farm Market a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Independent Small Business Award Nov 25, 2014 4:24 PM
    The national small business movement Independent We Stand announces the quarterfinalists, including Prairie View Farm Market of Hampshire, for the 2014 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, encouraging holiday shoppers to support these businesses; instead of big boxes and national chains.

  • Need a date night or kid-free shopping night? Nov 25, 2014 4:11 PM
    Do you need a break, date night or just time to get your holiday shopping done? The South Elgin Leos have a solution for you. On Friday, Dec. 12, the Leos are hosting a movie and craft night beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

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