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  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • WAYS to present unit about sexual abuse Jan 29, 2015 11:01 AM
    Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services has announced its continuing education topic, “Treatment Strategies for Working with Sexually Abused Children.” It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. This Continuing Education Unit will be presented by Bonnie Fries, a licensed clinical social worker and assistant director for The Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County.

     
  • Caring for wildlife: Auction to raise money for Fox Valley center Jan 29, 2015 1:22 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn will hold its 13th annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fox Valley Country Club in North Aurora. Tickets are $50 per person. This is its biggest fundraiser of the year and all money raised goes toward the care and treatment of the animals who come into their care.

     
  • Zonta Club welcomes applications for funding Jan 29, 2015 8:21 PM
    The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia has funds available for local non-profit organizations working to empower women. Qualified organizations should provide programs and services that mirror the tenets of Zonta: to advance the educational, economic, health, legal, political and professional status of women; to eradicate domestic violence and human trafficking.

     
  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • Pancake breakfast, family night and fish fries at Virgil church Jan 27, 2015 6:22 PM
    February is a busy month at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Virgil for family events. It will start on Feb. 8 with a pancake breakfast, followed on Feb. 13 by Chili Bingo family night, and on Lenten fish fries on Fridays, starting Feb. 20.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp to families Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together! Families, couples and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Camp Dean in Big Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day). Registration is open and ends Wednesday, Feb. 4.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Albright Theatre presents “The Mousetrap” Jan 23, 2015 10:26 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” It is a murder mystery that focuses on a group of strangers who have been stranded at the Monkswell Manor during a snowstorm. The Manor also holds something else — a suspect to the recent murder of a woman in London. In true Christie fashion, “The Mousetrap” will keep you guessing who the killer is until the very end.

     
  • Spice up Saturday night at Chili Cook-Off Jan 21, 2015 2:18 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake will have a Chili Cook-Off, Pie Bake-Off, and Game Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. There will be prizes for chili, pie, and bingo. It is open to the public and they only ask a free will donation. The chili judging will begin at 5:30 p.m., with pie judging at 6:30 p.m.

     
  • Italian buffet to benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice Jan 21, 2015 8:34 PM
    Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is hosting “Viva Villa Verone,” an evening with an Italian buffet and high-energy entertainment. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Villa Verone in Geneva. All proceeds benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Seating is limited.

     
  • Holy Cross to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31 Jan 20, 2015 6:33 PM
    With the theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” students, faculty and parents at Holy Cross School in Batavia will join Catholic schools nationwide to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31.

     
  • Wasco Baseball spring registration now open Jan 20, 2015 5:19 PM
    Online registration is now open for the spring 2015 season with Wasco Baseball. They provide a positive, structured, educational baseball experience, rich with sportsmanship and healthy recreational competition for approximately 2,200 boys and girls, age 5 to 17, during two seasons per year (spring/summer and fall). The league has no residency requirements so players are welcome regardless of where you live.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Corron Farm invites families for winter fun Jan 19, 2015 3:39 PM
    Looking for something fun to do with the family? “Winter Wonders at Historic Corron Farm” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the farm, 7N761 Corron Road. LL Bean will provide “Snowshoe Basics.” Whether you are new to snowshoeing or a seasoned snowshoer, they will teach you some basic techniques to enhance your enjoyment of the sport.

     
  • Primatologist to lead next STEM Cafe Jan 18, 2015 4:37 PM
    Northern Illinois University invites you to its next STEM Cafe, “More Fun than a Barrel of Monkey Bones: What Primate Fossils Can Tell Us About Ourselves,” by Elgin resident Dan Gebo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Eduardo’s in DeKalb. “Professor of the Year” and world renowned primatologist, Gebo has traveled the globe studying living and extinct primates to understand the diversity of life and the progress of primate and human evolution. Join us to explore his latest discoveries and gain a better understanding of life itself.

     
  • Learn about invasive pests at workshop Jan 18, 2015 4:24 PM
    The University of Illinois Extension will offer “First Detector: Invasive Pests Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Cantigny Park and Museum in Wheaton. The Illinois First Detector Workshops are aimed at improving first detector training and invasive species awareness.

     
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