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  • Auction at Geneva church raises over $5,000 for local organizations Nov 25, 2014 2:58 PM
    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva raised more than $5,000 for local humanitarian organizations at its “Saturday Night Feverish” auction. More than 100 people packed the church’s historic sanctuary to bid on a variety of items, including baskets of donated goods and services from local businesses and church members. Funds raised are being divided equally between Lazarus House and Mutual Ground.

     
  • VNA Hospice offers 20th annual holiday memorial service Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    VNA Hospice invites community members to their 20th annual Holiday Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • 4-H kids join ‘Hands On, Minds On’ day of science Nov 20, 2014 3:21 PM
    On Nov. 8, 35 youth from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties took part in “Hands On, Minds On: Science with 4-H” at the Oswego Public Library branch in Montgomery. Designed for youth in second through seventh grade, this “Hands On, Minds On” event focused both on aerospace and healthy living. The youth took part in fun, age-appropriate, research-based activities with trained staff and volunteers.

     
  • Type 2 diabetes in spotlight for awareness month Nov 20, 2014 2:45 PM
    November is National Diabetes Month and the Kane County Health Department has been working with hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other providers to examine the issues around Type 2 diabetes in Kane County. Starting in 2012, the KCHAIN+ Diabetes Collaborative used quality improvement tools to determine the root causes of the countywide high rate of diabetes hospitalizations, as found in the 2011-2012 Community Health Assessment.

     
  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Join Agatha Crispy in “Murder by Indecision” Nov. 21-22 Nov 19, 2014 2:03 PM
    Performances of “Murder by Indecision” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Kaneland Harter Middle School Cafetorium. You get double the fun and double the suspense with this murder mystery comedy within a comedy. Age has caught up with Agatha Crispy, the world’s best known mystery playwright, as she attempts to crank out her newest and last manuscript. Senility is setting in and the words just don’t flow like they used to.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Washington official visits with Waubonsee students Nov 17, 2014 2:39 PM
    What defines a traditional college student? As Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges for the U.S. Department of Education, sees it, the answer to that question has changed substantially in recent years — and community colleges have played a large role in that transition, serving as an educational launchpad for the hopes and dreams of many students who are parents, likely have work off-campus, may be veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, or may even be the first in their family to ever attend college.

     
  • Join ecumenical Thanksgiving worship Nov. 23 at Grace Nov 16, 2014 5:48 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake will host an ecumenical Thanksgiving service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Participating churches are Country Evangelical Covenant Church in Campton Hills, Lily Lake Congregational Church, Burlington United Methodist Church and Grace Lutheran.

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Fox Country Players to hold auditions for “A Night of Broadway” Nov 13, 2014 8:50 PM
    Fox Country Players will hold auditions on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a special event called “A Night of Broadway.”

     
  • NIU Jazz Lab Band releases DVD, performs semester’s final concert Nov 13, 2014 1:22 PM
    The Northern Illinois University Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform its last concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. The concert will feature NIU Jazz Studies faculty Reggie Thomas and Fareed Haque. The concert also will serve as the official release of the first Jazz Lab Band DVD.

     
  • CASA Kane County puts $25,000 grant to work for kids Nov 20, 2014 2:31 PM
    CASA Kane County, a local nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children, was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant will be used to recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers who serve as the Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian ad Litem for children who have been abused or neglected in the Kane County juvenile court system.

     
  • Local author encourages children to stretch their imaginations Nov 11, 2014 9:57 AM
    Linda Brodine, St. Charles resident and children’s book author, has published a second volume of Quilt-Stories titled “Gramma, Please Tell Us More Stories!”

     
  • Kaneland High to stage murder mystery Nov 11, 2014 9:53 AM
    The Kaneland High School Theatre Department and director Christina Staker will present “The Butler Did It,” a murder-mystery comedy that spoofs English mystery plays with an American twist.

     
  • Albright Theatre hosts auditions for “The Mousetrap” Nov 11, 2014 8:42 PM
    Albright Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 and Monday, Dec. 8. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks may be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, by invitation only.

     
  • Join Agatha Crispy in “Murder by Indecision” Nov. 21-22 Nov 10, 2014 8:53 PM
    Performances of “Murder by Indecision” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Kaneland Harter Middle School Cafetorium. You get double the fun and double the suspense with this murder mystery comedy within a comedy. Age has caught up with Agatha Crispy, the world’s best known mystery playwright, as she attempts to crank out her newest and last manuscript. Senility is setting in and the words just don’t flow like they used to. Ignoring her pestering agent Ruth Less, Agatha sits down to write, wrestling with her characters and babbling to her imaginary friend Typy, the typewriter.

     
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