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  • Oakton to offer food equipment repair training Dec 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Oakton Community College has partnered with an online firm to offer students training in the commercial food equipment repair technology field.

  • Book notes: Pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer to sign his book Dec 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Local author Donna Abear signs copies of her book "Relatively Criminal: A Memoir" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Cafe Books, 395 Lake St., Antioch.

  • Book notes Dec 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Author Ari Shavit discusses his book "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park.

  •  This art work by Sandra Holubow, titled Canyon, Collage, is part of an exhibit opening Thursday, Dec. 12, at Koehnline Museum in Des Plaines.

    Chicago artists on exhibit at Koehnline Museum Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enjoy a fascinating side-by-side look at works by contemporary Chicago artists Sandra Holubow and Judith Roth, each of whom brings a unique perspective to capturing the Windy City, starting Thursday, Dec. 12, at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Both artists will attend a public reception on opening night from 5 to 8 p.m. The free exhibition Unforgettable Places, Memorable People runs through Friday, Jan. 24.

  •  The 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus on Dec. 7. For $14 participants select a handcrafted bowl, like the ones pictured here from a previous fundraiser, and enjoy a meal of soup and bread as a reminder that “someone’s bowl is always empty.”

    10th Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Saturday Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Professional and student potters from the Chicago area have contributed hundreds of unique bowls for the 10th Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College. The event, which raises awareness about local and worldwide hunger, will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  •  Puppeteer Blair Thomas presents, “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton Community College. Tickets for this adult production are $12; $10 for students and seniors. Call (847) 635-1900 to purchase.

    Master puppeteer at Oakton performance for adults Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    11.14- with one photo-page 2 Chicago’s Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair Thomas sure knows how to pull the strings behind the scenes! Puppetry, storytelling, and high art converge for an unbelievable night of amazing showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  •  Blair Thomas, puppeteer and co-founder of Redmoon Theater, Chicago

    Master puppeteer to perform at Oakton Nov 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair will give an amazing display of puppeteer showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  • Oakton concert spotlights post-traumatic stress disorder Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Folk/rock singer-songwriter Jason Moon, a veteran of the Iraq War and a tireless advocate for veteran’s issues, explores this serious condition at a free performance 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus

  • Oakton highlights Rumbula massacre, Nazis in fiction Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jewish Studies at Oakton is making two free presentations that shed light on the massacre of Jews in the Baltics and the use of Nazi figures in literature. . “Rumbula’s Echo: An Incredible Story of Holocaust Survival” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, traces the two-day massacre of more than a third of the Jewish population in Latvia in 1941. Director Mitchell Lieber will be on hand and there will be a question-and-answer session with Sia Hertsberg, a massacre survivor.

  • Visit Oakton Community College Dec. 3 Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you’re investigating colleges, check out Oakton from every angle during an upcoming campus visit program. At 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, take stock of the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road (Room 1625).

  •  Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, will be signing copies of their books at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove.

    Book notes: Anderson’s hosts Newt and Callista Gingrich Nov 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Meet former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as he signs copies of his new book "Breakout," and his wife Callista Gingrich, as she signs copies of her children's book "Yankee Doodle Dandy" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove.

  • Terrence Roberts

    Little Rock Nine speaker coming to Oakton Nov 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will share his account on the front lines of the civil rights battle during an event Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. "I wasn’t even born yet,” said Krissie Harris, Oakton’s student life coordinator, who is organizing the speaker event. “I think it’s going to give them (students) a historical perspective. And it ties into some of the things happening now.”

  • Book notes: Penn Jillette stops at Anderson’s Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Meet Penn Jillette, part of the Emmy Award-winning magic duo Penn & Teller and author of the book “Every Day is an Atheist Holiday,” as he reads from and signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

  • A history of Jewish food in America: Bagels, pastrami and more Oct 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring made from yeasted wheat dough, bagels are especially popular in cities with large Jewish populations. Learn how this tasty treat and other dishes introduced to the United States by Eastern European Jewish immigrants - pastrami, knockwursts and chicken soup with kneidlach and lockshen -

  •  Classical pianist and Niles native Doug Montgomery will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater.

    Pianist Doug Montgomery returns to Des Plaines Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enjoy an evening of contemporary and classical piano music performed by Doug Montgomery Nov. 2 at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  • Casino gives OCC $150,000 for scholarships Oct 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is donating $150,000 to Oakton Community College to provide 1-year scholarships for Des Plaines residents. “Rivers Casino ... has been a remarkable partner and a good neighbor, providing strong support for the college,” said OCC President Margaret Lee.

  • Evan Willett, 2, of Glen Ellyn, is all smiles during a Boo Bash at Lake Ellyn Park in Glen Ellyn.

    Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Halloween parties, reptile shows and plenty of pumpkin picking.

  •  Carter Howard sits and watches a cartoon during his asthma treatment at his home in Northbrook. On the days when asthma gives Carter the most trouble, his mother is reminded how doctors at Rush University Medical Center had to stop submitting applications for research grants to study childhood asthma and other diseases and disorders due to the federal government shutdown.

    Federal shutdown affected us in ways unseen Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids’ homework tougher to complete. The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites. So how did the shutdown alter our daily routines?

  • Oakton discusses math-music connection Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learn how math and music are connected at a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1604. David Kung, professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, speaks on “Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music” as part of Oakton’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Speaker Series.

  • Future Teachers Club members from Elgin's Larkin High School, left to right, Kailin Sepp, Nathaniel Evans, Emily Fischer and Symantha Clough read to kindergartners at Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. Officials of Elgin Area School District U-46 hope some of the diverse student population will return as teachers.

    Suburban schools aim to increase staff diversity to mirror studentsOct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has a 45.7 percentage point gap between the portion of minority students and that of minority teachers. It's a similar story in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Naperville Unit District 203, East Aurora Unit District 131, and others. “Moving forward, we must make a concerted effort to reach out to underrepresented group members," a Round Lake Area Unit District 116 official said.

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