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See the winning images from our weekly photo contest
Jul 3, 2015 1:00 AM
Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of June 29.
Get free health, kidney screening July 7 in Elgin
Submitted by Advocate Sherman Hospital
Jul 2, 2015 3:03 PM
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with Advocate Sherman Hospital to provide a free kidney and health screening on Tuesday, July 7, for all community members. "One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease," said Mara Lidacis, director of community health education with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.
Help Project Backpack with school supplies donation
Elgin Community College
Jul 2, 2015 4:43 PM
Elgin Community College and its partners are preparing for Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit students in need. Donations of school supplies will be accepted through July 31 at several locations.
Elgin Theatre Company to hold auditions for ‘Wait Until Dark'
Elgin Theatre Company
Jul 2, 2015 10:11 PM
Elgin Theatre Company will hold open auditions for the suspenseful "Wait Until Dark" from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 13, and Tuesday July 14, with callbacks, if needed, on Wednesday, July 15. Rehearsals will begin in late July and continue until show opening on Sept. 11.
Weekend getaway offered for families who are grieving
Submitted by Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
Jun 30, 2015 9:17 PM
When a loved one dies, families with young children face special challenges. Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is offering "Grief Takes a Hike," a weekend getaway for families with children, age 5 to 18, where they can find help coping with a death loss of a loved one -- be it a mother, father, grandparent, child or other significant person.
Lakeside Festival opens Thursday
Jun 30, 2015 5:48 PM
The Lakeside Legacy Arts Park is hosting the Lakeside Festival this weekend Thursday-Sunday! This event is the largest fundraiser for the organization that is hosted in the historic Dole Mansion -- two beautiful art galleries, a state of the art culinary studio, 40-plus resident artists studios, and an acoustically perfect concert venue.
‘UnpredicTable' offers a feast for your eyes
Jun 30, 2015 7:20 PM
Whether it's purely to admire the art or to acquire one-of-a-kind creations for your dining room, "UnpredicTable" will stimulate the artistic appetite of all who come to see the show. This juried mixed media exhibition will run July 10 to Aug. 7 at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. An opening reception will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10.
ECC show showcases the life, work and music of Stephen Sondheim
Submitted by Elgin Community College
Jul 2, 2015 1:15 PM
Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will explore the life and music of Stephen Sondheim during its summer production of "Sondheim on Sondheim" July 24 to Aug. 2. "It's also a really fun show for our actors because they get to play numerous characters. They sing so many songs from different Sondheim shows which is really fun. They're fantastic musicians and actors," says director/choreographer Konnie Kay.
Elderwerks to host senior fair Aug. 12
Jun 29, 2015 7:26 PM
Elderwerks will host an Education and Resource Senior Fair from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. The theme is "You're Never Too Old to Learn or Have Fun!" It is an expo of education, services and products geared to active seniors as well as a day of fun and entertainment.
Discover the 1840s at Garfield Farm Museum camps
Garfield Farm Museum
Jun 29, 2015 9:45 PM
Children, age 8 to 15, will have a chance to discover what life was like in the 1840s at Garfield Farm during two three-day camps this summer. The first session runs from July 7-9 and the second session runs from July 14-16. Both sessions start at 9 a.m. and end at noon each day.
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