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  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Feb 27, 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 Febrary 23.

     
  • Congregation Kneseth Israel offers a new adult Hebrew class Feb 25, 2015 12:35 AM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St. in Elgin, is forming a new adult Hebrew class. It will meet every other Sunday for eight sessions from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes begin March 1.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Brunch to celebrate Environmental Defenders’ 45th anniversary Feb 25, 2015 9:44 AM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invite the public to celebrate its 45th anniversary. The brunch event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock. Scott Meyer, a hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois, will be presenting his program, “The Future of McHenry County’s Groundwater Resources.” Meyer and his colleagues mapped water levels from 329 McHenry County wells in 1994 and again in 2011.

     
  • Historical society to offer antique appraisals Saturday Feb 25, 2015 3:32 PM
    Have you ever wonder how much grandma’s old serving tray is worth? What about that heirloom oil painting or turn-of-the-century shawl? The McHenry County Historical Society will host an Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Reserve a 10-minute slot in advance by calling the museum.

     
  • Elgin church to give away monthly food baskets Feb 26, 2015 7:21 PM
    A new church in Elgin is giving away food baskets to help those going through a rough patch. “Sometimes you just need a few extras to get you through the month,” says Elgin City Church Pastor Rusty Wimberly. On the first Sunday of every month, instead of providing full meals, the church will be providing those who come visit with a bag or baskets of the essentials of bread, milk and eggs.

     
  • Dundee Lions to host girls basketball tournament Feb 25, 2015 7:20 PM
    The Dundee Township Lions Club’s annual Girls Middle School Basketball Tournament starts this Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hampshire Middle School. The first game starts at 9 a.m. with Algonquin Middle playing Westfield Community School in the eighth-grade division. The second game begins at 10:30 a.m. with Dundee Middle playing Immanuel Lutheran. In the seventh-grade division, Algonquin Middle plays Carpentersville at 9 a.m. while Dundee Middle plays St. Catherine at 10:30 a.m.

     
  • The Weight to bring the music of The Band to ECC on March 13 Feb 25, 2015 6:37 PM
    The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring members of The Band, The Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group, will honor and perform the music of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century on Friday, March 13. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • ‘Heineman Apprentice’ spotlights local causes Feb 24, 2015 7:29 PM
    Students at Heineman Middle School take part in the "Heineman Apprentice” competition Tuesday at the Algonquin school. It challenges literacy students to raise awareness for a local or global cause. Students have been working in teams to do research on nonprofit organizations, then create presentations and make a pitch to a panel of judges.

     
  • Quaker folksinger to perform March 8 at Brethren Coffeehouse Feb 24, 2015 10:25 PM
    Take the banjo-picking and spirited lyrics of a folk singer, cross them with the astringent wit of a literature professor, add the wisdom and compassion of a Quaker, and you have Bill Jolliff, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, teacher, and poet, who will perform at a coffee house at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

     
  • Marx Brothers ‘A Night at the Opera’ to benefit Woodstock Opera House Feb 24, 2015 8:23 PM
    A special, digitally mastered version of the Marx Brothers comedy classic “A Night at the Opera” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street, in downtown Woodstock. Get ready for an afternoon of fun as Chico Marx (Woodstock’s own Tom Kotte) greets everyone at the door.

     
  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Youth theater takes on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Feb 23, 2015 1:20 PM
    Find out what happens to Millie, an ambitious young woman who moves to New York to start a “modern” life during Prohibition, when Spotlight Youth Theater Kane County presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

     
  • Retired teachers to meet with TRS Outreach director Feb 23, 2015 5:38 PM
    The Northern Kane County Retired Educators, a group of retired teachers, administrators, and educational assistants, will host Rich Frankenfeld, Teachers’ Retirement System Outreach Director, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Frankenfeld will address the developments surrounding the pension situation for educators, both those currently retired and those considering retirement in the near future.

     
  • Metro West Council hosts legislative breakfast Feb. 24 Feb 20, 2015 11:35 AM
    Metro West Council of Government, a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, will hold its annual legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road in Aurora. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The program start at 8 a.m. State legislators from the area have been invited to meet with mayors and managers to discuss legislative issues of importance to municipalities.

     
  • McHenry County to train frog monitors Feb 20, 2015 12:14 PM
    Become a citizen scientist and be a frog monitor. Participate in McHenry County Conservation District’s Frog Monitoring Workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake. You will learn the techniques and protocol for monitoring the 13 species of frogs and toads of the region by their calls. After completing the training, interested volunteers may monitor district sites or private wetlands.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Feb 20, 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 February 16.

     
  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

     
  • Ostomy Support Group to meet March 11 Feb 19, 2015 8:27 PM
    The McHenry-Kane Counties area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. The guest speaker will be Mike Parikh, a representative for Medicare World Inc. He will talk about supplies available in store for ostomy care.

     
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