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  • New app Dash allows you to pay at restaurants without waiting; new experience store opens Oct 9, 2014 2:28 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the new Dash app that allows you to go into select restaurants in the city and suburbs and pay via your smartphone without waiting to sign the bill. More suburban venues are expected to be added soon

     
  • Society actors to depict mysterious deaths from the past Oct 9, 2014 8:53 PM
    For one dark night only, several of McHenry County’s tragically departed return to describe the details of their demise starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum in Union.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre presents “Zombieland” Oct. 24 Oct 9, 2014 7:02 PM
    Zombies will haunt the Woodstock Theatre during a special midnight Halloween showing of “Zombieland” on Friday, Oct. 24. Admission is $5 per person and tickets can be purchased at the Woodstock Theatre box office, 209 Main St. in downtown Woodstock, or online.

     
  • Church youth make school kits for charity Oct 9, 2014 10:13 PM
    The youth at the Congregational Church of Algonquin recently made bags for Church World Service. In August, the church received word that Church World Service was in desperate need of school kits.

     
  • Reserve your ticket for prayer breakfast Oct 9, 2014 10:16 PM
    Magnificat Prayer Breakfast will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Church of the Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Seating begins at 8:30 a.m.

     
  • ‘First Friday Open Mic Night’ to be hosted by songwriter Steve Sebby Oct 8, 2014 7:50 PM
    The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy is proud to present "First Friday Open Mic Night." Singer and songwriter Steve Sebby will host an open mic night the first Friday of every month starting on Nov. 7.

     
  • Cinema 12, Rotary Club present free “Scooby-Doo” screening Oct. 25 Oct 8, 2014 7:12 PM
    Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy a free screening of "Scooby-Doo" at the Cinema 12 Theatre, 100 LW Besinger Drive, Carpentersville. It will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning.

     
  • Janet Davies to emcee adoption agency’s fall gala Oct 21, 2014 3:58 PM
    On Nov. 15, St. Mary’s Services will be hosting its annual fall gala entitled, “Making Miracles Happen,” at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. This fundraising event is held to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, commemorate all that the agency has accomplished over the past year, and to grow their resources for future endeavors.

     
  • Free Community Lecture: What is Patient Navigation? Oct 7, 2014 5:55 PM
    Meet the new Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital nurse navigators Susan Brady, Oncology/Nurse Navigator, and Heidi Wiltse, Women’s Health Specialist. Nurse navigators are the single point of contact for patients and their families throughout the cancer experience. Hear about helpful tips on prevention and wellness that can help improve your quality of life.

     
  • Dundee Lions will be out for Candy Day to help the blind this weekend Oct 7, 2014 4:11 PM
    Thousands of Americans go blind every year. Even more develop serious, uncorrectable vision loss. The Lions of Illinois would like to stop preventable blindness with your help. Lions of Illinois Candy Day will be on Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11. Members of the Dundee Township Lions Club will be out in the community in front of stores to raise donations to fund programs to fight preventable blindness and provide vision and hearing services to men, women and children in Illinois.

     
  • Grown-ups can find treasure at Pirates of the Commons Oct 6, 2014 1:42 PM
    As you’re scrambling to create Halloween costumes for your kids this year, don’t forget to put together one of your own. You’re going to need it for the second annual Algonquin Commons Pirates of the Commons Scavenger Hunt

     
  • Lakeside Legacy Foundation presents “Paranormal” Joe Diamond at the Dole Oct 6, 2014 7:59 PM
    At 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, Joe Diamond will fill the audience with shock and awe from his magic and paranormal skills in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Joe Diamond is a young talented magician who has accomplished a lot in his early years of training. In only his early 20s, he has an amazing understanding of the workings of the strange and bizarre, to the point where he defies the boundaries between what we assume can and can’t be done.

     
  • Lakeside Legacy Foundation presents Let’s Dance Big Band on Sweetest Day, Oct. 18 Oct 6, 2014 7:48 PM
    Let's Dance Big Band is back for their second performance of the year at the Sage Gallery of Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The 20-piece swing band was formed in 2010 with a nucleus of players from Sun City in Huntley.

     
  • District 47 Bernotas teacher named “Teacher of the Month” Oct 6, 2014 5:17 PM
    Home State Bank and McHenry County radio station Star 105.5 honored seventh-grade language arts and social studies teacher Belinda Strebel as “Teacher of the Month” on Sept. 30 at Home State Bank. Strebel was nominated for the award by former student Elena Starcher, who is now an eighth-grader at Bernotas Middle School.

     
  • Bethany Lutheran welcomes Lyric Opera contralto Gwendolyn Brown Oct. 12 Oct 6, 2014 5:12 PM
    Renowned opera singer Gwendolyn Brown will perform as part of the Bethany Arts Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. Brown will make her debut this fall season with the Chicago Lyric Opera as Maria in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Other recent operatic appearances include covering Queenie in “Showboat” with both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Washington National Opera in 2013.

     
  • Art for All presents fine art exhibit in Elgin’s Artspace Oct 7, 2014 2:13 PM
    Art For All of Elgin is presenting a fine art exhibit, “Fall for Art,” Oct. 12-25 in the Robin and Mark Seigle Gallery located at Artspace Lofts, 51 S. Spring St., Elgin. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Light refreshments will be served. While the reception is free, donations will be gratefully accepted.

     
  • Girl Scouts open Camp Explorers Oct 7, 2014 2:17 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will open Camp Dean in Big Rock to the public for a Camp Explorers program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This youth and family-friendly event will include cardboard boat races, archery, crate stacking, fishing, and a scavenger hunt.

     
  • Gander Mountain opens in Algonquin Oct 6, 2014 8:34 PM
    Gander Mountain opens Tuesday its second suburban location at 1400 S. Randall Road in Algonquin. The 52,000-square-foot store will be the seventh Gander Mountain store in Illinois, joining existing stores in Geneva, Joliet, Rockford, Peoria, Springfield and Champaign. The Algonquin store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Illinois, plus a huge selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery.

     
  • ‘Uncommon Threads’ fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Oct 5, 2014 5:03 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

     
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month held at ECC in October Oct 6, 2014 2:57 PM
    Elgin Community College will hold a series of events and activities throughout the month of October to raise awareness of domestic violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including the events, is sponsored by the Community Crisis Center, Office of Student Life and the Peace and Justice Club of ECC.

     
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