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  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

     
  • 9-foot menorah to light up Elgin as part of world’s largest Hanukkah observance Dec 9, 2014 2:20 PM
    Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin will ignite a public 9-foot menorah erected at Gail Borden Public Library, followed by a communitywide celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, which falls on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

     
  • See ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet Dec. 20-21 at Raue Center Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    The Berkshire Ballet Theatre is once again performing "The Nutcracker" at the Raue Center For the Arts in Crystal Lake on Dec. 20-21. From a mouse's viewpoint, everything seems big! Imagine, being on stage as a mouse and growing 100 times your actual size! Watching all that you know swell and balloon and the battle of your life about to begin! Mayhem, pandemonium with swords and soldiers all choreographed to Tchaikovsky's music.

     
  • Join in 2nd annual TubaChristmas Concert Dec. 13 Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    Cambridge Music Outreach invites all tuba and euphonium players to perform in its second annual TubaChristmas Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Algonquin Commons. This is a free performance of traditional Christmas carols arranged especially for the warm, rich sound of the Tuba-Euphonium choir.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter holds collection drive Dec. 13-14 Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is asking you to help them raise funds by cleaning out your closet and home of any unwanted jewelry, clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, bedding and linens, bath items, electronics, toys, small furniture, small appliances, books, magazines, CDs and more.

     
  • AID receives grant toward ‘Living Room’ program Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    The Association for Individual Development is the grateful recipient of a $24,925 grant from the INC Board, NFP to be used towards the “Living Room” program.

     
  • Carpentersville VFW offers Queen of Hearts raffle Dec 4, 2014 7:43 PM
    The Carpentersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915 hosts a “Queen of Hearts” every Sunday. Tickets are on sale at the canteen. The drawing is held 3 p.m. sharp every Sunday.

     
  • NISRA performs “High School Musical, Jr.” Dec 5, 2014 2:17 PM
    Exuberant sounds of singing, dancing and acting will echo through the Cosman Theater in Huntley this month when young actors with disabilities perform excerpts from “High School Musical, Jr.”

     
  • Dundee Library offers free movies this month Dec 4, 2014 8:07 PM
    The Dundee Library is offering four free movies for children and teens during December. Drop in and enjoy the movies plus freshly made popcorn. These programs are free and open to the public. Children, age 8 and younger, must be accompanied by an adult.

     
  • AOIIs Gather Twice: To Meet on Dec. 10 in Inverness and To Lunch on Dec. 17 Dec 5, 2014 7:01 AM
    AOIIs Gather Twice: To Meet on Dec. 10 in Inverness and To Lunch on Dec. 17

     
  • Carpentersville VFW to host meat raffle Dec. 12 Dec 8, 2014 4:43 PM
    The Carpentersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915 is hosting a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the post home, 301 Lake Marian Road. There will be various cuts of beef, pork and more.

     
  • FaithBridge announces 2015 essay contest for MLK Dec 3, 2014 5:40 PM
    FaithBridge, a consortium of faith-based communities in McHenry and Lake counties and the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, announces the 2015 essay contest for all students in sixth to eighth grades.

     
  • Magic Science Night Dec. 12 at Elgin Public Museum Dec 3, 2014 9:34 PM
    A flick of a hand here, a magic word there and magicians seems to make something out of nothing! But what is magic but science used to trick our senses? Discover optical illusions, fire tricks and other “magic” as explained through science in experiments and demonstrations set up throughout the Elgin Public Museum.

     
  • Women In Management Fox Valley presents “Transformational Leadership” Dec 3, 2014 8:32 PM
    Women In Management Fox Valley presents “Transformational Leadership” with Advocate Sherman Hospital president Linda Deering Women in Management Fox Valley presents “Transformational Leadership” with Linda Deering, president, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin, at the WIM Fox Valley meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11.

     
  • Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers “Hope during the Holidays” Dec 4, 2014 1:00 PM
    The approaching holiday season can trigger powerful emotions for those who have recently lost a loved one. If you or someone you know could use some help getting through some of the holiday’s most difficult times, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is offering "Hope for the Holidays."

     
  • Ernest Andrew Brooks III to keynote MLK Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Dec 9, 2014 3:44 PM
    Ernest Andrew Brooks III, a multifaceted and engaging professional, is keynote speaker at the sixth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 19. His topic will be “The World House: Realizing Dr. King’s Cosmopolitan Dream.”

     
  • Learn about balancing the holidays in interfaith families Dec 2, 2014 8:36 PM
    Rabbi Ari Moffic will speak on “The December Dilemma for Interfaith Families” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin. The director of InterfaithFamily/Chicago will be speaking about balancing the holidays in interfaith families.

     
  • Algonquin teen sings — positively — about her chronic pain Dec 2, 2014 5:25 AM
    Imagine the pain of trying to walk with a broken foot that just wouldn't heal. That's been 14-year-old Danielle Stratton's experience for the past four years with a chronic condition that produces off-the-charts pain. The Algonquin teen has pored all her feelings and emotions into a song she wrote. “Either we launch ourselves forward and be strong, or we're just going to let something silly hold us back,” she said.

     
  • DAR to organize new chapter in Algonquin-Huntley area Dec 1, 2014 5:41 PM
    A genealogical workshop will be held with leaders of the Daughters of the American Revolution to discuss the work of the DAR with a group of prospective members who plan to organize a new chapter in the area.

     
  • 162 adults on waiting list with The Literacy Connection Dec 1, 2014 9:42 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else's life in a profoundly positive way.

     
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