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  • Journalist Bill Kurtis presents “Death by Food” at ECC Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16 about the effects of the American diet. His presentation, “Death by Food: How the American Diet is Killing You," will analyze the reasons the American diet is so high in fat, sugar and salts, the connection between processed foods and rising health problems, and offer a means of optimal nutrition as a solution to the nutrient-depleted foods found on the tables of American consumers.

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Albright Theatre presents “The Mousetrap” Jan 23, 2015 10:26 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” It is a murder mystery that focuses on a group of strangers who have been stranded at the Monkswell Manor during a snowstorm. The Manor also holds something else — a suspect to the recent murder of a woman in London. In true Christie fashion, “The Mousetrap” will keep you guessing who the killer is until the very end.

     
  • Spice up Saturday night at Chili Cook-Off Jan 21, 2015 2:18 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake will have a Chili Cook-Off, Pie Bake-Off, and Game Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. There will be prizes for chili, pie, and bingo. It is open to the public and they only ask a free will donation. The chili judging will begin at 5:30 p.m., with pie judging at 6:30 p.m.

     
  • Italian buffet to benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice Jan 21, 2015 8:34 PM
    Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is hosting “Viva Villa Verone,” an evening with an Italian buffet and high-energy entertainment. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Villa Verone in Geneva. All proceeds benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Seating is limited.

     
  • Central Music Boosters to host “Dessert First Music Gala” March 7 Jan 20, 2015 10:22 AM
    The Burlington Central District 301 Performing Arts Music Boosters will present its "Dessert First Music Gala" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Elgin Community College's University & Business Center, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive. Enjoy desserts, appetizers and a cash bar. Prepare to be entertained by the live music of Wind City Dueling Pianos, playing your favorites by request.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Primatologist to lead next STEM Cafe Jan 18, 2015 4:37 PM
    Northern Illinois University invites you to its next STEM Cafe, “More Fun than a Barrel of Monkey Bones: What Primate Fossils Can Tell Us About Ourselves,” by Elgin resident Dan Gebo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Eduardo’s in DeKalb. “Professor of the Year” and world renowned primatologist, Gebo has traveled the globe studying living and extinct primates to understand the diversity of life and the progress of primate and human evolution. Join us to explore his latest discoveries and gain a better understanding of life itself.

     
  • Learn about invasive pests at workshop Jan 18, 2015 4:24 PM
    The University of Illinois Extension will offer “First Detector: Invasive Pests Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Cantigny Park and Museum in Wheaton. The Illinois First Detector Workshops are aimed at improving first detector training and invasive species awareness.

     
  • Free tax prep program opens in Elgin Jan. 21 Jan 20, 2015 6:04 PM
    Families struggling just to make ends meet shouldn’t have to pay to get their tax refund, and, in Illinois, they don’t — thanks to a partnership with the Center for Economic Progress, United Way of Elgin, the Grand Victoria Foundation, and Gail Borden Public Library. This tax season, the center will again make filing taxes easier by bringing its free tax preparation service to the Elgin community.

     
  • Mueller Financial Services honored with Five Diamond Eagle Firm Award Jan 16, 2015 3:37 PM
    Mueller Financial Services, Inc., headquartered in Elgin, was recognized for its outstanding achievements at 1st Global’s recent annual national conference held at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre auditorium to be dedicated in honor of Harold Ramis Jan 15, 2015 6:17 PM
    An auditorium at the Woodstock Theatre will be dedicated in honor of writer/director Harold Ramis at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, immediately prior to the showing of “Groundhog Day.” The 1993 film, which was directed by Ramis, will be shown at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1.

     
  • Moeller duo to perform at St. Charles library Jan. 25 Jan 15, 2015 6:50 PM
    The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will host classical guitarist Paul Moeller and cellist Kerena Moeller at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. The award-winning duo has performed throughout the United States, England and Italy and currently resides in St. Charles.

     
  • Apply now to join St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Charles Jan 15, 2015 7:18 PM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is now accepting entries for the 16th annual St. Patrick’s Parade, which will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, along Main Street in St. Charles. Local businesses, community groups, and nonprofits are encouraged to participate. Sign up no later than Friday, Feb. 13.

     
  • “Ballroom with a Twist” comes to Batavia Jan. 23 Jan 14, 2015 8:23 PM
    So you can’t get your fill of “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol,” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” Take your obsession with live talent-based reality TV shows to the next level. Enjoy “Ballroom with a Twist” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Offers Truffle Dinner Jan 14, 2015 10:17 AM
    On Wednesday, January 28 at 6 p.m., PM Prime Steakhouse will host a special six-course dinner exploring one of the most sought after culinary treasures: The Truffle.

     
  • Submit artwork for “Amarer” exhibit by Feb. 1 Jan 13, 2015 5:09 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin is seeking 2-D and 3-D work of all mediums inspired by the Latin phrase “Amarer,” meaning “I should be loved,” for the February pop-up exhibition in conjunction with the productions of “Backwards Broadway” and “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer.” These works will be on display at Side Street Studio Arts on Feb. 11-15.

     
  • Sedgebrook’s Squires Club honors Lambs Farm partnership Jan 19, 2015 9:02 AM
    Since the opening of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire nearly ten years ago, residents of nearby Lambs Farm for people with disabilities have provided waste management services to residents of Sedgebrook.

     
  • St. Charles Writers Group, Vero Voce actors unite for fundraiser festival Jan 12, 2015 9:17 PM
    Enjoy the talented actors of St. Charles’ own Vero Voce Theater as they take the stage to perform staged readings of 21 selected writings from the St. Charles Writers Group, over a period of two days, Jan. 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a talk back between performances of each work. A portion of each $10 ticket will benefit the St. Charles Public Library.

     
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