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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Discover prairie plants for the home landscape U of I Extension Master Gardener Presents Feb. 11 Program Jan 12, 2015 4:46 PM
    Discover the possibilities of prairie plants for the home garden with University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Mary Jo Murphy. Murphy will present “Prairiescapes: Grow Native!” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the University of Illinois Extension office in Yorkville. The class will cover advantages of prairie plants in the home landscape, fundamentals of starting a new prairie bed, and how to incorporate them into an existing bed.

     
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason performs at ECC Feb. 7 Jan 12, 2015 4:12 PM
    Dave Mason, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, will perform Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. It will be an evening of music history as Mason retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic as well as the works that launched his successful solo career.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Get tickets now for Elgin Master Chorale’s gala Jan 12, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Elgin Master Chorale invites the community to "It's A Grand Night," celebrating a new beginning and building a new foundation, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Charles Country Club. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m., with a cash bar. There will be dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. It will be formal attire; black-tie optional. The gala will feature a dinner, dancing, and live entertainment as Bobby G. sings timeless classics in Frank Sinatra-style. Pre-dinner music will be provided by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Honors Chamber Ensemble.

     
  • Artist call for third annual “Home is Where the Art Is” Jan 12, 2015 8:18 PM
    HOPE Fair Housing Center invites artists to submit work that portrays their vision of Community as Home for this celebration of the 47th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and HOPE's efforts to create greater housing opportunities for all. Submit works made within the last 3 years. "Home Is Where the Art Is" will be curated by HOPE Fair Housing Center. The artist competition will be judged by a committee of three members of the art community.

     
  • Join conversation asking “Is War Ever Justified?” Jan 12, 2015 7:16 PM
    Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice presents "Is War Ever Justified?," a public conversation about one of the great questions of all time, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. They will have a panel of four speakers, representing a range of opinions on both sides of this challenging question. Some of the speakers will base their opinions on religious grounds, some on social justice, and some on philosophical and historical grounds. An open dialogue between the speakers and the audience will follow.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 10, 2015 1:29 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
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