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  • ECC music ensembles put on annual holiday concerts Nov 24, 2014 5:19 PM
    The Concert Choir, Concert Band and the Steel Bands at Elgin Community College offer something for everyone — from inspiring choral pieces to holiday favorites and contemporary music hits served up with a Caribbean flair — during December performances.

  • Weekend picks: Cosley Zoo opens Festival of Lights Nov 24, 2014 6:11 PM
    See more than 20,000 twinkling holiday lights and light displays as the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton hosts its annual Festival of Lights. Warm up your vocal chords and sing along to a musical classic at the annual “Sing-Along Sound of Music” event at the Music Box Theatre. Comedian Louie Anderson returns to the Chicago area for an engagement this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase.

  • Mundelein police fundraiser Nov 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    The Mundelein Police Academy Alumni Association will host its sixth annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 North Lake St., immediately following the annual tree lighting ceremony at Kracklauer Park.

  • Breakfast with Santa in Grayslake Nov 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    Santa will be on hand to welcome kids at a family breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the University Center of Lake County, 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, on the northeast edge of the College of Lake County campus.

  • Lake County eatery a Delicious Destination Nov 24, 2014 5:19 PM
    A Lake County restaurant that once received raves from Guy Fieri on his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” now also has an honor from the state’s tourism office. Dimitri Kallianis accepted the Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination award Monday at The Shanty restaurant on Route 41 in Wadsworth that his family has owned since 2007.

  • New Turkey Trot 5K benefits Wheaton school, nonprofits Nov 24, 2014 5:23 PM
    Wheaton serves as the setting for many 5K races, but members of Emerson Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association recently realized there was one type of run that was missing. On Thursday morning, in an effort to start Thanksgiving on a “really positive, community note,” the PTA will host the city’s first Turkey Trot 5K run/walk, co-chairwoman Jen Moreno said.

  • More training coming for Naperville bar security Nov 24, 2014 5:20 PM
    New bar restrictions in Naperville mean it won't be dollar beer night on the "Black Wednesday" before Thanksgiving. Regulations also mean more training could be in store for security personnel at Naperville bars, especially as the Restaurant Association of Naperville will be offering training above what the city requries.

  • Second Schaumburg Chick-fil-A arrives Dec. 4 Nov 24, 2014 5:13 PM
    Chick-fil-A will open its second restaurant in Schaumburg on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 90 Barrington Road. The first 100 adults in line by 6 a.m. that day will receive a digital offer card for 52 free Chick-fil-A meals.

  • Author specializes in ‘eco-elegant’ homes Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Trudy Dujardin, interior designer and author of “Comfort Zone: Creating the Eco-Elegant Interior,” joined The Washington Post staff writer Jura Koncius recently on the newspaper’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt:

  • ‘Miss Muffet’ strikes back against eight-legged pests Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. We have lots of spiders on the outside of our house. A friend of ours told us that he used a special spray on the outside of his house, and it kept the spiders off for the summer. Do you know what this may have been?

  • Many seniors become seasoned travelers Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Helping people, particularly retirees, see the world and enjoy it to the fullest has been the mission of Linda Kerr for the past 35 years.

  • Boomers contribute to new housing boom Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Real estate agents across the country are taking specialized training to become Certified Senior Housing Professionals so that they become better able to serve the burgeoning senior real estate market, which is growing as a record number of seniors sell their longtime homes.

  • Don’t ignore emotional health as you age Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Very few psychological problems found in the elderly are actually caused by the aging brain. Most are caused by other physical and emotional issues.

  • For seniors, maintenance needs grow over time Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Keith Braude, owner of a Mr. Handyman franchise based in Deerfield, wants to ensure that no senior citizen has to move away from home because he or she can’t handle routine household maintenance, or they lack accommodations needed to make their lives safe from falls.

  • Websites assist senior drivers Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    For most senior citizens, giving up driving is akin to being put in a cage. Having a vehicle and being able to drive it where they need or want to go means that they continue to retain their freedom and independence.

  • Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Many senior citizens live with the misconception that “only rich people need estate planning.” But Nancie Golnick Dorjath, an attorney who specializes in elder law, advises clients that doing estate planning should be thought of similar to buying insurance.

  • Keep Norfolk pine indoors to extend its life Nov 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Q. I want to buy a small Norfolk Island pine for Christmas. Can I plant it outside in the spring?

  • Seek help, for wife has passed beyond ‘functional alcoholic’ Nov 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Q. I understand what you often say with regard to always disapproving of your partner’s habits. But, what if your wife is a functional alcoholic?

  • Other groups offering a free Thanksgiving dinner Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some churches, restaurants and service organizations treat Thanksgiving as a chance to give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a meal to be thankful for. Here’s a look at a few of the other groups serving a free meal on this special day.

  • Thanksgiving tradition grows at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    After their Thanksgiving celebrations thinned as relatives died or moved on, Dean and Susan Stewart took a different approach. “We started it with people who didn't have traditional Thanksgiving dinners anymore and it started snowballing,” said Dean Stewart. This Thanksgiving, the couple will host the 8th annual feast at St. Matthew Church, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. Dinner is open to all and participation has more than tripled since its inception to about 100 diners.

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