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  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 26, 2015 8:24 PM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Victory Rock Fellowship to broadcast on Marengo’s newest radio station, 94.3 FM Jan 23, 2015 10:13 PM
    Victory Rock Fellowship will broadcast worship services on Marengo’s newest radio station, Marengo Community Radio, 94.3 FM beginning in January 2015. The broadcast times will be 11:30 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Both of these time slots are meant to appeal to those who are not able to attend a service but still have a desire to worship remotely.

     
  • 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.

     
  • MCC to host ‘People in Need Forum’ Jan 21, 2015 2:38 PM
    The 12th annual “People in Need Forum” will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at McHenry County College’s Luecht Conference Center in Crystal Lake. This half-day event is open to organizations who serve the residents of McHenry County. Began in 2003, the forum provides staff and volunteers from human service, civic and faith-based organizations the opportunity to learn about community resources and important infrmation to better serve their clients.

     
  • Taylor Family YMCA offers Livestrong Cancer Survivor program Jan 20, 2015 5:50 PM
    The Taylor Family YMCA, 50 N. McLean Blvd. in Elgin, will offer a session of “Livestrong at the YMCA,” a free, 12-week recovery program for adult cancer patients and survivors. Registration is currently open for the session that will begin on March 2. Class sessions are available Monday and Thursday from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Class size is small (8-12) to provide individualized attention; and therefore space is limited.

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

     
  • Lindo Theatre presents classic Cold War thriller “Fail Safe” Jan 20, 2015 6:03 PM
    The Cold War Film Series continues at the Lindo Theatre with the thriller “Fail Safe” (G-112 min) on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 1 and 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and tickets are on sale at the Lindo Theatre box office, located at 115 S. Chicago Ave. in downtown Freeport, or online at www.classiccinemas.com. A brief introduction before each movie and a discussion will follow the film presentation, led by Dr. Ed Finch and Alan Wenzel. The film takes place during the Cold War; U.S. bomber jets are equipped with fail-safe boxes that instruct pilots when and if to attack. When an attack order is inadvertently administered due to a system malfunction, the president played by renowned actor Henry Fonda must scramble to fix the mistake before the bombs are dropped on Moscow. He manages to stop almost all the bombers headed for Moscow, except for one determined pilot who manages to complete his mission, with deadly consequences. The film also stars Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman and Don DeLuise. The Cold War Film Series, which is co-sponsored by Highland Community College and the Stephenson County Museum, continues with “Dr. Strangelove” on March 4, “October Sky” on April 1, and concludes April 29 with a bonus movie, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.” Admission to the “Russians Are Coming …” film is $5 per person or complimentary to those who purchased tickets for the entire film series.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Start new year in style at 4th Fridays at Starline Gallery Jan 15, 2015 4:18 PM
    Baby, it’s cold outside, but the Fourth Fridays at the Starline Gallery in Harvard is hot! The area’s biggest, most innovative art event is back and ready to kick off 2015 in style. Each month, a dedicated team of volunteers put together a new and exciting installation to greet patrons as they walk in the door.

     
  • Local athletes to represent U.S. in Junior World Championships Jan 19, 2015 9:01 AM
    Two athletes, who are members of Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, have been selected by the U.S. Ski Jumping Team to represent the United States in the Junior World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • The Oh Yeahs to perform Jan. 25 in Algonquin Jan 14, 2015 9:19 PM
    The Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., will feature The Oh Yeahs in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. They perform a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

     
  • Centegra surgeon uses personalized approach to weight-loss surgery Jan 12, 2015 3:43 PM
    When deciding which type of weight-loss surgery is best for a patient, Dr. Amir Heydari has to do more than review his medical chart. Heydari, a surgeon with Centegra Physician Care and the medical director of the Centegra Healthy Living Institute, said the most important information can only be discovered through honest conversations with patients like Kevin Masters, who had weight-loss surgery in 2011.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer exhibit extended until Jan. 16 Jan 12, 2015 2:51 PM
    Because of public demand and the unseasonably cold weather, the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum is extending its Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer display another week until Jan. 16.

     
  • Order a singing valentine for your sweetheart Jan 8, 2015 9:36 PM
    If your Christmas present for your significant other, just wasn’t up to par, then this is your opportunity to make it all right. The Fox Valley Men of Harmony will have multiple quartets ready to deliver a singing valentine on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb 14, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

     
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