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  • Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation hosts spring fundraiser Mar 27, 2015 11:19 PM
    On March 15, Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, a local nonprofit organization, held its annual spring fundraiser at Villa Verone Ristorante in Geneva. Its two major programs are the International Child Development Program, internationally recognized by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, which strengthens empathy-based relationships, communications, guidance and support between parents/caregivers and children, infant to age 12; and the Integrative Youth Development Program, which measures and identifies ways to help youth, age 12-24, succeed within families, schools and communities.

     
  • Elgin Theatre Company to audition for “Beau Jest” Mar 27, 2015 11:55 PM
    The Elgin Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its production of "Beau Jest." The comedy, written by James Sherman, will be directed by Julie Price. "Beau Jest" is the final production of Elgin Theatre Company’s 2014-2015 season.

     
  • Elgin Summer Theatre to host auditions for rock musical Mar 28, 2015 12:19 AM
    Elgin Summer Theatre returns with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical “Next to Normal,” which will run at the Hemmens Cultural Center July 17-19 and July 24-26.

     
  • Swedish American Children’s Choir seeks singers Mar 26, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Swedish American Children’s Choir is seeking new singers for the spring/summer season. Children, age 4 to 17, are welcome to join the Midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children.

     
  • Sherman Cafe joins in Elgin Madness Mar 26, 2015 4:40 PM
    The café at Advocate Sherman Hospital has submitted a signature dish for this year’s Elgin Madness, a friendly restaurant competition aimed at highlighting local establishments. Staff at the Sherman Café have submitted a healthy fruit and nut salad for the competition, which begins with first round voting from Friday, March 27 through Wednesday, April 1.

     
  • Heart Sounds 2015 Symposium to highlight innovations in cardiology Mar 26, 2015 6:15 PM
    Medical professionals are invited to attend “Innovations in Cardiology: Heart Sounds 2015”, a one-day symposium hosted by Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin. The educational program for registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, doctors and other clinicians will be held Saturday, April 18.

     
  • Administer Justice offers free seminar on probate process Mar 25, 2015 6:27 PM
    Administer Justice, a local nonprofit providing legal, financial, conflict resolution and educational services to low-income individuals, will offer a free seminar on “The Basics of the Probate Process” on Thursday, April 2.

     
  • Learn how to ‘echo weave’ at Fine Line Mar 24, 2015 4:23 PM
    Fine Line weaving instructor Beth Duncan will offer “Echo Weave, A Starting Point,” on Saturdays, April 4 and 18. “Learning to weave can seem daunting at the start; there is a lot of prep work before the actual weaving begins. As with all things worth learning, take your time and practice," Duncan said.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter seeks Spokespet Mar 24, 2015 5:08 PM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is searching for a pet to lead its inaugural Pets-a-Palooza Pet Parade and Festival fundraising walk, set for Sept. 20 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. "We're looking for a very outgoing pet adopted from Anderson, who is friendly to both people and other animals and who loves being in the spotlight," said Holly Alcala, the shelter's director of development.

     
  • Explore the shared heritage of Islam, Judaism, Christianity Mar 24, 2015 6:16 PM
    The First Congregational Church of Huntley will begin a six-week study/discussion group “Exploring Islam, Judaism, Christianity — A Shared Heritage.” It will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. All are invited, at no charge, to study the foundations of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity and their shared heritage.

     
  • Palm Sunday Festival Concert set for March 29 Mar 25, 2015 4:10 PM
    The 21st annual Palm Sunday Festival Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee. Musicians from many different local churches have come together in Lenten reflection through the sharing of music, song, prayer, and fellowship.

     
  • HCE, U of I Extension present ‘Eating Well as You Age’ Mar 23, 2015 7:57 PM
    Eating well does not mean dieting. It is part of a healthy lifestyle, and may be best achieved in small steps. However, as we age, our nutritional needs change and we should focus on nutrient dense choices. “Eating Well as You Age” is a University of Illinois Extension educational program designed to help participants explore the benefits of healthy eating habits at any age.

     
  • Lecture by author and Holy Land traveler March 25 Mar 20, 2015 10:18 PM
    Author and Holy Land traveler Marilyn Huntman Giese will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Elburn Community Congregational Church. She will talk about her travels in the Holy Land as well as her publications, which include “The Eye of God: A Fisherman’s Tale and “When the World Changed, A Revolutionary Peace,” a photo journal.

     
  • Heritage Prairie Farm brings weekly organic produce to community Mar 19, 2015 9:10 PM
    Heritage Prairie Farm brings the best in local produce and eggs to the community with their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Participating in their CSA program allows the community to incorporate fresh, local, certified organic produce into their diet.

     
  • Enjoy Arcada organ concert Sunday Mar 18, 2015 6:48 PM
    The Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts will host a free organ concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles. Due to the upcoming restoration of the 3/16 Marr Colton/Geneva organ, it could be a while before you get a chance to hear the organ again.

     
  • Girl Scouts collect donations to send “Cookies For Soldiers” March 21 Mar 18, 2015 7:15 PM
    With a goal of 500 boxes this year, two Hampshire Girl Scouts wil host a “Fill the Duffle Bag with Cookies for Soldiers” on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at Brar Dentistry in South Elgin. For every $4 donated, a box of Girl Scout cookies will be sent to a soldier. Soldiers from the recruitment center in Carpentersville will be joining the girls to lend support and thank donors.

     
  • Justice and Healing Seminar offered March 28 at Barrington UMC Mar 18, 2015 8:26 PM
    A Justice and Healing Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at Barrington United Methodist Church. Join the presenters as they lead a dialogue on justice and healing for the nation. They will share their perspectives on the church’s responsibility to create the “beloved community,” their personal experiences, what your individual and collective Christian responsibilities are in understanding the issues, speaking out about injustices and acting in ways that demonstrate commitment to Christian ideals.

     
  • Leonard Nimoy Night at the Arcada Friday Mar 18, 2015 10:14 PM
    It will be “Leonard Nimoy Night” on Friday, March 20, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. It will begin at 7 p.m. with a showing of the 1967 “Star Trek” episode, “City on the Edge of Forever,” when the crew lands in 1930s Chicago. Five Year Mission, a Star Trek tribute band from Indianapolis, will play original songs recorded about each of the original TV episodes at 8 p.m.

     
  • Attend Habitat for Humanity homeowner orientation March 24 Mar 17, 2015 3:52 PM
    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley builds simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families and individuals. The organization offers a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment. The next Homeowner Orientation night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

     
  • Spring Farmers’ Market returns to Elgin church March 29 Mar 18, 2015 9:41 PM
    The community is invited to the Spring Farmers’ Market from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin. This free event features sustainably produced foods and handmade artisan products, including fresh greens, root vegetables, Alaskan salmon, pastured meats (beef, pork, sheep, chicken), mushrooms, salsas, granola, vegan entrees, honey, beeswax, whole grain baked goods, infused oils and vinegars, French pastries, Jersey cheese, artisan tea blends, handcrafted soaps, candles, gourd art, natural skin care, nature photo cards, to-go bags for leftovers, jewelry, fair trade organic coffees, teas, chocolates, and more.

     
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