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  • Nominees announced for YWCA Leader Luncheon Mar 27, 2015 9:25 PM
    The YWCA Elgin recently announced the nominees for the 32nd annual Leader Luncheon Awards to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, at The Seville in Streamwood. At the luncheon, the Racial Justice Award will be named after Betty Brown, longtime Elgin community leader and activist.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Kaneland seeks new members for board advisory committees Mar 26, 2015 3:45 PM
    Kaneland Unit District 302 seeks to add members to its Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Facilities Planning Committee and the Kaneland Foundation. In preparing to add members to these committees and to the foundation, please know that the selection committees will seek representation from the various attendance areas within the Kaneland community.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • ‘Living Last Supper’ comes to Aurora April 2-3 Mar 24, 2015 7:56 PM
    A third annual “Living Last Supper” will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 2-3, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora. With music and period costumes, the performance will bring to life Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ’s last supper with his disciples.

     
  • NIU to stage romantic, comic opera Mar 23, 2015 2:16 PM
    Northern Illinois University Opera Theatre in collaboration with the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present the one-act romantic comic opera “Bastien und Bastienne.”

     
  • Local Girl Scouts attend United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Mar 23, 2015 6:59 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently sent Girl Scouts Emily Bettler, 16, of South Elgin, Lindsay Schwartz, 18, of Kildeer, and Stefany Veldhuizen, 17, of Sycamore to participate as delegates in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Kaneland soccer groups to host town hall meeting, concussion seminar Mar 19, 2015 7:55 PM
    The Kaneland United Soccer Club and Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization are hosting a Town Hall Meeting and Parent Concussion and Youth Sports Injury Management Seminar on Tuesday, March 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Get ready to ‘LOL’ for good cause at new Girl Scout event Mar 17, 2015 3:35 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud to present, for the first time ever, “LOL with GSNI!” This fundraising event on Friday, April 10, will feature performers from the Second City Conservatory, The Annoyance Theatre and One Group Mind, as well as dinner, a silent auction, and cash bar.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 17, 2015 6:29 PM
    Royce E. Banner Jr., 41, Genoa, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, no insurance, and driving in the wrong lane at 8 p.m. Thursday after a traffic stop on Plato Road, west of Route 47 near Maple Park, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Health Insurance for People 65 + Years Mar 17, 2015 3:12 PM
    This lesson will explore the options and tools necessary for health insurance decisions by people approaching or whom are already on Medicare.

     
  • Easter egg hunt for adults by moonlight and flashlight Mar 16, 2015 7:42 PM
    With flashlight in hand, adults, age 18 and older, are invited to search for Easter eggs from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at Boy Scout Camp Big Timber in Elgin. The first-ever Three Fires Council Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt includes 6,000 numbered plastic Easter eggs scattered over 10 acres of wooded campground. Select eggs will be redeemable for prizes. The grand prize (each night) is a 42-inch flat screen television.

     
  • Geneva church “Commits to Knit” to help women, children in distress Mar 13, 2015 11:43 PM
    More than 30 members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva are using their knitting and crocheting skills to make a difference in the world. The church’s Commit to Knit group creates one-of-a-kind handcrafted items — scarves, shawls, baby blankets, clothing, dolls and more — which are donated to women and children in need locally and globally.

     
  • Display your skills for collegiate coaches at JUCO Spring Hoops Showcase Mar 13, 2015 11:49 PM
    High school and junior college men’s and women’s basketball players with collegiate aspirations are invited to display their talents for coaches at the JUCO 2015 Spring Showcase. The event takes place on Saturday, April 25, at Judson University in Elgin.

     
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