Updated: October 16, 2011 2:48PM
Deadline for items for the Community Calendar is noon Wednesday two weeks before desired publication date. Send information on fund-raisers, clubs, lectures, community events, reunions and support groups to Community Calendar, Pioneer Press, 3701 W. Lake, Glenview IL 60026; fax it to (847) 486-7495; or e-mail it to email@example.com. There is no charge for publication.
The Buffalo Grove Area Chamber will hold a LinkedIn 201 training session from 7:30-8:30 a.m. (during the BG Networkers meeting) Oct. 25 at the chamber office, 50 1/2 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove. Michael Yublosky of JEM Web Tutors will teach how to use a profile on LinkedIn to expand one’s business network. Bring a laptop or other electronic device. Call the chamber to reserve space and to state if you are bringing a computer.
Help for the Unemployed. Harper College’s Career Stimulus program free to first-timers. Subsequent sessions $10. Memberships $85; include a year of meetings, free one-on-one sessions with Harper’s career coach, free workshops, and materials for, and admission to, an intensive Networking session. For dates visit www.harpercollege.edu.
Kingswood United Methodist Church, 401 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, offers support group for those seeking employment. Meets first, third Wednesday of month 9 a.m., room 122. www.kingswoodumc.com or (847) 398-0770.
NW Suburban Jewish Networking Group host series of professional networking and support meetings second and fourth Mondays of every month 10-11:30 a.m. Free. (847) 459-1677.
Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club celebrates its 80th anniversary from 6-11 p.m. Oct. 22 at Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Residents and members of the business community are invited to join alumni, friends and family to reminisce and pay tribute to the history of the club and to the many thousands of people whose lives have been affected by the organization. Tickets are $80 per person; and $800 per table of 10. Call (773) 463-4161 to reserve space.
The Aviva/Lilah Hadassah Group of the North Shore Chapter will conduct an Ice Cream Social to learn about Hadassah and the work of the Aviva/Lilah Group at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hadassah office, 3000 Dundee, Unit 313, Northbrook. Call the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org for information.
Chai Group of Hadassah North Shore Chapter will conduct a Culinary Spectacular to benefit stem-cell research at Hadassah Hospital at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 26 at Ristorante Abruzzo, 483 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. Dr. Neal Samors will give insight on restaurant leaders, chefs and food critics. A four-course lunch, mini-boutique by “The Pampered Chef,” raffles and food demonstrations will be part of the event. The minimum donation is $38. Contact the Hadassah office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail email@example.com or go to www.northshore.hadassah.org for information.
The Na’amat Avivah Club will conduct its fourth annual Mah Jongg Tournament fund-raiser from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Arboretum Club, 401 W. Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. Bring a Mah Jongg set and cards for a table. Lunch and admission is $38 per person. Raffle prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit women and children in Israel. To register, call Janet Reicher at (847) 392-6405.
The Garden Club of Inverness regularly meets 9:30 a.m. on third Thursday of the month, September-November and January-April, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine. All area gardeners welcome. Call Betty Ann (847) 358-8438 or visit www.gardenclubofinverness.org.
Career Resource Center October calendar of events is at http://careerresourcecenter.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Oct.2.pdf
Village Hall (lower level) is accepting old batteries for recycling. Batteries that will be accepted are: Alkaline: AA, AAA, C, D and 9V. Rechargeable batteries accepted are: NiCd, NiMh, lithium ion and lithium polymer. Before dropping off rechargeable batteries, tape the contact points on each battery or place them in individual self-locking plastic bags to avoid sparks. For information, go to www.comed.com/sites/customerservice/Pages/Construction.aspx
Learn about disability policy and community issues with Robin Jones, director of the Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessible Information Technology Center instructor at the University of Illinois - Chicago at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd. The program is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
School District 103 sponsors its 23rd annual Senior Citizens’ Day from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Daniel Wright Junior High School, 1370 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire. Members of the District 103 community and surrounding area are invited to attend. Afternoon performances will be given by the school’s music students. Refreshments will be served. Members of the Daniel Wright Junior High School Show Choir, Band, Chorus and Orchestra will perform. Questions about Senior Citizens’ Day may be addressed to Nancy Alban at (847) 295-1560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stevenson High School Children’s Theater performance of “Darius the Dragon” will be held from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 in the West Auditorium of the school. All seats are $5
Link Together is a coalition dedicated to promoting healthy communities in the Wheeling/Buffalo Grove High School area. If you or someone you know is passionate about working toward being a drug-free community, contact Wendy Prado at (847) 353-1710. The next coalition meeting is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at OMNI Youth Services building, 1111 W. Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove.
Grove United Soccer Association will conduct tryouts for boys and girls ages 6-14 on Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Willow Stream Park. Tryouts for high school boys takes place at 77 p.m. Oct. 23 at Vernon Township Park, 3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove.
On Oct. 21, a fund-raiser is being held at Nibbles Play Cafe, 13 Huntington Lane, Wheeling, to benefit the La Leche League of Rolling Meadows. The event is open to all families in search of support and information about breast-feeding. The child-friendly event includes a dinner buffet for adults, children’s meals, play time for young children, and a visiting “Ninja.” Children are encouraged to come in Halloween costumes. The event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. and is $16 per adult, $8 for first child and $4 for additional children. Raffle tickets are $2. For information, contact Stephanie Sutton at (847) 577-2048.
The Citizens for Conservation has produced a calendar with photographs of CFC properties, as well as resident wildflowers and birds. CFC members took the photographs, all of which demonstrate the health and diversity of the ecosystems on CFC’s preserves. The card-stock paper of the 8.5” x 11” calendar allows page-turning and hangs flat to show the monthly images and calendar grid with CFC events, like the Spring Native Plant Sale. The calendar is available for $20. A customized version can make a gift for family members. A custom version can feature birthdays, anniversaries and events with personal pictures and text. Cost is $40 for the first copy and $30 for each subsequent copy. Contact Jim Bodkin at (847) 382-7934 or email@example.com for information. The standard calendar is available for sale at the CFC office. Call (847) 382-7283 to reserve a copy. Mailing arrangements will be made for anyone unable to pick one up from the office. All purchases are tax-deductible.
Page it Forward: Lake County’s Biggest Book Drive. Support Page it Forward at www.facebook.com/pageitforward. There is an option to donate four books toward goal of 100,000 books with Text2Give. Text the word PAGE to 85944 and reply with the word ‘YES’ to confirm your $10 donation to Page it Forward. www.liveunitedlakecounty.org/pageitforward. A current list of drop off sites found at: www.liveunitedlakecounty.org/donatebooks
Morton Grove Group of Hadassah North Shore Chapter hosts Adopt-A-Patient fund-raiser to raise funds for an orphaned 13-year-old boy, who has been diagnosed with a cancer. The group wants to help him and others with medical expenses to cover treatments/necessary care. Donations go to the Moshe Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah-University Hospital in Jerusalem. Call Hadassah North Shore Office (847) 205-1900, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshore.hadassah.org.
A group of women authors from publisher Simon & Schuster head a panel discussion about real-life concerns and how they inform the creation of fiction. “Women Writers on Women’s Issues: Author Panel & Afternoon Tea” will take place from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. The event is free and open to the public. It features four novelists -- young adult author Ellen Hopkins (Triangles, her first adult novel, which is written in verse) speaking on mid-life crisis); Amy Hatvany (Best Kept Secret) on alcoholism; Lisa Tucker (Winters in Bloom) on parenting; and Sarah Pekkanen (Skipping a Beat) on marriage. Door prizes and giveaways include advance reader’s copies of other Simon & Schuster titles and a group conference call with author Sarah Pekkanen for your book club or writer’s group. Only individuals who register in advance are eligible for the drawings. Tea service and light refreshments are included with registration. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store. To register, call (224) 543-1485 or register online at http://bit.ly/books-tea.
Vernon Area Public Library District programs are free and open to all, unless otherwise indicated. Register for programs online at http://calendar.vapld.info, by telephone at (224) 543-1485 (adult and teen programs) or (224) 543-1486 (youth programs), or in person at the library at 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.
The Friends of the Vernon Area Public Library’s semi-annual Used Book Sale is held Oct. 21–23 and Oct. 29. Fiction and nonfiction titles, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, books on tape and special collection items available at sale. No fee to enter. Sale opens to the public 6 p.m. Oct. 21. On “Bargain Sunday,” Oct. 23, all remaining items half-price. On “Box Sale Saturday,” Oct. 29, remaining items sold for $10 per box.
Lake County Discovery Museum: During October, seniors, 62 years old and older, admitted free. Contact Ghida Neukirch (847) 459-2518, or e-mail email@example.com
The Schwaben Soccer Club, in Buffalo Grove, invites high school boys and girls to travel tryouts 3 p.m. Oct. 23 on the east fields. For tryout schedule, check www.schwabensoccer.com or contact Thomas Gansauge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick Or Treat Hours: Oct. 31, 2-7 p.m.
Volunteers needed for a touring art exhibit in Long Grove once a week, once every other week, or once a month for duration of exhibit to watch over the art and provide information to visitors. Volunteer shifts are 4 or 8 hour shifts. Contact Leah Maxon at email@example.com
School District 21 needs school supplies for its low-income families. If you have any supplies you are able to donate, bring them to the District Administration Center, 999 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling between 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kids: Morning Matinee - Mo Willems Film Fest 10 a.m. Oct. 22. Enjoy short films of Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, and other favorites. No registration required. For kids ages 2-6.
Movie: Bridesmaids (R) 2 p.m. Oct. 22. Popcorn served.
Teens: Young Adult author Ellen Hopkins 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Stevenson High School - West Auditorium, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. Author Ellen Hopkins reads from her new release for young adults, Perfect. Books available for pre-order and signing through Library and Stevenson High School Information and Learning Center. Books available for purchase at event. Event is free; open to all, registration required.
Henna for Teens 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Teens learn about traditional Mehndi (henna) history and create a temporary tattoo.
Preschool Storytime 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Ready your future reader with weekly stories, songs, and movement that lay a foundation for literacy skills. No registration required. For children ages 3-5.
Kids: Write Away! Children’s Writing Workshop. Grades 3-4 at 4:30 p.m., grades 5-8 at 7 p.m. Oct. 25.
Kids: Science Sleuths 4:30 p.m., Oct. 26. Stories, films, and hands-on science experiments for kids in grades 2-3.
Kids: Preschool Storytime 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., Oct. 27. Ready your future reader with weekly stories, songs, and movement that lay a foundation for literacy skills. No registration required. For children ages 3-5.
Kids: Scary Stories 7 p.m., Oct. 27. Spooky tales for kids in grades 3-8.
Indian Trails Library, (847) 459-4100, www.indiantrailslibrary.org. Library staff may not give out library-card numbers. Notify library staff if your library card is missing. A $1 fee is required to replace damaged, lost or stolen library cards. Programs require registration unless otherwise noted.
Friends’ Used Book Sale – Oct. 21-23. Preview sale Friday, 5-8:30 p.m, Friday preview admission free to members only, (memberships are $3 for individual, $6 for family and available at the door). Free admission Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Oct. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. A limited amount of audiovisual materials offered. On Sunday, most books are included in a $3 per bag sale.
Ghost Hunting Techniques on Video: 7 p.m., Oct. 24. Celebrate Halloween when Dale Kaczmarek, author of Field Guide to Ghost Hunting Techniques, Windy-City Ghosts, A Field Guide to Spirit Photography, and Illuminating the Darkness: The Mystery of Spook Lights, presents a PowerPoint presentation of some of the Ghost Research Society’s best evidence of America’s most haunted sites. Sites include Moundsville and Mansfield Prison, both now abandoned penitentiaries; the Booth House in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia; Havencrest Castle in Savannah, Illinois; Lincoln Theater in Decatur; Illinois; Cheney House in Jerseyville; Illinois; Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton; Illinois; an abandoned house in Bristow, Virginia; and a few private local homes. Registration required.
Tribute to Female Legends (Impressions): 2 p.m., Oct. 25. Hear the voices of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Liza Minelli, Carol Channing, and many more as singing talent and impressionist Diane Noe does perfect imitations with her voice. Registration required.
Computer Instruction: Microsoft Excel: 7 p.m., Oct. 25. Hands-on class covers this program used to compute budgets, evaluate purchases, and compile statistics. Learn how to format a spreadsheet and apply simple formulas. Registration required.
Guided Meditation with Om Johari: 1 p.m., Oct. 26. No registration required.
Poetic License: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26. A supportive writer’s group specifically for poets. Members share creative ideas, learn about publishing markets, engage in writing exercises, and read poems aloud. Registration required.
Sunshine Water: Vocal and Instrumental by Marcy Novit: 2 p.m., Oct. 27, accompanied by guitar, banjo, and bass, Novit sings a mix of her original music, folk songs, and old time favorites. Registration required.
Computer Instruction: Organizing Your Files: 2 p.m. Oct. 27, in hands-on class. Learn how to create, name, and store information so that it can be instantly retrieved. Registration required.
Great Discussion Group: 7 p.m., Oct. 27, an informative discussion on current world, national, and local events led by Jim Bernard. No cost or materials needed. Bring an open mind and an opinion. Registration required.
Loading up on Library Downloads! 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 29. Library District provides books, audiobooks, movies, and music to download to your favorite device! Learn how to put books on your eReader, music, or put an audiobook on your MP3, or any place else you might want to read, view, or listen. Staff available to share the potential of the OverDrive (Digital Books) and Freegal (online music) collections! No registration required for this drop-in program!
Just in Time for Halloween – They’re Back! – The Those Were The Days Radio Players: 7 p.m., Oct. 31, for an evening of chills and excitement with the best and scariest of old time radio! Registration required.
Children’s Used Book Sale: 5-8:30 p.m., Oct. 21; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct., 22; Noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 23: Books on sale for children of all age levels. Most books sell for 25 cents. Sunday there is a $3 per bag special.
CSI: Missing Person: 4:30 p.m., Oct. 26. Solve the case with a pro as you join Police Officer and author Michael A. Black take apart a crime scene to solve a case. Black wrote Hostile Takeovers, a murder-mystery set in Cook County. He also co-authored I Am Not a Cop with Law & Order SVU star Richard Belzer. Grades 6-8. Registration required.
Teen Late Night Halloween Bash: 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Wear a costume to win prizes, read scary stories, eat ghoulish treats, and play games! Grades 6-8. Registration required.
Sea Beast Puppet Company: 7 p.m., Oct. 25. The Sea Beast Puppet Company invites you to the town of Dümm for “Little Red Rosie and the Dragon of Dumm,” a show for the entire family. Tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before program on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cowboy Storytime: 7 p.m., Nov. 4. Wanted! All cowboys and cowgirls! Lasso your horse, saddle up, and head to the Library for stories, activities, a craft, and a snack. Entertainment for entire family. Registration required.
Little Actors Present: 5 p.m., Oct. 28. Actors present Adventures of the Little Pumpkin. Program is in the Russian Language. Content most appropriate for 3- to 5-year-olds but all ages welcome. Registration required.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): 2 p.m. Oct. 30. This Mexican festival focuses on remembering friends and family members who have died. Focus is on traditional music, storytelling, folk arts, crafts, and a community altar. The event is hosted by Mexican Consulate and National Museum of Mexican Arts in Chicago. Registration required.
The 1:30 Mincha Minyan, held at BAY Shul, has started on Mondays-Thursdays. E-mail Rabbi Zehnwirth at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the Minyan e-mail list. A daily e-mail is sent out to see who can attend, followed by a confirmation (or cancellation) e-mail. Check out Aish.com for videos and information on High Holidays and what they mean.
The Men’s Hebrew Literacy Class teaches how to read Hebrew regardless of level of previous instruction, through a 12-week program from the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. The class is open to any adult, regardless of affiliation. Classes held 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; and Dec. 6. “Graduation” is at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost is $30, which includes the “Shalom Aleichem” textbook. Make checks payable to the “Beth Judea Men’s Club.” To register, call (847) 634-0777 and leave message for Sandy.
Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Simchat Torah Celebration and Flag Parade...Bring a flag, sing/dance with the Torah!
Oct. 27 from 2-2:45 p.m. Challah Chaverim. Challah making and story time with Rabbi Jeff Pivo and a Shabbat song session with Cantor Roger Weisberg. Registration required.
Oct. 30 beginning at Noon: Blessing of the Animals...Dogs, cats and fish, Oh My! Even pets can have a Hebrew name. Bring pets (leash/carrier required) for special blessing from Rabbi Pivo and to receive their Hebrew name. Consider pet’s disposition around other animals when attending. Visit www.bethjudea.org. Registration required.
Every Shabbat morning, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Gan Shabbat is a Shabbat service designed for children ages nine and under, together with their families. After Gan Shabbat, participants encouraged to join the main service and the community Kiddush. To RSVP contact Beth Judea office (847) 634-0777 or email@example.com.
Women’s Board of Catholic Charities of Lake County needs volunteers to help sort, check and distribute thousands of gifts that come through the warehouse in time for its Christmas Gift Giving Program. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2231 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. The program benefits needy children of Lake County. Donations are needed. Lunches are also need to be provided to workers. Call Kathy Brosmith at (847) 949-7536 for information.
Short Story Treasures 10-11:30 a.m. through Nov. 14 at The Garlands in Barrington. Free. LLI0105-099 20677. Edith Maynard discusses selected short stories by Virginia Woolf, William Carlos Williams, Eudora Welty, and others. You will be using The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, second edition, edited by R. V. Cassill from your local library or purchased online.
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District 214 Community Adult Education offers free classes in reading, math and language skills needed for jobs in manufacturing and technology. Classes run 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec. 15 at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, To determine your qualifications, call Kelly Barinholtz at (847) 718-7876 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read to Learn, an adult literacy/volunteer program, offers free adult classes in reading and writing, and individual tutoring. Attend class to register. Call (847) 718-7724 for a class in your area. A class is held 9:30 a.m.-noon through Nov. 23 at Indian Trails Public Library District and 7-9:30 p.m. through Nov. 30 in Wheeling High School Library.
Oral Cancer Therapies: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Kim Hart, NP, MS, AOCN, Illinois Cancer Specialists. Hart discusses some of the most commonly prescribed oral cancer therapies to address their effectiveness and management of side effects. Focus is on oral therapies for breast, brain, lung, gastrointestinal, kidney and skin cancers. Bring questions; discussion encouraged. Registration deadline Oct. 20 at (847) 221-2400.
Healing Partners of Greater Chicago (HPGC) dedicated to improving quality of life for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Clients receive free services up to one year. Call (773) 899-5989 or e-mail healingpartnersgc@yahoo,com
Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive, Northbrook, offers free Reiki, healing touch, reflexology, massage and personal training wellness sessions to anyone impacted by cancer, including those with a diagnosis, family members and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. (847) 509-9595 to register or visit www.thecancerwellnesscenter.org
Parents Without Partners Lake County Chapter 247 offers a social outlet for single parents and their children. Contact the group about its newcomer orientation. Contact (847) 817-5687 or email@example.com
Let’s Talk! Military Families with Children, Parents and Caregivers from all branches - active, inactive, reserve and veterans, including civilian spouses and grandparents is offered through the non-profit Children’s Home & Aid of Chicago and meets 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Alexian Brothers Med/Roncoli Center, 600 Alexian Way, Elk Grove Village. Share experiences, feelings and challenges with other military parents and caregivers in a support group. A free Parents Care + Share Support Group and free children’s program with child care specialists and free dinner held at every meeting. Call Carolyn Dixon (312) 513-9650 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.