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Flags in Carpenter Park for 9/11 remembrance



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Updated: October 9, 2012 2:17PM

The True Patriots Care Foundation invites everyone to the 2012 “Field of Honor” Walk through hundreds of flags flying in honor of the 403 First Responders killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 323 Illinois servicemen killed since that day. Also on display will be 64 flags from each of the coalition partner countries.

The event in Carpenter Park in Carpentersville is the group’s way of saying “thank you” for assisting the United States in the war against terror.

The Field of Honor will be open each day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m. today, there will be a candlelight service honoring the 403 first responders and a reading of their names.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be a candlelight service honoring the 323 Illinois service personnel killed since 9/11 and reading their names. There will be a memory balloon launch after the service.

On Sunday, there will be a 9/11 memorial parade that will step off at 2 p.m. from Otto engineering, followed by musical tribute in the park with guest speakers. For more information call 630-730-0558.

South Elgin: Martial arts weekend open house

People are invited to join the Budokan Martial Arts of South Elgin for its annual martial arts weekend open house, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be free classes and informative seminars that will be led by Budokan staff, visiting masters and professional martial arts instructors from around the country who will be introduced at a Zen Garden dedication as the company celebrates the first year at a new location. Free classes include the flagship youth and adult Bujutsu (“Martial Way” in Japanese) program, Judo, Tai Chi, MMA, boxing, self-defense, Yoga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kenpo, a wrestling clinic, and more. Free refreshments will be available along with fitness challenge prizes. Bring something comfortable to wear, along with family and friends to participate in all the events scheduled each day. Instructors will be available to help answer questions. The Budokan is at 959 N. La Fox St. (Route 31 and Sundown) in South Elgin. Call 847-888-8866 or visit

Elgin: Theatre Company debuts ‘Social Security’

Elgin Theatre Company will present “Social Security” — a comedy about life, love and aging gracefully — from Sept. 7 to 23 at the Kimball Street Theater in Elgin. “Social Security” is the first production of ETC’s 2012-2013 season.

The play centers on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn, whose chic and sophisticated life is turned upside down when Barbara’s housewife sister, Trudy Heyman, and her bland accountant husband Martin must — because of a family crisis — deposit Barbara and Trudy’s eccentric and cantankerous widowed mother, Sophie Greengrass, on the doorstep of Barbara and David for an indefinite period.

This production contains some adult language and is for mature audiences only. The cast features Harry Wilson of Aurora as Maurice; Lisa Duchek of Batavia as Barbara; Galen Malick of Bartlett as David; Reddy Royse-Wilson of Algonquin as Trudy; Russell Stern of Deerfield as Martin; and Sharon Cuneo of North Aurora as Sophie.

The play is directed for the Elgin Theatre Company by Tony Aiello and is produced by Richard Grieger.

Performances will be Sept. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy. The theater is located at the northeast corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin.

Ticket prices for “Social Security” are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth. Group rates are available. Some parking is located off Park Street, on Academy Place, and on Kimball Street near the theater entrance.

For additional parking information, visit For reservations or more information, call the Elgin Theatre Company at 847-741-0532.

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