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South Elgin Lions Club offers scholarships

Updated: April 8, 2013 6:36AM

The South Elgin Lions Club is accepting scholarship applications from 2013 graduating seniors.

All applicants must attend a South Elgin High School or reside within the South Elgin Fire District. The application must be received no later than May 1 at 500 Fulton St., South Elgin, IL 60177. A scholarship application and the requirements can be downloaded from the website by selecting the scholarship tab at For more information, call Lion Angie DeLeon at 847-608-9091.

Elgin: Public Museum to hold egg science night

Eggs aren’t just for breakfast. The Elgin Public Museum’s monthly Science Night on Friday will explore the incredible egg, including how to walk on eggshells, suck an egg into a bottle, bounce an egg like it’s a rubber ball, and more. Different stations will be set up around the museum for kids and adults alike to partake in experiments and demonstrations all based on the egg.

Egg Heads Science Night will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $2 per person. EPM members are admitted at no cost. No registration is required for this drop-in program. The Elgin Public Museum is in Elgin’s Lords Park at 225 Grand Blvd. Call 847-741-6655 with questions and information requests, or visit

Elgin: VFW post holding Lightning Game Nights

VFW Post 1307 at 1601 Weld Road announces weekly Lightning Game Night every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. The post will be open to the public for these Wednesday night games. A total of five games of Lightning will be played each night.

The post kitchen will be open and serving a variety of foods including burgers, beef sandwiches and hot dogs. Full cash bar service will also be available.

Carpentersville: VFW post to hold dinner fundraiser

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915 will sponsor a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. March 16. The all-you-can-eat dinner will feature corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, bread, beverage and dessert. The public is invited to the fundraising dinner, with proceeds going to the organizational goals.

Elgin: Meet the candidates event planned for Sunday

Residents are invited to meet candidates in the April 9 election at the first-ever Candidate Expo, set for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Haight Building, 166 Symphony Way.

The expo welcomes all Elgin voters to meet the candidates an in informal setting. Attendees will be encouraged to engage in conversation with the candidates and ask questions, while sharing what issues are important to them.

Candidates will be given the chance to speak about their views and build support for their individual campaigns.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

This non-partisan expo will include a “Town Hall” discussion at 3:30 p.m. where attendees can ask questions to the individual candidates in a group setting.

Candidates from all Elgin-area races are invited to attend. The registration fee for candidates is $100 and will cover the cost of the venue, table and chairs, advertising, promotion of the event and refreshments. The candidates may provide literature, campaign signs, promotional items for their campaigns, and conversation.

Questions about the event can be directed to or call Karin at 224-558-9504.

Bartlett: Woman’s Club to sponsor candidate night

The Bartlett Woman’s Club will sponsor a candidates night from 7 to 10 p.m. March 21 at the Bartlett Park District Community Center Oak Room, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Candidates for the Bartlett Library, Park and Fire Protection districts, the village of Bartlett and Elgin Community College are scheduled to speak.

For more information, call Ruth at 630-837-8125, email at, or visit

St. Charles: Electronic item recycling Saturday

Residents can recycle electronic and electric items at Kane County’s free recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at 540 S. Randall Road.

Computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, TVs (any size or age), stereos, cell phones, DVDs, CDs, microwaves, Christmas lights, books and other items can be dropped off. Workers at the event will unload items. A complete list of accepted items and more information can be found at The event does not accept hazardous waste, refrigerators, fluorescent light bulbs, or car batteries.

St. Charles: Annual spring antiques show scheduled

“Blooming Antiques” is the theme for the 56th Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, march 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 South Randall Road.

The producers, the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association, have invited dealers from 14 states to sell their vintage wares. Fifty-seven dealers will set up shop for 2 days with eye-catching pieces of American decorative art including fine paintings, folk sculptures, and furniture dating as far back as the 18th century.

The semi-annual sale takes place indoors at the Fairgrounds’ Prairie Events Center. A catered lunch is available and parking is free. An admission charge of $8 benefits local historical and educational organizations. Discount coupons are available on the CSADA website:

Proceeds from the spring sale benefit the show’s sponsor, Garfield Farm Museum in LaFox, Illinois, the only surviving, historically-intact Illinois farmstead being restored as a working 1840’s living-history farm and inn, a true asset for teaching American history.

Elgin: American Legion burger and steak night

American Legion Post 57 at 820 N. Liberty St. welcomes the public to attend its weekly Family Burger and Steak night from 5: 30 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday. The night also features the popular pull-tab game, “Lightning.” The American Legion hall is available for rental for any event. Call (847) 741-1684 for more information.

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