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District 300 schools to hold vaccination clinics

Updated: August 2, 2013 6:25AM

All Illinois students entering or transferring into sixth through 12th grade starting this school year are required to show proof they have received one dose of the Tdap vaccine. Community Unit School District 300 will host low-cost vaccination clinics and student physicals on July 16 and July 17 at Dundee-Crown High School, Aug. 1 at the deLacey Family Education Center and Aug. 5 at Lakewood School, all in Carpentersville.

Tdap is a combined vaccination for tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, according to the district. Parents should turn in the required documentation to the school nurse on or before the first day of school, which is Aug. 14 in District 300.

This must be done no matter how recently students last received a DTaP, DT or Td dose, the district said. For more information about the clinics, the new state requirement and acceptable documentation of the vaccination, visit

Elgin: Free workshop set on writing a play

The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission will present a free workshop entitled Writing the Ten-Minute Play on July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th Floor. This event is sponsored by the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, Elgin Art Showcase and the city of Elgin.

Award winning playwright Dean Bevan will open the session with a presentation on “How To Write a Play, or How I Write a Play” which will include tips on getting started.

The second part of the presentation will focus on “How To Write a Ten-Minute Play” which will incorporate class input and exercises.

Register by July 5 by contacting

The workshop is open to adults, high school and college students, and gifted middle school students.

South Elgin: Anderson named Lions award winner

South Elgin Lion Larry Anderson of Elgin was presented with George Lazansky Distinguished Service Award recently at the Lions District 1J Annual Convention in Lisle.

Since 2002, this award has presented annually to Lions, Lionesses and Leos in District 1J and honors not only the recipient but its namesake, District 1J’s first governor who served in 1951-52. Then, as now, District 1J has led the State of Illinois in its service to the visually impaired, the hearing impaired and those with diabetes. This year out of the 65 clubs in this district, only 10 Lions where selected to receive this award. Anderson is the seventh member of the South Elgin Lions Club to be honored with this award.

This award recognizes Lions Club members who lead by example in their own club, as well as taking on additional responsibilities within the district or state. Anderson has been a member 56 years and has held every position on the board, including being the president twice. He has also chaired and/or participated on most committees or projects. Anderson was instrumental in many major projects that benefited South Elgin, including providing street signs for all streets in South Elgin.

In submitting Anderson for this award, the South Elgin Lions stated that he has had perfect attendance since 1959 and that their club “changed for the better on January 20, 1958 when Lion Larry was inducted into this Club.”

Bartlett: Food donations to be collected at parade

Hanover Township and the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce are partnering to collect donations for the Township Food Pantry during the Bartlett Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 7, beginning at 1 p.m.

Due to current economic conditions, food pantry usage has increased dramatically, with it serving as many as 800 to 1,000 families monthly. With these growing numbers, the need for donations increases as well. Attendees are asked to bring their donations to the parade. Members of the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce will be pushing shopping carts along the parade route to collect the donations.

Most needed items include personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste); paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels); laundry soap, dish soap, coffee, peanut butter, jelly, rice, potatoes, cereal, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, etc.

For more information or questions regarding a donation, contact the Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center at 630-540-9085.

Elgin: Grace Evangelical Vacation Bible School set

Grace Evangelical Church of Elgin will hold a Vacation Bible School program for this summer. In SCAR FORCE, kids will see how they fit into the epic saga that is portrayed in God’s Word, and they will train to join the great battle as Jesus’ Disciples (J-Di’s), according to the church.

The school will take place at the church at 1800 Bowes Road July 8 to 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Age appropriate programs will be available for children ages 3 through 5th grade, at no cost. There will also be an adventure class for students entering 6th to 8th grades, with activities including bowling, biking, cooking, and choice of crafts or woodworking, with a small fee for this class.

Register online by visiting For questions, call (847) 742-6818.

East Dundee: Lunch in the Park Series scheduled

The village will host it annual Lunch in the Park Concert Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7 at The Depot, 319 N. River St. These events are free and open to the public. Lunch will be for sale at the Depot and provided by Van’s Frozen Custard in East Dundee. There will be free raffle prizes and desserts.

Visit for more information.

Hanover Twp.: Foundation to hold annual fundraiser

The Hanover Township Foundation will hold its annual summer fundraiser on Thursday, July 18, cruising down the Fox River on The Fox River Queen. Supporters will depart from Pottawatomie Park, 2 North Ave. in St. Charles, at 6 p.m. and return at 8 p.m. Dinner is included. Tickets are $50 per person, or $90 per couple.

The foundation raises funds to provide additional monetary support to serve the residents of Hanover Township. Through the generosity of residents, businesses and community organizations, the foundation assists the township in operating a food pantry. In addition, the foundation helps support programs, equipment purchases for Township departments and provides direct aid for qualifying needs of residents.

For questions, sponsorship information or to purchase tickets for the event, call 630-540-9085.

Algonquin: ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’ to be presented

This year the D300 Foundation for Educational Excellence is presenting “Guys and Dolls Jr.” this month at the Jacobs High School Auditorium.

Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. July 12, 13, 19 and 20. General seating is $8, $5 for students and seniors.

To purchase tickets, visit

Elgin: Habitat’s ReStore now open on Sundays

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley ReStore, located at 800 N. State St, will be open Sunday’s from noon to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. ReStore’s other hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Also on Sundays at ReStore is the Elgin Farmers’ Market. Anthony Pedote, the market’s operator, made the decision to run the Farmers’ Market on Sunday in order to give people another day to shop for fresh locally grown produce. The market also has vendors that sell breads, pies, salsa and marinara, spices and jewelry.

For more information, call 847-742-9905 or visit

Bartlett: Open Mic Night to be featured downtown

Arts in Bartlett will hosts a First Friday Event, Open Mic Night, in downtown Bartlett at the Center for the Arts, 118 W. Bartlett Avenue, #2, on Friday, July 5, at 7 p.m.. It will feature improvisation, music, instrument playing, poetry, singing, story telling, art and more. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 630-372-4152, email, or visit

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