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NAMI art exhibit, open house scheduled in Elgin

Updated: August 19, 2013 3:37PM

Elgin: NAMI art exhibit, open house scheduled

In celebration of serving the northern Kane County communities, NAMI Kane County North is hosting an art exhibit and open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Presence St. Joseph Hospital Auditorium, 77 N. Airlite St., Elgin.

Family members affected by a loved one’s mental illness, persons seeking information/education to understand the mental illness of a loved one, and mental health care professionals looking for resources for the families in their practice are invited to the event.

Participants will be able to view art, learn about the free programs NAMI has to offer, and register for drawings and giveaways.

For more information, contact Laurie at 847-695-7957 or Lynette at 630-584-7481 or visit

St. Charles: Concert to benefit cancer research

The second annual “Sing me to Heaven” concert, a benefit concert for leukemia and lymphoma research, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 20W451 Fox Mill Blvd., St. Charles.

This concert — including students, staff and friends of the Beiermann Music Studio — will feature a varied program of orchestral, choral and solo works.

A reception in the church parlor will follow the concert. Suggested donation for tickets is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students under 18. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the church office. For hours, call 630-584-0929.

Dundee Township: Park District photo contest

The Dundee Township Park District this month is hosting an amateur photo contest open to youth, teens and adults.

The district wants to “Focus on Fun” this summer at parks, facilities, events and recreation programs. Contestants can capture these moments with a camera and submit them. Photos must be taken in a Dundee Township Park District park, facility, class or event. There is no limit on the number of submissions per photographer. The winning photos will be on display during the one-year anniversary celebration in August at the Randall Oaks Recreation Center.

The park district will award prizes for first-place winners in each of the three categories.

Rules and entry forms are at and at both the Rakow Center and the Randall Oaks Recreations Center. All entries must be postmarked or received no later than 5 p.m. July 31. For more information, call 847-428-7131.

Elgin: Farnham to meet with constituents

State Rep. Keith Farnham, D-Elgin, will meet with constituents and listen to their concerns at two coffee shop stops in the Elgin area this month.

Upcoming coffee shop stops are:

Monday, July 22, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Roll-N-Donut, 1315 Dundee Ave., Elgin.

Thursday, July 25, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Dunkin’ Donuts, 892 E. Main St., East Dundee.

More information is at Farnham’s constituent service office at 847-841-7130 or at

St. Charles: Bike race to close street Sunday

A Criterium Bike Race will be held in the downtown St. Charles area on Sunday. A number of city streets will be affected by the race. The following streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

Illinois Street between South 2nd Street (Route 31) and Riverside Avenue.

Prairie Street between South 2nd and Riverside.

South 1st Street between Illinois and Prairie.

South Riverside between Illinois and South 5th Avenue (Route 25).

Street parking will be prohibited on South 1st Street between Illinois and Prairie. Vehicles left parked on that street will be towed.

Parking will be allowed at both area parking decks and other surrounding municipal lots. For a listing of area municipal parking lots visit

Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the area.

For information regarding the bike race, visit


The Elgin Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The Fox on the Fairway” by Ken Ludwig.

Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Sears Gallery of the Elgin Academy, Elgin Academy Place and Park Street. See for maps and parking instructions. Contact Herb Gross at or visit for more information.

No appointment is necessary. Be prepared to give a monologue. The director will provide a monologue if you do not have one available. Please provide a resumé.

Performances will be in the Kimball Street Theater, Elgin Academy, Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22. Friday and Saturday evenings will be at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

St. Charles: Vero Voce to open inaugural season

Vero Voce Productions will open its inaugural season with “Songs for New World,” a rock-style musical revue in two acts by Jason Robert Brown.

The production will be staged in the Vero Voce Theatre over two weekends for a total of six performances. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., July 19-28.

Vero Voce was established in 2001 specializing in private voice, piano lessons and musical theatre coaching. It includes a 6,000-square-foot facility with multiple studios, classrooms, and a black box theater at 951 State Ave., Suite F, in St. Charles.

For ticket and other information, visit or call 630-584-0139.

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