Updated: August 24, 2013 6:19AM
Elgin: 3 from ’73 Exhibit at Side Street Studio Arts
Artists and Elgin High School Class of 1973 alumni Sara Risley, Daniel Teafoe and Steve Westphal will host a one-day art exhibition of their work “3 from ’73” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, and it comes during the Elgin High School 40th reunion weekend. Teafoe, of Chicago, will share his photographs; Westphal, of Helena, Mont., will bring his self-taught pastel art; and Risley, of Milwaukee, will offer her abstract vision through photographs and paintings.
Refreshments will be served and music performed by alumni of Elgin High School’s music department. For more information, call the gallery at 847-429-2276 or Sara Risley at 414-460-2330.
Elgin: Art from Southwest at Elgin Public Museum
Works of art created by native peoples of the Southwest will be shown at the Elgin Public Museum on Saturday.
The program will run from 11 a.m. to noon and costs $6 ($4 for EPM members). The Elgin Public Museum is in Lords Park at 225 Grand Blvd., Elgin. Contact the museum to register at 847-741-6655 or email@example.com. The website is www.elginpublicmuseum.org.
While at the museum, participants can check out a completely different type of art: tagging and graffiti. The temporary exhibit — Tagged: Exploring Modern Graffiti — investigates the pervasiveness of graffiti in contemporary society and considers both its artistic merit and transgressive nature. The exhibit was created by the graduate students enrolled in Northern Illinois University’s awards-winning Museum Studies program.
Algonquin: Street closures set for Founders’ Days
As a result of the Founders’ Days activities, there will be numerous detours and delays for motorists traveling through Algonquin.
On Saturday, Routes 31 and 62 will be closed, and traffic will be diverted beginning at 10 a.m. A parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Eastgate Drive and Route 62. It will travel west on Route 62 over the Fox River and then south on Route 31, ending at Madison Street. Route 31 will be closed at Edgewood Drive, and traffic will be diverted onto the already-established Edgewood Drive detour route.
On Sunday, Harrison Street will be closed from Route 62 to Edward Street from 5 to 11 p.m. for a fireworks display.
No one will be permitted on the Route 62 bridge from 7 to 11 p.m.
Elgin: Judson U. student wins music honors
The Judson University Community Music School in Elgin is celebrating the success of one of its brightest students, 16-year-old Joseph Schambach of Elgin, for his success at last month’s 15th Annual Chopin Youth Piano Competition in Milwaukee.
Schambach was one of 10 finalists to perform in this highly competitive piano competition and was awarded third place for his performance of Chopin’s “Polonaise Op. 26, No. 1.” Schambach is a student of Robert Kania, professor of music at the Judson Community Music School.
The Judson Community Music School, established in 2006, provides affordable music instruction to students of all ages. Lessons are taught by instructors in most instruments, voice, music theory and worship arts. This year, JCMS taught more than 90 students, according to the university.
Bartlett: Woman’s Club names scholarship winners
The Bartlett Woman’s Club awarded seven high school senior scholarships totaling $6,000, from money raised from the Woman’s Club Annual Spring Fashion Show Fundraiser.
Bartlett High graduates were Amanda Zierden, going to Northern Illinois University majoring in business; Daniella Amato, going to Loyola University majoring in pre-med; Avani Patel, going to Drake University with a pharmacy major; Taylor Stratton, going to Illinois State University majoring in criminal justice; Nicole Worytko, going to University of Illinois majoring in engineering; and Claire Slayter, going to University of Minnesota majoring in speech pathology. From South Elgin High School was Emma Bono, going to University of Illinois Chicago majoring in neurology and psychology.
Huntley: Centegra to hold diabetes care program
Centegra Health System will hold a program on foot care for diabetes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Centegra Health Campus, Huntley conference room. The diabetes support group meets quarterly to provide support for anyone with diabetes or those who support family members who have been diagnosed.
For more information, visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter, or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).
Bartlett: National Night Out activities planned
The village of Bartlett, Bartlett Park District and Bartlett Fire Protection District will host a free National Night Out Twilight Skate Park Bash from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Bartlett Skate Park, 620 W. Stearns Road, to kick off the 20th annual National Night Out celebration.
The Skate Park Bash will be held in conjunction with the free National Night Out Family Tailgate Party at the Jim Jensen Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by the free National Night Out Family Pool Party at the Bartlett Aquatic Center from 8 to 10 p.m.
Hanover Park: Mental health grant applications
Grant applications are available from the Hanover Township Mental Health Board. Each year, the Mental Health Board provides about $1 million in funding to agencies serving Hanover Township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse intervention and prevention. The FY15 funding period runs from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015.
Hanover Township serves more than 99,000 residents in Streamwood, Elgin, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. Agencies serving Hanover Township residents in the above funding categories are encouraged to apply.
Grant applications and guidelines are available on the Hanover Township website at www.hanover-township.org/mhb or at the Township offices at 250 S. Route 59 in Bartlett.
For more information, contact the Mental Health Board Coordinator Suzanne Powers at 630-837-0301 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kane County: Health Department wins award
The Kane County Health Department has been honored for excellence in public health as one of 38 agencies nationwide to receive a “Model Practice Award” in 2013.
The honor was announced at the 2013 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, for developing and implementing a program that demonstrates exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a local public health need.
“A Collaborative Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan” was one of 38 public health programs developed by a local health department selected from across the nation to receive as Model Practice Award.
The Kane County Health Department’s innovative Community Health Assessment work was jointly funded and completed with the five hospitals serving Kane County, two of the largest United Way chapters, and a local mental health 708 Board.