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Sherman sets cancer awareness event for Oct. 5

Updated: October 28, 2013 7:14AM

Elgin: Sherman sets cancer awareness event for Oct. 5

Advocate Sherman Hospital will host “Pampering and Prevention: Enjoy the Journey” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the main hospital campus, 1425 N. Randall Road.

This educational event is open to all women in the community who want to learn about women’s health issues in a fun and supportive environment.

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, “Pampering and Prevention” will focus on breast cancer prevention and treatment options. An expert panel of Advocate Sherman physicians will answer questions related to breast cancer and other women’s health issues.

This event will feature complimentary massages, mini-manicures, paraffin hand treatments, bra fittings, food and giveaways. “Pampering and Prevention: Enjoy the Journey” will take place in the fourth-floor conference room of Advocate Sherman Hospital’s Medical Office Building. To register for this free event, call 1-800-3ADVOCATE.

Elgin: Izaak Walton League to hold meeting on 4-H

The Izaak Walton League is inviting families and youth ages 8 to 18 in the Elgin area to its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to learn about 4-H programming.

Youth projects include exploring the environment, natural resources, outdoor adventures, sport fishing and wildlife. A limited supply of project books in these areas will be available at no charge. These 4-H programs teach youth to learn and practice life skills that will help them lead a satisfying and productive life, contribute to society, and function effectively in an ever-changing world, the club said. Interested adult volunteer leaders are encouraged to attend. Additional meetings will be scheduled if participants desire to go forward and start a 4-H group.

The program will be held at the Hanover Township Izaak Walton Center at 899 Jay St., on the southeast side of Elgin. It will be followed by a business meeting. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call the township at 847-888-8329 or call Bill at 847-867-9393.

Elgin: Kiwanis Club sets meetings for October

Topical programs are fixtures of the weekly meetings of the Kiwanis Club of Elgin. Programs and events scheduled for upcoming weeks include:

Oct. 1: Steve Super, South Elgin director of Community Development, will update club members on development in South Elgin.

Oct. 8: Mary Lu Seidel, Neighborhood Housing Service of the Fox Valley, will provide background on NHS and its services.

Oct. 15: Christine Welch, Coffeecake Connection Company, will talk about her company’s fundraising opportunities.

Oct. 22: Jim Galvin, organizational consultant and author of “I’ve Got Your Back; a Leadership Parable,” will talk about leadership and followership.

Persons interested in joining the club are invited to attend a weekly lunch meeting, held at noon each Tuesday at The Hickory Stick Bar & Grille Restaurant, 875 Sports Way, at the Highlands golf course. For more information, contact Karen Maki at 847-429-5976.

Burlington: St. John Church to hold Oktoberfest

St. John Lutheran Church will hold its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 5 at the church, 13N535 French Road. A German-style dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. that will include pork chops, bratwurst and authentic German sides. Price is $8 for adults and a children’s menu is available. Call 847-683-2338 for more information.

Elburn: Wildlife Center open house set for Oct. 5

Fox Valley Wildlife Center will hold its annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. The center is in the Elburn Forest Preserve, 45W061 Route 38.

Visitors will be able to tour the wildlife center and view where orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife are cared for during the year. Wildlife center staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions, including how the rehabilitation process works. Also, visitors will be able to take self-guided tours of the facility and grounds, and meet the education ambassadors.

There is no admittance fee.

St. Charles: Training for Master Gardeners planned

The University of Illinois Extension of Kane County will begin a new season of its Master Gardener training program with an informational meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at its office in St. Charles.

“Master Gardeners are a diverse group of community-oriented folks with a desire to learn new things and the ability to share that new found knowledge,” said program coordinator Sarah Fellerer.

“You don’t have to be experienced gardener to qualify. If you are looking at a way to serve the community and learn more about horticulture, this may be the opportunity for you.”

In Kane County, Master Gardeners reach into the communities through the Speakers Bureau and with service projects in partnership with local organizations, Fellerer said. Master Gardeners also work the Master Gardener Help Desk by answering the phone line and assisting residents who come to the office with garden and landscape questions, she said.

The Master Gardener program requires 60 hours of horticultural training in return for 60 hours of volunteer time to support the Master Gardener Program.

The 2014 training program will be Jan. 7 through March 25. Classes will be held each Tuesday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office in Yorkville.

The informational meeting will be at the Kane County Extension office at 535 S. Randall Road. To register, email or call 630-584-6166.

For more information, contact Fellerer or visit of Illinois.

Elgin: Ride for Refuge scheduled for Oct. 5

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly bicycling fundraiser taking place in 28 locations across the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 5.

The ride is now celebrating 10 years of bringing much needed support and awareness to the charities that use it as a community-building fundraising event. In 2012, more than 5,000 participants raised more than $1.2 million for more than 150 charities.

The Chicago/Elgin Ride will be held along the Fox River Trail in Kane County. International Teams is the host location in Elgin. The local ride will have a game center, DJ, rest stations and a celebration lunch for all participants.

The Ride for Refuge begins with registration at 8 a.m., and participants will be released to the ride trail at 9 a.m. The anticipated 350 riders are able to tailor the ride to their cycling ability by choosing from 5-, 15-, 30-, or 60-mile routes.

For more information, visit; or contact Sandy Labouvie, Chicago/Elgin ride event director, at 847-429-0900, ext. 114. Register to volunteer at

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