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Three Mayors event scheduled for Sunday in Elgin

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Updated: January 6, 2014 12:52PM

Books at Sunset will host a remembrance of Elgin in the 1960s from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday

The free event features a panel discussion by two former Elgin mayors, E.C. “Mike” Alft and Ed Schock, and current Mayor Dave Kaptain.

The Three Mayors event also includes a book signing and short discussion by award-winning journalist Mike Bailey, whose debut book, Goodbye Elgin High, tells the parallel story of young people coming of age and a Midwestern city undergoing dramatic change in the 1960s. The book also includes photos of Elgin in the 1950s and ’60s some of which have never before been published.

Books at Sunset is located at 1100 South St. For additional information, call 847.902.3664 or visit

Algonquin: Dr. Pregont opens private practice

Dr. Nina Pregont has opened a private practice, Natural Expressions Naprapathy & Wellness LLC, a holistic healthcare facility.

“I am very excited to announce the grand opening of Natural Expressions Naprapathy & Wellness,” Pregont said. “This is a vision I have had for many years. My mission is to help people in the community not only to get out of pain, but by offering each person the most uniquely individualized and professional care available to promote their well being and maintain the highest quality of life.”

Throughout the month of December, anyone who brings in a food item donation will receive $15 off their first appointment. All donations will be made to the local Lake in the Hills Food Pantry.

Natural Expressions Naprapathy & Wellness is located at 270 Stonegate Road. Visit for more information, call 224-333-6501 or email Pregont at

Elgin: Sherman group holding poinsettia sale

The Sherman Men’s Health Alliance (SMHA) will be selling poinsettias from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, on the lower level of Advocate Sherman Hospital.

Red poinsettias will be available in two sizes: 4.5-inch foil-wrapped pots are $10 and 6.5-inch foil-wrapped pots are $20.

Founded in 1972, SMHA was created to raise awareness of men’s health issues and raise funds for Advocate Sherman Hospital programs and medical equipment. All proceeds from the poinsettia sale will benefit SMHA’s commitment to support programs and services at Advocate Sherman Hospital.

For more information, call 224-783-2500.

Bartlett: Arts in Bartlett meeting scheduled

Arts in Bartlett invites the public to participate in a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road.

This meeting will take a look forward at the role of the cultural arts in the Bartlett area and Arts in Bartlett’s part in this effort. Spartan Consulting from Elgin Community College will present its recommendations after a three-month study of issues facing the organization and Kim Taylor from the Taylored Approach will report the results of focus groups held in October. For more information, contact Arts in Bartlett, or 630-372-4152.

Bartlett: Holiday Open House set for Friday

A Holiday Open House will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday following the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting in Bartlett Park. Walk two blocks south to Arts in Bartlett Center for the Arts, 118 W. Bartlett Ave, to enjoy free refreshments, music, giveaways and fun for the whole family.

Also featured will be a “Birdhouse Art” silent auction, children’s exhibit in the Color My World Children’s Art Studio. and Bargain Boutique for kids. For more information, contact Arts in Bartlett, or 630-372-4152.

Geneva: Hospice to hold Hope for the Holidays

The approaching holiday season can trigger powerful emotions for those who have recently lost a loved one. If you or someone you know could use some help getting through some of the holiday’s most difficult times, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is offering Hope for the Holidays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

Participants will gain coping skills for the holiday season and ideas for incorporating the memory of the loved one into holiday traditions. The evening will close with a short candlelight remembrance service. The event is free, but registration is required in advance by calling 630-232-2233.

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