Home and Community group offers cooking tips
October 14, 2011 10:24AM
Updated: January 23, 2012 4:03AM
Plato Center: HCE unit’s
October meeting Friday
The October meeting of the Plato Center Unit for Home and Community Education (HCE) will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Plato Center Village Hall, 10N934 Rippburger Road. The hostesses are Barbara Lee, Verlene Schroeder and Nancy Haire. The Edgewater Ladies will be there at 12:30 p.m. to sell greeting cards that benefit the Community Crisis Center in Elgin. The Lesson for Living, “Cooking from your Cabinet,” will be presented by Joan Rossi and Joan Ziethen. Guests are welcome to the Plato Center meeting and/or the workshop. Call Joan at 847-931-8120.
Elgin: Lions Club marks
To mark its 90th anniversary, the Elgin Lions Club will hold a celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 with a cocktail reception at the Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Road, Elgin. Many dignitaries from other Lions clubs, the Illinois Lions organization and a past director of Lions International will attend. There will be music, a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. The public is invited. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are requested. Contact Lion Marry Merrell at email@example.com.
The Elgin Lions Club was formally established on Oct. 25, 1921. Over the years, the club has contributed in many ways to the welfare and culture of the Elgin area. Currently, the local club’s primary mission is to assist members of the community with their eyeglass needs. Contact Lions Club president Ed Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Minor schedule changes coming on four Metra lines
Metra will implement minor schedule changes on four of its lines effective today, primarily so that the schedules more accurately reflect actual operating conditions. The changes cover only certain trains on the Milwaukee North, Milwaukee West, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines. In most cases, the changes adjust a train’s departure times from certain stops or its running times between stations or overall by one to four minutes. Those changes are being made so the schedules are more accurate. The new schedules can be viewed at Metra’s website, www.metrarail.com.
Bartlett: Tutoring program begins in Hanover Twp.
From Oct. 17 through Jan. 30, Hanover Township residents in grades two through 12 are eligible for affordable tutoring for weekly one-hour sessions during the school year. Serving students since 1997, certified teachers provide small-group tutoring for a fee of $45 per child per semester in reading, writing, math, science, social studies and study skills. Each week, parents and guardians will receive a progress report from the tutor on their student’s performance, strengths and areas in need of improvement. Tutoring is on Monday and Thursday evenings at the Streamwood High School Sabre Center (door #9), 701 W. Schaumburg Road, Streamwood. Visit www.hanover-township.org under the “Youth Family Services” page for a tutoring application or visit its office at 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett.
Streamwood: Garden club to hear perennials expert
Everyone is invited to hear Dolly Foster speaking on “Advanced Perennial Plant Maintenance,” to control established gardens, at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the Tri Village Garden Club at the Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood. Foster is a landscape horticulturist, certified arborist, and environmental coordinator for the Oak Lawn Park District. She will discuss how to prune, divide and manipulate garden perennials to avoid staking, to prolong bloom and to rejuvenate. The Tri Village Garden Club of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood’s annual dues are $15. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month. For further information call 630-830-0118 or visit www.trivillagegardenclub.org.
Elgin: ECC offers security awareness sessions
Elgin Community College will hold several free presentations this fall to help the public and businesses become more aware about securing sensitive information. All presentations will be held at the college’s Seigle Auditorium, located in the Fox Valley University and Business Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. These sessions are recommended for all ages, and no technical knowledge is required. Jason Marchant, ECC information security officer, and Michael Chahino, managing director of the college’s network operations and information security, will lead the following sessions: 5 p.m. Thursday — identity theft, social engineering and techniques such as pretexting, phishing, vishing, Trojan horses, baiting, quid pro quo and hybrid attacks; 7 p.m. Nov. 14 — how to protect your home wireless network; and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 — protecting your business network and PCI compliance.
Burlington: Central High earns FFA Chapter grant
The Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded more than $1,300 in grant funds to FFA chapters in the county to recognize the continued contributions of students from Kane County FFA chapters in the success of Farm Bureau programs and other community service projects. FFA chapters from Central (Burlington), Hinckley-Big Rock and Kaneland high schools each qualified for between $350 and $500 in grant funds. This marks the third consecutive year that the foundation made grants available to FFA chapters for their help at Ag Days at Mooseheart, Touch-A-Tractor and the Kane County Fair. The foundation selected three Farm Bureau programs to help promote leadership development skills in FFA members. Students at Central High School in Burlington helped collect canned food during the South Elgin Fourth of July parade to benefit local food pantries.