The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on March 9, 2008 · Page 45
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Sunday, March 9, 2008
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SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008 DailyHerald Contact us Far mow local -news, visit our Web site Neishbor SECTION 5 Time out! Sunday Today's guide to events I and entertainment — Page 4 D12456 The briefs Actor to portray Thomas Edison Historian and actor R.J. Lindsey presents a look at inventor Thomas Edison during a History Speaks lecture at 7 p.m. today in Naper Settlement's Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for students. For details, visit napersettlement. museum or call (630) 4206010. Learn of advances for Alzheimer's A free continuing education Alzheimer's seminar will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Edward Hospital and Health Services, 801 S.Washington St., Naperville. Dr. John Saran will discuss new tools to diagnose the disease and prevention treatment. Registration is required by calling (630) 527-6363. Post 76 to host ham shoot today American Legion Post 76 will hold its annual spring ham shoots beginning at 8 a.m., with shooting at 9:30 a.m. until dusk, today and March 16 at the post, 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. All gauges of shotguns are welcome, except 10 gauge. Two top prizes will be offered per round; rounds cost $2. All proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts and other youth activities. For details, call (630) 682-0076. Group to sponsor Irish Mass Thursday An Irish Mass to honor St. Patrick will be held by the West Suburban Irish at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. A prelude with harp music and Irish readings begins at 6:30 p.m. For details, call (630) 355-1081. South DuPage AARP offers tax assistance The Soudi DuPage District of the AARP Tax-Aide program will offer free tax filing assistance for residents of Downers Grove, Lemont, Lisle, Naperville. Westmont and Woodridge areas. For details, call the following sites during weekday office hours: • Downers Grove Park District Lincoln Center, (630) 963-1314; • Lemont Public Library, (630) 257-6541; • Lisle Park District Meadows Center, (630) 969-0992; • Naperville Park District, Rubin River Walk Community Center, (630) 848-3613; • Westmont Park District, (630) 969-8080; • Woodridge Park District and library, (630) 353-3300. Earth Science Club to hold rock show The Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois will hold it annual Gem Mineral Fossil show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m March 16 in the K Commons Center of the College ol DuPage, Fawell Boulevard and Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn. Parking and admission are open and free for everyone The show features members and their knowledge and collections of fossils, rocks anc gems. For details, visit www Donate your cars to help families Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn is seeking donations o cars to help homeless families in transition to self-sufficiency in DuPage County. Donors will receive a tax deduction. To con tact the nonprofit agency, visi or call Mark Milligan at (630 ,i 545-06 l$.ext. 10. It's OK if kids 9 way of learning isn't your way Ken Potts That's Life Nat, age 3 at the time, launches herself down the hill. A huge grin on her face, she doesn't worry about how fast she's going, who is in the way, or whether she is doing "snow plow" turns as her ski instructor has requested. A natural, she just lets it happen. Her older brother Alex, 7, starts off cautiously. Jaw set, brow furrowed, it's almost as though he is going to think himself to the bottom. He tries hard not to pick up too mu9h speed, watches his skis to make sure they are angled just right, and carefully maneuvers around the other beginners on the slope. Both my kids did make it. Each in his or her own way was learning to ski on our winter mini-vacation. And had their older sister Amy been along, she would have demonstrated yet another method of approaching the sport. I call it the "learning through wandering around" technique. Watching, it was all that I could do not to yell after Natalie that she should slow down, be more careful and follow instructions. On the other hand, I had to stop myself from skiing after my son and pleading with him to just relax and not try so hard. But both my kids did make it. Maybe not my way, but they did make it. And they were both obviously proud of themselves for their accomplishment. I think it is awfully difficult for us parents to sometimes stand back and let our children do things dieir way. Often, they seem to make things so hard for themselves. If they'd learn the way we learn, do it our way, it would be so much easier. The fact is, though, that we all do learn differently and, often, do See POTTS on PAGE 2 PHOTOS BY MARCELLE BRIGHT/ Luann Grosscup's dog, Mr. Smith, 6, makes paintings like this one, titled "Dinnertime Frenzy," to benefit the California-based Search Dog Foundation. Paw prints Bead's bath tub art benefits canine charity, Search Dog Foundation BY ELISABETH MISTRETTA When Luann Grosscup and her dog, Mr. Smith, couldn't stand the winter doldrums anymore, the Villa Park woman knew just what to do. Head to the craft store. "Words cannot describe how bored I was on the Sunday afternoon I went and got acrylic paint," Grosscup said. "It was just one of those horrible afternoons with nothing to do and I decided: Mr. Smith is going to paint." She put the 6-year-old beagle to work in the bathtub (his art studio, as she calls it) and he began to create abstract designs with his paws and tail. Even Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at this year's Westminster Kennel Club, can't boast such a talent. Grosscup admits that as Mr 1 . Smith continued to create art, she spiced up his designs by adding some background Mr. Smith's paintings, like this one called "Daddy's Home," are sold to benefit the Search Dog Foundation, which trains dog rescue teams to find victims in natural disasters and terrorist attacks. color. But she still lets her beagle take the glory. "When you look at them framed and matted, they look absolutely cool," she said. How to help What Paintings by Mr. Smith to benefit the Search Dog Foundation Cost $75 each Details: E-mail Ultimately, the real payoff for Mr, Smith's designs goes to a California-based charity called the Search Dog Foundation. The group trains canine disaster search teams that find people buried alive in the wreckage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Right now, Grosscup is selling Mr. Smith's paintings for $75 each to raise money for the group, which she has supported for several years. All donations are made in the name of Andrea Lyn See MR. SMITH on PAGE 2 PllOtO DAILV HERALD PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST E ach Sunday's Neighbor section includes at least one entry to our Photo Finish photography contest. Our professional photography staff picks some of their favorite submissions to run each week and one overall monthly winner to receive a prize. If you would like to submit a photo for consideration, e-mail it in .jpeg format with at least 300 dpi resolution to ssanders@daily laus*'^ iDally Herald (gum** PUla fhMd 001J7 Include your name, address and a phone number (for contact purposes only), plus a description of where you took the photo and what the occasion was for it. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, good at PJ's Camera, Pickwick Place Plaza, 662 Roosevelt Road, Glen JEllyn. Heather Seeker of Wheaton found this while driving along Geneva Road. "I just happened to see a coyote hunting in a field by a school near Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve. Fortunately, I had my camera with me and snapped this picture just as he pounced on a vole, catching him in mid-air." DuPage County Relays For Life It's time to register if you want to participate in a Relay For Life. The following events are planned in DuPage County communities: • Relay For Life of Benedictine University, 6 p.m. April 25 at 5700 College Road, Lisle • Relay For Life of North Central College, 6 p.m. May 2 atSON.BrainardAve., Naperville • Relay for Life of Aurora, 6p.m. May 16,Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W.Indian Trail, Aurora • Relay For Life of West Chicago/Warrenville, 6 p.m. May 30 at Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago • Relay For Life of Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Winfield, 6 p.m. June 6 at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn • Relay For Life of Roselle, Bloomingdale and Itasca, 6 p.m. June 6 at Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W, Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle •Relay For Life of Addison, Lombard and Villa Park, 6 p.m. June 13 at Montini Catholic High School, 19W07016th St., Lombard • Relay For Life of Bensenville/ Wood Dale, 6 p.m. June 13 at Fenton High School, 1000 W. Green St., Bensenville • Relay For Life of Carol Stream, 6 p.m. June 13 at Glenbard North High School, 990 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream • Relay For Life of Wood Grove, 6 p.m. June 13 at Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main St., Downers Grove • Relay For Life of Elmhurst, 6 p.m. June 20 at York High School, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst • Relay For Life of North Naperville and Lisle, 6 p.m. June 20, location TBA, Naperville • Relay For Life of Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Burr Ridge, 6 p.m. June 20 at the Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook • Relay For Life of Itasca Corporate, 5 p.m. June 27 at 1 Pierce Place, Itasca We have a winner in leap year contest Congratulations to Phyllis Pilch of Arlington Heights. She won brunch for two to Sam Houston's Charhouse in Bartlett for correctly answering all the questions on the leap year quiz. We received more than 100 entries — most with the correct answers. We put the names of those with the winning answers in a drawing and selected one to receive the prize. Thank you to all who participated. taHiaataaaEaaaauiB^^

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