The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on March 9, 2008 · Page 150
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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PAGE 2 SECTION 5 DAILY HERALD SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008 F1 The briefs Join Belle, Beast at Elgin play today Students of Christian Youth Theater-Kane County end their production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at 2 p.m. today at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Free parking is available. A bookworm by nature, the lovely young Belle dreams of adventure and loathes her ordinary life. When her father disappears, she stumbles into an enchanted castle filled with talking objects, magic spells and a hideous Beast. Surrendering her freedom, she learns that love is found in the strangest places, home is where the heart is, and appearances aren't always as they seem. For tickets, call (847) 516-2298 or visit Tickets are $10 to $14. Sign up today for women's expo The Elgin Area Women's Connection invites you to attend their Women's Expo and luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Villa Olivia Country Club, off Route 20, Bartlett. The expo features area women presenting their businesses — everything from exercise to clothing, from products for your home to beauty and nutrition. Enjoy lunch and hear speaker Becky McDonough, a busy mom working in the health care industry, tell her story, "Confessions of a Control Freak." Cost is $15 with complimentary child care available. For reservations and child care, call Ian at (630) 8372632 or Penni at (847) 524-5112 by Monday morning. Antique show wraps up today The semiannual Fox Valley Antique Show, produced by the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association, will wrap up today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kane County Fairgrounds, off Randall Road between Routes 38 and 64 in St. Charles. The spring show features 55 dealers from 14 states. In conjunction with the show's theme "Live Green, Buy Antiques," the first 200 patrons will receive a Canadian hemlock sampling to plant. Earth-friendly furnishings of every shape and size, having already served four or more generations, will be available to serve present and future generations. CSADA will feature its popular 5-Minute Antique School sessions on a variety of topics. Admission of $8. It benefits the Garfield Farm Museum, a nonprofit 1840s living historic farm and inn in nearby LaFox. For details, visit or call (815) 838-0606. South Elgin Parks and Recreation Spring Holiday Egg Hunt: The South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department will holdt its annual Spring Holiday Egg Hunt at noon March 22. The holiday wouldn't be the same without an old-fashioned egg hunt. Bring your baskets from home to fill up with eggs. The annual egg hunt will be held at Kenyon Woods, off Raymond Street in South Elgin. Parking is available at South Elgin High School. The event is geared toward children from infant to 12 years old. There will be designated hunting areas for different age groups. Bring your cameras for pictures with the Bunny, who will arrive at 10:30 a.m. Don't miss this free family event. They will be accepting donations to the local food pantry so bring your non-perishable food items to the event for a chance to win a spring gift basket. Also, enjoy a special Breakfast with the Bunny at 9 a.m. March 22. The Bunny will arrive in the North Activity Room at the municipal annex, 1 W. State St. Each child will visit and take pictures with the Bunny. Join them for breakfast including scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. Each participant must purchase a ticket from village hall, 10 N. Water St. Registration per family of four is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. For details, call (847) 622-0003 or visit Peter Cottontail delivers goodies: The Easter Bunny will deliver a special basket to your house especially for you and stay for 10-15 minutes. Get your camera ready. Each basket will be filled with candy, goodies and a stuffed animal for $25. Be sure to leave your light on for the Bunny! Due to the mode of transportation, only South Elgin residents can participate. Baskets will be delivered from 4 to 7 p.m. March 19-20. Registration will remain open until time slots are filled, so register now. Spring break camps: South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department has a week of trips, games, movies and other various activities planned for spring break. Each day includes morning and afternoon care, if needed, at an additional cost. The camps are for kids in kindergarten to sixth grade. Each camp is dropped off and picked up in the east room at the municipal annex building, 1 W. State St. The camps are as follows: Pump It Up on March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch included; Woodview Lanes on March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch inclutied; Funway on March 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., bring a lunch; Sugar Grove Family Fun Center on March 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., bring a lunch; and Safari Land on March 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch included. Morning care is available from 7 to 9 a.m. for $5 per day and afternoon care is available from 4 to 6 p.m. for $6 per day. The registration deadline is March 17. There is a $20 late fee after that date. Fun Friday: Leave mom and dad at home and come join the fun and exciting Pajama Party. Participants wm partake in games and crafts related to the nights theme. Pick out your favorite and come join the fun. They will provide juice, snack and all of the entertainment. This program is for children, ages 3 to 10. This night out will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. March 21 in the East robm at the municipal annex, 1 W. State St. The cost is $15 for residents and $17 for non-residents. The registration deadline is Friday. School Days Off: if your kids have a day off, parks and recreation staff can entertain them. Each day includes morning and afternoon care, if needed, at an additional cost. The next program will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21. The children will be going to Woodview Lanes and lunch is included. Drop off and pickup is in the East room at the municipal annex, 1 W. State St. The cost is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. The cost for a.m. care is $5 a day and p.m. care is $6 a day. There is a minimum number of children for this program. If the minimum is not met, it will be canceled. The registration deadline is Friday. DailyHerald Problems? Do you have problems with the delivery of your paper, or do you wish to change your subscription? For newspaper delivery problems, subscription changes or customer complaints, call the customer service department, (847) 608-2720. How to reach us Classified: (847) 608-2727 Main switchboard: (847) 608-2700 Birth announcements: Ardelle Chrastka, (847) 427-4494 Time out! listings: Jeff Pizek, (847) 427-4732 Newsroom staff Fox Valley Editor/Manager: Jim Baumann, (847) 608-2737 Fox Valley Assistant City Editor. News: Tim Shell, (847)^08-2723 Fox Valley Assistant City Editor, Neighbor: Bob MusinsKi, (847)931-57^0 Huntiey Neighbor editor: Susan Klovstad, (847) 608-2731 Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Lenore Adkins (847) 608-2725 Elgin, South Elgin: Harry Hitzeman, ?847) 608-2728 I '< Renz Center offers gambling help Americans spend more on gambling than all other recreation combined. And while it's a fun diversion for many people, for some it can be a social, economic and psychological problem. In recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, today through March 15, Renz Addiction Counseling Center will offer free gambling assessment screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Two American Way in Elgin. Problem gambling symptoms are not always easily recognizable. Signs of problem gambling include: • Gambling to calm nerves, forget worries or reduce depression • Talking/thinking about, or planning to gamble and not doing other activities • Lying about gambling habits • Gambling alone or gambling more often • Getting into arguments about gambling • Going without basic needs in order to gamble • Needing to gamble more and more money in order to get the desired effect • Experiencing health problems related to gambling like anxiety and depression • Having financial problems caused by gambling "Many times people associate problem gambling with wealthy, middle-aged individuals," said Jerry Skogmo, Renz Center executive director. "When, in fact, problem gambling is linked with all income levels and from people of all ages, including teens and retired seniors. Cards, raffle tickets, dice and board games, bingo, lottery and casinos are some of the more accessible and common types of gambling, and sometimes the most habitual." The Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to alcohol, drugs and gambling. Services range from prevention programs for youth in the schools to outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults. Offices are in Elgin, St. Charles and Streamwood. To find out more about Renz Center's programs, call (847) 742-3545 or visit Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties Inc. Elgin Children's Chorus performs today The Elgin Children's Chorus will hold its "Perfect Pitch" concert at 3 p.m. today at the Elgin Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. This concert will feature Anne Kasprzak, a conductor with the Young Naperville Singers and soloist throughout the Chicago area, as guest conductor of the Concert and Chamber choirs. The Concert Choir, under the direction of Kasprzak, will perform "Zion's Walls" by Aaron Copland; "How Can I Keep from Singing" by the Rev. Robert Lowry, arranged by Robert Hugh; "Festival Sancrus" by John Leavitt; "For Good" from "Wicked," by Stephen Schwarz; and "O Music," by David Brunner, with lyrics by Kahlil Gibran. Chloe Boelter will accompany on the cello. Kasprzak will lead the Chamber Choir in performing "Psalm .100" by Rene Clausen; "Come, Ye Sons of Art" by Henry Purcell; and "Prayer of St. Francis of Assist" by David Childs, with lyrics by St. Francis of Assisi. Mary Roloff will accompany on the flute. Under the direction of Elizabeth Ellis, the Intermezzo Choir will perform "J'entends le Moulin (I Hear the Windmill)" a French Canadian folk song arranged by Emily Crocker; "The Duel" by Cristi Gary Miller; "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" by Duke Ellington; and "The Sandman" by Johannes Brahms. Lisa Bettcher will direct the Treble Choir as they perform "Climbin 1 Up the Mountain," a traditional spiritual, by Linda Spevacek; "The Silence and the Song" by Mark Patterson; and "Music in You" by Joseph M. Martin, with lyrics by J. Paul Williams. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For tickets, call the ECC box office at (847) 622-0300; online at; or stop in at the ticket office, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. The box office hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 90 minutes prior to each performance. The Elgin Children's Chorus is an in-residence ensemble at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. Funding for the Elgin Children's Chorus is provided in part through the City of Elgin's Cultural Arts Commission and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, Target, EFS Foundation, Grand Victoria Foundation, Palmer Foundation, and Elgin Community College. In keeping with its mission of promoting voluntarism and developing the potential of women, the Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties Inc. recently announced that, once again, it is making scholarships available to local, college-bound, female high school students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to voluntarism. Applications are now available online at and are being accepted through March 17. Each year, the league awards at least two $1,000 scholarships to the most deserving applicants. To qualify, entrants must be female, college-bound high school seniors and reside in Kane, DuPage, Kendall or Will counties. In addition to completing the application form, interested candidates must prepare a 200-word essay describing their volunteer experiences and how these activities have benefited diem and their communities. Additionally, each applicant must show proof of acceptance to an established, accredited college or university, and also submit a letter of recommendation from an academic adviser, counselor, teacher, employer or volunteer organization supervisor. "There are so many wonderful things being done by young people who have committed themselves to giving something back to their communities," said President Mandie Cummins. "We are pleased to recognize these young volunteers and to support them in their continuing education." For details about the scholarships, visit or call (630) 653-5989. Herbie's Friends More than one million children will lose a parent before age 15. Whether resulting from the death of a parent or other loved one, unresolved grief can show up later in life as negative anti-social behaviors. To help address childhood bereavement, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice announced the spring schedule for Herbie's Friends, a grief support group for children, teens and their families. This eight-week program meets once a week and allows families to enjoy a meal together before meeting in age-appropriate groups. Children and teens ages 4 to Kids: Slogan makes news junkies cool 18 are given a safe environment to share their thoughts, feelings and stories through art, drama, journaling and music while parents and caregivers meet separately. This fall, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice will host the program from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Tuesday to May 6, at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 Highland Ave., Elgin. Led by Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice and Provena Hospice, Herbie's Friends is available to the community for free, although registration is required. For details or to register, call Dawn Zappitelli at (630) 232-2233, ext. 225. Continued from Rige 1 interviewed a local soldier about life in the Army, cautioned readers about the dangers of, and explained the reasoning behind canceled shows on the Disney Channel. The upcoming issue will include movie reviews, kids' reactions to the "Hannah Montana" flick, and an interview with Jason Earles, one of the stars of "Hannah Montana." The idea behind the newspaper and its accompanying media products is helping kids communicate responsibly, Anderson said. "It's getting them confident enough to say, 'If 1 can talk about it, I can write about it,'" said Anderson, herself a former TV reporter arid producer. And the "Got a big mouth?" slogan makes it cool to be a child news junkie. Indeed, some of the kids say they didn't even like to write before they joined the paper. Delaney Stanton, 10, of Lake in the Hills, said writing was something she had come to dread in school. But ever since she joined the newspaper last year, she simply can't get enough of it. She even volunteered to write stories for the paper's Web site between issues. The best part about writing KV Chronicles connections Want to catch up on the latest kids' news? Click on the following links. • kvchronicles • If you want to sign your kids up for KV Chronicles, visit or call the village's parks and recreation department at (847) 960-7460. You can also send an e-mail to or for KV Chronicles, Delaney says, is that she gets to cover things that matter most to her, Most recently, she spent time backstage at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, interviewing Joshua Uster of Disney's "High School Musical: The Ice Tour." She's also one of the paper's cartoonists. "It's about anything you want it to be about," she said. For the older kids who stick with the program, there are leadership positions available. For example, Michael Geheren, 12, of Huntiey, has been with the paper since it started in 2006 and now serves as its senior reporter, and occasionally as managing editor. He's also in charge of KV Chronicles'Web content. Michael's talent hasn't gone unnoticed. Publisher Scholastic Inc. has tapped him to become a member of its kids' press corps. As part of his duties, he'll tail the presidential candidates and follow athletes in the Olympics this summer. "After joining KV, I realized that journalism is the thing I want to do," Michael said. Now that the stories are in, Anderson and her sister, Ann Knipp of Huntiey, will spend the next few weeks laying out the pages. The paper is expected to hit the streets in mid- to late March, Anderson said. The last class of the winter session was held a few weeks ago, and the room was abuzz with activity while the kids put finished their stories and drew prizes for a raffle. Each child also received a chocolate bar covered in a wrapper that showed photos of all of them in the program, and some of the highlights of this season. Delaney, for example, was pictured with a smiling Joshua Uster. "I'm saving it forever," she said, of the wrapper. "But I'm eating this," Delaney added — about the chocolate, of course. Births Condell Medical Center • Nataly Naima Cordoso, Feb. 20 to Marisol Maldonado and Jose M. Cardoso, Round Lake Beach. Grandparents: Irma and Catarino Cardoso, McHenry; Maricela Hernandez. Delnor-Communtty • Charles Dean Wende and Elizabeth Mae Wende, Feb. 15 to Traci Ruzicka-Wende and Joseph Wende, Batavia. Brother and sister of James. Grandparents: Cynthia and Gerald Ruzicka, Warrenville; Dianna and Hollis Wende, Wheaton. Elgin Community College Registration for spring credit classes, which begin this week, is under way now at Elgin Community College and continues until the start of those classes. Classes are eight-weeks long. Registration will continue until the start of those classes. The eight-week classes provide more flexibility for those who wish to take classes, but are unable to attend a full 16- week session. New and continuing ECC students with an ECC identification number can register online at register. Those who prefer to register in person may do so at the Registration Center at the main campus located in Room 165 on the first floor of the Student Resource Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The Registration Center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. To get the best selection of courses and times, early regis- tration is advised. Continuing students may register for any course as long as its prerequisites and/or placement procedures are met and space for effective instruction is available. Students will be expected to provide proof of having met course prerequisites, if documentation is not already on file with the ECC Records Office. Students with outstanding financial obligations to the college may not be able to register until all bills are set- ded. Students attending college for the first time are encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss course selection. For an appointment, call the ECC Counseling Office at (847) 214-7390. To complete die enrollment process and avoid being dropped from classes, arrangements for payment must be made no later than the next calendar day by 7 p.m. y

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