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Jazz trio St. He will give a concert at the Charles Public Library.

Charles Public Library will partner with WDCB Jazz Radio Jammin’ in the Stacks for a jazz performance at the library on Sunday, February 4 at 2 p.m.

According to a press release from the library, the Chris White Trio will perform jazz standards and popular songs at the event. The trio includes pianist Chris White, bassist Mark Sonksen and guitarist Terry Bartolotta.

Performance, St. 1 S. Sixth Ave. in Charles. Part of the Sunday Concert Series at the library at.

WDCB is a listener-supported public radio station broadcasting more than 130 hours of jazz each week from the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn. Jammin’ in the Stacks is a monthly concert series held at public libraries.

Elgin police to hold library program on benefits of home security system

The Elgin Police Department, in partnership with the Gail Borden Public Library, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, at 270 N. Grove Ave. is hosting a “Safety Through Surveillance” program at the Elgin library at .

Police detectives will discuss the benefits of having a home security system and the different options available, a news release about the event said.

The program is free and offered in person and online, but registration is required. Register by going to gailborden.info/register, calling 847-429-4597, or visiting the library in person.

Kane County Forest Preserve volunteer, St. During a previous Maple Sugaring Days event in St. Charles, he shows visitors how to tap a maple tree for sap that can be made into syrup.

Touch a tree and taste locally produced syrup during Maple Fudge Days

Maple Sugar Days are March 2 and 3 in St. It will be held at the Creek Bend Nature Center in Charles.

At the event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m. both days, Kane County Forest Preserve District naturalists will demonstrate how to tap a maple tree to make syrup and give attendees a chance to try it for themselves, according to a district news release.

Participants can also boil the sap over an open fire and watch it thicken, the statement said.

St. Ice cream provided by Culver’s in St. Charles will be available to enjoy with syrup, and hot chocolate will also be available for purchase. There will also be donuts courtesy of Original Country Donuts in Elgin.

The syrup can also be tasted and purchased at Maple Cafe while supplies last.

No registration is required and entry is free. Creek Bend Nature Center, St. 37W700 Dean St. in Charles. Located in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at.

For more information, call 630-444-3190 or go to: www.kaneforest.com.

YWCA Elgin seeks nominations for annual leadership awards

Award nominations are sought for YWCA Elgin’s 40th annual Leader Luncheon, to be held on Thursday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Seville at Streamwood.

Individuals, clubs and organizations are invited to nominate women and non-binary people who are eligible to receive awards in the following categories:

  • Margaret Hillis Arts Award: Hillis was music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for 14 years and conducted the Chicago Symphony Chorus for 35 years.
  • Beatrice Dorsey Business and Professional Award: A successful local businesswoman for 45 years, Dorsey has been instrumental in helping women succeed in business.
  • Marguerite Henry Award for Communication and Technology: The author of more than 50 books, including children’s classics, Henry is the recipient of several prestigious national literacy awards.
  • Harriet Gifford and Hattie Griffin Education Award: Gifford laid the foundation for local educational systems by establishing the first school in Elgin in 1836. Hattie Griffin, co-founder of YWCA Elgin, was an educator for more than 50 years.
  • Myrtle Spiegler Public Service Award: The first woman to serve as Elgin City Clerk, Spiegler paved the way for women’s active participation in public service by designing the city’s flag.
  • Betty Brown Racial Justice Award: As a community leader and activist, Betty Brown laid the foundation for the first racial equality movements in Elgin.
  • Marie Grolich Social Work Award: As executive director of the YWCA of Elgin for 20 years, Grolich pioneered many innovative programs that benefited the entire community.
  • Marjorie Leonard Award for Volunteer and Community Service: As a volunteer and humanitarian, Leonard donated countless hours to civic and social organizations.

Nomination forms are available at www.ywcaelgin.org/leaderluncheon and must be submitted by midnight March 7.

Awards will be presented at lunch. The keynote speaker of the event will be Linda Siete, publisher of Reflejos Bilingual Newspaper.

For more information, go to www.ywcaelgin.org/leaderluncheon or call YWCA Elgin at 847-742-7930.


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