Updated: April 28, 2013 2:20AM
RELAY FOR LIFE: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of GLMV will hold a kick-off open house Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel, 510 Route 83, Mundelein. A brief program will be held at 7 p.m. Friends, neighbors, cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served and children’s activities will be offered. This year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of GLMV will be held June 8 at Carmel High School. Along with walkers, volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, secure community support, coordinate logistics, obtain refreshments and prizes, assist with publicity and plan entertainment activities for this exciting and energizing event. Details, (847) 317-0025 ext. 3 or visit Relayforlife.org/GLMVIL. Teams may register on-line anytime.
BLOOD DRIVE: The Buffalo Grove Blood Commission will old its quarterly community blood drive March 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Grove Park District Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive. All donors 18 years of age and older will be eligible to enter a random drawing to win one of the following: one month membership at the Buffalo Grove Fitness Club; gift certificate for yoga sessions at Live it Yoga; one hour massage at Kneading Works Massage Therapy; and one-hour Acupuncture session at Krueger & Choe Chiropractic Clinic. All participating donors will also receive a water bottle from PNC Bank and a coupon for a free pizza from Jets Pizza. Visit lifesource.org or call (877) 543-3768 to schedule your life-saving appointment. Walk-ins also welcome.
FITNESS: The Waukegan Park District Field House will offer a new exercise program, SeniorFit, for persons 60 and older. The total program includes a warm-up;, weight bearing exercises, a low-impact routine to work the cardio system and a cool-down. The program will be held Tuesdays March 5 through April 16 and April 30 through June 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Field House Sports and Fitness Center, 800 Baldwin Ave. Cost is $51 for residents and $56 for non-residents. Registration required. Details, (847) 782-3300.
LECTURE: Guest speakers from Medtronic Diabetes, registered nurse Linda Falnman, senior diabetes clinical manager, and Adam Bednarek, N. Chicago territory manager, will present “What is Insulin Pump Therapy” March 6 at 6 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 810 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Find out the facts and fiction of today’s insulin pumps. Registration required. Details, (800) 323-8622.
BLOOD PRESSURE: Free blood-pressure checks are available at Advocate Condell Immediate Care Centers. Details, (800) 323-8622.
IMMUNIZATIONS: Child immunization clinic hours are by appointment at the Health Department’s Immunizations Clinic, 2303 Dodge Ave., Waukegan, on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; on Tuesday, and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.; on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and the second Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. Also, the Health Department is offering flu and pneumonia vaccinations to the general public by appointment only at the Health Department’s Immunizations Clinic. Details, call (847) 377-8470.
ALS: A group meets March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Marytown Retreat and Conference Center, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 367-7800.
CANCER: A Christian Cancer Survivors group meets March 4 at 7 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s Chapel, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5295.
DIVORCE CARE: Divorce Care Support Group will meet Mondays at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 24300 Grass Lake Road, Antioch. This special weekly seminar and support group is for people who are separated or divorced. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand what you are feeling, and where you can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. Details, (847) 395-1660 or e-mail email@example.com.
FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE, LUPUS, CHRONIC PAIN: Group meets March 2 at 10 a.m. at 884 Main St., Antioch. The meetings are free and participants are welcome to bring spouses, friends and family members. Details, (847) 362-7807.
GRIEF SHARE: Support group provides support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one and meets Sundays through May 12 at 6 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 24300 Grass Lake Road. Join at any time. Everyone is welcome no matter how recent or how long ago your loss was. Details, (847) 740-1260 or visit www.faithantioch.org.
LOOKING UP: Support group for anyone experiencing a loss meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Advocate Condell Day Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5275.
LYME SUPPORT: Come Walk in My Shoes group meets March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 134 in Ingleside. Details, (847) 833-5962.
LOSS (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide): A group meets Feb. 28 from 5-7 p.m. to provide services for those who are grieving a death by suicide of a family member or close friend at Carmel High School, One Carmel Parkway, Mundelein. Details, (312) 655-7283.
REASON FOR HOPE: Cancer Support Group meets Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, corner of West Street and Martin Luther King Drive, Waukegan. For patients, survivors, caregivers and those who have lost a loved one. Details, (847) 791-7843.
WOMENHEART: Share thoughts, concerns and feelings with other women who have been touched by heart disease March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5275.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF LAKE COUNTY: The mission is to provide support, education, advocacy, and resources to those who suffer from neurobiological brain disorders and their families. NAMI of Lake County has various support and education groups available. Visit www.NamiLake-IL.org, email at NamiSupport@hotmail.com, or call (847) 249-1515.
CHAT NIGHT: Open Chat Night is open to all those who are deaf or hard of hearing, audiologists, teachers, ASL interpreters and students from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at www.OpenChatNight.com. Details, www.DeafandHoH.com.
CAREGIVER: A support group for caregivers of people 60 and older is held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Warren Township Senior Center, 17801 W. Washington St., Gurnee. Details, (847) 244-1101.
MILITARY AND VETERANS: Support group for military and families who are dealing with the overwhelming stresses from the military and veteran lifestyle meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at One Hope United, 2115 Ernie Krueger Circle, Waukegan. The Wednesday morning support group meets at 11:30 a.m. at One Hope United’s Richardson House, 215 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa. The groups are made possible by a partnership with One Hope United and the Lake County Health Department. The groups share information and ideas about how to care for themselves and their families. Details, (847) 245-6826 (847) 377.8386 or visit www.onehopeunited.org.
MOST EXCELLENT WAY: Restoration program for those addicted to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography, sex, gambling, food disorders, anger, behavior problems and other life-controlling problems meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at Calvary Chapel Church, 38451 N. Fairfield Road, Lake Villa. Also for family and friends. Details, (847) 814-3911.