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Updated: April 14, 2013 6:05AM


BLOOD DRIVE: Red Cross blood drive will be held March 14 at 2 p.m. at Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave. Donors who are LVDL card holders will receive fine amnesty on LVDL materials up to $50. Details, (847) 356-7711.

FUND-RAISER: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter will hold a Stork’s Nest baby shower for babies in need March 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Vista East Medical Center, 1324 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan. There will be food, games and more. Details, (224) 698-9382.

DOCUMENTARY: Northern Lake County Awareness Network, as part of its ongoing effort to increase coverage of parent networks and tutor study groups, will show the documentary “Journey into Dyslexia” March 19 at 7 p.m. at Grayslake Public Library, 100 Library Lane. To register, call (630) 469-6900.


BLOOD PRESSURE: Free blood-pressure checks are available at Advocate Condell Immediate Care Centers. Details, (800) 323-8622.

HIV COUNSELING: The Health Department’s Sexually Transmitted Infections Program offers free HIV counseling and testing Monday through Friday at the Belvidere Medical Building, 2400 Belvidere Road, Waukegan. Information about viral hepatitis and screening for other sexually transmitted infections is also available. Details, (800) 449-5736.

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.


BREAST CANCER: Support group offers emotional support and networking for breast cancer survivors meets March 19 at 6 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5275.

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

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

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.

MENTAL ILLNESS: Support group for friends/family with a mentally ill loved one meets March 19 at 7 p.m. at Lake Villa Assessor’s Office (Old Gavin North School), 37850 N. Route 59. Details, (815) 388-9634.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: A group meets March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbek Drive.

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY: A support group for people with chronic pain meets March 20 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1520 N. McAree Road, Waukegan. Details, (847) 689-8045.

R.T.S. (RESOLVE THROUGH SHARING) BEREAVEMENT: Support group for parents who have lost babies meets March 19 at 7 p.m. at Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health, 660 N. Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest. Details, (847) 535-6336.

REASON FOR HOPE: Cancer Support Group meets March 14 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.

STROKE SURVIVORS: A support group meets March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. Details, (800) 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, email at, 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 Details,

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

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.

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