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Updated: January 12, 2014 2:30AM


VIGIL: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Lung Cancer Alliance will hold a vigil titled “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. The event will honor those impacted by lung cancer at a vigil outside the Hospital, 660 Westmoreland Ave. The vigil is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer and reduce the stigma associated with this disease. Apple cider and light refreshments will be served. The vigil is free and open to the public. Details, (312) 952-1108.

SEMINAR: Grief Share — Surviving the Holidays seminar will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Faith Lutheran Church, 24300 Grass Lake Road. This one-night session will deal specifically with the difficult task of facing the holidays after the loss of a loved one. It will offer valuable insight and practical advice for coping with the holidays. There is no cost to attend. Anyone that has lost a loved one may attend, no matter how long ago the loss. Details, (847) 740-1260 or visit

OBSERVANCE: In response to the significant rise in premature births, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority chapters across the country are planning to hold prematurity awareness events during the month of November in houses of worship and congregations. The March of Dimes is leading a World Prematurity Day observance at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 17 at Gideon Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 W Ridgeland Ave, Waukegan. March of Dimes is leading a national effort to save babies from premature birth by funding research to find the causes and by supporting local programs. Details, or

MARTIAL ARTS: Every Tuesday night from 8 to 9 p.m. through March 4 there will a free self defense for women and girls (10 years old and up) at Gerry Cook’s Professional Martial Arts, 2048 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. Learn street protection, self-defense techniques and how to avoid trouble. Just show up in sweats and tennis shoes every Tuesday night and learn from the experts at no charge. Details, (847) 336-1905.


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, (847) 377-8450.

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. Details, call (847) 377-8470.


BREAST CANCER: Support group meets 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Village of Victory Lakes, 1075 E. Victory Drive, Lindenhurst. Details, (847) 356-4676.

BREAST CANCER: Support group offering emotional support and networking for breast cancer survivors meets 6 p.m. Nov. 19 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

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.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: A group meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbek Drive. Details, (847) 395-1317.

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

REASON FOR HOPE: Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 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.

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

STROKE SURVIVORS: A support group for survivors, spouses and caregivers meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. Details, (800) 323-8622.

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, e-mail 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, or

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.

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.

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

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