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Karin’ 4 Kids will help couple adopt children from Peru

During the Karin’ 4 Kids fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inn at Market Square in Zion on Saturday, April 26, Jan Tjader is hoping to help her friend Karen Martin and her husband David with the final stages of the adoption of two sets of siblings from Peru.

Library Notes

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher for motorists age 50 and older and will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. April 28-29 at Antioch Public Library.

School Notes


Performance: Antioch Community High School will present “Oklahoma” at 7 p.m. April 24-26 and at 2 p.m. April 27 at 1133 Main St. Tickets are $7 and $5 for seniors and students.

Religion Notes


Author Dolores Hart will visit Marytown Gift Store in Libertyville from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 25 and sign copies of her book, “The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows.”

Students rhyme during ‘Explore the Arts’ time


How many words rhyme with “toys?” That’s the question kids were tasked with answering when a cadre of professional and volunteer artists dropped into Sprague Elementary School in Lincolnshire for a series of lessons about the arts April 17.

College Notes

A free workshop for kindergarten through 12th grade science teachers to learn how to bring the excitement of NASA to their Earth Science classrooms will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 10 at the College of Lake County Grayslake campus.

Blood, bone marrow-registry drive aims to help kids with cancer


The solution to 5-year-old Ava Lee’s health challenge could be on the other side of the world, but her mother’s coworkers are searching the northwest suburbs, too. Ava will be one of three Lincolnshire-area children who could benefit from an upcoming blood and bone-marrow-registry drive April 26 at Daniel Wright Junior High in Lincolnshire.

Fennel and tarragon blend in a rich clam chowder


Many cream-based chowders suffer from the same problem — it’s hard to taste anything but the cream.

Depression can afflict anyone at any time


LIFELONG HEALTH: Many years ago, my heart began skipping beats. I felt each one and was very uncomfortable.

Health Calendar

SUPPORT: Diabetes Group for patients and their families or caregivers, offers education to support to held manage diabetes at 6:30 p.m. April 28 At Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.

Start grilling season with the classic patty melt


One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene — the patty melt.

Easter event draws 3,500 hoppers on the bunny trail


The good eggs at Waukegan Park District had a better idea for the Easter egg hunt. Instead of the traditional way of placing and hiding eggs in a field and then letting the children loose to find and hunt them, they designed a new way that has practically leveled the playing field.

Moms RECHARGE in an exclusive group


Cheerios, cartoons and diapers aren’t the only things Katie Tilton thinks about. They’re on her mind a lot, but twice a month the mom of three from Third Lake also gets to join a group of about 40 mothers and “just be Katie. Not mommy or wife,” Tilton said.

Marriage Licenses

The following have applied for marriage licenses at the Lake County clerk’s office:

Downtown Antioch packed for Easter parade, egg hunt


There were 32 units in Antioch’s Easter parade, which saved the best for last — an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Many paradegoers followed the bunny north on Main Street for the Easter egg hunt in Williams Park.

‘Annoying’ Beiber song put to good use by Waukegan High students


Passing periods at Waukegan High School’s two buildings have never been this polarizing. While some students show off their moves to the hit song “Baby” by Justin Bieber, others show their disgust by walking just a little bit faster to their next class. But it’s all for a good cause.