Updated: December 12, 2012 1:58AM
Pet vaccine: The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center’s Animal Care and Control Program will offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Beach Park Public Works, 40185 Glendale. Costs are $10 for distemper complex only and $15 for microchip. For pets spayed/neutered costs are as follows: One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag is $20; one-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper is $25. For pets not spayed/neutered costs are as follows: One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag is $60; one-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper is $65. For more information, call (847) 872-8000.
Fund-raiser: Every day the Northern Illinois Food Bank struggles to raise money to fight hunger. On Oct. 20 from 7 to 11 p.m., The Vine of Grayslake, 101 Center St., has teamed up with Chris Jones, a Grayslake local who has been working hard to make a name for himself in the culinary world. Recently, the Chef de Cuisine at Moto in Chicago has had the pleasure of showing off his skills on Discovery Channel’s “Future Foods” and Bravo TV’s “Top Chef.” The Vine will serve a 7-course meal paired with five different wines. The Vine will be selling only one hundred spots at $100 per ticket. All money from ticket sales will be donated to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. To purchase tickets, visit thevine.ticketleap.com/dinner-for-the-cause. For more information, call (847) 543.0900.
Donations: Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is partnering with the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago to provide those residing in homeless shelters with a Thanksgiving meal and warm outerwear . Accepting donations of children’s books and coats, socks, hats and gloves for adults and children. Clothing should be new or gently used with working zippers and no rips or stains. Donated items will be distributed at the Lake County Forest Preserves annual Giving Dinner. Donations can be dropped through Nov. 9 at the Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 N. Green Bay Road, North Chicago, or at any of the GLCU branches: North Chicago, 2525 Green Bay Road; Antioch, 351 E. Route 173; Gurnee, 7275 Grand Avenue; Libertyville, 1509 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Round Lake Beach, 2135 N. IL Route 83; Waukegan, 3290 N. Lewis Ave.; and Zion, 2111 Sheridan Road. For more information, call (847) 968-3470.
Insurance: Lake County announced that property owners residing in unincorporated Lake County may be eligible to save an average of more than $200 a year on their flood insurance policies. Since 2008, Lake County has participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System program. With a Class 6 community rating, residents within unincorporated Lake County who meet certain requirements are eligible for up to a 20 percent savings on flood insurance premiums. Residents should contact their flood insurance agent to obtain individual savings information. In order to maintain its favorable rating, an Annual Evaluation Report for the County-Wide All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for unincorporated Lake County was prepared. This report is available at www.lakecountyil.gov/Planning/EngineeringandEnvironmentalServices. For more information, call (847) 377-2113.