Updated: January 20, 2013 1:16AM
Auction: Obenauf Auction Service, Inc. will hold a vehicles and equipment consignment auction Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. at Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road. For more information, call (847) 546-2095 or www.obenaufauctions.com.
Gift drive: Chiro One Wellness Centers launches its annual Giving Tree Gift Drive on Nov. 26. The event, which benefits kids in need through various organizations in three states, runs through mid-December. Chiro One invites residents of Illinois, Kentucky and Texas to donate new, unwrapped gifts for children between the ages of birth to 12 years at any Chiro One Wellness Center. Chiro One supports various organizations with its Giving Tree Gift Drive, including Dreams for Kids in Illinois, Make-A-Wish North Texas, and Hope Center, The Nest, and Hillcrest-Bruce Mission in Kentucky. Wish list items include sports balls, children’s cars and trucks, dolls, board games, action figures, educational toys, craft kits, books, building blocks and gift cards. Donation end dates vary, so please check with your local Chiro Wellness Center for more information. To learn more about the organizations receiving donations from the Chiro One Wellness Centers’ Giving Tree Gift Drive, call (630) 468-1824 or visit www.chiroone.net.
Kits: With the help of a grant from the Illinois Attorney General’s office, CUB plans to hand out more than 1,000 weatherization kits to seniors and families hit hard by the economic downturn in North Shore Gas territory. Most of the kits will be distributed (one per family) at three events, while supplies last: Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Community Action Partnership of Lake County, 1200 Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan; Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan; and Dec. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave. The kits include four Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs), a window-insulating kit (seals up to six windows), a caulking gun, foam tape, and other material for sealing off money-wasting gaps — all in a sturdy reusable tote bag. Along with the kits, CUB will hand out publications on cutting telecom bills, as well as information about CUB Energy Saver (www.CUBenergysaver.com). For more information, call (800) 669-5556.
Toy giveaway: Registrations are being accepted for ongoing Toys for Tots distributions at Family First Support Center, 202 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. Next distributions will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. In-person pre-registrater required. For more information, call the center at (847) 249-6531.
World AIDS Day 2012: Annual event in honor of both survivors and those who have succumbed to the disease, includes lunch, program and reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Waukegan High School, Trapp Auditorium, 2325 Brookside Ave. To RSVP or request more information, call Alexian Brothers The Harbor at (847) 782-8015.