February 25, 2013 7:26PM
Updated: April 27, 2013 2:27AM
Lecture: In honor of African American History Month, Naval Station Great Lakes and the Great Lakes Naval Museum is hosting a lecture by World War II veteran LeAuthur Dunlap Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at the museum, Building 42, 610 Farragut Ave. Dunlap enlisted in the Navy after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. He was one of the first 277 African-Americans to attend Navy boot camp at Camp Robert Smalls aboard Naval Station Great Lakes. This event is free. For more information, call (847) 688-3154 or visit www.history.navy.mil/glnm.
Summer jobs: The Lake County Board’s Summer Youth Employment Program offers youth, age 14-18 (or 14-22 with an Individualized Education Plan) the opportunity for a paid, part-time work experience over the summer. Youth are matched with local public or non-profit worksites and gain valuable experience while earning a pay check. Applications are available online or at the Lake County Job Center in Waukegan, and are due on Feb. 28. New public or non-profit worksites are also needed to host youth workers. For more information, visit www.lakecountyjobcenter.com. Jobapalooza, Lake County’s largest job and resource fair for youth ages 15-21, will be held March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the College of Lake County, Grayslake.
Nominees: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin released the names of young men and women whom he has nominated to attend the four of the nation’s service academies. The academies include U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Everyone who wishes to attend a service academy must secure a nomination from one of a few sources, including a U.S. senator. Prospective students at the service academies must apply for a nomination and demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and good moral character. Sen. Durbin’s nominees from Lake County include: Military Academy At West Point — Jonathan Kroc, son of David and Jacqueline Kroc of Gurnee and Douglas Yacht, son of Brian and Kimberly Vander Yacht of Gurnee; Air Force Academy — Nina Demet, daughter of George and Alice Demet of Lake Forest and Jeannie Schulz, daughter of Gerald and Diane Schulz of Antioch; Naval Academy — Colin Bernhardt, son of Bruce and Meredith Bernhardt of Wauconda, Olivia Cleveland, daughter of Steven and Denise Cleveland of Winthrop Harbor, Grace Demet, daughter of George and Alice Demet of Lake Forest and Andrew Pudelek, son of Jerome and Nancy Pudelek of Winthrop Harbor.
Authors visit: Authors Jane Hamilton and Audrey Niffenegger will discuss exploring imagination, voice, and their distinctive, best-selling works, “A Map of the World” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” March 2 at 3 p.m. at the Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road. Hosted by Donna Seaman, accomplished editor from Booklist. Admission is $10 and free for students with valid ID. Tickets are available at the door or can be www.ragdale.org/VisionAndVoice. For more information, call (847) 234-1063.
Expo: Lake Forest’s award-winning show, the North Shore Home, Health & Business Expo, will be held March 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 155 W. Deerpath Road. Admission is free. There will be more than 80 booths of exhibits. Experts will be on hand to give advice on almost every aspect of restoration, landscaping, remodeling, interior decoration and accessorizing the home, as well as leisure activities, a variety of state-of-the-art products and services, and fitness. One of the major components of the event will be exhibits relating to health, wellness and fitness-related activities for all ages. Rosalind Franklin University and Health System will have medical professionals on hand to provide information and health screenings, as will Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and McLaughlin Chiropractic Clinic, among others. Free “Living Smart Seminars” are scheduled throughout the weekend. Attendees can register to win door prizes and enjoy food and beverages. Another highlight will be a drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff courtesy of the event’s host, the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (847) 234-4282 or visit www.LFLBchamber.com.
Forum: The first of five Lake County Community Forums will be held Feb. 27 at Lake County Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road. Lake County residents are invited to attend the forums and share input on their priorities. The Lake County Board will use the input when developing its strategic plan. The public has an opportunity to help shape important policy and budget decisions. An open house at 6 p.m. with informational displays, questions, and county services and programs. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and attendees can share input and participate in exercises. For more information, call (847) 377-2000.