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Immanuel Lutheran providing free Sunday dinner for military veterans; Moeller holding Christmas toy and winter clothing drives; Children’s Theater will present ‘Seussical Jr.’ in Hemmens–Chicago Tribune

Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee will host a free open house dinner for military veterans and their families and friends from 4:30-6:30 pm on Sunday, November 13.

Lunch will be served by Aliano’s Ristorante. Military memorabilia will be on display.

Those unable to dine at the church, located at 310 E. Main St., may choose a take-out option.

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite, www.eventbrite.com/e/free-dinner-for-veterans-2022-registration-418176104987?aff=erelexpmlt. For more information, call 630-709-7546 or email alison.b.lyon@gmail.com.

The Hanover Township Office of Community Health and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, November 22, at the Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59, Bartlett.

Donors must bring photo identification, a blood donor card, or two other forms of identification. Participants will receive a $10 eGift Card to a merchant of their choice.

To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Nomination petitions to run for Elgin Mayor or City Council in next year’s election must be filed between 8 am on Monday, November 21, and 5 p.m. Court.

Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily, with the exception of November 24 and 25, when City Hall will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Objections to nomination petitions must be filed at the same location by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 5.

For more information, call the clerk’s office at 847-931-5660 or the State Board of Elections at 312-814-6440.

Elgin Community College is hosting several free public events on campus and online next week to celebrate International Education. They include:

  • Taiwanese Ruan music by Tzu Tzen and Mongolian throat singing by Tamir Hargana will be performed from 11 am to noon on Monday, November 14, at Jobe Lounge in ECC Building B, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
  • A panel of ECC scholars will discuss global learning, cultural competence, and the university’s new Global Scholar designation from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 via Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID is 99545111971 and the access code is 104318.
  • ECC international students will speak about their cultures and life in the US from 11 am to noon on Wednesday, November 16, in ECC Building B, Heritage Room 180.
  • International food, music by In-Tune DJ and a henna artist will be part of the “street fair” that will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 at Jobe Lounge inside Building B.

For more information, visit elgin.edu/internationalweek.

The musical “Seussical Jr.” will be presented by the Elgin Children’s Theater from Friday to Sunday, November 18-20, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin.

Narrated by the Cat in the Hat and featuring a cast of over 100, the play follows the challenges Horton the Elephant faces after finding a speck of dust containing tiny people called Whos.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 20 at 2 pm Call 847-214-7152.

State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, will hold a holiday toy drive through Friday, December 9, and a winter clothing drive through the end of December to benefit Aunt Martha’s, a nonprofit organization that helps more than 130,000 children and adults in Illinois. .

New toys may be dropped off for foster children up to age 11, gift cards for foster children ages 12 and 17, and new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and boots for children and adults in various places, including:

  • Moeller office, 164 Division St., Suite 103, Elgin;
  • Taylor Family Branch YMCA, 50 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin;
  • Dundee Township Adult Activity Center, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville.

Winter clothing can also be dropped off at The Center of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin.

For more information, call 847-841-7130 or email staterepmoeller@gmail.com.

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