October 2015 Around Town 4

Broken Earth Winery Official Ribbon Cutting in Long Grove

Join Broken Earth Winery in celebrating its one-year anniversary with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The winery will offer gifts and give-aways throughout the day and complimentary light bites during wine tastings. All are welcome to attend. Guests may enter to win one of two free weekends at Blue Harbor Resorts. Entries are currently being accepted and winners will be awarded at the October 10th celebration. Drawings will held at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The winner must be 21-years of age and present to win.

Hawthorn Woods Mayor Re-Elected Lake County Municipal League President

Continuing to answer the call to public service, Mayor Joseph Mancino of the Village Hawthorn Woods has been re-elected to serve as thepPresident of the Lake County Municipal League. Mancino has served as director on the board ofthe Lake County Municipal League (LCML) for the past five years before serving as the president last year. The League’s membership is comprised of over 40 Lake County municipal government organizations including mayors, board members and municipal administrators. The League serves as a vehicle for members to collaborate on issues and legislation and take joint-action on matters affecting Lake County municipalities. Mayor Mancino has been proudly serving the Hawthorn Woods community since being elected in 2009, and serves as an unpaid volunteer in both capacities. Joseph Mancino continues to be active in various forms of government.

Hawthorn Woods Craft Fair Seeks Holiday Vendors

Do you make unique one-of-a-kind crafts, decorations, or gifts? Display and sell your creations at the Hawthorn Woods Holiday Craft and Gift Fair. The Village is currently registering vendors for the fair which takes place on Saturday, November 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hawthorn Woods Village Barn. Registration is limited! The deadline is Friday,October 23. The fee for a standard booth is $50 for the day. This is great opportunity for anyone who wants to show their passion and talent and help someone find that perfect treasure for themselves or for someone special. Please visit VHW.org for more information about the event and becoming a vendor.

“Scandalous Ancestors: The Strange, Weird & Socially Disturbing”

How do you research ancestors who have made questionable choices in life? Due to the fact that this program deals with “sensitive” genealogical topics, ages 14 and older are recommended. The Wauconda Township Historical Society, in partnership with the Wauconda Area Library, will host this free event on Sunday, October 25, 12:30  – 3:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the library, adjacent to the Andrew C. Cook House located at 711 N. Main Street. Complimentary Tours of the historic Andrew C. Cook House will be offered as well. Please visit  Wauconda-History.org for specific information.

Sam Oliver Retires as Citizens For Conservation (CFC) Staff Director

Even if you’ve never met Sam Oliver, it’s likely you’ve been touched by her work in some way. JourneyCare, Barrington CUSD 220, the Harper College Educational Foundation, the American Heart Association and many other local organizations have benefitted from her time, energy and generosity.

Many know her best as CFC’s staff director. After 31 years, Oliver is retiring. Her guidance, her vision and her leadership has been instrumental in helping CFC grow into the vital organization that it is today. Oliver will continue to serve CFC as a liaison to community groups and will, no doubt, continue to share her love of nature and community through CFC.

Eyes on the Skies: Final Autumn Bird Walk

Fall migration has begun, and CFC and Audubon Chicago Region is sponsoring an October 5th walk with Wendy Paulson at Ron Beese Park in Barrington. The walk is free and open to the public, although space is limited, and RSVPs are required. To reserve a spot, please contact Dan Jacobson at Audubon Chicago Region DJacobson@Audubon.org. Participants should dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes and bring binoculars. Check the CFC website at CitizensForConservation.org for last-minute changes or cancellations.

Stay Fit with Yoga & Zumba Classes in Hawthorn Woods

Restorative vinyasa flow class held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hawthorn Woods Village barn. This class is ideal for those who are just beginning their yoga practice and want to learn the fundamental poses as well as seasoned yogis looking to reap the benefits of holding poses for a longer period of time while refining their practice. Or pick up the pace in Zumba on Saturdays at 9 a.m., also held at the barn, where you will dance in this dynamic, exciting, and effective total body fitness system that is a fusion of Latin and International music. Visit VHW.org for more information.

Big Band Sound Comes To Barrington

The era of big band music will return to the Barrington United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, when the Big Band Sound of Deerfield performs a live concert as part of the church’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. The 18-piece band with a vocalist is known for its exciting renditions of songs made famous by Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and others. Admission to the concert is free but donations for Family Service of Barrington Area will be appreciated. Family Service of Barrington Area is a not-for-profit organization that offers mental health education and counseling to all individuals and families, regardless of their age, religion, economic circumstances, and ethnic background. Family Service was started in the Barrington area in the 1960s through the efforts of members of the Barrington United Methodist Church.The church, founded in 1840 when members began meeting in Barrington area homes, is located at 98 Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills. All are welcome.