Lake Zurich Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

The Garden Club of Lake Zurich, which meets the first Tuesday every month at 7 pm at St. Matthews in Hawthorn Woods, is holding its eagerly anticipated annual plant sale in May. Features include annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, house plants and much more. Shoppers are encouraged to learn more about the plants they purchase which in most cases are grown and raised by club members. The sale is Saturday, May 19, 8:30 am to noon at Ela Public Library, 275 Mohawk Road in Lake Zurich.

A Rare ThreePeat

For the third straight year the nature playground at Messiah Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten (Wauconda) has received a prestigious certification from the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.  The outdoor classroom offers dynamic learning spaces designed to inspire creativity, develop gross motor skills, facilitate social development and utilize critical thinking through natural play.  For more information, visit 
messiahlutheranpreschool.org or call 847.526.7479.

Claire Slattery New Executive 
Director of Ancient Oaks Foundation

Claire Slattery was recently named Executive Director of the Ancient Oaks Foundation, a Lake Zurich-based conservation organization. As the organization’s first-ever Executive Director, Slattery is responsible for day-to-day operations, including marketing, public relations and fundraising. “We are very excited to have Claire on board,” said AOF President, Judi Thode. “We look forward to expanding AOF’s reach and impact on our local 


privately and publicly owned oak woodlands and natural areas and Claire will be an integral part of our growth.  We look forward to working with her to achieve our mission.” For more details on the Ancient Oaks Foundation, please visit ancientoaksfoundation.org. Slattery is a past president of the Lake Zurich Chamber and owner of Mindful Mix.

Friends of NoMonet Artists – 
Journeys to Artistic Self-Discovery

April 19th 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street Barrington. Inspired by the great Impressionists, nature’s beauty and the joy of living, talented fine artists exhibit their photography, jewelry, oils and watercolors. 3rd Thursdays feature a local artist exhibition with works for sale and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres by Wild Asparagus Catering. No admission fee. Cash bar available.

University of Chicago Physicians and Scientists – The New Science of Wellness – Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health

April 8th 3:00PM – 5:00PM at Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street, Barrington. Imagine using the body’s natural abilities to prevent diseases and conditions such as asthma and food allergies, reduce Alzheimer’s impact, and conquer obesity, depression and cancer. Hear how the doctors and scientists of The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine are working to transform the future of medicine. A complimentary reception will follow a panel discussion.

William Powers, Baritone – A 
Recital of Arias and Songs from the American Song Book

April 15th 3:00PM – 5:00PM at Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street, Barrington. Powers, leading bass-baritone of the Metropolitan Opera, transforms with costumes and props into some of opera’s most notorious villains, performing arias from Faust, Don Giovanni and others; followed by American Song Book favorites such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and The Impossible Dream. VIP $30 / Adults $20 / Students $10.