Events for adults that are largely social, such as singles events, game nights, wine tastings and travelogues. Deadline is two weeks before event date.
2013 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival: Through Sunday, July 28, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Films from around the globe compete for a variety of awards. Judges experience each film for the first time along with the audience. Filmmakers will participate in live Q-and-A's with the audience moderated by a festival judge. The remaining schedule is: Official selection screenings at 7 p.m. July 23-26, 9:45 p.m. July 26, and noon and 2:45 p.m. July 27; festival centerpiece concert 7 p.m. July 24; closing night special presentation 7 p.m. July 27; awards lunch noon July 28; and Blue Whiskey Chaser at 3 and 7 p.m. July 28. Admission is $6-$100. Visit www.cuttinghall.org/tickets.htm.
DIY Album of Hope: Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 23, for event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Wellness Place, 1619 W. Colonial Parkway, Palatine. For those who have been affected by cancer or had someone close to them affected by cancer. A fun, hands- on evening to create a pocket-size Album of Hope. Volunteers from Albums of Hope will lend a hand. Workshop size is limited. Supplies will be provided. Free. Register by July 23 by calling (847) 221- 2400.
Coppola Film Series: 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Northbrook Public Library presents films by Francis Ford Coppola in July. On July 24, "Rumble Fish," will be shown. The film is 94 minutes and rated "R." Free. Call (847) 272-6224 or visit www.northbrook.info.
Conversation cafe: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 24 and 31, Lifetree Cafe, 29700 N. St. Mary's Road, Libertyville. Everything from politics to prayer will be featured at a new weekly experience called Lifetree Cafe, part of a national network of locations that offer participatory events related to life and faith. The hour typically includes a short original film and guided conversation. Topics, which change weekly, focus on popular life issues. The exclusive documentary-style films feature everyday people with unusual stories, as well as nationally known figures. Free. For more details, visit lifetreecafe.com.
Arizona for Everyone: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch. Take an armchair tour of Arizona. Visit the red rocks of Sedona, explore the city sights in Phoenix and Tucson, discover Tombstone and other historic sites, experience the state's national parks, cheer for the Cubs and Sox at their spring training ballparks, and learn about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. For details, visit apld.info.
Be Part of the CURE: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, D.C. Sarnies, 649 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield. The Auxiliary of Northshore University HealthSystem at Highland Park Hospital will present Be Part of the CURE, the organization's inaugural fundraising fete supporting Northshore Kellogg Cancer Center at the hospital. The event will feature live entertainment, food courtesy of Aramark, craft beers and cocktails, and a silent auction. Cost is $75. For details, visit foundation.northshore.org/hph-aux.
Free Community Meditation: 7 p.m. Fridays, Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center, 109 W. Slade St., Palatine. For new and seasoned meditators. Free. For details, visit www.hymc.org.
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