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September 18, 2013


POW/MIA ceremony in Elgin:

The Ladies' Auxiliary invites the community to a POW/MIA Remembrance ceremony at 6:45 p.m. today at Elgin Watch City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1307, 1601 Weld Road. This ceremony is held each year to honor and remember the country's POW/MIAs and it is open to the public. Come out to show your support to these men and women and their families. For details, call (847) 888-9809.

Library book sale in Elgin:

The Gail Borden Public Library Foundation's annual book sale is Thursday to Sunday at the library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Thousands of used books, videos, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and more will be for sale. Most books will be priced at $2 for hardcovers and $1 for paperbacks, with some collectibles priced higher. There will be a drawing for a chance to win an iPad Mini. Friends of the Foundation will be the first to shop Thursday. The book sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Lecture on 'True Religion':

Dan Crone will lecture on "True Religion" in a historical and philosophical overview of Catholic Christianity in comparison with Marxism, Islam, and the "New Theology" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel, 205 Fulton St., Elgin. Crone is a church member and former professor of philosophy at St. Joseph Seminary. To RSVP, call the chapel (847) 508-9513 or email

Live music at McHenry church:

Singer and songwriter Namoli Brennet will return to the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, for a night of live music along with local band Runes at 7 p.m. Friday. The Haystacks Manor Coffee House is free, though donations are welcome. For information, call the church office at (815) 322-2464, or visit

Elgin short film festival:

The 5th annual Elgin Short Film Festival will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin. The five featured finalist films are: "Made It A Great Day," by director Joshua Jones; "Michael Saints" by Katherine Mahalic; "An Imminent Love Story" by Matthew Blair Jacobsen; "Coloring Outside The Lines" by William Rudberg; and "Drawing On A Dream" by David Rae Morris and Susan Allen Liles. Tickets are $5. Mike Toomey, a regular performer on WGN Morning News, will be master of ceremonies. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, and audience members will cast their vote for their favorite film. Tickets can be purchased at the Hemmens box office, or (847) 931-5900. Parking is free.

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