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Monday, February 20, 2012

Antioch fine arts foundation: Stained glass class

Stained Glass Class

Have you seen the beautiful artistry of stained glass and every wondered “I would like to try that?”.  Now is your chance at the Antioch Fine Arts Foundation.
The Antioch Fine Arts Foundation is offering the class “Stained Glass” with instructor Marjie Krutsch.  This hands-on class introduces students to the basics of stained glass which includes choosing glass, cutting, foiling, soldering and finishing. Each student can expect to finish one or two projects. All materials are included (except beginners kit) and experienced students are welcome to come and work with fellow students in a group atmosphere
Missed classes can be made up and students can continue with studio time at $8.00 per hour after the session is completed. New beginning and advanced classes repeat every 6 weeks. Days and evenings can be adjusted to accommodate students. If you have tools, bring them along.
Click here for more information!

Small discoveries: Mardi Gras masquerade

Mardi Gras Masquerade

Small discoveries add up to big fun for your little ones! Join the Lake County Discovery Museum on  select Wednesdays each month as they explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, pretend play and simple crafts. A great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and get to know other families.
This month, learn about the celebration of Mardi Gras. Instructor Seleena Kuester will teach kids to make a mask, listen to music, and enjoy traditional treats.
Click here for more information!

District 300: Hampshire health and wellness fair

Health and Wellness Fair

School lunches have changed over the past decade, and an upcoming event in Community Unit School District 300 is designed to showcase just how.
District 300 parents, students, staff, and community members are invited to attend the district's first-ever series of Health & Wellness Fairs, in partnership with ARAMARK food service.  The fairs will take place in Hampshire on Feb. 21, Carpentersville on March 5, and Algonquin on March 19.
Admission is free, and each family-friendly fair will start with a screening of the highly entertaining movie about fast food in America, called "Super Size Me" (rated PG).  The free film screening will be at 5 p.m., and the rest of the fair activities will run from 6 to 8 p.m. 
The events will offer parents and students a screening of the documentary Super Size Me, highlighting the poor nutrition of fast-food choices, at 5 p.m. Other activities, including a tasting of actual foods served in the district's lunch program, and opportunities for pertussis vaccination and talks with area organizations, will be available from 6 to 8 p.m.
Click here for more information!

Central library: Drawing teens

Drawing Teens

Are you a teenager (grades 6 -12) that is interested in learning how to draw? Then sign up at Central Library for its Drawing Teens workshop.
In this special workshop, Artist Tim Broderick will teach teens the latest techniques in drawing.
Click here for more information!

Carol Stream park district: Glass fusing workshop

Glass Fusing Workshop

Become a jewelry designer! Learn how to create one of a kind pieces of wearable art in the Carol Stream Park District’s Glass Fusing Workshop.
In the workshop, you will assemble different colors of dichroic glass to make three unique pendants. All tools and supplies will be provided. Projects will be available for pick up at Simkus Recreation Center one week after class due to firing time.
Click here for more information!

14th annual race for hunger

Race for Hunger

The Lake County Farm Bureau will be sponsoring the 14th Annual Race For Hunger event. The Race for Hunger event is held every year in order to raise public awareness of Food Check Out Week, which celebrates the abundance and safety of food that we in the U.S. are able to enjoy due to the hard work of our farmers and ranchers.
This year's Race for Hunger features a five-minute race between two individuals to see who can fill shopping carts with the highest monetary value of non-perishable food products that contain corn, soybeans, wheat, and oats. The contestant whose carts have the highest value will be named as this year's winner. The real winners of the event will be the local food pantries that will receive the groceries. 
The Lake County Farm Bureau purchases all of the groceries that are collected during the five minute scramble around the store. As a new addition to this year's race, the Lake County Farm Bureau will also be providing a check in the amount of $500 to each pantry to be used toward the purchase of more food items that they are in need of.
Click here for additional information!

Paczki day

Paczki Day

Paczki (Polish [ˈpɔnt​͡ʂki]  are pastries traditional to Polish cuisine (the word pączek is sometimes translated as doughnut).  A pączek is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped into a flattened sphere and filled with confiture or other sweet filling. Paczki are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing or bits of dried orange zest. A small amount of grain alcohol (traditionally, Spiritus) is added to the dough before cooking; as it evaporates, it prevents the absorption of oil deep into the dough.
In Poland, paczki are eaten especially on Fat Thursday (the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday). Many Polish Americans celebrate Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday). Traditionally, the reason for making paczki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because they were forbidden to be consumed due to Catholic fasting practices during Lent.
In the large Polish community of Chicago, and other large cities across the Midwest, Paczki Day is celebrated annually by immigrants and locals alike. Chicago celebrates the festival on both Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday, due to its sizable Polish population.
You can celebrate Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday by purchasing paczki from a European bakery or try your hand at making paczki in your own kitchen.
Click here for the recipe!

Featured Freebies for the Week of February 20, 2012

Hello and Happy Monday!

Here are this week’s featured freebies of digital stamps and images found on blogs and websites or sent to us from faithful followers:

Create with TLC is sharing a number of freebies including doggone cute,  chocolate, dreams, and fairy tale.

Create with TLC is also having a blog hop and at each stop you can receive a free fairy tale themed digital image. Click here to start the hop.

Beyond the Fringe is in the Irish mood and giving a freebie package of St. Patrick’s related images.

Crafty Moments shares a number of digital freebies in color or black/white PNG including sick dragon, Henry Higgins and his owl,  and Molly’s dragon.

ScrapHappy Paper Crafter shares a number of nursery rhyme digital images including Hansel and Gretel and Red Riding Hood. She also has a complete series of Alice in Wonderland digital images that can be found here, here, and here.

Well, that is all for this week! Happy Crafting!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue