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A Social Group for Students Who Struggle Socially

Project Connect is offering an innovative social group for students (ages 10-17) who struggle in social situations. Contact Catherine Marquard at for more information.

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Free Boat Safety Class, June 19

Countryside Fire Protection District is hosting a free boat safety class on Saturday, June 19. Call 847-908-6145 to register.

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Join the Vernon Hills Cougars

Registration for VH Jr. Cougars flag football opens up June 1.  Tackle is already open. Flag football is open for Gr K-8.  Tackle football is for Gr 3-8. Boys and girls can come out to join the fun. Visit our website to get registered:

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Carmel High School Offers Athletic Camps This Summer

This summer Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein will offer a variety of athletic camps for students entering grades K-12. More details and registration can be found at

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Kirk Players Theater Presents Clue

Clue: Stay-at-Home Version, based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture, inspired by the Hasbro, Inc. board game, adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, with additional material provided by Hunter Foster, Eric Price, and Sandy Rustin.

Whodunnit? Where? And with what? Was it Miss Scarlet in the Billiard Room with the lead pipe? Could it have been Mr. Green in the Library with the wrench? Kirk Players invites you to follow the clues to solve the mystery as they present Clue: The Stay-at-Home Version on Saturday, May 22, through Sunday, May 23.

The play, based on the 1985 movie inspired by the Hasbro board game, begins when six guests assemble at remote and mysterious Boddy Manor for a most unusual dinner party. Dinner begins with a delicious bowl of shark fin soup, but mayhem, murder, and blackmail are also on the menu. When the host, Mr. Boddy, turns up dead, Wadsworth, the butler, along with guests Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Miss Scarlet, and Professor Plum search the mansion to find the killer. The body count rises as unexpected visitors arrive at the mansion, weapons change hands, and accusations mount.

Close to 70 actors from near and far auditioned virtually for these iconic roles. The cast includes Kirk Players Patrick Blake, Natalie La Voie, Meghan Lane, Susie Hill, Mandy Stebbins, and Honorary Kirk Player Dave Kennebeck. Guest performers are Terry O’Brien, Dane Rogers, Brenden Zwiebel, Guy Wicke, Monica Stark, Jenilee Houghton, Tekolya Brown, and Matt Anderson. The technical and crew team consists of Director Peter Grassl, Assistant Director Betty Slack, Stage Manager Gretchen Grassl, Virtual Technical Director Jessica Rattanasena, Video Editor Martin Hill, Costume Designer Jessi Rodriguez, Prop Designer Fran Hansen, and Sound Technician Doris Nagel. On stage and off, all have collaborated to create an exciting and entertaining comedy that will leave both cult fans and newcomers trying to figure out who did it, where, and with what.

Mounting this virtual production presented some special challenges, Director Grassl noted: “What if two characters in two different locations have to dance together? Suppose an actor in Cincinnati must pass a weapon (a candlestick, perhaps, or a revolver) to an actor in Mundelein? What if a body has to fall on someone? Working out this virtual staging while also employing traditional stage elements like remarkably authentic props, stunning costumes, and professional quality sound has been an enlightening learning adventure.”

Kirk Players production of Clue: The Stay-at-Home Version will be available on the Broadway on Demand website beginning at 12:00 AM on Saturday, May 22, until 11:59 PM Sunday, May 23. Tickets are $5.00, plus a $2.95 service charge. You can purchase tickets at–the-kirk-players and pay via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) or through PayPal. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to watch the production. You may watch as many times as you like and stop and start and pause your viewing anytime during the 48-hour window the production is available.

While many theaters have gone dark during this past year, Kirk Players’ production of Clue: The Stay-at-Home Version is its fifth virtual performance and first full-length play this season. Kirk Players is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing a superior theater experience, to give back to the community with an emphasis on the arts, and to create a safe and inclusive environment. For more than 55 years, Kirk Players have used their proceeds to provide scholarships and gifts to local schools, artists, and those in need. For more information, visit or email

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Girl Scouts Offers Opportunities to Explore and Learn

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is continuing to offer its members a place to explore and learn while increasing their courage, confidence, and character. They are hosting free virtual parties with different topics – like being a detective or playing family Olympics. They are also starting a Becoming Me Series in partnership with Michelle Obama.

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Check Out Adler Arts Center This Spring

Check out the fun activities available at Adler Arts Center this spring and summer, from music lessons to an arts festival.

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The Lake Prairie Federation Indian Guides and Princesses Program

The Lake Prairie Federation Indian Guides and Princesses program is a parent and child organization in the northern Chicagoland suburbs with hundreds of member families who have children in grades K through 8. With a strong focus on kids, family and fun, the Lake Prairie Federation helps build a strong bond and life-long memories for children and their parents.

You can participate with your child in fun activities centered on our core values: Family, Nature, Community and Fun. For more information, visit this website.

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Code Ninjas Summer Camps

Transform your child’s love for technology and video games into an exciting learning adventure! Code Ninjas Summer Camps offer an engaging and fun environment for children to explore technology, build problem-solving & critical thinking skills, gain confidence, and have a blast with friends! Choose from In-Center Camps (half-day or full-day) or Virtual camps (interactive 1-hour sessions.) We offer 20 unique camps including Drones, Roblox Developer, JavaScript Games, Minecraft Movie Making, Robotics, YouTube Star, DIY Website, Music in Python, 3D Modeling, and many more! Click here for 2021 Summer Camp Guide:

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Spring Into Fun Activities at Adler Arts Center

Plenty of fun, family activities are coming up at Adler Arts Center this spring, including an Earth Day Celebration on April 24.