Community Notes


These webpages are designed to share information of interest to Hawthorn families, while also reducing the amount of paper going home with our students. Inclusion on this page does not mean that Hawthorn endorses any of these programs. Rather, we are simply passing along information. All information presented here must be associated with organizations that are local, non-profit, open to all of our student community and/or otherwise of potential benefit to our students or parents. Hawthorn has the right to refuse to post any item that does not meet these criteria and may limit the amount of time it is posted to two weeks. For more information, please refer to Chapter 8:25 Community Relations of our online Board Policy Manual, or call the Hawthorn District Office at (847)990.4200. If you would like your information considered for inclusion on this page, please email your request to Community Notes.  You may also fax to 847-367-3290 (attn: Leslie) or call 847-990-4243.


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Citadel Theatre Presents Annie

The Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest is presenting the musical Annie. Due to popular demand, it has been extended until January 5. There’s now even more opportunities to enjoy this heartwarming show. You can also gift Annie tickets to those hard-to-shop-for people on your holiday lists. If you’d like a certificate for gift-giving, contact the theater… Continue Reading Citadel Theatre Presents Annie

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Holiday Gift Opportunities for Those on Tight Budgets

Finding it hard to budget gift-giving this holiday season? Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army/Angel Tree, and the Jewish Family Service have sign-up lists where families can request gifts for the holiday season. Toys for Tots- Due Nov 22 Information- to apply: Email Call 7738552687 for questions  Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Information- to Apply- Email or… Continue Reading Holiday Gift Opportunities for Those on Tight Budgets

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Cook Memorial Public Library Offers Diverse Programs for Teens this Winter

Cook Memorial Public Library District is offering a wide variety of programs for teens at its Cook Park And Aspen Drive Libraries this winter.

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Center for Gifted Offers Enrichment Programs

Since 1983, the Center for Gifted has offered enrichment Fall/Winter/Summerprograms for PK-12th grade students. Its 2019-20 Fall and Winter Wondersprograms in Lincolnshire are for grades K-8th. The grade levels servedat their programs vary per program category and location, from Preschool-3through 12th grades. Applicants need NOT be tested or identified asgifted-just bright, motivated, and hungry for… Continue Reading Center for Gifted Offers Enrichment Programs

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Fun Things are Happening at the Library

Plenty of fun activities are coming up in the children’s department of the Cook Park Library and the Aspen Drive Library. Please review the brochure.

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Join the Expansion Celebration at Aspen Drive Library on Nov. 23

The community is invited to attend Aspen Drive Library’s Expansion Celebration. It will take place this Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a tour to see all the new enhancements.

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The David Adler Music and Arts Center is Currently Enrolling New Students

The David Adler Music and Arts Center is currently enrolling new students for private music lessons in piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, electric base, violin, viola and cello.  Join a group art class and explore comic books, ceramics, and portraiture. Preschoolers and their grown-ups can explore a new instrument each month in our early childhood concert series,… Continue Reading The David Adler Music and Arts Center is Currently Enrolling New Students

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McAlister’s Deli Schedules Family Nights Every Tuesday

McAlister’s Deli at 99 E. Townline Rd in Vernon Hills is offering fun family nights on Tuesdays, every week from 5 to 7 p.m. Family nights include a magic show and lessons, bingo, face painting, playtime, as well as balloon twisting and games.

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Stop, Drop and Bowl

Join SRACLC for bowling, crafts and activities on Nov. 11.

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Operation Warm Winter Coat Giveaway

Operation Warm/Lake Zurich Coats for Kids is holding its seventh annual coat giveaway at The Chapel in Lake Zurich on Saturday, November 16 from 12-2 p.m. The organization will offer up to 1,000 coats available for children between the ages of 2 and 18 on a first come, first served basis. Children must be present to… Continue Reading Operation Warm Winter Coat Giveaway