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Events: Lake McHenry Organizing for Action Candlelight Vigil to Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Where: Candlelight vigil begins at 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan and proceeds to Jack Benny Park, Waukegan

What: Lake McHenry Organizing for Action invites you to join them in a National Day of Action for Gun Violence Prevention to raise public awareness about gun violence in our society, to remember victims of of gun violence and to urge Congress to take action on Universal Background Check legislation. Featured speaker will be Lee Goodman, from the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition.

For more information, visit the website or send an email.

Events: Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force Town Hall

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013. Task Force meeting 8:30 am; Town Hall 9:00 -11:00 am

Where: Mundelein Police Department, 221 N. Lake St., Mundelein

What: The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force will host a Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Celeste Napier, Director of the Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction and Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Rush University. Dr. Napier will speak about the latest trends of psychoactive substances and their effects on the biological functioning of the adolescent brain, as well as how the use/misuse of prescription medications relates to heroin use.

For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.

Events: LWV-Arlington Heights/Mount Prospect/Buffalo Grove Area Host Program on Affordable Care Act

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013. Doors open 7:00 pm, program starts 7:30 pm

Where: Arlington Heights Historical Society, 110 W. Fremont, Arlington Heights

What: The League of Women Voters-Arlington Heights/Mount Prospect/Buffalo Grove Area will present a program on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “Obamacare What It Is, What It Isn’t.” Featured speaker is Dr. Ram Krishnamoorthi, Doctors for America. The League supports the ACA and is holding this free public education program to inform the public about the law itself and about its implementation. Light refreshments will be available.

Events: Fundraiser for Rep. Rita Mayfield

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Where: Green Town Tavern, 110 S. Genesee, Waukegan

What: The Friends of Rita Mayfield Host Committee cordially invites you to a fundraiser for State Representative Rita Mayfield, House Black Caucus Chair. Music, food and cocktails.

Contact Rep. Mayfield by email to RSVP and for full information. Sponsor levels begin at Community Member $20 and Friend $100. If unable to attend, mail contribution to “Friends of Rita Mayfield,” 649 S. Fulton Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085.

Events: The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival and Pumpkin Carving Contest

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 1:00 -10:00 pm.

Where: Carving stations in Highwood (locations vary)

What: Children’s pumpkin carving begins when District 112 schools are out at 1:00 pm. Market vendors, live music and children’s activities from 4:00 – 10:00 pm. Enter the “Most Pumpkins Carved Simultaneously Contest” that begins a 7:00 pm. Arrive at 6:00 pm to help set up or at 6:30 pm for the warm-up show by Midtown.

Sponsors and volunteers are needed for Highwood’s world record breaking effort to carve 32,000 pumpkins. There’s a job for everyone and shifts are as short as 2 1/2 hours. For volunteer information or to sign up, send an email or contact 773-593-1407. More information on Facebook.