News Briefs: ‘Best of the Fest’ to benefit Brainerd Building
Updated: May 20, 2012 8:07AM
‘Best of the Fest’ to benefit Brainerd
“The Best of the Fest” fund-raiser will be held on Wednesday, April 25 in the Amber Room at Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville.
The event will include a public tasting of David Reuter’s Lap Dog Robust Porter, which won the home brew competition at last year’s North Shore Wine, Beer, Cigar and Food Festival, and has been brewed by Mickey Finn’s brewmaster Greg Brown for sampling by the public.
Tickets for the fund-raiser are $25 and are available in advance at the Libertyville Civic Center, MainStreet Libertyville, S&S Wine and Spirit Warehouse, Mickey Finn’s, and Wisma and will also be sold at the door.
Proceeds from the event will go toward saving the historic Brainerd Building for use as a community center. For further information on the Save Brainerd project, visit www.savebrainerd.org.
District 79 to host information night
Fremont School District 79 will host its annual Community Information Night on Monday, April 23, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Fremont Intermediate School Media Center, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, Mundelein.
The Fremont Board of Education will share its strategic plan objectives, which include student achievement and maintaining quality programs while preserving financial stability.
The community information event provides a forum for dialogue on the state of the district and to share with the community information on District 79 educational programs.
Registration begins for sports camps
Registration has begun for the District 128 summer sports camps.
This summer, the district is offering boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, girls’ bowling, cross country for girls and boys, football, poms, soccer, softball (catcher camp, hitting camp, infield/outfield), tennis and wrestling. A CrossFit class will also be offered for all ages for those who want to increase their fitness level.
To see a complete list of camps and classes, visit www.ComEd128.org or call (847) 932-2176 to receive a catalog.
Storyteller/juggler to perform
Award-winning storyteller/actor Chris Fascione will be performing “Juggling Funny Stories” program at 10:30 a.m. on April 28 at Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. The free event is appropriate for all ages and does not require registration.
Fascione brings children’s literature to life with his comedic interpretations, combining acting, storytelling, comedy and juggling to educate, entertain and lead children into the world of books.
For more information, call (847) 362-2330.
Farmers Market to feature small businesses
The Mundelein Community Connection will again be hosting Mundelein Small Businesses at this year’s Mundelein Farmers Market.
Each week, a different Mundelein business will be featured and is free to all qualifying applicants. This feature proved very popular last market season, introducing the community to some of the area’s smaller businesses.
Anyone interested can contact market manager Laurie Murphy at (847) 970-9235 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or can access the application from www.mundelein.org/farmers_market.