March Events Calendar
March 1 — “Learn to Make Chocolate Clay,” 1 p.m. at Morkes Chocolate, 2755 W. Algonquin Road, in Algonquin
Learn to mold chocolate clay and make a chocolate rose. The fee for this class is $32, and participants can sign up online. To register or for more information, call 847-458-8585 or visit www.morkeschocolates.com.
March 3 and 4 — Fourth annual Great Outdoor Expo, at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, in Woodstock
This two-day event will be highlighted by a variety of demonstrations, seminars and speakers. Additionally, exhibitors will sell hunting and fishing gear, camping supplies, boats, ATVs and a wide variety of outdoor equipment. Tickets are $6 for adults, and children 12 and younger are free. Parking also is free. For more information, visit www.greatoutdoorsexpo.net.
March 5, 12, 19 and 26 — “Mammo Mondays,” 8 a.m. at various Centegra locations
Recognizing the importance of early detection, Centegra Health System’s nationally recognized breast health program continues to sponsor Mammo Monday events throughout McHenry County during the month of March. Women are encouraged to attend a Mammo Monday event on their own or bring their daughters, sisters and friends to a special, private setting to take control of their breast and bone health. Offerings include screening mammograms, bone density screenings, free expert bra fittings and light snacks. For a full list of locations or more information, call 877-236-8347 or visit www.centegra.org.
March 9 — “Take A Walk In Her Shoes Ball,” 7 p.m. at Boulder Ridge County Club, in Lake in the Hills
Back by popular demand is the “Strut Your Stuff” contest, featuring 100 first-come, first-registered contestants showing off their shoes on stage for prizes from five different categories. Prizes, auction items and raffles also will be featured. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the “Women in Transition” scholarship for women, 24 years or older, to attend McHenry County College. Cost is $75 a person; admission is limited to those ages 21 and older. Creative cocktail attire is suggested. Registrations will be accepted through March 2. To register or for more information, visit www.mchenry.edu/supportmcc/shoes or call 815-455-8721.
March 12, 13 and 14 — Parent Tot First Aid, CPR and AED Programs, 6:30 p.m. at Chesak Elementary School, 10910 Reed Road, in Lake in the Hills
District 158’s Parent Tot Program has again joined forces with Lt. Bill Kresal of the Huntley Fire Department to offer free certification training in first aid, CPR and AED for parents. In order to receive certification, participants must attend both CPR classes. They can then be certified in first aid after completing the first aid class. It is recommended that participants take all three classes together. To register or for more information, email Carla at email@example.com.
March 16 — St. Pat’s Day Kids’ Party, 10 a.m. at Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate in Lake in the Hills
oin Ms. Deena as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an easy to make craft, music, story and snack. Bring your imagination and be ready for messy fun. To register or for more information, visit www.lith.org.
March 17 — Home and Business Expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nippersink Middle School, 10006 Main St., in Richmond
The Richmond/Spring Grove Chamber is bringing back its Home Show and Business Expo after a two year hiatus. The 10 x 8 booths cost $150 for members and $250 for non-members. The chamber also is offering bag inserts for businesses that are unable to participate at the show. Five hundred inserts cost $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers; inserts are due to the chamber office by March 1. Sponsorships also are available. For more information or to register, visit www.rsgchamber.com or call the chamber office at 815-678-7742.
March 22 — Spring Gardening, 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., in Woodstock
The calendar says it is spring, so it must be time to begin gardening! While freezing temperatures are still likely, there is plenty to do. Rich Tobiasz, a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener, will lead you through your spring “to do” list. His lecture will include information on spring pruning, soil preparation, seed selection, starting seeds indoors and out, transplanting sprouts, and he will finish up with a few thoughts on extending the season. To register or for more information, call 815-338-0542 or visit www.woodstockpubliclibrary.org.
March 24 — “Help the troops, Help your Computer,” Noon at Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 South McHenry Ave., in Crystal Lake
Mission: Hope Chicago and CubeJumpers will partner at the Crystal Lake Expo 2012 to fund care packages for deployed U.S. soldiers. Drop off a portable computer and power cord at Booth E9 or donate $20 or more to Mission: Hope Chicago’s Troop Care Package drive, and CubeJumpers will perform an 11-point inspection and tune-up, while you wait. All donations will fund care packages containing items requested by soldiers. Learn more at www.missionhopechicago.org and www.cubejumpers.com.
March 31 — Community Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Huntley Park District North Gym REC Center, 12015 Mill St., in Huntley
Garage sale season starts early with the fourth annual McHenry County Garage and Indoor Sidewalk Sale sponsored by the Northwest Herald.