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Bourbon and Buddies, Crackers for Christmas and More

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We’re Crackers for Christmas!

Curious about Christmas Crackers, Stir-Up Sunday, Mince Pies or the Great Christmas Pudding Race? The Barrington Court Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) offers details about these classic British holiday traditions at their website, DBEBarrington.wordpress.com
- Posted by Laura Ehrke on Barrington Patch

A Chance to Win Lunch with the Mayor

The Village of Niles is promoting a Children’s Writing Contest, “Why Niles is the Best Place to Live.” The contest is open to all Niles writers in grades 4-8. The top essay will be published in the spring edition of Focus on Niles and the writer of the essay will be taken to lunch by Mayor Andrew Przybylo.
- Posted by Village of Niles on Niles-Morton Grove Patch

Meadows’ Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Quickly Approaching

The Rolling Meadows Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring its 19th Annual Mustang 3-on-3 Shootout Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 22. Kids to adults will have an opportunity to show off their hoops skills while getting some exercise before stuffing themselves with a holiday meal. Moms can also take this opportunity to get the kids out the house and get those last minute holiday chores completed.
- Posted by District 214 Community Relations Department on Arlington Heights Patch

It's Your LUCKY Day!!

Yes that's right, because LUCKY the orphan pooch is waiting for you! This poor gal spent eight long months in an overcrowded rural shelter in Missouri. She was crated almost the entire time; awful what some dogs go through, isn't it? But you can help her now by giving her a loving forever home.
- Posted by Penny Herbst for Placing Paws Animal Rescue on Glenview Patch

Lake Prairie Indian Guides & Princesses Holiday Party

Lake Prairie Indian Guides & Princesses Holiday Party..."Bury the Grinch"! We'll be rockin' on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This is for the whole family, and we'll have on-site registration for new members....so bring your friends!

- Posted by Kevin Miller for Lake Prairie Adventure Guides on Grayslake Patch


Join Us for Bourbon and Buddies at Sunset on December 11

Learn about the history of Whiskey, presented by Angel’s Envy, acclaimed artisan producer of Kentucky Bourbon finished in Ruby Port Wine barrels. Sample whiskeys, special food and receive a customized blend of Sunset Foods’ special Bourbon. Participants take home a bottle of the Bourbon (a $46.99 retail value.)

- Posted by Sunset Foods on Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch

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