Jan 01

Martin Luther King Day Kumbaya Chess Workshop

The MLK Day workshop will provide children at all levels with a tangible way to improve their chess skills through instruction, practice and one-on-one coaching. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and winning endgame technique. In addition, puzzling, analysis of famous games and tournament-like game playing will be included. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Beginners are welcome. Register at https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2018 - Chicago
    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2018, 5252 West Devon - Chicago
    https://www.eventbee.com

Dec 29

Why You May Want to Make Year-End Charitable Donations

As many people are prepaying their property taxes, you may also want to make charitable contributions before the end of the year.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/why-you-may-want-to-make-year-end.html

    Why You May Want to Make Year-End Charitable Donations
    The new tax law has been forecasted to result in $21 billion less in charitable giving in the coming year. As an estimated, 95% of Americans will now take the standard deduction rather than itemize, few will see a tax advantage for charitable giving in the coming years.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Dec 11

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Dec 01

Geneva church to perform 'Signs of Christmas' cantata Dec. 10

On Sunday, Dec. 10, a 55-voice cantata choir and 11-piece chamber orchestra will present Scott Stevenson's "Signs of Christmas" at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton.

    Geneva church to perform 'Signs of Christmas' cantata Dec. 10
    On Sunday, Dec. 10, a 55-voice cantata choir and 11-piece chamber orchestra will present Scott Stevenson's "Signs of Christmas" at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton. Last performed in 2007, the presentation is based on the lyrics of the hymn "There's a Song in the Air."
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 26

Geneva church stages counter-protest in support of LGBT community

The First Congregational Church of Geneva at 231 Hamilton St. has had three of its signs damaged by vandals in recent months. However, last week's protests by a group prompted Sunday's response.

    Geneva church stages counter-protest in support of LGBT community
    A Geneva church that has had its banners supporting the LGBT community repeatedly vandalized was the site of a peaceful counter-protest Sunday. An estimated 175 people from the area's progressive churches and organizations, as well as individuals not affiliated with any group, turned out in response to a protest last week by anti-gay activists.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 26

Updated Nov 26

International Student Hosting opportunity--Evanston

Are you interested in hosting an International high school student from China? We are actively looking for welcoming and supportive host families to open their hearts and homes to students attending Roycemore School beginning in spring of 2018.

These young people from China are seeking an American academic and cultural experience. They have all completed an international preparatory program, with a proven track record for excelling academically. Our students have been thoroughly screened to ensure they will be a good...

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Are you interested in hosting an International high school student from China? We are actively looking for welcoming and supportive host families to open their hearts and homes to students attending Roycemore School beginning in spring of 2018.

These young people from China are seeking an American academic and cultural experience. They have all completed an international preparatory program, with a proven track record for excelling academically. Our students have been thoroughly screened to ensure they will be a good fit for placement at Roycemore School and are eager to learn and experience American culture.

What is required to host an international student? Our host families provide:

A comfortable and cultural-enriching environment
Transportation to and from school (students may ride the school bus)
Three nutritious meals each day
A separate bedroom (bathrooms may be shared)
Warm, supportive parental supervision of this young adult

In exchange for opening up your home, you'll enjoy an amazing cultural experience and bond with a student who becomes part of your family. You and your Chinese student will also receive ongoing academic and social support from the highly-skilled and trained staff at New Oasis International Education. Lastly, you will receive a monthly stipend of $1,100 from New Oasis. By hosting you can provide a global experience to your local community - all you have to do is say YES!

Interested please apply today: https://newoasisedu.secure.force.com/HostFamilyApplication/

    Host Family Application
    https://newoasisedu.secure.force.com
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