Village Announcements and News APRIL 7, 2015 CONSOLIDATED
1 The “Community Calendar” provides an opportunity to keep Village Residents informed by announcing Antioch meetings and events. To submit information, please send it by mail to 806 Holbek Dr., e-mail to [email protected]or by fax to 847.838.4328 and include your name and telephone number. Articles are due by the 15th of each month. Publication is subject to review by Village staff. Thank you. Phone: 847.838.4032. Contact: Shawn Roby Village Hall Hours Monday: 8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Drop box slot available at the Village Hall after hours. Parks & Recreation Hours Monday– Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Online Registration Available Village of Antioch—874 Main Street—Antioch, IL 60002—847-395-1000—Fax 847-395-1920 Trustees: Dennis B. Crosby, Mary C. Dominiak, Jerry T. Johnson, Jay Jozwiak, Scott A. Pierce, Ted P. Poulos Village Announcements and News. FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS DESK The Village of Antioch snow removal policy is as follows: After one inch of snow accumulates, please note that no parking is allowed on any Village street until snow removal has been completed. Also, no plowing, snow blowing, or shoveling of snow onto Village streets is permitted. The Public Works Department would like to remind the residents who have their mailboxes on posts to check them. If the posts are in poor shape, residents are encouraged to replace them. Only those mailboxes that are physically hit by a plow will be replaced. Those instances where the force of the snow from a plow knocks over the mailbox due to a rotten post, an insufficiently sized post or those that are not installed properly will not be replaced. In order to avoid mailbox damage, please follow US Postal guidelines for the replacement of your mailbox. Please see the article in this newsletter or Antioch.il.gov for more information on reporting mailbox damage. We do receive complaints of snow being pushed in driveways during snowstorms, so we ask you to wait until the shoulders are pushed back before shoveling your driveways. For tips to limit the amount of snow pushed back into your driveway go to frequently asked questions at Antioch.il.gov (Public Works Department). Snow removal operations are adjusted as the storm dictates. Snow removal will continue until each roadway and street that the department is responsible for has been addressed. The department does not address roadways or streets based on calls to the department. Rather, the department clears roadways in the order of main streets first, side streets second, and dead-ends, cul-de-sacs and others last. The Public Works Department does not plow State or County roads. Now is the time to inspect your vehicle in preparation for winter. An emergency kit with a blanket, first aid kit, snow brush, a bag of kitty litter, a cell phone charger, and a shovel are just some of the items that you may wish to have available. APRIL 7, 2015 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION The Village Clerk’s office now has election petition packets available for the offices of Village Trustee for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election at the Village of Antioch, 874 Main Street, Antioch, IL. The first day to file nominating petitions at the Village of Antioch is on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. and the last day to file is Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The Village of Antioch will be open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the petition filing period. THE FIRE DEPT NEEDS YOUR HELP! The Fire department wants to remind everyone that Snow- covered fire hydrants, blocked access routes, and covered address markings will slow down not only the department’s response, but also our ability to provide the necessary emergency service. There is something that you can do to help. Everyone in the community, residents, business owners, and snow removal crews can assist the Fire Department by clearing away the fire hydrants, and keeping an area approx. four feet around the hydrant clear. Furthermore, when possible, keep the sidewalks, driveways, and entrances to a business or residence clear. The snow removal companies can help by making sure they are not placing the plowed snow in any of the above-mentioned area, which would create the hazards we are trying to avoid. Last year due to many snowstorms combined with little or no snow melting we had a situation where the snow on the ground has passed the height of a hydrant. In this situation, the clearing of hydrants becomes crucial; and by taking the extra effort, we may all be preventing a tragedy. The fire department wants to remind everyone that shoveling snow can be a very labor-intensive process, and anyone who may doubt his or her physical condition should take it slow and get someone to help you. Anyone needing further information is asked to please call the Fire Department at 847-395-5511. UPCOMNG COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, December 3– North Pole Express Trains Begin Thursday, December 4– Winter Wine Walks Go On Sale Thursday, December 11-Daddy Daughter Date Night Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, January 17- Winter Wine Walk* Saturday, February 7- Daddy Daughter Date Night* Saturday, February 14- Camp Crayon Registration * Sunday, March 8- Mother Son “Lunch with an Illusionist”
Village Announcements and News APRIL 7, 2015 CONSOLIDATED
Text of Village Announcements and News APRIL 7, 2015 CONSOLIDATED
The “Community Calendar” provides an opportunity to keep Village Residents informed by announcing Antioch meetings and events. To submit information, please send it by mail to 806 Holbek Dr., e-mail to [email protected] or by fax to 847.838.4328 and include your name and telephone number. Articles are due by the 15th of each month. Publication is subject to review by Village staff. Thank you. Phone: 847.838.4032. Contact: Shawn Roby
Village of Antioch—874 Main Street—Antioch, IL 60002—847-395-1000—Fax 847-395-1920 Trustees: Dennis B. Crosby, Mary C. Dominiak, Jerry T. Johnson, Jay Jozwiak, Scott A. Pierce, Ted P. Poulos
Village Announcements and News. FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS DESK The Village of Antioch snow removal policy is as follows: After one inch of snow accumulates, please note that no parking is allowed on any
Village street until snow removal has been completed. Also, no plowing, snow blowing, or
shoveling of snow onto Village streets is permitted. The Public Works Department would like to remind the
residents who have their mailboxes on posts to check them. If the posts are in poor shape, residents are encouraged to replace them. Only those mailboxes that are physically hit by a plow will be replaced. Those instances where the force of the snow from a plow knocks over the mailbox due to a rotten post, an insufficiently sized post or those that are not installed properly will not be replaced. In order to avoid mailbox damage, please follow US Postal guidelines for the replacement of your mailbox. Please see the article in this newsletter or Antioch.il.gov for more information on reporting mailbox damage.
We do receive complaints of snow being pushed in driveways during snowstorms, so we ask you to wait until the shoulders are pushed back before shoveling your driveways. For tips to limit the amount of snow pushed back into your driveway go to frequently asked questions at Antioch.il.gov (Public Works Department). Snow removal operations are adjusted as the storm dictates. Snow removal will continue until each roadway and street that the department is responsible for has been addressed. The department does not address roadways or streets based on calls to the department. Rather, the department clears roadways in the order of main streets first, side streets second, and dead-ends, cul-de-sacs and others last. The Public Works Department does not plow State or County roads.
Now is the time to inspect your vehicle in preparation for winter. An emergency kit with a blanket, first aid kit, snow brush, a bag of kitty litter, a cell phone charger, and a shovel are just some of the items that you may wish to have available.
APRIL 7, 2015 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION The Village Clerk’s office now has election petition packets
available for the offices of Village Trustee for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election at the Village of Antioch, 874 Main Street, Antioch, IL. The first day to file nominating petitions at the Village of Antioch is on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. and the last day to file is Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The Village of Antioch will be open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the petition filing period.
THE FIRE DEPT NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The Fire department wants to remind everyone that Snow-covered fire hydrants, blocked access routes, and covered address markings will slow down not only the department’s response, but also our ability to provide the necessary emergency service. There is something that you can do to help.
Everyone in the community, residents, business owners, and snow removal crews can assist the Fire Department by clearing away the fire hydrants, and keeping an area approx. four feet around the hydrant clear. Furthermore, when possible, keep the sidewalks, driveways, and entrances to a business or residence clear. The snow removal companies can help by making sure they are not placing the plowed snow in any of the above-mentioned area, which would create the hazards we are trying to avoid. Last year due to many snowstorms combined with little or no snow melting we had a situation where the snow on the ground has passed the height of a hydrant.
In this situation, the clearing of hydrants becomes crucial; and by taking the extra effort, we may all be preventing a tragedy.
The fire department wants to remind everyone that shoveling snow can be a very labor-intensive process, and anyone who may doubt his or her physical condition should take it slow and get someone to help you.
Anyone needing further information is asked to please call the Fire Department at 847-395-5511.
UPCOMNG COMMUNITY EVENTS Wednesday, December 3– North Pole Express Trains Begin
Thursday, December 4– Winter Wine Walks Go On Sale Thursday, December 11-Daddy Daughter Date Night Tickets Go On Sale
Saturday, January 17- Winter Wine Walk* Saturday, February 7- Daddy Daughter Date Night* Saturday, February 14- Camp Crayon Registration *
Sunday, March 8- Mother Son “Lunch with an Illusionist”
CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS The Antioch Fire Department is now offering free child safety
seat checks. For more information, call the Antioch Fire Department at 847.395.5511
SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE
• Persons Required to Remove Snow. The owners, occupants, or lessees of lots which abut a public sidewalk are required to clear snow after two inches has accumulated. Additionally, the owner is required to clear off accumulations of ice, sleet, or freezing rain. The responsible person is required to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably clear condition.
• Area required to be cleared. The responsible person is required to clear the lesser of 72 inches or the full width of the sidewalk. Additionally, owners most closely abutting sidewalk ramps are required to clear the ramps.
· Timing. Clearance should occur within 24 hours after the cessation of an event that deposits at least two inches of snow.
REMAINING VISIBLE AT NIGHT When walking at night, wear light-colored clothing
and reflective clothing or a reflective vest to be visible. Drivers are often not expecting walkers to be out after dark, and you need to give them every chance to see you, even at street crossings that have crossing signals. Be just as cautious at dawn or twilight, as drivers still have limited visibility or may even have the setting or rising sun directly in their eyes.
COMMUNITY SERVICES & EVENTS SANTA'S ENCHANTED VILLAGE
OPEN DAILY NOV 28TH THRU DEC 23RD Visit Santa at his Enchanted Village beginning November 28th through December 23rd and enjoy free
visits with Santa. Bring a camera and capture a memory or let Santa's Helpers (Antioch Woman's Club) take a photo for a nominal charge. Santa Hours are Mondays thru Fridays: 5:30 pm till 8:00 pm, and Saturdays-Sundays: 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm. Donations are graciously accepted. Opening Day is Friday, November 28th after the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa's Village is located next door to the Village Hall. Visit AntiochChamber.org for additional information.
LAKES AREA COMMUNITY BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT
.......be sure to mark your calendars, tell your friends and family and plan on coming to the Lakes Area Community Band Christmas Concert on Sunday December 7th starting at 7:00 pm. It's a new location for us this year, Lakes Community High School Auditorium at the junction of Grass Lake and Deep Lake roads in Antioch, but as always promises to be an event not to be missed. Along with the band playing traditional Christmas music, we have the Antioch Festival Chorus singing with us, and talented High School student Jessica Lamberty singing Silent Night and Let it Go from Disney's Frozen. Featured pieces from the band include White Christmas, March of the Toys, Sleigh Ride, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, plus a collage of classic Christmas music including an audience sing- a-long. This fun filled program promises to get you into the Christmas spirit, is absolutely free to attend and is followed by complimentary refreshments. Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors, come early for the best seating, and check out our website for more info www.LACB.org. We all look forward to sharing this wonderful evening of Christmas music with you and your family.....
OPEN ARMS MISSION SEEKS SUPPORT FOR ADOPT A FAMILY PROGRAM
Open Arms Mission Food Pantry is still seeking sponsors for children in need of Christmas gifts this season.
Families in need will pick up gifts for their children in mid-December, and until then community members or organizations who would like to purchase gifts are invited to contact the food pantry.
The mission serves residents in Lake Villa and Antioch Townships. This year the program is for children up to the age of 18 said Marytherese Ambacher, executive director of the food pantry. “Let us know how many children you would like to shop for and we will find a family size to match.”
Individuals, families and groups from area churches or other organizations who adopt a family are asked to purchase and label gifts for drop off in December for parents to pick up, wrap and give to their children. The recipients are the children in families that have few luxuries and struggle to provide basic living necessities for their loved ones.
Monetary donations are also welcome if you don't have time to shop for gifts. "Our volunteers will do the shopping for you," said Ms. Ambacher.
Open Arms Mission Food Pantry, 1548 Main St., Antioch, is the safety net that many people in Antioch, Lake Villa and Lindenhurst rely on weekly for food assistance. It is a non-profit organization funded by donations and staffed by volunteers.
For more information or to register to adopt a family contact the OAM office, 847-395-0309 and ask for Marytherese.
THE VILLAGE OF VICTORY LAKES 27TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
The Village at Victory Lakes will host its 27th annual Festival of Arts and Crafts on Saturday, December 6th from 9am to 4pm. Artisans from Illinois and Wisconsin will be exhibiting their hand made artistic goods. Bake sale & lunch will also be available for a nominal fee. Come enjoy Christmas shopping with us at 1055 E. Grand Ave. Lindenhurst, IL.
ANTIOCH SENIOR CENTER NEWS FREE HEALTH SCREENING FOR ALL AGES
December 15, 2014 (Monday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Senior Center
Blood Sugar / Pulmonary Blood Pressure / Bone Density/ Cholesterol
No need for appointment, just come. Screening done by the Roselind Franklin
University Health System. Courtesy of Rosalind Franklin University Health System
Call Paul at 847-395-0139 to enroll.
OTHER PROGRAMS & SERVICES AT THE SENIOR CENTER:
Luncheon every Monday / Wednesday / Friday, Bingo, Dances with Live Music, Pinochle, Theme Parties,
Bridge, Line Dancing Instruction, Cribbage, Sing-A-Long Choral Group,
Exercise Class, Health Screenings, Toe Nail Clinic, Bridge & Pinochle Lessons,
Social Service Information & Referrals, Trips, Writers Club,
Lending Library & Lending Medical Equipment. For more information – Call Paul Howard at 847-395-0139
THE ANTIOCH FINE ARTS GALLERY 2014 CROSSING BORDERS ART STUDIO TOUR
The Antioch Fine Arts Gallery has joined in with other galleries for The 2014 Crossing Borders Art Studio Tour and Sale. You are invited to tour the participating studios in NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin. You can opt to see all 10 galleries, or just a few. The galleries are in Spring Grove, Burlington, Genoa City, Richmond, Antioch, Lake Villa, and Wilmot, and offer a wide variety of arts. Since there are so many wonderful studios to visit, this event is offered for two weekends, November 22 & 23, and December 6 & 7, from 10 AM to 5 PM. You can pick up your map at the Antioch Fine Art Gallery, located on Rt 83, in Antioch. Then enjoy watching the artists demonstrate their craft, enjoy some snacks, and talk with the artists. Follow the Art Tour signs to each gallery. More information can be found at crossingbordersarttour.weebly.com. "Come to visit...Leave inspired."
ANTIOCH FINE ARTS GALLERY SAVING YOU MONEY The Antioch Fine Art Gallery is also ready to help spread you
holiday shopping budget a bit further by waiving the sales tax charged on any items purchased at the gallery in the months of November and December. The gallery offers new and different items every other month, so come in to find that special gift. Our gift shop has been loaded with all things Christmas!!
ANTIOCH FINE ARTS PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS The Antioch Fine Art Gallery will be holding their annual
People's Choice Awards throughout the month of February. Artists will be displaying their recent works, and you can vote on the one you feel is Best in Show. Only one vote per customer please. Then come and meet the artists, enjoy some snacks, and discover who has won this coveted prize. The People's Choice Awards presentation will take place at the gallery located on Rt 83 in Antioch, on Saturday, February 28, at 7:00 PM. All are welcome!
WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY
Stay warm this winter! The Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study Group of CrossView Church will be giving out gently used winter coats for free to children and adults in need on Saturday, November 8 from 11:00am - 2:00pm, 750 Highview Drive, Antioch. For more info call 847-395-4117.
SOCKS FOR THE SOUL PROVIDES WARM FEET FOR
NEIGHBORS IN NEED Socks for the Soul is beginning its sixth year of distributing
warm socks to neighbors in need at Open Arms Mission Food Pantry, 1548 S. Main Street in Antioch.
"Over the past five years thanks to the support of local schools, churches, organizations, small businesses and generous individuals we have collected and distributed 24,000 pairs of socks," said program organizer Judy Close. "Our goal is Warm Feet, Warm Hearts for everyone. Your generosity will greatly warm the hearts and the feet of your neighbors that utilize Open Arms Mission to help supplement their weekly food."
In 2009, on behalf of Open Arms Mission, the Close family initiated a campaign to provide warm socks for families needing a little extra assistance during the cold winter months. Each week families throughout Antioch and Lake Villa Townships come to Open Arms Mission for assistance. One week each month, during October through March, warm socks are provided for each family member along with their food and milk. "Our simple request of you is to donate packages of new warm socks, any size, Men, Women, Boys, Girls and Infants," said Judy.
A fund drive for socks is a great project for scout troops, church youth groups and other community organizations. This year Antioch Woman's Club donated 800 pairs of socks to jump start the program. Please contact Judy at 847-508-5938 for more information on how you can help.
PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY AAHAA These groups are free of charge and open to anyone in the
community. For more information or to register please call:
Diabetes group is a free service provided by the RN Diabetes Educator and the Diabetes Dietitian from Condell. Come and learn, get your diabetes under better control. If your doctor told you that you are pre-diabetic and you should “watch it”, you may help yourself to lower your blood sugar and not have to take medications by getting this education. Private one on one meetings with the Diabetes Expert are available, call for an appointment. We will NOT meet in December, watch this newsletter or call for the dates and times in January.
KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS
Come out and work with us! Bring what is on your needles or hooks, come to get some inspiration. We meet the second Monday of each month at the United Methodist Church from 1-3 PM. Work on personal projects or work on something for one of our charities. December meeting is Monday December 8th, 1-3 PM.
Taking care of someone can leave you feeling tired and extremely challenged. This group is for the caregiver to have the support of others in the same situation, to discuss ways to help make this time easier, learn about home care and equipment options. The group is led by Nancy Wohlrabe LCSW and Gloria Stevens RN and meets every other Thursday evening from 6-8 PM at the United Methodist Church. Call for dates/times of the December meetings.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA OR OBAMACARE) OPEN
ENROLLMENT IS NOW! AAHAA has 3 trained/licensed navigators to help you with
enrolling in Medicaid or choosing a health insurance plan. Open enrollment is the time to determine if you will keep the health insurance you have or choose another plan. We can also help with Medicaid or CHIP enrollment. Call for an appointment—we’re here to help! Things to know and/or bring with you:
birthdates and SSN for all applying for coverage; if you are not a US citizen, bring all alien document papers
bring income information for all applying for coverage
an estimate of your monthly household expenses
your email address and password
any notice or re-determination letters you received from your insurance or medicaid
current address and phone number
the log in and password you used previously to sign in to healthcare.gov
AAHAA DEMENTIA SERIES--OFFERED BY CHRIS DAMON,
CARESMART ILLINOIS ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE AT THE ANTIOCH LIBRARY
AND RUN FROM 1:30 -2:30 PM.
January 13: Caregiving in a Time of Dementia. January 27: Dementia 101: What is Dementia? February 10: Dementia 102: How Things Change February 17: Dementia 103: Muddled Messages March 10: The Dementia-Friendly Home March 17: Respite: Keeping Your Batteries Charged
PM&L'S HOLIDAY BONUS SHOW, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OPENS DECEMBER 12TH
PM&L's bonus show, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by director Tom Hausman and Lou Jones will be opening on Friday, December 12th.
Holiday fun for the whole family, A Christmas Carol tells the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge (Harold Newton) and his transformation after being visited by the ghosts of his former business partner, Jacob Marley (Jack Larsen) and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come (Sharon Pomaville, Ron Otrembiak, and Jim Stahl, respectively). With a cast of 40, ages 6 and up, A Christmas Carol is sure to be a welcome addition to your holiday traditions.
A Christmas Carol will run this Fridays, December 12th and 19th, at 7:00 pm; Saturdays, December 13th, and 19th, at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm; and Sundays, December 14th and 21st, at 2:30 pm. Tickets are available online at www.pmltheatre.com and are $13.00 for adults and $11.00 for seniors and students. To reserve your tickets directly through our box office, please call 847-395-3055. The box office is open Monday through Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; and one and a half hours before curtain on show dates.
PM&L THEATRE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS PM&L Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical, Meet Me
in St. Louis, on Monday, December 15th and Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 pm. Auditions will be held at the theatre located at 877 N. Main Street in Antioch, IL.
Most musicals start on the stage and make their way to Hollywood. Meet Me in St. Louis turned that on its ear when it first opened on Broadway 45 years after the 1944 film hit the silver screen with its story of the life of a happy family anticipating the wonders of the 1904 World’s Fair.
The Smith family: Mother (40-50 years old), Father (40-50 years old), Lon (19-year
-old boy), Rose (18-year-old girl), Esther (17-year-old girl), Agnes (12-year-old girl), Tootie (6-9 years old, girl), Grandfather, Housekeeper, John Truitt, a boy next door, Warren Sheffield, Rose's suitor, and A chorus of 6 couples
Each auditioner should prepare a song and read from the script. Please arrive by 7 pm and plan to stay until the each night's auditions conclude. Director Mark Badtke will be casting
Performance dates for Meet Me in St. Louis will be Fridays and Saturdays, February 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 8:00 pm and Sundays, February 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 2:30 pm. December 13th and 20th; and Sundays at 2:30 pm, December 14th and 21st.
EARLY START PROGRAM Antioch School District #34 provides developmental screenings
for children ages 4 months to 3 years. To schedule an appointment please call 847.838.8032.
ANTIOCH WOMEN’S CLUB The Antioch Woman's Club is a proud part of GFWC, an
International organization of community-based volunteer Woman's clubs dedicated to community service. We support several community efforts and programs through various fund raising activities throughout the year.
Guests are welcome at our meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May at 11:30 a.m. at the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Antioch.
To learn more about the philanthropic organizations that we support in our community, please visit our website: www.antiochwomansclub.com.
Get involved in the Antioch Woman’s Club and join the fun!
DECEMBER 2014 EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT THE ANTIOCH PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
The Antioch Public Library District offers programs for Children, Teens, Tweens and Adults. If you are interested in any of these programs please log onto: www.apld.info or call 847-395-0874.
Antioch Library Board Meeting: December 30 at 7:00 p.m.
The public is welcome to attend .
LIBRARY CLOSURES All Day - Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25
All Day - Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1
PROGRAMS All programs offered at the Antioch Public Library District are free
to the public unless otherwise noted. Most library programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Go online at www.apld.info to sign up or call 847-395-0874. Dial extension 230 for adult or teen event and extension 234 for children’s event. A library card is not required in order to take part in library programs.
Mrs. Charles Dickens: The Women of Dickens – Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Antioch Public Library District and hosted at the Antioch Meeting House (977 Main St.) Charles Dickens, author, playwright, actor and social activist, was indeed a master of characters. Many of his characters were drawn from life. Meet Catherine Dickens, his long suffering wife and mother of ten children. Mrs. Dickens will introduce the audience to such women as; Nancy from Oliver Twist, Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, Betsey Trotwood from David Copperfield and others. This program is offered free to the public as part of the Antioch Holiday Village event.
“A Christmas Carol” presented by Those Were the Days Radio Players of Lake County – Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. Come listen with your eyes closed and hear this delightful story unfold in old time radio style. Then watch as the performers go through the actions and see how they made all those sounds come to life. A bit of history for the young ones and nostalgia for the young at heart in this performance that take us back way before television when families gathered round the radio. This event is entertaining for the entire family. Free to the public.
WinWay Resume Workshop – Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. Whether you already have a resume or need to start from scratch, come learn how to use WinWay Resume to easily create a professional looking resume. If time permits, this class will also highlight using the library's database JobNow for searching employment opportunities. All you need is a few minutes and a jump drive and you're on your way to a great looking resume!
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (Kids Event) – Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Frosty is coming to town and bringing a whole sleigh of holiday cheer. Join Frosty along with Termite the singing Christmas tree, Jack in the Box, the Nutcracker on skates and many more winter characters who ring in the holidays with their own brand of frosty fun. Professional puppeteer Dave Herzog frequently performs at Navy Pier. Registration is required. Contact 847-395-0874 ext. 234.
Uber Cool Gingerbread House (Teen Event) – Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. Chef Michael Niksic will be giving an uber cool gingerbread house building demonstration. He will share building secrets, recipes and more! You may even be the lucky winner of his creation!
Homework Café (Teens) – Tuesday, December 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. – Wednesday & Thursday starting at 4:00 p.m. Need a quiet place to study for your finals? Come on over to the library, we have a room set aside just for you! We even provide snack food to keep you and your brain working. Grab your books and a friend then come to the library to get that final nailed!
Baby Bounce (Ages newborn to 15 months): Monday, December 1 & 15 at 9:30 a.m. Baby and caregiver are invited to a 15 minute storytime that will include songs and short books followed by 30 minutes of play and socializing. Must preregister.
COMMUNITY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE (ANTIOCH & SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES)
Don't Gain Weight This Holiday Season!!! (Halloween thru New Year's Day)
Come and learn how to enjoy the fun without the average 7-10 pound weight gain!
Join our weekly program now and have fun learning how to lose weight and keep it off! Each week covers a different topic on enjoying a healthier lifestyle and gives simple tips for you to try.
You’ll receive personalized coaching, weekly weigh-ins and be eligible for weekly prizes as well as the final cash prizes to our 3 biggest “losers”.
Only $35 with all of the money going back to the participants as prizes/payouts. If you don’t wish to compete, come for the FREE Nutrition Class portion. Classes are held at the Antioch Senior Center. Please call 773.609.2789 for days and times.
DBSA-ANTIOCH (DEPRESSED AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE)
DBSA-Antioch( Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Antioch) meets every Sunday 6–8 pm.
Email: [email protected] or call: Dick 847-395-2848 or Judy 847-245-3924 for location and further information. “We've been there, We can help.”
FREE FIT CLUB
Don’t miss out on a FREE workout! It’s for all fitness levels! Come meet Becky Stutts and a fun group of Fit Clubbers for
FREE WORKOUTS at 8:30 a.m. Saturday mornings at the Antioch Parks & Rec building. All fitness levels are welcome!
Days: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Must be 18 years of age (sorry no children)
Email Becky Stutts at [email protected] or check us out at www.facebook.com/FreeAntiochFitClub.
FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE, LUPUS,
CHRONIC PAIN-SUPOORT GROUP Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, chronic pain – support
group - holds monthly meetings the 1st Saturday of each month at 884 main street in Antioch, from 10:00-12:00. There is no charge to attend and feel free to bring a friend or family member. Any questions, contact Shari Ferbert at [email protected] (preferred) or call 847.362.7807.
LEST WE FORGET BY LAKE RGION
HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Lakes Region Historical Society is launching a project to
record the names of Village of Antioch and Antioch Township area residents, past or present, that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. If you have served, please contact LRHS. If you know of a veteran or the family of a deceased veteran, please pass on our information and ask them to contact us. The purpose of this search is to complete a historical record for posterity of the men and women who have served their country. We are looking for Antioch veterans’ names, branch, rank, and dates served.
For more information please contact Holly at [email protected] or call at 847-395-4912.
If you live alone or are a shut-in, you might like a daily check up call from Community Telecare. This service is free and is staffed by volunteers. If you or someone you know would like to use this service, please contact Carol at 847.395.2240.
AYLL - ANTIOCH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ONLINE REGISTRATION
IS OPEN FOR THE 2015 SEASON! "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for Spring." - Rogers Hornsby
It's time to register for the 2015 Spring Baseball and Softball season! Take advantage of AYLL's early bird discount when you register online today at www.AYLL.com. Register online before December 15, 2014 and receive a $10 DISCOUNT per registration!
AYLL - Antioch Baseball and Softball will offer leagues for the following ages:
Shetland T-Ball for Boys and Girls ages 5 - 6. Players may not turn 7 prior to April 30, 2015.
Pinto Baseball - Ages 7 - 8. Players may not turn 9 prior to April 30, 2015.
Mustang Baseball - Ages 9 - 10. Players may not turn 11 prior to April 30, 2015.
Bronco Baseball - Ages 11 - 12. Players may not turn 13 prior to April 30, 2015.
Pony Baseball - Ages 13 - 14. Players may not turn 15 prior to April 30, 2015.
8U Softball - Ages 7 - 8. Players may not turn 9 prior to December 31, 2014.
10U Softball - Ages 9 - 10. Players may not turn 11 prior to December 31, 2014.
12U Softball - Ages 11 - 12. Players may not turn 13 prior to December 31, 2014.
14U Softball - Ages 13 - 14. Players may not turn 15 prior to December 31, 2014. Walk-In Registration will be conducted January 8th and 10th,
2015 at Antioch Community High School. Complete information will be posted at www.AYLL.com.
AYLL - Antioch Baseball and Softball will also offer competitive All-Star Baseball and Softball teams in 2015. Detailed tryout information will be posted on the league's website and will be held in January at Antioch Community High School. Players chosen for All-Star teams must also be registered for and participate on an in-house baseball or softball team. For more information and for updated information, please check the AYLL - Antioch Baseball and Softball website: www.AYLL.com
WASTE MANAGEMENT E-CYCLING DROP OFF Antioch's Waste Management Facility E-cycle drop off is open
Monday through Friday from 7am to 2:30pm. There is no charge for this service and accepted items include Televisions, Monitors, Printers, Computers (including tablet computers), Electronic Keyboards, Facsimile Machines, Videocassette Recorders, Portable Digital Music Players, Digital Video Disc Players, Video Game Consoles, Small Scale Servers, Scanners, Electronic Mice, Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers, Satellite Receivers, Digital Video Disc Recorders. For more information, contact Waste Management at 1.800.796.9696.
DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALIANCE
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Antioch is proud to announce the launch of the The Depression Community Education program, a 2-hour session that features educational videos, open dialogue and panel discussions. Created by DBSA, the program seeks to educate individuals about depression and help them learn from first-hand stories of those dealing with the many facets of depression. Sessions are scheduled for Sunday, Oct 26 from 2-4 PM at Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, 1155 Hillside, Sunday, November 2 from 2-4PM at the Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbek and Wednesday, November 12 from 7-9 PM at The Antioch Public Library.
For further information contact Dick at 847-395-2848 or Judy at 847-245-3924
ADOPT-A-PACKAGE Please help send care packages from our Homes to our
Heroes overseas. The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4551 is collecting needed items and monetary contributions to help offset the postage costs. Many of the items that are needed are: Instant drink mixes, Granola Bars, Sunscreen (non-aerosol), Protein bars, Nuts, hard candy, snacks items, chap-stick, Beef jerky, personal toiletries items, just to name a few (please remember that certain products cannot be sent: Pork products, alcohol or other flammable items, aerosol cans & glass containers).
If you would like to make a donation of any items or monetary donation, please send to Antioch VFW Post 4551, Attn: Ladies Auxiliary, 75 North Ave, Antioch, Il 60002 or stop by Mon, Wed or Fri from 9:00am-12:00pm, Tuesday 4:30pm-9:30pm (open for Bingo). For more information, please contact Barb Gray or Lourdes Swanson @ 847.395.5393 or email at [email protected] .
ANTIOCH COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICES (ACCS) AND GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
This is a new group developed to provide low cost services to the community. Our 3 counselors have experience in dealing with children, families and the elderly. Services include family, marital, depression, grief, addiction, and mental health counseling. In addition to individual sessions, a Grief and Loss Support Group is being planned. Their offices are at St Ignatius Episcopal Church. If you would like an appointment please call their direct phone at 847-454-3111. Call now to register for the Grief Support Group.
CHURCH EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS PLAY AT BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Antioch (1501 Deep Lake Road) will put on their annual Christmas
musical on Friday, December 5 at 7:00 PM and an encore performance on Saturday, December 6 at 4:00 PM. All local residents and visitors are invited to join. Grade schoolers from Antioch and Spring Grove will present a heartwarming story everyone can relate to this holiday season:
All Lindsay wants for Christmas is... everything she sees! And while she's pouting over her mother's true words about why we celebrate Christmas, Lindsay finds some new friends... cool “toy” friends... that come alive to her. Together Lindsay, Miss Glamour Doll, Chucko the fluffy teddy bear, the action figure Princess Leia, and the ever popular Jack-In-the-Box tell the story of the first Christmas and discover the true meaning of the season. This lovely musical teaches a wonderful lesson about the ultimate gift that God gave to us. All I Want for Christmas has traditional carols, delightful “character songs” and traditional Christmas songs all will be invited to join!
For questions or more information, please contact Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 847-395-9400. All are invited to attend Sunday worship services at 9:00 AM each week followed by Sunday School classes for children and adult bible lessons at 10:30 AM.
SAINT STEPHEN ANNUAL “KOOKIE WALK”
Saint Stephen Lutheran Church at 1155 Hillside Ave, Antioch, IL will be hosting their annual “Kookie Walk” on Sunday Dec 7th from 8:00am til 2:00pm(or while supplies last). The “Kookie Walk” is open to the public and is a great way to have homemade cookies for the Holidays without all the mess! Select from a HUGE variety that is reasonably priced at just $5.00 per pound. Come in, grab a container and fill it with all your favorites. For more information contact us at 847-395-3359.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH COOKIES & CONFECTIONS COOKIE WALK
The Cookies & Confections Cookie Walk will be on Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Antioch, 848 Main St. Gently Used Christmas Decorations will be sold, too.
CROP ‘TIL YOU DROP WITH THE ST. PETER’S SCRAPPERS
Join the St. Peter’s Scrappers on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm for 12 hours of scrapbooking fun! Location is St. Peter School Gym, 900 St Peter Street, Antioch. Cost is $20 per person. Lunch and dinner is included in the registration fee. Free give-away and door prizes! A Stampin’ Up vendor will be on site and will have supplies available to purchase. Garage Sale Table. Please bring a snack / appetizer OR a dessert to share and don’t forget to bring your scrapbook, pictures and accessories. For more information or to have a registration form emailed to you, contact Mary Leonard at 847-395-0246 or via email at [email protected]. If space is available, registration will be accepted at the door on a first come, first serve basis.
HEAVY RAIN, HIGH WINDS, BLIZZARD CONDITIONS….
ARE YOU PREPARED? CAN YOU ASSIST YOUR COMMUNITY? JOIN CERT - COMMUNITY EMERGENCY
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
Learn more by visiting the http://www.antioch.il.gov/emergmgmt.htm homepage.
This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number of victims after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim.
Classes will be taught by trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. The program consists of 20 hours of training and emphasizes hands-on practice.
CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.
Features on our website! It has been a year since we launched our new online e-services on our Village website! If you haven’t already checked out
these great features, visit our website at www.antioch.il.gov. Once there, you may submit a request for service, enroll in various subscriptions, view monthly calendars, keep up-to-date on the latest news, and view online documents such as meeting agendas and minutes.
RSS – Really Simple Syndication that allows residents to receive instant notification of news updates on their computer or hand-held device.
Online Documents & Forms – Residents can complete and submit forms online. Forms include request for service or information, citizen comments and concerns, and general inquiries regarding village operations. Documents include the Village Newsletter, meeting agendas and minutes.
Subscription Services – Residents can sign up to receive the monthly Village Newsletter and meeting and bid notices.
Calendar – The online monthly calendar is a great place for residents to see all scheduled meetings and events. Online documents are also viewable from this convenient location on our website.
E-News – By visiting our website, residents can keep up to date on current events and activities in the village with updated news and press releases.
In 2009 the Village of Antioch changed the format of how the monthly newsletter was distributed to the general public. Twice a year we distribute a physical copy to every household in Antioch and the other 10 months are sent digitally. There are two ways to receive your copy digitally. First visit the Village website at http://www.antioch.il.gov and click on the newsletter tab along the top. This will allow you to download a pdf version of the newsletter. The second option is to sign up for the email list by following the directions below. At which time a link will be sent to you monthly when the newsletter is ready. For those who do not have email or internet access please follow the directions at the bottom of this insert.
For those residents who don’t use email or the internet, you may pick up a copy of the newsletter at one of these locations: Village Hall, Chamber of Commerce, Antioch Public Library District, Antioch Senior Center and Antioch Parks and Recreation.
To our residents who cannot get to one of these locations we ask that you call 847-395-1000 and register
for our mailing list to continue receiving your monthly newsletter through the mail. Please do not call if you are already on the list!
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE EMAIL OR INTERNET
ACCESS PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW
1. Go to www.antioch.il.gov. Once there you will be looking at the Village of Antioch main webpage!
2. Locate the word “Resident Ser-vices” across the top. Put your cursor over it. It should like this.
3. At this point you will be looking at a sub-scription sign-up that looks like this. 4. Fill in your email, pick a password and choose all of the information you would like to have emailed to you make sure you click the Village Newsletter specifically. 5. Once you have chosen everything you would like to have sent to you click “subscribe” and you are all done.
12/1 Mon Antioch Garden Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church Free Health Screenings For All Ages, 10-12:30 p.m. at Senior Center
12/2 Tues Bingo Night Sponsored by the Antioch VFW, Doors open 4:30 with early bird games! Bingo starts at 6 PM
12/3 Wed 885 Civic Club Meeting, at 7 PM call Jane for location and information 847-973-9466 Girl Scouts-Leaders Meeting, 7-9 p.m. @ the Senior Center for more information email [email protected]
12/4 Thu Westosha Lakes Chorus (Sweet Adelines) Meeting, 7 PM at the VFW Hall contact Nancie 847-603-1054 Winter Wine Walk Tickets on Sale, 6 PM at the Parks Building see articles inside
12/6 Sat Advocates for FMS meeting, 10-noon at 884 Main street call for more info 847.362.7807
12/7 Sun Kookie Walk, 8:00am till 2:00pm(or while supplies last) at Saint Stephen Lutheran Church see information inside
Viking Youth Football & Cheerleading Assoc. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center Bingo Night sponsored by the Antioch VFW, Doors open 4:30 with early bird games! Bingo starts at 6 PM Antioch Junior Woman's Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at State Bank of the Lakes (Antioch office) Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, 7:00 p.m.
12/10 Wed Antioch Woman’s Club Meeting, 11:30 AM @ Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church contact Lynne Fletcher 847.838.6460 VFW Post 4551 Membership Meeting at 7 PM At VFW
12/11 Thu Westosha Lakes Chorus (Sweet Adelines) Meeting, 7 PM at the VFW Hall contact Nancie 847-603-1054 Antioch Township Board Meeting, 7 PM Township Hall
12/12 Fri Breast Cancer Support Group, 3-4 p.m. at The Village at Victory Lakes, 1075 E. Victory Drive, Lindenhurst Call Cathy Reilly at 847-356-4676
12/13 Sat Cookies & Confections Cookie Walk, 9-1 PM United Methodist Church of Antioch See Article for more details
12/15 Mon Antioch Coin Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m. @ Library, public welcome. For info call JoAnne at 847.395.4738
12/16 Tues District 34 School Board Meeting at Administrative Services Center (964 Spafford) at 7:00 p.m. Bingo Night Sponsored by the Antioch VFW, Doors open 4:30 with early bird games! Bingo starts at 6 PM
12/17 Wed Antioch Emergency Management Agency & Citizen Corps/ CERT @ 7 p.m. Antioch Fire Station #1 for more info. please call 847-395-1000 District 117 Meeting, 7 p.m. LCHS
12/18 Thu Westosha Lakes Chorus (Sweet Adelines) Meeting, 7 PM at the VFW Hall contact Nancie 847-603-1054
12/23 Tues Bingo Night Sponsored by the Antioch VFW, Doors open 4:30 with early bird games! Bingo starts at 6 PM
12/25 Thu Christmas Day! Village Offices Closed
12/30 Tues Bingo Night Sponsored by the Antioch VFW, Doors open 4:30 with early bird games! Bingo starts at 6 PM Antioch Public Library Dist. Meeting, at Library board room, 757 N. Main St., at 7:00 p.m.
12/31 Wed New Years Eve, Village Office Closed
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VILLAGE MEETING DECEMBER 2014 1 Village Board Meeting, 7:30 PM at Village Board Room
9 Antioch Police Pension Commission, 3:30 PM at SBOTL
11 Planning Commission and Zoning Board, 7:30 PM at Village Board Room
10 Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 PM Village Board Room
15 Village Board Meeting, 7:30 PM at Village Board Room
17 Park Board Meeting, 7:00 PM at Village Board Room
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