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Turning Point to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WOODSTOCK – In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Turning Point, McHenry County’s only comprehensive domestic violence agency, will host a series of events during October.

• You Need to Know About Teen Dating Violence: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 166-167 at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. A free presentation about domestic violence among teenagers, including dating violence and a parent’s role. A question-and-answer session follows.

• Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 on the Woodstock Square. Join people from all over McHenry County in honoring the survivors of domestic violence and their families at this free event.

• Bowling and “Da Bears”: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Kingston Lanes, 1330 Eastwood Lane, Woodstock. Tickets cost $20 a person or $60 for a family of four. Come cheer on the Bears, knock down some pins and raise money to help Turning Point confront violence against women and children in McHenry County.

• Turning Point Annual Dinner: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Woodstock Country Club. Help celebrate the “Heroes Among Us” at the annual dinner. Catalent Pharma Solutions, Woodstock Community Unit School District 200, Scott Block, Robert Fetzner, Amy Hough and Kristen Lockhart will be honored. 

In addition to these events, Turning Point’s Clothesline Project will be on display at area libraries and McHenry County College. This exhibit features T-shirts designed by survivors of domestic violence to represent their journey with domestic violence. The project will be shown at the libraries in Woodstock, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Johnsburg, Marengo, Harvard, Fox River Grove and Algonquin, as well as at MCC.

For information, call Turning Point at 815-338-8081.

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