Looking Forward for Nov. 4, 2013


Learn about forensic science at McHenry program

“Forensic Detectives: Identifying America’s Fallen Heroes” will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St.

The program, for those 18 and older, will be presented by Dr. Hal Tinberg, a forensic science expert.

There are more than 1,600 MIAs still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. DNA testing can provide closure for the families of these heroes.

Learn how state-of-the-art testing by the Armed Forces DNA ID Lab was used to identify both the Unknown Vietnam Soldier and the first casualty of the Vietnam War. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Learn how newly developed DNA technology and forensic detective work was used to identify more than 60 percent of these victims.

Registration may be done in person, online at www.mchenrylibrary.org or by calling 815-385-0036.

Affordable Care Act to be subject of presentation

“Affordable Care Act – Get the Facts and Learn How to Enroll” will be presented from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road.

McHenry County Department of Health personnel will present an overview of the ACA, with an emphasis on who is eligible to enroll for subsidized and affordable insurance plans on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

There will be a brief discussion of small-business enrollment, as well as step-by-step instructions on how individuals can use the website www.healthcare.gov to enroll on their own or use personalized assistance to complete the process.

Registration is required and may be done by calling 847-669-5386, ext. 21.


Huntley library to host author presentation, book signing

“Local Voices: Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers,” an author presentation and book signing, will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road.

Author Carolyn Batzlaff will talk about what motivates her to write, her writing process, and her latest book, a collection of stories about a robbery gone wrong, money tossed out into the night, and what happens to those who find it.

Registration is required and may be done by calling 847-669-5386, ext. 21.

‘Harvey’ to be performed in Marengo

“Harvey” will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Marengo Community High School, 110 Franks Road. 

In the story, when Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a 6 1/2-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, children and seniors.

For information, visit www.mchs154.org.

Cary-Grove H.S. to stage ‘All My Sons’

“All My Sons” will be staged at  7 p.m. Thursday and at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary. 

This is Arthur Miller’s post-World War II story about the Kellers, a seemingly “all-American” family. But the father, Joe Keller, has concealed a great sin. During the war, he allowed his factory to ship faulty airplane cylinders to the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of this, more than 20 American pilots died. 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, available in the Cary-Grove High School lobby during lunch hours as well as at the door. For information, call 847-639-3825

FRIDAY, Nov. 8

Hemsworth stars in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

“Thor: The Dark World,” starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, opens in theaters.

In the movie, Thor, faced with an enemy even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. 

The movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action, violence and some suggestive content.

Huntley library to host Minilinks @ the Library

The HAPLD Friends Foundation will host Minilinks @ the Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the library, 11000 Ruth Road.

Attendees can play a nine-hole round of mini-golf in the library after hours. Get a hole in one at the fifth hole and win a new (mini) car.

The cost is $3 for nine holes or $10 for families of four or more.

Attendees also can try to putt better than the Huntley High School Girls Golf Team. They can try to beat the pros with a bonus putt at a 10th hole.

For information, call 847-669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibraryfriends.org.

Marian Central to perform ‘Rehearsal for Murder!’

“Rehearsal for Murder!” will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and  at 2 p.m. Sunday at Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Ave., Woodstock. 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door. For information, call 815-338-4220 or visit www.marian.com.

SUNDAY, Nov. 10

McHenry library to host ‘Homes for Heroes’

“Homes for Heroes” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St.

To commemorate Veterans Day, the library is showing the film “Homes for Heroes,” narrated by Ron Magers. The film describes the experience of the veterans who have benefited from Transitional Living Services Veterans of McHenry.

Alan Belcher, executive director of TLS Veterans of McHenry, will be available after the film to discuss the resources and services available through TLS Veterans McHenry. Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm and other conflicts have participated in their services and have gone on to find employment, reconnect with their communities and rejoin their families.

The program is for those age 18 and older.

Registration may be done in person, online at www.mchenrylibrary.org or by calling 815-385-0036.

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