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MLK Jr., Gun Control and Authors: Five Best Bets for the Weekend

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1) League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth Conversations: Join the League of Women Voters with their monthly program, “Conversations.” Northfield Chief of Police Bill Lustig will be speaking on “Scams and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself.” He’ll also be taking questions. RSVP by emailing Nancy Marcus at ngmarcus614@gmail.com. Sat., Jan. 19, 11:45 – 2 p.m. The Happ Inn Bar and Grill in Northfield. $20, which includes lunch.

2) Book Release Party for Evanston Author Todd Hasak-Lowy’s “33 Minutes”: Evanston author Todd Hasak-Lowy will be discussing and signing copies of his new novel for young adults, “33 Minutes”. The novel has been described as “funny” and “poignant,” and follows Sam Lewis and his ex-best friend Morgan Sturtz’s adventures in middle school. Sat. Jan. 19, 3 p.m. The Book Stall, Winnetka. FREE.

3) Guns and Public Safety: Where We Stand After Sandy Hook: Join the New Trier Democrats as they discuss issues related to guns, including school shootings, assault weapons, background checks and what’s happening in the government. Note that the location has been changed to the Glenview Police Station auditorium, to account for the large expected attendance. Sun., Jan. 20, 2 p.m., Glenview Police Station, FREE.

4) : Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with the Winnetka Youth Organization’s I Have a Dream Too activity. There will be a group discussion and critical thought about his famous speech. Sat., Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Winnetka Youth Organization. FREE.

5) Hamas and Hezbollah: Why Iran’s Allies Have Much to Gain from an Iranian Bomb: The Hon. Roey Gillad, Counsul General of Israel to the Midwest and Dan Elbaum, Assistant Executive Director of the AJC will speak on this hot-button issue at an event co-sponsored by AJC Chicago and Temple Jeremiah’s Adult Learning. This event is open to the public. Sun. Jan. 20, 10 a.m., Temple Jeremiah, Northfield. FREE.

Barb Tubekis January 19, 2013 at 09:22 PM
The Volunteer Center and The Kindness Connection are also offering a Day of Service on MLK Day Monday, from 10am to1pm at New Trier High School Northfield Cafeteria. People of all ages are invited to participate in service projects for nonprofit organizations. No reservations necessary and there are no fees, but if you would like to make a no-sew blanket for the homeless, please bring 4 yards of fleece fabric and fabric scissors and join us. Materials provided for all other projects. Laundry detergent for NTT pantry clients welcomed. Bring your friends, your kids, your grandkids and join the community for this beneficial event. More details www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org

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