Fox Valley briefs

Updated 1/31/2011 6:35 PM

'Steel Magnolias' opens:

Huntley High School will present "Steel Magnolias" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, to Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road in Huntley. This one-hour show will be auditioned for the Illinois High School Theatre Festival. Admission is $5 or $3 for students with an ID. Tickets are available at the door. For details, call (847) 659-6535.


Transit survey underway:

South Elgin officials are seeking opinions on how to improve public transit in the village. A 23-question survey takes minutes to complete and forms are available at village hall, 10 N. Water St. Forms may be mailed to the village or surveys deposited in the dropbox in the turnaround outside of village hall on Spring Street. If you can't go to village hall, you may participate at For more information, call (847) 742-5780.

Carpentersville pub-crawl:

The Carpentersville and Dundee Rotary Clubs' fundraiser, "Belly Busting Pub Crawl," will be from 2 to 6 p.m. with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the First American Bank, 218 W. Main St., West Dundee. Get your "passport" validated at participating bars in West Dundee by making a $5 purchase. The last stop on the crawl will be Diamond Jim's Gas Grill where participants should turn in their passports for a chance to with cash prizes as high as $500. A door prize raffle will also be available for those who do not want to do the crawl starting at 6:30 at Diamond Jim's. Tickets for the pub-crawl are $15 and can be purchased from club members and sponsoring bars.

Fox River Grove packets ready:

Nominating petitions packets for Fox River Grove village trustee are now available for pick up at the municipal center. There are three, 4-year seats and one, 2-year seat up for grabs. Petitions must be filed between Dec. 13 and Dec. 20. Filing closes at 5 p.m. Dec. 20. The municipal center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

School hosts fitness day:

The Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove is hosting Family Health and Fitness Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The event starts with a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a kids' one-mile challenge at 10 a.m. A health fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature flu and pneumonia shots, a blood donation center, a mobile dentist, karate mini classes and massages. Some of the activities require registration beforehand. For information on donating blood, visit Call (847) 464-4500. See Business.