Leggee students tackle music from the movies

Posted5/11/2012 12:21 PM

Sometimes, the best part of a movie is its soundtrack.

Under the direction of music teacher Mary Bell, fifth-grade students from Leggee Elementary School in Huntley will perform award-winning hit songs from such classic movies as "Jaws," "Grease," "Ghostbusters," "Mission Impossible" and many more.


The "Hooray for Hollywood" concert will be held Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Leggee Elementary School is located at 13723 Harmony Road, Huntley.

For more information, contact Bell at (847) 659-6200 or email mbell@district158.org.

Minds in Motion: The second annual Minds in Motion 5K Run/Walk will take place from 9 a.m., Sunday, May 20, on the Square Barn Road Campus, Academic Drive in Algonquin.

The Minds in Motion Event raises awareness of mental illness through education and discussion while promoting a healthy lifestyle for the mind and body.

Last year, the event raised more than $3,500 and proceeds were donated to Centegra Behavioral Health Services. Funds raised this year will benefit Centegra and the newly formed Huntley High School Friends of Rachel Club.

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Entry is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and younger.

For details, contact Shannon Romanski, psychology teacher and event coordinator at (847) 659-6600 or sromanski@district158.org.

View the planets: The U-46 Observatory will present two sky shows on Monday, May 14, at 6 and 7:15 p.m.

The multimedia presentation will explain the upcoming transit of Venus, which will take place on June 5. A brief history of the planetarium and a tour of the spring sky under the stars will also be presented.

Admission is $3 per person with a maximum charge of $10 per family. Sun safe transit viewing glasses will be available for $3.

Reservations are not required but seating is limited. The planetarium is at 312 Watch St., Elgin. Parking is available at National and Raymond streets. Walk one block south to the planetarium at Watch and Raymond streets. There is no parking in front of the building on Watch Street.

• Larissa Chinwah covers education in the Fox Valley. Email her at lchinwah@dailyherald.com.

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