Arts reception planned at Mint Julep Bistro

Published11/7/2008 12:04 AM

If you haven't had a chance to check out the Mint Julep Bistro, one of the newest eateries in downtown Palatine, mark Saturday, Dec. 6, on your calendar.

That is when the restaurant will host the Palatine/Inverness Arts Council's "First Saturday" art reception. The reception will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Mint Julep Bistro, 53 W. Slade St.


The council's first art reception of the 2008-09 season featured photography by Palatine resident Carl Jalowiec and was held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Lamplighter Inn, 60 N. Brockway. Jalowiec's work will be on display for the month of November.

"The Arts Council is excited to launch our third season of First Saturdays," said Betty Flamm, Arts Council president. "The positive support from community businesses and artists has been encouraging."

The "First Saturday" program is designed to highlight different local artists each month by rotating works throughout various businesses. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at the art reception.

Artists interested in displaying their work, or businesses interested in hosting a reception are encouraged to call (847) 943-6451 or visit for more information.

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Spa-tacular Teens: Take a study break at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, and enjoy a night of relaxation and pampering at the Palatine library. Participants will do some simple yoga stretches, make a tension-relieving eye pillow, and whip up a homemade moisturizing mask for a mini-facial. This program is recommended for young adults in grades 7-12. Register online at or call (847) 358-5881, ext. 132.

Fashion show: The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Community Holiday Fashion Event from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Cotillion Banquet Hall located at 360 S. Creekside Drive, Palatine.

The evening will feature fashions created by students in High School District 211 and live musical performances by 14-year-old Palatine resident, Gabriela Carrillo. Additional entertainment will be provided by Fremd High School's String Quartet.

Portions of the funds raised at the event will benefit the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $70 each or $650 for a table of 10. Event includes a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, fashion show and raffle prizes. For more information, call (847) 329-7200 or e-mail

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