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Updated: June 16, 2012 2:18AM


Blood Drive: The Grayslake Fire Department will participate in LifeSource Blood Centers Firefighter Blood Donor Challenge. Participating departments compete against each other in an attempt to draw the greatest number of units of blood. LifeSource personnel will be at Grayslake Fire Station No. 1 on June 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 160 Hawley St. Walk-ins are welcome but donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling Ingrid Skidmore at (847) 223-8960.

Buffalo Grove

Workshop: A community workshop to discuss planning for housing will be held June 20 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will provide an overview of the villages population trends and projected demand for future housing. Participants at the workshop will have group discussions concerning housing issues and opportunities. The ideas developed by the groups will be summarized at the end of the meeting. CMAP will use the information to draft a study for the village with recommendations to guide decisions regarding future housing proposals. For more information, or to register for the workshop, (847) 459-2525.

Green Fair: The Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team is working with the village to coordinate the first Green Fair June 24 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rylko Park, 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Road. Learn about the steps you can take at home, work and in the community to improve the environment. Watch demonstrations, participate in a craft and more. Various booths will be collecting items to be donated such as athletic shoes, eye glasses, keys and more. For more information, visit


Bug control: Wil-Kil Pest Control will host a free Bed Bug Boot Camp for businesses in Gurnee and the surrounding areas June 19 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, 1700 Nations Drive, to address the ongoing concerns and prevention methods of bed bugs. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the history and biology of bed bugs, the importance of inspections, legal issues associated with bed bugs and prevention techniques. Wil-Kils bed bug canine scent detection dogs, Max and Daisy, will also show participants how they do their job to effectively detect live bed bugs, allowing for a more accurate inspection versus traditional detection methods. For more information, visit

Shredding: The Des Plaines River Valley Chapter of ARMA, Opportunity Secure Data Destruction, with the support of Gurnee Park District will hold a free confidential shredding of personal documents (limit of three grocery bags per person papers and CDs/DVDs diskettes must be separated) June 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hunt Club Park Community Center, 920 N. Hunt Club Road. Donations of non-perishable food for the Northern Illinois Food Bank will be accepted. For more information, call (224) 636-3750.

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