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Event Calendar- Nov. 1-15

November 4, 2009

It’s November already (although some days it feels like December) and there’s plenty of opportunities to stay warm, have fun, and support local charities and nonprofits. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these events or attending any professional training sessions, feel free to contact us at 847-228-1320.

FUN EVENTS

Nov. 4- Eat & Earn to support volunteering (Arlington Heights)

The Volunteer Center of NW Suburban Chicago’s (TVC) first-ever Eat & Earn fundraiser will take place TODAY from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join volunteers from around the community at Diners’ Choice 2009 award-winning restaurant Francesca’s Tavola (208 S Arlington Heights Rd in Arlington Heights, IL) in eating some great food and supporting a great cause. All you need to do is say “I’m with the volunteer center” when you dine in or carry out at Francesca’s and 20% will be donated to support TVC and its efforts to promote volunteerism in the community.

Nov. 7- Hootenany for Charity (Crystal Lake)

“Kick up your Heels” barn dance fundraiser, hosted by Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, includes DJ, country-western dancing and BBQ. Also includes silent auction and other drawings. $75 dollars each. For tickets, contact Michelle Sacchitello (224) 770-2152 or MSacchitello@HospiceAnswers.org. Hospice of Northeastern Illinois (847) 381-5599 or visit www.HospiceAnswers.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Nov. 11- Fun Day Off (Rolling Meadows)

Leap into fun on your day off from school (or work) from 9:30 – 3:30 on Wednesday Nov 11th with special needs children. There will be bowling, eating lunch at McDonalds, & going to a movie.  Volunteers pay their own way for lunch & a movie. Ages 14 & older. Transportation provided.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Nov. 6- Make the Most of It: Time Management Strategies

The Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban Chicago (TVC) is offering a professional development workshop on Nov. 6, 2009, “Successful Time Management.” This class will provide valuable tools and insights into how nonprofit professionals can get the most out of their most valuable asset – their time.

The workshop will be presented by consultant Jerry Pinney, President of Jerry Pinney & Associates. Covering topics like, “the Art of Concise Conversations,” “Effective Scheduling” and “Thought Mapping,” the session will focus on proven techniques for maximizing productivity and establishing a healthy work/life balance. Attendees will leave with tools they can use to put these principles into practice.

The fee for this workshop is $30 for TVC member agencies and $60 for non-members. It will take place from 9 a.m. until noon at Forest View Education Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd. A free continental breakfast will be served.  Seating is limited.

For information regarding registration or to obtain information regarding dates and content of future classes, you can register on our website or call TVC at 847-228-1320.

Any other upcoming events going on that you would like us to mention here? Feel free to leave a comment!

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