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Great Adventure Bible Timeline Seminar: Join in "Great Adventure Bible Timeline Seminar With Jeff Cavins" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at St. Mary Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Cavins, renowned Catholic author and biblical scholar who has unlocked the mystery of the Bible for thousands of people, is coming to the area to present his Bible Timeline Seminar. According to Cavins, many Christians pick up their Bibles, resolving to read them cover to cover, only to become frustrated after a month or so because they have lost the story. The Great Adventure focuses on teaching people to learn narrative books of the Bible before they begin a deeper study of scripture. The cost for the one day seminar is $35, which includes all materials and lunch. Space is limited, so call Janet Marmion at (847) 669-3137, ext. 101, or e-mail at marmionj@aol.com.

Clothing drive, raffle: The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Marys Church in Elgin will hold its Spring Fling Raffle, Bake Sale and Clothing Drive Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Clothes and small household items will be accepted in the church parking lot from noon Saturday, May 30, through 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31. The raffle and bake sale will be in St. Marys church hall (Binsfeld Hall) after the 5 p.m. Mass Saturday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. There will be more than 50 prizes, including a weekend at a condo in the Dells, Chicago Cubs and White Sox tickets, a HDTV, girls bike, theater and restaurant certificates and toys. All proceeds will benefit the poor in the community. St. Marys Church is on the corner of Fulton and Gifford streets in Elgin. For details, visit svdpfundraiser@yahoo.com.

Flea market: On Saturday, May 30, St. Marks Church, 337 Ridge Road in Barrington Hills, will host a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a selection of gently-used household items, toys and clothing. Also, professional vendors such as Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and Usborne Books. There will also be a barbecue and baked goods for sale.

Perennial plant sale: The Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry needs perennial plants for its annual perennial plant sale Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, in the east parking lot of the church. Pot up your unneeded perennial plants and donate them to the parishs garden ministry. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase new shrubs to landscape the new church. If you have empty pots to share, leave them in the parking lot gazebo or take some if you need them for the sale. For details, call (815) 385-5673.

Fine Arts Festival: Barrington United Methodist Church hosts its "5th Sunday Fine Arts Festival" from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington. Performers include three generations of the gifted Preucil family of string musicians, including grandparents Doris and William Preucil, Stephanie and Walter Preucil, and their children, Zachary, Anthony and James; Dennis and Gail Rossow will portray Edith and Archie Bunker of "All In the Family" singing "Those Were the Days," and their son David Rossow will sing "Youre Just in Love" by Irving Berlin. The "Flute Family" will be represented by Denise Calderon playing the piccolo, Sam Oliver, Kathy Liska and Karen Maxwell playing flutes, alto flute played by Lisa Wait, and bass flute played by Belinda King. Singing "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge will be Gail Rossow, Rosalyn Wesley, Kathy Ochenrider, and Laura Olsen. Dancers include Kristy Mahoney with daughters Kassidy and Kylie. Visual arts displays include: photography by Jay Crithfield, Dennis Rossow and Ken Rossow; Russian nesting doll collections by Pam McCord, Donna Alexander, Karen Maxwell, and her mother, Neva Pfouts, Joyce Causey, and Bill Morse; family trees created by Kathy Liska, Bill Morse, Gillian Wells; family tartans by Gillian Wells, Ray Maxwell, Jim and Char Wilson; and "The Family of Man," designed by Sam Oliver and Karen Maxwell. For details, call (847) 836-5540 or visit BarringtonUMC. …