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Harper art auction Feb. 26:

Tickets are on sale for ArtMatters, a fundraiser gala and auction sponsored by the Harper College Education Foundation and Harper College Art Department. The event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 in the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College, 1220 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Registration is $125 per person, and the event features a live and silent auction featuring contemporary fine art pieces from well-known local artists. Wine, specialty martinis and a small plate dinner will be served during the auction viewing. Sign up by Feb. 14 cy calling (847) 925-6490, emailing or at

Kids learn skills of 1880s:

The Schaumburg Park District is inviting kids to spend Feb. 5 in the 1880s. Two programs for kids ages 7 to 12 will teach skills possessed by children in the early 1880s. The events take place at the Spring Valley Nature Center's Merkle Cabin, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road. "Candle Making in the Cabin" will teach participants about candle making and how to make their own to take home. …