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Civics Committee of Sun City: Join with the Civics Committee of Sun City-Huntley at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, to help set a new Guinness World Record by reading aloud Abraham Lincoln's impromptu speech from 1861 as he left Springfield headed to Washington, D.C. to be President.

The event is being coordinated from Springfield by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as a kick off to the national observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. In the Sun City Drendel Ballroom, resident Abe Lincoln presenter, Gary Cooney, will set the scene and lead the 5-minute reading. The Eakin Creek and Kishwaukee Railroad Club has offered to display a few period railroad cars. The event is free, but since an accurate count must be documented, an entry ticket (good for door prizes) will be necessary and received by each participant upon arrival. Sun City Huntley residents are encouraged to preregister. The public can preregister online at or (847) 515-7650. Doors open at 10:15 a.m.; the reading will begin at 11 a.m. and last five minutes. Large print copies of the short speech will be distributed.

Tiara Tea Society: The society will attend St. Patrick Church's "Friendship Tea" at 3500 Washington St., McHenry from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Thisannual event features a lavishly decorated hall as well as theme tables. You may choose either the Paris or the English table. Competition for the best decorated table is fierce so you won't want to miss seeing the talent and imagination of the ladies of St. …