Learn to Research Your House at Historical Society Meeting

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Elgin Area Historical Society: Steve Stroud will lead a discussion on how to research your old home in "House Mysteries: Discover Your Home's History" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St. in Elgin. For details, call (847) 742-4248 or visit elginhistory.org.

Kane County Genealogical Society: The Kane County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St. Thomas MacEntee will present the live webinar "The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program is Right for You." Cloud computing is a practical solution of genealogists. Learn how the cloud works, how to keep your data safe, and the latest cloud programs. MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community. No advance registration is necessary. For details, call (847) 697-1029 or visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-ilkcgs.

Northern Kane County Wild Ones: The Northern Kane County Wild Ones will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin. Have you ever thought about starting a native plant garden but were stymied as how to start? Pat Sullivan-Schroyer will be sharing her experiences, how to avoid mistakes and how to achieve success. For details, visit nkwildones.org.

LITH American Legion: The Sons of the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231, 1101 W. Algonquin Road, invites the public to the Good Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29. Admission for the all-you-can-eat fish fry will be $10, $9 for seniors, or $8 for children younger than 12. The shrimp dinner for $10 is not included in the all-you-can-eat. Visit www.post1231.org.

VFW Post 2298: Tri-City Evergreen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2298, 117 S. First St. in West Dundee, invites you to Robbie & Tony's Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. To March 29, the special Lenten menu will include: lobster tail dinner (10 to 12 oz.); all-you-can-eat beer-battered fish fry (dine-in only); appetizer combo basket with onion rings, mushrooms, cheese nuggets and spicy wings. It is dine-in or carryout. For reservations, call (847) 428-9006. On Mondays, the VFW has the Lightning game. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the game at 7 p.m. The post has a food special Mondays with a full menu. It is open to the public.

Eagles Club: The Watch City Aerie 1047 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles is hosting a "New Fish Fry Menu with Chef Randy" from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays at the Aerie home, 325 Raymond St., Gilberts. On Fridays at 7:30 p.m., they will be playing Lightning (similar to bingo). Come in and enjoy the new fish fry menu and try your luck with a few games of Lightning. Interested in becoming a member? Stop in and see the opportunities you have to help your community.

Elgin Turners: The Elgin Turners will have a Friday fish fry from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the club, 112 Villa St. in Elgin. It is open to the public. It features all-you-can-eat haddock and perch for is $9.89. They also carry a variety of other fish dinners. Not a fish eater? They have other grill options as well. They also are serving Eli's cheesecake for dessert. If you don't want to dine in, you can call in a carryout order at (847) 695-4431. Lightning starts at 8 p.m. Lightning is a form of bingo and a total of four games is played. There are four different games and each card costs a $1. Interested in renting the hall, call Seth at (847) 697-4431.

South Elgin Leos: The South Elgin Leos Club will host a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30, at the Lions clubhouse, 500 Fulton St. It will be served between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. The cost is $6, $3 for kids age 3-10. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. For details, call Angie DeLeon at (847) 608-9091. All net proceeds will benefit the South Elgin Leos Club and/or its charities. …