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Holy Family Catholic Community, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, will host a speaker series called Theology on Tap. This educational series will be presented by inspiring and challenging speakers who will lead discussions to explore young adult issues and questions. Gather on Mondays at 7 p.m. for food and conversation. The topics are: July 21, "Spirituality in Action: Are We Walking the Talk?" present by Ms. Keara Coughlin; July 28, "Sin, Evil and Grace" presented by Fr. Steve Newton; Aug. 4, "Who Was Oscar Romero?" For information, call the parish office at (847) 359-0042.
Weekly, moderated current events discussions are held at Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in Room 5 at the north end of the building. New participants may request future e-mail information on suggested readings. The following topics are scheduled for July:
* July 20: Topic to be determined by participants during the prior week.
* July 27: The Politics of Natural Disasters
Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 1025 N. Smith Road in Palatine, between Northwest Highway and Dundee. Directions may be obtained at www.ccuu.org under "visitors" or by phoning (847) 359-8440.
The Community Church of Barrington welcomes area youth to participate in its Kids Who Rock Christ group. Led by Youth Pastor Ashley Barlow, kids can experience a lot of fun, fellowship, and food on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For information, contact Youth Pastor Ashley Barlow at Ashley.email@example.com or (847) 381-1294. The Community Church of Barrington is at 407 S Grove Ave., Barrington.
Immanuel Lutheran School, 200 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine, has openings in its all-day and afternoon half-day kindergarten classes for the 2008-09 school year. After-school care is available until 6 p.m. Call the school office at (847) 359-1936 to request information or a tour.
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Palatine, offers summer camp for kids ages 3 to 6 in August. The theme is "B.O.O.T. Camp 2008: Bible stories, Outdoor fun, Open play, and Time with friends." The staff includes Valerie Schultz, Christ the King preschool director. The next camp is Aug. 11-15 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $75/week. Register by calling (847) 358-0230 or visit www.ByFaithAlone.org.
Christ the King Lutheran Preschool, 100 W Michigan Ave., Palatine, is accepting registrations for the 2008-09 school year for children ages 2 to 5. The 3- to 5-year-old program is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The 2-year-old program is Tuesday mornings. A preschool extension, the Lunch Bunch, is offered Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call Valerie Schultz at (847) 358-0230; send e-mail to preschool@ByFaithAlone.org or visit ByFaithAlone.org.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1190 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, is having a SportsLife Camp from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-14 for 6- to 11-year-olds. The theme is "Just Jump." Cost for the camp is $70. For the main focus, you can choose from basketball/street hockey, dance/cheerleading, soccer/ultimate Frisbee or arts extravaganza. Stop by the church or call (847) 359-3451 for information.
St. Thomas of Villanova School in Palatine is accepting enrollment for the 2008-09 school year for preschool through eighth grade. St. Thomas is a recipient of the National Blue Ribbon for academic excellence awarded by the U.S. Secretary of Education. (847) 358-2110 or www.stvschool.org.
Potluck and Fellowship is from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Community Church of Barrington, 407 S Grove Ave. …