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News about club meetings and events. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com two weeks before event date.

March 6

Eli Skinner Chapter NSDAR: Genealogy workshop 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m. meeting; Thursday, March 6, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton St., Arlington Heights. Debbie McArdle presents, "Y-DNA Use in Genealogical Research." Darlene, (847) 359-0839

Glenview Square Dance Club: 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, Westbrook School, 1333 Greenwood Road, Glenview. All experienced square dancers and round dancers welcome. $6 per person. (847) 945-0370 or glenviewsquares.com.

Northwest Circle of Friends Social Club: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, Champps Americana, 955 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Marie Stringini, a certified medical aesthetic specialist discusses the latest advances in skin care. $19-$20. Reservations by Friday, March 6. Michaelene (847) 303-0312.

March 7

Scandinavian Park Inc., NFP: Saturday, March 7, Des Plaines Elks Club, Des Plaines. Annual dinner dance and fundraiser. (847) 695-6720 or vasaparkil.com.

Spring fashion and gift show: March 7, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. The Schaumburg High School VIP Club invites vendors in a variety of media such as jewelry, candles, handbags, accessories, fragrances, skin care as well as unique and whimsical gift ideas to participate. Two fashion shows will also be held during the event, featuring spring apparel and prom fashions sponsored by local retailers. Applications can be downloaded from the school's Web site: shs.d211.org.

Sons of the American Legion Palatine: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, American Legion Hall on Palatine Road. Call (847) 359-1606 or e-mail sal690.commander@gmail.com. Visit amlegion-palatinepost690.org.

Puzzle Exchange: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Adults and children can bring puzzles to exchange for new ones. No missing pieces. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

American Historical Society of Germans from Russa: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 W. Lake St., Melrose Park. Souper Saturday meeting. (773) 261-2181.

March 8

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

Northwest Suburban Beadwork Guild: 11 a.m. Sunday, March 8 and 15, Panera Bread, 90 Biesterfield, Elk Grove Village. meetup.com.

March 9

Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club meets: Monday, March 9, Reed Turner Nature Center, 3851 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Club offers gardening programs, events, projects and filed trip to all levels of gardeners. For information, call Ivy, (847) 800-5000.

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Wild West. Western wear.(773) 775-9427.

Chess Club: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 9 and 23, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Play against other players. Prior knowledge of chess is required. All ages are welcome. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

American Association of University Women, Arlington Heights: 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton. Terri Channer, senior director of development, WINGS will speak. Club is hosting a shower for WINGS, bring paper goods or household soaps to donate. Susan, (847) 934-6925.

Des Plaines Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, Prairie Lake Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. Mike MacDonald, professional nature and wildlife photographer, presents, "Chicago Wilderness." (847) 699-2837.

March 10

Des Plaines Art Guild: 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10; Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines. Artist Carolyn Griffin will demonstrate pastels. For details, call (847) 824-8952.

NW Suburban Alumnae Delta Delta Delta: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at a member's home. Program: Self-defense, dress for activity. All Tri Deltas are invited. (847) 382-8505.

March 11

Elk Grove Jaycees: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Elk Grove Village Bank and Trust, 75 Turner Ave., Elk Grove Village. Leadership organization for ages 21-41.

Twenty-first Star Chapter DAR: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, Park Ridge Country Club, 636 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Luncheon meeting with program, "Conservation," by Patricia Shanahan, director planned and major gifts of the Chicago Botanic Garden following. Betty, (847) 818-9001.

March 12

AAUW Daytime Bridge Group: Meets Thursday, March 12, at a member's home. $2 donation to the AAUE Education Foundation. Call Bobbie (847) 381-335.

Women's Club of Inverness: 9 a.m. Thursday, March 12, Inverness Golf Club. "The International Kitchen," by Karen Herbst. Call Karen, (847) 397-8955.

Brotherhood of Harmony: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Friendship Village Assembly Hall, 350 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Male a-cappella singing group for ages 18 and older. New members welcome. For information, (847) 985-9127 or (888) 494-8704.

March 13

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

March 14

Northern Illinois Chapter Crochet Guild of America: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane. Erika and Monika Simmons talk about their new book of crochet designs, "Double Stitch." Visitors welcome. Rosalie, (630) 980-3548 or nicrochet.com.

March 15

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, March 15, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

Bartlett Woman's Club's 28th fashion show luncheon: Noon, Sunday, March 15, Villa Olivia Country Club, 1401 W. Lake St., Bartlett. Fashions from The Arboretum of South Barrington, door prizes, raffles. $30 adults; $16 under age 12. Peggy, (630) 830-8407 or Paula (630) 372-1677. bartlettwomansclub.org.

Alpha Gamma Delta Alumnae Northwest Suburban: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 15. Backstage tour at Lyric Opera of Chicago. For reservations and information, (847) 963-6871.

March 16

Des Plaines Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., room A, Des Plaines. Learn the art of public speaking with poise and confidence. Hap, (847) 635-6351 or hap@therainreport.com.

Northwest Suburban Sewing Friends: 10 a.m. Monday, March 16, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court. Instruction and development of a custom fit pant pattern. Participants should wear tights. All welcome. (847) 394-1786.

March 17

La Leche of Mount Prospect/Arlington Heights: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Community Presbyterian Church, 407 N. Main St., Mount Prospect. Mother-to-mother support for breast-feeding mothers. Babies welcome.

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Forest View Educational Center, room 100, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Kathy O'Leary discusses Irish genealogy.

Palatine Women's Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Presbyterian Church of Palatine, 80 E. Palatine Road. Professional flower arranger Diane Konieczny will showcase ideas for spring. palatine-womens-club.org.

March 18

Bartlett Woman's Club candidate night: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Bartlett Community Center's Oak Room, 700 S. Bartlett Road. All residents invited. Ruth, (630) 837-8125.

Arlington Camera Club: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, Arlington Heights Historical Society, 110 W. Fremont, Arlington Heights. Jerry Hug discusses color management. Patty, (847) 253-1471.

Motorola Retirement Club: 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Innovation Center Auditorium of the Schaumburg campus. For information, (847) 394-2673.

Lakeshore Ski and Sports Club: 7 p.m. March 18, Dapper's East, 2901 W. Addison, Chicago. (708) 786-3992.

March 19

Garden Club of Inverness: 9:30 a.m. March 19, All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Brief business meeting followed by a program of interest to gardeners. All Gardeners are welcome. For information, call Carole at (847) 381-2727.

Palatine Jaycees: 7:30 p.m. March, Dec. 19, American Legion Hall on Palatine Road, in Palatine. For membership or events information, call (847) 604-0288 or palatinejaycees.org.

Golden Corridor Chapter of IAAP: 5:45 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Delaney & Murphy Steakhouse, Sheraton Chicago Northwest, 3400 E. Euclid, Ave., Arlington Heights. Julie Ostrow presents, "Humor Lights the Way-Experiencing Joy in Heavy Times." www.goldencorridor.org.

Brotherhood of Harmony: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Friendship Village Assembly Hall, 350 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Male a-cappella singing group for ages 18 and older. New members welcome. For information, (847) 985-9127 or (888) 494-8704.

Les Bavards du Nord: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Buffalo Grove area restaurant. Monthly francophone group meets for lunch and conversation in French. Reservations by Thrusday, March 19. (847) 921-7864 or lesBavardsduNord@yahoo.com.

March 21

Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Ed Rosenthal presents, "What's new and how much should it cost?"

March 22

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

Russian Jeopardy Club: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Play the intellectual team game in the Russian language. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

March 23

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 23; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Spring Fling. (773) 775-9427.

Chess Club: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Play against other players. Prior knowledge of chess is required. All ages are welcome. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

March 24

AAUW Barrington Evening Book Discussion: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at a member's home. "Run" by Ann Patchet will be discussed. Call Peg, (847) 381-4791.

Brotherhood of Harmony: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Friendship Village Assembly Hall, 350 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Male a-cappella singing group for ages 18 and older. New members welcome. For information, (847) 985-9127 or (888) 494-8704.

March 28

Square Wheels Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28; Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 304 W. Palatine Road, Prospect Heights. (Enter off Schoenbeck Road) Caller is Rick Allison. Admission: $6. Call (847) 392-5512 or (847) 253-3206.

March 29

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, March 29 Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

Jewish Genealogical Society: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie. Organizing Your Genealogy Records by Trudy Barch. (312) 666-0100. or jewishgen.org/jgsi

Chess For All Ages: 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Play a friendly game of chess or learn from others how to play the game. No prior knowledge of chess is required. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

April 3

Northwest Women's Connection luncheon: Noon Thursday, April 9, Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer. Judy Dagraedt presents, "Peace in the Midst of Turmoil." $17. Reservations required before Friday, April 3. Jill, (847) 358-5830.

April 4

Lunch with the Easter Bunny: Saturday, April 4, Bartlett Community Center, Oak Room, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Hosted by the Bartlett Woman's Club. $6 per person includes lunch and raffle prizes, and Easter buckets for each child. Two seatings 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations required. Karin, (630) 289-6533.

Sons of the American Legion Palatine: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, American Legion Hall on Palatine Road. Call (847) 359-1606 or e-mail sal690.commander@gmail.com. Visit amlegion-palatinepost690.org.

Twenty-first Star Chapter DAR genealogy workshop: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 4, Park Ridge Library. Betty, (847) 818-9001.

April 5

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

April 7

Polish Roman Catholic Union of America: 10 a.m.-Noon Tuesday, April 7, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Socialize, light refreshments, Bingo. (773) 782-2601.

April 8

Elk Grove Jaycees: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Elk Grove Village Bank and Trust, 75 Turner Ave., Elk Grove Village. Leadership organization for ages 21-41.

April 9

AAUW Daytime Bridge Group: Meets Thursday, April, 9, at a member's home. $2 donation to the AAUE Education Foundation. Call Bobbie (847) 381-335.

April 10

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

Schaumburg Area Toastmasters: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, Woodfield Corporate Center, 475 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. Open house for perspective members

April 12

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 12, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

April 13

Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club meets: Monday, April 13, Reed Turner Nature Center, 3851 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Club offers gardening programs, events, projects and filed trip to all levels of gardeners. For information, call Ivy, (847) 800-5000.

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 13; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Taxes and Tears. (773) 775-9427.

April 14

Des Plaines Art Guild: 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 14; Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines. Artist Wayne Atkinson will do a demonstration with watercolors. For details, call (847) 824-8952.

April 16

Garden Club of Inverness: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Brief business meeting followed by a program of interest to gardeners. All Gardeners are welcome. For information, call Carole at (847) 381-2727.

Palatine Jaycees: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, American Legion Hall on Palatine Road, in Palatine. For membership or events information, call (847) 604-0288 or palatinejaycees.org.

Golden Corridor Chapter of IAAP: 5:45 p.m. Thursday April 16, ZurichNA, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg. www.goldencorridor.org.

April 19

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

April 21

La Leche of Mount Prospect/Arlington Heights: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Community Presbyterian Church, 407 N. Main St., Mount Prospect. Mother-to-mother support for breast-feeding mothers. Babies welcome. Jennie (847) 830-0570.

Lakeshore Ski and Sports Club spring banquet: 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, Villa Brunetti, Franklin Park. $72 before April 21. (708) 786-3992.

April 25

Square Wheels Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25; Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 304 W. Palatine Road, Prospect Heights. (Enter off Schoenbeck Road) Caller is Jerry Sleeman. Admission: $6. Call (847) 392-5512 or (847) 253-3206.

April 26

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Temple Beth Israel, 3601 E. Dempster St., Skokie. "Preserving Your Ancestor's Legacy: Write Their Life Story," will be presented by Mike Karsen. (312) 666-0100 or jewishgen.org/jgsi.

April 27

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 27; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Sunny days and Happy Tunes. (773) 775-9427.

May 3

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

May 8

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

May 10

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

Des Plaines Art Guild: 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 12; Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines. Artist Thelma Spain will do a demonstration with watercolors. For details, call (847) 824-8952.

May 11

Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club meets: Monday, May 11, Reed Turner Nature Center, 3851 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Club offers gardening programs, events, projects and filed trip to all levels of gardeners. For information, call Ivy, (847) 800-5000.

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 11; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Old Tymes, New Tunes. (773) 775-9427.

May 12

Des Plaines Art Guild: 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 12; Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines. Artist Thelma Spain will do a demonstration with watercolors. For details, call (847) 824-8952

May 13

Elk Grove Jaycees: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Elk Grove Village Bank and Trust, 75 Turner Ave., Elk Grove Village. Leadership organization for ages 21-41.

May 17

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

May 21

Garden Club of Inverness: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Brief business meeting followed by a program of interest to gardeners. All Gardeners are welcome. For information, call Carole at (847) 381-2727.

Palatine Jaycees: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, American Legion Hall on Palatine Road, in Palatine. For membership or events information, call (847) 604-0288 or palatinejaycees.org.

Golden Corridor Chapter of IAAP: 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 21, ZurichNA, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg. www.goldencorridor.org.

May 23

Square Wheels Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23; Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 304 W. Palatine Road, Prospect Heights. (Enter off Schoenbeck Road) Caller is Mike Richard. Admission: $6. Call (847) 392-5512 or (847) 253-3206.

May 24

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 24, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

May 31

Schaumburg Scrabble Club: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

June 5

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

June 8

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 8; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Patriotic Parade, wear patriotic colors. (773) 775-9427.

Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club meets: Monday, June 8, Reed Turner Nature Center, 3851 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Club offers gardening programs, events, projects and filed trip to all levels of gardeners. For information, call Ivy, (847) 800-5000.

June 10

Elk Grove Jaycees: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, Elk Grove Village Bank and Trust, 75 Turner Ave., Elk Grove Village. Leadership organization for ages 21-41.

June 18

Golden Corridor Chapter of IAAP: 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 18, ZurichNA, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg. www.goldencorridor.org.

June 22

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 22; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Frankfurter Frolic, hot dog dance. (773) 775-9427.

July 10

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

July 13

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 13; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Flags and Firecrackers. (773) 775-9427.

July 27

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 27; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Fun in the Sun-Hawaiian night. (773) 775-9427.

Aug. 7

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

Aug. 10

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is Country Deelights. (773) 775-9427.

Aug. 24

Square Spares and Pairs Square Dance Club: 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 22; Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 S. Western Ave., Park Ridge. Theme is So Long to Summer. (773) 775-9427.

Sept. 4

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

Oct. 2

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

Nov. 6

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

Dec. 4

Northwest Suburban Astronomers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Open to the public. Free. nsaclub.org.

Department 56 Collectors: Windy City 56'ers meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday from September to June at European Imports in Niles. For details, e-mail Kitty G ksgus17@sbcglobal.net or Al K dadchgo@comcast.net.

New Beginnings Women's Chorus: Meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays at 330 W. Golf Road, Arlington Heights. The group is seeking new members. Call (847) 870-1567.

Bottle Decanter Collectors: Chicago Jim Beam Specialties Club meets noon-3 p.m. every third Sunday from September to June at the Wood Dale Park District. Dues are $20. Call (847) 824-1097 or Al K dadchgo@comcast.net

Mount Prospect Woman's Club: Meets from noon to 3 p.m. first Tuesday of the month October through May except January at the Mount Prospect Village Hall Community/Senior Center, 50 S. Emerson St. Club dues are $30. This is a philanthropic and social club. For details, call (847) 259-8881.

Illinois Fencers Club: Meets at Lions Park Recreation Center, 411 South Maple St., Mount Prospect. Mondays, 5-10 p.m.; Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-10 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit illinoisfencersclub.org or call David St. George, (847) 356-5395.

St. Joseph's Club of Italian Americans: Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month; American Legion Hall, 121 N. Douglas, Arlington Heights. Men only. Visit www.stjosephsclub.com

Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce Meadows Success Union Networking: MSU 1 Group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday at the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce, 2775 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows; MSU 2 Group meeting is 7:30-9 a.m. the first and third Tuesday; Transnational, 3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 800, Rolling Meadows. To join the MSU, membership in the chamber is required. To join the chamber, call (847) 398-3730 or for details, call (847) 398-1963.

Arlington Heights Book Club: Meets at 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday October through May at various banquet halls in the area. Lunch at noon, reviewer presentation at 1:15 p.m. Cost for six gatherings is $125. Call (847) 255-5084 or (847) 392-2804.