Cook County briefs

  • Daniel Tani

    Daniel Tani

Published: 4/7/2009 12:01 AM

Astronaut Tani in Mt. Prospect:

NASA astronaut Dan Tani, who's logged more than 100 days in space, will appear at the Mount Prospect Public Library Tuesday, April 14, to help celebrate National Library Week. Tani, a Lombard native and brother of Mount Prospect Dick Tani, will talk about his experiences on the International Space Station, take questions and sign autographs. The program will be offered at 4:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Prior registration will be offered to Mount Prospect residents at or (847) 253-5675.

Blessing over the sun:

Birkas Hachama, the Blessing Over the Sun that happens only once every 28 years, will be held in the early morning on Wednesday, April 8, in front of BAY Shul, 314 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. Following the traditional morning prayers, the group will meet outside the synagogue at about 6:35 a.m., where hopefully the day will be clear enough to see the sun. Participants will recite the appropriate prayers and the Birkas Hachama as a community. Men, women and children welcome. Call Rabbi Pickholtz at (847) 947-4BAY.

Military band, chorus concert:

The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights, on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Daily Herald and District 214 Community Education, the 52-member band will perform a variety of musical selections capped off with a tribute to the armed services. The Singing Sergeants is the official 23-voice chorus of the U.S. Air Force and is internationally recognized. The concert is free, and tickets can be ordered by sending the coupon found in Daily Herald ads along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address shown in the ads. For more information, call (847) 427-4540.