Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Where Conservation Meets the Classroom

Students at Barrington High School have been getting their feet wet in conservation issues – literally – thanks to the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Learn how this new generation is learning to take action.

Reviving the Chautauqua in McHenry County

In the days before television, radio and internet, McHenry County residents learned about current events and national trends during the annual Chautauqua. Discover why the Chautauqua at one time was the celebration of the summer.

Northwest Quiz: Back to School

School is back in session, and students around our region are studying hard. See how much you now about education in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Time for Camp: Keep Young Minds and Bodies Moving this Season

School’s almost out, and with summer comes lots of extra free time for our area youngsters. Discover a few local programs that can help to keep these young minds active, enlightened and prepared for a new year.

Know Your Neighbors: Adam Reed Tucker

Constructing a famous skyscraper is no easy task, but reconstructing it from small plastic bricks is an entirely different feat. Meet an Arlington Heights artist whose LEGO sculptures inspire both children and adults.

Golden Corridor Sells an Alternative High-Tech Career Path

What if college wasn’t the only post-high school path for our students? That’s what a dedicated group of business, city and education leaders are asking, as they pull back the curtain on manufacturing.

Kaleidoscope School of Art’s Colorful Approach

A little imagination goes a long way at this Barrington oasis, where artists of all ages can explore and create alongside talented instructors.

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley: An Education for Student and Teacher

Our region’s shifting demographics is creating an ever-larger demand for English-language education. Meet a St. Charles-based group that’s making a difference through one-on-one tutoring.

Theater for Young Minds at Raue Center’s Mission Imagination

These young thespians are learning their trade at an early age, from a variety of big-name performers. Learn how this Crystal Lake theater is extending its mission beyond the performance venue.