United Way Trivia Night, Jan. 12

Are you a “Smarty Pants”? Looking for a fun way to help the community?

The United Way of Knox County will be hosting Trivia Night at the Knights of Columbus Saturday, Jan. 12. Doors open at 5 p.m., and trivia starts at 6 p.m.

Format is 10-10 (ten rounds of ten questions). Mulligans available for purchase. Tables can be purchased for $160 with teams of up to 8 persons.

United Way “Smarty Pants” Trivia Night
In Memory of Mike Cratty
Saturday Jan. 12
Knights of Columbus, 1556 E. Fremont St.
$160 per team (up to eight)

Have fun, show off your talent for trivia, support your neighbors through the United Way!

Get your sign-up form at the United Way of Knox County Web site. Or, call the United Way at 343-4434.

Symphony Gala Fundraiser, Jan. 26

It’s time once again for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s annual Casino Night Gala and Silent Auction!
This popular event – the only annual fundraiser to benefit the symphony – is now in its 12th year and will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 East Fremont Street in Galesburg.

Drawing on nearly 1000 volunteer hours from your friends and neighbors, the benefit will include a silent auction, official casino games, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a 50/50 drawing, and a cash bar, with the “The Bob Clark Combo” providing live entertainment. All the items in the silent auction have been donated by area businesses and organizations. This year’s collection will feature a wide spectrum of merchandise and services – everything from unique gifts and household items to memorabilia and gift certificates for local businesses – ranging in value from $25 to over $1,000. There are some truly amazing deals to be had at this auction! Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50, which includes admission, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, and $10 in gambling chips.

Get a group of friends together and make it an evening, knowing that you are providing much needed support for our award-winning symphony. Tickets are available at Innkeeper’s, 80 N. Seminary Street in Galesburg, or by calling the Knox-Galesburg Symphony at 309-341-7268. While supply lasts, tickets will also be available at the door which opens at 6:30 p.m., but you are urged to make reservations in advance, as space is limited.

Community Chorus Rehearsals Begin Jan. 14

The Galesburg Community Chorus, directed by Tim Pahel, will begin rehearsals on Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in Jay Rehearsal Hall. Rehearsals are every Monday from 7-9 p.m., and all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join, with no audition necessary. Along with the Knox College Choir and the Monmouth College Chorale, the group will perform Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass on Saturday, April 20 at Central Congregational Church. Members of all three groups will travel to New York City to perform the Haydn in Carnegie Hall on March 25. With questions or for more information, contact Tim at 309-457-2171 or tpahel@monm.edu.

Weatherization Workshop, Nov. 14

A free weatherization workshop will be offered at the Sustainable Business Center on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. The workshop was organized by KnoxCorps Fellow Elizabeth Cockrell ’12 and will be led by Howard Magnuson, owner of Magnuson Services, and will focus on what homeowners can do to weatherize their homes and lower their heating bill.
Topics covered will include caulking technique, weatherstripping, insulation for home & window, and hot water heaters.
A representative from Midwestern Building Supply will also present window replacement options that can decrease your energy costs.
To register for this workshop please call Elizabeth at 309-343-1191 or contact her by e-mail.

When: November 14 at 7 p.m.
Where: Sustainable Business Center, 2900 W Main St, Galesburg
Cost: Free
To register: Call 309-343-1191 or e-mail elizabeth@sustainablebusinesscenter.com

United Way Trivia Fundraiser, Nov. 10

Are you a Trivia Titan? Looking for a fun way to help the community this weekend?
The United Way of Knox County is hosting Trivia Night at the Cherry St Hall (C & R’s Smokehouse BBQ, former Moose Club) on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 5 p.m., and trivia starts at 6 p.m.
Format is 10-10 (ten rounds of ten questions). Mulligans available for purchase. Tables can be purchased for $160 with teams of up to 8 persons.

United Way Trivia Night
Saturday Nov. 10
7 p.m.
C&R’s Smokehouse BBQ — 161 Cherry St.
$160 per team (up to 8)

Have fun, show off your trivia skills, support your neighbors through the United Way, and enjoy some barbeque! What could be better?

Get your sign-up form at the United Way of Knox County Web site. Or, call the United Way at 343-4434.

Political Cartoonist on Campus Oct. 26

Jack Ohman, a nationally syndicated political cartoonist who was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize, will be on campus on Friday, Oct. 26, and has offered to meet with interested Knox folks to talk about his work and the field of editorial cartooning. He will be in the Gizmo at 2 p.m., meeting with journalism students and faculty, and anyone interested in learning more about this important field is encouraged to join us.

Ohman, father of Jules Ohman ’12 and currently a KnoxCorps member, has been an editorial cartoonist at the Portland Oregonian since 1983. His work is carried in more than 300 papers nationwide. He has won many national awards, including a Scripps Howard Journalism Award (2012), Society of Professional Journalists Award (2010), and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (2009).

Samples of his current work can be seen here: http://cartoonbox.slate.com/jackohman/

Enjoy Homecoming! Oct. 19-21

Knox looks to welcome more than 1,000 alumni to campus for the 2012 Homecoming Weekend festivities, October 19-21.
Events for alumni include reunions organized by class years, clubs, sports teams, fraternities, sororities and academic majors. This year’s Homecoming Dinner will be on the south lawn of Seymour Union in a heated, enclosed tent, followed by a fireworks display on the lawn.
Knox Service Awards will be presented this year to Lil Maria Castro-Rosabal ’88, Tom Crabtree ’72, and H. James Farver ’61. The Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the 1976 football team, Seth Kopf ’04, Mark McIntosh ’72, and 1901-1902 football coach John Frederick McLean.
The complete schedule and other Homecoming information is available online at www.knox.edu/homecoming.

The Knox College Choir wants to rake YOUR leaves!

Now that fall is fast approaching do you find yourself wading through piles of leaves in your yard? Let members of the Knox College Choir rake your leaves for you! They will be raking leaves in the mornings and afternoons on Saturday Nov. 3, Sunday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 10.
If you’re interested, just send Sophie Townsend, the president of the Knox College Choir, an e-mail stating when you’d like your leaves to be raked at stownsen@knox.edu!