Archive for October, 2012

October 15, 2012

GSNI Will Host a Kaleidoscope of Sound!

GSNI will host a Kaleidoscope of Sound event at the Sanfilippo Estate “Place de la Musique” in Barrington Hills, Illinois, on Saturday, November 10. The event will include a tour of museum collections from 4–5:30 p.m., followed by a concert on the world’s largest restored theater pipe organ from 5:30–7 p.m.

The Sanfilippo “Place de la Musique” is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world’s largest restored theatre pipe organ and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting. The museum is housed in a private 55,000 square foot home.

Tickets are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, visit or contact Jennifer Fair Margraf at 630-897-1565, Ext. 7210. Event address and directions will be provided with ticket purchase.

October 10, 2012

Girls Needed to Help Save Water Supply!

GSNI is teaming up with Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago to help girls learn about Earth’s water cycle through “Green Tea for a Blue Planet” and other water conservationist activities. The program will take place on Fridays, November 2, 9, 16, 30, and Fridays, December 7, 14, 21, from 5–6 p.m. at the Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago, 701 Manor Rd., in Crystal Lake.

This workshop will help girls understand how water plays a vital part in the environment and teach them how to advocate for water saving. Girls will also use their findings to inspire others to protect Earth’s water resource. Participants will use the WOW! Wonders of Water book from the Girl Scout Journey series, It’s Your Planet-Love It!

The program is open to all girls in grades 2–3. Program fee is $40 for YMCA members and $50 for non-members. This program is partially funded by the McHenry County Community Foundation. The funding and program fee provides Girl Scout membership, Journey book and supplies for all seven sessions. Financial assistance is available, if needed. Registration begins October 8 for YMCA members and October 15 for non-members. For more information, please contact Claudia Kirmse at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7133.