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December 2016

Reading at RONALD McDONALD HOUSE near Central Dupage Hospital

December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

December 15 - 7:00 P.M. Author Nancy Gee will be reading THE SECRET DRAWER to the children and their families of the house. Author Nancy Gee will be reading THE SECRET DRAWER to the children and their families of the house followed by the donation of her books from her children's series through the sponsorship of Lang Exterior. Ronald McDonald House is the home away from home for these families providing togetherness for these families healing and staying connected !

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Reading and education program STOWE ELEMENTARY OF CHICAGO

December 19, 2016 @ 12:00 am

Author Nancy Gee will be reading and providing an education program for two session groups of children located at Stowe Elementary of Chicago. Nancy Gee is part of the Outreach program AUTHORS IN THE SCHOOLS of the Near South Planning Board. The program serves students in inner city schools to bring the joy of reading and creative writing to the children.

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January 2017

“Creative Writing” at Winter Break Arts Camp, The Community House, Hinsdale, Illinois

January 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Nancy will be teaching "Creative Writing " January 5 - 8:30 to 11:30 am (K to 2nd Grade). Art Program, Winter Break Arts Camp (K to 2nd Grade). At The Community House, Hinsdale, Illinois.

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“Builder Night” @District123

January 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This Maker Faire event is a wonderful way to engage kids and their families to STEM subjects, by bringing in local scientists and technicians to run fun and creative activities. Another example of our local schools and teachers doing an amazing job. I'm so proud to be taking part!

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February 2017

2nd Annual District 123 STEM Night, Hannum School, Oak Lawn

February 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover the FUN of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through hands-on activities for the whole family, Hannum School, 9800 S. Tripp in Oak Lawn

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Kids Expo, several dates Feb and March 2017

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Expect Family Fun at the 2017 Kids Expo. Don’t Miss Family Time Magazine’s 12th Annual Kids Expo 2017, set for: Moraine Valley Fitness Recreation Center 9000 W. College Parkway Building H Palos Hills, IL 60465 Saturday, February 25th, 2017 9am-5pm Sunday, February 26th, 2017 10am-5pm Schaumburg Convention Center 1551 Thoreau Dr. Building N Schauburg, IL 60173 Friday, March 31st, 2017 3pm-9pm Saturday, April 1st, 2017 9am-5pm Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 10am-5pm

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March 2017

Chicago Author Series, The Museums at Lisle Station Park

March 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for this free, unique celebration of history and culture of our region with Nancy Gee who will present her books in a fun and informal discussion. The Chicago Author Series will take place in the parlor of the Netzley-Yender Farmhouse where coffee and refreshments will be served. Nancy will be presenting her books. Event will be held in the Netzley-Yender Farmhouse, 921 School Street, Lisle

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Visit to Alice L Barnard Elementary School, Chicago

March 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

10354 S Charles St, Chicago, IL 60643. Nancy will read her second book (in The Secret Book Series) THE SECRET PATH. It was the kids idea to invite Nancy, after being read THE SECRET DRAWER by a volunteer. Nancy will read her second book (in The Secret Book Series) THE SECRET PATH

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April 2017

Reading at Paul Revere Elementary School, Chicago

April 27, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Nancy is an author in the AUTHORS IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAM .. as a traveling author visiting various schools. The program enhances reading and literacy programs. Authors in the School is an outreach program of the Near South Planning Board, bringing the joy of reading & creative writing to students in inner-city schools. Over 2100 students have been involved in the program. www.theNSPB.org

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June 2017

Harold Washington Literary Award Dinner Committee

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Union League Club 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

Nancy will be a guest of the Near South Planning Board as one of the authors participating in the Authors in the School program .. where throughout the school year she visits various schools reading her books and providing activities for kids at each assigned school by the Near South Planning Board. This event kicks off the Printers Row Lit Fest. Printers Row Lit Fest ..is an annual Book fair and literacy festival held in Chicago . Printers Row Lit…

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The Printers Row Lit Fest

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Near South Planning Board (NSPB) will host its 23rd Annual Young Authors Ceremony at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, Sunday, June 11, 2017. The ceremony will honor approximately 50 developing writers and illustrators in the K-8th grade levels who are winners of a Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Young Authors’ Competition for outstanding manuscripts. Guest speaker will include Illinois author, Nancy Gee, 'The Secret Drawer’ and the Secret Book Series. The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985…

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Near South Planning Board, Author Soirée – Chicago

June 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A social meet and greet where Nancy and other authors will be making a presentation. Come join us and mingle, making a difference in our community.

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Students Xpress, Open Mic!

June 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Students Xpress, Open Mic!

Nancy will be a guest at this event talking with parents selling books and squirrels....and her books will be raffled. StudentsXpress is partnering with Authors In The Schools, an an outreach program of the Near South Planning Board.

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August 2017

Field Market Days

August 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Check out the Authors’ Corner at the newest Farmers Market on The Field Museum’s South Terrace. Nancy will be participating August 26....from 2 to 6pm and  October 14th. The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., South Terrace Fresh produce from local farmers, food provided by Field to Table Catering and Events, Craft beer specially brewed for The Field Museum, music and fun for all. Presented by Near South Planning Board. More info www.theNSPB.com

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September 2017

Wild West Literacy Night, Ronald D. O’Neil Elementary School – Sept 29

September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What fun! Come join Nancy and those famous flying squirrels Sal and Al in a fun filled Wild Wet evening which will include square dancing and pony rides and where she will be reading and signings her books - The Secret Drawer and The Secret Path!  

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October 2017

American Writers Museum – Children’s Author Storytime

October 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Nancy reading at the Children's Author Storytime. Picture of the flying squirrel in the mural that covers the entire wall of the children’s area .. and photos of Nancy's books in the children’s area among the museums best !

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Field Market Days – October 14th

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Check out the Authors’ Corner at the newest Farmers Market on The Field Museum’s South Terrace. Nancy will be participating October 14th....from 2 to 6pm. The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., South Terrace Fresh produce from local farmers, food provided by Field to Table Catering and Events, Craft beer specially brewed for The Field Museum, music and fun for all. Presented by Near South Planning Board. More info www.theNSPB.com

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1340 WJOL radio show

October 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Check out NANCY GEE on the 1340 WJOL radio show! Friday October 27th at 11am Chicago time on the show The Friends Over Fifty, hosted by Edward Kerfin wjolfriendsoverfifty.com

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November 2017

Barnes & Noble : meet Nancy and the therapy dogs from R.E.A.D.®!

November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet Nancy and the therapy dogs from R.E.A.D.® when she introduces THE SECRET ROOM Barnes & Noble Oakbrook Mall, 297 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, Il.  Sales count toward helping the R.E.A.D. dog program at Intermountain R.E.A.D. Therapy Animals.  A voucher is needed, click here, an iphone photo will also work! Nancy will be reading from 11am-1pm (event runs till 3pm). Nancy will also be reading on Saturday, DECEMBER 2, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm at Barnes & Noble, 3701…

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Burroughs School Chicago November 7th

November 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Nancy will be at Burroughs Elementary School reading and sharing books! Thanks to the Near South Planning Board for making sure everyone will go home with a signed copy of #TheSecretRoom. #AuthorsinSchools #ThroughLiteracy

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Fremont Elementary and Intermediate…FAMILY READING NIGHT

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate “Family Reading Night” - Elementary and Intermediate schools together - the venue is Intermediate. Two READ dogs Mickey and Riley will be with Nancy who will be giving back a % to the Read Dogs. Be sure to bring a blanket to sit on! Come for a great evening of reading and fun!

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Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange, IL: Saturday, November 18, 2017 / 2pm-4pm

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Secret Room Book Event! Nancy with her furry special guests, Mickey and Riley, R.E.A.D. ® Therapy Dogs.

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December 2017

Barnes & Noble : meet Nancy and the therapy dogs from R.E.A.D.®!

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet Nancy and the therapy dogs from R.E.A.D.® when she introduces THE SECRET ROOM Saturday, DECEMBER 2, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm (event runs till 3pm) at Barnes & Noble, 3701 Ellison Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM. proceeds to: TALES of JOY R.E.A.D.® Program, an Associate Program registered with IntermountainTherapy Animals

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Breakfast with Santa – Ridge Country Club – 3 Dec

December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am

Hearts for Hope for Advocate Children's Hospital is a cause very close to Nancy's heart. They organise programs such as bedside magicians, patient parties, family comfort kits, support of reunions for patients and families and much more. This Sunday they are having their annual Breakfast with Santa at Ridge Country Club. It's not too late to get tickets to be part of this wonderful family day and help improve the lives of patients and families. Just click here to get…

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St George School – 5 December

December 5, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Nancy will be at St. George School, Tinley Park  6700.  176th Street for their Family Reading Night. This time she will be bringing #READdog friends Pinta, Kora and Piranha Banana.

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February 2018

Crown Community Elementary

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hosted by our Reading dogs from Sit Stay Read Nancy (who will be with Dewey) will be reading 4 sessions of the Secret Room. After each Reading the group will move into the next room and will be able to sit and read to a read dog from Sit Stay READ dogs.

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March 2018

Reading, George Washington School – Friday 2 March 2018

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Nancy will be reading from THE SECRET DRAWER & THE SECRET ROOM, (with Dewey the toy dog) followed by creative activities. Address: George Washington School, 3611 E.114th Street, Chicago Young Authors Contest, prizes for the winners Winners Grades 1-4 to attend a WRITING WORKSHOP AT OPEN BOOKS! After the workshops, lunch will be brought in from McDonalds.    

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SOUTH LOOP ELEMENTARY – reading in 3 classrooms – Friday 9 March 2018

March 9 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

AUTHORS IN THE SCHOOL DAY by the NEAR SOUTH PLANNING BOARD 1212 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago Nancy will be reading THE SECRET ROOM in 3 classrooms, with Dewey the toy dog from the book.....followed by a special authors project for the kids..... BOOK DONATIONS by the NEAR SOUTH PLANNING BOARD (whom is also responsible for AUTHORS IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAM) will be given to each child in all 3 classrooms 11:35pm to 12:35pm - Workshop 1 (Ms. Helen Chan, Room…

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April 2018

McTeacher’s Night – 5 April 2018

April 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nancy to meet and talk with the kids and families from the participating McTeacher's School: Komarek Elementary North Riverside Location: McDonald's Broadview 6000 Broadview Village Square Broadview. IL 60155, MCDONALD'S WILL BE DONATING 20% OF NET PROCEEDS TO THE SCHOOL AND WILL ALSO BE SPONSORING THE BOOKS DONATED AT THE EVENT!

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McTeachers night, Franklin Park – 12 April 2018

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nancy to meet and talk with the kids and families from the participating McTeacher's School: Mannheim Middle School Location: McDonald's Franklin Park 2627 Mannheim Road Franklin Park, Illinois MCDONALD'S WILL BE DONATING 20% OF NET PROCEEDS TO THE SCHOOL AND WILL ALSO BE SPONSORING THE BOOKS DONATED AT THE EVENT!

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Bettenhausen Family Day – Saturday April 28th

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Family day with fun activities for kids: jumpers, fair games, face painting, caricatures and more. Nancy will be there to meet & greet families and to hand out THE SECRET ROOM, a book about reading dogs, accompanied by Kora the R.E.A.D. dog. All books will be sponsored /donated by Bettenhausen.

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May 2018

Event Pup Strut, May 5th

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Sunset Woods Park Address: 1801 Sunset Road, Highland Park What: Booth to Meet & Greet Nancy Gee, with autographed books from the Secret Series available for purchase Readings of The Secret Room by Nancy Gee and the K9 Reading Dogs at 12 (noon) and 1:15pm Nancy is personally donating 100 books from the Secret Series to the participating children and donating even more books to the raffle on the premises.

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“READING IS IN BLOOM” Family Reading Night, 15 May

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading with Nancy, Tuesday 15 May The Village of Bourbonnais and the Park District will donate 100 copies of The Secret Room. Specials guests: Mayor Schore doing the book presentation and a READ Dog from Rock of Ages Kennel to read with Nancy and the kids.

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George Washington Elementary School is Going to the Dogs

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading The Secret Room by Nancy  - Meet and Greet with Nancy and the Sit Stay Read dogs - Fun activities for the kids - The Secret Book series available for purchase

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June 2018

Kids giving to kids sponsors

June 26 @ 2:00 pm

Nancy will visit kids at Advocate Children's Hospital and read to them, as well as pass out 100 books sponsored/donated by Alexander and Niko.

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July 2018

Kids Giving to Kids Sponsors, Oak Lawn

July 17 @ 10:00 am

Nancy will visit kids at Advocate Children’s Hospital and read to them, as well as pass out 100 books sponsored/donated by Alexander and Niko.

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August 2018

Reading Timothy Christian Schools

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nancy will be reading The Secret Room with Dewey the toy dog from the book. 188 W Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Kids Let’s Write, radio segment

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The radio segment featured on 1590 WCGO will be titled “Kids Let’s Write!” and revolves around giving kids ideas on how to put their stories together –  tips and tricks how to think and work like an author. The radio show will take place on Sunday August 12 during “Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall” from 1 – 3 pm.

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November 2018

Anderson’s bookshop Lagrange, Want to be a Young Author?

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and meet inspiring kids at Anderson's Bookshop Lagrange 26 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

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December 2018

White Oak Library, Lockport – Friday December 7th

December 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Event: 'Let the voices of our kids be heard!' Location: White Oak Library, Lockport With guest speaker Nancy Gee and Secret Kids Contest inspirational kid writer Benjamin!

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