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Hawks turning attention to charity events

With a light, mostly home schedule for the Chicago Blackhawks in the near future, there are several community and charitable events leading up to the All-Star break.

On Monday, Jan. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Niklas Hjalmarsson will prepare his “infamous” Swedish meatballs at the Meijer Niles Store located at 9000 W. Golf Road. He'll be cooking from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and signing autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The first 200 people, beginning at 3:30 p.m., will be ensured an autograph.

On Tues., Jan. 18, Brian Campbell will hold his second annual Celebrity Texas Hold ‘em tournament at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. The event benefits The Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks. Admission is $150 per person. More information including a link to purchase tickets can be found at www.campbellforkids.org. Last year's event raised $100,000 in net proceeds.