DECEMBER 2012 EVENTS
Updated: December 11, 2012 9:24PM
KOI Gives Back to the Community: monthly. Koi, 624 Davis Street, Evanston, announces new efforts to get involved in the local community. Beginning this December, Koi will select a local charity each month to donate 1 percent of their proceeds from all edamame orders. Guests are also welcome to make donations at the hostess stand. For December, Koi has selected Connections for the Homeless. Connections for the Homeless is an organization aimed at preventing homelessness and preserving community. Money raised goes to homeless prevention and housing, employment, outreach and support services. In January, Koi will raise funds for Evanston Scholars. Evanston Scholars is a non-profit organization that helps a diverse group of underserved, academically ambitious Evanston students attend and graduate college. They offer workshops, mentors, college coaches and scholars to Evanston Township High School seniors each year. Last year, 100 percent of these students were accepted in 4-year colleges. koievanston.com
Hadassah North Shore Chapter will hold an unwrapped Toy Collection for families in need as a Mitzvah (good deed) Project for 2012. This Chanukah/Holiday season the toys will be given to The Ark for distribution to the children and their families. Drop off is at the North Shore office, 3000 Dundee #313 in Northbrook from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Toys are being collected now. North Shore Chairwoman is Rose Wolf of Highland Park. Chapter President is Randy Heidenfelder of Lake Zurich. For more information contact Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 30; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 2, Arlington Park Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Hundreds of vendors. Lambs Farm booth will offer homemade products like their famous butter cookies, chocolates and jams. Proceeds benefit Lambs Farm. $7 per person; $6 per car parking. lambsfarm.org.
Aids Foundation of Chicago World of Chocolate: 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Feast on more than 40 chocolate creations during this event that commemorates World Aids Day. Cost is $100. For location and other information, call (312) 922-2322 or visit aidschicago.org.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Winter Wonderwalk: Holiday Boutique/Idea House, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4; gala party 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Woodlands Academy; Housewalk/Idea House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5. Raising funds for the school, these events showcase decorated Lake Forest residences. Tickets are $50 for reservations received by Nov. 22, $60 after. Boutique only: $10. Contact Tami Rocha at email@example.com.
Catholic Charities Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Francis Cardinal George and chair couple James and Molly Perry host this annual black-tie event that kicks off the holiday season at the Hilton Chicago. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities’ Children’s Programs. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Ken Arlen Orchestra. Tickets are $400. Call Jennifer Wolff at (312) 948-6797, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit catholiccharities.net/stnick.
A Silver Lining Foundation: 7-10 p.m., Dec. 13, Frontier Bar, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. 5th annual Naughty or Nice Party. For $55, guests will receive two drink tickets for the premium open bar and enjoy appetizers from Frontier’s critically-acclaimed menu. Those who attend will also get to participate in a silent auction that includes items for everyone on your holiday shopping list, with hot ticket prizes such as a pair of roundtrip airline tickets (donated by United Airlines). Proceeds from this event will benefit ASLF’s Buy a Mom a Mammogram program by funding no-cost mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured.
Equestrian Connection Holiday Gift Bizarre: 6:30-9 p.m., Dec. 13, Equestrian Connection, 600 Bradley Road, Lake Forest. No entrance fee. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Equestrian Connection. Linda Liss, (847) 815-8797.
The Dads’ Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) 9th Annual Rockin’ for a Cure: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Durty Nellie’s Pub, 180 N. Smith Street, Palatine. WGN-AM Chicago’s Brian Noonan will emcee the event. The featured performer is the high-energy dance party band Libido Funk Circus. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation. Tickets are $25. For more information call Andy 847-899-0590 or visitleukemia-research.org/Rockinforacure.
Breakfast with Santa at Winnetka Community House: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Dec. 15, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Traditional family event at Matz Hall. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, meet and greet Santa, have a complimentary photo taken, create personalized crafts, and then take home a
goody bag. The cost is $20 per person. Register early. winnetkacommunityhouse.org, or call (847) 446-0537 to purchase your tickets. All proceeds benefit Winnetka Community House.
The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet 25th Annual Nutcracker Family Dinner: 4 p.m., Dec. 15, Palmer House Hilton, State and Grand ballrooms. The enchanting evening will feature entertainment for children and adults alike, a traditional family-style meal, and a performance of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker. Guests will have the option of attending the matinee or evening performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 15th. Evening begins at 4:00 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Palmer House in the State Ballroom, with cocktails, punch, lively entertainment and special “Creation Stations” that the entire family can enjoy. At 5:15 p.m., guests will be seated in the Grand Ballroom for a traditional family-style meal. Tickets start at $200. Joffrey.org/NutDinner for more information.
Glencoe Chapter Lyric Opera Chicago: Noon, Dec. 16, Michigan Shore Country Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette. Silent auction at noon, luncheon at 1 p.m. followed by a program with noted soprano,Allyson Cambridge,and pianist Craig Terry. For reservation information call (847) 835-0262 or (847) 835-3101.
Buffalo Grove Hadassah North Shore Chanukkah Party/ Mitzvah(good deeds) Day: noon, Dec. 17, Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Rd., Long Grove. The afternoon’s entertainment will be Richard Gersten, well known tenor / pianist with a diverse repertoire for you to enjoy. A pot luck luncheon will be served. Tickets are $20 with the proceeds to benefit The Ark. Reservation’s taken by Sandy Hoffman of Buffalo Grove. Program Chairs are June Saltzman of Buffalo Grove and Hennie Elisco of Wheeling. President is Joyce Scholl of Lincolnshire. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at 847-205-1900, Email: email@example.com or see us on the web at northshore.hadassah.org.
Morton Grove Hadassah North Shore meeting: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19, Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. This Chanukkah meeting will feature Hy Speck, lecturer and docent who will present a visual program about the life and talented entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Tickets are $20. with proceeds going to benefit stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. Reservations required. Program Chair is Edith Goranson of Mt. Prospect. Co-Presidents are Mona Dubin of Northbrook and Sonja Gebel of Buffalo Grove. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at 847-205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see us on the web at northshore.hadassah.org.
Wilmette Hadassah North Shore Chanukkah Celebration/ Mitzvah Day: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19, Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, 3220 Big Tree Ln, Wilmette. Charles Troy will present the remarkable story of “Chicago”. The couvert will be $20. Afternoon will also have a Mitzvah (good deed) of bringing canned foods, paper products and toys for the Ark which works with families in the surrounding communities. Reservation Chair is Shirley Crane of Glenview. Co-Presidents are Brenda Lake of Morton Grove and Connie Grossman of Glenview. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or see us on the web at northshore.hadassah.org.
Midwest Young Artists to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Symphony Center Concert: 5 p.m. Dec. 28, Symphony Center, Chicago. In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. The award winning MYA Symphony Orchestra with MYA Alumni and the MYA Big Band will combine on stage for a powerful musical experience, all emceed by actor and advocate David Hyde Pierce. There will be a special performance by Pierce and vocalist Nathan Gunn. The concert will be followed by a dinner at The University Club, Chicago at 7 p.m. Proceeds from concert ticket sales and donations will benefit both MYA and the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Tickets for the concert may be purchased online or in person at the Symphony Center website and box office at CSO.org.
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