JANUARY 2013 EVENTS
TDC founder/artistic director Melissa Thodos and Tony Award-winning Broadway star Ann Reinking will preview their latest creative collaboration, A Light in the Dark, the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, for guests at 21 Club on Feb. 2. See calendar for complete details. | Photo by Cheryl Mann.
Updated: January 22, 2013 9:12PM
Wilmette Hadassah Afternoon of Laughter and Fundraiser: Jan. 16, Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah. Wilmette’s own Joanne Stein, noted lecturer and educator, will present the “Story of Jewish Comedians in America”. Tickets: $20 to benefit the many ongoing medical research projects at Hadassah Hospital. Program Chair is Marilyn Fox of Northfield. Co-Presidents are Brenda Lake of Northfield and Connie Grossman of Glenview. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or northshore.hadassah.org.
Warming House Shopping Benefit: 8 to 10 a.m. Jan. 16, 1640 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Five percent of the day’s net sales will be donated to the Warming House Youth Center. (847) 256-5288, warminghouse.org.
“Strike a Pose” Fundraiser: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, River East Arts Center, Chicago. Kicks off Cubs Convention Weekend.“Strike a Pose” will feature Cubs players past and present and their wives walking the runway in a variety of fashions from the 900 North Michigan Shops. Participants include David & Kim DeJesus, Kerry & Sarah Wood, Darwin & Lindsay Barney, Shawn Camp, Tony Campana, Starlin Castro, Steve Clevenger, Scott Feldman, Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, James Russell, Ian Stewart, and Travis & Brittany Wood. Benefits The David DeJesus Family Foundation who, for this event, will be donating monies raised to ALS research. In addition, the evening will include cocktails and food from some of Chicago restaurants. Dance music by DJ, Kasper K. Tickets: $250 per person and $2500 per table (includes 4 tickets with reserved seating and table service). (773) 404.CUBS orcubs.com/fashion.
Chai Hadassah Total Body Workout and Fundraiser: noon-1 p.m. Jan. 23, Equinox, 799 Central Ave., Highland Park. Couvert for burning a few calories is $10. Donations will support Breast Cancer Research at Hadassah Hospital. The group will end up at Michael’s in Highland Park for a light lunch on your own. Space is limited. Reservations required. Chair is Haley Hacker of Northbrook. Co-Presidents are June Gold of Buffalo Grove and Lana Lake of Northbrook. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or northshore.hadassah.org.
The Warming House Youth Center Comedy Benefit: 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue Wilmette. Derick Lengwenus performs stand-up comedy. Tickets: $15 adults; $10 students (18 and younger). Benefits Warming House Youth Center.
Metropolitan Chicago Region of ORT America’s 22nd Annual Party Planning Showcase: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jan. 27, Lincolnshire Marriott. Everything you need for mitzvahs and weddings – caterers, DJ’s, invitations, photographers, party facilities, décor and many more. Free admission and parking. All monies raised benefit the programs of ORT America one of the largest educational non-governmental organizations serving more than 300,000 students yearly with programs in 61 countries. Barb Statland, (847) 291-0475, email@example.com
Catholic Charities 12th Annual D’Vine Affair, a Tasting of Fine Wines and Benefit: Jan. 27, Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Select from more than 250 wines offered by over 90 vintners from around the world during the tasting, scheduled from 2-6 p.m., many of which will be poured by the vintners themselves. Local expert Bob Bansberg, Chicago sommelier, presents wine appreciation seminars at 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Pat Fegan leads a seminar at 2:30 p.m. The event features a silent auction where guests can shop for special wine offerings, wine accessories and gift certificates for fine dining. Tickets for a “stock you wine cellar” raffle will also be available. For an additional cost, there will be an exclusive pre-tasting guided tour at 1 p.m. During the pre-tasting, guests can learn more about the vintners and the wines available for tasting from leading experts in the industry, including members of the Glunz family. Proceeds directly support Catholic Charities’ Self-Sufficiency Programs in Cook and Lake Counties. Tickets for the tasting and seminar are $125 per person; additional cost for the pre-tasting guided tour is $50 per person. A three-course dinner will be held at the Union League Club at 5 p.m. for an additional $80 per person; wine is included compliments of Louis Glunz Wines, Inc. Business casual attire is recommended. Hillary Fash, Catholic Charities’ Event Coordinator, (312) 948-6797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Shore Illinois Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. annual Fundraiser: “Back to Our Soul Train Days”, 7 p.m., Feb. 23, Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Avenue, Highland Park. Tickets: $150; Club rates; chic upscale attire; no denim; RSVP by Feb. 2. North Shore Jack & Jill Chapter was organized in Highland Park, on Feb. 1, 1975 by Shirley G. Mines. Forty-six members from 21 North Shore and Northern Suburbs signed the charter. Current boundaries are Northern and Northwestern portions of Cook County as defined by Evanston as well all of Lake and McHenry Counties. Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is an African American organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening their children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving. This fun event is supported by Lead Sponsor, Ernst & Young, LLC. Platinum Sponsor is Walgreen’s. Gold Sponsors are Capri Capital Partners, Autohaus Mercedes, and WinTrust Bank. All proceeds from these companies go to support Jack and Jill of America Foundation. 501C3 based in Washington D.C. See jackandjillnorthshore.com. for tickets.
Chicago Master Singers annual benefit gala: Feb. 16, Wynstone Golf Club, North Barrington. 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a festive dinner and live entertainment by concert pianist Clara Campbell Christian. Socialize with the chorus members and music director Alan Heatherington, and to support great choral music. The theme of the evening is “America Through Music.” For dress, black tie is optional. Tickets: $125 per person through Feb. 4, or $140 after that date. Reservations with payment are required by Feb. 11. To request an invitation, please send an email to email@example.com or call and leave a message with your name and address at (877) 825-5267. chicagomastersingers.org.
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