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Music Classes – Gibbs-Morrison Center – Starting December 6

Class Voice

This beginning singing experience will teach young singers in sixth through eighth grade healthy singing technique, while encouraging them to the appreciate different vocal styles and have a great time! Performances will conclude the session.
Instructor: Charles Taylor

Fridays, Dec. 9–Feb. 10, 4-5pm
Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center
$50 R/$55 NR

Music Stories and More
This 30-minute class for ages 6 months to toddler will help your little one grow accustomed to sound. Babies and toddlers will be stimulated by the playing of various instruments. Your child will be mesmerized by your voice and interested in learning about their own emerging musicality.
Instructor: Charles Taylor

Tuesdays, Dec. 6–Feb. 7, 12:30–1pm
Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center
$40 R/$45 NR

Music in Your World
This 30-minute class introduces 3- to 5-year old boys and girls to the music, sounds and rhythms of various cultures.
Participants will learn to use their voices and bodies to create music, as well as hand percussion techniques.
Instructor: Charles Taylor

Tuesdays, Dec. 6–Feb. 7, 1:15–4:45pm
Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center
$40 R/$45 NR

Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

1823 Church St., Evanston
847-448-8040

For more information, please call 847-448-8040 or email gibbs-morrison@cityofevanston.org or see this flyer: music-classes

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Evanston Dance Ensemble – December 8-11

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Evanston Dance Ensemble presents
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive

When the Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) first premiered its original story ballet adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s classic novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005, EDE founder and artistic director Béa Rashid referred to the show as “our alternative to The Nutcracker.” Much like that famous ballet, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has become EDE’s signature holiday performance, drawing audiences from throughout the Chicagoland area. With dancing snowflakes, leaping fauns, waltzing flowers, and animals prancing out a holiday polka, the production is a holiday feast for the whole family.

Thursday December 8 at 7:00PM
Friday December 9 at 7:00PM
Saturday December 10 at 1:00 and 4:00PM
Sunday December 11 at 1:00 and 4:00PM

Tickets:
$24 Adults
$16 Children, Students & Seniors
$15 for Thursday, December 8 (All Seats)

Purchase Tickets Here

Pinocchio – Mudlark Theater – December 8-11, 15-18

BEING GOOD HAS NEVER LOOKED
THIS BAD

Welcome to the town of Livorno where the seas are always blue, the sun is always shining, and Senior Geppetto is about to get a big surprise.

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For more detail and to purchase tickets, click here

Music Institute Presents “Family Concert: Duke It Out!” – December 10

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This Nutcracker performance, curated by Dance Chicago, pairs the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite, performed by Axiom Brass and Music Institute Ensemble-in-Residence Quintet Attacca. Featured ensembles include Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, Moscow Ballet’s children’s cast, The Kate Jablonski Statement, Tapman Productions, Visceral Dance Chicago, Wheatland Dance Theater, and other companies and choreographers participating in Dance Chicago 2016.
General Admission:  $7
Where: Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue
When: Saturday, December 10, 10 am and 2 pm
For more information and to purchase the tickets, click here

Winter Break Camp – Ridgeville Park District – Registration NOW OPEN

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Winter break may be a two-week vacation for District 65 school children, but not for most working parents. Ridgeville’s Winter Camp is a great way to make sure your kids are having a fun, structured, and supervised winter vacation. The camp will feature exciting art projects, games, and activities organized by our dedicated staff.

Dates: Dec. 27-30, 2016 and Jan. 3-6, 2017

Days: Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.

Times: 10am-4pm

(Extended Camp Available 8am-10am/4pm-6pm for $3/hr)

Fees (per day): $35 RPD Residents/$40 Non-Residents*

Location: Ridgeville Park Community House, 908 Seward.

Click here to Register

For more information visit Ridgeville Park District’s website

Winter Classes at Ridgeville Park District – Registration starts December 9

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Winter Classes at RPD 
Registration Opens: Dec 9
Winter Session: Jan 9-Mar 11
Where: Enroll in-person during business hours at the RPD Community House, or online at ridgeville.org.
To learn more about class offerings this season, take a look at the Fall/Winter brochure

Downtown Evanston Holiday Tree Lighting – December 9

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Join Mayor Tisdahl and Santa and Mrs. Clause to light the tree on Friday, December 9th at 5:30pm! The Evanston Childrens’ Choir and Northwestern University Wamuu will perform before and after the tree lighting. Hot cocoa locations and visits with Santa and Mrs. Clause too! More details coming shortly.

Where: Fountain Square
When: Friday, December 9th

S.T.E.A.M Workshop – Ridgeville Park District – December 7

Wondering what to do on District 65 school improvement half-days? This workshop series is a fun, hands-on way to engage with STEM concepts with an added arts component. We will explore a variety of exciting topics at the different workshops including local ecosystems, light absorption and color, electrical circuits and more! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get out of the house and learn more about the world around you.

*Transportation is not provided by the park district. Students can come early with lunch from home to eat.

Workshop Theme

Wednesday, December 7: Pourquoi Tales: Tracing Evolution through Mythology

Residents, $30; Non-Residents, $35

Location: Kamen Fieldhouse (1111 South Blvd.) in Kamen Park

Grades: 4-8steam

Fallen Angels – etc. Music School – December 2-4

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Music and Lyrics by: Mike O’Mara
With Book by: Mike O’Mara, assisted by the Presents cast

A legendary world with ancient laws. A city in the clouds, with peasants below. When a daughter’s compassion marks her unwanted, it sets off a chain of events that will leave both the Angels of the sky and the Terrans on the surface forever changed. “Fallen Angels” weaves a magical tale around the very real-life issues of social justice, gender equality and the corruption of absolute power.

Show Location:
Rm. 213, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL. 60201

Show Dates/Times:
Fri., Dec. 2: 7 P.M.
Sat., Dec. 3: 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.
Sun., Dec. 4: 2 P.M.
<The show is approximately 120 min. in length.>

For more information, please visit etc. Music School website.

Events for Teens at EPL – Dec. 1-10

Teen Loft

Sound of Music Saturdays. Join Loft staff as we listen to and analyze the music you love plus the music you don’t. Bring fresh ears to deconstruct song lyrics, production, cadences, and song content while creating songs that you like even better. Grades 6-12. Saturdays through December 3, 3-4:30pm, The Loft, Main Library.

Loft Lab: Design. Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects. Each week we’ll have a different group activity like 3D design, coding or sewing. Come to all the sessions or just the ones that interest you. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity. Grades 6-12. Drop in. Saturdays, 1-3pm, The Loft, Main Library.

Hour of Code is coming! Take part in the world wide celebration ofcoding at the Loft. While you’re here you can learn how to program your own video games, make art using coding or learn the basics ofJava script or Python. We’ll have some unplugged coding activities too! Drop in. Grades 6-12.  Wednesday, December 7, 1-5pm, The Loft, Main Library

Events for Kids at EPL – Nov. 25 – Dec. 8

Angry BirdsThanksgiving Weekend Family Film: The Angry Birds Movie. Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27, 2pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

FaFinding Dorymily Film and Craft at the Chicago Ave/Main St. Branch. Saturday, November 26, 3pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch

Purple Crayon Players Storytime. Bring the kids to this storytime and craft program run by Northwestern University’s Purple Crayon Players for children ages 3 to 8. Everyone is welcome. End your week with college kids and reading fun. Friday, December 2, 4pm, Children’s Room, Main Library 

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Little Explorers: Sea Life! Join us as we introduce your preschooler to the wonders of ocean life. Young explorers ages 3-5 should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver; we will learn about the ocean, identify some seashells, and make our own crab from a real shell! Register online or call 847-448-8610. Register today! Saturday, December 3, 11:00am, Children’s Room, Main Library

Book Club

Caldecott Club for Kids in Grades K-4. We have Caldecott Fever! The Caldecott Award is a national award given to the illustrator of the best picture book of the year. We will share what makes an award winning picture book and give the inside scoop on how the Caldecott Medal is awarded. Register for the December 8 meeting, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.  Each meeting is limited to 20 participants in grades K to 4. Thursday, December 8, 7pm, Children’s Public Conference Room, Main Library

Holiday Food & Toy Drive

Help make the holiday season joyful for as many needy Evanston families as possible.

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Be a part of the annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive sponsored by Mayor Tisdahl and local community organizations.

Donate online quickly and securely using our Holiday Drive payment site.(Visa, MasterCard, American Express, & Discover accepted)

OR
please bring new, unwrapped toys and/or non-perishable food items to the lobby of one of our convenient Evanston drop-off sites starting Monday, Nov. 3 through Friday, Dec. 9.  See locations below.
The City is seeking donations of staple food items for holiday meals, including: stuffing, green beans, yams, mac and cheese, corn and corn bread mix (PLEASE CHECK EXPIRATION DATE).
  • Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.  Mon.-Fri., 7am-9pm
  • Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Sun., Noon-6pm; Mon.-Thurs., 9am-9pm; Fri. and Sat., 9am-6pm
  • North branch library, 2026 Central St. Mon., 10am-8pm; Tues.-Wed., 10am-6pm; and Sat., 10am-5pm
  • Chicago Ave./Main St. branch library, 900 Chicago Ave., Suite 102, Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon., 10am-8pm
  • Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. Mon., 9am-6pm; Tues.-Thurs., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-9pm; Sat., 8am-9pm; Sun., Noon-4pm
  • Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St. Mon.-Fri., 9am-7pm; Sat., 9am-4pm
  • Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm; Sat., 9am-4:30pm
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-9pm; Sat., 9am-3pm
  • Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm; Sat. and Sun., 9am-3pm
  • Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm
  • Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St. Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm; Sat., 9am-6pm
  • All five Evanston Fire stations, locations here
  • Evanston Police Station, 1454 Elmwood Ave.

ATTENTION:  Families who wish to participate in the Holiday Food & Toy Drive to receive toys and/or food items must register by calling 311 between Monday, November 28 and Friday, December 9.