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24 | February 16, 2017 | The highland park landmark highland park yoga strength group exercise nutrition fun JCC Chicago’s All Star Abilities is an original, peer-to-peer program focusing on fitness and wellness through a variety of activities for teens with and without disabilities. Led by JCC Chicago and Keshet professional staff. No cost to participate; all training and instruction included. Teen volunteers can earn service credit hours. Marvin Lustbader Center Bernard Weinger JCC 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook Program Begins Soon! Program information at Supported by the Breakthrough Fund: An Innovation of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. JCC Chicago is a non-profit organization inspired by Jewish values, bridging traditions and generations to create a more vibrant, connected community. JCC is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. ©2017 JCC Chicago

® life & arts the highland park landmark | February 16, 2017 | 25 Celebrate Highwood hosts Jazzed Up Dining and Classical Cocktail fundraiser Submitted by Ripple Public Relations In its ongoing effort to support arts, music and culture, Celebrate Highwood is hosting its next philanthropic fundraiser, Jazzed Up Dining and Classical Cocktails 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 to benefit Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, the Midwest’s most comprehensive youth music school and ensemble program. In addition to live jazz, classical and big band musical performances by Midwest Young Artists Conservatory students throughout the evening, guests will enjoy appetizers, dinner and dessert from the North Shore’s finest restaurants, as well as an open bar and a silent auction. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to tour Midwest Young Artists Conservatory’s rehearsal facility at 878 Lyster Road in Highwood, a beautifully transformed army stockade building at Fort Sheridan, to learn about history of the building and explore the old prison cells from 1890. “Celebrate Highwood is looking forward to promoting the arts and bringing people together through our mission of raising funds for worthy non-profit organizations with an extensive lineup of family friendly festivals and events throughout the year,” Eric Falberg, City of Highwood alderman, said. Tickets to Jazzed Up Dining & Classical Cocktails are $75 per person and can be purchased online at celebratehighwood. com. This event is made possible by the generous donations from local restaurants and sponsorship from Julius Meinl, M. Brad Slavin – Farmers Insurance and Van Gogh Vodka. UPDATE YOUR BATH OR KITCHEN Sign a contract before February 28, 2017 for any remodeling project valued over $ 10,000, and receive a 5 % Cash Allowance toward your project! Call us Today! 847.327.0203 tale From Page 21 lot of free reign to create the characters, create new music and incorporate it all together with their own take and their own nuances,” Davidson said. “It’s an evolving process where everybody got to put in their own creativity in creating this unique show.” Davidson described the musical as a mix of “The Wizard of Oz,” “Shrek” and “Into the Woods,” because of its positive message and its appeal to both adults and children. “All the fairy tale characters have to work together to stop the witch, who has put an end to all of the happy endings,” Davidson said. “The message, to children especially, is to be compassionate and understanding, especially when someone is different. All these fairy tale characters that are in the show are very different, but they work together.” Like the stories it takes after, Davidson said the musical is great entertainment for children and adults because of the subtle humor written into the music. “Because they could write their own lyrics and their own tunes, a lot of the lyrics have references to pop culture, musical theater, and for the adults who are there, there’s a lot of clever lyrics and funny bits that they’ll be totally entertained by, along with the children,” Davidson said. “When you’re an adult watching the show, you’re getting all this extra humor that probably goes over the kids’ heads.” Molly Jacobson, who plays Goldilocks, agrees with Davidson and believes it why residents should attend the show. “It’s good for all ages, even though it’s made for little kids,” Jacobson said. “There’s some really funny parts in it.” Jacobson, a Highland Park High School student, has been acting for 10 years, and said she “couldn’t believe” she was cast in “A Fairy Tale Adventure.” “I did not think I would get cast as anything in the show because of my age and my height, and there are so many good people out there,” she said. “I was really surprised. 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