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2 | February 16, 2017 | The highland park landmark calendar In this week’s Landmark Police Reports4 Pet of the Week8 Editorial15 Puzzles20 Faith Briefs22 Dining Out26 Home of the Week27 Athlete of the Week30 The Highland Park Landmark ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 Editor Courtney Jacquin, x34 SPORTS editor Derek Wolff, x24 Sales director Teresa Lippert, x22 Real Estate Sales Elizabeth Fritz, x19 Classified sales, Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, 708.326.9170, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, 708.326.9170, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, x16 Managing Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 AssT. Managing Editor Fouad Egbaria, x35 President Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, 708.326.9170, x30 22 nd Century Media 60 Revere Drive Suite 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Highland Park Landmark (USPS 17430) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Periodical postage paid at Northbrook and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Highland Park Landmark 60 Revere Dr., Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Published by THURSDAY Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality 7–8 p.m. Feb. 16, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Learn how virtual and augmented reality technologies are changing how we learn, live, and interact with each other. Test two virtual reality experiences with the library’s Google Cardboard viewer and Microsoft Hololens. Space is hands-on and limited to 10 participants. For more information, call (847) 432-0216. SATURDAY Jazzed Up Dining and Classical Cocktail Fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. Join Celebrate Highwood for a fundraiser benefitting Midwest Young Artists Conservatory with live jazz, classical and big band musical performances by Midwest Young Artists Conservatory students, dinner, open bar and silent auction. $75. For tickets and more information, visit Past Life Regression Intensive 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park. Christine Sonnen, ATP, will explore fundamentals of hypnotherapy and past life regression through lecture, practice, Q & A, group sharing and application. For more information, visit SUNDAY High Tea with Alexander Hamilton’s Women 1 p.m. Feb. 19, Highland Park Community House, 1911 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is presents the fourcourse tea, catered by High Tea by Gerri. In this new living-history portrayal, meet the real Schuyler sisters who captivated Alexander Hamilton. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. brings these smart, beautiful women to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton and the other men in their lives. $60. For more information, call (312) 380-1665. Film Showing and Discussion: Magical Realism in Film 2–4 p.m. Feb. 19, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. A viewing of the 2003 film “Big Fish” followed by a discussion lead by Bob Coscarelli. For more information, call (847) 681-7033. MONDAY Mom’s Day Out 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Deer Creek Racquet Club, 701 Deer Creek Parkway, Highland Park. Moms need a break too. Kids will have a great time swinging into action as they learn the art of playing tennis, racquetball, wallyball and ping-pong, while Mom takes the day off. $60. For more information, visit Lake Shore Men’s Club Meeting 8:15 a.m. Feb. 20, Lakeside Congregation, 1221 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park. Meet the Men’s Club for breakfast and a speaker. This week’s speaker is professor Robert Burton on the topic of movie memories and Oscar results. Breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m., speakers present at 9:30 a.m. $15. For more information, call Irv at (847) 997-1511. Snow Day Noon–4 p.m. Feb. 20, Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Bundle up for an afternoon of exploring everything that makes winter great this President’s Day. For more information, visit TUESDAY Bird Molt: Weathered Feathers and Other Phenomena 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. The Field Museum’s Associate Curator of Birds John Bates will explain the basics of bird molt, seeing it in the field, and new discoveries about the molting process. For more information, call (847) 831-0331. THURSDAY A Night at The Oscars 7–8:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips shares his picks for this year’s Academy Awards and will show film clips of the nominated movies and stars. Lucky winners will take home their own (chocolate) Oscars. For more information, call (847) 432-0216. UPCOMING North Shore Camp Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Sunset Ridge School, 525 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield. Join 22nd Century Media, publisher of The Landmark, for this third annual free event that will feature information and personnel from more than 40 camps and businesses. There will also be a balloon artist, face painting, cotton candy, a make-your-own-trailmix bar station and more. For more information, call (847) 272-4565 or visit www.22ndcenturymedia. com/camp. Emotional Freedom Technique Certification Training 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday- Sunday, Feb. 25-26, Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park. EFT is a noninvasive self-healing technique designed to enable the body to heal physical and emotional issues. Join Tom Masbaum, a Guarantee TM practitioner, for this two-day training that includes the manual and training DVDs. For more information or to register, visit infinityfoundation. org. “The Changeling”: Shakespeare Project of Chicago Theatrical Reading 2–4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Equity actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago perform a theatrical reading. The price for murder is never cheap, and never higher than what is revealed in this Jacobean classic from Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. For more information, call (847) 432-0216. Yahtzee Tournament 6–8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Think you are the greatest Yahtzee player in town? Now’s your chance to prove it. Perhaps you will be the one to take home the coveted fuzzy dice. 14+. For more information, call (847) 432-0216. Ceramic Flower Workshop 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Create a custom ceramic flower for your yard or garden that will be the first to bloom in the spring and stay fresh and colorful all summer long. The first day you’ll build your flower with clay and the second day you will glaze the flower. Come to the workshop with a few sketches or photographs of a flower you’d like to create. For more information, call (847) 831-3810. ONGOING Fencing Lessons 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8 and 15, Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park. Join fencing instructor, Diana Unger, for this five-week session. Rules and history of fencing are covered as the class progresses. Bring a work or gardening glove and the rest of the equipment is provided. $120. For more information, visit Piano Recital with Commentaries 6-7 p.m., first Saturday of every month, Madame ZuZu’s Tea House, 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. Please join us for an evening of live classical piano music with commentaries about the composers and the pieces being played, presented by Zina Katsman of “Piano for Everyone”. For more information, call (847) 926-7434. To submit an item for the community calendar, contact Editor Courtney Jacquin at or (847) 272-4565 ext. 34. Entries are due by noon on the Thursday prior to publication date. news the highland park landmark | February 16, 2017 | 3 HPHS tackles ambitious ‘Evita’ Courtney Jacquin, Editor “Evita” is not a show taken on by your average high school theater program. Then again, Highland Park High School Theatre is far from average. “Evita” tells the story of actress and Argentine political figure Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. The show opened Feb. 10 at Highland Park High School, with performances this upcoming weekend, Feb. 17-18. Even for HPHS, a theater program that typically chooses demanding shows for students to take on, “Evita” was a new and unique challenge. “We did ‘Les Mis’ and then ‘Mary Poppins,’ so we wanted something from a different musical genre,” director and HPHS theater teacher Scott Shallenbarger said. “ ‘Evita’ is a rock musical, so that was a fun shift for the kids to experience. And we love that the score, both vocally and instrumentally, is incredibly challenging.” The musical is told entirely through song, so there’s no dialogue for the actors. And though there are only a few featured roles, “Evita” gives many students a chance to take on interesting and unique characters. “One thing I love about the show is it gives all cast members a lot to do, a lot of numbers, a lot of characterization,” Shallenbarger said. This is the first time Shallenbarger has directed “Evita” at HPHS, a show Josh Max performs a song as Che during a dress rehearsal of “Evita” Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Highland Park High School. Photos by Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media “Evita” ensemble members hold signs reading “Viva Perón” during the song “A New Argentina.” he fell in love with 30 years ago. “Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin were my best frinds for a while,” Shallenbarger said of the actor and actress who originated the roles of Eva and Che on Broadway in 1979. Senior Samantha Berger plays Eva Perón, and she takes the difficult role in stride. “This show is probably the … biggest show we’ve ever done, especially from my standpoint because I’m playing Eva, it’s one of the biggest roles for women to play in theater,” she said. “It’s super hard and super complicated but it’s “Evita” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-18 Highland Park High School Auditorium 433 Vine Ave. $10 also amazing, and I’m so blessed to be able to play this role, because it really, it allows me to show all of my different sides of my voice and as an actress.” Berger, who plans to continue studying musical theater in college, said getting the chance to play Eva Perón has been the perfect end to her time at HPHS, which included roles in “Spring Awaken- Please see Evita, 6 THE SPRINGS OF VERNON HILLS DEDICATED MEMORY SPECIALISTS Let our family help your family make this difficult decision. 350 South Milwaukee Avenue Vernon Hills, IL 60061 CHICAGO/NORTH SHORE You still have time to reserve your apartment with The Springs of Vernon Hills. 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