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6 | February 16, 2017 | The highland park landmark news hplandmark.com From the City HIGHLAND PARK Register for the Firehouse Youth Center early release day field trips Middle school students: Join the Firehouse Youth Center for early release day fun. Fee includes transportation from the District 112 schools, lunch, transportation to and from the activity, activity fees, and supervision. All activities are subject to change, and may include additional stops for lunch, park play, etc. Some trips may require an independent waiver. Please register one week in advance. Further information and registration forms are available at cityhpil. com/youthcenter. No Escape - Escape Room Friday, Feb. 17, $50 The escape room is a physical adventures game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. Jumpin’ Rock - Trampoline Park Friday, March 24, $50 Enjoy the opportunity to soar in open jump areas, play trampoline dodgeball, and jump into the foam pit…trampoline parks are fun for all! Parent or guardian must sign an online waiver prior to registering. Wheeling Park District Arctic Splash – Activity Pool Friday, April 28, $40 The Arctic Splash indoor facility features a zero-depth pool, a fourlane/25 yard pool, a mini lazy river and interactive water features. Please bring swim suit and towel. Evita From Page 3 ing,” “Mary Poppins” and the role of Éponine in “Les Miserables.” “It feels amazing, just to know that I can give all I have for my last hurrah here,” she said. “I get to be myself and I get to have fun, and that’s what the theater department is about here — having fun and doing what you love to do.” Another senior, Josh Max, is also ending his HPHS theater career on a high note, taking on the role of Che. Max was a bit of an unsuspecting star in the theater program after a football injury his sophomore year led him to “Les Miserables” auditions, his first theater experience save for an acting class freshman year. Since then, he never looked back and has become one of the veterans Voting Open February 2-28 Vote: www.22ndcenturymedia.com/NSchoice We want to know your favorite local businesses! Tell us your favorites in categories such as: Beauty ★ Health ★ Dining ★ Education & Camps ★ Fitness & Recreation Pets ★ Services ★ Shopping ★ Vehicles Honor your favorite local businesses by voting for them in the North Shore Choice Awards presented by 22nd Century Media. Look for the ballot in the center of this newspaper or vote online at www.22ndcenturymedia.com/nschoice starting Feb. 2. Complete at least 50 categories and be eligible for 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards prize—one three-night trip for two (2) adults to Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico, courtesy of Apple Vacations. THE LAKE FOREST LEADER THE GLENCOE ANCHOR THE GLENVIEW LATERN THE WINNETKA BEACON THE NORTHBROOK TOWER TJHE WILMETTE BEACIN THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK of the program, like those before him he used to look up to. Coming off the success of the fall play “Equus” and its Illinois High School Theatre Fest performance, Max and his fellow performers were confident going into “Evita.” “Because of how successful [‘Equus’] was, everyone went into this performance realizing how good our program really was and wanting to meet the expectations of what our community knows that we’re truly able to do, and not wanting to let people down has been the difference-maker,” he said. While Max didn’t know much about “Evita” when it was announced as this year’s musical, he quickly dove in and fell in love with the show and the role of Che. “The role of Che is just such a fun role to play,” he said. “In the past, people that have played it — Ricky Martin, Antonio Banderas — who wouldn’t want to be those guys?” Quinn Coretti, junior, the assistant director for “Evita,” was much more familiar with the show when it was announced, and was nothing short of ecstatic to be a part of it. police From Page 4 per hour over the limit, no valid driver’s license, possession of cannabis, illegal transportation of alcohol and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor after police conducted a traffic stop at 12:31 a.m. in the 1900 block of Skokie Valley Road. Jan. 30 • Juan A. Zelaya, 27, of Chicago, was arrested and charged with improper Samantha Berger plays the role of Eva Perón in “Evita.” Photos by Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media Samantha Berger as Eva Perón (left) and Etai Schnitman as Magaldi perform a song during a dress rehearsal for “Evita.” “I ran up to Shall (director Scott Shallenbarger) after they announced it and told him I was going to be the assistant director for it,” he said. “I was so excited for it, I couldn’t wait.” After months of hard work for the roughly 135 cast and crew members involved, “Evita” is ready to live up to its high expectations. lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, illegal transportation of alcohol, driving while license suspended and driving under the influence after police conducted a traffic stop at 2:48 p.m. near the intersection of Skokie Valley Road and Park Avenue West. • Jesus Ortega-Pimental, 25, of Highland Park, was arrested for an in-state warrant for failure to appear for driving under the influence after police responded to a residence at 8:01 p.m. in the 1600 block of McGovern Street. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Highland Park Landmark’s Police Reports are compiled from official reports emailed from the Highland Park Police Department headquarters in Highland Park and found on file at the Highwood Police Department. Individuals named in these reports are considered innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law.
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