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2 | February 16, 2017 | The wilmette beacon calendar In this week’s beacon Police Reports6 Pet of the Week8 Editorial17 Puzzles22 Faith Briefs24 Dining Out29 Home of the Week31 Athlete of the Week34 The Wilmette Beacon Editor Eric DeGrechie, x23 Sports Editor Michael Wojtychiw, x25 Sales director John Zeddies, x12 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 Wilmette Beacon (USPS #11350) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 60 Revere Dr. Ste. 888, Northbrook IL 60062. Periodical postage paid at Northbrook, IL and additional mailing offices. POST MASTER: Send changes to: The Wilmette Beacon 60 Revere Dr Ste. 888 Northbrook, IL 60062 Published by ph: 847.272.4565 fx: 847.272.4648 THURSDAY Conversations with Weigel 7 p.m. Feb. 16, The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave. Author, radio host and motivational speak, John St. Augustine will make a special visit at the Wilmette Theatre to discuss his two near death experiences, and his best selling books “Living an UnCommon Life” and “Every Moment Matters.” Tickets - $20 or 2 for $35 advance/$25 door. For more, visit FRIDAY Rhymetime (18 Months+) 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17, Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Fast-paced stories, rhymes, songs, and more. SATURDAY Finding Grandma’s Ancestors 1 p.m. Feb. 18, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Genealogist Steve Szabados will focus on how to find the vital records for ancestors in the “old country.” He will discuss how he found the Polish records for his grandmother’s ancestors and tips he used to translate them. The examples will cover many European countries. He will also share resources that go beyond the traditional that enabled him to gather documents, pictures and information that enriched his understanding and knowledge of his heritage. The presentation will be applicable for researchers of most European backgrounds. SUNDAY Violin Prodigy Masha Lakisova 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Explore stunning classical compositions with 14-year-old violin prodigy Masha Lakisova. As a passionate chamber and orchestra musician, Masha enjoys playing at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory where she is a concertmaster of the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the first violinist of the Diamant string quartet. MONDAY Scratch Open Studio 2 p.m. Feb. 20, Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Make your own games and animations using this digital media design program. We’ll get you started, and then you’ll have free time to work on your own creations. Grades 4-8. TUESDAY Boys and Books 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about “One Dead Spy,” by Nathan Hale. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Grades 3-4 with an adult. WEDNESDAY South Side: Portrait of Segregation 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore provides a contemporary snapshot of a fundamental issue facing her native city today: segregation on the South Side. While mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted Chicago as a “world-class city,” it remains one of the most segregated cities in America. And while it would be easy to think of a city with a billion-dollar park, Michelin-rated restaurants, waterfront views, world-class shopping, and a thriving theater scene as a model for other metropolitan areas, underneath the shiny façade lurks the reality of deeply-rooted and destructive racial segregation. Copies will be available for purchase. THURSDAY Montessori, Wine & Cheese 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Rose Hall Montessori School, 1140 Wilmette Ave. Join the school a special evening of wine, cheese and Montessori. Come learn about Maria Montessori, her philosophy and her educational methods. During the evening, the school will discuss the five curricular areas, observe hands-on presentations of materials and review curriculum. For more information, email admin@ or call (847) 256-2002. 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 Beacon, 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-trail-mix bar station and more. Call (847) 272-4565 or visit www.22ndcenturymedia. com/camp. On Line Advertising and Search Engine Optimization 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. How important is search engine optimization (SEO) for your web site? Find out how to be listed on the first page of search engines when people search for your type of business and learn about sponsored search results. Learn how to best set up a pay-per-click campaign (PPC) as well as realistic budget allocations for these marketing techniques. Black and White Dinner Auction 6 p.m. March 4, Misericordia Home, 6300 N Ridge Ave., Chicago. Regina Dominican’s 27th annual Black and White Dinner Auction is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and is hosted by the board of directors and chairpersons Doreen and Tim Rottman. The night will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. where silent auction items will be available for bidding. The night will conclude with “Raise the Paddle” for scholarships. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at Contact Maura Chamberlin at (847) 256-7660 ext. 279 for more information about the event. Screenbreak at the Museum 1-3 p.m. March 5, Wilmette Historical Museum. 609 Ridge Road. Take a break from televisions, computers, and other screens. Drop in anytime between to join in a variety of activities. Spend the afternoon playing with oldfashioned toys and games and making a craft with family and friends. For more information about this free event, visit www., or call (847) 853-7666. Mahjongg Lessons 10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 6-27, Fridays March 3-24, Mallinckrodt Center, 1041A Ridge Road, Wilmette. $40 member/$50 non-member. Call (847) 256-9623 for information and to register. Canasta Lessons at Mallinckrodt Center 10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 6-27, Mallinckrodt Center, 1041A Ridge Road, Wilmette. $40 member/$50 non-member. Call (847) 256-9623 for information and to register. ‘Before The Flood’ with Leonardo DiCaprio 1 p.m. March 7, 7 p.m. March 8, Mallinckrodt Center, 1041A Ridge Road, Wilmette. Free screenings of DiCaprio’s thought-provoking documentary recounting his meetings with scientists, activists, and world leaders to discuss climate change and how it affects us all. Space is limited. Call (847) 256-9623 to reserve your seat. ONGOING Spring Little League Registration Through Feb 28, Kenilworth-Winnetka Baseball Association. The Kenilworth-Winnetka Baseball Association (KWBA) is holding open rolling registration for their spring season throughout January and February. Registration is open for children in first through eighth grades who are residents of Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Glencoe or Wilmette. Fees for the season are dependent on the age of the child. For information about fees and to register, visit For questions or to submit a calendar item, contact Eric DeGrechie at news the wilmette beacon | February 16, 2017 | 3 Daddy Daughter Dance brings the smiles in Wilmette Alexa Burnell Freelance Reporter Bob and Isabelle Laude bust a move. After a long work week, many dads just want to come home and relax on a Friday night, but not on Feb. 10, when fathers all over town put down their briefcase and picked up their favorite girl, heading to the Wilmette Park District Daddy Daughter Dance. Upon entering the Michigan Shores Club, fatherdaughter duos were led upstairs where toe-tapping music, tasty treats and an ice cream bar awaited them. Young ladies were first to attack the dance floors, but soon dads followed suit, unable to resist the beat of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Pink and all the other popular musicians who make their little girls throw their hands in the air, sing, twirl and dance the night away. Lindsay Thomas, park district recreation manager, said her favorite part of the night is seeing the joy. “I can’t get over all the smiles,” she said. “It’s every little girl’s dream to get dressed up and come to one of these dances. The dads treat them like Please see dance, 6 Lucy and Scott Marwick enjoy some tasty treats at the Wilmette Park District’s Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 10, at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette. Photos by Alexa Burnell/22nd Century Media YOUR LOCAL WILMETTE MARKET EXPERT If you’re thinking of buying or selling in Wilmette, consider the importance of using a local expert. You can’t specialize in in all towns! Out of the hundreds of agents who service Wilmette, I am consistently among the top, and my Zillow ranking and reviews demonstrate why. My years of experience and hundreds of situations from which to draw makes the process less stressful, and is critical to avoiding costly mistakes. 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