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Brief News: Woman’s Club to hold fashion show this Friday; Annual benefit hosted by Art league; HPHS basketball player honored in Cornell Hall of Fame

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Brief News: Woman’s Club to hold fashion show this Friday; Annual benefit hosted by Art league; HPHS basketball player honored in Cornell Hall of Fame

The Woman’s Club of Wilmette will host a High Tea Luncheon and Fashion Show at noon on Friday, Oct. 20, that may feature many outstanding Wilmette community leaders and help raise funds for the further restoration of the Woman’s Club of Wilmette Clubhouse.

The event, held within the beautifully renovated clubhouse and open to the community, will include a three-course high tea service, a glass of wine, and a fashion show showcasing the newest fall fashions from local boutiques. Led by emcee Ali Wenzke (local realtor with Compass/Creator of “The Art of Glad Moving”), the models include Village President Senta Plunkett, Central Station Coffee owner Katie Degan, the Wilmette Park District’s Lindsay Thomas and other local business owners and members of local boards.

Check-in and seating begins at 11:15 a.m., tea is served at noon with the style show starting shortly after. Tickets are $75 for Women’s Club members and $560 for a table of eight. Nonmembers pay $85 or $640. Registration and payment are required upfront no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

Space is restricted, and waitlisted spots may develop into available presently. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the club’s website.

North Shore Art League members on the annual profit and members show on Oct. 5 in Winnetka. | Photo Submitted

North Shore Art League’s members show is its 99th

The North Shore Art League held Art: Uncorked!, its 99th annual profit party and members’ show, on Oct. 5 in Winnetka.

The event was a chance to view and buy art and wines and share a night with friends and native artists. The annual Members’ Art Show featured greater than 150 pieces of artwork from local member artists, including oil paintings, mixed media, photography, watercolors, and porcelain on each the primary and second floors of the Community House. The artwork will probably be on display through Oct. 23.

The favored People’s Selection Award was won by Pat Hinkel along with her artwork, “On Lake Bemidji, MN,” and he or she was gifted a flower arrangement by The Shy Flower.

One other fun addition to the evening was a “Cork Pull,” featuring limited edition wines donated by local restaurants and NSAL board members. Attendees purchased a numbered cork and took a likelihood on winning a bottle of wine starting from $40 and up. One lucky winner went home with a $100 gift certificate for Great Coast Commons restaurant in Kenilworth and a bottle of French wine valued at $100. All proceeds from the Cork Pull were donated to the North Shore Art League and their educational outreach.

“This 12 months’s exhibit opening and party was such a special celebration of artists,” said Linda Nelson, NSAL executive director in a release. “With the gorgeous works on display as our backdrop, the evening gave us all a likelihood to reflect on what we’ve built here — a welcoming community of artists and art-lovers who truly appreciate the creative process and the League’s part within the history of the North Shore.”

For more information concerning the NSAL’s quality classes, workshops, summer art camps, programs, special events, or to make a tax-deductible donation, call (847) 446-2870 or visit northshoreartleague.org.

Chris Wroblewski playing guard for Cornell. | Photo from Cornell Athletics

HPHS alum named to Big Red Hall of Fame

Highland Park High School alumnus Chris Wroblewski recently was inaugurated into the Cornell Big Red Athletics Hall of Fame.

The guard is a three-time All-Ivy selection and two-time third-team Capital One Academic All-American. He graduated as the varsity’s all-time profession leader in assists (482) and a 1,000-point scorer (1,202 points, thirteenth all-time).

A two-year captain, Wroblewski was a three-year starter who played on a pair of Ivy League championship teams, including the 2009-10 squad that advanced to the Sweet 16 within the NCAA Tournament.

He ended his profession ranked fourth in profession 3-point field goals made (189), fifth in 3-point percentage (.414), ninth in free-throw percentage (.823), ninth in steals (139), and tenth in free throws made (279). His 119 games played ranked second all-time amongst Cornellians, and his 3,594 minutes played sits third.

As a senior, Wroblewski led the team in scoring (11.5 points per game) and was third within the Ivy League in assists (5.3 apg) and second in steals (1.6 spg) in earning first-team all-league accolades. He twice was named Ivy League Player of the Week during his profession and have become just the second player in Cornell history to surpass 1,000 points, 400 assists, 300 rebounds, and 100 steals, joining All-American and Ivy Player of the Yr Louis Dale, his former backcourt mate.

Wroblewski graduated HPHS in 2008, leading the Giants to a 23-6 record that season.

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