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Local communities will honor military veterans this weekend in accordance with Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11.
The Village of Wilmette is cohosting a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at Veterans Park, 1111 Central Ave. American Legion Post 46 and the Wilmette Police and Fire departments will lead the ceremony, which can include a rifle salute, words from local officials and a wreath laying.
Avoca District 37 also held its fifteenth annual Veterans Day breakfast from 8:45-10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at Marie Murphy School in Wilmette.
In Winnetka, veterans will probably be honored during a ceremony at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. Latest Trier VFW Post 4831 will lead events, including a presentation of the colours and honorary guest speaker Captain Ryan Costello, a U.S. Air Force veteran.
The City of Highland Park‘s Veterans Day ceremony will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Ave. Representatives from the American Legion Post 145, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4737 and Jewish War Veterans Post 29 will probably be present, and this system will include remarks from Mayor Nancy Rotering, Naval Station Great Lakes Cmdr. Terry N. Traweek, the City’s Poet Laureate Laura Joyce-Hubbard, and Honor Flight Chicago’s William Fireside. U.S. Navy veteran Lawrence J. Sassorossi will probably be honored by the American Legion as a Hero Amongst Us. The Highland Park High School brass quintet will perform patriotic music.
A children’s performance from Sarah Hall Theatre Company. | Photo from Sarahhalltheatre.com
Sarah Hall Theatre Company to expand youth programming
Sarah Hall Theatre Company is planning a yr of growth in 2024, in response to a release from the organization.
The local youth theatre and dance company — which offers programming in Glencoe and Deerfield — is introducing a brand new theater program in Highland Park while expanding its Deerfield offerings to incorporate dance programming.
In line with the discharge, “This expansion not only fills a necessity for more creative programming in the world, but offers children exciting avenues to boost their self-confidence through the performing arts.”
In Highland Park, the newly introduced Little Footlighters is designed for kids in Grades K-2. Little Footlighters engages young participants in theater games, rehearsals and live performances, where they are going to develop fundamental acting skills and rehearsal techniques essential for fulfillment on the stage. This program will run on Thursdays from Jan. 18-May 9 on the Irina Makkai Studio. For more information and to register, visit the Sarah Hall Theatre website.
In Deerfield, Sarah Hall Theatre Company is expanding its offerings by introducing dance programming through the Deerfield Park District on the Sachs Recreation Center. The youth dance program includes two latest classes designed for kids aged 3-5. For more information and to register, visit the Deerfield Park District website.
“This expansion marks an incredible milestone for our company,” said Sarah Hall, founding father of the corporate and a Glencoe resident. “We’re thrilled to supply more children with the chance to find their talents and construct self-confidence through the performing arts.
“Our vision for the longer term is to proceed helping young artists express themselves and fostering a lifelong love for theatre and dance.”
For further details about class registration, contact Sarah Hall Theatre Company at email@example.com.
Alex Creamean together with his hardware after winning the Veterans Intercollegiate Oct. 31. | Photo from Bucknell Athletics
Latest Trier alumnus makes history for Bucknell golf
With two straight 2-under-par performances, Alex Creamean, a 2023 Latest Trier High School graduate, became the primary Bucknell freshman ever to win a tournament title on Oct. 31 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, Latest York.
In line with a release from the college, Creamean began the ultimate day in a tie for fourth place, but stormed to the highest of the leaderboard after posting the one under-par round within the 60-player field. He had only one blemish on his card all day, a double-bogey on the par-3 twelfth hole. Aside from that, he made 4 birdies and 13 pars on the solution to a 4-under 140 for the week.
The Winnetka native broke par in five of his final six rounds, lowering his season scoring average to 72.08, near this system’s record low for a fall season. Creamean’s mark is the all-time for a freshman in his first semester of competition.
Bucknell’s fall season is now complete. The Bison will resume play on Feb. 11-13 on the Palmas del Mar Collegiate, hosted by UNC Greensboro in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
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