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Learning Café
Enjoy a free boxed lunch while listening to Gwen Franklin, Certified Diabetes Educator, present 'Healthy Eating' on Wednesday, April 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park. Call 866-938-7256 to register.
Niles Senior Center Annual Rummage Sale, April 21, 9 a.m--1 p.m., at 999 Civic Center Drive.

Over 45 venders, 50/50 raffle and our famous $2 Hot Dog Lunch. All donations go to the Niles Food Pantry and American Cancer Society.

Medicare & Medical Billing Consultations
Have your questions about medical billing and Medicare answered by a medical billing professional on Wednesday, April 25. By appointment only. Call 708-763-6722 to register.
Lunchtime Yoga with Dr. Jessen
Stretch your muscles and invigorate your body by participating in our Lunchtime Yoga from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park. Call 866-938-7256 to register.
Building Balance through Exercise
This free exercise class focuses on preventing falls and maintaining balance. Join us to build stability, gain strength, and improve your flexibility. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Community Center on the Vanguard River Forest Medical Campus, 7411 West Lake Street, Building A, Suite 1100, River Forest. To register, call 866-938-7256.
Tai Chi
Learn this ancient art form or reducing stress, improving balance, and gaining clarity. Classes meet at 1 p.m. ever Friday at Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park. Call 866-938-7256 to register.
Wii Bowling
Have fun and exercise when you bowl with the Wii. Games are played every Monday at 11 a.m. at Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park. Light refreshments served. Call 866-938-7256 to register
Fit & Strong
Suffering from osteaoarthritis; need to learn what physical activity you can do to manage your symptoms. Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening exercises which will gradually increase in frequency, duration and intensity over time.

Incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle by exercising three times a week for 1 1/2 hours. The program will help you to develop individualized, tailored, multiple component physical activity programs that are sustainable after program ends and will help you maintain independent functioning.

In cooperation with One-on-One Fitness the Oswego Senior Center will hold classes three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 11am to 12:30 pm. from April 16th to June 8th. Classes are free.

This program is possible through a grant from the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging.

Call 630-554-5602 for more information and to sign up or stop in at 156 E. Washington St. in Oswego. Also visit our website for information on other programs,

Classic Radio Programs
Sun., April 22, 2 p.m. Perigi's Wonderful Dolls. Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, a radio reenactment group will perform. Free and open to the public. Call Jill at 708-386-4040 or visit At Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.
41st Annual Bartlett Women's Club
Scholarship ~ Fashion Show and Luncheon Sun., April 22, noon at The Seville, 700 S. Barrington Rd., Streamwood. Fashions from Sassy's Originals, Bloomingdale and The Closet Boutique. BWC scholarships have been awarded for over 31 years to high school seniors planning to attend college and to women returning to college. Adults, $30, $20, 12 and under. Call Ruth at 630-837-8125.
You, your family, and your friends are cordially invited to an evening with author Elizabeth Brodzinski Kern. Elizabeth will discuss her new book, "Wanting to Be Jackie Kennedy," a tale of family secrets and forbidden love set in the Milwaukee, Division and Ashland neighborhood in the 1960s.

Friday, April 27, 2012 7:00 PM, Polish Museum of America, 984 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL. Appetizers & Pastries by Kasia's Deli. Donation $12.

RSVP by April 25!

Karen Kozlow 773.467.1504 or email

The Theatre Group of Sun City
April 26 through April 29. Rogers and Hammerstein's charming, funny musical, Cinderella, will be presented at the Drendel Ballroom of the Prairie Lodge, Huntley. A wonderful, musical spectacular, suitable for all ages. So, bring your grandchildren, family, neighbors and friends. $15, adults, $10, children under 12. 7:00 pm Thurs. thru Sat., 1:30 pm Sun. For tickets, call 847- 659-1617, or e-mail
On April 29th, at 3:00 p.m., the Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maryann Flock, will present a free concert featuring a display of virtuoso performances by both guest soloists and orchestral soloists. Two Vivaldi concertos are on the program. Guest guitarists Adam Huff and Jeff Rolando will perform Vivaldi's "Concerto for Two Mandolins". The other Vivaldi piece, "Concerto for Violin in A Minor", is performed by the winner of this year's "Fox Valley Academy Concerto Competition", Liza Scheidler.

Two short solo works will also be on the program. Principal bassoonist, Katie Brouch, will be the featured soloist with the Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet performing an interesting adaption of the jocular first movement from Mozart's "Bassoon Concerto". Young Hee Chung, organist, will be performing Eugene Gigout's majestically powerful "Grand Choeur Dialogué" with the Philharmonic Brass and Percussion. And last, with no less virtuosity, the orchestra will showcase dazzling displays of orchestral tone color in Rimsky-Korsakov's spectacular "Capriccio Espagnol".

Come experience what musical virtuosity is all about. While admission to the concert is free, donor generosity helps cover expenses and enables us to continue providing free concerts. The event will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 420 West Downer Place in Aurora.

Elgin Opera Festival of Singers
Sun., April 15, 6:00 pm. Elgin Opera Singers perform while you enjoy dinner! Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call 847-742-0263 for authentic Italian cuisine and a prime table. Villa Verone, 13 Douglas Ave., Elgin. To join the Elgin Opera Guild, call 847-695-5014 or visit
Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement is seeking food memorabilia. Items from the Spanish Tea Room, Kandy Kitchen, Tasty Bakery, Cock Robin/Prince Castle and the lunch counter at Naperville Pharmacy. The museum is also seeking Naperville restaurant-related items, including menus, service ware, aprons, etc. Other items sought include family cookbooks used locally as well as community cookbooks compiled by local organizations. To donate, call Naper Settlement at 630-420-6010 or e-mail Sarah Buhlig at At 523 S. Webster St., Naperville.
Project Linus Quilters
Wed., April 11, 9 a.m.–noon. Join Karen and the Project Linus gang for a fun morning, working on Linus blankets. Homemade treats, interesting ideas and conversation add to the fun. E-mail Karen if you plan to attend (just in case there is a change in the calendar), or call Judi at 847- 498-3987. At Northbrook United Methodist Church, 1190 Western Ave., Northbrook.
Planning for the Future with Your Aging Parents
CIIS is sponsoring an informational workshop for seniors and their loved ones who may be assisting them in making decisions about their future. The workshop will feature a panel of experts from different areas of senior health care/ services including a geriatric physician, an elder law attorney, a housing specialist, and a community programs specialist. This is a free event and we are hoping to have as many people as possible benefit from what's on offer. The event takes place on Saturday the 28th April between 9am - 12pm at Gaelic Park, 6119 147th St., Oak Forest. To register call Chicago Irish Immigrant Support - 773.282.8445.
Free Concert of Mexican and Polish Music
Held Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 4pm at St. Bruno Church, 4751 South Harding in Chicago. The May 3rd concert will be narrated in English by Lucyna Migala of WCEV Radio/1450am, who is co-founder, artistic director, and general manager of the Lira Ensemble. In 2007, she received the Sor Juana Award of the National Museum of Mexican Art in recognition of her cross-cultural initiatives. The Cuerdas Clasicas String Ensemble will perform under the direction of Rodolfo Hernandez, founder of the group. The concert will be conducted by Mina Zikri, resident conductor of the Lira Ensemble.

Admission to this Mexican-Polish concert is free, but the audience is asked to make a contribution when the free-will collection is taken. Free parking is available adjacent to the church.

The concert is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and the CityArts Program of the Chicago Department of Tourism and Culture.

For more information, call the Lira Ensemble at 773-508-7040.

12th Annual Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health Chip In Golf Outing
Mon., June 11, start 10:30 am. Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 South Northwest Highway, Barrington. Foursomes, $800. Individual Golfer, $200. Join us on the greens for an action-packed day that includes lunch on the go, 18 holes of golf, a dinner buffet and drinks! For more information, please contact Julie Baker at 847-385-7304 or

Continuing Education

DePaul Geographical Society Lectures
Sat., April 7, 1:30 p.m. Geographic Enlightenment on Thailand. Sat., May 5, 1:30 p.m. The World of Wine. At Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave., Room 154. One day charge of $2. Call Dr. Richard Houk at 773-325-7871 for more details.
English as a Second Language
Classes each Tues. at 7 p.m. For help in speaking and understanding English. Sign-up is required for this free program. River Grove Public Library, 8638 W. Grand Ave., River Grove. Call 708-453-4484.


Chicago Catholic University Club (CCUC)
Sun., April 15, 3 p.m. Regular meeting the 3rd Sunday of the month at Holly Court, 1111 Ontario, Oak Park.
Wed., April 18, meet at Hines Hospital to play bingo with our veterans. For details, call Bill Tometz at 708-439-2456.
Sun., April 22, 2:30 p.m. Guys and Dolls at the North Riverside Rec. Center. Call Rosemary Murgas at 708-788-0379 for tickets.
Western Springs Seniors Club
Mon., April 9, 1 p.m. Great Finds. Beth Holly and Don Lemon, flea market buyers and sellers, will give us the inside scoop on their business.
Wed., April 18, 11:30 a.m. Bus trip to the Marriott Theatre to see The Pirates of Penzance and early dinner at Philly G's in Vernon Hills. Leaving from the WS Rec. Ctr. Members $60; Guests $65 For details call 708-784-8966. Western Springs Recreation Center at 1500 Walker St. 708-246-9070.
Lake County Audubon Society
Mon., May 7, 7:30 p.m. The Future of Birds. Meetings the first Mon. of the month. Libertyville Village Hall, 118 W. Cook St. Call 847-362-5134, e-mail or visit
The Naperville Area Stamp Club
Meetings on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Room 203, 1101 Kimberly Way (Rte. 53), Lisle. Call 630-257-7430 or e-mail
Frisbie Senior Center Activities
Canasta group for ladies. Mon. and Wed., 12:30 p.m. For details, e-mail
Big Band Nights, second Sun. of each month, 2–4 p.m. Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy. Call 847-768-5944. $7 for tickets.
Oswego Senior Center Choral Group
Meeting every Fri., 11:30 a.m. All our invited to join the group. We are especially seeking Bass singers. Sr. Singers perform at various group homes or other civic organizations.
Free Income Tax Assistance Appointments are still available for free tax assistance to seniors and low income families. Call 630-554-5602 to make an appointment.
Motorcoach trip to Asheville, NC April 22–27. Six days and five nights. $485 per person double occupancy. Includes guided tour of Biltmore Estate, travel the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit the Folk Art Center and St. Lawrence Basilica. For more information on any of the events listed above, call Lorraine at 630-554-5602. Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington St. or visit

Social Groups

ANEW, for widows and widowers
Everyone is invited to celebrate ANEW's 9th Anniversary with a family-style dinner at the Bohemian Crystal Restaurant in Westmont on Fri., April 27, 6 p.m. $20. For tickets, e-mail Marietta Keating at Our mission is to provide a social atmosphere for those who have made the decision to move forward with their lives after going through their bereavement. Please join us. Regular meetings in DeSalle Room at St. Raphael's Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville. Call 630-355-4545, ext. 129.
Libertyville Sr. Center Birthday Bash
Mon., April 9; Mon., May 14, 1–3 p.m. Parties are held on the second Mon. of the month. Lunch at noon followed by dancing to Ron Barron & The Elder Statesmen of Swing. $7 for lunch and dance party; $2 for dance party only. Reservations and payment due by Mon., April 2; or Mon., May 8. At 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Call 847-247-7659.
Movin' On
A nondenominational social group whose purpose is to provide a welcoming social situation exclusively for widowed men and women. Come and make new friends and socialize.

Lunch Bunch, Mon., April 9, noon, at Billy Goat Tavern & Grill, 164 Randhurst Village, Mt. Prospect. Call Lenore at 847-458-9697 if you'd like to join us.
Dinner, Sat., April 21. Buca di Beppo, 604 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. RSVP to Diane by April 17 at 847-934-5542.
Happy Hour, Fri., April 27, 5 p.m., Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. RSVP to 874-934-5542 by April 25.

New Beginnings
April Showers Dance Sat., April 21, 7:30–11 p.m. at St. Matthews Church, Hughes Center, 1001 E. Schaumburg Rd. Tickets $8. Everyone is welcome.

New Beginnings is part of the Phoenix Group, a 34-year-old Catholic-oriented, non-denominational, social, support organization for divorced, widowed, single and separated persons. Regular Monday meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Hubert's Church, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates. For a monthly calendar, send $6 check to New Beginnings, Joan Neville, 212 Stillwater Ct., Palatine, IL 60067, or e-mail to receive a free e-mail calendar. Call 847-397-9643.

New Horizons Singles
A social group for single people over 40. Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard. Visit For an e-mailed calendar every two weeks, contact Jim Canadaat,
Sociable Singles Club
Mon., April 9, 6 p.m. Meeting the second Monday of each month at Fuddruckers, 436 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg. Everyone is welcome.
Fri., April 13. TGIF at 5 p.m. at the Birch River Grill, 75 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights. All are welcome.
Sat., April 21. Meet for dinner and conversation at the Milrose Restaurant at 45 S. Barrington Rd., South Barrington. All are welcome.
Sat., April 28. Come join us for dinner and conversation at Sam's Restaurant, 1863 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights. All are welcome.
For further information, call 847-289-4420.
W.O.W. of St. Anthony
A social group for widows and widowers Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Meeting on the second Fri. of the month. A non-denominational social group widows and widowers. The evening features entertainment and refreshments. $3. For additional information, call Mary at 815-469-4351. At Frankfort Township Hall, 11008 Lincoln Hwy.
W.O.W. of the Southwest Suburbs
Fri., April 13 and Fri., May 4. Meets at 7:00 pm on the first Fri. of the month. W.O.W. is a group of people caring, sharing and reaching out to one another in friendship. Come and join the fun. All denominations welcome. At Zion Lutheran, Church, 17100 S. 69th Ave., Tinley Park. Call Danell or 630-728-9368 or Bill at 708- 342-6820.
W.O.W. of the Western Suburbs
Thurs., April 19, 6:30 p.m. Election of officers and entertainment by the Johnny Matt Trio. Knights of Columbus, 537 S. York Rd., Elmhurst. Handicapped accessible. $5. The newly widowed are especially invited to participate. Come and see what we have to offer–you will be pleasantly surprised. For details, call Ron at 630-653-5721.

Dance Groups

The Antioch Area Social Club Dances
April 20 and May 4. Dances on the first and third Fridays of the month, 7–10 p.m. Antioch Senior Center, 817 Hobeck Dr. Dance to the music of keyboard entertainer, Ernie Garner $5 admission includes light refreshments. Call Paul Howard at 847-395-0139 for more information.
Burr Ridge Community Ctr. Dance Lessons
Two–hour ballroom dance lessons by professional instructor Fran Starr at 1–3 p.m., Mon. and Wed., at Burr Ridge Community Center, 15W400 Harvester Dr. $10 per person. Casual dress, no gym shoes, refreshments provided. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities are welcome. Call 708-371-7749 or e-mail No partners needed.
Dance World
Sat., April 14. Optional one hour Cha Cha lesson by professional instructor, Vito Magrone at 7:30 p.m. Open dance from 8:30–11:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 guests. Additional $3 charge for guests participating in the lesson. $20 membership per year. Dressy/ casual—no jeans or gym shoes; light refreshments provided. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities are welcome. At Triphahan Community Center, 1685 W, Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates. Call 847-429-3922 or visit
Denim and Diamonds Line Dancing
Every Tuesday, 7–10 p.m., at White Eagle Banquet Hall, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Adults $7; 17 years and under, $5. Do you love to dance? No partners or experience needed. Just a very fun place to meet new friends and dance to great music. Beginner lessons at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Bob or Denise at 847-965-6353 or e-mail
Rich Burnette Sunday Afternoon Tea Dances
Sundays, April 8 and 22. The second and fourth Sunday of each month. 1–4 p.m. at the Dance Academy of Libertyville, across the street from Mario Tricoci school on 176. $5. For more details, call Jan at 262-942-8301.
Shoreline Dance Club
Sat., April 21, 7:30 p.m. Fox Trot lesson. Enjoy easy ballroom dancing in a relaxed social setting. A lesson is given before each dance by professional instructor. Admission per couple, $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Stuart Community Room, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. For details, call Jan at 847-816-7602 or Paul at 847-295-1417.
West Suburban Dance Club
Sat., April 21, 6 p.m., cash bar, buffet dinner and dancing at 6:30 p.m., at Naperville Country Club. All dances include dinner and dancing to a live band. Advance reservations required. Suits or sport coats for men. For women, dresses, suits, skirts, pants outfits. For more details or to receive an invitation, call Mike at 630-690-6015.
Young at Heart Singles Club
Fri., April 6, Good Friday, no dance.
Fri., April 13. Entertainment by Ed Clark Trio.
Fri., April 20. Entertainment by Music Men.
Fri., April 27. Entertainment by Variety Pak.
Unless otherwise noted, dances are held at the American Legion, 9757 W. Pacific, Franklin Park. 8:30–11:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. $8 for members and $10 for guests. Call 773-961-7525 for more details or visit

Square Dance Clubs

Happy Twirlers Square and Round Dances
Sat., April 14, 7:30 p.m. Meets on the second Saturday of each month at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 855 Lee St., Des Plaines. $6. Call Chuck 773-685-8407 or Jim 1-847-272-6344 for details.
Swing'n Sugar Squares Club
Thurs., April 26, April Showers/May Flowers? Dances held second and fourth Thurs. of the month at 7 p.m. at Central Junior High, 95th and Spaulding, Evergreen Park. Come dance to the calls of some of the best square and round dance callers in the Midwest. Call John at 708-458-1880 or Hank at 773-238-5496 or visit
Yellowrockers Square Dance
Sat., April 21. Rounds at 7:45 p.m., Squares at 8:15 p.m. At Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 S.. Rush St., Roselle. For details, call 630-529-9869.

Gardens and Garden Clubs

The Brookfield Garden Club
Sat., April 28, 9 a.m. At the Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave. Monthly meetings are held the last Sat. of the month, Jan. through Oct. All levels of gardeners are welcome. For questions, call Char at 708-485-0691.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Designing the Sunny Border: Sat., April 14, 10 a.m.–noon. Presented by Nina Koziol, garden writer. The well-designed border wears a combination of perennials, annuals, and shrubs that provide three seasons of color and winter interest. This class will discuss how to artfully combine plants with an emphasis on the use of color, texture, and form. Whether you are a new gardener or have an established border that could use updating, this class is for you. $37. Chicago Botanic Garden members $29. 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. Free admission. Parking $20 per car. To register or for more details, call 847-835-5440 or visit
Garden Club of Downers Grove
Mon., April16, May 21, 12:30 p.m. Regular meetings the third Monday of the month. Lincoln Center, Room 503, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Call 630-852- 3912. Everyone is welcome.
Garden Club of Inverness
Thurs., April 19, 9:15 a.m. Aggie Nehmzow, who has gardened for over 57 years will present, Garden Edibles of Many Colors. She will share ethnic gardening techniques and introduce members to golden beets, purple beans, red carrots and other fascinating plants to try in your garden. For further information, contact Betty Ann at 847-358-8438. Regular meeting, third Thurs. of the month at All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S. Quentin Rd., Palatine. Everyone is welcome. For details, call Betty Ann at 847-358-8438.
The Garden Club of La Grange Park
Mon., April 2, May 7, noon. Regular meeting the first Mon. of the month at the Village Hall, 447 N. Catherine, La Grange Park. Call 708-352-5059 for details.
Pleasantdale Garden Club
Wed., April 11, 9:30 a.m. Containers for Every Garden, presented by Mary Jo Long, a Master Gardener and a member of Western Springs Garden Club. Guests are welcome. Meeting on the second Wed. of the month through April at Pleasantdale Park District, 7425 S. Wolf Rd., Burr Ridge. Call Alison at 630-662-8061.
Southwest Community Garden Club
Wed., April 11, 6 p.m. Join us for Chicken Chat, and learn how easy it is to keep chickens in your backyard, and enjoy fresh eggs every day. Chicago High School for Agricultural Science, 3807 W. 111th St., Chicago. Open to all gardeners. For information, e-mail or call 773-429-1141.
The Suburban Garden Club
Mon., April 16. Deb Cullen, the Container Nanny, will present Containers–Outside the Box. First monthly mini-show featuring spring flowers, vegetables, herbs, etc. At the Community House, 415 W. 8th St. Hinsdale (8th and Madison). Come grow with us. Everyone welcome. Call 708-447- 4649.

Senior Clubs

North Side Tara Club Senior Meetings
Thurs., April 12, 10 a.m. A representative from the Secretary of State's office will offer tips and advice on how to be alert, plan ahead, be visible, attract attention and handle situations that occur when leaving the house, walking to and from the car and while driving.
Thurs., April 26, 10 a.m. Sherry Avila will help us look at Christ's live through art. Regular meeting every second Thurs. of the month, 10 a.m.–noon. at the Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, Chicago. For more details, call 773-282-8445. All welcome.
South Side Emerald Club Senior Meetings
Wed. April 11 and 25. Meetings at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, every second Wed. between 10 a.m.–noon. All welcome.
Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
Meets the first Tues. of each month, 10 a.m.–noon. Bingo and light refreshments. At 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. For more details, call 773-782-2601.

Senior Meals

Franklin Park Community Café
Lunch served Mon. through Fri., 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation, $2.75–$3.
Bingo, Mon., Tues. and Fri., at 9:30 a.m.; Wed. and Thurs. at noon.
Line Dancing each Thurs. at 10:30 a.m. 10040 Addison, Franklin Pk. Call 847-678-8777.
Hanover Township Senior Center
Lunch served Mon.–Fri., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Suggested donation, $4 for seniors over 60, $6 for those under 60. Residents of Hanover Township over 55 are welcome. Advance reservations are required. Call 630-483-5600 by 9:30 a.m. for reservations. At 240 S. Rte. 59, Bartlett.
Irish American Heritage Center
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30–2 p.m. The Golden Diners Program provides a hot lunch for people over 60. Suggested donation $1.50. Stop by for a hot meal and warm conversation. Call 773-282-7035. At 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago.

Wisconsin Senior Events/Activites/Clubs

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Friday, April 6, 2012: Peggy Seeger will be doing a concert in Milwaukee as part of her 2012 USA Return Tour on Friday, April 6, 2012. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Urban Ecology Center.

Pete Seeger's half-sister, the face in First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and an internationally renowned musician in her own right, Peggy moved back to the UK in 2010, but has decided to return for one more USA tour. This may be your last chance to see her in person in Milwaukee! A bio and press quotes follow below.

Peggy Seeger in concert, Friday, April 6, 8pm (doors open 7:30pm) at the Miramar Theatre, 2844 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, 414-967-0302. Smoke-free, all-ages venue, drinking w proper ID.

General Admission seating $15 at the door or in advance $13 seniors (adults 65 and over) and children (12 and under). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Urban Ecology Center.

The public is invited to "Shall We Gather," a benefit performance filled with stories from immigrant ancestors, songs and sing alongs. The show will benefit education programs at Milwaukee Children's Choir. It is produced by Deborah Patel with the assistance of Tim Benson, Jane Lukic, John McGivern, and Helen Zealy, each of whom will tell stories from their family trees. Songs will be performed by Calliope Vocal Ensemble (Jane Lukic, artistic director) and friends from Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and Milwaukee Children's Choir.

4 pm Sunday, April 22, 2012
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 914 E. Knapp Street, Milwaukee WI. Tickets are general admission. $30 per seat / $100 for four seats.

To purchase tickets contact MCC at * 414-221-7040. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

For press and general inquiries contact Deborah Patel at * 414-807-2433

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