Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jun 2009, B17, B19, , B24

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Mallinckrodt Concerts in the Park at 2 p.m. Sundays under the Centennial Gazebo in Mallinckrodt Park, located behind the Mallinckrodt building, 1041 Ridge Road, Wilmette. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Recreation Center auditorium. June 28: Breeze (jazz). July 12: Illinois Brass Band. July 26: Afternoon with a President. Aug. 9: Bopology (swing).

Plaza del Lago, 1515 N. Sheridan Road, Wilmette, hosts concerts at 6 p.m. Thursdays. June 25: Bopology (swing). July 2: Big Bang Theory (jazz). July 9: James Sanders & Conjunto (Latin). July 16: The Retroactives (oldies). July 23: The Dang-Its (western swing). July 30: Steve Justman (folk).

Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan, Wilmette. Concerts at 8 p.m. unless noted otherwise. June 27, 7 p.m.: ABBA Salute. July 3, 7:15 p.m.: Broadway show preview with Palatine Concert Band. July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25: "Beauty and the Beast" musical. July 31, 7 p.m.: Mr. Myers (island). Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: DaCorneto Opera Company. Aug. 7: Special Consensus (bluegrass). Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: White Saddle Band (country). Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: Barefoot Hawaiian Dancers (rain date Aug. 13). Aug. 14, 7 p.m.: AC* Rock (a capella). Aug. 15, 7 p.m.: U.S. Air Force Military Command Band.

"Follies" will be presented by Actors Theatre Company at 8 p.m. June 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; and 2 p.m. June 14 and 21 at The Kathleen Mullady Memorial Theatre, 1125 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago. The cast includes Mary Alexander of Wilmette, Highland Park residents Dennis Barden and Barbara Rosin, and Marcia Kazurinksy of Evanston.

Presbyterian Homes Westminster Place campus, Elliott Chapel, 3131 Simpson (Golf) Road, Evanston. Gift of Music recital series -- June 15, 1:30 p.m.: Christine Kraemer, organist at Trinity United Methodist in Wilmette, will play works by Cesar Franck, Wilbur Held, Jehan Alain and Felix Mendelssohn.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. June 29, 7:30 p.m.: "Cole Porter's Top Ten List Songs and Top Ten Lust Songs." Musical theatre historian Charles Troy offers a multimedia program. Cabaret at the Mette series, at 7:30 p.m. Mondays. June 22: "K.T. sings Kitt," K.T. McCammond's tribute to Eartha Kitt. July 13: French Twist: La Cabaret Celebration. Aug. 17: 3 Mo Divas. Sept. 21: Sweetest Sound (Richard Rogers tribute).
Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. June 22, 7 p.m.: Fourth Monday Book Club will discuss Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky. Registration required for all programs, unless noted otherwise. June 15-Aug. 10, 4 p.m. Mondays: Stories in the Parks. Preschoolers are invited for stories and songs with Wilmette librarians in local parks. The 30-minute programs will be held at Maple Park, June 15 and July 13; Thornwood Park, June 22 and Aug. 3; and Vattmann Park, July 6 and Aug. 10. June 17, 4-5 p.m.: Discussion of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. June 18, 7 p.m.: Screening of "The Lion King," rated G. June 23, 6:30 p.m.: Family picnic, featuring a performance of "Dr. Gesundheit's Wild World." June 30, 7 p.m.: Screening of "Hoot," rated PG.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. June 13, 9:30 p.m.: Two-man sketch comedy by Jon Barinholtz and Chris Witaske. $15. July 9, 9:30 p.m.: "Hey You Millionaires." Aug. 8, 9:30 p.m.: Jablonski. Sept. 12, 9:30 p.m.: Penny Bear. June 28, 3 p.m.: Screening of the film "Love and Basketball," followed by a meet and greet with The Chicago Sky women's professional basketball team and an appearance by team mascot Sky Guy. Open casting call for ages 12 and up for athletes in commercials with Team Inc, a sports division of Stewart Talent, from 2-3 p.m. June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.: Charles Troy multimedia musical theatre presentations, focusing on the creation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's first three musical plays. June 18, The Creation of "Oklahoma"; July 16, The Creation of "Carousel"; Aug. 20, The Creation of "South Pacific."

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. June 30, 12:15 p.m.: Jan Schwarz presents "Sholem Aleichem & the Future of Yiddish," in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the writer's birth. July 15, 12:15 p.m.: Gail Shapiro presents a slide lecture, "Four Jewish Artists in Paris: Modigliani, Pascin, Soutine and Chagall." Armchair Travel programs at 1 p.m. in the auditorium located on the lower level. June 18: Greece. June 25: Alaska. Mid-June through September: "Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis." In honor of the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett's Plan of Chicago, the library will host the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee and The Newberry Library's exhibit.
Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road. June 14-Aug. 9: "Asian Games: The Art of Contest" explores the role of games in Asian culture and their transmission across cultures from prehistoric times to the present. The exhibit includes an area where some of the games on view can be played. June 20, noon-3 p.m.: Asian Games Day, featuring food from China, Japan and India, and interactive games to play throughout the afternoon. June 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: "Go" Game Night, presented by the Evanston Go Club. July 14, 7-8 p.m.: Chess Game Night. Shiva Maharaj from Chess-Ed will share the history of this game's Asian heritage while facilitating games for beginners and pairing together those who already know how to play the game. July 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: "History of Chicago's Chinatown," presented by Gene Moy, president of the Chicago Chinese American Historical Society.

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