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Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jul 2009, B11, B14, , B18

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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. Aug. 9: Bopology (swing).

Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan, Wilmette. July 31, 7 p.m.: Mr. Myers (island). Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: DaCorneto Opera Company. Aug. 7, 8 p.m.: 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.
Rockapalooza 2009, the Wilmette Public Library's annual end-of-summer concert event for local high school students, will be held from 5-10 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Warming House Youth Center, Lake Avenue and Ridge Road, Wilmette. For information, call Brian Myers.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.: The Fatum Brothers' Jazz Orchestra, a 15-piece big band, and Midwest Jazz Collective Jazz Ensemble. $20. Cabaret at the Mette series, at 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Tickets: $20; $15 students, seniors and CCP members. Aug. 17: 3 More Divas present "Song Collections of the Diva Greats," featuring music of Diana Ross, Carole King, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and others. Sept. 21: "The Sweetest Sound: The Music of Richard Rogers," starring John Eskola, Elizabeth Doyle, David Girolmo, Kat' Taylor a
and Patricia Rusk. Oct. 26: Nan Mason with Terry Higgins.

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.
July: Paintings by Marilynn Robinson of Northbrook. August: "Botanicals and Beyond," watercolors by Beverly Behrens.

Spotlighters at the Mette invites senior (60-plus years) performers to audition for its new senior variety showcase. Auditions will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 25-26 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Acts selected will perform at the Wilmette Theatre on one of the following dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 25 or Nov. 15. Spotlighters from each month's showcase will be invited back to perform in a Senior Spotlighters Gala in June 2010. Contact Joyce Stern Greenberg.

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. ( Aug. 3, 7:15 p.m.: Wilmette resident Arthur Arfa leads First Monday Readers, also known as the Great Books discussion, in the Small Meeting Room. A flier with the specific readings is available in the lobby, or under Adult Programs at Aug. 24, 7 p.m.: Fourth Monday Readers will discuss In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan.

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Registration required for all programs, unless noted otherwise. Through 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 Thornwood Park, Aug. 3; and Vattmann Park, Aug. 10. Aug. 5, 7 p.m.: Parent/Tween Book Discussion, for youth in grades 5-8 and their parents, featuring The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.: Animeniacs Anime Club meets. Open to youth in grade 6 and up. Aug. 17, 4-4:30 p.m.: Special Needs Storytime, recommended for 4- to 8-year-olds.

Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Aug. 1, 8 and 15, 10 a.m.: Chicago Kids Company presents "The Princess and the Pea." $12. "Storybook Mom and Friends," featuring Nili Yelin, $12 -- Sept. 12, 10 a.m.: "Fun, Food and Magic." Sept. 19, 10 a.m.: "Think Pink: Tea Party, Boas and Pinkalicious." Sept. 26, 10 a.m.: Children's author Amy Krause Rosenthal. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.: "Sleep Under: Wear Your PJs."

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Aug. 8, 9:30 p.m.: Jablonski, sketch comedy by John Sviokla and Sherra Lasley. $15. Sept. 12, 9:30 p.m.: Penny Bear.

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. (847) 256-5025. Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.: "A Bug's Life," rated G. Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," rated PG.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. July 31, 7 p.m.: "Grease -- The Sing-Along," with WGN entertainment reporter Dean Richards as host. Costumes are welcome and there will be a karaoke contest. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Wilmette Theatre Education Project, a not-for-profit organization that helps introduce the arts to disadvantaged children in the Chicagoland area. Tickets are $15. 21 and over event; alcohol will be sold. Aug. 2, 11 a.m.: "Grease -- A Family Sing-Along." Costumes are welcome. $12.

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Aug. 27, 7 p.m.: "City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial." Art historian Jeff Mishur explores Daniel Burnham's 1909 plan for Chicago and its environs. Armchair Travel programs at 1 p.m. Thursdays in the auditorium located on the lower level. Aug. 6: Denmark by Myrla Brand. Aug. 13: London by Ryan Watts. Aug. 20: Portugal by Ryan Watts. Aug. 27: Egypt by Foil Miller.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.: Charles Troy multimedia musical theatre presentation, focusing on the creation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific." $12.

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