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See The Anastylosis Project at The Art Center - Highland Park thru Dec. 30.
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Or Simcha Chanukah Caf KumzitsDec. 15, 7:30pm. Enjoy this evening of song and story, schmooze and blues. Features musician Benyamin Herst and open mic led by Steve Kaiser. Wilmette Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road; 847-410-2066; orsimcha.com.
Ethical Humanist Society Winter FestivalDec. 16, 10:30am. The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago holds its annual Winter Festival, led by Tom Hoeppner and Mignon de Klerk. Enjoy a candle lighting ceremony, mitten tree decoration, group singing, musical performances and a short childrens play.
Donations of new winter clothing and non-perishable food items adorn the tree and are passed on to those in need. Refreshments are served at 9:45am. 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie; 847-677-3334; ethicalhuman.org.
Hanukkah Family FunlandDec. 16 and 25. This family event features a carnival, crafts and activities, music, entertainment, raffl es and more. Visit online for tickets and info. Buffalo Grove Town Center, 144 McHenry Road; hanukkahfamilyfunland.com.
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Buffalo Grove Hadassah Chanukkah Party and Mitzvah DayDec. 17, 12pm. Enjoy entertainment by tenor/pianist Richard Gersten, along with a potluck luncheon. Proceeds benefi t The Ark. Registration required. $20. Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Road, Long Grove; 847-205-1900; northshore.hadassah.org.
Alliance Francaise du North Shore MeetingDec. 17, 1pm. The featured speaker is Vicki Hofstetter of Winnetka boutique Oui, Madame! Refreshments and socializing in French follow the lecture. $10/NM. Wilmette Public Library auditorium, 1242 Wilmette Ave.; alliancefn.wlkcommunity.com.
Improv Playhouse Young Actors Workshop AuditionsDec. 17, 4-6pm. Third thru eighth-graders are invited to audition for the comedy Get Smart, based on the television show and movie. Registration required. IP Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 847-968-4529; improvplayhouse.com.
Art in the Moment: Jewish ArtistsDec. 18, 10-11:30am. This tour and art making activity focuses on art inspired by the artists connection to spirituality and religion. The Art Institute of Chicago hosts a large collection of art by Jewish artists, including pieces by Marc Chagall, Man Ray, Jacques Lipchitz and Philip Guston. Registration required. $30/pair. Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfi eld; 773-508-1117; cje.net.
JCFS Community Education ProgramDec. 18, 6-8pm. Beatrice Leonard presents Travelers with Disabilities, an education program for people with disabilities, their families and professionals. CEUs and CPDUs are available. Registration required. Jewish Child and Family Services, 5150 Golf Road, Skokie; 773-467-3741; jcfs.org.
Glenbrook North Winter ConcertDec. 18, 7:30pm. The annual concert features songs of the holiday season, including performances by the GBN bands, orchestra and choral groups. The event concludes with the tradition of all participants performing White Christmas. Admission is free. Glenbrook North High School Center for Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook.
Wilmette Hadassah Luncheon MeetingDec. 19, 11:30am. Lecturer Charles Troy reviews the musical history of Chicago. Proceeds benefi t stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. $20. Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette; 847-205-1900; northshore.hadassah.org.
Christmas Caroling at the Glen Town CenterDec. 22, 4-6pm. Carolers spread Christmas cheer throughout the Center, stopping in stores along the way. 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview; 847-724-2025; theglentowncenter.com.
Glenview Community Church Do-It-Yourself MessiahDec. 22, 7:30pm. Enjoy and/or join in the singing of G.F. Handels Messiah and holiday carols at this inaugural event, featuring the GCC Chancel Choir, soloists and Waukegan Symphony Orchestra. 1000 Elm St.; 847-724-2210; gccucc.org.
Community Protestant Church Christmas ConcertDec. 23, 9:30am. The Community Protestant Church Choir presents A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols by Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferman. Seasonal scripture readings are tightly interwoven with carols sung by the choir and congregation. The choir
is led by Carolyn McBurney, accompanied by Margot Downey on piano and Jennifer Popowitch on fl ute. Nursery care is available. 418 N. Prairie Ave., Mundelein; 847-566-4000; communityprotestant.org.
Orphans of the Storm Holiday Music SeriesThru Dec. 23. Animal shelter Orphans of the Storm celebrates the season with a Holiday Music Series, featuring both amateur and professional musicians. Hear music at 5pm Thursday-Saturday, or stop by from 2:30-4:30pm Sunday for family sing-a-longs, accompanied and led by Chicago area pianists. Donations of cash, blankets, newspapers and pet supplies are welcome. Extended adoption hours are in place throughout December. 2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods (Deerfi eld); 847-945-0235; orphansofthestorm.org.
Winnetka 2012 Holiday OrnamentThe Winnetka Childrens Fair is honored as the 2012 Holiday Ornament. Sales benefi t the Winnetka Holiday Lighting Fund. $42. Phototronics, 740 Elm St.; Ellens On Elm, 841 Elm St.; 847-212-8072.
Immaculate Conception Parish Mass ScheduleHoliday Mass schedule is as follows: Christmas Eve, 4 (childrens) and 10pm (Christmas Vigil); Christmas Day, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am; New Years Eve, 5pm (Vigil); New Years Day, 9:30am. Weekly Mass takes place Sundays (7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am, 5pm), weekdays (7:15am, 5:15pm, Vespers at 5:45pm) and Saturdays (8am, Vigil at 5pm). 770 W. Deerfi eld Road, Highland Park; 847-433-0130; icparish.org.
North Suburban Church Candlelight ServicesDec. 24, 5 and 11pm. The fi rst service is
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