As a preemptive strike against the marital discord she feared might follow retirement, Oak Parker Ceoria Coates took up acting. She knew that having something do in her spare time would lower the chances of her and her late husband getting stir-crazy and driving each other nuts at home all day.
On March 26, nine dancers from the Orchesis Dance Company at Oak Park and River Forest High School will perform at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago's premiere performance space for contemporary dance in Chicago.
Oak Park Village Manager Tom Barwin spends most of his Monday nights at village board meetings, hearing residents protest about parking or trustees squabble over spending. But this past Monday he was 6,000 miles away in Abuja, Nigeria, hanging out with three professional football players.