On not a few chilly afternoons, I've been poking around in the dirt for the hopeful signs of daffodil shoots, and so the offering of "A Thousand Flowers" by Bella Voce at Grace Episcopal Church last Saturday (temperature 29 degrees) was a happy prospect.
The Monarch Ball, a gala black-tie fundraiser for Resurrection Health Care, which owns West Suburban Hospital, will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Chairs of the ball are Oak Parkers Mary Lou and Martin J. Noll.
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Nineteenth Century Club celebrated Valentine's Day early on Feb. 7 with a lecture by Jeff Nigro, director of adult programs, museum education at the Art Institute of Chicago and a performance of Dante's New Life, by John Nygro accompanied by Joel Spears on lute.
Yikes! How did I get here, surrounded by anti-Whiteco diatribes, anti-smoking screeds, anti-anti-smoking rebuttals, and anti-Milstein manifestos? Impending economic disaster! Surreptitious subsidies! Machivellian Milsteinian malevolence! Second-hand innuendo!
It's hard to believe on a dreary February day, but the end of the school year is just around the corner. But have no fear. WEDNESDAY JOURNAL has once again compiled a list of local activities to keep the kids happyâ€"and supervisedâ€"through the summer. The information listed below is not conclusive, as many camps are still finalizing details. Please call the locations with any questions or up-to-date information.
There's a well-worn cliche in sports fiction: an upstart team of scrappy players with big hearts wins the big game against a bigger, richer favorite. It's a story playing out for real with a group of Oak Park and River Forest High School kids, but their sport of choice isn't a sport at all.
Much of my inspiration for this column comes from the foods I'm currently preparing in my own home kitchen. Quirky as it may sound, much of what I prepare at home is more often than not dictated by the weather. And then there are other idiosyncrasies.
On a gloomy, dripping Sunday redolent of English weather, the Handel Week Festival 2005 offered a timeless message with their performance of Judas Maccabaeus at Grace Episcopal Church. It was the final event of the three-concert series, which ran here from Feb. 5 to Feb. 13.