Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6: We’ve got two opportunities this weekend to take in an award-winning holiday show penned by an Oak Parker and, at the same time, help a local program that cares for people in need. At 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, Oak Park Festival Theatre will present Mrs. Coney: A Tale at Christmas, the memory play that in 1996 won Belinda Bremner the National Short Plays Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Both performances are a benefit for the Walk-In Ministry, a referral program at First United Church of Oak Park that guides people facing losses to social service agencies that can help them. Tickets, which are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), will be available only at the door. The play will be at First United Church, 848 Lake St., Oak Park. The fiddle, guitar and dulcimer music will start at 7:30. The performance itself will start at 8 p.m. If you can’t attend, but still would like to help the ministry, call 445-4440.

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