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Sounds Good! Choir Concert
View Virtually Anytime
Hear songs of the season sung and recorded remotely by a non-audition choral program for ages 55+ under the direction of professional artists in the Chicago area. Besides holiday favorites, also hear "Shalom Chaverim" and "Calypso Lullaby." Free. View the concert: youtube.com/watch?v=p8KwlIfoU5A
Winter Choir Concert
View Virtually Anytime with Percy Julian Middle School and guests Brooks Middle School and D97 Choirs
Emcee Emily Churchouse explains what goes into making virtual performances happen and more during this concert featuring Julian's Jukebox, Do Re Mi's, Men's Ensemble and Daytime Choirs and a combined performance with Brooks' and Julian's Daytime Choirs as well as a song with all ten D97 choirs. Wearing headphones or connecting to an external speaker or sound system is recommended for the best audio experience. View: youtube.com/watch?v=hqDmEjtCtks&feature=youtu.be
Prisms of Winter
View Anytime Virtually with the OPRFHS Music Department
See a performance assembled from more than 400 student recordings featuring the school's choirs, orchestras, bands and jazz students. Free. Access here: youtube.com/watch?v=FseaVY4hTYg
Winter Reading Program for Kids - #ReadGrateful Challenge
Through Feb. 28, 2021, Online with Oak Park Public Library
For kids of all ages - share an attitude of gratitude by reading together with people you love and cozying up with fun activities. Completing the challenge is as simple as reading an hour a week. Books, audiobooks, podcasts, listening to stories, magazines, newspapers—it all counts. Log 10 hours and get a Cozy Cocoa prize pack with treats and a journal (one per family). Each badge earned gets an entry into a raffle for gift cards to local Oak Park businesses. Register and start tracking: oppl.org/readgrateful
Dancing at a Distance – "Resilient"
View on Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and MOMENTA's webpage
See Momenta of Oak Park's newest digital dance videos created as part of a series for these times. "Resilient" is choreographed by Mei-Kuang Chen and performed by Momenta's 2021 graduating seniors. Check back for new releases. View on social pages or here: momentadances.org/dancing-at-a-distance
Writing Matters: Rachel Joyce
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2 p.m., Virtually with the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
See Elizabeth Berg in conversation with the author of the recently published novel Miss Benson's Beetle and Booker Prize-nominated, The Unlikley Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Free. Register: nineteenthcentury.org.
Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Town Hall
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Facebook Live with Loretto Hospital
Meet with the clinical team who will answer questions and empower individuals with the facts to make a personal, informed decisions. Panelists include Lois Clarke, M.D., Loretto's Medical Director of Research; Shilpa Pulluru, M.D., Clinical Research Liaison; and Ali Ahmed, Ph.D., President of Affinity Health, Loretto's clinical research partner. Vaccine trial participants will receive free healthcare for up to two years. View the town hall: facebook.com/Lorettohospitalchicago
Snowy Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7 to 7:30 a.m., Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library
Wear your favorite warm pajamas, bring a favorite cuddly toy and sip a cup of hot chocolate while enjoying some cozy, snowy stories and singing winter songs. Best for ages 6 and under. Register: oppl.org/calendar
Winter Break Camp at RCRC
Monday through Friday, Jan. 4 to 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ridgeland Common
Sign up for one day or all. This camp features free-skate time as well as games and activities to keep kids engaged over winter break. All skating levels are welcome. Safety protocols in place – wear a mask and bring your own snack and lunch. $58; $88, non-residents, per day. Register: pdop.org. 415 Lake St., Oak Park.
Passport to Adventure
Wednesday through Friday, January 6, 7 or 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Longfellow Community Center
Sign up for one or more to laugh, explore and try new things. The day includes games, crafts and activities. Optional extended care runs from 3 to 6 p.m. $40 - $88 per day. Register: pdop.org. 610 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park.
Answer Book 2019
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