In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate
Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help--Dad.
Can her parents understand what she's saying in time to rescue
Knuffle Bunny? Performances run Oct. 2, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
This third installment continues the marriage of classic
literature to music. Students will be introduced to Blues concepts
along with other contemporary music. Playwright J. e Franklin
reconstructs timeless fables about morals and values that stimulate
critical thinking in a setting filled with music, fun, and
laughter. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday from Oct.
29-June 14. Summer performances are June 24-Aug. 2.
Teenage DeShawn goes from making exceptional to poor grades in a
matter of months due to the violent death of his best friend and
the break-up of his family. Presented in collaboration with the
University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, this performance
examines the need to recognize signs of depression in youth due to
family disintegration and violence. Performances run Oct. 29-June
See a variety of styles ranging from hip-hop, ballet, tap and
jazz to contemporary and more. The festival is a cornerstone of the
city's fall dance season and showcases more than 300 individual
dynamic acts from more than 2,500 talented dancers and
choreographers from some of Chicago's best dance companies. Check
website for schedule. Oct. 20-Dec. 1.
Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 5:30
and 7:30 Nov. 16, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18,
The story of Ariel is performed at7 p.m. Nov. 15; 5 and 7:30
p.m. Nov. 16; 1 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18.
Program is managed by Stepping Stones Therapy. Social skills
groups provide interactive and fun opportunities to increase
speech, language, oral-motor, motor planning, socialization and
sensory processing and modulation skills. Visit www.airtastic.com
to request additional information.
A new respite care program offers
free childcare for children with special needs. The program is free
for all families. No affiliation with the church or any church is
required.Facilities specific to children with special needs
include: wheelchair access, quiet room, sensory wall, playroom,
nursery, accessible restroom and changing table.Volunteers are
trained with sensitivity and knowledge to care for children with
autism, Down syndrome, behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy, speech
and language impairments, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and
developmental/cognitive disabilities. There is a place for any
child affected by special needs, as well as their
siblings. Childcare is provided from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday
evenings. Children may be dropped off and picked up at any time
during this period. Parents are welcome to spend time in the
facilities to observe, meet other parents, or connect with
volunteers. To register, email or call Amy Giacalone, [email protected].