The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the
first Christmas tree ship, and the family who risked their lives to
fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. Performances are from
Nov. 23 to Dec. 30. The schedule is Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and
7:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m, Saturdays at 2 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p,m.
Little Women The Musical follows the story of the beloved March
sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--as they grow up in Civil War
America. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday from Nov.
23-Dec. 15. The last three Saturdays also have a matinee at 2
Epic Theatre Company's original Beatles rock-opera nativity
story told in one act. Follow Mary and Joseph down "the long and
winding road" to Bethlehem as the full band and ensemble use the
music of the Beatles to tell the story. Performances are 7:30 Dec.
13-15, 20-22 and 4 p.m. Dec. 22. Get tickets at
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.