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Upcoming events

posted Dec 5, 2012, 6:13 AM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Dec 7, 2012, 12:21 PM ]

There are several local, community, and county events this season. A few are mentioned below, in order of occurrence. This list will be updated if new events emerge or are found.

The Kirk Players present The Velveteen Rabbit

Saturdays and Sundays in December, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Cuneo Mansion & Gardens. For more information please visit; for sales 847-521-6192


Christmas Carol 2012: God Bless Us, Everyone!

Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

This year, the St. Andrew Beginnings Drama Team will put on their 5th Annual production of "A Christmas Carol." This hardworking cast and crew includes members of St. Andrew and many area communities from Zion to Northbrook. For more information, call 847.687.3106. As people arrived for the show, they will be welcomed into a Dickens Village including holiday lighting, street scenes and 19th century Christmas music. The sanctuary is magically transformed into a theater space where the sites of 19th Century London come to life. This year's production will raise money for the High School Work Camp trip this summer, Head to Heart and C.O.O.L. Food Pantry.


Mundelein Fire Department Everyday Heroes Holiday Blood Drive

Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mundelein Fire Station #1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road

Featuring a guest appearance and autograph signing from Chicago Bears Otis Wilson, Super Bowl Champion, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you sign up with Life Source online to donate blood and donate on Dec. 8 in Mundelein, you will be entered into a contest to win 2013 Super Bowl tickets. This is a very limited program, so odds of winning are great. Walk in donations are most welcomed and help us support firefighter scholarships and training through Life Source. Help set a new record of over 125 units for a single drive. Reservations are welcome in advance online or at 877.543.3768, code MN10. Ask about ALYX donations. It takes only a little longer, but provides two times the donation and is immediately available for a needy patient.


Pizza Fundraiser for Mundelein High School

Dec. 8

The Mundelein High School Community and Education Foundation, in concert with Bill's Pizza, is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Foundation in which 15% of all food and drink purchases, at either location (Bill's Pizza in Mundelein and Bill's Pizza North in Third Lake) will be donated, with coupon, on Dec. 8 to the MHS Foundation. The coupon is good for use all day.


Friends of Fremont Public Library Book Sale

Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein

A great selection of cookbooks, craft books, history, biography, religion, business, gardening, paperbacks, fiction, CDs, DVDs, videos, books on cassette, books on CD, children's books and many other categories will be for sale. Many items are in new or like new condition. The North Central O Gaugers Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be having "A Christmas Train Run on Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 9, 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call 847.918.3247

Hikin' Tykes: Conifer Trees

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Dec. 11, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 

Lake County Discovery Museum

Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration (weather permitting) for you and your preschool child. Ages 2-4 with an adult. Info and registration


 Small Discoveries: An Old-Fashioned Christmas


Dec. 12, 10 to 11 a.m.

Lake County Discovery Museum

Celebrate an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas with stories, music, crafts and more. Info and registration. Ages 2-5.



Ring in the New Year

Dec. 27 -28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Lake County Discovery Museum

Learn how the New Year is celebrated around the world. Kids will make party favors to take home and practice ringing in the New Year with a ball drop at noon. Ages 3-12. More info

source: Diano O'kelly 12/5/2012 newsletter