Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Happenings and Special Events!

We have been invited to join the Cub Scouts at Bethany Retirement Center on Saturday, December 3rd - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.   We might be invited to go with the Boy Scouts but right now I don't know any details. Also, the Cookie Kick-off with the Chicago Wolves is Saturday, January 7th - cost $15, you can get a food voucher for an additional $4.50).   Activities beforehand from 2-4:45 pm, entertainment 5-5:45 pm, game at 7:00 pm.  $15 includes t-shirt and ricket, girls will receive a patch.  We can order tickets as a group or you may do so on your own, but you will need to decide quickly since this event was sold out last year.  Tickets are ordered via the Chicago Wolves not Council.  ChicagoWolvesStore.com to order online.  Contact Marla Fish (mlfish@chicagowolves.com) for more information.

The Nutcracker by the Joffrey Ballet?  Information is below, Liz (lizwannemacher@yahoo.com) is planning on ordering tickets on the 28th for the Brownies but this can be open to all, however, you would have to pay on 12-01.  Cost is $30.

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker
Dates: Wed 12/21/11 2-5 pm
Location: Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
Grades: K-12
Cost: Girls $30.00  Adults: $30.00
Spend an afternoon or an evening at the Joffrey Ballet in downtown Chicago. In this classic holiday performance dolls, soldiers, snow flakes and flowers come to life to the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky.  

For Christmas Caroling at Bethany, see below.  Girls can wear their t-shirts or holiday colors.  To be in sync with the Cub Scouts, each family coming should also bake or purchase a treat for the residents.  It is from 3-4 pm. Respond back if you are interested to Robert Rojas (trimm@aol.com) or myself for the caroling.

The boys/girls will sing carols (5-7 songs) on stage for the residents. We can make up song books like last year. We need someone to play the piano (Borelli and McCabe's names have been thrown around). Boys should wear their uniform, but add something festive (ie. santa hat, reindeer ears, etc.). After the songs, the boys will play a group game with the residents (holiday bingo?, any suggestions?), something that allows the boys to interact with the residents. We can ask each boy to bake/purchase some sort of treat (cookies, muffins) to bring and we can share that with the residents. Bethany Retirement Community is at 4950 North Ashland Avenue.