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Save the date: The Ides of March to give benefit concert at Theatre of Western Springs

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Ides of March benefit concert

Grammy Award winning songwriter, performer and producer Jim Peterik and The Ides of March will perform for one night only at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. The concert is a fundraiser for TWS, and the public is invited. Advance tickets to the Ides of March concert are $30 for TWS subscribers/$35 for non-subscribers. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $35 for TWS subscribers /$40 for non-subscribers. Call (708) 246-3380 or buy tickets at www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Children’s Oncology Gala

Children’s Oncology Services will celebrate a 35th Anniversary Gala from 6-11 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago. Children’s Oncology Services provides camp experiences and other programs for kids with cancer to just be kids. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment. Tickets are $250. For more information, visit www.onestepcamp.org or call (312) 235-6834.

YMCA Gala

The West Cook YMCA will celebrate its annual gala on Friday, Nov. 8 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 N. Thatcher Ave., River Grove. The event will commemorate 110 years of the YMCA and will include cocktails and dinner. Otis Wilson from the ‘85 championship Bears will be the keynote speaker and Al Gini of Loyola and NPR will serve as master of ceremonies. Lynda Schueler, executive director of West Suburban PADS, will receive the Scott Gaalaas YMCA Partnership Award. Tickets are $150 or $1350 for table of ten. For more information or to register, visit www.westcookymca.org, call (708) 434-0213 or email lshaker@westcookymca.org.

Seguin fashion show

Seguin RCA will hold its’ Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, “Home for the Holidays” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Crystal Sky Banquets, McCook. Doors open at 11 a.m. followed by luncheon at noon. Fashions by Mary Ann’s Shoppe of LaGrange. Adult tickets are $30, children $15. All proceeds benefit services for individuals with developmental disabilities, such as summer camp, seasonal parties, art, bowling and scholarship programs. For reservations or more information, call (708) 788-5777.

Triton reception

The Triton College Foundation will hold its 21st annual foundation President’s Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. o in the Triton College Student Center (B Building,) 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. The event will honor Mary Jo Schuler, Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation board member and owner of Marion Street Cheese Market. Tickets for the reception are $60 per person and a table of eight is $440. For additional information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3758, e-mail tcfoundation@triton.edu or visit www.triton.edu/foundation.

Tasting event

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services will hold its annual tasting benefit “We’ve Got Great Taste” on Sat., Nov. 16 at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park from 6:30–10 p.m. The evening will include tasting stations pairing beer, bourbon or wine with a featured dish, a buffet dinner and a performance by the Oak-Leyden adult choir, as well as a silent auction, raffles and other games. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit oak-leyden.org.

Have a philanthropic cause or event?

Send a notice to Laura Amann at lamann@pioneerlocal.com. She can send you guidelines to follow for submitting information for inclusion in the online Save the Date calendar and for post-event coverage. After the event, please provide a press release and high-resolution photographs (with full names and hometowns) of guests. Please include photographer’s name to ensure proper credit.

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