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Updated: March 14, 2013 6:06AM


Gages Lake

Fund-raiser: Woodland Elementary East hosts a Jump Rope for Heart event Feb. 13-14 in the school’s gymnasiums, 17261 W. Gages Lake Road. The objective of this program is to promote character education and the core values of citizenship, responsibility, caring and respect. Partial funds raised will go to the American Heart Association to research heart and blood vessel diseases. Donations will also go toward the school’s Jump Rope for Heart total and will help the school earn free P.E equipment. Details, (847) 984-4041.

Lake Forest

Festival: Lake Forest High School Music Department will present a Jazz Festival Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at 1285 N. McKinley Road. Details, (847) 234-3600.


Show: Highland Middle School student talent show will be held Feb. 13 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 310 W. Rockland Road. Details, (847) 362-9695.

Concert: Rockland students in grades 4-5 will participate in a winter musical showcase called “Brought to You by ... a Commercial Revue” Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at Highland Middle School, 310 W. Rockland Road. Details, (847) 362-9695.

Concert: Copeland Manor students in grades 1-3 will participate in a winter music program called “Let’s Go to the Movies!” Feb. 20. at Highland Middle School. Details, (847) 362-9695.

Concert: The Highland Middle School Symphonic Band will perform a concert Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the school. Details, (847) 362-9695.


Fund-raiser: Santa Maria del Popolo School, 151 N. Lincoln will host a Texas Hold ’em Tournament Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The buy-in is $75 for 7,000 starting chips with an optional $25 add-on for 3,000 more starting chips. Check-in will begin at 6 p.m. Blackjack tables will be open from until midnight. Live cash poker games will also be available in addition to a full bar and food. Prizes will be paid in cash and gift cards. Details, (847) 949-8300.

Vernon Hills

Performance: From Verona to Vernon Hills, William Shakespeare’s classic love story, “Romeo and Juliet,” will be performed Feb. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. at Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway. See the star-crossed lovers as you never have before with set, costumes and hair inspired by the cyberpunk and steam punk movement. Tickets are $5 and $4 for students, and are available for purchase at the VHHS box office the evenings of performance or may be reserved by calling the Fine Arts office at (847) 932-2283.


Exhibit and reception: Most Blessed Trinity Academy students in grades 6-8 will have their art projects showcased throughout the month of February at Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Bowen Park at 39 Jack Benny Drive. The public is welcome to enjoy paper mâché masks from around the globe, original interpretative paintings and Oaxacan clay animals. Details, (847) 623-4110 or



Fair: The Honors United States History and American Studies classes at Grayslake Central High School announced their participation in the Chicago Metro History Fair. The cornerstone of the Chicago Metro History Fair is a competition where students enter a unique historical exhibit detailing a topic related to Chicago’s history. This year’s theme is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas and Events.” Students from Chicago and suburban Cook, Lake, Kane, and DuPage counties participate in the competition. Students at GCHS have been working extensively on compiling primary and secondary sources, writing research papers and now creating and presenting a culminating exhibit related to their work. The exhibits will be showcased in a history fair Feb. 13-14. Approximately 140 students are participating. The highest scoring exhibits will then advance to the Suburban High School Regional level of the Chicago Metro History Fair on March 2 at Niles North High School, with potential to advance to the State and even National levels.

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