Updated: January 8, 2013 6:12AM
Auditions: PM&L Theatre will hold auditions for “The Boys Next Door,” a play by Tom Griffin, Dec. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. at 877 Main St. Seven men and two women are needed, and stage ages ranging from 21 to 60. Of these, the director is seeking talented male African American actors, stage age from 25 to 45, to audition for the role of Lucien P. Smith. Performances are Feb. 1-17. For more information, call (847) 395-3055 or visit pmltheatre.com.
Contest: Miss, Junior Miss, Little Miss and Tiny Miss Grayslake, are putting together a gingerbread house contest to benefit charity. Contestants are invited to build a house and display it at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum the last two weeks in December. The houses must be 95 percent edible and should not exceed one square foot, including the base. Contestants are asked to make a donation of non-perishable food items to the PLAN Food Pantry. To register, email email@example.com. All entries are to be delivered Dec. 15 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the Museum, 164 Hawley. Those unable to make the drop-off date are invited to make alternate arrangements with the event organizers. The public will be invited to view the entries Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. through Dec. 29. For more information, call (847) 543-1745.
Donations: MBX Systems is collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 12 at 1200 Technology Way. Donations will benefit Catholic Charities Community Services, Staten Island and Gerristen Beach Cares, Brooklyn. Help fill the truck with shovels, rakes, brooms, fire extinguishers, work gloves, batteries, disposable gloves, N95 face masks, hats, gloves, socks, can openers, baby food and formula, diapers, wipes, Tylenol, Advil. For more information, call (847) 487-2700.
Blood drive: Mundelein Fire Department will host its annual “Holiday Heroes” Blood Drive Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire station, 1000 N. Midlothian Road. A special appearance from the Super Bowl Chicago Bears Otis Wilson will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, donors who register ahead of time at www.lifesource.org and donate on Dec. 8 will be entered into a special raffle to win tickets to the 2013 Super Bowl. For more information, call (847) 949-3260.
Jobs: Mundelein Park District is gearing up for the 2013 season at its aquatic facilities with applications for summer employment being accepted beginning Dec. 10. Locations include Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center and Diamond Lake Beach. Positions include lifeguards, cashiers/concession staff and managers. Applications are also available for indoor swim instruction held at the Community Center. Training is provided beginning in March. All applicants must be at least age 16 by May 25. Applicants for management positions must be at least age 19. Applicants can apply online at www.mundeleinparks.org. Applications are also available at the Community Center, 1401 N. Midlothian Road.