Heritage Theatre Company will celebrate the season with the 9th Annual Holiday Spectacular. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Fun for the whole family, the show will deck the halls with 90 minutes of music, skits, and merriment. The Holiday Spectacular is a non-stop sleigh ride of heartwarming moments filled with singing, dancing, and laughter. A special feature this year will be the return of the Snowflake Auditions sketch.
Digital photos for $5 on stage with Santa and his holiday helpers will be available 30 minutes prior to show time. The proceeds from concessions and the photos go to the Theatre Scholarship Fund.
This year’s show features a cast of 36 Lewis students and alumni. Tyler Senjanin of Evergreen Park is an actor in the production.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, and $2 for the members of the Lewis community. Half price tickets are available with a donation of non-perishable foods going to local shelters.
Seating is general admission and ticket reservations are recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the Philip Lynch Theatre box office in advance during regular box office hours Monday through Friday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. E-mail the box office at
or call 815- 836-5500 for tickets.
Moraine Valley offers online and Internet hybrid learning for college credit.
More than 275 classes are offered during the 2014 spring semester.
Online classes are taught primarily over the Internet, while Internet hybrid courses are taught through a combination of classroom and Web-based instruction. Both types allow for students to attend all or part of their class via the Internet with the ability to access the instructor, classmates and course materials. Access to a Web-equipped computer is required.
Some of the online and Web-assisted classes this spring include Arabic, General Sociology, World Mythology, Introduction to Fiction, Beginning Algebra, Western Civilization I and II, Medical Terminology, Composition I and II, and General Biology, among others.
A complete listing of credit and noncredit classes can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, located on campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.
Moraine Valley Community College can help students realize their educational goals, pursue an associate’s degree and prepare for a successful future. Registration is underway for the spring 2014 semester, which starts Jan. 13 with on-campus credit classes. Off-campus credit classes and on-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 21, and off-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 27.
Some of the college’s courses are offered in different formats to accommodate the needs of students, making it easy for people to fit college classes into their life. These Flexible Learning Options include:
• Online and Internet Hybrid classes
• Short-Term Classes
• Weekend Classes
• Off-Campus Classes
• Evening Classes
• One-Day-a-Week Classes
A complete list of credit and noncredit classes can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, located on campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.
The Alan B. Shepard High School Fall Arts, Crafts and Vendor Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the gym, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights. The entrance is at door number 12 at the back of the building. Admission is $2 per person, but parking is free. Sponsoring the event are the Athletic Boosters and it features more than 150 crafters. Concessions are available all day. For more information, call 371-1111, Ext. 3871.
spaghetti pasta dinner
The Shepard High School Choir Department will serve its first spaghetti pasta dinner on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Alan B. Shepard main cafeteria, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Palos Heights.
The dinner will include spaghetti/mostaccioli, tossed salad and Italian bread with butter. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 and under. Enter at Door 12 in the back of the building. Enjoy music from DJ as well as performances from choir classes.
for more information.
St. Xavier University
Saint Xavier University announced that highly regarded documentary photographer Fr. Don Doll, S.J., will receive an honorary doctorate and deliver the commencement address at the University’s 2013 Winter Commencement on Sat., Dec. 14. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Shannon Center at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.
Fr. Doll is a Jesuit priest whose work has been featured in National Geographic and a number of the “Day in the Life of...” book series created by Rick Smolan. A two-year project titled “The Jesuits” has taken him around the world. One of his stories from this project, “Finding Ernesto,” aired on ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koppel in 1999. Doll has photographed for the Jesuit Refugee Service in Uganda, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, the Congo, Chad, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East since 2005.