News Briefs: Events will celebrate Gates ahead of demo; Start of the Writers Theater season; Fundraiser donates 2,000 new coats

The new school in Trier will inaugurate in December a monumental rehabilitation project for sports and educational facilities on the east side of the Winnetka campus.

The redesign will demolish the 93-year-old Gates Gymnasium, and the school will pay homage to the historic arena in a series of events called a December to remember.

When the project is completed, apparently before the 2023-24 school year, the Winnetka campus in New Trier will feature a new gymnasium, a six-lane indoor track, 12 learning spaces, auxiliary gymnasiums and conditioning facilities, and Moreover.

The district invites alumni, parents, students, staff and residents to attend events at the Winnetka Campus, 385 Winnetka Ave.

• December 4 at noon: open house and commemorative event – Before a double basketball program, participants can tour the entire Winnetka campus, which was renovated on the west side in 2017, and view designs for the new construction. Light refreshments will be served. Participants will receive a special commemorative gift while supplies last. Spirit clothing will also be available for sale.

• December 12 at 3 pm: New Trier Winter Music Festival – The annual New Trier Music Department concert dates back to 1918 and will be held for the last time at the Gates Gymnasium. The event features groups, orchestras and choirs from New Trèves. Capacity may be limited to performers and their families, but New Trier will be broadcasting the event live to the community.

• December 16 at 5:45 pm: Hall of Honor for Athletics Induction and Alumni Evening – The New Trier High School Sports Department will induct its third class into the Sports Department Hall of Honor on Thursday the 16th December, in tribute to Ben Almaguer, Gary Groh, Ron Klein and Deborah Ofcky. Learn more about the inductees here. Inductees will be honored in the middle of a basketball doubles schedule, as the New Trier girls (5:45 p.m.) and boys (7:30 p.m.) teams take on Evanston in the final content played at Gates Gym. Event information, including ticket sales, will be posted on the New Trier Athletics page.


The Writers Theater season begins December 9

The Writers Theater will open its 2021-22 season with “Dishwasher Dreams” on December 9 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theater at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

“Dishwasher Dreams” is written and performed by Alaudin Ullah, a stand-up comedian whose family is from Bangladesh and is in LA on the verge of success when a family crisis forces him to return to New York City, a statement from the theater said.

“Carrying over his dreams while confronting his family history, he takes us on a moving and hilarious journey from colonial India in the 1930s to Spanish Harlem in the 1970s and to today’s Hollywood for his unique hearing. . for a major film, ”the statement said.

The show is directed by Chay Yew and runs until January 16. Performances are Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets range from $ 35 to $ 90 and are available by calling (847) 242-6000 or by visiting www.writersheatre.org.

“’Dishwasher Dreams’ is the perfect show to welcome audiences back to the Writers Theater, because it is the most essential theater – an actor, a musician and a true story,” said Bobby Kennedy, acting artistic director of the Writers Theater. theater. “With just these powerful ingredients, the performance manages to take us from LA to New York to Bangladesh, from the 1930s to the present day, all in just 90 minutes.

“Immigration stories are a fundamental part of the American experience. “Dishwasher Dreams” adds a missing thread to our rich tapestry – that of the story of a Bangladeshi, Muslim comedian and his family’s pursuit of the dream America promised them. It’s a quirky, hilarious and heartwarming journey that connects artist and audience in the kind of shared experience we’ve all missed.


Sue Watson delivers a new coat on behalf of the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor.

Rotary clubs team up to donate 2,000 new winter coats to refugees

Rotary clubs in the area have reportedly raised more than $ 36,000 to provide 2,000 new winter coats for refugee children at Indiana National Guard Camp Atterbury.

SueWatson, former president of the Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club, began fundraising after volunteering at Camp Atterbury, according to a statement from Rotary.

As winter approaches,Watson used his Rotary network to connect with Operation Warm, a charity that provides brand-new winter coats to children in need across North America.

“As Americans, we must do all we can to welcome these refugee families to our country. Watson said in the statement. “They are here because a family member helped our military men and women in Afghanistan, which put their lives in danger.

“Our community has shown incredible support and interest in providing warm coats for refugee families. It really shows that our community cares!

For more information on projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor, contact Watson at [email protected] or Brent Hendricks at [email protected]


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