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Lee Murdock 'Christmas Ship Concert' to sail back to LombardMaple Street Chapel will present singer-songwriter Lee Murdock for a one-of-a-kind seasonal celebration from the sailor’s perspective at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in Lombard.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/21/lee-murdock-christmas-ship-concert-to-sail-back-to-lombard/am01dwx/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/21/lee-murdock-christmas-ship-concert-to-sail-back-to-lombard/am01dwx/Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:00:00 GMTWheaton Park District to unwrap gift cards, Black Friday sales, pool specialsThis holiday season, the Wheaton Park District has multiple suggestions to give the gift of fun.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/21/wheaton-park-district-to-unwrap-gift-cards-black-friday-sales-pool-specials/adkz77s/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/21/wheaton-park-district-to-unwrap-gift-cards-black-friday-sales-pool-specials/adkz77s/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT'Accomplice' plays at Theatre-on-the-Hill in BolingbrookIt's the final weekend to catch the Theatre-on-the-Hill production of Rupert Holmes' "Accomplice" in Bolingbrook, described as a comedy thriller of unusually wicked wit and deception.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/06/accomplice-plays-at-theatre-on-the-hill-in-bolingbrook/awrhw7s/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/06/accomplice-plays-at-theatre-on-the-hill-in-bolingbrook/awrhw7s/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:38:00 GMTReception to launch Shakespeare-inspired art exhibit in Elmhurst"Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like It," a touring exhibit featuring more than 40 well-known area artists who have based their works on the plays and poetry of Shakespeare, is the current Elmhurst Artists’ Guild invitational show.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/21/reception-to-launch-shakespeare-inspired-art-exhibit-in-elmhurst/a1m0agh/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/21/reception-to-launch-shakespeare-inspired-art-exhibit-in-elmhurst/a1m0agh/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:25 GMTBoy Scouts prepare for holiday wreath sale in WheatonBoy Scout Troop 35 offers its annual wreath and holiday greenery sale at three Wheaton locations between Nov. 28 and Dec. 7.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/20/boy-scouts-prepare-for-holiday-wreath-sale-in-wheaton/akefj5t/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/20/boy-scouts-prepare-for-holiday-wreath-sale-in-wheaton/akefj5t/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:03:00 GMTGallery 200 offers jewelry making event in West ChicagoGallery 200 resident artist Britta Renwick is the featured ArtShare demonstrator for "Baubles, Bangles and Beads." She will demonstrate how she turns wire and beads into a bracelet from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 200 Main St., West Chicago.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/20/gallery-200-offers-jewelry-making-event-in-west-chicago/ard6tcw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/20/gallery-200-offers-jewelry-making-event-in-west-chicago/ard6tcw/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:21:00 GMT'Illumination' about to shine at Morton Arboretum in Lisle"Illumination: Tree Lights" at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle opens Friday, Nov. 21, with more effects and new, one-of-a-kind experiences designed to encourage visitors of all ages to see trees in a different light.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/19/illumination-about-to-shine-at-morton-arboretum-in-lisle/au4hikm/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/19/illumination-about-to-shine-at-morton-arboretum-in-lisle/au4hikm/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from the improv stars of iO Chicago appearing in Lombard to Bensenville’s Holiday Magic, an art exhibit inspired by the Bard, a lapidary club program for all ages, and the harmonies of the Choral-Aires Chorus of Elmhurst.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/19/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/at2l1px/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/19/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/at2l1px/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:30:00 GMTSage Kitchen + Bar brunch a perfect weekend treatIt was a crisp autumn morning when my friend and I walked into Sage Kitchen + Bar in Bolingbrook.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/sage-kitchen-bar-brunch-a-perfect-weekend-treat/atxy1iq/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/sage-kitchen-bar-brunch-a-perfect-weekend-treat/atxy1iq/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMTGuest stars to join fingerstylist Muriel Anderson at Downers Grove hometown concertNational Fingerpicking Guitar Champion and harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson will celebrate her hometown concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in Downers Grove. She will be joined by Jeff Coffin from the Dave Matthews Band and Flecktones, and seven-time Grammy winner Paul Wertico of the Pat Metheny Group.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/18/guest-stars-to-join-fingerstylist-muriel-anderson-at-downers-grove-hometown-concert/apzdxj8/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/18/guest-stars-to-join-fingerstylist-muriel-anderson-at-downers-grove-hometown-concert/apzdxj8/Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:30:00 GMTHoliday breakfast at Benedictine University to feature SantaSanta and Mrs. Claus take a break from the North Pole to invite area children to their annual holiday breakfast. A lively morning is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 20, on the second floor of the Krasa Center at Benedictine University in Lisle.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/18/holiday-breakfast-at-benedictine-university-to-feature-santa/a2xif87/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/18/holiday-breakfast-at-benedictine-university-to-feature-santa/a2xif87/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:58:00 GMTConnie Marshall to sing in La Grange, NapervilleIf you're in the mood for American Songbook favorites, check out vocalist Connie Marshall appearing this week at La Buona Vita in La Grange, and The CityGate Grille in Naperville.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/18/connie-marshall-to-sing-in-la-grange-naperville/aiuq73e/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/18/connie-marshall-to-sing-in-la-grange-naperville/aiuq73e/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:12:00 GMTSalt Creek Ballet to stage special 'Nutcracker' in HinsdaleThe acclaimed Salt Creek Ballet celebrates its approaching 30th anniversary with a Hinsdale production of "The Nutcracker," featuring new sets and costumes, a 42-piece orchestra and internationally recognized guest dancers Ilya Kozadayev and Yumelia Garcia.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/salt-creek-ballet-to-stage-special-nutcracker-in-hinsdale/abc3zn0/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/salt-creek-ballet-to-stage-special-nutcracker-in-hinsdale/abc3zn0/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:30:00 GMTPaula Scrofano, John Reeger to be in spotlight event at Theatre of Western SpringsThe Theatre of Western Springs presents “An Evening with Paula Scrofano and John Reeger” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. The event will be moderated by TWS Artist-in-Residence Greg Kolack of Elmhurst.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/paula-scrofano-john-reeger-to-be-in-spotlight-event-at-theatre-of-western-springs/a37glv8/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/paula-scrofano-john-reeger-to-be-in-spotlight-event-at-theatre-of-western-springs/a37glv8/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:30:00 GMTHinsdale Humane Society to host photos with SantaGrab your two- and four-legged family members and head to Immanuel Hall in Hinsdale between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, Nov. 29, for your photo with Santa. Hinsdale Humane Society Ambassadors will host a festive morning filled with holiday music, cookies and cocoa, crafts for the kids, and professional photos for the entire family with Santa.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/hinsdale-humane-society-to-host-photos-with-santa/am31h60/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/17/hinsdale-humane-society-to-host-photos-with-santa/am31h60/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:32:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from heart-warming theater productions to a Turkey Shoot, craft show, and a holiday storybook train trip.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a6j3i0f/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a6j3i0f/Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:30:00 GMTVillage Vocal Chords invites women to sing during holidaysAs the championship Village Vocal Chords prepares for its Christmas singing season, it invites women to attend guest night rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. Participants will be eligible to perform during holiday engagements as a “community singer.”http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/village-vocal-chords-invites-women-to-sing-during-holidays/aivhyfk/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/village-vocal-chords-invites-women-to-sing-during-holidays/aivhyfk/Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:30:00 GMTTurkey Shoot festivities planned by Mater Christi Holy Name SocietyThe Mater Christi Holy Name Society invites the community to its annual Turkey Shoot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/turkey-shoot-festivities-planned-by-mater-christi-holy-name-society/a4mj6sh/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/turkey-shoot-festivities-planned-by-mater-christi-holy-name-society/a4mj6sh/Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:00:00 GMTImprov comics to star at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard; Hanukkah Gift Bazaar setThe troupe iO Chicago, which trained Stephen Colbert, Mike Myers, Seth Meyers, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will bring improv comedy to Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/improv-comics-to-star-at-congregation-etz-chaim-in-lombard-hanukkah-gift-bazaar-set/a9ts7qs/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/14/improv-comics-to-star-at-congregation-etz-chaim-in-lombard-hanukkah-gift-bazaar-set/a9ts7qs/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:59:00 GMTHoliday concert nears at CantignyThe Kithara Trio is headed to Cantigny.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/13/holiday-concert-nears-at-cantigny/api5bmn/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/11/13/holiday-concert-nears-at-cantigny/api5bmn/Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT