By William S. Bike
The Adler Planetarium will have free general admission for Illinois residents on Saturday, Dec. 7; Thursday, Dec. 12; and Friday, Dec. 13. The planetarium is at 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. Log on to www.adlerplanetarium.org.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a training that prepares anyone 15 or older to become a suicide alert helper on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Volunteers of America, 47 W. Polk St., Suite 250. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will hold an open house on Monday, Dec. 9. Take a tour at 10:30 a.m. or noon (pre-registration required), and the open house runs from 4 to 7 p.m., with a birthday party at 6 p.m. Register at https://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/.
BC OPEN HOUSE
Bridgeport Catholic Academy will host an open house on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. The school is at 3700 S. Lowe Ave. Call (773) 376-6223.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE NEWS
Chicago Children’s Theatre will present the Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, Saturday through Sunday, Dec. 7 through 29, at the Station, 100 S. Racine Ave.
The theatre chose Armando Chacon, West Loop resident and business leader, as president.
Log on to chicagochildrenstheatre.org or call (312) 374-8835.
Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. of the 27th Ward holds regular Ward Night meetings open to the community on Mondays at 1452 N. Sedgwick St. from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and on Thursdays at 4 N. Western Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m.
Call (312) 432-1995.
PEACE TO ALL BEINGS
The Calandra Center for Health and Wellness,47 W. Polk St., Suite M-5, will host a Peace to All Beings Meditation Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Thursdays of Dec. 12 and Jan. 16. Registration is required and cost is $30. Call (312) 796-3964.
WOMEN’S PARK NEWS
Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens will have freecandlelight yoga on Friday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m.
The park’s indoor playground will have open play for children accompanied by adults through Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The park is at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Call (312) 328-0821.
Chicago KICS winter indoor toddler classes for two- and three-year-olds start in January at multiple Near South and Near West locations. Sign up at https://www.kicsrecreation.org/toddlers-winter.
DE LA SALLE NEWS
De La Salle Institute will offer an entrance exam Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 a.m.
The school is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.
The DuSable Museum of African American History is free to all every Tuesday. The museum is at 740 E. 56th Pl. Call (773) 947-0600.
GUMMIES & GIGGLES
Brandi Denise, as seen on the TV Show Power as Epiphany,will host Gummies & Giggles, a night of standup comedy and Kite Bite treats to keep the audience feeling lifted and laughing all night on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Kite Bites. Secret location tickets can be purchased on www.brandidenise.com.
First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.