Plant a Tree in Your Family Name; East Lake Academy Slates Open House

Register for summer theater production of 'Peter Pan'.

Plant a Family Tree

 The is offering families a unique opportunity to "Plant a Family Tree" to commemorate Lake Forest’s 150th anniversary.

Families will not only plant a lasting gift in honor of their family, future generations will benefit from the legacy of the tree donations.A single three-inch tree can be donated in honor of an individual or family for $400. This cost includes purchase, planting, maintenance and guarantee for one year.

Trees will be planted on parkways and public spaces and documented on an interactive online map. Additionally, donations will be highlighted in city publications and on the website.

Tax deductible contributions should be made payable to City of Lake Forest 150th Anniversary, and sent to City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045, Attention: Susan Banks.For additional information contact Peter Gordon, city forester, at (847) 810-3563 or gordonp@cityoflakeforest.com.


East Lake Academy Preschool Sets Spring Open House

 East Lake Academy will conduct an open house on May 18-19 at the school, 13911 Laurel Drive, in Lake Forest.Participants can choose to attend either the May 18 date starting at 7 p.m., or the May 19 date starting at 9:30 a.m.

is a Roman Catholic school serving grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Now in its 10th year, East Lake Academy students achieved an average of 90 percent in reading, a 92 percent in math, and a 92 percent in science on the Stanford Achievement Tests last year.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Simutis, director of admissions, at (847) 247-0035.


Summer Theatre Group Seeks Youngsters for Peter Pan Production

The Performing Arts Summer Theatre Academy (P.A.S.T.A.) will present Peter Pan this summer as part for their four-week musical theatre summer camp.

Peter Pan is a tale that never ages. Children and adults alike have all fallen under the spell of Neverland, a place where children can fly and exciting adventures happen every day.

P.A.S.T.A. is a four-week musical theatre summer camp that will develop young actors in all aspects of the theatre arts including music, acting, movement,improvisation, pantomime, set and costume design as well as the final production of Peter Pan.

The camp director is Golden Apple award-winning teacher with music direction by Elaine Ellis and costume/set design by Sue Gale Beck.

To find out more information about this summer musical theatre camp or to register, call the Gorton Community Center at (847) 234-6060 or visit www.gortoncenter.org


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