The Philippine Independence Week Committee (PIWC) is holding its annual Essay Writing Contest on Saturday, May 17 at Wright College (Computer Lab), 4300 Narraganset, Chicago, IL.
Students interested in joining the essay writing contest must be of Filipino heritage (at least one parent) and be enrolled in 7th-12th grade.
An essay of 500 words will be written in English.
There will be a prize money given to first through fourth place winners. Each essayist will receive a $20 bonus on the contest day. Winning essays will be published in a Filipino community periodical.
Prizes will be awarded during the Philippine Independence Day Gala Night/Dinner Ball on Sat., June 7 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, in Rosemont.
To register, send the student's name, date of birth, address, phone number, guardian names, school name, and grade/year level to Mrs. Josefina Wee Sit by emailing her at weesitinalsip@sbcglobal. net.
The celebration of the 53rd anniversary of the Philippine Medical Association (PMAC) in Chicago will be held on Sat., May 10 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont. There will be a morning meeting for a Spring Scientific Seminar which is accredited for 4.0 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.
The annivesary dinner dance will also feature an interuniversity music variety festival . To attend the dinner dance, contact Nida Blankas Hernaez, MD at 847-668-7385.
The Committee on Pilipino Issues (CPI) will be holding an educational workshop on Philippine history Saturday, April 19. It will be from 2-7 p.m. at the Albany Park Workers Center, 3416 W. Bryn Mawr, near the corner of Bryn Mawr & Kimball, Chicago. Attendance is free and food and snacks are available. Please RSVP by calling Myrla Baldonado at 858-382-4580 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JDC Rainbow Foundation will hold a Benefit Dance for Schoolchildren such as the Children's Joy Foundation, Inc. and the GMA Kapuso Foundation on Friday, April 4 at the Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee Ave. Niles, IL. The attire is semi-formal and the donation is $35. For more information contact Jane Cannon at 224-595-8222.
CHICAGO- CircaPintig stages "Looking for Darna," written by Chicago-based playwright Lani Montreal, which is a family drama of unspoken love and hidden family histories brought out into the open as Darna, the Filipino superwoman pop culture icon, flashes her powers that strengthen the bond between daughter, mother and grandmother. Cast includes Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, Gigi Mascarenas, Myrla Baldonado, Divine Calo and Chip Payos.
"Allos" was written by Giovanni Ortega, a Los Angeles-based actor-director-playwright whose impressive performing credentials include The Romance of Magno Rubio, Dogeaters and Imelda. Originally performed for the East West Players in LA, the play dramatizes the tenacity and struggles of early Filipino migrants as they deal with racist America of the 1940s. Allos is a homage to the poetic genius of Bulosan, a farm worker turned writer and poet known for his novel America is in the Heart. Cast includes Chip Payos as Carlos Bulosan ably supported by Levi Aliposa and Leo Dave Garcia.
Directed by Louie Pascasio with set design by Gabby Lingat and music by Demetrio Maguigad, "Looking for Darna" and "Allos" go on stage on March 28-30 and April 4-6, Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 4pm and 8pm and Sundays, 4pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 with advanced reservation and $10 for students and seniors. Advanced ticket reservation via www.brownpapertickets.com or visit our website at www.circapintig.com or call (312) 451-6974.
All performances at Moooh Dulce, 2602 W. Fullerton Ave in Chicago.