C.S. Lewis Onstage: Most Reluctant Convert, July 22-Aug. 14

CHICAGO– The Fellowship for Performing Arts returns to this city with an all-new original production of the one-man/one-act show starring Max McLean in C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, July 22-August 14 at Chicago’s Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave.

McLean takes audiences on Lewis’ fascinating journey from atheism to Christianity in which he eventually became a Christian apologist.

“C.S. Lewis wrote more than 30 books that have sold more than 200 million copies, making him arguably the most influential religious writer of the past century. Among his books is the Chronicles of Narnia which has been popularized on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. In The Most Reluctant Convert, we visit the agonizing events that led to his conversion.”

Adapted exclusively from Lewis’ writings, McLean inhabits Lewis from the death of his mother and his estranged relationship with his father to the experiences that led him from vigorous debunker to the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectual of the 20th century. Tickets, $55-$59, are on sale now at

“$30 under 30” tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Tickets: $55 on weeknights and Sunday evening; $59 for all Saturday shows and Sunday matinee; limited $30 under 30 tickets available to theatergoers age 30 and younger (with valid ID)

Call 773-325-1700 to order tickets or go on the web Groups of 10 or more call 866-476-8707 or email

First Bank & Trust Shredding Day, Aug. 20

First Bank & Trust will hold a shredding day on Saturday, August 20 at 4007 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Community members can come and have up to 25 lbs of paper shredded. There is no recycling of electronic devices.
First Bank & Trust is a locally owned and managed community bank dedicated to supporting individuals, privately-held and family-owned businesses and non-profits. For more information about First Bank & Trust, visit

PMAC Golf Outing Fundraiser, Aug. 7

The Philippine Medical Association in Chicago (PMAC) Golf Outing 2016 will be held on Sun., Aug. 7 at the Midlane Golf Course, 4555 W. Yorkhouse Rd., Wadsworth, IL 60083. Registration will be at 11 am.
There will be an inclusive fee of $100. Proceeds will go to the Medical Mission 2017 which will be held in Kawit, Cavite on Jan. 22-26, 2017. There will be a free box lunch.
The Shot gun Tee Time will start at noon. There will be prizes for Low Net, Low Gross, Longest drive and closest to the pin and door prizes.
On Sept. 10 The PMAC and its Auxiliary will hold an Inaugural Ball of PMAC officers at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Incoming President Oni Yorro will be sworn in to succeed outgoing President Dr. Gerardo Guzman.
For more information call Dr. Luis Mangubat at 224-279-3377 or Dr. Lito Fajardo at 708-491-8751.

ANCOP Walk for the Poor, Aug 20

ANCOP or Answering the Call of the Poor a social ministry arm of the Couples for Christ (CfC) will hold its annual walk on Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 am to 5 pm, at the Maryville Academy grounds at1150 River Road, Des Plaines. Registration fee is $15 which includes a T-shirt and light refreshment. Proceeds will go to the educational funds for the poor pupils in the Philippines.
A picnic sponsored by the Illinois area chapter of the Couples for Christ will follow. For particulars, email Nonoy Malibiran ( or visit

The Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago (FACC) will offer a 6-week Home Care Giver Training Class at the Rizal Heritage Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613 starting on July 2. Classes will be held for 6 Saturdays for 4 hours each. To register, call Dr. Alfredo Barranco, MD, (Phil), RN at 773-397-8589 or send mail to Dr. Rufino Crisostomo, MD, c/o FACC Home Care Giver Training Program, 300 N. State St. #5135, Chicago, IL 60654. New classes start every 3 months. Limited Number of students only.

Laguna Association Family Picnic, Aug. 21

The Laguna Association of the Midwest, Inc. is inviting the community to their Annual Family Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 11 am to sundown at the Bensenville Park District, Kiwanis Picnic Shelter, 1000 W. Wood St. Bensenville, IL 60106. Lunch will be served at 12 pm. Mass service will be held at 11:30 am. For more information, call Ellen Tan 847-506-0811, or Myrna & Remo Cordero 847-999-8913.

Gawad Kalinga Walk, Sept. 24

The annual Gawad Kalinga Walk will be held Sat., Sept. 24 at Harms Woods, located at the corner Golf & Harms in Skokie. Assembly at 7 am and walk at 9 am. The main sponsor is Care Plus Home Care. Beneficiary of the fundraiser is the Kusina ng Kalinga and SEED. For details, email Leslie Tequia at or call 224-848-9837.

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