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A few tricks, treats as we say hello to November

2013-11-06T00:00:00Z A few tricks, treats as we say hello to NovemberJennifer Pallay Times Columnist
November 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time for November and all the wonderful food and activities in store for us. If you didn’t get enough tricks and treats at Halloween, check out Timothy Tegge, a Midwestern magician and comedian coming to town.

The Timothy Tegge Show will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at St. Columba Parish Hall, 13323 S. Greenbay Ave. in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood. Tegge’s show is a Vaudeville style comedy and magic act.

Tegge was raised in the world of show business, first wearing clown makeup at 3 years old to appear in a parade with his father, also a clown at the time. That started the love of the spotlight for this third-generation performer, according to his official Website.

Tickets cost $7 and must be purchased in advance. Call (773) 646-2660

For information, visit

If you’d like to have pierogi at your holiday meal, you can purchase them through St. Hedwig Church, 3320 E. 134th St. in Hegewisch.

They are selling potato, cheese and onion, sweet cheese and sauerkraut varieties for $6 per dozen. Call (773) 646-0300.

In addition to holiday meals, we can start to think about holiday lights. The city of Chicago will have its tree lighting ceremony starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 26 in Daley Plaza. Congrats to the Moore family, of South Holland, whose blue spruce has been selected to be this year’s Christmas tree.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Christmas tree ceremony.

The tree will be on display through Jan. 9, 2014. For more information, visit

The city will also commemorate the sacrifices of our veterans with a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Soldier Field, Gate 0, 1410 Museum Campus Drive. This event is free.

For more information, visit

Calumet Memorial Park District will have its annual Turkey Shoot at noon Nov. 16 at Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby. Come out for this Thanksgiving tradition where families shoot baskets for prizes including frozen turkeys. For information, call (708) 862-0880.

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