Illiana Christian High School, 2261 Indiana Ave. in Lansing, invites the community to join us in “March Madness.“ Here’s what’s happening:
Illiana’s Drama Department presents the musical "Annie" on March 6, 7, and 8. The sun will definitely come out when you attend this upbeat and family friendly show. See workaholic Oliver Warbucks’ heart melt when he meets a spunky young orphan. Even Miss Hannigan, Rooster, and Lily can’t foil the plot to make a family and a New Deal in the midst of the Depression. You’ll have lots of fun hearing songs beautifully sung and watching over a hundred Illiana students working together to put on a show. All tickets are $7 each and are available in the school office. Performances are at 7 p.m. March 6 and 7 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Mach 8.
On March 8, there will be a spaghetti supper to raise funds for several students and teachers from Illiana Christian who are going on a service trip to the Dominican Republic during spring break. Spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. in the gym between the Saturday performances of "Annie." There will be a free-will offering, so please give generously.
Parents Involved in Education, or PIE, is sponsoring a Donkey Basketball evening on March 12. Our main focus is not to raise money, but to have a great time bringing kids, their families and the community together for an enjoyable night of entertainment. Dinner is available in the concession stand starting at 6 p.m. At 6:30, there will be “Minute to Win It” games before the Donkey Basketball game begins at 7. Tickets are available in the office starting March 2, they are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children 4 and under are free. Come out for a great night of fun with the whole family.
Illiana will hold a blood drive on March 18. This drive is coordinated with the Heartland Blood Centers. More than 80 students usually sign up to donate, so we hope to collect at least 65 pints of blood.
This year's Metro Suburban Conference Art Festival is being hosted on March 19 by Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill. MSC member schools currently include Elmwood Park, Fenton, Glenbard South, Ridgewood, Riverside-Brookfield, Timothy Christian, and Illiana. Between four and seven students will represent Illiana Christian with works of art in one of the following categories: Modern, Postmodern, Functional, and Realism. Once their artwork is arranged for display, the students will take part in a variety of workshops using different art media and techniques, while their teachers attend a round-table meeting. A panel of judges will evaluate the artwork and assign first-, second-, and third-place awards in each category, as well as a Best in Show prize which, incidentally, an Illiana student has claimed in two of the last three years.
Christian Service Club will host “The Show” on March 21. The Show, an air band contest open to all student participants, will start at 7 p.m., and parents are invited to attend. The winning group will receive the golden microphone trophy. Admission is $3. All donations benefit the Lansing Food Pantry, so come out and support this great cause.