Mary Grace Bertulfo

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Donations Drive for the Philippines

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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‘Tis the season of giving. My friends and I in the Oak Park Arts District are organizing a Donation Drive for the Philippines through December 30th. Please consider donating canned goods, tee shirts, first aid kits, blankets, or toiletries to the families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Drop boxes are located on and around Harrison […]

Taleblazers Event – Neophyte Novelist: Open Write-a-thon

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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          Young authors drop in, play with writing prompts and story games. Light refreshments. This Saturday, November 16th. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ages: 7-15. $10.00 At 321B Harrison in the Oak Park Arts District. Join the Holiday Lights fun.

Boo! Taleblazer Halloween Workshops

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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Last year, my students came up with their own spells and potions and even performed them at the end. The power of imagination is wonderfully fun. Have an enchanted Halloween! Two October workshops this year. Twice the fun & more dates. Wand-waving & Magical Writing: Spells Workshop (10/19 morning or 10/20 afternoon) and Eye of […]

Memories of Val’s halla: Jeff Elbel of Ping

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Val’s Halla is the spiritual home for this unrepentant vinyl junkie. Personal highlights from the last year include finding old favorites by the Del Fuegos, Kinks and Thomas Dolby, which were subsequently signed by the artists. The covers are framed and hanging on my wall, while the discs spin on my turntable. Val and Shane have […]

Happy 40th Birthday, Val’s halla!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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Let’s show Val Camilletti how much her family’s business has meant to our community of music aficionados. Did you hang out at Val’s after school? Launch your band from the Val’s halla stage? What awesome music were you introduced to? Did it change your life? Please be specific. Send me a paragraph of your memories […]