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The youngest runner-up in "America's Got Talent" history to take part in Chicago Holiday Tradition

November 3, 2018 at Noon

An iconic holiday tradition in Chicago, Macy's Great Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, November 3rd at Noon. This year marks the 111th lighting of the Great Tree with special guest, Angelica Hale. The Great Tree measures 45-feet-tall and hangs from the ceiling of the beloved Walnut Room at Macy's on State Street in downtown Chicago. With over 2,000 ornaments and 6,600 sparkling lights, it has been a centerpiece of the holiday season for 111 years.

Angelica Hale is an 11 year old singer from Atlanta, GA, who competed in season 12 of NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2017, received Chris Hardwick's Golden Buzzer, and finished as the youngest runner-up in the show's history. She was a featured performer in the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in 2017 and has appeared on Little Big Shots, the Today Show, and many others. She performs at concerts, shows, corporate events, sporting events, and galas all over the world and enjoys spending time in the studio where she is currently working on her debut album.

Angelica is also an actress and voice-over artist having made her feature film debut in 2018 and having voiced characters in a couple upcoming animated series. Having overcome a life-threatening illness when she was only 4 years old that resulted in her fighting sepsis and needing a kidney transplant when she was just 6 years old, Angelica loves to give back and support organizations that help children that may be going through something similar. In this respect, she is currently the first kid ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation and celebrity advocate for both the Sepsis Alliance and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Macy's on State Street, 7th Floor, Walnut Room
111 N. State Street, Chicago 60602
FLIGHT 2018: An Evening in Greece

November 9th 7PM-12AM

You don’t need a passport to enjoy An Evening In Greece with Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services on November 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel-Chicago. Camp One Step will be entering its fourth year with this culturally-themed gala representing destinations from around the world, with Greece being highlighted this year. Guests will get first-class treatment at this benefit that sends kids with cancer to peer camp programs such as the nonprofit’s popular summer camp to even their winter, family, sibling or dude camp programs. Many of these programs are provided to families at no cost.

More than 375 guests that support childhood cancer awareness at this gala that every year sends more kids to One Step Programs. Guests of FLIGHT will enjoy Grecian inspired cuisine and dancing to music by the Becca Kaufman Orchestra. Memorable silent and live auctions will also be held and with the nonprofit’s relationship with “Gesture”, the auction will open prior to the start of the event. Plus the highlight of the night is the moving program that features those that witness the magic of this nonprofit firsthand.

Tickets are $300 per person, tables of 10 $3,000
Sponsorship tables of 12 starting at $3,300

The Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611

To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, please visit
Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Kicks Off 100 Years

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs as it kicks off its big 100th anniversary coming up with an evening of dinner, dancing and diamonds. The charity gala benefits youths served by the nonprofit’s after-school programs in some of Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

WGN-TV’s Michah Matterre will emcee the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m., with a live auction and Diamond Drop Drawing. The Diamond Drop Drawing features 100 glasses of fine champagne that will be available to "buy a chance" to win diamond jewelry.

The Diamond Drop Drawing spotlights two stunning pieces of diamond jewelry valued at nearly $8,000 donated by C.D. Peacock, Chicago’s jeweler since 1837. A lucky winner will go home with an 18k white gold ring with 2.67 ct. of diamonds and an 18kt gold necklace with 3.15 ct. of round diamonds. The evening is capped off with dancing and an after-glow dessert bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago

$325 per person ($225 for Associate Board & New and Younger ULC Members)