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Star struck - Evelyn Prendergast gets an autograph from 'Clara,' danced by Sasha Hedroyts, at the Sugar Plum Party following Sunday's production of "The Nutcracker" at Hinsdale Central. The Salt Creek Ballet's production returned to the stage after taking last year off due to COVID-19. Two more performances are scheduled next weekend at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie and the following weekend at McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Please turn to Page 16 for more pictures. (Jim Slonoff photo)