Elgin Community College (ECC) Arts Center presents the return of Civic Ballet of Chicago's The Nutcracker. Last seen at the Blizzard Theatre in 2007, Ruth Page's The Nutcracker has delighted thousands since its first performance at the Arie Crown Theatre in 1965 This production features eight guest artists in feature and solo performances; and more than a dozen company dancers from Chicago and surrounding suburbs. To add to these holiday festivities, the ECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality program is preparing a delightful selection of gourmet treats for pre-show Clara's Christmas Tea Parties. Wednesday, Dec. 8 is the deadline for reservations. Space is limited.