The Hinsdalean - Community journalism the way it was meant to be

Community Events Calendar

 

After the Christmas Walk Friday night, head to Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Saturday for its "Celebrate the Season" event featuring a variety of activities to appeal to visitors of all ages. Turn to Page 28 for details. (photo provided)

Artfully done

Figure Drawing with Live Model

Dec. 8

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Learn proportion, shading and how to capture movement through figure drawing with a live, draped model. All supplies are included and all skill levels welcome. This program is for those 16 and older. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $45. RR, MD

Studio Vino: Wine and Paint

Dec. 15

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Enjoy a wine and paint party, with the studio, canvas, paints, brushes and stemware all provided. Beginners are welcome, and the instructor will guide students through the materials and techniques so they have a masterpiece to take home. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $50. RR, MD

FAITH COMMUNITIES

Faith at Work discussion

Fridays Dec. 2, 9 & 16

Egg Harbor

29 E. First St., Hinsdale

http://www.soul-priority.org

All are welcome to join Soul Priority's weekly Faith at Work discussions on Leadership Lessons from Moses. Time: 7:30 a.m.

GREAT OUTDOORS

Forest Therapy Walks

Dec. 10 & 12

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

(630) 968-0074

Experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of shinrin-yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest, while taking a mindful walk along a woodland trail with a certified forest therapy guide. Times: 9 to noon Dec. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $36-$46. RR, MD

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Benefits of Clinical Trials for Cancer

Dec. 6

http://www.wellnesshouse.org

(630) 323-5150

Dr. William Small Jr., professor and chairman of the radiation oncology department, Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago, will discuss how clinical trials can provide access to the latest therapies, closer monitoring and reduced costs as well as how to enroll in this online Wellness House program. 6:30 to 8 p.m. RR

HELP WANTED

Booster Club volunteers

http://www.theboosters.com

The Hinsdale Central Booster Club Board is seeking energetic volunteers to fill board positions for the remainder of this school year and through the 2023-2024 school year, including vice president and coordinators for spirit wear, membership and volunteers. The nonprofit organization is comprised of parents, faculty and community member and supports all extra-curricular athletic and club activities. If interested or for more information, email Rob Tonn at [email protected]

Mock Trial attorney coach

[email protected]

Hinsdale Central's Mock Trial Team is looking for an experienced trial attorney to provide feedback and guidance once a week or every other week for this award-winning program. The team meets after school Monday-Thursday. If interested or for more details, email coach Chris Freiler at the address listed above.

JUST FOR KIDS

Take home ornament craft

Dec. 2

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to pick up a popsicle stick snowflake craft to decorate and hang at home for the holiday season. RR

3D Object Design: Beginner

Dec 2, 9 & 16

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Kids can learn the basics of creating designs for 3D printing in this three-session program. Time: 4 to 5 p.m. RR

Double the Fun Drawing

Saturdays, Dec. 3-17

Clarendon Hills Community Center

315 Chicago Ave.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 5-10 will explore all the basics of visual arts, including drawing, portraits, action and cartooning, completing several different projects and learning to draw whimsical characters, animals, action scenes and more. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $75-$85. RR

Winter Reading Challenge

Dec. 19-Jan. 8

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Youth in kindergarten through middle school are encouraged to fill out a bingo card based on reading to win various prizes.

LISTEN & LEARN

Godwits: Changing Climate, Changing Flight Patterns

Dec. 7

http://www.CZS.org/LectureSeries

Hudsonian godwits, large long-legged shorebirds, migrate from the southern tip of South America to breed in Alaska and Canada. Nathan Senner, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will highlight how godwits are altering their migrations and responding to global climate change, as well as what can be done to help them along the way. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $10 donations are appreciated. RR

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Dec. 15

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

In this virtual program, Hinsdale Public Library staff will share great technology gift ideas, from kitchen gadgets to phone accessories and everything between for every budget. Learn about some of the hottest and latest tech-oriented gifts for all ages. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

NOTEWORTHY

Chamber Concert

Dec. 4

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

(630) 968-0074

Enjoy a performance by KAIA String Quartet as part of the arboretum's series of intimate classical concerts in the historic Thornhill Education Center. Time: 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $37. RR, MD

DuPage Chorale

Dec. 4

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

421 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

http://www.atthemac.org

(630) 942-4000

This community chorus is made up of adult singers of all voice types and ages, with members from across the western suburbs. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $17, $15 for seniors, $7 for youth.

Chamber Orchestra

Dec. 6

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

421 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

http://www.atthemac.org

(630) 942-4000

This group of students and community members will perform from its repertoire of traditional literature for small orchestra/chamber music from the 1600s through the 20th century as well as styles such as jazz, contemporary classical, theater and film music. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $7.

Percussion Ensemble

Dec. 7

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

421 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

http://www.atthemac.org

(630) 942-4000

Experience an exciting and eclectic mix of world drumming, pop arrangements, original compositions and more. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $7.

Chamber Singers & Concert Choir

Dec. 8

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

421 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

http://www.atthemac.org

(630) 942-4000

Enjoy vocal chamber music of all periods with particular emphasis on Renaissance madrigal and motets, music of the 20th century and the music of many cultures. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $7.

OCEAN Celtic Quartet

Dec. 17

Unitarian Church of Hinsdale

11 W. Maple St.

http://www.acousticren.com

(630) 941-7797

The OCEAN Celtic Quartet puts its unique spin on traditional songs and Jennifer Cutting's original compositions, from soaring ballads and stirring sea chanteys to blazing fiddle and accordion tunes. Masks are required. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $20.

ON STAGE

'Newsies Jr.'

Dec. 2-11

Theatre of Western Springs

http://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

(708) 246-4043

Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on New York City streets in 1899 in this musical. When the prices of "papes" are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, they form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Inspired by true events, the show features memorable songs and a powerful message. Times: 7 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15, $12 with children.

'Jeeves Intervenes'

Through Dec. 4

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

http://www.firstfolio.org

(630) 986-8067

In its final season, First Folio brings back the first adventure of Bertie and Jeeves from 2008. This is the pitch-perfect Jeeves story for escaping the doldrums of daily life. Times: 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 & 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets: $49- $59, $44-$54 for seniors, $20 for students.

STEPPING BACK

100 Years Around the Arboretum

Dec. 7

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

Watch history come to life in this special lecture about arboretum's fascinating 100 years of history to conclude the yearlong centennial celebration. Enjoy a cocktail (included with the program) as historians share stories about the Mortons, the arboretum and the trees that make it such a treasure. Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: $46. RR, MD

'The Toy that Built America'

Dec. 7

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

http://www.cantigny.org

Bruce Watson, author of "The Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made," will discuss how from 1913 to the 1960s, the Erector Set construction toy was a Christmas morning staple and the man who invented it, A.C. Gilbert. The program will be offered in person and online. Register at the website listed above for the Zoom link. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free with $5 parking.

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2022