Community Events Calendar
Last updated 9/16/2020 at 11:57pm
COVID 19 DRIVES
HCS Junior Board Online Food Drive
19 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale
The HCS Family Services Jr. Board is sponsoring this food drive to help stock the shelves at the agency's food pantry. Needed items are peanut butter, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, pancake mix, tuna fish, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned vegetables, household cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers and bath soaps. Shop online with delivery to the address listed above or drop items off in the red bin outside the door (bin emptied daily).
9 W. First St.
Indoor dining (one table), curbside pickup, delivery and Grubhub delivery available for take-and-bake pizzas, cooked pizzas and other items. Hours: 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
114 S. Washington St.
Outdoor dining, curbside pickup and free delivery available, plus frozen pizzas available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Café la Fortuna
46 Village Place
Indoor dining (two tables) and outdoor seating, curbside pickup and Door Dash available. Hours: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday.
25 E. Hinsdale Ave.
Indoor and outdoor dining, delivery available through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Hours: noon to 9 p.m.
777 N. York Road
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
9 S. Lincoln St.
Outdoor seating, delivery, takeout and pickup available. Only three customers are allowed inside the shop at a time. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
35 E. First St.
Indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash and Uber Eats available. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
40 Village Place
Indoor and outdoor dining, regular or non-contact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.
777 N. York Road
Indoor dining and takeout available. Hours: 11:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Tuesdays.
8 E. First St.
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup, delivery and DoorDash delivery available. Purchase a $125 gift card for $100. Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
43 S. Washington St.
Indoor dining and carryout available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.
18 E. First St.
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup available. Hours: 4 to 9 p.m., ordering starts at 3 p.m.
26 1/2 E. First St.
Indoor and outdoor dining and carryout available. To preorder doughnuts for weekend pickup, send a text to (708) 476-0900 by Friday evening. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.
Sweet Ali's Bakery
13 W. First St.
Curbside pickup available. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Toni Patisserie & Café
51 S. Washington St.
Indoor dining (two tables) and carryout available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
112 S. Washington St.
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery available. Reservations are strong recommended. Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. daily.
44 S. Washington St.
Carryout and delivery available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
13 Grant Square
Indoor and outdoor dining, carryout and delivery through DoorDash and Grubhub available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FOR A CAUSE
Kehrein Memorial Golf Outing
Hinsdale Golf Club
140 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills
This event will commemorate the life of Glenn Kehrein and benefit Circle Urban Ministries, the organization Kehrein founded to make Chicago's Austin community a better place to live, learn, grow and succeed through racial reconciliation. Hinsdale native and 1968 Hinsdale Central High School graduate and football star Charles Lewis will be recognized at the golf outing for his efforts in racial recognition. To register or for more information, visit the website listed above or contact Jessica Lewis at (630) 988-8167. Time: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $600 for golf ticket. RR
Queen of Hearts drawing
Tuesdays starting Sept. 22
The Tuthill Family Pet Rescue and Resource Center will hold its first Queen of Hearts raffle next week. Participants are able to purchase tickets for the raffle and then watch Hinsdale Humane Society's Instagram and Facebook pages for the weekly live drawing of the winner. The drawing is sponsored by SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits and WillowGrove Pet Clinic, and the initial pot of $1,000 is sponsored by Floofins & Co and Liebchen Kraus, an HHS alum. More information, rules and regulations can be found on the website listed above. Time: 4:05 p.m. Cost: $5 per ticket (good for one week).
Seeds of Service
St. Isaac Jogues Church is holding its seventh annual project to feed the needy of Hinsdale's surrounding communities and beyond. Donors living in Hinsdale (south of Ogden Avenue) are asked to fill a bag or two with any unopened, unexpired goods and leave them outside their front door at 9 a.m. for pick up. Those outside Hinsdale (and north of Ogden) should text (773) 320-8201 to request a pick-up or drop the bags off at St. Isaac's, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, the morning of Sept. 26. An item wish list is available at https://www.hcsfamilyservices.org/ways-to-give/wishlist.
Sports Ball Gala
This 19th annual fundraising event to benefit the work of Aging Care Connections is virtual this year, and free and open to everyone to participate. The mistress of ceremonies will be ABC 7 sports anchor and reporter Dionne Miller, and the event will feature a raffle, silent auction and entertainment by comedian Pat McGann. It will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Proceeds will support programs and services that help older adults in the community to age well. Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $100 for raffle ticket, $150 for two. RR
The Morton Arboretum's annual fundraising event Evergreen: The Gala is going virtual this year to support the institution's mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. The gala advances the arboretum's leading-edge science, benefiting trees locally and globally as they face increased threats. Tickets: starting at $250. RR
Parks for Pollinators 2020
Through Sept. 20
The last 30 years has seen a steady decline of pollinators (such as bees, bats and butterflies). The DuPage Forest Preserve District and members of the DuPage Monarch Project invite nature fans to join this effort as part of a national campaign to both raise public awareness of these important animals and give ecologists from the DuPage Monarch Project a better idea of what's going on in wild DuPage. To participate, take photos by Sept.20 of any pollinators observed in a DuPage County forest preserve or park and upload them to the free iNaturalist app.
Sparrows of DuPage County
Sept. 23, 27 & Oct. 4
4100 Route 53, Lisle
Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands and grasslands, including some of the more difficult to find species such as Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrow, LeConte's sparrow and Harris' sparrow, along with habitat preferences and timing of migration. The Sept. 23 class will take place at the arboretum, laying the groundwork for two nearby field sessions in DuPage County. Driving directions will be provided during the first class. Times: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 & Oct. 4. Cost: $100. RR, MD
Party for the Preserves
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th St., Lemont
Celebrate Nation Public Lands Day with the Cook County Forest Preserve District with drop-in bird banding to observe Sagawau banders use this method of studying birds, and a self-guided Pollinator BioBlitz in the wildlife pollinator garden and Budburst garden to take pictures of butterflies, bees and other flower visitors for iNaturalist's Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz project. Visitors can also help clean up the preserves by picking up Litter Obliterator supplies at a forest district nature center or Bemis Woods South on Wolf Road south of 31st Street. Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Centering Meditation Walk
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
This walk will head in each of the cardinal directions, making stops for guided meditations and opportunities for reflection, journaling and relaxation. After the walk, spread out and use the experience to create a mandala with supplied materials. Masks are required; participants should bring water and a writing utensil. The program is for ages 18 and up. Times: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Cost: $10. RR
JUST FOR KIDS
Virtual Hype Energizer Bunnies
Mondays, Sept. 21-Nov. 16
In this online class, kids ages 5-7 will be led through a variety of fitness routines designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility while having fun. Participants should be in front of a webcam in an open safe space with room to move around and exercise. Times: 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 5-9 or 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 5-7. Cost: $90. RR
Virtual LEGO Club
Build along with other kids online and try to complete this month's challenge. Include an email address when registering to receive the online meeting invite. Time: 4 to 4:30 p.m. RR
Virtual Self Defense and Yoga
Sept. 23-Nov. 18
Kids ages 5-11 can exercise with a positive purpose in this online class. An encouraging, live instructor will guide kids through self-defense movements and yoga poses, teaching how to gain body control and strength. The program will helps improve concentration, self-confidence, discipline and stress management in a healthy way. Participants should have an open safe space in front of a webcam to move around and exercise. Times: 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays for ages 5-7, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays for ages 7-9 & 9-11. Cost: $90.
Red Cross Classes
Clarendon Hills Community Center
315 Chicago Ave.
Children ages 6-10 will learn the importance of behaving responsibly and how to handle themselves when confronted with a challenge, such as answering the telephone or the door when parents are away or occupied elsewhere in the home, and what to do in case of an emergency, through the Safe at Home and First Aid for Kids courses. A workbook is included. Times: 10 to 11:30 a.m. for Safe at Home, noon to 1:30 p.m. for First Aid for Kids. Cost: $30 per session, $56 for both. RR
LISTEN & LEARN
Safer Travel in Challenging Times
Join this virtual Voyager's Travel Discussion Club program to learn strategies for reducing one's risk of contracting the novel coronavirus while traveling. Registrants should include an email address when registering to receive the online meeting invitation. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR
Petra Van Vuis and Andy Brown
Enjoy an evening with Chicago's First Couple of Jazz from the comfort of home with this concert presented by the Clarendon Hills Public Library. This duo has been appearing at all the famous Chicago jazz venues since 2003. Registrants will receive the private YouTube link to the concert. Time: 7 p.m. RR
RUNS & WALKS
Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge
Through Nov. 9
Edward-Elmhurst Health invites people to get outside and stay healthy with weekly hiking challenges and tips. The Take a Hike! Challenge web page includes an interactive map highlighting popular trails in the western suburbs and beyond to help find the perfect trail for one's ability level and location. Participants who post photos from their hikes on Facebook or Instagram (instructions provided on the landing page) will be entered into a weekly raffle for outdoor games.
Rotary Run Charity Classic
Sept. 20-Oct 4
The annual Rotary Run Charity Classic is going virtual this year to support community and local charities. Participants are invited to do runs of 10, five or three kilometers or walks of five or three kilometers, along with a "Mutt Strut," and are encouraged to raise donations. Participants should complete their run/walk between Sept. 20 and Oct. 4. Online registration closes Sept. 27, but in-person registration will be available at The Community House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. Registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit local charities including The Community House, District 181 Foundation, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Hinsdale Foundation and Ray Graham Association-Hanson Center. The Grand Marshal for the event is District 181 Superintendent Hector Garcia. Registration: $25 for individuals, $90 for family.
SIGN UP NOW
SDFA Fall Theatre Workshops
The Community House
415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale
"Nail Your Audition!" is the first of four workshops Stage Door Fine Arts will offer over the next few months. Participants will learn audition techniques, do's and don'ts and how to land a part. Subsequent workshops are "Let's Dance!" on Oct. 22, "Acting Out" on Nov. 19 and "Whose Line is it Anyway" on Dec. 17. Times: 4 to 5:30 p.m. for third- through seventh-graders, 6 to 7:30 p.m. for high schoolers. Cost: $50 per workshop or $170 for all four. RR, MD
ALCW prospective member meeting
Assistance League Chicagoland West is hosting an informational meeting for prospective members via Zoom. Participants will learn more about the league's programs and volunteering opportunities serving children and families in need throughout the community. To RSVP or learn more, email Karin Rohn at the address listed above.
After Dark: Trivia Night
Gather a team for this online version of The Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library's annual trivia event. Indicate the team captain when registering, and put the names of the 6-10 team members in the "Notes" field. The event is limited to 10-12 teams. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. RR
Mobile Driver Services Facility
Downers Grove Township
4340 Prince St., Downers Grove
State Sen. John Curran (R-41, Downers Grove) is hosting the Illinois Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Facility for people to pick up license plate stickers and Illinois ID cards (no "Real ID" cards") and renew drivers licenses (those under age 75). Checks and credit/debit cards will be accepted; masks and social distancing are required. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hinsdale Village Hall
19 E. Chicago Ave.
American Legion Post 250 is holding this shredding event for residents of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Western Springs. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take a Look at Zook
Zook Home & Studio
Katherine Legge Memorial Park
5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale
The Hinsdale Historical Society will unveil its new short original video highlighting the life and work of famed architect R. Harold Zook at this outdoor reception. The video, titled "A Web of History - A Recollection of R. Harold Zook's Designs and Influence on Hinsdale" details Zook's life and his architectural contributions as well as the society's award-winning campaign to save and relocate the home and studio that Zook built for himself and his wife in 1924. The event is limited to 50 guests; register at the website listed above. Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RR
Mayslake Hall Gardens and Grounds Tour
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
Explore the rich and diverse history of the natural landscape that surrounds Mayslake Hall and discover how nature and humans have shaped the land during this guided, outdoor walking tour. Masks that cover the nose and mouth are required. The program is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. RR
Vintage Base Ball Game
1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
Enjoy an afternoon of America's pastime as it was played more than 100 years ago as the DuPage Plowboys take on a visiting opponent. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Admission: Free with $5 parking.
An Evening Aboard the USS Missouri
Join Neil Yamamoto, education outreach coordinator at the Battleship Missouri, for this Virtual Date With History presentation about the USS Missouri and her role in the end of World War II. The USS Missouri's place in history was immortalized on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay, Japan, as the site of Japan's formal surrender to the allied powers. Hear details of the surrender ceremony, which officially ended the war. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR
Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid
Author and African American historian Edda Fields-Black will discuss Harriet Tubman's Civil War service with the U.S. Army Department of the South and, as a commander, her role in helping free 756 slaves from low-country rice plantations in the June 1863 Combahee River Raid. This virtual Date With History lecture will shed new light on a mostly untold chapter in Tubman's life. Fields-Black is an associate history professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR
TEENS & TWEENS
Students in grades 10-12 are invited to take an online practice SAT at home proctored by C2 Education. C2 will provide test results and analysis after completion of the exam, and information about their test prep program. Please include an email address when registering and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. RR
KidzToPros Virtual Web Design 1
Mondays, Sept. 21-Nov. 16
Mondays, Sept. 28-Dec. 14
The Community House
415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale
This interactive learning experience will encourage 4- to 6-year-olds to participate in a class setting while having fun. Each class incorporates a different Broadway musical with improvisation, acting games, singing and dance moves directly related to the story and characters from that show. The class also will work as a cast throughout the semester on a couple of staged production numbers and have a chance to perform in front of a real audience at the final class. Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $345. RR, MD
Young Rembrandts Art Class
Saturdays, Oct. 3-24
Westmont Community Center
75 E. Richmond St.
Kids ages 3-4 will use a step-by-step method of shapes and lines to create impressive and frame-worthy drawings of their favorite pets. Students will use colored pencils, Sharpies and markers to bring the animals to life. 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $48. RR
RR - registration required
MD - member discount