Community Events Calendar
Last updated 3/4/2021 at 12:15am
Paola Aguirre Serrano
The Cleve Carney Museum of Art and College of DuPage present Paola Aguirre Serrano, founder of the Chicago-based urban design and research practice Borderless, in this virtual lecture as part of its Visiting Artists Series. Borderless is focused on cultivating collaborative design through interdisciplinary projects and exploring creative civic design and engagement interventions that address the complexity of urban systems and social equity. Serrano currently teaches architecture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was recently appointed by the Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as commissioner of Chicago Landmarks and member of the Cultural Advisory Council. Time: 11 a.m. RR
April 9 opening
4100 Route 53, Lisle
This exhibition will be the largest display of artist Daniel Popper's sculptures anywhere in the world to date, crafted especially for sites at the arboretum. Built to create a sense of awe and wonder, five 15- to 26-foot-tall sculptures will be featured in less frequently explored areas. They include a towering female figure with room to step inside, large-scale human hands that are joined by intertwining roots and a huge figure that has been split in half. The exhibition is included with time-themed admission to the arboretum. Passes for members are available now, and tickets for guests will be available March 15. Admission: $15, $13 for seniors, $10 for ages 2-17, free for age 1 and under.
'Double Vision: Cooperative Art'
The Mayslake Exploring Watercolor Class and Mayslake Nature Study Photography Club have partnered to create a rich mosaic of art on display on Mayslake's Facebook page along with accompanying artists' statements. Some of the art on exhibit is for sale. For more information, email Shannon Burns at [email protected]
The Community House
415 W Eighth St., Hinsdale
Those in high school and up (and eighth-graders cast in "Honk!") are invited to try out for this Stage Door Fine Arts production. Participants should 1) sing a pop song of choice from the 1980s-2010 and bring an accompaniment track with no vocals to the audition and 2) perform a short, memorized dramatic monologue using any pop song lyrics as the text. A dance routine will be taught at auditions. Video auditions will be accepted for those not available on the audition day; email [email protected] before signing up for a video slot. If needed, callbacks will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. March 7. All who audition will be part of the cast. The performance will be filmed the weekend of June 5-6 and streamed at a later date. Social distancing and masks will be required at all times. Tuition: $400 plus any costume fees. Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. RR
9 W. First St.
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.
Limited indoor 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
Curbside pickup and Door Dash available. Hours: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday.
25 E. Hinsdale Ave.
Limited indoor seating, delivery available through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Hours: noon to 9 p.m.
777 N. York Road
Limited indoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
9 S. Lincoln St.
Takeout, pickup and delivery 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.
Limited indoor dining, outdoor dining in heated tent, takeout, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash and Uber Eats available. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
40 Village Place
Regular or noncontact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.
777 N. York Road
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.
Limited indoor dining, outdoor dining in heated tent, curbside carryout and delivery with DoorDash and Grub Hub available. Hours: noon to 2:30 p.m. weekdays for lunch, 5 to 9 p.m. weekdays, 5 to 10 p.m. weekends for dinner.
43 S. Washington St.
Limited indoor dining, 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.
Limited indoor dining, outdoor dining in heated tent, curbside pickup available. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
26 1/2 E. First St.
Limited indoor dining, carryout available. To preorder doughnuts, send a text to (708) 476-0900 with name, quantity and day to pick up. Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.
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 p.m. Thursday.
Toni Patisserie & Café
51 S. Washington St.
Limited indoor dining, carryout and delivery through Door Dash and Grub Hub available. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
112 S. Washington St.
Temporarily closed; will reopen as Vistro Prime.
44 S. Washington St.
Carryout and delivery available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
13 Grant Square
Limited indoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, plus 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
The Great Hinsdale Eggs-ploration
March 19-April 4
How many eggs can be found in Hinsdale? Mark the calendar to join in this villagewide hunt sponsored by the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Department and The Community House. Watch this listing for more details.
Pictures with the Bunny
March 27 & 28
Katherine Legge Memorial Park
5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale
Hinsdale residents and keyholders for The Community House are invited to sign up for free pictures with the Easter Bunny. The Bunny will practice social distancing, and families should have their own phone or camera to take photos. Visitors also will receive a goodie bag and can spin the wheel for a grand prize. The registration deadline is March 15. People are encouraged to register for the waitlist, if necessary, in the event more times become available. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Through Sept. 6
3300 Golf Road
This popular exhibit returns for a limited time now that the zoo has re-opened. A few surprises will be featured on some of the 40 animatronic dinosaurs to make them even more lifelike. Also new since the zoo temporarily closed due to the pandemic are Hope, a 5-year-old female polar bear; and Sibi and Lorena, two female Mexican wolves. Guest capacity is limited and advanced admission and parking tickets are required. Guests must wear face coverings when entering the zoo and if 6 feet of distance from others cannot be maintained. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through March 13, then open until 6 p.m. on weekends. Admission: $24.95, $17.95 for kids 3-11, $19.95 for seniors 65 and older plus $15 parking.
Farm Life in Winter
Kline Creek Farm
1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago
Watch a working blacksmith sharpen tools and repair equipment, help prune the orchard or join in on the ice harvest when the lake freezes. Follow the farm on Facebook and check daily posts for activities. Visitors must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth. Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
FOR A CAUSE
Illuminate Tablescapes 2021
Hinsdale Infant Welfare Society will hold its annual Tablescapes fundraiser as a weeklong virtual event. The event supports Infant Welfare Society of Chicago and features beautiful tablescapes, raffle offerings, trips and more. Time: 1 p.m. March 14 to 5 p.m. March 21. Tickets: varied prices for raffle tickets.
DIY Maple Sugaring: The Basics
3609 Springs Road, Oak Brook
Learn how to tap maple trees at home and make syrup with just a little know-how and a few tools. The program is for ages 18 and up; participants must wear a mask. Times: 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. RR
Spring Migratory Bird Hike
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
Join a naturalist and bring a pair of binoculars along on a hike for sighting of spring migratory birds. The program is for anyone 12 and older, and the hiking pace is slow. Participants must wear masks and practice physical distancing. Time: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. RR
Signs of Spring Hike
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
Search the Black Oak Trail for plants and animals that signify the arrival of spring. Time: 1 to 2 p.m. RR
Watch Out for Woodcocks!
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
Look for the amazing mating displays of the American woodcock on a guided hike. Participants must wear a mask over nose and mouth and should bring binoculars and water. This program is for adults 18 and older. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5. RR
Weekends in March
Kline Creek Farm
1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago
Take a 20-minute tour to discover how sap becomes syrup by examining a maple tree, checking the collection buckets, watching a tapping demonstration and observing sap thickening over a fire. All ages are welcome; participants must wear a mask. Times: Tours leave every half hour from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person. RR.
Growing Medicinal and Culinary Herbs
Growing a garden can be healing in so many ways, Join co-founder and CEO of the Urban Growers Collective and dig deep into the how's and why's of herbal gardens in this online class. Learn which herbs to grow, how to care for them and how to use them to nourish body and soul. Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost: $27. RR,MD
Native Landscaping: Design
Through April 30
Share drawings and photos of one's yard and get one-on-one help from a naturalist who will help pick out plants and design a native oasis. Learn why having native plants is important not only for one's landscaping, but for local wildlife as well. Call the number above to schedule an online appointment; the meeting will be held using Microsoft Teams. Cost: $15. RR
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Managing Weight After Cancer
Many cancer survivors struggle with weight-related issues following cancer treatments. Learn about simple tips to improve diet and increase physical activity. Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m. RR
Jumpstart weight loss
People interested in losing weight, increasing activity and preventing disease are invited to join Edward-Elmhurst Health's Jumpstart Your Health, a virtual yearlong, group lifestyle change program. Through 22 one-hour virtual group classes with a registered dietitian/trained lifestyle coach, participants will learn about nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification, along with self-monitoring of weight, food and activity. Jumpstart is for ages 26 and up, and a one-year commitment is required. Participants must first attend one of the free virtual information sessions, which are scheduled for March 11 & 25. Cost: $249. RR
JUST FOR KIDS
I Speak Spanish
Mondays, March 8-April 12
Join this virtual live class to explore new cultures and learn the Spanish language via Zoom. Younger children will learn conversational Spanish through fun and interactive activities and music while older children will also learn some Spanish phonetics to begin reading and writing in Spanish. An online meeting invite will be emailed before class. Times: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for ages 3-6, 5:30 to 6:15 for ages 7-11. Cost: $72. RR
The Picture Book Club
Kids in preschool through third grade can enjoy readings of "The Bear and the Moon," "Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built" and "Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away" over Zoom. Read along by reserving print copies at the library. Time: 4 to 4:30 p.m. RR
First Folio Bedtime Tales
Through July 15
First Folio Artistic Associates Diana Coates and Michael Goldberg will help read children to sleep with bedtime tales posted new each month and chosen specifically with little ones in mind. Coates will be reading selections from some of her own favorite bedtime stories, and Goldberg will pick up where he left off in December, reading tales of Uncle Wiggily, the Gentleman Rabbit created by Howard Garis. Two new videos are added each month.
Wimpy Kid Virtual Escape Room
Assist Greg Heffley of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series in navigating life in middle school through this digital escape room available on the Hinsdale Public Library website.
Cabin Fever Crafts
Got cabin fever? The Hinsdale Public Library is making previous summer craft kits available. Request a kit in and stop by to pick up. RR
LISTEN & LEARN
Work+Shop Financial Health 101
Saturdays, March 6-27
14 W. First St., Hinsdale
Work+Shop is partnering with Morgan Stanley to offer a unique opportunity to participate in its Financial Health 101 series. The four-week series will provide answers to a variety of questions about saving, investments and more. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register by calling the number listed above or sending an email to [email protected] Time: 9:30 a.m. RR
'The Illinois Monarch Project: Helping Pollinators, Empowering People'
Designated Illinois' state insect in 1975, the monarch butterfly has been declining in number due to climate change, pesticide use and habitat loss. Find out what Illinois is doing and how the public can help the monarch during this virtual discussion with two leaders of the Illinois Monarch Project as they share the statewide action plan to add 150 million milkweed stems to the Illinois landscape by 2038. The success of this effort depends upon the contributions of individuals and organizations all across Illinois - from farmers in central Illinois to balcony gardeners in downtown Chicago. RR
'How to Raise an Adult'
Join New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims and learn how to break free of the overparenting trap and prepare kids for success in this Zoom webinar presented by The Community Speaker Series, D181 and D86. Drawing on research; on conversations with admissions officers, educators and employers; and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean, Lythcott-Haims highlights the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents and society at large. She offers practical strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness and inner determination necessary for success. Hinsdale's Cara Hurley will act as moderator for the event. The livestream will be recorded. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR
Kitchen Tech-All Things Italy
Get the taste of Italy at home using special technology in this virtual Hinsdale Public Library program. Learn how to use kitchen tech to make all things Italian from pizza to pasta, gelato to espresso. An online meeting invitation will be sent prior to the program. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR
Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Storyteller Linda Gorham will tell the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in this virtual Hinsdale Public Library program for Women's History Month. Hear the accounts of three people: Claudette Colvin, the teen that was arrested on the bus six months prior to Rosa; James Blake, the bus driver; and, of course, Rosa Parks herself. Include an email address when registering to receive the online meeting invitation. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR
Through March 14
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra musicians present this virtual performance of lesser-known gems of the Baroque period. The program includes Johann Pachebel's Canon and Gigue, Antonio Caldera's Sinfonia in C, J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3" in G, Georg Phillipp Telemann's Concerto for Three Violins, and Jean-Philippe Rameau's "Overture to Naîs." This video-on-demand program will remain available for two weeks after clicking to view the program or through midnight March 14, whichever comes first. Tickets: $25.
Filmed over three years, this Macedonia documentary features the story of a daughter and her mother who are the last female wild beekeepers living in the country. With a new nomadic family next door who threaten their livelihood, can the beekeepers' ancient methods find a balance against a backdrop of dwindling bee population, climate change and demands of worldwide consumerism? Watch the film at any time at home (available on YouTube, Amazon Prime & iTunes), then join a moderated discussion on Zoom. Times: 1:30 or 7:30 p.m.
First Folio Storytellers Series
Through July 15
Join First Folio Artistic Associates as well as guest artists in this online streaming series as they read a selection of short stories and poems chosen to help provide joy and illumination each month for holidays from Valentine's Day to Mother's Day and beyond. New videos are added each month.
'Under Milk Wood'
Through March 7
The College of DuPage College Theater will present via Zoom this Dylan Thomas play about the life of the residents in a fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub, lost souls who sing, drink, rollick and roister and have ghost-ridden dreams. Experience a small cast of actors portraying dozens of characters. Time: 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $16 per household.
'Rhythm of the Dance'
College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center invites people to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this virtual National Dance Company of Ireland performance, a richly costumed show that marries traditional music with modern forms of Irish step dancing and song while showcasing a wealth of talent. The 90-minute performance was shot during a European tour and recorded in a six-camera shoot by at the Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ukraine. Viewing time: from 7 p.m. March 13 to 11:55 p.m. March 17. Tickets: $25.
TWS Story Slam
March 19-April 16
The Theatre of Western Springs presents this series of true, life-changing stories performed by the authors. These 10 artists went through a vigorous selection process and are participating in a series of writing and performing workshops to deliver their stories. Part 1 will be released the weekend of March 19, part 2 the weekend of March 26. The programs will be recorded and viewable at any time until April 16. Tickets: $10 recommended (only one ticket needed for both shows).
Sing-a-Long Memory Café
Second Wednesday of the month
People living with memory loss and their caregivers are invited to join this monthly interactive sing-a-long via Zoom to enjoy stimulating and interactive musical experience. Find the link on the website listed above under Programs > Caregiver Support. Email Jessica Haines at [email protected] for more information. Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Virtual Wedding Showcase
The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau invites brides, grooms and planners to explore the many wedding services and beautiful, unique venues in DuPage County through this virtual trade show. Meet "face-to-face" with numerous venues along with businesses such as transportation, florists and caterers, all in the matter of hours. The showcase will also include a fashion show and raffle. Reserve time to speak with vendor representatives through Zoom. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Giving DuPage, People's Resource Center and Special Olympics Illinois. Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets: $10. RR
Living History: Florence Nightingale
This month's League of Women Voters' Civic Awareness Series features a virtual living history performance about Florence Nightingale, the founder of the modern nursing profession. The first female superintendent of nurses in the British army, she led a team of 38 nurses into the horrible circumstances of the Crimean War and later established a training program for nurses at St. Thomas' Hospital in London. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR
The Clarendon Hills Library welcomes historian Leslie Goddard in this virtual program to tell the remarkable story of the woman known as Typhoid Mary and why she is remembered as the first "healthy" carrier of a deadly bacteria when she infected dozens of New Yorkers with typhoid fever in the beginning of the 20th century. Time: 7 p.m. RR
Battle of Attu: The Storm on Our Shores
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik will virtually discuss his national bestseller, "The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II." The book recounts the heart-wrenching but ultimately redemptive story of a Japanese surgeon and an American sergeant during a brutal Alaskan battle in which the sergeant discovers the medic's revelatory and fascinating diary that changed the war-torn society's perceptions of Japan. The program is part of Cantigny Park's Virtual Date with History series. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR
Mayslake Hall Exterior Tour
Wednesdays & Saturdays through March 31
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
Learn about the history and design of Mayslake Hall in this docent-guided tour of the building's exterior. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $8. RR
TEENS & TWEENS
Intro to the SAT
Boost confidence on the SAT with this two-session workshop covering the format, types of questions and key strategies for taking the SAT. Participants will take a pre-test prior to the start of class. The workshop is open to high school students who live in Hinsdale or attend Hinsdale Central High School. Include an email address when registering to receive an online meeting invitation. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. RR
S.T.E.A.M. for Teens
S.T.E.A.M. kits created especially with teens in mind will be available for curbside or in-house pick up at the Hinsdale Public Library. Limit 30. RR
RR - registration required
MD - member discount