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Ireland's "Folk Band of the Year," The High Kings, will perform at The Mac in Glen Ellyn on Sept. 12, serving up laughter, good times and sing-alongs. (photo provided)

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'Capturing Nature: One Piece at a Time'

Through Sept. 25

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 933-7200

The free nature-themed art exhibit from the DuPage Art League marks the reopening of Mayslake Hall to the public and features works by 40 artists in mediums that include pastels, watercolors, oil, acrylic, drawings and photographs. Hours: noon to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Sagawau Art: Landscapes

Sept. 26

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

(630) 257-2045

Learn how to compose a beautiful landscape with a scene at Sagawau using drawing and painting techniques that incorporate depth and distance into the composition. The program is for ages 14 & up. Masks are required indoors. Time: 1 p.m. RR

Tree Spirit Woman

Thursdays, Oct 7-Dec. 9

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

Work on collages and mixed media projects in an inspiring studio-style class with weekly discussions and demonstrations designed to further composition skills and collage techniques. A supply list will be provided. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $125. RR


'Macrame' Fringed Coaster

Sept. 23

(630) 986-1976

Adults are invited to try macrame by creating a trendy fringed coaster without the complicated knots in this Hinsdale Public Library virtual program. One limited seating session will be offered. Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. RR



9 W. First St.

(630) 755-5252

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.

Baldinelli Pizza

114 S. Washington St.

(630) 654-4600

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

(630) 537-1586

Curbside pickup and Door Dash available. Hours: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday.

Casa Margarita

25 E. Hinsdale Ave.

(630) 455-9000

Indoor dining, delivery available through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Hours: noon to 9 p.m.

Egg Harbor

29 E. First St.

(630) 920-1344

Indoor and outdoor dining, carryout and delivery available. Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Fontano's Subs

9 S. Lincoln St.

(630) 789-0891

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.

Fuller House

35 E. First St.

(630) 568-5466

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.

Giuliano's Ristorante

40 Village Place

(630) 734-1500

Indoor dining, regular or noncontact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.

Hua Ting

777 N. York Road

(630) 789-0505

Indoor dining, 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.

Il Poggiolo

8 E. First St.

(630) 734-9400

Indoor and outdoor dining, 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.

Jade Dragon

43 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-6959

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.

(630) 654-8880

Indoor and outdoor dining, 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.

Page's Restaurant

26 1/2 E. First St.

(630) 323-9058

Indoor and outdoor dining, carryout available. To preorder doughnuts, send a text to (708) 476-0900 with name, quantity and day to pick up. Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Sweet Ali's Bakery

13 W. First St.

(630) 908-7175

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.

(630) 789-2020

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.

Vistro Prime

112 S. Washington St.

(630) 537-1459

Indoor and outdoor dining. Hours: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays.

Wild Ginger

44 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-1888

Indoor dining, 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.

YiaYia's Cafe

13 Grant Square

(630) 487-5600

Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.


Candor Golf Invitational

Sept. 20

Ruth Lake Country Club

6200 S. Madison St., Hinsdale

This 36th annual event will feature lunch, 18 holes of golf, games and prizes, a gourmet dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds support health education in the Chicagoland area that reaches more than 80,000 students annually. Time: 11 a.m. warm-up & lunch; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; 5 p.m. cocktails, dinner & silent auction. Cost: $400, $1,500 for a foursome, $100 for dinner only. RR


Howl: Helping Our Wildlife

Sept. 18

Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Road

Join young professionals for an evening at the zoo's Habitat Africa! The Savannah and Great Bear Wilderness to learn how to get involved with the Chicago Zoological Society Associates, who support CZS through fundraising events, conservation education, public awareness for the zoo's animals, research, fieldwork and education programs. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Proceeds will benefit animal care and welfare initiatives, and conservation and education programs. Tickets: $100, $150 for VIP admission. Time:

Evergreen: The Gala

Sept. 18

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

Evergreen: The Gala for The Morton Arboretum is the annual fundraising event to support the institution's mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. The event features cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, tree climbing demonstrations and more. Garden party attire is suggested. Times: 5:30 p.m. Wine and Dine around the lake, 7 p.m. program and desserts in an open air tent. Tickets: $500.


Mayslake by Moonlight

Sept. 20 & 21

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

After the sun sets, enjoy an outdoor walking tour of Mayslake's grounds while hearing about urban legends, tales of hauntings, stories of mischief and the property's history and ownership. The program is for all ages; those under 18 must be with an adult. Masks are required for those unvaccinated, and participants should bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $15.

Prairie Stroll

Sept. 26

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

(708) 839-6897

Take a guided stroll around the prairie and learn why September is called the golden month. The hike is for ages 10 & up and the pace is average to slow. Masks are required indoors and for those unvaccinated outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Time: 11 a.m.

Guided Hike of Arboretum's Trails

Sept. 30

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 719-2468

Hike the Arboretum's lesser-known trails with a naturalist guide. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air while you learn about the history of the arboretum and the plants and animals that call it home. Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Cost: $23. RR, MD

The Ins and Outs of Oak Trees

Oct. 2

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

Celebrate Oaktober with a walk through an oak savanna, then relax in Mayslake Hall's historic library with some white oak bark tea. Take a docent-led tour of the library and study, both featuring wonderful 100-year-old oak walls and flooring, and leave with acorn flour recipes from the 1920s. Wear good walking shoes and dress in layers for outside and indoors. Masks are required indoors. Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost: $10. RR


Health & Wellness Week

Sept. 17-26

Support Hinsdale's health and wellness industry during this inaugural event offering specials at participating establishments. The event kicks off at the Farmers Market Sept. 20 at Burlington Park. Learn more at the website listed above.

Meditation Class

Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 21

(630) 323-8188

Join this virtual introduction to a variety of meditation practices and techniques from Susan Wilkens of Dancing Cranes Yoga. Participants will try the different approaches and experience the effects while also learning about modern scientific research that supports meditation's health benefits. Register for each class separately. Time: 2:30 p.m. RR

Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge

Through Oct. 27

Edward-Elmhurst Health invites community residents to get outside and stay healthy as part of this second annual event. The challenge provides hiking insights, special programs and tips to improve and get the most out of each hike. After six hikes are finished and tracked during the challenge period, participants will earn the Take a Hike! Trail Blaze Award.


Park Clean-up Day

Oct. 7

Locations to be determined

(630) 789-7090

Community members are invited to give back to the parks that make Hinsdale a great place to live by planting, painting and removing debris. Volunteers of all ages, scout groups, churches, businesses and other service organizations are welcome. Requests to work in specific parks are accepted as are plant or project donations. To sign up, submit the form available on the website listed above. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] Time: 4 p.m. to dusk.


High School 101: Smoothing the Transition

Sept. 28

Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park invites the community to sign up for this virtual program, part of its Parent Speaker Series. The presentation, conducted via Zoom, aligns with the school's 2021-22 school theme, "Growing in Resilience and Hope ... That All May Be One" and features panelists from Nazareth's faculty, staff and administration. Register at the website listed above under the Student/Parent tab. Time: 7 p.m. RR

Shakespeare Sessions

Tuesdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 16

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

Hinsdale's Susan O'Byrne, who holds a doctorate in English literature, will lead this series of eight sessions discussing many aspects of Shakespeare, from comedies and tragedies to sonnets to performance and identity. No prior knowledge or exposure to Shakespeare is necessary - just an open mind, sense of humor and taste for adventure. Sign up for single classes or all eight. Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Cost: $30 for single session, $220 for all eight. RR, MD

The Great Chicago Fire

Oct. 4

(630) 986-1976

Take look back at the Great Chicago Fire on the 150th anniversary of the event through a virtual presentation by Hinsdale native Olivia Sobieraj. As newly homeless Chicagoans fled their charred city, suburbs along the train lines like Hinsdale saw their populations tick up. Of course, Chicago rose from the ashes to become the Second City it is today. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

'The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World'

Oct. 5

Speaker Jamil Zaki weaves together the latest science with engaging real-world stories, offering a revolutionary perspective on empathy and how to develop it as a skill in this Zoom webinar. The program is the first in the 2021-22 Community Speaker Series presented by Hinsdale High School District 86, Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 and the District 181 Foundation to provide families with information and advice about a variety of important issues in education, wellness and parenting. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. RR


Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 18

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

149 W. Brush Hill Road

(630) 941-0202

The orchestra will perform a program featuring the overture to "West Side Story," selections from "My Fair Lady" and from "La La Land," "Music of the Night" from "The Phantom of the Opera", Gershwin's "I've Got Rhythm, Williams' "Star Wars Suite" and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." A COVID-19 waiver must be signed and masks are required. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35, $32 for seniors, $12 for students (must be older than 12), $90 for family of 5.

Steve Justman

Sept. 22

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

Music fans 50 and older are invited to take a road trip through song with folk/Americana singer and musician Steve Justman. Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. RR, MD

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 2 & 3

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

Maestro Kirk Muspratt leads the New Philharmonic - in costume - in conjuring up witches, sorcerers and poltergeists with a program including Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld," Berlioz's "Witches Sabbath" from Symphonie Fantastique, the march from "The Damnation of Faust" and music from "Dracula," "The Addams Family," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Psycho" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Times: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 3 p.m. Oct. 3. Tickets: $53, $51 for seniors.

Sons of the Never Wrong

Oct. 9

Unitarian Church of Hinsdale

11 W. Maple St.

(630) 941-7797

This is the second performance of the 2021-22 Acoustic Renaissance Concert season. Shows are available in person or via livestream. Proof of vaccination and face masks are required to attend in person; the livestream option can be viewed up to two weeks after the performance. Season tickets include reserved seating in the front rows. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $20.


'The Outsider'

Sept. 16-19

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

(708) 246-3380

This comedy by Paul Slade Smith follows Lt. Gov. Ned Newley, who likes life behind the scenes. When the governor is kicked out of office, Ned is thrust into limelight. Terrified of public speaking, he seems destined to fail, but bombastic political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently. Proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test and masks (regardless of vaccination status) required. Times: 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 2:30 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $23-$25.

'Forever Plaid'

Sept. 17-Nov. 7

Drury Lane Theatre

100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

On the way to their first big gig, tragedy strikes Forever Plaid, a "guy group" specializing in barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. The story begins when the guys are given the chance to perform from the afterlife. This smash hit musical is a nostalgic homage to the music of the 1950s and includes hits such as "Three Coins in the Fountain" and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing." Showtimes: 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 1:30 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $57 to $72 show only, $82-$127 with dining package.

'The Legacy of Sherwood Forest'

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 25-Oct. 31

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

Walk a roughly 1.5-mile hike alongside actors as they perform this walking play live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. The play features the modern-day descendants of Robin Hood, who join forces to discover the mystery of who - or what - is casting a dark shadow on their beloved woodland playground. Oct. 7 and 17 shows are low-impact hikes designed for those with lower mobility. Time: 4 p.m. Tickets: $25, $15 for children. RR

'The Jigsaw Bride: A Frankenstein Story'

Oct. 13-Nov. 14

First Folio

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

This world premiere, written by Joseph Zettelmaier and directed by Hayley Rice, tells the eerie and suspenseful tale of noted scientist Maria von Moos, who - 100 years after the death of Victor Frankenstein - decides to excavate a ruined castle deep in the Geneva woods. In her search to uncover one mad man's secrets, she makes a startling discover. Inspired by the work of Mary Shelley, "The Jigsaw Bride" continues the electrifying legend. Proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test and masks (regardless of vaccination status) required. Previews run Oct. 13-15. Show times: 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 3 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $49-59, $44-$54 for seniors, $20 for students.


Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

Oct. 2

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

Enjoy the arboretum's scenic, rolling course and celebrate the finish with live music and a complimentary beer at the post-race party. On-site participants can choose from a shotgun start or open start; a virtual 5K option is also available. On-site participants receive race shirts with timing strips and recovery food. Awards will be given to the top three males and females overall and age division winners in the shotgun start. Walkers are also welcome. Proceeds supports the arboretum's work to plant and protect trees. Times: 8 a.m. shotgun start, 9:30 a.m. open start. Cost: $45. RR, MD

Rotary Run Charity Classic

Oct. 3

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

The 27th annual CARA-certified run/walk event will wind through the historic streets of Hinsdale, starting and ending at The Community House, where people can enjoy vendor/sponsor booths, refreshments, music and more. Participants can choose from a 3K run, a 5K run and a 10K run, as well as a 3K walk, the 5K Walk 'n' Roll and The Mutt Strut. Proceeds will benefit charities including The Community House, District 181 Foundation, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Hinsdale Foundation and Ray Graham Association-Hanson Center. Time: 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 per person, $95 per family through Sept. 27, then $30/$100. RR


Hinsdale Farmers Market

Mondays through Oct. 25

Burlington Park

30 E. Chicago Ave.

(630) 323-3952

Shop the 45th annual market for the freshest in-season fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, cheeses, meats, flowers and more. Weekly fitness classes will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. in the park in conjunction with the market, and there will be children's activities, too. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Simple Steps to Prevent Falls

Sept. 21

(630) 986-1976

Join fall prevention expert Chandra Jadhwani to learn important tips to prevent falls and avoid serious injuries in this Hinsdale Public Library virtual program. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR


Heart Saver CPR

Sept. 27

KLM Park

5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

The Heart Saver AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) course is intended for people who need or desire certification in CPR but are not healthcare professionals. Time: 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $50.

Moonlight Mansion Tour

Oct. 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 & 26

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

After the sun sets, enjoy a guided tour of the mansion and hear urban legends, tales of hauntings and stories of mischief while learning about the building's architecture, history and ownership. The program is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15. RR


Recycle Event

Sept. 18

Bambrick Park

1330 Smith Road, Lemont

(630) 325-2028

State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82, Western Springs) and state Sen. John Curran (R-41, Downers Grove) will host this collection of household items, including electronics (no TVs, hard drives or CRT monitors), prescription drugs (no needles or liquids), keys, hearing aids, bicycles and more. A full list of acceptable items can be found on the website above. Residential paper shredding also will be available. Visitors should say in their vehicles. Hours: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Clear the Shelters

Through Sept. 19

Hinsdale Humane Society

21 Salt Creek Lane

The humane society's dogs and cats 6 months and older are available for adoption at half price during this event. A low-cost spay/neuter clinic for bully breeds and cats will be held on Sept. 18 along with a garage sale from 2 to 4 p.m. Check the website above for additional details.

Destination Asia Festival

Sept. 25

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food and more. Be transported across the globe by performances, demonstrations, shopping and art vendors and local food trucks. Explore the arboretum's tree collections from China, Japan and Korea. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by timed admission. Admission $16, $14 for seniors, $11 for ages 2-17. MD


Sept. 25 & 26

Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Road

Enjoy authentic German food, beer and music at this seasonal event at the zoo. Zoogoers can visit the beer garden on the East Mall from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and purchase menu items such as bratwurst, sausages, pretzels with beer cheese and more. Dance to live polka music throughout both days. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission: $24.95, $19.95 for seniors 65 and over, $17.95 for ages 3 to 11, plus $15 parking.

Big (and Small!) Dog BBQ

Oct. 2

Pet Rescue & Resource Center

21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale

(630) 323-5630

The Hinsdale Humane Society invites adopters and their alumni pets, volunteers and supporters of HHS to enjoy burgers, brats and chicken wings, chips, cookies, beer, whiskey, cigars and more, and Diesel's Doggie Ice Cream just for the dogs. There also will be raffle items, a beer pull, bags tournament, face painting and dog pie eating. HHS Humane Heroes members will receive special discounts during the event. Times: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $10 for first 10 tickets. RR


UH-1 'Huey' helicopter exhibit

Through Sept. 30

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

(630) 260-8162

Cantigny Park's First Division Museum will display this iconic symbol of the Vietnam War. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, or "Huey," was the workhorse for the U.S. Army assault units. Its flexibility transformed modern warfare, allowing commanders to place combat troops at almost any point on the battlefield, engage the enemy and quickly extract soldiers upon mission completion. The family program "Masters of Flight: The Nature of the Huey" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24, with demonstrations and activities for all ages; registration is required. The museum will also exhibit and interpret pieces from its historic military vehicle fleet from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday in September, weather permitting. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday to Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; closed Mondays. Admission: Free with $5 parking.


Innovation Arts Connection

Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26

Clarendon Hills Community Center

315 Chicago Ave.

(630) 789-7090

Children ages 1-5 will explore the joy of movement with a parent. Kids will dance, sing and play in both one-on-one and group activities through circle activities, open exploration and gross motor development exercises. Participants should wear comfortable, form-fitted clothing and bare feet. Times: 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. for ages 1-3, 10:30 to 11 a.m. for ages 2-3, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. for ages 3-5, noon to 12:45 p.m. for ages 4-6. Cost: $45-$67. RR


RR - registration required

MD - member discount


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