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January 16, 2020

Learn more about huskies and watch them work at Husky Heroes Jan. 25-26 at the Morton Arboretum. See the listing on Page 24 for details. (photo provided)

ARTFULLY DONE

Design with Perler

Jan. 20

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Use Perler Beads to create mosaics and designs that can be transformed into pop art, pictures, coasters, magnets and more. Hours: 2 to 4 p.m.

Studio Vino: Wine & Paint

Jan. 31

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Gather for this wine and paint party in a relaxed atmosphere. The studio, canvas, paints, brushes and stemware will be provided, and an instructor will guide participants through the materials and techniques to create a masterpiece to take home. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $45. RR, MD

‘Toy Stories Too’

Through February

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

The library’s winter art exhibit, on display in the Quiet Reading Room, features works by Benedictine monk Kevin Coffey, who combines and arranges different varieties of toys to create unexpected scenarios and situations, revealing timeless qualities in human behavior and relationships. Each painting intermingles the awkward, ironic, cute and surprising with the sometimes harsh and edgier moments in life that have the potential to become surprisingly relevant experiences over time. Library hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

FAMILY FUN

Archery: Families

Jan. 20

Herrick Lake

3S580 Naperville Rd, Wheaton

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

Those ages 8 and up can learn safety tips, proper shooting techniques and basic skills. The program is indoors and equipment is provided. Participants should secure long hair and should not wear loose clothing, and must arrive in time for the safety instructions at the start of the program. Those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5. RR

Cookies and Canvas

Jan. 25

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

This class, for ages 6 1/2 and up and perfect for kids and parents to take together, offers an afternoon of paints and sweets. Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25. RR, MD

GAME ON

Introduction to Boys Lacrosse

Saturdays or Sundays, Jan. 25-March 15

Grand Avenue Gym

4211 Grand Ave., Western Springs

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids age 5-7 will be introduced to and develop basic skills using fun games and coaching techniques and a soft ball. Players can bring their own stick or use available sticks. No other equipment is necessary. Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays or noon to 1 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $115. RR

Nerf Flag Football

Wednesdays, Feb. 5-March 11

Monroe School

210 N. Madison St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 6-8 can tackle the fun with this instructional, noncontact class. Along with the core skills of passing and catching, players will learn the rules, positions on the field, as well as strategies for both offense and defense. Games will be played at the end of each class. Time: 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Cost: $58. RR

GRAND GALAS

A Gilded Affair

Feb. 8

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

163 E. Walton Place, Chicago

(630) 537-0010

https://e.givesmart.com/events/du2

The Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club will host its 2020 benefit to raise money for deserving charities and organizations. The event includes an online auction. Time: 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets: $185.

GREAT OUTDOORS

Fitness hike

Jan 26

Country Lane Woods

95th Street east of Willow Springs Road, near Willow Springs

(708) 386-4042

https://www.fpdcc.com

This five-mile hike is for those looking to get some exercise outdoors, conducted at a faster pace with little to no stopping or interpretation on unpaved, rolling terrain. Time: 10 a.m.

Chicago Wolves Skating Rink

Through Jan. 27

Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st Street

(708) 688-8000

https://www.czs.org

Enjoy outdoor ice skating at the zoo’s rink, which is made of a synthetic material known as Glice, so no water or elective is required for operation. A limited number of skates are available for a $5 rental fee (credit card required). Skaters also are welcome to bring their own skates. Hours: noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission: $7.

Wonders of Winter

Feb. 1

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

All ages are invited to discover the fun of visiting a forest preserve in winter through horse-drawn hay rides, ice fishing, geocaching, nature hikes and more. Then warm up inside Mayslake Hall with activities related to forest preserve plants, animals and programs from rangers, naturalists and volunteers. Activities are ongoing throughout the event. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission: Free; fees for some activities.

Hard Water Classic

Feb. 8

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Butterfield Road just west of Winfield Road, Warrenville

(630) 933-7200

https://www.dupageforest.org

This event was rescheduled from Jan. 11 in hopes of having better ice fishing conditions. Anglers of all ages can test their skills at this eighth annual DuPage County Forest Preserve District ice fishing tournament. The top three catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, northern pike and crappie will receive gift cards to local sporting goods stores. The biggest catch overall will earn a gas-powered auger or ice shelter. Door prizes will also be awarded. Participants must bring gear and bait and comply with all applicable fishing regulations and tournament rules. Anglers 16 and older who are not legally disabled must carry valid Illinois fishing licenses. Proceeds support ranger-led recreation programs for special-needs groups, youth groups, Scouts and community resource centers in DuPage County. Time: 11-11:45 a.m. check-in, noon to 3:30 p.m. tournament. Cost: $20 online, $25 at the event.

Green thumb

Suburban Garden Club

Jan. 20

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

Carolyn Ulrich, editor of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine and a former garden columnist and feature writer for the Chicago Sun Times, will discuss England’s Greatest Hits. She put together this tour when she became a garden writer, including must-sees such as Sissinghurst, Hidcote, Great Dixter, Barnsley House and Oxford’s New College, plus a ruined castle or two. Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

​HEALTH & WELLNESS

Finding Balance as a Caregiver

Jan. 25

Wellness House

131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 323-5150

https://www.wellnesshouse.org

Participants will learn tips for balancing their needs with the one they are caring for, communicating appropriately, setting boundaries and finding time for self-care. The program is intended for caregivers of cancer patients. Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RR

JUST FOR KIDS

School’s Out Movie Day

Jan. 20

Leave from The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited see the latest children’s movie at Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge. They will be able to relax in big comfortable chairs with a lunch of pizza, popcorn and drink included. Extended care from 3:30 to 6 p.m. is available for $29. Time: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $70. RR, MD

The Incredible Edible ICEE Experience

Jan. 23

Darien Park District

7301 Fairview Ave.

(630) 789-7097

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 6-12 will create their own ICEE concoction and then slurp it up while learning the history and science of this beloved sweet treat. They’ll participate in an ICEE eating contest, then crack open piñata ice balloons stuffed with winter surprises. Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Cost: $25. RR

Budding Naturalists

Jan. 27

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 4-6 will discover more about local nature by learning how to use observation skills and exploration tools like binoculars and magnifiers. Much of the class will take place outside, weather permitting. Register by Jan. 20. Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $19. RR

LISTEN & LEARN

‘Screenagers Next Chapter’

Feb. 5

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.d181foundation.org

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with “Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience,” including interviews with District 86 students. The film examines the science behind teens’ emotional challenges, the interplay of social media and, most importantly, what can be done at school and at home to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety and depression in the digital age. It is recommended for those in sixth grade and older and is part of the Community Speaker Series, co-presented by Hinsdale High School District 86 and Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 in conjunction with the District 181 Foundation and The Community House. Times: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. RR

NOTEWORTHY

Cor Cantiamo

Jan. 26

Christ Church Oak Brook

501 Oak Brook Road

https://www.christchurch.us/concerts

This professional 24-voice touring choral ensemble, founded to promote contemporary choral music and foster new composers, will perform a free concert. Time: 3 p.m.

St. Olaf Choir

Jan. 30

Wentz Concert Hall

171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

https://northcentral.vbotickets.com/events

For more than a century, the St. Olaf Choir has set the gold standard for choral singing, performing for millions around the world. Comprised of 75 mixed voices, the choir is hailed as the nation’s premier a cappella ensemble, renowned for its artistry and beauty of sound. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30, $10 for students.

Jammin’ in the Stacks

Jan. 31

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

In partnership with 90.9 WDCB, the library will host jazz singer Typhanie Monique for a performance. Refreshments and beverages will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library. Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

An Evening with Kelly Sill and Jack Mouse

Jan. 31

Madden Theatre

North Central College

171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

https://northcentral.vbotickets.com/events

Jazz bassist Kelly Sill teams up with drummer Jack Mouse, associate professor of music and coordinator of jazz studies at North Central, for this concert, which also features members of the college’s highly-esteemed jazz studies program. Time: 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $22, $17 for seniors and students (plus $4 online fee).

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Feb. 1

Unitarian Church of Hinsdale

11 W. Maple St.

https://www.acousticren.com

Hailing from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, this trio bring their skills, quiet charm and down-to-earth honesty to bear on songs that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, the valleys of Appalachia and everywhere in between. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $18, $16 for students and seniors.

ON STAGE

‘Shrek The Musical’

Jan. 17-26

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 708-7332

https://www.stagedoorfinearts.com

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, an ogre becomes as unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits and it makes for an irreverent, fun adventure for the whole family. Times: 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, Jan. 25; 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Tickets: $20.

‘Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins’

Through Jan. 19

Drury Lane Theatre

100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 530-0111

https://www.drurylanetheatre.com

Based on the stories of P.I. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, this “practically perfect” musical will delight the whole family this holiday season. Lunch- and dinner-theater packages are available at an additional cost. Show times: 1:30 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $60-$75, $55 for senior matinées.

‘The Nerd’

Through Jan. 26

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

(708) 246-4043

https://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

Get ready to laugh when a nice guy from Terre Haute hosts the house guest from hell. Times: 8 p.m. Jan. 16-18 & 23-24; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets: $22-$24.

‘Jeeves Saves the Day’

Jan. 29-March 1

Mayslake Peabody Mansion

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 986-8067

https://www.firstfolio.org

Jeeves and Bertie are back in this world premiere production as Bertie, once again, finds himself suffering the slings and arrows of misfortune at the hands of his relatives. Caught between the magisterial machinations of his fierce Aunt Agatha and the plaintive pleadings of his cousin Egbert, not to mention the imperious Sir Roderick Glossup — who fully expects his daughter Honoria to save Bertie from his ill-advised bachelorhood — and it’s another priceless predicament that only the redoubtable Jeeves can overcome. Times: 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays and Thursday, Jan. 30; 3 p.m. Thursdays & Sundays; 4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb 8-29. Tickets: $34-$44, $29-$39 for seniors and students, $25 for preview shows Jan. 29-31.

‘The Cake’

Jan. 30-March 1

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

https://www.atthemac.org

The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble will perform this Bekah Brunstetter play set in Della’s bakery in Winston, N.C. When Jen, the girl Della thinks of as her goddaughter asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it’s hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes as faith, family, food and love meet in the mix. The play, from a writer of NBC’s hit “This is Us,” contains adult themes and language. Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $42, $40 for seniors.

‘Twelfth Night’

Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Madison Street Theatre

1010 Madison St, Oak Park

(630) 923-5226

https://www.bamtheatre.com

BAMTheatre’s production is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery. It tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self and true love in the process. Times: 7 p.m. Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets: $18-$22.

An American In Paris

Jan. 31-March 29

Drury Lane Theatre

100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 530-0111

https://www.drurylanetheatre.com

Based on the Academy Award winner for best picture, “An American in Paris” brings to the stage breathtaking moments of dance set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin. Come away with Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the dance floor to a ravishing and passionate voyage into art, friendship, and love. Show times: 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, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Tickets: $60-$75, $65-$70 for preview shows Jan. 31–Feb. 6.

SIGN UP NOW

Chinese Readers Theater

Jan. 26

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Experience reading and acting out classic Chinese stories. Spend the first half of the program learning and practicing the story and the second half performing — and enjoying snacks. Advance registrants will receive a character and the story ahead of time; drop-ins are welcome to watch and listen to the show. The January stories are “The Story of the Zodiac” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Register with Patty Lawley at plawley@hinsdalelibrary.info. Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

Maple Street Mixer: 80s Night

Jan. 28

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Join this totally tubular evening of ’80s fun, games and pop culture. The boom box, stellar snacks and dope prizes will be provided. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Change Your Life Online

Jan. 29

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Get help staying on top of those new year’s resolutions by hearing about the top health, organization and learning apps. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. RR

SPECIAL EVENTS

Enchanted Railroad

Jan. 17-Feb. 23

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

https://www.mortonarb.org

The popular Enchanted Railroad pulls into the arboretum, where families can experience tiny versions of tree collections from around the world and more than 10 model trains winding through the intricate two-level display. Pick up timed tickets at the visitor center information desk Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Admission: $15, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for kids 2-17 and free for children under 2. MD

MLK Celebration

Jan. 20

Gary United Methodist Church

224 Main St., Wheaton

(630) 260-0190

https://www.dupagemlk.org

“Living the Dream” welcomes people of all races, faith traditions, ethnic backgrounds and economic classes along with leaders from the public sector, education, business and religion to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. James Miller, senior pastor of DuPage AME Church in Lisle and co-founder of the DuPage County celebration. Time: 6:30 p.m.

Husky Heroes

Jan. 25 & 26

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

https://www.mortonarb.org

Visitors can enjoy photo opportunities with huskies and rigs, learn about the equipment and watch demonstrations of husky sled-pulling and skijoring — where dogs pull a person on skis — at this annual event. Create a canine-related craft at the Sterling Morton Library and obtain adoption information from Adopt-a-Husky. Dogsled course demonstrations are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 12:45, 2 and 3:15 p.m., regardless of the presence of snow. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $15, $13 for seniors ages 65 and older, $10 for ages 2-17, free for children under age 2. MD

STEPPING BACK

The Peabody Family

Jan. 21

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

https://www.dupageforest.org

Hear about the original owners of Mayslake Hall, and see artifacts and photographs for a better understanding of how the family affected DuPage County, the U.S. and the world. The program is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Cost: $5.

TEENS & TWEENS

Silhouette Mugs

Jan. 20

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Make a mug with a cool silhouette design to take home while enjoying hot chocolate. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. RR

Entrance Exam Practice Tests Winter

Jan. 25

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

College and high school entrance exam practice tests, including ACT and SAT for college-bound students in grades 10-12 and SSAT, ISEE and HSPT secondary school entrance exams for grades seven and eight will be proctored by Nurturing Wisdom Tutoring. Test takers will receive a personalized analysis of their results within two weeks. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. RR.

WEE ONES

Nature Tots

Second and fourth Fridays, Jan. 24-May 22

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Toddlers ages 1 1/2-3, with an adult, will explore the wonders of nature through “loose parts” play while learning teamwork and sharing skills. There will be outside play each class. Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10 per class.

WINE & DINE

Corks & Forks

Feb. 21

The Lodge

Katherine Legge Memorial Park

5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7097

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Guests at this inaugural event will taste 12 specially chosen unique wines, each paired with a tapas-style course. This event is presented by the Village of Hinsdale, The Lodge at Katherine Legge Memorial Park, Hinsdale Wine Academy and Taste of Home Catering. Tickets are on sale through Feb. 14, available individually or for tables of eight ($20 surcharge). Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $64. RR

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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