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Last updated 12/3/2020 at 12:03am


The Fashions of Frida with Kathy Baum

Dec. 17

Frida Kahlo’s self-expression went beyond paint and canvas. The choices she made in what she wore communicated her inner life and outward persona. In this talk, explore how she used costume as an art form and influenced the world of fashion through her keen intelligence and artistic vision. The program is free but donations to McAninch Arts Center are appreciated. Time: 7 p.m. RR

Hinsdale Art Display

Through Dec. 31

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

The Hinsdale Public Library invites young Hinsdale artists to submit an original piece of artwork or a copy to be displayed in the Youth Services Department. Submissions will be accepted in person or via email at [email protected] Artwork will not be returned.



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

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

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

Egg Harbor

777 N. York Road

(630) 920-1344

Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fontano’s Subs

9 S. Lincoln St.

(630) 789-0891

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.

Fuller House

35 E. First St.

(630) 568-5466

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.

Giuliano’s Ristorante

40 Village Place

(630) 734-1500

Regular or noncontact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.

Hua Ting

777 N. York Road

(630) 789-0505

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

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.

Jade Dragon

43 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-6959

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

Outdoor dining in heated tent, curbside pickup available. Hours: lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays, dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Page’s Restaurant

26 1/2 E. First St.

(630) 323-9058

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.

(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

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.

(630) 537-1459

Temporarily closed.

Wild Ginger

44 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-1888

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

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.


I’m a Scientist: I Need That Fat!

Dec. 17

(708) 839-6897

This Facebook Live program from Little Red Schoolhouse will investigate and conduct an experiment showing how animals stay warm in the winter. See the Little Red Schoolhouse Facebook page above for the materials needed. Time: 10 a.m.


Red, White and Blues fundraiser


Due to the pandemic, this fundraiser for Operation Support Our Troops-America is online this year, and active-duty military and their families need assistance. Donate to help them continue serving and know they are not forgotten. The live event will return in October 2021.

Queen of Hearts drawing

Tuesdays ongoing

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. 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).


Forest preserve permit sale


(630) 933-7248

DuPage County Forest Preserve annual 2021 permits are currently on sale for off-leash dog areas, private watercraft, stand-up paddleboarding, model crafts and the archery range. Customers are encouraged to buy their permits online, by phone, via fax or U.S. mail due to the pandemic. The expiration date for 2020 permits has been extended to Jan. 31. Senior citizens age 65 and older and military veterans who have qualified for a free permit in the past will automatically receive credit for their 2021 permit upon completion of their online transaction. Visit the website above and click “Registration & Permits” and “Permits/Passes” to add the desired permit to the cart.

Winter Tree ID

Dec. 14 & 17

(630) 719-2468

Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter in this Zoom class from The Morton Arboretum. Use clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark and branching patterns. The class will kick off with a self-paced online lesson, with reading material, short videos, interactive activities and quizzes to check understanding. The lesson be available from Dec. 7 and should be completed prior to the live Zoom sessions. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $46. RR, MD

Botanical Names Demystified

Dec. 17

(630) 719-2468

Learn to call plants by their botanical names in this self-guided online class. Discover the in’s and out’s of the scientific naming of plants, understand why these naming conventions are useful and important and get tips and tricks for pronunciation while learning botanical names for 40 common plant species that are native to Illinois. The 90-minute self-paced program consists of e-learning modules with reading material, short videos, interactive activities and quizzes; it does not need to be completed in one sitting. Cost: $23. RR


Deep Relaxation for Stress Relief and Well-Being

Dec. 5

Yoga therapist Cecily Hunt will help participants raise their consciousness to a space of peace, well-being, harmony and balance in this online course. Time: 11 a.m. RR

Self-Hypnosis for Healing Power in a Contagious World

Dec. 8

The Rev. C. Scot Giles, a medical hypnotist, will teach how to use the power of the subconscious mind to cope with stress, fortify the body’s health and vitality, and find ways to be hopeful and positive about the future. This program is for people who have been touched by cancer. Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. RR

Overcoming Fatigue During Cancer

Dec. 17

Dr. Sarah Thilges, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Loyola University Medical Center, will talk about why fatigue and sleep problems can occur during cancer as well as strategies and activities to help manage these effects. Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. RR


Virtual Origami and Paper Craft

Dec. 7-11

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 9-11 will learn to make beautiful creations from just a piece of paper in this KidzToPros virtual program. An instructor will lead kids through the creation of fantastic origami art with increasing complexity, including origami-enhanced media for sending one-of-a-kind notes and letters. Participants will need paper, pencils, coloring supplies and scissors/tape/glue. Colored paper is optional. Time: 3 to 4 p.m. Cost: $89. RR

Winter Reading Challenge

Dec. 14

(630) 986-1976

The weather might be cold, but the competition is heating up! Fill out your reading bingo card to win various prizes. Register online using the link under the events section.

Virtual Winter Camp

Dec. 21-23 or Dec. 28-30

Kids in first through sixth grades can explore winter and wildlife in their own neighborhood during these three-day online programs that include self-paced content and a 30-minute online session daily between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with an arboretum educator. Time Cost: $65. RR, MD

Virtual Balloon Animal Making

Mondays ongoing

(630) 789-7090

Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45-minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). Parents will have a blast if they join the experience. Sign up for multiple days since each session makes different animals. Ideal class age is 7 or older. (Note: you will need your own balloons and balloon pump. The pump and balloons cost about $13, and places to purchase them will be provided to registrants.) Attend class at your leisure. Links to password protected videos available upon registration. Time: noon to 12:45 p.m. Cost: $13. RR


Mostly Mozart

Through Dec. 6

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra musicians will be joined by acclaimed pianist Ran Dank in performing Mozart’s elegant Piano Concert No. 14 in E-flat Major through an innovative use of video technology in this virtual on-demand concert. Also featured on the program is a work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an imaginative composer of delightful and expressive music. Those purchasing tickets will receive a link to the program viewing screen. Tickets: $28 for adults, $25 for seniors.

American Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions

Beginning Dec. 6

Youth ages 7-18 who play strings, winds, brass and percussion (including piano) are invited to audition for the Downers Grove-based AYSO by video via Dropbox. Candidates should prepare one piece/movement, level appropriate, up to five minutes in length; memorization is strongly encouraged. Students must have a minimum of two years of instruction/playing experience on their instrument. Additional audition dates are Jan. 24, March 7, May 2 and June 27. Spaces are limited. Cost: $25

College of DuPage’s Chamber Orchestra

Dec. 8

The Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Bauman, will perform this livestream concert. The ensemble, consisting of student and community members, performs traditional literatures for small orchestra/chamber music from the 1600s through the 21st century as well as less traditional chamber orchestra styles such as jazz, contemporary classical, theater and film music. Registrants will receive an email with the link to access the concert online. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $7 per household.

College of DuPage Chamber Singers

Dec. 10

This group specializes in 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. Contemporary music includes major composers, avant-garde music and arrangements of folk, ethnic and popular music. Registrants will receive an email with the link to access the concert online. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $7 per household.

Amy Speace

Dec. 12

A modern folksinger whose music nods to the genre’s 1970s glory days, Amy Speace has spent two decades chronicling the high marks, heartbreaks and hard roads of a life logged on the road. She will perform via livestream as part of the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series usually held at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale. Time: 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $12.


SDFA Theatre Workshops

Dec. 10 & 17

Stage Door Fine Arts Theatre presents the virtual workshops “Nail Your Audition” on Dec. 10 and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on Dec. 17. The programs are for youth ages 7-17 and will benefit actors of all experience levels, offering tips on monologues, voice and diction, characterization, physical acting, and musical theater dance using games, drills and simple scenes. Times: 4 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 7-12; 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 11-17. Cost: $50. RR, MD

“It’s a Wonderful (Western Springs) Life!

Dec. 12-Jan. 9

(708) 246-3380

“It’s A Wonderful Western Springs Life” is a funny, heartwarming tribute to the classic holiday film and will be available digitally (streamed on Vimeo) in time for Christmas. It features a cast of more than 100 from The Theatre of Western Springs and The Children’s Theatre of Western Springs and is co-directed by TWS artist-in-residence Greg Kolack and CTWS children’s director Lindsey Branson, with a screenplay by Eddie Sugarman, the executive artistic director at TWS. Tickets: a $10 per viewer donation is recommended.


Spruce Shuffle 5K Run and Walk

Dec. 12

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

Come run the newly imagined Spruce Shuffle 5K allowing runners to maintain a safe distance apart on a course through the breathtakingly scenic, early winter landscape of the arboretum. Participants select a start time when registering, Alternatively, runners can participate in the Virtual Spruce Shuffle on a course and date of their choosing. Proceeds from the event go to support the arboretum’s work to plant and protect trees. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $45 through Nov. 30, then $47. RR, MD


Literary Gardens

Dec. 4

(630) 719-2468

Join master gardener and natural history writer Cindy Crosby in this online program looking at great (and not-so-great) gardens in literature and poetry. From Agatha Christie’s mystery series to Brother Cadfael’s medieval herb garden to Michael Pollan’s garden in “Second Nature” to the “secret garden” beloved of children’s literature, there are so many gardens that helped shape the books we love to read. Discover how gardens and garden imagery figure in the works of Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Goudge, Rumer Godden, May Sarton, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Henry Mitchell, Barbara Kingsolver, Lewis Carroll and many more. Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $23. RR, MD

Hinsdale Bite Club: Online Cooking Resources

Dec. 15

(630) 986-1976

Share favorite cooking YouTube channels and blogs, including a recipe recommendation or two, and learn where other home cooks find their inspiration. Include an email address when registering to receive the online meeting invitation. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR


Virtual Dessert With History

Dec. 10

All ages are invited to mark the remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day with a livestream presentation by Kirby Larson, author of youth books about World War II including “The Spirit of Aloha,” the “Dogs of World War II” series and the Newberry Honor Book “Hattie Big Sky.” Larson will speak about her experience as a writer, historical events that shaped her novels and the resilience of the characters. While listening, make the special WWII dessert uncooked chocolate pie (recipe available online). Time: 5 to 6:15 p.m. RR


Robert R. McCormick: The Colonel of Cantigny

Dec. 17

Jeffrey Anderson, interpretation manager at the McCormick House, will share insights into Col. Robert McCormick’s military service in this virtual Zoom program as part of the Lunch & Learn series. McCormick, iconic owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, had a unique military career that had a profound impact on his life and legacy, especially his role in the Battle of Cantigny in World War I. The program is for ages 14 and up; a Zoom link will be sent out two hours before the program. Time: noon to 1 p.m. RR


KidzToPros Virtual Web Design 1

Dec. 14-18

630) 789-7090

Web Design Level 1 teaches students how to create dynamic, visually-appealing websites. They’ll learn the foundations of front-end web development and how to create their own web page by considering layout, responsive pages, dynamic content and more. Students will learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with programming languages and how they all work together to create beautiful, purpose drive web pages. By the end of camp, students will have created a portfolio website and showcased their programming project. Requirements: Windows, ChromeOS or MacOS laptop/desktop computer. Time: 3 to 4 p.m. Cost: $89. RR

JackBox Party Games

Dec. 18

(630) 986-1976

Will you be the big winner? Join this Zoom event for an action-packed afternoon of JackBox Party Games. Please provide an email address at registration. Time: 4 to 5 p.m. RR


Nature for Little Ones: Wish for Snow

Dec. 5

Early childhood learners and their parents are invited to learn about snow and winter in this Facebook Live program from Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland. Find the link on the website listed above. Time: 10 a.m.

Budding Naturalists

Dec. 18

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

Kids age 4-6 can take a closer look at nature and local wildlife through sketching, hiking, collecting, open play and more. This is a drop-off program and children should be dressed for the outdoors (weather permitting). Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $19. RR


RR - registration required

MD - member discount


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