Community Events Calendar
Last updated 6/16/2021 at 11:25pm
Burr Ridge Art Fair
Burr Ridge Village Center
701 Village Center Drive
More than 100 artisans and makers will be displaying and selling accessibly-priced paintings, jewelry, furniture, clothing, skin care, home decor and more. The festival will be handicap-accessible and open to all ages. Attendance will be time-slotted and masks are required. Reservations are encouraged. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Frida Kahlo's Creativity: Staging Art, Staging Life
In this virtual program, Tufts University professor Adriana Zavala will explore Kahlo's creativity in the context of the cultural renaissance that followed the Mexican Revolution, offering a close examination of several of the artist's most important paintings and exploring how her self-adornment and the creative arrangement of her home and garden were equally important modes of creative expression. Admission includes access to a live Zoom Q&A with Zavala immediately following the lecture. Time: 7 p.m.
Football club golf outing
Chicago Highlands County Club
2 Bluebird Trail, Westchester
The Hinsdale Central Football Club will hold its seventh annual alumni & friends golf outing, featuring lunch and dinner along with drinks, contests and prizes. Registration is available for golf or dinner only. Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, 6 to 9 p.m. dinner. Cost: $350, $100 for dinner & drinks only. 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.
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.
Indoor dining, delivery available through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Hours: noon to 9 p.m.
29 E. First St.
Indoor and outdoor dining, carryout and delivery available. Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
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.
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 dining, regular or noncontact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.
777 N. York Road
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.
8 E. First St.
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.
43 S. Washington St.
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.
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.
26 1/2 E. First St.
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.
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.
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.
Indoor and outdoor dining. Hours: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays.
44 S. Washington St.
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.
13 Grant Square
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
Build a Bug Hotel
5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale
Join Hinsdale Parks and Recreation's free Unplug & Play activity building a bug hotel using recycled items from home and nature to use in the at-home garden. Participants should bring items home for hotel construction material, such as empty plastic pop bottles, milk cartons, toilet paper rolls and/or shoe boxes. All ages are welcome. Time: 6 to 7 p.m. RR
FOR A CAUSE
Fun Walk/Run for ACS
Central Park (North Fields)
1315 Kensington Rd, Oak Brook
In memory of Hinsdale resident, wife and mom Rachel Hudson, this 3-mile walk/run event has been organized to raise money for the American Cancer Society and help bring the community together. Kids are encouraged to collect sponsorships from family and friends Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk Outdoor Edition
The Hinsdale Historical Society is hosting this special tour of homes' outdoor living spaces, with proceeds to benefit the Hinsdale Historical Society. Homes are at 321 N. Adams St., 614 W. Maple St., 430 E. Third St. (a.m. only), 24 Washington Circle, 827 S. Garfield Ave., and 413 E. 57th St., all in Hinsdale, and 6191 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge. Times: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 to 8 p.m. (six homes on afternoon tour). Cost: $55. RR
Mondays, July 12-Aug. 2
Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale
Kids age 5-7 will learn the game and expand the skills of dribbling, passing and shooting in a noncompetitive environment. Teamwork, participation and good sportsmanship are stressed. A game will be played at the end of each class. Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $42. RR
Summer Solstice Hike
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
Join this sunset stroll and meet one of the center's animal ambassadors after the hike. All ages are welcome, and participants should bring binoculars; limited pairs will be available to loan. Masks and physical distancing are required. Time: 8 p.m. RR
DuPage for Pollinators Bioblitz
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District invites nature fans to join this effort to raise public awareness of these important animals. To participate, take photos June 21-27 of any pollinators - hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, etc. - anywhere in DuPage County and upload them to the free iNaturalist app available for smartphones (participants should join the "DuPage Monarch Project: Communities Protecting Pollinators Bioblitz 2021" on the app). Free online tutorials showing how to input data into the iNaturalist app will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. June 17 and 9 to 10 a.m. June 18 through the app. Ecologists will then review the images to get a better idea of conditions in wild DuPage.
Get Growing! Expo
8400 31st St.
This exhibit will feature beautiful garden displays and floral and home-related ideas to help guests get planting in their own green spaces. There also will be educational seminars at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on plants for pollinators, food gardening tips and tricks, and the FUNdamentals of container design with annuals. Author and illustrator Flora Caputo will be share her expertise on using pollinator plants in containers and Make-N-Take Terrarium workshops will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. daily. Additionally, mobile plant boutique Plant Truck Chicago will sell items. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: Free with zoo admission of $24.95, $17.95 for ages 3-11, and $19.95 for age 65 and over, free for ages 2 and under plus $15 parking.
Community Garden Plot Program
Through Oct. 31
700 E. Walnut St., Hinsdale
Residents and nonresidents are invited to join Hinsdale's Community Garden Plot Program. Six raised garden plots measuring 4-by-6 feet each will be available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Plots include dirt only. Renters can keep whatever their plot produces. All gardeners must agree to follow the rules and guidelines of the garden plot manual. Renters must be at least age 18. Cost: $25 per plot, $40 for nonresidents.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Hot Topics in Breast Cancer
Join top oncologists, surgeons and healthcare professionals in the Chicagoland area to learn about the latest updates in the research and treatment of breast cancer. Sessions include Updates in Breast Cancer Treatment and Research Panel from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 19, Updates in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 22, Surgical Management of Lymphedema from 2:30 to 4 p.m. June 23, Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 24 and Advocating for Yourself as a Breast Cancer Patient from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 29. RR
D181 Middle School Student Art Exhibit
This virtual exhibit showcases 63 student artists from Clarendon Hills Middle School and Hinsdale Middle School, with a soundtrack provided by the CHMS and HMS Jazz Ensembles. It was created through a collaboration between the District 181 Foundation and the middle school art teachers.
JUST FOR KIDS
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Hinsdale Public Library
20 E. Maple St.
Kids in preschool through second grade with a caregiver are invited to decorate the library's south patio and sidewalks with chalk art. Participants can sign up for one of two sessions and should wear sunscreen and play clothes. Time: 10:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 to 11 a.m. RR
Little Free Library Scavenger Hunt
Through June 30
Get exercise and fresh air through this Hinsdale Public Library activity inviting kids to hunt around Hinsdale for all of the Little Free Library book sharing boxes within specified boundaries. Fill in the street names under photos of the boxes on the entry form and hand in the form to enter the contest and possibly receive a prize. Pick up an entry forms in Youth Services; completed forms must be submitted by June 30.
Film Discussion: 'The Long Shadow'
Join Illinois libraries in a special screening of "The Long Shadow" in recognition of Juneteenth. "The Long Shadow" follows Emmy-Award winning director Frances Causey as she traces her family's legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States, which began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. Stream the film from June 21-28 and join a Zoom Q&A with Causey at 7 p.m. June 24. RR
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Ave.
The CTWS High School Repertory program will perform this beloved Shakespearean comedy, set in Athens and consisting of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta and characters who find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies that manipulate the humans and are engaged in their own domestic intrigue. The show will be performed on the theater's new outdoor stage and all performances are BYOC or "bring your own chair". Masks are required and seating will be limited and socially distanced. The play runs about 90 minutes with no intermission. Times: 7 p.m. June 18, 3 p.m. June 19. Tickets: $15.
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
June 19-20 & 24-27
Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Ave.
The Theatre of Western Springs' production of this beloved Shakespearean comedy will be performed on the theater's new outdoor stage. All performances are BYOC or "bring your own chair"; masks are required and seating will be limited and socially distanced. The play runs about 90 minutes with no intermission. Times: 7 p.m. plus 3 p.m. matinee June 20, 26 & 27. Tickets: $15.
Christian Church of Clarendon Hills
5750 Holmes Ave.
BAMtheatre will stage its high school and college mainstage production, with ABBA's hits telling the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father set on a Greek island paradise. Automatic social distancing will be applied to each order for patrons' safety. Times: 7 p.m. June 24-25, 2 and 7 p.m. June 26. Tickets: $23-$26.
June 24-Aug. 26
30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale
This annual concert series sponsored by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce returns this summer, with the Millennials performing June 24. Beer, wine and food are available for purchase; private alcohol is prohibited. Bring chairs and blankets. Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursdays through Aug. 26
4100 Route 53, Lisle
Mingle while enjoying live music surrounded by beautiful trees on the arboretum's picturesque Frost Hill through this summer concert series. The Beaux will perform tonight, Semple on June 24. Visitors can bring any kind of sealed, nonalcoholic beverages; reusable bottles need to be empty upon arrival. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. (admission starts at 5:15 p.m.). Tickets: $13, $5 for children. RR, MD
Dancin' in the Street
Wednesdays, June 23-July 28
Downtown Clarendon Hills
Clarendon Hills' 2021 concert series will kick off June 23 with acoustic musicians playing throughout the downtown in and around Prospect Avenue. Prospect from Park Avenue to the BNSF railroad will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Parking is available in the Metra commuter parking lot at Prospect and Ann Street. Hours: 6 to 9 p.m.
Hinsdale Farmers Market
Mondays through Oct. 25
30 E. Chicago Ave.
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.
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3-Course Summer Outdoor Dining
Join this virtual Hinsdale Public Library program featuring chef Susan Maddox presenting recipes perfect for the season. Registrants will be contacted when the project materials are available for pickup and with an online meeting invitation. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. RR
Hinsdale: The 2020 Experience
Tuesdays to Saturdays through July 3
302 S Grant St.
This exhibit from the Hinsdale Historical Society, in partnership with the D181 Foundation and Molly Haworth of Little Blue Prints Art Studio, features creative work by Hinsdaleans of all ages including the District 181 Foundation's Young Writers Book: The 2020 Project Student Reflections on a Pandemic Year. Also on display are works by local artists Megan Arndt, David Marcet, Maureen Claffy and Jimmy McDermott and organizations including The Community House, Hinsdale Central and The Hinsdalean. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon or by appointment at (630) 789-2600.
Summer Beer Tasting
4100 Route 53, Lisle
The arboretum's popular beer and cider festival will feature 20 local craft breweries serving seasonal and flagship brews, ciders and meads at tasting booths in beautiful surroundings. Tickets are available every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets : $60. RR, MD
Lyons Township High School South Campus
4900 Willow Springs Road, Western Springs
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82, Western Springs) and state Sen. John Curran (R-41, Downers Grove) will host their annual collection of household items, including electronics (no TVs, hard drives or CRT monitors), prescription drugs (no needles or liquids), keys, hearing aids, musical instruments and more. A full list of acceptable items can be found on the website above. Residential paper shredding will also be available. Participants will not need to exit their vehicles. Hours: 8:30 to 11 a.m.
320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale
Join Hinsdale Public Library librarians for stories, fingerplays and music in the park. The program is recommended for ages 2-5. Time: 10:30 to 11 a.m. RR
RR - registration required
MD - member discount