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November 21, 2019

The DuPage Jazz Ensemble will perform Nov. 24 at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn with special guest Victor Garcia, a Grammy-nominated and Chicago-area trumpeter.

ARTFULLY DONE

Sketches from the Field reception

Nov. 26

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

Celebrate this 2nd Floor Gallery exhibit of drawings by artist William Blake. Meet the artist and enjoy appetizers and refreshments while taking in the stunning works. The exhibit is open now through the end of December. RSVP to Jimmy McDermott at jmcdermott@thecommunityhouse.org. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. RR

Studio Vino: Wine & Paint

Dec. 13

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

The studio, canvas, paints, brushes and stemware will be supplied in this relaxed atmosphere for any skill level. Create a uniquely themed project, guided by an instructor, that can be taken home at the end of the night. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $45. RR, MD

FAMILY FUN

Cookies and Canvas

Nov. 23

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

This class for kids ages 6 1/2 and older, along with parents, combines paints and sweets. Work with all kinds of painting approaches and take the creations home. Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25. RR, MD

Daddy Day

Dec. 7

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Dads can enjoy doughnuts, coffee, and spending time with their kids while having fun with a huge Hot Wheels track, Legos and other different activities. Hours: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Cookies and Canvas

Dec. 14

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

This class for kids ages 6 1/2 and older, along with parents, combines paints and sweets. Work with all kinds of painting approaches and then take the creations home. Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25. RR, MD

GAME ON

5 Star Black Friday Soccer Camp

Nov. 29

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to this co-ed mini-camp focused on developing fundamental technique, while creating an atmosphere that unlocks the game within each child. Campers need to bring a ball; a T-shirt is included. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $85. RR, MD

Peppermint Pickleball Tournament

Dec. 2

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

This round-robin tournament for intermediate and advanced players will feature three courts and 18 players. Medals and prizes will be presented to winners, and a fun skills competition will follow the tournament. Register by Nov. 26. Call Bill at (630) 272-7152 with questions. Time: 6 p.m. check-in & warm-up, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. play. Cost: $25. RR

GREAT OUTDOORS

Tree Bath

Nov. 24

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

(708) 839-6897

https://www.fpdcc.com

Adults 18 and older are invited to explore the benefits of “forest bathing” by being immersed among the trees and awakening the senses to the sights, smells and sounds of nature. Time: 10 a.m. RR

Wildlife Encounters: Bobcat

Nov. 24

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

525 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-6200

https://www.dupageforest.org

Join a naturalist and animal keeper to experience first-hand positive reinforcement training with the center’s resident bobcat. The bobcat program is offered every Sunday through Dec. 29. The program is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $50. RR

Fall Hike

Nov. 30

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

(630) 257-2045

https://www.fpdcc.com

Enjoy a naturalist-led hike in the crisp fall air. Time: 1 p.m.

Cast-Iron Cooking

Dec. 7

Churchill Woods

900 W. St. Charles Road, Lombard

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

Help prepare a hearty meal over an open campfire while learning tips for cooking with cast iron. The program is for ages 8 and up; those under 18 must be with an adult. Participants should meet at the campground on the south side of St. Charles Road, dress for the weather and bring water. Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $20. RR

Stairs, Stories and S’mores

Dec. 14

Swallow Cliff Woods-North

Calumet Sag Road and Route 83 near Palos Park

(708) 386-4042

https://www.fpdcc.com

Enjoy stair climbing, storytelling, sledding, snowshoeing (weather permitting) and making s’mores. Hours: noon to 3 p.m.

​HEALTH & WELLNESS

Quick Steps to an Enhanced You

Dec. 3

Wellness House

131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 323-5150

https://www.wellnesshouse.org

Learn tips on dealing with some of the aesthetic side effects of cancer treatment, like how to tie scarves, apply make-up and create eyebrows to improve appearance and raise confidence. The program is for diagnosed individuals. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. RR

Eye Health During Cancer Treatment

Dec. 5

Wellness House

131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 323-5150

https://www.wellnesshouse.org

Different types of cancer treatment can cause changes to one’s sight and vision. Learn from Dr. Treacy Adamo of Hinsdale about common vision-related side effects, overall ocular health and preventative eye care measures. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. RR

Heart Saver CPR

Dec. 7

Hinsdale Fire Department

121 Symonds Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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

JUST FOR KIDS

‘No School’ Studio

Nov 25 & 26

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Kids ages 6-12 can get away from their screens and make something amazing in the art studio. Various materials will be available to create projects to take home. Times: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $50 per session. RR

Amazing Race

Nov. 25

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Travel around the Youth Department, face challenges and win prizes — if you can finish the race. Hours: 11:30 to 3 p.m.

3D Video Game Design

Mondays, Nov. 25-Dec. 16

Burr Ridge Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 8-12 will create 3D games for the PC version of Kodu, Microsoft’s game design platform, Learn rapid game design while developing an understanding of underlying game mechanics. Choose from 20 different game characters and use an interactive terrain editor, a bridge and path builder, and other tools to create a game world. Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost: $76. RR

Make Your (Book)Mark

Nov. 26

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Drop in and make a custom bookmark from a variety of designs. The program is recommended for preschool to elementary age. Hours: 11:30 to 3 p.m.

Basic Roller Skating

Dec. 3-Jan. 25

Revolution Skate

1300 S. Main St., Lombard

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 6-10 will learn to roller figure skate with nationally certified coaches, fun games and activities. Students will be evaluated on their progress with coach feedback available online. Medals are presented to students every time they pass eight new skills. Skate rental is included and all new skaters receive a free T-shirt at their first class. Sign up for the Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday sessions. Times: 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $155.

NOTEWORTHY

DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble

Nov. 24

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

https://www.atthemac.org

The concert features a jazz ensemble repertoire written and/or arranged by such renowned artists as Thad Jones, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Herbie Hancock, Frank Foster, Charles Mingus and Horace Silver. Grammy-nominated and Chicago-area trumpeter Victor Garcia will perform with the ensemble. Time: 3 p.m. Tickets: $7.

ON SCREEN

Black Friday Movie

Nov. 29

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Still stuffed from Thanksgiving? Go to the library to hang out and watch a movie. Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

ON STAGE

Macbeth

Through Nov. 24

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

https://www.atthemac.org

College Theater presents Shakespeare’s tragic play, in which Macbeth’s desire to be king and pressure by three witches lead him and his wife Lady Macbeth to choose a brutal and ill-fated path of greed, ego and morality with devastating consequences. The play features mature themes and language. Times: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $16, $14 for students.

‘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.L. 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 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: $60-$75, $55 for senior matinées.

RUNS & WALKS

Beat the Bird

Nov. 28

Fullersburg Woods/Graue Mill

York and Spring roads, Oak Brook

https://www.endureitsports.com

Be one with nature on this beautiful 5K (3.1 mile) trail run through the rolling hills of Fullersburg Woods that benefits Chicago Hope Academy, located in Chicago’s Near West side, The non-denominational college and life preparatory school is dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is not allowed in the Graue Mill or Fullersburg lots. The biggest donation chooses from prizes. The race will take place in any weather. Time: 9 a.m. Cost: $45

SENIOR SCENE

Ageless Yoga

Fridays, Nov. 22-Dec. 27

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This class is designed primarily for seniors with limited mobility, using modified classic yoga exercises, easy standing poses and low impact work in a chair to improve strength and flexibility. Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $50. RR

Navigating the Holidays with Dementia

Dec. 5

Aging Care Connections

111 W. Harris Ave., La Grange

(708) 603-2277

https://www.agingcareconnections.org

The holiday season can be stressful when a loved one is dealing with an advanced illness or dementia. Learn how to make these events joyous and moments that will last a lifetime at this talk as part of the Seminar and a Snack Series. RSVP to the number listed above or to rvitali@agingcareconnections.org. Time: 10 to 11 a.m. RR

SPECIAL EVENTS

Technology Open Lab

Dec. 5

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Library staff members will be on hand to help answer computer and handheld device questions. The portable open lab has internet-enabled computers equipped with Microsoft Office, so guests do need not bring their laptops. Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Sales Party

Dec. 7

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

https://www.atthemac.org

Ticket buyers attending this even can save 10 percent off the price of tickets to the MAC’s holiday performances as well as shows in the 2020 winter/spring presentations while avoiding handling fees. Attendees will also be among the first to be able to purchase tickets for the “Frida Kahlo 2020” exhibition coming to the Cleve Carney Art Museum from June through August. Those purchasing tickets to two or more events will also receive a free “Frida Kahlo 2020” tote bag, while supplies last. Gift certificates will also be available, and visitors will be treated to free food, entertainment and photos with Santa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holiday Memorial Candlelighting Service

Dec. 7

Adolf Funeral Home

7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook

(630) 325-2300

donna@adolfservices.com

Join this special time of remembrance and light a candle. Family and friends are welcome. RSVP to the phone number or email listed above. Time: 2 p.m.

Stepping back

History of St. James Farm

Nov. 25

Robert R. McCormick House

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

(630) 260-8162

https://www.cantigny.org

Kevin Davis, St. James Farm Forest Preserve researcher and volunteer, will present an overview of Cantigny’s neighbor to the south, including insight into the lives of St. James resident Chauncey McCormick, cousin of Robert R. McCormick, and his son, Brooks. Time: 3 p.m. Admission: Free with $5 parking. RR

The Ghost Army

Dec. 5

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

(630) 668-5161

https://www.cantigny.org

Author and documentary filmmaker Rick Beyer discusses “The Ghost Army of World War II,” his book on the top-secret Army unit that employed battlefield trickery to fool the enemy and gain strategic advantage. Time: 7 p.m.

TEENS & TWEENS

Teen DIY To Go

Throughout November

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Teens are invited to pick up a DIY kit in the teen lounge during the month. Stay and make the project at the library or take it home.

WEE ONES

Tiny Tots Roller Skating

Dec. 3-Jan. 25

Revolution Skate

1300 S. Main St., Lombard

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 3-5 will learn to roller skate from nationally certified instructors using games, toys, songs and activities. Coach feedback is available online and students receive medals every time they pass eight new skills. Skate rental is included. Courses are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays. Times: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:35 to 10:20 a.m. Saturdays. Cost: $135. RR

Animal Crackers

Thursdays, Dec. 5-19

Burr Ridge Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 1-3 with a parent will explore a different animal each week through stretches, movement, crafts and other activities all revolving around the animal of the day. Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $50. RR

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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