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Community Events Calendar


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 10:57pm

Enjoy a drive-in screening of "Secret Life of Pets 2" at KLM Friday night. Turn to Page 22 for details.


D181 Virtual Student Art Exhibit

This exhibit showcases 153 student artists in kindergarten through eighth grade representing all District 181 schools, with a sound track provided by the CHMS and HMS Jazz Ensembles. The exhibit was created through a collaboration between the District 181 Foundation and District 181 art teachers.

Young Rembrandts E-drawing Class


Budding artists in kindergarten through fifth grade will have access to a series of fun, interactive drawing classes featuring Young Rembrandts founder Bette Better. The Group One series "Food Fun!" and Group Two series "Nature Stars" are available now; Group 3, "Pets in Action," will be released July 13. Participants can attend up to five classes per group. Internet access, a pencil, paper and markers are the only supplies needed. Registration is required. Cost: $48.

'UNEASE' virtual tour

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Community House's LyArts Program is sharing the award winning art work of recent Hinsdale Central graduate Emily Laughman, who took second place in the Illinois 6th District High School Art Competition in 2019 with her piece entitled, "Bite Your Tongue." The video at the website listed above features a Zoom interview with Laughman by The Community House's Jimmy McDermott and showcases her full series of works entitled "UNEASE." Laughman drew inspiration from her own experiences with mental health and the struggles that come with depression and anxiety. The images included might be disturbing or triggering to some.


HCS Junior Board Online Food Drive


19 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale

The HCS Family Services Jr. Board is sponsoring this food drive to help stock the shelves at the agency's food pantry. Needed items are peanut butter, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, pancake mix, tuna fish, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned vegetables, household cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers and bath soaps. Shop online with delivery to the address listed above or drop items off in the red bin outside the door (bin emptied daily). To make a cash donation, visit the website listed above.



9 W. First St.

(630) 755-5252

Indoor dining (one table), 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

Outdoor 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

Indoor dining (two tables) and outdoor seating, curbside pickup and non-contact delivery available for Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills. Hours: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday.

Casa Margarita

25 E. Hinsdale Ave.

(630) 455-9000

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

Egg Harbor

777 N. York Road

(630) 920-1344

Indoor and outdoor dining, 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

Outdoor seating, delivery, takeout and pickup available. Only three customers are allowed inside the shop at a time. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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 and outdoor dining, regular or non-contact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.

Harry & Eddie's

29 E. First St.

(630) 590-9047

Closed until further notice.

Hua Ting

777 N. York Road

(630) 789-0505

Indoor dining and 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 pickup, delivery and DoorDash delivery available. Purchase a $125 gift card for $100. Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

Jade Dragon

43 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-6959

Indoor dining and 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: 4 to 9 p.m., ordering starts at 3 p.m.

Page's Restaurant

26 1/2 E. First St.

(630) 323-9058

Indoor and outdoor dining and carryout available. To preorder doughnuts for weekend pickup, send a text to (708) 476-0900 by Friday evening. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

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 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Toni Patisserie & Café

51 S. Washington St.

(630) 789-2020

Indoor dining (two tables) and carryout available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.


112 S. Washington St.

(630) 537-1459

Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery available. Reservations are strong recommended. Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. daily.

Wild Ginger

44 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-1888

Carryout and delivery available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

YiaYia's Cafe

13 Grant Square

(630) 487-5600

Indoor and outdoor dining, carryout and delivery through DoorDash and Grubhub available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Virtual Vacation Bible School

July 6-10

The Hinsdale United Methodist Church invites kids to take a virtual trip on "Rocky Railway - Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through." Participants will enjoy opening and closing ceremonies, music lessons, crafts, service projects and games and snacks to try at home, all while learning to make a difference in their community with Jesus' help. Questions? Email Jennifer Austgen at [email protected] Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $25, which includes a T-shirt, supplies, access to videos and a gift bag


Woodland Family Hikes

July 18 & 25

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 719-2468

Explore seasonal themes on guided, family-paced hikes through the arboretum's diverse tree collections. The theme for July is Trolls and Forest Creatures. Hikes are a half-mile to one mile in length and geared toward families with children ages 4 and older. Strollers are welcome. Time: 11 a.m. to noon or 2 to 3 p.m. Cost: $17 per session. RR, MD


Soccer Made in America First Touch Camp

July 6-10 or 27-31

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

This Aleks Mihailovic Soccer Made In America soccer training camp focuses on beginning players ages 3-5, teaching them to handle the ball properly and fluently at their individual speed while introducing pure form. Each player must bring a size 3 soccer ball, shin guards and comfortable shoes. Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Cost: $79.

Kicks for Kids Soccer Skills

Tuesdays, July 7-28

(630) 789-7090

Kids age 6-10 will develop skills such as dribbling, balance, shooting, ball control, foot/eye coordination and agility in this online class, in which kids can see fellow classmates and their coach. A list of needed supplies is available in the online program guide. Time: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Cost: $36. RR

Baseball/Softball Skills & Conditioning

Tuesdays, July 7-28

(630) 789-7090

Kids age 7-11 will focus on bat grips, swing path, throwing techniques, pitcher grips, fielding skills and more in this online class, along with dynamic exercises for improving agility, range of motion, strength, flexibility and body control. A list of needed supplies is available in the online program guide. Time: 5:30 to 6 p.m. Cost: $36. RR

Hoops at the House

Wednesdays, July 8-29

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 6-10 will hone their ball-handling, footwork, shooting form and other basketball skills through this Zoom class. A list of needed supplies is available in the online program guide. Time: 4 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $36. RR

Super Sports Sampler

Thursdays, July 9-30

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 6-9 can join this interactive virtual sports class to work on the fundamentals of soccer, track and field, basketball and more to stay active and athletic at home. A list of needed supplies is available in the online program guide. Time: 5 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $36. RR

Lacrosse Skills & Conditioning

Thursdays, July 9-30

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 7-12 can join this virtual class to work on cradling, scooping, dodging, face-offs and other fundamentals along with strength and conditioning exercises to develop proper mechanics. Time: 5 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $36. RR

Track, Field & Fitness

Fridays, July 10-31

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 6-10 will learn the jumping, running and throwing skills involved in the sport of track and field while enhancing agility and strength, underscoring the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle. A list of needed supplies is available in the online program guide. Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Cost: $36. RR

Tiny Hawk Camp

July 27-31

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

The essentials of soccer and basketball will be introduced to boys and girls ages 3-5 in a safe environment with lots of encouragement. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand-eye coordination and skill development through a series of sport-specific games. Participants must wear athletic shoes. Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Cost: $59.

Free hockey classes


These free Zoom classes by HHD Hockey's coach Christian Hmura of Hinsdale will run about 45 minutes and will mimic HHD's small group, on-ice drills. Participants should wear workout attire and gym shoes and have a stick, gloves, green biscuit, golf ball and four black pucks. The Zoom access code will be emailed at 2:40 p.m. the day of the class. Time: 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. RR


Beginning Dragonfly and Damselfly ID

July 8 & 10

(630) 719-2468

Explore the fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies in this online class with The Morton Arboretum. The first session is an introduction to the natural history of the dragonfly, providing tools and techniques for identifying species commonly found in northern and central Illinois. Then put those new skills to work the following week in any local preserve, park - or one's own backyard. The second session will help with field questions and offer more advanced ID skills. In conclusion enjoy an overview of the cultural history of the dragonfly, its place in art, literature, music and even cuisine. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $46. RR, MD


Sustainable Gardening

July 8

(630) 719-2468

Learn to make a difference in one's own backyard with organic and conservation techniques allowing the landscape to thrive naturally, without the use of toxic chemicals or resource-heavy plants and maintenance. Hear about ways to conserve valuable resources such as water; how to create healthy soil with organic techniques, such as composting; how to replace harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides with earth-friendly options; and which plants, shrubs, and trees to plant to support wildlife, including pollinators. Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $23. RR, MD

Garden Walk: Perennial Care

July 16

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 719-2468

Stroll the arboretum's perennial beds to learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. The class will consist of 10 people or fewer (including arboretum staff), and participants must comply with current public health guidelines including social distancing and the use of face masks when indoors and when social distancing is not possible outdoors. Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: $37 (includes parking and admission). RR, MD


Rerouting: Choosing Post-Cancer Course

Mondays, July 6-Aug. 3

The transition period following cancer treatment brings new opportunities to make healthy lifestyle changes in one's diet, exercise, relationships and stress management. Join this online series to gain helpful information creating an action plan for one's post-cancer course. Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. RR

Men's & Women's Drop-in Support Groups

Every Tuesday

Men and women of all ages with a cancer diagnosis are invited to join online support groups to exchange questions, tips and support about physical and/or emotional experiences on the cancer journey. Times: noon to 1:30 p.m. for men, 3 to 4:30 p.m. for women. RR

Virtual counseling

(224) 770-2489

JourneyCare counselors will provide care and support for patients and families in need with online counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the number listed above for immediate assistance (24 hours a day, seven days a week) or complete the form available at the website listed above so the appropriate JourneyCare team member can follow up as soon as possible.


Tomorrow's History Today


The Hinsdale Historical Society is recording the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine for future generations and invites all ages to help by contributing pictures, videos, drawings and/or journal entries or a phone interview. Submissions can be of an individual, nature, about one's family or a loved one. Contributors should include their name, age and household makeup, and consider answers to these questions: How has your daily routine changed? Are you working from home? Has social isolation/distancing changed your work? Recreation? Communication with loved ones? Did you, or anyone you know get sick? How did you cope or prepare? What does your quarantine workspace look like? What quarantine activities and snacks are your favorites? To submit, visit the website listed above and email the submission to [email protected]; use the hashtag #HinsdaleAtHome and #HinsdaleHistory on Facebook and Instagram.


May the Code Be with You

July 6-10

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 7-12 will use their imaginations as they explore and imagine their way through the mysteries of outer space in this virtual class. They will learn the basics of coding and build fun and challenging Star Wars-themed programs. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $209. RR, MD

Where is Butterscotch the Bear?

July 15

Burlington Park

30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale

Butterscotch the Bear from Hinsdale Public Library is out and about in Burlington Park. Find all his hiding places to reveal the secret message! Time: All day.

Camp Half-Blood Escape Room

Through July 31

Step into the world of Percy Jackson and solve puzzles to win an epic game of capture flag at Camp Half-Blood in this virtual Hinsdale Public Library program. Access the digital escape room through the website listed above.

Bedtime Relaxation for Kids

Second and fourth Thursdays

Children ages 5-12 are invited to join in this guided meditation Zoom program from Wellness House to learn ways to calm their minds and relax their bodies to help ensure a good night's sleep. After initial registration, participants will receive ongoing, optional invitations to join in. This program is for families impacted by cancer. Time: 7 to 7:45 p.m. RR


Virtual Kitchen Tech: I Can Grill That?

July 8

Clever tools and techniques allow a surprising and interesting array of grillable proteins, sides, and dishes. Learn what can be grilled beyond burgers, steaks and brats, the tools needed and how to do it. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR


Farmer's Market

Mondays through Oct. 12

Burlington Park

30 E. Chicago Ave.

(630) 323-3952

The 44th annual market, sponsored by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, will feature vendors of fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, cheeses, meats and

poultry, jams and more. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Affordable pet care clinic

First Saturdays & third Tuesdays of month

Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center

21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale

(630) 323-5630, ext. 41

Pet owners struggling from job loss due to COVID-19 can receive basic, low-cost pet care services at this clinic. Service options and pricing are available at the website above; a pet food bank is also available to clinic attendees. Appointments are required, and curbside protocols will be followed - pets will be taken from and returned to the parking lot near the clinic door at the back of the facility. All attendees are asked to wear a face mask, The clinic is made possible by the Irving & Phyllis Millstein Foundation for Animal Welfare, Millstein Vaccination Program.

Hinsdale Bite Club: All American!

July 14

(630) 986-1976

Celebrate the Fourth of July (a little late) in this virtual program by sharing a favorite patriotic recipe and preparing another participant's favorite, followed by discuss. Include an email address when registering; online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. Time: 7 to 8 p.m.


Sorority recruitment


The Hinsdale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is available again this year to help rising college freshmen to navigate the college sorority recruitment process through online services. Those interested in sorority recruitment should fill out the questionnaire at the website listed above. A sample resume and additional information also is available on the website. Questions can be sent to [email protected]

Nominate a Regional Rock Star


Community Memorial Foundation is inviting folks to nominate a neighbor, colleague, co-worker or friend who is making a difference with acts of kindness, hope and gratitude, igniting hope and inspiring action as businesses, organizations and neighbors adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaborating on this effort are AMITA Health, the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, West Central Municipal Conference and the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Code Ninjas: Program & Play

July 6-10

Kids ages 10-14 are invited to take this online class as part of the Code Ninjas program. Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $179. RR

Code Ninjas: Roblox Royale

July 6-10 or July 13-17

Kids ages 9-14 are invited to take this online class as part of the Code Ninjas program. Time: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $179. RR

Teen Weekly DIY To Go

Mondays starting July 6

(630) 986-1976

Participants should register with the Hinsdale Public Library at least one week prior to the pick-up date; the library will provide pick-up instructions. RR

Intro to Java Programming

July 6-10

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 11-16 years are invited to take this bootcamp-style online program through The Community House to explore Java programming language, learn the basics and work on fun and challenging programs. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $209. RR, MD

Next Chapter Social Club: Simon Says and Freeze Dance!

July 16

(630) 986-1976

Individuals age 16 or older with developmental disabilities are invited to gather online for some lively games. Include an email address when registering; an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Parent & Child Sports & Stories

Tuesdays, July 7-28

(630) 789-7090

Children ages 3-5, with the help of a parent, will listen to a mind-awakening story, learn body challenging sports skills and enjoy some social time in this online class. Supplies needed include balls to kick and bounce, a laundry basket or box, two tennis balls, four cones, a scarf, a mitt and a broom or hockey stick. Time: 3:30 to 4 p.m. Cost: $36. RR

Parent & Child Track-sters & Fit-sters

Fridays, July 10-31

(630) 789-7090

Children ages 3-5, with the help of a parent, can follow along with instructors online to learn to do jumping jacks, squats, stretches and other fitness activities. Supplies needed include two tennis balls, four cones or plastic cups, a Frisbee, chalk and masking tape and a pool noodle. Time: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $36. RR


Tuesdays through July 28

(630) 986-1976

Join this weekly online storytime with the Hinsdale Public Library, with fingerplays and music. Include an email address when registering. Time: 10:30 to 11 a.m. RR


RR - registration required

MD - member discount


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