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Community Events Calendar


Last updated 8/5/2020 at 10:34pm

Enjoy a guided, outdoor walking tour of Mayslake Peabody Estate on one of three dates in August. For more details, turn to Page 26. (photo courtesy of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District)


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 series "Food Fun!", "Nature Stars" and "Pets in Action" are all available. 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.


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 Door Dash available. 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.

Corner Bakery Cafe

42 E. Hinsdale Ave..

(630) 850-7587

Indoor dining and curbside pickup. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 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.


Reptiles Go Virtual

Aug. 6 & 7

Experience the Traveling World of Reptiles Show in this online program hosted by state Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82, Western Springs) and state Sen. John F. Curran (R-41, Downers Grove). Visit the website above on Aug. 6 to check out snakes and lizards, then return on Aug. 7 to see frogs, tortoises and a spider.


Virtual baby shower for new colt

Aug. 1-Sept. 7

Celebrate the birth of Danada Equestrian Center's new colt, Duke, and his mother, Daisy, by contributing to a virtual baby shower fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to raise $3,000 to cover veterinary, training and other expenses during Duke's first year of care. Donors contributing $20 or more will receive a hand-drawn portrait of Duke or a Danada horse of choice created by Danada staff and volunteers. Any extra proceeds will support Danada's 13 lesson horses. Born May 25, Duke is the first horse born at the center in 10 years. Throughout the fundraising campaign, exclusive short videos and photos featuring Duke's growth, training and silly antics will be featured on Danada's Facebook page. Visitors may also stop by the center to see Duke and Daisy turned out to pasture daily in one of the paddocks between 8 and 8:30 a.m., weather permitting, but should not feed or touch the horses.

Blood drive

Aug. 20

Outside Amita Health Hinsdale's Elmwood Hall

121 N. Elm St.

(847) 305-9998

This blood drive will take place in a mobile coach, with social distancing measures in place. Donors are required to bring and wear face masks. Appointments are encouraged, and a photo ID is required. Hours: 1 to 5 p.m.

Willowbrook Corner fundraiser

Ongoing (search "Willowbrook Corner")

Contribute to this fundraiser to benefit the The Community House's Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning program impacting kids and families just 10 minutes from Hinsdale. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, funding is crucial to keep the doors of this program open, providing mentors who support the students, counseling services to youth and families who need it and financial literacy education in order to cultivate a greater understanding of what it means to have financial stability.


Super Sports Sampler

Thursdays, Aug. 6-27

(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 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, Aug. 6-27

(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


Forest Hikes

Wednesdays through Sept. 2

Fullersburg Woods

3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook

(630) 850-8110

Enjoy the wonders of the preserves with a naturalist, and get some healthy exercise on a brisk 90-minute walk. The program is for ages 18 and up. Participants must bring a face mask that covers the nose and mouth and wear it if there's less than six feet between group members. Participants should bring water and a snack. Times: 9 to 10:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. or 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $5 (credit card only).


Prairie Ethnobotany

July 31 & Aug. 7

(630) 719-2468

Learn how humans have used prairie plants over the course of two live online sessions with The Morton Arboretum. The prairie once served us as pharmacy, grocery store, fuel source, fortune teller and purveyor of love charms. Learn about the historical and traditional uses of many vibrant summer blooms and grasses. Online sessions are highly engaging, with the opportunity to interact with your instructor and classmates. In between class meetings, continue your learning with an independent assignment that can be done from home or in nearby nature. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $46. RR, MD


Aerial Tree Yoga

Select Tuesdays & Fridays through Sept. 22

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 719-2468

Stretch, strengthen and release stress while having fun cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees. Aerial yoga is suitable for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Participants must comply with social distancing guidelines. Times: 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Fridays. Cost: $27. RR, MD

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.


Personal narratives on equity

The District 86 Culture and Equity Leadership Team is gathering personal narratives (e.g., stories, experiences or perspectives) from people of color in the community to help guide efforts to establish a more welcoming and inclusive school environment that celebrates equity and diversity. Share a story on the website listed above. Questions about CELT can be directed to Hinsdale Central Principal Bill Walsh at [email protected] or Hinsdale South Principal Arwen Pokorny Lyp at [email protected]

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.


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


When Kids Ask Hard Questions

Aug. 13

(630) 323-8188

The Clarendon Hills Library will host author and Hinsdale pastor Bromleigh McCleneghan, editor of "When Kids Ask Hard Questions," for a Zoom program to provide some guidance on addressing tough but important topics as a family, including issues related to COVID-19 and racial justice. Registrants will receive a link for the program. Time: 7 p.m. RR


Movie in the Park

Aug. 14

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

The Village of Hinsdale is sponsoring a free outdoor screening of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Guidelines will be in place to enforce social distancing. Time: 8:30 p.m.


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.


AMI Violin Competition online

Aug. 2

(630) 850-8505

Musicians ages 5-18 are invited to take part in this competition by video, in which contestants perform one piece/movement by memory that is level appropriate and up to 10 minutes in length. The first place winner receives $300, with $100 and $70 for second and third places, respectively. Videos should be submitted via Dropbox to [email protected] before Aug. 2. Videos can be viewed on AMI's YouTube and Facebook sites. Cost: $50.

Virtual Town hall

Aug. 5

State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi (R-47, Elmhurst) will hold a town hall conference via Zoom to provide updates on Illinois state government and the state's fight against the coronavirus, as well as to answer questions from constituents. Visit the website above to register. Time: noon. RR

Outdoor Beauty From Your Armchair

Aug. 5

(630) 986-1976

Explore some of the most majestic sights across the globe without leaving the comfort of your home in this virtual Voyager's Travel Discussion Club program. Virtual travel is hot right now, so join the online discussion of sights spectacular and serene. Include an email address when registering to receive a meeting invitation. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

Hinsdale Bite Club: Farmer's Market Favorites

Aug. 11

(630) 986-1976

Join this Hinsdale Public Library virtual program and share a favorite recipe with a Farmer's Market ingredient or try your hand at preparing another participant's favorite, followed by a discussion. Registrants will receive and a meeting invitation by email along with specifics about the meeting. Time: 7 to 8 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.


Recycle event

Aug. 1

Pleasantdale Middle School

7450 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge

State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-82 Western Springs) and state Sen. John Curran (R-41, Downers Grove) are sponsoring a free community recycle event with representatives from local organizations on hand to accept a variety of items, including electronics, prescription drugs and bikes. Free document shredding will also be available with a limit of two grocery bags per car. Visit the website above for a full list of items being accepted. Time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 23

The Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Junior Board invites the community to the 66th annual Ice Cream Social. This year will feature three ice cream trucks driving to four Hinsdale parks. Trucks will be at Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m .; Robbins Park, Seventh and Vine streets, from 1 to 4 p.m .; Brook Park, Third Street and Columbia Avenue, from 1 to 2:15 p.m .; and Peirce Park, 700 E. Walnut St., from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy ice cream and a nature scavenger hunt.

Dinos Everywhere!


Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st Street

(708) 688-8000

See more than 40 life-like, earth-shaking animatronic dinosaurs that have descended upon the zoo, including the Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Pteranodon and Pentaceratops. The interactive exhibit allows zoogoers to put their dinosaur knowledge to the test with dino-related trivia questions for an opportunity to win a prize. In response to COVID-19, the zoo has implemented enhanced operational protocols and procedures, including a reserved timed-ticketing system. Admission tickets and parking must be purchased in advance online. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $24.95, $17.95 for ages 3-11, $19.95 for seniors 65 and older; parking is $15. RR, MD

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.


Mayslake Hall Gardens and Grounds Tour

Aug. 8, 12 & 14

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

Explore the rich and diverse history of the natural landscape that surrounds Mayslake Hall and discover how nature and humans have shaped the land during this guided, outdoor walking tour. Masks that cover the nose and mouth are required. The program is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $10. RR


Teen Game Night-Werewolf

Aug. 12

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary. info

Join this Hinsdale Public Library program via Zoom for a suspenseful game of Werewolf, using wits to discover who is secretly a werewolf before time runs out. The program is for kids in grades 6-12. Time: 4 to 5 p.m. RR

Teen Weekly DIY To Go

Mondays ongoing

(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


RR - registration required

MD - member discount


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