Community Events Calendar
Last updated 9/23/2020 at 10:26pm
COVID 19 DRIVES
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).
9 W. First St.
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.
114 S. Washington St.
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
Indoor dining (two tables) and outdoor seating, curbside pickup and Door Dash available. Hours: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday.
25 E. Hinsdale Ave.
Indoor and outdoor dining, delivery available through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Hours: noon to 9 p.m.
777 N. York Road
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash available. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
9 S. Lincoln St.
Outdoor seating, 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.
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 and outdoor dining, regular or non-contact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.
777 N. York Road
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.
8 E. First St.
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.
43 S. Washington St.
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.
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup available. Hours: 4 to 9 p.m., ordering starts at 3 p.m.
26 1/2 E. First St.
Indoor and outdoor dining and carryout available. To preorder doughnuts for weekend pickup, send a text to (708) 476-0900 by Friday evening. Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
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 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Toni Patisserie & Café
51 S. Washington St.
Indoor dining (two tables) and carryout available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
112 S. Washington St.
Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery available. Reservations are strong recommended. Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. daily, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. brunch on weekends.
44 S. Washington St.
Carryout and delivery available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
13 Grant Square
Indoor and outdoor dining, carryout and delivery through DoorDash and Grubhub available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church
The church is accepting donations of indoor and outdoor furniture, household items, lamps, art, glassware, jewelry and more for this event. Movers are available for large items (three or more pieces); a tax donation letter will be provided. Email [email protected] regarding donations or questions.
Virtual Monarch 2021 Read Aloud
Librarians will read Monarch nominees over Zoom. Read along by reserving a print copy at the library or download on Hoopla or Libby/Overdrive. The books for October are "Can I Be Your Dog?" by Troy Cummings, "The Good Egg" by Jory John, "Be Kind" by Pat Zietlow Miller and "If Sharks Disappeared" by Lily Williams. Include an email address when registering to receive an online meeting invitation. Time: 4 to 4:35 p.m. RR
Virtual Balloon Animal Making
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.). By watching these online videos, children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. And this class isn't just for the kids; 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
FOR A CAUSE
Seeds of Service
St. Isaac Jogues Church is holding its seventh annual project to feed the needy of Hinsdale's surrounding communities and beyond. Donors living in Hinsdale (south of Ogden Avenue) are asked to fill a bag or two with any unopened, unexpired goods and leave them outside their front door at 9 a.m. for pick up. Those outside Hinsdale (and north of Ogden) should text (773) 320-8201 to request a pick-up or drop the bags off at St. Isaac's, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, the morning of Sept. 26. An item wish list is available at https://www.hcsfamilyservices.org/ways-to-give/wishlist
Allstars of 'Project Runway'
This virtual fundraiser aims to shine the spotlight on care for children and adults living with serious illness. Ticket purchasers will receive follow-up information on how to stream the event to see exclusive fashions by stars from TV's hit show "Project Runway." The virtual link will be emailed before the event. Time: 6 p.m. Tickets: $150, $1,500 for party package including $300 for food and refreshments.
Queen of Hearts drawing
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).
The Morton Arboretum's annual fundraising event Evergreen: The Gala is going virtual this year to support the institution's mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. The gala advances the arboretum's leading-edge science, benefiting trees locally and globally as they face increased threats. Tickets: starting at $250. RR
Party for the Preserves
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th St., Lemont
Celebrate Nation Public Lands Day with the Cook County Forest Preserve District with drop-in bird banding to observe Sagawau banders use this method of studying birds, and a self-guided Pollinator BioBlitz in the wildlife pollinator garden and Budburst garden to take pictures of butterflies, bees and other flower visitors for iNaturalist's Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz project. Visitors can also help clean up the preserves by picking up Litter Obliterator supplies at a forest district nature center or Bemis Woods South on Wolf Road south of 31st Street. Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wolf Road south of 31st Street near Westchester
Discover this high-quality, designated Illinois Nature Preserve during a 2.5 mile guided walk. Participants should meet at Grove No. 4, and all are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. Time: 5 p.m. RR
What Oak is This?
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th St., Lemont
Learn to identify oak trees by looking at clues from leaves, barks, acorns and more. Participants are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Time: 1 p.m. RR
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Centering Meditation Walk
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
This walk will head in each of the cardinal directions, making stops for guided meditations and opportunities for reflection, journaling and relaxation. After the walk, spread out and use the experience to create a mandala with supplied materials. Masks are required; participants should bring water and a writing utensil. The program is for ages 18 and up. Times: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Cost: $10. RR
Virtual Hot Topics in Prostate Cancer
Those diagnosed with prostate cancer or who care about someone who has are invited to join this Wellness House program featuring the top oncologists, surgeons and healthcare professionals in the region sharing updates in the research and treatment of prostate cancer. Participants should register for the general session and any additional breakout sessions such as new systemic therapies, the impact of genetics and genomics on therapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, new radiation therapies, pre-treatment considerations and side-effect management and more. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. RR
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale
Taught by certified fitness instructors (who are also moms), these are great workouts for any level of exerciser. Instructors weave songs and activities into the routine in order to engage and entertain baby, so mom is able to enjoy her 60 minute workout. The Tuesday focus is Stroller Strides - power walking/jogging and intervals of strength and body toning using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. The Thursday focus is Stroller Barre - a unique blend of ballet, Pilates, barre, yoga and stroller-based exercise designed to help moms build strength and muscle tone and improve posture. Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $75 for a five-punch pass.
Park Clean-up Day
Residents of all ages, Scout groups, churches, businesses and service organizations are invited to give back to the community by helping beautify Hinsdale parks through planting, debris removal and more. Plant donations are welcome, too. Groups are welcome to request a specific park to work on. Time: 4 p.m. to dusk. RR
JUST FOR KIDS
Kids Open Art Studio
The Community House
415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale
Kids ages 5-12 can become creators by working with supplied materials in the studio. Follow along with the project of the day or go a different path. Masks and social distancing are required. Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25. MM, RR
Mondays, Sept. 28-Dec 14
The Community House
415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale
Kids ages 4 to first grade can join this interactive experience to learn theatrical games songs and new dance moves. Each class incorporates a different Broadway musical with activities directly related to the story and characters from that show. The class will also work as a cast throughout the semester on a couple of staged production numbers that students will perform in front of a real audience at the end of the course. Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $345. RR, MD
Red Cross Classes
Clarendon Hills Community Center
315 Chicago Ave.
Children ages 6-10 will learn the importance of behaving responsibly and how to handle themselves when confronted with a challenge, such as answering the telephone or the door when parents are away or occupied elsewhere in the home, and what to do in case of an emergency, through the Safe at Home and First Aid for Kids courses. A workbook is included. Times: 10 to 11:30 a.m. for Safe at Home, noon to 1:30 p.m. for First Aid for Kids. Cost: $30 per session, $56 for both. RR
Virtual Next Chapter Social Club: Kahoot!
Participants will use the popular Kahoot! app to answer trivia questions about popular movies, including Disney, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. This program is a social gathering opportunity for individuals 16 and up with developmental disabilities. Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. RR
RUNS & WALKS
Rotary Run Charity Classic
Through Oct 4
The annual Rotary Run Charity Classic is going virtual this year to support community and local charities. Participants are invited to do runs of 10, five or three kilometers or walks of five or three kilometers, along with a "Mutt Strut," and are encouraged to raise donations. Participants should complete their run/walk by Oct. 4. Online registration closes Sept. 27, but in-person registration will be available at The Community House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. Registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit local charities including The Community House, District 181 Foundation, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Hinsdale Foundation and Ray Graham Association-Hanson Center. The Grand Marshal for the event is District 181 Superintendent Hector Garcia. Registration: $25 for individuals, $90 for family. RR
A Walk to Remember
SHARE, a support group at Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital for those who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death, will hold its 16th annual walk fundraiser virtually. The event includes an online memorial service featuring music, poetry and a reading of baby names, as well as photos of walk participants submitted via email and in the exclusive Facebook group. Participants are encouraged to walk their chosen route on or around Oct. 10 and are also invited to create their own web page to share their personal journey and ask for supporters. Proceeds will help fund counseling services, bereavement training and education, and the Wings of Hope Angel Garden at Edward Hospital. RR
Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge
Through Nov. 9
Edward-Elmhurst Health invites people to get outside and stay healthy with weekly hiking challenges and tips. The Take a Hike! Challenge web page includes an interactive map highlighting popular trails in the western suburbs and beyond to help find the perfect trail for one's ability level and location. Participants who post photos from their hikes on Facebook or Instagram (instructions provided on the landing page) will be entered into a weekly raffle for outdoor games.
Mondays through Oct. 26
30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale
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
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Virtual Novel Tea
Brew a cup of tea and join from home to hear about some of the newest books suggested by adult services librarians Maura Schoo and Emily Borsa. Participants will be able to share some of the books they have recently enjoyed, too. Include an email address when registering to receive an online meeting invitation. Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. RR
ALCW prospective member meeting
Assistance League Chicagoland West is hosting an informational meeting for prospective members via Zoom. Participants will learn more about the league's programs and volunteering opportunities serving children and families in need throughout the community. To RSVP or learn more, email Karin Rohn at the address listed above. RR
After Dark: Trivia Night
Gather a team for this online version of The Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library's annual trivia event. Indicate the team captain when registering, and put the names of the 6-10 team members in the "Notes" field. The event is limited to 10-12 teams. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. RR
Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid
Author and African American historian Edda Fields-Black will discuss Harriet Tubman's Civil War service with the U.S. Army Department of the South and, as a commander, her role in helping free 756 slaves from low-country rice plantations in the June 1863 Combahee River Raid. This virtual Date With History lecture will shed new light on a mostly untold chapter in Tubman's life. Fields-Black is an associate history professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR
TEENS & TWEENS
Madden 21 League (Xbox One)
Mondays & Wednesdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 18
Dust off that remote and show off some skills on the virtual gridiron. This league for ages 12 to 16 will consist of a minimum of six teams with a max of 16. Participants will be scheduled to play two games every week against different opponents. All communication will be done via Discord. An e-mail link to Discord and a full rules list will be sent to the e-mail on file after registration. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $5. RR
Young Rembrandts Art Class
Saturdays, Oct. 3-24
Westmont Community Center
75 E. Richmond St.
Kids ages 3-4 will use a step-by-step method of shapes and lines to create impressive and frame-worthy drawings of their favorite pets. Students will use colored pencils, Sharpies and markers to bring the animals to life. 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $48. RR
RR - registration required
MD - member discount