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Last updated 6/9/2021 at 9:31pm

Enjoy tasting some great beers and ciders in beautiful surroundings during the Summer Beer Tasting June 19 at the Morton Arboretum. Turn to Page 24 for details. (photo provided)

Artfully done

Diamond Painting

June 16

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

Join this virtual Hinsdale Public Library program to make a beautiful bookmark covered in colorful resin rhinestones with diamond painting, a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-number. Supplies and instructions will be provided. Two limited in-person attendance sessions will be held on June 23 and 24; face masks and social distancing will be required. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. RR

Burr Ridge Art Fair

June 19-20

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: Timeless

Through Sept. 6

McAninch Arts Center

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Museum of Art and McAninch Arts Center will present this comprehensive presentation of the life and works of the artist Frida Kahlo, featuring 26 original pieces on loan from the Olmedo Museum as well as an immersive historical exhibit that provides a framework of the life, circumstances and events that led to Kahlo becoming one of the most important painters of the 20th century and today. There will also be a family-friendly children's area and a Frida Kahlo-inspired garden. Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, until 10 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets: $28.50, $26.50 for seniors, youth and military/veterans.

Tres Fridas Project

Through Sept. 6

McAninch Arts Center

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Museum of Art and McAninch Arts Center will present this award-winning exhibit created by two artists paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. Together they recreated Frida Kahlo's painting "Dos Fridas" using photography, making their own costumes and inserting themselves in the image sitting in their wheelchairs. They've since partnered with a photographer with muscular dystrophy and scoliosis to recreate other iconic images in art, history and pop culture and explore different facets of life and disability. Admission is free. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.



9 W. First St.

(630) 755-5252

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

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

(630) 537-1586

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

Egg Harbor

29 E. First St.

(630) 920-1344

Indoor and outdoor dining, carryout and delivery available. Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Fontano's Subs

9 S. Lincoln St.

(630) 789-0891

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.

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 dining, regular or noncontact delivery and carryout available. Hours: starting at 4 p.m.

Hua Ting

777 N. York Road

(630) 789-0505

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.

Il Poggiolo

8 E. First St.

(630) 734-9400

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.

Jade Dragon

43 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-6959

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.

(630) 654-8880

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.

Page's Restaurant

26 1/2 E. First St.

(630) 323-9058

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.

(630) 908-7175

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.

(630) 789-2020

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.

Vistro Prime

112 S. Washington St.

(630) 537-1459

Indoor and outdoor dining. Hours: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays.

Wild Ginger

44 S. Washington St.

(630) 323-1888

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.

YiaYia's Cafe

13 Grant Square

(630) 487-5600

Indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats available. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.


'The Mischief Makers' reading

June 14

Memorial Building lawn near Chicago Avenue

Author and former Hinsdale resident Christine Cuthbert will read from her new children's book on the Memorial Building lawn during the farmers market. Time: 11 a.m.

The Progressive Farm: A Barnyard Tour

Through June 28

Kline Creek Farm

(630) 876-5900

Join a costumed heritage interpreter and explore the connections between farming at the end of the 19th century and today, looking closely at the farm's buildings, implements and animals. Masks are required, and tours are first come, first served with a 10-person limit. Times: 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. tours Thursdays through Mondays.


Adaptive Golf benefit

June 11

Cog Hill Golf and Country Club

12994 Archer Ave., Lemont

Join U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance's eighth annual golf outing to support individuals with disabilities through their inclusion in the game of golf. Breakfast will be provided prior to golf, and lunch and drink tickets are included. Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the awards presentation, and the event also will feature raffles and silent auction. Time: 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost: $200, $750 per foursome. RR

Fun Walk/Run for ACS

June 18

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.


Fun with Flag Football

Thursdays, June 17-Aug. 5

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

Children ages 5-7 will learn skills in this no-contact class, including throwing, hiking, offense/defense and flag pulling. Controlled scrimmages are played once the basic skills have been taught. Pee Wee-sized and Nerf footballs are used. Masks and water bottles are required. Time: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Cost: $72. RR

Flag Football Skills Clinic

Thursdays, June 17-Aug. 5

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 8-12 will build flag football skills like catching, passing, de-flagging, and offense and defense strategies in a positive and safe environment. Drills and games focus on fundamentals and field concepts as well as positions and mechanics. Masks and water bottles are required. Time: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Cost: $96.


Breeding Bird Walk

June 13

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 West 111th St., Lemont

(630) 257-2045

Join this walk focusing on breeding birds and improve bird identification skills by learning bird vocalizations, field marks and behaviors. Participants should bring binoculars. Masks and physical distancing are required. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. RR

Summer Solstice Hike 

June 20

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

(708) 839-6897

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


Get Growing! Expo

June 18-20

Brookfield Zoo

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

Peirce Park

700 E. Walnut St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

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.


Fitness Hike

June 13

Bemis Woods-North (Grove 4)

Wolf Road south of 31st St.

(312) 533-5751

Get a workout while enjoying the benefits of hitting the trail. Fast walk and slower-paced options are available on this approximately 6.5-mile hike from Bemis Woods to Brezina Woods and back. Masks and physical distancing are required. Time: 8 a.m. RR.

Hike for your Heart

June 13

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

(708) 839-6897

Get a health boost by getting out in nature and enjoying beautiful trails. This hike has a moderate pace and beginners are welcome. The program is for ages 12 & up. Masks and physical distancing are required. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. RR

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer

June 19-29

(630) 323-5150

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

Human+Nature Solstice Yoga

June 20

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

Celebrate the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer with a Human+Nature-themed yoga session at the arboretum. Beneath the gaze of Hallow, the magnificent sculpture located at Meadow Lake, practice poses, breathing and meditation that will help connect mind and body with the natural surroundings and feel the restorative energy that nature provides. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Cost: $17. RR, MD


Silhouette Art

June 15

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

Kids in grades three to five are invited to make silhouette artwork using strips of magazines. Times: 10 to 11 a.m. or 3 to 4 p.m.

Creative Writing for Kids

Wednesdays, June 16-July 7

(630) 789-7090

In this fun and interactive virtual class, kids ages 7-12 will use their own natural talent of creativity and imagination to learn how to effectively develop and write their own stories. Each session covers different activities and topics, taught live on Zoom by a Language in Action Inc. instructor. Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $106. RR

Future Economists of the World

June 18

Community Presbyterian Church

39 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills

(630) 703-9143

Rising second- through fifth-graders are invited to learn about different economic systems, consumer impact on the economy, supply and demand, and much more in this class. Two different 90-minute sessions are offered. Contact Paton Mehrhoff at [email protected] or Megan Bauschard at [email protected] for more information. Registration and payment are due by June 13. Times: 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10. 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.

First Folio Bedtime Tales

Through July 15

First Folio Artistic Associates Diana Coates and Michael Goldberg will help read children to sleep with bedtime tales posted new each month and chosen specifically with little ones in mind. Two new videos are added each month.


The Life and Art of Frida Kahlo

June 14

The Clarendon Hills Library welcomes Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur and her virtual talk on how Kahlo's dramatic, event-filled life is reflected in her powerful art work. Time: 7 p.m. RR

Voyager's Travel Discussion Club: Summer Roadtripping

June 16

Join this destination-packed virtual program from the Hinsdale Public Library to learn about drivable destinations from Hinsdale that will check all of the boxes for outdoor summer fun. Include an email address when registering to receive the online meeting invitation. Time: 7 to 8 p.m.


Rachmaninoff Concertos

Available through June 15

International pianist Wael Farouk and the New Philharmonic orchestra performance from College of DuPage's McAninch Art Center of Rachmaninoff's Concerto 1 in F-sharp minor, Concerto 2 in C minor and Concerto 3 in D-minor is available on demand. A video interview of Wael Farouk with MAC Director Diana Martinez and Maestro Kirk Muspratt is also available. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $40 per household.

Wonderful Winds

Through June 21

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents this video on-demand program featuring Joplin's "Pineapple Rag" by Scott Joplin, Von Weber's "Romance for Trombone and Strings" and Dvorak's "Serenade for Winds." The program will be available for two weeks after clicking to view or midnight, June 21, whichever comes first. Tickets: $25.



June 11

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

Hinsdale's parks and recreation department kicks off its free Movie in the Park series with this family-friendly feature. Guest should bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and join the fun under the stars. Popcorn will be provided. The rain date is June 14. Time: Dusk.

Film Discussion: 'The Long Shadow'

June 21

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'

June 10-12, 18-19

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

The CTWS High School Repertory program will perform one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, 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 10-11 and 18, 3 and 7 p.m. June 12, 3 p.m. June 13 and 19. Tickets: $15.


June 11-13

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

Stage Door Fine Arts presents this musical tale of the classic Ugly Duckling story. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters and finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be. Times: 7 p.m. June 11, 2 and 7 p.m. June 12, 2 p.m. June 13. Tickets: $20.


Cantigny's Concert Series

Sundays June 13-Aug. 1

Cantigny kicks off its concert series with a performance by classic rock band VOYAGE ,. Full details are posted on the website listed above. Time: 3 p.m. Admission: Free with $10 parking.

Uniquely Thursdays

June 24-Aug. 26

Burlington Park

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.

Hinsdale Farmers Market

Mondays through Oct. 25

Burlington Park

30 E. Chicago Ave.

(630) 323-3952

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.


3-Course Summer Outdoor Dining

June 23

Join this virtual Hinsdale Public Library program featuring chef Susan Maddox presenting recipes perfect for the season. The recipes will be distributed for the program. 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


Chef Fest 2021: Summer Edition

June 14–17

(331) 221-0388

The Elmhurst Memorial Health Foundation has reimagined its annual fundraiser as an "Eat & Earn" experience this year through which supporters can help by patronizing a variety of restaurants in Elmhurst and surrounding communities. The event also features a "Game of Chance" with winners drawn for several prize packages. A list of participating restaurants can be found at the website listed above.

Summer Beer Tasting

June 19

Morton Arboretum

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. A ticket includes 20 3-ounce beer samples. Ticket purchasers must be 21 or older and present a valid ID at check-in; non-drinking and underage guests are able to join ticket holders along the tasting route but are required to reserve a timed-entry pass before arrival. 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

Pet Walk Festival

June 26

Pet Rescue & Resource Center

21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale

(630) 323-5630

The Hinsdale Humane Society will resume this annual event with a superhero theme and pet- and family-friendly activities, split between two timing waves for COVID-19 safety. Guests can join a 1-mile Pet Walk around the neighborhood surrounding the PRRC, and children can take part in the Humane Education Kids Corner with an interactive game called Pet Investigators, as well as join in the Superhero Sprint. Food options, a small vendor mall, a cash prize raffle and raffle baskets, tours and visits with Therapaws Pet Therapy teams will also be part of the event. HHS Humane Heroes members are invited to a complimentary ice cream social from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where they will receive their a name badge and membership gift. Raffle tickets are available online even for those not attending. Tickets: $25, $5 for ages 6-13, free for age 5 and under. Times: 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Teen Among Us

June 15

Hinsdale Public Library

Those in sixth grade and up can join others virtually in playing Among Us. The free mobile app must be downloaded to play. Time: 3 to 4 p.m. RR


Adult and Tot T-Ball

Saturdays, June 12-Aug. 7 or

Tuesdays, June 15-Aug. 3

KLM Park

5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

Parents can enjoy America's favorite pastime with their children ages 2-3 as they develop motor skills while having fun throwing, catching, batting and base running like the big kids. Participants should bring a labeled mitt, face covering and water bottle; parent or caregiver participation is required. Time: 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays. Cost: $72. RR

Park Storytime

June 17

Burns Field

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


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