Holiday Ball returns to The Community House

While it seems like the lights have always been on at Hinsdale's community mainstay, the holiday revelers who have graced Kettering Hall for decades to ring in the season celebrated The Community House virtually last year given the pandemic. This year, the Holiday Ball will return to the brick and mortar building, which has given joy to so many for more than 80 years.

"There is nothing quite like the feeling of The Holiday Ball and for people to experience The Community House in its full glory," said Maggie Weiterman-Skinner, marketing coordinator for TCH. "It's so exciting to have everyone back in the field house and Kettering Hall for us to communicate our important message and to see people in person again."

This year's Holiday Ball fundraising mission will be to continue to provide the Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning Program's participants and their families with equitable access to vital counseling, daycare, art classes, educational enrichment activities and other programs at no cost or on a sliding scale.

"The COVID-19 lockdown left many children, especially those without access to resources in the home, in dire situations," Weiterman-Skinner added. "By purchasing a ticket to the Holiday Ball, our guests will be part of a bigger investment in the Willowbrook Corner neighborhood."

This year's Holiday Ball, with the theme "Let's Have a Ball,' will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at The Community House. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and a late-night snack. To purchase tickets, which are $375 per person, please visit

Mistletoe Medley

Mistletoe Medley, hosted by the Oak Brook Chapter of the Auxiliary of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, will delight event-goers this year on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, with a unique shopping experience, luncheon, raffle and fashion show. The event pays homage to the great city of Chicago with its theme "Our Kind of Town."

While last year's virtual event greatly contributed to the nonprofit's $125,000 fundraising total, this year's event will continue to raise much-needed funds for the Angel Harvey Family Health Center in Chicago - a community-based nonprofit health care facility for children and families in need.

"Our Kind of Town" will honor Chicago, the city Infant Welfare of Chicago has called home for nearly 110 years

The holiday shopping event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the luncheon and fashion show beginning at noon. NBC 5 Chicago news anchor Allison Rosati will serve as master of ceremonies.

To purchase a ticket to the luncheon and fashion show for $90 or a shopping-only ticket (new this year) for $25, please visit

Pull a Cork for Cancer

Scoreboard Charities' fifth annual UNCORKED "Pull a Cork for Cancer" event will take place virtually tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 12, to raise funds for the Lurie Northwestern Comprehensive Cancer Center and Camp One Step, a nonprofit camp for children living with cancer.

Each attendee will receive a bottle of wine, as well as a wine glass and opener, to enjoy while viewing an online program with guest speakers, live music, a fashion show as well as a raffle and silent auction.

"Cancer did not take a break during the pandemic," said Scoreboard Charities founder Rick Heinz, who started his nonprofit as a tribute to his mother, who passed away from cancer in 1994. "We need you more than ever before. Over the past four years, we have raised $715,000 for cancer research. You can support our goal to reach $1 million by being part of our annual wine event."

As in years' past, the "Keys to The Closet" raffle will award one lucky winner a $10,000 closet makeover, courtesy of Hinsdale boutique Sweet William. Each guest will also receive Uncorked's coveted swag bags with luxury items including a complimentary Nordstrom facial, Chantecaille cosmetics and other items from various event sponsors.

To purchase tickets, which are $100 per person, please visit