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Community Events Calendar


Cantigny Cruise Nights are underway and will continue each Tuesday through Sept. 6 in Wheaton. See Page 32 for details. (photo provided)

Artfully done

Hinsdale Fine Arts Show

June 4 & 5

Burlington Park

30 E. Chicago Ave.

More than 85 juried artists will take to the park for this eclectic art show sponsored by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce. The 49th annual event also features music, children's activities and giveaways. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Just for Kids Fishing Derby

June 12

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Butterfield Road west of Winfield Road, Warrenville

(630) 933-7248

The DuPage Forest Preserve District invites anglers 15 and younger to drop a line in Blackwell's Silver Lake for a chance to win prizes in four age categories. The awards ceremony and a raffle will take place at the end of the program. Participants also can talk with forest district fishing pros to learn tips and tricks. Time: 8 a.m. to noon.


'Honor the Sacrifice' golf outing

June 2

Cantigny Golf

27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton

(630) 341-3104

This 18-hole golf and dinner event will support O.L.I./Gold Star Gardens to provide raised garden beds throughout DuPage and Will counties dedicated to local fallen military heroes. Vegetables grown in the beds are donated to local food pantries to be distributed to local families in need. Each foursome will play in honor of an Illinois fallen military hero, and there will be contests and prizes. Time: 11:30 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. opening ceremony, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Cost: $750 per foursome, $200 per individual, $80 for dinner only

Ukrainian Aid

Through June 6

(630) 319-4996

Hinsdale-based Operation Deployed is raising funds to provide medical and other humanitarian supplies for the U.S. military to distribute to the Ukrainian army, help furnish lodging and other resources for Ukrainian families who have fled to Poland and provide care packages for U.S. military support. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. Email Robert Barr at [email protected] or use the information above to make a donation.

Meet Me in Manhattan

June 10

Immanuel Hall

302 S. Grant St., Hinsdale

Support Scoreboard Charities in its fight against cancer at this dinner and drinks fundraiser in tents on the lawn of Immanuel Hall. Tickets include food from Q Barbecue and two specialty crafted drinks. Guest can also purchase tasting pours of fine bourbons from the Buffalo Trace Distillery and enjoy live music and a raffle. Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $125, $200 for VIP, $50 for designated driver

'Period poverty' drive


Candor Health Education is promoting the purchase of menstrual products through Amazon for Chicago-area female students before the end of the school year. Research reveals that almost two-thirds of low-income women in the U.S. could not afford menstrual products in the last year. A link to the Amazon page can be found on the website listed above.


Lil Pint Soccer Camp

Mondays or Wednesdays, June 6-29

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 5-6 will learn the fundamentals of this sport, including dribbling, passing, shooting and goaltending, while also learning teamwork in a noncompetitive environment. Games will be played at the end of each class. The camp will be held outside, but will move into The Community House gym in case of inclement weather. Time: 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Cost: $42. RR

Chicago Elite Volleyball

Tuesdays, June 7-28

The Community House

415 W Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

Children ages 6-14 will be either introduced to the game of volleyball or continue to improve their individual skill development in passing, setting, attacking, blocking, serving, defense and movement. Developmentally appropriate equipment and games are used in a fun and positive environment. Players will be divided according to skill level and age. Times: 5 to 6 p.m. for ages 6-11, 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 11-14. Cost: $80. RR, MD


June 11

Brook Park Pickleball Courts

East Third Street and Columbia

(630) 789-7090

Join this second annual men's and women's mixed doubles round robin tournament. Light refreshments and a raffle are included. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each division. The registration deadline is June 1. Times: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for advanced play, 1 to 5 p.m. for intermediate play. Cost: $40 per person. RR

Tiny Tot Tennis Lessons

June 13-June 30

Burns Field courts

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 6-7 will be introduced to tennis skills including racket face control, ball bounce judgment, space management, initiating rallies, agility, balance and coordination. Players will be divided into groups based on ability level. Participants must bring tennis shoes and their own racket. Sign up to attend Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Time: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Cost: $72. RR


Camping 101

June 1

Camp Bullfrog Lake

9600 Wolf Road, Willow Springs

(708) 771-1573

Join this free workshop for all ages covering basic camping skills. Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. RR

Fishing: Rivers

June 5

McDowell Grove

4S500 Raymond Drive, Naperville

(630) 933-7248

Discover techniques for fishing in rivers and streams at this intermediate clinic for ages 12 and up. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Participants should bring their own fishing gear if possible; a limited supply will be available. Bait will be provided. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $5. RR


Chicagoland Daylily Society

June 12

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

Cindy Crosby, prolific author of and contributor to garden books, will give the talk "Garden's Frequent Flyers: Dragonflies and Damselflies." Time: 2 to 5 p.m.


Mindful Self-Compassion Series

Mondays through June 6

[email protected]

(630) 654-5116

Wellness House invites those on the cancer journey to join Marcelo Bento Soares, Ph.D, for this six-hour, four-session virtual workshop to learn essential tools for enhancing well-being and resilience, and for treating oneself with kindness, care and understanding. Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. RR


Hinsdale Hidden Art Scavenger Hunt

Starting June 1

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

All ages are invited to find hidden pieces of art all over Hinsdale. Pick up an entry form at the Hinsdale Public Library's Youth Services Desk. Completed forms will be entered into a weekly drawing.

Cori's Kids Triathlon

June 4

Oak Brook Park District

1450 Forest Gate Road

This friendly annual competition promotes exercise in a fun and energetic way. Kids will show off their skills and athleticism by participating in the three traditional triathlon events: swimming, biking (bike helmets required) and running Participants are divided into groups for ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. The online registration deadline is June 1, and registration is capped at 100. Time: 8 a.m. start. Cost: $35 in advance, $40 on the day.

Summer Kick-Off Party!

June 8

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

Come to the library for an afternoon on the lawn full of fun, games and treats, and also sign up for the Summer Reading Club. Rain date is June 9. Time: 2 to 4 p.m.


Chicago Transit Hikes

June 7

Clarendon Hills Library

7 N. Prospect Ave.

(630) 323-8188

Chicago journalist and sustainable transportation advocate Lindsay Welbers will discuss how to use Metra and other public transportation to plan nature hikes. Copies of Welbers' book, "Chicago Transit Hikes: A Guide to Getting Out in Nature Without a Car," will be available for purchase. Time: 7 p.m. RR

Hybrid: Fresh and Local - Farmers Markets and CSAs

June 9

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

When it comes to preparing meals, locally sourced seasonal ingredients can elevate one's cooking while supporting local producers. Get the scoop on the best farmers markets and CSA shares in the area. The program is offered in person and online. Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m. RR


Sinfonietta Bel Canto

June 12

St. Paul's United Church of Christ

5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove

The chamber orchestra and opera will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in Bb major and also present the SBC Voice Finalists featuring works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Puccini. Awards will be presented to the winners - including audience favorite - at the end of the concert. Time 3 p.m. Tickets: $24, $7 for students.


'Descendants: The Musical'

June 2-5

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

Stage Door Fine Arts presents this comedy musical based on the popular Disney Channel original movies set in the present-day kingdom of Auradon, where all of Disney's beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after. That is until the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil and Jafar are given a chance at redemption by attending Auradon Prep with the children of their parents' sworn enemies. Times: 7 p.m. June 2-3; 11 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m. June 4; 2 p.m. June 5. Tickets: $25.


Thursdays to Sundays, June 2-12

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

(708) 246-3380

Based on the book by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this musical tells the story of Louise, who played the vaudeville circuit in the early 1920s with mama Rose and her sister, and subsequently grew up to become Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous stripper. Post-show talk backs will be held Friday nights. Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$27, $15 for students. RR

'Bring It On The Musical'

June 9-12

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

Stage Door Fine Arts presents this bitingly relevant production inspired by the hit film, taking audiences on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Times: 7 p.m. June 9-10, 2 and 7 p.m. June 11, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 12. Tickets: $25.


Retirement celebration

May 31

Madison School

611 S. Madison St., Hinsdale

The community is invited to celebrate the retirement of physical education teacher Joan Rickert, pupil services administrator Donna Rusick and administrative assistant Amy Zimmerman. Rickert has taught PE at Madison for the past 16 years, Rusick has been supporting students for 11 years and Zimmerman has welcomed families to the school office for 23 years. Time: 3:15 p.m.


Concerts on the Village Green

Thursdays, June 2-July 28

Burr Ridge Village Center

701 Village Center Drive

Listen to live music at this weekly series, which kicks off June 2 with the Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Fortunate Sons. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Hinsdale Farmer's Market

Mondays, June 6-Oct. 31

Chicago Avenue from Garfield to Washington

Over 25 vendors will display the area's finest homegrown and homemade products. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cantigny Cruise Nights

Tuesdays through Sept. 6

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

Bring a classic or restored vehicle to the park and mingle with fellow car enthusiasts in the south parking lot. The First Division Museum will feature extended hours on Tuesdays until 8 p.m. starting May 31 and display military vehicles from its historic motor pool on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Enjoy live music, food service and a beverage cart. Lawn chairs are welcome. Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Admission: Free with $5 parking.


Pee Wee Tennis Lessons

June 13-June 30

Burns Field courts

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 4-5 will introduced to tennis and skills including racket face control, ball bounce judgment, space management, initiating rallies, agility, balance and coordination. Players will be divided into groups based on ability level. Participants must bring tennis shoes and their own racket. Sign up to attend Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Time: 9 to 9:45 a.m. Cost: $72. RR


Wines in the Wild

June 11

Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st St.

Sample an array of wines and liquors at this Chicago Zoological Society event. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres as well as a silent auction and up-close experiences with zoo animal ambassadors. Proceeds will support the education, conservation and scholarship programming needs funded by the Women's Board of the Chicago Zoological Society Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $275. RR


RR - registration required

MD - member discount


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