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No holiday tradition is safe as The Second City serves up some seasonal satire in "Jingle Bell Ruckus" Saturday at the Mac. See the Holiday Happenings listing on Page 30 for details. (photo provided)

Artfully done

Studio Vino: Wine and Paint

Dec. 15

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Enjoy a wine and paint party, with the studio, canvas, paints, brushes and stemware all provided. Beginners are welcome, and the instructor will guide students through the materials and techniques so they have a masterpiece to take home. Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $50. RR, MD

FAITH COMMUNITIES

Faith at Work discussion

Fridays Dec. 9 & 16

Egg Harbor

29 E. First St., Hinsdale

http://www.soul-priority.org

All are welcome to join Soul Priority's weekly Faith at Work discussions on Leadership Lessons from Moses. Time: 7:30 a.m.

FAMILY FUN

Firefly Family Theater

Jan. 5

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Firefly Family Theater presents "Spark's Snow Day!" Join Spark the firefly for her first snow day and sing, dance and play with Spark and her friends. Times: 10 to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon. RR

GREAT OUTDOORS

Stairs, Stories & S'mores

Dec. 10

Swallow Cliff Woods-North

Calumet Sag Road and Route 83 near Palos Park

http://www.fpdcc.com

(312) 533-5751

Enjoy stair climbing, story trail, sledding, snowshoeing, s'more making and more at this drop-in event. Sledding and snowshoeing are available, weather permitting. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

n Forest Therapy Walks

Dec. 10 & 12

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

(630) 968-0074

Experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of shinrin-yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest, while taking a mindful walk along a woodland trail at the arboretum with a certified forest therapy guide. Times: 9 to noon Dec. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $36-$46. RR, MD

Cross-Country Ski Seminar

Dec. 11

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

http://www.fpdcc.com

(630) 257-2045

Learn the basics of cross-country ski equipment and how to prepare for a cross-country skiing experience. This program will take only place if Sagawau's ski trails are closed; visit Sagawau's Facebook page for ski trail status. Time: 1 p.m. RR

Winter Solstice Sunrise Hike

Dec. 21

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Butterfield Road west of Winfield Road, Warrenville

http://www.dupageforest.org

(630) 942-6200

Hike atop Blackwell's Mt. Hoy early morning for a well-deserved look at the winter solstice sunrise. Learn about early morning wildlife and secrets of the solstice, then relax while welcoming the first day of winter. The hike is for ages 12 and up. Time: 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Cost: $10. RR

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Lifestyle and Wellness during Survivorship

Dec. 13

http://www.wellnesshouse.org

Dr. Deborah Manst, oncogeneralist with Cancer Service UI Health, will discuss best practices for living well after cancer as part of Wellness House's online Top Docs lecture series. From sleep to relationships, weight management and medical plans, Manst will cover a variety of areas for achieving overall health and wellness. Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. RR

Holiday Open House

Dec. 16

Wellness House

131 N. County Line Road

http://www.wellnesshouse.org

(630) 323-5150

Wellness House invites people to share the holiday spirit with one another and enjoy music, food and fun. This event takes place outside and will feature a short indoor walk-through experience. Hours: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. RR

HELP WANTED

Booster Club volunteers

http://www.theboosters.com

The Hinsdale Central Booster Club Board is seeking interested, energetic volunteers to fill board positions for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year and through the 2023-2024 school year, including vice president and coordinators for spirit wear, membership and volunteers. The nonprofit organization is comprised of parents, faculty and community member and supports all extra-curricular athletic and club activities at Hinsdale Central. If interested or for more information, email Rob Tonn at [email protected]

Mock Trial attorney coach

[email protected]

Hinsdale Central's Mock Trial Team is looking for an experienced trial attorney to provide feedback and guidance once a week or every other week for this successful program that has won 11 state championships and finished in the top 10 at nationals four times. The team meets after school Monday-Thursday to prepare materials and presentations for both sides of a case. If interested or for more details, email Mock Trial coach Chris Freiler at the address listed above.

JUST FOR KIDS

Holiday Sewing & Jewelry Workshop

Dec 18

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 6-12 can join this session to learn how to sew festive apparel and gifts for loved ones, as well as create jewelry for the holiday season. A pizza lunch is included. No experience is necessary. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $115. RR, MD

Little Vet School: Horse

Wednesdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 22

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 6-11 can learn all about horses and their care, including basic horse nutrition, riding styles and gaits. Students will adopt and name a plush horse and role-play basic key responsibilities of an equine veterinarian. Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: $130. RR

Sports Medicine

Wednesdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 22

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Students ages 6-11 will explore the roles of an athletic trainer and orthopedic surgeon and learn how to diagnose and treat common sports injuries such as sprains, strains and athlete's foot as well as explore Tommy John surgery and make models of a hand, joint and tendon. Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $120. RR

LISTEN & LEARN

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Dec. 15

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

In this virtual program, Hinsdale Public Library staff will share great technology gift ideas, from kitchen gadgets to phone accessories and everything between for every budget. Learn about some of the hottest and latest tech-oriented gifts for all ages. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

NOTEWORTHY

OCEAN Celtic Quartet

Dec. 17

Unitarian Church of Hinsdale

11 W. Maple St.

http://www.acousticren.com

(630) 941-7797

The OCEAN Celtic Quartet plays music packed with pure pan-Celtic pizzazz, putting their unique spin on traditional songs and Jennifer Cutting's original compositions, from soaring ballads and stirring sea chanteys to blazing fiddle and accordion tunes. Masks are required. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $20.

Another Round

Dec. 17

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

http://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

(708) 246-4043

Indiana University's premier all-male a cappella group, originally named Straight No Chaser, will showcase their rich harmonies and signature sense of humor as part of the TWS Performance Series of Fundraisers. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30. MD

ON STAGE

'Newsies Jr.'

Through Dec. 11

Theatre of Western Springs

http://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

(708) 246-4043

Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on New York City streets in 1899 in this musical. When the prices of "papes" are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, they form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Inspired by true events, the show features memorable songs and a powerful message. Times: 7 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15, $12 with children.

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Winter Cabaret

Dec. 22

Hinsdale Golf Club

140 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills

http://www.bamtheatre.com/winter-cabaret

Past students, current students, future students, friends, teachers and family members are invited to participate in BAMtheatre's 14th annual performance event. There will be one coaching session as well as a full group rehearsal. ​Tickets include a meal. Tickets $65, $40 for children; VIP upgrades available for full and half tables.

STEPPING BACK

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Dec. 15

http://www.cantigny.org

Will Buhlig, director of operations for Cantigny Park, will examine how the McCormick family got from point A to point B. Take a peek at historical images of the McCormick family's wide range of transportation options from a literal fleet of ships to a hangar full of planes. This program is part of the Cantigny's virtual Lunch and Learn series. Register to received the Zoom link. Time: noon to 1 p.m. RR

Emigration from Europe: A Genealogy Class

Jan. 10

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Genealogist and librarian Jaymie Middendorf will discuss popular ports for departure in Europe and how to access available records, primarily focusing on records from 1850 to the 1930s. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. RR

TEENS & TWEENS

HPL Iron Chef

Dec. 30

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Teenagers compete to whip up the best appetizers and desserts in town. Judges will decide who wins the title of HPL Iron Chef, Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. RR

Hot Sauce Challenge

Jan. 7

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Middle schoolers are invited to put their taste buds to the test and see how much hot sauce heat they're able to stand. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. RR

WEE ONES

Tot Action Theater

Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15

Clarendon Hills Community Center

315 Chicago Ave.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 3-6 will play games that develop their imagination, musical talents and ability to move, combining dramatic play with physical activities like dancing. Time: 12:40 to 1:40 p.m. Cost: $65. RR

WINTER BREAK

Winter Break Camp

Dec. 22-Jan. 4

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 5-14 can enjoy arts and crafts, group games, cooking projects and STEM activities. Campers will take a field trip on Wednesday of each week. Register for one day or all seven (Dec. 22, Dec. 27-30, Jan. 3-4). Time: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $80 per day, $600 for all seven days. RR, MD

Pee Wee Soccer Camp

Dec. 26-30

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 3-6 will learn the basics of passing, dribbling, shooting and defense in this camp, which emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship through fun games, competitions and challenging skill-building activities that accelerate motor skills and build self-confidence. Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Cost: $73. RR, MD

Winter-Break T-ball Training Camp

Dec. 26-30

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 4-6 will learn the basics of batting, base running, catching and throwing using safe and developmentally appropriate equipment. A series of fun games and activities reinforce fundamental skills and incorporate games situations. Participants should bring a labeled mitt and water bottle. Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $73. RR, MD

Code Your Own Robot in Minecraft

Dec. 26-30

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 8-14 will learn how to use code to control a virtual robot in Minecraft, including coding it to dig, farm, build and complete all of the boring tasks. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299.

Intro to Roblox Development

Dec. 26-30

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 8-14 will learn how to plan, design and build their own Roblox 3D world and invite friends to play in it. All levels of experience are welcome. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. RR

Engineering with LEGO

Dec. 27-30

Burr Ridge Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 7-11 can build bobsleds, design snowmobiles and take a ride on the Polar Express. Explore snowy ideas and learn STEM concepts with tens of thousands of LEGO pieces and the guidance of an experienced Playwell instructor. Times: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $130. RR

5 Star Winter Soccer Camp

Dec 28-30

Hinsdale South Fieldhouse

7401 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Boys and girls ages 5-12 will work on developing fundamental techniques in a fun atmosphere that unlocks the game within each child. All participants need to bring a ball; T-shirts are included. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $104. RR, MD

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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