Lots of summer left for residents to enjoy

Those back-to-school emails and football season previews are coming fast and furious right about now. But that doesn’t mean we have to rush summer off the stage. Check out these seasonal attractions and activities — both in town and around the Hinsdale area — before the summer bids adieu.

Tomorrow, Aug. 11, is the last of the village’s Movies in the Park series with a screening of “Despicable Me” in Robbins Park starting at dusk. Pack blankets and lawn chairs to watch the film under the stars while munching on the free (and famous!) parks and rec popcorn.

Two more editions of the village’s Uniquely Thursdays concert series beckon visitors to Burlington Park, with rock and country cover band Rockstar Rodeo serving as the penultimate act tonight.

Fan favorite 7th Heaven will close out the 2023 season on Aug. 17. And stick around after the finale for “Hinsdale History — Illuminated,” a 20-minute light show projected on the south side of the Memorial Building commemorating 150 years of Hinsdale history in a high-tech celebration of local heritage.

Burlington Park will have a claim as the sweetest place in town from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, as the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Junior Board hosts the annual Ice Cream Social.

Then work off those extra calories the next day at a fitness class at 9:15 a.m. in Burlington Park in conjunction with the village’s weekly farmers market. These first-come, first-served sessions led by a local trainer run through Aug. 28.

Enjoy theater in natural surroundings at the Morton Arboretum’s Walking Play, “The Mama and the Papa Goose” at 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 27. The whole family can sing along while hiking to follow the performance, which lasts about 90 minutes.

Through the Cook County Forest Preserve District, people can walk in the world’s largest Urban Night Sky Place during the darkest night of the month at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center in Willow Springs, or take part in activities, viewing and demos of hummingbird tracking at Hummingbird Fest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in Lemont.

The DuPage County Forest Preserve District calls all aspiring anglers to learn basic skills at the Fishing: All Ages event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Herrick Lake in Wheaton. Those under age 18 must be with an adult.

Ready to test your court skills? Sign up for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament taking place all day Saturday, Aug. 19, at The Community House. The competition features age divisions from fourth grade to 35 and older; entering teams should have four members.

The Hinsdale Community Pool will maintain regular hours until Aug. 21; the pool’s final day of operations is Sept. 4. Visit the pool tomorrow, Aug. 11, and pay only $5 admission all day.

Many of the programs listed above require registration, and some carry a fee. Find details about many in the Out & About listing starting on Page 18 — and summer on!