Community Events Calendar

ARTFULLY DONE

DIY Framed Flowers

June 4

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Design an artistic masterpiece using pressed and dried flowers in a 5x7 floating frame. All supplies provided. The program is for adults only. Time: 3 to 4 p.m. RR

Watercolor Painting Level 1 or 2

Wednesdays, June 5-26

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Learn basic watercolor techniques and apply them to a variety of subject matter. Students will provide their own materials; a list will be available the first day of class. Level 1 and Level 2 classes overlap by one hour. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $120. RR, MD

InJung Oh exhibit reception

June 12

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Join this gathering in the library’s Quiet Reading Room to meet InJung Oh, view her Spirit of Life art exhibit and enjoy light refreshments. Oh’s pieces exist as spaces where symbols and abstractions are animated with meaning, creating psychological moments of reflection and balance in the face of a world filled with tensions and exploring the complexities of identity. Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FAITH COMMUNITIES

Adult Inter-Faith Fellowship Luncheon

June 12

Union Church of Hinsdale

137 S. Garfield Ave.

[email protected]

(630) 688-1706

Jim Jung, a 45-year veteran EMT/firefighter of the Clarendon Hills Fire Department, will discuss the basics of CPR, AED operation, choking and first aid. He will also explain the importance of having a safe home. A Q&A session will follow. Reservations are due June 6. Time: 11:45 a.m. doors open, noon lunch and program. Cost: $15.

FAMILY FUN

Family Archery

Saturdays, June 8-Aug. 3

KLM Park

5901 S. County Line Road

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

The whole family will learn the parts of an arrow and recurve bow, the basics of using a recurve bow, a nationally recognized beginner’s 9-step to the 10 ring progression method and fundamental shooting skills from an experienced instructor. Bows, arrows and targets are furnished. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Cost: $103. RR

n Summertime Second Saturday Family Program

June 8

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

http://www.dupageforest.org

(630) 206-9566

Families are invited to explore state symbols and make crafts for home related to the state bird, tree and flower. The program is for ages 8 and up; those younger than 18 must be with an adult. Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Lunch on the Lawn

June 12

Burlington Park

30 E. Chicago Ave.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Young kids and their families will go on an imaginative musical adventure with Miss Jamie from the Farm and learn values like hard work, healthy eating and being kind to animals and each other, with the help of farm animal puppets and songs. Time: 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

FOR A CAUSE

Children’s Book Drive

Through June 1

http://www.berniesbookbank.org

(847) 780-7323

The Love Like Sean Foundation is sponsoring this drive to collect new and gently used books for infants through sixth-graders to be distributed through Bernie’s Book Bank. Books may be dropped off at Hinsdale Central, The Community House and St. Isaac Jogues School. No workbooks, textbooks or reference material, please.

GAME ON

Indoor Beginning Golf

Mondays, June 3-24

Madison School

611 S. Madison St.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 4-7 can learn the basics of the game using the SNAG method. Time: 4 to 4:50 p.m. Cost: $42. RR

Jr. Basketball Camp

Mondays, June 3-24

Madison School

611 S. Madison St.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 5-7 will learn the game and expand their skills, including dribbling, passing and shooting, in a noncompetitive environment. Teamwork, participation and good sportsmanship are stressed, and a game will be played at the end of each class. Time: 5 to 5:50 p.m. Cost: $42.

Youth Pickleball

Saturdays, June 8-Aug. 3

Brook Park

Third & Columbia streets

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 6-17 will learn to play the fastest growing sport in America, including pickleball basics such as grip, forehand, backhand and dink shots, serving and court positioning. Players also will learn scoring and pickleball rules and have plenty of time for game play. Equipment will be provided. Time: 9 to 9:30 for ages 6-7, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. for ages 8-10, 10:15 to 11 a.m. for ages 11-14, 11 a.m. to noon for ages 14-17. Cost: $78-$158. RR, MD

GREAT OUTDOORS

Nests: Birds Baskets of Life

June 2

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

(630) 257-2045

http://www.fpdcc.com

Search for nests and nesting activity. Bring binoculars or borrow ones on hand. Time: 1 p.m. RR

Adventure for All

June 6

Saganashkee Slough Boat Launch

107th Street west of South Willow Springs Road near Willow Springs

http://www.fpdcc.com

(312) 533-5751

Enjoy climbing and kayaking in this program specially designed for individuals with a primary physical disability or visual impairment. Time: 10 a.m. to noon.

GREEN THUMB

Community Garden Plot Program

June 1-Oct. 31

Peirce Park

700 E. Walnut St.

(630) 789-7090

Discover the joys of gardening by cultivating a 4-by 6-foot plot to grow fresh fruits and veggies and bond with fellow gardeners. For rules and guidelines, check out the Garden Plot Manual at https://cms4files.revize.com/hinsdaleil/Garden-Plot-Manual.pdf and share garden progress on Facebook and Instagram @HinsdaleParks. Cost: $25. RR

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Hope Social

June 6

Wellness House

131 N County Line Road

http://www.wellnesshouse.org

(630) 323-5150

Celebrate the power of community with food, activities, music and time together and this outdoor event for those who have experienced the cancer journey. A special “Kids Corner” will be available for kids to join in the fun. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. RR

JUST FOR KIDS

Sweet Summertime Scavenger Hunt

June 1-30

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Drop by the library’s Youth Services Department to complete a summer-themed scavenger hunt and earn a sticker.

Just for Kids Fishing Derby

June 9

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Butterfield Road west of Winfield Road, Warrenville

http://www.dupageforest.org

(630) 933-7248

Youth age 15 and younger, with an adult, are invited to join this fishing competition with raffles and prizes for the biggest catches. Time: 8 to 11 a.m. RR

Campfire Fun!

June 12

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Kids in kindergarten through second grade can gather around for spooky stories, yummy snacks and fun songs. Time: 3 to 4 p.m. RR

LISTEN & LEARN

Dr. Temple Grandin

June 4

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Join this Hinsdale Public Library Zoom webinar for a discussion by one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism on her recent book, “Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns and Abstractions.” This event is sponsored by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

Adventures in our National Parks

June 12

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Take an adventure in five popular national parks with award-winning author Theresa Goodrich, who will provide a brief history of the National Park System, followed by virtual tours of Badlands National Park, Glacier National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Zion National Park. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

NOTEWORTHY

American Wind Band

June 1

American Legion Post 80

4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove

http://www.americanwindband.org

The band will perform its final concert of the season, A Prelude to Summer, featuring an “A” Band alumni salute to Paul Tolosko. This free concert is outdoors, and lawn chairs or blankets are welcome. The concert will move indoors in the event of inclement weather. Time: 3 p.m.

ON STAGE

Murder On The Orient Express’

Thursdays to Sundays, May 30-June 9

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

http://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

(708) 246-4043

Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s greatest detective, must find the murderer of a tycoon on the world’s most luxurious train, as the passengers sit isolated with a killer in their midst. An American Sign Language-interpreted performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Times: 8 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $28, $15 for children/students.

‘Seussical the Musical’

May 31-June 8

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St.

http://www.stagedoorfinearts.com

Stage Door Fine Arts presents this story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including the child Jojo, who is sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers while guarding an abandoned egg, all in the face of ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial. Times: 7:30 p.m. May 31; 2 & 7 p.m. June 1, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 2, 7 p.m. June 6 & &, 2 & 7 p.m. June 8. Tickets: $25-$30.

RUNS & WALKS

La Grange Rocks 5K

June 7

Lyons Township High School athletic field

1401 W. Elm St., La Grange

http://www.theleadershop.org

This run & family fun event features one-lap and 1-mile run in addition to the 5K along with games, crafts activities, special “celebrity” guests and live music. Proceeds support The LeaderShop’s youth programming. Times: 5 p.m. opening, 6 p.m. one-lap run, 6:15 p.m. one-mile run, 7 p.m. 5K. Cost: $35 for the 5K run, and $20 for the 1-mile run and one-lap run. RR

SENIOR SCENE

S.E.N.I.O.R.S.

June 13

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

http://www.fpdcc.com

(708) 839-6897

Join this Seniors Enjoying Nature Inside/Outside Rain or Shine session for a nature-inspired adventure for those 55 and older. Time: 10 a.m. RR

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Library Edition Book Club

June 5 & Aug. 7

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Meet the first Wednesday of the month to discuss books with others. June’s selection is “The Great Divide” by Hinsdale’s Cristina Henríquez. Copies of the book will be available on the library’s Book Club Holds shelf. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

Crafting Herbal Cocktails

June 12

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

(630) 719-2468

Learn how to make simple syrups and herb extractions to craft a variety of herb-flavored and scented cocktails. Make bitters, create flavors with herbed simple syrup and blend martinis, fizzes and sours. Sip on samples while discussing the history of herbs in alcoholic beverages. Alcohol-free variations will be available. This class is for ages 21 and older only. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $49. RR, MD

SPECIAL EVENTS

Coffee & Classics

June 9

Chicago Avenue between Washington & Garfield

http://www.fuelfed.wordpress.com

The Fuelfed classic motors club invites classic European car enthusiasts, collectors and spectators to its Sunday morning gathering. The theme is Women Driver and Kids Sticker Day. General parking will be in the commuter lot between Washington and Lincoln streets. Hours: 9 to 11 a.m.

TEENS & TWEENS

Teen Game Time

May 31 & June 7

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Take some time to unwind by playing Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch or enjoy a classic board game. Hours: 3 to 5 p.m.

Puzzle Party

June 6

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Make a custom puzzle to take home and browse some puzzling books. Time: 1 to 2 p.m. RR

WEE ONES

Kid Rock I & II

Tuesdays, June 4-25

Clarendon Hills Community Center

315 Chicago Ave.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 2-3 in Kid Rock I and ages 3-5 in Kid Rock II will engage in active, creative, music-based activities, while using rhythm instruments and movement props. Time: 10:15 to 10:55 a.m. for Kid Rock I, 11 to 11:40 for Kid Rock II. Cost: $46. RR

n Soccer/T-Ball Camp

Thursdays, June 6-27

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Kids ages 3-5 will be introduced to soccer and baseball, learning socialization, teamwork, following directions and key motor skills. The first two weeks will focus on soccer and the second two weeks on T-ball. Parent participation is welcomed. Time: 4 to 4:45 p.m. Cost: $42. RR

Toddler Science: Building

June 7

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Toddlers can join this mini-storytime and science experiment all about construction and building. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount