Community Events Calendar

ARTFULLY DONE

Drawing Workshop

June 22

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St.

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This fun, half-day workshop will focus on fundamental concepts such as measurement and proportion, shading and value in a supportive environment. No experience is necessary, and supplies are included. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $60. RR. MD

Forest Photography

June 22

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

http://www.fpdcc.com

(708) 839-6897

Bring a camera to observe nature on a guided photography walk. The program is for ages 13 and up, and all levels and camera types are welcome. Time: 2 p.m. RR

Needlecraft Night

June 27

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Learn the first step to knitting if you are new to the craft or bring a needlecraft project to work on and enjoy some pleasant conversation. Registration is optional. Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Far Afield Exhibit

Through June 29

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

http://www.dupageforest.org

(630) 206-9566

Take in this exhibit by the Near West Arts Collective created during adventures off the beaten path in nature and the surrounding world. Meet members of the collective and enjoy signature non-alcoholic cocktails at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Hours: noon to 3 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

FAMILY FUN

Family Container Gardening

June 15

St. James Farm Pavilion

2S541 Winfield Road, Warrenville

http://www.dupageforest.org

(630) 933-7248

Celebrate Pollinator Week with the whole family by learning about several common native wildflowers, how to identify them and why they are important to wildlife. Then get dirty mixing dirt and potting up a container of native plants to take home. Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $25 per family. RR

Fishing With Dad

June 16

Pratt's Wayne Woods

Powis Road south of Stearns Road, Wayne

http://www.dupageforest.org

(630) 933-7248

Spend time by the lake with the dads in one's life, creating memories and learning skills to increase fishing successes. Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person. RR

Storytime in the Park

June 26

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Local children's author Laura Smetana will read aloud her book "My Love for You is Like a Garden," and families can make a craft and enjoy a cookie treat. Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m.

FOR A CAUSE

Ice cream and fundraiser

June 20

Signature Homes Office

22 N. Lincoln St.

Enjoy free Original Rainbow Cone ice cream while also supporting a local charity. Hours: 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Swing for Science

June 20

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

(630) 725-2177

All ages are invited to enjoy a special night out at the arboretum's new Wonder Woods Mini Golf experience as part of this fundraiser for the arboretum's science initiatives. The event will include mini golf, an interactive science fair, live music, games, food and beverages. Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $75, $35 for ages 3-17.

Blood drive

June 26

American Legion Post 1941

900 S. La Grange Road, La Grange

http://www.redbloodcross.org

(800) 733-2767

Book a time to give now using the contact info above. Those who give blood at this location or any Red Cross drive by June 30 will receive a $15 e-gift card to a merchant of choice. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GAME ON

Tennis Lessons

Mondays & Wednesdays or

Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8-25

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7092

Beginning and advanced beginners ages 8-12 will concentrate on receiving skills, rallying skills, ball receiving and placement, play and score, court movement, agility, and balance and coordination. Players will be divided into groups based on ability level. Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $73 for T/TH, $107 for M/W. RR

Basketball Training Camp

Mondays July 8-22

Madison School

611 S. Madison St.

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 887-1390

This class will help players ages 7-9 enhance the basics and advance their skills to improve teamwork and game strategies. Speed, agility and jump training sessions are part of the program, and a scrimmage game will be played at the end of each class. Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: $50. RR

Wonder Woods Mini Golf

Through Sept. 2

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

(630) 968-0074

The tree-themed adventure offers a one-of-a-kind course specially designed for the arboretum with giant mushrooms, larger-than-life bugs and acorns. Golfers will learn how tree rings can tell the life story of a tree, how trees support the ecosystems of bugs and wildlife and other cool scientific concepts. Tickets must be purchased in advance with arboretum admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m .; last tee time at 5 p.m. Tickets: $10, $8 for ages 4-17. RR, MD

GREAT OUTDOORS

MagiCicada Fest

June 15

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

http://www.fpdcc.com

(630) 257-2045

Celebrate the biggest party in 17 years and make some noise with Brood XIII while enjoying scheduled walks, presentations, exhibits and crafts. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bird Outing

June 20

Bemis Woods-South

Ogden Avenue west of Wolf Road near Western Springs

http://www.chicagobirdalliance.org/upcoming-events

(312) 533-5751

Meet at Grove 7 to look for birds - year-round residents and beautiful spring migrants - with the Chicago Bird Alliance. Time 8 to 10 a.m. RR

Solstice & Cicada Walk

June 20

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

http://www.fpdcc.com

(708) 839-6897

Celebrate the emergence of the 17-year cicadas on the summer solstice with a walk and talk about these weird and fantastic insects while a librarian from the LaGrange Park library recites a folktale. Time: 7:30 p.m. RR

Learn to Fly Fish

June 21

Palos Park Village Green

8901 123rd St.

http://www.fpdcc.org

(312) 533-5751

Ages 18 and up are invited to this introductory class on fly fishing, including basic casting instruction followed by classroom time to go over gear, rigging, knots, flies and proper fish handling. Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. RR

Camping 101: Overnight!

June 22-23

Camp Bullfrog Lake

9600 Wolf Road, Willow Springs

http://www.fpdcc.com

(708) 771-1573

Learn camping skills, then spend the night. Time: 5:30 p.m. June 22 to 5:30 p.m. June 23. Cost: $50. RR

The Unseen Prairie

June 22 or 23

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

http://www.fpdcc.com

(630) 257-2045

Join this walk series to take a closer look at Sagawau's tallgrass prairie. The June 22 walk will look at sweep netting; the June 23 walk will explore pollinators. Time: 10 a.m. RR

Marvelous Monarchs

June 23

St. James Farm

2S541 Winfield Road, Warrenville

http://www.dupageforest.org

(630) 933-7248

Learn about the farm's beautiful native monarchs and how to help butterflies and other pollinators. Then join a leisurely 20-minute stroll to find monarchs in their various stages of life. The program is for ages 12 and up. Time: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Cost: $5. RR

GREEN THUMB

World of Honeybees

June 18

Indian Head Park Administration Building

201 Acacia Drive

All are welcome to this Suburban Garden Club gathering to hear Greg Walter discuss honeybees, their role in our landscape and the benefits of locally grown honey. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Healthy Plants, Happy Gardens

June 18

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

http://www.mortonarb.org

(630) 719-2468

Stroll the arboretum's garden and learn how to help plants thrive by understanding the signs and symptoms of plant stress, including pests, diseases and conditions such as drought or soil issues. The instructor will also recommend plant selection and care strategies for a healthy garden. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $39.

Community Garden Plot Program

Through 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

Gentle Yoga

Wednesdays, June 19-Aug. 14

KLM Lodge

5901 S. County Line Road

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This slower paced class is ideal for all ages, beginners and those recovering from illness or injury, with a focus on flexibility and strength, breath work and poses to increase relaxation and overall well-being. A chair will be used to allow for more support during balance postures and modification options. Class is held in the upstairs ballroom. No class July 3 & 31. Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $90. RR, MD

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer

June 22

Wellness House

131 N. County Line Road

http://www.wellnesshouse.org/hot-topics-in-breast-cancer

(630) 323-5150

Hear from top oncologists, surgeons and healthcare professionals in the Chicago area to learn the latest updates in breast cancer research and treatment. Sessions include Medical Updates in the Treatment of Breast Cancers, Genetic Testing, Reducing Your Risk of Recurrence and Updates in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancers. Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. RR

JUST FOR KIDS

Paint a Wind Chime

June 21

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Stop by the library anytime during the day to pick up this take-home craft for kids in kindergarten through second grade. RR

Sweet Summertime Scavenger Hunt

Through June 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.

LISTEN & LEARN

Anyone Can Become a Citizen Scientist

June 18

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Learn from Hinsdalean and Illinois Master Naturalist Stephanie Rens-Domiano about becoming a citizen scientist through information on research projects and different initiatives open to all. This program is for adults. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

How The World Eats Rice

June 19

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

(630) 986-1976

Explore the most iconic global rice dishes and learn about their origins, including some of the best creations from main dishes to desserts and even beverages. Samples will be provided. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

NOTEWORTHY

Jazz Soirée

June 21

Robert R. McCormick House

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

http://www.cantigny.org

Foodies and jazz afficionados are invited to this first-ever event featuring a performance by jazz vocalist Gabrielle Goudard, creative cocktails, fine dining and exciting entertainment inside the historic home of Colonel Robert McCormick. The curated menu includes fresh chilled seafoods, imported and domestic cheeses, broiled scallops on the half shell, lamb tenderloin pommes fondant and a wide selection of sweets. Select wine and cocktail pairings will be served from the "hidden bar" inside the library. Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $175. RR

ON STAGE

'Heathers The Musical'

June 13-16

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St.

http://www.stagedoorfinearts.com

This darkly delicious story follows brainy, beautiful teenage misfit Veronica Sawyer, who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But when Veronica falls in love with new kid J.D. she's kicked out of the group. Veronica decides to kiss Heathers' aerobicized butt, but J.D. has another plan. Times: 7 p.m. June 13 & 14, 2 & 7 p.m. June 15, 2 & 6:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets: $25-$30.

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Bubbles & Boards: Charcuterie Crafting

June 20

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St.

http://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Learn the art of crafting savory meat and cheese boards, while sipping on effervescent bubbly. An expert will reveal the nuances of assembly and flavor combinations for participants to apply to their personal charcuterie masterpiece - and take home a beautiful mini board. Registration closes June 14. Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: $60. RR, MD

SPECIAL EVENTS

Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 14-15

DuPage County Fairgrounds

2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton

http://www.chicagoscots.org

(708) 442-7268

Chicago Scots will host this 38th annual event featuring the largest pipe band championship in North America, the caber-toss, highland dancing, dogs of Scotland, Celtic rock music, Scottish food and drink and more. Hours: 1 to 10 p.m. June 14, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 15. Tickets: $20 for one day pass to $200 for VIP two-day pass, with regular two-day and discounted tickets available.

Burdi Functional Art Car Show

June 16

Hinsdale Avenue & Lincoln Street

This fundraiser will benefit Hinsdale Humane Society and feature peddle car rides, a DJ, lemonade stand and food trucks. The humane society will have a booth and raffle. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon.

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount