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From Bingo to Band Concerts, October is Full of Fall Fun

 

 

October 3

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

October 4

Knitting Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. Drop in to knit or crochet with others who share your interest. 2-3:30 p.m. FREE. For more information, contact the Brookfield Public Library at 708-485-6917.

Armchair Tour of the Universe will explore the beauty of the universe through images from the world’s most advance telescopes. Presented by Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium. Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Register to attend online at http://www.brookfieldlibrary.info or by phone at (708) 485-6917.

Opera Lovers Lecture: Rigoletto will be presented at Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 7-8:30 p.m. Register here or call (630) 887-8760. FREE.

Voyagers Travel Discussion Club: Iceland will explore the land of fire and ice. Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St., Hinsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Register here or call (630) 986-1976.

October 5

“Beauty and the Beast” isn’t just for kids. Come see the movie on a big screen at Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills Roads, Darien. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. show. FREE. Popcorn will be served.

October 5-7

“Divided We Fall” is the freshman play at Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant Streets, Hinsdale. Shows are at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets, $10, available at https://www.ticketpeak.com/res/hcdrama.

“The Glass Menagerie” will be presented at the Lyons Township High School Reber Center, 100 S. Brainard, La Grange, at 7 p.m. nightly. $10, $5 seniors and children.

October 6

FREE Music Fridays take place at noon each Friday at College of DuPage McAninch Art Center, Fawell and Park Boulevards, Glen Ellyn. Visit atthemac.org to learn more.

 “Gleason,” a 2016 film about football player Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS and his film diary to his unborn son, will be shown and discussed at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. 7 p.m. FREE. No registration required.

October 6-7

Used Book Sale will take place at the Villa Park Library, 305 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Books, DVDs,audiobooks, and CDs. Call (630) 834-1164 for details.

October 7

“Fall Kaleidoscope” is the theme of the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. at the Edman Chapel on East Franklin Street in Wheaton. The concert will be feature music by J. Strauss, Beethoven, Butterworth, Bartok and John Williams. $10, $5 seniors.

October 9

Knitting & Needle Work Drop-in is held each Monday at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7-8:30 p.m. Bring your projects and work alongside other needle crafters. FREE.

Current Events Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 7-9 p.m. Call (630) 887-8760 for details.

October 10

Make the Most of Your Android Device at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. Learn picture editing, sharing and more from 2-4 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 887-8760 for details and to register.

Film Discussions are held once a month at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. Come to the library for a 6:30 p.m. showing of a critically acclaimed foreign or independent film, followed by discussion. FREE. Call (708) 485-6917.

Tech to Go provides patrons with hands-on demonstrations of electronic devices, including the many devices available at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. Learn to download movies, books and music, how to use Roku and more. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE.

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

October 11

Creative Coloring Club meets monthly to share the relaxing hobby of coloring. All supplies are provided. 2-3 p.m., Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. FREE. For more information, call (708) 485-6917 or visit www.brookfieldlibrary.info.

October 11-15

Glass Pumpkin Patch returns to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Live glass blowing demonstrations, art exhibition, and opportunities to meet the artists take place every day during the event. Glass art goes on sale beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, October 13 and runs through October 15. Call (630) 968-0074 or visit www.mortonarb.org.

October 13

FREE Music Fridays take place at noon each Friday at College of DuPage McAninch Art Center, Fawell and Park Boulevards, Glen Ellyn. Visit atthemac.org to learn more.

Jazz Ensemble Concert, Lyons Township High School Performing Arts Center, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road, Western Springs. 7:30 p.m. FREE

October 14

Cantigny Fall Festival, Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Live music and entertainment, food. FREE admission. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

Fall Festival, Pleasant Dale Park District, 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. 3:30-7:30 p.m. Hayrides, food, bonfire and fireworks. Admission $1.

October 16

Knitting & Needle Work Drop-in is held each Monday at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7-8:30 p.m. Bring your projects and work alongside other needle crafters. FREE.

Current Events Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 7-9 p.m. Call (630) 887-8760 for details.

October 17

Choir and Orchestra Concert, Hinsdale South High School, 75th Street and Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 7:30 p.m. FREE

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

October 18

Knitting Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. Drop in to knit or crochet with others who share your interest. 2-3:30 p.m. FREE. For more information, contact the Brookfield Public Library at 708-485-6917.

Meet the Author of “The Lost Town of Sag Bridge,” Pat Camalliere, at the Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Camalliere will share insights, photos, and ghost stories of the 19th century canal town, Sag Bridge, now a part of present-day Lemont. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Even from 7-8 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 969-5625.

Travel Log: Great American Eclipse 2017 welcomes Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium to relive the August total solar eclipse. Indian Prairie Public Library. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 887-8760 to register.

Chocolates Around the World features Pastry Chef Rose Deneen at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield, at 7 p.m. Samples, demonstrations and recipes included. Registration required- sign up online at www.brookfieldlibrary.info or by phone at (708) 485-6917.

Bring Your Own Book to the BYOB book discussion at Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple, Hinsdale. Enjoy coffee and company. 10:30 a.m. Register at hinsdale.libnet.info.

October 19

Bandemonium features live music by musicians at Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant Streets, Hinsdale. 6:30 p.m.

Choir Concert, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. 7 p.m. FREE.

Hauser Community Jazz Festival, Hauser Junior High School, 65 Woodside Road, Riverside. 7 p.m. FREE

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” will be shown at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills Roads, Darien, at 1:30 p.m. Popcorn provided. FREE

October 20

FREE Music Fridays take place at noon each Friday at College of DuPage McAninch Art Center, Fawell and Park Boulevards, Glen Ellyn. Visit atthemac.org to learn more.

October 20-22

The Freshmen/Sophomore Play will be performed at Lyons Township High School, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road, Western Springs, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. $10, $5 seniors and children.

October 21

St. Alexander’s CCW Crafters Holiday takes place at St. Alexander’s Catholic Church, 230 S. Cornell St., Villa Park, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features 40-plus crafters, all-day snack shop, bake sale. FREE

Harvest of Crafts takes place at Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Blvd., Westchester, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Crafts, bake sale and raffles. FREE.

Cider and Ale Festival takes place at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle, from 1-5 p.m. Sample ciders and seasonal beers in the midst of rich fall color. Visit mortonarb.org for details and pricing.

Harvest Bingo 2: The Return happens at Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside, from 7-10 p.m. 21 and older, BYOB. $30. Visit riversidelibrary.com for tickets.

October 23-24

AARP Smart Driver Course is a two-day class offered to older drivers. La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave., La Grange. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $20, $15 for AARP members. For more information or to register, contact Alyson at (708) 603-2259.

October 23

Choir concert, Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant streets, Hinsdale, 7 p.m. FREE.

Knitting & Needle Work Drop-in is held each Monday at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7-8:30 p.m. Bring your projects and work alongside other needle crafters. FREE.

Current Events Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 7-9 p.m. Call (630) 887-8760 for details.

October 24

Choir Concert, Lyons Township High School Reber Center, 100 S. Brainard, La Grange. 7:30 p.m. FREE

Library Bingo will take place at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield, from 11 a.m. to noon. FREE. For more information, contact the Brookfield Public Library at (708) 485-6917.

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

Restoring Wright Buildings to their Rightful Brilliance takes place at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside, at 7 p.m. Get an inside view of the processes used in the restoration of two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s gems: Unity Temple in Oak Park and Chicago’s Robie House.

October 25

Band and Orchestra concert, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. 7 p.m. FREE

Breast Cancer Awareness Month will include an introduction by AMITA Health to the new MammaCare breast self-exam technique. Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7 p.m. Learn and practice this potentially life-saving technique. For more information, contact Alyson at (708) 603-2259.

Book Buzz welcomes Random House representative Robert Haddock to talk about upcoming titles and provide book bags, excerpt samplers and catalogs. Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE.

October 27

FREE Music Fridays take place at noon each Friday at College of DuPage McAninch Art Center, Fawell and Park Boulevards, Glen Ellyn. Visit atthemac.org to learn more.

Choir Concert: Singing the Reformation: The Hymns of Luther and Praetorius, will be held at the College Church on Wheaton College campus, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton. 7:30 p.m. $10, $5 seniors.

October 30

Knitting & Needle Work Drop-in is held each Monday at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7-8:30 p.m. Bring your projects and work alongside other needle crafters. FREE.

Current Events Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 7-9 p.m. Call (630) 887-8760 for details.

October 31

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

 

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