Downers Grove, Westmont, Woodridge Community Calendar

JULY 29

Summer Nights Classic Car Show. 6-9 p.m. in downtown Downers Grove. All classic cars are welcome on Main Street from Maple to Franklin; Featured Cars park on Curtiss Street. Featured Vehicle (must be pre-1985): Convertibles. Live Entertainment: Johnny Alletto Band. For a full schedule of the classic car show, visit www.downtowndg.org.

 

JULY 30

Kerbel Space Program. 12 p.m. at Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss. Play Kerbal Space Program, a popular space simulator game, and learn about the science behind NASA by launching little green men into space. Register at www.dglibrary.org/events.

 

Harry Potter Party Release Party Event. 10 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. Join the celebration for the release of the 8th story in the series: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Purchase a ticket for all the fun. It entitles you to a number in the line at midnight to receive your new book. Each ticket will be coded to represent one of the four Hogwarts Houses and will admit the bearer to special House Cup activities.

 

JULY 31

125th Anniversary: American Beauty. 2 p.m. at Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. Travel through more than a century of magazine ads, patent illustrations, and artifacts to learn the fascinating stories behind such feminine enhancements as the push-up bra, the rubber girdle, chip-proof nail polish, dusky mascara, and kiss-proof lipstick. Presented by actress and historian Leslie Goddard.

 

AUGUST 2

Summer Concert Series–Gina Glocksen Band (Rock/Pop). 7 p.m. at Fishel Park in Downers Grove. Food, wine and beer will be on sale. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave. For weather updates, call 630-963-0575 after 5:30 p.m. day of the concert. For more information on the 2016 summer concert series, visit www.dgparks.org.

 

AUGUST 3

Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. at Westminster Park, 1320 Westminster Drive, Woodridge. Bring your chairs and blankets to a neighborhood park on Wednesday evenings this summer for a concert in the park. HindSight will be playing Rock and Roll.

 

AUGUST 4

Cruise Nights. Imports & Orphans. Music by Absolutely Delicious. Downtown Westmont. The event features live music, radio station promotions, business and restaurant specials, and more. All cars are invited to come out each week, but there will be weekly car theme awards and raffles.

 

Uniquely Thursdays: Ear Candy. 6:30 p.m. at Burlington Park, located between Garfield and Washington, just off Chicago Avenue, in Hinsdale. For more information, visit www.hinsdalechamber.com.

 

AUGUST 5

Summer Nights Classic Car Show. 6-9 p.m. in downtown Downers Grove. All classic cars are welcome on Main Street from Maple to Franklin; Featured Cars park on Curtiss Street. Featured Vehicle (must be pre-1985): Trucks, Farm Tractors, Related Equipment. Live Entertainment: All Hat No Cattle. For a full schedule of the classic car show, visit www.downtowndg.org.

 

AUGUST 6

Fishing Derby. 9 a.m. to noon at Patriots Park/Barth Pond in Downers Grove. Reel in three hours of family fun at the Annual Fishing Derby! Prizes are awarded for the shortest and longest fish caught by each age level. Sponsored by the Downers Grove Park District and the Downers Grove Moose, Rod and Gun Club. Fee: Free. For more information, visit www.dgparks.org.

 

All Village Garage Sale. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Echo Point Park, 8115 Woodridge Drive. The 22nd Annual All Village Garage Sale is back again. Come early for great prices on hidden treasures at Woodridge’s biggest garage sale of the year. Munchies are available for purchase to snack on while you shop. The event is free to attend as a shopper, but you must register for a table if you plan on selling at the All Village Garage Sale. For more information, visit www.woodridgeparks.org.

 

Family Farm Fest 2016. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Nativity in Clarendon Hills, at the northeast corner of 55th Street and Richmond. Games, crafts for kids, food, door prizes, farmers market. Admission is free.

 

AUGUST 9

Summer Concert Series–Mason Rivers (Country). 7 p.m. at Fishel Park in Downers Grove. Food, wine and beer will be on sale. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave. For weather updates, call 630-963-0575 after 5:30 p.m. day of the concert. For more information on the 2016 summer concert series, visit www.dgparks.org.

 

Heather Gudenkauf Reading and Booksigning. 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. Celebrate the paperback release of Heather Gudenkauf’s Missing Pieces, a rush of a thrill ride.

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