Downers Grove, Westmont, Woodridge Community Calendar

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Woodridge Jaycees Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. 8:30 a.m. to noon at Shanahan’s, 1999 W. 75th St., Woodridge. Net proceeds will go toward the Woodridge Rotary Club’s new shoe program to help provide new back-to-school shoes for those in need in the Woodridge community and surrounding area. Prize drawings will be available. Donated items for the prize drawings are accepted until March 11. For more information, contact Anna Schiefelbein at or 630-796-2440.



Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party. 4 p.m. at Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with us by reading books, playing games, making a craft and having a birthday treat! Geared for Kindergarten through second grade.



Romania Travel Program. 7:30 p.m. at Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. Romania will be highlighted at the March “Adventures in Travel” program hosted by the Downers Grove Friends of the Library. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Presenter Carmen Sabau will show and discuss the pictorial vistas of Dobrogea, the East Province of Romania between the Daube and the Black Sea. For questions or further information, please contact Kevin Deany at 630-923-0342.



30th annual Easter candy hunt and pancake breakfast. 10 a.m. at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. For all children through third grade. Face painting by Mighty Fine Face Design; the Easter bunny will appear at 9 a.m. Food donations accepted.


Lights Out for Earth Hour. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Village of Woodridge will have bollard, outdoor and marquee lights off in Town Centre to show support for Earth Hour. During this time, lights will switch off around the globe in support of the commitments that have been made worldwide to improve the environment. Everyone is invited to participate in this demonstration of support. Visit for more information.



Spring Palette Art Show. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gregg House Museum and Senior Center, 117 S. Linden Ave. Come experience a palette of unique oil paintings, watercolor paintings, prints, pencil drawings, glass, sculpture and much more. All of the works of art showcase the talents of our very own local artists including the Westmont Park District’s Senior Art participants. There will be special demonstrations, a raffle, and kids art activities that will spark their creative side and treats. If you wish to exhibit your art work, call 630/969-8080 ext. 104.



1930’s Tasting History. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. It is the Depression in America. The stock market has crashed, Roosevelt is trying to repair the country, and thousands of Americans are changing the way they eat. Ellie Carlson provides cooking demonstrations and tastings of the following iconic dishes of the 1930s. Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast, Candy Coated Carrots, Mock Apple Pie, Chocolate Pie and Mock Whipped Cream. Space is limited.


Center Cass Community Connection. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Prairieview Elementary School, 699 Plainfield Road, Downers Grove. All District 66 parents and residents are encouraged to attend. Elizabeth Ide, Prairieview and Lakeview Jr. High will be open to the community for self-guided tours. RSVP at



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