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Burr Ridge

Calendar for December 1

Burr Ridge, IL

Arts and Entertainment

Music

’50s and ’60s music Fabulous Ambassadors, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Our Lady Of Peace Gymnasium, 709 Plainfield Road, Darien. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (630) 776-0779.

A cappella concert Acappellago, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. $14 adults, $11 students and seniors. (708) 484-3797, Ext. 2.

Country music concert Dayna Malow, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. (630) 637-8000, www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

“Songs of the Season” West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant streets. $18, senior and youth discounts. (630) 887-7464, www.westsubsymphony.org.

Seasonal concert Axia Chamber Ensemble, 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Morton Arboretum, Thornhill Education Center, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. $23. (630) 968-0074, www.mortonarb.org.

“The Magic of Christmas” West Towns Chorus, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $22, $20 for groups of 10 or more. (630) 201-5544, www.westtowns.org.

Young musician competition Dr. Robert Stanger Young Artist Concerto Audition, Saturday, Feb. 16, Elmhurst College, Irion Hall, 190 Prospect Ave. Applications due Friday, Dec. 7, with $35 fee. Winner receives $300 and appear as a soloist with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. (630) 941-0202, www.elmhurstsymphony.org.

“Heaven and Nature Sing” Tower Chorale, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Union Church in Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors.

Christmas standards concert Debbie Boone, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, North Central College, Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $50. (630) 637-SHOW.

“An Old World Christmas” DuPage Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, North Central College, Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $8 children. (630) 637-1003, www.dupagesymphony.org.

“Viennese Pops with a Twist” New Philharmonic Orchestra New Year’s Eve concert, 8:15 to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $50 adults, $48 seniors, $40 students. (630) 942-4000, www.atthemac.org.

Piano festival and competition Downers Grove Music Club, Sunday, April 13. Five skill levels for pianists up to 12th grade. $15 for festival levels, $25 for junior and senior levels. Call Eve Ciner, (630) 971-0797.

Weekly live jazz “WDCB’s Jazz Thursdays,” 6 to 9 p.m.; Live jazz, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at Braxton Seafood Grill, 3 Oakbrook Center Mall. No cover. (630) 574-2155, www.BraxtonSeafood.com.

Open mic night 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays, Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, 645 Joliet Road, Willowbrook. (630) 325-0780.

Art

Collage exhibit “Layers II” by the Midwest Collage Society, through Friday, Dec. 28, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

“Meet the Artist” Jewelry display by Nancy Neill, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Morton Arboretum Store, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. (630) 968-0074, www.mortonarb.org.

“A Unique Vision” Exhibit from Ray Graham Association’s Hanson Center, Sunday, Dec. 9, through Saturday, Dec. 15, Adornments on First, 26 E. First St., Hinsdale. Reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. www.hinsdalearts.org, www.ray-graham.org.

“Art 4 Life” contest Ages 4 to 12, submissions due by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Gallery’s Choice, 1014 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515. Open to all art media following theme “Paths to Freedom.” Best of show receives $1,000 prize. On display Saturday, Dec. 15, to Saturday, Dec. 22. (630) 969-5660.

“Into and Beyond” Still life paintings by Don Southard, through Saturday, Dec. 15, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, 5903 S. County Line Road. (630) 887-0203, www.hinsdalearts.org.

Fine art sale/brunch Expression Galleries, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, Wyndham Drake Oakbrook Hotel, 2301 York Road. RSVP to (630) 986-9848.

High school art exhibit “Portfolio” entries due Wednesday, Jan. 2, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Open to DuPage County high school students. Each portfolio consists of six pieces of art with same medium. 25 portfolios selected for display. Submissions through high schools. (630) 834-0202, www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.

“Shadow of a Doubt” Paintings by Nicholas Sistler, through Sunday, Jan. 20, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. (630) 834-0202, www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.

Fantasy images and sculptures “Unifying Themes” by Nicole Gordon and “Quite Movement” by Gary Justis, through Sunday, Feb. 17, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. (630) 834-0202, www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.

Riverwalk Fine Art Fair Call for applications, due by Wednesday, April 2, Naperville Art League, 508 N. Center St. Applications accepted at www.zapplication.org. $35 jury fee. Late applications through Thursday, April 10, with $30 fee. (630) 355-2530, www.napervilleartleague.com.

Theater

Christmas comedic mystery “The Coochie Family Christmas Party,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Country Lakes Golf Course, 1601 Fairway Drive, Naperville. Presented by Myles Above Productions. $50. Register at (630) 728-3813.

Musical audition seminar GreenMan Theatre Troupe, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Dec. 8 and 15, Elmhurst Masonic Lodge, 103 Arthur St. Adults and students 16 and older. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. (630) 464-2646, www.greenmantheatre.com.

“Meet Me in St. Louis” Wednesdays through Sundays, through Sunday, Dec. 16, Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets from $25 to $50. (630) 530-0111, www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.

Mystery dinner theatre audition GreenMan Theatre Troupe, 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 16 and 17, Elmhurst Masonic Lodge, 103 Arthur St. Callbacks, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. Prepared monologues or songs optional. Production volunteers also needed. (630) 464-2646, www.greenmantheatre.com.

World premiere holiday show “Princess Donkey-Head, A Christmas Tale,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22, New World Repertory Theatre, 923 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $20, $15 students and seniors, $12 matinees, $10 children 10 and younger. (630) 663-1489.

Museum

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 22, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Ages 2 to 8 with an adult. $10 children, $5 adults. Register at (630) 420-6010.

Christmas Memories 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. $9 adults, $8 seniors, $6.50 youths 4 to 17. Includes gingerbread village contest. (630) 305-5555, www.napersettlement.museum. Volunteers needed. Contact Pat Larson, (630) 305-5256, volunteer@naperville.il.us.

Cameos exhibit Through Sunday, Jan. 6, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1616, www.lizzadromuseum.org.

World War II exhibit Flagg Creek Museum and Robert Vial House, 7425 Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. Free. (708) 839-9616.

“Curator’s Curiosities” Interesting and unusual artifacts, through Sunday, June 29, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. (630) 420-6010, www.napersettlement.museum.

Nature events

“ArborReading” Storytime, 11 to 11:20 a.m. Fridays, Morton Arboretum, children’s garden, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. (630) 725-2066, www.mortonarb.org.

“Conifer Countdown” Winter walk, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in December, Morton Arboretum, Arbor Court, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. (630) 968-0074, www.mortonarb.org.

“Amazing Race” activity 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook. Ages 6 and older. Register at (630) 850-8110.

Birding trip DuPage Birding Club, 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Lyons Woods and Lakeshore, Blanchard Road, off Sheridan Road, Beach Park, www.dupagebirding.org; 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Morton Arboretum, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. $9 entry fee. Contact Jeff Chapman, (630) 910-8684, jeffchapman1@sbcglobal.net.

Solstice Feast 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2 to 23, Morton Arboretum, Ginkgo Restaurant, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. Recommended for ages 12 and older. $60. Register at (630) 725-2066.

Evergreen Express Trolley ride, Sundays through Dec. 30, Wednesdays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, and Fridays, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, Morton Arboretum, Visitor Center, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. Rides, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., noon, 12:45 p.m. $13. (630) 968-0074, www.mortonarb.org.

Holiday Celebration Daily and special events through Sunday, Jan. 6, Morton Arboretum, Interstate 88 and Route 53, Lisle. “Arboretum Express” model train and “Where Treetops Glisten” displays. (630) 968-0074, www.mortonarb.org.

Miscellaneous

Cancer survivor book signing Beverly Kirkhart of “Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Wellness House, 131 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Free for anyone with cancer diagnosis in the family. Register at (630) 323-5150.

Movie memorabilia show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Sokol Hall, 3909 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. $5, free for children 12 and younger. (708) 257-8205, www.moviememorabiliashow.com.

Girls Day Out Shopping event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, 7800 S. Kingery Highway. (630) 299-4899.

Classy calendar class Fifth-graders to adults, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 Chicago Ave. $54 residents, $68 nonresidents. Register by Saturday, Dec. 1. (630) 323-2626.

Winter carnival “Home for the Holidays,” 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Gower West Elementary School, 7650 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook. $5. Includes breakfast, entertainment.

Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Oak Rooms, 3818 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $10 adults, $6 children 2 to 12, free for children younger than 2. Register by Saturday, Dec. 1. (630) 275-1181.

Holiday Home Tour 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, 5903 S. County Line Road. $30 in advance, $35 day of the event. (630) 887-0203, www.hinsdalearts.org.

Holiday tea With author Kate DiCamillo, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Holiday Inn Select, 1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville. Discussing new book, “Great Joy.” Held by Anderson’s Bookshop. $25. (630) 355-2665.

“Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” After Hours Film Society, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $8 for nonmembers, $4 for members. (630) 534-4528, www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com.

Tumblebear Gymnastics Clarendon Hills Park District, 5:15 to 6:10 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 3 to Jan. 7, Community Center, 315 Chicago Ave. Ages 5 to 12. $35 residents, $44 nonresidents. Register at the Community Center.

Holiday high tea 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. $30. Register by Wednesday, Dec. 5. (630) 206-9566.

Weekly wine tasting Includes live music, 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, deVine, 29 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. $15. (630) 964-9463.

Christmas Home Tour 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at Cucina Roma Italian Bistro, Route 83 and Ogden Avenue, Clarendon Hills. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., tour, 1 to 4 p.m. $25. Call Bob or Cheryl Yelton, (630) 323-1103, or Mark or Rachel Rediehs, (630) 887-0323.

Kids day out 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Ashton Place, 341 75th St., Willowbrook. Visit with Santa, arts and crafts, entertainment.

“Christmas Tree Ship” author Rochelle Pennington, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, King-Bruwaert House, 6101 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge. Register by Wednesday, Dec. 5, with Bonnie Kohout, (630) 230-9521.

Dance honoring veterans Dance Mania Ballroom, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, Diplomat West, 681 W. North Ave., Elmhurst. ‘40s and ‘50s era dance; dress in military or period attire. $12, special rates for clubs and veterans. (708) 442-7613, (847) 813-1910.

Magic class Ages 5 to 12, 5:15 to 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 Chicago Ave. $23 residents, $29 nonresidents.

Tom Brokaw book signing 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, North Central College, Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Held by Anderson’s Bookshop. (630) 355-2665.

Parents night out Kids pajama party, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 Chicago Ave. Ages 3 to 10. $15 residents, $18 nonresidents.

Connoisseur Auction Saturday, Dec. 15, Mastro Auctions, 7900 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge. Preview, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. (630) 472-1200, www.mastroauctions.com.

Letters from Santa Clarendon Hills Park District, requests due by 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Questionnaires at Community Center, 315 Chicago Ave. $5 per child. (630) 323-2626.

Adornments 2007 Through Saturday, Dec. 22, 26 E. First St., Hinsdale. Held by the Hinsdale Center for the Arts. Includes various crafts, activities and special events. (630) 887-0203. www.hinsdalearts.org.

Dance lessons Swing, salsa, ballroom and country and western classes held weekly, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. (708) 839-1000, www.willowbrookballroom.com.

Clubs

Toastmasters Club No. 7446 Noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, McDonald’s Corp. Headquarters, 2111 McDonald Drive, Oak Brook. Call Alex Pronove, (630) 337-0597.

Rotary Club of Downers Grove 12:15 p.m. Mondays. For meeting location, call Joe Kenny, (630) 334-2858.

Choral-Aires Chorus Female chorus, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st Street and York Road, Oak Brook. (630) 355-9358, www.choral-aires.org.

Hinsdale Embroiderers Guild 9 a.m. every first and third Monday, September through May, Western Springs Baptist Church, 4475 Wolf Road. Call (630) 986-9480.

Darien Garden Club 7 p.m. every first Monday, Darien Park District building, 7301 Fairview Ave. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. (630) 968-6400.

Hinsdale American Legion 7:30 p.m. every first Monday, Hinsdale Memorial Building, second floor, 19 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale. Call George Hogrewe, (630) 323-4589.

Rotary Club of Darien 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Argonne National Laboratory Guest House, Cass Avenue, Darien. (630) 434-5075, www.darienrotaryclub.org.

Oak Brook Speakers Toastmasters 5:30 to 6:35 p.m. Tuesdays, FOCUS, 430 W. 22nd St., Lombard. Call Bob, (312) 401-8614. Oakbrookspeakers@cs.com.

Chorus of DuPage All-male barbershop chorus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville. Call Jerry Broz, (630) 964-3139.

Home and community education 11 a.m. every first Tuesday except August, Community Bank of Downers Grove, 1111 Warren Ave., Downers Grove. Call Hilda Shultz, (630) 969-1867.

Downers Grove Lions Club Noon every first and third Tuesday, Emmett’s Ale House, 5200 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 964-5892.

Hinsdale Toastmasters 7:15 p.m. every first and third Tuesdays, Washington Square, 10 N. Washington St., Hinsdale. Call Hugh Dunbar, (630) 789-2525, Ext. 238.

Woodland Aero Modelers 7:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday, Downers Grove VFW Century Post, 5101 Belmont Road, Downers Grove. (630) 852-5831, www.woodlandaeromodelers.org.

Home and community education DuPage County Association, Belmont Unit, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Fairview Village, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. Features holiday luncheon and $5 gift exchange. RSVP to (630) 969-1867.

Kickstarters Toastmasters Club 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Panera Bread, 1400 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Call Bill, (630) 248-4099.

Downers Grove Kiwanis Club 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove. Call Gloria Caracello, (630) 968-6300.

Walking club Contours Express, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, 70 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. Free. (630) 810-9777.

American Legion Alexander Bradley Burns Post, 8 p.m. every first Wednesday, American Legion Hall, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove. Call Joe Pappalardo, (630) 964-0011.

Darien Seniors Club Noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road. Bingo. Bring non-perishable item for Hinsdale South food drive. Membership not limited to Darien residents. Call Rosemary DalFonso, (630) 910-0854.

Darien Woman’s Club 7 p.m. every first Wednesday, September to April, Darien Swim and Racquet Club, 1001 Hinswood Ave. December includes holiday dinner, auction fundraiser. Call Anne Christenson, (630) 512-0841.

AT&T Telecom Pioneers Forest Life Member Club, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Alta Villa Banquets, 430 N. Addison Road, Addison. Call Lori Kallas, (630) 629-1633.

Support groups

Depression & Bipolar Support For adults only, 1 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Oak Rooms near the cafeteria, 39th Street and Highland Avenue, Downers Grove. $2 suggested donation. (630) 415-1480.

PFLAG Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, 2 to 4 p.m. every first Sunday, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple St., Hinsdale. (773) 935-2398, www.pflagchicago.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 6:30 p.m. Mondays, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. (630) 964-2043.

New Mothers Support Group 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. To register, call Advocate’s Health Advisor at (800) 323-8622 and ask for class code 4B10.

Alzheimer’s support group 10:30 a.m. every first Tuesday, Oak Brook Healthcare Centre, 2013 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. (630) 495-0220.

Postpartum Depression Support Group 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $15. To register, call the Health Advisor, (800) 323-8622, www.advocatehealth.com.

Al-Anon 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Faith United Methodist Church, 432 59th St., Downers Grove. Participants should enter the rear of the church and go to Room B-6.

Mended Hearts Inc. 7 p.m. every first Wednesday except July and August, Oak Rooms, Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove.

Classes/seminars

Counseling/mediation seminar 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Brown and Associates, 102 S. Washington St., Hinsdale. $55. Register at (630) 455-4655.

“Money Owned and Owed” Debt presentation by Geraldine Perry, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. Free. Sponsored by Midwest chapter of Citizens for Truth.

Cancer patient art workshop 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, Wellness House, 131 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Free. Register at (630) 323-5150.

“Navigating the Mammogram Maze” 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Wellness House, 131 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Free. Register at (630) 323-5150.

Supporting parents with cancer 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wellness House, 131 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Free. Register at (630) 323-5150.

Family-to-family education National Alliance on Mental Illness, Thursdays, Jan. 3 to March 20, Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville. Free. Register at (630) 752-0066, Ext. 210.

Cake decorating school Wilton School of Cake Decorating, 7511 Lemont Road, Darien, offers 50 courses throughout the year. Fees range from $75 to $950. (630) 985-6077, www.school.wilton.com.

Interest groups

Pet adoption day PAWS Chicago, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Bloomingdale’s, 4 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (312) 440-4515.

Global warming forum Environment Illinois, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple St. Features local community members and state officials. Contact Josh Jones, (312) 291-0385, josh@environmentillinois.org.

Bereaved family candle lighting Compassionate Friends, West Central Suburban chapter, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, American Legion Post 187, 310 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. For families grieving from loss of a child. Call Lynn Callister, (630) 834-4829.

Adoption information meeting Lifelink International, 7 p.m. every second Wednesday, Hope Church Center, 9931 S. 248th Ave., Naperville. (630) 521-8281, www.lifelinkadoption.org.

Fundraiser

Photos with Santa Benefit for Autism Speaks, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Munchkin Land, 30 E. Hinsdale Ave., Hinsdale; Sunday, Dec. 2, Duck Duck Goose and Kinga European Children’s Shoes, 777 N. York Road, Hinsdale; Saturday, Dec. 8, Kinga European Children’s Shoes, 112 S. York Road, Elmhurst. Photos free, portion of store’s proceeds benefits Autism Speaks. Call Tony Manzo, (708) 359-7799.

Tackle the Tower Stair climb for American Lung Association, Sunday, Feb. 10, Oakbrook Terrace Tower, 1 Tower Lane. Register at (800) LUNGUSA, www.tacklethetower.org.

Business

Cooking workshop Teen program with Gloria Hafer, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Bloomingdale’s, 4 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 974-4377.

Real estate investment seminar “Real Estate as an Alternative Investment — What Financial Advisors Should Know,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Millennium Trust Co., 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook. Free. Register at (630) 368-5645, sreese@mtrustcompany.com.

Religion

Spirit Village Gift sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Christ Church of Oak Brook, 2000 York Road. (630) 321-6776, www.cc-ob.org.

Lessons and carols 8:30 and 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Christ Church of Oak Brook, 2000 York Road. (630) 321-6776, www.cc-ob.org.

Messiah and CarolFest 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Christ Church of Oak Brook, 2000 York Road. Free. (630) 321-6776, www.cc-ob.org.

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