[Photo courtesy of Glen Ellyn Park District]
TURKEY TROT'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY
WHEN: 8 a.m. Nov. 22
WHERE: Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn
COST AND INFO: Free; www.gepark.org
ABOUT: The event is open to all ages and skill levels. The top two runners who most accurately predict their race time in the 5-mile run win a Thanksgiving treat. Bring a nonperishable food donation to help the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry fill its shelves in time for the holiday season. No timing devices are allowed on the course. Runners must complete the course by 9 a.m. to be eligible for prizes.
BONUS ITEM: ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW AND BAKE SALE
WHEN: 9 a.m. Nov. 17
WHERE: La Grange Highlands Middle School, 1850 Plainfield Road, La Grange
COST AND INFO: Free; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT: The La Grange Highlands Woman's Club will host its 24th annual Craft Show & Bake Sale. More than 70 crafters and vendors will showcase jewelry, art, sewn creations and other items. Visitors can enjoy a hot, homemade lunch at the café and treats at the bake sale table. There will be raffle prizes, including Split-The-Pot. Proceeds benefit the club's charity of the year, Dare2Tri, whose mission is to positively impact the lives of athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments by developing their skills in paratriathlon.