Make a Date on the Village Calendar!

The Village is accepting event information from DuPage County non-profit organizations to be posted on the Events Calendar. Questions and event information may be sent to events@downers.us.

Events from April through June

March 31, 2014
Cantores Community Choir
7:00PM - 8:30PM
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Rehearsals on Mondays through December 9. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630-999-1190 or email cantorescc@gmail.com
April 01, 2014
Downers Grove Camera Club
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Oak Trace, 200 Village Rd., Downers Grove, IL (map)
The Downers Grove Camera Club regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month, from October thru May. Visit the website at dgcameraclub.com for more info or contact Dave Ducommun, president, at daveduc@comcast.net.
April 02, 2014
The Easter Experience: (video series)
6:00PM - 7:30PM
First Christian Church, 801 63rd St. Downers Grove, IL (map)
The Easter Experience - a video series that enacts the events behind Easter and explores what it means to us today. Includes a light dinner and discussion. Open to the public at no charge. More info at 630-968-7818 or www.fccdg.org.
April 03, 2014
Spring Fling for SEASPAR Eagles
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd., Darien, IL (map)
Featured vendors will be showcasing a variety of gift options for family and friends such as chocolates, jewelry, purses, baskets, candles, artwork and more. www.seaspar.org
April 05, 2014
Electronics Recycling
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Electronics ONLY are collected at this event, held monthly on the first Saturday. More info at www.downers.us.
April 05, 2014
Gardener's Christmas in April
10:00AM - 12:30PM
University of IL Extension office, 1100 E. Warrenville Rd., Naperville, IL (map)
DuPage Friends of Extension will hold their 4th Annual Silent Auction, plus guest speakers. Bidding ends at 12:00 p.m. Proceeds will help support the community programs provided by the U of I Extension in DuPage. Fee: $1 donation for adults. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/
April 05, 2014
Ladies Tea
2:00PM - 4:00PM
DG Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Tiny tea sandwiches, scones, cookies, chocolates, pastries will be served with a variety of teas and coffee. Classical piano music will by played by Doreen Sterba DeZur Sally Miller, a Wheaton College graduate and author of "Girl Talk...God Talk" will give an inspirational and encouraging message to all women present. Tickets $10. Call 630-969-3320.
April 07, 2014
Cantores Community Choir
7:00PM - 8:30PM
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Rehearsals on Mondays through December 9. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630-999-1190 or email cantorescc@gmail.com
April 09, 2014
The Easter Experience: (video series)
6:00PM - 7:30PM
First Christian Church, 801 63rd St. Downers Grove, IL (map)
The Easter Experience - a video series that enacts the events behind Easter and explores what it means to us today. Includes a light dinner and discussion. Open to the public at no charge. More info at 630-968-7818 or www.fccdg.org.
April 11, 2014
Brainiacs Club
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Good Sam Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Give your brain a workout by playing fun and stimulating games designated to sharpen your mind.Club meets every second Friday of the month. Fee is $2 and registration is required. Call 1-800-323-8622, and provide a registration code of 4S39.
April 12, 2014
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
7:00AM - 12:00PM
Downers Grove Christian School, 929 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
FREE! (Donations are accepted.) http://www.dgkiwanis.org/
April 12, 2014
Kiwanis Easter Candy Hunt
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Constitution Park, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Park is behind Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave. Event is free for all children up to 3rd Grade. Come before/stay after for face painting from 9 to 11 a.m.
April 12, 2014
Easter Eggsplosion!
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Compass Church, 1551 E. Hobson Rd, Naperville, IL (map)
Featuring special activities planned just for children. Enjoy cute animals, an egg hunt, face painting and more.This is a FREE event! More at www.thecompass.net/central/easter
April 12, 2014
DuPage PADS Galaxy Bowl
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton, IL (map)
This fun, family event is a fundraiser for DuPage Pads to provide housing and supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless. Sign up your 5 person team and commit to raising $100 per person. More at www.dupagepads.org or 630.682.3846 ext. 2420.
April 14, 2014
DG Artists' Guild
6:30PM - 9:00PM
Brigantine Gallery, 734 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Artist Karen Johnson will give a demonstration showing her beautiful botanical clay jewelry. Guests are welcome. http://www.downersgroveartistsguild.com/
April 14, 2014
Cantores Community Choir
7:00PM - 8:30PM
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Rehearsals on Mondays through December 9. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630-999-1190 or email cantorescc@gmail.com
April 15, 2014
Downers Grove Camera Club
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Oak Trace, 200 Village Rd., Downers Grove, IL (map)
The Downers Grove Camera Club regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month, from October thru May. Visit the website at dgcameraclub.com for more info or contact Dave Ducommun, president, at daveduc@comcast.net.
April 21, 2014
Cantores Community Choir
7:00PM - 8:30PM
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Rehearsals on Mondays through December 9. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630-999-1190 or email cantorescc@gmail.com
April 24, 2014
ADHD or Not!
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Good Samaritan Hospital Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
So you think you or your child may ADHD? Learn about ADHD symptoms and what else can mimic ADHD. Dr. Remer-Osborn, Clinical Neuropsychologist explains. This is a free seminar but registration is required. Reserve your seat by calling 1-800-323-8622, and provide a registration code of 4G42.
April 25, 2014
Grannie's Attic: Resale Event
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Peace Memorial Manor, 3737 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Find treasures you never even knew you needed. North side of the Good Sam Campus, between the hospital and Wellness Center.
April 25, 2014
Understanding Medicare
9:30AM - 11:00AM
Good Samaritan Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
An overview of Medicare Part A (Inpatient Coverage), Part B (physician and Outpatient Coverage), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. There is a nominal charge of $2 and registration is required. Reserve by calling 1-800-323-8622, and provide a registration code of 4S04.
April 26, 2014
"Shop For a Cause" for Family Shelter Service
10:00AM - 2:00PM
St. Andrew's Church, 1125 Franklin St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Shopping event to benefit the Downers Grove Family Shelter. Vendors include Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Tastefully Simple and more. Plus raffle and light refreshments.
April 26, 2014
Movie Screening: "Generations in Solidarity"
7:00PM - 8:30PM
DG First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
The Guatemala Connection mission of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church is hosting this public screening and discussion. The 42-minute documentary explores the governmental and faith-community relationships between North and Central American over the past 25 years. More info at dgfumc.org/solidarity and generationsinsolidarity.com.
April 27, 2014
West Suburban Symphony Orchestra
3:30PM - 5:00PM
York High School, 355 W. St. Charles, Rd., Elmhurst, IL (map)
Performing music by Prokofiev, Poulenc, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky in an hour-long concert.Ticket $22 adult, $20 senior, $5 teens, children free. For more information, see www.westsubsymphony.org or call 630-887-7464..
April 28, 2014
Cantores Community Choir
7:00PM - 8:30PM
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Rehearsals on Mondays through December 9. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630-999-1190 or email cantorescc@gmail.com
April 30, 2014
Speaking Series: "You Gotta Keep Dancin'"
7:00PM - 8:00PM
DG Community Church, 6600 Fairview, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Based on a book by the same name, Rev. Howard Hoekstra will engage participants to choose joy in the midst of life's pains and struggles. The three part series continues on May 7 and May 14. For more information, reservation or need for child care call 630-969-3320.
May 02, 2014
St. Luke Annual Yard Sale
9:00AM - 6:00PM
St Luke Presbyterian Church, 3910 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Something for everyone, bargains galore!
May 03, 2014
St. Luke Annual Yard Sale
8:00AM - 1:00PM
St Luke Presbyterian Church, 3910 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Something for everyone, bargains galore! Everything half price beginning at 11:00 a.m.!
May 03, 2014
Speaking Series: "You Gotta Keep Dancin'"
9:00AM - 10:00AM
DG Community Church, 6600 Fairview, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Based on a book by the same name, Rev. Howard Hoekstra will engage participants to choose joy in the midst of life's pains and struggles. The three part series continues on May 10 and May 17. For more information, reservation or need for child care call 630-969-3320.
May 03, 2014
Electronics Recycling
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Electronics ONLY are collected at this event, held monthly on the first Saturday. More info at www.downers.us.
May 03, 2014
Wildflower Walk
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Lyman Woods Interpretive Center, 901 31st St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Fundraiser for Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance (PDHA). Walks start at 10 AM and at 12pm, Groups will be limited to about 15 participants. Walkers should expect to spend about 90 minutes exploring the woods of this high quality nature preserve. A $25 donation per person is requested. To register, visit www.PDHA.org.
May 03, 2014
Founders Day
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Downtown Downers Grove, IL (map)
Sponsored by DG Historical Society. Family Bike Ride at 10:30 am, meet at Fishel Park; From Noon to 4pm, visit the petting zoo at the Museum, 831 Maple Ave. www.downersgrovehistory.org.
May 03, 2014
Tower Chorale: Music of the Beatles
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park, IL (map)
"Here Comes the Sun: Music of the Beatles. Tickets are $20 Adult, $17 Senior/Student, Children 10 and under Free. Tickets can be purchased from singers in advance, at the door, or on the website, www.towerchorale.org or by calling 708-505-9570.
May 04, 2014
Downers Grove Choral Society
3:00PM - 4:30PM
1st United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Choral with professional soloists and orchestra. Advance tickets are $20 adults; $15 seniors; $5 students. www.dgcs.org or 630-515-0030.
May 04, 2014
Sinfonietta Bel Canto
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Eight singers--finalists in three different categories--will perform.The first place winners will be announced at the end of the concert. Tickets at the door: $19 adult; $16 senior (60+); $7 student (21/under); Free--children under 7 (with parent). www.SinfoniettaBelCanto.org or call 630-384-5007.
May 05, 2014
Cantores Community Choir
7:00PM - 8:30PM
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Rehearsals on Mondays through December 9. All are welcome. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of music. For more info call 630-999-1190 or email cantorescc@gmail.com
May 06, 2014
Downers Grove Camera Club
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Oak Trace, 200 Village Rd., Downers Grove, IL (map)
The Downers Grove Camera Club regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month, from October thru May. Visit the website at dgcameraclub.com for more info or contact Dave Ducommun, president, at daveduc@comcast.net.
May 07, 2014
Speaking Series: "You Gotta Keep Dancin'"
7:00PM - 8:00PM
DG Community Church, 6600 Fairview, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Based on a book by the same name, Rev. Howard Hoekstra will engage participants to choose joy in the midst of life's pains and struggles. The three part series continues on May 7 and May 14. For more information, reservation or need for child care call 630-969-3320.
May 08, 2014
SEASPAR presents 7th Heaven
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tivoli Theater, 5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL, (map)
Concert proceeds benefit SEASPAR programs. Tickets $20 presale at SEASPAR office or Anderson's Book Store; $25 after May 2. More info at (630) 960-7600 or www.seaspar.org.
May 09, 2014
Brainiacs Club
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Good Sam Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Give your brain a workout by playing fun and stimulating games designated to sharpen your mind.Club meets every second Friday of the month. Fee is $2 and registration is required. Call 1-800-323-8622, and provide a registration code of 4S39.
May 10, 2014
Speaking Series: "You Gotta Keep Dancin'"
9:00AM - 10:00AM
DG Community Church, 6600 Fairview, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Based on a book by the same name, Rev. Howard Hoekstra will engage participants to choose joy in the midst of life's pains and struggles. The three part series continues on May 10 and May 17. For more information, reservation or need for child care call 630-969-3320.
May 10, 2014
DG Organic Gardeners Plant Sale
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Hummer Park, 4833 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
The sale features vegetables, herbs, annuals, and perennials, including heirloom and native varieties. For more information visit dgorganicgardeners.blogspot.com.
May 10, 2014
AAUW Used Book Collection
10:00AM - 1:30PM
Eagle Storage, 555 Rogers st., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Association of University Women will be collecting paperbacks, hard cover books and textbooks (published after 2003). All donations are tax deductible.Please no magazines, encyclopedias, or Readers Digest Condensed Books. Call 630-225-8162 for more info.
May 13, 2014
League of Women Voters Discussion Group
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Woodridge Library, 3 Plaza Dr., Woodridge, IL (map)
"From Swords to Plowshares", presented by Cindy Boggs, Argonne scientist, and a member of the group that carried out this critical project. For additional information, see the local League website at www.dgwl.il.lwvnet.org
May 14, 2014
Speaking Series: "You Gotta Keep Dancin'"
7:00PM - 8:00PM
DG Community Church, 6600 Fairview, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Based on a book by the same name, Rev. Howard Hoekstra will engage participants to choose joy in the midst of life's pains and struggles. The three part series continues on May 7 and May 14. For more information, reservation or need for child care call 630-969-3320.
May 15, 2014
Barth Pond Memorial
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Patriots Park, 55th St. and Grand, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Ceremony to honor and remember fallen officers, including the only Downers Grove officer to die in the line of duty, Officer Richard J. Barth.
May 17, 2014
Speaking Series: "You Gotta Keep Dancin'"
9:00AM - 10:00AM
DG Community Church, 6600 Fairview, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Based on a book by the same name, Rev. Howard Hoekstra will engage participants to choose joy in the midst of life's pains and struggles. The three part series continues on May 10 and May 17. For more information, reservation or need for child care call 630-969-3320.
May 17, 2014
Spring Ring! Handbell Concert
7:00PM - 8:30PM
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Enjoy the music of the Chancel Ringers and Westminster Handbell Ensemble. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided. Please call the church 968-7120, or Pattie Barnes 953-0146 or e-mail bellhog@juno.com
May 18, 2014
Village Voices Spring Concert
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Village Voices performs throughout the western suburbs, singing music from stage and screen, the folk genre, patriotic tunes, gospels and spirituals, vocal jazz and some light rock. The concert is free, but a free will offering will be taken. More at www.villagevoicesdg.org or contact director Marilyn Wilgocki at mew6617@sbcglobal.net.
May 18, 2014
Cantores Community Choir
5:00PM - 6:30PM
1st United Methodis Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
The choir will present "All About Life". Admission is free but donations will be accepted to benefit the choir's Scholarship Fund.
May 20, 2014
Downers Grove Camera Club
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Oak Trace, 200 Village Rd., Downers Grove, IL (map)
The Downers Grove Camera Club regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month, from October thru May. Visit the website at dgcameraclub.com for more info or contact Dave Ducommun, president, at daveduc@comcast.net.
May 26, 2014
Memorial Day Parade and Observance
10:45AM - 11:45AM
Main St. at Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
American Legion Post 80 will hold a Memorial Day parade beginning at 10:45am on Main Street in Downers Grove. Immediately following, at aproximately 11:00 a.m., a memorial service will be held at Fishel Park.
May 30, 2014
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD)
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Good Samaritan Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Medicare has a plan that will cover hospital, medical insurance, and prescription drugs. This plan is called Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C. Learn how the plans work how to choose one.There is a nominal charge of $2 and registration is required. Reserve by calling 1-800-323-8622, and provide a registration code of 4S05.
June 07, 2014
Children's Safety Expo
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Lakeview Jr. High School, 701 Plainfield Rd., Darien, IL (map)
Free event with refreshments and giveaways throughout the morning. In addition to the booths and interactive exhibits, information will be available about: Bicycle Safety,Bright Start College Savings Program, Fire safety, Special Needs Information.
June 07, 2014
Electronics Recycling
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Electronics ONLY are collected at this event, held monthly on the first Saturday. More info at www.downers.us.
June 07, 2014
Old Time Barn Dance
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
FREE! Enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and dancing for the entire family! The Plank Road String Band will provide lively music, and a caller will walk you through all the dances. No experience necessary.For more information call (630)325-7764 or visit www.plankroad.org
June 13, 2014
Senior Technology Fair
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Seniors from DuPage County are welcome to attend this free event with experts from AT&T, who will discuss how wireless technologies like smart phones and computers can help seniors manage prescriptions, pay bills, and allow them to stay connected with loved ones. Registration is required, as seating is limited. Register by calling 630-737-0504.
June 14, 2014
Flag Day Free Concert
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Fishel Park, Grove St. near Main St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Celebrate the stars and stripes. Concert starts at 7pm. Music by West Suburban Concert Band. Event hosted by Fox Valley chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution.
June 19, 2014
Grove Fest: Ride Preview Night
5:30PM - 10:00PM
Burlington Ave., north of tracks, Downers Grove, IL (map)
Unlimited rides for just $23--this night only. More at www.rotarygrovefest.org
June 19, 2014
55th Annual AAUW Used Book Sale
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Henry Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Proceeds benefit the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, which supports reentry to education, project grants, and fellowships. Call 630-225-8162 or visit http://sites.google.com/site/dgaauw/book-sale
June 20, 2014
55th Annual AAUW Used Book Sale
9:00AM - 9:00PM
Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Proceeds benefit the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, which supports reentry to education, project grants, and fellowships. Call 630-225-8162 or visit http://sites.google.com/site/dgaauw/book-sale
June 20, 2014
Rotary Grove Fest
12:00PM - 11:00PM
Downtown Downers Grove (map)
Rides, entertainment, community expo and more. www.rotartygrovevest.com
June 21, 2014
Paper Shredding 4 Rescues
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Citadel Information Management, 827 Blackhawk Dr., Westmont, IL (map)
This event benefits pet shelters and rescue groups including West Suburban Humane Society. A donation of $2 per box or bag of materials to be shredded is requested. More at citadelim.com or 630-323-1540.
June 21, 2014
55th Annual AAUW Used Book Sale
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Puffer School, 2220 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Proceeds benefit the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, which supports reentry to education, project grants, and fellowships. Call 630-225-8162 or http://sites.google.com/site/dgaauw/book-sale
June 21, 2014
Grove Fest Craft Show
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fishel Park, Grove St. at Main St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Sponsored by DG Junior Woman's Club. Visit 50+ crafters and their handmade artwork. Ceramics, yard art, doll clothes, glass art, jewelry, photography and more. www.rotarygrovefest.com
June 21, 2014
Rotary Grove Fest
12:00PM - 11:00PM
Downtown Downers Grove (map)
Rides, entertainment, community expo and more. www.rotartygrovevest.com
June 22, 2014
Grove Fest Car Show
8:00AM - 3:00PM
Warren Ave. and Forest Ave., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Participant Choice Voting • 19 trophy classes• Dash Plaques and Goodie Bags for 200 entrants!• Door prizes all day! • Vendor display area! •Trophies for Best of Show and more. www.rotarygrovefest.com
June 22, 2014
Grove Fest Craft Show
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Fishel Park, Grove St. at Main St., Downers Grove, IL (map)
Sponsored by DG Junior Woman's Club. Visit 50+ crafters and their handmade artwork. Ceramics, yard art, doll cloths, glass art, jewelry, photography and more.www.rotarygrovefest.com
June 22, 2014
Rotary Grove Fest
12:00PM - 10:30PM
Downtown Downers Grove (map)
Rides, entertainment, community expo and more. www.rotartygrovevest.com
June 24, 2014
Indian Boundary YMCA Chip in 4 Kidz Golf Outing
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodéo Drive Bolingbrook, (map)
Sponsorships and golfers are now being accepted. For more information click on http://ymcachgo.3cdn.net/56056cb8d0e2c13430_rim6btt90.pdf or call 630-929-2411 or register at donate.ymcachicago.org/indianboundary
June 29, 2014
DuPage PADS: Drive for 75--Race to End Homelessness
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Chicago Indoor Racing, 2381 W. Army Trail Rd., Addison, IL (map)
The 4th Annual karting enduro for charity, with a mission of raising $75,000 for DuPage PADS to assist individuals and families who are homeless! More at www.dupagepads.org. or call Kariann at 630.682.3846 ext.2290 or KLazansky@dupagepads.org.