Things to do around Burr Ridge this weekend, July 25-27

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Keep enjoying summer with our picks of the top 10 things to do around Burr Ridge this weekend. For a complete list of events happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s event calendar.

1. Couples and BFF Night, 6 p.m. Friday
Singles are also welcome for this BYOB painting class. Local artists help each person paint one side of a diptych, a painting on two panels, on their own 16-by-20 canvas. Ticket price includes materials, aprons and a take-home canvas. Must be 18 or older to attend. Registration required. Bottle & Bottega, 1 W. Harris Ave., La Grange. $35 per person.

2. ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ 7 p.m. Friday
Stage Door Fine Arts presents a musical based on the 1939 movie about a Kansas girl named Dorothy and her adventure through the Land of Oz with her dog Toto and fantasy friends she meets along the way. Performances at 7 p.m. July 24-26 and 6:30 p.m. July 27 with additional performances at 2 p.m. July 26 and 2:30 p.m. July 27. The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. $18.

3. Canyon Tour, 1 p.m. Sunday
Learn about Sagawau Canyon, the only exposed bedrock in Cook County, and wade through the stream that carves into the 400 million-year-old rock. Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W. 111th St., Lemont. Free.

4. Third Annual Edible Book Festival, 1 p.m. Saturday
Any representation of a book or book title in edible form may be dropped off between 11 a.m. and noon. At 1 p.m. the library opens the doors to the public to vote on the “People’s Choice” award and to eat the creations. Prizes are awarded in several other categories. For more information, visit the website or call. Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills. Free.

5. Concerts on the Green: Spoken Four, 7:30 p.m. Friday
This contemporary band performs on the Village Green for you, your family and friends. Burr Ridge Village Hall, 7600 County Line Road, Burr Ridge. Free.

6. Sunday Afternoon Art Party, 2 p.m. Sunday
Guests are invited to enjoy an adult beverage while creating a masterpiece. Ticket price includes all paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a 16-by-20 take-home canvas. Bottle & Bottega, 1 W. Harris Ave., La Grange. $35.

7. Clarendon Hills Park District’s Summer Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. Saturday
The Clarendon Hills Park District’s annual fishing derby returns to the Prospect Park Pond. This is a catch-and-release event open to residents of Clarendon Hills. A two-pole limit is in effect through this derby. Prizes are awarded for the longest fish caught in each age bracket. Participants should bring a fish bucket. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the morning of the derby at the Clarendon Hills Park District tent set up near the pond. Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 W. Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills. Free.

8. Hot Diggity Dog Day, 10 a.m. Saturday

Bring your dog for games, paw readings, geocaching, agility shows, K-9 demos and more. Join the dog parade that starts at 1:30 p.m. to the renovated Mayslake off-leash dog area for its grand re-opening. Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Free.

9. Dragonfly Hike, 1 p.m. Saturday
Learn all about dragonflies including their diversity and flight patterns. Feel free to catch them if you can and release them responsibly. Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W. 111th St., Lemont. Free.

10. Exploring the Mysterious World of Bats, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
The global population of bats is currently dwindling as biologists try to figure out why. Meet with Jeff Rapp of the Forest Preserves of Cook County for a presentation on the situation, then take a hike to Wolf Road Prairie to search for bats. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and consider insect repellent. 1 Aloha Lane Meeting Room, Hickory Lane Buffer to Wolf Road Prairie, Wolf Road and 31st Street, Westchester. Free.

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