Animal Care League will hold their first Barktoberfest on Oct. 18 from 7-11 p.m. at Fitzgerald’s Party Room, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn. Guests will enjoy an open bar featuring the “Barktini;” catering provided by Berghoff. Other activities include live music, entertainment, games, auction and raffle. Tickets are $75. For more information, visit www.animalcareleague.org or call (708) 848-8155.
Sarah’s Inn will host its annual signature fundraiser, Stand Tall with Sarah’s Inn, on Sat., Oct. 19 at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. Tickets are $75 Oct. 1, $85 after. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction. Lisa Parker of NBC-Channel 5 will serve as host. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sarahsinn.org.
Openlands will host a 50th anniversary luncheon on Oct. 25 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The event will include a reception at 10:30 a.m followed by luncheon at noon and highlights the value and benefits of nature on physical and mental well-being. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Suk, chairman of orthopaedic surgery for the Geisinger Health System who will focus on “park prescriptions” and other green alternatives as a way to combat the growing health issues that face our communities. Tickets are $100. For tickets and more information, visit openlands.org or call (312) 863-6263.
PADS Halloween Bash
West Suburban PADS will host its annual Rockin’ Halloween Costume Bash 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. The high-energy evening will include a live band, screening of a cult classic film and refreshments. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. Register online at www.westsuburbanpads.org/events/special-events or call (708) 338-1724 x230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWS concert fundraiser
Grammy Award winning songwriter, performer and producer Jim Peterik and The Ides of March will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. The concert is a fundraiser for TWS, and the public is invited. Advance tickets to the Ides of March concert are $30 for TWS subscribers/$35 for non-subscribers. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $35 for TWS subscribers /$40 for non-subscribers. Call (708) 246-3380 or buy tickets at www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
Children’s Oncology Gala
Children’s Oncology Services will celebrate a 35th Anniversary Gala from 6-11 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago. Children’s Oncology Services provides camp experiences and other programs for kids with cancer to just be kids. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment. Tickets are $250. For more information, visit www.onestepcamp.org or call (312) 235-6834.
Oak-Leyden Developmental Services will hold its annual tasting benefit “We’ve Got Great Taste” on Sat., Nov. 16 at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park from 6:30–10 p.m. The evening will include tasting stations pairing beer, bourbon or wine with a featured dish, a buffet dinner and a performance by the Oak-Leyden adult choir, as well as a silent auction, raffles and other games. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit oak-leyden.org.
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