The Friends of Ostomates Worldwide USA will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12 at The Painted Penguin Family Activity Center at Westfield’s Fox Valley Mall in Aurora from 5-8 p.m. The event includes painting, pizza, raffles, silent auction and more. Tickets are $25, additional family members, $20. FOW-USA is a non-profit group dedicated to providing ostomy supplies to individuals in need outside of the U.S., and contributes to the quality of life to those people who have colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies. To register, call The Painted Penguin at (630)820-0005. For more information, email email@example.com.
Interfaith Community Partners will host its annual Theatre Benefit on Oct. 16 at The Theatre of Western Springs. The evening will include a preview of “The Woman in Black” as well as food and drinks. Reception begins at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 or two for $75. Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that provides transportation, visitation, and well-being checks to older adults in Lyons and Proviso Townships. For more information, interfaithcommunitypartners.com/news or call (708) 579-8929.
Parade volunteers needed
The Chicago Festival Association is now recruiting volunteers to assist during the 80th McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, which marches up State Street from Congress to Randolph, from 8 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 28. Many opportunities available for individuals (12 years of age and older), families and groups, including balloon handler, banner carrier and many more. All volunteers required to attend Parade School at the Museum of Science and Industry (5700 S. Lake Shore Drive) Nov. 9, 9 a.m. General admission to the museum is free to Parade School attendees for the rest of the day. Applications are currently being accepted until Oct. 18. To apply, see chicagofestivals.org/vounteer or call (312) 239-0457.
Friends of Conservation will hold their annual Conservation Ball dinner dance at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The black tie event features dinner, a raffle and auctions, with all funds being donated to the FOC charity to promote a grassroots effort supporting sustainable living and wildlife conservation in Africa. Tickets are $375 or $275 for guests under 35 and are available at www.friendsofconservation.org. Donations and raffle bids may also be made online.
H Foundation golf benefit
Tee Off Fore a Cure and support basic science cancer research on Sat., Oct. 19 at Village Greens of Woodridge, 1575 W. 75th St., Woodridge. Registration at 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon. All proceeds benefit The H Foundation, a local nonprofit that funds cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome. Ticket includes golf, a cart, lunch, Oktoberfest buffet dinner, 3-hour open bar and raffle ticket for cash prize. Tickets for just the Oktoberfest dinner are $50. Register online at www.HFoundation.org.
Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital will host a blood drive in honor of Connie Weatherford, a patient fighting breast cancer. The drive will take place at Elmhurst Toyota, 440 W. Lake St., Elmhurst on Oct. 19 from noon-4 p.m. To make an appointment, email Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 454-562. Photo ID required. Please be sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water before donating.
People’s Resource Center and the DuPage County Historical Museum are teaming up to present On Par for DuPage, an Oktoberfest-themed golf outing on Tue., Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. at Arrowhead Golf Club, The outing will feature 18 holes of golf, a continental breakfast, and an Oktoberfest-themed dinner and craft beer. Additionally, an authentic German Oompah band will entertain participants during the dinner. $150. For more information, visit dupagemuseum.org/special.htm or call (630) 510-4941.
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.
Humane Society Gala
Hinsdale Humane Society will host a special black tie-optional gala “A Fetching Affair” from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 26 at Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. Activities will include cocktails, sit-down dinner, live and silent auction, dancing, live entertainment and more. The evening will include stories of animals, volunteers and families who have made an impact as well as highlighting pet therapy programs. Tickets are $200 and can be at www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org. All money raised goes back to the animals. For more information on the event, or to get involved, call Christie Cuthbert at 408-460-0181 or email email@example.com.
Family Shelter Run/Walk
Family Shelter will hold its seventh annual Run-Walk on Oct. 27 at Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main St., Downers Grove. The 10K/5K is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence awareness month in October and also raise funds to help individuals affected by domestic violence move toward a safer future. With this year’s theme “Be a Hero for Hope,” participants can come dressed as their favorite hero or heroine. Runners and walkers are encouraged to grow/manufacture a mustache to help raise awareness and funds. K-Hits 104.3 will provide entertainment. Mustache fun begins on Friday, October 25, 7 p.m., with a special pre-race rally at Mullen’s Bar & Grill, Lisle, that will feature food and drink specials and the music of the Tres Mustache Band. To register, visit www.familyshelterservice.org. For more information about participation, fundraising or sponsorship, call (630) 221-8290.
TWS concert fundraiser
Grammy Award winning songwriter, performer and producer Jim Peterik and The Ides of March will perform for one night only 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.
Spirito! Singers will hold its Autumn Voices fundraiser on Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. to midnight at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The evening will include dinner, drinks, silent auction and performances by Spirito’s three vocal ensembles. Rob Johnson from CBS-Channel 2 News will be presenting the Spirito! 2013 Service Award to Dan Gibbons. Tickets are $100, raffle tickets, $50. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.spiritosingers.org or call (630) 941-0744.
The La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its annual gala, “Light up the Night,” on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burr Ridge Marriott, 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge. The night will feature dinner as well as a musical performance by the band Spoken Four. Tickets are $250, or a table of 10 for $2,500. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds will support the Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital Patient Care Center and be matched with a grant from the Community Memorial Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.keepingyouwell.com/almh/make-a-gift/gala, or call (708) 245-2904.
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