Drive Community Events


September 22, 2017

Blood Drive & Help Hurricane Victims

The Scott Middle School family is hosting a community Blood Drive and collecting much-needed items for hurricane victims on Friday, September 22nd.  The Blood Drive will be from 12:00pm -4:00pm.   To help hurricane victims, donations of diapers, formula, toothpaste, toothbrushes, water, dog food, cat food and other essentials will be collected from 7:00am until 4:00pm.  Please no clothing or perishable foods at this time.   Walk-ins are welcome for the Blood Drive, but you can make a reservation here: Blood Drive.

Where: Hammond, IN
Location: Scott Middle School, 3635 173rd St.

September 23, 2017

Hyde Park Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk

The Hyde Park Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, September 23, starting at 8:00am.  Come out and mingle with people from the local community while supporting an awesome cause.  Proceeds benefit breast health awareness and breast cancer research.  You can register at Hyde Park Breast Cancer 5K.

Where: Chicago
Location: Hyde Park neighborhood

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Lambs Farm Musical Theater presents “Aladdin”

The Lambs Farm Fine Arts program is staging the musical “Aladdin” at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00pm and Sunday, September 24 at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 2-12.  All proceeds benefit Lambs Farm’s programs for people with developmental disabilities.  For more information visit Lambs Farm.

Where: Lake Forest
Location: Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois

September 23, 2017

St. Jude Walk/Run To End Childhood Cancer

The St. Jude Walk and Run to End Childhood Cancer is September 23rd at Soldier Field.  This family-friendly 5K raises funds to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital…where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. And thanks to on-going research, the survival rate of young cancer patients is at 80%, up from 20% back in the ’60s.  Sign up at St. Jude Walk/Run. 

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Soldier Field

September 23, 2017

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at McHenry Dam

Enjoy the fall migration and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, September 23rd, from noon to 3:30pm at McHenry Dam. It’s free family fun with activities and prizes.  Look at birds through a spotting scope.  Learn how to use binoculars with Audubon Members.  Go on an itty bitty bird walk (10-15 minutes). Play JeopBirdy, Bird Bingo, Bird Olympics and more!  For more information, contact the Department of Natural Resources.

Where: McHenry, IL
Location: Moraine Hills State Park

September 24, 2017


The 24th Annual Bark-A-Palooza is a fest for dogs and their humans on Sunday, September 24th, in Lisle, to benefit the West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove. 

Where: Lisle, IL

September 24, 2017

Heart to Heart Day

Children and young adults with pacemakers or ICDs are invited to Heart to Heart Day on September 24th at Lurie Children’s Hospital.  This free event, hosted by Chicagoland Cardiac Connections, is a chance for young patients to connect with others who have heart devices, get hands-on education, and enjoy shared experiences.  To register or get more information, go to

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Lurie Children's Hospital

September 24, 2017

17th Annual Chicago Lupus Walk & Fun Run

The Lupus Society of Illinois is hosting the Chicago Lupus Walk and Fun Run on September 24th in Lincoln Park.  The organization helps the 65,000 Illinoisans living with lupus.  You can help raise awareness and funds for research by signing up for the walk or making a donation at Lupus Walk.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Lincoln Park, Grove 2

September 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017

The Wall That Heals: The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall

The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, and has the names of the 58,479 US service personnel killed in action during the Vietnam War.  It will be accessible 24/7  at the Lake Park Pavillion in Des Plaines, from the morning of September 28th until the closing ceremony at 1:00pm on October 1st.  More information is available at

Where: Des Plaines, IL
Location: Lake Park Pavillion, 2200 S. Lee Street

September 28, 2017

Free Kidney & Diabetes Screening

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois along with the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago is hosting free kidney and diabetes screening on Thursday, September 28, from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Rizal Community Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago.  For more information, contact the National Kidney Foundation.

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Rizal Community Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Road

September 30, 2017

High Ropes for Humanity/Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley

Calling all adventurous types!  Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is looking for people to rappel 21-stories down the side of a building in Schaumburg.  “High Ropes for Humanity” is Saturday, September 30th.   The Drive Road Crew will be there and one of our own, Heather, is actually doing this!!! Sign up to become an “Edger” at Chicagoland Habitat.

Where: Schaumburg, IL
Location: 425 N. Martingale Road

September 30, 2017

Compass to Care’s 2nd Annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and you can honor these young fighters by supporting Compass to Care, a local organization that transports young patients to life-saving treatments.  Compass to Care’s 2nd Annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is Saturday, September 30th in Park Ridge.  Or get in on Replace the Lace, and buy some cool yellow shoelaces for your crews.  More information is at Compass to Care.

Where: Park Ridge, IL
Location: Hodges Park

September 30, 2017

2nd Annual Chicago Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk

The 2nd Annual Chicago Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk is set for Saturday, September 30th, at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.  The 2.2-mile walk will raise funds to support brain aneurysm awareness, education and research.  To register or be a virtual participant, go to Chicago Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk. 

Where: Oak Brook, IL
Location: Fullersburg Woods, 3609 Spring Road

October 1, 2017

The Kickstand Classic Bicycle Race

If you’ve ever had the urge to enter a bicycle race but were looking for a low-pressure, fun way of doing it, the Kickstand Classic is just what you’re looking for.  The Active Transportation Alliance is hosting the race on Sunday, October 1st, in beautiful downtown Bartlett, IL.   After the race, bikers can enjoy a post-ride festival featuring a beer garden, live music, food, product freebies and an awards ceremony.  To register or get more info check out the Kickstand Classic.

Where: Bartlett, IL

October 7, 2017

Annual Recycle with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Cicero

Pop it and drop it for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.  Start saving pop tabs from soda, soup, or aluminum cans and drop them off at United Scrap Metal in Cicero on Saturday, October 7th. The annual Recycle With Ronald McDonald House Charities runs from 9:00am until 2:00pm and is a fun-filled day of entertainment while helping families stay together when a child is in the hospital.  For more information, go to

Where: Cicero, IL
Location: United Scrap Metal

October 13, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Tellin’ Tales Theatre presents Six Stories Up in Haunted Chicago

Can a bunch of middle school kids solve Chicago’s problems?  Find out in Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s Halloween musical Six Stories Up in Haunted Chicago, about kids on a ghost tour that takes a scary turn when they stop at Resurrection Cemetery.  The musical is written and performed by middle school students and adult mentors with and without disabilities and is geared to adults and kids age 9 and up.  It runs weekends, Friday-Sunday, October 13-22, at Filament Theatre.  For info and tickets, visit Tellin’ Tales. 

Where: Chicago, IL
Location: Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

October 13, 2017

Toys for Tots Kick Off Dinner Dance for the Northwest Suburbs

The Toys for Tots campaign kicks off with the Northwest Suburban Marine Corps League annual Toys for Tots Dinner.  It’s Friday, October 13th, 6:00pm -11:00pm, at Manzo’s Ristorante and Banquets in Des Plaines, IL.   Cost is $35 plus a new unwrapped toy (no stuffed animals, please).

Where: Des Plaines, IL
Location: Manzo's Ristorante & Banquets, 1571 Elmhurst Rd

October 14, 2017

Homewood Hobo Night

The village of Homewood proudly hosts its annual Homewood Hobo Night on Saturday, October 14th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Homewood Rail Park, Chestnut & Park Avenue.  the evening features storytelling by Hobo Joe, a children’s hobo costume contest, s’mores, bonfire, samples of hobo stews, and a sing-along! Admission is free.  For more info, visit

Where: Homewood, IL
Location: Homewood Rail Park

October 15, 2017

6th Annual Moving Day Chicago for the Parkinson’s Foundation

Show your support for the Parkinson’s Foundation at Moving Day Chicago on Sunday, October 15th in Lincoln Park.  Join The Drive Road Crew and thousands from the local Parkinson’s community as we celebrate movement and unite in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.  Register today at Moving Day Chicago.

Where: Chicago
Location: Lincoln Park

October 18, 2017

Volley for the Cure and Silent Auction to help a Round Lake student athlete

Round Lake High School is hosting its annual Volley for the Cure volleyball match on October 18th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  This year’s event also includes a silent auction to help a student athlete, Mayra, who is in the fight of her life after being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.

Where: Round Lake, IL
Location: Round Lake High School

October 21, 2017

Silver Paws Gala for Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions

Help raise money so that  Young at Heart can continue to rescue and find loving homes for senior pets in need.  Attend the Silver Paws Gala “Play Ball,” a baseball-themed evening of fundraising on Saturday, October 21st, at Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.  For more info go to Young at Heart.

Where: Hoffman Estates, IL
Location: Chicago Marriott Northwest

October 22, 2017

Time for Hope to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research

Help raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer by attending Time for Hope, Sunday October 22nd, 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Crystal Grand Banquets in Lemont.  Proceeds will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the University of Illinois Foundation, directly supporting the pancreatic cancer research of Dr. Paul Grippo.  Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.  Order tickets at Time for Hope

Where: Lemont, IL
Location: Crystal Grand Banquets, 12416 S. Archer

November 5, 2017

Party with a Purpose-Help Danae Sibert in her cancer fight against ovarian cancer

Where: St. Charles, IL
Location: Competitor's Edge Gym, 103 N. 11th Avenue, Suite 5B

November 9, 2017

Jimmy Buffett Musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Premieres in Chicago

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced today that Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play a limited pre-Broadway engagement beginning November 9, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph). More information will be available soon at!

Where: Chicago
Location: Oriental Theatre