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July 23, 2019

Lake County Responding To Hunger

Where: Lake County Fairgrounds
Location: 1060 E Peterson Rd Greyslake IL

July 28, 2019

Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue’s “Woofstock”

Hoof Woof And Meow Animal Rescue’s 7th Annual “WOOFSTOCK” event will be on July 28, 2019. This is their main fundraising event that is a lot of fun for all ages. The event will be held at The Chubby Bullfrog at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee and will include a raffle and a 50/50 drawing. The Chubby Bullfrog will generously be donating a portion of all food sales back to the rescue.

Where: The Chubby Bullfrog at Spring Hill Mall
Location: 1494 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL 60118

July 29, 2019

Fore Jordan Golf Outing 2019

Join the JMFF Golf on July 29th at Northmoor Country Club for a day of golf, food, and conversation.

The Schedule:

12pm: Range open for practice/Lunch served

1pm: Shotgun golf outing begins

3-5pm: Canasta Lesson & Play

5-7pm: Food and drinks


The money raised during the JMFF Golf Outing will directly benefit the Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Substance Use and Prevention Program. Our partnership with Chicago’s Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital has helped open the region’s first and only comprehensive adolescent mental health and substance use facility. Working together, we are bringing new treatment options, critical research, and family support programs to life right here in Chicago.


For more information, visit

Where: Northmoor Country Club
Location: 820 Edgewood Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035

August 2, 2019

“Essence of Elvis” Presented By The Parents & Friends of Larc

Over 40 years ago, the world lost a legend……

But his music lives on through the ‘Essence of Elvis’


The Parents & Friends of Larc proudly present Elvis Tribute Artist, Joe Tirrito, in concert on Friday, August 2, 2019. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 178th & Lorenz Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. Tickets are on sale now for just $20, which includes a buffet-style dinner prior to the show. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Space is limited and seating is reserved, so call today to purchase your tickets. Sorry, but tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

This event is designed to assist the Parents & Friends of Larc so they may continue their efforts to brighten the lives of mentally disabled adults that participate in workshop and residential services offered through Larc. The Parents & Friends of Larc provide support to families affected by the challenges associated with caring for someone with developmental disabilities.They also provide holiday luncheons to Larc clients and sponsor Larc in several of their fundraisers held throughout the year. With your support, the Parents & Friends of Larc can continue their quest and expand upon their endeavors.

To purchase your tickets, or for further information, please contact Kathy at 219-286-7984, 708-539-6995, or via email

Where: Knights of Columbus Hall
Location: 178th & Lorenz Avenue in Lansing, Illinois

August 3, 2019

St Andrew United Methodist Church’s 48th Corn Fest

Garage Sale: 8AM

Food & Fun: 11AM – 5PM

All the freshest sweet corn you can eat plus hot dogs, brats, pulled pork, home baked goods, games, fire trucks, new cars,and more!

Saturday August 3rd at 250 N Gary Ave, Carol Stream

Where: St Andrew United Methodist Church
Location: 250 N Gary Ave, Carol Stream

August 3, 2019

New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Garage/Barn Sale

Garage and Barn Sale

Proceeds Benefiting New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation

Saturday Aug 3rd 9 am-1 PM

Located at Palos Hills Riding Stable 10100 So. Kean Avenue in Palos Hills

95th & Kean Ave (1 block East of LaGrange Road)


Huge selection of quality household items, furniture, children’s toys, tools and more!

New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation is a 501 c 3 therapeutic riding program encompassing many equine assisted activities. Riding, grooming and leading horses encourages physical, cognitive and emotional advancement. All are welcome to experience the power of the horse!

Contact information


Where: Palos Hills Riding Stable
Location: 10100 So. Kean Avenue in Palos Hills

August 10, 2019

14th Annual Western Suburbs Lupus Walk

Join Courtney and hundreds of others in the lupus community at the 2019 Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

The Lupus Walk will be full of fun activities, such as a DJ and entertainment, a raffle and a team t-shirt contest. There will be a festival area with a stage and tents for LSI sales, kids’ activities, top teams and sponsors. Light refreshments will be served.

About the Western Suburbs Lupus Walk
WHEN: 9:00am-12:00pm, August 10, 2019
WHERE: Naperville RiverWalk, Naperville
Day-of registration begins at 9am – adults: $30, kids (12 and under): $10
Online pre-registration HERE – adults: $25, kids (12 and under): $10
All registered participants receive an official 2016 Lupus Walk t-shirt and personal fundraising page.

1 or 3-mile routes are available

Where: Naperville RiverWalk
Location: 400 S Eagle St, Naperville, IL 60540

August 10, 2019


The Lupus Society of Illinois encourages anyone who is interested to attend a new support group for lupus patients and their family members in Chicago Illinois:

What: “Lupus Spoons” – New Lupus Support Group in Chicago
When: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10:30am
(Typically held the 2nd Saturday of the month except November)
Where: Queen of Angels (Voss Parish Center)
4412 N Western Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60625

Where: Queen of Angels (Voss Parish Center)
Location: 4412 N Western Ave, 2nd floor Chicago, IL 60625

August 10, 2019

Daverns Fight For The Fallen

 On August 10th, Davern’s Tavern is hosting a fundraiser that will include some amazing prizes, entertainment, food, and fun. Tickets will cost $15 if bought in advance and $20 at the door. Children under age 12 will be free. Each ticket to the event will include a raffle ticket to win a signed Blackhawks jersey.

There will be some incredible talent here donating their time for this wonderful event. Tentatively the schedule is as follows:
11am: Event start
11am – 1pm: Professional pictures with all three Chicago Blackhawks championship rings
Bat Mobile and Blues Brothers car will be here for the duration of the event
Food Truck providing food via Joey’s Orland Park

Music: (times are tentative)
1 – 2:30 Tynan
3-4 Southside Jake and Kidd Russell
4:15 – 5:15 Frequilibrium
5:30 – 6:30 Monk 9
7-8 Monster
8:30 – 10 Bad Medicine

Where: Davern's Tavern
Location: 8527 W 79TH STREET, JUSTICE, IL 60458

August 11, 2019

What: Trotter Project Beer Fest 

Where: The Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL) 

Time: 1:30pm-5:00pm 

When: Sunday, August 11, 2019


Where: The Irish American Heritage Center
Location: 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL

August 13, 2019

Dianne Masters Cup Charity Golf Outing

Next month, on August 13th, Tinley Park based non-profit, Crisis Center for South Suburbia will host the annual Dianne Masters Cup Charity Golf Outing at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. 

The event pays tribute to the Crisis Center’s founder, Dianne Masters, who would have celebrated her 73rd birthday last month.   Masters established a crisis hotline in the kitchen of her home to help victims of domestic violence. Tragically, in 1982, Dianne lost her life at the hands of her husband, but for those closest to her, it strengthened their resolve to continue the mission.  Today, the organization, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, continues to honor Dianne’s legacy by partnering with the community to provide safety, strength and hope to over 2,000 victims of domestic violence each year. 

In addition to a 9:00 am shotgun start for the 18 hole course, the event also features an afternoon 9-hole option on Silver Lake’s Rolling Hills.  After golf, guests will enjoy cocktails and dinner along with incredible raffles and auction items.

To learn more about the event visit or contact Lorri Nagle at (708) 429-7255.

Where: Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park
Location: 14700 S 82nd Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462

August 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019


On August 17 and 18, visitors to The Morton Arboretum can peruse handcrafted nature-themed artwork from more than 40 Midwest artists, during the Arboretum’s fourth annual Wine and Art Walk

The juried art show will feature the latest works in photography, wood turning, jewelry, digital and traditional painting, ceramics, and fused glass, from returning artists as well as more than a dozen new artists from across the Midwest. As they walk a picturesque path around the Arboretum’s Meadow Lake, visitors can browse the art show while enjoying live music from popular bands Trillium and Frank and Dave.

Where: The Morton Arboretum
Location: 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532

August 19, 2019

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation Annual Golf for the Bear

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation tees up for fairway fun at their annual golf outing, Golf for the Bear, on Monday, August 19 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 North Old McHenry Road, Kildeer, IL. Featuring 18-hole golf, lunch, cocktails and dinner, this hole-in-one event will benefit pediatric cancer research and experiences through Bear Discoveries and Bear Hugs programs.


Golf for the Bear brings together supporters of Bear Necessities in honor of children who are fighting and those who have lost their battle to pediatric cancer. Golfers of all skill levels are invited to get on the green and par the course for pediatric cancer research, while enjoying a day of course contests, raffles and more.


Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. followed by a shot-gun start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served. Following the day of golf, a cocktail hour will precede dinner and an awards ceremony.


Golf for the Bear is hosted by Greg Kosinski and Brian Ferron, and special guest ambassadors will be featured at the “Outdrive the Survivor” hole. Sponsors of the golf outing include Tito’s Handmade Vodka – who will be mixing cocktails on the course.


Tickets for Golf for the Bear are $300 per golfer or $1,200 per foursome and include the greens fee, golf cart, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner and entry to the awards ceremony. Sponsorships are available in ranges including $300 for a hole sponsorship, $1,400 for a foursome and hole sponsorship and $10,000 for Platinum Sponsorship. All sponsorship opportunities are available online.

Where: Kemper Lakes Golf Club
Location: 24000 North Old McHenry Road, Kildeer, IL

August 25, 2019

2019 VNC Honor Flight Welcome Home Party

On Sunday August 25th, 2019,  the VNC Honor Flight will be returning from their 4 Day, 3 Night Trip to Washington D.C.  The Veterans will be returning by bus, escorted by Warrior Watch Riders and others to Moretti’s in Bartlett.  There will be a Welcome Home Ceremony, with a cash bar and $15.00 buffet.  This will be the Welcome Home many Veterans did not receive when they came home the first time. More information will follow soon.

The trip is expected to arrive back at Moretti’s around 2:30-3:00 (1430-1500).  This is subject to change with Airline delays and traffic.


If you’d like to volunteer for this event, please reach out to the Veteran’s Network Committee.

Where: Moretti’s Ristorante – Bartlett
Location: 1175 W. Lake Street Bartlett, IL 60103 United States

September 6, 2019 - September 7, 2019

English Literacy Volunteers Needed

Help adults learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor for just 90 minutes a week at 1751 West 35th Street on the southwest side of Chicago. All tutoring is in English, so you don’t have to speak another language to volunteer. Volunteer tutoring opportunities are 9am-8pm, Monday-Thursday.

Join us for our next tutor training workshop: Friday, September 6 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, September 7 (9am to 4pm). Register in advance and come both days to begin tutoring. For more information or to register, please contact Sabrina at or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters

Where: Aquinas Literacy Center
Location: 1751 W 35th St Chicago, IL 60609

September 19, 2019

Annual Swing Fore Housing Golf Invitational

DuPage Habitat for Humanity will host its Annual Swing fore Housing Golf Invitational at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, Illinois on Thursday, September 19, 2019. This golf outing is a Liberty Mutual Invitational, one of sixty-six events played across the country. They offer their golfers a superior playing environment, excellent prizes, upgraded giveaways and an invitation for the winning foursome to play in the National Finals at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, home of The Ocean Course.

Now in its 12th year, 144 golfers are drawn to this exclusive event. Attendees will include corporate sponsors, business and philanthropic leaders, underwriters and distinguished guests.

A challenging day of golf will be capped off with a cocktail reception, an awards luncheon, and silent auction. You will not want to miss the opportunity to bid on our unparalleled auction items.

100% of the proceeds raised by the Annual Swing fore Housing Invitational will continue to go directly to helping families build strength, stability and self-reliance through safe and affordable housing.

Where: Seven Bridges Golf Club
Location: 1 Mulligan Dr, Woodridge, IL 60517

September 22, 2019

2nd Annual Carol Stream Animal Hospital Charity Dog Show

Carol Stream Animal Hospital would like to welcome everyone to join them at the “2nd Annual Carol Stream Animal Hospital Charity Dog Show.”  This fun event will be held September 22nd from 10am – 4pm at the community Town Center in Carol Stream.  We will have a lot of fun events for pets to participate in and win a variety of prizes.  We want to show off the best dogs in Illinois.  This event will directly help pet owners in our community with any hardships that they may be undergoing.  Please consider either participating in one of the fun events, making a charitable donation, or simply attending the event and supporting our cause.     

The Carol Stream Animal Hospital has collaborated with the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation & enrolled in the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. These programs are created to help support veterinarians in offering low or no-cost services to clients facing extraordinary hardships, as well as to support animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Carol Stream Animal Hospital encourages community members to make tax-deductible charitable contributions to the CVMF and the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund at and click the AVMF or CVMF donate button.

Carol Stream Animal Hospital donates considerable time and money each year to local, animal health-related charitable endeavors in Carol Stream and the greater Chicago area. As a participant in the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund and the CVMF, Carol Stream Animal Hospital will be empowered to provide charitable care to those in need right here in our community, including disabled veterans requiring a service dog, low income senior citizens, Good Samaritans who rescue domesticated animals, and victims of domestic violence. 

Where: Ross Ferraro Town Center
Location: Ross Ferraro Town Center Carol Stream, IL 60188

September 22, 2019

19th Annual Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk

Lupus survivors, their families and friends, and hundreds of supporters, walkers and cheering spectators will join representatives from the LSI during the organization’s 19th Annual Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk. This fun, family-friendly 1 mile or 3 mile walk/run begins in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Illinois Lupus Walks, the largest gatherings of the lupus community in the area, provide an opportunity for the lupus community to meet and raise awareness about lupus.


Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, tissue damage and can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body).  Lupus is difficult to diagnose and there is no cure to this often disabling disease.


All registered participants, for the Chicago Illinois Lupus Walk, will receive an official Illinois Lupus Walk t-shirt, post-event snack and more! Adult registration is $25 prior to event; $30 day-site; and $10 for children 12 and under. Participants can walk as individuals or as part of a team. Event activities include music, kids’ face painting, raffle prizes and games.  Prizes are given to participants raising $100 and more.

Where: Lincoln Park, Grove 2
Location: Lincoln Park, Grove 2 (Near Stockton & LaSalle) Chicago, IL

September 27, 2019

Bottoms Up for Babies

Go “Bottoms Up for Babies” and sip on spirits for a good cause! Friday, September 27th, join a fun evening at this unique venue with dinner, drinks and live music provided by The Lloyd Stephens Band! Throughout their building’s 100 year history, The Shanty has been a favorite gathering place for neighborhood locals to eat, drink and socialize. The newly expanded restaurant has also been featured on celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on Food Network!

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Michele Vaughn, an accomplished author, public speaker, inspirational coach and leadership consultant who is also the CEO of Teen & Single Mother Resource Center, Inc. in Waukegan. She will share her inspirational story about being a teen mother and how overcoming a variety of challenges, like diaper need, helped her to become the successful woman that she is today. You don’t want to miss this! Tickets are $150.00 each and include appetizers, plated dinner and open bar for 3 hours. You must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend the event. Reserve your tickets today!

Where: The Shanty
Location: 38985 US-41 Wadsworth, IL 60083

September 28, 2019

Run For The Hills

Where: Moraine Hills State Park
Location: 1510 S. River Road, McHenry, IL 60051

September 29, 2019

Grayslake North Homecoming Festival & 1st Annual Car Show


Where: Grayslake North High School

October 5, 2019

2019 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Returns to Soldier Field Saturday, Oct. 5

Chicago-area residents will mobilize to create equity and justice for individuals who are living with or vulnerable to HIV at the 18th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 5. This year’s event — uniting participants under the theme “Live true. Be you.” — will start and finish at Soldier Field in Chicago and offers both a 5k walk and 5k/10k runs, all stretching along scenic Lake Michigan.

Funds raised through AIDS Run & Walk Chicago will benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 32 partner organizations that provide vital programs and services to Chicagoans who are living with or are vulnerable to HIV and AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Together, these organizations work to advance Getting to Zero Illinois, a plan to end new HIV transmissions by 2030. Since it was established in 2001, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago has raised more than $6 million to battle the epidemic.

For more information, visit or call 312-334-0946.

Where: Soldier Field
Location: 1410 Museum Campus Dr., Chicago, IL 60605

October 20, 2019

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s 6th Annual “A Walk for the Bear” Costume Walk

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation will host A Walk for the Bear, its 6th Annual Walk on Sunday, October 20 at 9:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park (Grove 2, intersection of Clark Street and LaSalle Drive). Trick-or-treat and walk the 3-mile trail dressed as your favorite warlock, witch or wizard to benefit pediatric cancer research and provide hope to those affected. Halloween fun will continue with hocus pocus activities including pumpkin decorating, costume contests and a boxed lunch after the walk. Presenting Sponsor of A Walk for the Bear is Donlen, A Hertz Company.

A Walk for the Bear brings together families and supporters of Bear Necessities in honor of children who are fighting and those who have lost their battle to pediatric cancer. Funds raised will benefit pediatric cancer research grants through Bear Discoveries and customized experiences through Bear Hugs.

A Walk for the Bear Schedule:
• 9:00 a.m. Register Your Broomsticks
• 10:00 a.m. Witchy Walk Kick-Off
• 11:00 a.m. Spellbinding Post Event Activities

Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for children ages six to 19, and free for children under five. Cancer patients and survivors can register free of charge.

Tickets are available online at or by calling (312) 214-1200 x26. Volunteer opportunities are available.

A Walk for the Bear will happen rain or shine. Should extreme weather that compromises participants’ safety occur, updates will be communicated on the Bear Necessities Facebook Page. Furry friends are welcomed on the trail and hair-raising costumes encouraged.

For more information on fundraising opportunities, visit For more information on sponsorships, contact Follow A Walk for the Bear on social media at #Walk4Bear19.

About Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation was founded in 1992 by Kathleen A. Casey, after losing her son “Bear” to pediatric cancer. Twenty-six years later, the organization is dedicated to eliminating pediatric cancer and to providing hope and support to those who are touched by it. For more information, visit

Where: Lincoln Park (Grove 2)
Location: Intersection of Clark Street and LaSalle Drive

October 24, 2019

34th Annual Gift of Life Gala

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) announces its 34th Annual Gift of Life Gala, benefitting the NKFI mission to improve the health and well-being of those at risk or affected by kidney disease through free screening programs and community health initiatives in Illinois, on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place. The evening worthy of the World’s Fair pays homage to “Old Chicago” with themed activities, cocktails, dinner stations and raffles.

NKFI will present CPD Chief Superintendent Eddie Johnson and his son CPD Officer Daniel Johnson with the “Gift of Life Award” in recognition of their contributions to the world of kidney disease. Nearly two years ago, 25-year-old Daniel donated a kidney to his father, Eddie, after he was diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, an acute inflammation of the kidney. Renowned Chicago philanthropists, Joan and Paul Rubschlager, will be honored through the “Harold & Molly Schwartz Founders Award” for their outstanding commitment and achievement on behalf of NKFI.

Regina Waldroup, reporter at NBC5, Chicago-native and longtime public supporter of organ donation, will serve as mistress of ceremonies and host the evening’s events. Guests will enjoy Windy City-inspired activity stations throughout the evening as they step back into Prohibition and battle off in a Chicago Cubs versus Chicago White Sox showdown. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in advance on the NKFI website.

Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by “classic Chicago” dinner stations such as Wrigleyville favorites and Garrett Popcorn Shops® at 7:00 p.m. FAMOS! DJ Entertainment will provide music for the evening.

Event sponsors include Gift of Hope, University of Chicago Medicine Transplant Center, Fresenius Kidney Care and NX Stage.

Tickets are $350 per person and $300 for individuals under 30; sponsorship opportunities are available. Purchase tickets for the 2019 Gift of Life Gala at For sponsorship inquiries contact Brigit Dunne, Development Coordinator, at or (312) 321-1500.

Where: The Drake Hotel
Location: 140 East Walton Place

December 8, 2019

American Red Cross Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Donor Registry

The date of this party will be December 8th, 2019 from 11:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M at D’Agostino’s Pizza, 1351 W Addison St.

Where: D’Agostino’s Pizza
Location: 1351 W Addison St Chicago IL 60613