Kids Night Out
Community Rec Center, 120 E. Oak St., Addison
$25, $35 for nonresidents
The Addison Park District’s next Kids Night Out invites children from 5 to 12 to participate in activities while parents can have their own free time. Children will participate in gym time, music and crafts and watch a movie. Registration is required. Go to addisonparks.org.
9th annual Toys for Tots Gala
Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle
$100, $125 at the door
The celebration will include hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, desserts by Dark Horse Pastries, music and dancing, a wine pull and a raffle. Alfresco Photo Booth will be there for guests to take fun pictures to capture the night. Danielle Tufano, program director and morning show co-host at 95.9FM The River, will return to serve as MC. Guests are asked to bring unwrapped toys. Reserve tickets at nicolecomis.com/giving-back.
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty streets, Wheaton
The weekly market continues through November. Vendors at the French-styled open air market sell fresh local produce, bread, cheese, meat, flowers, artisan foods and crafts, clothing, jewelry and gifts for the home.
39th annual Holiday Craft Show
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 1165 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, Lombard
The popular holiday shopping event features more than 70 purveyors of handmade, homemade or one-of-a-kind items. An onsite lunch is available for purchase and children are welcome at the Kids Korner complimentary supervised activity tables. This annual craft show also features home baked goods and the Trinity women’s group resale area, Aunt Teak’s Beautiful Junque Emporium.
Election Debrief with Amanda Vinicky
Glen Ellyn Police Station, 65 S. Park Ave., Glen Ellyn
The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn will host a session examining the results of the midterm elections, featuring Amanda Vinicky, WTTW correspondent and segment host for “Chicago Tonight.” She will also discuss being a female journalist in these times, the proliferation of “fake news” and the responsibility, both by the public and journalists, of vetting reliable news sources.
A Portrayal of Charles Dawes
Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
$5 general admission, free for museum members
In honor of Veteran’s Day, living history impersonator R.J. Lindsey brings World War I general, politician and diplomat Charles Dawes to life through a dramatic first-person presentation. Dawes famously coordinated American, British, Belgium, Italian and French military requirements during the Great War, earning high honors from all five nations. He was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925 for his work on the Dawes Plan for WWI reparations. Dawes also served as the 30th U.S. Vice President with President Calvin Coolidge from 1925-1929, and he was appointed ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1929. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Chamber Players and Symphony Band Fall Concert
Wentz Concert Hall, Chicago Avenue and Ellsworth Street, Naperville
$3 and $5
Two accomplished groups will perform. The North Central College Chamber Players is an elite ensemble composed of eight to 16 of the institution’s finest instrumentalists. The ensemble performs the wind masterworks of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, and Gounod, among others, as well as modern repertoire by emerging composers. The full-scale North Central College Symphony Band comprises instrumentalists from nearly every department on campus. Entering its fourth year of existence, the Symphony Band performs the finest repertoire in the wind band genre.
–DuPage County Calendar of Events Nov. 7 – Nov. 14–