Senior Home Care Blog - Western Cook & Eastern DuPage Counties

These Father's Day Gifts Need No Wrapping

By Mary L. Doepke, RN

If your dad is like most dads, buying a Father’s Day gift for him has always been a challenge. Now that he’s older, his needs are even fewer, and his wants amount to little more than a visit or a phone call.

It’s true that your time is the greatest gift you can give your dad. This Father’s Day, make your time extra special by doing something special. We have a few ideas that we think fit the bill.

A Little Night Music

Whether your dad likes jazz, rock or prefers a Motown beat, he will enjoy the free concert to be held on the Burr Ridge Village Green Friday night, June 16.

The GMRC Band kicks off a summerlong series of Friday night concerts in Burr Ridge with an eclectic collection of tunes to satisfy just about everyone’s taste in tunes. The concert is free and begins at 7 p.m.

Concert guests are invited to bring chairs or blankets to get comfy for the show. Come with snacks and beverages, buy from the on-site vendors, or come early to enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants at Burr Ridge Village Center

Indulge his Artistic Side 

Dads with an appreciation for fine art will enjoy a new sculpture exhibit now on display at the Riverside Public Library.

Local artist Jim Eichorst has assembled some of his all-time favorite works for a display that is scattered throughout the library property. This offers you and your dad a quiet place to enjoy each other’s company while admiring original art and maybe finding your next good read.

The library at 1 Burling Road is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

No Such Thing as Too Many Books 

Dads who love to read will love the annual book sale at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave.

Happening June 15-17 and 19, the sale features gently used books, DVDs and CDs at greatly reduced prices.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Celebrate Father’s Day a little late by attending Bag Sale Monday! Patrons can fill a bag with items for just $5.

A Classic Takes the Stage

Progressive Village Performance Network of Westmont presents “Fiddler on the Roof” June 16-18 and 23-24, with a special matinee performance set for Father’s Day.

This Broadway classic about a father’s love for his family is filled with music that has withstood generations.

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be performed at Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Dr., at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available online and are priced at $15, $12 for seniors and students.

Show Him a Sweet Ride

The Father’s Day car show is a steadfast tradition at Oakbrook Center. Now in its 49th year, this year’s show will feature more than 90 antique, classic, vintage and specialty automobiles.

Dad can reminisce about his favorite rides while admiring one-of-a-kind cars from yesterday and today. Admission is free and the show runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout Oakbrook Center, 22nd Street and Route 83.

Just around the corner from the mall, at 1120 W. 22nd Street, McDonald’s is holding a car show of its own. Presented by the Chicago Corvette Club, the Father’s Day Corvette Show raises money for Ronald McDonald House.

Admission is $5. Food and entertainment are all part of the event. 

A Brunch for the Books 

No matter how old Dad gets, chances are he still likes a good meal. The Father’s Day Brunch Buffet at Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café in Darien has all of your dad’s favorites.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Father’s Day, the whole family can feast on a full breakfast buffet, BBQ-style entrees with all of the fixin’s, soups, salads, and of course, desserts.

Reservations are needed and still available. Just give Chuck’s a call at (331) 431-4000.