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Warm Up With These January Events

By Jackie Raschke, CDP

Jan. 8

Knitting & Needle Work Drop-in is held each Monday at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7-8:30 p.m. Bring your projects and work alongside other needle crafters. FREE.

Current Events Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 7-9 p.m. Call (630) 887-8760 for details.

Cake Decorating is being taught at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. Classes run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday in January. $10. Call (708) 442-6366 or email bowlesb@riversidelibrary.org to register and for the list of supplies to bring to your first class.

Jan. 9

Film Discussion, Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., 6:30 p.m. FREE.

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

Jan. 10

Creative Coloring Club, Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 2 p.m. All supplies provided. For more information, contact the Brookfield Public Library at (708) 485-6917 or visit www.brookfieldlibrary.info.

Jackie Raschke, Certified Dementia Practitioner with Home Helpers of Hinsdale, will discuss the steps you can take to help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and other dementia. La Grange Park Public Library Community Room, 555 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange Park. For more information or to register, contact the library at (708) 352-0100.

Jan. 11

Choral Festival Concert will feature local high school and junior high school students. Reber Center, 100 S. Brainard, Western Springs. 7 p.m. FREE

Learn about Medicare changes and how to select the best plan for you at the La Grange Public Library, 10 West Cossitt Avenue, La Grange. 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information or to register, contact the library at (708) 215-3200.

Jan. 13

Sons of the Never Wrong will perform at Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 West Maple St., at 8 p.m. For 25 years, Sons has been wowing their fans with their music, humor, and outrageously fun live shows. $20, $18 seniors and students. Contact Randy Styka at (630) 941-7797 or randy@acousticren.com

Jan. 15

Knitting & Needle Work Drop-in is held each Monday at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7-8:30 p.m. Bring your projects and work alongside other needle crafters. FREE.

Adult Chess Group meets from 6 to 9 p.m. at Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. All levels of players are welcome.

Jan. 16

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

Jazz Band Festival, Hinsdale South High School, 7401 S. Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 7 p.m.

Winston Churchill will be the discussed and explored at Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien, at 7 p.m. Presented by Daniel Myers, former executive director of Washington D.C.’s The Churchill Centre. FREE

Jan. 17

Drama Reading Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. Join other adults in this casual reading of plays. FREE

Knitting Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. Drop in to knit or crochet with others who share your interest. 2-3:30 p.m. FREE. For more information, contact the Brookfield Public Library at 708-485-6917.

Learn to use public transportation, including CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains, at the  Riverside Public Library, Public Meeting Room, 1 Burling Rd, Riverside. For more information or to register, contact the library at (708) 442-6366.

Jan. 18

Knitting Circle, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut, Western Springs. 1-3 p.m. FREE.

Chorus and Orchestra Concert, Hinsdale South High School, 7401 S. Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 7:30 p.m. FREE

“Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair” is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. Presented by William Hazelgrove, this presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. FREE

“Rain Man” is the afternoon movie at Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 2 p.m. FREE, with popcorn included.

Take Charge of Your Health during a six-week workshop offered at Plymouth Place, 315 N. LaGrange Road, La Grange Park. Geared toward older adults with one or more chronic health problems, the program meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Thursday from Jan. 18 to Feb. 22. For more information or to register, contact Alyson at (708)603-2259 or AWN@agingcareconnections.org.

Jan. 19-20

Student-Directed Plays will be performed at Lyons Township High School Performing Arts Center, 4900 Willow Springs Road. 7 p.m. $10, $5 seniors.

Jan. 20

Mega Model Show and Swap Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 S. Cass Ave., Darien. Plane, train, and automobile model hobbyists will find exhibits and merchandise galore. $5

Multicultural Taste of St. Barbara will be held at St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. From 6 to 9 p.m. sample food from around the world, prepared by parishoners to raise money for the church. FREE admission. Purchase food and drink tickets at the door.

Jan. 23

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

Bingo, Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 11 a.m. FREE.

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

Honors Vocal Recital, Hinsdale South High School, 7401 S. Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 7:30 p.m. FREE

Jan. 24

“I Puritani” will be discussed at the Opera Lovers Lecture at Indian Prairie Public Library, Plainfield and Clarendon Hills roads, Darien. 1 p.m. FREE

How to End Sugar Cravings for Good! is set for 7-8:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd, Brookfield. Learn about sugar cravings, sugar cravings and the damage that sugar can do to the body. To register, call (70) 485-6917, ext. 130.

Games Café is held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Come play dice and card games, or learn to play. Enjoy conversation and a variety of games each month. Feel free to bring your favorite game to share. Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd, Brookfield. To register, call (708) 485-6917, ext. 130.

Jan. 29

Staying Positive in a Negative World is the focus of a talk by Tom Kens, author and motivational speaker. He will speak at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd, Brookfield, at 7 p.m. To register, contact the library at (708) 485-6917, ext. 130.

Jan. 30

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

Bingo, Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 11 a.m. FREE.

Bingo is played every Tuesday at American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga, Downers Grove. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Call (630) 968-9710 for more information.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1

Variety Show, Hinsdale Central High School auditorium, 55th and Grant streets, Hinsdale. 7 p.m.