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Current Events:
August 14, 2018 Park Ridge Kiwanis - Noon Club meeting (12:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
Event details:
August 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
MEETING LOCATION: The Summit of Uptown
10 N. Summit
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-1161

The Park Ridge Kiwanis-Noon Club meets at Noon on Tuesdays at the Summit Square of Uptown.
 
August 14, 2018 Park Ridge Writers Group (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
Event details:
August 14, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Panera Bread
39 S. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-823-7672

The purpose of this group is to encourage members to write and provide a safe place to read one’s work and get some feedback. We meet the second Tuesday of every month.
 
August 15, 2018 Young Professionals Networking Event! (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
August 15, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
changes every month - please call Chamber OR visit their website
.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-3121

Enjoy some time mingling with the Park Ridge Young Professionals Group AT a new place every month. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month - contact the Chamber or visit their website to confirm the location and details. --- Mix and mingle with other young professionals over appetizers and refreshing beverages. Remember to bring your business cards! --- Contact the Park Ridge Chamber to register at 847-825-3121 or via email.
 
August 17, 2018 Summer Concert at South Park - Tainted Jake (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
Event details:
August 17, 2018
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
South Park
833 W. Talcott Road
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5127

Join the Park Ridge Park District for our new summer concerts at South Park! TAINTED JAKE blends alt-rock and blues soul, performing chart-topping hits from the ‘60s to today - from The Rolling Stones and AC/DC to Foo Fighters and Mumford & Sons.
 
August 18, 2018 Vine St BBQ Competition & Fest 2018 (12:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Event details:
August 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hodges Park
at Butler, between Prospect & Courtland Avenues
Park Ridge,IL
60068

2nd Annual Vine St BBQ Competition & Fest in Hodges Park! BBQ Competition to raise money for local charities combined with great food, music and family fun! The Vine Street BBQ Competition will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
 
August 20, 2018 Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 Meetings - DesPlaines Library (07:00 PM - 08:45 PM)
Event details:
August 20, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:45 PM
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Ave
Des Plaines,IL
60016

847-823-1777

Do you want to become a better speaker/leader? Then the Toastmasters can help you! "Become the Speaker/Leader you were Meant to be!" -- Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 meets on 1st & 3rd Mondays in Room A or B at Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave, Des Plaines, IL -- FREE -- Upcoming meetings are: Feb 5; Mar 19; April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21.
 
August 20, 2018 All American Toastmasters Club 5577 Meeting - Niles Library (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
Event details:
August 20, 2018
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Niles Public Library
6960 Oakton Street
Niles,IL
60714

847-663-1234

The Niles All American Speakers are charter members of Toastmasters International, a club devoted to the refinement of speech, our mission is to make better speakers of everyone.
 
August 21, 2018 Senior's Breakfast with the Park Ridge Police Department (09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Event details:
August 21, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Park Ridge Senior Center
100 S. Western Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-3597

The Park Ridge Police Department cordially invites all seniors to breakfast THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 9:00 a.m. at the Park Ridge Senior Center, 100 South Western Avenue, Park Ridge, IL Share breakfast and information once a month.
 
August 23, 2018 Movies in the Park - Paddington 2 -- Prospect Park (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Event details:
August 23, 2018
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Prospect Park
733 N. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5127

It’s a SIT-in DRIVE-in! Remember what great fun it was to pile everyone in the car and head out to a drive-in movie? Well, it’s back...kind of! It’s a screen, it’s in a park, it's movies you love, and it’s TOTALLY fun! 7:00pm-8:30pm: Face painting, concessions, and family activities! Movies start at dusk.
 
August 24, 2018 Women in Business Networking Brfst (4th Fri.) Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce (08:30 AM - 09:45 AM)
Event details:
August 24, 2018
08:30 AM - 09:45 AM
LOCATION - Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce
720 Garden Street
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-825-3121

Bring your business cards for some great networking and enjoy a delicious breakfast while listening to an informative presentation. ----- $12 Members $17 Prospective Members and Walk-ins.. Please RSVP to the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. -- The Women in Business Networking Breakfast meets the 4th Friday of the month --- EXCEPT in December, when it is the 1st Friday (call the Chamber to verify).
 
August 25, 2018 Park Ridge Historical Society Bike Tour 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Event details:
August 25, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TOUR BEGINS AT History Center
721 N. Prospect
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-696-1973

Park Ridge Historical Society's Bike Tour of Catalog Homes --- The bike tour will highlight a number of “Sears houses” along with a few other noteworthy houses. The route is about one mile long and will last about 90 minutes while riding at a leisurely pace. The tour will stop at each home to hear a description. - $10 per person donation suggested. Space is limited to 20. Pre-Reservation required.
 
August 25, 2018 Give Skating & Hockey a Try for FREE! 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Event details:
August 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oakton Ice Arena
2800 W. Oakton St.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-4121

Get a FREE skating lesson from Oakton Ice Arena's experienced figure skating and hockey instructors, as well as special guests!
 
Looking Forward:
September 05, 2018 21st Star Chapter NSDAR Sept. Meeting 2018 (11:30 AM - 02:30 PM)
Event details:
September 05, 2018
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Park Ridge Country Club
636 N. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068-3434

847-698-2443

The Twenty-first Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their first meeting of the NSDAR year 2018-2019 at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 with a presentation on, “Preserving Our Stories”. A luncheon will be served at 12:00 p.m. with a meeting and program to follow. Location is the Park Ridge Country Club, 636 N. Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.
 
September 15, 2018 27th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Adventure (09:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
Event details:
September 15, 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Hodges Park
101 S. Courtland (Prospect & Vine across from City Hall at Prospect)
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-991-4748

Come join the American Society of Artists for their 28th annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair, offering original art and handcrafted items for sale. Hodges Park will fill with artists and crafts artists exhibiting work they created. . Exhibitors located on the grass alongside sidewalks which wind around and thru the Park. Free Admission
 
September 15, 2018 Back to School Fitness Jam 2018 (09:30 AM - 10:25 AM)
Event details:
September 15, 2018
09:30 AM - 10:25 AM
Centennial Fitness Center
1515 W. Touhy Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5129

​The kids are back to school and it's time to get back to you! Sample BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, Zumba, Pelvic & Core, and more in this 70-minute back-to-you Fitness Jam at the Centennial Fitness Center.
 
September 20, 2018 MCYAF COMMUNITY HEROES 2018 AWARD BENEFIT DINNER (06:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
Event details:
September 20, 2018
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
LOCATION: Cafe La Cave
2777 S. Mannheim Road
Des Plaines,IL
60018

(847) 827-7818

Come celebrate our Community Heroes on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Café la Cave in Des Plaines – Tickets available online through September 20. A delicious dinner, silent auction, and comedy entertainment by Derick Lengwenus will make for a delightful evening. Tickets are $80 per person (adults only) and can be purchased at the MCYAF Office 847-858-7090 or through EventBrite via link (click here).
 
September 22, 2018 Cemetery Walking Tour returns! - Town of Maine Cemetery (10:00 AM - 01:30 PM)
Event details:
September 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
LOCATION: Town of Maine Cemetery
entrance ON Touhy just east of Dee Road
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-696-1973

It's backkkk...the always popular Cemetery tour hosted by the Park Ridge Historical Society and the History Center. Listen to actors tell you about the lives of Civil War soldiers, founding fathers, mayors and other famous or interesting people who lived in Park Ridge. For all ages. Donations at the gate. LAST TOUR BEGINS AT 1:30PM.
 
September 23, 2018 Park Ridge Wine Walk 2018 (12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
Event details:
September 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
see participant list for
Uptown Park Ridge
Park Ridge,IL
60068

Sip a one-ounce pour of white or red wine while you shop. Join us for the Park Ridge Wine Walk Wine Tasting in Uptown Park Ridge! Attendees will receive a passport to visit each participating business. When a completed passport is turned in, you will receive a raffle ticket to win several prizes (gift certificates donated by participating chamber businesses. Admission: at event = $35; Early Bird $30 if received prior to Noon on Sept. 1, 2018 -- Rain or Shine! All ticket sales final.
 
September 29, 2018 Oktoberfest 2018 - Hodges Park (12:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Event details:
September 29, 2018
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Hodges Park
101 S. Courtland Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5127

The Park Ridge Park District, in combination with local restaurants Harp & Fiddle, Holt’s, and Hay Caramba, is celebrating autumn with an Oktoberfest!
 
October 11, 2018 Halloween Hoopla 2018 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
Event details:
October 11, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Wildwood Nature Center
579 Forestview
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5127

Join the Park Ridge Park District for a fun-filled family event that gets you ready for Halloween. Carve a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, jump on a hayride, and enjoy s’mores and apple cider or cocoa around a campfire.
 
Past Events:
July 30, 2018 Hymn Festival 2018 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
July 30, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
205 N. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-825-6659

All are welcome to attend a program of readings, prayers, and hymns/songs from many times and places that explore and celebrate the richness of the Church Year. Freewill offering at the door.
 
August 03, 2018 Cruisin' Park Ridge! 2018 (Park Ridge Car Show & More) (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Event details:
August 03, 2018
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Event will be in Central parking lot next to the Library AND
on Summit Avenue between Prospect and Touhy Avenues
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 825-3121

Come out for Cruisin' Park Ridge, the car shows in Park Ridge on the First Fridays of June, July, August, and September! Hosted by the Park Ridge Chamber, held in the library lot and on Summit Ave. between Touhy and Prospect. Fun for the whole family! Live entertainment, (music starts playing at 6:00pm) food, beer/wine, bounce house and, of course, cars, cars, cars! Thank you to all of our sponsors! --- FREE to exhibit and FREE to attend!!!
 
August 03, 2018 Tino & The Latin Swing Factor, Summer Concert at Hodges Park (07:15 PM - 09:30 PM)
Event details:
August 03, 2018
07:15 PM - 09:30 PM
Hodges Park
101 S. Courtland Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5127

Join the Park Ridge Park District at Hodges Park for a great night of music with family and friends! This week features Tino & The Latin Swing Factor, an energetic Latin band that heats up the dance floor with salsa, cumbia, and merengue music. ---Enjoy free salsa lessons from 7:15pm-8:00pm.
 
August 04, 2018 Kite Fest - Hinkley Park (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Event details:
August 04, 2018
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hinkley Park
25 Busse Hwy.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5127

Enjoy a day of good old fashioned kite flying and picnicking with family and friends. Watch fantastic kite flying demonstrations from Chicago Kite Company along with a DJ, concessions, inflatables, and games. Chicago Kite Company will have kites for sale throughout the entire day. Wind or no wind, be a part of this fun andexciting event.
 
August 04, 2018 Clara Barck Welles 150th Birthday Celebration - Kalo Foundation (11:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
Event details:
August 04, 2018
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
LOCATION: O'Connor Community Building at Prospect Park
733 N. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-4297

Clara Barck Welles 150th Birthday Celebration Lecture and Luncheon with Sharon Darling O'Connor Community Building at Prospect Park COST: $25 per person -- Please RSVP by July 30
 
August 06, 2018 Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 Meetings - DesPlaines Library (07:00 PM - 08:45 PM)
Event details:
August 06, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:45 PM
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Ave
Des Plaines,IL
60016

847-823-1777

Do you want to become a better speaker/leader? Then the Toastmasters can help you! "Become the Speaker/Leader you were Meant to be!" -- Des Plaines Toastmasters 1645 meets on 1st & 3rd Mondays in Room A or B at Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave, Des Plaines, IL -- FREE -- Upcoming meetings are: Feb 5; Mar 19; April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21.
 
August 06, 2018 All American Toastmasters Club 5577 Meeting - Niles Library (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
Event details:
August 06, 2018
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Niles Public Library
6960 Oakton Street
Niles,IL
60714

847-663-1234

The Niles All American Speakers are charter members of Toastmasters International, a club devoted to the refinement of speech, our mission is to make better speakers of everyone.
 
August 07, 2018 Breakfast Club @ Lola's Diner – Park Ridge Chamber Networking Breakfast (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
Event details:
August 07, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
LOCATION = Lola's Diner
920 Busse Highway
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 518-5226

Start your morning off with a business development kick at The Breakfast Club. The crowd is welcoming and business-minded. Chamber host Dave Donovan curates and makes introductions in a natural way to ensure all members connect with the type of people their businesses need to know. Strategic, targeted, authentic business connections made! Remember your business cards! -- $12 Park Ridge Chamber Members /$15 Prospective members -- RSVP to the Chamber (847) 825-3121 or at info@parkridgechamber.org
 
August 07, 2018 Go Green Park Ridge Meeting at St. Mary Episcopal (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
August 07, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
St Mary's Episcopal Church
306 S Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge,IL
60068

(847) 232-4003

The local environmental action group Go Green Park Ridge holds its monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month from September through June at St Mary's Episcopal Church on Prospect. ----- Join other members of Go Green Park Ridge and help raise awareness of environmental issues in our town. We do NOT meet formally in July or August but can be found at the Park Ridge Farmers Markets during the summer.
 
August 08, 2018 Monthly Networking Luncheon – PR Chamber (11:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
Event details:
August 08, 2018
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
LOCATION: Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce
720 Garden Street
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-825-3121

Join the Park Ridge Chamber for our Monthly Networking Luncheon. The Monthly Networking Luncheon is always the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the speaker always changes. The location is usually 720 Garden, but can change. Please contact the Chamber or check their website to confirm location. ---- Bring your business cards for some great networking and enjoy a delicious lunch.
 
August 10, 2018 Summer Concert at South Park - The Sting Rays (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
Event details:
August 10, 2018
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
South Park
833 W. Talcott Road
Park Ridge,IL
60068

847-692-5127

Join the Park Ridge Park District for our new summer concerts at South Park! The StingRays play the greatest hits with energy, passion, and authenticity. Their music and great rapport with audiences have made them repeated favorites throughout the Midwest.
 
August 11, 2018 Compass to Care Bubble Fun Run 5K & 1 Mile -- 2018 (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Event details:
August 11, 2018
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hodges Park
at Butler, between Prospect & Courtland Avenues
Park Ridge,IL
60068

Join us for a 5K run & 1 mile walk through loads of BUBBLES in Park Ridge to benefit Compass to Care & help kids fight cancer. Racers will be able to run, walk, skip, and hop through piles of foaming bubbles!! REGISTER TODAY at www.BubbleFunRun.org
 
August 11, 2018 Donate & Celebrate with Jimmy! LifeSource Blood Drive (12:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
Event details:
August 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
come into the LIFESOURCE BUS parked at
930 S. Broadway
Park Ridge,IL
60068

877-543-3768

Stop in the LIFESOURCE BUS at 930 S. Broadway in Park Ridge --- Jimmy was diagnosed in 2013 on his birthday with Stage 4 of a very rare and aggressive Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Please celebrate this young man and donate blood. The donation process takes about an hour and is perfectly safe and comfortable. *** DRINK lots of WATER the night before and the morning you donate, eat well, BRING YOUR I.D..
 
 
 
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