Thursday, Oct. 12

Free program on Historic Route 20

At 12 noon at Addison Village Hall, the Addison Historical Society and Historical Museum are hosting a free program on “Historic Route 20 Across the U.S.” Bryan Farr, Founder, President and CEO of the National Route 20 Association will take you on a virtual tour of America’s longest cross country route. Bring their own bag lunch, beverages and sweets provided. Info: (630) 628-1433 or muse-um@addison-il.org.

Art Guild to meet

At 7:30 p.m., the Addison Art Guild will feature guest artist Frankie Johnson who will provide an oil demonstration at the meeting to be held at Addison Village Hall, Room 1301. Guests welcome.

Friday, Oct. 13

ARTventures

From 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., registration is now open for this special art class at the Addison Public Library which will introduce toddlers and preschoolers to drawing and painting techniques, as well as explore topics such as primary, secondary, and complementary colors. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Info: Call 630-458-3338 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Monday, Oct. 16

SCORE: Thinking of starting a small business?

From 6:30-8 p.m. at the Addison Public Library, there will be a lively discussion of ideas on how to start a small business. SCORE members will shares ideas and challenges. Intended for ages 18 and up. Info: Call 630-458-3320 or visitaddisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Craft Club at the library

From 7-9 p.m., registration now open for the Craft Club, which is intended for those ages 18 and up. Questions about a craft you’ve been wanting to do? Do you have a craft you’ve been meaning to finish? This group is crafty and it’s BYOC (bring-your-own-craft). Info: call 630-458-3320 or visit addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

3D Print a Jack-o’-lantern at the library

From 7-8:30 p.m., learn how to make a spooky Jack-o’-lantern using Tinkercad at the Addison Public Library. After the class, print it out and take it home. Info: 630-458-3354 or visit addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Legal planning at the library

From 7-8:30 p.m., the Addison Public Library, hosts attorneys and staff of Pankau Law discuss their focus on meeting seniors and their families legal needs. Intended for ages 18 and up. Info: call 630-458-3320 or visit addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Thursday, Oct. 19

Job Fair at the library

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., put your job-seeking skills to use and attend a Job Fair at the Addison Public Library. Meet employers looking to fill a variety of positions. Intended for ages 18 and up. Info: call 630-458-3320 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Thursday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 20 & Saturday, Oct. 21

ATHS will perform Peter Pan

The Addison Trail Theatre Dept. will perform Peter Pan each evening at 7 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Oct. 21. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students, $3 with an Activity Pass and are free with a District 88 Senior Gold Card. To buy tickets, call 630-628-3365, or e-mail at.theatre88@gmail.com.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Office Skills: Powerpoint

From 3-4:30 p.m., learn basic functions of using Mi-crosoft’s presentation pro-gram at the Addison Public Library. Functions include how-to add graphics, format slides, create transitions, and more. Info: call 630-458-3354 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Monday, Oct. 23

Author Sonali Dev talk and book signing

From 7-8 p.m., join award-winning local romance fiction writer, Sonali Dev at the Addison Public Library. Dev will be speaking and signing copies of her books. Intended for ages 18 and up. Info: call 630-458-3320 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Glass etching with the vinyl cutter

From 7-8:30 p.m., join us in the Creative Studio at the Addison Public Library to learn how to use the library’s Cameo vinyl cutter for glass etching. The library will sup-ply the materials. Info: call 630-458-3354 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Wednesday, Oct. 25

DIY Halloween Costume Making at the library

From 4-6 p.m., get ready for Halloween at the Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza. We’ll supply all mate-rials and crafting supplies needed to make your own costume. Everyone is welcome. Info: 630-458-3334 or vis-itaddisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Thursday, Oct. 26

Multi-Chamber of Commerce luncheon

The Chambers of Commerce of Addison, Glendale Heights and Wood Dale will hold a luncheon meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, 551 N. Swift Rd. beginning at 11:30 a.m the speaker will be Joe Bogdan, associate professor at Columbia College in Chicago, who will present “How to Get Loans and Investments, or Sell Your Business.” Tickets: $25/Chamber members, $30/non-members. Reservations required by no later than Wednesday, Oct. 18 to the Chamber office. Call 630-543-4300 or send an email to: addisonchamber@sbcglobal.net.

Friday, Oct. 27

Free early dismissal lunch

From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., school’s out early and the Addison Public Library is serving a free lunch for all students under 18. Join us after the lunch for gaming and crafts. Info: Call 630-458-3317 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Sunday, Oct. 29

Día de los muetos (Day of the Dead) at the library

From 2-4 p.m., celebrate Day of the Dead with crafts, face painting, and snacks. Celebra el día de los muertos con manualidades, pintura de la cara, y botanas. Info: call 630-458-3334 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Monday, Oct. 30

Office skills: files and folders

Having trouble with basic computer tasks? At Addison Public Library from 7-8:30 p.m., we’ll go over saving and finding files on a com-puter and flash drive. Also, we’ll practice making folders and moving files around. Info: call 630-458-3354 or vis-it addisonlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events

Ongoing events …

ACA presents artworks of Wesley R. Baker

The Addison Center for the Arts welcomes abstract representational artist Wesley R. Baker and his traveling exhibit, “American Images”. The exhibit will be on display now through Oct. 28.

Get your high school di-ploma

The Addison Public Li-brary is now offering adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school di-ploma and career certificate online through a new pro-gram, Career Online High School (COHS). The library is providing a limited number of free scholarships to quali-fied adult learners who are looking to advance their ca-reers, prepare for workforce entry, or continue their edu-cation. You must live in Ad-dison and be 21 or older. Call 630-458-3334 or vis-it addisonlibrary.org

Widows or Widowers (W.O.W.) meet each month

Widows or Widowers (W.O.W.) of the Western Suburbs will meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York Road, Elmhurst, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5. Info: (630) 620-4060 or wow.cfsites.org.

Fresh + Fit Story Time at the library

On Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. through Oct. 25, Regis-tration now open. Join us at the Addison Public Library for healthy snacks, fun crafts, and fitness! Nursing students from Benedictine University will run healthy activities for kids age 2-5. Info: Call 630-458-3338.

Active Adults Senior Club

Adults, ages 55 or better, are invited to Park District’s Active Adults Senior Club on Tuesdays from noon-2 p.m. at Community Rec Center, 120 E. Oak Street. For more information, contact Teresa Grodsky at (630) 233-7275, option #2.

TOPS meetings held on Thursday evenings, Friday mornings

Remember TOPS? Take Off Pounds Sensibly is still here helping and supporting people to lose weight. Meet-ings are held on Thursday evenings at the Addison Park District building at 120 E. Oak St. Weigh in from 6-6:30 p.m., and then meet from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Or there is a weight-in Friday morn-ings at 9:30 a.m. followed by a meeting from 10-11 a.m. Info: for Thursday meetings, email Sandy at sand.smithandcats@yahoo.com; for Friday meetings, email Millie at johnreiter@sbcglobal.net

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