Build a Boat, Enjoy Live Music or Raise Money for Great Causes This Weekend
With more manageable temperatures predicted for the weekend, there's no reason not to get out.
There's so much fun to be had this weekend that we're going to get you started a day early—on Thursday! Check our picks for the activities to hit, starting with Music at the Gazebo tonight, July 21. For more events, check out our calendar, and tell us what we missed in the comments.
1. MUSIC AT THE GAZEBO
Where/When: 7 p.m. at Wild Meadows Trace, Spring Road and the Prairie Path
Why Go: Small Potatoes is a Chicago-based folk band featuring Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. Their style is said to be "Celtic to Cowboy."
Where/When: 9 p.m. Friday at Fitz's Spare Keys, 119 N. York St.
Why go: The band plays current hits, tackling today’s most popular music, including modern rock, hip hop, alternative, pop and club hits.
3. YSET FUND-RAISER
Where/When: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave.
Why Go: Silent auction and fund-raiser featuring student artwork, photography, cooking, music and more. Proceeds help students pay for fees associated with enrichment courses at York.
4. CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA
Where/When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Norman P. Smalley Pool, 665 S. York St.
Why Go: Build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape that is capable of being launched and paddled across the pool while holding two people. Anyone ages 6 and older is welcome to participate. Registration required.
5. RUN FOR HUNGER 5-K
Where/When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York
Why Go: The 5-K is a USATF certified course with about 350 participants. All receive a shirt, goodie bag and post-race refreshments. Proceeds benefit local food pantries. Participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food donation on race day for the Elmhurst Food Pantry.
Cost: $30 entry fee day of race, $10 for the Kids Fun Run