The Who, raising funds for food pantries and celebrating the holidays over multiple centuries are among this week’s selections by Sean and Richard for The Suburbs This Weekend.
Help raise funds for local food pantries and other meal programs by taking part in Empty Bowls at Oakton sponsored by the Ceramics Club at Oakton. Buy a ceramic bowl Saturday at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. $14 (includes handcrafted bowl, soup and bread). (847) 635-1699 or oakton.edu. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Choose your favorite bowl then share in a meal of soup and bread as a reminder of those who are in need around the world. The handmade bowl is yours to keep. Many local ceramics artists have donated hundreds of beautiful, handcrafted bowls for this event. Enter the raffle for a chance to win unique artwork. Raffle tickets are $3 each or four for $10. There will additional art pieces available for bidding in the silent auction at the event.
Experience the tradition of winter visits to neighbors’ homes, as practiced by families in the 1800s, at the Candlelight at the Inn program at the Garfield Farm Museum, on Garfield Road, off Route 38, Campton Hills. Don’t miss the bake sale, food and music, too. Free. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org. 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2
A tree lighting, ice-carving demonstrations, carolers, reindeer and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus are all part of the Celebrate the Season Holiday Festival at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Admission is free with paid $2 parking fee. Some activities require fees, including sleigh rides ($1 per person). (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.