Updated: July 17, 2012 11:58AM
Taste of the Arts
The Theatre of Western Springs will present the sixth annual Taste of the Arts 6:30-11 p.m. July 21 at 4348 Hampton. Guests can sample cuisine from at least 15 area restaurants along with wines, beers and beverages. $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For details, visit www.theatrewesternsprings.com.
Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 Mile, a 10-mile run, will be July 21 at Waterfall Glen in Darien. The race benefits Community Nurse Health Association which provides health and dental care to low-income residents in the western suburbs. To register, visit www.xtreme10race.com. For information about Community Nurse, visit www.communitynurse.org.
Group run and
The Runner’s Soul will host Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes at 6 p.m. July 25 at 5 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. A short, easy run will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Goody bag pick-up is 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 23 and 24 at the Runner’s Soul. $20 preregistration. Proceeds benefit Karnazes’ charity, Karno Kids. Register at www.signnmeup.com/84984.
The Shedd Aquarium will hold its annual summer soirée, BLU, 7 p.m.-midnight July 28 at the Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. The evening will include samplings from Chicago’s finest restaurants, aquatic explorations in the galleries, fireworks over the lakeshore and dancing. Tickets begin at $150. For more information, visit www.sheddaquarium.org/blu.
The H Foundation will hold its popular Goombay Bash 5 p.m.-midnight Aug. 11 at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. Transportation and hotel packages are available. Tickets start at $125. For more information, visit goombaybash.com.
Bravehearts hosts Betty White
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center will host its annual fundraiser with special guest and supporter, actress Betty White on Aug. 18, at Ruth Lake Country Club, 6200 S. Madison St., Hinsdale. For more information, visit www.braveheartsriding.org, call (847) 366-4571 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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