Updated: October 14, 2012 12:26PM
Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region will host their 32nd annual luncheon and fashion show, Look What’s Cooking, on Sept. 22 beginning at 11 a.m. at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The afternoon will include a social hour, luncheon, children’s fashion show featuring Easter Seals clients and a professional fashion show. Tickets are $60, child seats are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eastersealsdfvr.org or call (630) 282-2029.
The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden will hold the 14th annual Harvest Ball at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe. The black tie affair will feature silent and live auctions, a cocktail reception and dinner. Tickets are $550. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s youth and teacher education program. For more information, call (847) 835-6830.
The fourth annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Oak Brook, 1000 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Admission and parking are free and entire families are welcome. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.MRSAsurvivors.org or call (630) 325-4354.
The 61st annual Home Tour sponsored by the American Association of University Women will take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30 and feature five homes in Hinsdale. A reception will take place 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Community House, 8th and Madison, Hinsdale; and an after-tour party will take place 4-7 p.m. at Normandy Remodeling, 440 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale. Tickets are $35 through September and $40 the day of the tour and $30 for groups of six or more. To order tickets or to see a list of stores where tickets are available, visit www.hinsdale-area-aauw.com or call (630) 789-6173.
The 19th annual Barkapalooza, a fundraiser benefiting the West Suburban Humane Society, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Lisle Community Park at 1825 Short Street in Lisle. Adult registration fee prior to Sept. 21 is $10, $15 after. Children 12 and under are free. Walkers with $100 or more in collected pledges will have their registration fee waived. Activities include the dog walkathon, a clown, face painting, balloon sculpture, games, an agility demonstration and the Dog Scouts of America Doggy Olympics. For more information, visit www.wshs-dg.org or call (630) 960-9600.
Fear City Chicago Apocalypse and Hades Haunted House, both located at 8240 N. Austin Ave. in Morton Grove, will hold an event Oct. 11 to benefit the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Both houses will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the door beyond the first 600 people to enter. Three percent of ticket sales from both houses will be donated to the society for the duration of their run. Fear City and Hades will be open each weekend in October beginning Oct. 5. Tickets are $25 per haunted attraction or $35 for a ticket to both haunts on the same visit. For more information, visit www.FearCityChicago.com or www.MSIllinois.org.
Wellness House gala
Wellness House of Hinsdale will their annual fundraising gala, A Starry Night, at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at The W Chicago—City Center, 172 W. Adams St. in Chicago. The evening will feature cocktails, auctions, dinner, a surprise performance, and entertainment. Tickets are $350. For more information, call (630) 323-5150 or visit www.wellnesshouse.org.
The 34th Annual Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held on Oct. 14. The west suburban walk will be at the Community Park of Lisle, 1825 Short St., Lisle. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., start time is 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit drfillinois.org/walk/walk.html or call (312) 423-7197.
Thriller! Festival 2012
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will host an annual benefit, Thriller! Festival 2012: A Bash with Panache, at the Burr Ridge Marriott on Oct. 27. The bash will begin at 6 pm with dinner, cocktails, gaming and dancing to the sounds of the Gold Coast Orchestra. Proceeds benefit cardiac services and the President’s Fund for Special Needs, Innovation, Education and Patient Care at Good Samaritan Hospital. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.advocatehealth.com/festival.