Who knew?? August is the month of so many fun, and summer related, national food holidays. You can celebrate summer foods on their special days like NATIONAL S’MORES DAY, NATIONAL RUM DAY, NATIONAL POTATO DAY, NATIONAL FAJITA DAY and NATIONAL SOFT ICE CREAM DAY – to name just a few. As we are all outside soaking up August with our family and friends before school begins again, remember to check out some of our local events below. Some of them can even involve food. Oh, and don’t forget August 8 is NATIONAL SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI ONTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY!

Watch for falling stars during the Perseid Meteor Showers at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, 9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs. They are hosting an evening of the stars on August 11. Bring a chair and view the meteor shower on a night that should provide a maximum number of sighting just after the moon sets. For more information, visit: https://fpdcc.com/even /falling-star-watch or call (708) 839-6897.

Oakbrook Center, 100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, is hosting a family friendly movie experience on Wednesdays through September 1. Bring a chair and stop by the Oakbrook Center Lawn for some fresh air and an evening show. The August 11 show is “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”. Show starts at 7 p.m. Visit https://www.oakbrookcenter.com for more information.

is still going strong! Visit Burlington Park on Mondays, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. to find some wonderful in season fruit and veggies. Shoppers can start their Monday morning off with a free fitness class led by a different instructor each week providing an introduction to a variety of exercises. The class is free (until full) and reservations are not accepted. Visit https://www.hinsdalechamber.com for weekly instructions and a list of market vendors.

continues tonight, Thursday, Aug. 5 with a performance by THE ETHAN BELL BAND (Retro Pop meets Country music) in Burlington Park, Washington & Chicago Ave., Hinsdale. Bring the family, a chair and enjoy an evening out with family and friends. Don’t forget to stop by the vendors for a little snack or something to drink.

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