From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, April 12, 2018
I would like to be the first to welcome you to spring – finally!
Spring officially started March 20th, but pay no attention the astronomical calendar, because we know that it has not really been springtime. For many, it was a long, cold and hard winter that seemed would never end. It began way back on November 10, when the thermometer plunged into the teens, and it has kept its cold pace – until this week. Well, the winter is finally over my friends, so let the heatwave celebration begin!
Today and tomorrow will most likely be the warmest days that we’ve experienced this last six months. The movie theaters will certainly be empty, and The Daily Scoop will undoubtedly be full.
What are you going to do with your days?
It might be the perfect moment to take a vacation day. Maybe hit the little white ball in the morning, and take the family to see an afternoon Cubs game?
You deserve it it’s been a long winter, get out of the house and let’s celebrate!
The warmer weather is coming, and with it brings melatonin and happy thoughts about what’s going on around our town. So while you’re planning today, let’s look ahead at the warmer activities to come.
Here are a few around Clarendon Hills:
On April 21, the park district will host an Earth Day event at Prospect Park Pavilion that includes face painting, sidewalk chalk art, games, and recycling old gym shoes and used crayons.
On May 10, the Clarendon Hills Historical Society will host a plant sale at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook with 20% going towards the society.
May 17 marks the return of the Farmers Market in Downtown Clarendon Hills each Thursday. Organized by the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce, the farmers’ market was first conducted last year.
will take place on June 15 and 16, with concerts are on Friday and Saturday nights, and numerous family events scheduled during the daytime. This event also features a number of carnival rides and attractions for children.
On June 17, the annual Daisy Dash
Father’s Day 5K will proceed through town, followed by a kids’ fun run.
Dancin’ in the Streets
starts June 20, and continues every Wednesday night in downtown Clarendon hills through August 8.
The park district will host a concert in the park at Prospect Park Pavilion on June 22.
On July 12, the park district will hold its annual ice cream social the Pavilion.
Two days later, on July 14, the park district will invite the community to participate in the fishing Derby at Prospect Park Ponds. The ponds will be freshly stocked with fish.
And on July 19, it will show a movie at Lions Park adjacent to the pool.
Old man winter raised its ugly head for the last time earlier this week, causing the Chicago Cubs
to postpone their season home opener. Instead of curve-balls and fastballs, we saw the players throwing snowballs in the park at Wrigley Field.
There are plenty of warm activities for us to embrace, so grab a baseball or football, get outside and take a vacation day today and tomorrow.
Mike is a Clarendon Hills
resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad; a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker. Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area. It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings. He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents, or maybe a little about history
. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”.