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Who doesn’t enjoy meeting friends for dinner at a new restaurant, taking in a live theater performance, a concert or maybe visiting one of the many area attractions and events the greater Chicagoland area has to offer? For over two decades, Horizons for the Blind has sponsored the Weekenders, an outreach social group for people who are blind, visually impaired and sighted.

Each month, the Weekenders travel throughout the Chicagoland area in search of good food, fun, interesting places to go and things to do. Open to the public, it’s a great place to meet old friends and make new ones. To join, call Terri at 708-705-8720 for more information. Dues for The Weekenders are $10 a year. Please note the following information is also available by calling our telephone information line, 815-444-8800, ext 4.

Special Announcement

We had a wonderful day at the annual Weekenders picnic, and the meeting went well. A special thank you to everybody that came, and I hope those of you that stayed home will try to make it next year. Your new Weekenders board members are:

Terri Kral – President
Alberta O’Shaughnessy – 1st Vice President
Tom Jones – 2nd Vice President
Debbie Watson – Secretary
Keith Myers – Treasurer

Board members with a 1 year term are:

David Meyer
Jimmy Kral
Charlotte Dillion

A very special thanks to everybody that helped with the picnic and meeting. Without the folks that volunteered to help, the picnic would not be possible.

Terri Kral
Weekenders President

Upcoming Weekenders Events:

Where: Stades Farm, 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60051
When: Saturday, October 14  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Weekenders will be having a fun time down on the farm! Join us for apple picking, hayrides, petting zoo and shop for fresh produce, honey and sauces. Stop in the food court to satisfy your hunger and wet your whistle. There is so much to do at Stades Farm, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy! Admission to the farm is free, just pay as you go for the things that interest you. A van will depart from Jefferson Park McDonald’s at 9:45am returning at approximately 5:15pm. A van will depart Crystal Lake at 11:00 AM.
Deadline: October 2

What: General Meeting – all are welcome
Where: La Villa Restaurant, 3638 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL
When: Saturday, November 4 12 PM – 4 PM
We will be holding our general Weekenders meeting at LaVilla. We will play a couple games of bingo, eat, have our general meeting and play another round of bingo, if time permits. There will be a van departing Horizons. You are welcome to attend this event if you are interested in becoming a Weekenders member and are looking more information about our group.

What: Annual Weekenders Christmas Party
Where: La Villa Resturant, 3638 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL
When: December 2
A van will depart Crystal Lake for the event. There will not be transportation provided for Chicago folks. More details coming soon!
Deadline: November 27

For more information or to make reservations for events, contact us at 708-705-8720 or 815-444-8800. You may also  leave a message on the telephone information line, 815-444-8800, ext. 4, after the tone.