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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:

Date and Time: Saturday, September 9 – First Post 1:25PM
Location: Arlington International Racecourse: 2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Cost: $8 for admission.

Transportation: The van will leave the Jefferson Park McDonald’s located at 4946 N. Milwaukee at 10:15am. We will also have people available to meet the trains from both directions. Please let us know if you are taking the train. The final post is at 4:55 PM and the races are usually over around 5:15. The van should be back to Jefferson Park approximately 6:30 PM.
Notes: The million room has a dress code. Shorts, jeans, or open shoes are not acceptable attire. We will have 4 volunteers to assist if needed. If you need a wheelchair, the track will provide them and use their personnel to push. After they bring you to the million room, they will come back when you ask them to. Please let us know in advance if you need a wheelchair. We want to make sure they are available when you arrive. Please remember they have a lot of people that require wheelchairs. Please give them time to get back after the races.
Cut-off: Friday, September 1

Coming soon: October Event! Stay tuned.

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.