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Weekenders

Do you 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. Weekenders is open to the public, it’s a great place to meet old friends and make new ones. You may come to any of all of the events. To join, call 815-444-8800 for more information. Dues for The Weekenders are $10 a year. Information about our monthly events will be posted here, on the Horizons Facebook page and by calling our telephone information line, 815-444-8800, ext 4. Non-members may attend Weekenders events, but will pay a $5 fee per event.

Past events include Arlington International Racecourse, Kane County Cougars baseball games and our annual Weekenders picnic.

Weekenders Board Members

Charlotte Dillion – President
Alberta O’Shaughnessy – 1st Vice President
Deborah Watson – 2nd Vice President
Maureen Heneghan – Secretary
Keith Myers – Treasurer

Board members with 1 year term

David Meyer – 1 year term
Jimmy Kral – 1 year term
Albert Anderson – 1 year term

Weekenders Event Calendar

WHAT: ACB Metropolitan Chicago Christmas Party
WHEN: Saturday, December 15th, 2018
WHERE: Exchequer Restaurant and Pub, 226 S. Wabash, Chicago
TIME: 5:30 PM

The American Council of the Blind Metropolitan Chicago annual Christmas party will be held n Saturday, Dec. 15th at Exchequer Restaurant and Pub at 226 S. Wabash in Chicago. The party starts at 5:30 PM. The meal choices are ribs with baked potato for $35, bourbon-glazed salmon with mashed potatoes for $35; fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes for $30, and baked mostaccioli for $30. All meals come with soup, salad, soda or coffee to drink, and cake and ice-cream for dessert.

There will be 5 door prizes, and musical entertainment will be provided by Horizons own Jimmy Kral! Please call Maureen Heneghan to make reservations by Monday, December 10th. It is strongly recommended to get your money to Maureen by the deadline. Checks are to be made out to ACBMC. Contact Maureen at 773-775-3595 or 773-294-3160.

 

WHAT: General Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019
WHERE: Elmwood Family Restaurant, 7725 W. Belmont, Chicago
TIME: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for our Weekenders General Meeting. Lunch will be off the menu.Please make your own transportation arrangements. For reservations, please call Jess at 815-444-8800, ext. 232. The deadline for the event is Friday, January 11th. Reservations will not be accepted after that date, absolutely no exceptions. Non-members pay $5.00 at time of reservation.

 

WHAT: January Weekenders Event
WHEN: Saturday, January 25th, 2019
WHERE: Elmwood Family Restaurant, 7725 W. Belmont, Chicago
TIME: 5:00 PM

Join us for our January gathering. Dinner will be off the menu. Please make your own transportation arrangements. For reservations, please call Jess at 815-444-8800, ext. 232. The deadline for the event is Friday, January 18th. Reservations will not be accepted after that date, absolutely no exceptions. Non-members pay $5.00 at time of reservation.