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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

WHAT: February Weekenders Event
WHEN: Saturday, February 16th, 2019
WHERE: Blossom Café, 8349 W. Lawrence, Norridge
TIME: 5:00 PM

Join us for our February 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, February 8th. Reservations will not be accepted after that date, absolutely no exceptions. Non-members pay $5.00 at time of reservation.

WHAT: General Meeting and Annual Picnic
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2019
WHERE: Horizons for the Blind, 125 Erick St., A103, Crystal Lake
TIME: 10:00 AM

Join us for our Weekenders General Meeting and Annual Picnic. The Meeting will take place at Horizons for the Blind at 10:00 AM and the picnic will follow at Veteran Acres, 431 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake. More info to come.