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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 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, or 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

Jeff Hawkinson – President
Andy Roy – Vice President
Charlotte Dillon – Secretary
Ryan Myers – Treasurer

Board members

Albert Anderson
Maryann Bartkowski
Jess Dunn

WHAT: Weekenders Christmas Party 2022
WHEN:
December 3, 2022
WHERE:
La Villa Restaurant, 3638 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641
TIME:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP:
November 28, 2022

All dinners include bread, focaccia, salad with choice of dressings, house, French and ranch; also included will be pasta, mixed vegetables and roasted potatoes with your entrée and a chocolate sundae for dessert. Meals include coffee, tea and soft drinks.

Members Cost

Rib-eye steak: $35.00
Chicken Vessuvio: $33.00
Tilapia: $30.00

Non-Members Cost
Rib-eye steak: $40.00
Chicken Vessuvio: $38.00
Tilapia: $35.00

All prices include 20% gratuity.

WHAT:
Trouble in Mind
WHEN:
December 16, 2022
WHERE:
Timeline Theatre, 615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
TIME:
8 p.m.
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP:
November 28, 2022

The production is Trouble in Mind and it’s a cutting yet humorous behind-the-curtain drama that examines pervasive racial dynamics within the American theatre and the tolls of superficial representation on stage. This is an audio described performance. There will be a touch tour prior to the show.

Members Cost: $27.00
Non-Members Cost:
$32.00