Garage sale for Noah’s Hope

A garage sale is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m..  Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, with part of the proceeds to benefit the Noah’s Hope Foundation.  The sale will be held at 1300 Palmer St.,  Downers Grove.


Bacon Brothers to appear at Tivoli May 14

The Bacon Brothers, a popular folk and blues duo featuring actor Kevin Bacon and his musician brother Michael, will appear at 8 p.m.,  Fri., May 14,  at the Tivoli as the spring fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58. Note that the date has changed since the concert was first announced.

The Bacon Brothers have been playing together for 14 years and recently released their sixth album, “New Year’s Day.” Kevin Bacon’s many film credits include Footloose, JFK and A Few Good Men. Michael Bacon’s recent projects include “African-American Lives” (1 and 2) and Marie Antoinette.

“The band is amazing,” said Debbie Drew, event chair who has seen the brother perform five times. “They are very talented musicians and songwriters.”

“I’m thrilled that the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 is able to bring a big name to the Tivoli Theater and Downers Grove,” she said.  “In this economic climate more than ever we need to raise funds for the children in our school district.”

Tickets for the show will go on sale Dec. 18 at the foundation’s Web site, at the Community Bank of Downers Grove and the district’s Administrative Service Center, 1860 W. 63rd St.

Ticket prices are $100 for seating in the first six rows of the center section, $75 for rows seven through 16 of the center section, and $50 for all remaining seats.

“This will be a sellout,” Drews said. “Get your tickets early.”

The foundation has struggled in recent years to match the huge successes of spring shows like “Second City” and was seeking a sure hit for 2010. The Bacon Brothers promises to be it.

Plus, as a bonus, everyone in the audience will become unofficial participants in the most famous example of the Six Degrees of Separation phenomenon.


The DGS Go Green Club is partnering up with EScrap Technology from Bolingbrook to sponsor a second Annual Scrap Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 15  in the parking lot by the activities entrance of South High School.

We are looking for any of your unused technology: “If you can plug it in, we’ll take it!”  There are a few items that are not acceptable: furniture/air conditioners.  Please clean off food processing equipment (microwaves, refrigerators, freezers etc.) There is also a $10 charge for computer monitors and a $15 charge for TVs to offset the costs associated with complying with EPA regulations.

Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to bring in and drop off their unused and old “scraps”.

“All schools prepare our children for the future, but Go Green schools prepare the future for our children.”


Pub crawl will benefit local educational foundations

A family Pub Crawl to benefit the education foundations of  school districts 58  and 99 will be held on May 22 in downtown Downers Grove.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the Tivoli Bowl with $1 bowling and arcade games, followed by an Italian lunch buffet at Gatto’s. From there it will be on to the new Another Round Bar and Grill from 2-4 p.m. and Ballydoyle Irish Pub for a touch of Ireland and live entertainment by Tony Kidonakis from 5-7 p.m. before ending up at  Emmett’s Ale House for some more delicious treats and a raffle from 7-8 p.m.

Participants will spend about an hour at each stop, where they will enjoy drink specials. Many downtown businesses will be offering  great deals during the pub crawl. More details to follow.

Tickets are just $20 each.