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City of Des Plaines Meetings Calendar

  1. 5th Ward Meeting

    September 24, 7:00 PM @ Good Shepherd Church

    5th Ward Alderman Brookman Ward Meetings Last Wednesday of every month 7pm Good Shepherd Church Lake Park (Lake Opeka)

  2. Plan Commission

    September 29, 7:00 PM @ City Hall

  3. Zoning Board of Appeals

    September 30, 7:30 PM

Community Events Calendar

  1. Daughters of the American Revolution - Constitution Week

    September 17 - September 23

    Raise public awareness of the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and encourage study and understanding of this document that is the basis of our government.

  2. Knight of Columbus - Intellectual Disabilities Drive

    September 19, 7:00 AM - September 21, 7:00 PM @ Outside selected retail stores and at major intersections of Des Plaines.

    The Knights of Columbus need your help. Each year we take to the streets to raise money for the intellectually disabled. Be a part of making a difference in their lives.

  3. Des Plaines River Trail Bike Ride

    September 20, 9:00 AM @ The Historic Methodist Campground

    The popular and growing 9-mile Des Plaines River Trail Bike Ride is scheduled for Sept. 20th with riders of all ages welcome. Starting and ending at the Historic Methodist Campground located at 1250 Joseph Schwabb (Campground) Road, Des Plaines, IL. Participation is Free. 9AM Registration, 10AM Start with food, entertainment & raffles following the ride. Registration and bike ride maps available at All riders must be registered, sign a waiver and wear a helmet to participate. Lutheran General Hospital Trauma staff will be on hand with bike helmets for sale at $11.00 each. The ride is organized by the Des Plaines Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (DPBPAC), and sponsored by Deep Green in cooperation with the Special Events Commission.

  4. Des Plaines Friends of the Park - Golf in the Dark at Lake Park

    September 20, 5:00 PM @ Lake Park (Lake Opeka)

    The Inaugural Golf in the Dark at Lake Park event to benefit the Des Plaines Park District Youth Scholarship Fund. Come out and play some glow-in-the-dark golf to help the kids of Des Plaines!! Golf, Dinner and two drinks included with your ticket. $50 per individual or $175 per foursome.

  5. St. Stephen Parish - Culinaires Chicken Dinner

    September 20, 6:00 PM @ St. Stephen Hanley Hall

    St Stephen Culinaires All American Chicken Dinner 9/20/14 6 PM 1280 Prospect St Des Plaines, IL

  6. Des Plaines History Center - Sunday Afternoon Adventures

    September 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Des Plaines History Center

    Sunday Afternoon Adventures for families September 21, October 19, and November 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street. Cost is $3 per child, $2 per child with a member.

  7. HHS - Fall Prevention Awareness Expo

    September 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Frisbie Senior Center

    HHS has partnered with Frisbie Senior Center and Northwest Community Hospital to hold a Fall Prevention Awareness event to raise awareness on the risk factors of falling for older residents and what measures can be taken to prevent and reduce falls. All community seniors, as well as their family members, are welcomed to the free event where they can learn about fall prevention. Falls, and fear of falling, greatly impacts the health and independence of our senior residents. Senior falls are preventable. Please join the City of Des Plaines, Health and Human Services, along with the Frisbie Senior Center and Northwest Community Hospital, for a free, Fall Prevention Awareness Expo. We want to keep our seniors healthy, safe, and standing. Join us from 1-3pm on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at the Frisbie Senior Center. 52 E Northwest Hwy.

  8. HHS - Women's Health Fair

    September 24, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Prairie Lakes Community Center

    Health and Human Services, along with the Park District, is sponsoring the annual Women's Health Fair. We will have a variety of vendors that will provide valuable health information to the women in our community. Our goal is to educate and empower women in our community. Please join the City of Des Plaines, Health and Human Services and the Park District for our annual Women's Health Fair. The event will be held at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker, from 3pm-7pm and is free to the public. We will have a variety of local organizations delivering relevant health information, tips, and screenings.

  9. Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines - Peanut Day

    September 26, 8:00 AM - September 27 @ Select Des Plaines Intersections

    Kiwanis Peanut Day! Fri. Sept. 26 & Sat. Sept. 27. All money raised will be used to help other Des Plaines organizations and residents.

  10. Christ Church - Rummage Sale

    September 26, 2:00 PM - September 27, 1:00 PM @ Christ Church United Church of Christ

    Clothing and household items may be purchased at very reasonable prices.

  11. 4th Ward Garage Sale

    September 27, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Golf Road Baptist Church

    4th Ward Garage Sale At the Golf Road Baptist Church, 501 W. Golf Rd., at the corners of Golf Rd. and Beau Dr. Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9AM to 2 PM Come and shop for great deals, then enjoy with us FREE REFRESHMENTS, HOT DOGS and more. If you want to sell your items, we will provide only 30 tables that are first come at NO COST. To reserve a spot and for more details, please call Pastor Gary Houdek at 847-364-0530. Join your neighbors for a fun day of shopping. Hope to see you there! 4th Ward Alderman Dick Sayad - 847-769-8209

  12. 50+ Sports Challenge

    September 27, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Niles Senior Center

    Are you ready for a little friendly competition between communities? The 50+ Sports Challenge is a sporting event for men and women age 50 and better. Join team Niles and compete against other towns in events including swimming, run/walk, indoor cycling, table tennis, Wii bowling, billiards and bag toss. Saturday, September 27 9:00am – 2:00 p.m. Niles Senior Center Learn more about participating in or volunteering for the challenge at the 50+ Sports Challenge Kick-off Party Thursday, August 7 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Niles Senior Center or call 847-588-8420 for more information. Des Plaines residents call 847-768-5944 to register.

  13. Friends of the Des Plaines Library - Used Book Sale

    September 27, 9:00 AM - September 28, 5:00 PM @ Des Plaines Library

    Friends Used Book Sale, DP Library, Open to Public, Sept. 27 9am-5pm & Sept. 28 1pm-5pm

  14. Maine Township - Community Garage Sale

    September 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Maine Township Town Hall

    Maine Township will host its annual Community Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, rain or shine. An estimated 75 vendors will be on hand to sell household items, clothes, tools and other useful items at bargain prices. For information call 847-297-2510 or visit

  15. Boy Scouts - Cool Cruisers & Hot Dogs

    September 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Rand Red Hots

    Visitors are FREE. Free Child ID Program, Educational Activities, Live DJ, Raffle, and a Flag Presentation Vehicle Entry Fee (1989 or older): $20, Awards All proceeds benefit local Boy Scout STEM Programs

  16. Maryville Academy - Maryville Marrero Golf Outing

    September 29, 12:00 PM @ Maple Meadows

    Maryville Marrero Golf Outing Monday, September 29, 2014 Maple Meadows 272 S. Addison Addison, IL 60101 Online registration at 847-294-1982

  17. Catholic Charities & Access to Care - Access to Care Registration

    September 30, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Catholic Charities

    Access to Care registration for clients needing affordable primary care Access to Care is a 26-year-old non-profit program providing affordable primary health care services to residents of suburban Cook County who do not qualify for public health programs (Medicaid, CountyCare, Medicare, All Kids, Family Care). Access to Care can also be used in conjunction with high-deductible insurance plans. You don’t have to be stuck with a high deductible and be unable to go for a doctor visit! Access to Care can help! Services include: Doctor’s visits for $5; lab and X-ray for $5; prescription medications for $15, $30 and $40. If you or someone you know fits the above description, there is a special registration to attend: Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Location: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago 1717 Rand Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 Access to Care has an annual enrollment fee of $20 for one adult, $40 for two adults or $50 for three or more adults (including de

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