Upcoming activities include Liberals in Hinsdale
Updated: April 1, 2013 6:31AM
As winter ever so slowly draws to a close, here are three activities, a little out of the ordinary, which may strike your fancy or answer a need.
One, is a meeting of the newly formed Liberals of Hinsdale, another is a presentation on de-cluttering from the women of Christian Church of Clarendon Hills and the third is a meeting of Newcomers and Neighbors, which any Doings reader could easily join.
If Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills were a state, it would be a red one — hardly a surprise. A casual and even careless survey of yard signs this past election season would have yielded Mitt Romney as the president. Even so, every property owner deserves to express his or her opinion.
For Annie Flynn, who had moved to Hinsdale last summer with her family, the theft of her Obama yard sign was troubling. She felt a little outnumbered, so she and Leslie Besecke started Liberals of Hinsdale recently as a nonpartisan group dedicated to exploring and supporting local, statewide and national liberal causes, including what Flynn calls a “living wage,” immigration reform, violence prevention as well as same-sex marriage as an issue of equal rights. This group has social activities and also hosts speakers in an effort to affect change, according to Flynn.
From, 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 11, the group will host a social evening at The Village Cellar, 24 W. Chicago Ave..
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Just in time for Spring Cleaning, the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills’ Women’s Growing Connection group will host Colleen Billing, a national speaker, teacher and business owner who will talk about Clear the Clutter. The clutter Billing will discuss includes both the spiritual kind and the physical. She will also discuss strategies to keep clutter free. I hope I can find my calendar so I can write this one down.
Her presentation is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the church, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. It is part of the church’s monthly women’s meetings, which are open to anyone in the community regardless of religious affiliation, according to member Julie Vander Linde. Visit www.ccch.org.
Just about anyone can fit into this club, though the area newcomer is particularly welcome, especially on the evening of Wednesday, March 13 at the Hinsdale Public Library. That is when the Greater Hinsdale Area Newcomers and Neighbors Club will host an evening potluck and meeting for family and friends, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend this large, active and very friendly group. Its membership draws from Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook and Hinsdale, and many members started off as “newcomers” but made such good friends they evolved from “newcomers” to “neighbors.”
Mary Parsons, a British citizen, longtime Hinsdale resident and president of the Newcomers and Neighbors, started out as a newcomer. She wants to cordially invite anyone new to the area, especially anyone feeling a little frustrated in finding a place to fit in and contacts, to the dinner. Parsons ran Hinsdale Central’s family welcoming group and now, with her youngest off to college, she is an empty nester in a new phase like other members. Visit www.nngha.com or email email@example.com.