Looking for something to do this week? We have some suggestions, ranging from a flashback-to-the-1960s outdoor concert to the Wheaton Brew Fest, a cycling event and a golf outing on behalf of Cosley Zoo. Or try curling up with a new military thriller by a local author.
WHERE: Oakwood Park and Creekside Park, respectively, Winfield
WHEN: 2:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28
COST & INFO: Free to spectators; www.winfieldcriterium.com, (630) 933-7100
The group Advocates of the Winfield Riverwalk will present the two-day Winfield Criterium bike race as a fundraiser. For 14 years, it has attracted local, national and international pro-ranked cyclists. It offers spectators an opportunity to experience championship-style bike racing, while enjoying food, drink and entertainment. Proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit group, earmarked for the Winfield Riverwalk's design engineering and landscape plans.
WHERE: Tate Publishing and Enterprises
WHEN: Newly released
COST & INFO: $25.99 at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore; barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com
Author Eric Wentz of Wheaton, a Navy veteran, explores terrorism and patriotism in his new novel, “Killing Sharks: De Profundis.” He shares the plot: From the remote villages of Afghanistan to the depths of the ocean, Lt. Cmdr. Grant Chisolm is on a mission to thwart jihadists; his latest assignment as liaison officer to Guantanamo again brings him face to face with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Wentz has served as an intelligence officer, interrogator and linguist. He has degrees in history, English literature and linguistics, including a doctorate in educational administration. His first novel, “Piercing the Veil,” was published in 2009.
GOLF'S WILD FOR ZOO
WHERE: Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 5, with check-in at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., shotgun scramble tee-off at noon, and steak dinner at 5 p.m.
COST & INFO: $150 to golf; $175 for hole sponsorship; $45 for dinner alone; register at www.cosleyzoo.org or the zoo; 630-665-5534
The 30th annual Mike Williams Cosley Classic Golf Outing will benefit Cosley Zoo in Wheaton. "I think it’s one of the most fun, relaxing days of the year, and the best value of any golf outing I play,” said Mark Daniels, Cosley Foundation board member and 17-year veteran of the outing. “Play it once and you will want to play it every year." Golfers are encouraged to come in their wildest animal attire for a chance at prizes. Awards are presented to golfers at dinner in several categories, with silent auction and raffle planned. More than 200 golfers and sponsors are expected to participate.
WHEATON BREW FEST
WHERE: Memorial Park, 208 W. Union St., Wheaton
WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
COST & INFO: VIP, general admission and designated-driver ticket options available at wheatonbrewfest.com
A limited number of tickets will be sold to Wheaton’s third annual craft beer event, presented by the Wheaton Park District. It will feature 100 national and local brews for sampling, from Dogfish Head to Warrenville’s Two Brothers and Itasca’s new Church Street Brewery. The event, also featuring music and food, will support Court Appointed Special Advocates of DuPage. The VIP tent will offer a noon food buffet, and select brewer samples, including one from a firkin: a special barrel of beer that has not been cold-filtered, pasteurized and carbonated by outside equipment.
CONCERTS ON THE COMMONS
WHERE: Warrenville Public Library District, 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville
WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
COST & INFO: Free; 630-393-1171, www.warrenville.com
Time travel back to the 1960s with SHiNDiG! at Concerts on the Commons, presented by the Warrenville Public Library District. Hear the sounds of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees, Herman's Hermits and other favorites, while savoring a summer evening. Guests are more than welcome to bring picnics to the event, but no alcohol is permitted.