Newcomers & Neighbors of the Greater Hinsdale Area presents its annual "My Favorite Things" from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Davanti Enoteca wine bar and restaurant in Western Springs.
Admission costs $25 for members and nonmembers.The deadline to register is Jan. 20, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Davanti Enoteca, an Italian eatery, is at 800 Hillgrove St.
Organizers said "My Favorite Things" is one of the group's most popular social events. Everyone brings a wrapped gift valued from $10 to $15 to exchange with other N & N members. The gift is supposed to be something one enjoys personally, such as a favorite kitchen gadget, beauty product, fashion item, book or CD.
Numbers are drawn to determine the order of picking, similar to a grab bag. Participants then have an opportunity to keep the gift they drew or to "steal" someone else's. Stealing is limited to three times per item. The club notes it's an enjoyable way for participants to learn about the items other N & N members like.
Additionally, there will be a club meeting during lunch to welcome new members, meet a representative of the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, and learn about current activities within the organization.
The social club has been around for more than 20 years, and provides resources for new and established residents within Hinsdale and its neighboring areas. The group creates opportunities for members to get together with people who have similar interests by providing coffees, luncheons, parties and activities on a regular basis.
For more information, visit www.HinsdaleNewcomers.org or Facebook.