Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Check out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from snagging tickets to a concert by Yanni to an author's lecture on female heroes of World War I, an outdoor art display, a family night centered on the "Field of Dreams" movie, and an invitation to join a women's choir.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/20/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/aerhhfo/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/20/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/aerhhfo/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMTMystery Diner: Standard Market Grill an uncommon find at groceryWe've always been told it's a bad idea to go grocery shopping when hungry, but at Standard Market, that's precisely the right time.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/mystery-diner-standard-market-grill-an-uncommon-find-at-grocery/a6xvkvc/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/mystery-diner-standard-market-grill-an-uncommon-find-at-grocery/a6xvkvc/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMTArtful banners on display in West ChicagoLook up and enjoy the art gracing West Chicago this summer. Banners from the 2014 Community Art Banner Project, sponsored by the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, take a creative look at the theme "(Bi)Cycle of Life."http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/20/artful-banners-on-display-in-west-chicago/aqjmm8z/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/20/artful-banners-on-display-in-west-chicago/aqjmm8z/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:49:55 GMTECC Arts Center announces acts for new seasonThe Elgin Community College Arts Center’s 2014-15 season includes a mix of music, dance, comedy and theater.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/ecc-arts-center-announces-acts-for-new-season/ahsazvh/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/ecc-arts-center-announces-acts-for-new-season/ahsazvh/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:30:00 GMTJohnny Gabor Trio to play for dance crowd at William Tell in CountrysideThe Johnny Gabor Trio, joined by vocalist Connie Marshall and percussionist Lady Cha Cha, will provide music for dancing Sunday, Aug. 24, at the William Tell Restaurant in Countryside.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/johnny-gabor-trio-to-play-for-dance-crowd-at-william-tell-in-countryside/axmbjk7/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/johnny-gabor-trio-to-play-for-dance-crowd-at-william-tell-in-countryside/axmbjk7/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMTForest preserves offer fishing programs, catfish dinnerIn August, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers fishing programs at several forest preserves for visitors who want to learn how to enjoy the popular sport.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/forest-preserves-offer-fishing-programs-catfish-dinner/a9wub6c/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/forest-preserves-offer-fishing-programs-catfish-dinner/a9wub6c/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTPool schedule changes at Itasca waterparkWith swimming pools everywhere getting on short time, the Itasca Caribbean Paradise Waterpark announces its special weekday hours this week.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/pool-schedule-changes-at-itasca-waterpark/azafl3v/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/pool-schedule-changes-at-itasca-waterpark/azafl3v/Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:21:00 GMTKratt brothers of 'Wild Kratts' fame to appear at Brookfield Zoo Wildlife experts Chris and Martin Kratt, the brothers who star in their PBS show “Wild Kratts,” will venture back to Brookfield Zoo to teach children about rare wildlife behaviors.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/kratt-brothers-of-wild-kratts-fame-to-appear-at-brookfield-zoo/ar0w1vi/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/18/kratt-brothers-of-wild-kratts-fame-to-appear-at-brookfield-zoo/ar0w1vi/Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:09:13 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a wine festival, art show, benefit golf outing and local canyon hike to farmers market pleasures.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/aqvs1s8/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/aqvs1s8/Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTAnniversary menu to mark Weber Grill milestoneIn celebration of the 25th anniversary of its founding in Illinois, Weber Grill restaurants invite patrons to partake in a week of all things "25" between Aug. 25 and 31.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/anniversary-menu-to-mark-weber-grill-milestone/aoqol34/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/anniversary-menu-to-mark-weber-grill-milestone/aoqol34/Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTCommunity Garage Sale nears in Glendale HeightsThe Glendale Heights Community Garage Sale will offer bargains from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in Camera Park.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/community-garage-sale-nears-in-glendale-heights/abzhapn/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/community-garage-sale-nears-in-glendale-heights/abzhapn/Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTKids Free Days to start at Brookfield ZooFamilies looking for an end-of-summer adventure can head to Brookfield Zoo and receive free admission for children ages 11 and younger from Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 18 to 20.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/kids-free-days-to-start-at-brookfield-zoo/a4g835i/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/kids-free-days-to-start-at-brookfield-zoo/a4g835i/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:30:42 GMTBands head to White Pines stage in BensenvilleModel Stranger is the next band to star in Live! at White Pines … The Concert Series.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/bands-head-to-white-pines-stage-in-bensenville/awj7ww7/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/15/bands-head-to-white-pines-stage-in-bensenville/awj7ww7/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMTTom’s Cookbook Library: Caribbean’s food bounty revealedA mention of Caribbean cooking invariably brings to mind jerk chicken. But island fare, particularly from Trinidad and Tobago, has much more to offer.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/14/toms-cookbook-library-caribbeans-food-bounty-revealed/adg9r28/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/14/toms-cookbook-library-caribbeans-food-bounty-revealed/adg9r28/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTPhotography exhibit graces La Grange Public LibraryAn exhibition of works by photographer Zilvinas Usonis has opened in the La Grange Public Library.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/14/photography-exhibit-graces-la-grange-public-library/amu9znv/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/14/photography-exhibit-graces-la-grange-public-library/amu9znv/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:31:00 GMTGolf outing to benefit Everest Academy in LemontEverest Academy in Lemont presents its 16th annual golf outing Monday, Aug. 25, at a private country club known for its Robert Trent Jones Jr. Signature Golf Course.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/13/golf-outing-to-benefit-everest-academy-in-lemont/aonauqm/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/13/golf-outing-to-benefit-everest-academy-in-lemont/aonauqm/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from admiring art at a winery to producing it yourself, catching a cruise night revved up by the band Evolution, taking in a family movie in the park, and something techie for the app happy.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/13/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/ao0tv07/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/13/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/ao0tv07/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:07:18 GMTMystery Diner: DMK Burger Bar delivers pure temptationI'm the kind of person who receives a whole wheel of cheese for Christmas, and it's gone before the new year. The kind of person you can't leave unsupervised in a gourmet cheese section for longer than five minutes without having to go back for the full-sized cart.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/11/mystery-diner-dmk-burger-bar-delivers-pure-temptation/aijiebs/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/11/mystery-diner-dmk-burger-bar-delivers-pure-temptation/aijiebs/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMTArthritis benefit planned by Massage Envy SpaMassage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation will join forces to host the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/13/arthritis-benefit-planned-by-massage-envy-spa/at8tmyq/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/13/arthritis-benefit-planned-by-massage-envy-spa/at8tmyq/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMTWinfield golf outing to support Midwest Shelter for Homeless VeteransThe Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton plans its ninth annual golf outing and Texas barbecue dinner benefit in August.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/11/winfield-golf-outing-to-support-midwest-shelter-for-homeless-veterans/a1g6bsn/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/11/winfield-golf-outing-to-support-midwest-shelter-for-homeless-veterans/a1g6bsn/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:30:00 GMT