Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Peter Lipari to conduct West Suburban Symphony in Westmont Season tickets are now available for the West Suburban Symphony’s September-to-May concert series. Season tickets include eight performances in five suburbs: Hinsdale, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lombard and Westmont.  http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/peter-lipari-to-conduct-west-suburban-symphony-in-westmont/annxmok/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/peter-lipari-to-conduct-west-suburban-symphony-in-westmont/annxmok/Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMTTom’s Cookbook Library: Goat cheese partners with beets, berriesTo appreciate “The Cheesemonger’s Seasons: Recipes for Enjoying Cheeses with Ripe Fruits and Vegetables” (Chronicle), readers would do well to consider making a stop at their local farmer’s market.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/toms-cookbook-library-goat-cheese-partners-with-beets-berries/abiywsy/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/toms-cookbook-library-goat-cheese-partners-with-beets-berries/abiywsy/Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTLive at the Zoo promises 'wild' time at Cosley Zoo in WheatonCosley Zoo will unveil a new benefit, Live at the Zoo, called a “wild” night of food, drinks and live entertainment from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Wheaton.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/live-at-the-zoo-promises-wild-time-at-cosley-zoo-in-wheaton/a9sqro7/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/live-at-the-zoo-promises-wild-time-at-cosley-zoo-in-wheaton/a9sqro7/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:30:17 GMTBeethoven to power season launch by Elgin Symphony OrchestraConductor Andrew Grams will raise the baton on Elgin Symphony Orchestra's new season with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony this weekend.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/beethoven-to-power-season-launch-by-elgin-symphony-orchestra/at52evw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/12/beethoven-to-power-season-launch-by-elgin-symphony-orchestra/at52evw/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:15:00 GMTBrookfield Zoo announces Photo Contest focused on any animalCamera buffs can head to Brookfield Zoo to try and capture a winning shot in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2014 Photo Contest.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/11/brookfield-zoo-announces-photo-contest-focused-on-any-animal/aen6pfn/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/11/brookfield-zoo-announces-photo-contest-focused-on-any-animal/aen6pfn/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:15:00 GMTTom's Cookbook Library: Frontier food memories revived; Gilbert book signing“My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours” (Stewart Tabori & Chang) will serve as a memory jogger for fans who followed the televised series that debuted 40 years ago and ran for nine years,http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/11/toms-cookbook-library-frontier-food-memories-revived-gilbert-book-signing/aktf59r/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/11/toms-cookbook-library-frontier-food-memories-revived-gilbert-book-signing/aktf59r/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:28:00 GMTLombard Garden Club to dig into organic gardeningThe Lombard Garden Club welcomes horticulturist and teacher Lynn Bement, who will coach the audience on organic gardening, at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/11/lombard-garden-club-to-dig-into-organic-gardening/atz3wfd/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/11/lombard-garden-club-to-dig-into-organic-gardening/atz3wfd/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:06:00 GMT'Harvest Hoedown' promises down-home fun in NapervilleFamilies can enjoy some fun on the farm during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Harvest Hoedown” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Riverview Farmstead Preserve in Naperville.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/10/harvest-hoedown-promises-down-home-fun-in-naperville/ai98fcf/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/10/harvest-hoedown-promises-down-home-fun-in-naperville/ai98fcf/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a hot new play at Drury Lane to a chef's cooking class, free exercise programs, a folk music tribute to Pete Seeger, and a space lecture.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/10/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/au4jnwm/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/10/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/au4jnwm/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:30:00 GMTMystery Diner: Good things come on small plates at Emilio's TapasWhether it's a romantic date for two or a meal with friends and family, it's all about sharing when it comes to dining on tapas, the "small plates" that originated in Spain and went on to deliciously infiltrate other cuisines.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/mystery-diner-good-things-come-on-small-plates-at-emilios-tapas/afvqovy/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/mystery-diner-good-things-come-on-small-plates-at-emilios-tapas/afvqovy/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:00:00 GMTCar show, swap meet en route to Glendale HeightsThe 32nd annual Show and Shine Car Show & Swap Meet presented Sunday, Sept. 14, by the village of Glendale Heights will highlight 20 classes of vehicles, along with games, crafters and vendors.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/09/car-show-swap-meet-en-route-to-glendale-heights/agw3m5i/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/09/car-show-swap-meet-en-route-to-glendale-heights/agw3m5i/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMTAmy Vogel exhibit opens at COD Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Glen EllynThe Cleve Carney Art Gallery presents “Amy Vogel: A Paraperspective” through Oct. 25 on the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn. http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/09/amy-vogel-exhibit-opens-at-cod-cleve-carney-art-gallery-in-glen-ellyn/a1o83ai/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/09/amy-vogel-exhibit-opens-at-cod-cleve-carney-art-gallery-in-glen-ellyn/a1o83ai/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:30:00 GMTCritic’s Choice: ‘The Game’s Afoot’ a real crowd-pleaser at Drury LaneDrury Lane Theatre’s likable production of “The Game’s Afoot” delivers satisfying doses of suspense and silliness in equal measure.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/09/critics-choice-the-games-afoot-a-real-crowd-pleaser-at-drury-lane/at13nzn/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/09/critics-choice-the-games-afoot-a-real-crowd-pleaser-at-drury-lane/at13nzn/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:00:44 GMTNeil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' plays suburban stage"Brighton Beach Memoirs," the award-winning show based on Neil Simon's memoirs of growing up in Brooklyn, is presented by Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort through Oct. 19.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/neil-simons-brighton-beach-memoirs-plays-suburban-stage/ax0o80t/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/neil-simons-brighton-beach-memoirs-plays-suburban-stage/ax0o80t/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMTMusic-centric cartoons by Charley Krebs on exhibit in RiversideThe Chicago Jazz Magazine artwork of Riverside resident and former Suburban Life cartoonist Charley Krebs is featured in the Riverside Public Library through September.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/music-centric-cartoons-by-charley-krebs-on-exhibit-in-riverside/a3xmdw8/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/music-centric-cartoons-by-charley-krebs-on-exhibit-in-riverside/a3xmdw8/Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMTMark Dvorak to star in new folk series in WheatonThe Acorn Coffeehouse at the Burning Bush Art Gallery in Wheaton will present an evening with folksinger-songwriter Mark Dvorak at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, to launch a new monthly concert series.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/mark-dvorak-to-star-in-new-folk-series-in-wheaton/aqy4ez3/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/08/mark-dvorak-to-star-in-new-folk-series-in-wheaton/aqy4ez3/Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:00:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a charity 5K and Oktoberfest fun to multiple music festivals, shows by rockers Wishbone Ash, and a Neil Simon play at Theatre of Western Springs.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a4mpqio/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a4mpqio/Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMTTom’s Cookbook Library: pistachio ice cream, Provence-styleChildhood food memories made an indelible impression on Ethel Brennan and Sara Remington, who grew up dividing their time during their formative years between the United States and France.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/toms-cookbook-library-pistachio-ice-cream-provence-style/arjnc64/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/toms-cookbook-library-pistachio-ice-cream-provence-style/arjnc64/Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMTSwing band to pay homage to Rat Pack at McAninch Arts Center in Glen EllynThe McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage presents the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in the Belushi Performance Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/swing-band-to-pay-homage-to-rat-pack-at-mcaninch-arts-center-in-glen-ellyn/azhey02/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/swing-band-to-pay-homage-to-rat-pack-at-mcaninch-arts-center-in-glen-ellyn/azhey02/Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMTOak Brook resort was to play home to charity bags tournament(Note to readers: The event has been canceled.)http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/oak-brook-resort-was-to-play-home-to-charity-bags-tournament/aw15t1d/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/09/05/oak-brook-resort-was-to-play-home-to-charity-bags-tournament/aw15t1d/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:34:00 GMT