Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Mixology luncheon class nears at Autre Monde in BerwynBitters will lend a twist to cocktail profiles in a mixology class paired with lunch Saturday, Feb. 7, in Autre Monde in Berwyn.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/29/mixology-luncheon-class-nears-at-autre-monde-in-berwyn/ae7f99t/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/29/mixology-luncheon-class-nears-at-autre-monde-in-berwyn/ae7f99t/Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:00:00 GMTPolar bear plight to be daytime topic in Glen Ellyn “Nature in Trouble, the Plight of Polar Bears" will be presented by Sandy Stevens for the Glen Ellyn Woman’s Club, which welcomes guests to the event. Stevens is a Glen Ellyn resident, journalist and USA Wrestling announcer.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/27/polar-bear-plight-to-be-daytime-topic-in-glen-ellyn/aq16zra/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/27/polar-bear-plight-to-be-daytime-topic-in-glen-ellyn/aq16zra/Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:32:00 GMTFrantic fun headed to Wheaton Drama with 'The 39 Steps'Alfred Hitchcock's classic film thriller from the 1930s – which spans all of Great Britain and involves murder, espionage and an array of plot twists –  has been adapted as a stage spoof. "The 39 Steps" arrives at Wheaton Drama with four actors playing scores of roles, changing characters and accents (and hats, lots of hats) in rapid succession to hilarious effect.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/28/frantic-fun-headed-to-wheaton-drama-with-the-39-steps/atqwhpe/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/28/frantic-fun-headed-to-wheaton-drama-with-the-39-steps/atqwhpe/Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMTMystery Diner: Bien Trucha treats Glen Ellyn to a toda madreNewcomer a toda madre is a testament to the importance of culinary balance. The Mexican eatery, transplanted to Glen Ellyn by Geneva's Bien Trucha, opened late in 2014, with equal parts sophistication and comfort.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/26/mystery-diner-bien-trucha-treats-glen-ellyn-to-a-toda-madre/a1ncuy2/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/26/mystery-diner-bien-trucha-treats-glen-ellyn-to-a-toda-madre/a1ncuy2/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:00:00 GMTElmhurst Garden Club to set February abloom with early valentine programFor a dose of spring color on Groundhog Day, check out the Elmhurst Garden Club, which presents a luncheon program on "Cupid, Hearts and Flowers – A Valentine Celebration."http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/26/elmhurst-garden-club-to-set-february-abloom-with-early-valentine-program/abyxyr8/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/26/elmhurst-garden-club-to-set-february-abloom-with-early-valentine-program/abyxyr8/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have some suggestions ranging from a hit comedy and world premiere drama to a playful "rock" exhibit at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, a benefit dinner for Glenbard West High School, and helicopter rides elevating a resort's valentine package.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/awp850b/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/awp850b/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMTGolf fitness workshops near at Cantigny in WheatonThe Cantigny Golf Academy, in partnership with Callaway Golf Fitness, offers evening workshops focusing on golf-specific fitness and injury prevention. Golfers will receive easy-to-follow advice on how to stay healthy, play better and get more overall enjoyment from the game.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/golf-fitness-workshops-near-at-cantigny-in-wheaton/a4co0o0/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/golf-fitness-workshops-near-at-cantigny-in-wheaton/a4co0o0/Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMTOak Brook Hills Resort books helicopter rides for high-flying valentine's packageOffering an unusual option for romantics this valentine season is Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, which sends couples soaring above the suburbs with its "Love is in the Air Romance Package." The 150-acre resort will schedule private helicopter rides departing from the hotel grounds.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/oak-brook-hills-resort-books-helicopter-rides-for-high-flying-valentines-package/arduv7p/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/oak-brook-hills-resort-books-helicopter-rides-for-high-flying-valentines-package/arduv7p/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMT'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show' to play ParamountOnly a few tickets remain for "Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show" coming to the Paramount Theatre in the far western suburbs.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/vicki-lawrence-and-mama-a-two-woman-show-to-play-paramount/awsk3u6/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/vicki-lawrence-and-mama-a-two-woman-show-to-play-paramount/awsk3u6/Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:00:00 GMTChorus of DuPage to deliver singing valentinesQuartets from the Chorus of DuPage are about to deliver songs with a heartfelt sentiment.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/chorus-of-dupage-to-deliver-singingvalentines/ar2tkg/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/chorus-of-dupage-to-deliver-singingvalentines/ar2tkg/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:15:00 GMTGrammy winner Gregory Porter to share musical valentine at McAninch Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, jazz, soul and gospel singer-songwriter and actor Gregory Porter comes to the McAninch Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in Glen Ellyn. Porter will perform fan favorites, including selections from his Grammy Award-winning album “Liquid Spirit” in a concert presented in partnership with 90.9 FM, WDCB Chicago’s home for jazz.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/grammy-winner-gregory-porter-to-share-musical-valentine-at-mcaninch/a1g8e80/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/23/grammy-winner-gregory-porter-to-share-musical-valentine-at-mcaninch/a1g8e80/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:16:37 GMTAlbright Theatre to stage 'The Mousetrap'Performers from Lombard and Hanover Park are in the cast of The Albright Theatre's production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap."http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/21/albright-theatre-to-stage-the-mousetrap/a79711a/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/21/albright-theatre-to-stage-the-mousetrap/a79711a/Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:15:00 GMTDuPage Woodworkers club to welcome guests to Glen Ellyn gatheringNewcomers are invited to attend the DuPage Woodworkers club's next program Wednesday evening, Jan. 28, in Glen Ellyn.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/21/dupage-woodworkers-club-to-welcome-guests-to-glen-ellyn-gathering/a2x74ny/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/21/dupage-woodworkers-club-to-welcome-guests-to-glen-ellyn-gathering/a2x74ny/Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMTKennedy Summers to launch new game at Sanctuary sports bar in BrookfieldThe Sanctuary of Brookfield will celebrate its new Playboy video slots with a special appearance by Kennedy Summers, 2014 Playmate of the Year, on Friday evening, Jan. 23.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/21/kennedy-summers-to-launch-new-game-at-sanctuary-sports-bar-in-brookfield/a6xplo3/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/21/kennedy-summers-to-launch-new-game-at-sanctuary-sports-bar-in-brookfield/a6xplo3/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:15:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have some suggestions ranging from dog sled demonstrations for wintry fun to a Home and Garden Expo, new jazz by a local standout, a ski fest, and a French farce to heat up the entertainment landscape. http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/apfh2o7/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/apfh2o7/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:30:00 GMTBackstage tour of Lyric Opera to depart from La Grange ParkA behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s Lyric Opera is offered by the Community Park District of La Grange Park.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/backstage-tour-of-lyric-opera-to-depart-from-la-grange-park/ai8nbvw/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/backstage-tour-of-lyric-opera-to-depart-from-la-grange-park/ai8nbvw/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:15:00 GMT'Pack the Place' dinner set by Glenbard West BoostersFor a tasty fundraiser, Glenbard West Boosters invites the community to a “Pack the Place” pasta dinner catered by Barone’s of Glen Ellyn.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/pack-the-place-dinner-set-by-glenbard-west-boosters/as5oa2a/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/20/pack-the-place-dinner-set-by-glenbard-west-boosters/as5oa2a/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMTEnchanted Railroad chugs into Morton Arboretum with new lookThe Morton Arboretum welcomes back its Enchanted Railroad with a new theme celebrating the changing seasons. The 13th annual event features a large platform with two levels and 12 toy trains, including miniature replicas of Chicago’s familiar Metra and Amtrak trains.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/19/enchanted-railroad-chugs-into-morton-arboretum-with-new-look/adg64hk/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/19/enchanted-railroad-chugs-into-morton-arboretum-with-new-look/adg64hk/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMTWhole Foods Market in Hinsdale to present wellness events, fashionTwo days of free events focused on better health in the new year will be offered Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 22 and 24, at Whole Foods Market in Hinsdale. http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/19/whole-foods-market-in-hinsdale-to-present-wellness-events-fashion/avggg8f/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/19/whole-foods-market-in-hinsdale-to-present-wellness-events-fashion/avggg8f/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:15:00 GMTDoor County fish boil to flavor FitzGerald's shows by Switchback and Julian HagenSomething new at FitzGerald’s – the Washington Island Fish Boil Festival – is designed as an antidote to the winter blues. The Islanders invade the club in Berwyn on Saturday, Feb. 7, for an authentic Door County fresh fish boil party in tandem with two musical acts.http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/19/door-county-fish-boil-to-flavor-fitzgeralds-shows-by-switchback-and-julian-hagen/a2natc/http://www.planitlife.com/2015/01/19/door-county-fish-boil-to-flavor-fitzgeralds-shows-by-switchback-and-julian-hagen/a2natc/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:32:00 GMT