Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Cantigny 5K to support homeless veteransCantigny Park in Wheaton invites runners and walkers of all ages to enter the 11th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 1. The event is held in association with Veterans Day, and Cantigny Post 556 of the American Legion will host a Pancake Breakfast. http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/23/cantigny-5k-to-support-homeless-veterans/aogrteg/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/23/cantigny-5k-to-support-homeless-veterans/aogrteg/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMTSoprano Solange Sior recital set to soar in LiederSoirée Lyrique will present award-winning operatic soprano Solange Sior in recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/23/soprano-solange-sior-recital-set-to-soar-in-lieder/a6kkb0z/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/23/soprano-solange-sior-recital-set-to-soar-in-lieder/a6kkb0z/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:16:00 GMTReception set for exhibit by Sister Mary Southard at Theosophical Society in WheatonArtwork by Sister Mary Southard, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in La Grange Park, is on exhibit in the Olcott Art Gallery at Wheaton’s Theosophical Society in America. A reception for the artist runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/22/reception-set-for-exhibit-by-sister-mary-southard-at-theosophical-society-in-wheaton/a3rn7pw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/22/reception-set-for-exhibit-by-sister-mary-southard-at-theosophical-society-in-wheaton/a3rn7pw/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a Halloween dance to a maestro's talk on the art of conducting, a blues trio, Oktoberfest music and food, and a meditation primer.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/22/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/awthybx/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/22/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/awthybx/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMTMystery Diner: Citrus Diner squeezes full flavor into breakfast and luncheon menusGracing the corner of a brick shopping center, just off Ogden Avenue and Pasquinelli Drive, sits Citrus Diner, where a fresh and filling feast awaits.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/mystery-diner-citrus-diner-squeezes-full-flavor-into-breakfast-and-luncheon-menus/ac3wbph/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/mystery-diner-citrus-diner-squeezes-full-flavor-into-breakfast-and-luncheon-menus/ac3wbph/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:50:00 GMTDeadline nears for Cantigny in Focus photo contestCantigny Park in Wheaton invites amateur photographers to enter their best images in the Cantigny in Focus annual photo contest. The submission deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 7.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/21/deadline-nears-for-cantigny-in-focus-photo-contest/asxzalf/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/21/deadline-nears-for-cantigny-in-focus-photo-contest/asxzalf/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTOtis Wilson to lead fundraiser for Payton Scholarship Fund at Famous Dave's in BolingbrookFamous Dave's in Bolingbrook will host a fundraiser for the Walter Payton Memorial Scholarship Fund, featuring the late Chicago Bear's former friend and teammate Otis Wilson, starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/21/otis-wilson-to-lead-fundraiser-for-payton-scholarship-fund-at-famous-daves-in-bolingbrook/atrifn8/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/21/otis-wilson-to-lead-fundraiser-for-payton-scholarship-fund-at-famous-daves-in-bolingbrook/atrifn8/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMTElmhurst Art Museum installation casts fresh eye on Mies van der Rohe siteContinuing the lively exploration of the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House, Elmhurst Art Museum launched its exhibition series: "In the House."http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/elmhurst-art-museum-installation-casts-fresh-eye-on-mies-van-der-rohe-site/aqg2o8g/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/elmhurst-art-museum-installation-casts-fresh-eye-on-mies-van-der-rohe-site/aqg2o8g/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTComedy to mash up Jersey shore and bard at York High School in ElmhurstYork Drama invites the whole family to extend summer with a trip to the Jersey shore.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/comedy-to-mash-up-jersey-shore-and-bard-at-york-high-school-in-elmhurst/arbvdai/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/comedy-to-mash-up-jersey-shore-and-bard-at-york-high-school-in-elmhurst/arbvdai/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMTLonesome Shack to play Brauer House in LombardThe Seattle-based deep-blues trio Lonesome Shack will headline at Brauer House in Lombard.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/lonesome-shack-to-play-brauer-house-in-lombard/abjrzlc/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/lonesome-shack-to-play-brauer-house-in-lombard/abjrzlc/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:48:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from stage play fundraisers including a Halloween night thriller, a book signing, and a symphony concert that's running away to join the circus.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a2jdt9f/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a2jdt9f/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTWine dinner to debut at Sage Kitchen + Bar in BolingbrookThe new Sage Kitchen + Bar in Bolingbrook will uncork its first wine dinner, featuring a seasonal menu crafted by Executive Chef Camilla Elias-Boyer and pairings from Don & Sons Wine.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/wine-dinner-to-debut-at-sage-kitchen-bar-in-bolingbrook/ariierp/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/wine-dinner-to-debut-at-sage-kitchen-bar-in-bolingbrook/ariierp/Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTElmhurst City Centre plans Boo-tiful SaturdayOne of Elmhurst City Centre’s most anticipated events is just a week away, with children 12 and younger invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and come downtown for a free day of fun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/elmhurst-city-centre-plans-boo-tiful-saturday/atks86b/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/elmhurst-city-centre-plans-boo-tiful-saturday/atks86b/Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMTTrick-or-treat comic book giveaway to draw fansFor Halloween ComicFest, participating comic book specialty shops will give away specifically published comic books to anyone who comes into their shops the weekend before Halloween.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/trick-or-treat-comic-book-giveaway-to-draw-fans/aa9bcmp/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/trick-or-treat-comic-book-giveaway-to-draw-fans/aa9bcmp/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:58:03 GMTTrick-or-treating and costume contest to roll into PinstripesAs kids and adults decide on the best mask, wig, makeup and accessories for Halloween, Pinstripes invites revelers to a costume contest with big prizes. On Friday, Oct. 31, ghosts and goblins of all ages can trick or treat for candy at any Pinstripes location from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/trick-or-treating-and-costume-contest-to-roll-into-pinstripes/ar05q50/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/trick-or-treating-and-costume-contest-to-roll-into-pinstripes/ar05q50/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:00:00 GMTTwo mismatched women find common ground in Village Theatre Guild's 'Grace & Glorie'In playwright Tom Ziegler's "Grace & Glorie", 90-year-old Grace has checked herself out of the hospital to die at home. Glorie is the young hospice volunteer who attempts to care for the cantankerous Grace. The show runs from Oct. 17 to Nov. 8 at the Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/two-mismatched-women-find-common-ground-in-village-theatre-guilds-grace-glorie/aoqnyma/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/two-mismatched-women-find-common-ground-in-village-theatre-guilds-grace-glorie/aoqnyma/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTCosley Zoo unveils family Pumpkin Fest in WheatonCelebrating fall fun without the fright this October is Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, which provides a variety of family-friendly activities.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/cosley-zoo-unveils-family-pumpkin-fest-in-wheaton/ahht183/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/cosley-zoo-unveils-family-pumpkin-fest-in-wheaton/ahht183/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT'Murder in the Mansion' to fall on Halloween at CantignyIt's a recurring dream-come-true for fans of period whodunits on lavish estates, when Cantigny in Wheaton plays host to an interactive murder-mystery on Halloween night. Amateur sleuths will be treated to cocktails, dinner and dessert in the McCormick mansion in Wheaton, while they work to discover clues at the crime scene and interrogate fellow participants.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/murder-in-the-mansion-to-fall-on-halloween-at-cantigny/ao7axmq/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/murder-in-the-mansion-to-fall-on-halloween-at-cantigny/ao7axmq/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:05:00 GMTCostumed canines to shine in ‘Howloween Hoopla’“Howloween Hoopla” will unleash a day of doggy fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Whalon Lake Dog Park in Naperville.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/costumed-canines-to-shine-in-howloween-hoopla/aafu6rv/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/costumed-canines-to-shine-in-howloween-hoopla/aafu6rv/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from Boo! at the Zoo to a book signing by the authors of the "House of Night" series, family-friendly "Halloween Night Walks," Morton Arboretum's Theatre-Hikes with a spooky bent, and a major art exhibition celebrating the work of Ed Paschke.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/au7b59l/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/au7b59l/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMT