Special Events

The Recreation Department offers special events all year long for children and adults.  Below are some of our special events happening soon! A full listing of all our Winter/Spring Special Events is on pages 38-39 of our 2020 Winter/Spring Brochure. You can register for programs at the Rec Department by submitting a registration form or by registering online.


LITTLE SWEETHEART DANCE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020

Make a date with your favorite little sweetheart! This is a wonderful dance for parents to make their children feel extra special for Valentine’s Day.  Dad (or Grandpa) brings daughter, Mom (or Grandma) brings son for an afternoon filled with dancing  and light refreshments. On Sunday, February 9 from 2:00-3:30 pm, the Grand Avenue Gym is transformed into a dance hall complete with mirror ball and professional DJ! Deadline to pre-purchase tickets for $5.00/person is Friday, February 7, 3:00 pm (no refunds after deadline). Tickets at the door are $6.00 per person. Code 160127 A.  See flyer for complete information.


SNOWMAN AND SNOW SCULPTURE BUILDING CONTEST

Western Springs families, head outside and build a snowman or a fun snow sculpture on a cold wintery day for your chance to win a prize! Take a picture of it and send it to Rita at rbartelt@wsprings.com. All entries should include a name, address, phone number and date.  Submissions are due by March 1. The winner will be contacted in early March.


SPRING BAZAAR AND CRAFT FAIR - NEW EVENT!!

Clean out those closets! Get rid of old clothes, toys, books or household items you no longer use. Crafters: sell your crafty Items. No food or drink may be sold by vendors. Your fee includes one table and one chair to display your items. Someone must be present at the table throughout the event. A rule sheet will be emailed to all vendors. Registration deadline: March 10.  Must be 16 years or older to sell.  All ages are welcome to attend.

Day/Date:Sunday, March 15, 2020
Time:10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:WS Rec Center Gym
Fee:$12.00 per table R/$15.00 per table NR
Code:160623 A


NEAT CLEANUP DAY - SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

The Neighborhood Environmental Appearance Team (NEAT) is an organization that had its first workday in 1986 and continues to plan a one day event in which community groups and families join together to clean litter and debris that accumulates in and around public areas of the Village. All residents and youth groups (it’s a great service project!) are invited to help. Groups should preregister with Sue Klein so appropriate work sites can be assigned. Check-in and registration will take place April 4 (8:00 am – noon) at the Rec Center, 1500 Walker.  Please bring rakes, brooms, and gloves to your group’s assigned site for the cleanup. For info, contact Sue Klein at 708-246-2970 or sklein518@me.com.


43RD ANNUAL WESTERN SPRINGS TOWER TROT

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 23, 2020, for the annual running of the Western Springs Tower Trot!  Plan to run, walk, volunteer or cheer on your friends and family at this great community event.  Further details will be posted on our Tower Trot page in Spring 2020.