Taffy to polo to dance
Updated: October 7, 2012 6:25AM
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Oakbrook/Oakbrook Terrace area, spiced with a little commentary.
Celebrate fall at the Cornfest, a family picnic with food and fun, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road in Oak Brook. There will be Uncle Bub’s barbecue, roasted corn on the cob, homemade pies and taffy apples, along with games, races and music. For more information call (630) 655-2090.
So I’m visiting the farm and Aunt Edna makes taffy, which has to be pulled, which sounds like fun but isn’t because my taffy turns into cement and my dorky cousin Edna Jr. keeps chirping, “You city girls can’t do anything,” until I finally say, “I’ll tell you something a city girl can do — she can stuff so much taffy in your mouth that when you open it all your teeth will fall out. Wanna see?” That shuts her up, but not Aunt Edna who overhears this repartee and calls my mother and Yay, I’m on the way home to Chicago the next day. Moral: Don’t mess with city girls, their taffy may be tough but so are they.
That shuts her up, but not Aunt Edna who overhears this repartee and calls my mother and Yay, I’m on the way home to Chicago the next day. Moral: Don’t mess with city girls, their taffy may be tough but so are they.
The Oak Brook Polo Club hosts two polo matches at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Oak Brook Polo Grounds, 2606 York Road. For fees and more information visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com or call 1-800 373-1660.
Hurrah, polo is back in Oak Brook! Polo does have a long history in our village, so hurrah again, and when I go to the match on Sept. 9 I’ll probably yell hurrah continuously until I spook the horses and annoy the riders and the crowd turns against me and maybe I’ll stick with, “Nice horsey,” and shut up.
Yoo-Hoo – Houston …
The annual A Day in Paradise fundraiser to benefit the Sunshine Kids will take place on Sept. 19 at the Marriott Oak Brook Hills Resort. The day-long event, open to the public, features a shotgun golf event, helicopter golf-ball drop, bingo, tennis, auctions, raffles, a buffet dinner and dancing. Sunshine Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children undergoing cancer treatment. For more information visit www.sunshinekidsfundraiser.com.
So this golf event will feature a “helicopter golf-ball drop ” That’s pretty hard to top, but I called NASA, and during the next space shuttle an astronaut will open a porthole and then, using his regulation slingshot, launch a golf ball down, down, down so it will land right at my feet as I tee up. The other players will be so awestruck that no one will care how lousy I play and, yes, it’s come to that for me to get any respect.
En garde, peasant!
An Introduction to Fencing class will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13 at the Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road. Participants will be introduced to the royal art of fencing, which can help develop coordination and dexterity. For fees, more information and to register, visit www.obpd.org or call (630) 645-9590.
I’m going to sign up for this fencing class so that next time my hero and I have a tiff, I can wave my rapier in his face, and he’ll say, “ I’m so sorry, you’re right as usual, your grace.” Unless he signs up for this fencing class too, in which case we’ll have to duel.
The Oak Brook Park District hosts a September Dinner Dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Central Park West, 1500 Forest Gate Road. There will be a wine-tasting, dinner and songs from the 1960s and ’70s performed by TRIO. Come single or with a date - plan to make new friends listening to live music. For costs and more information, visit www.obpd.org or call (630) 645-9590.
This September Dinner Dance sounds terrific. I so want to “trip the light fantastic” and be twirled around the floor. Slight problem. “Trip” is a good description of my dance style, and the only twirling will be if I’m lying on the floor and someone gives me a spin. Ah well, I’ll just get out there and boogie on down, down being the operative word. Feel free to step over me, everyone does.