It's not too late if you've decided to go real instead of fake. Residents can shop a live wreath and Christmas tree sale this week, held at St. Mary of Gostyn, 445 Prairie Ave.
Proceeds support Boy Scout Troop 89. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Every day through Dec. 20.
Also this week, don't miss:
TUESDAY, DEC. 17
Donate to Support Humane Society: Out-U-Go! Downers Grove is holding its annual Hands for Paws Donation Drive to benefit the West Suburban Humane Society. If you would like to contribute to this year's drive, please contact Out-U-Go! Downers Grove for more information and to schedule a pick up time. Phone number is 630-413-4783 Woof!
SATURDAY, DEC. 21
Historical Society Ornament Sale: The Historical Society will be selling its annual ornaments, featuring the library circa 1920, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. The $15 ornaments can be purchased at a table in the north lobby.
Christmas Cantata "Night of the Father's Love": On Saturday, Dec. 21, don't miss this show featuring local musicians including singers, strings and piano. This beautiful work will tell the Christmas story in a very inspiring way. For more information, please contact Dustan Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dgsda, or call us at 630-968-4446. FREE.
Visit with Santa! Stop by his Gingerbread House at Main Street and Curtiss Avenue, Dec. 21–22, 1 to 4 p.m. Stop in and see the Big Guy. Don't forget your camera.
ONGOINGClean Out Your Closet for a Good Cause: The village will be collecting gently used coats and winter accessories for all ages. Last date for donation is Jan. 13, 2014.
Drop boxes will be located in the lobbies of:
- Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave.
- Police Department, 825 Burlington Ave.
- Public Works, 5101 Walnut Ave.
The coat drive is organized by the VOICE Committee, a voluntary group of village employees with the goal of supporting humanitarian efforts in the organization and the Downers Grove community.