Activities in the Chicago area for seniors and veterans this September

Summer is starting to fade, but since we are in the Chicago area, we know very well that the fun around here never ends! Check out the fun things for seniors and veterans to see and do this September.




Looks like the Chicago Cubs might do it again! Our 2016 World Series Champions were currently in first place upon the publishing of this blog post, and they could easily clinch the National League Central Division this September. Maybe you’ll be there to see them do it! A great date to go: Saturday, Sept. 30. That’s “Cubs Knit Beamie” day, and no, “Beamie” is not misspelled: That’s because the beanie hats that will be passed out to the first 10,000 fans over 21 are a promotion for Jim Beam, the famous Kentucky bourbon. The Cubs will be playing against the Cincinnati Reds, starting at 3:05 p.m. in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.  Click HERE to order your tickets!


For great entertainment, there’s the Marriott Theatre’s production of “Honeymoon in Vegas.” Based on the 1992 film comedy, the production is now a musical, but the storyline is the same: Betsy is anxious to get married, but her boyfriend Jack can’t commit. Enter Tommy, a professional gambler who has his eye on Betsy as his next payout. The performance provides lots of laughs, great tunes, and a little “cheesecake” on the side!  Runs throughout the month of September. Click HERE to learn more and buy tickets!

Oak Brook

September is a great to visit the Graue Mill and Museum. More than 150 year old, this waterwheel grist mill was once a “station” on the historic “Underground Railroad.” The mill’s owner and operator, Frederick Graue, housed slaves in the basement of the grist mill building. The mill’s Cornfest Family Fun Day — an annual family picnic — will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. It will feature food, fishing, a giant wood pile, and music. To learn more, click HERE or call the museum at 630-655-2090. General admission for seniors is $4.

St. Charles

Located above the century-old Arcada Theatre, Onesti’s Club Arcada Speakeasy and Showplace is a cozy venue that serves up delicious food and vintage sounds. On Saturday, Sept. 2, you can enjoy your meal while you listen to The Nick Pontarelli Band cover all the greats — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, and more! There is no cover charge for this show, and all ages are welcome. For more information, click HERE!


A museum that might interest veterans is the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., historian Hai Nguyen will discuss his recent trip to Vietnam, where he interviewed Vietnamese veterans to get their take on their memories and perception of the 1st Infantry Division. This event is free of charge; however, there is a $5.00 fee to park on a weekday. For more information, click HERE or call 630-260-8185.