Picks of the Week – Two events not to be missed!

Saturday, Sept. 19 — Spring Road Day

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., come to Spring Road Day for a petting zoo, pony rides, Moon Jump, temporary tattoos, concessions, visits from the Elmhurst Fire and Police Departments, musical entertainment and more. All activities take place at the Wild Meadows Trace Park (Intersection of Prairie Path and Spring Road at the Gazebo), 483 Spring Road, Elmhurst.

Saturday, Sept. 19 – Historical Museum hosts craft brew event

From 1-5 p.m., there will be a craft brew fundraiser at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. More than 50 craft beer selections from 29 Chicago area craft and microbreweries will be there. Tickets are $45 at the door. Includes souvenir tasting glass, 18 beer tasting tickets, light snacks, door prizes, live music, and more. The first 200 attendees receive a $5 discount card for Elmhurst City Centre. Must be 21 or older. Held rain or shine. For tickets, visit elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com or call 630-833-1457


Saturday, September 19

From 7:30-9:30 a.m., the Elmhurst Park District will host its annual Fishing Derby at Eldridge Park Lagoon for kids ages 3-14. Catch fish and earn prizes. Fee: $10 / residents, $15 / non-residents. Register by 6 p.m. on September 18 to receive $5 off your registration fee. Worms available on first-come first-served basis. Adult supervision required; participants must bring their own fishing pole. Info: (630) 993-8900 or epd.org.

Thursday, September 24

At 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst will host a panel of community leaders at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Elmhurst City Manager Jim Grabowski, District 205 New Superintendent Dave Moyer, Elmhurst Park District Executive Director Jim Rogers and Elmhurst Public Library Director Mary Beth Campe will each give a brief look into the future related to their specific area. Free and open to the public. Not an Elmhurst Public Library program.

Saturday, Sept. 26

From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., an open house will be held at Churchville Schoolhouse, 3N784 Church Road, Bensenville. Enjoy old-fashioned games, vintage crafts, and a performance by the singers at Conrad Fischer at 11:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Lemonade and light refreshments provided. Admission: Free. Held rain or shine. Info: 630-833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org

• As a Smithsonian affiliate, the Lizzadro Museum offers free admission to visitors presenting a “Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day” ticket available online at smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Ticket provides free admission for one person plus a guest. Museum docent Sakina Bharani will offer a guided tour of the “Legendary Diamonds” exhibit. Info: 630-833-1616 or visit lizzadromuseum.org

Tuesday, Sept. 29

At 7 p.m., a regional director of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is tentatively scheduled to come to Elmhurst City Hall to answer questions from residents and City officials about a new runway set to open at O’Hare Airport in October. The person will also discuss other changes coming over the next ten years. Free and open to the public.

Ongoing programs:

• Also showing at the Elmhurst Historical Museum is By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst. Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative new exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years.  Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457.

• A support group for family caregivers of older adults meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library’s second floor study room. (Not an Elmhurst Library program.) Info: (630) 833-9665.

• The Elmhurst American Legion, T.H.B. Post No. 187, hosts a fish fry every Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m.  Ribs available first Friday of the month. Musical entertainment follows. Karaoke on the second Friday of each month.  Bingo on Wednesdays, starting with Early Birds at 6:45 p.m.  Info: americanlegionthb187.org or 630-833-7800.

• “Beer Chicago,” is being shown now through Feb. 14, 2016, at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. Take a look at beer culture, taverns, and breweries; learn about different beers brewed right here in Chicago; encounter the “bartender” at an interactive video kiosk. Admission is Free. Info: 630-833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org

• There is an exhibit at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, titled, “By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst.” It shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Made possible through support from the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation. Admission: Free. Info: 630-833-1457 or: elmhursthistory.org


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