Pick of the Week —

Saturday, June 17 — Lizzadro trip to collect geodes

Collect geodes near the Mississippi River on a trip sponsored by the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave. This private quarry yields abundant and fascinating geodes along with other minerals and fossils. Trip includes tour guides, a motor coach, collecting and on-site cracking fees. The trip takes place from 7-9 a.m. Fee is $95 per person. Reservations are required. Info: 630-833-1616 or lizzadromuseum.org.


Saturday, June 24

• Elmhurst Cool Cities invites residents to a free field trip to Bob Vierow’s farm in Dundee which provides community-supported agriculture (CSA) to residents of Elmhurst. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Transportation is not included, but Coalition members hope to organize car pools. Trip includes a hayride, farm animals, a greenhouse an a lesson in CSA. Families, including non-members, are invited to attend, but must register by June 17. Info: ecoolcities@gmal.com or call 630-426-9789.

• Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds, Boy and Girl Scout merit badges and Teachers Professional Development credit. Email: educator@lizzadromuseum.org. Scout groups require adult supervision. Fee: $5 per person; reservations required. Info: 630-833-1616 or lizadromuseum.org

Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25

York Radio Club, based in Elmhurst, will take part in a 24-hour blitz that will include nationwide radio communications, operating from three radio stations at the Elmhurst Fire Department Training Facility, 910 No. Addison. Members of the public are invited to visit any time from Saturday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 1 p.m. Info: yorkradioclub.com

Sunday, June 25

• From 3-6 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents a Disco Explosion Event, as it celebrates everything ‘70s with a little disco and a little rock ‘n’ roll. Grammy-winning rocker and songwriter Jim Peterik (Survivor, Ides of March) will perform some of his hits with School of Rock and The Shagadelics band represents disco with funky gems from the era. Legendary White Sox organist Nancy Faust will perform ball park favorites, and Hoekstra and Natkin will be on hand to sign books. Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457.

• The Elmhurst Knights of Columbus will be holding their third annual classic car show in the city parking lot located behind the KC Hall on York and Vallette. Show starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. is open to all makes and models including scooters. Music by Flashback ’50s DJ Tony. Drinks and food available for purchase. Participants and spectators are asked to bring gently worn shoes (men, women and children) which will be given to SOLES4SOULS, to help those in need. Drop off boxes will be located near the registration table. Info: elmhurstkofc.org or call Ernie Iannotta at 312-607-3775

Tuesday, July 4

The 13th annual Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th race will step off at 7:15 a.m., starting and finishing at Elmhurst College. A 1-kilometer kids (12-and-under) race follows at 8:25 a.m. The 4 on the 4th’s beneficiary is the Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation. This year, the race will honor Darryl May, a club and race founder who passed away earlier this year. The race is presented by InMotion Foot & Ankle Center in Elmhurst.

Ongoing programs:

• Now through Oct. 8, the Elmhurst History Museum hosts Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died. It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM. At Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. Free admission. 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.  New York steaks are 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: 630-833-7800

.• TOPS—Take Off Pounds Sensibly—meets on Friday mornings at Grace Lutheran Church 950 S. York Road, Bensenville. Weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting from 10-11 a.m. Info: email Millie at johnreiter@sbcglobal.net


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