Pick of the Week

The event NOT to be missed

Wilder Holiday Market

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4

The 7th annual Holiday Market returns to Wilder Mansion, bringing holiday shoppers a wide selection of one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, handbags, glass, ceramics, fashion, photography, gourmet food and unique holiday gifts. Hours are Friday from 4-9 p.m., including Doti Liquors selling wine; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Park District and produced by RGL Marketing.  Info: (630) 712-6541 or visit rglmarketingforthearts.com.



Thursday, Nov. 2

Beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m., the York Dukes of Distinction Alumni program will be held in York Commons, honoring six outstanding graduates, the earliest from the class of 1953, the most recent from 1986. The program is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Nov. 5

From 2-3:30 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents The Disco Invasion in Films of the ’70s. To be held in the Education Center at 120 E. Park, the program will be led by filmmaker and college teacher Peter Hawley, who will talk about movies like Saturday Night Fever, Thank God It’s Friday, Boogie Nights and many more. Tickets: Members-FREE, Non-Members $5. Registration required at elmhursthistory.org in the Adult Programs section. Info: elmhursthistory.org

At 6 p.m. in Ham-merschdmit Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College, there will be a special screen-ing of Too Soon to Forget, a documentary about younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Free admission but reserva-tions required, available at elmhurst.edu/tix. Copies of the book Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Ac-ceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s will be available for purchase. Info: (630) 617-5186.

Monday, Nov. 6

Elmhurst Garden Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave.  A light lunch will be served.  The guest speaker is Shawna Coronado who will be presenting creative ideas for building a water-saving ornamental edible garden.  ​Guests welcome.

Saturday, Nov. 11

From 9 a.m. to noon Stemples Cycle Center at 494 Spring Road will be the collection point for people to drop off outgrown, unused or gently-used bicycles to contribute to a charity known as, “Pedal Power.”  They bikes are given to students in Chicago Public Schools as an incentive for good grades and regular attendance.

At 10:30 a.m., the annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Elmhurst Vet-erans Memorial in Wilder Park. Free and open to the public.

Ongoing programs:

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (EAG) will host the annual Fall Members Show, featuring a variety of its members’ original artwork, in the EAG Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., now through Nov. 4.  Info: elmhurstartistsguild.org and elmhurstartmuseum.org.

  • Now through Nov. 26, the Elmhurst Art Museum is showing Hebru Brantley: Forced Field, a solo show of new work by Chicago-based world-renowned artist. Brantley’s pop-infused contemporary art is inspired by Japanese anime and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers Jean Michel Basquiat, Kaws and Keith Haring.
  • 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.
  • EXTENDED through Dec. 31, 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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