Pick of the Week

The events NOT to be missed…

York drama’s fall festival

Thursday, Oct. 26

Saturday, Oct. 28

At 7:30 p.m. both evenings, The Children’s Hour will be performed as part of York Drama’s Fall Festival. Tick-ets are $10 available at the door or online at ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama. Please note that due to the mature theme, this show is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Friday, Oct. 27

Sunday, Oct. 29

At 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Next to Normal will be performed as part of York Drama’s Fall Festival. Tickets are $10 available at the door or online at ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama. Please note that due to the mature theme, this show is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

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Thursday, Oct. 26

At 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 So. Pro-spect, the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst welcomes Illinois NOW Vice President of Communications Michelle Fadeley who will present information on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) coalition in Illinois and its statewide strategy to have Illinois as the 37th of the 38 states needed to ratify this amendment to the Constitution.  Free and open to the public. Not an Elmhurst Li-brary program.

Thursday, Nov. 2

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

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, gour-met food and unique holiday gifts. Hours are Friday from 4-9 p.m., including DotiLiq-uors selling wine; and Satur-day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Park Dis-trict and produced by RGL Marketing.  Info: (630) 712-6541 or visit rglmarketing-forthearts.com.

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 screening of Too Soon to Forget, a documentary about younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Free admission but reservations required, available at elmhurst.edu/tix. Copies of the book Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s will be available for purchase. Info: (630) 617-5186.

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 Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park. Free and open to the public.

Ongoing programs:

  • The annual Lions Pumpkin Patch is now open at The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Road. Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes are available at various prices. The patch is open daily through Oct. 31. Info: elmhurstlionsclub27.wildapricot.org or email: elmhurstlions@gmail.com
  • 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 Japa-nese 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 double-header 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: elmhursthisto-ry.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. Kara-oke 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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