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

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  • 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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