Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed…

Saturday, Feb. 24 – York Boosters annual Green Scene fundraiser

From 7 p.m. to 12 midnight, the York Athletic Boosters will hold its Annual Green Scene Fundraiser at Fitz’s Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst. This event includes bowling with coaches, open pool, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, light buffet and cash bar. Pre-sale tickets are $50. They will be $60 at the door the night of the event. Get pre-sale tickets at york.elmhurst205.org/yboosters




Saturday, Feb. 24

  • At 2 p.m., the Elmhurst Public Library and the Elmhurst History Museum co-present a free screening of the poignant Academy Award-winning Civil War film “Glory” in connection with EHM’s current exhibit, “Freedom: A History of US.” Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Shaw is offered command of the first U.S. African-American regiment—the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry—and valiantly leads his men from performing menial tasks to a heroic charge in the fight for freedom. 1989, rated R, 2 hours + 2 min. running time. It will be shown at the Elmhurst Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Info: 630-279-8696 or elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.
  • The Elmhurst Choral Union performs “Medley of Melodies” at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. ECU members will sing a lively mix of choruses and solos from Broadway, folk and novelty songs. The audience can meet the singers in an intimate, casual setting. Tickets are not required for this musical evening of giving back to the community. Free-will donations will be taken, to benefit Elmhurst Choral Union’s programs. For more information, or for audio and video clips, visit elmhurstchoralunion.org.


Thursday, March 1

From 7-8 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, local author Barb Warner Deane delves into the roles of American Women during World War II and the Clubmobile program. Her novel, On The Homefront, will be available for purchase at the end of the program. Register for this free event at elmlib.org/register, in person, or by calling (630) 279-8696.


Friday, March 2

Saturday, March 3

Sunday, March 4

Immaculate Conception Grade School’s Parents’ Club is hosting spring musical, which will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the school. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade actors have been in rehearsals since January. Tickets, available at the door, are $8.


Saturday, March 3

From 5-7 p.m., the Elmhurst Lions Club will hold their 32nd Annual Pizza Party fundraiser at Sandburg Middle School, 345 E. St. Charles Rd. Tickets are $8 each or $35 for a family of 5 or more, and children 6 years and younger eat free. The event features All-You-Can-Eat pizza from Roberto’s, and many children and adult raffle prizes. Contact John Wartinbee at (630) 279-5019 for more information and tickets, or tickets may be purchased at the door.


Saturday, March 10

  • At 12 noon, the 22nd Annual Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from its starting point at the intersec-tion of Wilson Street & Spring Roads. The parade then continues north on Spring Road to the railroad tracks. Considered by many to be the best in Chicagoland, the parade features floats, marching units and animated characters along with local organizations, businesses & clubs along a mile stretch.
  • At 7 p.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, the critically acclaimed Piano Trio Chicago will present a concert as part of the church’s Music@Bethel Concert Series. The concert program will include works by Schumann and Ravel. A wine reception will follow the concert. Tickets available through musicatbethel.com or by calling 630-279-4040. Tickets are adults $20, seniors $18 and students $5. A family pass is available at $45 for 2 adults and up to 5 children. Bethel United Church of Christ is located at 315 East St. Charles Road in Elmhurst. The church is accessible and parking is free. Enter through Sandburg Middle School from St. Charles Road, or from Huntington off Poplar Street.


Friday, March 16

Salt Creek School District 48 will conduct a free developmental screening of children ages 3 to 5 at Salt Creek Primary School, 980 S. Riverside Drive, Elmhurst. Children must live in Salt Creek District 48 but not yet be enrolled in kindergarten. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling Salt Creek Primary School offices at 630-832-6122. The screening is conducted by professional school staffers in a variety of pleasant playroom situations, and will take about 60 minutes. Call 630-279-8400 ext. 1004 with questions about screening children ages 0-3.


Tuesday, March 20

Election Day – This is the day of the General Primary Election in DuPage County and the state of Illinois. Don’t forget to vote. For information about the election, visit lwvelmhurst.org.


Ongoing programs:

  • Freedom: A History of U.S. is appearing now through March 11 at the Elmhurst History Museum. The evolving concept of freedom is explored in this touring exhibition from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, illuminating critical figures and events from our nation’s birth until 1968.
  • 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.
  • Widows or Widowers (WOW) meet every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 So. York Rd. WOW’s purpose is to lend support, friendship, education and provide social activities for those adapting to life after the loss of a spouse. All are welcome. Admission is $5 per person and includes live entertainment. Info: call Dave at 630-620-4060 or visit WOW.cfsites.org.
  • 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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