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


Tuesday, March 20

Primary 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.




Friday, March 16

Salt Creek School District 48 will conduct a free developmental screening of children ages 3-5 at Salt Creek Primary School, 980 S. Riverside Drive. Children must live in Salt Creek District 48 but not yet be enrolled in kindergarten. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 630-832-6122. Call 630-279-8400 ext. 1004 with questions about screening children ages 0-3.



March 24-31

Join a Snoopypalooza Scavenger Hunt by picking up a clue sheet at Elmhurst History Museum, then use your detective skills to track down Snoopy at hidden locations in Elmhurst City Centre. Collect stamps at each location and return to the museum to claim your prize. All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum is located at 120 E. Park Ave. Info: elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457


Saturday, March 24

A Family Day Scavenger Hunt will be held at the Elmhurst Art Museum from 1-4 p.m. you and your family to take a closer look at the exhibition with a scavenger hunt. Search for hidden images and objects, then dig through a treasure chest for materials to create art. Free with a museum admission or current membership. Info: elmhurstmuseum.org or call 630-834-0202.


Tuesday, March 27

From 1-3 p.m., come to the Elmhurst History Museum for ‘Snoopypalooza: Drop In and Draw Snoopy.’ Learn to draw Snoopy and friends in the Education Center. New characters begin every 15-20 minutes. All ages, accompanied by an adult. Drop in, no registration required. Info: elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457.


Wednesday, March 28

From 10-11 a.m., enjoy a special before-hours program for toddlers and preschoolers (with an adult) called ‘Snoopy Storytime & Dance Party’ at the Elmhurst History Museum. Listen to Snoopy stories, meet Snoopy himself and dance to classic Peanuts tunes. Free, drop in, no registration required. Info: elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457.


Thursday, March 29

  • From 2-3 p.m., come to the Elmhurst Public Library for a Science of Flight Drop-in STEM Party to learn about the science of flight and do hands-on science activities. Valid Elmhurst Public Library cardholders only. Pick up tickets at Kids’ Help Desk starting at 9 a.m. on the morning of program. All ages. Presented in conjunction with the Elmhurst History Museum’s Snoopy and the Red Baron exhibit as part of Spring Break Snoopypalooza. Info: elmhurstpubliclibrary.org or call 630-279-8696.
  • The Elmhurst Park District offers a trip to the United Center to watch the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Winnipeg Jets. Fee is $112 for Elmhurst residents, $117 for nonresidents and includes ticket to the game and bus transportation. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Depart from The Abbey at 5:30 p.m.and return approximately at 11:30 p.m.To register; epd.org or call (630) 993-8900.


Friday, March 30

Calling all Flying Aces! From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., drop in at Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center for Snoopy Craft Time to make your own aviator goggles and red scarf just like Snoopy wears when he faces the Red Baron. For all ages, accompanied by an adult. Registration required: call 630-530-6879 or email at jess.sekiya@elmhurst.org. Fee: $3 per participant (payable at the door). Info:

elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457.


Saturday, April 7

  • At 9:30 a.m., enjoy The Peanuts Movie (2015, 1 hr. 28 min., rated G) on the big screen at York Theatre, then from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, join Snoopy in the City Centre Plaza where he will pose for photos and other fun activities. Co-sponsored by Elmhurst City Centre and Classic Cinemas in connection with the Elmhurst History Museum’s exhibit, Snoopy and the Red Baron. Info: elmhursthistory.org or classiccinemas.com or call (630) 833-1457.
  • From 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum, join artist and educator Donna Castellanos on a tour of her exhibition. Join a hands-on art-making activity with items acquired from SCARCE, an environmentally-conscious not-for-profit. Free with a museum admission or current membership. Info: elmhurstmuseum.org or call 630-834-0202.


Tuesday, April 10

From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum, an EAM/EPL book discussion, titled, “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan, will be held. It’s a charming, clever and quietly moving debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Free and open to the public. Register in advance by calling 630-834-0202.


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 S. York Road. 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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