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

 

Park District Egg Hunt

Beginning at 9 a.m., come to Wilder Park for pictures with the Bunny, followed by an Egg Hunt, followed then by the Doggie Eggstravaganza. Bring a basket to collect eggs and don’t forget the camera. Sponsored by the Elmhurst Park District, presented by The Schiller Team, Suburban Bank & Trust and Edward-Elmhurst Health.

 

Spring Road Egg Hunt

Come by Wild Meadows Trace by the Gazebo on Spring Road for an Egg Hunt that begins promptly at 1 p.m. Come at 12:30 p.m. to meet the Easter Bunny. Sponsored by the Spring Road Business Association.

 

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Thursday, March 29

From 2-3 p.m., the Elmhurst Library hosts a Science of Flight Drop-in STEM Party. Hands-on science activities. Valid for Library cardholders only. Pick up tickets at Kids’ Help Desk starting at 9 a.m. that morning. In conjunction with the Elmhurst History Museum’s Snoopy and the Red Baron exhibit. Info: elmhurstpubliclibrary.org or call 630-279-8696.

 

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) at York Theatre, then from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, join Snoopy in the City Centre Plaza for photos and other activities. Co-sponsored by Elmhurst City Centre,. 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.

 

Sunday, April 8

At 7 p.m., the Holocaust Service of Remembrance and Lecture will take place in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge, on the campus of Elmhurst College. The speaker will be Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, poet and emerita professor of English at Wheaton College, will present ‘Can poetry be written after Auschwitz?’ Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, April 10

  • From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ELSA-Palooza X will be held in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College. Includes student project showcase, info about ELSA, campus tours and more. Free and open to the public. Info: 630-617-3300 or email: elsa@elmhurst.edu.
  • 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. Free and open to the public. Register in advance by calling 630-834-0202.

 

Thursday, April 12

At 7:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Symphony Musicians in Performance at Mayslake will perform at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st, Oak Brook. Tickets are aduts, $25; seniors $23; and students $7. For tickets and info, call 630-941-0202 or visit elmhurstsymphony.org/web/events.

 

Saturday, April 14

  • From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Heartland Blood Centers will hold a blood drive at the Elmhurst Masonic Lodge at 159 W. North Ave. Photo ID required. Info: Mark Entwistle at 630-707-3646.
  • At 10 a.m., the City of Elmhurst and Senior Commission hosts a Community Conversation about Elmhurst City Hall. Topic: Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network (EWAN), led by executive director Jackie Crnkovich. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as space is limited. To reserve a space, call 630-306-7077.

 

Sunday, April 15

From 4 to 8 p.m. at Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge in Hinsdale, a benefit gala for the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will be held, called “Sing Of Spring.” Tickets are $150 per person or $275 for two. For tickets and information: 630-941-0202 or elmhurstsymphony.org. Reservations due by March 30.

 

Sunday, April 29

Beginning with a kick-off reception at 11 a.m., the Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club and Wangler Builders is hosting the 14th annual Kitchen Expedition. Start at Wangler Builders at 138 W. Park to enjoy refreshments, then head out to visit seven homes. Tickets $35 before Apr. 1; $40 after. Tickets may be purchased at elmhurst-juniors.org.

 

Ongoing programs:

  • 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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