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

 

Saturday, April 7

EHM, ECC, Classic Cinemas present Snoopy & Red Baron movie celebration

At 9:30 a.m., enjoy The Peanuts Movie (2015, 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.

 

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Saturday, April 7

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

  • From 12:15 – 2:30 p.m., a Single Mothers Support event will be held at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Speaker: Judy Groters, Topic: “Where Is God In the Disappointments in Life?” Enjoy luncheon with your children, then child care for infants thru 12 years old during the program. Free. Info: janeloe@aol.com.
  • 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.

 

Wednesday, April 11

At 7 p.m., the AAUW Elmhurst Branch will meet at the Elmhurst Public Library to host Maggie Boynton, MSW, of World Relief-DuPage/Aurora as the keynote speaker. Free and open to the public. Info: aauwelmhurst.org. (Not a Library-sponsored event.)

 

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 adults, $25; seniors $23; and students $7. For tickets and info, call 630-941-0202 or visit elmhurstsymphony.org/web/events.

 

Friday, April 13

From 7-9 p.m., “Have no Fear,” a jewelry fashion show, will be held at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Features handmade wearable art by exhibiting artist Donna Castellanos. Tickets are $10 per person; refreshments provided. Register at elmhurstmuseum.org or at the door.

 

Friday, April 13

Saturday, April 14 Sunday, April 15

Performing in its space at 232 S. York St., GreenMan Theatre Troupe will present Monstrous Regiment. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $17/adults, $15/students and seniors. Tickets and info: 630-464-2646, or greenmantheatre.org

 

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.
  • Beginning at 10:30 a.m., ages 8 through adult are invited to a Rock and Mineral ID class at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts, led by Geologist Sara Kurth. Great for Scouts, adult supervision required. Fee: $5 per person. Reservations required, please call 630-833-1616.
  • From 2-3:30 p.m. in the Education Center, the Elmhurst History Museum hosts professional cartoonist Mark Anderson of Andertoons, presenting a hands-on workshop for ages 6 and older (with accompanying adult). Fee: $10 per person. Registration required, online at elmhursthistory.org (Family Programs section) or call 630-530-6879.

 

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.

 

Wednesday, April 18

From 6-8 p.m., the Elmhurst Area Mom’s (EAM) Group is hosting its 4th annual Sip and Shop at the new Brewpoint Coffee Roasters and Makery. Features artisan vendors of candles, artwork, jewelry and more. EAM provides support through education and social activities for moms of newborns and preschool age children.

 

Thursday, April 19

From 7 – 8:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Bicycle Club is sponsoring a Bicycle Safety Seminar at the Elmhurst Library, called the 2-Mile Initiative. Families are encouraged to take the quiz at BIKESAFETYQUIZ.com to see what should be focused on. Not an Elmhurst library-sponsored event.

 

Friday, April 20

Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22

Performing in its space at 232 S. York St., GreenMan Theatre Troupe will present Monstrous Regiment. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $17/adults, $15/students and seniors. Tickets and info: 630-464-2646, or greenmantheatre.org

 

Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement meeting room at Elmhurst Fire Station No. 1, 404 N. York St., the York Radio Club is offering a training class help participants pass the amateur radio license exam. At the end of the two-day session, volunteer examiners will administer the test required to obtain the FCC license. The class is free, but there is a $14 fee to take the exam. Info: yorkradioclub.com/training.

 

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 28 Sunday, April 29

Performing in its space at 232 S. York St., GreenMan Theatre Troupe will present Monstrous Regiment. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $17/adults, $15/students and seniors. Tickets and info: 630-464-2646, or greenmantheatre.org

 

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 lends support and provides social activities for those who have lost a spouse. Admission: $5 per person includes live entertainment. Info: 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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