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

 

Saturday, May 5

Sunday, May 6

Art In The Park

From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Elmhurst’s 22nd Annual Art in Wilder Park presented by Brewpoint Coffee will feature more than 125 artists and their original creations. Including kids activities, entertainment stage featuring School of Rock and Broken Halos, food court. Wilder Mansion will be open for coffee, pastries, boxed lunches for sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Info: rglmarketingforthearts.com.

 

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Wednesday, May 2

From 5-7 p.m., the City of Elmhurst will host an open house to present the draft “Elmhurst Subarea Plans,” available for review and comment at City Hall. City staff and the consultant team from Houseal Lavigne Associates will be available for questions or comments. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, May 4

Saturday, May 5

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., RRAF is having its annual jewelry sale at 613 So. Main Street in Lombard. The sale includes a large selection of antique, costume and retro jewelry. RRAF supports those with autism and developmental disabilities. Buy some “gems” for gifts, for crafting, or just for you. Info: rraf.org.

 

Saturday, May 5

At 7 p.m., at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, located at 149 W. Brush Hill Rd., the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season in concert with “European Romance,” featuring Baird Dodge, principal second violin with the Chicago Symphony and Aditi Prakash, the Stanger Young Artist competition winner. Behind the Music Stand, led by Dr. Ted Hatmaker takes place at 5:45 p.m. prior to the concert. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $12 for students. Tickets and info, elmhurstsymphony.org or call 630-941-0202.

 

Sunday, May 6

From 12:15-2:30 p.m., there will be a Single Mothers Support Event at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Program: Caring is Sharing. Hear testimonies from single mothers who offer encouragement everyone. Free children’s clothing available for distribution. Enjoy lunch, then child care is available for those up to age 12 during the program. Free and open to all. Info: 630-936-2444 or elmhurstcrc.org/she

 

Saturday, May 12

  • From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the First Congregational UCC will be holding their fourth annual Green Garden Fair. Certified organic seedlings will be available for sale. Bring your own container and purchase food scrap amended compost. Get gardening advice from U. of I. Extension Master Gardeners, learn how to grow an organic lawn, order compost tea, buy a rain barrel or farm fresh eggs and get tips on how to minimize your carbon footprint from a variety of exhibitors. The Fair will be in the parking lot of the church at 235 S. Kenilworth.
  • At 10:30 a.m., Lizzadro Museum welcomes Geologist Sara Kurth who will offer an introduction to rocks and minerals for ages 8 to adult. Great for rockhounds and scouts, adult supervision required. Fee: $5 per person. Reservations required, call 630-833-1616 or send an email to: educator@lizzadromuseum.org.
  • At 1:30 p.m., children from ages 8-16 are invited to Lizzadro Museum to make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jewelers badge. Fee: $10 per person. Reservations required, call 630-833-1616 or send an email to: educator@lizzadromuseum.org.

 

Thursday, May 17

From 6-10 p.m. United Community Concerns Association (UCCA) will hold Taste of the Town: Food for Life, an Elmhurst food and drink sampling, at Wilder Mansion. The evening will showcase food, wine, and beer tastings from 17 Elmhurst businesses, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and live music by the Clay Corso Trio. Tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door, and can be purchased online at ucca-elmhurst.org or by mail at UCCA, 125 W. Church St, Elmhurst.

 

Saturday, May 1

The Spring Road Business Association and Kiwanis Club present the Spring Road Pet Parade, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with pet adoptions, pet portrait mag-nets, blessing of the pets, vendors, concession stands and more. The parade will start and end at Silverado Grill, stepping off at 1 p.m. and returning, where the fun will continue with pet tricks and awards. To register, visit: Springroad.com or DevriesAnimalHospital.com or stop by BMO Harris Bank at 1121 S. York Rd.

 

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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