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


Sunday, Oct. 7

ESO opens concert season

At 3 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert featuring Soprano Michele Areyzaga. The concert, “Bernstein Spectacular,” will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary composer and conductor’s birth. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $12 for students. Group and family rates available. For tickets and information, call 630-941-0202. ‘Behind the Music Stand,’ led by audience favorite Dr. Ted Hatmaker, will take place at 1:45 p.m. prior to the concert.




Saturday, Oct. 6

  • At 10:30 a.m., the Lizzadro Museum presents Rock & Mineral Identification led by

Geologist Sara Johnson. Learn identify minerals through basic hands on identification, including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and Scouts. Adult supervision is required. For ages 8 to adult.

Fee: $8 per person.. Reservations required. Call (630) 833-1616.

  • At 1:30 p.m., the Lizzadro Museum offers a jewelry-making workshop. Children can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep while learning how to use jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jeweler’s Badge. For ages 8 to adult. Fee: $12 per person

Reservations required. Call 630-933-1616,


Saturday, Oct. 13

Heritage Day returns to the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse and at Fischer Farm in Bensenville. A full slate of family-friendly activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Churchville Schoolhouse and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fischer Farm.

Admission is free at both locations. All activities are free at Churchville Schoolhouse, and a $6 wristband is available at the Fischer Farm for select kids’ activities. A tractor-pulled hay wagon will be available to transport visitors between each site. Info: 630-833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

From 7-8:30 p.m., the City’s Commission on Youth wel-comes speaker Tim Ryan on at Bryan Middle School Auditorium. The presentation, “From Dope to Hope,” will be given by Ryan who is a nationally-claimed addiction expert and recovery ad-vocate. Following the presentation, Matthew Quinn of Rosecrance Treatment Facili-ty will lead a Q&A session.

Info: Elmhurst.org.


Saturday, October 20

From 6-8:30 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum and the Bensenville Park District present a haunted tour at historic Fischer Farm followed by a hayride to Churchville Schoolhouse to learn postmortem photography, Victorian mourning traditions, and 1870s cemetery symbols. Enjoy a lantern-lit walk through Churchville Cemetery and Fischer Woods back to the farm for tours, ghost stories around the campfire with hot cider and S’mores. NOTE: Must be age 14 or older to participate. Participants must be able to traverse uneven terrain in low light and must sign a waiver. Fee: $25 per person. Registration required by calling 630-766-7015. Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457.


Saturday, Oct. 27

From 1-3 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum is holding a panel discussion in conjunction with The McCormick House and the Bauhaus Dream of Pre-Fabricated Homes. Panelists will shed light on their importance, linking new research to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus—a legendary German school where Mies was the final Director. Free with museum admission or current membership.


Ongoing programs:

  • 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





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