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


Saturday, Oct. 20

History Museum’s Haunted Tour

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.




Friday, Oct. 19

From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., active seniors age 62 or better are invited to an afternoon of trivia, lunch and prizes. Test your skills in four different trivia categories and win prizes, awarded to the top three individuals and teams. Play on your own or form a team with a group of friends. Fee: $13/Abbey members, $16/non-members. To register, call (630) 993-8193 or visit epd.org.


Saturday, Oct. 20

  • From 12-4 p.m., the Elmhurst Public Library presents the first-ever X-STREAM Fest, with experiments, creative projects, and demonstrations featuring Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STREAM). Participants may pick up a STREAM passport in the Lobby when they arrive.
  • Beginning at 6 p.m., Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 426 No. West Ave., will hold an Oktoberfest Pig Roast. The public is invited to enjoy food, dancing, music provided by a DJ, raffles and auctions. Cash bar. Tickets: $30 each. For tickets and information, call 630-279-5700.


Wednesday, Oct. 24

Beginning at 6 p.m., the Elmhurst Jaycees will honor Cathy Jordan for distinguished service at its annual DSA Banquet at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall at North & Rte. 83. Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets, go online to elmhurstchamber.org.


Thursday, Oct. 25

Friday, Oct. 26

Saturday, Oct. 27

Sunday, Oct. 28

York High School drama will present Peter and the Starcatcher in the York auditorium. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets: ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama


Saturday, Oct. 27

  • From 9 a.m. to 12 noon brother and sister Lauren and Grant Schleiter are seeking gently-used bicycles for a charity event called “Pedal Power,” Bikes may be dropped off at Stemples Cycle Center at 494 Spring Road.
  • 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 discuss the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus—a legendary German school where Mies was the final director. Free with museum admission or current membership.
  • Entitled “Celebrate Blues and Jazz—The Music of America,” the 8th Annual World Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. Admission is $10. Tickets are available by visiting elmhurst.edu/world-music-festival.


Friday, Nov. 2

From 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Bill Riddle Trio will perform After Hours Jazz in the Welcome Center at Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Rd. Suggested donation: $25 per person, payable at the door. Proceeds support the ministries of Bethel Church. Info: 630-279-4040.


Friday, Nov. 2

Saturday, Nov. 3

The 8th Annual Holiday Market will be held at Wilder Mansion, featuring 60 artisans and culinary food vendors. Presented by Brewpoint Coffee and sponsored by RGL Marketing for the Arts and the Elmhurst Park District. Hours are Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free both days. Info: rglmarketingforthearts.com.


Monday, Nov. 5

From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids will hold their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back at the location at 311 No. York St. Leave some sweets and write a card or letter to military personnel serving overseas. Info: 630-833-1166 or DentistryForKids.com


Saturday, Nov. 10

The Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF) is holding a celebration of its 25th Anniversary – A Night on Bourbon Street. It will be held at River Forest Country Club, 15W468 Grand Avenue. Tickets are $125 per person and sponsorship tables of 10 are available for $2000. Please RSVP by Oct. 15 at ecaf4kids.org.


Sunday, Nov. 11

The second concert of the Elmhurst Symphony’s 58th season will take place at 3 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Includes a special salute to the U. S. Armed Forces. Tickets are $35/adults, $32/seniors, and $12/students. Group and family rates available. For tickets and information, call 630-941-0202 or visit the ESO web site.


Ongoing programs:

  • Now through Jan. 6, 2019, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., presents a special exhibit “Fabergé Figurative Carvings.” Modern carvings from the House of Fabergé, feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials. Regular Museum Hours and admission apply. Info: 630-833-1616 or visit lizzadromuseum.org.
  • 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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