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

Saturday, Oct. 13

Heritage Day at Churchville School and Fischer Farm

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.




Saturday, Oct. 13

From 2-3 p.m., Lizzadro Museum presents The World of Agates, presented by Doug Moore, program chair for the Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society, will explore three topics: Agates in Germany, The Mysterious Thunderegg and Agates Under the Microscope. Fee: $8 per person. Reservations recommended. Call 630-833-1616 or visit lizzadromuseum.org.


Sunday, Oct. 14

At 12:15 p.m., the Single Mothers Support Group will meet in the Garden Room of Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Enjoy lunch with your children, then free childcare will start at 1 p.m. for infants through children age 12. The program will feature Lori Little on, “The 21 Principles of a Healthy Single Mom.”

This is a free event. For more information, send an email to Janeloe@aol.com.

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.
  • 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.


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.


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.


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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