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


Saturday, Nov 3

Centre for Performing Arts Spotlight Gala

From 7-11 p.m., the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) Spotlight Gala will take place at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Wilder Park. The gala will be an evening of entertainment, food and dancing and will include local area musicians and performers. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information go to ecpa-elmhurst.org.




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

POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL The Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF) 25th Anniversary – A Night on Bourbon Street, was scheduled for this day, but ECAF has advised that the event has been postponed until April, 2019. Info: ecaf4kids.org.


Sunday, Nov. 11

  • At 2 p.m., to honor Veterans Day and the history of WWI the Elmhurst History Museum will host a performance by living history impersonator R. J. Lindsey, who will tell the story of General Charles Dawes, a successful Chicago banker and businessman who was compelled to serve his country during WWI. Reservations may be made at elmhursthistory.org or by calling 630-530-6879. Free to Heritage Foundation members, $5 for non-members. Limited, free on-site parking is available.
  • At 3 p.m., the second concert of the Elmhurst Symphony’s 58th season will take place 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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