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


Sunday, Nov. 11

History Museum’s Veterans Day program

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.



Saturday, Nov. 10

At 1:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum will host an exhibition tour, led by artist David Wallace Haskins and his studio team. Free with admission/membership.


Sunday, Nov. 11

  • Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Elmhurst Veterans Commission will hold the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the memorial in Wilder Park, just south of the Mansion.
  • At 12 noon, the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble and American Legion T.H.B. Post 187 will present a Veterans Day Tribute in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. Free and open to the public.
  • At 12:15 p.m., the Single Mothers Support Group will meet at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd., as we break into discussion groups led by qualified leaders based on your needs. Groups are Raising Boys of All Ages, led by Celia DeJong (mother of four boys); Raising Girls of All Ages, led by Carrington Cunnington; or Purposeful Living led by Fran Molanari. Before the discussions, enjoy a free luncheon with your children. Free childcare begins at 1 p.m. for children from infants through age 12. Free winter clothing for children will also be available at this meeting. Free and open to all. Info: 630-935-2444.
  • At 1:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum will host a tour of the McCormick House. Free with admission/membership.
  • 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.


Thursday, Nov. 15

From 7-8:30 p.m., the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is co-hosting a program with Elmhurst’s Cool Cities Coalition for a discussion titled “How Illinois Can Win a Clean, Equitable Energy Fu-ture,” led by CUB’s Environmental Outreach Coordinators Ivonne Ortiz and Christina Uzzo. It will be held at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Free and open to the public.


Sunday, Dec. 2

At 3 p.m., the Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra present Handel’s Messiah in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. Tickets are $25/adults, $23/seniors, $10/youth ages 7-22. Tickets are available at elmhurstchoralunion.org, 800-838-3006, or at the door.


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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