Pick of the Week

The event NOT to be missed!


Saturday, Dec. 1

Sunday, Dec. 2

Spirito! Singers presents winter concert

Spirito! Singers will hold its Winter Concert, “What Sweeter Music,” at Elmhurst Christian Re-formed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. It takes place on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Each of the three Spirito! ensembles will perform individually as well as together. Featured musicians include Chicago’s premier handbell choir, the Agape Ringers. Guests are invited to bring new or gently-used children’s book to be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank. Deliver a book, stay for the music. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, visit spiritosingers.org or call 1-877-WE-SING.




Friday, November 30

From 6:30-8:15 p.m., a Jolly Old St. Nicholas Concert will be held at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church. The Elmhurst History Museum celebrates the Saint Nick tradition and Elmhurst’s German roots with a concert featuring Elmhurst’s own Damenchor (Women’s Chorus) and Männerchor (Men’s Chorus) who will perform traditional German carols, audience participation is encouraged. St. Nicholas will join the festivities and take pictures with the kids. Hot cocoa and cookies provided while supplies last. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. All ages welcome, no reservations required. Cash donations to the York Food Pantry giving tree are gratefully accepted.

Info: elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457.


Saturday, Dec. 1

From 2-4 p.m., Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is hosting an open house called “The Poetry of Gemstones” for teens to adults. Michigan Petoskey stones, Lake Superior agates, Illinois geodes, Jasper quartz. Members of Poets and Patrons of Chicago will read poems about gems and minerals, followed by an open mic. If you wish to read, bring your poems. Regular Museum Admission applies, but high school and college students as well as teachers are admitted free with a student/school ID. For more information, visit lizzadromuseum.org or call 630-833-1616.


Sunday, Dec. 2

  • At 2 p.m., the Museum presents It’s a Wonderful Life: The Making of a Holiday Classic with Leslie Goddard, Elmhurst History Museum. Reservations required, $5 non-members/free to members.
  • 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.


Friday, Dec. 7

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its 42nd Annual Reindeer Route Housewalk, with two sessions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance available at the EMH Foundation office at 155 E. Brush Hill Rd. or online at emhfoundation.org/events. Advance tickets available at Pink Elephant Resale Shop, Wild Rose Floral (Elmhurst Hospital), Carousel Flowers, Phillip’s Flowers and The Uptown Shop, and in Lombard at Blossoms of Lombard and Shamrock Garden Florist.

On the day of the Housewalk, tickets will be available for $40 at Guaranteed Rate, 115 W. Adelaide St. in Elmhurst from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the featured homes. The Foundation is seeking donations of art supplies, books and small gaes to be placed in waiting rooms at the Nancy W. Knowles Cancer Center. Info: emhfoundation.org or call (331) 221-0388.


  • From 7-9 p.m., come to It’s a Wonderful Life Trivia Night at Pints in Elmhurst. Reservations required, $35 per person. (Must be 21 or older.) Info: elmhursthistory.org or call (630) 833-1457.


Monday, Dec. 10

From 7-8:30 p.m., enjoy It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play with GreenMan Theatre Troupe at the Elmhurst Public Library. Free, but reservations are required. Info: elmhursthistory.org or call (630) 833-1457.


Saturday, Dec. 15

From 12-3 p.m., join a Snow Globe Family Craft Activity at the Elmhurst History Museum, 12-3 p.m., $4 per person (reservations required). Info: elmhursthistory.org or call (630) 833-1457.


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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