Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!


EAM presents tour of McCormick House

Sunday, Jan. 20

On 1:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum, in the final day of his exhibition, interior architect Robert Kleinschmidt will give a tour about “McCormick House: 1952-59”, his designs for the domestic interior, and his history with other projects by Mies van der Rohe. Free with museum admission or current membership.




Saturday, Jan. 19

  • At 10:30 a.m., persons age 8 through adult are invited to the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art for a 75-minute program on Rock & Mineral ID. With Geologist Sara Kurth, learn to identify minerals through hands-on identification, observation and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and Scouts, adult supervision is required. Reservations required. Call 630-833-1616. Fee: $8 per person payable at the door.
  • At 1:30 p.m., ages 8-16 are invited to the Lizzadro Museum for Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids. Guests can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jeweler’s badge. Adult supervision required. Fee: $12 per person. Reservations required: (630) 833-1616.


Thursday, Jan. 24

At 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Library, the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst will host a program called Fair Housing with HOPE led by Anne V. Houghtaling, an attorney who has worked in fair housing for more than 20 years. Free and open to the public. Not an Elmhurst Library activity.


Saturday, Jan. 26

From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the City of Elmhurst and DuPage County are hosting an electronics recycling event at the Public Works Facility, 985 S. Riverside Dr. To find out acceptable items, visit elmhurst.org.


Sunday, Jan. 27

Beginning at 3 p.m., the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will present “Trumpet Glory” at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Dr. Ted Hatmaker hosts Behind the Music Stand at 1:45 p.m. prior to the concert. For tickets and information, call 630-941-0202 or visit elmhurstsymphony.org


Monday, Jan. 28

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Grammy-nominated guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will perform a concert in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. The concert will benefit a scholarship fund named for his family at the College. The Elmhurst College Gretsch Guitar Ensemble will also perform. Tickets are $50 each and are currently on sale at elmhurst.edu/guitarbenefit. Info: (630) 617-3330.


Thursday, Jan. 31

Friday, Feb 1

Saturday, Feb. 2

Sunday, Feb. 3

York High School drama department will perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 each for adults, seniors and children plus a $1 processing fee available at ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama. York students are free with a valid student ID. Attendance by children under the age of 5 is discouraged.


Wednesday, Feb. 6

At 7:30 p.m., The Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, bishop of the Joliet Diocese, will present “Did Jesus Really Intend to Establish a Church?” when he gives this year’s Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture at Elmhurst College. It will be held in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College. Admission is free. Info: (630) 617-5186.


Thursday, Feb. 7

  • From 6-9 p.m. at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 19th annual Chef Fest. Tickets are $75 per person. Tables of ten available. For tickets and information, visit emhfoundation.org/events or call (331) 221-0388.
  • At 7 p.m., author and ordained priest James Carroll will talk about his 12 novels, including The Cloister, in the Alexander Room of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College. Free and open to the public. Info: (630) 617-5186.


Saturday, Feb. 9

At 4 p.m., families are invited to the EHM Education Center to make a beautifully detailed valentine inspired by the ornate cards showcased in the “Heart’s Desire” exhibit. Craft supplies provided, all ages welcome. Fee: $3 per person. Registration required, call 630-530-6879 and leave a message with your contact information and number of participants.


Ongoing programs:

  • The Elmhurst History Museum is showing EW! Heart’s Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage. Explore historic Valentines, wedding gowns and those who wore them. Info: (630) 833-1457 or elmhursthistory.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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