Friday, Jan 18

Last day to recycle your holiday lights. For drop-off locations and hours, visit


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.


Sunday, Jan. 20

At 2 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum will present a gallery talk by Curator of Exhibits Dan Bartlett in the 1st floor gallery. Free and open to the public. No registration required.


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


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


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 Info: (630) 617-3330.


Ongoing programs:

  • Opening Friday, Jan. 18, the Elmhurst History Museum will present EW! Heart’s Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage. Explore historic Valentines, wedding gowns and those who wore them. Info: (630) 833-1457 or
  • 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
  • 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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