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


Saturday May 4

Sunday, May 5

Art in the Park

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, the 23rd annual Art in the Park returns to Wilder Park, featuring more than 100 artists offering one-of-a-kind jewelry, glass, ceramics, painting, wood, photography, sculpture, paper, and mixed media. Kids Art Court, musical entertainment, gourmet foods, more. Wilder Mansion will be open for coffee, pastries, lunch. Info: rglmarketingforthearts.com.




Saturday, May 4

  • From 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Boy Scout Troop 17 will be holding their 8th annual ‘Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast’ at Christ United Methodist Church, 920 S Swain Ave., across from Jackson Elementary School. Tickets, available at the door, are $8 adults, $6 seniors and children 5-13. Children younger than 5 eat free.
  • From 10:30-11:30 a.m. State Reps Deanne Mazzochi and Amy Grant will host a town hall meeting at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, to discuss the controversial constitu-tional amendment for a new income tax proposal. Free and open to the public.
  • Beginning at 7 p.m., the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, located at 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. The concert includes a “side-by-side” performance of Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, with members of the York High School Symphony strings directed by Ray Ostwald. At 5:45 p.m. prior to the concert, Behind the Music Stand, will be led by audience favorite Dr. Ted Hatmaker. Concert tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $12 for students. Group and family rates are also available.
  • At 7:30 p.m., a performance of ComedySportz, an evening of entertainment for all ages, will be take place Timothy Christian Schools as a fundraiser for the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Students and seniors over 65 are $20. Space is limited. For tickets, visit ecpaelmhurst@gmail.com or find ecpa on facebook.


Sunday, May 5

At 12:15 p.m., the Single Mothers Support Group concludes its season with Liz Figuera from Sarah’s Inn who will share all the services they provide for single mothers. It is also our day to hear testimonies from our own single mothers. Enjoy a luncheon with your children, then free childcare starts at 1 p.m. during the program for infants through age 12. This free event is held at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (Garden Room), 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. For info: 630-936-2444 or visit elmhurstcrc.org/she.


Tuesday, May 7

At their 7 p.m. meeting, the Crestview Garden Club will feature James Rowan, a speaker who will present “Don’t Squash That Bug.” No stranger to gardening, Jim has been giving lectures to groups for more than 25 years. He will discuss 25,000 species of bugs in Illinois and teach us how to distinguish the “good guys” from the “bad guys.” The meeting takes place at the Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Road. Info: 630-408-7900.


Saturday, May 11

  • From 6 to 11 a.m., the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst will hold its 66th annual Pancake Day at the Elmhurst American Legion, 310 W. Butterfield Rd. Breakfast is free. Superheroes will be on hand and children are invited to dress as superheroes. Event includes the Mother’s Day plant sale.
  • From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, First Congregational Church, 235 So. Kenilworth, will hold their 5th annual Green Garden Fair. Purchase organic, locally grown herb and vegetable seedlings. Bring your own container to take home compost. Order a rain barrel, get advice from experts. Farm fresh eggs, baked goods, more.
  • From 3-11 p.m., Communities Against Cancer will hold Relay for Life in the Joe Newton Fieldhouse at York High School. Families are welcome to come out for food, entertainment and fun. Luminaria can be purchased at RLFElmhurst@yahoo.com. Register your tem at relayforlife.org/EALVIL or find them on facebook.


Thursday, May 16

From 6-10 p.m. at the Wilder Mansion, UCCA is holding its third annual Taste of the Town: Food for Life. There are 17 Elmhurst restaurants currently participating. Food tastings will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit United Community Concerns Association. Tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door, and can be purchased online at ucca-elmhurst.org or by mail at UCCA, 125 W. Church St, Elmhurst.


Saturday, May 18

  • The Spring Road Pet Parade will take place beginning at Silverado Grill at 11:30 a.m. with pet adoptions, pet portraits, blessing of the pets, vendors, concession stands, etc. At 1 p.m., the parade steps off at 1 p.m. and returns to Silverado, where the day continues with pet tricks, awards and the announcement of the winners of the Elmhurst Library’s Best Pet Essay contest. To register, visit springroad.com or DevriesAnimalHospital.com or stop in person to BMO Harris Bank at 1121 So. York Rd. For more information, contact SprinRoadPetParade@gmail.com
  • The Elmhurst American Le-gion Post THB #187 will hold a celebration of its 100-year anniversary at the post home at 310 W. Butterfield Rd. Dinner buffet, musical entertainment, raffles. Tickets and info: 630-816-0811.


Sunday, May 19

Elmhurst Museum Day takes place from 1-5 p.m. at all museums in the community including Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst Art Museum and the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. Jump on board the Explore Elmhurst trolley to visit three Elmhurst museums for free admission, family-friendly activities, exhibit tours, refreshments and more. Info: 630-833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org.



Ongoing programs:

  • 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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