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

 

Wednesday, June 12

Active Senior Expo

From 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Active Senior Expo will be held at Abbington Banquets, 3S002 IL Route 53 in Glen Ellyn (at Butterfield Rd.). Info on top-ics of interest to seniors as well as free health screen-ings, door prize drawings, live entertainment at 11:30 a.m. Free seminars. No regis-tration required, admission $2, however, free admission coupons are available at ac-tiveseniorexpo.net.

 

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Saturday, June 8

From 12 noon to 2 p.m., there will be a clean-up effort called “Salt Creek Trail and Beyond.” Meet at Rotary Park at 600 E. Wildwood Ave. in Villa Park. Supplies and water provided. Dress appropriately, bring your own gloves. Kids younger than 12 welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up at cleanupgiveback.org or register on site on June 8. Info: 630-758-0667 or keepelmhurstvibrant@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, June 15

At 10 a.m., Elmhurst Senior Commission and the City of Elmhurst present another Community Conversation about the Park District’s Vision 2020 Plan, particularly the plan of a new Senior Center, led by Jim Rogers, executive director of the Elmhurst Park District. Held at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 North York Rd. Free but reservations are required, as space is limited. To register, call 630-306-7077.

  • Beginning with a flag ceremony at 5 p.m., the Elmhurst Elks Lodge, 711 W. St. Charles Road, is holding an All-American Dinner and Trivia Night to support the local military. Hosted by the Elmhurst Elks, Scout Troop 199 of Villa Park, the Villa Park VFW Post #2801, dinner and live music begin at 6 p.m., and trivia at 7 p.m. $20 per person suggested donation.. Dinner includes hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, traditional sides, and desserts. Reservations via email to carlemaeder@netzero.net, or send a text to (630) 439-5748. No voice calls, please.

 

Monday, June 17

From 1-4 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum invites the public to explore the museum on a day when it is traditionally closed. Come in to play games, make crafts and picnic on the grounds, weather permitting. Crafts available while supplies last. Drop in program appropriate elementary school age children, accompanied by an adult. Free, no registration required. Info: 630-833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org.

 

Thursday, June 20

From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Association hosts Music At The Gazebo, Spring Road and the Prairie Path. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnics. NO ALCOHOL. This week: Lake Effect, performing pop and standards.

 

Friday, June 21

The Park District offers Par-ty in the Park, this month at Pioneer Park, where all ages are invited for fun activities. The Park District will pro-vide bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, giveaways and refreshments. Eco the Rac-coon might make an appear-ance. Free and open to all ages.

Sunday, June 23

Beginning at 2 p.m., Olde Tyme Base Ball returns to the community, played by the wildly different rules of 1858. Learn to cheer and jeer in fine Victorian fashion as two Elmhurst clubs, chock full of local celebrities, play for your favor. Bring a picnic basket and lawn chairs for a family-friendly game played by true sportsmen from an era of wooden bats and iron men. Game takes place at the Elmhurst College Mall (in front of Hammerschmidt Chapel). Free and open to the public.

Ongoing programs:

Elmhurst Farmers Market

  • Every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. now through Oct., the Elmhurst Farmers Market will be held at the municipal lot just east of York Road on Vallette. Local farmers, bakers and others will have fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, pastries, cheese, flowers, honey, soaps and more. For best parking, come before 10 a.m. or after 12 noon. Info: yorkandvallette.com
  • The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (EAG) will host A Myriad of Media, a solo exhibition fea-turing the art of Charlene Lee-Freislinger. The show will feature works in graph-ite, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, collage, and photog-raphy. The show runs now through June 7 in the EAG Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), in Elmhurst’s Wilder Park.
  • Widows or Widowers (WOW) meet every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York Road. 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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