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

Thursday, July 4
4 on the 4th race
Come out to enjoy the 15th annual Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th, a four-mile race on the Fourth of July that starts and finishes on Prospect Avenue between Elmhurst College and Wilder Park. The 7:15 a.m. race takes participants through residen-tial neighborhoods and the City Centre. Primary benefi-ciary is the Elmhurst Chil-dren’s Assistance Foun-dation (ECAF).

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Tuesday, July 9
The Crestview Garden Club’s featured speaker is Richard Hentschel, University of Illi-nois Extension, will discuss “GMO’s (Genetically Modi-fied Organisms).” Richard currently serves DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties as a horticulture educator. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Road at Spring Road, second floor. Info: 630-408-7900.

Thursday, July 11
• From 6-8 p.m., all are invit-ed to the Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 at Spring Rd. and Butterfield in Elmhurst, for “Cars Under the Stars & Stripes,” a car show for the whole family. This week’s theme is Corvette Night. Free and open to the public. Visitors are invited inside the Legion to enjoy $5 food specials.
• From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Asso-ciation invites the public to Music At The Gazebo, Spring Road and the Prairie Path. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnics. NO ALCOHOL. This week: Chorus of DuPage, a capella and barbershop har-mony.

Friday, July 12
From 5-8 p.m. the Elmhurst History Museum is hosting a free Family Fun Fair. Kids can ride a trackless train, play carnival games, ride a mini-Ferris wheel, take aim at the dunk tank, make a roller coaster-themed craft, and test out marble roller coaster runs. Live music provided by School of Rock and ice cream for sale by Kilwin’s. The exhibit will be open for view-ing during this event. Info: 630-833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org

Saturday, July 13
• At 10:30 a.m., the Elmhurst Public Library presents children’s musician and entertainer Super Stolie, who brings her love and knowledge of Spanish language and culture in a pro-gram of her own bubbly atti-tude, vibrant outfits and catchy tunes. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind program.
• From 1:30 -2:30 p.m., learn about the history and unique design of the McCormick House (1952) by Mies van der Rohe on this docent-led tour at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Last summer, new restorations revealed the facade and carport entrance for the first time in more than 25 years. Free with admission or current membership. Info: 630-834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org.

Sunday, July 14
From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Elmhurst Garden Club will present its 24th annual Garden Walk & Faire, “An Af-ternoon In The Garden.” It will include five private gar-dens and two public gardens. The Walk begins in Wilder Park. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the walk. A free faire with 40+ vendors will be held in Wilder Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds are awarded to stu-dents majoring in environ-mental related studies and to community endeavors. Advance tickets may be purchased at the following Elmhurst business locations: Amlings Flowers, 331 N. York Rd.; Carousel Flower Shop, 527 S. York Rd.; Elmhurst Camera Photo Boutique, 535 Spring Rd.; enzee Boutique, 140 N. York Rd.; NuCara Vallette Pharmacy, 101 W. Vallette; and, The Uptown Shop, 129 N. York Rd. Info: elmhurstgardenclub.org.

Thursday, July 18
• At 3 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland. Join Craig Burda, Director of the National Amusement Park Historical Association; archivist Jim Abbate; and photographer Bruce Cassi as they share slides and stories from several Chicagoland parks of yesteryear. Free admission but registration is required at elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs section). Held in the Education Center at the Elmhurst History Museum. Info: 630-833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org.
• From 6-8 p.m., all are invit-ed to the Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 at Spring Rd. and Butterfield in Elmhurst, for “Cars Under the Stars & Stripes,” a car show for the whole family. This week’s theme is Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cad-dies. Free and open to the public. Visitors are invited inside the Legion to enjoy $5 food specials.
• From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Asso-ciation invites the public to Music At The Gazebo, Spring Road and the Prairie Path. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnics. NO ALCOHOL. This week: Small Potatoes, Chica-go-based folk duo.

Friday, July 19
The Park District offers “Party in the Park,” this month at Conrad Fischer Park, where all ages are invited for fun activities. The Park District will provide bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, givea-ways and refreshments. Eco the Raccoon might make an appearance. Free and open to all ages.

Monday, July 22
From 1-4 p.m., the Elmhurt History Museum presents Museum Maker Monday: Moon Landing 50th Anniver-sary. On a traditionally-closed day for fun activities, this week the Elmhurst History Museum, kids and caregivers can play games, make a rocket ship, and picnic on the grounds, weather permitting, all in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. Craft available while supplies last. Drop-in program appropriate for ele-mentary age children accom-panied by an adult, no registration required.

Thursday, July 25
From 6-8 p.m., all are invited to the Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 at Spring Rd. and Butterfield in Elmhurst, for “Cars Under the Stars & Stripes,” a car show for the whole family. This week’s theme is Mopar, AMC/Rambler, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto, Avanti. Free and open to the public. Visitors are invited inside the Legion to enjoy $5 food specials.

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
• 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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