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

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

Heritage Foundation’s Craft Beer Fest

The 5th Annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will be held on the grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., featuring 100 special beers and ciders from craft brewers from the Chicagoland area and around the country. Presented by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation,

 

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Thursday, Sept. 12

From 6-8 p.m., all are invited to the Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 at Spring Rd. and Butterfield in Elmhurst, for the final “Cars Under the Stars & Stripes,” for the season. Free and open to the public. Visitors are invited inside the Legion to enjoy $5 food specials.

 

Sunday, Sept 15

  • SHE, the single mother’s support group, will meet beginning at 12:15 in the Garden Room of the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Children from infants to 12 years of age are invited. Share lunch with your children, then free childcare is provided from 1-2:30 p.m. during the program. This month’s program, to kick off SHE’s 10th year, is a Spa Day. Info: visit elmhurstcrc.org/she or contact Jane at janeloe@aol.com.
  • At 2 p.m., visit the “Power of Children” exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum and see it interpreted through a brief (10-15 minute) museum theatre experience in the gallery by performers from GreenMan Theatre Troupe. Each moving vignette will be followed by a Q&A session with the actor. Second in a four-part series through Sept. Drop-in program, children must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled performance on 9/15: A Marshal’s Perspective(Ruby Bridges). Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

From 4-5 p.m., there will be a

Youth Book Discussion: Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World. Participants will meet at Elmhurst History Museum for a tour of the “Power of Children: Making a Difference” exhibit, and a discussion led by Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst History Museum staff will follow. A limited number of books are available at the Elmhurst Public Library. Appropriate for children in grades 4-5.

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

  • From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., join the Elmhurst History Museum for a coach bus tour to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. Participants will receive a guided tour of the “Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition” and encounter the “Take a Stand Center: Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience.”  Tickets include transportation, admission, tour and boxed lunch.  Limited seating available. Participants meet at Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center. Registration Required:Call Jessie Wandersee at 630-530-6879.
  • At 10 a.m., the Cupola, which previously sat atop the former Elmhurst Memorial Hospital building, will be placed in the Darrell L. Whistler Memorial Prairie Garden behind Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield. The public is invited to a special ceremony including a ribbon-cutting and remarks by local dignitaries, followed by a brief reception and refreshments. The public is invited.

 

Friday, Sept. 20

At 7 p.m., the ESO presents a concert featuring former Stanger competition alumni. It will be held in the Event Hall at Mayslake, located at 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students (18 and under.) Visit elmhurstsymphony.org or call 630-941-0202 for tickets and information.

 

Friday thru Sunday

Sept. 20-22

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios, located at 893 No. Church Rd., presents the 2019 “Taste of Greece” Fall Glendi, a Greek Food Fall Fest. Authentic Greek food, pastries and ‘loukoumades’ will be available for to-go orders, drive-through and pick-up along with other activities. Food is available for purchase on Friday from 10:30-1:30 p.m. and from 5-10 p.m.; Saturday from 4-11 p.m.; and Sunday from 4-9 p.m. Info: 630-834-7010 or saintdemetrioselmhurst.org.

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

At 2 p.m., visit the “Power of Children” exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum and see it interpreted through a brief (10-15 minute) muse-um theatre experience in the gallery by performers from GreenMan Theatre Troupe. Each moving vignette will be followed by a Q&A session with the actor. Third in a four-part series through Sept. Drop-in program, children must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled performance on 9/22: Heather (Ryan White). Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

From 6:30-8 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents an adult book discussion of Enrique’s Journey. Written by Sonia Nazario and based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, Enrique’s Journey tells the story of a young Honduran boy who ventures to the U.S. to find his mother, who left 11 years earlier to find work and support her family. Discussion led by Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst History Museum staff. Program includes after-hours access to exhibits. A limited number of books are available at Elmhurst Public Library. Registration Required: Email ehmprograms@elmhurst.org or call 630-530-6879.

  • At 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst will meet at the Elmhurst Public Library for an informational presentation by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence about the Firearms Restraining Order law (FRO). Free and open to the public. Not an Elmhurst Library program.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

At 7 p.m., Grammy-nominated Guitarra Azul wil perform at Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Rd. as part of the Music@Bethel series. Wine reception will follow. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. A family pass is available at $45 for two adults and up to five children. The church is accessible and parking is free. Tickets available at musicatbethel.com or call 630-279-4040.

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

At 2 p.m., visit the “Power of Children” exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum and see it interpreted through a brief (10-15 minute) muse-um theatre experience in the gallery by performers from GreenMan Theatre Troupe. Each moving vignette will be followed by a Q&A session with the actor. Fourth in a four-part series through Sept. Drop-in program, children must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled performance on 9/29: The Longest Night (Miep Gies). Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457.

 

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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