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


Saturday, Nov. 9

Spotlight Gala for ECPA

From 7-11 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts (ECPA) will host its fourth annual Spotlight Gala to benefit the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the creation of a state-of-the-art venue for theater, dance and comedy in downtown Elmhurst. Tickets for this cocktail-style event are $150 per person. For tickets and information, visit ecpa-elmhurst.org.




Thursday, Nov. 7

  • At 6:30 p.m., the York Distinguished Alumni Program will honor six Dukes of Distinction at a reception in the York High School Commons. The program is free and open to the public.
  • Beginning at 7 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College, there will be a performance of a new musical, “1619: The Journey of a People.” In 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Va. The 400-year journey that followed would change a nation and the world. Admission is free but please RSVP at elmhurst.edu/cultural. Info: (630) 617-5186.


Friday, Nov. 8

From 5-8 p.m., Access Sports will host its 10th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus, 537 So. York. Advance tickets are $10 for adults (13 and older), $5 for children ages 3-12. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $5 for children. For advance tickets, visit AccessSports.org


Saturday, Nov. 9

From 1:30-3 p.m., the public is invited to a tour the internationally recognized collection of the Chicago Imagist Collection at Elmhurst College with curator Suellen Rocca. Free with museum admission or current membership. Tour begins at Elmhurst Art Museum. Info: 630-834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org.


Sunday, Nov. 10

  • At 12 noon, the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble and American Legion T.H.B. Post 187 will present a Veterans Day tribute concert in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. The concert will include guest speakers and youth from local Scout troops.
  • At 12:15 p.m., the Single Mothers Support Group will continue its 10thyear meeting at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Enjoy lunch with your children. Free child care will start at 1 p.m. for infants through age 12, while mothers enjoy Toni Havala, a registered dietitian who will discuss “Meal Planning for Busy Lives.” Clothes for children will be given away for anyone in need. Free, no registration needed. Info: elmhurstcrc.org/she or call 630-936-2444.
  • At 3 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, the Elmhurst Symphony continues its 59th season with Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique. The concert will feature award-winning sibling violin virtuosi Isabella and Joshua Brown. Behind the Music Stand led by Dr. Ted Hatmaker takes place at 1:45 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $12 for students, and can be purchased at elmhurstsymphony.org or by calling the Box Office at 630-941-0202. Group and family rates are also available.


Monday, Nov. 11

At 10:30 a.m., join members of the Elmhurst American THB Post 187 and City officials at the Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate Veterans Day. The memorial is located just south of Wilder Mansion. Free and open to the public.


Tuesday, Nov. 12

From 6-8 p.m., the public is invited to the Eldridge Park Recreational Building to provide input into the Elmhurst Park District’s Vision 2020 Plan. Learn about six potential large-scale projects and ask questions. Free and open to the public.



Wednesday, Nov. 13

At 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the public to a program led by Marti Tracy, who will share how Madeline Albright, as our first woman Secretary of State, used the jewelry of decorative pins to forge diplomatic history. It is based on Albright’s book, Read My Pin. Free and open to the public. This is not an Elmhurst Library program.


Friday, Nov. 15

From 7-9 p.m., there will be an artist’s reception at the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery inside the Elmhurst Art Museum for Keep Your Edges Glued Down, a Collage Sisthars Collaborative Exhibit on display Nov. 10-Nov. 30. Free and open to the public.


Saturday, Nov. 16

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum will host a special family event called Model Railroad Madness. Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center to meet local model train enthusiasts and collectors from Chicagoland T-Trak. See their innovative track layouts and learn about the hobby and how model trains work. No registration required. Info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457.


Sunday, Nov. 17

At 3 p.m. the Music at Bethel Concert Series presents “Put On Your Sunday Clothes II – A Salute to Broadway.” Six talented musical theater stars present Broadway’s best-loved songs, including selec-tions from Hello, Dolly!, Funny Girl, Brigadoon, Mary Poppins, Jesus Christ Super-star, The King and I, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and more. A wine reception will follow.

Bethel United Church of Christ is located at 315 East St. Charles Road in Elmhurst. Tickets are $20/adutls, $18/seniors, $5/students. Available at musicatbeth-el.com or by calling 630-279-4040. A family pass is avail-able at $45 for 2 adults and up to 5 children


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. 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. Live musical entertainment every Friday evening. 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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