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

Sunday, Jan. 26

Candidate’s Forum

From 1 to 6 p.m. at the Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St., the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst will host a Candidate Forum for contested candidates for the March 17, 2020 General Primary Election. This program is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend the entire event or just the portions of interest. Invited are:

5th Congressional District Candidates (both parties contested), County Auditor (both parties contested); County Recorder of Deeds (Republicans contested); 18th Circuit Court Clerk (Democrats contested) and contested candidates for 18th Circuit Court Judge. 


Saturday, Jan. 25

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum is holding an opening reception for its two upcoming exhibitions, one about the works of Sandra Jorgensen and another called “Could Be Architecture: McCormick AfterParti.” The program includes a conversation with artist and curator Suellen Rocca and writer Margaret Hawkins who will discuss the life and work of Sandra Jorgensen, complete with personal anecdotes. Info: 630-834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org

Sunday, Jan. 26

• At 2 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents Chicagoland: City and Suburbs of the Railroad Age. Join Dr. Ann Durkin Keating, Professor of History at North Central College, as she discusses the influence of the railroad in the 19th century in northeastern Illinois through a slide lecture.  Dr. Keating is an accomplished author of many publications and she is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Chicago. Program takes place in the Education Center and registration is required. Admission is free to Elmhurst Heritage Foundation members, $5 non-members. To register, call 630-833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.

• At 3 p.m., the Elmhurst Symphony present “Mozart Magic” at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. A bake sale to benefit the Youth Outreach programs of the ESO will be held during intermission.  Single concert tickets range in price from $12 to $32.  Group and family rates are also available.  Visit elmhurstsymphony.org or call 630-941-0202 for tickets and information.

Thursday, Jan. 30 

From 7-8 p.m., the Elmhurst Youth Commission and Thrive D205 invites parents and teens to a program entitled, “Legal Marijuana: What Does It Mean for Teens,” in the large meeting room at Elmhurst Public Library. The speaker will be Matthew Quinn, LCPC will present the changing landscape of marijuana and vaping use and legislation in Illinois. Free and open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 3 

Beginning at 11:30 p.m. the Elmhurst Garden Club will meet at Wilder Mansion. Following a luncheon and a meeting, the program will begin at 1 p.m. It will be “Critters in Your Garden,” presented by Mel Zaloudek. The program is open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

From 6 – 8 p.m., the public is invited to attend the 18th Annual Summer Recreation Open House, a free, one-stop shop summer learning, athletic, and enrichment registration opportunity. All Elmhurst families and neighboring communities are invited. Browse tables for various summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. For more information, please visit facebook.com/sroh205.

Thursday, Feb. 6 

Beginning at 6 p.m., the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 20th annual Chef Fest will be held at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. A cash bar reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. followed by food tasting from 7-9 p.m. The event includes a variety of signature menu items produced by chefs from prominent local restaurants, bakeries and caterers. Tickets are $75 per person. Tables of ten available. Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets and info: emhfoundation.org/events or call (331) 221-0388.

Saturday, Feb. 8 

From 6-11 p.m., the District 205 Foundation for Excellence in Education is hosting the 2020 Within Reach Gala at Medinah Country Club. Funds will support various education initiatives by the Foundation. Golden Raffle tickets will be sold prior to the event. They are $100 each, but only 200 will be sold. The evening includes open bar, a plated dinner, raffles and games, online and live auctions. The “Friend of the Foundation” award will be presented. From 10 p.m. to midnight, there will be live music performed by local favorite Flood Waters. For tickets and information, visit 2020 Fundraising Gala: Within Reach.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

From 7-8:30 p.m., the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host “Solving Climate Change – A Solution We Can All Like” presented by Citizens’ Climate Education and Citizens’ Climate Lobby at Elmhurst Public Library. Learn about one simple comprehensive Climate Solution that is rapidly growing in public and bi-partisan support, endorsed by 27 Nobel economics laureates, considered as a fair and just and effective climate policy and provides for economic growth and jobs. NOTE:  Not a Library-sponsored program. Free and open to the public.

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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