Saturday, Feb. 8 

• At 10:30 a.m., Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, now located at 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook, offers “Start Your Rockin’ Collection” for youth 5 to 10 years of age. Create your personalized rock collection. Bring our own egg carton to repurpose into a collection box. Decoration materials are provided. Each child can choose several rocks, minerals and fossils to start or fill in their collection carton. Rocks from home can also be brought in for identification. Adult supervision is required. $15 per person. Reservations required. Call 630-833-1616 

• At 1:30 p.m., ages 8 to 16 are invited to Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, now located at 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook, for “Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids.” Children can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jeweler’s badge. Adult supervision is required. Reservations required. Call 630-833-1616.

• 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.

Saturday, Feb. 15

• At 10:30 a.m., age 8 through adult are invited to the Lizzadro Museum for “Rock and Mineral ID.” Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Great for rock hounds and Scouts.  Adult supervision required. Admission: $10 per person. Reservations required. Call 630-833-1616 or visit lizzadromuseum.org.

• At 2 p.m., join Dr. Roy Plotnick, Earth Science professor at UIC, as he delves into the geologic influences on Chicago’s development in “Shifting Chicago: A Tale of Ice and Water” at Lizzadro Museum, now at 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook. The settlement and development of the Chicago area is the direct result of what glaciers left behind, but human activities have greatly modified the natural environment. 

Reservations recommended, regular admission applies. (630) 833-1616 or lizzadromuseum.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Beginning at 4 p.m., Elmhurst College will screen the documentary “The Area,” this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. intercultural presen-tation. in the Schaible Sci-ence Center, Illinois Hall on the campus of Elmhurst Col-lege. Admission: $10 general public; free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets available at elmhurst.edu/cultural. Info: (630) 617-5186.

Sunday, March 1

From 8 a.m. to 12 noon, local Scouts BSA Troop 82 is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the American Legion T.H.B. Post #187, 310 W. Butterfield Road in Elmhurst. The menu will include pancakes, sausage links, coffee and orange juice.

Proceeds will help underwrite the Troop’s scouting program which includes monthly campouts and high-adventure experiences. Tickets are $5 in advance of March 1 or $6 at the door.  Children 5 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at troop82elmhurst.org.

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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