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

Saturday, Feb. 29

Lions Club Annual Pizza Party

From 5-7 p.m., the Elmhurst Lions Club will hold its 34th Annual All You Can Eat Pizza Party Fundraiser at Sandburg Middle School. Enjoy Roberto’s Pizza, cookies and soda. Tickets, available at the door, are $8 each; families of 5 or more, $35; kids 6 and younger eat free. Proceeds will be used to support various charities in the local area.


Friday, Feb. 28 

At 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish, 134 W. Arthur St., will host an Ecumenical Prayer Service. Come for an hour of meditative singing, scripture, candlelight, silent reflection and prayers for the world in this ecumenical prayer service.   All are welcome.

Friday, Feb. 28

Saturday, Feb. 29

Sunday, March 1

GreenMan Theatre Troupe presents its 16th annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser, “Speakeasy or Die Hard 2″ in the upstairs banquet hall at Angelo’s Ristorante at 247 N. York St. in Elmhurst. Doors open an hour before the show. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 and include a buffet-style Italian feast. Cash bar. All Tickets MUST be purchased in advance at greenmantheatre.org. Tickets are not available at the door. Info: 630-464-2646.

Saturday, Feb. 29

• At 2 p.m., the public is invited to the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Rd., Oak Brook, for “The Odyssey of the Green Jade Pagoda,” presented by Museum Curator Dr. Tongyun Yin, who will highlight the historical and artistic values of the Green Jade Pagoda, acclaimed as the “the eight wonder” of the world in the mid-1930’s. Regular Museum admission applies, reservations recommended. To register, call 630-833-1616 or visit lizzadromuseum.org.

• At 7 p.m., the Elmhurst Choral Union will gives its cabaret program, “Medley of Melodies” at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York. Free-will donations will be taken to benefit ECU’s programs.  Info: elmhurstchoralunion.org.

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.

Tuesday, March 3

At 7 p.m., Elmhurst College welcomes Pulitzer prize-winning author Rick Atkinson, who will present ‘Follow the Leaders: What our Military History Teaches about being in charge.” It will be held in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. A book signing will follow, with copies of his books available for purchase. Admission is $20 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets available at elmhurst.edu/cultural. Info: (630) 617-5186 or email marketing@elmhurst.edu.

Friday, March 6

From 9-11:30 a.m., Elmhurst History Museum hosts Riding the Rails Bus Tour, with railroad industry professional Dave Phillips, to important historic and modern day railroad sites in the Elmhurst area.  Limited to 25 participants. Tickets $30 each. Registration required. Info: elmhursthistory.org or all 630-833-1457.

Saturday, March 7

The 24th Annual Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade will  step off from Spring Road and Wilson St. promptly at 12 noon. Come out early for music and more. Dress for the weather!

Sunday, March 15 

At 3 p.m. the Elmhurst Sym-phony will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passion According to St. John, joined by the Apollo Chorus of Chi-cago and a cast of soloists, under the baton of Conductor Stephen Alltop. It will be held at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church at 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. “Behind the Music Stand,” led by Dr. Ted Hatmaker, takes place at 1:45 p.m. prior to the concert. Tickets are $38/adults, $35/seniors, and $12/students available at elmhurstsymphony.org or by calling 630-941-0202. Groups of 10 or more are $28 per person, and family rates (up to two adults and three children) are $90. 

Tuesday, March 17

• Primary Election Day – don’t forget to vote.

• Beginning at 6 p.m., the 24th annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held in the Commons at York High School. Open to all Elmhurst students in grades 2-12, regardless of school attended – public or private. Registration deadline is March 11. Talk to school chess club, or if your school doesn’t have a club, contact Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504.

Thursday, March 19 

From 6 to 9 p.m., York Furrier, 107 N. York Street, is hosting a Fashionable FUNdraiser benefit for the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. A fully-deductible donation of $60 includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert buffet; champagne, wine and sparkling water; live musical entertainment; informal modeling of the York Furrier Anniversary Collection; raffles and a “swag bag” to take home. Tickets available at elmhurstsymphony.org. Space is limited, please register by Thursday, March 12. Info: 630-941-0202.

Sunday, April 26

From 12 noon to 5 p.m., the Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club will host the 16th Kitchen Expedition beginning at 11 a.m. at Dan Wangler Builders, 138 W. Park Ave., where guests will enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries, while obtaining tickets and event booklets. There will be free prize drawings. Proceeds benefit Soaring Eagle Academy and the EJWC. Early bird tickets are $35 before April 1; $40 each after. Tickets may be purchase in advance at elmhurst-juniors.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.

During Lent, the Elmhurst American Legion Fish Fry will start serving one hour earlier. The Fish Fry for the 2020 season will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 310 W Butterfield Rd Elmhurst, Open to the public, everyone welcome. Info: 630-833-7800.


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