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

Saturday, Aug. 29  Lecture on volcanoes at Lizzadro Museum

From 2-3 p.m. at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., geologist Sara Kurth presents an interactive lecture on volcanoes. She will discuss the mechanisms of how volcanoes work and compare different eruption styles. This presentation will focus on recent volcanic eruptions and explore how volcanoes can both positively and negatively affect local and global communities. Hands-on specimens will be available to see and touch. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60-and-over, $3 for students and teens, $2 for children 7-12 and free for children under 7. Info: call 630-833-1616 or go online to:

Sunday, Sept. 6

From 2-9 p.m. in the City parking lot at York and Vallette, the Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry will hold its inaugural “Cue for a Cause,” a barbecue competition to benefit EWIM and its many ministries. Interested participants/teams can find rules and registration forms at The deadline to sign up is August 15 and space is limited. The actual event is open to the public.

Ongoing programs:

• Also showing at the Elmhurst Historical Museum is By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst. Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative new exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years.  Info: or 630-833-1457.

• A support group for family caregivers of older adults meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library’s second floor study room. (Not an Elmhurst Library program.) Info: (630) 833-9665.

• The Elmhurst American Legion, T.H.B. Post No. 187, hosts a fish fry every Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m.  Ribs 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: or 630-833-7800.