Community Calendar


Thursday, April 11

Beginning at 11 a.m., the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (EMH) Foundation will host its Hope. Lives. Here. Luncheon at the Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest Rd. in Oak Brook. The featured speaker will be Jenna Lindman, a cancer survivor and founder of IngiteHope. Individual tickets are $60 and tables of 10 are available for $600. For tickets, visit or call (331) 221-0388. Proceeds will benefit the Nancy W. Knowles Cancer Center and Elmhurst Hospital’s oncology services.


Thursday, April 11, Friday, April 12, Saturday, April 13, Sunday, April 14

York drama will perform ‘Bright Star,’ a play written by Steve Martin and Eddie Brickell. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., except Sunday which is 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each on sale at Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Saturday, Apr. 13

  • At 12:30 p.m., the Women of Bethel United Church of Christ, will hold their 21st annual Spring Tea in the church’s Welcome Center, located at 315 E. St. Charles Road. A full-tea menu in an elegant setting will be fol-lowed by performer Jenny Riddle’s one-woman show, “Catherine the Great.” Tick-ets are $25 per person and must be purchased no later than April 9. Seating is lim-ited. Tickets for the program only (without tea) are $10 at the door. The program be-gins at 1:45 p.m. Call 630-834-6254 for ticket availabil-ity and information. Guests are invited to wear hats and gloves. Church facilities are fully accessible and parking is available behind the church. Please enter from St. Charles Rd. or from Huntington Lane off Poplar.
  • Beginning at 7 p.m. at River Forest Country Club, the Elmhurst Children’s Assis-tance Foundation (ECAF) will celebrate its 25th Anni-versary Gala, “A Night On Bourbon Street.” The even-ing will feature Classic New Orleans fare, live music, open bar, raffles and free prize drawings. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information or to order tick-ets, visit


Saturday, April 13

From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza in Faganel Hall and Alexander Street parking lots on the campus. NOTE: Electronics will NOT be collected at this event. For info on what items will or won’t be collected, visit


Sunday, April 14

  • Beginning at 12:15 p.m., the Single Mother’s Support Group will meet at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church at 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Scott Helton, Superintendent of Schools for District 88 Schools, will present “Diary of Sons.” We will also hear music performed by songwriter and worship leader Tim Hageland. Enjoy lunch with your children, then free child care will start at 1 p.m. for infants through 12 years old during the program. Free and open to the public. Info: 630-935-2444 or visit
  • At 1:30 p.m., visitors are invited to the Elmhurst Art Museum in Wilder Park to tour the McCormick House with exhibiting artist Claudia Weber. Learn about her site-specific projects including research about the 1952 prefab prototype, various changing installations including works by other artists, interactions with visitors, and more. It’s part of the international traveling exhibition, The Whole World a Bauhaus, on display now through April 21.
  • From 2-3 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., presents popular folk musician Chris Vallillo, presents Carl Sandburg’s poetry set to original music and selections from Sandburg’s own folk song collection. The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize honor and his settling in Elmhurst, where he resided until 1928. All ages welcome. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Fee:$5 + Eventbrite fee. Registration is required. Call 630-530-6879 or visit


Wednesday, April 24

From 7-10 p.m., the Elmhurst YMCA Spring Fundraiser will take place at Marco’s Table & Events, 130 No. York. Will feature cooking demonstration. Tickets are $95 in advance, $110 each after 4/17/19. Space is limited. Register online at or in person at the YMCA.


Sunday, April 28

At 2 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents Stars, Stripes & Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster. EHM Executive Director Dave Oberg will offer a sweeping analysis of more than two centuries of famous and infamous presidential campaign posters, and the underlying strategies that drove them. View images of iconic campaign posters and even a few local stories of presidents and presidential candidates who visited Elmhurst over the years.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register at or call 630-530-6879.


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. WOW lends support and provides social activities for those who have lost a spouse. Admission: $5 per person includes live entertainment. Info: Dave at 630-620-4060 or visit
  • The Elmhurst American Legion, T.H.B. Post No. 187, hosts a fish fry every Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m. New York steaks are 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: 630-833-7800.