Community Calendar

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


Sunday, Oct. 13

Fire Safety Week event at south fire station

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Station #2, located at 601 So. York St., the public is invited to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week.

The event includes fire safety education, kids activities as well as station tours, Lutheran Charities Comfort Dogs, fire safety trailer, Superior AirMed1 helicopter landing at 12:45 p.m. (weather permitting), a live burn demonstration at 3 p.m., and a Bouncy House from 1 to 3 p.m. Handicapped parking with shuttle service to the Open House is available at York Commons Pool parking lot. Free and open to the public. Info: 630-530-3090.




Saturday, Oct. 12

At 7 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, the Elmhurst Symphony opens its 59th season with “Celestial Visions” featuring Emmy-nominated astronomer and photographic artist José Salgado, whose compelling films will be set to John Estacio’s Aurora Triptych. Also on the program are Symphony No. 3 in C Major by Jean Sibelius, Johann Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz, and 2019 Stanger Young Artist Audition winner, pianist Justin Chang, playing the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $12 for students, and can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 630-941-0202, Group and family rates are also available.


Sunday, Oct. 13

At 12:15 p.m., the Single Mother’s Support Group will meet at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (Garden Room), 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Program features practical ways to reduce stress and improve discipline. Enjoy luncheon with your children, then free child care will start at 1 p.m. for infants through children 12 years old. Mothers will enjoy national speaker Nadia Swearingen-Friesen and author of the book Sticks. Free and open to the public. Info: 630-936-2444 or visit


Thursday, Oct. 17

From 6-7:30 p.m. at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 No. York, State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) is hosting a panel of experts for a transportation town hall meeting. RSVPs are not required, but encouraged, as space is limited. To RSVP, or for info, call (630) 852-8633.


Friday, Oct. 18

From 6:30-9 p.m. join the Elmhurst History Museum at the Churchville Schoolhouse, 3N784 Church Rd., Bensenville, for a paranormal evening with Ghost Head Soup. Learn about the history of the schoolhouse and cemetery, and hear haunted tales and hair-raising evidence of paranormal activity. Get a demonstration of ghost hunting equipment (participants may bring their own gear). Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes recommended. Note: Age 14+ only. Participants must be able to traverse uneven terrain in low light and must sign a waiver. Admission is $20 per person and registration is required. Visit (Adult Programs section) or call 630-833-1457.


Thursday, Oct. 24

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Saturday, Oct. 26

Sunday, Oct. 27

York high school drama presents Twelfth Night. Tickets for this show go on sale to the general public Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. and are available at


Saturday, Oct. 26

Beginning at 10 a.m., the Elmhurst Senior Commission and the City of Elmhurst are hosting a free Community Conversation for senior citi-zens, their family members and care providers for “Opi-oids and Older Adults” at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 No. York St. Make a reservation by calling (630) 306-7077 as space is limited.


Ongoing programs:


Elmhurst Farmers Market

  • Every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. now through Oct., the Elmhurst Farmers Market will be held at the municipal lot just east of York Road on Vallette. Local farmers, bakers and others will have fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, pastries, cheese, flowers, honey, soaps and more. For best parking, come before 10 a.m. or after 12 noon. Info:
  • 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
  • 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.