Community Calendar

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


York Drama to perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Thursday, Oct. 24

Friday, Oct. 25

Saturday, Oct. 26

Sunday, Oct. 27

On Thursday, Friday & Saturday, curtain time is 7:30 p.m.; on Sunday, curtain is at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at




Thursday, Oct. 24

At 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Library, the Elmhurst LWV is hosting a program on the importance of the U.S. Census coming in 2020. Free and open to the public. Not an Elmhurst Public Library program.


Saturday, Oct. 26

  • From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City is offering residents electronic recycling drop-off at the Public Works Facility, 985 S. Riverside Drive. While most items are collected free of charge, there is a fee for televisions and monitors.
  • Beginning at 10 a.m., the Elmhurst Senior Commission and the City of Elmhurst are hosting a free Community Conversation for senior citizens, their family members and care providers for “Opioids and Older Adults” at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 No. York St. Make a reservation by calling (630) 306-7077 as space is limited.
  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Elmhurst Police Department is holding a Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Officers will be on hand in the west parking lot of the police station to collect expired, un-used or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction.


  • From 1:30-3 p.m., join the Elmhurst Art Museum for a panel discussion on “Preserving Chicago’s Glass Houses.” Hear a group of experts address the steel and glass houses in greater Chicago such as, Farnsworth House, McCormick House, Ben Rose House, Rockwell House and others. Free with Museum admission. Info: 630-834-0202 or


Sunday, Oct. 27

The public is invited to tour and learn the history of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Two tours are scheduled on this day, one from 1-2 p.m. and another from 3-4 p.m. Free with Museum admission. Advance registration is recommended. Info: 630-834-0202 or


Tuesday, Oct. 29

From 6:30-8 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a book discussion on “The Ensemble.” Learn about the competitive world of classical music with members of the Van Ness Quartet, who are tied to each other by their art and their secrets. Organized with the Elmhurst Public Library, where copies of the book are available for EPL cardholders. To register, call 630-834-0202 or


Thursday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween

Official hours for trick-or-treating in Elmhurst are 3:30-7:30 p.m. Young children should be accompanied by an adult and all children should be warned to approach only well-lit homes, never enter a home to receive a treat, avoid dark or deserted-looking areas and be aware of vehicular traffic. Parents should inspect children’s treats at home.


Friday, Nov. 1

Saturday, Nov. 2

On Friday, Nov. 1 from 4-9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Wilder Mansion Holiday Market will take place, featuring more than 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors. Doti Liquors will be selling wine Friday evening from 4-9 p.m. Admission is free both days. Info: [email protected] or visit


Saturday, Nov. 2

From 1:30-2:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum presents a lecture entitled “What is Chicago Imagism?” led by art critic, curator and essayist Deven Golden. This talk will look at the artist dialogue during the 1960s that led up to this period, what followed, and how things irrevocably changed as the 20th century came to an end. Free with admission or current membership. Info: 630-834-0202 or


Sunday, Nov. 3

From 1-2:15 p.m., noted interior architect Robert Kleinschmidt will guide a tour of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. Curated by Kleinschmidt, the show will present a full domestic presentation for the first time in the museum’s history. Free with museum admission. Advance registration recommended. Info: 630-834-0202 or


Tuesday, Nov. 5

At 7 p.m., the Crestview Garden Club is hosting a winter sowing workshop presented by club members who will share their “Sow and Grow” expertise to cover how to prepare your containers, best containers to use, germination requirements and more. Free seeds and a prepared, starter container will be provided to attendees. The meeting takes place on the second floor of the Community Bank of Elmhurst, at Butterfield & Spring Rds. New members welcome! Info: 630-408-7900.


Wednesday, Nov. 6

From 6:30-10 p.m., the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry will be hosting a fund-raiser at the Elmhurst Art Museum, featuring artwork donated by local artists for a silent auction. The Elmhurst College Jazz Combo will perform including accompanying a “live painting” by Kai Sison MacNichol at the end of the evening, also for auction. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, open bar with signature drinks. Tickets are $100 per person and all proceeds will benefit the EYFP. To purchase tickets, visit


Saturday, Nov. 9

  • From 1:30-3 p.m., the public is invited to a tour the internationally recognized collection of the Chicago Imagist Collection at Elmhurst College with curator Suellen Rocca. Free with museum admission or current membership. Tour begins at Elmhurst Art Museum. Info: 630-834-0202 or
  • From 7-11 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts (ECPA) will host its fourth annual Spotlight Gala to benefit the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the creation of a state-of-the-art venue for theater, dance and comedy in downtown Elmhurst. Tickets for this cocktail-style event are $150 per person. For tickets and information, visit


Sunday, Nov. 10

At 3 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, the Elmhurst Symphony continues its 59th season with Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique. The concert will feature award-winning sibling violin virtuosi Isabella and Joshua Brown. Behind the Music Stand led by Dr. Ted Hatmaker takes place at 1:45 p.m. 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.


Wednesday, Nov. 13

At 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the public to a program led by Marti Tracy, who will share how Madeline Albright, as our first woman Secretary of State, used the jewelry of decorative pins to forge diplomatic history. It is based on Albright’s book, Read My Pin. Free and open to the public. This is not an Elmhurst Library program.


Saturday, Nov. 16

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum will host a special family event called Model Railroad Madness. Drop in at the Museum’s Education Center to meet local model train enthusiasts and collectors from Chicagoland T-Trak. See their innovative track layouts and learn about the hobby and how model trains work. No registration required. Info: or 630-833-1457.


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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.