Community Calendar

The Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar


Welcome to Elmhurst Independent Community Calendar.

If your club or organization is gathering during this time or planning a special event, live OR virtually, send the information to [email protected] and put “Community Calendar” in the Subject line. The Calendar also appears at


Thursday, March 10

From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Eagles football and cheer program will hold an open house and registration event at York High School. For more information, visit

Saturday, Mar. 12

At 7 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd., the Elmhurst Symphony will perform Bach’s St. John Passion along with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago. Dr. Ted Hatmaker lecture at 5:45 p.m. The church has accessible parking. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Tickets are $35/adults, $32/seniors, $12/students (must be at least 12). Tickets: 630-941-0202 or

Sunday, Mar. 13

• At 12:15 p.m. the Single Mother’s group will meet at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W, Brush Hill Rd, Free lunch and childcare ages infant-12.  There will be a fun project designing your own vision board.  Bring your friends.

• At 4 p.m. Music at Bethel United Church of Christ presents “The Magic of Mendelssohn,” featuring Bethel’s artistic director and pianist Jeffrey Panko, flutist Jennie Brown, and cellist Paula Kosower, performing two beloved piano trios by Felix Mendelssohn. Bethel is located at 315 East St. Charles Rd. Tickets are $20 available by calling 630-279-4040, or at the door. Students are free.

Wednesday, March 16

At 4 p.m., Rev. Vanessa Lovelace, Ph.D. will present “Race, Gender and Nation, and the Politics of Belonging,” this year’s Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst University. Admission is free but reservations are encouraged (and are required for remote attendees) by visiting An access link to the virtual event will be provided closer to the event date.

Monday, Mar. 17

The Chicago Accordion Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst American Legion, 310 W. Butterfield Rd.  Visitors are welcome.  Every meeting fee includes professional musical entertainment and pizza.  Admission is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

Mar. 28-Apr. 1

The Elmhurst History Museum presents Spring Break Activities for Families: Families are invited to participate in different programs including a free Meet an Archaeologist! drop-in day, an off-site workshop at St. James Farm called From Atlatl to Archery: Ancient Hunting Technologies ($5 per person), and a free Three Sisters Make-and-Take activity where participants will learn to grow corn, squash and bean plants together following native traditions.

Elmhurst History Museum

Ongoing programs:

• The Elmhurst History Museum hosts an online pre-recorded lecture called From Prairie to Tree Town: Tales of Old Elmhurst presented by Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg. For access: visit for the link to the pre-recorded program. Available through Tuesday, Mar. 1.

• By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

Experience local history through an award-winning exhibit about how the City of Elmhurst grew and developed over the years, including a history of the Glos Mansion and family.

Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

Info: or call 630-833-1457.

‘People of the Prairie’ now open at EHM

The Elmhurst History Museum at 120 E. Park Ave. in downtown Elmhurst, will use an archaeological lens to gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant Native cultures and communities of the earliest inhabitants in their latest exhibit, People of the Prairie: 12,000 Years in DuPage County. The exhibit remains on display through June 5. Info:

Elmhurst Art Museum’s

new exhibition opens

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 5, the Elmhurst Art Museum hosts its newest exhibit “Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today.” It will remain through May 29. Sponsored by DuPage Foundation, Graham Foundation, Artis Grant Program and Room & Board home furnishings.