Community Calendar

The Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar


Welcome to Elmhurst Independent Community Calendar.

If your club or organization is 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


Friday, April 1

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., drop in at the Elmhurst History Museum to hear the story of “The Three Sisters,” the Native method of planting corn, beans and squash together in a harmonious ecosystem. Participants will plant seeds and learn how to grow a Three Sisters Garden at home. Free, no registration required. Info: or call 630-833-1457.

Sunday, April 10

• From 12:15-2:30 p.m., the SHE Single Mothers Event will take place at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd.  Come hear one of our favorite speakers, Eve Senti, who always has something creative to share.  Complimentary lunch for all who attend and childcare for ages 3-12.  Bring your friends.

• At 2 p.m., author Susan Kelsey shares the intriguing story of Billy Caldwell and the Great Lakes Trail, a Chicago man of Native and Irish descent caught between two nations. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Fee: $5; free to Heritage Foundation members. Info: or call 630-833-1457.

Monday, April 11

At 10 a.m., there will be free Medicare education for those who are turning 65 or for people who would like additional information outside of the Medicare open enrollment period in the fall. It will be held at the Elmhurst American Legion Post THB #187 located at 310 W. Butterfield Road. 1-800-205-5176 RSVP appreciated but not required.

Monday, April 18

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.

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.

‘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.