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


Sunday, April 10

• At 10 a.m., the public is invited to First Congregational UCC of Elmhurst, 235 S. Kenilworth Av., for a performance of an Easter Cantata, “Arise!” It will begin with “Hosanna” from Jesus Christ Superstar.  Free and open to the public. An offering will be collected which helps support the Music Ministry. Info: 630-832-2580 or

• 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 during program.

• 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.

• At 7 p.m., seven faculty members of the Elmhurst University Music Department will perform in recital in the Buik Recital Hall inside the Irion building. Free and open to the public. Info:

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.

Sunday, April 24

• At 3 p.m., the Elmhurst Choral Union will present Majestic Mozart in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst University. Tickets are $25/adults, $23/seniors (62+), $10/ages 7-22. Tickets available at, by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006, or at the door.

• Beginning at 7 p.m., Stephen D. Smith of the USC Shoah Foundation, will present “Holocaust XR: How New Media is Enabling Memory and Education,” this year’s Holocaust lecture at Elmhurst University. Admission is free but reservations are encouraged, at Info: email [email protected].

Elmhurst History Museum

Ongoing programs:

Now through May 6, the Elmhurst History Museum presents Carl Sandburg: Poet, Politician and Prophet, a free online pre-recorded lecture presented by Sandburg scholar Lawrence Webb in honor of National Poetry Month. Webb will consider Sandburg’s impact on American culture in the 20th century. For access: starting April 7 for link to pre-recorded program. Info: or call 630-833-1457.

• 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.

• 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

Now through May 29, the Elmhurst Art Museum presents “Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today.” Sponsored by DuPage Foundation, Graham Foundation, Artis Grant Program and Room & Board home furnishings.