Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar
Thursday, June 9
From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Association presents Music at the Gazebo featuring the band PettyCash. Info: springroad.com
Saturday, June 11
From 6 – 8 p.m., pre-sale, discounted tickets to the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation’s 7th annual Craft Beer Fest will be available for purchase at Pints, 112 S. York Road. General admission tickets (1-6 p.m.) be sell for $35 and early entry tickets (12-6 p.m.) for $45. Both are $5 off the “early bird” rate. Regular ticket sales will begin Friday, July 1 online at elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com.
Sunday, June 12
• From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a Sunday Summer Barbeque hosted by Artis Senior Living at 123 W. Brush Hill Road. All are invited for a backyard barbecue, with food, drinks and company provided. Rain or shine — should it rain, it will be moved inside. Please bring a lawn chair. RSVP by Sunday, June 5 by calling 630-359-3113 or sending a text to Jamie at 312-543-5158.
• From 2 – 3 p.m., first person presenter Laura Keyes will recount the history of Laura Ingalls Wilder in a special presentation at the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse, 3N784 Church Rd., Bensenville. Discover the times, places, and people who inspired her books as well as hardships and tragedies. Appropriate for ages 10+ due to seriousness of subject matter. Fee: $5/person. Reservations required at: elmhursthistory.org/320/Programs
Monday, June 13
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.
Wednesday, June 15
At 7 p.m., the Elmhurst University Summer Band will host its first concert, “Music for a Summer Evening.” It will be held at the Gates of Knowledge on the campus. Concerts are free, bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic.
Sunday, June 19
On Father’s Day, beginning at 5 p.m., bring the whole family to White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville for an evening of Family Golf, when tees are moved up and players can play at their own pace while enjoying hot dog, chips and a drink for just $3. Fees: $5 for ages 17 and younger; $10 for adults. Carts: $10 per cart for players; $10 per person for non-playing cart-riders.
Monday, June 20
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.
Thursday, June 23
From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Association presents Music at the Gazebo featuring the Brian Petty Orchestra. Info: springroad.com
Saturday, June 25
From 1 – 4 p.m., families are invited the Elmhurst Art Museum to discover the exciting world of butterflies through activities like creating an artistic booklet, drawing inspiration from symmetry, and more. Guests who complete four different hands-on activities win a special prize. Free with museum admission, registration required at elmhurstartmuseum.org.
Sunday, June 26
From 1-2:30 p.m., join Elmhurst-based architect Erica Blawat on an architectural walking tour of the surprisingly architecturally rich City of Elmhurst—the only city with houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Blawat provides historic context and fun facts about architectural gems by Wright, Mies, Walter Burley Griffin, R. Harold Zook, Dirk Lohan, and more. Free with museum admission, registration required at elmhurstartmuseum.org. This program will be repeated on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday, June 27
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum offers Museum Maker Monday, when kids are invited to drop in and explore exhibits, play games, make crafts, and bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors, weather permitting. This Monday features a Paper Plate Pizza craft project (while supplies last). Appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult. Free, no registration required. The museum is located at 120 E. Park Ave.
Tuesday, June 28
General Primary Election takes place. Early voting is available at the DuPage Fairgrounds, as of May 19. Beginning June 13, 22 more Early Voting sites will be open.
Wednesday, June 29
At 7 p.m., the Elmhurst University Summer Band will host its first concert, “American Pageant.” It will be held at the Gates of Knowledge on the campus. Concerts are free, bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic.
Thursday, June 30
From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Association presents Music at the Gazebo featuring the band Lake Effect. Info: springroad.com
Monday, July 4
The Elmhurst Running Club 17th 4 on the 4th and Kids 1K (for ages 5-12) will step off at 7:15 a.m., with the Kids 1K starting at 8:20 a.m. Both races start and finish on Prospect Ave. between Elmhurst University and Wilder Park. The 4-mile goes through neighborhoods and into City Centre before returning to the finish area. The Kids Race goes up and down Prospect. Register at 4on4th.com.
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 theindependentnewspapers.com.
Elmhurst History Museum
• 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.