Pick of the Week
Sunday, Sept. 25
LWV Candidate’s Forum
Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst will host an in-person forum for Candidates on the ballot for the DuPage County Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners in District 2, and the DuPage County Board in District 2 in the upcoming General Election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. It will be held at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York Road, covering the races listed in the story on pg 1 of this issue.
Saturday, Sept. 24
• Beginning at 2 p.m., the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook, presents a 60-minute lecture “Explorers of Deep Time.” Did you ever dream of being a “dinosaur hunter” growing up? What comes to mind when you hear someone is a “paleontologist?” Paleontology is one of the most visible yet misunderstood fields of science. In his talk, Dr. Roy Plotnick will provide a behind-the-scenes look at paleontology as it exists today in all its complexity. His lecture explores topics from his book Explorers of Deep Time, which will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. Regular Museum admission applies, reservations recommended. Register at lizzadromuseum.org.
• At 7 p.m., the ESO will host harmonica master Howard Levy in concert at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church to kick off its new season. General admission tickets are $35; reduced-price tickets available for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at ElmhurstSymphony.org/event/the-amazing-howard-levy. Info: 630-941-0202 or elmhurstsymphony.org.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Beginning at 2 p.m., the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook, presents Solisti Di Camera String Quartet. Small ensemble music programs continue at the Lizzadro Museum this fall, where guests can experience the Solisti Di Camera String Quartet featuring cello, viola and violins playing a selection of music from the Baroque to Classical. The 50-minute performance will include a brief discussion about the music selections. All ages welcome. Admission: $15 per person. Limited capacity, registration required. Register at lizzadromuseum.org.
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Saturday, Oct. 15
Sunday, Oct. 16
York High School Drama will present William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy As You Like It. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Fri., and Sat., and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Reserved seat tickets will be available beginning Saturday, Oct. 1.
Saturday, Oct. 15
• From 9 a.m. until 12 noon, volunteers are invited to help clean-up the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie. Please arrive and be ready for our orientation meeting at 9 a.m. sharp. Dress for outdoor work (work gloves, long pants, long-sleeve shirts) and for the weather. The group will meet in Elmhurst at the corner of Berkley Avenue and Illinois Prairie Path. Info: epd.org/parks/Elmhurst-great-western-prairie.
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’s new exhibit
Now on display: ‘Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods.’ Explore the history of many classic Chicago food traditions as well as the often-colorful innovators and establishments that earned the devotion of generations of foodies, including Vienna Beef, Portillo’s, Lou Malnati’s and more. Info: elmhursthistory.org.
• 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.
Elmhurst Art Museum
The first solo museum show of Pilsen-based street artist Sentrock, whose real name is Joseph Perez, is currently o;n display at the Elmhurst Art Museum now through Sunday, Jan. 15 Info: elmhurstartmuseum.org.