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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary: Special Exhibit - Legendary Diamonds

    June 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    See the fascinating stories of some of history's most famous diamonds and their equally famous owners. The exhibit blends the lapidary art of faceting with historic figural artistry to tell each diamond's story including: The Hope, The Orlov, The Table Cut and The Regent.

  2. Elmhurst Artists' Guild: The Spaces in Between - Abbie Ansburg Solo Art Show

    August 4 - September 10 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum

    Artist turns real experiences into abstract paintings. Oil paintings being exhibited by Abbie Ansburg in a new, solo show visually edit what is real and add in the abstract as the paintings develop. Entitled “The Spaces in Between,” the show can be seen in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from August 4 through September 10. An artist’s reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, August 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the EAG gallery. The Ansburg exhibit can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm; Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum’s free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM members, students and children under 18 are admitted free.

  3. Elmhurst Park District: Eco's Adventure

    August 4 - September 1 @ Elmhurst Parks

    Be an Eco Explorer and join Eco the Raccoon, and the Elmhurst Park District for the first ever Eco Adventure. Get outside and explore and learn about our parks. Your adventure starts with visiting 8 different parks and answering questions about each park along the way. There are a total of 30 questions., so bring something to write with. Mom and Dad, you can help write in the answers, but no grown-ups can enter the contest. This is for kids only. You have until Sept 1st, 2015 to complete the entry form. When you're done, just turn in the entry form to Wagner Community Center, 615 N West Ave, and receive a very cool Eco Adventure Kit and be entered in a raffle to win a GoPro camera!

  4. Elmhurst Art Museum: David Wallace Haskins: Skycube

    August 11, 2015 - June 1, 2016

  5. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 2, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ York & Vallette

    Visit the quaint crossroads of York and Vallette in Elmhurst, where you'll find a treasure of goods and services offered with hometown flair and convenient parking. Located just south of the Illinois Prairie Path, picturesque fountain and Park District Depot you'll be pleasantly surprised by all that we offer. York & Vallette businesses comprise the YVBA, a not-for-profit organization which offers various community enriching events at this unique business district.

  6. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 9, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ York & Vallette

    Visit the quaint crossroads of York and Vallette in Elmhurst, where you'll find a treasure of goods and services offered with hometown flair and convenient parking. Located just south of the Illinois Prairie Path, picturesque fountain and Park District Depot you'll be pleasantly surprised by all that we offer. York & Vallette businesses comprise the YVBA, a not-for-profit organization which offers various community enriching events at this unique business district.

  7. Elmhurst City Centre: Rock the Block Party

    September 11, 4:00 PM - September 12, 10:00 PM @ Downtown Elmhurst

    Send summer off in style at a 2 day party with the whole neighborhood! Both days - Beer/wine tent & local food tents

  8. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 16, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ York & Vallette

    Visit the quaint crossroads of York and Vallette in Elmhurst, where you'll find a treasure of goods and services offered with hometown flair and convenient parking. Located just south of the Illinois Prairie Path, picturesque fountain and Park District Depot you'll be pleasantly surprised by all that we offer. York & Vallette businesses comprise the YVBA, a not-for-profit organization which offers various community enriching events at this unique business district.

  9. DuPagePads: 11th Annual Run 4 Home

    September 19, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 703 W Liberty Dr

    DuPagePads is calling all walkers and runners, individuals and families to the 11th Annual Run 4 Home on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8 am, beginning at 703 West Liberty in Wheaton. This 10K and 5K CARA approved course will appeal to serious runners, casual joggers and walkers. Funds raised at this event will help provide DuPagePads’ solution to end homelessness: housing coupled with support services and employment which leads to improved health and economic sustainability. DuPagePads believes everyone should have a place to call “home”. Open 365 days a year, the agency has grown to be the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in the community. Carol Simler, President & CEO of DuPagePads, said “Last year, we served 1,360 individuals including 241 children in 144 families. We know we have the solution and we rely on events like this and generous individuals and organizations to help us as we End Homelessness One Step at a Time!”

  10. Elmhurst Park District: Prairie Restoration

    September 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Great Western Prairie (intersection of Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path, just west of Spring Road

    Help maintain Elmhurst's stretch of 10,000-year-old prairie. Volunteers meet at the Great Western Prairie (intersection of Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path, just west of Spring Road) at 9 a.m. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. For more information contact Keith Olson

  11. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 23, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ York & Vallette

    Visit the quaint crossroads of York and Vallette in Elmhurst, where you'll find a treasure of goods and services offered with hometown flair and convenient parking. Located just south of the Illinois Prairie Path, picturesque fountain and Park District Depot you'll be pleasantly surprised by all that we offer. York & Vallette businesses comprise the YVBA, a not-for-profit organization which offers various community enriching events at this unique business district.

  12. Elmhurst Commission on Youth: The Pressured Child

    September 28, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Sandburg Middle School Auditorium

    There are three kinds of children in school: those whose journeys are characterized mostly by success, those whose journeys are characterized by a chronic but manageable struggle, and those whose journeys are characterized by fury and despair. Each journey has its own different pressures. 'The Pressured Child' is a talk for parents of middle and high school students are gripped by worries and misapprehensions about their children's life in school. Dr. Michael Thompson describes the psychological journey that kids experience during their thirteen years in school. He reminds parents that children are almost never judging themselves by grades: they are always monitoring their own development and constantly searching for three things: connection, recognition and a sense of power.

  13. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 30, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ York & Vallette

    Visit the quaint crossroads of York and Vallette in Elmhurst, where you'll find a treasure of goods and services offered with hometown flair and convenient parking. Located just south of the Illinois Prairie Path, picturesque fountain and Park District Depot you'll be pleasantly surprised by all that we offer. York & Vallette businesses comprise the YVBA, a not-for-profit organization which offers various community enriching events at this unique business district.

Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    February 28, 2015 - December 31, 2099 @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 2nd Floor Gallery

    The Museum’s entire second floor gallery will be transformed into an innovative exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Visitors will enjoy thoughtful displays that combine artifacts and the latest in museum technology to create an engaging and informative experience.

  2. Gallery Talk with Daniel Lund

    September 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum 2nd floor gallery

    The “By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst” exhibit is filled with Elmhurst’s rich history in every corner. Join a curator or community member to focus on specifics aspects of the new exhibit that make Elmhurst unique. EHM registrar Daniel Lund will be explore the theme “Community” at the object tower in the second floor gallery.

  3. Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest

    September 19, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum Grounds

    Join us for a craft brew celebration and fundraiser to benefit Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and Rotary Club of Elmhurst, and to kick off the “Beer Chicago: A Refreshing History” exhibit at Elmhurst Historical Museum. This festive fall afternoon features more than 50 craft beer selections from 29+ craft and microbreweries including Two Brothers, Lagunitas, Church Street, Argus, Lakefront, Goose Island, and many more. Ticket price includes souvenir tasting glass, 18 beer tasting tickets, light snacks, door prizes, live music, and more under a tent on the EHM grounds. Must be 21+ to participate. Rain or shine. Platinum sponsor: Pints in Elmhurst. Tickets: Early bird until Sept. 11: $35; after Sept. 11 or at gate: $45 Order online at www.elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com Location: Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst More info: www.elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com or 630-833-1457

  4. Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House

    September 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Churchville Schoolhouse, located just north of Grand Ave. on Church Road in Bensenville

    Head back to school with EHM at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse! Built c. 1846, the Churchville Schoolhouse will be open to the public for classes with the school marm, old-fashioned games, vintage crafts, and fun to engage the young and young at heart. Conrad Fischer Elementary School Singers will perform numbers from yesteryear at 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Lemonade and light refreshments provided. Rain or shine. Churchville Schoolhouse is a National Register of Historic Places site owned by the City of Elmhurst and managed by Elmhurst Historical Museum.

Main City Calendar

  1. City Council Meeting

    September 8, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

  2. Committee Meetings

    September 14, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ 209 N York St

  3. City Council Meeting

    September 21, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

  4. Committee Meetings

    September 28, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ 209 N York St


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