Special Events


Sunday, June 24, 2018 
Time: 2 p.m. FREE 
Location: Elmhurst College Mall, 190 S. Prospect Ave.

Join the Elmhurst community for an old-fashioned baseball game played by the wildly different rules of 1858. Learn to cheer and jeer in fine Victorian fashion as two Elmhurst clubs, chock full of local celebrities, play for your favor. Bring a picnic basket and lawn chairs for a family-friendly game played by true sportsmen from an era of wooden bats and iron men. Fun for all ages…huzzah! Game takes place at the Elmhurst College Mall (in front of Hammerschmidt Chapel). NO tickets or registration required. Download the 1858 Rules of Base Ball


Friday, July 13, 2018 
Time: 6-8 p.m. FREE 
Location: Elmhurst History Museum

Celebrate the joy of roller skating and the opening of the new Chicago Rink Rats exhibit. Be among the first to see the exhibit, and enjoy live musical entertainment by School of Rock and a book signing by author and exhibit writer, Tom Russo. Guests can lace up skates in our recreation of The Elm Skating Rink outdoors on the Museum grounds. BYO skates OR a limited skates/sizes available for use (socks required). Skate at your own risk, signed waivers required. Meet members of area Roller Derby Teams and get your own derby name. Hot dogs and ice cream available for purchase.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 
Time: 7-8 p.m. FREE 
Location: Elmhurst YMCA, 211 W. First St.

Watch and learn from the pros at this amazing demonstration of roller skating skills from the Golden Age through today on the YMCA’s outdoor rink. DJ Oliver spins tunes and emcees this fun evening for all ages. Professional competitive freestyle skater Carrie Svihlik and members of Chicago Roller Talent and The Osiris Initiative will demonstrate various skating styles from the 1940s-‘70s and beyond—including shuffles, spins, jumps, and Chicago’s own JB (James Brown) style skating. Concession sales available to support the YMCA scholarship fund. Outdoor event, rain date July 26. Limited seating available.

Questions? More info: Call (630) 833-1457