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  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Check out the latest enhancements to this journey through Elmhurst history! Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Museum Marvels” guide (July 2017). A new History Spotlight showcases a changing array of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection, and currently features objects from the Lindlahr Sanitarium in Elmhurst. or (630) 833-1457

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  2. Fall Art Exhibition: Ellen Lanyon's Gift to the EC Art Collection

    November 4, 2017 - November 18, 2017 @ Elmhurst College Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace

    In 2014, Elmhurst College received a generous gift of eight important paintings from the estate of New York & Chicago-based painter Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013). Often identified with the Chicago Imagists, Lanyon’s Surrealist “dreamscapes” combine plants, animals and everyday objects into compositions that reflect her own private mythology. This exhibit is a onetime opportunity to view the entire body of work Lanyon bequeathed to the College. The public reception will feature a panel discussion.

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  3. Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Invitational Show

    November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum

    Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.

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  4. Holiday Tree Lighting

    November 17, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Gazebo at the intersection of the Prairie Path and Spring Road

    Come join us for the first tree lighting ceremony in Elmhurst! Spend some time visiting with Santa Claus (he’ll arrive at around 6:30 aboard a fire engine!), enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy the festive Christmas carols by the Lincoln School Singers (6:00-6:30pm)! Held at the Gazebo at the intersection of the Prairie Path and Spring Road – 483 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. The tree will be lit after Santa arrives.

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  5. Veterans Storytelling Event

    November 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Hear the personal narratives of area veterans, telling the stories only they can tell—in their own words. This very special storytelling event, done in the style of the Moth Radio Hour on NPR, honors veterans at the American Legion Post in Elmhurst. Pull up a chair for an intimate glimpse into the lives of men and women who served the U.S. and the memories they keep. Conflicts featured include the Korean War through present day. Register online at, in person, or by phone.

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  6. Lapidary Day

    November 18, 2017, All Day @ Lizzadro Museum

    See demonstrations by artists from the West Suburban Lapidary Club including: beading, silversmithing, cabochon cutting, wire wrapping and faceting. Free hands-on activities. Bring in a rock or gem for identification. The event is great way to see the Museum and learn more about lapidary art.

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  7. Phillip's Flowers: Holiday Open House

    November 18, 2017, All Day

    Enjoy a holiday themed open house and visit from Santa at Phillip's Flowers!

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  8. Elmhurst Senior Citizens Commission Community Conversations

    November 18, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Elmhurst City Hall

    Money Smart for Older Adults! Learn important points to consider in planning for a more secure financial future,including how to guard against identity theft and other forms of financial exploitation, how to prepare financially for unexpected life events and what to have ready in case disaster strikes. Presented by Lori Ritzert, Money Smart Coordinator, Suburban Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank. Reserved seating call 630-306-7077.

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  9. Tour of Exhibitions

    November 18, 2017, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibition, “Hebru Brantley.”

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  10. Artist Talk: Hebru Brantley

    November 18, 2017, 2:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Artist Hebru Brantley speaks about his solo exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum.

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  11. Elmhurst Symphony Musicians at Mayslake

    November 19, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook

    Classical Jazz #2 features bassist Alison Gaines and musical guests playing selections from various styles and eras, including jazz, electronic and bebop. Don't miss this afternoon of toe-tapping entertainment!

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  12. Read to Me! A Storytime for Grown-Ups

    November 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Being read to is a rare pleasure. It not only stimulates the mind, it invigorates the imagination. Bring a snack and a favorite beverage; then sit back, listen, and enjoy. No registration required.

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  13. Rock and Mineral Identification Class

    November 21, 2017, 10:30 AM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Geologist Sara Kurth presents and intro to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests.

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  14. Special Exhibit: Smithsonian Gems

    November 22, 2017, All Day

    Ongoing Exhibit: American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  15. Dan Gibbon's Turkey Trot

    November 23, 2017, All Day @ The race will begin at the intersection of Park Ave and Adell Place.

    Thanksgiving morning, some 9,000 runners and walkers will gather at the starting line to burn off calories and raise money to help the hungry and needy in the annual Dan Gibbon’s Turkey Trot 5k. For course information, race day schedule, history, or to register online, visit the Turkey Trot website at

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  16. Music at the Museum

    November 24, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join us on the Last Friday of each month for music by local Elmhurst musicians in the galleries of the museum. Performing artists TBA.

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  17. Special Exhibit: Smithsonian Gems

    November 29, 2017, All Day

    Ongoing Exhibit: American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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