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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. Elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457

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  2. Elmhurst Artists' Guild Fall Members Show

    September 24, 2017 - November 3, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum

    View contemporary artworks by more than 50 living, local artists, in a diverse array of media and styles, including paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture, collage, digital and mixed media. Members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild include professional artists, corporate art directors, educators, feature film animation artists, woodcut print makers, tombstone carvers and self-taught artists.Opening reception is free, Friday, Sep 29, from 7-9pm. Most artworks are for sale.

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  3. Elmhurst District 205 Foundation For Educational Excellence: Holiday Tree Sale

    October 1, 2017 - October 30, 2017 @ Lot behind Sandburg Middle School

    Be a part of this charming Elmhurst tradition and decorate your front yard with a festive Nova Scotia Balsam tree purchased from the District 205 Foundation’s holiday tree sale fundraiser. Neighborhood outdoor tree group orders of four or more will be delivered free of charge in late November. Beautiful assortment of indoor trees also available. Proceeds help fund educational enhancements and programs that benefit the students of Elmhurst Public Schools.

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  4. Lapidary Art

    October 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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  5. Special Exhibit: Smithsonian Gems

    October 18, 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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  6. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 18, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette, just east of York

    A weekly open market featuring area farmer's produce and vegetables, along with some retail, service, and food items - market opens at 7 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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  7. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 18, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette, just east of York

    A weekly open market featuring area farmer's produce and vegetables, along with some retail, service, and food items - market opens at 7 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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  8. On Leading and Winning: Mike Ditka

    October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst College: Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

    Mike Ditka personifies toughness and drive, whether as the fearless leader of the 1985 NFL Champion Chicago Bears or the head of a business empire. He parlayed his signature image into an unmistakable brand that defines his work as a national sports commentator and successful restaurateur. Ditka will share what he's learned over a life of commitment to the fundamentals - and the resulting victories during a special appearance at Elmhurst College. The Roland Quest Lecture Series.

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  9. TED Talk Conversations about Islam

    October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Watch and discuss two TED Talks about Islam. "On Reading the Koran" by Lesley Hazleton and "My Wish: The Charter for Compassion" by Karen Armstrong. Register online, in person, or by phone.

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  10. Elmhurst Childrens Theatre presents High School Musical

    October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

    Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Disney's High School Musical is fun for the whole family.

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  11. Spooky Stories of the Season

    October 20, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 21, 2017

    Join us for our engaging seasonal program of stories and songs. The program is appropriate for older children and adults and a great option for youth groups looking for a fun event to attend.

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  12. Olympic Rocks

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

    Geared for middle and high school students competing in Science Olympiad tournaments, this class delves into the world of rocks and minerals. Hand samples will be available, covering most of the S.O. specimen lists. Students are encouraged to sign-up as a team or an individual.

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  13. Panel Discussion: The Power of Art in Public Places

    October 21, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Guest Curator Jenny Gibbs will moderate a discussion about the power of art in public places in conjunction with the exhibition Hebru Brantley: Forced Field. The panel will include the artist Hebru Brantley, David Raskin (Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Nathan Mason (Curator of Exhibits and Public Art at the Chicago Cultural Center).

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  14. Elmhurst College to Host Fall Band Concert

    October 22, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    This year’s fall concer will be a musical tribute to Ross Kellan, a revered faculty member who was conductor of the Elmhurst College Symphonic Band. He passed away this summer. James Hile will conduct the Wind Ensemble and Joseph Manfredo will conduct the Symphonic Band. Professor Kellan dedicated his life to music education and inspired the entire College campus with his optimism and dedication to his students. The fall concert program features some of Professor Kellan's favorite pieces for band, including Reed's Armenian Dances, Barnes' Symphony No. 3, and more. The Elmhurst College Music Department has established the Ross Kellan Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide an annual scholarship for a music education student. Donations may be sent to: Ross Kellan Scholarship Fund, Music Department, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126. For more information on Elmhurst College Bands or to receive a schedule of upcoming performances, visit elmhurst.edu/music.

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  15. 'Works on Paper' Exhibit at Elmhurst College

    October 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Three Chicago-based, Latino artists will exhibit their works on paper this fall at Elmhurst College. Herman Aguirre, Javier Chavira and Gabriel Villa are stylistically diverse artists who work in a variety of media. Each artist expresses a very personal vision. Aguirre’s images are concerned with issues of loss and human fragility. Chavira’s drawings reference nature and celebrate the beauty of abstraction. Villa’s works portray the struggle of everyday life and the human condition.

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  16. Special Exhibit: Smithsonian Gems

    October 25, 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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  17. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 25, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette, just east of York

    A weekly open market featuring area farmer's produce and vegetables, along with some retail, service, and food items - market opens at 7 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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  18. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 25, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette, just east of York

    A weekly open market featuring area farmer's produce and vegetables, along with some retail, service, and food items - market opens at 7 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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  19. Brent Sopel "Lost in My Mind"

    October 25, 2017, 7:00 PM @ York High School - Campbell Gym

    Come hear Brent Sopel, former Blackhawks player, talk about his struggles with a learning disability and alcoholism. Mr. Sopel will speak to the Elmhurst community about how his learning disability impacted his life and lead his way to the ice as well as drinking.

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  20. Explore Inner Peace Through Meditation

    October 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Incorporating meditation into one's life can have many positive effects. Join Michael Ribet, long time meditator, for this powerful program, including a short meditation sitting.

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  21. Praying With My Legs: Walking Through the Landmarks of Religious Liberty

    October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Elmhurst College Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    Jack Moline is president of Interfaith Alliance, a non-partisan First Amendment advocacy group that brings together members of 75 different faith communities for mutual support and understanding, and in opposition to those who would restrict either the establishment clause or the free exercise clause of the Constitution. The Chicago native is rabbi emeritus of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, where he served in the pulpit for 27 years. The Abraham Joseph Heschel Lecture.

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  22. Music at the Museum

    October 27, 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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  23. Boo-titul Saturday

    October 28, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Elmhurst City Centre

    Enjoy Halloween in your own downtown! Free Halloween movie at the York Theatre at 9:30 am. Trick or Treat at all your favorite City Centre businesses from 11 am to 1 pm. Don't forget your treat bag! Free fun for the whole family!

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  24. Trunk or Treat

    October 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Come by dressed in friendly costumes to trick-or-treat at our fun, themed trunks. Hot dogs will be grilled as part of a trunk! A free will donation will be collected!

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  25. The Uncanny Muslim: Real and Imagined in America

    October 29, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst College Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. To share his research on Muslims and American popular culture, he writes and speaks about music, comics, movies and the blogistan. He currently is a fellow with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. The al-Ghazali Lecture.

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  26. 'Works on Paper' Exhibit at Elmhurst College

    October 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Three Chicago-based, Latino artists will exhibit their works on paper this fall at Elmhurst College. Herman Aguirre, Javier Chavira and Gabriel Villa are stylistically diverse artists who work in a variety of media. Each artist expresses a very personal vision. Aguirre’s images are concerned with issues of loss and human fragility. Chavira’s drawings reference nature and celebrate the beauty of abstraction. Villa’s works portray the struggle of everyday life and the human condition.

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