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  1. Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings

    October 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    Modern carvings from the House of Fabergé feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials.

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  2. David Wallace Haskins: Polarity

    November 6, 2018 - January 20, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Experience an interactive video work, large-scale light installation, intervention in the McCormick House, and more.

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  3. McCormick House: 1952 – 1959

    November 6, 2018 - January 20, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    McCormick House: 1952 – 1959 curated by Robert Kleinschmidt and Ryan Monteleagre See the Children's Wing with a full domestic interior for the first time since the museum acquired the McCormick House.

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  4. The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection

    November 6, 2018 - January 20, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection curated by Suellen Rocca, one of the original Imagists Featuring over 30 works by some of the most provocative and influential Midwest artists since the 1960s. This exhibition is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy with presenting partner, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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  5. Hometown Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst

    November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Experience the nostalgia and sentiment of Frank Capra’s 1946 classic film though a private collection from Richard Goodson of rare memorabilia including vintage posters, photographs, collectibles, and more. Additional objects from EHM’s collection will be on display, including handmade ornaments from Dresden, Germany and original prints by former Elmhurst resident Lee Sturges, a well-known American artist and etcher. Exhibit sponsor: Lakeside Bank.

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  6. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    December 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history! See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection which currently features objects and information about York High School’s centennial.

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  7. Wilder Park Conservatory Holiday Flower Show

    December 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Wilder Park Conservatory

    Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory’s stunning holiday floral display.

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  8. Winter Reading Challenge

    December 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Accept the challenge and expand your reading comfort zone! Spark your curiosity by reading a book you might not typically choose — we choose it for you. How to Participate 1. Complete the form at 2. Librarians choose a book just for you. 3. Read the book! Tell us what you thought at NOTE: All three steps are required to be entered in the raffle. Three lucky readers win $50 Elmhurst City Centre Gift Cards.

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  9. It's a Wonderful Holiday Show

    December 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018

    As part of our holiday program, GreenMan Theatre is partnering with Vex Theatre Company to bring you Twist-A-Carol, a program of adult-themed skits to exercise your funny bones for the holidays.

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  10. An Evening of Dance

    December 8, 2018 - December 9, 2018 @ Elmhurst College - Mill Theatre

    A collaborative showcase of dance, featuring choreography of both faculty and students. Evening of Dance sells out fast, so order your tickets early.

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  11. UCCA 40th Annual Holiday Food Drive

    December 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Elmhurst Public Works Garage

    Volunteers with muscle are needed to deliver Holiday Meal Boxes, including a turkey with trimmings, canned goods, and paper products, to Elmhurst Community School District 205 children and their families. Help make the holiday season brighter for local families in need!

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  12. Hometown Holiday Family Fun

    December 8, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ City Centre Fountain Plaza

    Free showing of "Elf" at the York Theatre at 9:30 am. (Doors open at 9 am) Free elf hats for all the kids! Santa visits in the City Centre Fountain Plaza from 11 am to 1 pm. Make it a Hometown Holiday in City Centre!

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  13. Rock and Mineral ID

    December 8, 2018, 10:30 AM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hand-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scouts, adult supervision is required.

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  14. Family Holiday Party

    December 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and art activities along with a surprise visit from Santa at 2 pm.

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  15. Santa's Workshop at Wilder Mansion

    December 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Wilder Mansion

    A holiday store just for kids! Santa’s Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Items are kid-priced and kid-friendly.

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  16. Rockin' Jewelry for Kids

    December 8, 2018, 1:30 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Children can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jeweler’s badge. Adult supervision required.

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