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Cultural / Community Events

  1. 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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  2. Special Exhibit: Smithsonian Gems

    October 1, 2017 - October 30, 2017

    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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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. Brent Sopel "Lost in My Mind"

    October 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

    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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  6. York Drama presents their Fall Theatre Festival featuring The Children’s Hour and Next to Normal

    October 26, 2017 - October 29, 2017

    The Children's Hour is a groundbreaking drama exploring the power of the spoken word. When a young girl starts a rumor about her teachers, lies compound, lives unravel, and truths are revealed. In today's world of social media and political volatility, Lillian Hellman's work is more relevant than the day it was written. Performance times for The Children's Hour: Thursday, October 26 @ 7:30 PM and Saturday, October 28 @ 7:30 PM. ------- Next to Normal is true contemporary musical theatre; exploring how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Performance Times for Next to Normal: Friday, October 27 @ 7:30 PM and Sunday October 29 @ 2:00 PM

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

    October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM

    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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  9. 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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  10. Boo-titul Saturday

    October 28, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    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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  11. 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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  12. The Uncanny Muslim: Real and Imagined in America

    October 29, 2017, All Day

    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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