Welcome back to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar

 

With the New Year and the continued volatility in the fight against COVID-19, the Elmhurst Independent is bringing back its Community Calendar as of today. Upcoming events will be published, whether they are virtual or in person. Please remember to be safe at live events by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer and maintaining social distance.

If your club or organization is gathering during this time, live OR virtually, you can send the information to Independent@rvpublishing.com and put “Community Calendar” in the Subject line.

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Beginning Thursday, Jan. 6

The Elmhurst History Museum hosts an online pre-recorded lecture called From Prairie to Tree Town: Tales of Old Elmhurst presented by Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg who will take viewers on a journey through time, from the Elmhurst community’s earliest years as a remote Midwest prairie settlement on the outskirts of Chicago through the present. For access: visit elmhursthistory.org/320/Programs starting 1/6 for link to pre-recorded program. This online pre-recorded program is available through Tuesday, Mar. 1.

Sunday, Jan. 9

At 12:15 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd., the Single Mothers will hold its monthly meeting, at which guests will be making a vision board for you and your children to enjoy throughout 2022. All materials needed for the craft will be provided. Complimentary lunch and free childcare for ages 3-12. Info: elmhurstcrc.org/she or send an email to: janeloe@aol.com.

Monday, Jan. 10

Beginning at 6 p.m., State Representative Deanne Mazzochi is hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting to discuss the upcoming legislative session in Springfield. To join, click on the zoom link at RepMazzochi.com or find her page on facebook. Residents with questions or concerns can reach out at (630) 852-8633 or email mazzochi@ilhousegop.org.

Thursday, Jan. 13

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) is hosting an open house at 301 S. Swift Road in Addison. For more information, visit www.tcdupage.org, or contact Anthony Gliffe at 630-691-7601 or anthonyg@tcdupage.org.

Saturday, Jan. 15

    •   At 1 p.m. at the Elmhurst History Museum, Curator of Collections Dan Lund will provide an overview of the best practices to preserve personal photos, documents, and scrapbooks for future generations. Topics include reviewing and demonstrating ideal materials, techniques for preserving physical copies, and the best ways to scan and digitally store family memories. Limit: 15 participants. Fee: $5 per person, free to Heritage Foundation members. For reservations, go to elmhursthistory.org/320/Programs.

    •  At 2:30 p.m. the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will present “The Music Lives,” a concert of Baroque favorites, at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. For tickets and info, visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org or call the Box Office at 630-941-0202. The concert will be repeated on Sunday, Jan. 23 at the ESO home venue, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church.

Sunday, Jan. 23

At 3 p.m., the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will present “The Music Lives,” a concert of Baroque favorites, at its home venue, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. For tickets and info, visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org or call the Box Office at 630-941-0202.

Thursday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 3

From 6 to 9 p.m. per session, the Society for Financial Awareness will present a free two-part course called “Retire with Confidence” to Elmhurst University. Though enrollment is free, registration in advance is required. To register, visit  https://bentron.com/retirewithconfidence-elmhurst/ or contact Rochelle Stephens at 630-505-8375 or rstephens@bentron.com. For more about the Society for Financial Awareness, visit at sofausa.org/

The program will be repeated on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon per session.

Saturday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 5

From 9 a.m. to 12 noon per session, the Society for Financial Awareness will present a free two-part course called “Retire with Confidence” to Elmhurst University. Though enrollment is free, registration in advance is required. To register, visit  https://bentron.com/retirewithconfidence-elmhurst/ or contact Rochelle Stephens at 630-505-8375 or rstephens@bentron.com. For more about the Society for Financial Awareness, visit at sofausa.org/

Sunday, Feb. 6

At 2 p.m., all ages are invited to the Elmhurst History Museum for a free program called Journeying Through the American Indian Way of Life, led by award-winning Ojibwa author Kim Sigafus McIver, who will Interweave history, storytelling, songs, and drumming to present the tribes that once inhabited Illinois as well as their Native traditions and culture prior to the Indian Removal Act that moved them westward. For reservations, visit elmhursthistory.org/320/Programs.

Monday, Feb. 28

This is the deadline to place an order for organic vegetable and herb seedlings through First Congregational UCC for pick up at the Green Garden Fair on May 7. To place an order, call 630-832-2580,   visit elmhurstucc@sbcglobal.net, or find the church on facebook.

Ongoing programs:

Current exhibitions and programs:

Elmhurst Art Museum

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Elmhurst History Museum

Coming in February…

The Elmhurst History Museum will hold a new exhibit, People of the Prairie: 12,000 Years in DuPage County. The exhibit will be open from February 4 through June 5, 2022.

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

Experience local history through an award-winning exhibit about how the City of Elmhurst grew and developed over the years. Explore a changing display of objects and photos featured in the History Spotlight as well as a history of the Glos Mansion and family.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

Admission: FREE

More Info:elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457

 

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