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. Upcoming events will be published, whether 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, send the information to Independent@rvpublishing.com and put “Community Calendar” in the Subject line. The Calendar also appears at theindependentnewspapers.com.

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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. 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.

Friday, Feb. 4

From 4-6 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum is holding a free open house, sponsored by Lakeside Bank, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Get a first glimpse of the recent Education Center renovations, the new Houses of Tomorrow exhibition in the galleries and more.  Info: elmhurstartmuseum.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. 7

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum and RGL Marketing for the Arts is holding Art from the Heart: Valentines for Seniors, a special gathering to prepare valentines to be delivered to seniors at Park Place of Elmhurst for Valentine’s Day.

If you cannot make the event on Feb. 7, free Valentine’s Day card-making kits are available at the Museum’s main entrance to pick-up and prepare at home. Finished cards can be put in the mailbox on the exterior of the museum by Mon, Feb. 7 to be included in the delivery to Park Place.

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.

Elmhurst History Museum

Ongoing programs:

• 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. For access: visit elmhursthistory.org/320/Programs for the link to the pre-recorded program. Available through Tuesday, Mar. 1.

• 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, including a history of the Glos Mansion and family.

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

Admission: FREE Info: elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457.

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.

Elmhurst Art Museum

    NOTE: The Art Museum is currently closed for installation and building maintenance.

    Beginning Saturday, Feb. 5, the Elmhurst Art Museum hosts its newest exhibit “Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today.” It will remain through May 29. Sponsored by DuPage Foundation, Graham Foundation, Artis Grant Program and Room & Board home furnishings.

 

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