The Elmhurst Garden Club declares 2017 The Year of the Monarch. In March 2016, Mayor Steve Morley signed the National Wildlife Foundation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. The pledge is a commitment to educating the community about, and restoring the habitat of, the monarch butterfly. Join us throughout the year for educational presentations and events, including: The Plight of the Monarchs, Tues., March 21, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library; and Monarch Fest (part of the Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire), Sun., July 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilder Park, Elmhurst. For more information on these and other Year of the Monarch presentations and events, visit elmhurstgardenclub.org.