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  1. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 13, 2018 - November 4, 2018 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    New original exhibit! Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others in the “Golden Era” of roller skating. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  2. Fall Art Exhibition to Feature Works By Jeanine Coupe Ryding

    August 10, 2018 - November 10, 2018 @ Elmhurst College

    Artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental, woodcut prints. Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate. Elmhurst College will present “Coda for the Day,” an exhibition of her work, beginning on Aug 15. Her exhibition comprises a selection of 15 large-scale relief prints, 11 artist books and eight collages from the last 10 years. The exhibition is curated by Doug Stapleton, associate curator of art at the Illinois State Museum. “I am thrilled to host this exhibition of Jeanine Coupe Ryding’s work curated by Doug Stapleton,” said Suellen Rocca, curator and director of exhibits at Elmhurst Collee. “Both the curator and artist will discuss the exhibition at the public reception, which should provide great insight into the work.” Ryding's prints and artist books are in museum and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.

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  3. Coda for the Day

    August 15, 2018 - November 10, 2018 @ Elmhurst College - Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    This exhibition presents a selection of relief prints, artist books and collages from the last 10 years by Evanston artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding. Ryding is best known for her richly layered, inventive, and often monumental woodcut prints. Her forms and color record her observations of nature and of daily life, described in her expressive gestural cutting into the wood block plate.

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  4. Cool Cars Under the Stars

    August 30, 2018 - October 11, 2018 @ Corner of Spring and Butterfield Roads

    Cool Cars Under the Stars has returned to Elmhurst! With a new location this year, this car show features an array of new and old cars. $5.00 food specials will be available. Visit for more information.

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  5. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 2, 2018 - January 1, 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 the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce.

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  6. Rollerspeak and Pop-Up Exhibit with James Turner

    September 23, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Were you a rink rat? Relive your skating memories with James Turner, a founding member of the National Roller Skating Museum and author of History of Roller Skating. Bring your old skating memorabilia to participate in our very own “pop-up” exhibit following his talk, meet fellow rink rats, and share your favorite skating memories through your objects. Registration required: Online at (Adult Programs) or call 630-530-6879.

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  7. Illinois: 10 Defining Moments

    September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    The history of America is composed of events from all corners of every state. Illinois contributed some big moments and movements, including the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which fueled both the redesign of the city and birth of a new school of architecture. Presented by Gary Midkiff.

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  8. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 26, 2018, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    A weekly market, Wednesdays from 7 am until 1 pm on Vallette just east of York - farm fresh to your table' every Wednesday through October 26th contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-222-6581

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  9. Be an Informed Voter

    September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Learn how to decide which candidate is right for you. Librarians from EPL will go over resources available to you to help you decide in the mid-term election. Representatives from the League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters.

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  10. York Community High School Centennial Meet & Greet Kick Off

    September 27, 2018, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Fitz's Spare Keys

    Join the York Community High School Alumni Association for a community-wide meet & greet party to kick off the Centennial Celebration! Join us for appetizers, a buffet dinner & music!

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  11. Beer Pairing Dinner & History of Beer Talk

    September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM @ One Fifty One Kitchen I Bar

    If you like beer, food and history, make your reservation now for this special event presented by the Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest platinum sponsor, Pints. A delectable selection of craft beers will be matched with courses selected by One Fifty One Kitchen I Bar's chef. EHM executive director Dave Oberg will share his vast knowledge of the History of Beer. Reservations: Call 331-979-7198.

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  12. The Diary of Anne Frank

    September 28, 2018 - October 14, 2018

    "The Diary of Anne Frank" tells the true story of two Jewish families in Amsterdam, hiding from the Nazis during World War Two. Anne's diary is one of the most widely read books ever and has now been translated into over 70 languages. Kesselman's recent adaptation of the Diary was hailed by The New York Times: "Undeniably moving. It shatters the heart," and Time Magazine raved: "One of the year's ten best." Anne's chronicle of her time in hiding is a testament to the human spirit.

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  13. York Community High School Centennial Classic Golf Outing

    September 28, 2018, 8:30 AM @ White Pines Golf Course

    Join the York High School Alumni Association for the Centennial Classic Golf Outing! Check-in begins at 7:30 AM with a shotgun start to follow at 8:30 AM. $65 includes 18 holes of golf with a cart! For more information and to RSVP, visit

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  14. Great American Read Film Series: The Great Gatsby

    September 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Several ‘Great American Read’ picks that have been made into classic movies. Throughout the month of September, we'll be showing several films from the list.

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  15. York Community High School Open House, Tour & Family Fun Day

    September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ York Community High School

    The community is invited to join the York Community High School Alumni Association for the York Open House & Family Fun Day! Stop by York High School for tours, BBQ, Music, Family Games & Raffles to celebrate the Centennial!

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  16. Milaan's 3rd Annual Celebration of Girl Leaders, 2018

    September 29, 2018, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    On behalf of the Milaan Foundation Board, I would like to invite you for it's 3rd Annual Celebration of Girl Leaders on 29th Sep' 2018 at Elmhurst Art Museum for an evening full of hope and inspiring stories, spiced up with Indian food and music.This year, Milaan Foundation invites you to a dual celebration - the graduation of our second batch of incredible Girl Icons and the expansion of the Girl Icon Program from our current group of 114 Girl Icons working with over 2,400 adolescent girls to 500 Girl Icons working with over 10,000 adolescent girls.This year the guest speakers are Dr Isha Ray, Co-Director of The Berkeley Water Center and a faculty member of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, and Vidya Shah, the founder of Edelgive Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Edelweiss Group, a leading financial services conglomerate.

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  17. York Community High School Centennial Homecoming Party

    September 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Diplomat West Banquet Hall

    The community is invited to join the York Community High School Centennial Celebration for a Homecoming Party! Join us at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall for Appetizers, Dinner, D.J, Dancing, Raffles & Awards! For more information and to RSVP, visit

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  18. Brunch With a Duke

    September 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ White Pines Golf Course & Banquets

    The Community is invited to join the York Community High School Alumni Association for Brunch With a Duke! Help celebrate York High School's Centennial by enjoying brunch with fellow alumni! RSVP today at

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