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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. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 2, 2018 - November 30, 2018 @ 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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  5. 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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  6. Holiday Tree Sale Benefiting Education

    October 1, 2018 - October 30, 2018 @ Sandburg Middle School (Individual Tree Pick Up)

    Be a part of this charming Elmhurst tradition and decorate your front yard with a festive 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. Tree pick up in early December. 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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  7. Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings

    October 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    Modern carvings from the House of Fabergé feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials.

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  8. The Pajama Game

    October 11, 2018, 8:00 PM - October 13, 2018 @ Elmhurst College - Mill Theatre

    Take a pajama factory in Iowa, add a workers union at odds with management, and sprinkle in some unexpected romance. What do you get? Steam Heat! Delve into the golden age of musical theatre history with this 1955 Tony Award winner originally directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Bob Fosse.

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  9. Family Fall Fest

    October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Wild Meadows Trace

    Elmhurst Park District invites you to dress in your Halloween best and take in the sights and sounds of autumn. Bring the family to Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, fall games, food trucks and more! Presented by Edward-Elmhurst Health, The Schiller Team, Suburban Bank & Trust and Courts Plus.

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  10. Money Smart for Older Adults & Ride DuPage Transportation Service

    October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

    Elmhurst Senior Commission, Community Conversations presents Money Smart for Older Adults presented by Andrea Pokrofke, Asst. V.P., Branch Manager for Suburban Bank, a Wintrust Bank & Ride Du Page Transportation Service for seniors presented by Tom Trosien, Finance Director for the City of Elmhurst. RSVP- Space Limited-Reservations- 630-306-7077.

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  11. Heritage Day at Fischer Farm & Churchville Schoolhouse

    October 13, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Churchville Schoolhouse

    Celebrate fall with a day of family-friendly festivities at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse and Fischer Farm! Churchville Schoolhouse: Listen to the Conrad Fischer Singers and learn to square dance with folk music by Muddy Creek at the 1850s landmark Schoolhouse. Play old-fashioned games, take a lesson with the 1910 schoolmarm, make a thaumatrope, and enjoy refreshments. Fischer Farm: Take a hayride to Fisher Farm for animal encounters, a pumpkin patch, crafts, and more.

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  12. Family Day: Frankentoy Mobile Workshop

    October 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    We invite you and your family to explore identity and the figure through hands-on art activities inspired by our current exhibition, The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection, with visiting artist group Frankentoy Mobile.

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  13. The World of Agates

    October 13, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Agates are considered by some to be the world's most beautiful and varied semi-precious gems. At least 1,000 varieties are recognized. This illustrated presentation by Doug Moore will explore three topics: Agates in Germany, The Mysterious Thunderegg and Agates Under the Microscope.

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