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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. 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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  6. 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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  7. The Pajama Game

    October 18, 2018, 8:00 PM - October 20, 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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  8. Spooky Stories of the Season

    October 19, 2018 - October 20, 2018

    Our annual presentation of Spooky Stories of the Season is an evening of creepy stories and scary songs that is appropriate for older children and adults. This is a great option for youth groups looking for a fun outing.

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  9. X-STREAM Fest

    October 20, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Explore the concepts of STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) throughout the building with hands-on experiments, creative projects, explosive demonstrations, and an exciting new Library collection. What is X-Stream Fest? Part science fair, part maker fair, part museum, attendees can expect to get hands-on with each of the six STREAM disciplines.

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  10. Artist Talk

    October 20, 2018, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    David Wallace Haskins will give an artist talk about his solo exhibition, as well as architectural intervention, Ascension / Descension.

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  11. Haunted History

    October 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fischer Farm

    Explore the creepy side of Victorian history! The adventure starts at Fischer Farm with a hayride to Churchville Schoolhouse to learn about eerie 19th-century postmortem photography, strange Victorian mourning traditions, and 1870s cemetery symbols. A lantern-lit walk through Churchville Cemetery and Fischer Woods back to the farm follows for tours and local ghost stories. Registration required: In person at Bensenville Park District, 1000 W. Wood St., Bensenville or call 630-766-7015.

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