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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. Boo-tiful Saturday

    October 27, 2018, 9:30 AM @ City Centre Fountain Plaza

    Come downtown Elmhurst for a free family fun Halloween celebration! Free movie at the York Theatre (150 N. York) at 9:30 am. More fun from 11 am to 1 pm includes: trick or treating at your favorite City Centre Merchants, DJ and dancing in the plaza and kids arts & crafts.

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  8. Trunk or Treat

    October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Fun, Free, Family Event! Trunk or Treating for your family!

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  9. Conversation about Mies

    October 27, 2018, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Join us for an in-depth conversation about the famed architect Mies van der Rohe.

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  10. Panel Discussion about Mies

    October 27, 2018, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Join us for an in-depth conversation about the famed architect Mies van der Rohe by national and international experts including the return of guest curator of Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views, Barry Bergdoll.

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  11. The Science of Jurassic Park

    October 27, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    In the Jurassic Park saga, dinosaurs of the past were resurrected to terrorize and exhilarate audiences. This unique presentation by Donald Baumgartner examines the science facts and myths behind the movies. Real dinosaur fossils will be available for sale.

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  12. Elmhurst American Legion Military Ball

    October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Formal/semi-formal Military Ball featuring military tradition, formal dinner, cocktails, live music and dancing.

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  13. World Music Festival to Celebrate The Music of America

    October 27, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College

    The 8th Annual World Music Festival at Elmhurst College comes home this year, with a main concert on Oct. 27 titled Celebrate Blues and Jazz—The Music of America. The main concert features selections from Eddie Sauter’s Focus for tenor saxophone and strings, and Corky Siegel’s Symphonic Blues No. 6 for harmonica, bongo and symphony orchestra. Featured performers include Corky Siegel, jazz saxophonist Mark Colby, tabla player Kalyan Pathak and the Elmhurst College Philharmonic Orchestra.

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