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  1. 2018 Exemplary Youth Service Awards

    December 1, 2017 - March 9, 2018

    Know an amazing kid? The City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Exemplary Youth Service Awards. Ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm at Bryan Middle School. For more information and to nominate a deserving youth, please go to Deadline for nominations is March 9, 2018

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  2. Special Exhibit "Smithsonian Gems"

    December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

    American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  3. Freedom: A History of US

    January 12, 2018 - March 11, 2018

    The evolving concept of freedom and its pursuit is explored in this touring exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, illuminating critical figures and events from our nation’s birth until 1968. Highlights include: reproductions of a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a secretly printed draft and official copy of the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten speech notes, and letters by Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit is supplemented with Elmhurst materials including a 1924 KKK rally flyer, manuscripts related to the Elmhurst Fair Housing Ordinance, and correspondence from veterans from the Civil War and WWI eras.

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  4. Free Family Open Swims

    January 14, 2018 - March 11, 2018

    Have a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available.

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  5. Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape

    January 20, 2018 - March 4, 2018

    The dream-like imagery and enigmatic paintings by Gertrude Abercrombie include spare interiors and illusionary landscapes. Her works, which were historically important in Chicago, have been referred to as “psychic self-portraits”.

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  6. IN THIS HOUSE: Paula Crown, Michelle Grabner, Brad Killam, Tony Tasset, and James Welling

    January 20, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    The installations by these artists respond to the minimal design of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House as well as its history as a domestic space.

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  7. Nature vs. Nurture: Then & Now

    January 27, 2018 - March 10, 2018

    Watercolor paintings by Elmhurst College graduate, Randi Holt, inspired by her wild backyard. Randi Holt is a member of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. Meet the artist at the opening reception Feb 2, 2018, 7 - 9pm, free to the public.

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  8. Spring Art Exhibition Features Printmaker Michael Barnes

    January 30, 2018, 8:00 PM - March 17, 2018, 8:00 PM

    Michael Barnes is a master printmaker with a passion for the medium of lithography. The theme of his work addresses, in part, the absurdities of life and calls into question the historical evolution of so-called civilization. Elmhurst College will host Barnes’ exhibition Many Turns and Feats to Bewilder from January 29 through March 17 in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. A public reception for the artist will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Admission is free to the exhibition and reception, and the public is invited. As a social critic, Barnes is part of a long tradition of visual artists whose works provide a critique of society. A professor of printmaking at Northern Illinois University, he has exhibited his work worldwide. In addition, the College’s A.C. Buehler Library permanently houses the College’s unparalleled collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist Art.

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  9. York Drama's Winter Play: Brecht-Fest

    February 1, 2018 - February 4, 2018

    This Winter, please join us for York Drama's Brecht-Fest. At Brecht-Fest the students will stage and perform 9 different one act plays by one of the most provocative and famous playwrights of the 20th-century, Bertolt Brecht. Show Dates & Times: Thursday, Feb 1 - Saturday, Feb 3 @ 7:30pm / Sunday Feb 4 @ 2:00pm. Tickets available through:

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  10. Teen Depression: Healthy Habits and Coping Strategies

    February 1, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

    Sponsored by the Elmhurst Commission on Youth and Elmhurst/Linden Oaks Behavioral Health. Depression is a real and treatable brain illness. It can be caused by many different life stressors and changes in brain chemistry. Come learn about the warning signs and symptoms of depression in teens and healthy ways to combat these symptoms. Open to teens, parents, school staff, members of spiritual community, and anyone influencing the life of teens. Plan to arrive early due to parking. Questions email Speakers : Patricia Noble, PsyD & Annie Jaworska, LCPC, CADC Patty manages the Hinsdale and St. Charles Outpatient sites which offer both Adolescent and Adult Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis full day and half day programming. Annie has experience working as an adolescent clinical therapist in the full and half day programming at Hinsdale and now helps primary care physicians connect people with the right behavioral healthcare treatment they need.

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  11. Escanaba in Da Moonlight

    February 1, 2018, 8:00 PM - February 3, 2018

    On the eve of deer hunting season, Rueben Soady comes to a terrifying realization; he is about to become the oldest Soady man to have never bagged a buck! Fearing the lifelong shame of being branded "the buckless Yooper," Reuben calls upon his Ojibwa wife's hunting rituals, bring along his reluctant father and brother. But, unexplainable things begin happening around the Soady Deer Camp, and it becomes clear that Reuben is in way over his head.

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