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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 americanlegianthb187.org for more information.

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  5. 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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  6. 2018 Illinois Solar Tour

    September 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    For one day only, solar home and business owners throughout the state open their doors to the public. Learn how solar works, how it has positively affected owners' lives, and how you can start the process of going green yourself! This tour includes two homes in Elmhurst. FREE. For more information or to register: illinoissolartour.org

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  7. What is my Birthstone?

    September 22, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Throughout history, people have given poetic meanings to various gemstones. The birthstones and their meanings vary across cultures. Gemologist, Sakina Bharani presents the historical stories and modern background of birthstones along with the gemological aspects of these gems.

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  8. Movie on the Green Featuring The Blues Brothers

    September 22, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Sugar Creek Golf Course

    It will be a date night to remember as Elmhurst Park District presents The Blues Brothers at the Sugar Creek Golf Course driving range! Food trucks, drinks and free popcorn will be on site, so bring your appetite, along with your blanket or lawn chair! Presented in partnership with Elmhurst Public Library. Sponsored by AMITA and The Schiller Team.

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