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  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    December 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ 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 York High School’s centennial.

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  2. Kids Winter Reading Program: Read Undercover

    December 22, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Kids (newborns through grade eight) can join. Register at the Kids’ Help Desk with your valid Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from December 22 until February 28. Once signed up, kids receive a bookmark, a booklog to record the books read, and a reading challenge. Kids who reach reading goals by February 28 receive a sticker; a raffle ticket; and coupons for Skyzone, Meatheads, Brewpoint Coffee, and LEGOland.

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  3. Common Connection series: Health + Wellness

    January 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    The Library is here to jump-start the New Year with a healthier new you! Through a partnership with the Elmhurst Park District, programs focus on taking care of yourself in ways to help your your mind, body, spirit, and relationships thrive. The Common Connection is a series of programs using film, discussion, and critical thinking to identify topics that influence the world today — no matter who we are.

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  4. Family Open Gym

    January 6, 2019 - February 17, 2019 @ Churchville Middle School

    Burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym. A guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

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  5. Special Exhibit: Rock Cafe

    January 8, 2019 - March 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    The Rock Café features 3 balanced meals made entirely out of stone. The Rock Café was generously donated to the Museum by the Josefeck Family in 2013. On display through May 2019.

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  6. Heart’s Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage

    January 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - March 17, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    When Cupid’s arrow strikes, the love that grows is celebrated and communicated through a variety of romantic gestures and traditions. Contemplate the power of love represented in unique and never-before-seen 19th and 20th century wedding dresses and exquisitely-detailed early 1900s valentines from the EHM collection. Explore romantic tokens of affection—including candy boxes, photos, and ephemera—that share the secrets of the heart with loved ones and the community at large.

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  7. The Rock Cafe

    January 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone. Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

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  8. Musical Theatre Intensive

    February 12, 2019 - March 19, 2019

    Calling all 3rd to 5th grade performers! Are you ready to jump into acting, singing, and dancing? This class will offer a first hand experience in the fundamentals of musical theatre. The class will be taught by performer/writer Michael Potsic, who has been seen on the stages of The Paramount, Theatre At The Center, and The Second City. With his years of performance experience and knowledge, he will guide students as they build the technique, the drive, and the confidence that is necessary to be successful in musical theatre. Students will focus on skill-building in acting, singing, and dancing. The class will culminate in a final showcase that displays all of their hard work. The workshop is open to students third through fifth grade, who are Elmhurst residents or attend Elmhurst schools. If space allows, children from neighboring communities will be admitted.

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  9. Stanger Young Artists Concerto Audition

    February 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

    Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Symphony Association, this annual event provides an opportunity for outstanding high school instrumentalists to gain recognition for their efforts and compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto movement with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. The public is invited to attend and may come and go throughout the day.

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  10. The Whole World a Bauhaus

    February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Touring the globe (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Elmhurst, and Karlsruhe), this exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a legendary German school that revolutionized modern thinking and artistic approaches to industrialization. Photographs and documents combine with art and design pieces by Bauhaus masters and students—such as Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef and Anni Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer and more.

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  11. Lecture: Margret Kentgens-Craig

    February 16, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    On the occasion of this traveling exhibition and the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, scholar Kentgens-Craig will expand on the legacy of the legendary school and its lasting effects in the United States. Kentgens-Craig is adjunct associate professor of architecture at the NCSU College of Design and former head of the department of archives and collections at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, in Germany. She is the author of several books of the Bauhaus including The Bauhaus and America: first contacts 1919-1936 and The Bauhaus in America: the modernist émigrés and their influence on American architecture, interiors, and design, 1920-1940. This lecture is part of the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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