LW Reedy has been serving the Elmhurst community and surrounding areas since 1951. As the largest locally-owned real estate agency in Elmhurst, we have a passion for local news and events. Here’s our view of the community for this month, from our perch at 101 York in the heart of downtown Elmhurst.
May 6, 2015
National Public Gardens Day at Cantigny Park
Spend the morning at Cantigny Park. Learn about the “Birds of Cantigny” at a presentation at 9:00 am given by Jeff Reiter in the visitor center. At 10:00, tour Cantigny’s colorful spring plantings on a guided tour with Joy Kaminsky. Finally, at 11:00 am, special guest Dan Benarcik will give a presentation, “Making the Garden Your Own.” Visit Cantigny.org for a free parking coupon. Cantigny Park is located at 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton.
May 7, 2016
The Pink 5K
Get back in the 5K game with The Pink 5K, a chip timed, CARA and USTAF Certified race. Registration is $35 online by 4:00 pm on May 6, or $40 on race day. Enjoy the Pink Brunch at Pinstripes immediately after the race where runners can receive 10% off their total bill with the proceeds donated back to Open Arms. The race starts at 8:00 am at the Oak Brook Park District – Central Park at 1450 Forest Gate Road in Oak Brook. Registration forms are available here.
May 12, 2016
Bridging the Divide: How We Can Become Stronger Leaders, Citizens and Friends
Bruce Weinstein will present the next installment of the Rudolf G Schade Lecture Series on History, Ethics and the Law. Mr. Weinstein writes an ethics and leadership column for Fortune magazine online, along with columns in Bloomberg Business Week and Huffington Post. His talk will begin at 7:00 pm in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst. Weinstein will sign his book, which will be available for purchase, after the lecture. Admission is $10, free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available here.
May 21 – 22, 2016
The Chicago Drum Show
The world’s largest and longest running event of its kind, its a swap meet, a drum expo and an entertainment event. There are clinics, demonstrations, raffles, classes, and over 30,000 sq. feet of exhibits. New, used, vintage, and custom drums, cymbals, and related accessories to buy, sell and trade. Admission is $15 per day, ages 5-12 is $10.
The show is at the Odeum Sports and Expo Center located at 1033 N. Villa Avenue in Villa Park. The show will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
May 21 – 22, 2016
Spring Art Festival at Oakbrook Center
View the work of 70 juried artists from across the country at the Spring Art Festival at Oakbrook Shopping Center. Showcasing a variety of mediums highlighting jewelry, fashion, glass and functional art, in addition to painting and photography, the show is free and will run on Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
May 30, 2016
98th Annual Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade
The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with the City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst veterans organizations, is sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade. The parade will step off at 9:30 am from the Elmhurst City Centre at Third and York Streets and will march to the Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park for a Military Ceremony honoring our veterans.