The View From 101 York – January 2014

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.

Break up the post-holiday blues with some fun family activities. Here are just a few in the area.

Sundays in January and February, 2014

Sleigh Rides at Danada Equestrian Center

Take a sleigh ride through Danada and learn from the driver about the preserve’s illustrious past. Sleigh rides are 12 to 15 minutes long, and are first-come, first-served. Wagons are used in place of sleighs when there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail.

The Danada Equestrian Center is located at 3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. The cost is $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday in January and February.

Weekends through March 3, 2014innertubing

Tubing on Mount Hoy at Blackwell Forest Preserve

Rent an inner tube on the hill for $5 and take an 800 foot ride down Mount Hoy. Fun for all ages, Blackwell Forest Preserve is located on Butterfield Road, just one mile east of Rte 59, Warrenville. There must be 3 or more inches of snow, which doesn’t seem to be a problem this year. Call the Outdoor Report at (630) 871-6422 for hours of operation and snow conditions.

January 3, 2014

MakerSpace: Meme Your Shirts at Elmhurst Library

Bring a T-shirt to this free 3:00 pm class at the Elmhurst Library and create your own meme. Use phrases like “I can haz cat” “Keep Calm, Carry On” to speak your mind. Space is limited. Register by phone, in person at the library, or online.

Blue RibbonJanuary 10 through January 22, 2014

15th Annual High School Art Exhibition at Elmhurst College

Admire art work from ten local high school art departments in the Frick Lounge at Elmhurst College. Outstanding artists will receive ribbons and scholarships for their work. A reception for the artists and their families will be held on Wednesday, January 15, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

January 11, 2014

Rockin’ Lock-In at the Wagner Community Center, Elmhurst

Fourth, fifth and sixth-graders should start getting ready now for a rockin’ good time because on Saturday, January 11th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, they’ll have the run of Wagner Community Center. Rock out with a DJ and dancing, games, dodge ball, open gymnastics, and pizza. A parent signed waiver and a pre-registration fee of $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents must be turned in before Friday, the 10th.Call the Wagner Community Center at (630) 993-8901 for more information.

January 15, 2014 through January 18, 2014

“The Tender Land” at The Wheaton College Opera Music Theater

Directed by associate professor Dr. Mark Lewis and written by  Aaron Copland, “The Tender Land” is a story about the Moss family, farmers in the Midwest in the 1930s. Celebrating the graduation of the first person in their family to successfully finish high school, the Moss’ throw Laurie, their daughter, a party in her honor. Two shady characters cause complications which disrupt the party and leave Laurie’s future in question.

General audience tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door, or in advance by visiting the Ticket and Information Office located at 418 North Chase Street in Wheaton.  The performances take place in the Arena Theater, located in Jenks Hall at 433 Howard Street in Wheaton. For more information, please call the Conservatory of Music at (630) 752-5099.

January 21, 2014Spirito

Men of Spirito perform at Christian Unity Service

The Men of Spirito will perform at Immaculate Conception’s Christian Unity Service on Tuesday the 21st at 6:00 pm Immaculate Conception Parish is located at 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst. Admission is free.

January 31, 2014

Middle Eastern Dance Recital and Concert at Elmhurst College Mill Theatre

Students from Elmhurst College will share both Middle Eastern dance and percussion performances, tracing from ancient history to today. The evening will feature diverse dances of Egypt, Turkey, Morocco and Persia. The recital starts at 7:00 pm in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Admission is $5. For more information, please call 630-617-3005

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