The View From 101 York – March 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.

Throughout MarchImage

SpotLight Exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum

This exhibit presents ten artists who use LED lights, laser levels, light boxes, and neon tubes as sculptural materials. The SpotLight exhibit presents work by Paola Cabal, Dana Carter, Spencer Finch, Dana Major, Daniel Miller, Jeroen Nelemans, Jason Peot, Morgan Sims, Jan Tichy and Monika Wulfers. On Friday, March 14th, Dana Carter will present a talk on her use of light and shadow. For more information, visit the Elmhurst Art Museum web site.

Every Tuesday This Month

$5 Films at Classic Cinema Theatre

Catch a first-run movie for only $5 at York Theatre all day on Tuesdays. To see what’s playing, click here.  While you’re there, walk upstairs to the Theatre Historical Society of America and learn about the place historic theatres hold in our nation’s history. The current exhibit focuses on the evolution of the Cultural District in Pittsburgh, and looks at three representative theatres that contributed to the revitalization there.

Sunday, March 9, 2014Image

What’s Cooking? at Fullersburg Woods

Reacquaint yourself with the great outdoors with a walk in the woods from noon to 3 pm. You will find out how to turn tree sap into syrup and participate in a host of ongoing activities appropriate for all ages. The event is free and registration is not required. Call (630) 850-8110 or visit this website for more information.

March 13, 2014

Spring Night Hike at Mayslake

Explore the Mayslake Peabody Estate between 7 and 8:30 pm and see who or what is out and about after dark. Ages 7 and up are welcome and people under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but you must register by calling (630) 206-9581.

March 13, 2014

Sherlock, Jr.: Silent Film Series at Elmhurst Public Library

If wandering around in the dark isn’t your thing, enjoy a silent movie with Robert K Elder, the Chicago Sun-Times Media Local editor-in-chief. Mr. Elder will lead a delightful excursion into Sherlock, Jr., part of a Silent Film library series screening films from the 1920s that Carl Sandburg reviewed while film critic for the Chicago Daily News. Mr. Elder will discuss the context and background of this Buster Keaton film from 1924. The movie lasts 45 minutes. Discussion starts at 7:00 pm at the Elmhurst Public Library at 125 S. Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst. For more information, please call 630-833-1457 or email ehm@elmhurst.org. The cost is free, but registration is required.

March 19, 2014

18th Annual District 205 Chess Tournament

Looking for young chess players to participate in the Annual District 205 Chess Tournament. Check-in starts at 5:30 pm at the York High School’s Commons. Students will compete in one of three categories, second through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, and high school. Last year there were over 200 children in the tournament, which is open to all Elmhurst residents and students in District 205 in the appropriate grades. A signed permission slip and a tournament fee of $3.00 is required. All participants will receive a certificate of participation, winners will receive ribbons, and the grand winner will receive a trophy. Raffle prizes will be awarded and pizza will be sold throughout the evening.

Independent chess experts will act as judges. Contact your child’s school chess club leader for permission slips and rules. For more information, contact Kara Caforio at 630-833-4003 or kcaforio@sbcglobal.net. Permission slips are due by March 14.

March 20 through 23, 2014

ImageAida presented by York Drama

York Drama presents Elton John and Time Rice’s award winning show, Aida. Shows on March 20 through 22 start at 7:30 pm and the show on March 23rd starts at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and sell out quickly. All seating is reserved and ticket pre-sale dates are at York High School during these times. Get your ticket as soon as you can. You don’t want to miss this.

March 24 through March 28, 2014

Space Week at Wonder Works

Children and adults can explore what it is like to be a real astronaut or astronomer. Take part in astronaut boot camp just like the real training NASA astronauts get. Create celestial art projects or watch a star-studded show in the planetarium. All Space Week activities are held at WonderWorks Children’s Museum in Oak Park and are geared towards 3 to 6 year old space travelers. General museum admission is $6 per person and includes Space Week activities. Click here for more information.

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