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.
April 10, 2014
Take in a classic with expert commentary from film critic Robert K Elder. This dramatic comedy will be screened in the Large Meeting Room at 7:00 pm at the Elmhurst Public Library and is co-sponsored by the Elmhurst Historical Museum. The movie will last 68 minutes with discussion afterward.
April 11 through April 13, 2014
2014 Spring Festival – An Arts & Crafts Affair
You’ll have three days to check out over 350 artists and vendors of handcrafted pieces of artwork, unique home décor and furniture, personalized and holiday gifts, metal crafts and baby and children’s gifts. Don’t miss this arts and crafts extravaganza at the Villa Park Odeum Expo Center. Parking is free and admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and children under 10 are free. For more information, please click here.
April 12, 2014
Elmhurst Recycling Extravaganza
The Alexander Street Parking Lot at Elmhurst College will transform on Saturday, April 12th into a Recycling Center that is free and open to the public. A variety of items will be accepted including electronics, building supplies, clothing, bicycles, carpeting, and appliances. Please enter from Prospect Avenue or Walter Street to keep traffic moving smoothly.
For a complete list of recyclable items, please visit the college’s sustainability website.
April 12, 2014
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Start the week before Easter off with the Big Bunny himself. Color bunny pictures, take photos, and munch on a kid-friendly buffet breakfast. Finish off the fun with a rousing rendition of The Bunny Hop. Both parents and children must be registered. Ages 1-10 are welcome and the cost is $22 per person for residents and $27 per person for non residents. To register or for more information, visit the Elmhurst Park District website.
April 17, 2014
On Thursday, the 17th, it’s the big kids chance for fun. Teens ages 11 through 16 should grab their flashlights at 8:00 pm and head over to Wilder Park for their own Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs filled with candy, money, gift certificates and other cool prizes will be scattered about for the taking. Bring a bag or basket to help carry your booty home.
April 19, 2014
Children, grouped by age, will hunt their eggs first at 10:00 am sharp at Wilder Park in Elmhurst. When not looking for eggs, take one more picture with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring a bag or basket for all your goodies and a canned or boxed food donation for the Elmhurst/Yorkfield Food Pantry.
At 10:30 am, our favorite four-legged friends, dressed in their Easter best, get a turn hunting treats throughout Wilder Park. Dogs must remain leashed and be wearing their current rabies tags. Of course they also need to bring a responsible adult over 16 years of age. The food pantry is collecting pet food for our furry friends as well.
April 23, 2014
Archery for All Ages
Arrows will be flying at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville on Wednesday at 4:30 pm when experts at the DuPage Forest Preserve will teach basic archery techniques to people aged 7 and older with adult supervision. The event is free, but participants must register, beginning April 10, by calling (630) 933-7248. Click here for more information.
April 26, 2014
It’s not too late to Adopt a Park in Elmhurst. LW Reedy has adopted York Commons and is looking forward to keeping it neat and tidy throughout the summer. You can adopt a park too. Just visit the Elmhurst Park District website and see what parks are left to adopt. You’ll get some exercise and contribute to the community, all at the same time.
April 27, 2014
The Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse will reopen with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:00 pm at the conservatory on the southwest corner of Wilder Park. The Conservatory has been completely restored with a beautiful new Greenhouse. The afternoon will include music, tours, and presentations by horticultural experts.
April 30, 2014
I Dwell in Possibility: An Intimate Evening with Emily Dickinson
The Elmhurst Public Library celebrates the end of National Poetry Month with a look at a woman many believe to be the greatest American poet. Betsey Means explores Emily Dickinson’s poetry in a unique and engaging way beginning at 7:00 pm in the Large Meeting Room. No registration is necessary.