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.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Head over to Cantigny Park with your dog and enjoy the only day of the year dogs are allowed on the grounds. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, there will be special entertainment for all ages and all sorts of interesting exhibits for your furry best friend. The event is free, but parking is $5. Cantigny Park is located at 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton.
August 5, 6, 11, or 12, 2014
Get a sneak peak at the Bears by visiting their training camp in Bourbonnais. Whether you’re a fan, or are nurturing a developing football star, there are plenty of fun things to do for you and the kids. Shop in the gift store, play on the inflatables, meet Staley Da Bear, or watch the practice. Get up close and personal to your favorite players and kick off the season right. Practice takes place at Olivet Nazarene University. The gates open at 9:00 am, but get there early to secure a seat in the bleachers, or bring your lawn chair and sit on the hill overlooking the fields. Admission is free.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Starting at 6:00 pm, the Oakbrook Terrace Park District and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office are joining forces with the National Night Out, America’s night out against crime. Shining a spotlight on anti-crime efforts, this is a national crime prevention event.
There will be music, entertainment, a wide range of trucks ready to be explored, and a movie in the park at 8:45 pm. The event is free and will take place at Heritage Park at 1S325 Ardmore Avenue in Villa Park.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Join some of the Midwest’s best professional kite flyers in a day of stunt, trick and show kite demonstrations starting at 11:00 am. There will be a family fun fly, candy drop and free kite building for the kids. Sponsored by Providence Bank, Chicago Kite will be there for any last-minute kite needs. Kites will fly at Berens Park at 493 Oak Lawn Avenue in Elmhurst.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Family Night features live music and entertainment for kids and adults alike. Explore the Children’s Garden, the Maze Garden and Tree House Tales as well as music by the Ice Cream Vendors. Free for members and $5 after 4:30 for nonmembers. No registration is required.
Sunday Aug 23rd and 24th, 2014
Starting at 10:00 am, the Glen Ellyn Lions will host the 45th Annual Festival of the Arts under the oaks at Lake Ellyn Park in Glen Ellyn. One of the longest running juried fine arts shows in the Midwest, discriminating art connoisseurs can visit 80 artists in all types of media. Showcasing choral, big band, jazz, folk, classical, blues and world music, there is a special Barefoot Dance in the Grass on Saturday night from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Activities to promote a love of the arts in children will abound, giving parents time to browse the booths and sample food from local vendors including a beer garden. Admission is free and a shuttle bus is available both days to move visitors to and from remote parking lots. More information including an updated list of artists and musical acts can be found on their Facebook page.