The View from 101 York – April 2015

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 4, 2015

Elmhurst Easter Activities All Day Long

Don’t miss the annual Easter Egg hunt at Wilder Park for ages one to ten. Bring a big enough basket to hold all of your Easter treasures and a camera for a selfie with the Easter Bunny. The early bunny gets the treats, so don’t be late. The hunt starts promptly at 10:00 am.

Elmhurst Park District wouldn’t dream of leaving out our furry friends, so immediately following the kids’ hunt, holiday eggs will be hidden for Fido and his friends. ecc-easter15-webposterDogs must be leashed, wearing current rabies tags, and accompanied by a responsible adult 16 years or older. Colorful eggs with prizes and treats will be hidden throughout the park. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed dog.

When the fun is done at Wilder Park, hop down to Elmhurst City Centre for a free screening of “Hop” at York Theatre at 11:00 am. Each child will receive bunny ears and lots of other fun things as they explore the Easter wonders of Downtown Elmhurst. All the fun is brought to you as a joint venture of the Elmhurst Park District and Elmurst City Centre.

 

April, 4, 2015

The Return of the Large Predators

Have you seen more wild animals in your neck of the woods lately? Come to the WilloCaptivecoywolfhybridwbrook Wildlife Center at 2:00 pm and learn the facts and fiction behind wolf, cougar and bear sightings in northern Illinois. It is a free lecture, but you must register by calling (630) 942-6200. The Willowbrook Wildlife Center is located at 525 S. Park Boulevard in Glen Ellyn.

 

April 10 to April 12, 2015

CODCON XX Gaming Convention

If you have a gamer in your family, don’t miss the 20th annual CODCON Gaming Convention “Gamers…Assemble,” sponsored15_codcon_lg by The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club at the College of DuPage. The convention is located in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000,  on the main campus at 425 Fawell Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. The fun starts on Friday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm and continues  Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, concluding on Sunday from 9:00 am to 6 pm.

 

April 11, 2015

Ceramics Workshop for 9th Graders and Adults

vaw-planterThe Community School of the Arts at Wheaton College is offering a ceramics class geared to  high school students and adults. In this workshop, students will create an outdoor wall planter while exploring ways to work with soft slabs of clay. Taught by Jenny Nagle, visual arts instructor for over 13 years, your inner artist will come out as you learn to express yourself with ceramics.

The cost of the class is $45 and takes place at the CSA Visual Art Studio at 1825 College Avenue in Wheaton from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit their website or call (630) 752-5567.

 

April 15, 2015

Teen Summer Job and Volunteer Fair

Calling all teens looking for something to do this summer. There are plenty of local Teen Job Fairopportunities to earn some cash or give back to the community. Browse the fair and learn how to obtain a work permit for those under age 16.  No registration is required. Just head over to York High School at 3:30 pm and see if you can find your next favorite activity. The event ends at 7:30 pm.

 

April 19, 2015

Glorious Puccini

The Elmhurst Choral Union will present a concert at the Choral unionHammerschmidt Chapel at 3:00 pm featuring the glorious works of Giacomo Puccini, including Messa di Gloria. The music starts at 3:00 pm on Elmhurst College’s beautiful campus at 190 Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for children. It’s a beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

 

April 25, 2015

4th Annual DuPage Human Race®

The Human Race is a 5k Run and two mile Fitness Walk meant to be a family friendly feel-good event that raises money fordupage-human-race several local charities. The race starts at 9:00 am at The Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 W. Butterfield Road in Downers Grove. Click here to register or for more information.

 

 

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