The View from 101 York – October 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.

 

October 3, 2015

All Animal Expo

The DuPage County Fairgrounds will host all types of animals from canaries and parrots to reptiles, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, chinchillas and rabbits. At this time of year, the tarantulas and scorpions are animalsa must see. There are also some puppies and kittens for the soft-hearted and chickens and ducks just to be complete. You can also buy pet supplies like cages, tanks, bedding and anything else you need.

The animals will be accepting visitors from 10:00 am t0 3:00 pm in building 1. Admission is $5 and parking is free.

 

October 9 and 16, 2015

Fright in the Forest

Scary trainTake a spooky tram tour and hike through the woods at The Morton Arboretum. Finish off the evening with live music, cocktails and snacks. Recommended for people 16 years old and over, the tram rides take off every half hour beginning at 6:30 pm. The last tram departs at 8:30 pm. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. There is no cost for children and seniors. For more information, please call (630) 968-0074.

 

October 9 and 16, 2015

Halloween Hayrides

Take a trip to the Lake View Nature Center in Oakbrook Terrace andOakbrook Halloween take a hayride around Terrace View Park. Learn about Halloween creatures along the way, explore things that go bump in the nights and enjoy story time, crafts and refreshments at the campfire. Registration is required and the cost is $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents.

 

October 10, 2015

York and Vallette Fall Fest

The annual Fall Fest will feature safe Trick-or-Treating from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at pumpkinsYork and the Prairie Path. Organizers encourage costumes for all attendees. Along with Trick-or-Treating, there will be pumpkin carving or painting, story telling, a bean bag toss, pony rides, a petting zoo, moon jump and more.  The most fun you can have on a fall Saturday is right here in your own backyard.

 

October 10, 2015

Fall Festival at Cantigny Park

Enjoy the Fall colors while taking a hayride ($1), listening to music and snacking on some yummy treats. The day has a full schedule of fun activities that run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Including a craft show,  pumpkin sales and decorating ($2 or $4), crafts ($3), inflatables, petting zoo ($1), and entertainment throughout the day. Admission is free but parking costs $5.

 

October 13, 2015

Improv Clinic

The Elmhurst Library is sponsoring an Improv clinic in the Storytime Room from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. If you’ve always wanted to give way to your improvinner comedian, now is the time. Improve your quick-thinking skills and participate in an evening of spontaneous comedy. This class comes with the warning that hilarity will ensue. All skill levels are welcome. No registration is required.

 

October 17, 2015

BBQ Dinner and Concert

Spend the evening at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church with Brian Dennehy before enjoying Coplands Music of the Heartland, narrated by Mr. Dennehy. The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will also present “A LincolnBBQ Portrait,” and Schwantner’s “New Morning for the World,” based on the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dinner will be held in the Garden Room of the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church.

The cost of the dinner is $30 per person or $50 for a couple.  The cost of the concert varies from $9 for a student to $65 for a family. Click here for more details.

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