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.
November 6, 2015
The annual arts and crafts show is back at Wilder Mansion. Choose from one-of-a-kind masterpieces including jewelry, handbags, glass, ceramics, gourmet food and unique holiday gifts from over 50 artisans and food vendors inside Wilder Mansion. The fair runs from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.
November 6, 2015
Shop and dine at participating businesses in Elmhurst and 10% of the proceeds will support the efforts of the United Community Concerns Association, providing Elmhurst school children and their families with needed food and other items. Stop by Cafe Amano to pick up a raffle entry for one of two $250 Elmhurst City Centre Gift Certificates. Donate non-perishable food items at the Community Bank of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Public Library, the Elmhurst YMCA and the Suburban Bank & Trust.
November 8, 2015
Toy soldier enthusiasts will be in heaven as they walk around Cantigny Park looking at displays of small-scale soldiers and armaments while shopping for new additions to their own collections. The event is free with the regular parking fee and runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Honor our veterans by coming to the Veterans Day Parade, which steps off at 10:15 am at the corner of Benton and Broadway in Aurora, and ends at the GAR Memorial Hall, where the “Honoring All Who Served” ceremony will cap off the festivities. The ceremony includes a military rifle salute at 11:00 am, the exact time the armistice was signed that ended WWI.
November 15, 2015
The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will present a concert from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church at 149 Brush Hill Road in Elmhurst. Six of the finest singers in the Chicago area will perform popular arias and scenes from Mozart’s musical masterpieces. Directed by Conductor Stephen Alltop, the ESO will bring Mozart’s music to life with selections from Don Giovanni, the Marriage of Figaro and Act 1 finale of Cosi fan tutte. The tickets cost $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $9 for students. Group and family rates are available and there is a $5 surcharge for tickets purchased at the door.
November 19 through 22, 2015
Over 400 artists and vendors will display their wares at the Autumn Festival: An Arts & Crafts Affair at the Odeum in Villa Park. Open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, there is plenty of time to finish your Christmas shopping before the season even starts. Admission is $9 for general admission and $8 for seniors. Children under 10 are free.
November 19, 2015
Dick Portillo, founder of Portillo’s restaurant chain discusses his path to success with Lee Daniels, a distinguished fellow at Elmhurst’s Department of Political Science. Tickets are $10. Students, faculty and seniors are free. Click here to purchase tickets.
November 26, 2015
LW Reedy is pleased to sponsor the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot again this year. Come to our office on the corner of York Street and First Street to stay warm before the race or attend the viewing party during the race. With a DJ outside, hot drinks and snacks, we are also a great place to recuperate after the race. The Turkey Trot raises funds for several worthwhile local charities and has become a cherished Thanksgiving tradition in Elmhurst for 32 years. Click here to register for the race or to find out how you can help.