The View from 101 York – April 2016

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 5, 2016Granny-Cartoon
Storytelling with Aunt Tillie

Bring your three to five year olds to the Glen Ellyn History Center at 10:30 am to enjoy Aunt Tillie’s stories and tall tales presented by Dr. Maria Bakalis, director of Curtain Up Players productions. The fun begins at 10:30 am at 800 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn. Admission is free and registration is not required.

Quilt ShowApril 6-9, 2016
International Quilt Festival, 2016

Classes begin on April 7 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. The show is free for children under the age of 10. If you are going multiple days, consider the full show pass for $25.

April 17, 2016
Organic Gardening: Maximizing Your Harvestvegetables

Head over to Fullersburg Woods at noon to learn how to get more from your vegetable garden. By using space and timing efficiently, called succession planting, your garden could be better than ever. The class costs $5 per person and is geared for people 15 years and older. Call (630) 850-8112 or register online.

April 28, 2016
Money Smart Week Presentations

Smart Money Week logoThe Plan Ahead to Avoid Social Security Retirement Mistakes seminar will teach you how to maximize your social security retirement benefits, estimate your future benefits and track your earnings. This presentation will take place at Bellwood Library at 600 Bohland Avenue at 7:00 pm.

The Get Organized, Stay Organized and Save Money seminar will show you how staying organized can pay big rewards. This presentation starts at 7:00 pm and will take place at the Helen Plum Library at 110 West Maple Street in Lombard.

April 30, 2016
Lombard’s Lilac Festivallilac-time-1

Visit Lilacia Park and enjoy the beauty of 700 lilacs and 25,000 tulips.  Stroll through the park or take in The Rhythm Rockets at 3:00 pm with vintage Rhythm and Blues of the late 1940s and early 1950s. For more information, call (630) 620-7322 or click here.

art-in-the-parkApril 30 – May 1, 2016
Elmhurst Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a juried show with fine art, crafts and design. It is held rain or shine at Wilder Park and runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Admission is free to both the show and the adjacent Elmhurst Art Museum for this weekend only.

April 30, 2016
Inaugural STEM-CON

STEM-CON is a free, fun and interactive College of DuPage sponsored event celebrating science, technology, engineering and math. Located on the college’s main campus at 425 Fawell Boulevard in StemconGlen Ellyn, don’t miss the keynote talk, “Reprogramming Your Brain to Master STEM” by internationally recognized former rocket scientist Olympia LePoijnt. After the talk, explore hands-on, interactive demonstrations designed to inform, entertain and spark your interest in topics as wide ranging as Lego robots, nanotechnology, prairie ecology restoration, the study of germs, river system development, a weather balloon launch and the physics of flight with a real airplane on display. The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Click here for directions.





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