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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 7:00 P.M.



SOURCE:  http://elmhurstcusd205-il.schoolloop.com/file/1238188853930/1383983268669/4512554155450587116.pdf 


June thru October Wednesdays 7am to 1 pm Elmhurst: York & Vallette

Elmhurst's 20th Annual Art in the Park

A Juried Show of Fine Art, Craft, and Design. An annualOutdoor Art Show in Elmhurst, IL serving the entire Chicagoland area!

arrow FREE Admission!

arrow 10,000+ attendees
arrow Rain or Shine / outdoor show
arrow Over 100 artists from the Midwest
arrow Art Museum open 10-5 both days - Free Admission

Presented by Edward Jones Investments

SOURCE:  http://www.rglmarketingforthearts.com/elmhurst-art-in-the-park


Spring Road Pet Parade: Out of an abundance of caution, the Spring Road Business Association has decided to call off this year’s Pet Parade due to the ongoing risk of Canine Influenza. Look for a new, improved pet friendly event to be held in 2017.

Music At The Gazebo: The 2016 Music concerts will be held Thursday evenings- June 9, July 7, July 21, August 11. Acts from 2015 included Reddy R Knot , a favorite group, who returned to entertain us with their unique style of music, Hoapili Band, who presented authentic Hawaiian music and dance, local jazz ensemble Gayle & Nick Bisesi presented “A Night of Jazz Standards” and was generously sponsored by Roberto’s Ristorante. and Small Potatoes, a favorite group that featured original folk music and story telling.

Spring Road Day: Third Saturday in September 11am-2pm- Featuring: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Moonjump, Temporary Tattoos, Concessions, Elmhurst Fire Department, Elmhurst Police Department, musical entertainment. All activities will be at the Wild Meadows Trace Park (Intersection of Prairie Path and Spring Road at the Gazebo)- 483 Spring Road, Elmhurst

Teacher’s Night Out: September 22, 2016- after school. All education staff members are invited to Spring Road for specials, discounts, and pampering to celebrate their contribution to our children’s education. Visit the Tree of Life Chiropractic website at www.chirotree.com for more details and information!

Spring Road Holiday Tree Lighting: November 25 , 2016 6pm. Come join us for the first tree lighting ceremony in Elmhurst! Spend some time visiting with Santa Claus (he’ll arrive at around 6:30 aboard a fire engine!), enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy the festive Christmas carols by the Lincoln School Singers(6:00-6:30pm)! Held at the Gazebo at the intersection of the Prairie Path and Spring Road- 483 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. The tree will be lit after Santa arrives.

Sleigh Rides & Ice Sculptures: December 17, 2016, 11am-2pm. Walk up and down Spring Road to see the Ice Sculptures sponsored by businesses. Enjoy an old fashioned sleigh ride (wagon ride in the event there is no snow), visit with Santa and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. Held at the Prairie Path Gazebo.


SOURCE:  http://www.springroad.com 

source: http://www.epd.org/community-events
Elmhurst Cool Cities: http://www.elmhurstcoolcities.org/

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

Saturday, February 28

The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into an innovative new exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Experience thought-provoking displays, compelling photos and objects, a short original documentary on Elmhurst in the theatre, and travel through the city via an amazing high-tech map.







How Fun!  Family-friendly entertainment every Wednesday 6-9 pm, now through Labor Day!!

Outdoor, live music plus local merchant food and drink specials!

Fond family memories for sure, and you don't have to travel to (or pay for) Disneyworld! 

For more details: http://www.elmhurstcitycentre.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&catid=2 



If you are looking to buy or sell in the Elmhurst or surrounding areas, one of Ricke Realty's trustworthy, knowledgable & experienced Realtors can assist you. Call 630.782.0100.



Parents:  you have to grocery shop, right?  Instead of it being a chore, why not make it a fun-filled, learning activity for the whole family?  Bring them to the Elmhurst Farmers Market where local farmers can explain how their fruits and veggies are grown and how to prepare them once picked!


WHEN:  Wednesdays, 7am -1pm, June through October

For more info, visit: 

York & Vallette Business Association

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Elmhurst or surrounding areas, one of Ricke Realty's trustworthy, knowledgable & experienced Realtors can assist you. Call 630.782.0100.

Would you like to start saving money on your home energy useage, while simultaneously helping the environment? 


Following is a great program our company heard about through an Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition presentation:

The Home Energy Savings Program is a joint program of Nicor Gas and ComEd that makes it easy for you to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home.

They provide comprehensive Home Energy Assessments to identify promising energy-efficiency upgrades, and then provide instant rebates and prequalified contractors to help you complete the recommendations.

They'll even install some simple energy-saving products during the assessment. Currently assessments are only $49 and offer services that could cost as much as $500* elsewhere (promotional price valid while funds last).

Benefits include:

  • Instant rebates of 70% up to $1,750 when you complete recommended energy-efficiency improvements such as insulation and air sealing.
  • Free installation of up to 10 CFLs, high efficiency faucet aerators and showerheads, hot water and cold water pipe wrap
  • Installation of a programmable thermostat, if desired, at a discounted price of $22.62.
  • A customized Home Energy Savings report detailing ways to save up to 20%† on your energy usage.

To sign up:  click here

*If you sign up, please let them know that you were referred by:  Energy Impact Illinois!*

Please Note:  You will be under NO obligation to complete all (or any) of the recommended improvements.

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Elmhurst or surrounding areas, one of Ricke Realty's trustworthy, knowledgable & experienced Realtors can assist you. Call 630.782.0100.