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People & Events

Things to go and do in Elmhurst, May 13-19, 2016

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May 13

TEEN CRAFTERNOONS: 3 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Wind down for the weekend in the Teen Space. Chat and make a craft. For grades 7-12. No registration required. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17810.

AGARIO FRENZY! (FOR GRADES 1-5): 4 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. The game is simple: name your circle, steer it around, gobble dots, and grow larger. The strategy lies in surviving when others are doing the same thing. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17795.

POWS SPRING PERFORMANCE (FOR FAMILIES): 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. EPL's talented puppeteers present a fantastic show of funny tales, skits, and a hand-clapping sing-along. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=16465.

DRURY LANE THEATRE PRESENTS HAZEL – A NEW MUSICAL: 8 p.m., Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Information: Visit http://www.facebook.com/events/432917143578426.

May. 14

CRESTVIEW GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. For experienced gardeners or beginners, this is the perfect place to purchase perennials for sun and shade, herb, vegetables, ground covers, natives, plus plants to attract birds, bees and butterflies. Many of the plants come from established gardens of the club members. Experienced members will be onsite to answer questions and assist with plant selection. A portion of the plant sale proceeds is donated to local community projects that reflect the club’s horticultural mission. Information: 630-408-7900.

ALPHA SIGMA PHIVE-K (5K) RUN/WALK 2016: 9 a.m., Wild Meadows Trace Park, Elmhurst. Put on by Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity of Elmhurst College to raise money for five philanthropic organizations: RAINN, Aware Awake Alive, The Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Homes For Our Troops. Register online at alphasigmaphivek.racewire.com. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers of each gender as well as the top 3 in each age division. Cost: $15-$25.

RHYME TIME DROP IN STORYTIME (FOR AGES 1-2 WITH AN ADULT): 9:30 a.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Stop by for stories, music, and rhymes just right for one- and two-year-olds. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=16834.

EMAIL ATTACHMENT CLINIC: 10 a.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Ever struggle sending or receiving documents in email? Drop-in and receive instruction using your own email account. Registration not required. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17918.

READ TO THE DOGS (FOR ALL GRADES): 2 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Read aloud to a therapy dog. Register to read for one 15-minute session and get a sticker when you're done. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=16903.

HAZEL: 5 p.m., Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Information: Visit https://seatgeek.com/hazel-oakbrook-terrace-tickets/theater/2016-05-14-5-pm/3049909?aid=605.

SOIREE 2016: SEDUCTION BY DESIGN: 7 p.m., Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. Enjoy a night of dining, dancing and swanky design in a recreation of the original Chicago Playboy Club, circa 1960, in conjunction with the internationally acclaimed exhibition Playboy Architecture, 1953-1970. Information: https://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/soir%C3%A9e-2016.

GAM ANON: 7:30 p.m., Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 314 W. Vallette St. Gam Anon is an anonymous fellowship for spouses, adult children, family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone with a gambling problem. Cost: Free. Information: 708-802-0105.

May. 15

STUDY FOR FINALS: 1 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=15884.

ELMHURST MUSEUM DAY 2016: 1 p.m., May. 15. Enjoy an afternoon in Elmhurst's cultural campus. Use the free trolley to visit Elmhurst museums for free all day: Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Elmhurst Historical Museum, and Elmhurst Art Museum. Free activities at each location, explore Wilder Park and the Conservatory, enjoy storytimes, and more. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17950.

May. 16

FREE CAREER COUNSELING: 9:30 a.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Need an objective review of your resume or input on your job-search strategy? Get free one-on-one career counseling from JVS Career Moves, a nonprofit, non-sectarian agency. One session each half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 11:30 a.m. Email joycebogolub@jvschicago.org to schedule a session. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=18085.

MINECRAFT! ZONE VERSION (FOR KIDS ENTERING GRADES 6-9): 6 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Join other Minecraft fans for a multi-player adventure. To join a multi-player game in the Library, you will need either a paid-for account that allows you to log in at one of the library's desktop computers or a personal device/tablet with the Minecraft app loaded on it. You will need to set this up before you come to the library. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17758.

HAIR BRAIDING & STYLING DEMO, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Learn how to braid your child's hair and do simple basic hair styles from local stylist Judith from Judith B Salon. Bring your child to practice. Information: Visit http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17751.

May. 17

TECH-FREE TUESDAYS (FOR ALL AGES): 4 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Take the pledge and put away your screen. This week: Hobby Day (bring in your hobby). Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17693.

May. 18

GREAT DECISIONS SERIES: THE TWO KOREAS: 10 a.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=16980.

IN STITCHES NEEDLEWORKERS: noon, Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Knitters, crocheters and needlework craft enthusiasts of all levels: bring a project to work on, share your knowledge and show off your projects. Simple project ideas are available for beginners. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=18131.

CURSIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (FOR GRADES 3-5): 4 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Writing in cursive improves letter recognition, spelling, reading, and composition. In this eight-week series, students learn the basics of cursive. Those who already know cursive work on improving quality and speed of writing. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17665.

MOVIE MAKING STUDIO: 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Learn about filmmaking with this hands-on lesson. Covers EPL's film equipment, low-cost lighting, and lots of tips for independent film making. EPL cardholders only. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17914.

May. 19

ELMHURST BUSINESS CONNECTION: 8 a.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Fox Valley SCORE mentors join business owners in the Elmhurst community on the third Thursday each month for informal roundtable discussions. Get advice, network, and share your experience with your peers. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=16943.

JUNIOR SCIENTISTS (GRADES K-2): 4 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17733.

BOARD GAME CLUB: 6 to 8 p.m., Brewpoint Coffee, 124 W. Park Ave., Elmhurst. Play a game from the Elmhurst Public Library's circulating collection and more. This group is high school age and up. Registration not required. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17804.

DELHI: A COSMOPOLITAN CITY: 6:30 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Get an introduction to India's capital city, including the culture, food, and architecture. Information: http://host4.evanced.info/elmhurst/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=17739.

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