Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from an art show and classical music concert to a wine tasting benefit to help Meals on Wheels, a performer appearing as Jackie Kennedy, and an unusual running event on Thanksgiving Day, with registration currently underway.
WHERE: EAG Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
WHEN: Museum hours through Nov. 29
COST & INFO: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students 5 and older; free on Fridays; elmhurstartistsguild.org
ABOUT: More than 50 artists exhibit their latest works in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Fall Member Show. “Many of our members work in the arts professionally, and the artwork included in this show is equal to that found in many commercial galleries,” said Heather Jones-Pryor, EAG president. Entries show different approaches to watercolors, ceramics, oils, acrylics, collages and photographs. A portion of proceeds from sales benefits the guild and museum. Judging the show was Cristy Corso, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary contemporary artist, who has a gallery in Chicago.
WHERE: Villa Park Public Library, 305 S. Ardmore Ave.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18
COST & INFO: Free; registration required at 630-834-1164, ext. 5; www.vppl.info
ABOUT: Performer Leslie Goddard becomes former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy for a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy. The program is set in 1964, when, in a dramatic revelation, she recounts her husband’s death and comes to a heartfelt decision about how to begin a new life for herself and her children. The program by the well-known historical interpreter is co-sponsored by the Villa Park Historical Preservation Commission and Historical Society.
WINE TASTING BENEFIT
WHERE: Abbington Banquets, 3S002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
COST & INFO: $75; details from Rick Pesavento at 630-620-0804 or www.dupageseniorcouncil.org
ABOUT: DuPage Senior Citizens Council in Lombard uncorks the “Aging Gracefully” Wine (and Beer) Tasting and Benefit Auction to support programs for the homebound elderly, including Meals on Wheels. It features hors d‘oeuvres and desserts, sampling of fine wine and craft beers, and tips on food and beverage pairings. Guests can bid in live and silent auctions, including a trip for two to Napa Valley. “Seniors depend on the … council’s programs,” said DSCC Executive Director Marylin Krolak. “Our services would not be possible without support from the community.” She says the event is an ideal opportunity to purchase wine and beer for the holidays, and to find gifts.
WHERE: Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
COST & INFO: $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, $9 for students, and $65 for families; $5 more at the door; 630-941-0202, www.esosubscriptions.org; www.elmhurstsymphony.org
ABOUT: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents "Surround Sound II," an array of sonic experiences combining brass, percussion and strings with the Spirito! Singers (shown) and The Agape Ringers, a premier handbell ensemble. A commissioned arrangement by David Fry of “Be Thou My Vision,” featuring voices, percussion, brass, organ, piano and strings, will turn the entire concert space into a musical instrument, all under the baton of Music Director Stephen Alltop. Ted Hatmaker leads a pre-concert discussion, and season subscriptions are still available.
WHERE: Community Park, 120 E. Oak St., Addison
WHEN: 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28
COST & INFO: $20 per person in advance, $40 per family, or on race day, $25 and $45, respectively; 630-233-7275, www.addisonparks.org
ABOUT: Plan a different start to your Thanksgiving Day, and get ready to run off all the calories you’ll be eating at your holiday feast. Unlike most races, the Addison Park District’s Turkey Trot will not be timed. Instead, participants predict their estimated time for finishing the race, and the closest guess earns a turkey. Varied distances are offered, as well as a Drumstick Dash for ages 12 and younger. All time predictions must be an hour or less, and no watches or iPods will be allowed. Same-day registration starts at 7:45 a.m.