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  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Check out the latest enhancements to this journey through Elmhurst history! Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Museum Marvels” guide (July 2017). A new History Spotlight showcases a changing array of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection, and currently features objects from the Lindlahr Sanitarium in Elmhurst. Elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457

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  2. Urinetown

    September 22, 2017 - October 15, 2017

    In the show, a terrible water shortage has led to a ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanities most basic needs. Before all hope drains away, a hero must arise to save the People! The show won 3 Tonys, including for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.

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  3. Elmhurst Artists' Guild Fall Members Show

    September 24, 2017 - November 3, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum

    View contemporary artworks by more than 50 living, local artists, in a diverse array of media and styles, including paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture, collage, digital and mixed media. Members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild include professional artists, corporate art directors, educators, feature film animation artists, woodcut print makers, tombstone carvers and self-taught artists.Opening reception is free, Friday, Sep 29, from 7-9pm. Most artworks are for sale.

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  4. Special Exhibit: Smithsonian Gems

    September 27, 2017, All Day

    Ongoing Exhibit: American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  5. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 27, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette, just east of York

    A weekly open market featuring area farmer's produce and vegetables, along with some retail, service, and food items - market opens at 7 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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  6. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    September 27, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette, just east of York

    A weekly open market featuring area farmer's produce and vegetables, along with some retail, service, and food items - market opens at 7 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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  7. Are Leaks Ever Justified: Allison Stanger

    September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst College Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    The CIA, FBI, NSA and other intelligence agencies collect and analyze information to support America’s security interests at home and around the world. How do these necessarily secretive organizations really work, and what happens when they find themselves exposed? International relations scholar Allison Stanger, author of the forthcoming Pursuit of Leaks: The Story of Whistleblowing in America, will explore these issues. Sponsored in large part by BMO Harris. The Rudolf G. Schade Lecture

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  8. Whistleblowing in a Political World: Allison Stanger

    September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The CIA, FBI, NSA and other intelligence agencies collect and analyze information to support America’s security interests at home and around the world. How do these necessarily secretive organizations really work, and what happens when they find themselves exposed? Allison Stanger, a professor of international politics and economics at Middlebury College (and an Elmhurst College alumna), will explore these issues and more. Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and founding director of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs at Middlebury College. She is the author of One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power among her other works. Stanger also has published opinion pieces in Foreign Policy, Financial Times, The New York Times and the Washington Post; and has testified before the Commission on Wartime Contracting and the Congressional Oversight Panel.

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  9. Elmhurst College Theatre: Thark

    September 28, 2017, 8:00 PM - September 30, 2017 @ Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College

    Thark By Ben Travers; Directed by Erik Wagner Sir Benbow’s wife is out of town and he has invited the beautiful Cherry for a questionable evening alone. But Lady Benbow has returned! His nephew is quick to not think too quickly – “This is Cherry – she’s going to buy the house!” Oh, and the place might be haunted! Confused? So are we! Ben Travers was the most prolific playwright of farce in the 1920s and ‘30s, and this new adaptation brings all the wacky craziness to modern audiences.

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  10. Exhibition Basketball with the Harlem Wizards

    September 30, 2017, All Day @ York High School

    Come be entertained by the high energy,exhibition play of the Wizards as they play a team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers in a game that includes wild antics, audience participation and lots of laughs. Proceeds from this family friendly fundraiser support educational programs and enhancements for all public school students.Gurantee a seat at this popular Saturday event by purchasing tickets at wwww.elmhurst205.org/foundation.

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  11. Elmhurst Quarry Tour

    September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, a site generally closed to the public. Tour participants will learn about the quarry’s history, visit various areas including private quarry platforms, and see how DuPage County Stormwater Management currently operates the facility to reduce flooding. Tours depart from Elmhurst History Museum via coach bus every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30pm and last approximately two hours. After the tour, participants may tour the “By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst” exhibit and watch a brief film on the quarry’s history. Co-presented by DuPage County Stormwater Management and Elmhurst History Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required: elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs Section). Cost: $10 per person. Elmhurst History Museum 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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  12. Movie on the Green

    September 30, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Sugar Creek Golf Course

    A film, food trucks and fun will be par for the course at Movie on the Green. Join us at Sugar Creek Golf Course for a free showing of the golf classic Caddyshack right on the green. Food trucks will be on site, so bring your appetite, along with your blanket or lawn chair.

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  13. Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts (ECPA)

    September 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    The 2nd Annual "SPOTLIGHT GALA" benefitting the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts will be held Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at the Elmhurst Art Museum. It will be an amazing evening of music, song, and dance combined with a delicious gourmet buffet, bar, and live auction. To purchase tickets go tohttps://squareup.com/store/elmhurst-centre-for-performing-artsProceeds go to the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA), an initiative to build a center for the arts in downtown Elmhurst.

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