Bid Farewell to Tom Borchert, Show Off Your Fabulous Pet or Let Haydn’s Music Wash Over You
It's almost the weekend, and there's so much to do.
Many events this weekend are right in line with our determined march toward summer: garage sale, pet parade, Museum Day. These are just some of the activities to check out this weekend. Tell us what we missed in the comments section below.
1. TRIBUTE DINNER FOR TOM BORCHERT
Where/When: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Diplomat West Banquet Halls, 681 W. North Ave, Elmhurst.
Why Go: A public celebration honoring City Manager Tom Borchert, in gratitude for 40 years of service to Elmhurst. The evening includes dinner, wine service, cash bar and presentation. Proceeds benefit the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.
2. CHARITY GARAGE SALE EXTRAVAGANZA
Where/When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 250 W. Jackson St., Elmhurst
Why Go: Help be an advocate for animals while finding that treasure that you just can’t live without. Advocates for Animals, based in Elmhurst, provides pet food to the local food pantries. Three animal rescue groups will show off their adoptable pets.
3. ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Where/When: 7 p.m. Saturday at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 155 W. Brush Hill Rd.
Why Go: As a culmination to its golden jubilee season, the orchestra presents Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation.
Cost: $31, $7 for students.
4. MUSEUM DAY
Where/When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 S. Cottage Hill; and Theatre Historical Society of America, 150 N. York St.
Why Go: Celebrate International Museum Day with all four Elmhurst museums. Park at one museum and ride a complimentary trolley to each location for free exhibits, fun activities and crafts, plus a chance to earn great prizes.
5. 23rd ANNUAL PET PARADE
Where/When: 11:30 a.m. (parade starts at 1 p.m.) Saturday, beginning at Ahlgrim's Funeral Home parking lot, Spring Road and Vallette Street.
Why Go: Show off your furry or feathered friend at this Spring Road-sponsored event that has been an Elmhurst favorite for decades. In addition to the parade, kids can get their bikes decorated to ride along the route, there will be a free moon jump, face tattoos and pet portraits. Donations will be accepted to the Yorkfield Food Pantry.