It May Be The Dog Days of Summer, But There's Still Plenty To Do This Weekend
And don't forget the York Theatre for screenings of "Captain America," "Cowboys and Aliens" or "Harry Potter," to name a few.
Enjoy everything Elmhurst has to offer this weekend. For more events, check out our calendar, and tell us what we missed in the comments.
1. MAKE AND TAKE MODEL MANIA
Where/When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave.
Why Go: Drop in at the Education Center for an afternoon of making authentic Revell model cars. Participants will snap them together, no glue necessary. Reservations are not required.
2. BIRTHSTONE EXHIBIT
Where/When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
Why go: This exhibit features the traditional birthstone along with their alternates. Rough mineral specimens show the gems natural formation.
Cost: Regular museum admission $4; Friday's free.
3. SUMMER EXHIBITIONS
Where/When: 1-4 p.m. Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, at Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
Why Go: Humongous sculptures by Chicago artist Michael Rea; The Unsentimental Journey of Seymour Rosofsky, a retrospective of the prolific Chicago artist; Original Dirt, painterly quilts by Cincinnati artist Denise Burge; and Works on Paper: Selections from the Elmhurst College Collection.
Cost: Adults $7, free on Fridays.
4. DAVE DINASO'S TRAVELING WORLD OF REPTILES
Where/When: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. or 1 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave.
Why Go: The whole family will enjoy reptiles live and close up during this hands-on experience. And Dave DiNaso will have the kids laughing, too. Pick up tickets at the help desk starting at 9 a.m.
5. FRENCH CONNECTION DAY
Where/When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Cantigny Gardens & Grounds, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton.
Why Go: A day-long festival and family fun as Cantigny celebrates everything France, to commemorate the personal history of the park’s benefactor, Robert R. McCormick. Col. McCormick named his Cantigny estate after a French village, scene of the first American victory during World War I.
Pricing: Free with $5 paid parking.