Not planning to ? Can't imagine why.
There is so much happening in our burgh this weekend it will be difficult to fit it all in. York and Immaculate Conception high schools are holding graduations this weekend, and then there's the Annie Ryan Run, Pet Parade, concerts, exhibits and a ton of garage sales. Hopefully, all you golfers signed up for the People for Elmhurst Parks/ on Friday.
Here are a few things that caught our eye. Check out our calendar for more and, as always, tell us what we missed in the comments.
What/where: Benefit concert for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 7:30 p.m. Friday at , 367 S. Spring Road
Why go: Brian Hilligoss, former Nashville singer/songwriter and Grand Ole Opry performer, will perform original songs and acoustic favorites with fellow musicians Susan Smentek, Keith Baumann, Paul Heinz, Brian Collins, Larry Kohut and Jeff Frankel. NAMI's mission is to educate high school and middle school students about mental illness through its award-winning school program, "Ending the Silence."
Cost: $15 at the door
What/where: Crestview Garden Club's annual plant sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Abbey, 407 W. St. Charles Road
Why go: Perennials, grasses, native prairie and wildflower plants cared for and grown in members' own gardens will be available. Garden Club members also will be there to assist you in selecting and answer your questions.
Cost: Free to attend
What/where: , 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Old Train Depot, York and South streets
Why go: Bike safety review, equipment check, a large skills with nine stations teaching bike safety, tactics and skills. Tot-sized cyclists can decorate their tricycles and explore Safety Town from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults and children with two-wheelers can explore the skills course or enjoy a leisurely ride on the Prairie Path. Elmhurst Police Department, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, and Elmhurst Bike Task Force and Club will be there to see that you are all put together.
What/where: 11:30 a.m., parade starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring Road and Vallette
Why go: It's always a fun time when you have kids, bikes, dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, snakes, turtles, bunnies, hamsters, fish all gathered to strut their stuff. (It's mostly dogs.) Plenty of prizes and fun. The parade winds up at Silverado Grill for pet tricks.
What/where: Concert: , p.m. Saturday at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road
Why go: Anima Singers present a dazzling repertoire from exotic Baltic lands, plus American classics new and old presented in a sweep of radiant young voices and Latvian folk dance.
Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students
What/where: All Elmhurst museums are free on , from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Why go: , , and will be open free to the public, with special activities and exhibit tours for visitors of all ages. A complimentary trolley will run every 20 minutes between the museums to transport visitors to each location. Participants who get stamps at all four museums can qualify for a prize drawing.
What/where: , 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, beginning at York and South streets
Why go: 5-K and a 1-mile fun run for kids, all to raise money for advancements in treating pediatric brain tumors.
Cost: $30 for the 5-K, $12 for the Kids' run at Knights of Columbus, 537 S. York, on the day of the event