Don't let the fact that this week has a Friday the 13th in it dissuade you from making plans. Here's a look at a few things happening this week in Elmhurst.
Monday, Sept. 9
Grace Cafe at First United Methodist Church is an ecumenical mission sponsored by 11 Elmhurst churches. FUMC will be the site of a dinner for those in need or alone from 5 to 6:30 p.m. An average of about 50 guests usually attend the dinners, which are held 16 times in the course of a year at various churches. Read more here.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Know any kids who like video games? (Ha, silly quesion.) Be sure to let them know about the Video Game Club that meets at Elmhurst Public Library each month, on Tuesday.
Practitioners of all levels are invited to meditate together, share learning and queries and offer and receive Reiki treatments at 6:30 p.m. at Alder Healing Center in Elmhurst. Here's how to register.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Elmhurst College’s Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action and other campus groups will host a panel discussion on The Sacrifice of Veterans, which will feature veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan. Special candles will be sold, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Mission Continues, an organization that awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans. The Jazz Band will perform at 6 p.m. and the panel discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave. For more information, call (630) 617-3492.
Thursday, Sept. 12
The first meeting of the year for the Children's Choirs of Faith Evangelical United Methodist Church will be held Thursday for grades one through eight.
Planning a trip to Disney World but don't know where to start? This program at Elmhurst Public Lbrary, beginning at 7 p.m., will help.
Friday, Sept. 13
York Dukes take on Hinsdale Central at home, 7:30 p.m. Conference opener—and, the Dukes are 2-0!
Parents! Need a date night? Drop the little kids off at Pump it Up, 684 W. Lake St., Elmhurst, from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. and let them have a bouncy good time while you enjoy an evening out. Cost is $20 per child, $15 for siblings. More info here.