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Twelve Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Elmhurst

We promise you won't be bored. Tell us what we missed in the comments.

This is definitely one of the biggest weekends of the fall, as far as activities. We guarantee you won't be bored.

1. From 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Elmhurst Jaycees will host its fourth annual pancake breakfast at Elmhurst Family Restaurant, 441 W. Lake St. Proceeds go toward purchasing items for United Community Concerns' holiday food drive. All-you-can-eat pancakes, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets are $10 at the door, children under 10 are $5.

2. After breakfast, head on over to York Road and the Prairie Path for Fall Fest, sponsored by the York & Vallette Business Association and Elmhurst Park District. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, enjoy treats, food and games, plus a visit to Safety Town. Pick a pumpkin to decorate and take home. Oh, and if you see a bunch of Elmhurst city and school officials on bikes, the depot is the launch point for their their annual bike ride at 2 p.m.

3. It's IC Catholic Prep's Homecoming! Pep Rally, football on Saturday, reunions and more.

4. African Drumming Event is sure to get your heart pounding at Luscombe Music, 122 W. Vallette, at 3 p.m. Saturday. 

5. OK, this one is not exactly in Elmhurst, but it is right next door and too good not to pass along. It's the Greatest Ferret Show on Earth, at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. It's a fund-raiser for homeless ferrets.

6. Electronics and Metal Recycling will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Knights of Columbus, 537 S. York.  

7. The clever little Moviefone widget will get you to the best new movies opening this weekend

8. If you want to know the peak time to check out fall foliage, you can find a plethora of information here. 

9. Be sure to check out our best picks for things to do in Chicago. The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, after all. Want to know the best viewing spots? 

For everything Halloweenie, we've got you covered:

10. Haunted houses

11. Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Fall Fests Nearby

12. Check out our cool apple picking map. It's not too late!

Karen Chadra (Editor) October 11, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Greenman Theatre Troupe's Spooky Stories and Songs of the Season is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. More info here: http://elmhurst.patch.com/groups/events/p/spooky-stories-and-songs-of-the-season
Michael Casten October 11, 2013 at 10:26 PM
On Saturday, 10.12.13, from 12-9pm at Skinny Sweet (545 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn) there is a fundraiser for Ella Casten. Mention her name at check-out and 20% of your order will help to fund an accessible house for Ella. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 2 in August of 2011. Ella is three-years old. Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/619289758122690/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Kati Kemph October 12, 2013 at 08:07 AM
New store grand opening in Elmhurst today! Sweet P Doll Studio. Corner of York and Third St. Noon to 5. Explore the 14 foot dollhouse, enter raffle, win prizes, design a complimentary necklace for little girls and their dolls, pick up information on upcoming workshops!
Ellen Braun October 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Heritage Day on October 12 at the Fischer Farm and the one-room schoolhouse on Church Road north of Grand Avenue from 11 until 3. Games, activities, shuttle between the farm and the schoolhouse. Free except for rides at Fischer Farm. Sponsored by the Elmhurst Historical Museum and Bensenville Park District.

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