It's going to be a full weekend of activities in Elmhurst, and there is nothing on our list that isn't family-friendly. Here are just a few ways to help make the most out of those last warm days of summer. Tell us what we missed in the comments.
Friday, Sept. 6
The annual Kelly Miller Circus will set up its big top at at 8:45 a.m. Friday at Sandburg Middle School, 345 E. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst. Performances will be held at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Don't miss this fun, family event, which is a fund-raiser for the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation.
Kids ages 7 to 14 from Elmhurst and Villa Park are invited to play chess and improve their skills at the Elmhurst/Villa Park Chess Club at 7 p.m. at Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect. Admission is free.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means? It's time for Historic Elmhurst's Voices from Beyond tours. Walk the streets of Elmhurst as Ray Johnson of Chicago's Haunt Detective, and Kirsten Tillman and Beth Shields of Paranormal "Stars" take you on an unforgettable tour of haunted places in Elmhurst. Tours are from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Read more about Voices from Beyond here: Be Nice to the Ghosts You See Around Town or They Just May Follow You Home.
Kids of all ages are invited to get up close and personal with trucks and equipment at the Elmhurst Park District's Touch a Truck event, at 10 a.m. at Berens Park, 493 Oak Lawn Ave.
Boy Scout Troop 17 is holding an open house at Butterfield Park. Does your son like to be outdoors and stay active? Is he inquisitive and adventurous? Stop by Butterfield Park and find out what it's like to be a Boy Scout. There will be a mock campsite, demonstrations and much more. The program is for boys 10-18, but younger Scouts are welcome.
Church picnic at First United Methodist will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at the church, 232 S. York Road. Children's activities, food, fun and fellowship.
Sunday, Sept. 8
It's not in Elmhurst, but you won't mind taking a very short drive south for Cornfest Family Fun Day at Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road in Oak Brook. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., families can enjoy barbecue, games, races and a fishing tournament—and free admission.