DuPage County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

The public is invited to an interactive program titled, “Incredible Bats,” at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at Lombard Commons Building, 433 St. Charles Road, Lombard. (Photo by Swarthika Palanisamy)

Feb. 23 

Jumpstart Your Natural Lawn Care Plan 

7 p.m. 

Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst 


Learn about the harmful effects of lawn pesticides and herbicides, how to rehabilitate your lawn off its addiction to synthetic chemicals and how to improve the physical condition of soil and turf grass.



Feb. 24 

Incredible Bats 

1 p.m. 

Lombard Commons Building, 433 St. Charles Road, Lombard 


The public is invited to an interactive program titled, “Incredible Bats.” The presenters, Dan and Sharon Peterson have performed these presentations for more than 20 years. They serve as ambassadors for the flying mammals by dispelling myths, detailing their importance in ecosystems and warning of threats to their survival. Call (630) 916-1369 to make a reservation.



Feb. 25 

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day 2017 

1-3 p.m. 

Elmhurst History Museum, 102 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst 

Admission varies 

Girl Scout troops and their leaders are invited to the Elmhurst History Museum for the celebration of this international Girl Scout event. Activities will include crafts, music and activities related to this year’s theme, “Grow.” Girl Scouts may bring a non-scouting friend to share the day. Call (630) 833-7090 for more information.



Feb. 25 

Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass 

8 p.m. 

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn 


Ira Glass, the creator, producer and host of “This American Life,” the iconic weekly public radio program, will use audio clips, music and video to share lessons from his life and career in storytelling. During his presentation, Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow his creative process. For more information, call (630) 942-4000.



Feb. 26 

“The Rainbow Fish” 

Noon and 3 p.m. 

North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville 

$1, adults; $6, children 

The Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful creature in the ocean, but in this musical she won’t share her silvery scales with anyone. Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade her to share her gifts? Based on Marcus Pfister’s celebrated book, the production is all about the value of sharing true friendship with others. Call (630) 637-7469 for more information.



Feb. 27 

“Precious Knowledge” 

7 p.m. 

Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave., Naperville 


The film documents disenfranchised high school seniors in Tucson’s embattled Ethnic Studies classes who become academic warriors and community leaders while state lawmakers try to eliminate the program. For more information, call (630) 637-5345.




March 1 

Inchworms Parent-Child Program 

9:30-10:15 a.m. 

Cantigny Visitors Center, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton 

$6; parking free 

Introduce your little one (ages 18-36 months) to nature through songs, simple crafts and outdoor exploration. Register at Cantigny.org or call (630) 260-8162.



March 1 

Sprouts Parent-Child Program 

10:45-11:45 a.m.  

Cantigny Visitors Center, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton  

$18; parking free 

Children, ages 3 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult, are invited to explore seasonal nature topics through stories, hands-on activities, outdoor walks and crafts. Class meets three consecutive Wednesdays: March 1, 8 and 15. Register at Cantigny.org or call (630) 260-8162.



March 1 

Women in Iran Today: Daily Lives and Personal Politics 

4 p.m. 

Elmhurst College’s Frick Center, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst 


Norma Claire Moruzzi will speak. She is director of the international studies program and chair of the Middle East and Muslim Societies Cluster at the University of Illinois at Chicago. An associate professor of political science, gender and women’s studies, she has published on women’s and gender issues and cinema in Iran and the Middle East, and is working on a book that analyzes transformations in Iranian women’s lives since the 1979 Revolution. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.