DuPage County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

“Tweets, Speeches and Storytelling: Messages from the 2016” Election, will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 at Elmhurst College’s Hammerschmidt Chapel, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.

March 9 

“Tweets, Speeches and Storytelling: Messages from the 2016” Election 

7 p.m. 

Elmhurst College’s Hammerschmidt Chapel, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst 


As chief speechwriter and senior aide to President Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 elections, Jon Favreau was at the center of the storm for two successful presidential campaigns.

Favreau will present “Tweets, Speeches and Storytelling: Messages from the 2016 Election.” Favreau’s talk will explore the messages and moments that had the biggest impact on the 2016 presidential election, with insights into Donald Trump’s rise, Hillary Clinton’s challenges and the effects of the media and the national mood following one of the most unusual races in American history. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.


March 11 

Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids 

1:30 p.m. 

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst 


This 75-minute beginner’s class allows children, ages 8-16, to make their own gemstone jewelry. Choose two types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Parties of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a private class by emailing educator@lizzadromuseum.org. Reservations are required. Call (630) 833-1616.


March 11 

History of Prostitution and the Story of Brothels in Glen Ellyn 

2 p.m. 

Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N Main St., Glen Ellyn 


Local author and historian, Dan Anderson, to relate the story of Emily Rieck, or as she is also known as, Madam Rieck. Anderson asks the question, “Is Emily Rieck a skeleton in Glen Ellyn’s closet?” When her brothel was closed in Chicago at the end of the 19th century, she re-established her business in Glen Ellyn and her wealthy Chicago patrons followed. Call (630) 469-1867 for information. Tickets will be available at the door.


March 11 

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra: Latin Sensations 

7 p.m. 

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst 

$32, adults; $9, children (student ID required); $30, senior citizens 

Journey through scintillating rhythms and brilliant melodies in a concert of vibrant Latin gems. The DuPage Dance Ensemble will bring Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture” to life and guitarist Colin Davin will perform Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” and “Malagueña” with community guitar players. For more information, call (630) 941-0202.


March 11-March 12 

Spring Fever Maple Sugaring Days 

10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 11; 1-4 p.m. March 12 

Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville 

$12, adults; $10, senior citizens, 62 and older; $8, youth, 4-12;  

Free, Naper Settlement Members, Naperville residents and children younger than 4  

Learn the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fashioned way and see a maple tree tapping demonstration. Enjoy hands-on activities and presentations that recount Illinois’ Native American heritage and pioneer past and try a tasty maple treat. Each of the historic buildings will have a theme and activities for families. Maple sugaring was an integral part of American life in the 1800s and was the foremost sweetener until the end of the Civil War.


March 12 

Auditions for “Snow White” 

1-5 p.m. 

Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N Main St., Glen Ellyn 


Curtain Up Classroom in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Historical Society will hold auditions for the play, “Snow White’” which will be performed June 9-June 11. Auditions will involve improvisation, pantomime and script reading. No prepared monologues are needed. Actors in second grade through high school are wanted. For information, call (630) 234-2776 or (630) 469-1867. Also, check the website at curtainupclassroom.org.


March 12 

“Girl Reporter: Tracing the Role of Women at the Chicago Tribune” 

3 p.m. 

McCormick Museum Freedom Hall at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton 


Museum tour guide Laurie Russell examines the history of female journalists at the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper Cantigny benefactor Robert R. McCormick owned and served as editor and publisher for nearly 50 years. The program is geared to adults. Registration is required. Call (630) 260-8162.