“Life is a Dream”
Mill Theater at Elmhurst College, 253 Walter St., Elmhurst
$7 general admission, $6 senior citizens, faculty and staff, $5 students
Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s best-known play, “La Vida es Sueno” (“Life is a Dream”), is a classic Spanish allegory of fate versus free will, reality versus dreams and a father’s love versus his child’s ambition. Get tickets by calling 630-617-3005 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frugal Science Lecture
Ramsey Auditorium at Fermilab, Pine Street, Batavia
Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, leads a curiosity driven research group working in the field of physical biology. Best known for the “foldscope,” or low-cost microscope, Prakash will talk about how it’s time to take cost constraints into serious consideration in trying to solve some of the world’s problems. For tickets, go to tix5.centerstageticketing.com/sites/fermilab/events.php.
Get Sticky! Maple Syrup Day
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook
Discover the sweet secret of turning tree sap into syrup and enjoy samples along this 75-minute guided tour. Tours begin every 20 minutes. For more information and tickets, call (630) 850-8110.
St. Patrick’s Day Kids Club
The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook
Make a craft, play games and enjoy a treat on St. Patrick’s Day. The event will be held in the Kids Club’s new space between Sunglass Hut and Champs. For more information, call (630) 296-8350.
13th Annual Swing Dinner
Wheaton North High School Commons, 701 W. Thomas Road, Wheaton
$15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students
The Falcon Band Parents Organization is hosting the 13th Annual Swing Dance, which will feature an evening of music and dancing featuring jazz music provided by student musicians. Free swing dance lessons will be given at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the dance will supporting the Wheaton North High School band program that includes instrument repair, music score purchase and competition entry fees.
11th Annual Quilt Show
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave., Bensenville
$4 adults, $1 for children 4-17 years of age
Quilts of all sizes, colors and ages will be on display, many of which are antique. The barn will have items for sale including books, patterns, blocks and quilts. Sherry Branson, A.Q.S. certified appraiser, will be appraise quilts. Make an appointment with her by calling (815) 713-1963.
Native Gardening and Restoration
Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
Learn about vegetation native to this area, the importance of preserving plants and current restoration projects during an interactive presentation and discussion. Attendees may choose to take home native foliage to add to their home gardens. The lecture will be presented by Remic Ensweiler, manager of the outdoor biology lab and prairie projects at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
Wilder Mansion Bridal Fair
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
Find what is needed to have a wedding such as caterers, photographers, florists, makeup artists, wedding gown designers and more. For more information, call (630) 993-8186.
Water Easter Egg Hunt
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca
Jump in the pool and gather up some of the hundreds of floating Easter Eggs in this Water Egg Hunt. Inside each colorful egg is a hidden surprise of candy or a toy; some lucky eggs are redeemable for a prize! Each age group will have time to splash in the water after the hunt is over. Bags to collect the eggs in will be provided. An adult must accompany all children. All participants and their families are welcome to swim in between hunts from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information, call (630) 733-2257.
–DuPage County Calendar of Events March 14 – March 21–