A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history, David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer, Aurora, 2nd Floor Gallery, Wednesday-Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m. Admission free, donations welcomed. A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history.
Symbolism in Chinese Jade, through Aug. 21, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. The Museum’s permanent collection of jade carvings is filled with auspicious Chinese symbolism. This exhibit focuses on a selection of carvings from the Qing Dynasty and translates the hidden meanings in their visual motifs. Admission: $5. Information: (630) 833-1616.
Childhood Memories, through Sept. 25, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. Rekindle fond memories of childhood glory. Enjoy the simplicity of a time where play and learning were stimulated without electronics. Become absorbed in the delightful innocence of DuPage County’s past as you learn about the various toys and games of the 19th and 20th century. Information: (630) 510-4941.
THROUGH AUG. 23
Millennium Carrillon Summer Recital Series, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Millennium Carrillon, Naperville, Talented carillonneurs from across the country and all over the world delight concertgoers with an evening of music. Free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning). Picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcome. Post recital Moonlight Carillon Tours available for $3 per person from 8 to 9 p.m.
Town Band at the Plaza, Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora, 6-8 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy a nice summer evening by the beautiful Fox River. This week features live entertainment by Town Band.
Miss Elgin 1925, Elgin History Museum, 360 Park Street, Elgin, noon-1 p.m., $3 non-members, free for members. Local historian, Jerry Turnquist will use a variety of photos and information to retell the Miss Elgin Contest of 1925. The event attracted 36 competitors along with both praise and criticism from the community.
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