DuPage County Calendar of Events June 20 – June 27

Join the Elmhurst community for an old-fashioned baseball game played by the wildly different rules of 1858 at 2 p.m. June 24 at Elmhurst College Mall, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.

June 21

Naperville Municipal Band Concert
7:30 p.m.
Central Park, Naperville

The name of this concert is “In the Good Ol’ Summertime.” Young Naperville Singers will host a bake sale. The concert will be aired live on Channel 17 and at NCTV17.com.

June 22

Children’s 30-minute Trolley Ride
10:15 a.m.
Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street, Naperville
$8 per person, all ages

Some fun music, a little history and everyone gets to ring the bell at the end of the ride.

June 23

Lisle French Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Prairie Walk Pond, Garfield Avenue and Burlington, Lisle

With an abundance of local farmers, food and artisan vendors, visitors will enjoy a variety of goods in an open-air market that encourages community to gather, socialize and support small business.

June 23-24

Civil War Reenactment Weekend
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave., Bensenville
$5 adults, $2 children

See what life was like for ordinary people who lived through a truly momentous time. Meet Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth and listen to The Battlefield Balladeers perform. There will be first-person presentations, camp tours, drills, skirmishes and more each day. Battle reenactments and the firing of the cannon will occur at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. each day. Concessions will be sold.

Naperville Women’s Club Fine Art Fair
10 a.m.
Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville

More than 100 local and national artists will display original artwork in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded. ClaySpace will provide bowls and other ceramic works to be sold for charity. Money raised from the sale of the donated items will be donated to local food banks.

June 24

Forest Yoga Walk
9:30 a.m.-noon
Belmont Prairie, Haddow Avenue and Cross Street, Downers Grove

Rejuvenate yourself with a forest yoga walk by stepping outside to connect with nature, quiet the mind and reduce stress. Walks will begin with a brief ecological overview of the area, continue with invitations to deepen connection to nature and self, then conclude with a tea ceremony of locally harvested plants. During the walk, everyone will pause to tune the body with yoga postures. The walks will be gentle and suitable for all levels. These walks are scheduled to follow the seasonal blooming of native plants. Cell phones are not permitted. The instructor has a phone for emergencies. This is a time to disconnect. For more information, go to theresiliencyinstitute.net.

Summer Adoption Event and Year of the Dog Celebration
11 a.m.
Wheaton Animal Hospital, 266 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn

Meet adoptable pets from local rescues looking for permanent homes and enjoy refreshments. There will be treats for pets. Call 630-665-1500. 

Vintage Baseball Game
2 p.m.
Elmhurst College Mall, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Join the Elmhurst community for an old-fashioned baseball game played by the wildly different rules of 1858. Learn to cheer and jeer in fine Victorian fashion as two Elmhurst clubs, chock full of local celebrities, play for your favor. Bring a picnic basket and lawn chairs for a family friendly game played by true sportsmen from an era of wooden bats and iron men.

June 27

Movie in the Park
8:15 p.m. crafts, 8:30 p.m. movie
Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a showing of “Leap!” In this animated film, an orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Craft activities for children will be held before the movie starts.


–DuPage County Calendar of Events June 20 – June 27–