DuPage County Calendar of Events Sept. 12 – Sept. 19

The Glen Ellyn Historical Society will hold its annual Mum’s The Word event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12-15 at Stacy’s Corners Store, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn.

Sept. 12-15

Mum’s The Word
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stacy’s Corners Store, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn
Free admission

This is the annual major fundraiser for the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. Garden mums are $15 each and three for $40. Asters and pansies are $4 each. For more information, go to glenellynhistory.org.

Sept. 13-16

Weed Ladies Fall Floral Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13-Sept. 15
1-4 p.m. Sept. 16
Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville
Free admission

The Weed Ladies’ annual fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and popular dried bouquets. The Weed Ladies make and sell their arrangements in the Daniels House at Naper Settlement, from flowers and accent greens they grow in an adjacent garden.

Sept. 15

DuPage PADS Run 4 Home
8 a.m.
Starting point at 703 W. Liberty, Wheaton
$35 adults, $15 children 6-13, free for children 5 and younger

This 10K and 5K course will appeal to serious runners, casual joggers and walkers. The public is invited to come and support DuPagePads’ mission to end homelessness. Rain or shine, all are invited after the race to stay for music, games, face painting, refreshments and prizes. For more information, call 630-682-3846.

“The Adoption Process from A to Z”
1-3 p.m.
Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills

Attorney Sally Wildman, whose practice focuses on adoption, will lead an adult continuing education class that gives an in-depth look into the adoption process. Interested persons should register by Sept. 13 in person at the library, by phone at 630-323-8188, or online at http://bit.ly/CHPLAdoption.

Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest
1-5 p.m.
Elmhurst History Museum Grounds, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

This fest featuring beer from more than 50 craft and micro-breweries will raise money for the history museum and the historic, one-room Churchville School. This is a 21-and-over event, that will be held rain or shine. To purchase tickets, go to elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com.

Festival of Cultures
1-5 p.m.
Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton

Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, culture, food, arts, activities and music. This event features Wheaton community members at cultural booths sharing their heritage and stories. Many live performances will be offered, and many food trucks will sell their specialties.

Sept. 15-16

Art on the Prairie
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15
10 a.m.-4p.m. Sept. 16
Warrenville City Hall Complex, 3s258 Manning Ave., Warrenville

Enjoy live music and children’s art station, taste Two Brothers beer and products and shop in this juried art fair featuring photography, wood work, jewelry, ink prints and more from Midwest artists. Musicians and ballerinas will perform, and there will be activities such as face painting for children throughout the two-day event.

Sept. 17

Old-time Radio Lecture
1 p.m.
Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple St., Lombard

World War II marked the first time that radio brought developments of a war into the homes of Americans. Join Steve Darnall as he examines the ways that radio addressed the challenges of presenting a war to its audience in his presentation, “Radio Goes to War.” Darnall is the host of Those Were the Days, which airs Saturdays on WDCB.

7:30 p.m.
Fountain of Life Church, 2S361 Glen Park Road, Lombard

This comedy troupe performs clean routines suitable for all ages and raises money for various non-profit organizations.

Sept. 19

Elmhurst Famers Market
7 a.m.-1 p.m.
On Vallette, just east of York Road, Elmhurst

This weekly market features farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 25 booths will be run by various merchants.



–DuPage County Calendar of Events Sept. 12 – Sept. 19–