DuPage County of Events April 11 – April 15

Mesón Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville, will donate all proceeds from its 11th annual Red Tie fundraiser, 7 p.m. April 13, to cancer research with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Order tickets at mesonsabika.com. For more information, call 630-440-7503.

April 12

Elmhurst Symphony Performance
7:30 p.m.
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
$25 adults, $23 seniors, $7 students

The Elmhurst Symphony Musicians in Performance at Mayslake concludes its 2017-18 season with “Bach and Beyond.” Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, cellist Jean Hatmaker and harpsichordist Sun Chang will perform popular works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Willem Stoppelenburg.  The program includes Handel’s dramatic cantata “La Lucrezia” and Mozart’s joyful “Alleluia.” Call 630-941-0202 or visit elmhurstsymphony.org/web/events.aspx for tickets and information.

Philosophy Speaker Series
7:30 p.m.
Wheaton College, Blanchard Hall, 501 College Ave., Wheaton

Wheaton College’s Department of Philosophy will present a lecture by Dr. Jed Atkins, titled “Gratitude: An Ancient Virtue for the Modern World.” Atkins is assistant professor of classical studies at Duke University. His research focuses mainly on Greek and Roman political thought and ethics.

April 13

Annual Spring for a Cure
7 p.m.
Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville

Mesón Sabika will donate all proceeds from its 11th annual Red Tie fundraiser to cancer research with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At the fundraiser, guests will enjoy a filet and lobster dinner as well as premium liquors and the restaurant’s own sangria. There will also be a silent and live auction and live music. Order tickets at mesonsabika.com. For more information, call 630-440-7503.

Have No Fear: Jewelry Fashion Show
7 p.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst

Enjoy a runway fashion show featuring the handmade wearable art by exhibiting artist Donna Castellanos. She has created a line of wearable artwork available for purchase exclusively at the Elmhurst Art Museum and Victoria’s on Main. Register online at eam-shop.myshopify.com/products/have-no-fear-jewelry-fashion-show or pay at the door.

April 14

Fun Run in Color
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton
$30 and $35

Fun Run in Color 2018 is a color-filled run walk for all ages and abilities. This untimed run features a wave start, four color stations and an after-party with a final color toss. Color is biodegradable and non-toxic. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wheaton Park District’s Play for All Playground & Garden Foundation. Call 630-690-4880 for more information.

Annual Décor Swap
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Find slightly used and unused wedding décor items such as vases, candles, centerpieces, shoes and guest books, suitable for use at another wedding. For more information, call 630-993-8186 or send an email to weddings@epd.org.

Voices of DuPage
1-3 p.m.
DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton

Calling all veterans, soldiers and family members to record their stories at the museum to teach future generations. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 630-510-4941. 

April 15

Naperville Plays!
1-4 p.m.
Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville
$12 adults, $10 senior citizens, $8 children; free for Naperville residents, children younger than 4 and Naper Settlement and DuPage Children Museum members

In this fun and educational program, participants will join in themed hands-on and craft activities along with storytelling provided in partnership by the DuPage Children’s Museum, Naper Settlement, Knoch Knolls Nature Center and the Naperville Public Library. Call 630-420-6010 for more information.

April 18

Grab a Plate and Educate
5-6:30 p.m.
Maple Glen Memory Care, 750 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn

The Alzheimer’s Association will present this workshop that will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversation with family members about issues such as going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. RSVP to 815-744-0804 or alz.org/Illinois. 



–DuPage County of Events April 11 – April 15–