GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn’s 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Continues to Sizzle


Glen Ellyn’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off returns for a third year of food, fun and festivity in a relaxed, downhome atmosphere. Glen Ellyn’s 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off Competition takes place Saturday, September 10th in the Glenwood Avenue lot in downtown Glen Ellyn. The event is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. Judging is from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, relax, and hang out for the afternoon.

Event Start Date: 
Sep 10 2011 10:00am
Glenwood Ave Lot, Glen Ellyn

GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts 2011

Come and enjoy this FREE, 2-day fine arts festival, showcasing the work of more than 70 juried fine artists offering their art in various mediums: WATERCOLOR, ACRYLIC and OIL PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY, POTTERY METAL, WOOD and more...

KIDS PAINT FOR FUN! Paint for Fun is a FREE, supervised area set aside, where kids of all ages can display their own artistic talents; available all day Saturday and Sunday in Lake Ellyn Park.

Throw down a blanket and spend a day - or two - listening to great music
under the stately oaks of Lake Ellyn Park.

Event Start Date: 
Aug 27 2011 10:00am
Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn

GEL EVENT: 26th Annual Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society Housewalk

Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society Housewalk 2010

Register to Tour Four Beautiful Homes in Glen Ellyn

Early Tour 10am –2pm
Evening Tour 5pm – 9pm

Tickets available as of April 1st at Ali Kat, Fuschia, and Knickers in Glen Ellyn or at Fifth Third Bank in Glen Ellyn (gift with purchase. Tickets can also be purchased from any Infant Welfare Member.

Cost is $30 prior to May 7, $35 day of event.

Call 630.545.0838 for information.

In its 26th year, Housewalk is the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society's largest fund raising event.

Event Start Date: 
May 7 2010 10:00am - 9:00pm
Glen Ellyn

GEL ENTERTAINMENT: Anima Singers to Sing with Lyric Opera

Anima - Young Singers of Greater Chicago

GEL ENTERTAINMENT: Anima Singers to Sing with Lyric Opera

The Damnation of Faust Broadcast live on WFMT

WFMT-98.7 on the FM Dial

February 20, 7:15 pm

Continuing a long tradition, WFMT will broadcast live the opening night of the Lyric Opera's production of Berlioz' The Damnation of Faust. Anima is proud to have 50 wonderful choristers participating in this unique production, starring Susan Graham, John Relyea, and Paul Groves. If you cannot attend the opera, tune in for the next best thing!

For more information about the production, visit

Event Start Date: 
Feb 20 2010 7:15pm
WFMT Radio, Lyric Opera

GEL EVENT: Anima Open Rehearsal


Come visit Anima! Join Anima-Young Singers of Greater Chicago for an open and fun rehearsal on Monday, November 16, 2009

Parents! Bring your 3rd, 4th and 5th grader and join us!

When: 4:30 pm, Monday November 16

Where: Glen Ellyn Park District Bldg. @ 501 Hill in Glen Ellyn (3rd floor)

What: An open rehearsal--just for fun! You and your child can join Anima choristers for a rehearsal, meet the conductors and learn more about singing with Anima!

Event Start Date: 
Nov 16 2009 4:30pm
Main St Rec Center

GEL EVENT: Second Annual Jammin’ in Jeans Benefit

Jammin in jeans 102009 Promo

Please join the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society for the second annual Jammin’ in Jeans! All proceeds benefit Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare.

Featuring live music by Fabulous Frank and Dave, playing all of your favorites.

$35 advance ticket before November 11
$40 ticket at the door
$10 unlimited drink ticket available
$55 VIP ticket includes exclusive pre-party (7-8 pm) with give-aways, drinks, martini and mojito bar

Call 630.545.0838 for information.
Call 630.534.4677 for VIP tickets.

Event Start Date: 
Nov 14 2009 7:00pm
536 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

November 12, 2009
Civic Center, Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn ( analyzes the new downtown strategic plan passed by the Glen Ellyn Village board of trustees on Monday, October 26, 2009.

Presenters include:

Event Start Date: 
Nov 12 2009 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Civic Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

GEL EVENT: Emmy-winning Filmmaker to Present Environmental Message at COD


Larry Lansburgh, an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, will present A Hard Look at Global Realities: Is Environmental Activism Really Effective? Humankind’s pursuit of money and power can lead to environmental devastation and abuses of human rights. He will share scenes from his documentary, “Dream People of the Amazon.”

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Jack H. Turner Conference Center
Student Resource Center (SRC 2800)
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL

Event Start Date: 
Nov 17 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm
College of DuPage

6th Annual "This Run's For Jack" Melanoma 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 18, at 8:00 a.m. at Ackerman Park in Glen Ellyn.

Join the 1500+ runners and walkers who will come out on Sunday, October 18th at 8AM for ‘This Run’s For Jack”. Great Family Event! JACK FM will also be joining us this year!

The race honors the memory of Jack Marston, a loving father, coach to hundreds of children and avid runner. Jack’s Run reflects Jack’s qualities of determination, tenacity, compassion, competitive spirit and sense of fun.

Event Start Date: 
Oct 18 2009 8:00am
Ackerman Park, Glen Ellyn

GEL EVENT: The Great African Orphan Rescue Rummage Sale

The Great African Orphan Rescue Rummage Sale
October 10 & 11 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Come share the excitement for the first Great African Orphan Rescue Rummage sale to be held at 536 Crescent Blvd, next to Starbuck’s in downtown Glen Ellyn.

Proceeds from the sale go to benefit Juna Amagara Ministries, an organization founded in Glen Ellyn to save the lives of AIDS orphans in Uganda, East Africa (

The theme for this event is: Donate Stuff. Shop for Stuff. Save Lives.

Event Start Date: 
Oct 10 2009 9:00am - Oct 11 2009 4:00pm
536 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

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