by Dave Noble, City News Editor
ELMHURST – Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy everything Elmhurst has to offer! Here are 4 fun things for you to do around town this weekend.
Play the Role of a “Royal Family” at Smalley Swimming Pool
Enter your new kingdom with bravado and entitlement, commandeer prime seating under a giant umbrella, and empower your children to wreak havoc throughout the land. You and your family are the rulers of Norman P. Smalley Pool in York Commons Park. Your queen will enjoy uninterrupted iPhone usage from her makeshift castle of a half-dozen saved lawn chairs, while your king performs a variety of awkward and inappropriate behaviors throughout the afternoon.
- Dates/Times: Friday 12-7 p.m., Saturday, 12-7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Location: 665 S. York St.
- Cost/Fee: Tot (2 and under) = Free, Youth (3-15 yrs.) = $7.00 resident/$9.00 non-resident, Adult (16-64 yrs.) = $8.00 resident/$11.00 non-resident, Senior (65 yrs.+) = $6.00 resident/$9.00 non-resident.
Enjoy After-Hours Skin Flicks on the “Explore Elmhurst Trolley”
Couples and lonely individuals who take pleasure in watching erotic films with strangers are encouraged to jump on the Explore Elmhurst Trolley this weekend to view a full feature presentation from the “After Dark” adult series on Cinemax. The movies begin at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night.
- Dates/Times: Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
- Location: See trolley stops here.
- Cost: Free!
- Trolley riders after 10:30 p.m. must be at least 21 years of age.
Find a Lost Dog
An average of 46 dogs are reported lost in Elmhurst each day. While most of them are later found in a separate wing of the owner’s home, the rest of these canines are roaming throughout town, waiting for you to become a hero by finding them and returning them to their owners. Through the use of social media and a vast network of Elmhurst animal lovers, the average lost dog is reunited with their owner in less than 60 minutes.
- Time/Location: Friday-Sunday during daylight hours
- Location: Residential streets and parks
- Cost: Free!
Go Snorkeling in Salt Creek
The Elmhurst Park District wants you to grab your fins, your face mask, and your Go Pro for an exciting dive into the murky depths of Salt Creek! You’ll encounter many of the common creatures found in and around the creek, like tadpoles, scuds and mosquito larvae. Participants are required to bring their own snorkeling equipment, including harpoons and spears.
- Date/Time: Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m.
- Location: Canoe launch at Eldridge Park
- Cost/Fee: $12 residents/$17 non-residents