Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

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Upcoming Events:

Later Impressions CAVA Exhibit
Sept. 20 – Nov. 6
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists’ fall juried show. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.

“The Man-Beast”
presented by First Folio Theatre
Oct. 4 – Nov. 5
Sundays and Thursdays: 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.
Plus Saturdays, Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4: 4 p.m.

In the 18th Century French countryside, a mysterious wild animal is ravaging livestock and citizenry, leaving behind a trail of death. No one has seen it, but they have seen the gory results of its savage attacks and suspect that it’s a Loup-Garou, the savage werewolf of French legend. When Louis XVI puts a bounty on the animal, the mystery and horror deepen. Ages 14 and up; under 18 with an adult. $25 – $44 per person. Purchase tickets at firstfolio.org or 630-986-8067.

Myths and Legends
Tuesday, Oct. 24
7 – 9 p.m.

Do bats really get caught in your hair? Was there really a mysterious glass coffin hidden on Mayslake Peabody Estate holding the remains of the original owner? Enjoy s’mores and join the discussion around a campfire to discover the truth behind many misconceptions about native wildlife and find out the real story behind the myths and legends of the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Mind, Body and Creative Spirit
by Kimberly Kitlica and Laura Lein-Svencner
Friday, Oct. 27
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Yoga, art, guided mediation and your creative spirit will flow during this day-long retreat. Students will focus on self-care, yoga and a segment of creativity with mixed media book arts. Bring a lunch, drink, yoga mat, apron and comfortable clothes. Ages 18 and up. $140 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Mayslake Unseen Spaces Tour
Saturday, Oct. 28
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Explore the basement and archives of Mayslake Hall. Please note that visitors must use stairs. Ages 12 and up; under 16 with an adult. $15 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Photoshop I
by Fred Drury
Nov. 1 – 29
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Discover how to evaluate and optimize digital images. Learn how to measure, interpret and correct color and sharpen, dodge and burn images. Best for photographers with Photoshop CS5 or later. Ages 18 and up. $150 per person plus an additional $20 supply fee due on the first day of class. Register at 630-206-9566.
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25th Anniversary Open House
Friday, Nov. 3
3 – 5 p.m.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the voter-approved referendum to save the estate at this open house tour of the mansion. Docents will be available to answer questions. Ages 12 and up; under 16 with an adult. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.

Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Nov. 7 – Dec. 19 (except Nov. 21)
Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
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Explore and enhance your artistic style at this intermediate-advanced class. Ages 18 and up. $125 per person per session. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Chicago Pastel Painters Exhibit
Nov. 8 – Dec. 3
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy the works of art by pastel artists from around the country in the Chicago Pastel Painters Sixth Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.

The Early Show
Sunday, Nov. 12
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Illinois Smallmouth Alliance, DRiFT and the Forest Preserve District invite all fishing fans to Chicagoland’s only fly-fishing show! Sit with some of the area’s best fly tyers, who will demonstrate their talents tying a wide variety of fly patterns. Bring the kids for the free youth flytying program, and view bugs that fish eat under a highpowered microscope. Shop from select vendors, too. All ages. $10 per person. Registration not required. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.

Pointillism: A Short Period in Art History
by Janneke Fowers
Friday, Nov. 17
10 – 11 a.m.

Learn about the short period (1886–1906) when artists experimented with dots and the painting style that created one of the Art Institute of Chicago’s most iconic paintings, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Nov. 19
3 – 5 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of classical music with a twist. From various styles and eras including bebop jazz, electronic pop, original compositions and jazzed-up classical selections, this concert is sure to please all music lovers. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $7 – $25 per person. Purchase tickets at elmhurstsymphony.org or 630-941-0202.