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Calendar of Events

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    Rock and Mineral ID Class

    10:30 am-11:45 am
    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Geologist Sara Kurth teaches the techniques for rock and mineral identification. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scouts, this class completes the earth science badges for Cub and Boy Scouts. An optional kit is available for purchase, but not required for the class.

    Class – 10:30 a.m – 75 minutes
    Ages 8 yrs. and up
    $10 per person – Museum Members Free
    Optional Mineral ID kit is $10 at checkout
    Reservations Required – Register online here

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    Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids

    1:30 pm-2:15 pm
    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Children can make their own gemstone jewelry with the Rockin’ Jewelry for kids. Learn to make a necklace, a keychain, and a pin. All materials included in individual kits. After the class, tour the Museum and complete a scavenger hunt. Completes the Jewelry Badge for Girl Scouts.

    Activity  – 1:30 p.m – 45 minutes
    Ages 8 yrs. and up
    $15 per person
    Museum Members receive 10%
    Discount with code

    Reservations Required
    online here

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Special Exhibit
On the Cutting Edge:
Contemporary Gemstone Sculpture
Ends January 22nd, 2023

Featuring ten lapidary artists from the Americas representing gem carving trends in the 21st century.

Regular Museum Admission – Regular Museum Hours

Grants Received for 2023 Programs and Exhibits

The Lizzadro Museum is proud to announce the following grants for 2023. The Illinois Arts Council Agency $13,800 for general operating support of programs and exhibits. The DuPage Foundation $2,500 for Community Music Programs. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation $5,000 for educational programs support. We are thankful for the funds provided by these organizations to continue sharing our unique blend of programs and exhibits with the public.

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Winter Community Music Programs

Six small ensemble concerts will be held in the intimate setting of our lecture hall. This year our programs will feature culturally diverse music genres. Musicians from the Chicago area will perform and discuss their musical styles, instruments, and connections to the community.

All Performances – 2:00 p.m. – 45 to 60 minutes – Recommended for Ages 10 years to Adult.
Regular Museum Admission – Museum Members Free
Limited Seating Capacity – Reservations are Required

January 15:
Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Duo

Charlie Brown (keyboard and vocals) and Harry Binford (acoustic guitar) perform the best of Delta and early Chicago blues. Harry and Charlie have been performing in the Chicago area and regionally since 2017. Charlie is a real storyteller, and you will hear stories about the legendary blues artists and their songs. Did Robert Johnson really sell his soul to the devil? Come out and let Charlie tell you what really happened.
Charlie Brown teaches social science and music at Marmion Academy in Aurora, Illinois.

Register here

February 5:
Art + Adrenaline
Howard Levy Jazz Duo

Howard Levy is a two-time Grammy-award winning master of the diatonic harmonica and a superb pianist performing along with Chris Siebold on steel resonator guitar and vocals. The duo has performed to great acclaim in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Join us for a spirited hour of jazz, blues, pop, classical and original compositions that transcend genre or category.
Chris Siebold is a guitar instructor and an alumnus of Elmhurst University.

Register here

March 5:
Chinese Zither with Menghua Guan


Explore the guzheng (Chinese zither), a 21-string harp-like instrument with Menghua Guan, instructor and performer for over 20 years and founder of Guan Menghua Music studio in Naperville. Guan has performed all over the Chicago area and in China. Her emphasis in teaching is on stage presentation, such as harmony of body and finger movements, and breath while playing. Her performance will include exploration of the over 2,500-year history of the guzheng. Depictions of the guzheng can be seen on a few of the Museum’s carvings.

Register here

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