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Let's Jazz It Up!


Des Plaines History Center and Elks Lodge plan to ‘jazz it up’ for a second year with a Roaring Twenties-themed fundraiser Sept. 26

Get set for another chance to kick up your heels as the Des Plaines History Center and the Des Plaines Elks Lodge #1526 host “Let’s Jazz It Up!” 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. Relive the days of the jazz era with live music, dancing and dinner at the Elks Lodge, 495 Lee St., Des Plaines.  

 Guests will dance the night away to music performed by the Chicago Bar Association's Scales of Justice jazz quartet. They can also purchase raffle tickets for chances to win a variety of theme baskets and hourly drawings throughout the night.  The fun begins with a cash bar cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and goes until the last dance and last call at 10:30 p.m. Period garb is encouraged and elegant décor will set the mood. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Live music and dancing will begin at 8:30 p.m.

 Tickets to the event are available by advance-sale only and can be purchased online at or by calling the History Center at (847) 391-5399. Tickets are also available at the Des Plaines Elks Lodge. Proceeds benefit the Des Plaines History Center’s public programs and exhibits and Elks Lodge #1526 charities, which include support for youth activities, overseas troops and veterans. “Let’s Jazz It Up!” is an opportunity to have a great night out while making a meaningful contribution to the work of two community organizations. 

  The Des Plaines History Center, a non-profit organization since 1968, specializes in collecting and preserving information and objects relating to the history of Des Plaines and making those collections accessible to the public through programs, exhibits and local history archives. For more information, please call (847) 391-5399 or visit

 The Des Plaines Elks Lodge was chartered in 1926 and is the largest of the 73 Elks Lodges in Illinois with a membership of about 1,400. Elks Lodge #1526, located at 495 Lee St. in Des Plaines, is dedicated to serving our veterans, our youth and the community. Please call (847) 824-1526 or visit to learn more about the Des Plaines Elks Lodge. The Elks motto is “Elks Care, Elks Share.”


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