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Saturday, April 19

Men's 12" Lilac softball tournament: Double-elimination tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Madison Meadow Park with cash prizes. Each team is guaranteed at least two games. Ages 18 and older. The team fee is $230. Info: or (630) 620-7322.

Tuesday, April 29

Lilac Band Concert: Glenbard East High School's Concert Band II, Concert Band I and Symphonic Band will perform at the school. Entry fee at the door. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Info: (630) 424-7152.

Friday, May 2

Little Lady Lilac Ball: The dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Lombard Community Building. Open to dads and daughters ages 3 to 9. Includes dancing, games, sweets table and visit from the Lilac Princesses. Registration required: $12 residents, $14 others. Info: (630) 620-7322.

Saturday, May 3

Lilac Queen Coronation: The 2014 Lilac Queen will be crowned in a ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. in Lilacia Park, continuing a Lombard tradition more than 70 years old.

Sunday, May 4

Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair: Arts and crafts vendors will be set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on St. Charles Road in downtown Lombard, between Main and Elizabeth streets. The event, sponsored by the Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce, also includes food and a kids zone. Info: (630) 627-5040.

Lilac Heritage Tours: Meet at the Lombard Historical Carriage House, $3 per person. Info: (630) 629-1885.

• 2 p.m. Sundays, May 4 and 11

• 11 a.m. Tuesdays, May 6 and 13

• 11 a.m. Wednesdays, May 14

• 11 a.m. Thursdays, May 8 and 15

• 11 a.m. Fridays, May 9 and 16

• 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 10 and 17

Thursday to Saturday, May 8-10

Lilac Bush Sale: The Lombard Garden club will sell lilacs and a variety of perennials at Lilacia Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 9; and 8 a.m. until plants sell out on Saturday, May 10. Info: (630) 268-7001.

Friday, May 9

Historic Downtown Lombard Walking Tour: Tickets for the 1 p.m. tour are available with or without a lunch. The $20 tickets include a box lunch from Shannon's Deli that will be served at noon. Tour-only tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for seniors. Info: (630) 620-8063.

Lilac Ball: The Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce's 55th annual Lilac Ball is at The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70 per person, or $650 for a table of 10, and include an open bar, dinner and dancing. Register by April 27 at

Saturday, May 10

Lilacia Multimedia Art Show: Enjoy a variety of art and musical acts from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lilacia Park. Info: (630) 627-1281.

Sunday, May 11

Concert in the Park: Bill O'Connell's Chicago's Skyliners Big Band performs at 1 p.m. in Lilacia Park.

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13-14

Drop-In Story Time: To celebrate Children's Week, the Helen Plum Library is hosting a drop-in story time from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on the plaza deck. Info: (630) 627-0316.

Friday, May 16

Kiwanis Housewalk: The Kiwanis Club of Lombard is offering two tours -- at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. -- of five Lombard homes. Guests can meet the homeowners and designers during a reception from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Lombard Historical Society Coach House. Proceeds go to local organizations helping children. Tickets are $30. Info:

Beer Tasting in Lilacia Park: Sample a variety of beer and learn how different brews are made from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is required by May 13. Tickets are $23 for residents, $36 for others. Ages 21 and older only. Info: or (630) 620-7322.

Saturday, May 17

Lilac Time Mutt Strut 5K and 1-Mile Walk: The race begins at 8 a.m. at the corner of Maple and Park avenues. The $25 fee includes a pancake breakfast afterward and a T-shirt for the first 400 people who register. Sign up at or register starting at 7 a.m. on race day. Info: (630) 620-7322.

Lilac Pancake Breakfast: The Lombard Park District board of commissioners will serve up a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Lilacia Park.

Circus Celebration in Lilacia Park: Watch performances by Circus Boy at 2 p.m. and David Seebach at 3 p.m.

Lilacia Park Wine Tasting: Enjoy samplings of white, red and dessert wines from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is required by May 13. Tickets are $23 for residents, $36 for others. Ages 21 and older only. Info: or (630) 620-7322.

Sunday, May 18

Lilac Parade: This year's parade has the theme "Oh The Places You Will Go." It steps off at 1:30 p.m. from Main Street and Wilson Avenue, in front of Glenbard East High School. Info:

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