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May 15

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, May 15, 2022 to Aug 29

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to explore local businesses. Find secret words at 10 participating businesses and get a cute Wizard of Oz backpack. Turn in all of the secret words and get a great water bottle and bag, and be entered to win the Grand Prize Wizard of Oz…

Aug 3

The Art of Nature Camp

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 to Aug 12

Young artists will explore and focus on different art mediums with the inspiration of the nature. Bring a lunch to camp. Pre-register online: https://bit.ly/campnature

Aug 8

SUMMER CAMP – NINJA TRIX & YOUTHMAX LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – Week 10: August 8th/10th/12th – CAMP THEME: Gamers World / YouthMAX Adversity/Problems/Bad Experiences/Change/

Monday, August 8, 2022 to Aug 12

👋Hey Northern Kane County Parents!👋Are you looking for a Youth Leadership Program at Summer Camp for your child that will keep them safe, where they will have FUN, and learn Leadership Life Skills from a Certified Youth Guide? The time to enroll your kids is NOW!!!Why?🙋‍♀️Great question!By Signing Up NOW,…

Aug 9

Adventures in the Zoo – August 9: The Amazing Bison

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is happy to announce our summer 2022 schedule of programs sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo! All programs take place inside of Tefft's Farm in Lord's Park Zoo and are FREE! "Adventures in the Zoo" Lineup (Drop in mini-programs 11-1 on…

Aug 9

Bingo Night

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Every Tuesday 6 PM - 8 PM Games, fun, prizes!

Aug 10

Live Trivia Wednesdays at Old Republic

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Trivia is BACK at Old Republic! Join us every Wednesday at 8pm!Hosted by Sporcle Live with TJ!Free to Play!FEATURING: Burrito Republic Special$4 Modelo & Corona BottlesFREE TRIVIA! Bring out your team and have fun!

Aug 10

Wine Down Wednesday with Second Hand Soul Band

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wine Down Wednesday offers an evening of live music by SECOND HAND SOUL BAND. Motown, Funk & Soul!!! Between the Funky Hits of the 70s, the One-Hit Wonders, the Disco, and the Soulful Songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing “songs you remember from the…

Aug 10

Xingonas Walk Every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Walk for women and children, at the Marie Grolich Park 51 Souster Ave, Elgin. WTF (women trans femme) & children only

Aug 10

Karaoke Wednesdays at D Hangout Bar and Grill

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Every Wednesday night, 7PM til 12AM Happy hour 5-8 PM

Aug 10

Food Truck Summer August 10: Brothers BBQ (lunch and dinner)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Lunch truck. Dinner truck. Every Wednesday June 1 through August 10. See the full summer line-up of food trucks plus all of the concerts, cruise nights, movie nights, mid-day concerts and more (plus bonus food truck appearances) at www.southelgin.com/pantonmillpark Anticipated Food Truck Schedule (Note: Food trucks subject to change due…

Aug 10

History of the Elgin Road Races

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

In Person or Zoom
Gail Borden Public Library
Elgin IL

In person or Zoom event presented by Gail Borden Public LibraryUsing a variety of photos from the actual races, Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist will retell this exciting chapter in Elgin history. Beginning in 1910 – a year before the Indianapolis 500 – some of the nation’s best drivers and mechanics…

Aug 10

Wednesday Morning Movie Series – August 10: Sing 2

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

📢 Spread the news! Get your kiddos out of the house for a fun, affordable time this summer.Wednesday Morning Movies Series is back - really back this year - with entertainment and costume characters starting at 9am before the 10am movie. What movie do you think your family will like…

Aug 10

Trivia Night at Black & Gray

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Black and Gray Brewing Co
311 Barrington Ave
East Dundee IL, 60118

Join us for weekly trivia! Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want. The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future…

Aug 10

Food & Music at Gather

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Gather Event Venue
14n205 Reinking Road
Pingree Grove IL, 60140

Come out to Gather in Pingree Grove for a relaxed evening of food and music. Food Trucks: Woogie Rolls & La Humita on Wheels Music: Wil Wilcox

Aug 10

Karaoke at the Dutch

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

8pm - 11pm under the stars at the Dutch every Wednesday

Aug 10

Extreme Bingo at Stanleys Grill & Craft Bar

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Free to play, WIN BIG prizes!

Aug 11

Stories at Lords Park Zoo Under the Hickory Tree

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and listen to stories about bison, cows, sheep, and other animals! The book bike will be there, weather permitting. Bring your library card.In the event of bad weather, storytime will move indoors to the Lords Park Zoo cowshed. Thursday June 9 Thursday…

Aug 11

Beginner’s Guide to Freezing Vegetables and Fruits

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Want to learn how to freeze vegetables and fruits? With all the supply chain issues going on right now, it seems like the perfect time to learn how to freeze summer's bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits. It is a simple & economical way to make sure you have what…

Aug 11

Summer Concert on the Lawn – Chicago Samba

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thursday, August 116:30 - 7:30 pmMain Library Outdoor LawnPlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6105802.Back by popular demand Chicago Samba returns to GBPL. Their music will make you want to get up and dance to their rhythmic Brazilian beat.Bring a picnic dinner & blanket or chairs and enjoy the music. Please Register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6105802

Aug 12

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market

Friday, August 12, 2022

Friday August 12th –National Farmers Market Week (3:00 PM-7:00 PM) A seasonal open-air farmers market in Downtown Elgin along Spring Street (between Chicago Street and Fulton Ave). Open Fridays 3pm to 7pm from June to October. We can't wait to see you! All Dates/Times/Themes for the 2022 Downtown Elgin Farmer's…

Aug 12

Nutty for Nocturnals

Friday, August 12, 2022

Join us! Nutty for Nocturnals Zoo will be open until 8:00 pm! Enjoy special zookeeper chats and learn about the zoo’s nocturnal animals.5:30 pm will feature Marley the Bobcat6:00 pm will feature Opal the Raccoon6:30 pm will feature the Red Foxes7:00 pm will feature Buddy the Virginia Opossum7:30 pm we…

Aug 12

Plank Road Tap – Fish Fry

Friday, August 12, 2022

Friday Fish Fry at the Chicken Truck! We'll be offering our special Beer Battered Cod at Plank Road Tap Room on August 12th. It's the last Fish Fry for the summer, so make sure to join us at the food truck!

Aug 12

End of Summer Monster Hunt!

Friday, August 12, 2022

The monsters will be "hiding" around downtown Elgin! Collect pictures of all 8 and come to the Side Street Studio Arts Gallery for a small prize! This is the end of summer project of our Summer Youth Employee in the Arts Staff, Abby May and Erinn Karis facilitated by Morgan…

Aug 12

Full moon ride-August

Friday, August 12, 2022

Elgin Community Bikes
119 S Grove Ave
Elgin IL, 60120

It's the Full Moon Ride! This will be a moderate pace ride for 7 to 8 miles throughout the core neighborhoods of Elgin. Join us for this social night ride! Reminder: Illinois State law requires bike riders to have a clear light on the front and a red reflector or…

Aug 12

Clarissa The Sassy British Soul Singer Returns to Rosie’s

Friday, August 12, 2022

Clarissa, currently living in Chicago but originally from England…she returns for her first keyboard and singing patio experience… she’s a wonderful addition to our musical lineup! Let’s give her a warm welcome back! Friday night, August 12, 2022, 7-10pm

Aug 12

Rich Sawyer

Friday, August 12, 2022

Join us Friday, August 12th from 7:00pm-10:00pm for Rich Sawyer! Playing all your favorite Motown, Modern Country and Rock hits!

Aug 12

Side Street Sip & Shop

Friday, August 12, 2022

Join us every Friday at the Elgin Farmers Market for Sip & Shop! Partnering with Elgin Beverage Company, we offer local craft beers, hard seltzers, wine, soda and water to quench your summertime thirst while you shop at the Downtown Elgin Farmers Market in historic downtown Elgin. AND, this year…

Aug 12

Bartlett Summer Festival

Friday, August 12, 2022 to Aug 13

This summer festival features a variety of activities for the whole family. Enjoy two great days of fun entertainment packed with live music, craft beer provided by Pollyana Brewing Company, food trucks, and a craft show. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, and more.

Aug 13

Flow Like a River – Yoga at Schweitzer House

Saturday, August 13, 2022

With Colleen Davidson Saturdays at 11 a.m. $20 to attend, 50% of proceeds go to Friends of the Fox River Register at yogicplayground.com FOTFR has a new partner, and you are invited to the Grand Opening this Saturday. Set on the top of Dundee Township, the Schweitzer view is exceptional.…

Aug 13

August Outdoor Market at Prestige Creative Markets

Saturday, August 13, 2022 to Aug 14

Prestige Creative Markets & Nursery
475 W Army Trail Road
Bartlett

Join us on Saturday, August 13th from 9AM - 4PM and Sunday, August 14th from 9AM - 3PM for our monthly outdoor market at Prestige Creative Markets!Shop handmade jewelry, boutique clothing, furniture, antiques, unique gifts, local food products, and MORE from over 90 on-site small shops and market guests.Food Trucks…

Aug 13

2nd Annual DOG DAY!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Dog Days of Summer return to Elgin Public Museum all through August, but with ONE DAY, Saturday August 13th, being extra-special! Meet cuddly Chance the Comfort Dog and serious Just-the-Olfactory-Facts-Ma'am K-9 Officer Bauer between 12 and 1! Then from 1-4, Anderson Humane will be on hand (or paw?) with…

Aug 13

Raceway Woods 5K (10K, 3K)

Saturday, August 13, 2022

The historic Meadowdale International Raceway is one of the most scenic races in the area. Raceway Woods is an absolutely beautiful track hidden in the woods. While the hills add a challenge, they also transport you to a pretty magical place for a morning run (or a 3K walk). New…

Aug 13

Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest

Saturday, August 13, 2022 to Aug 14

Join us at Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest! This 2 day show is held in a beautiful, park-like setting at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, IL. The festival features a craft show with over 100 booths, food trucks, music, and a beer + wine garden. Camp Big Timber is a…

Aug 13

Family Yoga

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Families will participate in a series of beginner yoga poses, read a story and make a craft at these outdoor family yoga programs at 10 a.m. on July 30 and August 13. Those who already have a yoga mat are welcome to bring it to the program. If not, a…

Aug 13

Luv Butter Back to School Brunch

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Come and enjoy time as a community! All proceeds for this event will go back to the Boys & Girls Club. We will be collecting back to school items for our Club members. If you wish to participate in our back to school drive, bring a backpack filled with school…

Aug 13

The Depot Market

Saturday, August 13, 2022

This seasonal market offers a variety of local produce and goods, as well as monthly events. For the 2022 season, our market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. mid May 7 through October 29. 40+ vendors feature antiques & collectibles, food & produce (in season), plants &…

Aug 13

Queen for a Day

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Join the YWCA Elgin on August 13, 2022, from 11 am – 1 pm(check-in and kids activities begin at 10 am) at the Elgin Country Club for our annual “Queen for a Day” event. This glamorous event brings together mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and grandchildren for a morning full of fun.…

Aug 13

Fatsoz Live Music on the Patio!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Come check out awesome bands on our patio this summer!

Aug 13

LynSkynyrd Rocks the Old Republic

Saturday, August 13, 2022

It’s gonna be a Saturday Night Special when the Midwest’s premier Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute band rocks the Old Republic in Elgin

Aug 13

Stevie Craig at Black & Gray

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Black and Gray Brewing Co
311 Barrington Ave
East Dundee IL, 60118

You'll be amazed at what an Irishman and a guitar can do when you come out to the taproom to listen to some live music with Stevie Craig. Without a doubt, a performance not to be missed!

Aug 13

NEW! Leatherworking

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Learn about leatherworking and have time to do a couple of personalized leather crafts!To sign up:https://bartlettparks.org/registration/program code for this class is: 20339-06Age for class is 8-15yrs

Aug 13

Shakespeare in Wing Park: The Tempest

Saturday, August 13, 2022

FREE to the public!Join us this summer for Shakespeare at the Wing Park Bandshell! A banished duke, sorcery, treachery, comic foils, and young love come together for this thrilling tragicomedy, "The Tempest." Goodly Creatures Theatre will perform Saturday, August 13th at 7pm. While seating is available at the bandshell, feel…

Aug 13

Kicked Outta Choir @ Bandito Barney’s

Saturday, August 13, 2022

It's going to be a Saturday night 80's Party as the bad kids head back to Bandito's for another night of 80's craziness at this fun outdoor bar in Downtown East Dundee. NO COVER!!!

Aug 14

BLT Fest and Family Picnic

Sunday, August 14, 2022

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Classic picnic games5:00pm - 6:30pm: DinnerBring a dish to pass and join us for a family BLT picnic.We will provide all the sandwich fixin’s - bacon lettuce, and of course TOMATOES.Yard games and fun for all!

Aug 14

Rookies Presents Hillbilly Rockstarz in BEER GARDEN

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Great food and an amazing new beer garden!

Aug 14

Coffee & Pop-Up Shop at Elder + Oat

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Pop up shop 9 am. - 12:30 p.m.

Aug 14

The Golden Age of Hollywood with Louella Parsons

Sunday, August 14, 2022

In person or Zoom event
Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120

In person or Zoom event / FREE for members / $3 for guests Martina Mathisen, educational entertainer, presents; The Golden Age of Hollywood with Louella Parsons. The scintillating stories and scandals of the actors, actresses, and studio moguls in Hollywood's Golden Age is the topic for this captivating and fascinating presentation. Please…

Aug 14

Plank Road Tap Room – Alan Snyder

Sunday, August 14, 2022

An afternoon setlist with all your favorite hits and lots of trivia! Grab some of the best brew around and enjoy Sunday Funday!

Aug 14

Side Street Writers’ Workshop

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin IL, 60120

The Side Street Writers' Workshop is a twice a month gathering where people have the opportunity to write, and share their work with other writers. The first hour of the workshop is dedicated to writing. Having a dedicated writing time is something that greatly improves productivity, and we want to…

Aug 14

Bad Hand @ Old Republic: Sunday Funday

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Bad Hand is a band of brothers. We play a blend of folk, rock, and bluegrass. We play original music and covers of all sorts! You can find us strumming in bars on the weekend and we love NOTHING more than bringing the music!

Aug 14

Miles Minor Blues Band

Sunday, August 14, 2022

BLUESBIRD TALEND AGENCY PRESENTS: Miles Minor Blues Band Live @ Diamond Jim's!

Aug 14

Sip & Script Intermediate Class at Elder + Oat

Sunday, August 14, 2022

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Aug 14

2nd Annual Car Show at the Dutch Inn West

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Join us August 14th for our 2nd Annual Car Show starting at 1:00pm! We'll have cars, music and food.Lenny's on the patio from 1:00-5:00Double R BBQ from 1:00pm-5:00Cars participating in the show can set up at 12:00. See you there!

Aug 14

Hat Trick BBQ Company at Ruzicka Field

Sunday, August 14, 2022

come out and get some great BBQ starting at noon.

Aug 15

Yoga at the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library

Monday, August 15, 2022

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District Community Room
109 S State St
Hampshire

Come exercise your body as well as your mind! Chair yoga is a beneficial form of yoga for any fitness level, from active seniors to those recovering from an injury. Wear comfortable clothes but no additional equipment is needed.

Aug 15

Motor Monday Cruise Night

Monday, August 15, 2022

Come to East Dundee's Family-Friendly Cruise Night! Open to Cars and Trucks - All makes & models Main gate entrance is on Barrington Avenue. The Midwest Racing Preservation Association (MiRPA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of Meadowdale International Raceways & all Midwest Motorsports MiRPA.org - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit…

Aug 16

Bingo Night

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Every Tuesday 6 PM - 8 PM Games, fun, prizes!

Aug 17

Trivia Night at Black & Gray

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Black and Gray Brewing Co
311 Barrington Ave
East Dundee IL, 60118

Join us for weekly trivia! Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want. The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future…

Aug 17

Xingonas Walk Every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Walk for women and children, at the Marie Grolich Park 51 Souster Ave, Elgin. WTF (women trans femme) & children only

Aug 17

Karaoke Wednesdays at D Hangout Bar and Grill

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Every Wednesday night, 7PM til 12AM Happy hour 5-8 PM

Aug 17

Live Trivia Wednesdays at Old Republic

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Trivia is BACK at Old Republic! Join us every Wednesday at 8pm!Hosted by Sporcle Live with TJ!Free to Play!FEATURING: Burrito Republic Special$4 Modelo & Corona BottlesFREE TRIVIA! Bring out your team and have fun!

Aug 17

Side Street Open Mic

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin IL, 60120

Come out and perform whatever you want for up to seven minutes, or come out, have a drink, and watch your friends do something new. The Side Street Open Mic will happen every third Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 7pm.Performances start at 7:30. Sign up ahead of time…

Aug 17

Food & Music at Gather

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Gather Event Venue
14n205 Reinking Road
Pingree Grove IL, 60140

Come out to Gather in Pingree Grove for a relaxed evening of food and music. Food Trucks: Double R BBQ & Tacos Marios Music: Paul Wilert

Aug 17

Wine & Beer Glass SIP & Paint at River Street Tavern in East Dundee

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wine & Beer Glass SIP & Paint at River Street Tavern in East Dundee, IllinoisEACH GUEST PAINTS TWO GLASSES! MIX AND MATCH, MULTIPLE DESIGN OPTIONS AVAILABLE!Designs, dots, pet related, sports, floral, fall leaves, patriotic ………. JUST SHOW UP AND CHOOSE!Join SIP Parties at River Street Tavern for a signature wine…

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