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Elgin Public Museum presents “The Leopold Birds: 100 Years of Mystery” program

Elgin Public Museum 225 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL

On the 100th anniversary of an infamous Chicago crime, we take a look at one of Elgin Public Museum's most enduring mysteries -- our Leopold Birds collection. On May 21, 1924, sociopathic teenagers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb committed a gruesome murder, cruelly taking the life of 14-year-old Bobby Franks. Caught, tried, and sentenced to life, avid bird taxidermy program […]

Bees and Beekeeping

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District 109 S State St, Hampshire, IL

Mike Ream from Mike Ream's Country Bees will join us at the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District to tell us a little bit about honeybees and beekeeping and answer any questions you might have. Adult program. Register: Bee's and Beekeeping | Demco Software (evanced.info)

The Wall That Heals 2024 at Randall Oaks Park

Randall Oaks Park Dundee Township Park District

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to West Dundee from May 22-27, at Randall Oaks Park and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public from May 24-27. The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served […]

Laura Davidson Sears Art Gallery at the Elgin Academy

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Learn about the historical and cultural significance of this beautiful and important building now celebrating its 100th anniversary. Adult program. Elgin Academy opened the magnificent Greek Temple-inspired art gallery for all of Elgin in 1924. It operated as a public art museum, art gallery, performance venue and cultural center of the arts for both students of the Academy and the […]

Pets vs Pests program at the Bartlett Public Library

Bartlett Public Library District 800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett

Summer is a great season to enjoy outdoors with our pets. But there are precautions to take when venturing outdoor. Bees, ticks, fleas and parasites all pose a threat to our pet's health. Learn natural ways to combat these pests at this 1 hour presentation. For a small fee, there will be materials on hand to make your own all-natural […]

Glimpses into Elgin History through Archived Family Letters

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

For adults. Join Kevin O'Connor as he discusses his book, "Two Floors Above Grief," based on a collection of letters exchanged among family members from the 1930s through the 1970s. Kevin O'Connor grew up in Elgin, where his family owned the O'Connor Funeral Home from 1930 to 1984. He will talk about how he organized the 700 pages of letters […]

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Rails to Victory Living History Reenactment with the Fox River Trolley Museum

Fox River Trolley Museum 365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL

Rails to Victory tickets are now available. Rails to Victory is a theatrical experience whereby passengers are transported back into time when America was at war alongside our Allies to defeat the tyranny of the Axis Powers. Train times: Saturday June 8: Adventure Trolley Tours at 10:30am and 2:30pm Sunday, June 9: Adventure Trolley Tours at 9:30am and 1:30pm (Note: Sunday […]

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Rails to Victory Living History Reenactment with the Fox River Trolley Museum

Fox River Trolley Museum 365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL

Rails to Victory tickets are now available. Rails to Victory is a theatrical experience whereby passengers are transported back into time when America was at war alongside our Allies to defeat the tyranny of the Axis Powers. Train times: Saturday June 8: Adventure Trolley Tours at 10:30am and 2:30pm Sunday, June 9: Adventure Trolley Tours at 9:30am and 1:30pm (Note: Sunday […]

Recurring

Rails to Victory Living History Reenactment with the Fox River Trolley Museum

Fox River Trolley Museum 365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL

Rails to Victory tickets are now available. Rails to Victory is a theatrical experience whereby passengers are transported back into time when America was at war alongside our Allies to defeat the tyranny of the Axis Powers. Train times: Saturday June 8: Adventure Trolley Tours at 10:30am and 2:30pm Sunday, June 9: Adventure Trolley Tours at 9:30am and 1:30pm (Note: Sunday […]

Summertime Paint Party with the Hampshire Township Park District

Hampshire Township Park District 390 South Ave, Hampshire, IL

Make You Brush will be guiding us as we paint summertime masterpieces to display in our homes or this time to wear, as we introduce hat painting. This paint party has canvas, wood round and hat options to choose from. All come pre-sketched so please choose your painting for class at registration. Invite your friends and family to enjoy an […]

Juneteenth Cultural Festival in downtown Elgin

Festival Park Elgin, United States

The African American Coalition of Kane County presents the Juneteenth Cultural Festival in Festival Park. Get ready to immerse yourself in a celebration like no other. This year's theme, "What About the Children?" invites us to honor the diverse cultures of the African diaspora and inspire our youth to embrace their heritage with pride. Kid Zone EXPANSION - This year, […]

Ladies Night Crusin’ for a Cause

The Hill BMX 709 Sports Way, Elgin, IL

Grab your besties, daughters, co-workers or any other female you can think of at 3 p.m. June 15, and bring your bikes down to The Hill BMX Elgin for the 4th Annual Ladies Night Crusin’ for a Cause Charity event. Open to females of all skill levels and ages. The Hill BMX is an all-volunteer, non-profit BMX Racing track, located […]

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