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Nature in Your Neighborhood: Pigs Storytime and Craft

Lords Park Zoo 207 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL, United States

Join Miss Judy as she reads a story and leads a craft about pigs -- sitting near the three little real piggies of Lords Park's Tefft's Farm Zoo. Best for ages pre-K to second grade. Free program, and zoo admission is free, too. Presented by Elgin Public Museum and sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo.

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 […]

Artist in Residence: From Pulp to Precision: Layering in Paper — Art Exhibition by Steve Kroiss

Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House 302 W. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL, United States

Artist Steve Kroiss will be at the Cobblestone to answer questions about his artwork in the exhibit From Pulp to Precision. There are many pieces on view and each one has a great story. You will be fascinated by the process to create this beautiful work. Event by Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House and Elgin History Museum. Visitors are welcome to look around the […]

Adventures in the Zoo: Illinois Abby & The Dig Site of Doom

Lords Park Zoo 207 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL, United States

Join archaeologist and Elgin Public Museum Assistant Abby Rasmussen as she tells of archaeological sites that have revealed where terrible disasters took place -- sites like Pompeii and Joya de Ceren. It's a fascinating look at what we can piece together of lives of long, long ago. Plus, try your hand at a mini-dig site using tools like archeologists use. […]

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Theology on Tap at Grumpy Goat Tavern

Grumpy Goat Tavern 875 Sports Way, Elgin

Gather at the Grumpy Goat for an evening of spirited conversation and thoughtful inquiry at our Theology on Tap event. Join us as three ministers from diverse backgrounds take your questions. Join us for this fun event as we delve into the depths of theology, philosophy, and faith. Whether you're a seasoned theologian or simply curious about life's big religion […]

Brown Bag Lunch: Day in the Life of a Watch Factory Worker with Bill Briska and Rebecca Miller

Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, Elgin, IL

Factory life was very regimented and manufacturing watches was an exacting job. Elgin historian Bill Briska and Museum Educator Rebecca Miller will take you back in time to an earlier Elgin where everyone walked to work, had lunch at noon, and enjoyed the same payday. Event by the Elgin History Museum Free for Members / $5 Guests Please register for […]

Children’s Old-Fashioned Fun and Games at Lords Park Zoo

Lords Park Zoo 207 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL, United States

When Elgin’s founder James. T. Gifford arrived in 1835, his family included 5 children. What kind of games and toys did little Caroline (8), Lucy (6), James H. (4), Fulton (2) and Sarah (1) enjoy? Join the Elgin History Museum as they lead families in old-fashioned lawn games and make a toy to take home. Please check the event organizer's […]

Bartlett Nature Center hosts Family Fun DIY: Harmonious Homes Bird Houses

Bartlett Nature Center 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett, IL

Join Bartlett Nature Center for a day of building a birdhouse or feeder, learning about birds, and connecting with nature. The Family Fun DIY: Harmonious Homes Bird Houses event is an interactive and educational activity is designed to bring generations together as you work collaboratively to create cozy abodes for our feathered friends. *Cost is per bird house, please register […]

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Theology on Tap at Grumpy Goat Tavern

Grumpy Goat Tavern 875 Sports Way, Elgin

Gather at the Grumpy Goat for an evening of spirited conversation and thoughtful inquiry at our Theology on Tap event. Join us as three ministers from diverse backgrounds take your questions. Join us for this fun event as we delve into the depths of theology, philosophy, and faith. Whether you're a seasoned theologian or simply curious about life's big religion […]

Brown Bag Lunch: The History of LeeWards with Linda Rock

Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, Elgin, IL

Elgin History Museum presents Brown Bag Lunch: The History of LeeWards with Linda Rock. LeeWards was an American crafts and fabrics retailer. It was founded in Elgin in 1947. Join Linda Rock for a Brown Bag Lunch that will explore how LeeWards went from a mail order catalog to 100 specialty craft stores nationwide. Linda will also share LeeWards related […]

Elgin History Museum presents: You Butter Believe It-Elgin is a Dairy Town! at Lords Park Zoo

Lords Park Zoo 207 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL, United States

Elgin History Museum presents: You Butter Believe It-Elgin is a Dairy Town! at Lords Park Zoo. Did you know Elgin was once famous for its milk and butter? Six thousand cows can’t be wrong. Join us to learn why Elgin was once the Butter Capital of the Midwest and how a man from Texas got a library named after him […]

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