October 29, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Elgin Public Museum
Join us for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introduction after which we head for the zoo to assist the zookeeper in feeding these magnificent creatures. Space is limited to 12 people, so please register early! Sponsored by the Friends of Lords Park Zoo.
October 30, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum
“Dia De Los Muertos” is a holiday observed throughout the world by many different names. It is a time of remembrance and rejoicing, when families get together to remember loved ones and saints who have gone. Join us at the Elgin Public Museum to investigate the roots and traditions of this important holiday; help us celebrate by creating your own decorations!
October 27, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center
October 28, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center
October 29, 8:00 AM - 11:59 AM @ Hemmens Cultural Center
October 29, 3:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center
October 31, All Day @ Hemmens Cultural Center
Make sure to check out the trick-or-treating hours in your area. Have a spooktacular day!
October 31, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center
October 31, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center
October 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Elgin Police Department will be hosting a community presentation on the Elgin police use of force on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Centre of Elgin's Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way.
In an effort to help citizens better understand police use of force, this presentation will give an overview of the use of force options available to Elgin officers, state law guiding police use of force, police department policies, and how deployment efforts are made. The presentation is designed to educate our community as to how the Elgin Police Department utilizes training to properly deploy force options.
There is no fee to attend the presentation. Registration is requested. A parent or guardian must accompany participants under the age of 18. Commander Ana Lalley may be contacted at 847-289-2761 with any questions.
October 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ DuPage Court & nearby locations
Art Harvest will highlight local public art and provide families an opportunity to celebrate the Halloween season with fun activities planned throughout the downtown Elgin area.
Several downtown and local area business sponsors are participating in activities taking place in DuPage Court, named “Art Central” for this event.
• Elgin Knit Works is sponsoring the “Yarn Bomb Spider Web” activity
• Side Street Studio Arts is sponsoring the “Kid’s Costume Contest”
• Lifestyle Options is sponsoring the “Paint your own Pumpkin” activity
• Bigger’s Mitsubishi is sponsoring the “Art Treasure Hunt” activity and artist pumpkin carving. As part of the Art Treasure Hunt, families can visit artwork, receive stamps on a map, and bring map to DuPage Court for prizes.
Other activities include a “Haunted Path,” a not-too-spooky outdoor haunted house. In addition there will be a bubble station, scary story telling, and other craft stations. Blue Box Café will provide coffee, hot chocolate and cid
October 31, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Halloween in Monday, October 31. Recommended Trick-or-Treating hours are 4-7 p.m.