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Elgin Public Museum

  1. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

    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.

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  2. Day of the Dead Celebration

    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!

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Hemmens Events

  1. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 20, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  2. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 22, 1:00 PM - October 23, 2:00 AM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  3. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 22, 1:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  4. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 24, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  5. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 25, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  6. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  7. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 27, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  8. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 28, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  9. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 29, 8:00 AM - 11:59 AM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  10. Private Event ~ Entire Building

    October 29, 3:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  11. Happy Halloween!

    October 31, All Day @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    Make sure to check out the trick-or-treating hours in your area. Have a spooktacular day!

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  12. Private Event ~ Exhibition Hall

    October 31, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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  13. Private Event ~ Stage

    October 31, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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Police Events

  1. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    October 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elgin Police Department North Community Room

    Meet with Chief Jeff Swoboda and talk about community issues.

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  2. Coffee with a Cop

    October 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are invited to meet with Elgin officers on Tuesday, October 25 from 10-11 a.m. at Baker Hill Pancake House (1279 Dundee Ave., Elgin). The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve. This is achieved by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and getting to know the officers in your neighborhood.

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  3. Elgin PD Use of Force Presentation

    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.

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Public Meetings

  1. Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

    October 20, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall

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  2. Special Committee of the Whole Meeting

    October 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall, City Council Chambers

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  3. Image Advisory Commission

    October 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

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  4. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

    October 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre

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  5. Strategic Plan Advisory Commission Meeting

    October 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room, South Tower

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Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. Nightmare on Chicago Street

    October 22, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Downtown Elgin on Chicago Street

    The city of Elgin calls for help to battle the zombie horde, as citizens come from all over to help fortify our downtown. We have four stages of entertainment, a costume contest, Svengoolie, merchants, food and drink vendors to help us conquer this apocalypse once and for all. For more information visit Hopefully we will see you in the “Safe Zone”.

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  2. Art Harvest

    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

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  3. Halloween Trick-or-Treating - Recommended Hours 4-7 p.m.

    October 31, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Halloween in Monday, October 31. Recommended Trick-or-Treating hours are 4-7 p.m.

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