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Hemmens Events

  1. 9th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival

    September 23, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    The event kicks off at 5:30pm when the Chamber Music on the Fox plays the new score to Charlie Chaplin's film, The Tramp. At 6:15pm the Red Carpet Reception will begin as the filmmakers take to the carpet with all the glitz and glam of Hollywood. The screening of the films submitted for this year's festival will start at 7pm. Don't forget, you get to vote for your favorite film at intermission! Your Elgin Short Film Festival ticket will get you into the entire event!

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  2. JACQUEES and Tink

    September 30, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

    This will be a PG-13 performance. There will be a cash bar, but we don't have an atm, so please plan accordingly.

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Police Events

  1. Chief's Monthly Community Meeting

    September 25, 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. Safety Story Time Meet and Greet Elgin Police Officers

    September 30, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    As part of Gail Borden Public Library's ReaderShip program, come to Elgin PD to meet Elgin officers, hear a story, have photos taken with McGruff, see a K-9 demo, touch the SWAT truck and a squad car, and participate in other fun activities. This event is free and open to the public.

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Public Meetings

  1. Chief's Monthly Community Meetings

    September 25, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elgin Police Department

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  2. Image Advisory Commission

    September 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall, Second Floor South Conference Room

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  3. Heritage Design Review Subcommittee Meeting

    September 26, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

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  4. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

    September 26, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Centre

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  5. Strategic Plan Advisory Commission Meeting

    September 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room, South Tower

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  6. City Council Meeting

    September 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall, City Council Chambers

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Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. Fall Equinox Celebration

    September 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

    Come out and celebrate the first day of fall. For more information and to register, call 847-531-7000.

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  2. Harvest Market

    September 28, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Outdoor farmers market featuring vegetables, fruits, bread, meat, baked goods flowers, spices and more.

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  3. Bison Feeding in Lords Park

    September 30, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Meet at the Elgin Public Museum

    Space limited so register early 847-741-6655

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