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Posted on: November 28, 2018

A Year In Review and a Look Ahead to 2019

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•The Elgin Literary Festival brought four featured speakers to the Hemmens Cultural Center for two days of free programing on the written word. The festival includes a poetry night, panels, and workshops for readers and writers. 

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

November Special Events Newsletter

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Veteran's Day Ceremony: The City of Elgin, in partnership with American Legion Post 57, will honor our nation's veterans during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony will feature opening...

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Special Events & Cultural Arts
Posted on: November 2, 2018

De-Mystifying the Kwanzaa Holiday

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De-mystifying the Kwanzaa Holiday By Tish Powell, Elgin City Councilwoman & Liaison to the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission One of my first deep dives into Kwanzaa was when a childhood friend decided to have an African-themed wedding. I was given the ro...

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