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0. Shop Local Ashley Composano 1. D I Y Roberto Martinez 2. Anti-Social Joel Amore 3. Melancholoy Sky Michael Cornelius 4. Organic Rezorek 5. Generation My Lucy Espinoza 6. Why Don’t We Talk Anymore? Jamey Bouwmeester 7. All I Need Elizabeth Almanza 8. Can’t Stand By Freddrick D. Wimms 9. Alive Kyle Cole 10. Live For Me Jim Lloyd 11. Breathe Stephanie Kelly

Shop Local Talking with hip-hop artist Moore about his life, his music, and his new album “Shop Local,� you recognize certain patterns in his words. Not like the patterns of his rap lyrics, but patterns of thought that explain a lot about his latest project and the two stories that flow from it. For one thing, he makes frequent references to specific years, ages, and time frames.

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Andrew Moore grew up on the east side of Elgin, graduated from Elgin High in 2008 and attends Elgin Community College, where he is polishing up his music production skills. But he’s far from a novice. Trained as a drummer, he taught private lessons at Weaver’s Music, played jazz at Villa Verone, and used to play live drums with his own recorded remixes in local venues like Mad Maggie’s. He released albums in 2013 and 2014. As a fluent writer from an early age, he never really gave up the craft, and found himself

“Shop Local� is a community-based art project spanning multiple media created entirely in Elgin, IL and entirely by Elginbased artists. The music portion of the project features 11 brand new songs from Moore, and co-production from Watch City’s own Angrous and Aaron Kasz as well as hometown collaborator Cool Kennedy. Each song features commissioned artwork from a different Elgin-based visual artist; the front and back covers are also designed by Elgin-based artists. The art will be compiled into a full color 16 page booklet that will be included with all CD copies of “Shop Local�. Photo by Selwyn Hansana.

drawn as strongly to the lyrics-driven genres of hip-hop as he did to the drum-heavy beats of metal and alternative rock. And his musical career took a decisive turn one night in Elgin. “We met up in Dave Stone’s living room — videographers, photographers, beat makers, MCs, break dancers, graffiti writers. There was like thirty people in that room, aspiring, you know, we were all pretty young. We thought if all of us who were trying to make moves in the hip-hop scene here in Elgin could get together, we could move as a unit and make a bigger splash.� The core of that group became known as Watch City, a collective of hip-hop-centric artists who recorded and performed together, starting with their first show at Penny Road Pub. “It was packed, front to back, and I was like, none of my shows with these rock bands are doing this, so maybe I got something here with this group,� Moore remembered. It was early 2011.


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Moore at work in Studio 270. Photo by Selwyn Hansana.

He started to spend more time writing lyrics than practicing on the drums, and soon realized a microphone might point to a better way forward. “As much as I loved it, when I was behind the drum kit I always felt like I wasn’t expressing enough, like I was limited in my creativity. It’s free flowing, but I can’t verbally say anything. When I’m rapping, I can verbally say everything.” Moore enlisted the help of his Watch City mate Aaron Kasz and released his first album of original songs entitled “White Men Can’t Rap” in 2013. Soon afterward, he suffered a creative slump that lasted until a Chicago musician collaborated with him on an EP called “23,” a reference to his own age when he wrote the music.

Compression Moore started his public announcement of “Shop Local” by saying it was a project he kept secret for the last two years. There was a more behind that statement that he didn’t explain to the public. “I hit a point where I was like, I want to only make music with people that I either know personally or are friends of people I know — people who understand where I’ve been at the last couple years.” He had seen a lot of life during that time, not always the sunny side, and his writing became more personal as a result. “When you’re writing something over the course of two years, a lot of humanity comes through in it,” he said. “As the

album goes on, you can kind of get a sense of what I went through at the time those tracks came about, almost to the point where I feel nervous about it, because I’m putting myself out there in a way that really only my family sees.” Not all of the material is recent. “Five songs were done before the Shop Local idea came to me. That was me without feeling any moral obligation to anybody. I was like, I’m gonna write whatever the hell I want.” True to the genre, those songs include commentary on the social climate, criminal justice, drug abuse and various aspects of (ahem) adult life, and the language fits the emotion and the subject matter. But it’s not about pimps, cop killas and gold-capped teeth. There is an underlying value system that comes through in all the lyrics which is actually very traditional: working hard, dealing fairly with others, keeping honest relationships, and respecting yourself. That’s the person that Moore is becoming, and his memory of all the changes along the way is so clear, he can tell you the timeline. Long before I ever met him, the impression I got from Moore’s media persona was that of a person much older than twenty-something, with a much bigger career. There was nothing false about it: he seems wise beyond his years.

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Expression: Made in Elgin peared in song titles and lyrics for decades, but coming from Moore, they aren’t just a slogan, they are a direct action. His Watch City brethren are always part of his creative process, and for “Shop Local” he widened the circle to include visual artists, businesses and institutions — all of them in Elgin. Filled with hometown pride, high ideals and a desire to work with people he trusts, he developed a concept after reading a grant application from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. To qualify, his project had to stimulate commerce, increase engagement, create opportunities and enhance culture. He decided “I’m gonna get all Elgin artists to do the artwork, I’m gonna get all Elgin artists to make the tracks with me, I’m gonna record it in Elgin, I’m gonna get the marketing merchandise in Elgin.” The result is an 11-track album and 16page color booklet, set to release during a downtown party on Friday night, May 25th. The event will also feature performances by numerous musicians, an auction of each piece of the album artwork, and the Taste of Elgin food festival.

The title “Shop Local” is a line from the song “Can’t Stand By,” which goes “gotta stop the greed, and stop the monotony of the monopolies, shop local.” The accompanying video is being produced locally by Herb Staten of Scales Off Media. “I’m shopping local just by creating this. Everybody who is part of the album is in some sense employed by the album.” “I wanted to prove that you don’t have to go beyond your own community to get this done. And it should be done, whether it’s a rapper, or a band, or a painter, or a photographer, whatever, I want people to see that we can make this all happen in the community we have. I’d like to see the city grow artistically.”

Playlist You might ask an artist why they do what they do, but there’s seldom a good answer; they rarely demand that answer from themselves. A better question might be, “what’s next?” “My goal with this is to grow as large as I can in Elgin specifically, to meet a lot of people here, to grow here, to sustain here. My whole movement is

Moore at work in Studio 270. Photo by Selwyn Hansana.


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Expression: Made in Elgin grass roots-based, not internet-based like a lot of my contemporaries.” There is another album in the works, and Moore continues his work with kids and teens at Studio 270 at Gail Borden Library. You may also find him teaching a workshop or appearing at a nearby festival. But for now, his hopes and dreams are from Elgin, and for Elgin.

“Once in a blue moon somebody will say, yeah I know where Elgin is. but for the most part it’s ‘Okay, you’re from somewhere near Chicago,’” he said. “I want to be able to go out of town, anywhere, and when somebody asks me where I’m from, I can say ‘Elgin’ and be confident that they know where that is.” —JP

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MOORE Presents:

featuring original pieces by: Joel Amore, Elizabeth Almanza,Jamey Bouwmeester,Ashley Composano, Kyle Cole, Michael Cornelius, Lucy Espinoza, Stephanie Kelly, Collin Koko, Jim Lloyd, Roberto Martinez, Rezorek, Freddrick D. Wimms

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Album release party +

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$10 suggested donation $10 all you can eat bracelet (while supplies last)

Music by DJ Emmaculate “Shop Local” is a community-based art project curated by Moore and spanning multiple mediums created entirely in Elgin, IL by 20+ Elgin-based artists. The album features 11 brand new tracks from Moore & friends and includes a 16 page booklet featuring original artwork from 14 visual artists. All proceeds from “Shop Local” either go directly to the artists or directly towards the marketing and production costs of future works.

All songs by Moore Mixing Aaron Kasz Moore (D I Y, Why Don’t We Talk Anymore) Mastering Aaron Kasz Production Angrous (Organic, All I Need, Alive) Cool Kennedy (Anti-Social, Melancholy Sky, Generation My, Can’t Stand By) Moore (D I Y [co-produced by Cool Kennedy], Why Don’t We Talk Anymore, Live For Me [co-produced by Cool Kennedy]) KASZ (Breathe) Vocals and Instrumentals Angrous Maintain Melo Tripp Brandom Malm, saxophone KASZ, turntables Photography Selwyn Hansana Videography Selwyn Hansana Herb Staten, Scales Off Media Graphic Design Collin Koko Visual Artists Ashley Composano Roberto Martinez Joel Amore Michael Cornelius Rezorek Lucy Espinoza

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Tuesday, May 2

midst of the Spring-Douglas Historic District. Milkweed will be available for purchase. Light refreshments served. NENA Butterfly Garden; Corner of Douglas Ave. and Ann St. Contact: Kerry Kelly, 847-903-0647 9a-10.30a Bring your garden gloves to help plant a native shade garden! 10.30a-11a Ask an expert--native gardeners will be on hand. 11a-11.30a Butterfly enthusiast Janie Grillo will speak on how to attract butterflies to your garden. 11.30a-12p State Representative Anna Moeller will speak about why milkweed matters and how to include it in your garden.

Tuesday, May 9

Elgin’s 27th Annual Mayor’s Awards Elgin Heritage Commission honors outstanding contributors to Elgin’s heritage. Honorees have demonstrated their dedication to older architecture, neighborhoods and history. Sponsored by the Elgin Heritage Commission. Contact/RSVP: Registration requested. City of Elgin Community Development Department at 847-931–5920 (by Friday, April 21). Top Floor, 1 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL 6p to 9p (Reception at 6p; Ceremony at 7p)

Thursday, May 4 Fabulous Architecture, Fabulous Architects with Rebecca Hunter Elgin is well-known for its historic buildings, house tours and historic districts. Many of the buildings that have brought such fame to Elgin are the work of a small number of creative, innovative and prolific architects who designed Elgin homes from the late 1880s until the 1950s. Learn about the lives and works of people such as Morris, Turnbull, Jones, Postle, Smith, Gylleck, W.W. Abell, and Ralph Abell. Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin Room Contact/RSVP: Registration requested. Please visit “gailborden.info/ register,” call 847-429-4597, or visit in person at the Registration Desk in the Lobby. 7p-8.30p

Sunday, May 7 Preserve our Pollinators! Visit Elgin’s lovely butterfly garden in the

Livin’ Large in Tiny House Tiny houses are all the rage. They are great for the environment, give people financial freedom, and are a whole new lifestyle. Learn all about tiny houses from a panel of speakers including Erin Schneider, American Tiny House Association; Bob Clarizio, owner of Titan Tiny Homes; Mark VanKerhoff, Kane County Development & Community Services Department; and Paul Schultz, Healthy Humble Homes. Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin Room Contact/RSVP: Registration requested. Please visit “gailborden.info/ register,” call 847-429-4597, or visit in person at the Registration Desk in the Lobby. 7p-8.30p

Thursday, May 11 Mid-Century Architecture: Modern + More: Around the Gold Coast-Bicycle Tour Grab your bikes and get ready to admire some of northeast Elgin’s mid-century architecture. We will see homes that are designed in the modern style of the era and more from the middle of the 20th Century. The tour is presented by the Northeast Neighborhood Association of Elgin (NENA) and is led by architectural historian and local author, Rebecca Hunter. Parking is available for vehicular transportation of bicycles to the site. 1007 Douglas Avenue (northeastern corner of Douglas and Cooper Avenues) Please assemble in the south side yard adjacent to Cooper Avenue. Contact: info@nenaofelgin. org (no registration requested) 7p, approximately 1.5 hour

Friday, May 12 Candle Light Museum Tour Visit the Elgin History Museum in candlelight to celebrate the Museum’s 30th anniversary! Tour the Museum and meet characters from the past as you go from room to room. Wine and cheese refreshments after your peculiar

nighttime visit. Admission: Tickets at $10 per person online at www.elginhistory.org Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St Contact: Elgin History Museum, 847-742-4248 7p-10p

Area Contact: Terry Gabel, 847-6383458 1p-4p

May Science Night Curious about the natural world around you? Bring your family to Elgin Public Museum’s Science Night! Different stations will be set up around the museum for kids and their parents to experience themed, hands-on demonstrations and scientific experiments. No registration necessary. Admission: $2/ person Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Boulevard. Contact: 847-7416655 6p-8p

What’s Old is New Again Make Gail Borden Public Library the hub of discovering your own past, preserving your memories, and exploring historic Elgin. Tour the new Elgin Area Collection, sample the new Preservation Station, and more! Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave, Main Library Elgin Room. For information: Go online at “gailborden.info/register,” call 847-429-4597, or visit in person at the Registration Desk in the Lobby. 6.30p-7.30p;

12th Annual Bowl for Preservation Event Join ABODE for retro fun to raise funds supporting historic preservation activities in Elgin. Admission: $25 adults; $20 ages 6-18; free-children under 6. The admission price includes door prize raffle ticket, dinner, shoe rental, and up to 3 games of bowling. $15 for dinner only. Elgin Lanes, 401 Shepard Dr. (Must enter off of Fleetwood from the east), Elgin, IL 60123 Contact: Jennifer Phillips/ ABODE, 224-588-7034; phillipsville500@yahoo.com 6.30p-10p

Saturday, May 13 Annual Firefighter Memorial Service Fire Departments from Elgin and 10 surrounding communities will gather to honor and remember Illinois firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty as well as current and retired firefighters who passed away the previous year. The fire museum will be open for tours and visiting fire departments will bring fire equipment which will be on display. The event will be held rain or shine. Fire Barn #5 Museum, 533 St. Charles Street More information: 847-931-6175 10a-11a Continuing the Tradition-Lords Park Zoo Celebration As part of Elgin’s Heritage Month, come join Friends of the Lords Park Zoo as they celebrate Mayor David Kaptain’s public announcement of the name of the Zoo’s newest resident, a one year old heifer bison. This gift to the City of Elgin from the FLPZ continues the tradition of bison being a favorite animal feature of Lords Park since 1905. Some of the other organizations helping celebrate this event, and sharing information about their programs, will include: Elgin Area Historical Society, Elgin Public Museum, Fire Barn Museum, Gail Borden Public Library, and Izaak Walton League. There will also be the opportunity to learn about being a volunteer greeter for this summer’s farm zoo season. Free music, popcorn, cake, bottled water, balloons, farm zoo pencils and more! Lords Park-Farm Animal Zoo

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Wednesday, May 17 Annual Police Memorial Service Memorial Service honoring police officers killed in the line of duty followed by viewing of Elgin Police Department’s historical displays (in lobby). Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by EPD. Contact/RSVP: Christy Schmidt, 847-289-2588, Schmidt_c@ cityofelgin.org Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Ave 2.30p-3p Planetarium Public Shows Two 1-hour presentations will include sky updates and viewing tips for the August 21st great American solar eclipse! All shows will include a brief history of the building, viewing of the spring/summer sky under the dome and a self-guided tour. Come early to tour the building as self-guided tours will be available before and after both shows! Safe solar eclipse viewing glasses will be available for purchase at $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. The price for entry is $3.00 per person or $10.00 max per family (credit cards are not accepted). Contact/ RSVP: Peggy Hernandez at 847-8885324 Elgin National Watch Company Observatory, 312 Watch Street Doors open at 4p Shows will begin at 4.30p and 6.30p

Thursday, May 18 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Historic U.S. Route 20 Since 2012, Bryan Farr founded the Historic US Route 20 Association and has been actively working with local towns and communities in a grass roots effort to designate 20 as a Historic Highway. This presentation will tell the history of why the road became Route 20-starting as a Native American path all the way to the railroads and westward expansion. Hear the stories of the people along the highway who call 20 home. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert provided. Admission: Free Admission! Elgin History Museum (360 Park


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Shared Values: Preservation Month Events Street) Contact/RSVP: Elgin History Museum, 847-742-4248 12p (Noon) Elgin Downtown Historic District Tour Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist will lead a tour around the new Downtown Elgin Historic District featuring architectural gems and stories of how Elgin’s downtown has changed and grown and changed again over the years. Admission: Free Admission! Meet in public parking lot at Riverside Dr. and Grove Contact/RSVP: Elgin History Museum, 847-742-4248 7p-8.30p

Saturday, May 20 Hillside Cemetery Tour The EMHC cemetery is more than a burial ground. It is an artifact of a by-gone era’s social safety net and healthcare policy. Tour this little location with Elgin Mental Health Center historian Bill Briska. Meet at Highlands Golf Course East Parking Lot, Elgin Sports Complex, 875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123 Contact/RSVP: Bill Briska, 847421-4022 10a-11a

Sunday, May 21 Near West Neighborhood Civil War Walk Walk the neighborhood where

Civil War General Lynch and Lt. Col. John Wilcox lived. The Near West Neighbors will give you Elgin’s Civil War highlights as they walk the blocks near the 1846 Nancy Kimball Cobblestone home. $5 suggested donation. Nancy Kimball House, 302 W. Chicago Street Contact: Elgin History Museum, 847-742-4248 12p-2p

Thursday, May 25 History of Lords Park Zoo Bear, bison, elk, and even a lion are part of Elgin’s oldest and largest park’s history. Lord’s Park, donated by George and Mary Lord, has a special place in the lives and memories of many Elgin citizens. Over the last 3 summers over 30,000 people have come to enjoy the amenities of the Zoo and make new memories. Join the Friends of the Lords Park Zoo as they share information about the Zoo’s beginnings, how it has changed, stories of how the animals came to reside there and the antics of both animal and human. Admission: Free, Donations Accepted Elgin History Museum, 360 Park Street Contact/RSVP: Elgin History Museum, 847-742-4248 7p-8p

Saturday, May 27

Bison Feeding in Lords Park, Friends of the Lords Park Zoo 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! Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo. Admission: $2/ Adult, $1/Child, EPM members: Free Lords Park-Farm Animal Zoo Area Contact: Terry Gabel, 847-638-3458 7a-8.30a

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day at Bluff City Cemetery This year’s program will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association. This ceremony will also include the Elgin Master Chorale and Elgin High School Band. Local students will continue the long held tradition of reading Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and General John Logan’s Orders which established Memorial Day. The most solemn moment of the morning will be the laying of organizational wreaths at the Grand Army of the Republic memorial-an observance

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Tuesday, May 30 American Doughboys in World War I American Doughboys in the First World War reviews America’s participation in “the war to end all wars” as the Gail Borden Public Library takes listeners on a trip across the battlefields of Northern France to describe the events, people, and places of America’s contribution to the defeat of the German Kaiser. Famous engagements such as Belleau Wood, Cantigny, St.-Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne are reviewed with images of what the battlefields look like today. They end by relating the enormous changes that the conflict brought to warfare, society, and populations around the world. Please register. Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin Room 7:15p-8.30p


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Thu.Apr.27 Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenom Exhibit Immerse yourself in photo essays about grandmothers acting courageously and effectively in Canada, Swaziland, South Africa, Senegal, India, Argentina, the Philippines and Thailand plus indigenous grandmothers from around the world. Grandmother Power is a multidimensional exhibit that uses a thoughtful blend of modern and authentic materials to reflect the feeling of a contemporary grassroots movement. Paola Gianturco, a grandmother herself, has profiled 120 activist grandmothers in 15 countries on 5 continents in Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. This internationally acclaimed book, with its impactful stories and photos, was the inspiration for this exhibition. Daily during regular library hours. 9a-9p, GBPL 2nd Floor - Main Street West 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Device Advice Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help! 10a-12p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Smartphone Photography Basics Come and learn about the basic features and functions of your smartphone’s camera in this class! Android and iPhone welcome. Must bring your device. 10a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow Living Room 847.531.7271 1, 2, 3, Go! Families with 1, 2, and 3 year old’s are invited to share stories, rhymes and musical activities together. 10.15a-10.45a, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Meditation

Every Tuesday evening 6:30 - 7:00 pm First Congregational Church of Elgin 256 E. Chicago St. Please join us for a free, non-denominational, candlelight meditation in our beautiful, historic stained-glass sanctuary.

A regular meditation practice has so many benefits: • Increase positivity, happiness, energy, calmness • • Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, anger, confusion • •Improve concentration, focus, self-awareness, clarity • • Decrease pain, inflammation, heart rate, blood pressure •

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Piano Performance: Shirley Remes 11a-12p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Listen, Learn and Lead Toastmasters Club #6974 Become the speaker and leader you want to be. No registration. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others. Please join us as a guest! 12p-1p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Piano Performance: Ted Turner 12.30p-1.30p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Evening Chess Club Come chess players of all skill levels and ages 10+ for our evening free-play session.

3.5 Some boards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This club is not designed to teach you how to play chess, but some help will be provided to beginners. 5p-7p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Car Buying / Comprando un Carro 6-7pm Car Financing in 2017: What You Need to KnowBuying a new car? Taking out a loan? Learn about resources at the library that will help prepare you for buying a car. 7-8pm Financing Options, Elgin State Bank and Kane County Teachers Credit Union. 8-8:45pm Buying or Selling a Car: What To Look For with Tom Brockner of Tom’s Auto Clinic. 7-8pm Opciones de financiamiento con Elgin State Bank y Kane County Teachers Credit Union. 8-8:45pm Comprando o Vendiendo un Carro: Aprende lo que debes saber con Tom Brockner, mecanico de Tom’s Auto Clinic 6p-8.45p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Body Smart Gardening Gardening can be of the most rewarding activities with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and expanses of lawns dotted with trees. However, gardening can take a toll on the body, whether you are young or old. This program will give your group steps to make gardening more enjoyable. Topics will include the gardener’s health, clothing, tools, and methods. R 6.30p-7.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 Piano Performance: John LaBorn 6.30p-8p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info The Laramie Project In 1998, a young gay man was discovered severely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. For the people of Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard’s death was deeply personal and it is their voices that we hear in this stunning and impactful theater piece. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Continues through 4/30. 7.30p, ECC SecondSpace Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets. elgin.edu. $9-11

Fri.Apr.28 Blue Box Cafe: Open Table Gaming 6p-9p, Blue Box Cafe theblueboxcafe. com My Son Pinocchio, Jr. In Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective. Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. Disney’s My Son


May 2 0 1 7 Pinocchio JR. is filled with a magical mix of unique roles for all types of performers – from blue Fairies, to Roustabouts and, of course, Geppetto and Pinnochio. Repeats 4/29 at 2p and 7p. 7p, Westminster Christian School 847.695.0310 westminsterchristian.org The Laramie Project See 4/27. 7.30p, ECC SecondSpace Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets.elgin.edu. $9-11 Martini Room: The Fellas Jazz Night 8p, Martini Room Elgin martiniroomelgin.com

BRAVO 9 ument destruction and electronic recycling (with a limit of 2 TVs).The cost is $20 per vehicle. Residents will be allowed to bring up to a 15 foot U-Haul or Penske truck filled with household waste. Absolutely no household hazardous waste will be accepted. This event is for Elgin residents only - proof of residency via state-issued ID is required. 8a-2p Herbs for the Garden and Kitchen Herbs are a healthy way to introduce new flavors into your diet, new fragrances into your home and add texture to your garden. This class will discuss growing, collecting and preserving techniques for all kinds of herbs and offer suggestions for using herbs in cooking. 1p-2p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info My Son Pinocchio, Jr. See 4/28. 2p, Westminster Christian School 847.695.0310 westminsterchristian. org

The Fellas - Jazz Night Start your weekend on a high note at Martini Room with live music from the Fellas trio of Kyle Perez, Nick Odman, and Colin Ryan, playing American Root Jazz and Latin Jazz. Early arrival recommended! 8p, Martini Room martiniroomelgin.com. No Cover Teenage Mutant 90’s Turtles 9p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com. No Cover Vertical Jam 9p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com Medusa Friday Night Latin Dance Party 10p-4a, Medusa’s medusachicago.com

Sat.Apr.29 Painting Party Mother and Daughter, Father and Son, or Couples. Paint with help from experienced Art Teacher, Jen Turman. Reservations required. Call for details. Art Area Studio 51 224.356.0686. $35 per painter Bison Feeding in Lord’s Park 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! Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo. Members free. 7a-8.30a, Elgin Public Museum 847.741.6655 elginpublicmuseum.org. $1-2 Spring Trash Drop Off Event The Spring Trash Drop Off Day will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 8am-noon at the Waste Management Transfer Station, located at 1245 Gifford Road (just south of Bluff City Boulevard). The event will include secure doc-

The Laramie Project See 4/27. 3p, ECC SecondSpace Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets.elgin.edu. $9-11 Blue Box Cafe: Poke Mon Go Lure Drop! This is a MASSIVE LURE DROP. All Pokestops will have lures from 6pm to 9pm. Be Careful, Respect: eachother, traffic, laws, & private property. Blue Box Cafe is providing prizes you can win. They are also great locations to RECHARGE your phone and yourself. They are also great locations to catch Pokemon in. CATCH a Pokemon while eating or drinking inside one of BBC and share online. Don’t forget to tag the pic with the business! Use #elgindrop for the hashtag! 6p-9p, Blue Box Cafe theblueboxcafe.com First Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser An evening of fellowship, light foods, and beverages in a coffee house atmosphere to raise money in support of Parables Community. Parables musician and board member Jonathan Shively will perform original music througout the evening, and there will be some surprise musical guests as well. Meet the Parables Community family, hear updates on the ministry, and celebrate what God is doing through this new church start. 6p, Image Creative Studios. Donation Judson University: Spring Concert of Worship This event takes place at Herrick Chapel. Featuring Judson Choir, Orchestra and smaller ensembles. Free-will offering.... 7p, Judson University Herrick Chapel judsonu. edu My Son Pinocchio, Jr. See 4/28. 7p, Westminster Christian School 847.695.0310 westminsterchristian. org Scott Curce Benefit Show featuring The Mashers A Great night of Reunited bands for a great cause! There will


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Sun.Apr.30 EYSO Chamber Music Institute The Chamber Music Institute ensembles give their season finale performances — a full afternoon featuring young musicians of all ages. Call for times. ECC Arts Center 847.841.7700 eyso. org Elgin Knit Works: Spring Chicken Knit Please call for availability. 10a-12p, Elgin Knit Works 847.627.4700 elginknitworks.com be a $20 Cover for this fund raiser. 21+ with ID. Featuring the Oil Can Boys, Barn Yard Oddities, Suckatash and The Mashers. 7p, Dutch Inn West 847.888.9560. $20 Spring Concert of Worship Judson Choir is joined by the Judson Civic Orchestra. 7p-9.30p, Judson University Herrick Chapel judsonu.edu Will the Circle Be Unbroken: John McEuen Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB) founding member John McEuen and a cast of fine players including former NGDB members share the music, stories, and memories of the iconic “Will the Circle be Unbroken” album. The show starts with a magical week in August 1971 when a group of young, west-coast hippies joined forces with country music legends in the studio. Throughout this multi-media celebration, you’ll hear tales of Mother Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements, Roy McAuff, Doc Watson, Bashful Brother Oswald, Merle Travis, and Jimmy Martin. Meet and great with McEuen is available. 7p, ECC Blizzard Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets.elgin.edu. $35-50 PROM Night 2017 Design and don your best prom wear to win prizes, walk the red carpet, become prom royalty, enjoy live music, dance and drink the night away and support local arts! Live performance from Elgin super group featuring: Genaro Acuna of Home Burial & lettering; Alex Bartlett of She Lions; Adrian Medriano of Oceans and Oceans & Wayfarer; Kristine Medriano of Oceans and Oceans & lettering; Grahm Nesbitt of She Lions; Jinno Redovan of lettering; Mary Gale Tan of She Lions. There are a limited number of tickets available, reserve yours today! 8p, Martini Room martiniroomelgin.com. $20 up Alpha Omega Funk Brotherz 9p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com. No Cover Rob Post Band ROB POST is a diverse, high-energy, fun, party band, playing the truest in classic rock music with a nice mix of current favorites. 9p, Grand Victoria Casino 847.468.7000 grandvictoriacasino. com. No Cover Medusa Saturday Night Dance Party 10p-4a, Medusa’s medusachicago.

Pinhole Photography Workshop The brand new SSSA Lab welcomes Doug Hanson for a Pinhole Photography Workshop in celebration of WorldWide Pinhole Photography Day! Make your own pinhole camera! Take and develop the pictures! Explore the brand new darkroom at the SSSA LAB! You will be surprised how easy it is and how much fun. This is a family friendly event where the youngsters often show up the adults in picture creativity. Be sure to bring your own unique items to build your camera cookie tins, cigar boxes, etc. doughansonart.com 11a, Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org. $40 Judson Community Music School Spring Recital JCMS offers excellent music instruction to students of all ages in the context of a Christian community. Experienced instructors teach lessons on a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, music theory, and worship arts. Lessons are 30 minutes long and take place in the Thompson Center at Judson. 2p-5p, Judson University Thulin Performance Hall judsonu.edu/ jcms. Donation

Sunday Afternoon Concert - Diane Bolden-Taylor, Soprano Art Songs of Black Composers: Diane Bolden-Taylor has performed for audiences all over the world. Her opera and concert engagements have taken her throughout the United States, Europe, India, Australia, and Africa. She has performed operatic roles in various opera houses including those in Zurich and Basel in Switzerland, Bonn and Stuttgart in Germany, and at Opera Colorado in Denver. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Professor of Music and Voice Area Head at

the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, Colorado. 2p-3p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info “The Shadow” and “Our Miss Brooks” Join us as Radio Players West brings listeners back with bygone days of radio to present comedy and drama programs based on the original scripts from the 1930s to 1950s. The actors will present an episode of the classic drama The Shadow as well as the comedy of Our Miss Brooks. Relive or experience for the first time the magic of old time radio with sound effects and original music! Light refreshments will be served. Free for members. 2p-3p, Elgin History Museum 847.742.4248 elginhistory.org. $3

Elgin Master Chorale: Brahms’ “A German Requiem” EMC performs the masterwork that brought the group together in 1947 as a “choral union” of many area church choirs: the haunting German Requiem. Composed during the height of Brahms’ highly productive and creative career, the full six-movement work received its premiere performance in 1868. While employing sacred texts, Brahms’ requiem departs from the traditional Latin text and mass parts common to many requiems. Experience one of the world’s most famous and profound pieces, and see what makes this a treasured piece of the repertoire. elginmasterchorale. org 3.30p, ECC Blizzard Theatre 847.622.0300 elginmasterchorale. org. $19-24 EYSO Open House If you’re thinking about joining EYSO, this is for you! See EYSO behind the scenes: sit in on a rehearsal, ask questions of our friendly staff and volunteers, and learn about auditions and membership. Bring along a parent, sibling, friend, or teacher as well! Visit eyso. org to download an Open House Guide to make the most of your visit. 3.30p, ECC Arts Center Building H eyso.org

3.5 Spanish Cafe/Cafe en Espanol Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish. Participants also will learn vocabulary. Participantes de nivel intermedio practican respondiendo o empezando conversaciones en espanol con fluidez y hablando con gente que hablan espanol como primer idioma. 12p-1p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info After School Adventures Join us for a special game, craft or activity each week. Bring a friend and learn something new! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 4p-5p, GBPL Youth Center - Creation Station 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Creativity Lab Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play. 4p-5p, Rakow Rakow Children’s Area 847.531.7271 The Gaming Event Players in grades 3-up are welcome to come to this monthly drop-in event. Play Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and other role-playing games (Don’t know how to play? We will teach you and get you started). Bring your cards to play or trade. No registration required. 6p-8p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Poetry Writers Workshop Come share your love of poetry! This is a group for local poets to share what they have written. Gareth Mann Sitz, poet and songwriter, will facilitate. No registration. 6.30p-8.30p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 7p-8p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin.org

Tue.May.2 Elgin Genealogical Society A monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society 9.30a-11.30a, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Career Services & Resume Assistance These programs will occur simultaneously in the Computer

Mon.May.1 Artistic Transitions Exhibition Center House Art Exhibit at ArtSpace Artistic Transitions Exhibition Center House Art Exhibit at ArtSpace 51 S. Spring St. Elgin Art displayed and live art by U-46 Center House students. Refreshments served. 12p-4p, GBPL Library On The Go at Community Center 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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info/events for specific locations and times. his program is in parnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-844-8768. 1p-4p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Rakow Rooks Chess and Games Club Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles. Chess sets available or bring your own. Grades 3 to 8 4.30p-5.30p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 South Elgin Sentinels Chess Club Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.For children in grades 3-8. 4.30p-5.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch

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Elgin’s 27th Annual Mayor’s Awards Elgin Heritage Commission honors outstanding contributors to Elgin’s heritage.Reception 6:00 PM, ceremony 7:00 PM. 6p-9p Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/English Conversation Group Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the Literacy Connection. No registration.Practica conversar en ingles, mejora tu pronunciacion y adquiere confianza con un tutor del Literacy Connection. No hace falta inscribirse. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Human Relations Commission City Hall cityofelgin.org

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Meditation Please join us for a free, non-denominational, candlelight meditation in the beautiful, historic and stained glass sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Elgin. A regular meditation practice has so many benefits: Increase positivity, happiness, energy, calmness; Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, anger, confusion; Improve concentration, focus, self-awareness, clarity; Decrease pain, inflammation, heart rate, blood pressure. 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823. Free Danny’s Open Mic Night One of the Northwest Suburbs longest running Open Mic! Grab your family, friends, and instruments and head down to Danny’s on Douglas! Four songs or 20 minutes. 7-9p is acoustic only. 7p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com

Wed.May.3 Creativity Lab Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play. Registration required. 4a-5a, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Job Training Information Session Training grants are available to help you get a job! Learn about WIOA services and the application process. This program is in partnership with the Kane County / department of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-966-1435, ext. 40078. 9.30a-11a, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Piano Performance: Ted Turner 11.30a-12.30p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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Elgin Symphony Orchestra Listeners Club This free, interactive lecture/discussion series, led by Jim Kendros, meets on the Wednesday afternoon during the week of the ESO’s Classics Masterworks series and will broaden your understanding of the music to be performed that week. You will study the music from the inside out, make new friends, and enhance your concert experience. Please register at


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www.elginsymphony.org, or call 847888-0404 ext. 238 to reserve your seat. 1p-3p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Chessmasters Junior Chess Club Kids and teens are invited to hone their chess skills during our free-play sessions. Beginners are welcome—we will teach you how to play! 4p5p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rm. C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Clase Futuros Bilingues / Go Bilingual Class Come and experience the warmth and cultural interaction of learning a new language alongside a native speaker. The class is taught by Betty Martinez. No registration. Ven y disfruta un ambiente acogedor al aprender el ingles y espanol con otras personas que lo hablan como primer idioma. La maestra Betty Martinez conduce las clases. Also 5/10, 5/17 at 6p. 6p-7p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Walking Book Club a 45 minute walk, followed by a 45 minute book discussion. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Danny’s on Douglas Karaoke 8p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com

Thu.May.4 Device Advice Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help! 9.30a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow Computer Cafe 847.531.7271 Piano Performance: Shirley Remes 11a-12p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Piano Performance: Ted Turner 12.30p-1.30p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Citizenship Conversation Group/ Grupo de Conversacion para la Ciudadania Do you need to practice English for your naturalization/ citizenship test? Come to this free group to review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions from the history/civics test. This group will be led by a tutor and is open to all.

Presented by The Literacy Connection. No registration. Necesitas practicar tu ingles para el examen de la ciudadania? Ven a este grupo gratis para repasar y practicar el ingles que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas del examen de historia y civica. El grupo es liderado por un tutor del Literacy Connection y cualquiera puede asistir. No hace falta inscribirse. Also 5/18 at 6.30p 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Block Fest: Math, Science, Blocks & Fun! Learn how to support your child’s math and science growth through block play. Five hands-on stations to explore; best for families with young children. All children must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver at least 14 years old. ---This is a SOCKS and BLOCKS event and families will be asked to remove shoes at the door. 10.30a-11.30a, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Piano Performance: John LaBorn 6.30p-8p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Spring Fling Celebrate Springtime with creative and messy projects. Weather permitting, some activities will be outside. No registration. DropIn. 10.30a-12p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271

Fabulous Architecture, Fabulous Architects Elgin is well-known for its historic buildings, house tours and historic districts. Many of the buildings that have brought such fame to Elgin are the work of a small number of creative, innovative and prolific architects who designed Elgin homes from the late 1880s until the 1950s. Architectural historian Rebecca Hunter will discuss the lives and works of people such as Morris, Turnbull, Jones, Postle, Smith, Gylleck, W.W. Abell, and Ralph Abell. Please register. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info ECC Concert Band: Americana The ECC Concert Band, under the direction of Jim Kull, thrills audiences with a broad range of music in heart-stirring arrangements. The band’s spring concert will celebrate the music of America. 7.30p, ECC Blizzard Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets.elgin.edu. $7-9 ECC Steel Band and Concert Choir: Pans & Serenades The ECC Steel Bands and ECC Concert choir join forces to present this spring concert! Under the direction of Steve Butters, always delight with an eclectic mix of calypso, reggae, rock, and more. Original arrangements at past concerts have included works by The Beatles, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen. Under the direction of Chris Cherry, the Concert Choir performs a wide-breadth of choral music of many eras, cultures, and languages. 7.30p, ECC Blizzard Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets.elgin.edu

Fri.May.5 Four Rifts Live 9a, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com. No Cover

Cinco de May Art Hop Folks in Downtown Elgin Illinois! Head downtown to celebrate the Cinco De Mayo Art Hop on Friday, May 5, 2017. It’s a “FREE” Concert and Festival. This Outdoor Event is held in historic Downtown Elgin, IL - DuPage Court and Spring Street between Chicago and Prairie. Event hours are 5 PM until 10:00 PM. Filled with Food Vendors, Exhibitors, and a low-rider car show you won’t want to miss presented by Psycho’s Dreams Car Club! There will be “LIVE MUSIC” with Bands at all levels of their careers with performances by Elgin’s own Picasso Cerrado, Watch City’s Andrew Moore will be emceeing, and live art with graffiti artist Joel Amore, and so much more! We encourage everyone to attend this 2017 Cinco De Mayo Fiesta - Hope to see you there! More details to come, click “going” to receive updates when available. Concerning Sponsorship; Our sponsorship packages are filled with perks to our sponsors. It would be an honor to have your Organization, or your Business participate at any level. 5p-10p . Free

3.5 check out our horror vendors, artists, entertainers! It’s 1/2 way to Halloween! Entrance is free! 6p, Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org Passport to Russia Reception ElginPassport to Russia participants who have attended four (4) events are invited to a reception, backstage tour, and ESO open rehearsal Friday, May 5 at 6:30 pm at Hemmens Cultural Center. You must register for the reception at gailborden.info/ register, and on your passport, list the 4 events you attended and your name and email to submit at the May 5 reception for a grand prize. One grand prize winner and a guest will have a special lunch with ESO Music Director Andrew Grams. For more information, visit gailborden.info/russia. Please register. 6.30p-9.30p, Hemmens Cultural Center. 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Green Room Improv - 17th Anniversary Shows For years GreenRoom has been performing their unique improv show for thousands of people both old and young alike. Imagine an hour and a half of complete improvisation, a la Whose Line is it Anyway? GreenRoom takes audience suggestions and true-life audience stories and turns them into hilarious theatre pieces right before your eyes! Our shows include competing improv teams, improvised songs, audience members onstage, tons of energy and an unforgettable evening. Oh, and did we mention there’s live music? Come see the show that made us famous. Also at 9p on 5/5. 7p, Judson University Thulin Performance Hall greenroomimprov.com. $12-15 Blithe Spirit This ever-popular farce concerns the predicament of a man who must face his imperious and jealous wives when they return from the afterlife to haunt him. “It is the last word in witty repartee of the most

Monster Mash-Up Fifth Year Anniversary The return of Monster MashUp! A 5th Year Anniversary celebrating our 2012 shows at the Haight building (now a fabulous wedding venue). Our adult costume contest is Friday night upstairs in the Next Store Theater where we will have vendors and artists! Welcoming the dark talents of Mercy Noire to the vendor area in SSSA Theatre! Welcoming artist John French to Monster MashUp’s First Friday Opening! Arthop is also going on that night in Downtown Elgin and it’s Cinco De Mayo! Don your costume and head down to

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May 2 0 1 7 civilized kind‚Äîthe sort of thing Noel Coward was known for, and nobody did better.” This ingenious play tells how novelist Charles Condomine invites into his placid country home an eccentric medium in order to learn the language of the occult. He sees this as an entertaining way for him to research his latest novel, and invites two guests to share in the mockery. The séance staged by the medium summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, who died of a heart attack while listening to a comedy show on the BBC Light Programme and has been dead for five years. Only Charles can see her, which leads to immediate comic confusion when this mischievous lady from beyond stays to torment Charles by reminding him of their days and nights together. The briskly efficient and very-much-alive second wife Ruth takes offense at comments Charles makes to Elvia that she mistakenly assumes were directed at her. Charmed at first by the umbral Elvia, who even in life was somewhat ethereal, Charles quickly finds himself caught between two jealous wives. Eventually, the first wife has a ghostly plan: if she can get Charles into an automobile accident and make a ghost of him, life in the spirit world will have more appeal for her. Mistakes occur and it is Charles’ second wife who takes the fatal automobile ride‚Äîonly to return with the first wife to plague the utterly astral bigamist. Ultimately, Charles manages to extricate himself from these very blithe spirits in a hilarious conclusion to this unusual farce.Fridays and Saturdays at 8p, continues through May 20 8p, Elgin Art Showcase. $10-12-15 Green Room Improv - 17th Anniversary Shows See above. 9p, Judson University Thulin Performance Hall greenroomimprov.com. $12-15 DrinkLocal Pub Crawl The Drink Local Pub Crawl will not only stop at some of the best spots to have a drink in downtown Elgin, but it will also be your first opportunity to hear “Shop Local” in it’s entirety. The pub crawl will stop at the following locations: We will meet up at the Monster Mash-Up 5th Year Anniversary Friday Night Opening at Side Street Studio Arts (15 Ziegler Ct) to begin. (9:30-10:00pm). Here we will play the first 3 songs from the album while we enjoy the festivities and the wonderful venue. Next we will head to Dog’s Paw Brewing to enjoy premium cocktails and craft beer while listening to four more songs from the album. (10:15pm-11:00pm) We will end up at Martini Room to enjoy the rest of the album, each others’ company, and of course, more drinks. (11:10-1:00am) 21+ Please do not drink and drive. If you end up too drunk, get a ride, call a taxi or uber, or walk home if you live close. 10p-1a . Free

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Sat.May.6 Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration - Embracing Asia Take your family on an Asian journey through cultural dance, film, art, food and music. 1:00 pm: Welcome Dragon Dance & Ceremony - 1:20 pm: Cultural Greetings of Asia- 1:30 pm: Hennamore Historical and Cultural Henna presentation- 2:00 pm: MEOF Multicultural Education Outreach Foundation Youth Dance Troupe- 2:15 pm: Indonesian Youth Dance Troupe- 2:25 pm: Philippine Youth Dance Troupe2:35 pm: Indian Youth Dancers- 2:45 pm: Lan Xang Traditional Lao Music & Dance Troupe- 3:00 pm: APAHC Youth Leader Thespians Original Play “Unity”- 3:30 pm: Indian Dance School by Gauri Jog interactive performance. LOBBY:- Live Henna Artists- Cultural Games- Partner Tables- Cultural Crafts. CAFE:- Toom Toom Tai Desserts & Refreshments. OUTSIDE:- Bop Bar Korean Food Truck 1p-4p, GBPL Main Library 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Family Movie: Queen of Katwe - PG Enjoy Disney’s 2016 inspiring movie about a Ugandan chess master and have some popcorn. Then stay and try out your own chess skills! 1p-4p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Mother’s Day Crafting Create beautiful cards for Mother’s Day with unique decorative embellishments. 1p-3p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 Tiempo de Practica Ayudantes que hablan espanol estaran disponibles para asistir al publico en general a: usar el teclado y raton de una computadora con cursillos en linea, crear una cuenta de correo electronico, repasar lo aprendido en clase, y contestar preguntas. Puedes usar una computadora en el salon o traer tu computadora, tableta o telefono. No hace falta que te inscribas. 1.30p-2.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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JULY Outdoor Fashion Show 6 on Main Street by Bridal Boys By Complete Bridal Picnic in the Park 11 Lions Park Wine Down Wednesday 12 by The Uncommon Palate Concert in the Park 14 Lions Park with Dundee Township Park District Motor Monday 17 in Partnership with MiRPA Corks & Caps 26 Concert in the Park 28 Lions Park with Dundee Township Park District AUGUST Wine Down Wednesday 9 by The Anvil Club Historic Walk 20 The Anvil Club Motor Monday 21 in Partnership with MiRPA SEPTEMBER Motor Monday 15 in Partnership with MiRPA Wine Down Wednesday 16 by The Anvil Club

Kentucky Derby Block Party Ponies and exhibits 2 to 4:30 pm Viewing party for the race and Smokin’ Hot Blues with the IVY FORD Blues Band 2p, Art Area Studio 51 224.356.0686 Computadoras: Basicos Aprende sobre los tipos de computadoras, celulares y tabletas, los programas mas populares, y los principales sistemas operativos. Ademas, informate sobre que buscar cuando compras una com-

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of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, performed with the magnificent Elgin Master Chorale. 7.30p-9.30p, Hemmens Cultural Center elginsymphony.org

storytime event, best for ages 1-6. No registration required. 9.30a-10.30a, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

putadora o tablet. 2.30p-4p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

JAAX Great rock covers. 9p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com. No cover

Rock ‘n’ Roll Theatre This rockin’ night of theatre and music presents a stirring new play and an up-andcoming Nashville songstress! The evening begins with New York playwright Chris Snock’s one-act play The Fire and the Rose. The play centers on a tough guy from Philly who heads out for a fight but instead finds himself facing a very different and even harder kind of match with a girl in a bar. Nashville-based singer/ songwriter Sarah Potenza will close the evening with her enormous voice that seamlessly blends rock, roots, soul, and blues. Potenza appeared on NBC’s The Voice in 2015 and Rolling Stone calls her a “rock ‘n soul powerhouse”. 7p, ECC SecondSpace Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets.elgin. edu. $29 Elgin Symphony Orchestra ~ Season Finale: Pictures at an Exhibition Season Finale: Pictures at an ExhibitionAndrew Grams, conductorThe ESO closes its season with Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s towering Pictures at an Exhibition, based on drawings and watercolors by Viktor Hartmann. The suite has inspired interpretations from such diverse performers as Emerson Lake & Palmer, metal bands Mekong Delta and Armored Saint, electronic musician Amon Tobin, guitarist Trevor Rabin and even Michael Jackson, who sampled a short section on his song HIStory. As part of the ESO’s ongoing exploration of Mahler, the program also holds Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, a song cycle with lyrics written by the composer himself based on one of his favorite collections of German folk poetry. Also featured is Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music, with text adapted from Act V, Scene 1

The Lennys 9p, D Hangout Bar & Grill d-hangout.com. No Cover

Sun.May.7 Preserve our Pollinators! Visit Elgin’s lovely butterfly garden in the midst of the Spring-Douglas Historic District. Special guests include Butterfly Enthusiast Janie Grillo and State Representative Anna Moeller. Be sure to bring your garden gloves! Milkweed will be available for purchase. Light refreshments served. 9a-2p Flowers for Mom Be prepared for the best Mother’s Day ever! Come create a crafty booklet that expresses your love for someone special in your life. All supplies provided. Registration required. 12.30p-2.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Mon.May.8 Creativity Lab See 5/1. 4a-5a, Rakow Rakow - Children’s Area 847.531.7271 Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole! Come sing, dance and do with Miss Carole and Clarence from Chicago! Miss Carole and Clarence will have you wiggling’n’ jiggling & mooing’n’coo-ing! Join us for this special

scenes. Please register. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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Teenage Mutant 90’s Turtles Party on! The 90’s Turtles make their way to the most radical outdoor beach club, Bandito Barney’s! Enjoy the nice weather with some 90’s alternative covers and trivia! 8p, Bandito Barney’s. No Cover Generation GENERATION brings it all to the stage! It’s a “rock show” of iconic popular hits not defined by decades. but Beatles to Stones... Bowie to Led Zeppelin...Aretha to Sly Stone. 9p, Grand Victoria Casino 847.468.7000 grandvictoriacasino. com. No Cover

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Armchair Generals - Grand Army of the Republic A Brown Bag Civil War and Lincoln Interest Group --- Grand Army of the Republic presented by Bob Frenz. 11.45a-1.15p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films - The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939, NR) The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939, NR)Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce make their initial appearance as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in this eerie thriller! Holmes and Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.Director: Sidney LanfieldWriters: Ernest Pascal (screenplay), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (novel) Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie, Lionel Atwill, John CarradineTime: 1 hour 20 minutesType: Horror, Mystery, Thriller 11a-2p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info STEAMologists Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math! Kids in first-fifth grade will be exploring, experimenting and creating. 4p-5p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Cultural Arts Commission 7p-8p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin.org Great Books Discussion Group Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:55 pm in the Conference Room. For more information, call Jeanne Hebeisen at 847-741-6264. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Branch. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info QuickBooks Series: Basics Learn how QuickBooks’ accounting software for small-medium sized businesses allows users to manage their company finances in class one of the QuickBooks’ series. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Reviewing Movies in the Age of Siskel & Ebert Find out what it’s like to be a movie critic—meeting movie stars and visiting movie sets. Dave Gathman reviewed film for The Elgin Courier-News for 26 years and was secretary-treasurer of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He will talk about his work as a movie critic in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and reveal what movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were like behind the

Career Services & Resume Assistance See 5/2. 1p-4p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Rakow Rooks Chess and Games Club See 5/2. 4.30p-5.30p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 South Elgin Sentinels Chess Club See 5/2. 4.30p-5.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/ English Conversation Group See 5/2. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Mediation See 5/2 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823. Free Danny’s Open Mic Night See 5/2. 7p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com Livin’ Large in Tiny Houses Tiny houses are all the rage. They are great for the environment, give people financial freedom, and are a whole new lifestyle. Learn all about tiny houses from a panel of speakers including Erin Schneider, American Tiny House Association; Bob Clarizio, owner of Titan Tiny Homes; Mark VanKerhoff, Kane County Development & Community Services Department; and Paul Schultz, Healthy Humble Homes. Please register. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info MS Word: Basics Learn how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and printing documents in this class. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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Chessmasters Junior Chess Club Kids and teens are invited to hone their chess skills during our freeplay sessions. Beginners are welcome - we will teach you how to play! 4p-5p, GBPL Story Room - South 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Community Prayer Breakfast Judson’s annual Community Prayer Breakfast welcomes members of the community to come and enjoy inspirational words as well as a good breakfast. This year’s keynote presenter will be speaker, author and magician Jim Munroe. West Dundee vocalist Riley Elmore, who was a top 20 finalist on season 11 of “The Voice,” will sing. The prayer breakfast will also honor a member of the community with the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award. It will be a fantastic time that you will not want to miss 7.30a, Judson University Job Training Information Session See 5/10. 9.30a-11a, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info LinkedIn Series: Basics Learn how LinkedIn - the internet’s number one professional networking website allows you to promote workplace skills, experience, and successes in this class. 1p-2.30p, GBPL Computer

Creativity Lab See 5/3. 4p-5p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info STEAMologists Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math! We will be exploring, experimenting and creating. 4p-5p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 Clase Futuros Bilingues / Go Bilingual Class See 5/3. 6p-7p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Essential Oils 101 Have you been hearing about Essential Oils? Are you curious as to what everyone is talking about? We will discuss Essential Oils, the different types and how to incorporate them into your everyday life. 6.30p-7.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 MS PowerPoint: Basics Learn how to use PowerPoint’s basic features to add and delete slides, change slide layouts, format text, select themes, and add graphics to a basic presentation. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Computer

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  Texas native Filiberto Martinez (1928-2017) arrived in Elgin around 1950, after being raised in an impoverished Mexican pueblo called Matanzas. He had left his childhood home in search of work — in fields, factories and railroad yards — and finally found an enclave of Mexican expatriates among the laborers at the Woodruff & Edwards foundry.   He spent the rest of his life in Elgin, raised a large family and gave strength and pride to the growing Latino community. But he never gave up his powerful connection to another place, Matanzas, where people continued to struggle with no running water or electricity, few paved roads, and no means of caring for the elderly or preserving local culture.   In Martinez’s letters and during his frequent visits, he boasted of the quality of life and opportunities in Elgin while the City Fathers struggled with first world problems of urban decay and industrial pollution. Hundreds of people came to Elgin from Matanzas, hoping to return home with enough earnings to improve their lives there. Some left here with nothing. Many stayed, and at one time as many as one fourth of all Matanzanos lived here.   Martinez set his sights on the construction of a deep water well in Matanzas, and his large family of first generation Elginites created Club Matanzas Jalisco to advance toward that goal. Their dedication resulted in construction of the well and purification plant that he dreamed of, funded entirely by the Mexican government.   As the subject of 1984 NBC news story, Elgin history books, local newspapers and a recent Illinois State Senate resolution, Martinez is remembered for his connection to two places: Matanzas, where his family’s efforts improved the lives of hundreds, and Elgin, whose culture was forever changed by his pioneering work as an ambassador of good will.


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7p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Spanish Family Storytime Families who speak or are learning Spanish will enjoy stories and songs with Miss Gabby. 6p-6.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Genealogy Writers’ Group Learn from others with a similar interest in writing their families’ history. 6.30p-8p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Piano Performance: John LaBorn 6.30p-8p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Walking Book Club a 45 minute walk, followed by a 45 minute book discussion. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Space Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets. elgin.edu. $7-9

Fri.May.12 Computers 101 Series: Mouse & Keyboard Learn how to left-click, right-click, double click, use basic command keys, and navigate various areas of the keyboard in this class. 11a-12.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info PhaseOne, Dack Janiels, Detrace Stay Gold Promotions & Medusa Presents: Origins Tour ft PhaseOne, Dack Janiels, Detrace, Akula, Kota, PackNRich, TaxTic, Master Chef, Cooper Dubz Friday May 12th!! TICKETS: https://www.seetickets.us/ event/PhaseOne-Dack-Janiels-Detrace/342801 8p, Medusa’s medusachicago.com

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Belly Dance Wednesdays Belly Dance Wednesdays with Eastern Groove Dance Studio brings sophisticated music and amazing dance show. Enjoy cozy, romantic atmosphere with artsy ambiance - only at Martini Room! 8p, Martini Room Elgin martiniroomelgin.com. No Cover

Thu.May.11 Device Advice Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help! 9.30a-11.30a, GBPL Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Piano Performance: Shirley Remes 11a-12p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Listen, Learn and Lead Toastmasters Club #6974 See 4/27. 12p-1p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Piano Performance: Ted Turner 12.30p-1.30p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Best Travel Apps In this class learn how popular travel apps such as Priceline, Trip Advisor, Uber and even First Aid can help you enjoy your next trip. R 1p-2.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 YWCA Leader Luncheon 2017 The YWCA Leader Luncheon provides business, industry, and other community organizations an opportunity to honor women volunteers and employees by recognizing women’s leadership and contributions. 1p, Seville Banquets. $50-55 Evening Chess Club See 4/27. 5p-

Elgin 360 Photography Club May 11 - Flower Photography. April showers brings May flowers! Join us as we look at innovative ways of flower photography. We will look at how macro (or close-up) photography brings out unique views of everyday flowers, and we will discuss local places to take your camera and enjoy photographing flowers.Photography enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to learn, share, teach and photograph life in all of its 360-degree glory. Join us for a free presentation and discussion on a variety of photography topics. No experience necessary. Bring your camera if you have specific questions about your gear. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Microsoft Excel: Basics Learn how Microsoft Excel’s cells, worksheets, and workbooks easily allow users to manipulate, calculate, and format numbers and other types of data in this class. Note: These classes will be held in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin Branch after normal operating hours. PLEASE arrive on time as the doors will be locked at 7:05 pm.If you are bringing a laptop of your own, please inform staff when you register. This program is open to both district and non-district residents thanks to the generous support of Comcast. For more information on the Comcast Internet Essentials program, please visit www.internetessentials.com #MicrosoftTools 7p-8.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info ECC Jazz Combo: Spring Into Some Jazz The smooth sounds of jazz performed by the talented ECC Jazz Combo, under the direction of Shawn Maxwell, is an evening that you don’t want to miss! 7.30p, ECC Second-

Puzzle Club Drop-in and join us for word puzzles, Sudoko, kids floor puzzles and adult jigsaw puzzles. 2a-3.30a, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info South Elgin High School Auto Show #EtownSquad will be a sponsor at the South Elgin High School 10th anniversary Auto Show. Anyone can be a sponsor at this event. If you are interested, please inbox us for more information. There will be food and drinks, trophies,shirts, and more. So don’t miss out! Spectators are FREE! Only $10 to enter into the car show competition. 9a, South Elgin High School EYPN Spring Cash Mob Stop in for some cake pops or cupcakes. Remember Mother’s Day is the next day so she will want some too. All customers who spend at least $10 and mention EYPN Cash Mob will be entered for a chance to win a raffle prize. Much like a Flash Mob, a Cash Mob is where shoppers are invited to show up en masse to “mob” the local business on a set date and time frame to shop, socialize and spend. Participants are also encouraged beforehand to spread the word to their spheres of influence thru their social media channels and word-of-mouth to effectively deliver one huge day of sales to these local businesses. 11a, Delish Cakes Continuing the Tradition: Bison Name Announcement Please join the Friends of Lords Park Zoo, in the farm zoo area of Lords Park from 1 - 4 PM to celebrate animals being a focal point of Lords Park since 1905. After a month of community voting, at 2 PM Mayor David Kaptain will announce the winning name of the young bison calf donated to the city of Elgin by the FLPZ last November. This festive, family friendly event will feature live music, free popcorn and

3.5 bottled water, cake, prizes and more, and the opportunity to learn about being farm zoo volunteer. In addition to the Friends of Lords Park Zoo, other well known organizations which will have informational/display tables are the: Elgin Community Garden Network, Elgin Historical Society, Elgin Public Museum, Gail Borden Library, Hanover Township, Izaak Walton League, and the Elgin Fire Barn Museum (which will have a vintage fire engine on display). Please join us in beautiful Lords Park for this Elgin Heritage month celebration. 1p, Lords Park Zoo http://www.cityofelgin.org/ index.aspx?NID=1811. Free Tiempo de Practica See 5/6. 1.30p-2.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Wahoo Woods Grand Opening Explore Dundee Township’s Wahoo Woods, located in the wooded, 50acre Library Springs Open Space behind the Dundee Library. The twisting loop trail connects modules for kids to play, featuring climbing stones, a fort building area, art and music areas, hay bale tunnels, and log and stump balancing. A Nature Fair featuring local organizations will join in the fun to provide info and guidance throughout the area. For the whole family. 2p Computadoras: Guardar y Compartir Documentos Aprende sobre la computacion en la nube’ que te permite guardar y compartir documentos dondequiera que estes, en una computadora, telefono inteligente o tableta. Conoce los servicios gratis de Google Drive, One Drive y Dropbox. 2.30p-4p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Alternative Vibes Please come join us and the CEO of Alternative Vibes for a presentation of “who we are”, also present will be our legal representative Steven Miner to assist with any Illinois Medical Cannabis Laws

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variety of music from the 60’s through today’s top hits. You will hear all of your favorite Top 40 radio hits from artists like Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Usher and Maroon 5. They are also well versed in Motown, Disco, the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s. 9p, Grand Victoria Casino 847.468.7000 grandvictoriacasino.com New Age Renegades 9p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com. No Cover

Mon.May.15 ABB4 Above and Beyond Band. 9p, D Hangout Bar & Grill d-hangout.com. No Cover Shout Out Comprised of some of Chicago’s finest professional musicians, Shout Out performs a wide

Art in the Park What does mom want for Mother’s Day? Time with you, of course! Take her out to brunch at one of the fabulous East Dundee restaurants and then join us for ART IN THE PARK at The Depot. Artisticology, LLC will hold a special art class in the park for you to share with your mom. Sign up here:https://goo.gl/forms/wsaYQiHCxe4qhMr63(Pre-registration suggested but not required.) Artisans will also have items for sale. 10a, Dundee Depot. Free Spanish Cafe/Cafe en Espanol See 5/1. 12p-1p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info

Every Thursday First week of June - first week in October: 9am - 2pm 200 N Grove Avenue, Elgin

DNA’S DOWNTOWN ELGIN HARVEST MARKET

is a seasonal and weekly, outdoor farmers market located at 200 North Grove Avenue and organized by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin and presented by AMITA Health.

Presented by

In its seventeenth year the market offers and encourages locally grown and sustainably produced food from area businesses who offer fresh, quality vegetables, fruits, bread, meat, olives, and spices.

Side Street Studio Arts -Featuring three 20 minute sessions of fitness

interactive activities involving art and agriculture with sustainability mixed in! -Take part one day or all ten weeks- meet us at the Info Booth at noon!

Creativity Lab See 5/1. 4p-5p, Rakow Rakow - Children’s Area 847.531.7271 French Conversation Group Refresh and enhance your knowledge of French language and culture in a conversational setting with former college language professor Dennis Schwank. No registration. 6.30p-8.30p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info QuickBooks Series: Getting Started Learn how to set up a company, adjust preferences, and work with accounts in class two of the Quickbooks series. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Shop Local: The Evolution of the Vinyl Revolution Rediscover Records owner Rich Wagner takes us on a journey to rediscover the value of records, the history of vinyl and the resurgence or the revolving media. 6:30pm Special Teen Only pre-program in Studio 270 with a chance to win Rediscover Record Gift Card. 7p-8p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Tue.May.16 Career Services & Resume Assistance See 5/2. 1p-4p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

-Catered to Preschool-6th Grade

fun, tasty and healthy cooking demos, &

After School Adventures See 5/1. 4p-5p, GBPL Youth Center - Creation Station 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Presenting Sponsor:

Rakow Rooks Chess and Games Club See 5/2. 4.30p-5.30p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 STEAMologists Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! Kids will explore, experiment and create. 4.30p-5.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/English Conversation Group See 5/2. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Meditation See 5/2 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823. Free What’s Old is New Again Make Gail Borden Public Library the hub of discovering your own past, preserving your memories, and exploring historic Elgin.


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Hemmens Cultural Center 45 Symphony Way Kellenberger Auto Service 217 Symphony Way Law Offices of Shirley Sadjadi 169 E. Chicago St. Maiden Bedlam 166 E. Chicago St. Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn 20 S. Spring St. Martini Room 161 E. Chicago St. Pastigel Bakery 154 E. Chicago St. Rediscover Records 9 S. Spring Street Side Street Studio Arts Gallery 15 Ziegler Court Soulful Sparrow 10 Douglas Avenue

Superior Homes Realty 1173 Dundee Ave.

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Tri-City Animal Hospital 790 Summit St.

Alexander’s Cafe 1725 N. State Street

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Bender Dental Care 217 N. McLean Blvd.

Arabica Cafe* 59 Douglas Ave Art Area Studio 51 51 S. Spring Street at Fulton St. Associated Bank 16 N. Spring Street Blue Box Cafe 176 E. Chicago Street Central Barber Shop 172 E. Chicago St. Danny’s on Douglas* 231 Douglas Avenue Domani Cafe 109 E. Highland Avenue Dog’s Paw Brewing Co. 74 S. Grove Avenue Downtown Neighborhood Association 10 N. Spring Street Elgin Antiques & Uniques 207 E. Chicago Street Elgin ArtSpace Lofts 51 S. Spring Street Elgin Art Showcase 164 Division Street Elgin Books & Coffee 66 S. Grove Ave. Elgin City Hall 150 Dexter Court Elgin Symphony Orchestra 20 Dupage Court Funky Rooster Studios 73 S. Grove Avenue

Big Skillet Restaurant 90 Tyler Creek Plaza Big Apple Bagels* 561 N. McLean Boulevard Clean Vistas Laundromat Tyler Creek Plaza Colonial Cafe 600 S. McLean Boulevard D Hangout Bar and Grill 550 S. McLean Boulevard Dutch Inn West 36W610 Foothill Road Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Drive

Judson University (Commons & Library) 1151 N. State Street Metra Rail Big Timber Station 2025 Big Timber Road

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Presence St. Joseph Hospital 77 N. Airlite Street

Courtyard by Marriott 2175 Marriott Drive, West Dundee

Sirin Dentistry 1 Crescent St.

The Dundee Depot 319 N. River St., East Dundee

State Street Market Shops 701 N. State St.

East Dundee Village Hall 120 Barrington Ave., East Dundee

Walnut Speakeasy 214 Walnut Avenue

Emmett’s Brewing Company 128 W. Main St., West Dundee

RANDALL CORRIDOR 1600 Professional Building 1600 N. Randall Road 1710 Professional Building 1710 N. Randall Road Advocate Sherman Hospital 1425 N. Randall Road Candlewood Suites 1780 Capital Street Comfort Suites 2480 Bushwood Drive Elle Salon 2490 Bushwood Drive Jimmy’s Charhouse 2290 Point Boulevard Panera Bread 2484 North Randall Road Physician’s Immediate Care 2490 Bushwood Drive Porter’s Pub 1250 Bowes Creek Road Rakow Branch, Gail Borden Library 2751 W. Bowes Road Rookie’s All American Pub & Grill 2486 Bushwood Drive

Grumpy Goat Tavern 875 Sports Way

Starbucks 2480 North Randall Road

Habitat for Humanity ReStore 800 N. State Street

Village Pizza and Pub 2496 N. Randall Road

Hampton Inn 405 Airport Road

Woodman’s Market (C’Ville)* 2100 Randall Road

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center 28 Brookside Dr.

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Highland Ave Church of the Brethren 783 W. Highland Ave. Holiday Inn Express 495 Airport Road In The Neighborhood Deli 185 Edison Avenue

Starbucks 338 S. Randall Road

Paul’s Family Restaurant 1300 Lawrence Avenue

Elgin Shopping Mall 308 S. McLean Boulevard

Herb’s Bakery 1020 Larkin Ave.

Stanley’s Ale House 335 N. McLean Boulevard

Booker’s Bar & Grill 420 N. McLean Boulevard Cleveland Veterinary Clinic 400 N. McLean Boulevard Giordano’s Pizza 320 S. Randall Road Panera Bread 322 S. Randall Road

The Manor Restaurant 425 E. Main St., East Dundee Midwest Retro 207 Barrington Ave., East Dundee Pampered Pet Services 1050 Dundee Ave. The Uncommon Palate 316 N. River St., East Dundee *Preferred Pickup Location Supplies are limited at these locations and may run out early in the month. If you don’t see B RAVO Magazine on display, please let management know that you saw their location listed here, and came in for a free copy! Would you like a supply of B RAVO Magazine at your office or place of business? Let us know! Display racks are available upon request for high traffic retail locations! Contact us at: bravo@marqueemedia.net


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Since 1939

$1 from every OIL CHANGE is donated to a local charity.

Wed.May.17 Creativity Lab See 5/3. 4a-5a, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Tour the new Elgin Area Collection, sample the new Preservation Station, and more. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Danny’s Open Mic Night See 5/2. 7p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com eBay Basics Learn how to navigate and buy merchandise on eBay -- the world’s largest online marketplace -- as well as how to pay for purchases with PayPal in this class.Note: This class is held in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin branch after normal operating hours. Please arrive on time as the doors will be locked at 7:05 pm. 7p-8.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Art for All Monthly General Meeting General membership meeting open to those interested in joining or supporting the work of Art for All Elgin. 6p social hour followed by meeting “Peer Critique” at 7p. 6a, Elgin Artspace Lofts artforallelgin.com

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Homeschool Meet-Up Meet other homeschooling families and exchange ideas or learn more about getting started. 11a-12p, GBPL Story Room South 847.742.2411 gailborden.info LinkedIn Series: Getting Started Learn to create your LinkedIn profile, find and add contacts, locate companies, and join groups in this class. 1p-2.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

In The Neighborhood Gourmet Sandwiches Homemade Soups Deli Salads • Kids Menu

DAILY SPECIALS Dine in • Carry Out Special Event Catering

185 N. Edison Ave., Elgin

(847) 888-9486

Mon.-Fri. 10-5 • Sat. 11-3 Closed Sundays www.itndeli.com

Clase Futuros Bilingues / Go Bilingual Class See 5/3. 6p-7p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info

“Goats, Dibs, Aggravated Mopery ... this play has everything!” —Big Shoulders Weekly

Integrity Performance Showcase Don’t miss this year’s performance showcase featuring our Integrity Dance Company and Performance Company! 6.30p, Larkin High School

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Contemporary Fiction Book Group Book discussion --- May 17 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 7p-8.30p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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MS PowerPoint: Special Effects Learn how to add shapes, logos or pictures, animate objects, and add slide transitions to spruce up even the most basic presentations in this class. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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Walking Book Club a 45 minute walk, followed by a 45 minute book discussion. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Coming 2019

May 10-26 Fri/Sat 8pm Sunday 2pm #spurious

MS Word: Formatting Docs Learn how to format and align text, apply bullets or numbers, and adjust spac-

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Job Training Information Session See 5/17. 9.30a-11a, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Canine Massage 101 Did you know dogs receive similar benefits as humans from massage, such as reducing anxiety/stress and pain and discomfort? Learn how to massage your dog at home by attending this hands-on class presented by Canine Massage by Cathy. You will leave the class with a better understanding of

Community Crisis Center

Complete Car Care • Schedule Appointments Online Open Weekdays 7:30-5 • Open Saturdays 7:30-Noon

Truck & Jeep Meet Kicking off the 4th summer of truck & Jeep meets! Come by for great food and a good time! We still have t shirts and stickers left as well! 6p, Nella’s Beef

Elgin Alive - Screening of Circle of Time Fifteen years ago the documentary film Circle of Time debuted. The film chronicled the history of the Elgin National Watch Factory and the community’s response after its closing. Come see this award winning documentary film about the company that shaped Elgin for over 100 years and the stories of the people that worked there. Share your memories and stories of the company that put Elgin on the world map. The Elgin History Museum will showcase some of their collection of Elgin watches and archival materials.Sponsored by: ECN, Elgin Area Historical Society 7p-8.30p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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ing of discharges and others. Coffee and tea will be served. No registeration. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Fri.May.19 Computers 101 Series: Managing Your PC Learn basics like how to start your computer, create, save and modify files or folders, and keep your documents organized in this class. 11a-12.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info massage techniques, their benefits and how massage can improve your dog’s overall health and wellness. Same class is being offered at all FYDOLAND locations. Space is limited and you must register in advance. 7.15p, FYDOLAND Elgin, 1999 Larkin Ave 847-812-5558. $30

Novels at Night The Turner House by Angela Flournoy 6.30p-7.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 Personal Creativity -- Create, Innovate, Ignite What do you mean you’re not creative!?! We are all creative - but sometime we lose that imaginative spark. Come join this hands-on, on-your-feet, fun-filled evening! Tap into your inner child and bring creativity into all aspects of your life using inspiring sample activities ranging from painting to acting. 6.30p-8.30p, GBPL Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Piano Performance: John LaBorn 6.30p-8p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

REZA: Edge of Illusion With breath-taking spectacle, mind-blowing sleight of hand, and endearing charm, acclaimed illusionist Reza will captivate you with this astonishing performance. Once a teen magic prodigy, Reza was voted “2016 Magician of the Year” and recently completed a 100 show residency in Branson, MO. Edge of Illusion is a thrilling, ground-breaking, and grand-scale production designed to simultaneously amaze and personally connect with audience members. With a swelling number of sold out performances as well as appearances on A&E’s Duck Dynasty, MTV, The CW, and PBS in his wake, Reza is one of the fastest rising stars in the industry. 7.30p, ECC Blizzard Theatre 847.622.0300 tickets.elgin. edu. $17-45

Thu.May.18 Device Advice See 5/4. 9.30a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow - Computer Cafe 847.531.7271 Piano Performance: Shirley Remes 11a-12p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Piano Performance: Ted Turner 12.30p-1.30p, GBPL Lobby 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Elgin Genealogical Society A monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society 7p-8.30p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Microsoft Excel: Charts & Graphs Learn how to add visual interest and tell stories by displaying numbers and data sets in chart or graph format in this class. Note: These classes will be held in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin Branch after normal operating hours. PLEASE arrive on time as the doors will be locked at 7:05 pm. If you are bringing a laptop of your own, please inform staff when you register. This program is open to both district and non-district residents thanks to the generous support of Comcast. For more information on the Comcast Internet Essentials program, please visit www.internetessentials.com #MicrosoftTools 7p-8.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Veterans Information Networking Session - The Benefits of Acupuncture Join us for monthly programs to provide information on a varying range of topics dealing with Veterans and to meet and discuss with other Veterans. Topics may include veterans benefits (medical, dental, compensation, pension, burial, etc.), and updates on these benefits, military experiences, PTSD, trauma, record-

MOMENTS Opening Reception MOMENTS is a joint exhibition between Chloe Topf and Natalie Pivoney, two artist interns at Side Street Studio Arts. Topf’s drawings focus on eliminating the boundaries of art by placing physical objects beyond handcrafted frames. She is interested in seeing how a person’s past influences how they experience her work. Pivoney’s oil paintings use light and color to emphasize the emotions imparted on us by “place.” The exhibition will be on display during gallery hours between May 19 - 28, 2017. 6p, Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org. Free Rockabilly Night! Music from Los Mysterios, drink specials, pinup art show! 8p, Martini Room Elgin martiniroomelgin.com. No Cover Cellophane 9p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com. No Cover

Sat.May.20 Pet Photo Day Belinda Showers of Family Paws Photography will take photos of your pets. Please cal 847531-7271 to schedule your appointment. Pictures will be available on Flickr. 10a-3p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 Tiempo de Practica See 5/6. 1.30p-2.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

3.5 ciones, reportes y mas. Aprenderas a crear, guardar e imprimir documentos, a trabajar con texto y a hacer ediciones basicas 2.30p-4p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Cruisin’ Classics 9p, D Hangout Bar & Grill d-hangout.com. No Cover Friday Jackson 9p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com Stevee Nix The Stevee Nix forms a potent blend of genres that is refreshing in this day and age of ordinary cover bands. Each member’s personal creativity and influences are wired into the songs they cover and they take no shame in conveying the emotions that accompany those songs on stage with infecting energy which infects their crowds with an instant party atmosphere. 9p, Grand Victoria Casino 847.468.7000 grandvictoriacasino.com The Belvederes Raised on a healthy diet of Garage Rock, Power-Pop, Roots, Red-Hot Rockabilly, HonkyTonk and Soul ‚Äì John Michael Ford (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Alonzo (drums, vocals) and Tyler Kock (bass guitar, vocals) came together during the early months of 2011 and presented a simple, clear-cut mission statement: Make people feel good. And when presented with such a task, we believe there’s nothing quite like Rock & Roll music. We also firmly believe that if you’re gonna do this work, you’d better do it right and give the audience MORE than what they paid for. Spring of 2015 saw the addition of Joe Nocchi on guitar, whose song-savvy sensibilities have proven invaluable to the group. 10p, Lucky Star

Sun.May.21 Near West Neighborhood Civil War History Walk Walk the blocks of Elgin’s Civil War forefathers, General Lynch and Lt. Col. John Wilcox. The Near West Neighbors Association, in partnership with the Elgin Area Historical Society will host a guided tour highlighting the neighborhood’s Civil War ties. Hourly tours will begin at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm starting at the

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Games & Gadgets Drop-in for some family free play! An assortment of board games, chess, Legos, Wii video games, or iPads will be available. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult. 2p-3.30p, GBPL Story Room - South 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House, with a $5 suggested donation benefiting the neighborhood association’s continued improvement efforts. 12p, 302 West Chicago Street Elginhistory. org. $5 suggested donation Memorial for Sigi Psimenos and Anthony Pedot Sigi and her son, Anthony were good friends to the Museum. They both died within the past year. The Museum is dedicating a bench being donated by the Elgin Community Network, to sit between the gardens she loved so much... the Native American Garden and the Three Sisters Garden. Please come to join in and honor Sigi and Anthony. No registration is necessary 2p, Elgin Public Museum 847.741.6655 elginpublicmuseum.org

Mon.May.22 Rakow Readers Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 1.30p-3p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 Finals Feeding Frenzy Drop by Studio 270 to enjoy some snacks and study for finals. 3p-9p, GBPL Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info After School Adventures See 5/1. 4p-5p, GBPL Youth Center - Creation Station 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Creativity Lab See 5/1. 4p-5p, Rakow Rakow - Children’s Area

847.531.7271 Sew Much Fun! Grades 3 through 8. New to sewing? We will help you get started by working on simple beginner projects. Already know how to sew? Come polish your skills. All materials provided. 4p-5p, GBPL Story Room - South 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Fourth Annual Pallet to Palate Join us for an evening of great food and entertainment! Enjoy scrumptious bites and beverages, music by the The Humble Organisms, a chance to win getaways and packages, and mingling, all in the distinct atmosphere of The Haight. Participating restaurants include: Aliano’s Ristorante, East Dundee, Blue Box Cafe, Cafe Roma, Crumpet’s Luncheonette Tea Room Bakery LLC, Delish Cakes, Duke’s Catering, Francesca’s Campagna, Grand Victoria Casino, Lagunitas

Brewing Co, Martini Room, River Street Tavern, Rosie O’hare’s Public House more! Don’t miss the opportunity to support Food For Greater Elgin and our efforts to fight youth hunger! Tickets start at $50 and include food and beverages. 5.30p-8.30p, The Haight thehaightelgin.com Cafe Latino: Libros y Conversacion Hablamos de los temas en el libro Muerta?...Pero de Risa! por Maria Antonieta Collins. Habra refrigerios ligeros. En asociacion con el Centro de Informacion.Come to talk about self-esteem and other topics in the book of the month, Muerta?...!Pero de la Risa! by Maria Antonieta Collins. Light refreshments. In partnership with Centro de Informacion. This program will be presented in Spanish. 6p-7.30p, GBPL Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info QuickBooks Series: Working with Items Learn how to work with QuickBooks’ Items module as well as how to define, set up, edit and delete items in class three of the series. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Writers on the Fox This writer’s peer group will inspire and motivate you with thought-provoking writing prompts and constructive critique. Writers of all genres are welcome to participate. No registration. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Conference Room

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Beethoven, Brahms, and Grams The Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s own Music Director Andrew Grams returns to Chamber Music on the Fox, this time with violin in hand! Alongside musicians from the ESO and beyond, this program will feature Beethoven’s expansive and virtuosic String Quartet in F, Op. 59 No. 1, and Brahms’ luscious and captivating String Sextet in B-flat. Taking place in Elgin’s gorgeous Haight building, this will be a not-to-miss season finale! 7.30p, The Haight thehaightelgin.com. $10-20

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Elgin Cultural Arts Commission Elgin Fringe Festival As we near 100 days until the 4th annual Elgin Fringe Festival (EFF), the EFF looks forward to announcing this year’s selected performing and visual artists Thursday, April 27 at 7pm the Blue Box Café. The EFF is a four-day festival featuring dance, music, theatre, magic, comedy, visual art, and that which can’t be defined on exhibition in venues all over downtown Elgin. The EFF has received a record number of submissions from fringe artists all over the United States, and expects to announce over 50 participating individual artists and groups. The artist announcement, to be hosted by EFF odd couple Bob & Carol, is free and open to the public and will be blasted live via Facebook for all to view. The EFF is a first come, first served festival, which means it is uncurated and uncensored. 100% of the ticket and art sales go directly back to the artists, and ticket prices for the public range from $0 to $10. There is always something for everyone! #EFFit #fringelife #befringe

Brought to You by the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission Elgin Short Film Festival We’re excited to invite you to take part in the 9th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival. This is a one of a kind event-taking place in Elgin, IL on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this an impressive event that has entertained film lovers since 2009. We are currently inviting filmmakers to submit their short films (20 minutes in length) for competition in our festival.

again this year. We’re thrilled to be member of a growing community of festival organizers who have brought artists together through thousands of events all around the world. Filmmakers can submit their films via Filmfreeway.com There are two categories for films to be entered. The ESFF will feature a Live Action category and an Animation category. Each category will have 5 potential finalists. The top 2, as voted on by the selection committee, will

make the finals. The next 3 films in each category will compete to make the finals on September 16th as part of the Elgin Fringe Festival. The Top Finalist’s films selected will be treated to a red carpet arrival the night of the festival and will be shown in the 1200 seat theater of The Hemmens Cultural Center! 1st Prize: $1,000 plus trophy, 2nd Prize: $500 plus trophy, 3rd Prize: $300 plus trophy! Mike Toomey, comedian and integral part of the WGN morning show, returns to MC our event. The deadline to submit your film is August 25th, 2017! For a complete list of rules and regulations, and to download an application, go to: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ElginShortFilmFestival http://www.hemmens.org/annualfilmfestival https://www.facebook.com/elginshortfilm

The Elgin Short Film Festival is the only short film festival of its kind in the area. Entries in our festival can only be up to 20 minutes long including credits. This competition will allow any filmmaker to submit work, even if it has been entered into other festival competitions! We encourage submitting films in every genre and subject matter as long as they are within the scope of the official rules. The ESFF is excited to be working with Film Freeway

Cultural Arts Commission Supported Events Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (Organizational Grant Recipient)

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Celebrating its 41st season, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra presents their final season concert “We the People”, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Blizzard Theater, Elgin Community College. This concert explores the season theme: how is music political?

“Shop Local” is a community-based art project curated by Moore and spanning multiple mediums created entirely in Elgin, IL by 20+ Elgin-based artists. The album features 11 brand new tracks from Moore & friends and includes a 16 page booklet featuring original artwork from 14 visual artists. All proceeds from “Shop Local” either go directly to the artists or directly towards the marketing and production costs of future works.

What: Shop Local album release party + silent art auction and more When: Friday, May 26th from 5pm-10pm Where: SSSA Theater (15 1/2 Ziegler Ct.) Cost: $10 suggested donation $10 Taste of Elgin all-you-can-eat wristband (while supplies last) Tickets/album pre-order: http://www.gofundme.com/ShopLocal


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Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/ English Conversation Group See 5/2 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Meditation See 5/2 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823. Free Danny’s Open Mic Night See 5/2. 7p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com MS Word: Editing Tools Learn how to use Word’s built-in editing features like cut and paste, spell check, grammar suggestions, and adding comments to documents in this class. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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SHOP LOCAL Album Release Party “Shop Local” is a community-based art project spanning multiple mediums created entirely in Elgin, IL and entirely by Elgin-based artists. The music portion of the project features 11 brand new songs from Watch City founding member Moore, and co-production from Watch City’s own Angrous and Aaron Kasz as well as hometown collaborator Cool Kennedy. Each song features commissioned artwork from a different visual artist; the front and back covers are also designed by Elgin-based artists. The art will be compiled into a full color 16 page booklet that will be included with all CD copies of “Shop Local”.”Shop Local’ will be released

digitally worldwide on May 25th, 2017 and the album release party will take place the following evening at SSSA Theater in downtown Elgin. The “Shop Local” release party features a silent art auction, live performances from Moore, MAINTAIN, Angrous and Melo Tripp, the Taste of Elgin mini-buffet, and an exclusive T-shirt design being pressed live on the spot. These exclusive hand-pressed tees are being made at this party and this party only before the design is retired. The “Shop Local” release party is also the first place to get a physical copy of Moore’s new album “Shop Local” and the 16 page art booklet. Pre-order the album, art booklet and more at http:/www.gofundme.com/ shoplocal. The silent art auction features brand-new original pieces of art

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Tue.May.30 Meditation See 5/2 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823. Free Danny’s Open Mic Night See 5/2. 7p, Danny’s on Douglas 847.742.5400 dannyspizzaelgin.com

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Elgin Valley Fox Trot The Elgin Valley Fox Trot is a spring tradition for runners and walkers, taking place on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. This event provides the opportunity to get some quality exercise, cheer on friends and family, and/or raise money for local non-profits, while enjoying the scenic course which winds through Elgin’s downtown, parks and historic neighborhoods. elginvalleyfoxtrot.com 7.30a, Downtown Elgin. $12-55 Sam Savage Sam and his band cover it all, from the classic 50s through soul greats of the 60s & 70s, through the disco era and contemporary R&B. 9a, Grand Victoria Casino

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With a Look Around By Mary Ellen Goodwill “Life has loveliness to sell,” wrote Sara Teasdale, “All beautiful and splendid things ... ” Lilacs come to mind as do buttons in the button box, horse chestnuts, and the gems children find on their walks such as pine cones, violets and shiny rocks. “Oh, how lovely!” we remark when the daffodils retain the sun after it sets. “What a lovely ...” Bride? Photograph? Memory? “Tea? What a lovely idea!” Julie Andrews sang, “Oh, wouldn’t it be luverlee?” and Cole Porter enthused, “It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.” “Have a pop-tastic day!” I am instructed as I leave Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn shop on Spring Street with a bag of spankin’ fresh cheese popcorn. It is a “pop-tastic day” so I walk over and sit on a bench outside of Al’s Ice Creamery where the breeze is lovely on an April day. Lovely, too, I consider, might be a cone with two scoops of chocolate chip.

A five year old tries to climb onto the unicycle sculpture and like every kid I have ever seen try to sit atop that thing, she is defeated. With other worlds to conquer, she whirls around and jumps on one of the concrete planters. She is wearing pink leggings and a green sweater and, quite clearly, she has already had her ice cream.

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No schedule confines me so I can mosey over and browse the poetry section at Elgin Books where, last year, I scored a hardbound in very good condition: Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Millay’s poem, “God’s World” has been a favorite of mine since childhood, “O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!” Somehow, lovely comes with a sigh. It comes with a pause, with a look around at splendor which materializes before our very eyes. I think of fireflies, star light and tomorrow’s sunrise. — MEG

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Tide Together “Everything is connected.” That’s how Elgin artist David Powers began our three-hour interview in which he gave a detailed account of the Next Wave Art Salon, as well as a review of the personalities and policies that shape the arts culture of Elgin, a town whose portrait is a pastiche of influence, ignorance, privilege and ambition, painted in shades of darkness and light ...

Ripple Effect Thousands of people converged on a building in downtown Elgin each September from 2010 to 2013. They came to see radically inclusive painting, drawing, and sculpture; to see and hear edgy performances; to mix with artists and spectators of all sorts, gently lubricated by an adult beveraqe or two. It was the Next Wave Art Salon, an open exhibition free from any fees, aesthetic standards or control hierarchies. The concept is an old one, dating to eighteenth century Paris. Every year or two, painters and sculptors would assemble their work for a temporary exhibition in a vacant building. Though the goals and philosophy of the Parisian Salons changed with the political climate of each passing

decade, the practice was essentially the same: to create a social sensation in a large room whose walls were covered from floor to ceiling with artwork. But more than merely an exhibit, salons bring artists into direct contact with each other. Elgin artist David Powers’ experience in “Bare Walls,” a live painting event staged by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, also helped in the formation of the Next Wave. One participant reflected, “David wanted artists be together because he knows that the meeting, the talking, the viewing, the reacting — the venue itself — becomes a force of extremely high energy. It inspires.” And this idea was not new to Elgin. During the nineties, a series of art salons called Bubotto were scheduled every six weeks in storefronts, galleries and restaurants. These were judgment-free exhibitions open to anyone, that were as much about the conversation as the viewing. Creator Dawn Blais told the Chicago Tribune in 1995 that Bubotto was conceived by artists for artists to be able show the work they really loved, and to talk about the business of being an artist.


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A Swell Idea “David Powers kept coming to me with this idea, talking about how they did this years ago, and how awesome it was: the salon,” said Carl Brahms, a perennial force behind the success of the Next Wave Art Salon. “He kept going and I started to see what he was talking about ... temporarily transforming an unused space and letting anyone come and show their unique vision.” In search of legs, the idea was first pitched to the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) in the hopes they could locate space in a downtown building, but it did not gain traction fast. An independent group of volunteers took action on their own. “Shortly after our father passed away in May of 2010, we were approached by a neighbor wanting to introduce us to Dave Powers, Sigi Psimenos and Carl Brahms,” recalls Doree Haight, owner of the building that now houses the upscale venue of the same name. “They were looking for a place to host an art salon in downtown Elgin. Our father John Haight was an artist and craftsman his entire life, so we were of course in support of it to honor him.” The Haight family decided to help the event get started by donating the space inside the vacant Haight building. They asked only for help cleaning it up for guests. A series of rooms connected by corridors with many wings and alcoves offered lots of wall space. A large overhead door enabled access for large installations. Bright interior lights for viewing and free parking were essential, and the Haight potentially had it all. “It was a dirty, f*cked up space,” said Powers. “It was perfect.”

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The Drift Word spread with electric speed from Elgin to Chicago and elsewhere of this non-juried art salon event that required no entry fee, no qualifications, and no commission on sales. The DNA brokered a $3000 grant from the Palmer Foundation to be awarded as prize money, and artists by the dozens signed up on Brahms’ rough-and-ready website, which generated pages, tweets and Facebook posts. Those who beat the entry deadline began dropping off art the weekend before the show. Brahms remembers, “Over the course of the next four days I would frantically make labels as the show would take form.” Powers said the atmosphere had the spontaneity of any classic Mickey Rooney film, along the lines of “Hey gang, let’s put on a show!” Live bands and dance troupes hustled in and set up stages, lights and projectors in a separate room. Friends arrived with a truckload of beer and wine. On Friday night around sunset, everyone else came. “It is safe to say that this was the largest art show that Elgin ever experienced in recent memory,” said Sean Hargadon, then the Chair of the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. “It was wall to wall people and created a great buzz of energy and enthusiasm.” Like Woodstock or Burning Man, no one knows for sure how many people were there. “It was a radically inclusive event for all people, from anywhere. It was a free-for-all in many ways.” “We removed the economic

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barriers to participation in the salon,” said Brahms. “That way we didn’t exclude the impoverished, which are an underserved majority. We had this huge population of ignored artists locally, as well as from neighboring cities, who came just to be part of it.”

anyone else doing this?’ It’s because when you’re a trailblazer, you’ll probably die broke, and despised in your hometown.”

Breakers The first Next Wave in 2010 was wildly successful but also raw in its novelty, and this did not go unnoticed by those seeking to “improve” it or even profit from it. In its second year, funding for the event was obtained from a City of Elgin budget through the personal efforts and influence of Psimenos, and it changed the dynamic of the Next Wave committee. Various suggestions and efforts were made to introduce vendors, create cash flow, and cater to VIPs, which clashed with the original ethos of the event. “There was really no single leader,” recalled Brahms. “Next Wave was a solid idea that just needed to be executed — it had no need to be tightly organized. In a sense, it needed no committee.” Disagreements among the volunteers often made the planning meetings unproductive. Individuals joined and exited the process, or aligned with one viewpoint or another. “Efforts to shape the experience were drawing away from the idea of just creating a raw space for artists and performers to participate,” explained Brahms, diplomatically. “In my mind, we needed a space for all forms of art, but attempting to orchestrate a specific mix of it was a little awkward.” Nonetheless, year two was another smashing success, and the only way the people present learned there was any tension behind the scenes was by hearing the tone of Powers’ memorable soapbox address on Saturday night. “That was the Year of the Rant,” he said. “And in the words of my late brother Mike,

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Surfing the Ebb Still among the Next Wave stalwarts in year three were Hargadon and Brahms, who both served on the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. They helped the Salon through an application process to secure a public grant in the hopes of restoring consensus and stability to the Next Wave committee. This produced another excellent outcome, witnessed by thousands, but along with the funds came rules and guidelines on alcoholic beverages and insurance and other bourgeois formalities. So the fortunes of the Next Wave were put directly in the hands of the people in 2013, and its reputation for quality, energy and creativity was strong enough to draw spectators willing to donate up to $20 at the door just to experience it. In its four year life span, it had become more than just an art show — it was a happening, with pop-up outdoor environments, costumed zombies, spiritualists, improvisation, film, literature and dance. Substantial prizes were awarded to artists selected by popular vote, not a panel. In 2014, the Haights began renovations in their building to create The HAIGHT event venue, and acquired a commercial tenant. The space became unavailable. “The salon takes about two weeks to set up, a week to host, and another week to take down,” explained Doree Haight. “With our bookings, we just didn’t have that window of time open to host the

event, as much as we would have loved to. We still get email from past artists asking us to bring it back, and we welcome the idea and support for any other available space in downtown Elgin.” “Losing the Haight meant we needed to find an even bigger space, and it had to be in town, but I don’t think one existed,” said Brahms. Powers said that plans could not be worked out with Elgin Academy or Elgin Artspace Lofts, and volunteer burnout was a factor as well.

Undertow Hargadon left the committee after three somewhat tumultous years. “In my opinion, the real reason for the success of this event was always Carl Brahms,” he said. “He was highly skilled, and knew how to gather information and connect with people through the website and social media. He was friendly and unassuming and did not have a big ego. He just wanted a great event and he got it year after year.” “I was burnt out,” Brahms said. “I needed someone to take over more of the work, like fundraising, locating space, putting up posters, catering ...” Rather than delegate, he took on much of this work himself. “I’m an introverted, geeky artist with lots of responsibilities. I’m not really an event planner.” “Unusual people do art because only they can explain the unexplainable,” said Powers. “We changed things significantly — we created opportunities for them. We launched other people who are now trying shows of their own. When you set precedents, you ask yourself ‘why isn’t

Powers has kept a low profile since the Next Wave, hardly even surfacing during the recent flap over “American Nocturne,” and he’s happy that way. “At this point, I just want to be left alone,” he admitted, “I lived an open life. I revealed all my flaws in a small town that’s run by whispers. I do have regrets.” Seen as a bridge-burner by some people, he reasons, “They’d like to see me dead just so they can say wonderful things about me.”

Phases It’s the nature of a wave to crest momentarily and then disappear. Several waves create a tide, which lasts longer, but it, too, slips away for a time before it comes flooding back again. “I think we need novelty, community, self expression and catharsis to survive,” mused Brahms recently. “There is a deep thirst for these bohemian art experiences like the Next Wave. It had a profound impact on my life, and talking about it makes me want to do it all over again.” “Hosting the event four times was not enough,” said Haight, “We had great momentum going, and artists were lined up for more. It was fabulous — everyone felt as though they were part of something. It was about the community and the art and celebrating both.” When Powers said “Everything is connected,” he was talking about projects and politics and interlocking agendas, but it’s his gift for seeing connections that created the social phenomenon that was the Next Wave Art Salon. The people closest to him, like Brahms, knew it all along. “David Powers is a visionary with the biggest heart I know. He cares about the people and the soul of this town in ways we are just catching up to.” —JP


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BRAVO 3.6: The Many Faces of Elgin & A Serious Whiff of Barbecue Deadline: May 24, 5pm In depth process discussion with Jen Keller, author of The Many Faces of Elgin. Selected excerpts from the book. Where to get the best BBQ in Elgin; tasteful BBQ porn; mini-FEED listing of all the 411; theoretical analysis OK.

BRAVO 3.7: Venues & Elgin Never Sleeps Deadline: June 21, 5pm Detailed listing of all the places and spaces for functions in Elgin: halls, bars, theatres, party rooms. Remarks from rentors and renters. Round-up of places to go and things to do after midnight in Elgin: food, drink, music, dancing ... let’s draw the line at dancing.

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Circulation Information 4,000 copies circulated at more than fifty locations in Elgin, South Elgin, Dundee and Carpentersville (see page 20). Estimated readership of 7,000.

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