Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Downtown Elgin Top 10 | March 7 - March 14

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Disney's Beauty & the Beast
Presented by CYT Chicago

Come see area youth perform this classic this weekend. Advanced tickets are $8-$12, $2 more at the door. Discounts are available. For tickets or more info call 847.516.2CYT or

Friday, March 7, 7pm
Saturday, March 8, 2pm & 6pm
Sunday, March 9, 2pm
Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way

Run for Your Wife
Performed by the Elgin Theatre Company

John Smith is an ordinary London cab driver with his own car, sets his hours, is hard working, punctual, etc. The exception is that he has two wives who don't know about each other! Adult tickets are $15. Students/Seniors $12. Call 847.741.0532 or e-mail For more info go to

Fri. & Sat., March 7 - March 15, 8pm
Theatre 355, 355 E. Chicago Street

"Hay Fever"
General Admission $15, Seniors $12, Students $10. For tickets and information call 847-697-7374. Leave name and number and IP will call you back.

Fri. & Sat., March 7 - March 15, 8pm
Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street

"Story Theatre"
General Admission $15, Seniors $12, 13yrs. and older $10, 12yrs and under $5. For tickets and information call 847-697-7374. Leave name and number and IP will call you back.

Sat. & Sun., March 8 - March 16, 3pm
Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street

Chicago Bandits Open House and unveiling of their retail store!

Chicago Bandits, Elgin's newest sports team, will be hosting an open house this Saturday. The team will provide huge discounts on selected merchandise, raffles, giveaways, and more!Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be on hand. Everyone is welcome to attend! For more info, call our office at 877-7BANDIT or email us at

Downtown Elgin Businesses & Organizations:
This season, Chicago Bandits are starting their new Bandits Kids Club, which will provide kids the opportunity to become part of their ball club and your business as well. The Kids Club is free to join and will furnish every Kids Club member a variety of complimentary offers. If you would like to add coupons for a complimentary item to help drive new traffic into your location, please contact Gerry Clarke at 630-336-7164 or simply drop by our new office/store. Your business will be highlighted in their Kids Club link on their website, in their 2008 Chicago Bandits Media Guide, as well as $100 of free game tickets! In addition, they will furnish each participating sponsor the email club list to use for future offers you would like to promote.

Saturday, March 8, 10am - 2pm
Chicago Bandits Office, 72 S. Grove Avenue
Liberty's Teeth Playing At the Pub
Rock 'N Roll Past, Present...Future!

This group does a variety of party rock from artists: Led Zepplin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Blink 182, Guns and Roses, Green Day, Weezer, Velvet Revolver, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, and much more! For further info call the pub at 847.468.8810 or go to the band's website.

Saturday, March 8, evening
Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago Street
Gail Borden Public Library in a Week
Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Legacy

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln by visiting an authentic 8 by 10 foot log cabin built right in the middle of the library rotunda. And right behind this lil' log cabin are two tables full of "Lincoln logs" to play with! The library will continue to celebrate "all things Lincoln" as part of A Tapestry of Freedom and in anticipation of Lincoln's 200th birthday anniversary in 2009.
Second Sunday Concert Series
A native of Lviv, Ukraine, Mr. Dzhuryn has performed cello with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Sir Georg Solti. He now performs with Russian Pianist Mikhail Yanovitski in the community rooms.Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments after the performance. Free tickets are now available at the Greeter and Second Floor Information Desks.

Sunday, March 9, 2pm - 3pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave
For further info call 847.742.2411
Kiwanis Club of Elgin - Guest Speaker
A club that meets every Tuesday in Downtown!

Kiwanis Club of Elgin is an International Service Club that raises and donates money to various local charities. They meet every Tuesday at Prairie Rock. All are welcome to attend. This Tuesday, March 11 Gerald Anderson will be speaking. Lunch is $10 payable to the club. For more information call 847.695.1316.
Tuesday, March 11, Noon
Prairie Rock Brewing Company
127 S. Grove Avenue
American Cancer Society Walk & Roll Kick-Off

Come meet this proactive organization March 18, at their after hours, and join them in celebrating the 36th ainniversary of Walk & Roll as they raise over $1.1 million to fight cnater.

On May 10, you can participate in the first annual Walk & Roll Elgin event at Festival Park. Participants can register online at to sign up their team.

To RSVP, get involved, or for more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 630-879-9009 x3 or e-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 4pm - 8pm
Grand Victoria Casino, 250 S. Grove Avenue
RSVP by Tuesday, March 11!

Tribal Style Bellydance Show & Class
Time to watch and learn how to bellydance!

Come out to the Martini Room for a night of performances by the Blue Lotus Tribe and Christina's student troupe Lotus Bloom. There will also be a mini workshop and open dancing!
There is a $5 cover charge. Future performances at this venue - April 16, May 21, June 18. For more information call 773.454.6493.

Wednesday, March 12, 8:30pm
Martini Room, 161 E. Chicago Street
YWCA Elgin Leadership Award
H.S. Senior Women: A scholarship to help with advanced education!

In celebration of its 25th Annual Leader Luncheon on May 8, 2008, the YWCA Elgin will honor a graduating high school woman seeking an advanced education. An initial $1,000 scholarship renewable for three additional years will be presented to the recipient at the celebration. Applications and instructions regarding the award are online at until the March 14 deadline. Packets are also available at the YWCA Elgin, 220 East Chicago St. Questions? Contact the YWCA, 847-742-7930.

Deadline for this application is March 14!

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