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New Philharmonic and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt present Valentine’s Pops,Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill. 60137. The program of romantic favorites ranges from the classical, including Tchaikovsky’s finest ballet score “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” and the beloved overture from “Romeo and Juliet;” to Broadway tunes from “Camelot” and “Porgy and Bess,” to love themes from the movies including “Superman” and “Forest Gump,” to pop selections such as Sting’s “Every Breath You Take.” NP will be joined by guest artist, baritone soloist Corey Grigg. Immediately following the performance there will be a free post-show reception with Muspratt and, in honor of the holiday, it will feature champagne, small tarts, and strawberries. Tickets to “Valentine’s Pops” are $50 for adults, $48 for seniors and $40 for youth. Call (630) 942-4000, or visit atthemac.org.
2nd Annual Have a Heart Community Dinner and City Skate
Our 2nd annual Have a Heart dinner is happening again on February 13, 2011 at the Hemmen’s Cultural Center in Elgin, IL. Last year’s festivities brought over 750 people from all walks of life and sparked some great new friendships. We encourage everyone to come down and enjoy a meal, meet your neighbors and share stories.
This year, we are partnering with the City of Elgin for a City Skate from 12-6. Skating demonstrations will also be given periodically throughout the day. Bring a donation of diapers and/or formula to benefit the Community Crisis Center and receive 10% off Golden Dragon Acrobats tickets that night as well as a coupon from the Elgin Public House.
We are still raising money to help offset costs for the Community dinner so if you are able you may make a donation, drop it off or send it to Have a
In The Neighborhood Deli
185 N. Edison Ave. Elgin, IL 60123.
Checks should be made payable to the Elgin Community Network with HAH in the memo please.
We are also taking volunteers for the dinner. We have 3 shifts available.
8am - 11am
11am - 2pm
2pm - 4pm
Please call or email Jeff at the deli at 847-888-9486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, dessert donations will be accepted too on Friday the 11th or Saturday the 12th at the deli OR Sunday February 13 at the Hemmen’s between 8 and 11am.
If you find yourself unable to donate time time or money, that is ok. Please join us for dinner and share the gift of conversation and friendship on the 13th. Thank you to all who have helped make this dinner possible in the past and we look forward to doing it for many years to come.
Elgin OPERA Goes Hollywood!
An opera gala concert of music heard in the movies
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way, Elgin IL 60120
Sung in original languages with English supertitles
Maestro Francesco Milioto will lead the New Millennium Orchestra, Elgin Choral Union, and soloists Jonathan Burton, Susan Dennis, Saira Frank, Cornelius Johnson, Ghibong Kim, Solange Sior, and Aaron Wardell.
Featuring selections from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicchi, Il Trovatore, I Pagliacci, Hansel & Gretel, The Mikado, Madama Butterfly, Aida, Norma, La Traviata, Turandot, and Nabucco.
Tickets are now on sale! Buy online at tickets.com, or call the Hemmens box office at (847) 931-5900. Ticket prices range from $20 - $35.
Elgin Person of the Week: Celebrity Bartender
Villa Verone, 13 Douglas ave,
24 Feb 11, Elgin, IL
A little more of a “niche” event, but all are welcome to attend!
February 27: Eastern Groove Student Show
Come out and see the ladies of Elgin’s Eastern Groove Belly Dance Studio show off what they have learned this year. This student show is a shared venture with Crystal Lake’s Zoh’ra and her students, so it’s sure to be a great time for all with a few special surprises!
The Centre of Elgin Heritage Room North
100 Symphony Way in Elgin
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13.
Campaign Fundraiser for Tish Powell
Thursday, February 24 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm