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21 April 2011 RS No Comment

Easter weekend kicks off with a Lenten concert at noon Friday Easter weekend kicks off with a Lenten concert at noon Friday (Photo by The Elginite).

The First Congregational Church of Elgin will host its final Lenten concert of the season on Good Friday, April 22nd at noon. Performing are the combined choirs of First Congregational Church of Elgin and Union Church of Hinsdale. Also performing is the Chicago Gargoyle Brass. The program is:

Bach Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden
Mendelssohn Cantata, O Haupt voll blut und Wunden

The soloists are Patricia Hurd, Joanna Wernette, Pedro Willis-Barbosa and Myron Myers.

The First Congreational Church is located at 256 E. Chicago Street.

Also, via DNA:

Highland Fellowship Church at 2250 W. Highland Avenue, invites your family to a weekend of Easter events. On Friday, April 22 at 7PM kids (infant-5th Grade) will enjoy fun activities at Good Friday Activity Night. Also at 7PM, experience a dramatic performance of “The Road to the Cross”.

On Sunday, April 24 at 10AM, kids will take part in an Easter Egg Hunt. Families can also enjoy he full performance of “The Road to the Cross”.

On Saturday, the City of Elgin, Elgin Jaycees and Elgin Moose Lodge #799 are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt (ages 10 and under) outside the Hemmens at 11:15 a.m. A play based on the classic children’s novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing will be performed by Theatre Works USA at 10:00 a.m and again at 11:30 a.m at the Hemmens. The play and egg hunt are free of charge.

From 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Hemmens, the Elgin Jaycees are hosting a Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny. Tickets are $7, but children under 5 can eat free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Also Saturday, from noon to 2:00 p.m., The Elgin Public Museum at Lords Park will show visitors the art of coloring Easter Eggs with natural dyes.

We use a variety of natural dyes such as onion skins, Turmeric (a spice), beets, blueberries and much more. This technique comes from Native American and Pioneer days when chemical dyes and food coloring were not available. Use modern techniques such as crayons and rubber bands to complete amazing designs! (Elgin Public Museum)

There is a small fee of $2 for two eggs.

Local restaurants hosting Easter Brunch include Elgin Public House ($18.95/adult), Douglas Street Sports Pub ($12/adult) and Red Bar Winery & Bistro ($35/adult). Reservations are suggested.

Thanks to DNA for pulling this information together.

If you know of more events happening this weekend, please add them in the comment section.

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