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South Elgin Adaptive Egg Hunt is March 15

ElgChildren's Chorus alum Erik Malmquist. | Submitted photo

Elgin Children's Chorus alum Erik Malmquist. | Submitted photo

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Updated: April 2, 2013 6:18AM

South Elgin: Adaptive Egg Hunt to be held March 15

The South Elgin Parks & Recreation Department, in cooperation with Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, will hold the 3rd Annual Adaptive Egg Hunt at 6 p.m. March 15 in the Kenyon Woods Middle School gymnasium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and pictures with the bunny will be available, as will games, activities and crafts.

This is a free event offered to children from infant to 12 years old with special needs and their immediate family. Sponsors will assemble filled eggs with appropriate candy and small toys for this event and design a course that will meet the needs of kids with all abilities. Children will wind their way through a maze and pick up eggs with a surprise inside.

The goal of this program is to provide participants, and their siblings, a unique experience that promotes hand-eye coordination, sensory encouragement and social networking with other families in the area.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 847-622-0003 or Fox Valley Special Recreation Association at 630-907-1114.

All participants must register prior to the event. Forms are available through association or at Village Hall at 10 N. Water Street.

Elgin: Children’s Choir to feature alum Malmquist

The Elgin Children’s Chorus welcomes spring as they present “Symphony of Song,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive. This concert features traditional melodies, gospel standards, a special appearance by the Boys Ensemble, and guest alumni artist Erik Malmquist.

A native of Hampshire, Malmquist began studying violin at age three with Lamar Blum. He received his bachelor’s degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has served as concertmaster of the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, Luther College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Principal 2nd Violin of the Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra, Assistant Principal 2nd violin of the Dubuque, Iowa, Symphony Orchestra, and as a section member of the Eastern Festival Orchestra, and the Lacrosse, Wis., Symphony Orchestra.

As a vocalist, Malmquist was a longtime member of the Elgin Children’s Chorus and studied voice with Lynn Kammrad in Elgin.

He now lives in Reno, Nev. where he plays in the Nightingale String Quartet in-residence at the University of Nevada Reno.

The Treble and Intermezzo Choirs, under the direction of Lisa Bettcher, will be performing “One Wish,” by Dave and Jean Perry, “Ev’ry Night,” an American folk blues tune, and “Haida,” arranged by Henry Leck.

To purchase tickets, visit or call the Elgin Community College Arts Center at 847-622-0300. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Special group rates are available.

The Elgin Children’s Chorus Board of Directors is holding a reception from 7 to 8 p.m. March 8 as a kickoff to the weekend of festivities, and as a way to support the chorus. To purchase tickets to the event, at $35 per person or $65 per couple, RSVP by Friday, March 1 at 847-931-7464.

Elgin: Historian Turnquist speaking to Lions Club

Local historian Jerry Turnquist will speak to the Elgin Lions Club at the club meeting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Road.

The meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to call 847-289-4206 and leave a message. The cost for the meal is $18, but attendees do not need to partake of the meal. When leaving the message, indicate if a meal is desired. Advance notification is necessary to provide adequate seating and meals.

The Elgin Lions Club is gearing up for its annual Rose Day. Members will be delivering roses April 3-5 to customers ordering them. They are selling one dozen roses for $15. More information about the sale will be forthcoming. Proceeds from the sale go to providing vision and hearing help to local residents who need those services. The primary beneficiaries are students in School District U46.

Bartlett: Service dogs at Woman’s Club meeting

The monthly Bartlett Woman’s Club meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bartlett Log Cabin, 102 N. Eastern Ave., will feature a program with two registered therapy dogs, Caesar and Gumbo, accompanied by their handlers, Kathy King and Debbi Merrill.

These dogs have been trained to help bring comfort and serve as a diversion from patient’s illness during their visits to hospitals. Trainers will explain the Animal-Assisted Therapy Program.

For more information on club events, contact Dolores at 630-483-7012.

St. Charles; Square dance to be at new location

Bachelor ‘N’ Bachelorettes Square Dancing Club is dancing in St. Charles this season — every second and fourth Friday at Baker Community Center, 101 S. Second St. Dancing will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Single dancers as well as couples are welcome at the dances. For more information, call 630-584-1343 or 630-896-7133.

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