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District U46 student artwork on display at bank

Elgin: District U46 student artwork on display at bank

Student artwork selected from School District U46’s 40 elementary schools is on display at First Community Bank for the eighth annual “Art is Elementary” visual arts exhibit.

Elementary art teachers select eight to 10 pieces from their schools to display at the exhibit which is open to the public. Each month, the bank displays more than 200 pieces of work representing 20 schools. The public is invited to attend a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 21 to view the student’s exhibit or to stop by First Community Bank, 50 Tyler Creek Plaza, during business hours.

“This program is a great way to showcase to the community the importance of art education in our elementary schools,” said U46 Fine Arts Coordinator Terri DeDecker. “Members of the community and our parents really enjoy seeing the quality of art that comes from our students and witnessing the creativity and imagination that children develop in the classroom.”

South Elgin: Lions Club scholarship applications

The South Elgin Lion’s Club is accepting scholarship applications from 2013 graduating seniors.

All applicants must attend a South Elgin High School or reside within the South Elgin Fire District. The application must be received no later than May 1 at 500 Fulton Street, South Elgin, IL 60177. A scholarship application and the requirements can be downloaded from the website by selecting the scholarship tab at For more information, contact Lion Angie DeLeon at 847-608-9091.

Elgin: Public Museum to hold egg science night

Eggs aren’t just for breakfast. The Elgin Public Museum’s monthly Science Night on March 8 will explore the incredible egg, including how to walk on eggshells, suck an egg into a bottle, bounce an egg like it’s a rubber ball and more. Different stations will be set up around the museum for kids and adults alike to partake in experiments and demonstrations all based on the egg.

Egg Heads Science Night will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $2 per person. EPM members are admitted at no cost. No registration is required for this drop-in program. The Elgin Public Museum is located in Elgin’s Lords Park at 225 Grand Blvd. Call 847-741-6655 with questions and information requests or visit

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