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Elgin News Digest: Elgin library Pride Month exhibit honors LGBTQ+ authors; ‘Super Mario Bros.’ movie being shown Friday at Panton Mill Park; St. Sophia Greek Fest to feature food, dancing and other activities

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Elgin library Pride Month exhibit honors LGBTQ+ authors

The Gail Borden Public Library’s Pride Month exhibit honors LGBTQ+ writers whose works have been published from the 1850s to the present.

Among those featured are Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes and Malinda Yo, according to a news release from the Elgin library. A book list also has been put together offering reading suggestions.

The exhibit runs through the end of June on the second floor of the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave. For more information, call 847-742-2411 or go to gailborden.info/pride.

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“The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” featuring the voices of Chris Pratt and Charlie Day, will be shown for free Friday night at South Elgin’s Panton Mill Park. (Nintendo/Universal Studios)

‘Super Mario Bros.’ movie being shown Friday at Panton Mill Park

South Elgin will be hosting a free outdoor screening of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” at 6:30 p.m. in Panton Mill Park, 9 N. Water St.

Concessions will be available and activities, including movie bingo offered, before the animated movies is shown starting at dusk.

For information on this and other outdoor movie scheduled, go to the events section of www.facebook.com/southelgin or go to www.southelgin.com to access the village’s 2024 summer brochure.

St. Sophia Greek Fest to feature food, dancing and other activities

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin will be holding its annual Greek Fest Friday through Sunday, June 7-9.

Authentic Greek food and pastries prepared by St. Sophia parishioners will be sold and other activities include an indoor marketplace, kids’ games, church tours, music and dancing, according to the event’s website.

Fest hours are noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday on church grounds at 525 Church Road.

For more information, call 847-888-2822 or go to stsophiagreekfest.com.

Duke’s Blues Festival in Carpenter Park set for Friday and Saturday

Duke’s Blues Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, in Carpenter Park, 275 Maple Ave. in Carpentersville.

The free event will feature live music, southern food vendors, a beer tent and other activities, according to its webpage. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds help support community programs offered through nonprofit Taste The Love.

For more information, call 224-699-9030, email [email protected] or go to dukes-blues-n-bbq.com/dukes-fest-2024.

State reps Ugaste and Keicher sponsoring kids fair Saturday in Geneva

State Reps. Dan Ugaste, R-Geneva, and Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, will host an Outside Kids Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Chapelstreet Church, 3435 Keslinger Road in Geneva.

The free event will include giveaways and demonstrations by the Kane County Sheriff K-9 Office, the Traveling World of Reptiles, DancEncounter School of Dance and World Martial Arts Academy, organizers said. A medical helicopter from Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service will be on-site from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

There also will be a “touch-a-truck” display, face-painting stations, information booths on local programs and other activities.

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Reenactors portraying French civilians have their papers checked before boarding during a "Rails to Victory" train ride presented by the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin. (Fox River Trolley Museum)

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Reenactors portraying French civilians have their papers checked before boarding during a “Rails to Victory” train ride presented by the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin. (Fox River Trolley Museum)

Fox River Trolley Museum offering ‘Rails to Victory’ rides in South Elgin

Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin will be hosting “Rails to Victory,” a reenactment of travel through Europe during World War II, on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9.

The trolley ride, which takes two to three hours, includes a tour of a military camp and a ride to battle reenactments, according to the museum’s website.

Rides are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $24.

The museum is located at 365 S. LaFox St. (Route 31). For more information, call 312-473-0993, email [email protected] or go to foxtrolley.org/visit/special-events/rails-to-victory.

 

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