Activate Elgin presents over 30 free community health programs throughout the Elgin area for all ages to celebrate
National Nutrition Month in March. Attend one, or all, programs and enter for a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes below.

 

 

Activate Elgin 



 

Featuring Wendy & DB Interactive
Family Concert



March into Health Kickoff

Saturday, March 2 ♦ 1 – 4:00 pm
Main Library

Celebrate healthy fun for the whole family:

• Cooking demo and tasting with Chef Doug
from Tarragon Catering
• Fresh Market fresh fruit giveaway and roaming fruit juggler
• Kids crafts and activities
• VNA Mobile Health Clinic will be present to provide free
blood pressure, diabetes and BMI screenings

Performance made possible by the Chicago Federation of Musicians.

**Attend this kickoff and be entered for a chance to win Lunch for 2 at McAlister’s Deli, a $50 Epic Air jump cards, or A Nudera Orthodontic Dental Basket!. Event prize winners announced at 3 pm.**

 

 

Events Inside the Library

Kane County
Medical Reserve Corps

Saturday, March 2 ♦ 10 am – 1 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Learn personal and family preparedness
techniques, lifesaving skills during
emergency and ways you can join the KCMRC.
Kanehealth.com

Presenter: KCMRC is a volunteer agency aimed to
support health and safety of local communities.

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over thephone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

 

Chamber Music on the Fox
Dancing Animals

Saturday, March 2 ♦ 10:30 am – Noon
Gail Borden Public Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

All ages. Join us for a morning of music and movement featuring Camille Saint-Saens’ delightful suite, “The Carnival of the Animals." Cellist Sara Sitzer and french hornist Kelly Langenberg of Chamber Music on the Fox will explore musical concepts of rhythm, form, and sound production, and Dr. Kelly Stokes of the Salt Creek Ballet will teach participants a dance to accompany the live music. chambermusiconthefox.org

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

Latin Dancing

Wednesday, March 13 ♦ 6 – 7 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Stay healthy, stay in shape and come dance! Learn and practice salsa and bachata dance moves with dance instructor Elizabeth Sotelo. In English and Spanish.

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

 

Dairies to Prairies
Film and Discussion

Monday, March 11 ♦ 7 – 8:30 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library Elgin Room 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

View this feature-length documentary telling a nearly forgotten story about Elgin's first wealth, the dairy industry, and how land use and agriculture are changing rapidly in Kane County.

This documentary film is created by The Elgin History Museum and Grindstone Productions in combination with a traveling exhibit; the exhibit will not be present at this showing. sharedharvest.coop • elginhistory.org

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

 

Growing with Farmer Pam

Monday, March 11 ♦ 10 am – Noon
Gail Borden Public Library South Elgin Branch 127 S. McLean Blvd., South Elgin 60177

Show kids where food comes from, and learn how to grow it yourself with easy-to-follow demonstration of how to plant various seeds. Kids will get to keep their seed pots. Sharedharvest.coop

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

 

Kickin' Asthma

Thursday, March 14
6 – 7 pm English
7 – 8 pm En Español
Gail Borden Public Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

in childhood. This session will teach you about the causes of youth asthma, its symptoms and triggers, proper use of medications, and asthma support for proper management. Refreshments, prizes and giveaways. cdryouthasthma.org • hoffman-estates-links.org

Hosted by: The Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma Foundation. Sponsored by: The Hoffman Estates Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. 

 

Elgin Alive Murky Waters:
Understanding Drinking Water
Issues in Our Region

Tuesday, March 12 ♦ 7 – 8:30 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

We turn on faucets dozens of times a day without pausing to consider the questions that millions of people around the world worry about: Do we have enough? Is it clean? Will it endure? Learn about the current state and issues concerning our future regional and local drinking water supply from a panel of experts in water resource management. elgin-ecn.org

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

Partner: Elgin Community Network.

 

270 Teens: Sushi Demo and
Tasting with Chef Doug

Wednesday, March 13 ♦ 5 – 6 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library Studio 270
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Grades 9-12. Learn how to roll your own sushi with Master Chef Doug Yeomans of Tarragon Catering. tarragoncatering.vpweb.com

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

 

#HealthyMe Interactive
Annual Family Festival

Saturday, March 16 ♦ 2 – 4 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

#HealthyMe is a showcase event for youth and their families highlighting the importance of physical activity, healthy eating, and child safety. Attendees will find a variety of information and resources from vendors and
live demonstrations on topics important for families. hoffman-estates-links.org

Sponsors: The Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The Links, Inc., Gail Borden Public Library and Create, Innovate, IGNITE!

 

Duke Otherwise

Wednesday, March 27 ♦ 2 – 3 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer, Duke Otherwise delights all ages with hilarious songs and an array of tunes.

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

 

 

YMCA Stress & Wellness
Workshop

Saturday, March 23 ♦ 2 – 4 pm
Gail Borden Public Main Library Elgin Room 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Discover stress management and wellness tips to keep you happy and healthy this season. taylorymca.org

Presenter: Kelly Wemken, Community Wellness Coordinator with the Taylor Family YMCA.

 

CHEF Seminars

Saturday, March 30
10 am Buying Healthy Food on a Budget Seminar by Chef Annette Licitra, Integrative Health Coach
11 am Preparing Healthy & Fun Snacks Demo by Chefs Dalila Gonzalez and Ryan Waesche
Noon Chair Yoga for All Ages Led by Yoga Master Boontiva Truong-Quang

Explore the connection between eating healthy food, exercising and how to do it on a budget. For those attending all 3 sessions: receive a free acupressure Yoga mat (value $50). Attendees must be at least 12 years old. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. chefillinois.org

Sponsors: CHEF (Community Harvest Educational Foundation)

Registration is required for each session; each class is limited to 15 people. Register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

 

 R = Registration Required ▪ Three ways to register ▪ Online ▪ Call 847-429-4597 ▪ In Person   

 

Check Out Events Outside of the Library

Coming Soon!

 

Eventos en español 

Inauguración de
March into Health
¡Marcha hacia la salud!

Sábado 2 de marzo ♦ 1 – 4 pm
Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden Estacionamiento 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

La clínica móvil de VNA estará en la biblioteca para proveer exámenes de diabetes, de la presión y de masa corporal gratis.

Baile Latino

Miércoles 13 de marzo ♦ 6 – 7 pm
Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden Cuartos de la Communidad 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

¡Mantente saludable y en forma, ven a bailar! Ven a aprender y practicar algunos pasos de salsa y bachata con la instructora Elizabeth Sotelo.

Estilo de Vida Saludable

Sábado 23 de marzo ♦ 5:30 – 7 pm
Open Door Health Center
1665 Larkin Ave., Elgin 60123

Acompáñanos en una sesión para adultos dirigida por Open Door Center, para orientar y aprender técnicas que puedes utilizar para una buena salud mental. En esta plática se destacará y subrayará el bienestar de la salud sexual. Se proveerán aperitivos y una bolsa con obsequios para las personas que asisten a esta charla. www.odhcil.org

 

Café de los Recuerdos:
Nuestros Maravillosos Años

Sábado 9 de marzo ♦ 3 – 3:30 pm
Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden Cuarto de la Communidad C 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Personas de la tercera edad en familia y comunidad. Traiga fotos de sus mejores memorias para recordar y compartir, y reciba consejos para ejercitar y fortalecer su cerebro. Habrá café de olla y panes dulces. Abierto a las personas de la tercera edad y sus cuidadores.

Regístrese: Tres maneras: en línea en gailborden.info/register • por teléfono 847-429-4597 • en persona.

 

Combatiendo el Asma

Jueves 14 de marzo ♦ 7 – 8pm
Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Aprende sobre las causas y síntomas del asma en los niños, el uso apropiado de medicamentos, y recursos disponibles. Habrá refrigerios, premios y regalos.

The Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma
Foundation and The Hoffman Estates Chapter of The
Links, Incorporated.

 

Cuentos Sobre la
Salud y Manualidades
Para Niños Pequeños

Jueves 21 de marzo ♦ 6 – 7 pm
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
373 Summit St., Elgin 60120

Un evento con cuentos y manualidades
saludables para niños pequeños en español.
gefcc.org

     

 

 

Grand Prizes! 

Prize opportunities at all events! Grand Prize winners will be notified by April 20.

  • $500 Aldi gift card
  • Golf Package for 4 to The Highlands Golf Course
  • Personal training at the YMCA
  • Curves membership
  • Elgin Parks & Recreation Family Swim Pass for 4
  • Cook County Forest Preserve Family Camping Package for 6 & Canoe Package for 8
  • Epic Air Trampoline Park Family Jump Package
  • McAlister's Deli lunch Package for 8

 

 



 

This event is made possible by the generous support of the following partners & sponsors...names are not final.

Advocate Sherman Hospital Aldi Create Innovate Ignite Curves 
Elgin Community Network   Elgin Fresh Market City of Elgin Parks & Recreation Epic Air 
 Fit for Kids  Forest Preserves of Cook County GBPL  Greater Elgin Family Care Center
Judson University Kane County Health Department The Links Incorporated McAlister's Deli 
Shared Harvest  U-46 School District Well Child Center  YMCA