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Elgin’s first recreational pot shop gets approval from city hall; South Elgin will hold an egg hunt and Easter bunny event; Wildflowers are the focus of three Kane County forest preserve walks

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South Elgin to hold egg hunt and Easter bunny event

South Elgin will be excited next month when the village hosts a “poopy” egg hunt for dogs on Saturday, March 23; glow-in-the-dark egg hunt for kids on Thursday, March 28; and breakfast with the Easter bunny on Saturday, March 30.

The dog event is free and will be held at 10 a.m. at the South Elgin Dog Park, 225 S. Water St. According to the village’s website, two areas will be created for animals in the park, depending on their size.

Dog treats will be distributed and the Easter Bunny may be available for photography. Registration is not required. For more information go to: www.southelgin.com/residents/special_events/_pooched__egg_hunt.php.

The glow-in-the-dark egg hunt is also free and will be held at Jim Hansen Park, 338 Valley Forge Ave, at 7 p.m. The event is aimed at children ages 10 and under, and participants are divided into three age groups.

Go www.southelgin.com/residents/special_events/glow_in_the_dark_egg_hunt.php You must register by Thursday, March 14th.

Breakfast with Bunny will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Village Squire restaurant, 480 S. Randall Road. The Easter bunny will join diners after breakfast for photos and gifts.

The cost is $17 for South Elgin residents and $20 for non-residents.

Go www.southelgin.com/residents/special_events/breakfast_with_the_bunny.php You must register by Friday, March 1.

High Haven marijuana dispensary

Gloria Casas/Courier News

High Haven has been granted a permit by the Elgin City Council to open a recreational marijuana dispensary at Clock Tower Plaza in Elgin. (Gloria Casas)

Elgin’s first recreational marijuana store gets approval from city hall

The Elgin City Council this week approved plans for High Haven, a 2,627-square-foot recreational marijuana dispensary located in the Clock Tower Plaza at National Street and South Grove Boulevard.

High Haven received council approval for a location on Randall Road last year, but the storefront lease has not yet been finalized after objections were raised by other tenants and some residents.

The company faced no objections to the Clock Tower Plaza location.

“I’m so glad you’re sticking with Elgin,” said Councilwoman Carol Rauschenberger.

Lizz Dietrich, High Haven board president, said that although Randall Road is a more visible location, “the retail area is difficult to get to and we have a lot of extra restrictions due to the nature of our business.” “That takes a lot of options off the table for us.”

Even so, “we’re confident this location will be adequate,” Dietrich said, adding that marketing will help.

The chamber is accepting applications for university scholarships

The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and Elgin Development Group are accepting applications through Sunday, May 5, for five $1,000 scholarships to be offered to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education.

Applicants must be high school seniors living in Elgin or South Elgin, according to a news release. Criteria include academic achievement, interest in continuing education, career goals, and participation and leadership in school and community activities.

To apply, go to: www.elginchamber.com/scholarship-application. For more information, call 847-741-5660 or email info@elginchamber.com.

UNDATED - March 24, 2004 - Skunk-cabbage - Skunk cabbages are now emerging from dead leaves and sometimes snow.  They start out as thick-capped buds on the left, quickly growing into bushy, more familiar adult plants, on the right.
A hike in search of skunk cabbage, one of spring’s first wildflowers, will be held March 22 at Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls, 40W095 Freeman Road in Gilberts. (Kurye-Haber file photo)

Wildflowers are the focus of three forest preserve walks

The Kane County Forest Preserve District plans to hold a series of free walks focusing on spring ephemerals, a group of ephemeral plants that take advantage of the open shade of woodlands, county officials said.

The Ephemeral Wildflower Series begins Friday, March 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls, 40W095 Freeman Road in Gilberts, with a program on one of spring’s first wildflowers, skunk cabbage.

The second walk in search of spring wildflowers is on Saturday, April 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. in St. It will be held at Tekakwitha Forest Preserve, 35W076 Villa Maria Road in St. Charles.

Closing out the series will be the Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Burnidge Forest Preserve at 14N035 Coombs Road in Elgin on Sunday, May 12, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Programs are suitable for all ages and require advance registration. Go www.kaneforest.com/registerCall 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com.

Senior Services Workers celebrate 50th anniversary

Senior Services Associates will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon and annual meeting at Elgin Community College on Monday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Speakers at the event will discuss the nonprofit’s accomplishments and challenges it has overcome and applaud local supporters, elders, staff, volunteers, advisory council members, and board of directors.

Ticket price is $30 for the general public and $27 for seniors.

To register, go to Seniorservicesassoc.org/50th-annual-meeting. For more information, contact Adele Larsen at 847-741-0404 or alarsen@seniorservicesassoc.org.

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