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Planit 5: Things to do in and around Kane County

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 11:51 a.m. CDT
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The St. Charles Park District will host a wedding expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.

1. 'Nunsense' WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 16, through March 9 WHERE: Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: When the five Sisters of Hoboken discover that 52 fellow nuns were accidentally poisoned by their cook, Mother Superior desperately – and hilariously – stages a variety show to raise funds for the burials. "Nunsense" will feature tap dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprises. The play is rated PG-13. Tickets start at $32. For tickets or more information, call 630-584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.

2. Mid-Winter HAMFEST radio event WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 Randall Road, St. Charles COST/INFO: The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will host the 47th annual Mid-Winter HAMFEST 2014. The event will include technical forums, vendors and demonstrations. Admission costs $10 for adults; children ages 12 and younger will be admitted for free with a paying adult. Scout youth in uniform also will be admitted free of charge. For more information, visit www.w9ccu.org.

3. Sundays on Stage: Warm Jazz WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia COST/INFO: Swing and sing to an afternoon of timeless jazz, Broadway and movie favorites performed by singer Kristine Marie Miller. To register or for more information, call 630-879-1393 or visit www.batavia.lib.il.us.

4.Wedding expo WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles COST/INFO: The St. Charles Park District will host a wedding expo. Anyone planning a wedding, quinceañera, anniversary party or any type of banquet occasion is invited to attend the free event. There will be vendors from the Fox Valley area, and participants can try a variety of free product samples. Many vendors feature locally sourced products or ingredients and environmentally friendly options for event planning. For information, visit www.stcnature.org or call 630-513-4399.

5. Books Between Bites - Mayor Jeff Schielke WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia COST/INFO: Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke will make his annual visit to the library for Books Between Bites to share stories and historical anecdotes about Batavia. His "Batavia Celebrities" presentation will include materials put together by the late Batavia historian Bill Wood about famous people of Batavia from just over a century ago.

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