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Entertainment options abound in Kane County

ART CLASSES
WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia
WHEN: Summer classes
COST & INFO: Prices vary, with discount through June; contact Karine Bauch, director of education, at karine@waterstreetstudios.org
ABOUT: The summer schedule runs July through September. Offerings range from varied glass mediums to acrylic and watercolor painting, to ceramics and metalsmithing for one-of-a-kind jewelry fabrication (example shown). On June 29, one can enroll in intro to glass beadmaking, learning to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod. Children are offered their own choice of courses in diverse mediums.
ART CLASSES WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia WHEN: Summer classes COST & INFO: Prices vary, with discount through June; contact Karine Bauch, director of education, at karine@waterstreetstudios.org ABOUT: The summer schedule runs July through September. Offerings range from varied glass mediums to acrylic and watercolor painting, to ceramics and metalsmithing for one-of-a-kind jewelry fabrication (example shown). On June 29, one can enroll in intro to glass beadmaking, learning to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod. Children are offered their own choice of courses in diverse mediums.

Readers can post events to the Kane County Chronicle’s online calendar. Visit planitkane.com, click “+Add Event” and follow the prompts. Select items also will appear in the newspaper.

JUNE 6

MOVIES IN THE PARK: 8:30 p.m., Moore Park in Geneva. Between June 6 and Aug. 1, the Park District will show films beginning with “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” People can bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. Cost: Free. Information: genevaparks.org.

TONY OCEAN AND THE HARTBEATS WILL BE PART OF THE CLUB ARCADA LINEUP: 7:30 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Also appearing will be Cadillac Casanovas at 9 p.m. June 8; Sinatra Sundays featuring Ron’s Family Feast and vocalist Lee Stevens, 3 p.m. June 9; No Cover Magic Wednesdays starring The Great Boutelli at 7 p.m. June 12 and Fred Zimmerman at 7 p.m. June 19; Everett Dean and The Lonesome Hearts at 7:30 p.m. June 13; and a murder mystery lunch at 12:30 p.m. June 20. Information: arcadalive.com.

QUEEN OF HEARTS WEEKLY DRAWING NIGHTS: Thursdays, Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St. Doors open around 4:30 p.m. The post now has video slot machines. Information: elburnpost630@gmail.com, 630-365-6530.

The 4-H SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR YOUTH: tri-county area. They range from pet care to microbiology, welding, photography, sewing and survival science, offered through the University of Illinois Extension of DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties. Youth do not need to be current 4-H members to register. Information: go.illinois.edu/summer4Hdkk.

JUNE 7

TITANIC EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: 5 to 7 p.m., St. Charles History Museum, 215 E. Main St. The summer exhibit is titled “Tip of the Iceberg – St. Charles’ Ties to the Titanic.” Alice Berg Johnson and her two children, Harold and Elanor, were returning home to their hometown of St. Charles after visiting Alice’s ill father in Finland. They would survive the sinking. Information: stcmuseum.org/events, 630-584-6967. 

“THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY” PRESENTED BY STEEL BEAM THEATRE: Now to June 16, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The comedy is about four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines. They are drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour. Directed by Bernie Weiler, the cast features Ann Keen, Barb McCaskey, Donna Steele and Paula Tsiagalis. Cost: $22 to $28. Information: steelbeamtheatre.org.

MARRAKESH EXPRESS TRIBUTE TO CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Other events include Herman’s Hermit’s starring Peter Noone at 5 p.m. June 9; a silent film night at 7:30 p.m. June 11; and Dio at 8 p.m. June 14. Information: arcadalive.com.

PARADISE WAITS: 9:30 p.m., The House Pub, 16 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. Next up will be Rebel Soul Revival at 9:30 p.m. June 8. Cost: $5 cover. Information: thehousepub.com.

DANCE STUDENTS FROM ST. CHARLES AND GENOA SCHOOLS IN SHOW: June 7 to 9, Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. The Beth Fowler School of Dance will celebrate 35 years of dancing by staging a special presentation of “Dancing Through The Decades.” The show also features award-winning choreography in routines by the Beth Fowler School of Dance Competition and Performing Teams, as well as alumni. Information: bethfowlerschoolofdance.com.

JUNE 8

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION FOR NATURAL BALANCE OFFERING EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY: 10 a.m. to noon, Applewood Ranch, 45W129 Welter Road, Maple Park. Sought are people who like animals, working with children, being in a team environment and the outdoors. Tasks range from leading a horse to grooming, tack, feeding, barn chores, helping with bulletin boards or crafts for lessons. Information: Contact Sharon or Allen at 815-529-0579; natbalance@outlook.com, www.natbalancetraining.com.

TRI-CITY CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL: 1 to 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Park, West Main and North Fifth streets, St. Charles. It features over 60 craft brews (beer, hard cider, mead and wine), live music and food trucks. A Brewfest Bags Tournament is new. It will benefit the St. Charles Breakfast Rotary Club’s charitable projects. Information: tricitycraftbrewfestival.com.

A NIGHT WITH CLAY SHELBURN FROM TENNESSEE: 7:30 p.m., Vargo’s Dance, 205 W. State St., Geneva. This is not a regular dance event. Cost: $20 to $90. Information: Tickets at shawurl.com/3bb7.

SING-ALONG TO “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” FILM: 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Cost: $11 for reserved seating. Information: 630-896-6666, paramountaurora.com.

PADDLEBOAT RIVERBOAT RIDES: Until October, on the Fox River in St. Charles. Now a facility of the St. Charles Park District, the attraction offers weekend rides in May and daily departures from June through August. Information: 630-584-234, stcriverboats.com.

JUNE 9

FERMILAB’S FAMILY OUTDOOR FAIR: 1 to 4 p.m., outside the Lederman Science Center at the national laboratory off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. It highlights the plant and animal life on Fermilab’s 6,800-acres. It includes a prairie scavenger hunt, the bison herd, a sweep for insects and pond critters, Naperville Astronomical Association, plus the Northern Illinois Raptor center. The rain-or-shine fair is geared for first- through seventh-grade students. Cost: Free, with no registration required. Information: 630-840-5588, edreg@fnal.gov. 

THE 43RD ANNUAL RAILROAD COLLECTIBLES SHOW: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Cost: $6, free for kids younger than 12. Information: kanecountyfair.com or Russ Fierce at 847-358-1600.

AURORA PRIDE PARADE: Noon, downtown Aurora. Information: aurorapride.org.

FOX VALLEY FESTIVAL CHORUS: 3 p.m., Rosary High School, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. The chorus presents “Rock, Roll & Remember.” A reception will follow. Tickets can be purchased from chorus members or at the door. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children age 12 and younger. Information: www.foxvalleyfc.org.

OPEN MIC: 5 p.m., Bar Evolution, 27 N. River St., Batavia. Offered each second Sunday, the series is run by Jen May and James Joseph of The Book Shop in Batavia. Information: facebook.com/thebookshopbatavia.

HEALING GARDENS AT STONE HILL FARM: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles. It is open each second Sunday. Optional tai chi is offered at 11:30 a.m. and yoga at 1 p.m.; register with respective teachers at www.foxvalleytaichi.us or email Jarett at foxvalleytaichi@gmail.com and www.yogafromtheheart.org or 815-319-3500. Cost: garden open for $5 per person and $10 per family; free for cancer survivors. Information: 630-740-2597, www.healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com.

JUNE 11

ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SESSION: June 11 to 15 and 18 to 22, Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills, 5 miles west of Geneva, just north of Route 38 on Garfield Road. Walking tours also are offered this summer at the historic farmstead, which includes a barnyard and 1846 brick tavern. Information: garfieldfarm.org.

JUNE 12

BRASS FROM THE PAST KICKING OFF RIVER RHAPSODY CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. most Wednesdays from June 12 through July, Batavia Riverwalk off Houston Street at 151 N. Island Ave. The lineup continues June 19 with Johnny Russler and The Beach Bum Band; June 26, Ethan Bell Band; July 3, The StingRays; July 17, Cadillac Groove; July 24, BIlly Croft & The 5-Alarm; and July 31, Final Say. Cost: Free. Information: bataviaparks.org.

SUMMER FILM SERIES FOR KIDS: 10 a.m. screenings preceded by activities Wednesdays through Aug. 7, Charlestowne 18, St. Charles. Schedule continuing June 12 with “Trolls”; June 19 - “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”; June 26 - “Smallfoot.” The series will be shown at all Classic Cinemas locations. Cost: $1; groups of 15 or more can reserve seats with a group rate that includes refreshments. Information: Reservation forms for groups at www.classiccinemas.com/wmms.

HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARM STORE: Starting summer hours in June, 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information: heritageprairiefarm.com, 630-443-8253.

JUNE 14

ONE-NIGHT ART EXHIBIT BY ASSOCIATION FOR INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT TO BE PART OF RECEPTION FOR NEW SHOWS: 6 to 9 p.m., Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Artwork is created by individuals from the AID Creative Expressions Group. The pop-up show in the expansive loading dock space is titled “Never Underestimate the Power of a Person.” Artists will be on hand to discuss their inspirations and design processes. AID will provide complimentary refreshments and desserts. A cash bar is available. Cost: Free. Information: waterstreetstudios.org.

BATAVIA FLAG DAY CELEBRATION: 6 to 9 p.m., Peg Bond Center on the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia. There will be food vendors, games, a historic flag display, luminaria tributes, awarding of the annual Dr. Bernard Cigrand Patriotism Award, and a presentation on the proposed 2020 Flag Day Monument. Entertainment will be provided by Batavia High School music ensembles, the Batavia Community Band, and the Misty River Music Makers vocal harmony group. Information: cityofbatavia.net.

WINDY CITY DUELING PIANOS: 8:30 p.m., Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 La Fox Road, Campton Hills. Information: otpwasco.com, 630-513-4240.

JUNE 21

“PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS & CASH” REVUE: 7:30 p.m., Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The rock ’n’ show celebrates the music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. It’s the last touring show of the BFAC season. Cost: $32 to $42. Information: www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org, 630-937-8930.

FOX COUNTRY PLAYERS SEEKS DIRECTORS AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: For upcoming theatrical season, based at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. The season includes two musicals, “Children of Eden,” to be performed Oct. 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” set for April 24 to 26 and May 1 to 3. Rehearsals and performances take place at Waubonsee. All production roles are non-Equity and the director will be paid. Information: People may email resume and complete contact information to foxcountryplayers@comcast.net.

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