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Diverse events on tap in Kane County

In "Wiley and the Hairy Man," Judy Swanson of Sugar Grove portrays the mother of Wiley, played by Joe Caltagirone of Batavia, at the Albright Theatre in Batavia.
In "Wiley and the Hairy Man," Judy Swanson of Sugar Grove portrays the mother of Wiley, played by Joe Caltagirone of Batavia, at the Albright Theatre in Batavia.

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

OCT. 13

"LEGALLY BLONDE" MUSICAL: Wednesday through Sunday through Oct. 21, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Cost: Single tickets or subscription packages. Information:, 630-896-6666.

"WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN": Now to Oct. 21, Albright Theatre, 100 N. Island Ave., third floor of Batavia Government Center. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The drama is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his worst fears in the swamp – eventually overcome by Wiley himself. Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Information: 630-406-8838 for reservations;,

HAUNTED QUARRY: 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20, Harold Hall Quarry Beach, 400 S. Water St., Batavia. It is not suitable for kids younger than 10. Volunteers should apply by Oct. 5 by contacting Brittany Bruno at Cost: $10, with cash or credit card accepted, or $8 in advance through Oct. 12. Information: 630-879-5235,

OCT. 14

HEALING GARDENS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stone Hill Farm, 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles. It's the last open day of the season at the 2-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens. One may opt to do tai chi or yoga; with registration required. Cost: $5 garden admission, or $10 per family and free for cancer survivors. Information: 630-740-2597,

OCT. 17

BRUCE HORNSBY: 7:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Among other artists are Blue Oyster Cult on Oct. 12; Femmes of Rock, Oct. 13; and The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Oct. 14; and coming up will be a Las Vegas show that brings The Three Stooges to the stage at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Information:

OCT. 19

"RUMPLESTILTSKIN": Oct. 19 to 28, Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The original musical based on the fairy tale is written and produced by The Sigman Brothers. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $20. Information:

OCT. 20

FALL FOX VALLEY ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Kane County Fairgrounds' Prairie Events Center, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Eclectic wares are from 55 invitation-only dealers from 15 states and Canada, presented by the Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association. Cost: $10 for ages 26 and older. Information: or Debbie McArdle at 815-575-1272.

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: 4 to 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Park, 822 N. First St. (Route 31), Geneva. Participants will be divided into flights – groups of 10 to 15 people. Registration is required. It's family friendly until 5:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance for residents or $12 that day, more for nonresidents. Information: 630-232-4542,

GENEVA'S VIKING LONGSHIP, A LIFE-SIZE VIKING WARSHIP REPRODUCTION THAT SAILED THE ATLANTIC: 1 to 4 p.m., Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva. Guided tours on the half-hour and self-guided tours will be offered. The last guided tour starts at 3:30 p.m. Friends of the Viking Ship, a nonprofit volunteer organization, maintains the Viking. The next visit days are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for children through age 12. Information: 630-753-9412, or

OCT. 30

THERESA CAPUTO FROM TLC'S SHOW "LONG ISLAND MEDIUM": 7:30 p.m., Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. She will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. Cost: Starting at $39.75. Information: 800-745-3000,; venue at 815-752-6800,

Nov. 1

STILL NOT FRIDAY STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. every Thursday, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Doors open at 7 p.m. The full food and drink menu is available in the showroom. Cost: Show admission free. Information:

OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT FLAGSTONE: 9 p.m. Thursdays, Flagstone – Crafts & Cocktails, 101 W. State St., Geneva. It runs until 1 a.m. Cost: Free. Information:

LIVE MUSIC: 8:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, ROX City Grill at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. Information:, 630-845-5800.

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