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A&E

Entertainment options abound in Kane County

SHELDON PECK DOCUMENTARY
WHERE: St. Charles History Museum, 215 E. Main St. 
WHEN: 11 a.m. March 2
COST & INFO: Suggested donation of $5 per family; stcmuseum.org, 630-584-6967
ABOUT: A new documentary about Sheldon Peck will be screened in connection with the recently opened exhibit "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions." Reservations are requested. The exhibit explores newly discovered local connections to the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement of the mid-1800s. The display focuses on Peck, an area folk artist and radical abolitionist. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
SHELDON PECK DOCUMENTARY WHERE: St. Charles History Museum, 215 E. Main St. WHEN: 11 a.m. March 2 COST & INFO: Suggested donation of $5 per family; stcmuseum.org, 630-584-6967 ABOUT: A new documentary about Sheldon Peck will be screened in connection with the recently opened exhibit "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions." Reservations are requested. The exhibit explores newly discovered local connections to the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement of the mid-1800s. The display focuses on Peck, an area folk artist and radical abolitionist. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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“THE PRODUCERS” MUSICAL: Wednesdays through Sundays through March 17, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., downtown Aurora. Mel Brooks’ musical comedy based on his 1967 film is the latest offering in the Broadway series. Cost: $36 to $69. Information: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666.

ART EXHIBITS: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until March 2, Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Featured is Rosalie Waranius Vass’ exhibition, “A Place You’ve Never Been Before,” in the main-floor gallery and Marisa Muro’s show, “Breaking Concrete,” on the second floor. Cost: Free admission, with $5 donation suggested. Information: waterstreetstudios.org.

“THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE MURDER MYSTERY” WILL BE PART OF THE CLUB ARCADA LINEUP: 7 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. It will be followed by Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones at 9 p.m. March 1; Rosie & The Rivets, 9 p.m. March 2; and a No Cover Magic Wednesdays show starring John Measner, 7 p.m. March 6. Information: arcadalive.com.

MARCH 1

A TRIBUTE TO MEAT LOAF WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. It will showcase Meat Loaf’s The Neverland Band featuring “American Idol” winner Caleb Johnson. The concert is followed by the Atlanta Rhythm Section at 8 p.m. March 2; Liverpool Legends in a tribute to The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” 5 p.m. March 3; a screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” starring The Beatles, 7 p.m. March 4; and Thunderstruck in an AC/DC tribute, 8 p.m. March 8. Information: arcadalive.com.

MARCH 5

WOMEN’S HEALTH WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: 6:30 p.m., Heritage Prairie Farm, 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn. The doTERRA program will focus on energy, hormones, endocrine system, immunity, mood, bones, skin and hair, weight management, aging and inflammation. Cost: Free class. Information: Email reservations to lcpelka@gmail.com; heritageprairiefarm.com.

MARCH 8

FARMERS MARKETS: Fridays and Saturdays, TriCities. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Gaetano’s restaurant, 15 E. Wilson St., Batavia; and 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturdays at First Congregational Church of Geneva, 327 Hamilton St. Information: bakermemorialchurch.org, downtownbatavia.com, geneva-green-market.org.

MARCH 9

BATAVIA’S 11TH ANNUAL GREEN NIGHT OUT AT THE MOVIES: 6 p.m., Batavia City Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Island Ave. The documentary “The True Cost” will be screened by the Batavia Environmental Commission. The event features an Eco Expo at 6 p.m., the movie at 7 p.m. and a discussion with local experts afterward. “The True Cost” examines how the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Featured speaker will be Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain, a green for-profit company offering communities textile recycling options with a mission to eliminate waste and spread awareness on reuse and recycling. Audience members can bring reusable cups and bowls for popcorn and lemonade. Cost: Free. Information: facebook.com/BataviaEnvironmentalCommission.

A PROGRAM ON SALAMANDERS, FROGS AND OTHER AMPHIBIANS: 8 to 10 a.m., Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles. The “Learn From the Experts” nature program for people age 18 and older is offered through a partnership by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and the St. Charles and Geneva park districts. The St. Charles Park District’s restoration ecologist Ryan Solomon and nature program manager Pam Otto will explain amphibian reproductive behaviors and their importance for land management. Following the indoor presentation, the group will head into the field to find amphibians in the wetlands. Advance registration is required. Cost: $10. Information: 630-444-3190 or programs@kaneforest.com; kaneforest.com.

MARCH 11

HABITAT WORKDAY: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fermilab Natural Areas, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Participants learn about ecology and the environment. No experience is required, but dress for the weather and outdoor work. In the winter, volunteers process native seed mixes and remove invasive woody plants. All tools and safety equipment are provided. Simply show photo ID to security guard at entrance and meet in Lederman Science Center parking lot. Rain, heavy snow or hazardous weather will cancel event. Information: fermilabnaturalareas.org.

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NATIVE ART EXHIBIT: through April 26, Schingoethe Center in Hill Welcome Center at Aurora University, 1315 Prairie St., Aurora. The exhibit “Becoming – Transformations in American Indian Art” includes Schingoethe contemporary works by some of the nation’s most important American Indian artists. Also on display are story quilts from the National Museum of Mexican Art. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, staying open until 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: Free. Information: aurora.edu/museum, auartsandideas.com.

MARCH 14

QUEEN OF HEARTS DRAWING NIGHTS: Thursdays until Aug. 15, Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St., Elburn. Bar opens at 4:30 p.m. Information: elburnpost630@gmail.com, 630-365-6530.

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: twobrothersbrewing.com/events.

OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT FLAGSTONE CRAFTS: 9 p.m. Thursdays, 101 W. State St., Geneva. It runs until 1 a.m. Cost: Free. Information: flagstonecrafts.com.

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

MARCH 15

TWO BROTHERS ARTISAN SPIRITS DISTILLERY TOURS: 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway (Route 25), Aurora. No reservations are taken, but check in at host stand. Cost: Free. Information: 630-264-2739, twobrothersbrewing.

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