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DuPage, Will and Cook to offer family festivities, art, music and theater

POWER OF CHILDREN’ TOURING EXHIBIT
WHERE: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave.
WHEN: Sept. 6 to Oct.13
COST AND INFO: Free; visit www.elmhursthistory.org in the programs section or call 630-833-1457
ABOUT: A nationally touring exhibit, “The Power of Children – Making a Difference,” highlights the stories of three ordinary children from different eras who faced extraordinary circumstances that can inspire others to fight discrimination and intolerance. They are Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges (shown in 1960) and Ryan White, reflecting the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement, and the AIDS epidemic. The exhibit offers free, pop-up gallery performances at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, featuring actors from GreenMan Theatre Troupe performing a different 10- or 15-minute vignette each week. Emma Boghossian will play Anne Frank on Sept. 8. Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
POWER OF CHILDREN’ TOURING EXHIBIT WHERE: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. WHEN: Sept. 6 to Oct.13 COST AND INFO: Free; visit www.elmhursthistory.org in the programs section or call 630-833-1457 ABOUT: A nationally touring exhibit, “The Power of Children – Making a Difference,” highlights the stories of three ordinary children from different eras who faced extraordinary circumstances that can inspire others to fight discrimination and intolerance. They are Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges (shown in 1960) and Ryan White, reflecting the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement, and the AIDS epidemic. The exhibit offers free, pop-up gallery performances at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, featuring actors from GreenMan Theatre Troupe performing a different 10- or 15-minute vignette each week. Emma Boghossian will play Anne Frank on Sept. 8. Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

SEPT. 5

"HOLMES AND WATSON" BY BUFFALO THEATRE ENSEMBLE: Through Oct. 6, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Three years following the mysterious "death" of Sherlock Holmes at Reichenbach Falls, there have been many who've claimed to be Holmes, all de-bunked as imposters by Watson. But now three separate men insist they are the famous sleuth. Full of twists and turns, this is a riveting and clever adventure from award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, according to BTE. Director is Ron May. It contains adult themes and language. A preview performance begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 5, with a free pre-show discussion from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Season tickets currently are on sale by subscription only. Cost: $40 to $42. Information: To subscribe, call 630-942-4000.

THE PROMENADE BOLINGBROOK HOSTING THE ROCKIN' WITH ROCK BOTTOM CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m. most Thursdays through Sept. 12, 631 E. Boughton Road. SODA will play Sept. 5 and Deacon Blues on Sept. 12. Information: shawurl.com/3bc7, www.shoppingpromenade.com.

SENIOR SINGERS INVITED TO JOIN LILAC TOWN SENIOR CHORUS: 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday, Lombard Community Building, 433 E. St. Charles Road. It is presented by the Lombard Park District as a free, friendly and informal setting for people to sing. The district seeks a pianist to accompany the 30-member chorus. Information: Call Patti Plomb at 630-620-7322.

THURSDAY@NOON FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL: Noon and 1:15 p.m., Wheaton College's Armerding Center for Music and the Arts, 132 Recital Hall, Wheaton. Wheaton College Conservatory of Music presents the 3 + 1 String Quartet playing "American Dreams" by Peter Schickele and Béla Bartók’s Third Quartet. Information: wheaton.edu, 630-752-5000.

MOTHER CLUCKERS COMEDY NIGHT: 8 p.m., Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. A La Grange-based comedy troupe, The Mother Cluckers, brings hilarity to the already comic situation of parenting, according to show organizers. Information: www.andersonsbookshop.com/event/mother-cluckers-3.

EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY LEGENDARY PRINTMAKER OF MEXICO: Through Sept. 8 [part of daylong Frida Fest on Sept. 8], Cleve Carney Art Gallery at McAninch Arts Center on College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Highlighted will be José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, plus the afternoon of Frida Fest on Sept. 8. Information: clevecarneygallery.org, 630-942-4000.

MARY DORRELL'S "EXPEDITION-COMPOSITION" EXHIBIT: Through Sept. 21, Addison Center for the Arts, 213 N. Lombard Road. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: addisoncenterforthearts.com, 630-458-4500.

SEPT. 6

EID AL-ADHA EID FEST: Through Sept. 8, DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. The Eid celebration features more than 20 carnival rides. Information: shawurl.com/3bo7.

TOM KASTLE: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. For years, Kastle traveled the world, collecting and performing maritime songs and stories, and captaining sailing ships on the Great Lakes.He was nominated for an Emmy for a television documentary show. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-969-9720.

TRIBUTOSAURUS BECOMES HALL & OATES: 9 p.m., Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Information: www.wireismusic.com/event-calendar.

"DOES AI (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) SPELL THE END OF SOCIAL INTERACTION?" LECTURE: 8 p.m., Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium, with entrances off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia, or Batavia Road at Route 59, Warrenville. Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series presents Justine Cassell of Carnegie Mellon University. She will describe some unexpected results about the ways in which social interaction can support and improve task performance in people, and how social interaction can profitably be integrated into AI. Cassell has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the past eight years on topics concerning the impact of AI and robotics on society. Cost: $8. Information: 630-840-ARTS, events.fnal.gov.

SEPT. 7

NATURALIST GUIDED BIRD HIKE: 9 to 10 a.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. September is one of the best months of the year to see migrating songbirds. Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars if available. Cost: Free for ages 16 or older. Information: Register by Sept. 5 at ReconnectWithNature.org or 815-886-1467.

THEOSOFEST MIND BODY SPIRIT FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Theosophical Society, 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton. It's an annual festive open house. Cost: Free. Information: theosophical.org.

FIESTA LATINA: 2 to 5 p.m., Proksa Park, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., Berwyn. Information: www.berwynparks.org.

"THE LITTLE MERMAID": Sept. 7 and 8, Nazareth Academy, 1209 Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. The show by YES! Productions' studio features 60 entertainers age 5 to 15. Information: yesproductionsco.com.

TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS: 8 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. It's performed by Zachary Stevenson and other stars of the Jeff Award-winning production of "The Buddy Holly Story." Cost: $10. Information: www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com, 708-788-2118.

DOWNTOWN DOWNERS GROVE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: Sept. 7 and 8. Information: downtowndg.org.

SEPT. 8

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MUM SALE: 10 a.m. until sold out, at the post at 151st and Archer Avenue in Lockport. The American Legion Auxiliary John Olson Unit 18 serves communities including Lemont, Bolingbrook and Romeoville. The plants come in a variety of colors. Cost: $10 each, and all profits will be used to help local area veterans. Information: https://b-m.facebook.com/ALUnit18.

PAINTER JANICE NOWINSKI DISPLAYING "BODIES OF PAINT" EXHIBIT: Through Oct. 12, Riverside Arts Center's Freeark Gallery, 32 E. Quincy St. A reception and gallery talk are planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: www.riversideartscenter.com.

MORTON ARBORETUM PRESENTS "NATURE CONNECTS" ART WITH LEGO BRICKS BY SEAN KENNEY: Through Sept. 15, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. It features 15, nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks. Visitors also can enjoy the Troll Hunt exhibition on display through the end of summer. Information: mortonarb.org.

FRENCH MARKET IN GLEN ELLYN: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Main Street train station south parking lot, between Main Street and Forest Avenue. Information: business.glenellynchamber.com.

SEPT. 9

"PORTRAIT OF A SOLDIER" ART EXHIBIT RECOGNIZING 9/11 ANNIVERSARY: Through Sept. 15, Elmhurst College's Frick Center, Founders Lounge, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. The exhibit is composed of hundreds of hand-sketched portraits of Illinois service members killed in action since 9/11. Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who established the exhibit in 2004, will introduce it during a ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Cost: Free. Information: www.elmhurst.edu/news/elmhurst-college-host-portrait-of-a-soldier-art-exhibit, 630-617-5186.

FACULTY RECITAL SERIES WITH CELLIST LEONARDO ALTINO, FLUTIST JENNIE OH BROWN AND PIANIST PAUL DANIEL HORN: 7:30 p.m., Armerding Center at Wheaton College, 501 College Ave., Wheaton. Information: www.wheaton.edu/wheaton-college-conservatory-of-music/music-events-calendar.

SEPT. 10

MUM SALE BY GLEN ELLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 10 a.m. until sold out, Stacy's Corners Store, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost: $15 each or three for $40. Information: 630-469-1867, www.glenellynhistory.org.

GLEN ELLYN WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING: 1 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. The speaker will be Glen Ellyn's Village Manager Mark Franz, sharing an update on the community. Guests are welcome. Information: Call 630-363-5327 to make a reservation.

BINGO AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 80: 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Alexander Bradley Burns Post 80, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove. Doors open at 4 p.m. There will be a variety of games and progressive jackpots, with food and refreshments available. Cost: Free admission. Information: 630-968-9710, www.post80.org.

SEPT. 11

ACTIVE SENIOR EXPO: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., William Tell Holiday Inn, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside. It highlights hundreds of products and services related to health care, retirement communities, assisted living, financial, insurance, legal, estate planning, home care, travel, consumer products and government programs. Free health screenings and door prize drawings are planned. The Ron and Sandie Sing and Swing Show will begin at 11:30 a.m. No registration is required for the following seminars: 10 a.m. – Understanding Medicare; 11 a.m. – Transportation Alternatives for Seniors; Noon – Options and Solutions for Living with Joint Pain; and 1 p.m. – Fundamentals of Investing. Suburban Life is a sponsor. Cost: $2 admission or request a free admission coupon at www.activeseniorexpo.net. Information: Visit the website or contact Silver Star Expositions at 630-620-6347, activeseniorexpo@hotmail.com.

WESTMONT POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS PRESENTING 9/11 COMMEMORATION SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., police-fire facility, 500 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. The village's annual Patriot Day Ceremony will be in remembrance of the 18th anniversary of 9/11. Information: westmont.illinois.gov.

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JOSHILYN JACKSON IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY KUBICA: 7 p.m., Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. Her latest book, "Never Have I Ever," is called a diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists. Information: www.andersonsbookshop.com/event/joshilyn-jackson-mary-kubica, 708-582-6353.

WATER-BASED EXERCISE CLASS: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. The WET Class at RBHS is an adult level class, which is meant to elevate heart rate and muscular strength, utilizing water as resistance. No swimming is involved. Cost: Fall session is priced at $54 for nine classes. Information: www.rbhs208.net, clicking on community, swimming pool, WET Class; or email Noelle at bajohrn@rbhs208.net.

SEPT. 12

"WILD EDIBLES": 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Discover the bounty the land has to offer on a walk along Isle a la Cache’s trails. Try tasty flower petals, crushed crawlies and more. Cost: Free for ages 6 or older. Information: Register by Sept. 10 at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.

DRAMATIC PRESENTER LESLIE GODDARD PORTRAYING QUEEN ELIZABETH II: 7 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. The historian and actor explores the life of Britain's monarch. Included in the program are Elizabeth's childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a Navy officer, her World War II service and balancing her roles as queen and mother. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for GEHS members, and $5 for students, with refreshments provided. Information: Call 630-469-1867 for tickets, which also will be available at the door.

SEPT. 13

"THE COLOR PURPLE": Through Nov. 3, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The heart-wrenching musical is based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker and earned 15 Tony Award nominations, including the win for Best Revival of a Musical. It is rated PG-13. Information: drurylanetheatre.com.

LAURA STORY BENEFIT CONCERT FOR STARS FAMILY SERVICES: Doors opening at 6 p.m., College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton. The Grammy Award-winning artist will headline a benefit concert for STARS Family Services, an organization that provides holistic, full-service residential living to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Information: starsfamilyservices.org.

FULL MOON TRAM TOUR COURSE: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night. Cost: $20 for nonmembers, with registration required. Information: mortonarb.org.

"THE ADDAMS FAMILY – A NEW MUSICAL": Through Oct. 6, Wheaton Drama's Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. They are "creepy and kooky" and coming to Wheaton Drama in a musical comedy based on Charles Addams' publications, as well as the 1960s TV series. American Sign Language-interpreted performances will be offered. Cost: $21 to $24. Information: wheatondrama.org, 630-260-1820.

DUPAGE AME CHURCH CELEBRATING 40TH YEAR: 7:15 p.m., 4300 Yackley Ave., Lisle. Pastor James Miller and the Rev. Lana Miller will be honored for 30 years of leadership. The community is invited to hear gospel music at the church's Reunion Concert with a multigenerational choir. During the 8 and 11 a.m. services Sept. 15, two guest ministers, Dr. Eddie Wheeler of Atlanta and the Rev. Furman Miller of Greenwood, South Carolina, will preach, respectively. Also planned is a 40th anniversary gala Sept. 21 and special services Sept. 22. Information: www.dupageamec.org.

SEPT. 14

PLANK ROAD FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY'S BARN DANCE: 7 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, which has reopened after spring flooding at 800 N. Main St. Families, couples and singles are invited to a night of square dance, line dance and other folk dances. Cost: $5 per person, $10 for families with kids, with refreshments included. Information: 630-469-1867, www.glenellynhistory.org.

FREE CANOE RIDES, CRAFTS AND LIVE ANIMALS AT MEET THE CREEK: Noon to 4 p.m., Kiwanis Park picnic pavilion behind Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave. The celebration of Salt Creek is hosted by the Brookfield Conservation Commission, which has added a native plant sale. A scavenger hunt and crafts are offered kids. Cost: Free. Information: brookfieldconservation@gmail.com.

SEPT. 15

FESTIVAL OF CULTURES: 1 to 5 p.m., Wheaton French Market location, Main Street and Liberty Drive. The event presents storytelling, culture, food trucks, arts, activities and live music, organized by the Wheaton Community Relations Commission. More than 30 participants and groups will be at booths sharing their heritage and cultures. One can fill out a Festival of Cultures passport and win a prize. Information: www.wheaton.il.us/169/Community-Relations-Commission.

"SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE JR." AUDITIONS: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Westmont Community Center, 75 E. Richmond. The award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is the basis for the musical. Sign-up is requested for audition time. An audition workshop is offered from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 for $20. Check on auditions for a Halloween event performing Oct. 19 and 20. Information: WestmontPerformingArts@gmail.com.

SEPT. 16

AFTER HOURS FILM SOCIETY SHOWING "MAIDEN" DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE FIRST ALL-FEMALE CREW TO ENTER THE WHITBREAD ROUND THE WORLD CONTEST: 7:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. It's the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, who became the skipper, despite her inspirational dream being opposed on all sides. She refused to give up and remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Cost: $10 for nonmembers,  $6 for members. Information: www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com, ClassicCinemas.com.

SEPT. 17

SCARCE PRESENTING PROGRAM ON GARDENERS, SUSTAINABILITY AND RECYCLING: 6:15 p.m., Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First St., Bloomingdale. Kay McKeen will speak at 7 p.m. The event is offered by the Bloomingdale Garden Club. Cost: Free. Information: bloomingdalegardenclub@gmail.com, www.bloomingdalegardenclub.org.

SEPT. 19

LA GRANGE FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. various Thursdays, La Grange Road and Harris Avenue. Information: shawurl.com/3b6m, 708-582-6510.

SEPT. 21

"A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES" BENEFIT ORGANIZED BY THEATRE OF WESTERN SPRINGS: 8 p.m., TWS, 4384 Hampton Ave. The show is a celebration of the music of the band, whose hits include "Desperado," "Take it Easy" and "Hotel California." Cost: $35, $30 for TWS subscribers. Information: www.theatreofwesternsprings.com, 708-246-3380.

COSLEY ZOO: Open daily except fall and winter holidays, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Information: cosleyzoo.org/event-calendar, 630-665-5534.

DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: Ongoing activities, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Information: dupagechildrens.org.

DOWNERS GROVE DOWNTOWN MARKET: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Main Street train station, 5001 Main St. Among items will be local produce and artisan foods. Information: events.downers.us.

WHEATON FRENCH MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 9, Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty, downtown, Wheaton. Information: wheatonchamber.com.

SEPT. 23

CHORAL-AIRES CHORUS GUEST NIGHTS: 7 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst. A noted a cappella barbershop harmony chorus, the Choral-Aires Chorus of Sweet Adelines International meets to rehearse Monday nights. Information: choral-aires.com.

SEPT. 27

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO: 7 p.m., 123 Main St., West Chicago. Weekly bingo, raffles and pull tabs on Fridays for ages 18 and older. Proceeds help veterans and the community. Check out additional dates. Information: wchicago.mhsoftware.com.

SEPT. 28

LISLE CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m., at Main Street and Burlington Avenue in downtown Lisle. Music and food are offered at the event coordinated by the Kiwanis of Lisle and Lisle Heritage Society. Cost: Free admission. Information: www.villageoflisle.org/264/Downtown-Lisle-Car-Shows.

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