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Kane home to Greek Fest, celebrity speakers and theater

WHERE: Blue Goose Market, 300 S. Second St., St. Charles
WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8
COST & INFO Free admission;
ABOUT: A wine tasting event will be presented by Blue Goose Market, offering more than 50 different wines from a variety of vendors, as well as food demos.
WINE TASTING WHERE: Blue Goose Market, 300 S. Second St., St. Charles WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 COST & INFO Free admission; ABOUT: A wine tasting event will be presented by Blue Goose Market, offering more than 50 different wines from a variety of vendors, as well as food demos.

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NOV. 7

BOOK SALE BY FRIENDS OF THE GENEVA PUBLIC LIBRARY: Nov. 7 to 9, 127 James St., Geneva. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. The fundraiser this year takes the place of the Christmas Walk sale. Thousands of gently used books in diverse genres will be available for purchase. All day Saturday, a bag of books will sell for $10. Tickets for opening night will be available at the library’s check-in desk starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 7; those with a number are admitted first. Information:, 630-232-0780.

ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF “THE LITTLE MERMAID”: Nov. 7 to 10, the school at 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. The cast, crew and pit orchestra include more than 75 students from Rosary and Marmion Academy in Aurora. Curtain is at 6 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9; and 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Added offerings are fundraisers. Cost: $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Information:, 630-896-0831.

DAUGHTRY WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 7:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. It is followed by Accept with special guest The Outfit at 8 p.m. Nov. 8; Pettybreakers in a Tom Petty tribute at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8; Winger featuring Janet Gardner, formerly of Vixen, at 8 p.m. Nov. 9; Tony Orlando at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10; and Moody Blues’ John Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Information:

FINAL EXHIBITION OF FOX RIVER PAINTINGS: Through Nov. 15, Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St. A “Fox River Testimony” collection of original Fox River oil paintings is by plein air artist Joel Sheesley, artist-in-residence for The Conservation Foundation’s Art of the Fox program. Sheesley, an emeritus professor of art at Wheaton College, chronicled his experiences with the project in a 160-page coffee table book. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information:; to see works in the series for sale, visit

A FREE LECTURE ON THE RISE AND FALL OF STAX RECORDS: 7 p.m., The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave. (Route 25), downtown Aurora. Registration is requested. Next up will be Kelly Steward, with Althea Grace opening at 7 p.m. Nov. 8; and a celebration of “Abbey Road” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10, performed by Scott Tipping, who has assembled a team including Adam Gardner, Scott Stevenson and Justin O’Connell. Their show is the first of the album cover series. Information:

CD ONE PRICE CLEANERS’ ANNUAL COAT DRIVE: Through Nov. 10, 2110 Prairie St., St. Charles. The company locations are collecting coats for the Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society. They will accept gently used children, teen and adult winter coats. CD One will clean all coats and deliver them for distribution in time for winter. Information: visit

NOV. 8

AURORA GREEK FEST: Noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 10; Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 1855 E. Fifth Ave., Aurora. It features Greek food and desserts. Information: 630-851-6106.

RICK LINDY AND THE WILD ONES WILL BE PART OF THE LINEUP: 8:30 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Also on tap will be The Flat Cats at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9; Sinatra Sundays with Ron’s Family Feast featuring Antonio Duca at 3 p.m. Nov. 10; $5 cover Magic Wednesdays featuring William Pack at 7 p.m. Nov. 13; and Davina and the Vagabonds at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. Information:

NOV. 9

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR AND PANEL DISCUSSION FOR “EMANUEL” ABOUT THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHURCH SHOOTING: 3 p.m., St. John’s AME Church, 2950 Bilter Road, Aurora. Juan Thomas, church spokesman, said film director Brian Ivie will attend a question-and-answer session. Co-sponsors are Wesley United Methodist Church, Progressive Baptist Church, Quad County Urban League, Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce in Aurora; and Greater St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Chicago. The 2019 documentary chronicles victims and survivors of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, carried out by a 21-year-old white supremacist during a prayer service. Nine African Americans were killed. Forty-eight hours later, the families of the Emanuel Nine stood in court facing the killer and offered words of forgiveness. Cost: Free. Information: 630-898-5333.

CHICAGO PET SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Coming up will be a sportsman show Nov. 10; Kane Ad Show from Nov. 12 to 14; Fox Valley Dog Show opening Nov. 16; and Christmas on the Fox Art and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24. Information: For details on pet show, call 630-385-4000; find schedule of upcoming fairgrounds events by scrolling down at

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC PERFORMING “CHILDREN OF METROPOLIS”: 8 p.m., Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Five virtuosic drummers transform industrial scrap into art. Performances blend choreography, gymnastic agility, percussive precision and sculptural instruments, plus film for the new program, which takes its inspiration from Fritz Lang’s cult classic 1927 movie, “Metropolis.” Cost: $35 for adults, $18 for ages 18 and younger. Information:, 630-840-2787.

NOV. 10

THE FRENCH MARKET BY BENSIDOUN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, train station parking lot in Geneva, off South and Fourth streets. Information:

THE ORION ENSEMBLE: 7 p.m., New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Special guests will be Josh Graham on marimba and percussion, and Stephen Boe on viola. Cost: Single tickets cost $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students, with free admission for children age 12 and younger; subscriptions are available. Information: 630-628-9591,

NOV. 11

VETERANS DAY DEDICATION BY ILLINOIS ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IN CONJUNCTION WITH FOX RIVER HARLEY-DAVIDSON DEALERSHIP: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the dealership, 131 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. They will dedicate a permanent display of an honor chair to recognize prisoners of war and those missing in action who are still unaccounted for from all previous wars. There will be the Rolling Thunder table ceremony by the POW/MIA-focused group honoring all branches of service, along with the presentation of artifacts for display. “We dedicate a permanent space in the dealership as a memorial to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, they are not forgotten,” the dealership website notes. Information:

PLANT-BASED COOKING SHOW WITH CELEBRITY CHEF MARK ANTHONY: 6 to 8 p.m., North Aurora Adventist Church, 950 Mooseheart Road. Chef Anthony, who has appeared on ABC, NBC and ESPN, will discuss how to lose weight, lower cholesterol and increase energy among his topics ( Because seating is limited, early arrival is suggested. Cost: Free, with donations welcomed to support the ministry. Information: 630-309-9457.

NOV. 12

“WHAT’S IT WORTH?” PROGRAM BY GARY PIATTONI OF PBS’ “ANTIQUES ROADSHOW”: 1:30 p.m., Covenant Living at The Holmstad, Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. Piattoni will explain the significance of people’s items and whether they hold more than just sentimental value. Registration is required. Information:, 877-367-0554.

ST. CHARLES HISTORY MUSEUM EXHIBIT ON “THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY – THE BOYS SCHOOL OF ST. CHARLES”: Through 2019, 215 E. Main St. It explores the history of the local reformatory and its impact on the boys who attended it. It housed famed Midwest gangster Lester Gillis, aka Baby Face Nelson. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information:, 630-584-6967.

NOV. 13

DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: Nov. 13 to Jan. 19, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Directed and co-choreographed by Amber Mak, it runs most Wednesdays through Sundays plus two Tuesdays. Paramount favorite Paul-Jordan Jansen returns as the Beast. It is recommended for ages 5 and older for some scary moments. Cost: Single tickets range from $36 to $74, with four-show packages starting at $72. Information:, 630-896-6666.

NOV. 15

THE MOODS BAND: 8 p.m., Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 Main St. (Route 64), St. Charles. Next up will be a Beatles tribute by American English at 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Dinner and show packages are available for most performances. A documentary, “The Girl Who Wore Freedom,” will be screened at 3 p.m. Nov. 17. It captures first-hand accounts of the French citizens living under Nazi occupation. The fundraiser will include artifacts provided by the St. Charles History Museum, as well as a silent auction to help raise money for the film, which shares an unconventional love story between the people of Normandy, France, and the American GI’s who freed them from German occupation. It is filled with memories of hardship, death, heroism and love; a $20 donation is suggested. Information: Tickets at, 630-584-6300.

CAMPFIRE STORIES & S’MORES: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Red Oak Nature Center, 2343 S. River St. (Route 25), Batavia. Participants can gather around the campfire and listen to legends and lore as they roast their own marshmallows. Registration is required. Information: 630-897-1808,

“AN ELGIN OLD TYME HOLIDAY RADIO SHOW 3”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, Elgin Art Showcase, eighth floor at 164 Division St., downtown Elgin. Sunday shows are interpreted for people with hearing impairment. The production consists of three Christmas shows from series in the golden age of radio – “Our Miss Brooks,” “The Jack Benny Program” and “Fibber McGee and Molly.” Information: Tickets at

THE COMIC DRAMA “DADDIES” BY DOUGLAS GOWER: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 15 to 30, Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 Water Street Mall, just west of Route 25, downtown Aurora. It takes place during the Christmas season and revolves around George, who has been living with a woman who is divorced with two small children and Carl, the biological father of the children. Cost: $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Information: Reservations at, 630-897-9496.

AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL’S “THE BARD X2” STOPPARD PRODUCTION: 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, 1255 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. It presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. Each performance will include a “not-dumb-show” at 6:45 p.m.; they were silent pantomimes that Shakespeare used to explain his plays before they were performed. Cost: $10, with reserved seats at $15. Information: Tickets at the door or in advance at 630-907-0095.

NOV. 16

AIR CLASSICS MUSEUM OF AVIATION: Open for season, Sugar Grove. The museum is one mile west of the Aurora airport entrance at 44W546 Route 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additional tour dates are offered groups of 10 or more. Cost: $7 for people age 62 and older; $10 for age 16 to 61; $5 for kids age 5 to 15. Information: 630-466-0888,

NOV. 18

“THREADS – A LINE FROM THERE TO HERE”: Through Dec. 13, Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, 1315 Prairie St., Aurora. The center’s chief curator Meg Bero of Batavia (who just announced her retirement) and curator Laura Russman co-curated the exhibit. The museum shows 150 historic and contemporary Native American clothing items, shoes, jewelry, bags and hats. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Cost: Free. Information: 630-844-7844,,

HABITAT WORKDAYS: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fermilab Natural Areas, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. New are workdays from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Participants learn about ecology and the environment. No experience is required, but dress for the weather and outdoor work. Volunteers have been processing native seed mixes and removing 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 or hazardous weather will cancel event. Information:

NOV. 21

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 has video slot machines. Information:, 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:

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.

NOV. 22

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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