Community Calendar

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The centerpiece statue at the Kane County Veteran’s Memorial at the county offices in Geneva.



Jesus Christ Superstar

Paramount Theatre

23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora

An energized, emotionally-charged rock opera staged in one of the most pivotal moments in history, the last seven days of Jesus’ life. This is a story of love and fear, kindness and greed, expectations and what happens when those ex-pectations are not met. Information and tickets: (630) 896-6666.




Aurora Vets Week

various venues

The Aurora Veterans Advisory Council is hosting its inaugural Aurora Vets Week beginning on Armed Forces Day and concluding on Memorial Day with an array of activities that include wreath laying ceremonies, a concert, a 5K race and much more. Information: (630) 899-9021.




NCAA Division I Golf Championships

Rich Harvest Farms

7S771 Dugan Rd. | Sugar Grove

The 2017 NCAA National Golf Championships will be hosted for the first time by Northern Illinois University, with play taking place from May 19-24 (women) and May 26-31 (men). Information and tickets:


MAY 27


Super SciTech Saturday – Who Framed Dr. Meinstein?

SciTech Museum

18 W. Benton St. | Aurora

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together. Free chil-dren’s admission (maximum of 4 children per paying adult).


MAY 28


46th Annual AACA Car Show, Swap Meet, Flea Market

Sandwich Fairgrounds

1401 Suydam Rd., Sandwich

8 am.-3 p.m.

$5 adults, under 12 free

Come see antique, collectible, classic and special interest cars. Flea market and parts swap and Car Corral. Flea Market is held in conjunction with the antique car show. Breakfast and lunch on grounds by 4-H Club. Information: Al Matison (815) 414-1239 or Rick Shaw (815) 786-7253


MAY 29


Classic Movie Monday: Wayne’s World (1992)

Paramount Theater

23 E. Galena, Aurora

6:15 pm., movie starts at 7 p.m.

Based on the classic Saturday Night Live sketch, rock fans Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar host a public-access show in Aurora, IL. When a TV producer buys the rights, it throws the duo’s life into chaos and threatens to destroy their friendship. Information: (630) 896-6666.


Aurora Memorial Day Parade

downtown Aurora


The theme is “In Memory of Many…In Honor of All.” Information:(630) 256-3370. The parade route will begin at Benton and River, head east on Benton, north on Broadway, west on Downer Place and ending at River Street.


Elgin Memorial Day Events

The Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association in cooperation with the City of Elgin will host four events for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017. Events include Mass at Mount Hope Cemetery, 8:45 p.m., memorial serve at Lakewood Memorial Park, 9:15 p.m., program at Elgin Veterans Memorial Park, 9:45 a.m.; program at Bluff City Cemetery, 11 a.m.




Art Opening: A Lasting Mark at Fermilab

South Kirk and Pine St., Batavia

opening reception at 5 p.m.


Fermilab continues its 50-year anniversary celebration with work from the artist who helped give Fermilab its visual identity, artist Angela Gonzales. Founding director Robert Wilson picked Gonzales to help create a visual identity for Fermilab. “A Lasting Mark: Artist Angela Gonzales at Fermilab, 1967-1998” showcases her bold, inspiring work over 31 years at the lab. The exhibit will run through Sept. Free and open to the public.




Pop-Up Shops at the Fire Museum

53 N. Broadway, Aurora

6-9 p.m.

A variety of local artists and arti-sans will have Pop-Up Shops at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum during Aurora Downtown’s First Fri-days Aurora. Shop, explore and learn about firefighting and fire safety at the Fire Museum. Information: (630) 256-4140.




Movie in the Park at Phillips Sled Hill

1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora

8 p.m.

Features Hollywood hit films, including recent releases, on an outdoor jumbo screen every other Saturday night in June, July, and Au-gust at 8 pm. Series opens with : Moana. Movies will be shown on the jumbo screen adjacent to the sledding hill next to the Phillips Park Aquatic Center, 1150 Howell Place in Aurora. Guests should bring their own chairs, blankets and bug spray. The concession stand will be open, and parking is available at the Aquatic Center. Information: (630) 256-4636.


Bluegrass Music Festival

7935 State Rte 71, Yorkville

noon-6 p.m.

Suggested donation $5 per person for members and $20 donation for nonmembers which includes a one year NIBA membership. Camping $15 per night

Information: (630) 553-6777.




Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race

101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora

7 a.m.-2 p.m.

This historic, amateur canoe/kayak race is for paddlers of all ages and abilities, featuring 11 canoe divisions, 8 kayak divisions and 1 open (non-competitive) division. From the ultra-competitive to young families and newbies just wanting to enjoy a memorable paddling experience.Race options include10 miles from St. Charles and 6 miles from Batavia. Lunch, T-shirt, shuttle and goodie bag included. Post-race party and awards cere-mony, too. Information: (630) 966-4527.




Get Hooked on Fishing at Lake Patterson

1680 Fifth Ave. Aurora


8 a.m.-noon

The Forest Preserve of Kane County hosts a free children’s fishing event at Oakhurst’s Lake Patterson. Volunteers will help teach kids and parents about the sport of fishing and the underwater ecosystem in this hand-on, family-friendly event. Information and registration: (630) 444-3190 or e-mail



Super Savvy Senior Expo

14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia

9 a.m.-noon

More than 40 exhibitors and vendors will be gathered in one location covering topics of health, travel, entertainment and how to improve your daily life. Participate in our coverall Bingo game for a chance to win one of the many door prizes. Information: (630) 406-5282.