Winter Garden of Youth Art, through Jan. 24, 2015,  David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora. The 17th Annual Winter Garden of Youth Art spotlights the artistic talents of Aurora’s students from elementary school throughout high school. The artwork, which features a wide variety of media, will be on display. Information: 630.256.4636 or visit


Carol Weston and the American Song Bag, Jan. 24, 10 a.m., DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St. Chicago musician Carol Weston takes children through The American Song Bag in which everyone sings traditional children’s favorites from Appalachia, Colonial times and Broadway show tunes. This event will be held on Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m. Performances are free with museum membership or admission. For more information, visit


Gospel Extravangaza, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Pfeiffer Hall, 310 S. Benton Ave., Naperville. North Central College presents the 27th annual Gospel Extravaganza. The college’s Voices of Praise performs with gospel choirs from area schools and churches. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, visit


Frozen Festival, Jan. 24, 3-5 p.m., Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Rd., Aurora. Do you want to build a snowman? Join for a fabulously frozen afternoon full of games, snacks, dancing and a Frozen sing-a-long! Come dressed as your favorite character and let it go!  Pre-registration is recommended.  Pre-registration is recommended. Admission $15 per child, $10 each additional child. Information:


Who Let the Dog’s Out Super SciTech Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SciTech Hands on Museum, 18 W. Benton St., Aurora. Come and explore over 150 interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) exhibits which inspire education and imagination. Free admission for up to 4 Fox Valley children with a paying adult. The last Saturday of every month. Information: (630) 859-3434 or visit


“How Smart Organizations are Rethinking Innovation”, Feb. 2, Main Stage, Aurora University, Crimi Auditorium, 1347 Prairie St.  Innovation is no longer anyone’s job. Today it’s everyone’s job. In this entertaining and provocative presentation, best-selling author Daniel Pink shows how to build that culture. Free. Registration required.  Information: 630) 844-4924 or visit


First Friday, Feb. 6, downtown Aurora. It’s trolley time. Hop aboard an old-time trolley and enjoy an art and cocktail cruise through downtown as part of First Fridays in Downtown Aurora. First Fridays in Downtown Aurora invites the community to enjoy art, music, food, theater, and more on the first Friday of the month. Information: visit

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