Kane County Calendar of Events March 14 – March 28


Glengarry Glen Ross, Albright Theatre Company, 100 N. Island Ave. Floor 3,  Batavia, Fridays and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., tickets $15-$20. The desperation is palpable as these Chicago salesmen reach for the top prize, which is quickly slipping away. They try all manner of tactics to come out on top but does the end justify the means?


Cabaret, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Oone of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time with extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Information: (630) 896-6666.


Frugal Science, lecture by Dr. Manu Prakash, Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium, South Kirk Rd at Pine St. | Batavia, 8 p.m. The Stanford University professor leads the way in devising low-cost solutions to scientific dilemmas. With our planet literally teeming with problems, it’s time to take cost constraints into serious consideration

The City of Lights Comedy Night, O’Malley’s Pub & Eatery,  701 Hill Ave., Aurora, 7 p.m., no cover. Be entertained with a sophisticated night of comedy under Aurora’s city lights featuring comedian Adam Burke. Enjoy  cuisine and cocktails before and during the show. Information: (630) 859-4000.


Maple Fest at Red Oak Nature Center, Rt. 25 (1 mile north of Rt. 56), North Aurora, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free.  Tap the sweet taste of spring at the annual Red Oak Maple Fest! Naturalists from Red Oak will lead visitors to various stations in the woods to view demonstrations of how maple sap is harvested and turned into delicious maple syrup. Each group will tap a maple tree, then witness the process of how sap is boiled and converted into syrup. Group taste-tests will follow. Information: (630) 897-1808.

Spring Craft Fair, Waubonsie Valley High School, 2590 Ogden Ave., Aurora, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come shop from 75 different crafters and vendors, purchase homemade goodies at the bake sale, and join the raffle for chance to win from over 60 prizes. All proceeds benefit the WVHS Band Program. Information: (630) 696-2444.

MARCH 17-18

32nd Annual Chicago Home Show, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S Randall Road, St. Charles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring your plans, see hundreds of ideas, and talk with local contractors to get questions answered. Information: (630) 385-4000.


Frankie Avalon, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main Street St.,  St. Charles. This talented performer can look back on a career that spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures which he feels is due primarily to the loyalty and trust of his audience. Information: www.arcadalive.com/event/frankie-avalon/

Why Wait Until Fall for Food Preservation Class, Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills, 1 p.m., $8. Get a jump on food preservation before fall comes with Vicki Nowicki.  Information: (630) 584-8485.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 7 p.m., $1. Stanley Kubrick’s timeless classic has been the standard against which all science fiction films are judged, and it continues to remain as thrilling and astounding as it was in 1968. Information: (630) 896-6666.


Naomi Rowley on the Pipe Organ, Aurora University’s Crimi Auditorium, 1347 Prairie St., Aurora, noon. Come enjoy Naomi Rowley, DMA, on the pipe organ. Register online for this free event. Information: (630) 844-4924.


Easter Egg Hunt at Montgomery Park and Village Hall, 200 N. River St., Montgomery, 10:30 a.m.-noon. The Hunt will take place at Montgomery Park in Montgomery with fun activities to follow at Village Hall. All participants should be at the park by 10 am. Information: (630) 896-8080.

Egg Hunt on Stolp Island, Downtown Aurora, 21 S. Stolp Ave., Aurora, IL 60506, Aurora, 1-3 p.m.All ages welcome to search for eggs and participate in a number of free activities including a traditional egg hunt on Stolp Island as well as prizes for golden eggs found near Aurora’s downtown museums.

Easter Egg Hunt at West Main Community Park, West Main Community Park, 40W101 Main St., Batavia, 10 a.m. In the spirit of the event, participants are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item or paper product to be donated to the Batavia Food Pantry. Carpooling is encouraged as parking space is limited. Information: (630) 879-5235.

Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast & Hike, Red Oak Nature Center, 1385 N. River Road, North Aurora, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Begin the day with a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup at Prisco Community Center, then join naturalists at Red Oak Nature Center to hike the woods and learn how real maple syrup is made. Register early for this popular, family fun event. Transportation provided. Information: (630) 897-1808.

Under the Streetlamp, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora,  3 & 8 pm. Oh, what a night! Those boys who made up the leading cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Jersey Boys are back and better than ever. Flashier than a Ford Thunderbird, more rocking and rolling than a martini tumbler, Under the Streetlamp takes everything you know and love about the great American songbook from the 50s and 70s and delivers it in spectacular fashion. Doo-wop? Check! Motown? Double check! Good ol’ fashioned rock and roll? Triple check! Get a blast from the past only at the Paramount! Information: (630) 896-6666


Cave Hike at Devil’s Cave, Red Oak Nature Center, 1385 N. River Rd., North Aurora, 2-3 p.m. Hike through the woods, enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, and then head to Devil’s Cave. Fun for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register early for this free event. Information: (630) 897-1808.

Scotty McCreery, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 7 p.m. One of country music’s hottest rising stars has nearly three million albums sold and millions of fans around the globe. Information: (630) 896-6666.

MARCH 25-31

Batavia Restaurant Madness Week. The event is an opportunity to get out and try something new and delicious. Present an ad/coupon at one of the participating restaurants and receive 20% off the bill. (Some restrictions apply). Information: (630) 761-3528.


Women in Leadership: Courage, Barriers and the Future, Aurora University’s Crimi Auditorium & Perry Theatre,  1347 Prairie St., Aurora, 7:30 p.m. Chicago Tribune’s political reporter Rick Pearson moderates an interview with two Illinois Chief Justices, Anne M. Burke and Rita B. Garman regarding “Women in Leadership: Courage, Barriers, and the Future.” Register online for this free event. Information: (630) 844-4924.

Kenny G,  Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main Street St., St. Charles. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Information: www.arcadalive.com/event/buckethead/


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St Charles, 9-10 a.m.,  ages 1-6 with parent. Decorate your own bunny-face pancake for breakfast. Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and end the event with the Bunny Hop. Information: (630) 402-1919.



–Kane County Calendar of Events March 14 – March 28–