Suburban Kane County Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Rich Harvest Farms’ 18-hole course is scenic, but tough according to Northern Illinois University golfers who regularly play it. (Rich Harvest Farms photo)



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.



MAY 10

Community Prayer Breakfast

Judson Univeristy

1151 N. State, Elgin

7:30 a.m.

The community is welcome to enjoy inspirational words as well as a breakfast. This year’s keynote presenter will be speaker, author and magician Jim Munroe. West Dundee vocalist Riley Elmore, a top 20 finalist on season 11 of “The Voice,” will sing. The prayer breakfast will also honor a member of the community with the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award.


MAY 11

Wayne’s World US Air Guitar Competition Qualifier

205 N. Broadway, Aurora

After almost 25 years, Aurora is celebrating the movie that helped put Aurora, Ill. on the map with a six-month-long celebration. Wayne’s World was released in theaters in February 1992 after a popular run on Saturday Night Live. Information: (630) 264-2739 or visit


MAY 12



14 N. Van Buren St. Batavia

10:30 a.m.-noon

The event offers kids of all ages the opportunity to touch, feel, and climb through, into and out of each and every vehicle available. There could be a firetruck, tractor, dump truck, bus, limousine, police car and more. Parent supervision is required and cameras are highly recommended. Information: 630) 406-5282.


40th Anniversary of Garfield Farm Museum

3N016 Garfield Rd., St. Charles.

lecture and refreshments, $6

6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Garfield Heritage Society’s and the museum’s founding 40 years to the day. In-formation: (630) 584-8485 or visit Info


MAY 13


The Other Mozart by Sylvia Milo

Kirk Rd. & Pine St., Batavia

8 p.m.

Little Matchstick Factory’s The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtu-oso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Information: (630) 840-2787.


Speaker Series: Historic Preservation with Steve Gibson

St. Charles History Museum

215 E. Main Street, St. Charles

Gibson, Vice Chairman of the St. Charles Historic Preservation Commission, will discuss the state of historic preservation in St. Charles. Information: (630) 584-6967.


LivingWell Cancer Resource Center – Bridge Walk

Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, IL (Route 31),

8 a.m.

All proceeds from the Bridge Walk will go to fund the 80+ programs and services offered free of charge through LivingWell. The only comprehensive cancer care center in the western suburbs, LivingWell has served the needs of more than 18,000 people, providing services that encourage, educate and emotion-ally support people living with cancer, as well as their family members, caretakers and friends. Infor-mation:


MAY 14


Jeffrey LaDeur, Concert Pianist

Norris Cultural Arts Center

1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles

3 p.m.

LeDeur has performed around the world including at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Shanghai Conservatory of music, Hochschule for Musik in Frankfurt, and Banff Centre for the Arts. Information:


MAY 15

Classic Movie Monday: Terms of Endearment (1983)

Paramount Theater

23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora


7 p.m.

Emma and her mother Aurora Greenway have never had the best relationship, and things get even more strained when Emma marries a man Aurora despises. But when tragedy strikes Emma, their frayed bond begins to mend. Information: (630) 896-6666.


MAY 17


Illusionist Reza

ECC Arts Center

1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin


7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed illusionist Reza will perform his new show “Edge of Illusion” show, designed to simultane-ously amaze and personally connect with audience members.Information and tickets: (847) 622-0300 or visit and on Twitter @eccartscenter.


MAY 18-31


NCAA Division I Golf Championships

Rich Harvest Farms

7S 771 Dugan Road, Sugar Grove.

Northern Illinois University hosts the NCAA finals from May 19-24 (women) and May 26-31 (men). A challenging and attractive site, the course plays through wooded hillsides and open fields, making use of the natural streams and wetlands.


MAY 20


Aurora Kite Festival

220 N. Broadway, Aurora

10 a.m.-noon

Festival welcomes everyone and all ages to come fly a kite. Bring a kite or make one. Information: (630) 906-0332.


Second City Improv All-Stars

140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich

8 p.m.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, Chicago’s legendary comedy theater visits the Sandwich Opera House with an irresistible hour of improvised comedy. Information: (815) 786.2555.


90th Anniversary Celebration: Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora

Aurora Historical Society Tanner House,

304 Oak Ave.

1-4 p.m.


Tour the house, learn about the club that fights diabetes, meet a diabetic alert dog, get information about diabetes and summer camps for diabetic kids, enjoy refreshments, watch a hand puppet show, enter a free raffle. The Aurora Historical Society and the Cosmopolitan Club had a close relationship throughout the middle of the last century, when the club took on the maintenance of the Tanner House as a project.


MAY 20-29


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.


MAY 21


Free Airplane Rides w/Young Eagle

43W752 Rt. 30, Sugar Grove

Kids ages 8 and 17 years who are interested in aviation can take a free flight and see what pilots do on the ground and in the air. No reserva-tions required. Information: (630) 256-3120


Waterline Writers Poetry Reading

160 S. Water St., Batavia

7 p.m.

$5 adults, $3 students

Each event is a unique opportunity to hear diverse, talented writers reading original published and not-yet-published work. Writers are invited to share their work with the audience. Information: (630) 777.6474


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.