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Jewelry needed: Anderson Animal Shelter seeks jewelry for their 6th Annual Jewelry Faire to be held Sept. 7 and 8 at the American Legion in Geneva. Better handbags are also needed. Bring donations to the Shelte, 1000 S. LaFox (Rt. 31), South Elgin during business hours. Contact Kathleen Graff at (847) 382-1945 or


Albright Theatre: Auditions for “I Hate Hamlet” will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 15-16. Callbacks are at 7:30 p.m. July 17. At 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Call (630) 406-8838 or visit visit

Elgin Theatre Company: Auditions for “Social Security: will be held at 3-6 p.m. July 15 and 7-9 p.m. July 16 at the 4th floor conference room of the H. Rider Center of the Elgin Academy, at Kimball Street and Academy Place in Elgin. Visit


Anderson’s Bookshops: Chris Cleve, reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. July 13, Naperville. Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld, Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. July 16, Naperville. Chris Colfer, booksigning, 7 p.m. July 19, Naperville. Eoin Colfer, reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. July 20, Naperville. Susan Elizabeth Phillips, reading and booksigning, 2 p.m. July 21, Naperville. At 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove and 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Anderson’s Two Doors East is at 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Call (630) 963-2665 or visit

Barnes and Noble: At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit

Barnes & Noble: Weekly story times take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Events are free. At 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 579-0200. Visit


Louche Puce Flea Market: The European-style vintage and collectible market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 on the second Saturday of each month through September at the Downtown Water Street Mall next to City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora. Visit

Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays to Oct. 28 in downtown Geneva at the Metra train station parking lot, corner of South and Fourth streets. Visit

Lisle French Market: The sixth annual market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 in the commuter lot west of the Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., Lisle. Visit

Geneva Classic Car Show: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in July and August at the Kane County Courthouse.

Kane County Flea Market: Flea markets take place the first weekend of the month from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road and Route 64, St. Charles. Featuring antiques, collectibles and hundreds of dealers. Admission is $5 each day; children under 12 are free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit

M-Pact: Oswego Foundation For Educational Excellence presents family oriented shows M-Pact at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 as part of our fundraising campaign for 2011-2012. Tickets are $18. At 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Visit

Monarch Chapter Beer Can and Breweriana Show: The next show is at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at American Legion Post 76 in Carol Stream. Admission is $2. At 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Tables are $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Call Alan Bormann at (630) 305-8618 or send e-mail to


Greek Fest: St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin hosts Greek Fest July 13-15. Food, including the popular drive-thu option, entertainment, games. Admission is $2. Unlimited rides from 12-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $10. 7th heaven, 3-5 p.m. Sat. At 525 Church Rd., Elgin. Call (847) 888-2822 or visit

Windmill City Festival: From 12 to 11 p.m. July 13, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 14 and 12 to 6 p.m. July 15 at the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia. Free admission. Visit

Fine Art Fair: The Naperville Woman’s Club 53rd annual Juried Fine Art Fair features original artwork, July 14-15 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Live entertainment and a children’s tent. Free admission. Call (630) 420-9680 or visit

Retro Rock on the Fox: The Village People headline this event, which runs from 2 to 10 p.m. July 14 at the North River Street Park at New York and River streets in Aurora. $5. Visit

Ribs on the River: Yorkville presents its inaugural event July 14 at Bicentennial Riverfront Park, 201 E. Hydraulic St., Yorkville. Visit

Illinois Whitewater Festival: Events will include whitewater kayak mini-lessons, rafting challenges, kayak biathlon and a boat regatta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14 at Bicentennial Riverfront Park, 201 E. Hydraulic St., Yorkville. Visit

Kane County Fair: 3 to 11 p.m. July 18; noon-11, July 19-20; noon-midnight, July 21. noon-10 p.m. July 22 at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. $7. Visit


After Hours Film Society: “Marley,” 7:30 p.m. July 23. At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit

Paramount Classic Monday Movies: “Sixteen Candles” (1984), 7 p.m. July 23. Admission is 80 cents. At the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena. Visit

Copley Cinematheque: “Kes,” (R) 6:45 p.m. Aug. 14. $8 for non-members and $5 for members. At the Copley Theatre, in North Island Center at 8 E. Galena. Visit

Elgin Short Film Festival: Apply and experience the art of short cinema at The Hemmens Cultural Center. Deadline is Aug. 17. At 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets are $5. Call (847) 931-5900 or visit


Cavalcade of Brass: Drum Corps International program at 6 p.m. July 13 at the Sports Complex at Benedictine University. Tickets are $20-$125. At 5700 College Road, Lisle. Visit

Rollin’ on the River: Hear Rock It from 7 to 9 p.m. July 13 at the Riverwalk Pavilion at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street, Naperville. Free. Visit

TexMex Fest: Chris Isaak and Poi Dog Pondering, and a cooking demonstration by chef Rick Bayless are highlights of TexMex & Music Fest at CityGate Centre in the north end of Naperville July 13-14. Tickets are $30 in advance for July 13 and $40 at the door. Tickets for July 14 are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. At 2135 CityGate Lane. Visit

DuPage Symphony Orchestra: The DSO performs “Symphonic Swing” at 8 p.m. July 14 at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Tickets are $12-$18. Visit

Concerts in Your Park: Hear Bopology from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 15 at A. George Pradel Park, 4519 Pradel Drive, Naperville. Free. Visit

Summer Recitals: Millennium Carillon performances are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 21 at 210 Aurora Road, Naperville. Free. Visit

Wednesdays, Woods and Wine: Enjoy fine wine and music from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays (excluding July 4) to Aug. 15 at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle. Tickets are $10-$15. Visit

Summer Jazz in the Park: The Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble performs from 7 to 9 p.m. July 18 at Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn. Visit

Garfield Park Magic and Music Nights: Come to Garfield Park in Aurora for magic and balloon creations by Pancakes the Clown and enjoy live music provided by Dan Becker and the Tourists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 19. At 817 Forest Ave., Aurora. Visit

Naperville Municipal Band: “NMB Big Jazz Band” at 7:30 p.m. July 19 at the Naperville Community Concert Center, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Free. Visit


“The 39 Steps”: The musical will be presented at Drury Lane Theatre to Aug. 26. Show tickets are $20 to $46. Lunch and dinner theater packages are $49.75 to $68. At 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit

“Assassins”: Geneva Underground Playhouse presents the Stephen Sondheim musical to July 22. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students. At 524 W. State St., Geneva. Call (630) 677-1725 or visit

“The Awakening Time”: Steel Beam Theatre is offering 3 Readers Theatre performances July 13-15. Tickets are $20-$25. At 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 587-8521.

“Back to the ’80s”: Performances run to July 15, 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. on Sundays at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center behind Village Center, 375 West Briarcliff, Bolingbrook. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for student and seniors. Call (630) 908-2538 or visit

“Collider”: Collider New Play Project is a program partnering playwrights with scientists from Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory for readings at 1 p.m. July 14 and 21 at Fox Valley Repertory Theatre in St. Charles. Tickets are $10. At 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or

“The Drawer Boy”: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents “The Drawer Boy” at the McAninch Arts Center, at College of DuPage July 13-29. At 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $25 to $33. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit

“Hamlet”: Storefront Shakespeare presents “Hamlet” to July 15 at 2901 W. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets are $10-$15. Call (630) 853-8815 or visit

“Harvey”: The Summer Place Theatre presents the musical Fridays to Sundays July 13 to 23. Tickets are $13-$21. At Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 355-7969 or visit

“The Merchant of Venice”: First Folio’s performances to Aug. 19 at 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $22-36. At 1717 W 31st St., just off Rt. 83, in Oak Brook. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit

“Route 66”: The jukebox musical runs has been extended to Aug. 19 at the Copley Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets are $29. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit

Yorkville’s Follies Theatre: Comedy Improv weekends, $28 to $32. At 217 South Bridge Street, Yorkville. Call (630) 385-2535 or visit

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