Each year, as we swing into the baseball season, three things bring me to an out-of-body, “Field Of Dreams” experience: having a couple of smokie-link sandwiches in the left field box seats at Wrigley
GENEVA – The Viking Ship from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is housed at Good Templar Park in Geneva. Attendees will have a chance to view and learn about Illinois’ largest remaining artifact from the Columbian Exposition from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
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Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens on Stone Hill Farm at 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles, announced its next opening date will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12.
Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Contest will host a class to become a certified barbecue judge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 in advance of the second annual Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Contest in July.
The American Cancer Society's 42nd annual Walk and Roll event will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Festival Park in Elgin.
A 5K Walk/Run for Education event will benefit Hope for Haitians. It is set for Saturday, May 11.
CHICAGO – For one night, celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will take the Auditorium Theatre stage in Chicago as part of the “Good vs. Evil” tour.
ST. CHARLES – The Fox Ballet Event Centre will host a Salsa Party featuring the Latin sounds of Salsa Chicago Mambo All-Stars Orchestra on June 1.
ST. CHARLES – The Planter’s Palette will be opening a temporary second location in St. Charles on Friday, May 3.
ST. CHARLES - Chris Marks held up the naked spare rib bone, drawing the attention of all in the room. Moments earlier, the bone had been covered in pork rib meat - steaming, smoked barbecued rib meat, part of a long slab pulled fresh from Marks' smoker.
BATAVIA – A beginner kayaking class and tour is set from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 5 Logan St., Batavia.
SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove Park District is offering a beginning bird watching class from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove.
GENEVA – A Spring-tastic Extravaganza is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Going to My Happy Place Yoga/World Martial Arts Academy USA, 316 Anderson Blvd., Geneva.
The event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, and continues throughout the day until all riders have done their tests at the Grand Prix Equestrian LLC, 45W015 Welter Road, Maple Park.
Author Max Brooks appeared at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus on April 20.
AURORA – Aurora’s new outdoor entertainment venue – RiverEdge Park Music Garden – will kick off its inaugural season June 14 and 15 with the 17th annual Blues on the Fox festival.
CAMPTON HILLS – Garfield Farm Museum will host a nature walk at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13. The Woodland Wildflower Walk will be guided by museum biologist Jerome Johnson. The tour will visit Harley Pond and Woods – a wooded wetland – and costs $6.
Registration is currently being accepted for the 52nd annual Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race.
GENEVA – Alfred Buchanan was living a lawyer’s life the past 14 years, driving to Geneva from his home in Campton Township to take the train into the city. And as he drove past the Berry House, 227 S. Third St., there was a sign indicating a former wine shop was vacant. He passed the “for rent” sign for six months.