Recreation/Hobbies

Sugar Grove Corn Boil gets underway

The slogan – “Be nice. Be happy. Be dancing.” – will help the Kindness Campaign get its second year ...


Former Bears player Idonije headed to Geneva Barnes and Noble

GENEVA – Former Chicago Bears player Israel Idonije will be signing limited edition copies of "The Protectors #0" and "The Protectors #1" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Barnes and Noble, 102 Commons Drive, Geneva.


In the write place: Documentary to feature St. Charles Writers Group

Batavia resident Stacy Chambers started reading her short story...


Museum to host Route 66 themed Quilt, Textile Show

Visitors at the Batavia Depot Museum’s eighth annual Quilt and Textile Show will have an opportunity...


Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Uncle Kracker revive '90s hits at RiverEdge

Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker performed on July 6 at RiverEdge Park as part of the "Under The Sun Tour."


Fourth of July events in Kane County

Looking for something to do this Fourth of July? Check out this list and map of events in Kane County.


Benjamin Franklin brought to life at Batavia Library program

Benjamin Franklin on Sunday had a warning for those who want to experiment with electricity.


Transcendence about great wine and causes

Joey Gummere manages every detail possible at Transcendence in order to make great wines.

Coast-to-coast horse ride makes a stop in Kane County

Carrying an American flag and sitting atop one of his horses, Sam Hopkins-Hubbard spoke softly to a small group ...


Farm fresh: Farmers markets offer fresh, locally grown food

Larry Geddes owns Perennial Pleasures Garden Center...


Call of the wild: Aurora Men to set out on 1,000 mile canoe journey

When people learn of Aurora residents Pete Stadalsky and Nolan McClelland's summer plans, the duo said they ...


Druley: McNally’s aims to be local World Cup ‘headquarters’

Moments after host Brazil concluded its World Cup-opening victory against Croatia on Thursday afternoon...


Art is ‘The Wine of Life’

Nineteenth-century novelist Jean Paul Richter once said that, “Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.” ...


Yellow House Artists to present symphony-themed summer show

Yellow House Artists, an organization of artists who work in oil pastel and/or oil stick, will present “Rhythm in Color” ...


Fine Line to host arts festival in June

Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host its Fine Line Arts Festival – formerly Raku Day – in June. ...


Chit Chat: Care to dance?

Mill Creek resident Brittnie Quinn is relocating her dance studio, Dance Dynamics, from Aurora to Mill Creek near Geneva ...


Youths explore science at STEM-O-RAMA

Evan Kamaris of North Aurora stomped on the plastic pop bottle as hard as he could, propelling the rocket ...


Paws & Claws Motorcycle Charity Ride set for June 1

The Wild Fire Harley Davidson Chapter 1084 in Villa Park and South Elgin’s Anderson Animal Shelter will host ...


Author to tell story of Geneva tycoon

The Geneva History Center will present “Geneva Tycoon Who Launched the NSA” with guest author Richard Munson ...


Library coffee shops gaining ‘grounds’?

While sipping a hazelnut macchiato and reading Ernest Hemingway – or a frappuccino with William Faulkner ...


Local lacrosse club to host barbecue fundraiser at fairgrounds

The St. Charles Lacrosse Club will have a Fay's Pork Chop BBQ fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1...


Geneva resident to represent Illinois at Mrs. America pageant

Nicole Elizabeth Cook of Geneva will be representing the state of Illinois in the Mrs. America pageant ...


Award-winning poet to visit ECC

Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, will host a Writers Center Reading Series event with Matt Rasmussen...


Planit 5: Things to do in and around Kane County

Five things and events to do in and around Kane County.


Statistician to headline Fermilab art-math exhibit

Statistician Edward Tufte will show that the gap between art and mathematics is smaller ...


Slice of Life: Wine steward's expertise aids Herrington Inn diners

GENEVA – When diners at the Herrington Inn and Spa in Geneva have a question about wine ...


Party in the Park set for May 31 in Batavia

Organizers of next month’s Party in the Park event hope to educate the public about depression. ...


Water Street Studios to present Spring Show

The Water Street Studios Spring Show will open at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, and run through June 28. ...


'Sharing Color': Artist to exhibit 40 years of painting

"Sharing Color: Forty Years of Painting" will run from April 17 through May 23 in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line ...


RiverEdge Park announces Blues on the Fox lineup

RiverEdge Park in Aurora recently announced its musical lineup for Blues on the Fox, which will take place Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28.


Planit 5: Things to do in and around Kane County

A list of five things to do in and around Kane County this weekend.


Books and Brunch fundraiser to feature local authors

The St. Charles Library Foundation will host a Books and Brunch fundraising event Saturday, April 26...


Soup to Nuts to host Climate Change presentation

Soup to Nuts in Geneva will host a Climate Change presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23. ...


Uncorked: Spring and Wine Lovers’ Weekend are near

A “Grand Tasting,” events at the Galena Cellars’ vineyard and restaurants teeming with special events and winemaker ...


Taste of the Town: Pub 302 to bring gastropub concept to Geneva

Starting next month, EvenFlow Music and Spirits in downtown Geneva will have two dining options for customers. ...


Tap takeover

Penrose Brewing Company founder Eric Hobbs and brewmaster Tom Korder will host events this week in honor of its tap room weekend opening. ...


Filmmakers share insights in Geneva

Given the choice between attending the Academy Awards and participating in a roundtable...


Pheasant Run to host 'Fun Family Palooza'

The Chicago Fun Family Palooza takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16 ... .


Uncorked: Italian winemaker’s Cannubi worth wait

Instant gratification took over the moment the Damilano Cannubi was opened. ...


Folksinger Mark Dvorak to host evening of story and song

“Chicago’s official troubadour,” Mark Dvorak, will make two special appearances...


Readers, writers come together at Town House Books' author dinners

For the past several years, book lovers have had the chance to dine with their favorite authors...


Ghost hunters seek paranormal evidence at O'Brien's Pub

Ghosties, beasties and things that go bump in the night were on tap late Friday at O'Brien's Pub and Grill in Batavia....


Uncorked: Altitude creates distinct characteristics in wine

Graham Weerts was very clear; this was not a contest. ...


Registration underway for Granquist Music Competition

Registration has begun for the 44th annual Granquist Music Competition, one of the largest music competitions in Illinois. ...


Spotlight Youth Theater to stage ‘A Little Princess’

Frances H. Burnett’s classic novel “A Little Princess” will be staged Friday, Feb. 28, through ...


Paramount Theatre to host 'Viva Las Vegas' gala Feb. 15

The Paramount Theatre in Aurora will present its 2014 gala "Viva Las Vegas" from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the theater, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.


Planit 5: Things to do in and around Kane County

Sarah Colonna comedy show, "Monuments Men" military re-enactment, and more...


Uncorked: Drought hasn’t affected quality of Melville wines

With an extreme drought in place, the Melville Vineyard, surrounding hills and every parcel of land...


Steel Beam Theatre to present Valentine’s-themed cabaret

The Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles will present “On My Way to You,” a cabaret...


Geneva History Center hosts Sylvia Simon auction, exhibit

Celebrating the life and art of the late Sylvia Simon – a Geneva artist, former owner of The Little Traveler...


When It Snows, St. Charles Parks Are the Place to Go

Winter. You either love it or hate it. But if you consider yourself among the former, there’s good news. Thanks to the St. Charles Park District, there’s a whole world brimming with winter wonders that can help those seasonal blues slip-slide away.


Chit Chat: 'Hooked by its beauty'

There are many among us who struggle daily to find a sense of purpose and a clear direction in life...


‘Clean House’ co-host Mark Brunetz coming to Geneva

Mark Brunetz, designer and co-host of Style Network’s “Clean House” will share secrets to “Clear the Clutter"...


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

For those who share a love for photography and want to improve their skills a little or a lot!


Uncorked: Santa Barbara County wine industry features collection of talent

Industrial-style, blue-tin-roofed buildings have been the business neighborhood for Santa Barbara, Calif., ...


Planit 5: Things to do in and around Kane County

Five things to do in and around Kane County this weekend.


Water Street Studios to celebrate new facility

Batavia-based Water Street Studios will be celebrating the opening of its newest facility, PrintLab...


ECC to celebrate Black History Month with multiple events

Elgin Community College will host a series of events throughout February during its celebration of Black History Month.



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