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Stress Reduction Meditation Tinley Park May 1st 7:00 pm; Library: 7851 Timber Dr; Bring your yoga mat or blanket and pillow to lie on the floor and enjoy this wonderful guided meditation designed to help you let go of stress. Relax, refresh, and renew, during this time set aside just for you. 708.532.0160, x 3 The 45s: Good ole Jukebox Music Shorewood May 1st 6:30 pm; Timbers: 1100 North River Rd; Mel and Gary, who love the good old days of the juke-box, will bring back memories from Elvis to show tunes, and country to Rat Pack at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. 815609-0669 Devices of Convenience Track Us Orland Park May 1st 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Library: 14921 Ravinia Ave; Presenter will discuss how devices of convenience, such as smart phones, tablets & other electronic systems, are tracking users by creating records of where they are, who they are with & what they are browsing. 708-428-5115


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Demetrios Platinum Trunk Show Chicago May 2nd –4th; Macy’s Bridal Salon 111 N State St; Appointments recommended. Get 15% off Trunk Show Merchandise 312-781-3545 Cosmobella Trunk Show Schaumburg May 2nd – 4th; Brides by Demetrios 601 N. Martingale Rd; . Get 15% off Trunk Show Merchandise 847.605.0015 Family Fun Night Minooka May 2nd 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Ellis House 13986 McKanna Rd; Pony Rides, Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bond-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concession. Cost is per activity. Most are free. 630-552-5253 Crimes of the Heart Performance Palos Hills May 2nd & 3rd 7:30 pm, May 4th 3:00 pm; MVCC: 9000 W College Pkwy; Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the 3 Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. $12 General Public / $10 Seniors, Students & Staff. (708) 974-4300 Family Magic Show New Lenox May 2nd 7:00 pm; Lincoln Way Central H.S: 1801 E Lincoln Hwy; Bill's talents include a wide variety of magic, ranging from intimate close-up magic, to walkaround magic, to birthday party magic, and all the way up to stage performances. $10. Long Grove Chocolate Fest May 2nd – 4th 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; various locations throughout downtown; features: chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate frosted donuts, hot chocolate, fudge, & much more! Included: restaurants, cafes, & food vendors offering amazing chocolate specialty items! Children can enjoy pony rides, kiddie


rides, workshops, and kid-friendly live entertainment. Chicago Spring International Gem and Jewelry Show May 2nd Noon to 6:00 pm, May 3rd 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, May 4th 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Donald E. Stephens: 5555 N River Rd; Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals & more@ the lowest prices. Jewelry repair while you wait.


Mickey Dolenz Concert St Charles May 2nd 8:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; with Special Guests The Cowsills; Get ready for a fun-filled tribute to the 60s done in a very fashionable way. $39-$69 630-962-7000 ‘Next of Kin’ Murder Mystery St Charles May 2nd 8:00 pm, May 3rd 7:00 pm, May 4th 2:00 pm; Vero Voce: 951 State Ave, Ste F; A sickly patriarch's last wish is for his family to gather for what could be their last time together before he passes on. He must decide who will be the beneficiaries of his vast estate. $10-$30. 630.584.0139 Family Empowerment Centers' Annual Benefit Wheaton May 2nd 6:30 pm; Blanchard Alliance Church: 1766 S Blanchard St; We’re throwing a party & you are invited! A multi-cultural, economically-stratified community. In addition to featuring the stories of children, adults, and families impacted by the programs & services of Family Empowerment Centers, there will be a keynote speaker. (630) 653-1555 Veterans Resource Fair Joliet May 2nd 10:00 am; JJC: 1215 Houbolt Rd; The JJC Veterans Resource Fair will provide information on community resources available to veterans in the area. The Dept of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center & Hines Mobile Medical Center will be on Campus. Add’l resources incl. Will & Grundy Veterans Assistance Commission, Orland Park Vet Center, Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America and more. (815) 280-2623 Fashion show Chicago May 2nd Dress Rehearsal: 9:00 am to Noon, Day Show: Noon to 3:30, After Party Show: 5:30 - ??; Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North: 201 E Randolph St; Fashion presents designs by 300 students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade. $40/dress, $75/Day show, starting at $500/after party 312.499.4190 or or Wine Riont Chicago May 2nd 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, OR May 3rd 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm OR May 3rd 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Union Station: 500 W Jackson Blvd; Choose from 250 wines to taste & track your favorites on the free mobile app. $60. 800-430-1553 and find wineriot/chicago-2014-spring/ Vintage fashion Sale Chicago May 2nd 5:00

pm to 9:00 pm, May 3rd & 4th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; 1340 W Washington Blvd; Shop for vintage clothing, jewelry, & fashion from 75 vendors. 3 day pass: $25/early, $30/gate, 1 Day Pass: $8/early, $10/gate. (312) 666-1200 or (877) 319-2643 or Cinco de Mayo Chicago May 2nd 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, May 3rd & 4th 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm; 26th St& Kostner; features live music, authentic foods, arts and crafts, and activities for families 773-584-6684 or 773-584-6669 or or Peter Pan Jr Musical Aurora May 2nd 7:00 pm, May 3rd 7:30 pm, May 4th 5:00 pm; Copley Theatre: 8 E Galena Blvd; Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael & John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children & whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians & even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! $8. (630) 896-6666 Cubs vs. Cardinals May 2nd 1:30 pm, May 3rd 12:05 pm May 4th 7:05 pm; Wrigley Field: 1060 W Addison St May 2nd: Red Grange Bobblehead; Tickets: $46-$317. (773) 404-2827



All Animal Expo Wheaton Ongoing 1st Saturday & 2nd Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; DuPage County Fairgrounds: 2015 Manchester Rd; show has almost any animal you can imagine as well as food, cages, tanks, bedding, toys, & more. Cost: $May person, +$1May pets. (630) 533-0181 or or visit or join on facebook DuPage Spring Antique Market St Charles May 3th 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, May 4th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Expo Ctr: 4050 East Main St; Antiques, Collectibles, Shabby Chic, Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Estate items, Coins, Toys, Comics, Records, Furniture, and more! $6. 715-526-9769 or Swap O Rama Flea Market Alsip Ongoing Saturdays & Sundays 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesdays 7:00 am to 2:00 pm; 4350 West 129th St. Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend. $0.50. 708-3447300 Diva Concert Wheaton May 3rd 7:00 pm; Il Sogno Barrella Italian Ristorante: 100 Hale St; (630) 682-5900 or Tower Chorale: Music of the Beatles La-

Grange Park May 3rd 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm; Nazareth Academy: 1209 W Ogden Ave; $20/ Adult, $17 Senior/Student, Under 11Free. 708-505-9570 Athletics for Autism 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk Joliet May 3rd Registration: 6:00 am, Race: 8:00 am; Aux Sable M.S: 2001 Wildspring Pkwy; $2May 5K, $20/ 1 Mile; 815-439-7092 ext 5909 or or Facebook: AuxSableAthleticsforAutism Lansing Good Neighbor Day Parade May 3rd 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Downtown Lansing: Wentworth Ave & Ridge Rd to Torrence Ave; theme: "Renaissance Lansing;" 708-4744170 Wee Wonders: Amazing Butterflies South Holland May 3rd 10:00 am to 11:00 am; Sand Ridge Nature Ctr: 15891 Paxton Ave; Children in preschool and kindergarten are invited to their very own nature program. We'll explore a different seasonal subject each month. 708-868-0606 Chicago Fire Soccer Bridgeview May 3rd 7:30 pm; Toyota Park: 7000 South Harlem Ave; $27.35-$60.40. 888-MLS-FIRE; Farmer’s Market Park Forest Ongoing May 3rd – Oct 25th; Corner of Lakewood Blvd & Cunningham Dr; market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items, and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. 708-748-1118 Arts and Craft Fair Homer Township May 3rd 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Library 14320 W 151st St; join us for an exciting, craft-filled event; (708) 301-0522 Spring Fling Mother’s Day Gift Show Elk Grove Village May 3rd 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Pavilion Garden: 1000 Wellington Ave; crafters long with the favorite home sales companies. Ballpark Brew Fest Schaumburg May 3rd 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm; 1999 S Springinsguth Rd; Celebrate the treasures of the Craft Beer culture while enjoying great live music. 4 Hour Sampling Session. Beers From 40 Breweries. Live Music. Commemorative Sampling Cup. Free Parking. Awesome Food. 847-650-2333 Craft Fair Bolingbrook May 3rd 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Midwest Christian Montessori: 151 E Briarcliff Rd; (630) 783-8644 Beer festival Chicago May 3rd 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Co-Prosperity Sphere; 3219 S Morgan St; Flagship and rare beers $35.

Zombie Run Grayslake May 3rd Waves from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm; Fairgrounds: 1060 E Peterson Rd; t The Zombie Run, running isn’t about beating those around you or finishing with the fastest time. It’s about surviving. Register as a Human Runner and wear three “life flags” around your waist as you run for your life through our apocalyptic obstacle course! Registration deadline May 2nd. $45/early, $50/day of. Veterans Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser West Chicago May 3rd 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; Heritage Harley-Davidson, 2595 Ogden Ave; benefits Honor Flight Chicago. This is a unique opportunity to hear the amazing stories and shake their hands in gratitude. A moving patriotic program, complete with bagpipers, color guard, a military band, & more, pays tribute to each branch of our military. Lunch included in cost. $30/early, $40/door, $20/child. 630-614-4533 or 630/668-2050 or Run For The Kids: Superhero Shuffle Villa Park May 3rd 9:00 am; 830 S Addison Ave; Benefits Easter Seals; participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero or create an identity of their own. $20. 630282-2029, 5k Run/Walk 4 Kidz (CARA Certified) Elk Grove Village May 3rd Registration: 8:00 am; Race: 9:00 am Busse Woods, Groves 5-16; Benefits Shelter, Inc: provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision 847-590-6188, X21, or



Great Midwest Model Train Show Wheaton Ongoing 1st Sunday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm; Fairgrounds: 2015 Manchester Rd; world’s largest monthly train show with an average of 180 exhibitors at each show featuring trains of all scales and gauges. Cost: $7/general admission, free under 13. (630) 290-1962 Walk-a-Thon Naperville May 4th Registration: 7:30 am, Walk: 8:30 am; 5th Ave Station: 200 E 5th Ave; 1st Midwest Bank Half Marathon & 10k Palos Hills May 4th 7:30 am; City Hall: Rte 83 & 76th Ave; benefits American Cancer Society $90/ half marathon, $6May 10K. 708-4489200 Spring Craft Fair Oak Forest May 4th 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Central Park: 15601 S Central Ave; Enjoy a variety of vendors with everything from homemade crafts to baked goods. This is a perfect event to find gifts for Mother's

Day! 708-687-7270 Beauty & the Beast University Park May 4th 2:00 pm; GSU: 1 University Pkwy; American Family Theater’s award-winning musical. $10. 708-235-2222 Country Markets Frankfort Ongoing May 4th – Oct 25th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Breidert Green: Oak & Kansas St; Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods, plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort. 815-469-2177 x243 Naperville Bridal Expo May 4th 11:30 am to 4:00 pm; Marriott: 1801 N Naper Blvd; See the couture show and meet some of the best wedding pros in the region! (847) 428-3320 Motorcycle Sunday Aurora May 4th 9:30 am to 4:00 pm; Phillips’ Park: 900 Montgomery Rd; awesome motorcycle rally, bike blessing, 60 mile ride, blues & rock bands, vendors, & more. 630-859-0600, Life Safety 5k Run/Walk Tinley Park May 4th Registration: 7:00 am, Race: 8:30 am; 80th Ave Train Station: 18001 S 80th Ave; Proceeds wl benefit the Illinois fire safety alliance burn camp “I am me” and prevention programs. $25/individual, $50/ family708/4445250, or Race to the Plate 5K run/walk Joliet May 4th 8:30 am; 728 Theodore St; A fun event for kids of all ages $30/early, $$35/day of, $15/1 mi family run;



"Aladdin" by Alphabet Soup Productions Joliet May 5th – 7th 10:30 am; Bicentennial Park: 201 W Jefferson St at Bluff St; Audience participation, live-action, whimsical sets and colorful costumes entertain children of all ages. $9/day of, $8/groups of 24, $6.7 Groups of 25+/ 815-724-3760 Cinco de Mayo Feast Orland Park May 5th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; Library: 14921 Ravinia Ave; Chef, restaurant owner John Zaragoza showcases Mexican cuisine. Recipes will be given, demos will be performed, as well as samples for the first 50 people. 708-428-5115 ‘Elvis’ Performance Utica May 5th 11:50 am & 5:00 pm, May 6th & 7th 11:30 am; Starved Rock: Rte 178 & 71; Rock to the hits that made Elvis famous such as Jailhouse Rock, Hounddog, Love Me Tender & more. $32/11:30 am, $37/5:00 pm (includes wine tasting, dinner buffet & show) 815-220-7386



Sagawau Enviro Learning Ctr Events Lemont May 6th Migratory: 7:30 am; Join a

naturalist to observe resident & migratory birds. Learn to identify birds by field marks, behavior, sound & habitat. Binoculars available for loan. Habitat: 10:00 am; Dr to a nearby preserve to search for birds. Meet at the bird feeding station. 630-257-2045

Internet Safety, Security, and Privacy at Home Orland Park May 6th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Library: 14921 Ravinia Ave; As part of Choose Privacy Week at The Library, Steve Georgiou of Computer Greeks, will demonstrate how to safely and securely use your PC's, Laptops, Tablets and Phones while protecting your personal data and ensuring trouble free operations. 708-428-5115



Swap O Rama Flea Market Alsip Ongoing Wednesdays 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 7:00 am to 4:00 pm; 4350 West 129th St; finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices every weekend. 708-344-7300



Mom's Nite Out Orland Park May 8th 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Orland Square: 288 Orland Square; Enjoy an evening of interactive activities, style presentations, food tastings, shopping incentives, swag bags, raffle prizes and more. 708-349-1647 Ladies Night Out - That 70’s Show Countryside May 8th 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm; VFW Hall: 900 S La Grange Rd; That 70's Show! Join us for some Funky Music, a $100 70's Costume Contest, Pictures on the red carpet, shopping & more at our That 70's Show. Tickets include


White Sox vs. vs. Diamondbacks May 9th 7:10 pm, May 10th 6:10 pm. May 11th 1:10 pm; US Cellular Field: 333 W 35th St; May 10th: Miller de Mayo Celebration & Fireworks; May 11th: Pink White Sox Scarf & Fireworks; May 12th : Family Sunday;Tickets: $27-$495. (312) 674-1000 Rich Township Senior Fair Park Forest May 9th 9:00 am to Noon; Rich Township Senior Bldg: 297 Liberty Dr; Many local health & senior service vendors will be on hand to share their services with all seniors. Refreshments will be served, & raffles and door prizes will be given away. 708-748-1118 ‘Air Supply’ Concert St Charles May 9th 8:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; Russell Hitchcock & Graham Russell are still melting hearts the world over w/ their amazing ballads. $59-$79. 630-962-7000 Steve Askins Shorewood May 9th 6:30 pm; Timbers: 1100 N River Rd; With a passion for songs of yesteryear, Steve has developed a specialty for entertaining seniors, putting a modern edge on classic greats. Adept in a variety of musical styles, Askins’ dynamic and expressive vocal style and virtuosity on the guitar have earned him a positive reputation 815-609-0669 or visit Be My Baby St Charles May 9th – Jun 1st, call for times; Steel Beam Theatre: 111 W Main St; A comedy by Ken Ludwig; 630.587.8521 ‘Unknown Zodiac’ Performance Steger May 9th 5:00; Another Hole in the Wall: 3236 Union Ave; Opening Acts: The Trademarked, Oscillates, Mis-Hurd, Ruptura, Flared Sin, Deceived In Numbers; $8/ early, $10/day of. (708) 392-3034



MULTI-ART (ages 7-17) Orland Park May 10th – May 17th 12th 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm; Cultural Ctr: 14760 Park Ln, Art Studio; Draw and paint with watercolors and pastels, cartooning & other creative projects. $24 Nonresident, $16 Resident. (708) 403-7275 Winter Coin Show and Collectible Expo

Women's Expo Tinley Park May 10th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Convention Ctr: 18451 Convention Center Dr; offer women an opportunity to shop, try samples of food and drinks, receive fashion and beauty tips and also learn about women's health. We will also have a "Man Cave" for husbands and men to relax in while the women of their lives are pampered. Facebook: 22CMevents Lake Katherine Native Plant Sale May 10th 10:00 am to 2:00; Nature Center & Botanic Gardens: 7402 West Lake Katherine Dr; offers native wildflowers and grasses for $3 per plug. Proceeds support restoration projects at the park. 708-361-1873 Grandpa's Garage Sale Homewood May 10th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Lion's Club: 1041 Ridge Rd, Clean out your attic, closets and basement and rent a space at this popular community sale! Avoid the hassle of running an ad, putting up signs and cleaning the garage. Preregistration required for selling. Provide your own tables and set-up. Bring some type of covering or tent in case of rain. 708-957-0300 Eagle's Wings 5k Run/Walk/Roll Palos Heights May 10th 9:00 am; Elim Christian Services: 13020 South Central Ave; 708-2936509 Sports Collectible Show Orland Park May 10th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Civic Center: 14750 Ravinia Ave, Sports Collectable Show. All sports cards, toys, NASCAR, and other collectable cards and products. New vendors welcome, 708403-6200 Paragon Leather Motorcycle Swap Meet Peotone May 10th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Fairgrounds: 710 West

pect live music, live entertainment, a huge indoor/outdoor market, a fun raffle game and much more!

AAUW Used Book Collection Downers Grove May 10th 10:00 am to 1:30 pm; Eagle Storage, 555 Rogers St; Association of University Women will be collecting paperbacks, hard cover books and textbooks (published after 2003). donations tax deductible. Please no magazines, encyclopedias, or Readers Digest Condensed Books. \630-225-8162

The Tale of Snow White St Charles May 10th – 25th Saturdays 1030 am & 1:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 pm; Steel Beam Theatre: 111 W Main St; 630.587.8521

Celebrating Mom! Craft & Vendor Show Darien May 10th 10:00 am; Chuck's Cafe 8025 S. Cass Ave; Shop for the special ladies in your life with over 45 crafters and vendors specializing in jewelry, fashion, skin care/cosmetics, health/wellness, home and kitchen goods, sweet treats, pet treats & many more! Free admission, raffles, giveaways and product demos. Spring Art and Craft Show Niles May 10th & 11th 10:00 am, May 12th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Golf Mill Center: 239 Golf Mill Center; Featuring exhibitors displaying and selling quality handmade works such as art, craft and folk art. Arts and Crafts Adventure Chicago May 10th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Hodges Park: Gold Coast Area Superior, Chicago and State St; approximately one block from Library in Central Business/Shopping District in upscale with a nice assortment of boutiques, specialty stores and a variety of dining choices now with exciting new retail & residential construction. Library and merchants highly supportive of show. A well-established community with large amount of discretionary income. Crystal Earth Rock Shop Arts and Crafts Festival Wheaton May 10th 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; VFW Post 2164: 731 Papworth St; Ex-

Ride the Rock Joliet May 10th 9:00 am; Rock Run Preserve: 1966 Empress Rd; 1,000 pre-registered riders to check in will receive a free T-shirt. Pre-registration closes Noon May 8. Signup through American Beer Classic Chicago May 10th, contact for time; Soldier Field: 1410 S Museum Campus Dr; American Beer Classic has hundreds of beers, beer seminars, live music, and field; 312-262-6099 or Model RailRdGarden 'Landmarks of America' Glencoe Ongoing May 10th – Sept 26th; Chicago Botanic Garden: 1000 Lake Cook Rd; The 7,500-square-foot exhibit features trains running on 1,600 feet of track, for train and garden enthusiasts to enjoy the delightful sights & sounds of the miniature trains traversing high & low through tunnels, across bridges & around buildings. (847) 853-5440 Eagles’ Wings 5k & 1 Me Run/Walk/Roll & Kids Dash Palos Heights May 10th Registration: 7:00 am, Race: 9:00 am; Elim Christian Services: 13020 S Central Ave; Benefits Elim’s mission is to equip children and adults with disabilities to achieve to their highest God-given potential 708-389-0555 ext. 331 or 708-389-0555 ext. 218 or or Run/Walk For Education 5k Geneva May 10th Registration: 7:00 am, Race: 8:30 am; Kane County Gov’t Ctr: 719 S Batavia Ave


White Sox vs. Cubs May 7th & 8th 7:10; US Cellular Field: 333 W 35th St; Tickets: $27$495. (312) 674-1000


Grayslake Spring Antique and Collectible Market May 10th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, May 11th 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; Fairgrounds: 1060 E Peterson Rd; Antiques, Collectibles, Shabby Chic, Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Estate items, Coins, Toys, Comics, Records, Furniture, & more! 715-526-9769 or

St; Buy-Sell-Trade, Bikes, Parts Leather, Food, Beer, $10/early admission $7/general. 269-323-9483


Farmers Market Palos Heights Ongoing Wednesdays May 7th – Oct 15th 7:00 am to 1:00 pm; Municipal Parking Lot: 12217 S Harlem Ave; Great Locally grown fruits, vegetables, breads, bakery and pastries, eggs, cheeses, olive oils and vinegars, meats, honey, jams, pizza products, pestos, salsas, plants and flowers. 708-361-1800

Straight No Chaser Concert Joliet May 8th 7:30 pm; Rialto: 102 N Chicago St; Male a cappella group they which shpws the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense. $39.50 - $59.50 815-726-7171

Countryside Ongoing 2nd Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Countryside Banquet Hall: 6200 Joliet Rd; Monthly Show with over 10,000 square feet of floor space. With dealers from 5 Midwestern States.

Small Business Workshop: ‘Writing A Business Plan’ Naperville May 6th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; Nicholas Library: 200 W Jefferson Ave; Fox Valley SCOREDon't run your business without a plan! Fox Valley SCORE mentors will present the basics of writing a business plan. While intended for startups, this workshop will guide any small business owner or manager, new or experienced, in the process of creating a business plan. (630) 961-4100 x6106

entry, shopping and complimentary appetizer, beer and wine.



(Route 31); $30 (above 17), under 18 free815-847-0656, Epilepsy 5K Run/Walk (USATF Certified) Chicago May 10th Registration: 8:00 am, Announcements: 9:45 am, Race: 10:00 am; Montrose Harbor: 601 W Montrose Ave,;757617-2809, $25/walker, $35/ runner or Circo Comedia Batavia May 10th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Fermilab: Kirk Road & Pine St; Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts which performs its distinctive style of humor, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity. $22 Adult; $11 Ages 18 & Under 630-840-2787



Mother's Day Brunch Joliet May 11th, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Holiday Inn: 411 S Larkin Ave; $23.95 + Tax; (815) 729-2000 Ringing The Dinner Bell Willow Springs May 11th & 25th 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm; Little Red Schoolhouse: 9800 Willow Springs Rd; Pizza is NOT on this menu! Learn about what we feed our exhibit animals to keep them healthy as we watch them eat. 708-839-6897 Mother's Day Walk South Holland May 11th 9:00; Sand Ridge Nature Center: 15891 S Paxton; Begin your day with a naturalistguided walk to catch some spring wildflowers and migrating birds. Bring Mom and the family. We have binoculars to loan. 708-868-0606 Mother’s Day Brunch @ Stony Creek Oak Lawn May 11th Settings: 9:30am & 12:30 pm; Stony Creek Golf, Restaurant & Banquets: 5850 West 103rd St; Let someone else cook today and enjoy an elegant breakfast buffet including omelet station, waffles, fruits, vegetables, meat specialties and more. Cash bar. 708-857-2433 Sportsman Show St Charles May 11th 7:30 am to 1:30 pm; Fairgrounds: 525 Randall Rd; Buy, sell and trade firearms and all related items. Tables, $32 advance; $35 day of show. 815-758-2773 The Bronx Bros Concert St Charles May 11th 6:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; Make sure to give your mothers the greatest gift by having these guys croon to her on Mother's Day! So join us once again for a show that will have everyone on their feet dancing and singing! $19-$35 630-962-7000 Mother's Day Blooms and Birds Hike Beecher May 11th 9:00 am to 11:00 am; Plum Creek: 27064 Dutton Rd; Enjoy the flowers and birds of spring with a hike, and then return to the Nature Center for juice, coffee, and

coffee cake. $10. 708-946-2216 Mother’s Day Brunch Chicago May 11th 10:30 am to 2:30 pm; Art Institute: 111 S Michigan Ave; Enjoy a brunch buffet at Terzo Piano or a relaxed a la carte brunch at the Museum Cafe in the Art Institute of Chicago. Reservations advised. (312) 553-9675 Mother’s Day Classical Music Chicago May 11th DANK Haus German American Cultural Ctr: 4740 N Western Ave; Enjoy coffee, cake, and classical piano at Kaffee, Kuchen & Klavier. $10/children, $20/adultsm $15/mothers & seniors (773) 561-9181. Tickets through Mother's Day Brunch Crest Hill May 11th Seatings: 9:00am, 11:30am & 2:00pm; Prairie Bluff Golf Club: 19433 Renwick Rd; 815-8364653 Chicago Sinfonietta: "Identities" Naperville May 11th 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Wentz: 171 E Chicago Ave. Experience a mood-setting juxtaposition between the ethnic identities of the Eastern European Jews and the Chinese, which are connected by the Silk Road. Jewish culture with gypsy-jazz tinged Klezmer music, to being entranced by the lush, lyrical sounds of the guzheng, a Chinese folk instrument. $10-$54 +$2/online processing. (630) 637SHOW Mother’s Day Brunch Glendale Heights May 11th 10:00 am to 2:30 pm; Golf Club: 1550 President St; includes a carving station featuring prime rib and ham, breakfast and luncheon entrees, shrimp cocktail, an omelet station, assorted salads and sweets table $29 Adults; $14.50 Children 5-12 (630) 260-0095 Mother's Day Brunch Naperville May 11th seatings at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm Marriott: 1801 Naper Blvd; includes Omelet Station, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Pork, Carved Salmon, Dessert Station & much more $35 Adults; $10 Children. 630505-4900



Lisle Township Job Club Woodridge May 12th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Library: 3 Plaza Dr; group is a place where job seekers and job movers come together to encourage, cajole & support each other’s job search. In a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, we learn effective interviewing techniques, networking strategies, and other mechanics of the job campaign. Job leads are shared. (630) 968-2087, ext. 14 Look Good, Feel Better Morris May 12th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Regional Oncology Ctr: 1600 W Rte 6; For women undergoing cancer treatment, program is designed to teach

beauty techs to help overcome the appearance-related side effects of chemo and radiation treatment. Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics & skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Free cosmetic kits are provided to participants. 815-364-8915

Sept 11th 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Municipal Lot in Downtown: Kansas & White St; The Frankfort Car Club is host to one of the best Cruise Nights in the Chicago area. Cruisers and spectators are all welcome. May 15th: All Cars – Cruisin” Kick Off May 22nd: Chrysler, Dodge & Viper May 29th: Mustangs 815-4690325

Small Business Mentoring by SCORE Fox Valley Chapter Plainfield May 12th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Library: 15025 S Illinois St; Free small business mentoring offered by the Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE. Registration required, click on Free Mentoring. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the owners of existing and start-up businesses assure that their businesses grow and prosper.

Taste of Glen Ellyn May 15th 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, May 16th 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, May 17th Noon to 11:00 pm, May 18th Noon to 7:00 pm; 4 days of great food, music & fun complete w/ rides, a craft festival & a business expo.

Tuesday 13-May 'Continuity of Care' Breakfast Shorewood May 13th 8:00 am; Timbers 1100 N River Rd; coordination of health care either during movement from one environment to another, or between health care providers as one’s needs change during the course of a chronic or acute illness.815-609-0669 Traditional Mexican Dance Fest Orland Park May 13th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Library: 14921 Ravinia Ave; The Village of Orland Park Dance Troupe, Children's Division, will perform a unique mix of Mexican inspired dances. Mexican music & colorful attire round out this lively event. 708-428-5115 Downtown Aurora Taste May 13th 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Various locations; Several tasty downtown eateries participate in the annual Taste; $25/ticket book. 630-415-1263 or



Bunco Nights! Channahon Ongoing 2nd Wednesday 7:00 pm; ACC: 24856 W Eames; Come for some fun, socialization, and snacks. We will supply the dice and drinks; you bring a snack to share. $5. (815) 467-7275 Career Fair Tinley Park May 14th 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Convention Ctr: 18451 Convention Center Dr; Multiple employers will be at the National Career Fair Job Fair and are looking to fill hundreds of local positions immediately! 702-614-9537. Comedian Joe Bonzi St Charles May 14th & 15th 8:00 pm; Zanies: 4051 E Main St; $23 & 2 drink/food minimum purchase per person 630-584-6342



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The Rooftop Summer Music Series Joliet May 15th 7:30 pm; Historical Museum: 204 N Ottawa St; The Kinsey Report plays scalding contemporary blues with exactly that sort of intuitive teamwork. $10. 815-723-5201 ext. 222 Online Job Searching Tinley Park May 15th 10:00 am to Noon; Library: 7851 Timber Dr; Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word to create resumes and cover letters. 708-532-0160 x1 YWCA Leaders of Change Luncheon Aurora May 15th 11:30 am; Pipers Banquets: 1295 Butterfield Rd; special luncheon celebrating inspirational acts of leadership and activism w/ keynote speaker Sheryl WuDunn, who will share with us the challenges facing women around the globe & her own efforts to end the oppression of women and girls. $30 per person or Simple Machines Build-A-Thon for Jr. Engineers (ages 8-12) Channahon Thursday May 15th & 22nd 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm; ACC: 24856 W Eames; budding engineers build their own projects while learning about simple machines by using Legos and will discuss concepts of pulleys, levers, wheels, & gears while students will bring their projects to life using battery operated motors. $55/nonresident, $43/resident. (815) 467-7275



Diva Concert Woodridge May 16th 7:00 pm; Suparossa: 6310 Rte. 53; with Diva Montell / (630)852-1000 Cubs vs. Brewers May 16th – 18th 1:20 pm; Wrigley Field: 1060 W Addison St; May 16th Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" Bobblehead, May 17th: Umbrella, May 18th: 30s Throwback: Cubs Viewmaster. Tickets: $46-$317. (773) 404-2827 Watters Trunk Show Chicago May 16th – 18th; Macy’s: Salon 111 N State St, 4th Fl;.


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Receive 15% Off all Trunk Show Merchandise; Appointments are recommended 312781-3545 Fox Valley Spring Art and Craft Show Aurora May 16th & 17th 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, May 18th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Westfield Fox Valley: 195 Fox Valley Ctr; Featuring exhibitors displaying and selling quality handmade works such as art, craft and folk art. Almost Queen Concert St Charles May 16th 8:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; With the energy & spectacle of a live stage production, these guys pull out all the stops w/ elaborate lighting, effects & costumes, giving you the full experience! The showmanship is reflected by the extensive resumes of the band members, who have toured with the other famous bands. $29-$49 630-962-7000 Mayfest Chicago May 16th 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, May 17th & 18th 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; 3100 N. Ashland at Barry; features: Chicago's BEST Bands, festival cuisine, beer, and a bRdspectrum of super cool entertainment listen to local bands, and shop some of the finest local artisan and merchant booths! The Love Movement Joliet May 16th 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; JJC: 1215 Houbolt Rd; This is a collaborative project by native Joliet artists who have come together as Artistically Speaking. Most of the cast members are also native of the Joliet community. $25+ online fee. Anime Central Rosemont May 16th 10:00 am to May 18th 4:00 pm; Donald E.Stephens Convention Ctr: 9291 Bryn Mawr Ave; Anime Central (ACen) is Chicago's and the Midwest's largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention. The convention is currently held in Rosemont, less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Musical Renditions: West Side Story & Romeo & Juliet Joliet May 16th 8:00pm; Rialto: 102 N Chicago St; $20-$59. 815-7266600 Comedian Jonathan Kite St Charles May 16th 8:00 pm; Zanies 4051 E. Main St; $23 & 2 drink/food minimum purchase per person 630-584-6342 3 Redneck Tenors Aurora May 16th 8:00 pm; Paramount: 23 E Galena Blvd; combines the chicken-fried culture of the Deep South w/ the virtuoso vocalizations of classical music and opera. Billy Joe, Billy Bob and Billy Billee may just be a trio of good ol’ boys, but they can hit the high notes as easily as they can chug down a six pack of lite beer. $40. (630) 896-6666

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Morning Indoor Cruise In Aurora Ongoing 3rd Saturday monthly 8:00 am to 11:00 am; Auto motorplex: 1585 Beverely Court, Suite 122 B; benefits Cal's All-Star Angel Foundation. Bring your model car, truck, or motorcycle for an "indoor cruise in" event! Trophies will be available! If the weather is nice, bring out your show car, as well! Enjoy coffee, donuts, oldies music, & prizes! 847-235-6528 HeartSaver/AED Lockport Ongoing 3rd Saturday 9:00 am to Noon; Fire Department: 19623 Renwick Rd; Basic CPR/AED class where you will learn lifesaving components for adults, children & infants. $55. (815) 8380803

Urban Bird Celebration Palos Heights May 17th 10:00 am to Noon; Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens: 7402 W Lake Katherine Dr; Enjoy a variety of hands on activities, projects and games; Fun for the whole family; Excellent for scout groups; Each station has a guide to help you gain a deeper insight into the world of birds; Gardening for birds; Use our binoculars and spotting scope. 708-361-1873 The Little Mermaid Homewood May 17th

RAW - Riverside Arts Weekend May 17th 10:00 am; Guthrie Park; Riverside Arts Weekend encompasses visual, fiber, performance and music arts for an exciting weekend in the historic town of Fine art and fine craft from artists across the US is shown at this wonderful festival in the park. West Chicago Blooming Fest May 17th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Downtown: Main St at W Washington St; festival combines the popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food & fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act w/ special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales. Pet Adoption Event Lisle May 17th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Hand-N-Paw Pet Grooming Service: 4912 Main St; Please come and see the wonderful dogs up for adoption. (630) 852-8245 Recycling Extravaganza Woodridge May 17th 8:00 am - Noon; Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park: 8301 Janes Ave; various recycling organizations will hold its 5th Recycling Extravaganza at Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, 8301 Janes Ave. in Woodridge. Paper shredding will take place and a variety of items will be collected for recycling as in the past. 630-852-7000 Multiple Sclerosis Walk (various Locations) May 17th Location 1) 10:00 am; Riverwalk, 400 S. Eagle St, Naperville; (312) 236-4491or; Location 2) 11:00 am; Centennial Park: 15600 West Ave; Orland Park; (312) 236-4491

Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show St Charles May 17th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; 1020 Dunham Rd . Benefits: St. Charles East H.S. Auto Club & other clubs that help to organize & participate in the show. Food, fun and games, & a fantastic variety of vehicles for all to view. Any year, make, or model of car, truck, &/or motorcycle can enter. $10/ vehicle entry, $3 student vehicle entry fee, Spectators free (331) 228-5736 Drum Show St Charles May 17th & 18th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Fairgrounds: 525 S Randall Rd; World's largest, longest running vintage & custom drum show. Exhibits, clinics, classes, demos, entertainment, celebrity guests. Admission: $15; children 5-12 $10. 989-463-475 Texas Guitar Show St Charles May 17th & 18th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; DuPage Expo Center: 4050 E Main St; Buy, sell, trade guitars and accessories. 817-312-7659 Turning the Tide through Collaboration Romeoville May 17th 8:30 am to 12:30pm; Athletic & Events Center: 55 Phelps Ave; A Community's Public Health Response to the Heroin Epidemic 2nd Annual 5K Family Fun Run/Walk New Lenox May 17th 9:00 am; Village Commons; All paid participants (ages 6 & up) will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag while supplies last. $35/adults, $45/race day, $10/children. New Life for Old Bags Plainfield Library May 17th 10:00 am to Noon; Library: 15025 S Illinois St; create mats for the homeless from used plastic grocery bags. Flattening, folding, cutting & making plarn (plastic yarn) can all be done at home brought to the meetings. PAWS Animal Shelter Dog Adoption Event. Tinley Park May 17th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; Library: 7851 Timber Dr; Find your forever friend here. (708) 532-0160 Riverside Arts Weekend May 17th 10:00

Rover Rescue Pet Show/Copetition of Champions Aurora May 17th 10:00 am; Turners Club 1335 Mitchell Rd; Benefits Rover Rescue’s homeless dogs In addition to the show, there are, raffle prizes, a silent auction, pet-related merchandise at the Rover table, professional pet portraits, & adoptable dogs. $10/contest entry for 4 categories, +$1/add’l categories. 630-897-7454

Maximized Living Total Food Makeover Minooka May 17th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Grace Bible: 748 Jones Rd; Learn The Secrets To: Why Your Toxic Body Is Stopping You From Losing Weight; Lose Weight Based On Your Body Type; Why The Foods You Eat Affect Your Mood; Eat for Extreme Energy & Eliminate Depression; Why What You’re Feeding Your Family May Be Causing Cancer, Obesity, & Diabetes. 815-744-2244

Festival of Cultures Skokie May 17th & 18th 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Oakton Park, 4701 W Oakton St; Experience ethnic folk music and dance, exotic food, unique arts and crafts, international children’s games, beer tasting, a bazaar, and cultural exhibits. (847) 674-1500, ext. 2715 Springfest Concert: Yellowcard Naperville May 17th 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm; Pfeiffer Hall: 310 E. Benton Ave. Hits such as "Ocean Ave" and "Only One," the indie band Yellowcard is the featured artist for Springfest 2014, $25/ public, $15/students. (630) 637-SHOW

2nd Hand Treasures Tinley Park May 17th 8:30 am to 1:30 pm; Rec Ctr: 17500 Duvan Dr; One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Get the family together to do a little spring cleaning, get rid of those white elephants taking up room and gathering dust and sell those difficult-to-part-with “treasures”. Exhibitors: (w/ 8’ table) $33/nonresident, $22/resident, (w/o table) $20 Non-resident, $15 Resident. (708) 342-4255

Family Fishing Bolingbrook May 17th 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm; Hidden Lakes: 419 Trout Farm Rd; learn how to fish or develop your fishing skills. The program is designed to teach adults and children basic ecological concepts, fishing skills and new ways to enjoy the outdoors together. All fishing equipment and bait will be provided. $11/nonresident, $7/resident. 630-739-0272

Community Stroke Education Program Morris May 17th Noon to 1:15 pm; Hospital: 150 W High St; learn the signs & symptoms of stroke, 1st aid for stroke victims, stoke risk factors, current treatment, what to expect if you or a loved one is brought to the emergency department w/ symptoms of a stroke, & the rehabilitation process & resources available following stroke. 815-416-6089

Japanese Children’s Festival Glencoe May 17th & 18th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Chicago Botanic Garden: 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan. Listen to koto harp & shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, & watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects—design a kimonoclad paper doll, create a mini carp kite, or an origami samurai helmet, & more. (847) 835-5440

Angelman Foundation Walk Naperville May 17th 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Word of Life Lutheran: 879 Tudor Dr. (630) 978-4245 or Lilac Mutt Strut 5K Run & 1 mile Puppy Path Lombard May 17th Maple St. and Park Ave. Dogs welcome at this event. $20/early, $25/late. 630-620-7322

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The King, The Killer, & Cash w Aurora May 17th 4:00 pm ww & 8:00 pm; Paramount: 23 E Galena Blvd; Sun Studios in Memphis launched the careers and provided the soundtrack for its 3 biggest stars: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Hailed as the “birthplace” of Rock & Roll, the music of Sun Studios is the spotlight of this musical tribute .$35-$45 (630) 896-6666 Nature Exploration Station: Garden Grand Opening Yorkville May 17th, contact for times:

Stagg 5k Run/Walk Palos Hills May 17th 9:00 am; Amos Alonzo Stagg HS: 8015 W 111th St; $20/ adults, $20/students, $8/youth. 708-829-7413, SMI 5K 2014 Plainfield May 17th 7:30 am, St Mary’s: 15629 S Rte 59; $30/individual,

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“Junk In the Trunk” Flea Market Morris Ongoing 3nd Sunday through october 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; 1926 N Division " Wendy's restaurant" $10/vendors, free to the public. 815-9422032 or

European Market Crete Ongoing May 17th – Oct 11th; Exchange & Main St; locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items. 708-672-0729

Classic Muscle Meets Modern Muscle Lisle May 17th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Mullen's Bar & Grill, 3080 Warrenville Rd; benefits: WCG's Charity; Live DJ will provide music and entertainment. $1May registration. 630961-1298

Rookery Bldg: 11285 Fox Rd. Interactive nature play space for children of all ages & abilities. Interactive hands-on family activities as well as showcase performances in the drama, music, and art spaces. There will be opportunities to help plant herbs and flowers & to decorate the new compost bins. 630-553-3939

am to 5:00 pm, May 18th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Guthrie Park: 90 Bloomingbank Rd; juried arts fair, fashion show, outdoor theater, and jazz & folk music.


Water in Motion (14+) Lockport May 16th – Jun 7th 7:45 am to 8:45 am; Challenge Fitness: 2021 Lawrence Ave; intense exercise, invigorating music, and improved fitness using the continual resistance of the water to adjust your intensity level. $30/nonresident ($8/walk in), $2May resident . (815) 838-0803

Earth Day/ Arbor Day Homer Glen May 17th 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Konow Farm: 16849 S Cedar Rd; Free admission and parking. Children's activities include crafts, petting zoo, jump zone, storytelling, hay rides, and pony rides. Exhibits will feature antique cars, ecovehicles, tractors, a green market with items for sale, energy solutions and demonstrations. (708) 301-0632

‘Blue Oyster Cult’ Concert St Charles May 17th 8:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; heavy metal which combines powerful music & intelligent and funny lyrics. Hear all their great songs, like "Burnin' for You," "Godzilla," "The Red And The Black," "This Ain't The Summer of Love," & more. $39-$69. 630-962-7000


CSA Choral & Multi-instrument Spring Concert Wheaton May 16th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Pierce Memorial Chapel: SE corner of Washington & Franklin; The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College presents the Choral and Multi-Instrument Spring Concert. Features performances by the CSA choir & instrumental students playing flute, guitar & handbells. 630-752-5567

2:00 pm OR 7:00 pm; Auditorium: 2010 Chestnut Rd; The Little Mermaid is on a journey to the Top of the Sea. On her way she meets Ollie and their ensuing friendship is the perceptive core of the play. Also featured are her father, King Neptune; The Sea Urchin; the Sea Witch. 708-798-3000 Apollo 5k Homewood May 17th 7:00 am to 6:00 am; Apollo Park: Morgan St & Bowling Green Rd, Registration Deadline: May 15. $25 non-res, $22 resident: $30/ day of 708957-0300

‘Freckleface Strawberry; the Musical Naperville May 16th – Jun 24th, call for times; Center Stage Theater: 1665 Quincy Ave, Suite 131; Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! With the help of her loveable schoolmates she learns that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special. $8-$10 (630) 355-9212 tickets



$110/family, $12/2K race; 630-935-3889 Mission in Motion St Charles May 27th Registration: 7:30 am, 25 - 62 mile rides begin: 8:00 am; Riverside Community Church: 37W130 Crane Rd; helmets required. You have the opportunity to help change the lives of kids all over Chicagoland; your support will directly impact our ability to reach kids with the life-changing message of the Gospel. "Marketing on a Shoe String Budget" Brunch 'N Learn May 17th 9:30 am to 11:00 am; Community Center: 201 Canterbury Lane Unit B; discussion on the essentials of starting a business and marketing on a shoesting budget. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the most important building blocks to jump start your business now! $15/person. 630-226-8420 Home Based Business Expo Bolingbrook May 17th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; Community Center: 201 Canterbury Ln - Unit A; If you are a home-based business, take this opportunity to exhibit at this event. FREE to attend and Open to the Public. We'll have FREE Parking and FREE Menu Samplings from local restaurants. (630) 226-8420 CSA Chamber Program Ensembles Concert Wheaton May 17th 12:30pm to 1:30 pm; McAlister Conservatory: SE corner of Washington & Franklin St; The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College presents the Chamber Program Ensembles Concert in room 136 of McAlister Conservatory. performances by string students in CSA's chamber program. 630-752-5567 Spring Celebration Oakbrook Terrace May 17th Noon to 4:00; Lake View Nature Center: 17W063 Hodges Rd; activities including archery, balloon artist, bounce house, 33live animals, a self-guided hike, paddle boating & more. 630-941-8747 Civil War Days Naperville May 17th & 18th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Naper Settlement: 523 S Webster St; 300+ reenactors, where visitors can meet famous characters of the past and become immersed in history as the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is commemorated. $15/adult, $10/children. 630-420-6010



Toy Con Bridgeview May 18th 8:30 am to 2:00 pm; Com Ctr: 7900 S Oketo; Holiday Charity Show The south side of Chicago's longest running toy show, Tables and tables full of toys action figures, dolls, comics & more.

Below Stairs: A Servants Life in Early 20th Century England Bolingbrook May 18th 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Library: 300 W Briarcliff Rd; Literary dramatist Leslie Goddard will take us 'downstairs' to show what life was like below stairs in the stately homes of early 20th century England. (630) 759-2102 Switchback Concert Palos Hills May 18th 2:00 pm; MVCC: 9000 W College Pkwy; Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of Switchback have been playing their brand of Americana music for almost a quarter-century. They play an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass. Their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos. $12/adults, $10/students, seniors & staff. (708) 974-4300 Military Collectors Show & Sale Orland Park May 18th 8:00 am to Noon; Civic Center: 14750 Ravinia Ave; Military Collectors Show & Sale. Military collectables including uniforms, decorations, field gear, books, photos & general military items from Civil War to present day. 708-598-3844 Break for the Lake Trail 5k Palos Hills May 18th Check in: 6:45 Race: 8:00 am; Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens: 7402 W Lake Katherine Dr; Proceeds from the event fund restoration projects at the park. $2May age 15+, $1May under 15. $30/day of. 708-361-1873 RailRdHeritage Days May 18th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Park District Auditorium: 2010 Chestnut Rd; In addition to the vendors, layouts and equipment displays, “Lil Obie” from Canadian National will be giving rides to kids of all ages. 708-798-3000 Chicago Fire Soccer Bridgeview May 18th 2:00 pm; Toyota Park: 7000 South Harlem Ave; $27.35-$60.40. 888-MLS-FIRE; Walk of Hope Frankfort May 18th Registration: 7:00 am, Race: 8:00 am; Commissioner's Park: 22108 South 80th Ave; benefits cancer research. $30 individual, $15 kids (514 years). 708-798-9171 Crystal Lake Spring Gun Show May 18th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm; Holiday Convention Center: 800 S Rte 31 Bouquet of Voices St Charles May 18th 4:00 pm; Baker Memorial United Methodist: 307 Cedar Ave; Philip Moore, former Organist and Master of Music at York Minster, in a program of English sacred and secular choral works. (630) 513-5272 Octave Above in Concert Tinley Park May 18th 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Library: 7851 Timber Dr; talented group of eight a cappella singers return to close our season with their

NEW program. They will be performing some oldies such as All the Things You Are and In the Still of the Night along with some doo-wop classics and new melodies. Something for everyone! 708-532-0160, x 3 Kevin Clarke Memorial Ride Tinley Park May 18th 7:00 am; American Legion Post 615: 17423 67th Ct; Benefits the programs and services for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to start the riding season off right w/ food, Entertainment, Raffles and Lots of Fun. $20/rider, $10/passenger. 708-6011884 Big Bikes, Big Hearts Motorcycle Run Midlothian May 18th Registration: 8:30 am;, Ride: 10:00 am; Sullivans: 4660 147th St; charity ride; $25/rider, $5/passenger, $5/breakfast. 708-425-6867 or Rhubarb Festival Kankakee May 18th10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Kankakee County Museum: 801 S 8th Ave; features rhubarb and strawberry pies and jams, a baking contest, kids’ games, and live music 815-932-5279 Imagination Movers Aurora May 18th 11:30 am & 2:00 pm; Paramount: 23 E Galena Blvd; they’re the hottest live kid’s show on Disney Junior and their concerts are unmatched. You’ll be singing, dancing, laughing, learning, and most importantly, you’ll be doing it with your kid or kids. This show creates a lifetime of memories. $29/adults, $20/under 13. 630896-6666.

Promise Walk & 5k Run For Preeclampsia Elk Grove Village May 18th Registration: 7:30 am, Race: 9:00 am; Busse Woods, Ned Brown Meadow, Groves 28-30; $25/adults, $15/children; 630-975-0541,

apply for jobs online, as well as tips & tricks to register online for jobs, how to email a copy of your resume or attach a copy of your resume to an online job application, & teaches how to navigate those confusing job posting websites.815-552-4260

Break For The Lake Trail 5k Palos Heights May 18th Registration: 7:00 am, Race: 8:00 am; 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr. $25/early, $30/late, $15/under age 15. 708-361-1873,,

Pinterest Craft Party Crest Hill May 20th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm; Library: 20670 Len Kubinski Dr; making Geometric Photo Art! Fun project that you can make to tell a story and add a pop WOW to your wall. You do not have to be creative or artistic to come & enjoy! Crafts can be modified to make them as simple or elaborate as you’d like. Registration Required. 815-552-4278

Sheep Shearing Oak Brook May 18th 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm; Graue Mill & Museum: 3800 York Rd; Master sheepshearer Harold Davis will be here with a few of his flock in need of haircuts. Hourly sheep shearing demonstrations at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. No fee to view the shearing. Regular museum admission fees apply. 630-655-2090



Pond Safari Romeoville May 18th 10:00 am to 11:30 am; Isle a la Cache Museum: 501 East 135th St; Join us to see what lives in and around the ponds as we will use nets to scoop for aquatic critters and take a closer look at them. We may even catch a frog or two! All critters will be released back into the pond at the end of the program. 815-8861467 Chicago Job Fair May 19th 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Congress Plaza: 520 S Michigan Ave; Meet hiring managers face-to-face at our Chicago Job Fair. Come ready to interview.

International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event May 18th & 19th Noon to 6:00 pm; McCormick Place: 2301 S Lake Shore Dr; This event brings restaurant and hospitality industry buyers together with hundreds of established labels to connect and uncover ways that beverage alcohol can enhance menus and drive profitability. 312-580-5403 or

‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ Performance (PG-13) Aurora May 19th 7:00 pm; Paramount: 23 E Galena Blvd; HS misfit Watts has always considered equally misfit Keith her best friend. When Keith scores a date w/ Amanda, the school’s most popular girl, Watts realizes that she feels something deeper, & attempts to get his attention back. $1. (630) 896-6666

RdScholars 5K Run/Walk Aurora May 18th Rosary H.S: 901 N Edgelawn Dr; Have Some Fun! Go at your own pace, make it an all-out race or take a nice Sunday walk - just join us and be part of the fun! All ages are encouraged to participate.

Frankie Avalon Live in Concert Oakbrook Terrace May 19th & 20th, call for times, prices; Drury Lane Theatre: 100 Drury Ln; Chart-topping 50s and 60s superstar Frankie Avalon is returning to entertain audiences at Drury Lane Theatre. Avalon will perform his greatest hits including "Venus," "Why," "De De Dinah," "Gingerbread," "Cupid," and "Beauty School Dropout." 630-530-0111

Women's Chorale 20th Anniversary Concert May 18th 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm; Wentz: 171 E Chicago Ave; This year's end-of-season concert will celebrate the Chorale's 20th anniversary, featuring a wide variety of repertoire, a goodbye to graduating $5 +$2/online processing fee. (630) 637-SHOW



Internet for Job Seekers Lockport May 20th 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Library: 121 E Eighth St; Learn how to organize the info needed to

Job Search Workshop: Interviewing Skills Naperville May 20th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; Library: 200 W Jefferson Ave; Develop and enhance your interview skills by the techniques taught in this workshop; (630) 961-4100 x6106 Mom's Night Out! Pinterest Palooza! Orland Park May 20th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Library: 14921 Ravinia Ave; Leave the little ones at home and join us for a Pinterest-inspired craft night! We’ll provide the supplies to make some amazing projects. (708) 4285127 Cubs vs. Yankees May 20th 7:05 pm, May 21st 1:20 pm; Wrigley Field: 1060 W Addison St: $46-$317. (773) 404-2827



Organizing Tips for Busy Families Bolingbrook May 21st 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm; Library: 300 W Briarcliff Rd; Join Professional Organizer, Beth Randall for tips on how to keep your whole family organized. 630-6854176 Ladies Guild Card Party May 21st 11:30 am to 3:00 pm; Cantigny Post #367 VFW: 826 Horseshoe Dr; Hospice Guild’s 28th Annual card party and buffet luncheon with Bridge, Canasta, Euchre and Pinochle card games! Join us for an afternoon of fun and camaraderie, with a silent auction and bake sale, too! Limited seats available. $12/ticket. ‘Mushroomhead’ Concert Steger May 21st 6:00 pm; Another Hole in the Wall: 3236 Union Ave; Opening Acts: Erasing Never, Lydia Cant Breathe, UnSaid Fate, Consume The Divide, Deadlite Redemption, Khaos Ordinance. $18/early, $22/day of (708) 3923034 Glitz, Glam and More: A Shoppers Paradise Aurora May 21st 5:30 pm; Ballydoyle Irish

Pub & Restaurant: 28 W New York St; Great Food & Drinks. Lots of shopping!!! Confirmed Vendors: Premier Designs Dawn (Jewelry). Scentsy - Jen (Wax and Warmers) Signup through


White Sox vs. Yankees May 22nd &23rd 7:10 pm; May 24th – 26th 1:10 pm; US Cellular Field: 333 W 35th St; May23rd: Ladies Night; May 24th: Chris Sale Bobblehead; May 25th: Family Sunday, May 26th: Memorial Day - Military Appreciation; Tickets: $27-$495. (312) 674-1000 Free ‘Inspire Tour’ Chicago May 22nd 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Soldier Field: 1410 Museum Campus Dr, jam-packed day of conversation about some of the biggest concerns in your business, including: How to get the data you need to make better decisions. What your system can do to help you better serve your customers. How your system can enable you to manage the challenges of growth.

‘Closer’ Performance St Charles May 22nd – 24th 3:00 pm, May 25th 3:00 pm; Vero Voce: 951 State Ave, Ste F; quartet of strangers in a sexual square dance in which partners are constantly swapped, caught between desire and betrayal. 630584-0139 Journeyman Distiller's Dinner Downers


‘Fertility’ Performance St Charles May 23rd 7:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; film medical care for the women enduring fertility challenges has increased exponentially over the past 20 years because women may be waiting until later in life to start a family but to no avail medical treatments are putting women at possible long term health risks w/ very low yielding pregnancy and live birth rates. $22. 630-962-7000 Streator Park Fest May 23rd - May 25, Streator Park Fest held in the Streator City Park. Sponsored by the Streator Community Center, the outdoor festival includes a carnival, entertainment, food/craft /vendor booths. Augusta Jones Trunk Show Chicago May 23rd – 25th; Macy’s: Macy’s Bridal Salon 111 N State St, 4th Fl; Find your dream dress. Receive 15% Off all Trunk Show Merchandise Appointments recommended. 312-781-3545 or Gaelic Park Irish Fest Oak Forest May 23rd 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, May 24th &25th 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm, May 26th 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Gaelic Park: 6119 West 147th St; brings together the best in Irish music & dancing, Irish sports, theatre & story-telling, a petting zoo, Irish dogs and ponies, Irish import stores, & children’s activities, as well as a carnival.708-687-9323

Barbecue Westmont May 23rd 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm, May 24th 9:00 am to 10:30 pm, May 25th 7:00 am to 9:00 pm; Ty Warner Park:700 Blackhawk Dr. Billed as the state’s largest BBQ competition. Live music, craft vendors, a carnival, beer tent, & more

Saturday24-May The Guess Who St Charles May 24th 8:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; Get ready to hear all the hits including: “American Woman,” “These Eyes,” “No Time,” “Share the Land” and many more! These guys from Canada all knew a way to your hearts with those classic hits, now. $4989.630-962-7000

phers, jewelers, potters - artists of every sort - will display their work outdoors on the landscaped grounds. Entertainment on three stages, a food truck court, children's art activities, as well as free parking and free admission Guarding City Gates Walk Joliet May 24th Lineup: 10:45 am, Walk: 11:45 am, Community Picnic: 1:00 pm; Route starting out North on S Chicago 20 S. Chicago, turn left onto Washington St, turn right onto N Joliet St, take 1st right onto Jefferson St to Court House 824 W. Jefferson St; After the walk join us for a community picnic,1pm for tasty food, entertainment and fun. Vendors space $30. 815-5736826. Farmers Market Homewood Ongoing May 24th – Oct 11th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm; Village Hall: 2020 Chestnut Rd, A wide variety of vendors with the freshest produce, cheeses, breads, pastries and more! 708206-3393

Vintage Clothing Sale Chicago Heights May 24th – 29th regular hours, May 30th – Jun 1st 8:30 am to 2L30 pm; Union St Gallery & Studio Complex: 1527 Otto Blvd, Chicago Heights; The ever popular vintage clothing sale is back! Sale includes vintage clothing for women and men, scarves, belts, purses, bags, jewelry, hats, hat boxes, and artist made clothing and accessories. 708-754-2601

Barrington Art Festival May 24th & 25th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Downtown; Art festival season kicks off with the Barrington Art Festival over Memorial Day weekend. FREE and open to the public, the Barrington Art Festival offers the work of 130 juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors and wood.

Team Demolition Derby Joliet May 24th Gate opens: 4:00, Show: 7:15; Route 66 Raceway: 3200 S Chicago St; 888-629-RACE (7223)

St. Charles Fine Art Show St May 24th 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, May 25th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Riverside Ave between Main St &Illinois Ave; The award-winning, highly regarded show features the work of 100 juried artists in various mediums including watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood, and glass, which are exhibited and available for sale

Prairie Arts Festival Schaumburg May 24th & 25th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Prairie Center for the Arts: 201 Schaumburg Ct; Over 130 painters, sculptors, photogra-



Taste of Home Cooking St Charles May 22nd 6:30 pm; Arcadia: 105 E. Main St; Learn helpful tips, tricks, & techs as Guy demonstrates 10 all-new, seasonal recipes. Included: a free gift bag filled w/ magazines, valuable coupons, product samples, and special offers, door prizes & more $12/balcony, $1May main floor 630962-7000


Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz Concert Naperville May 23rd 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Madden Theatre: 171 E. Chicago Ave; $20/adults, $15/students and senior citizens. +$2/online processing. (630) 637SHOW


Grove May 22nd, call for times; Parkers' Restaurant and Bar: 1000 31st St; 6 course distiller's dinner from Executive Chef Pat McLaughlin expertly paired w/ 1ounce spirit tastings. Learn what spirits pair well with each dish. $65, tax, tip not included. 630-960-5700

You Home, NFP (OWYH). Registration deadline: May 21st. $25/early, $35/late. or




during the event. Randolph St Market Festival Chicago May 24th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, May 25th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Plumbers Hall: 1340 W. Washington; European-style, indoor-outdoor urban antique market in the historic West Loop neighborhood features 200 select purveyors of high quality, amazingly priced "finds", offering unlimited creative inspiration and hours of fun. Shoppers can find furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles, etc. Blood Drive w/ Heartland Blood Center Crest Hill May 24th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Library: 20670 Len Kubinski Dr; Be a hero and donate blood in a mobile donation coach. Spend just a little time in your day to help save lives. For your donation you will receive a small gift, courtesy of Heartland Blood Center. Registration required. 815-552-4278 Kayak Tour n Gourmet Potluck BBQ Beach Campout Morris May. 24th call for times; KayakMorris: Griggs Dr; 630-567-4653 Memorial Weekend Parade Chicago May 24th Wreath Laying Ceremony: 11:00 am Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza, Parade Noon: ; State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren State St. & Lake St. Parade has high-school marching bands, drum and bugle corps, veterans’ groups, and active duty military 5k Run For Wounded Warrior (USATF certified) Plainfield May 24th Registration: 6:30 pm, Race: 8:00 am; Settlers Park, 24000 W. Lockport St; Benefits: Operation Welcome


Drury Ln; Convict Jean Valjean is on the run, hunted relentlessly by Javert for breaking his parole. As Valjean struggles to keep his vow to raise the young orphan Cosette & Javert closing in, he has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. 630-530-0111

Joliet Iron Works Tour May 25th 9:00 am to 11:00 am; Iron Works; Discover why Joliet has the nickname of the "City of Stone and Steel" during this fascinating tour. At the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, an interpreter will guide you through what remains of this once-thriving industrial plant. Learn about iron and steel production and the stories of the men who worked at the site. 815-886-1467

"The Awakenings Project" Naperville Ongoing through Jun 22nd; Schoenherr Gallery: 171 E Chicago Ave; is an assemblage of talented artists in DuPage County and surrounding areas, all of whom have a psychiatric malady. Shown art represents the bRdrange of work that these artists create, from casual paintings, sculptures and photographs by amateurs, to seasoned works by professional artists." (630) 637-7469

KDS Collectible Coin & Currency Show Peotone May 25th, contact for times; Fairgrounds: 710 West St; 708670-3469

‘Chicago’ The Musical Aurora May 27th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Prisco: 150 W Illinois Ave; features songs, dances and short acting scenes from the musical ‘Chicago.’ Audience members can look forward to popular songs such as ‘Me And My Baby,’ ‘Cell Block Tango,’ and ‘All That Jazz.’ Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. $58. 630-859-8606

Sports Collectible Show Orland Park May 25th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Civic Center: 14750 Ravinia Ave, Sports Collectable Show. All sports cards, toys, NASCAR, and other collectable cards and products 708-403-6200 Outdoor Flea Market Mokena May 25th 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; Oak East Field: 10847 LaPorte Rd, Sell your old and new wares at this flea market. fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, etc. 708-390-2401



Memorial Day Ceremony Frankfort May 26th 10:00 am; Breidert Green: Oak & Kansas St; 815-469-2177 x243 Memorial Day Classic Car Show Batavia May 26th 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; Downtown Batavia: Wilson St. between Rte 31 & Rte 25; Pre 83 and Show Quality 83-89 American Cars and Trucks! 75 Trophies! "Buck-A-Car" Payout! 50/50! Special Car Show Parking in Downtown Batavia! Great Restaurants! Beautiful River View! $20 Reg $20; 630-567-2753 Memorial Day Fun Run Naperville May 26th 9:00 am to 11:00 am; Royce Rd & Lisson Rd; w/ NTR, WCRC and BFRC. Signup thought Memorial Day Parade St Charles May 26th 10:00 am; Downtown: 6th S. to Riverside Ave ending at the Freedom Shrine 630-587-6444



White Sox vs. Indians May 27th & 28th 7:10 pm; US Cellular Field: 333 W 35th St; Tickets: $27-$495. (312) 674-1000 Les Misérables Oakbrook Terrace Ongoing Mar 29th – Jun 8th; Drury Ln Theatre: 100



Gallery Juried Community Art Exhibition Palos Hills May 28th – Jul 31st Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; MVCC: 9000 W College Pkwy; Featuring works by community residents. Reception: May 31st 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; 708-974-5500 You Can Brew It! (21+) Crest Hill May 28th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Library: 20670 Len Kubinski Dr; If you are a craft beer enthusiast this class is for you! Learn the history of home brewing to give it some context, home brewed beer, as well as the equipment, ingredients, and the basic steps of the brewing process. The You Can Brew It! program is also full of advice for would-be brew masters to find peer-to-peer help, resources, supplies, etc. 8155254280 Renewable Technology Summit Lombard May 28th – 30th, contact for times; Westin: 70 Yorktown Shopping Center; Targets Companies, Government, Institutions & Utilities across America intent on Renewable Technology implementation initiatives & projects; providing the opportunity to learn about innovations, policies, technologies & services that will allow them to create or develop a strategy; driving down usage, cost & reducing their environmental footprint in the process. Dealer Ride Countryside May 28th BBQ: 6:30 pm, Ride &:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Harley Davidson: 9950 Joliet Rd, (708) 387-8750

Minority Business Exchange May 28th 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm; Chamber Office: 201-B Canterbury Ln; Free, but RSVPs required: 630-226-8420



Farmer's Market Oak Forest Ongoing Thursday May 29th - Oct 2nd 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Gov’t Bldg grounds: 15601 S. Central Ave. Baked goods, Cheese, Crafts, Vegetables, Honey, Jams, Plants, Prepared foods, Soap, Trees Maifest Chicago May 29th 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm; May 30th 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, May 31st Noon to 11:00 pm, Jun 1st, Noon to 10:00 pm; Lincoln Square: 4700 N Lincoln Ave;The German festival known as Maifest Chicago A Taste of Italy Channahon May 29th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; ACC: 24856 W Eames; Menu: Chicken Parmesan, Vegetable Risotto, and Garlic Bread! Registration Deadline: May 16th. $39/ nonresident, $30/resident. (815) 467-7275



Chicago White Sox vs. Padres May 30th 7:10 pm, May 31st 1:10 pm; US Cellular Field: 333 W 35th St; May 30th: Sports & Marketing Career Fair; Nwest Indiana Night; May 31st: White Sox Kids Baseball Glove; Boy Scout Day; Tickets: $27-$495. (312) 674-1000 Herman’s Hermits St Charles May 30th 8:00 pm; Arcadia: 105 E Main St; Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll's finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none! Star of stage, screen and record, Noone's performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a bRdpalette of music, all gems that, through his voice, defined a generation. $49-$89. 630-962-7000 Millennium Art Festival Chicago May 30th Noon to 5:00 pm, May 31st & Jun 1st 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Millennium Park: Lake & Michigan Ave; showcases original works from more than 130 acclaimed artists. Artwork of every medium including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, wood and furniture can be found at the festival. Do-Division St Fest Chicago May 30th Jun 1st; Division St between Ashland Ave. & Leavitt; Features local food & beer, vendors, music, art and craft vendors, unique kid's activities at the Family Fun Fest, and an elaborate Sidewalk Sale. 312-850-9390

Devil In The White City Steger May 30th 6:00 pm; Another Hole in the Wall: 3236 Union Ave; Opening Acts: Terror In His Presence, Aesthetics, Unknown Zodiac, Mandatory Manslaughter; $8/advance, $10/day of. (708) 392-3034 Orland Park Comedy Improv May 30th 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Old Village Hall: 14413 Beacon Ave; an unforgettable night of improvised comedy. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun! 708-403-7275 Taco festival Chicago May 30th – Jun 1st, contact for times; 2600 S. Kostner’ a supersize block party with all the great ingredients of a gala community fest including music, arts & crafts and, of course, tasty tacos and other cuisine from local restaurants. Benefits the neighborhood's Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Parish. 773-584-6684 or 773584-6669. Small Business Coalition Bolingbrook May 30th 7:30 am to 9:00 am; Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce: 201 Canterbury Lane -Unit B; strives to develop an open forum roundtable discussion for small business owners covering a variety of topics faced by your business each day. As small business owners you will provide this resource to each other by sharing common obstacles, best practices and resources. 630-226-8420 Vivaldi Strings Benefit Concert Wheaton May 30th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Pierce Memorial Chapel SE corner of Washington & Franklin; The Wheaton College Community School of the Arts (CSA) showcases a group consists of 26 advanced violinists, violists, cellists and pianists ages 11-17 that have been trained through the Suzuki method. $5630-752-5567



Run4Rehab 5k run/2mile walk University Park May 31st 9:00 am; GSU: 1 University Pkwy; benefits: Brain Injury Association of Illinois. $25. TCS Convention Orland Park May 31st 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Civic Center: 14750 Ravinia Ave, Come out to purchase vintage toys, and comic books! Meet artists and get that sketch of your favorite character. Hope to see you then! $3/adults, $1/children. 773-242-0041 ‘Tree Key’ Lemont May 31st 1:00 pm; Sagawau Enviro Learning Ctr: 12545 West 111th St; Learn to identify trees by examining their leaves. We will use The Tree Finder by

May Watts to help decipher 3 characteristics. 630-257-2045

Brad Paisley Performance Tinley Park May 31st 7:00 pm; 1st Midwest Bank Amphitheatre: 19100 South Ridgeland Ave; 708-614.616 BB King Joliet May 31st 8:00 pm; Rialto: 102 N Chicago St; The undisputed king of the blues- Riley B. King whose smooth and rich vocals emote wailing cries and good-hearted humor, while every sound he plays on the guitar is instantly recognizable by his distinct vibrato, vocal guitar style and authorship of hundreds of the most classic blues riffs. $45 $95815-726-7171

Vegetarian Pride Chicago May 31st Noon; Grant Park 300 E Balbo Dr; a wonderful allencompassing event to support local vegans and vegetarians, as well as to raise awareness in the general public about the benefits of a plant-based diet. We encourage everyone, vegans or not, to come and walk, socialize, learn, and of course celebrate the Veg lifestyle with us!

Problem Behavior Seminars for Your Dog May 31st Noon to 2:00 pm; Messenger Marsh: South Bell Road, south of Rte 7/159th St in Homer Glen; Has your dog started biting, digging, acting aggressively, or becoming afraid of certain things? These are just a few examples of problem behaviors that dogs can acquire during their lives. $10. 708-534-8499

Urban Scavenger Hunt Chicago May 31st Packet Pick up: 11:00 am, Clue Distribution: Noon; Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub; 400 N McClurg Ct; team of 2 to 4 people will solve clues, tackle challenges, & race for cash prizes in the Great Urban Race beginning at Lizzie McNeill’s.$60/early, $75/day of

Women of the Woods: A Nature Retreat Park Forest May 31st 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; Thorn Creek: 247 Monee Rd; Celebrate the beauty of the summer woods in this program for women only! Discover the naturalist in you as you explore the woods, observing birds and insects, identifying trees and flowers, following tracks, and much more. Registration deadline: May 29th. $5. 708-747-6320

Craft Beer Fest: Wisconsin Beer and Cheese Tour (21+) Aurora May 31st 7:30 pm; RiverEdge Park: 360 N Broadway St. Attendees will have an opportunity to pair their drinks w/ artisan cheese & sausages. Basic cost includes: pint glass and 24 sampling tokens. VIPs commemorative glass, 30 sampling tokens, snacks, exclusive tastings of select beers in & $10 off festival merchandise. $40/basic, $65/VIP, $15/ designated driver. 630-890-5476

Tech Talk: Craigslist Crest Hill May 31st 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Library: 20670 Len Kubinski Dr; Learn a new computer skill and get your tech questions answered! It starts with a short presentation on a specific topic. Topic: Craigslist. Then you’ll have the opportunity to ask any kind of computer or technology question you have. Bring a laptop or other gadgets

Brandon Marshall Mental Health Awareness Ride Naperville May 31st 8:00 am; Linden Oaks at Edward Outpatient Ctr: 1335 N Mill St; event is for riders and non-riders. All makes and model bikes are welcome. T-

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 10K/5K Joliet May 31st 7:00 am; Advanced Urology Associates: 1541 Riverboat Ctr Dr; ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, the premier men’s health event series in America, is a heartfelt tight-knit community activity that brings together athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members and friends in the fight to end prostate cancer. (888) 245-9455 or Culinary: Fresh, Fast and Healthy Naperville May 31st 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; 95th St Ctr: 2244 West 95th St; Recipes provided. Menu” Ancho-Honey Pork Tenderloin,

Cougars 5k Run/Walk Geneva May 31st Registration: 6:45 am; Race: 8:00 am; 5/3rds Bank Ballpark: 34W002, Cherry Ln; $25/adult, $12/ages 5-18 630/232-8811, X1243, Run rhe Ridge 5k & 1k Run/Walk May 31st Registration: 6:30 am, Race: 8:00 am; County Line Sq & Burr Ridge Pkwy; Benefits Proactive Kids Foundation. Registration Deadline: May 15th. $35/early, $45/late. 630-850-4050, or

woven textiles, mosaics, pastels, stained glass, jewelry, and photography. Festival admission free. 630-655-2090 Hands On Grilling Class- Smoking Techniques and BBQ Lombard May 31st 10:00 am to Noon; Weber Grill Restaurant: 2331 Fountain Square Dr; Hands On! Smoking Techniques and BBQ. Join us for a smoking demonstration, set up, tips & techs. $85. 630953-8356 Fishing Derby Willowbrook May 32st 10:00 am to Noon; Willow Pond: Plainfield Rd & Adams St; Come have fun at our newly stocked pond. Children can fish on their own or with parent assistance. Prizes will be awarded to the largest single catch, most catches, and most unusual catches. Fishing tips and handouts will be available for all. $14/nonresident, $7/resident. 630-323-8215

Party In The Park 5k Run/Walk Batavia May 31st Registration: 4:00 pm, Race: 5:00 pm; Riverwalk 100 N. Island Ave; $25/adult, $20/student. or Facebook: pitpcommunity


Fine Arts Festival Oak Brook May 31st – Jun 1st 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Graue Mill & Museum: 3800 York Rd; 50+ of the area's most talented artists who will exhibit and sell a variety of art for the home and garden. The festival features paintings, ceramics, hard-

Alumni Brunch Joliet Jun 1st 11:00 am; JJC: 1215 Houbolt Rd; This year, the Alumni Brunch will celebrate class reunions for the years, 1934, 1944, 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004. The following awards will also be presented: $30 (815) 280-2328 or

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Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale Joliet May 31st 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Sugar Creek Admin Ctr: 17540 W. Laraway Rd; 815-727-8700

Mexican Children’s Day Chicago May 31st Walk: 10:00, Festival: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; uic forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd. Celebrate Mexican culture and family health at Día del Niño Family Festival. Begin with a two-mile walk from the National Museum of Mexican Art to UIC Forum. Continue with games, art, and activities.

Incredible Bats Bolingbrook May 31st 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm; Hidden Oaks: 201 Recreation Dr; Learn about bats, then take a hike through the forest and down to the ponds to watch the sun set and listen to the night sounds. The highlight is locating the species of bats that come in small numbers to the area to feed. $10/nonresident, $6/resident. (630) 739-0272

Salmon with Toasted Israeli Couscous, Asparagus with Curry Butter, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms with Spinach. $63/nonresident, $42/resident. (630) 848-5000


Ancient Fossils Unearthed: Fossil Hunting (10+) Channahon May 31st 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; McKinley Woods: Walnut Lane, east of Blackberry Ln; $20. Registration Required. 708-534-8499

Chicago Alternative Comics (CAKE) Expo May 31st, June 1st 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Center on Halsted: 3656 N Halsted; celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground & alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present & future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions & more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers & readers. or

shirts, pins, and poker chips available on the website to purchase as a donation to the charity if you are unable to join us. 815-4311900 or

Centennial Three "I" Chili Cook-Off Palos Park May 31st 1:00 pm & Jun 1st Noon; Village Green: 8901 W 123rd St; where cooks from Illinois, Indiana and Iowa will compete during this two-day event. The event will also feature music and live entertainment, as well as kids activities. 708-671-3760

you have questions about. Refreshments will be provided. (815) 552-4280

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