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June 17 - 22, 2014 Geneva, IL

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Celebrate six decades of Swedish Days Happy 65th birthday to Swedish Days presented by Cadence Health! It wouldn’t be summer in Geneva without the “Granddaddy of Illinois Festivals” presented by Geneva Chamber of Commerce. This six-day festival opens June 17 and continues through June 22. “This fest has been a summer classic for over six decades,” says Jean Gaines, president of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. “New surprises will add a fresh spin to some of the traditions. The volunteers, the parade participants and the food vendors come back each year to create six days of fun. We thank everyone involved for helping make our hometown festival an event we can be proud of.” Festivities take place on South Third Street, just south of State Street (Route 38) and on North Fourth Street. You will also find food booths, activities, shopping and samplings on side streets in downtown Geneva. Many activities are free, including the entertainment. The festival also is accessible via Metra’s Union Pacific West Line. Geneva’s train station is on South Third Street just blocks from the hub of activities. Shopping, eating and music are all on the schedule for Tuesday. Then the kids will help kick off the celebration opening day with Creation Station, the carnival, quad power jump and Fair on the Square - two hours of fun for young visitors on Third Street followed by an ice-cream eating contest. As the day draws to a close, the calendar turns

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to 1950 as The Crown Vics take us back to bobby sox and malt shops that evening. Free musical entertainment will be offered all week throughout Swedish Days. Each night a different decade is brought to life on the stage. There’s even a place for Swedish entertainers on this year’s lineup. The popular, family friendly Geneva’s Got Talent is back! Come and cheer on the semi-finalists Wednesday evening. Judges votes and your votes on Facebook will help carry them over to the finals on Saturday. Thursday, Craft Brew@402 debuts. Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy this experience at the tent on the SW corner of Fourth & State. Open through Sunday and featuring local brewers. For a complete list of events, visit www.genevachamber. com/swedish_days.php. If you have any questions, stop at the information booth located at the corner of South Third and James streets near the Kane County Courthouse. We encourage you to spend the entire festival week in Geneva. Jean Gaines – President, Geneva Chamber of Commerce

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Dance through the decades Do you like to twist and shout or do the hustle? Celebrating 65 years of Swedish Days, each night on Third Street will feature a decade. Starting Tuesday with the 50s and closing out the week on Saturday with 90s to now. To be in full rockin’ spirit, why not pull out your bell bottoms and leg warmers and dress for the decade. Relive the jukebox, eight track and vinyl days when some of the top area bands come to the Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health. The live music can be enjoyed in three spots — on the Central Stage and the Courthouse lawn both located on Third Street. In addition, on Saturday and Sunday, Sweden Väst, corner of N. Fourth & State, pays tribute to our heritage with singing & dancing performed by Swedish musicians. Performances run June 17-21 on Third Street and June 21 & 22 at Sweden Väst. Again this year the superb talent of Richard Peck from R/J Recording and Sound will provide the sound and lights for entertainment. Shodeen Homes is the proud sponsor of Central Stage entertainment all week. Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. will be a gas as The Crown Vics bring their intrepid blend of 1950’s birth of rock & roll, and rhythm & blues showstoppers to the sock hop. Don’t be a square and miss this blast of a time. Wednesday evening’s Central Stage entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. as the Swedish American Children’s Choir takes the stage to perform songs from Sweden. At 6:30 p.m. the semifinalists from “Geneva’s Got Talent” will perform. Help carry your favorite to the Saturday night finals by voting on Facebook June 17 starting at 10 a.m. until 10 a.m. June 20. Search for Geneva, IL – Chamber of

Commerce & Tourism and look for the Swedish Days presented by Cadence Health logo. Stick around after, for some far out music with The New Invaders as they take you on a trip that will never be forgotten at 8 p.m. Thursday at 8:00 p.m. 7th Heaven closes out Libido Funk Circus comes the week of music by the to town. Get down and decades on Saturday. boogie to your favorite Photo by Megan Kelly Disco hits, dance & rock songs of the 70s. Watching this primo group perform their instrumental gymnastics, outrageous clothes and over-thetop stage show is just as dy-no-mite as their music. Grab your platform shoes and come on down to Third Street for this groovy evening. Friday rock out at 6:00 p.m. with the winner of the Geneva Park District’s “Battle of the Bands.” Like the totally tubular Modern Day Romeos will get the crowd jumpin’ at 7:30 p.m. with 80s favs for sure. In addition to Shodeen Homes, Geneva Park District is pleased to co-sponsor Friday night. Saturday don’t miss “Geneva’s Got Talent” finalists, starting at 6:30 p.m. Come see who takes home the $1,000 cash prize. 7th Heaven takes Central Stage at 8 p.m. performing hits from the 90s to today. This entertainment is co-sponsored by Shodeen Homes, Kane County Chronicle and The Gerald Auto Group.

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Concerts on the Lawn midday musical event is held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Grab a bite from one of the many food booths or restaurants and start Tuesday with the voices of husband and wife duo, Mike Mulcahy and Heather O’Brien along with Heather’s sister Kiley Ruggiero. This trio make up Majors Junction, melding country honky-tonk blues with folk and rock undertones. Get ready on Wednesday for Dennis O’Brien, a solid vocalist and acoustic guitar player. On Thursday, Jim Green weaves his acoustic guitar between musical genres such as folk and blues and on Saturday, singer-songwriter Lindsey O’Brien. Her soulful songs unite rock, pop, and folk. Concerts on the Lawn are sponsored by GreenFields of Geneva and Insurance through AAA. Sweden Väst is the time to get your Swede on as singers, dancers and musicians perform June 21 and 22. The Swedish American Children’s Choir opens the day. In the afternoon, enjoy old time Scandinavian folk and dance music with Swedish Folk. Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago showcase their talent as Saturday comes to a close. Sunday kicks off with Chicago Spelmanslag, a Scandinavian Folk Band. Sweden Väst is sponsored by I.B. Quality Cabinets. Saturday also brings the 44th Granquist Music Competition, the largest music contest in Illinois. This contest is only open to pre-registered contestants. Information on entering next year’s competition will be available February Relax to musical stylings at Con2015 at certs on the Lawn entertainment. genevachamber.com. Photo by Kelly Vanderploeg

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Swedish Days offers taste buds a culinary adventure Whether you love authentic Swedish fare, savor American favorites or have a taste for an original creation, appetites will be deliciously tempted at the many outdoor and indoor options.

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Grand Parade – more alive at 65! For six decades, the Swedish Days Grand Parade has culminated a week of fun, food and friends. This year, crowds will thrill in parade participants’ theming their unit to a decade - from the 50s to now. The annual Swedish Days Grand Parade is an eye and ear opening experience with marching bands, colorful floats, prancing horses, and extraordinary entertainers. Marshaled by Viking Service Organization and coordinated by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, the parade steps off at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 22, and winds through downtown Geneva. The parade path starts from the high school area at Center Street and Anderson Boulevard and continues south on Anderson turning east onto State Street. In the center of town the march will continue south on Third Street and disband at the Metra train station. This parade is everything you want a parade to be. With floats, marching bands, clowns, dancers and over 100 units - the excitement of this parade is something you won’t want to miss. Jesse White Tumblers will return to astonish everyone and the amazing choreography of the South Shore Drill Team will delight. The music of the Illinois Army National Guard’s 144th Army Band based in Springfield will add to the atmosphere. So find your viewing spot and get ready to roar with the crowd.

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Schedule of Events Tuesday, June 17

Many merchants offer specials 10:00 am–1:00 pm – Creation Station – James & 3rd St. – North side of Courthouse Fly away with your own milk carton birdhouse. 10:00 am–6:00 pm – Exhibitions – Geneva History Museum, 113 S. 3rd St. Belong to Geneva’s story featuring an exciting exhibition, a train show and unique Geneva gifts in our Museum Store. Admission includes exhibitions & train show: $3/ Adults, $2/Ages 12 & under and Museum Members * Sweet Home Chicago – An exhibition highlighting our cultural connection to Chicago’s candy makers. * Train Show of large scale railroading – fun for the whole family – hosted by the LGB Model Railroad Club of Chicago. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm – Concerts on the Lawn – Courthouse Lawn, S. 3rd St. Majors Junction – Attracting a listener base whose musical taste transcends different genres, Majors Junction produces a diverse meld of country honky–tonk blues with folk undertones and good old rock & roll. Sponsored by GreenFields of Geneva and Insurance through AAA 2:00 pm–9:00 pm – Quad Power Jump – S. 4th & James St. Young & old can defy gravity and experience bounces and flips–all while safely harnessed. $6/person. Sponsored by American Bank & Trust Co., N.A. 2:00 pm–10:00 pm – Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James & 4th St. From 2:00–6:00 pm, unlimited rides $25/person. 4:00 pm–6:00 pm – Fair on the Square – Third Street b/t James & Campbell An explosive amount of fun for the kids. FREE face painting with The Classy Clown, FREE balloon art by the International Award winning balloon artist Dennis Scott and talents of Jason Kollum. Scheduled to perform are: 4:00 – Istvan & His Imaginary Band (When Istvan starts rocking, kids can’t help but join in) 5:15 – The Rope Warrior (He may not be from another planet, but the rope jumping feats he performs are certainly out of this world) 6:00 pm–7:00 pm – Ice Cream Eating Contest – Central Stage Registration begins at 5:30 with limited spaces available for Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream’s FREE ice cream–eating contest.  The actual contest begins at 6PM and is open to all ages. Who can eat the most ice cream in one minute?  Four age groups.  Everyone wins with Colonial Ice Cream – prizes for all! Sponsored by Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 18

Many merchants offer specials 10:00 am–1:00 pm – Creation Station – James & 3rd St. – North side of Courthouse How sweet it is, stop by, frost and then eat your own sugar cookie. 10:00 am–2:00 pm – Fun at the Library Tent – Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. Fun for all ages; free activities and giveaways. 10:00 am–6:00 pm – Exhibitions – Geneva History Museum, 113 S. 3rd St. The Geneva History Museum offers two exciting exhibitions – Full details found under Tuesday, June 17 listing. 10:00 am–9:00 pm – Quad Power Jump – S. 4th & James St. Young & old can defy gravity and experience bounces and flips–all while safely harnessed. $6/person. Sponsored by American Bank & Trust Co., N.A. 11:00 am–10:00 pm – Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James St. & 4th St. From 12:00–4:00 pm, unlimited rides $25/person. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm – Concerts on the Lawn – Courthouse Lawn, S. 3rd St. Dennis O’Brien – A solid vocalist and acoustic guitar player, well–versed in multiple musical genres that include Rock, Blues and Folk. Dennis O’Brien creates a friendly and warm rapport with his audiences. Sponsored by GreenFields of Geneva and Insurance through AAA CENTRAL STAGE S. 3rd St. at Courthouse – R/J Recording & Sound Sponsored by Shodeen Homes 5:30 pm – Central Stage – Swedish American Children’s Choir Gaining a reputation for performance excellence, the Swedish American Children’s Choir has grown to become the largest Swedish Choir for children in the Midwest! 6:30 pm – Central Stage – Geneva’s Got Talent Semi–Finals Come and cheer on the individuals competing for a chance to perform at the Saturday, June 21 finals and a $1,000 cash prize. Vote for your favorite on Facebook. Search for Geneva, IL– Chamber of Commerce and Tourism with the Swedish Days logo.

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8:00 pm – Central Stage – The New Invaders The New Invaders will take you on a journey that will never be forgotten. Song after song, note for note, hold on to your seat as they take you back to the 60s, an explosive and historical musical time period unlike any other!  The sound, the look, and the visual nostalgia brings the journey to life!

Thursday, June 19

Many merchants offer specials 8:30 am–10:30 am – Geneva Settler’s Coffee Hour – Geneva Golf Club, 831 South St. Continental breakfast will be served. Prize for longest residency in Geneva (for people who have resided in Geneva 15 years or more). Sponsored by Delnor Glen Senior Living 10:00 am–1:00 pm – Creation Station – James & 3rd St. – North side of Courthouse These crazy creatures make excellent pets. Choose from four different bright and fun jungle buddies to craft. 10:00 am–2:00 pm – Fun at the Library Tent – Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. Fun for all ages; free activities and giveaways. 10:00 am–6:00 pm – Exhibitions – Geneva History Museum, 113 S. 3rd St. The Geneva History Museum offers two exciting exhibitions – Full details found under Tuesday, June 17 listing. 10:00 am–9:00 pm – Quad Power Jump – S. 4th & James St. Young & old can defy gravity and experience bounces and flips–all while safely harnessed. $6/person. Sponsored by American Bank & Trust Co., N.A. 11:00 am–10:00 pm – Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James & 4th St. From 12:00–4:00 pm, unlimited rides $25/person. 12:00 pm–10:00 pm – Craft Brew@402 – S. 4th & State St. Craft beer enthusiasts will appreciate this experience. Purchase ales, lagers and more from local brewers. Enjoy this tented event through Sunday. Specialty tappings nightly. Food available from Geneva Community Chest. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm – Concerts on the Lawn – Courthouse Lawn, S. 3rd St. Jim Green – Weaving between musical genres such as Folk and Blues, Green creates enchanting melodies to percussively driven fingerstyle songs that fully illustrate his uniqueness in the world of guitar players. He is a 2004 Guitar Idol Champion and has been named “One of the best independent artists in the Midwest” by the editors of Billboard Magazine. Sponsored by GreenFields of Geneva and Insurance through AAA 5:00 pm–9:00 pm – Annual Used Book Sale – Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. Numbers for first admittance will be distributed beginning at 9 am at the Check–in Desk just inside the library entrance.

CENTRAL STAGE S. 3rd at Courthouse – R/J Recording & Sound Sponsored by Shodeen Homes 8:00 pm – Central Stage – Libido Funk Circus LFC’s non–stop energy, showmanship and exquisite musicality truly sets them apart from the rest. With top–notch, professional musicians and 70s classics under its collective belt, Libido Funk Circus has all the tools to make a room move all night long!

Friday, June 20

Many merchants offer specials 9:00 am – Geneva Park District Dodgeball Tournament, Wheeler Park (Rt. 31) Get your team ready for the Geneva Park District Dodgeball Tournament! There will be three divisions: Grades 3&4, Grades 5&6 and Grades 7&8. Each team can have 6–8 players, six players will play at a time and each team is guaranteed to play two games. All participants will receive a t–shirt and prizes are awarded for the winning team in each division.  All Star Sports Instruction will be officiating.  Registration deadline is 6/13.  Please register based on the grade level in 13–14 school year.  Each player needs to sign a waiver located on the Sport Spot at genevaparks.org. $100 per Team 9:00 am–5:00 pm – Annual Used Book Sale – Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. 10:00 am–2:00 pm – Fun at the Library Tent – Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. Make a sidewalk masterpiece! Chalk will be provided. 10:00 am–6:00 pm – Exhibitions – Geneva History Museum, 113 S. 3rd St. The Geneva History Museum offers two exciting exhibitions – Full details found under Tuesday, June 17 listing. 10:00 am–9:00 pm – Quad Power Jump – S. 4th & James St. Young & old can defy gravity and experience bounces and flips–all while safely harnessed. $6/person. Sponsored by American Bank & Trust Co., N.A. 11:00 am–10:00 pm – Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James & 4th St. From 12:00–4:00 pm, unlimited rides $25/person. 12:00 pm–11:00 pm – Craft Brew@402 – S. 4th & State St. Craft beer enthusiasts will appreciate this experience. Purchase ales, lagers and more from local brewers. Enjoy this tented event through Sunday. Specialty tappings nightly. Food available from Geneva Community Chest.

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• Schedule continued from page 11 KIDS’ DAY Friday, June 20 – S. 3rd St. at Courthouse Sponsored by Geneva Bank & Trust, A Wintrust Community Bank. 11:00 am–3:00 pm – Geneva Bank & Trust – Courthouse Lawn Geneva Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank, is your full service community bank.  Stop by our booth on Friday, June 20, to play the Wheel of Fun and win prizes.  Join us at the bank on Saturday, June 21, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for fun activities including Summerfield Zoo–Exotic Animals and face painting.  Member FDIC. 11:00 am–3:00 pm – Kyuki–Do Martial Arts of Geneva, Inc. – Courthouse Lawn Kyuki–Do Martial Arts of Geneva, Inc. (KMAG) will be hosting Interactive Demonstrations for all to participate in.  Come and join in the fun!  They will also be holding chances to “spin & win” FREE Memberships, FREE Birthday Parties and other activities!  Po the Kung Fu Panda will also be making an appearance, so make sure you don’t miss it! 11:00 am–3:00 pm – Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream – Courthouse Lawn Spin our prize wheel for a chance to win either a mini–treat, a hot fudge sundae or a free kid’s meal at the Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream booth… and also sign–up to  “Win Your Height in Turtle Sundaes!” 11:00 am–11:30 am – Check In for Kids’ Day Parade – Geneva Public Library Lawn, 2nd & James St. Get creative and enter in one of these parade categories: Fun with Duct Tape, Spaced Out, Decorated Bikes & Trikes, Swedish Costumes, Fictional Friends 11:30 am–12:00 pm – Judging of Parade Entries 12:00 pm – Kick off – Kids’ Day Parade Line of March: W. on James St. to 3rd St., S. to Campbell St., disperses at 3rd St. & Campbell St. Awards ceremony will immediately follow. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm – Geneva Park District Performances and Kids’ Day Activities – Central Stage and Courthouse Lawn Performances by Geneva Park District Sunset Dancers, Angels Cheerleading and Geneva Gymnastics Academy followed by “Plant A Garden”– fun activities on the courthouse lawn; all coordinated by the Geneva Park District. Dunk Tank and Hoop It Up coordinated by All Star Sports Instruction.   3:00 pm– 7:00 pm – Kids’ Day Special – Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, Wheeler Park (Rt. 31) Presented by Geneva Park District $2 miniature golf for kids ages 3–15.

9:00 pm–Midnight – Twilight Golf Night – Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, Wheeler Park (Rt. 31) Presented by Geneva Park District Wheeler Park, Rt. 31. Play miniature golf ... in the dark! Glow–in–the–dark golf balls will be provided. No pre–registration. Ages 13 and older. Last tee time 11:15 pm. $8 per round. Information: 630–232–4542. CENTRAL STAGE S. 3rd St. at Courthouse – R/J Recording & Sound Co–Sponsored by Shodeen Homes and Geneva Park District 6:00 pm – Central Stage – Geneva Park District Battle of the Bands Winner Performance by the first place winner of the Geneva Park District Battle of the Bands held Monday, June 16. 7:30 pm – Central Stage – Modern Day Romeos Put on your partici–pants!! MDR strives to be the most entertaining band you will see. Its six members have come together from different musical backgrounds to create the most fun and high–energy show you can experience. The crowd will be singing and dancing to 80 favorites. MDR doesn’t want you to come see a show, they want you to be a part of it!

Saturday, June 21

Many merchants offer specials 8:00 am–12:00 pm – Geneva Lutheran Church Breakfast, 301 S. 3rd St. Authentic fresh-off-the-griddle Swedish Pancakes served with a choice of toppings, sausage links, coffee or juice. $6 Adults, $4 Children under 12. Rain location – Church basement. Enjoy Pancakes-to-Go on SUNDAY, 10am – 1pm, (.50 for one, $1/three). All proceeds go to Youth Summer Mission Trip. 8:00 am–5:00 pm – 44th Annual Granquist Music Competition – Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave. Hosting over 2,000 musicians from age 4 through adult. All types of instruments are represented as well as vocal entries. Not open for viewing by the public. To learn more about the competition, visit www.genevachamber.com. Sponsored by Geneva Chamber of Commerce 9:00 am–3:00 pm – Annual Used Book Sale – Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. All day, bag of books for $8. 9:00 am–5:00 pm – 3–on–3 Basketball Tournament – 3rd St. Hosted by the Geneva Park District Age groups will play at different times.  Each team is guaranteed two games. Roster is limited to 5 players.  Players cannot play on more than one team and teams will be placed in the category of their oldest player; $60 per team; ages 10–up. Deadline 6/15. Sponsored by The Gerald Auto Group

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10:00 am–1:00 pm – Creation Station – James & 3rd St. – North side of Courthouse Express your originality when you color a variety of animals, flowers and nature landscapes and break it apart – instant jigsaw puzzle. 10:00 am–4:00 pm – Swedish Cottage Walk & Viking Ship Tour – Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Dr.  View Swedish Stugas (Cottages) on guided tours.  Moderate activity level – uneven ground.  The Cottage Walk cost is $10.  The Viking Ship Presentation is $5; children 11 & under are free. Free parking.  Allow 1 – 1 ½ hour for tour; 40 minutes for Viking Ship Presentation. Visit our Lingonberry Cafe serving Swedish meatballs, Swediedogs and other Swedish treats.  Also open Swedie Pie’s Bakery and The Camp Store for sweets and treats with Swedish flavor.   Information: 847–845–2640 10:00 am–5:00 pm – Sweden Väst – N. 4th St. b/t State & Hamilton Bringing the “Swedish” back to the Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health in this block of all things Swedish. Enter through the Swedish Cottage and experience art, music, food, games as you would in Sweden. Sponsored by I.B. Quality Cabinets 10:00 am–5:00 pm – Rosemaling Show – Good Templar Park (Community House), 528 East Side Dr. View beautiful decorative Norwegian folk painting. Show includes competition, sales demonstrations, food and raffle. 10:00 am–6:00 pm – Exhibitions – Geneva History Museum, 113 S. 3rd St. The Geneva History Museum offers two exciting exhibitions – Full details found under Tuesday, June 17 listing. 10:00 am–9:00 pm – Quad Power Jump – S. 4th & James St. Young & old can defy gravity and experience bounces and flips–all while safely harnessed. $6/person Sponsored by American Bank & Trust Co., N.A. 11:00 am–10:00 pm – Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James & 4th St. From 12:00–4:00 pm, unlimited rides $25/person. 12:00 pm–11:00 pm – Craft Brew@402 – S. 4th & State St. Craft beer enthusiasts will appreciate this experience. Purchase ales, lagers and more from local brewers. Enjoy this tented event through Sunday. Specialty tappings nightly. Food available from Geneva Community Chest. 1:00 pm–3:00 pm – Concerts on the Lawn – Courthouse Lawn , S. 3rd St. Lindsey O’Brien – Lindsey O’Brien, singer–songwriter, unites rock, pop, and folk in her original music. Lindsey’s voice is described as sweet but not sugary and her songwriting reveals an edge of daring with a tinge of heartbreak. Sponsored by GreenFields of Geneva and Insurance through AAA

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• Schedule continued from page 13 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trucks & Ladders Static Display – 3rd St.b/t State & James Presented by Geneva Fire Department 9:00 pm–Midnight – Twilight Golf Night – Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, Wheeler Park (Rt. 31) Presented by Geneva Park District Wheeler Park, Rt. 31. Play miniature golf ... in the dark! Glow–in–the–dark golf balls will be provided. No pre–registration. Ages 13 and older. Last tee time 11:15 pm. $8 per round. Information: 630–232–4542. CENTRAL STAGE S. 3rd St. at Courthouse – R/J Recording & Sound Co–Sponsored by Shodeen Homes, Kane County Chronicle and The Gerald Auto Group 6:30 pm – Central Stage – Geneva’s Got Talent Finals Finalists chosen from Wednesday night’s competition will compete for First Place and a $1,000 cash prize. 8:00 pm – Central Stage – 7th Heaven Known for their famous “30 songs in 30 minutes” medley of songs, 7th Heaven will drive audiences to literally be dancing in the streets. Musicianship and theatrics fuel original songs that came straight from the radio play–list of the 90s to today.

11:00 am–5:00 pm – Rosemaling Show – Good Templar Park (Community House), 528 East Side Dr. View beautiful decorative Norwegian folk painting. Show includes competition, sales demonstrations, food and raffle. 11:00 am–8:00 pm – Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James & 4th St. From 12:00–4:00 pm, unlimited rides $25/person. 12:00 pm–5:00 pm – Craft Brew@402 – S. 4th & State St. Craft beer enthusiasts will appreciate this experience. Purchase ales, lagers and more from local brewers. Food available from Geneva Community Chest. 1:00 pm – 65th Annual Swedish Days Parade THROUGH THE DECADES Line of March: Anderson Blvd. and Center, south to State, east on State to 3rd, south on 3rd to Metra Train Station. Marshaled by Viking Service Organization and coordinated by Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, June 22

7:00 am–11:00 am – All–You–Can–Eat Parade Day Breakfast – 22 S. 2nd Presented by Geneva Vikings Mimer Lodge #33 (American Legion Post 75 tent). Swedish Pancakes, Fried Herring, Bacon, Eggs, Potatoes, Beverages. Adults–$12, Kids 12 & Under– $6. 10:00 am–3:00 pm – Sweden Väst – N. 4th St. b/t Hamilton & State Bringing the “Swedish” back to the Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health in this block of all things Swedish. Enter through the Swedish Cottage and experience art, music, food, games as you would in Sweden. Sponsored by I.B. Quality Cabinets 10:00 am–4:00 pm – Swedish Cottage Walk & Viking Ship Tour – Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Dr. Full details found under Saturday, June 21 listing. 10:00 am–6:00 pm – Quad Power Jump – S. 4th & James St. Young & old can defy gravity and experience bounces and flips–all while safely harnessed. $6/person. Sponsored by American Bank & Trust Co., N.A.

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