Culture: ‘Social Security’
September 6, 2012 11:28AM
Updated: September 6, 2012 11:28AM
Jewelry needed: Anderson Animal Shelter seeks jewelry for their 6th Annual Jewelry Faire to be held Sept. 7 and 8 at the American Legion in Geneva. Better handbags are also needed. Bring donations to the Shelte, 1000 S. LaFox (Rt. 31), South Elgin during business hours. Contact Kathleen Graff at (847) 382-1945 or email@example.com.
COD Fall College Theatre: General auditions for College of DuPage College Theatre’s fall productions of “The Nerd” and “A Christmas Carol” will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 and 4 p.m. Sept. 9 in Building K, Room 103, on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. “Christmas Carol” auditions on Sept. 8 and 9 are for adults only. Call (630) 942-4000.
Fox Country Players: Auditions for “Sylvia” will be at 5 p.m. Sept 9 at the Community Christian Church, 120 Commercial Dr. #13, Yorkville. Visit foxcountryplayers.org.
Albright Theatre Company: Auditions will be held for “Fuddy Meers” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 at 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Call (630) 406-8838 or visit albrighttheatre.com.
Fox Valley Festival Chorus: Rehearsals beginning at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 10. New members welcome. No auditions required for Chorus membership, only for solos. Weekly rehearsals at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, corner of Edgelawn and Galena, Aurora. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit foxvalleyfc.org.
The Senior Suburban Orchestra: Rehearsals are at 1-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Oak Trace, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. New members are welcome. The orchestra needs players on violin, viola, cello, double bass, bassoon, and percussion. Call Lori Davis at (630) 935-7103.
Beyond Glee: The Wheaton Park District Leisure Center is organizing a new adult, performance-based chorus — “Beyond Glee!” Auditions will be held at the Leisure Center at 6-9 p.m. Sept. 13 with rehearsals Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20. At 208 W. Union in Memorial Park. Call (630) 510-5030 or via email at email@example.com.
Heartland Voices: Not-for-profit choral arts organization based in Elgin seeks new singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from late September through late April. Anyone wishing to audition should either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Dr. John G. Slawson, artistic director, at (847) 347-4584.
ECC American Grands concert: Pianists of all levels may apply to perform in the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XVIII. The event will be held on Jan. 26, 2013 in Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 28 at elgin.edu/americangrands.
Anderson’s Bookshops: Tess Gerritsen, “Last to Die,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Naperville. Dav Pilkey, “Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers,” booksigning line world record attempt, 2 p.m. Sept. 8, Naperville. Come early, at 1 p.m. with underpants on your head to help us set a world record. Andrea Thalasinos, “An Echo Through the Snow,” reading and booksigning, 2 p.m. Sept. 9, Naperville. Terry Brooks, “With Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Naperville. Tony Horwitz, “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Naperville. Tim Gunn, “Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible,” booksigning only, 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Naperville. Anna Dewdney, “Llama Llama Time to Share,” reading and booksigning, 2 p.m. Sept. 15, Naperville. Anderson’s Bookshop is located at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville, (630) 355-2665. At 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove and 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Anderson’s Two Doors East is at 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Call (630) 963-2665 or visit andersonbookshop.com.
Barnes and Noble: At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
Barnes & Noble: Weekly story times take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Events are free. At 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 579-0200. Visit bn.com.
State Street Dance Studio: is hosting a Dance Party / NIA Jam at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 7 in honor of the new Friday night NIA class. Tickets are $15. At 9 N. 4th St., Geneva. Call (630) 232-0444.
Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays to Oct. 28 in downtown Geneva at the Metra train station parking lot, corner of South and Fourth streets. Visit genevachamber.com.
Lisle French Market: The sixth annual market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 in the commuter lot west of the Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., Lisle. Visit villageoflisle.org.
Louche Puce Flea Market: The European-style vintage and collectible market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Downtown Water Street Mall next to City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora. Visit facebook.com/pages/Louche-Puce-Market.
M-Pact: Oswego Foundation For Educational Excellence presents family oriented shows M-Pact at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 as part of our fundraising campaign for 2011-2012. Tickets are $18. At 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Visit oswegofoundation.org/current-events.html.
Monarch Chapter Beer Can and Breweriana Show: The next show is at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at American Legion Post 76 in Carol Stream. Admission is $2. At 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Tables are $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Call Alan Bormann at (630) 305-8618 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Kane County Flea Market: Flea markets take place the first weekend of the month from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road and Route 64, St. Charles. Featuring antiques, collectibles and hundreds of dealers. Admission is $5 each day; children under 12 are free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
Sandwich Fair: This popular fair has country music stars, open class judging, a carnival, arts and crafts, horse shows, truck and tractor pulls, music, demolition derby, petting zoo and livestock judging to Sept. 9 at U.S. 30 and Pratt Road, Sandwich. Call (815) 786-2159 or visit Sandwichfair.com.
Festival of the Vine: Celebrate anything grown on a vine Sept. 7-9 in downtown Geneva. There’s also live music, an arts and crafts show, merchant wine offerings, flower market, live demonstration stage, Kids’ Corner, trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides. Call (630) 232-6060 pr visit Genevachamber.com.
Bartlett Heritage Days: Events will take visitors back to the “good old days” when Bartlett was a farm community in the late 1800s from Sept. 7-9. Also, wine tasting, bags tournament and annual arts festival. Call (630) 924-4263 or visit Bartlettheritagedays.com.
Elgin’s Largest Block Party: Send out summer in style with music, games, children’s activities and food Sept. 8 in Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. Call (847) 931-5601 or visit Cityofelgin.org.
Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival: The festival features the work of 130 juried artists exhibiting and selling original art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8-9 in downtown Downers Grove. Visit amdurproductions.com.
Scandinavian Day Fest: Traditional Nordic food, crafts and entertainment Sept. 9 in Vasa Park, Route 31, South Elgin. Call (847) 695-6720 or visit Scandinaviandayil.com.
After Hours Film Society: The bracingly unsentimental story of youthful passion, “Goodbye First Love.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
Copley Cinematheque: “Gomorrah,” (R) 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11. $8 for non-members and $5 for members. At the Copley Theatre, in North Island Center at 8 E. Galena. Visit paramountaurora.com/20110921cineastes.php.
International Film Series: Screen the best in foreign cinema this fall during the Elgin Community College Humanities Center’s International Film Series. “Man on a Mission,” 7:30 p.m., Sept. 7 and 14. “How Much does your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?,” 7:30 p.m., Oct. 5 and 12. “Surviving Progress,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 and 9. At the Arts Center, Building H, Room H142 on the ECC Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Free admission. Visit eccifs.org.
Elgin Symphony Orchestra: The season opener will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Elgin’s Hemmens Cultural Center. At 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Call (847) 888-4000 or visit elginsymphony.org.
“Grease”: The 2012-13 The Broadway season opener will be at the Paramount Theatre Sept. 12-Oct. 7. Tickets are $34.90-$46.90. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit paramountaurora.com.
“Sirens”: The modern comedy will be performed by Fox Valley Repertory to Oct. 7. Tickets are $32 on Fridays, and $42 on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner show packages are from $52. At Pheasant Run Resort in 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit pheasantrun.com.
“Social Security”: Elgin Theatre Company will perform the play Sept. 7-23. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy. For mature audiences only. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth. At the corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin. Call (847) 741-0532 or visit elgin-theatre.org
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