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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00
'Nightmare on Chicago Street' in Elgin center
Downtown Elgin will be transformed into a “Safe Zone” to defend the city once more by the Zombie Defense Initiative at Elgin’s signature Halloween event- Nightmare on Chicago Street, Saturday, October 26th from 6p.m. -11 p.m.
Chicago Street in downtown Elgin will become an apocalyptic scene of nightmarish displays and zombie costuming. Two stages of entertainment will feature 97Nine and V is for Villans, cage dancers, an expanded costume contest and a special visit from Svengooli. Several food and beer vendors, as well as a Steampunk area containing a Hookah Lounge and Absinthe Parlor will provide so much apocalyptic energy you will be glad you came to the Safe Zone!!
Under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No weapons are allowed into the event. All attendees must have a ticket to enter. Tickets are $7 on-line at nightmareonchicagostreet.com/tickets.html or $10 at the gate.
Cyclists to visit four museums in Elgin
Join with members of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Bicycle Committee on a family-friendly six mile bike ride, visiting four Elgin Museums.
The ride will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2013, starting at 1 pm in Lords Park behind the Elgin Public Museum and also include stops at the Elgin Historical Society, Elgin Police Department Museum and Elgin Fire Barn No. 5 Museum.
All riders must wear a helmet and sign a waiver/release. Minimum participation age is 10 and anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
There is no cost to participate.
Rosary teams to host one-mile fun run
The Rosary High School Cross-Country team is hosting a one-mile fun run for all students 8th grade and younger on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the school, located at 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora.
Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. with a course tour at 4:15 p.m. The first race starts at 4:30 p.m. with the youngest division. Separate one-mile races will follow every 15 minutes, and awards will be presented after each race. Trophies will be awarded to first-place finishers and place ribbons for 2nd through 5th place in each division. All finishers will receive a ribbon.
Wredling students to walk to Cure JM
The students from Team 8-4 at St. Charles' Wredling Middle School will be walking to benefit Cure JM Foundation. Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a rare autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissue. At this time, there is no known cure for JM. This benefit walk has deeper meaning to these Wredling 8th grade students, as one of their peers was recently diagnosed with JM.
Students will be walking on Friday, October 18 from approximately 10:15 a.m.- Noon on the Wredling Middle School track. If you would like to help them in their efforts, send a check, made out to Cure JM Foundation, to Wredling Middle School, attention Team 8-4.
More information about Juvenile Myositis can be found at www.curejm.org.
St. Chas. Rotary events to benefit veterans
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Rotary Club of St. Charles will team up with the St. Charles River Corridor Foundation for their largest yearly fundraiser with a concert at the Arcada Theatre.
Proceeds from the concerts are to benefit the River Corridor Foundation and the Rotary Club of St. Charles, and both clubs have already committed a total of $3,000 to help with utilities and expenses for a local Veteran who is being awarded a newly constructed home by John Hall Homes and other area builders.
This year will feature two concerts, a 2 PM and a 7:30 PM, and each concert will honor and salute Veterans. The St. Charles VFW and American Legion Posts' Color Guards will present the Colors on stage before the concert attendees are encouraged to join in saying the Pledge of Allegiance followed by "God Bless America." Leading the Pledge of Allegiance will be 97 year old World War II Vet Wally Guzy.
In addition, recognition will be given to Veteran and Rotarian John Wredling. Both concerts will feature music by the Henhouse Prowlers and Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm. Finally, the Rotary Club is providing complimentary concert tickets, paid for by its members, for local St. Charles Veterans.
Aurora U hosts exhibit on nature's forces
"Here, There, & Everywhere," an interactive exhibit of nature's physical forces, is hosted by Aurora University's Phillips Library, 315 S. Gladsone Ave., in Aurora through Oct. 28.
The public is invited. Admission is free. Library hours are 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.
The exhibit is on loan from the Chandra X-ray Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.
The exhibit shows the parallels between the workings of stars, galaxies, and other processes in space plus familiar processes on Earth.
With graphics in English, Spanish and Braille, the exhibit features 12 hands-on, tabletop demonstrations. They explore the concepts of wind, light, electricity, atoms, water waves, erosion, spirals and eruptions.
FVPD features murder mysteries this month
The Fox Valley Park District will feature “It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To” for a special Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre performance with four shows this month at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora).
Dinner times and dates are 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25; 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26; and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. Shows will begin about one-half hour after dinner. The catered menu includes fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, green beans, rolls and butter. Dessert (fresh-baked brownies) will be served at intermission.
The setting for the show is Sam’s Halloween costume party, where guests get more tricks than treats. Audience members are invited to question the characters and vote to determine the guilty murderer, with each performance featuring a unique ending. The cast includes members from the Fox Valley Theatre Guild.
Tickets are $19 and available at Prisco or online at seatyourself.biz/foxvalleyparkdistrict.
Upcoming Halloween events in Naperville
Naperville's Scare-illon concert will feature both classical and popular music with spooky and atmospheric themes and will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The concert is free and open to the public. The Carillon is located at the base of Rotary Hill. For more information, visit www.naperville-carillon.org.
Businesses in Downtown Naperville will hold their annual Trick-or-Treat event on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. Candy surprises will be handed out by participating businesses and trolley rides will also be available. For more information, visit www.downtownnaperville.com/events/2809/trick-or-treat-downtown.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 13:17