Category: Entertainment

Many events at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many and a wide range events. For more information and to register, visit www.planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Movie Night, Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.. Emotional and moving, this intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor,...

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Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles four man tandem drill team demonstrates its skills at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Marmion Academy is a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory high school for young men. The Marmion drill team, in its 71st year, officially was formed in September 1947 by Technical Sergeant Earl K. Buchan. The team performed its first public exhibition December 10, 1948 in Aurora. February 2019, Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles JROTC Military Drill Team will be host to the annual Colonel Earl K. Buchan Invitational Drill Meet. Jason Crane/The Voice

Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles drill team program in its 71st year

Marmion Academy’s Flannigan Rifles four man tandem drill team demonstrates its skills at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Marmion Academy is a Catholic-Benedictine college preparatory high school for young men. The Marmion drill team, in its 71st year, officially was formed in...

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Aurora Downtown First Fridays Free the Nipple exhibit 10-15-18

Free the Nipple:

Musician Ralph Covert and his band play Friday, Oct. 5 in downtown Aurora at the Free the Nipple art event at 67 S. Stolp Avenue. The uncensored gallery host was art enthusiast Dan Hites to protest the city of Aurora government censoring the artwork displayed on the wall called, “Peace...

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Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup.

Aurora Aces wins Hartenberger Cup, again

For the third time, the Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup. The Prisco Community Center was host site to the Bean Bag Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 2. This tournament should not be dismissed. Those who need assistance walking can get...

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John Lennon song on government, women

“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.” —John Lennon (1969) Long before Bette Midler was roundly condemned for tweeting “Women, are the N-word of...

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Mister Fred Rogers Plano Movie Night

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit http://www.planolibrary.info/ or call 630-552-2009. • New Life for Old Bags, Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants can turn plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. For...

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Octo Street Fest Aurora restaurant magic

Octo Street Fest is a free Fall festival for all ages Saturday, Oct. 13 in downtown Aurora. Held on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s “Restaurant Row,” Octo Street Fest will have a highlight of menu offerings from dining options. There will be music and some magic for an afternoon...

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Kane County Forest Preserve District celebrates the arrival of Autumn

Kane County Forest Preserve District celebrates the arrival of Autumn

Harvest of the Acorn Moon, a family celebration, Sunday at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora, helps bring in Autumn with folk music, hikes, pumpkin-painting, games, and crafts. The weather was clear. The Harvest Moon Monday, Sept. 24 was hidden with cloud covering. When Illinois became a state, 200 years ago,...

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Aurora Regional Fire Museum 50-year celebration Saturday

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum will be host to a Community Hero Day and Touch-a-Truck event Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. This event is free and will activities including a touch-a-truck, pop-up shops, and free fire truck rides. Families will have an opportunity to take a...

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Diabetes Warriors fun Fall day Sunday

There will be a networking party in support of individuals with diabetes at a fun Fall day at the historic The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, 226 S. Bridge Street, Yorkville from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will be presented by the Diabetes Warriors and the...

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Aurora Public Library digital services assistant manager Giovanna Diaz-Fabiani conducts 3D printer training at the Santori Library. Submitted photo

Cutting-edge technology available at Santori Library

By Anthony Stanford –  The Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora is a state-of-the-art center for information, literacy, creativity, and many other services. Some individuals may not be aware that it’s a great place to learn about the flourishing technology-based, maker culture movement. Whether it’s a 3D printer...

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Naperville school kids to take trips through Park District

School days off can present special opportunities for children to have fun, meet new friends and learn something new. Naperville Park District offers several activities this Fall for elementary school children. A new program, School’s Out Field Trip & Fun was set to begin October 4 for ages six through...

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Goat Yoga at Aurora GreenFest, more than for capricorns

Goat Yoga. Refreshing and therapeutic. It was the scene and something new at the annual Aurora GreenFest Saturday. More information and tidbits may captivate: • The Naperville Police Department invites attendance at National Coffee with A Cop Day, Wednesday, Oct. 3 with Chief Robert Marshall from 9 a.m. to 11...

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Mamie Eisenhower in Aurora for the Aurora Historical Society

Cocktails with Mamie will be a chance to meet Mamie Eisenhower who will be in Aurora on a mission for Ike’s presidential re-election in 1956. This is will be a chance to rub elbows with the country club set of the era, and have a Pink Squirrel cocktail with the...

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Hallowe’en Oct. 26 at Water Street

Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, will be host to a special Hallowe’en presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, presented as an old time radio production, Friday, Oct. 26. Doors and cocktail hour will start at 6 p.m. and performances will begin at 7 p.m.. Actors will perform...

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Autumn, harvest-oriented events fill the calendars

There are many Autumn and harvest-oriented events available to participants. The following are a few: Aurora • Blackberry Farm Pumpkin Weekends, October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28. Pumpkin Weekends will have activities for kids such as pumpkin princess meet and greet, seasonal crafts, the Giant...

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Aurora and Naperville form unique blend of Alive@Eola

By Anthony Stanford –  When it makes sense and feels right, it just might be a natural fit; so it appears to be with the partnership between Naperville Alive Center and Aurora Public Library (APL). The two have united to launch Alive@Eola, a unique blend of services designed for teens...

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