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Jane Callahan, of St. Charles, spent her Monday morning in Fabyan Park drawing with the Wayne Arts League. The group spends every Monday morning drawing and painting in different locations and offeres a serious, but friendly environment for artists at all levels. Callahan chose to work within the confines of the Rose Arbor, which runs from the Fabyan Villa out to the Fox River.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

A pollination work-horse, in the form of this busy bee, makes its way from flower to flower on the west side of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The Arboretum is a wonderful sanctuary to see nature flourish. In this photo, crouching down low and using the longer range of my zoom lens, yields a photo from the bee's perspective. A narrow depth-of-field allows for the bee to stand out in the frame. I used this photo in the weekly Perspective column.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Los Angeles Kings right winger Justin Williams tries to keep the ball in play during a pre-game soccer match in the basement of the United Center, before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings. This has become a tradition for hockey players to loosen up about an hour before puck drop with an impromptu game of soccer or a game of keep away. I used this photo in the weekly Perspective column.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Jonny Walker of St. Charles and team "Jump Ship" waits for the moment to climb atop the dragon head to grab the flag for the win during the annual dragon boat races at St. Charles' RiverFest. I've shot this event for many, many years and it's always fun to watch because the teams are excited and pumped up to start their races, that's why I chose it for the Perspective column.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Shaun Johnston, 11, of Lombard, attempts to cross the water walk while his friends shoot water at him at Paradise Bay Water Park in Lombard Monday. Many familes and groups were cooling off at the park district water park as temperatures hit the upper-80s in the afternoon.

Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

Summer fun is in full swing at Eagle pool in Palatine according to Carson Palmer, 10, of Palatine as he beats the heat splashing his way down the water slide with his buddies.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Dancing on the grass as the music kicks off, three-year-old twins, Max Naylor, right, and Charlie, left, of Geneva are complete with Viking hats and beards during a concert on the lawn at Geneva Court House Tuesday during Swedish Days Festival.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Angelica Zillmer holds up a fossil cast of a T-Rex tooth during the Discovering Dinosaurs camp at the Lake County Discovery Museum.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

A mother alpaca stays close to her newborn baby at Waldron Grove Alpacas in Campton Hills Tuesday. The baby was born Tuesday morning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Sun beams through the summer leaves as people relax on the grass and listen to the Saturday June Band in the Wing Park bandshell in Elgin Tuesday evening. It was the opening night of the Summer Concerts in the Park series, that features music every Tuesday. Some members of the Saturday June Band are originally from Elgin.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Robert Blaine plays the guitar as Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series kicked off Tuesday night with a performance by Chicago R&B Kings at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Charlie Evans, 2, and his sister Ella, 3, of Green Oaks dance to the sounds of Chicago R&B Kings during Events in the Plaza outdoor summer concert series Tuesday night at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Shoppers Lori Abrams and her daughter Talia, 16, of Buffalo Grove, prepare to taste food samples from Chef Mike Monahan of Alanta, Georgia and Chef Desiree Price, of Spring Grove, at the grand opening of The Fresh Market in Lincolnshire on Wednesday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Joey Perrone and Sarah Krahnke of Libertyville munch down some sandwiches at the Out to Lunch event in Libertyville's Cook Park.

STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer, 2010

4-year-old Elliot Merryman of Libertyville, right, and 5-year-old Harrison Kaufman of Gurnee hang out the passenger window of this vintage Vernon Township fire truck at the Car Fun on 21 event in downtown Libertyville Wednesday.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Whitey and Arlene Reiser, of Hampshire, sit in their lawn chairs in a shady part of the parking lot near a 1923 Ford Model T Roadster Wednesday evening at the third annual Elgin American Legion Post 57 car show. The Reiser's own a 1931 Ford Model A pickup truck that was on display at the show.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Hawks fans watch Game 4 outdoors on Park Ave. between St. Charles Road and the train tracks in downtown Lombard.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Take a spin on some carnival rides at the annual Wauconda Fest in Wauconda.

Daily Herald file photo by George LeClaire/gleclai

Kyndl Schuster, center, assistance superintendent for business services for District 26 River Trails, speaks to others at their After-Hours Networking Event at their new community and school garden at Euclid Elementary School on Thursday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Avarey Fink, 5, of Geneva literally dances in the street as Libido Funk Circus plays during Swedish Days in Geneva Thursday evening.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Riley Doshc, 2, and mom Jennifer of North Aurora, enjoy the jams by Libido Funk Circus during Swedish Days in Geneva Thursday evening.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Firefighters arrive on the scene after a jeep caught fire on eastbound Diehl Road in Warrenville on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Dr. Deb Scerbicke, dean of students at St. Viator High School, cheers with excitement as she rounds the cancer survivors walk and sees a St. Viator kids there to support her. She is a 2-year survivor of breast cancer.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Storms roll in as Swedish Days was shut down temporarily in Geneva Friday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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A raccoon swims for shore on the Fox River in downtown Elgin after a sudden downpour on Friday.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

Pacific Toll, 3, of Prospect Heights gets ready to hit his ball off the edge of a sand trap while playing miniature golf at the Prospect Heights Summer Block Party at Lions Park Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Peyton Quaintance, 7, of Aurora, peers over the edge (staying in aerodynamic position) of his car waiting for the start of a heat in the All-American Soap Box Derby at Geneva's Swedish Days Festival on Saturday. Peyton was joined in the races with older brother, Trevor, 10. It was the first time for both to be involved in a soap box race.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Brian Fahey of Elgin and other runners wind down the path nearing the finish line for the Smiles 4 Bob 5K run in Elgin on Saturday. The run is held in honor of Elginite Bob Geier who passed away from Esophageal Cancer in May 2011 at the age of 52. Fahey has been best friends with Lucas Geier, son of Bob, since childhood and said he considered Bob to be like a father to him.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Team Baby Peach struggles to keep the front half of their boat afloat at the 29th-annual American Cardboard Cup Regatta. The event took place Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

Brent Li, of Hoffman Estates, breaks open a piñata at the Wheeling Community Cultural Fest held at Northside Park in Wheeling Sunday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Mayor George Pradel kicks off The Step Up for Autism walk/run in Naperville Sunday. The event raised money for Little Friends Inc., the Naperville agency is know for its for its Autism center as well as its school and training programs for individual with developmental disabilities.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Connor Dampier, 8, jumps into the arms of his mother Angela, after she completed the 13th annual Roadrunner's 5K. The event took place Sunday at the Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center in Huntley.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

Players compete under the hot sun Sunday at the Sean Toedman Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Lions Park in East Dundee.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 6/23/2013 6:56 PM

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This edition of The Week in Pictures features summer cars shows, summer pool parties, and summer outdoor concerts.
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