Oct 29 2013 | 4:45 pm
- Fighting onstage at the Hemmens. Building a dragon sculpture from clay. Improving your writing, photography or art techniques. These are among the skills you can learn this weekend at Elgin's FallBack Arts Festival.
Sep 25 2013 | 3:12 pm
- Batavia MainStreet's annual House Walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 29. It promises to be a good one. Here are five reasons we think you should go.
Aug 29 2013 | 9:28 am
- Lake in the Hills' Summer Sunset Festival is known for its Melon Propellin' contest, in which teams construct catapults to see how far they can launch a watermelon. But in the 13 years since the festival began, its offerings have grown. This year,...
Jun 27 2013 | 11:51 am
- Kevin Kuster, owner of Creator Gallery in North Aurora, doesn't want to just display art. He wants you to come in and create your own. The gallery, which had a soft opening in late January, has launched Canvas and Cocktails Night, an art class with...
Jun 10 2013 | 2:48 pm
- You don't have to be Scandinavian to enjoy the 103rd annual Swedish Day Midsummer Festival, but it helps if you have a healthy appreciation for such traditions as Maypole raising, Swedish meatballs, folk music and dancing.
May 20 2013 | 3:31 pm
- Celebrating its 36th year, the Elgin Valley Fox Trot offers races for all levels of competition, including a 10-mile run, a 5K run and a 2-mile Walk for a Cause. The CARA-certified races start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Race day registration...
Apr 17 2013 | 2:18 pm
- The past, present and future come together in Marmion Academy's spring musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The cast includes Marmion alumni as well as future and current students.
Feb 08 2013 | 11:44 am
- When antiques dealers Chuck and Mary Springob met, they had a combined eight storage units between them. So it only made sense that when they decided to marry, they needed a large house. With a barn. "We loved the barn, but the house needed work,"...
Feb 13 2013 | 1:05 pm
- The Lincoln State Cat Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, at Harper College. Cat lovers of all ages are welcome to watch the judging of purebred and household pet cats, browse vendor booths for pet-related products, and maybe even...
Nov 20 2012 | 3:58 pm
- Free Thanksgiving dinners aren't just about helping the homeless or needy, according to Liz Eakins, executive director of Lazarus House. "We see our Thanksgiving dinner as a way for the community to come together and be with their neighbors," Eakins...