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* Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles, will present "Silent Sky" at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, to Feb. 3. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Tickets are $22-$28. For tickets, call (630) 587-8521 or visit www.steelbeamtheatre.com.
* The annual St. Charles Indoor Farmers Market will be 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, November to May, in Baker Hall inside Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, at Fourth Avenue and Main Street. Find "St. Charles Farmers Market" on Facebook.
* The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Tickets are $30-$50. For tickets, visit paramountaurora.com.
* Well-Strung, the all-male string quartet returns, bringing their newest album on tour "Popssicle" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St. It features classical musicians who put their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, and many others. Tickets are $26-$39. For tickets, visit www.bataviafineartscentre.org.
* Greater Chicago RV Show will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18-20, at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. Admission is $10-12; free for children age 12 and younger. Visit www.greaterchicagorvshow.com.
* FIRST Illinois Robotics will host two state championship robotics tournaments from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at Elgin Community College, Building J, 1700 Spartan Drive. The event is free and open to the public for viewing. More than 650 Illinois students, age 9 to 14, will compete on the 100 robotics teams that have qualified for the tournament. The FIRST Lego League challenges young participants to learn together as teams. The theme this season is "Into Orbit." Visit www.firstillinoisrobotics.org.
* The Kane County Coalition of We Can Lead Change will host the Women's March Fox Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in downtown Geneva. The event will begin with a rally in the parking lot behind the Kane County Courthouse at 10 a.m. followed by a march south down Third Street at 10:30 a.m. Geneva police will close Third Street to vehicular traffic shortly before the march begins. Park in the Third Street commuter parking deck or public parking lots around the Geneva Train Station. Parking maps are available under the "For Residents" tab on the city's website at www.geneva.il.us. * The American Heritage Living History Show will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Third annual show features juried artisans, merchants, craftsmen and women, black powder clubs, demonstrations and seminars spanning the time period 1700-1890. Admission $7 per day, $5 if in period clothes, $10 weekend, children 12 and younger free. facebook.com/AmericanHeritageLivingHistoryShow or (630) 879-1739.
* The annual Elemy Chili Bowl will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St., and Gillerson's Grubbery, 33 W. New York St., Aurora. The fundraising goal is $5,000; all ticket sales will go toward World Relief DuPage/Aurora to support a citizenship clinic for immigrants. Participating restaurants include: in Aurora, Gillerson's, Endiro, Beebee, Tredwell Coffee and Altiro; in Wheaton, Burger Social; in Geneva, Cafe Urban and Altiro. Cost is $15; children, 8 and under are free. www.facebook.com/ELEMYLLC/.
* Join in a "Trivia Night" from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Rosary High School, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. Rosary High School's Parents Auxiliary benefit with proceeds going to "Cool Project" to fund air conditioning in all classrooms. Doors open at 6 p.m. and game starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person includes dinner and game. Teams of 4-6 people. Bring your own team or join a group as you arrive. Drinks offered separately. 21 and older only. Tickets at www.rosaryhs.com.
* Midwest Division of the Train Collectors Association returns with their hands-on train layout in a Model Train Display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. You may bring one of your own Lionel cars for a free tuneup. Free. www.scpld.org or (630) 584-0076.
* On Saturday, Jan. 19, Green Friends Montessori School, 0N905 MA Center Drive in Elburn, will hold an open house featuring yoga for the family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As a nature-based Montessori method education for children, age 2 to 6, they offer half- and full-day classes and before and after school care. The yoga portion of the open house will be held 11:30 a.m. to noon. Tour the school, meet the teachers, and explore the indoor and outdoor learning areas. For information, contact (630) 448-2213 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.greenfriendsmontessori.org.
* "Music in the Gallery" series continues with a return performance by Chicago area Irish pub band The Ragged Rascals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. They will perform authentic Irish folk songs, street ballads, rebel and drinking songs, sea shanties and other traditional music in the style of the Clancy Brothers, the Dubliners, the Chieftans and the Irish Rovers. Tickets are $15-$25. For tickets, call (630) 584-7200 or visit norrisculturalarts.com.
* The innovative Fifth House Ensemble, featuring five of their ensemble musicians, will perform Dan Visconti's "Unchained Melodies" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in the Fermilab Art Gallery, off Pine Street in Batavia. It will be followed by a 15-minute talkback with the audience. Tickets are $18. For tickets, visit events.fnal.gov.
* As part of its first visit to the U.S., the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa will perform "Swan Lake" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. This full-scale production, set to Tchaikovsky's music and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. Tickets are $35-$60. For tickets, visit paramountaurora.com.
* Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley is hosting a four-session tutor training for residents who want to help adults speak English. The workshop will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 21-30, at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. You do not need to know a second language or have a professional teaching background to make a difference.To register, call or text Peg Coker at (630) 584-4428 or visit www.lvfv.org/events/trainingschedule.
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|Publication:||Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)|
|Date:||Jan 18, 2019|
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