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July 1, 2013

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Monday 1

Green Thirteen performs top-40 hits from the '70s, '80s, '90s and today as part of Wheaton Park District's Summer Entertainment Series from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union, Wheaton. Free. Bring picnic baskets and blankets. Info: wheatonparkdistrict.com or (630) 690-4880.

Tuesday 2

Taste of Lombard runs 5 to 11 p.m. July 2, 3 and 5; and noon to 11 p.m. July 4 and 6 at Madison Meadow, Madison Street at Edgewood Avenue. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Carnival, food and entertainment. Just Sing competition at 3 p.m. July 4 on Main Stage. Admission: $3, free for ages 9 and younger. Info: tasteoflombard.com or lombardparks.com.

* Ac Rock performs a cappella rock 'n' roll as part of the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Free. Info: bloomingdaleparks.org or (630) 529-3650.

* Wheaton Municipal Band performs a patriotic concert, "Red, White and Blue, Through and Through!," at 8 p.m. in Memorial Park, Union and Hale streets, Wheaton. Free. Info: wheatonmunicipalband.org or (630) 260-1288.

Wednesday 3

Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest is July 3 to 7 at Knoch Park, West Street and Martin Avenue. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. July 3 and noon to 10 p.m. July 4 to 7. Bands, carnival rides, ribs, family fun area. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Lynyrd Skynyrd performs the evening of July 7. Admission: $15 gate, $12 online, free for ages 11 and younger; $10 for ages 12 and up from noon to 3 p.m. daily; additional cost for carnival rides and games. Free access at 7:30 p.m. July 4. Info: ribfest.net.

* The Wheaton Fourth of July celebration starts at 5 p.m. at Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road. Civil War re-enactment troop, music, activities and concessions. Fireworks at 9 p.m. at DuPage County Fairgrounds, may also be viewed from Graf Park. Free. Info: (630) 665-4710 or wheatonparkdistrict.com.

* Lisle's Eyes to the Sky Festival is celebrated July 3 to 7 at Community Park, 1825 Short St. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. July 3; noon to 11 p.m. July 4, 5 and 6; noon to 7 p.m. July 7, carnival only. Hot air balloon rides, craft fair, entertainment, children's activities. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. July 4, 5 and 6. Parade at 11 a.m. July 4 starting at Lisle Junior High School and ending at village hall, with an ice cream social following at the Museums at Lisle Station Park. Admission: $5 adults; free for children 5 and younger, free to Lisle residents with photo ID from noon to 3 p.m. July 4, and free to active duty military personnel and veterans with photo ID on July 4. Info: (630) 964-3410 or eyestotheskies.org.

* The Warrenville July 4 Celebration is 5 to 11 p.m. July 3 and from 8 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Cerny Park, River Road and Forest View Drive. Parade steps off at 6 p.m. Wednesday from downtown Warrenville and proceeds to Woodland Road and Curtis Avenue. Activities at the park from 5 to 11 p.m. include bands, concession booths and entertainment. Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. July 4 starting at Warrenville Park District Recreation Center. Kids races. Baseball games 9 a.m. to noon July 4. Children's Parade starts at noon July 4 from St. Irene Church, Warren Avenue and Warrenville Road. Activities and music in the park start at noon July 4, with fireworks about 9:15 p.m. Free. 5K entry: $25. Info: (630) 393- 9427.

* Taste of Oak Brook runs 4 to 10 p.m. at Oak Brook Sports Core and Polo Club, 700 Oak Brook Road. Food, music, dancing, children's activities. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Cost: $10 parking, fee for some activities. Info: (630) 368-5000.

Thursday 4

The Wheaton Fourth of July Parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Main Street and Wakeman and heads south; right on Wesley Street; left on Wheaton Avenue; left on Front to dispersal on Cross Street. A shopping cart brigade from St. Matthew's United Church of Christ collects food along the route to help stock the shelves of local food pantries. Free. Info: (630) 665-4710 or wheatonparkdistrict.com.

* Glen Ellyn's Fourth of July celebration starts with a Freedom Four Run at 8 a.m. at Glenbard West High School football field, 670 Crescent Blvd. Parade at noon beginning at Glenbard West; the Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry Precision Drill Team collects nonperishable food along the parade route for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road; $3 wristband. Fireworks at dusk at Lake Ellyn. Info: glenellyn4thofjuly.org.

* An Independence Day Celebration is noon to 4 p.m. at the Parade Field at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Revolutionary War living history actors, kids activities, magic shows, Freedom Express mobile museum. U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes performs at 3 p.m. Free. Info: (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org.

* Carol Stream fireworks are at the Ross Ferraro Town Center, Gary Avenue and Lies Road. Miss Behavin' performs at 7 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Info: (630) 665-7050 or carolstream.org.

* Itasca fireworks are at Hamilton Lakes, Thorndale Avenue and Route 53. Music by Maggie Speaks cover band, food and beer tent at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk synchronized to music. Admission free; parking $20. Info: (630) 773-0835.

* LibertyFest is at Redmond Recreational Complex, 735 E. Jefferson, Bensenville. Parade at 10 a.m. from Town Center to Redmond Park. Games and entertainment at the park. Music starts at 3 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Info: (630) 766-8200 or bensenville.il.us.

* Aurora's Independence Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Benton and River streets and travels east to Broadway Avenue, north to Galena Boulevard, west to Stolp, south to Downer Place and concludes at River Street. A patriotic ceremony begins at 9:15 a.m. outside the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. Info: aurora- il.org.

* Aurora's July 4 concert and fireworks are at RiverEdge Park, 360 Broadway St. Bruce in the USA and Fox Valley Orchestra perform at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks. Free. Info: (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com.

* Oakbrook Terrace fireworks are at Terrace View Park, Route 83 and 22nd St. Concert by The Moods at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: (630) 941-8300 or obtpd.org.

* Villa Park VFW Post 2801 Fourth of July Parade steps off at noon from Ardmore and Central. Free. Info: (630) 834-8191.

* Naperville Municipal Band performs "From Glen Miller to Sousa," a concert of popular American music, at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Free. Bring a picnic. Info: napervilleband.org or (630) 778-9994.

Friday 5

North Central College's Summer Musical Theatre presents the musical "Jesus Christ, Superstar" at 7:30 p.m. July 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. July 7 in the college's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and senior citizens. Info: (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Saturday 6

The Color Vibe 5K Race starts at 8 a.m. along the Fox River and ends at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. The race is not about crossing the finish line first, but how colorful participants can get. Register: www.thecolorvibe.com/aurora.php.

* Lombard Cruise Night features entertainment by No Organized Cruisin' from 6 to 10 p.m. along St. Charles Road from Main Street to Elizabeth. Info: villageoflombard.org.

* Cover band Infinity performs classics by Journey plus hits from Boston, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Queen, REO Speedwagon and others at 8 p.m. at First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: cantigny.org or (630) 260-8162.

Sunday 7

Make your own ice cream sundaes and enjoy family-friendly activities for all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Admission: $12 adults, $10 ages 62 and older, $8 ages 4 to 12; free for Naperville residents and members. Info: (630) 420-6010 or napersettlement.com.

* Denny Diamond performs a tribute to Neil Diamond at 3 p.m. at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with $5 parking. Info: cantigny.org.

Monday 8

Young people develop their singing and acting skills in Children's Theater Workshop's "The Magical Mystery Tour," featuring music by the Beatles, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 to Aug. 3 at Addison Trail High School Studio Theater, 213 N. Lombard Road, Addison. Cost: $60 Addison Park District residents, $81 others; $50 and $78 for siblings. Final performances at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3 are free to public. Info: (630) 833-0100 or (630) 543-4100, ext. 7416.

* The Fairlanes, a six-piece band, performs hits from the 1950s through the 1980s as part of Wheaton Park District's Summer Entertainment Series from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union, Wheaton. Free. Children younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Info: wheatonparkdistrict.com or (630) 690-4880.

Tuesday 9

Elan Dance Company performs at 11:30 a.m. and Steve Beno at noon as part of Naperville Park District's Children's Lunch-Hour Entertainment series at the Frontier Sports Complex, 3415 Book Road, Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* Members of the Chevrolet Nomad Association display their cars during a Show and Shine event from 8 a.m. to noon at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca. The association's 25th annual convention is at the location from July 8 to 11. Info: chevynomadclub.com.

* Final Say performs rock from the '70s and later as part of the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Free. Info: bloomingdaleparks.org or (630) 529-3650.

Wednesday 10

Glendale Heights Fest runs July 10 to 14 at Camera Park, Bloomingdale Road and Fullerton Avenue. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. July 10 and 11, 6 p.m. to midnight July 12, 11 a.m. to midnight July 13, and 3 to 11 p.m. July 14. Carnival and rides, music, food, bingo. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 10 and 14. Wristbands $20 through July 10; $25 at the fest. Info: glendaleheights.org.

Thursday 11

Itasca Fest is July 11 to 14 at Washington Park, Irving Park Road and Rush Street. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. July 11, 6 p.m. to midnight July 12, noon to midnight July 13, and noon to 10:30 p.m. July 14. Live entertainment, carnival, kids entertainment, bingo, car show, food, 3-on-3 basketball tournament for kids on July 12 and for adults on July 13. Free admission. Advance sale for ticket rides. Info: itasca.com.

* The West Chicago Railroad Days festival runs July 11 to 14 at Reed-Keppler Park, National and Arbor streets. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 11, 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 12, noon to midnight July 13, and 2:30 to 10 p.m. July 14. Carnival and entertainment. Fireworks at dusk July 13. Parade at 1 p.m. July 14 from Ingalton and Elmwood to the park. Free admission. Info: (630) 231-3003.

* The School of Performing Arts in Naperville presents its summer musical, "Sweeney Todd," the tale of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge, at 7:30 p.m. July 11 to 13 and at 2:30 p.m. July 14 in North Central College's Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Info: (630) 717-6622.

* The Lisle Community Band performs Music in the Park beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. Info: (630) 853-6196 or lislecommunityband.org.

Friday 12

North Central College's Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera "Iolanthe" at 7:30 p.m. July 12, 13, and 18 to 20, and 2 p.m. July 14 in the college's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and senior citizens. Info: (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/ showtix.

* The Glen Ellyn Historical Society's booth at the Farmers Market sells Glen Ellyn collectibles, high school spirit wear, books about Glen Ellyn history and goodies from pioneer times beginning at 8 a.m. at 400 N. Main St. The booth will be at the Farmers Market on Aug. 2 and 16 as well. Info: (630) 469-1867.

* Midsummer Theatre Troupe performs "Comedy of Errors" at 7 p.m. in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* Join a local astronomy club as members share telescopes and knowledge under the stars from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Red Hawk Park on St. Charles Road in Carol Stream. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 Carol Stream Park District residents, $8 others; $10 and $15 for families. Info: csparks.org or (630) 784-6100.

Saturday 13

More than 100 artists from around the country display their work at the Naperville Woman's Club Fine Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 and 14 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Children's activity tent, entertainment and food available. Free admission. Info: (630) 420-9680 or napersettlement.com.

* Wheaton Pops performs Broadway musicals at 8 p.m. at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn. Tickets: $32. Info: (630) 790-1430.

* The Tiger Marching Band from Wheaton Warrenville South High School has a car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church, 520 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton. Info: Tijjr7@att.net.

* Country music stars Trace Adkins, Aaron Lewis, Blackberry Smoke and Drake White perform beginning at 4 p.m. at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Cost: $35 general admission, $50 seated. Info: riveredgeaurora.com or (630) 896-6666.

* Lombard Cruise Night features entertainment by Bossy Dog from 6 to 10 p.m. along St. Charles Road from Main Street to Elizabeth. Info: villageoflombard.org.

* West Suburban Symphony Orchestra performs "Cinema Classics" at 8 p.m. in front of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Tickets $12 in advance, $18 the day of show; Cantigny Plus members pay $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Info: cantigny.org or (630) 260-8162.

Sunday 14

West Chicago Railroad Days Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Ingalton and Elmwood, proceeds south on Geneva Road, west to Arbor, then north to dispersal at Reed-Keppler Park, National and Arbor streets, West Chicago. Free. Info: (630) 231-3003 or westchicago.org.

* Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band, performs at 3 p.m. at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with $5 parking. Info: cantigny.org.

* The musical group DuPage performs as part of the Concerts in Your Park series from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Buttonwood Park, River Road and Raintree Drive, Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* Take a tour of the Battle of Gettysburg with local historian and teacher Bob Ward at 2 p.m. in the History Center, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Tickets: $10 for Glen Ellyn Historical Society members, $12 others, $5 students; available at the door or at Stacy's Corners Store in the History Center. Info: (630) 469-1867 or info@gehs.org.

Monday 15

Centerfold cranks out hits from 1970s and 1980s as part of Wheaton Park District's Summer Entertainment Series from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union, Wheaton. Free. Bring picnic baskets and blankets. Children younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Info: wheatonparkdistrict.com or (630) 690-4880.

Tuesday 16

A concert for teens featuring Bro Spice begins at 7 p.m. at the Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Info: naperbridge.org.

* Jeanie B! performs at noon as part of Naperville Park District's Children's Lunch-Hour Entertainment series at the Riverwalk near the Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* Master gardener Julie Moore speaks on how the drought of 2012 affects this year's growing season in "Don't Doubt the Drought" at a meeting of the Bloomingdale Garden Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Police Department, 201 S. Bloomingdale Road. Free. Info: (630) 980-6585.

* Piano Men pay tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John as part of the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Free. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Info: bloomingdaleparks.org or (630) 529-3650.

Wednesday 17

Naperville Park District breaks ground on the Knoch Knolls Nature Center and other park improvements at 2 p.m. at Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road. Exhibits will include a river aquarium and graphic displays featuring plants and animals of the DuPage River Confluence, the DuPage River Watershed, the building's green features, and sustainable practices through history. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble performs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Free. Info: gepark.org.

Thursday 18

Cosley Zoo presents the fifth annual Cosley Uncorked wine tasting event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Includes music and hors d'oeuvres. For ages 21 and older. Cost: $35 person, $50 per couple. Register: wheatonparkdistrict.com/tickets or (630) 665-5534.

* Sacred Heart German Fest is July 18 to 21 at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard. Hours are 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 18, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 19, 1 to 11:30 p.m. July 20, and 1 to 8 p.m. July 21. Musical entertainment, German food, carnival, children's activities, bingo. Free admission. Info: (630) 627-0687 or sacredheartlombard.org.

* Cavern Beat, a Beatles tribute group, performs at 7 p.m. at the Ross Ferraro Town Center, Gary Avenue and Lies Road, Carol Stream. Info: (630) 665-7050 or carolstream.org.

* Wheaton Municipal Band performs "Shades of Blue," a concert featuring music with "blue" in the title, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Park, Union and Hale streets, Wheaton. Free. Info: wheatonmunicipalband.org or (630) 260-1288.

Friday 19

The Wheaton Band Festival is 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. July 19 and 6 to 9 p.m. July 20 at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. Bands from all over the country perform. Donations of used musical instruments accepted to benefit Salvation Army music programs. Free admission. Info: wheatonbandfestival.org or wheatonparkdistrict.com.

* Idina Menzel, who was awarded a Tony for her role in the Broadway blockbuster "Wicked," performs at 8 p.m. at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Tickets: $60, $75 for reserved seating. Info: riveredgeaurora.com or (630) 896-6666.

Saturday 20

Rockin' for the Troops, the annual concert to benefit Operation Support Our Troops, is headlined by country music star Ronnie Dunn at noon on the Parade Field at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Includes performances by The Voices and the all-veteran Kimo Williams Band. Tickets: $25, limited on-site parking for $10. Info: osotamerica.org or cantigny.org.

* Naperville Ale Fest takes place 1 to 5 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. V.I.P. sampling from noon to 1 p.m. More than 150 craft beers, food, live music. Admission: $45, $15 designated driver, $75 V.I.P. Info: napervillealefest.com or napersettlement.com.

* The History Singers perform "Mark Twain's Music Box" from 7 to 8 p.m. at DuPage Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. The event combines narration, readings and music to explore Twain's musical tastes and opinions -- running the gamut from poignant to hilarious -- as found in his writings and biographical information. Attendees also may tour the Early Illinois Folk Art, 1825-1925 exhibit. Free. Reservations requested: dupagemuseum.org or (630) 510- 4941.

* Tour the Netzley/Yender House at Museums at Lisle Station Park and learn the history behind the Netti doll from 10 to 11 a.m. at 921 School St., Lisle. Register by July 18. Info: (630) 968-0499 or lisleparkdistrict.org/museum.

* Miss Teen Puerto Rico of Aurora pageant takes place 4 to 6 p.m. at Copley Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Info: auroraprcc.org.

* Lombard Cruise Night features entertainment by Flashback '50s DJ from 6 to 10 p.m. along St. Charles Road from Main Street to Elizabeth. Info: villageoflombard.org.

Sunday 21

The Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series is presented at 7:30 p.m. July 21 and 23 to 26 at North Central College's Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Featuring vocalist Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Peter Eldridge. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and senior citizens for each concert. A concluding concert featuring student performers from Borla's 25th annual Vocal Jazz Camp begins at 7 p.m. July 27; $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Info: (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

* The Midsummer Theater Company presents Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" at 6 p.m. in Cantigny Gardens, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Rain date is July 28. Tickets: $10; parking free. Info: cantigny.org or (630) 260-8162.

* New Odyssey performs at 3 p.m. at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with $5 parking. Info: cantigny.org.

* BBI performs as part of the Concerts in Your Park series from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ashbury Park, Book Road and Conan Doyle Road, Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

Monday 22

Crazy Talk performs songs from Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Shania Twain and more as part of Wheaton Park District's Summer Entertainment Series from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. Free. Bring picnic baskets and blankets. Children younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Info: wheatonparkdistrict.com or (630) 690-4880.

Tuesday 23

Bloomingdale's Got Talent contest takes the stage as part of the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Free. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Info: bloomingdaleparks.org or (630) 529-3650.

* Ken Schultz performs at noon as part of Naperville Park District's Children's Lunch-Hour Entertainment series at the Frontier Sports Complex, 3415 Book Road, Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* Enjoy a complimentary picnic and an opportunity to talk with Glen Ellyn Park District board members from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Danby Woods Park, 280 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Info: gepark.org.

Wednesday 24

DuPage County Fair takes place 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 24 to 28 at DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. Animal exhibits, concerts, crafts, food and more. Admission: $4 to $10; free for kids younger than 3 and for military personnel with ID; free for seniors 60 and older before 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Info: (630) 668-6636 or dupagecountyfair.org.

* Family Fun Night offers rides,

games, crafts, entertainment and concessions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lake Ellyn, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Free. Info: gepark.org.

Thursday 25

Aurora American Legion Band performs 7:30 to 9 p.m. at McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora. Free. Info: foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.

* Thunder Road, a Bruce Springsteen tribute group, performs at 7 p.m. at the Ross Ferraro Town Center, Gary Avenue and Lies Road, Carol Stream. Info: (630) 665-7050 or carolstream.org.

* Wheaton Municipal Band performs a concert, "In Tribute to Our Mentors," at 8 p.m. in Memorial Park, Union and Hale streets, Wheaton. Free. Info: wheatonmunicipalband.org or (630) 260-1288.

* See some of the less-visited garden areas around the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park and conclude with a wine tasting on the east porch at 6:30 p.m. at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton Cost: $25. Register: cantigny.org or (630) 260-8162.

Friday 26

North Central College's Summer Musical Theatre presents the children's musical "Peter Pan" at 7:30 p.m. July 26 and 27 and Aug. 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 at the college's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and senior citizens. Info: (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

* Naper Nights is July 26 and 27 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, performs July 26 with Red Woody the opening act: $10, $5 ages 4 to 12. ARRA headlines July 27 with Tumbling Dice the opening act: $15, $10 ages 4 to 12. Info: (630) 420-6010 or napersettlement.com.

* Family Fun Fest is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. Games, inflatables, face painting, spin art, prizes. Rain location is Lisle High School. $10 for punch card with 25 punches. Info: (630) 964-3410.

* Jason Kollum performs a variety juggling show as part of the Lunchtime Funtime children's entertainment series from noon to 1 p.m. at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Free. Info: bloomingdaleparks.org or (630) 529-3650.

* Sinister Finch performs as part of Naperville Park District's Rollin' on the River series from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion, near Dandelion Fountain at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street, Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

Saturday 27

Wheaton Pops performs "Horray! for Hollywood" at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn. Tickets: $32. Info: (630) 790-1430.

* The 42nd Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Fest takes place 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 27 and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 28 at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Info: auroraprcc.org or (630) 631- 9270.

* Little Miss Ann Band performs at 2 p.m. at the band shell at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with $5 parking. Lawn seating; chairs and blankets welcome. Info: cantigny.org.

* The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents "With a Gypsy Flair!" including Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2," Khachaturian's "Gayane Suite" and "Sabre Dance," and Arutiunian's "Trumpet Concerto" with soloist Michael Brozick, at 8 p.m. in an outdoor concert at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Tickets: $12 in advance, $18 the day of show. Cantigny Plus members pay $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: cantigny.org or (630) 260-8162.

Sunday 28

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and listen to the Wave Runners perform favorites by the Beach Boys, the Safaris, Jimmy Buffet, the Ventures and other beach bands at 3 p.m. at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Lawn seating; chairs and blankets welcome. Free with $5 parking. Info: cantigny.org.

* Saturday June Band performs as part of the Concerts in Your Park series from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Prairie Park on Charles Street in Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* Storyteller and artist Paddy Lynn shares the story of American poet Emily Dickinson in the "Belle of Amherst" at 2 p.m. at Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road, Oak Brook. Info: (630) 920-0720.

Monday 29

Younger rockers are encouraged to sing and dance to popular radio chartbusters with positive messages as part of Wheaton Park District's Summer Entertainment Series from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. Free. Bring picnic baskets and blankets. Children younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Info: wheatonparkdistrict.com or (630) 690-4880.

Tuesday 30

Elan Dance Company performs at 11:30 a.m. and Jim Jensen at noon as part of Naperville Park District's Children's Lunch-Hour Entertainment series at the Riverwalk near the Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville. Free. Info: napervilleparks.org.

* McCormick Day is celebrated starting at 10 a.m. at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Includes vintage games for kids, tours and exhibits, and birthday cake in honor of park benefactor Robert R. McCormick. Free. Info: cantigny.org.

* The Rockets, a '60s tribute dance band, performs as part of the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Free. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Info: bloomingdaleparks.org or (630) 529-3650.

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