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Patrick Parks of St. Charles will be one of four featured authors when Waterline Writers kicks off its new season at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Water Street Studios in Batavia.
Patrick Parks of St. Charles will be one of four featured authors when Waterline Writers kicks off its new season at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Water Street Studios in Batavia.

Readers can post events to the Kane County Chronicle's online calendar. Visit, click "+Add Event" and follow the prompts. Select items also will appear in the newspaper.

OCT. 18

"LEGALLY BLONDE" MUSICAL: Thursday through Sunday until Oct. 21, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Cost: Single tickets or subscription packages. Information:, 630-896-6666.

OCT. 19

FALL USED BOOK SALE BY FRIENDS OF ST. CHARLES PUBLIC LIBRARY: 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, in the Huntley Meeting Room of the library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. The sale will include paperbacks, hardcovers, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiotapes and other items. On Sunday, shoppers can purchase a paper bag of books for $10. Information: 630-584-0076, ext. 231,

RIVERFRONT PLAYHOUSE PRESENTING "ROPE": 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17, 11 and 13 S. Water Street Mall, downtown Aurora, just west of Route 25. After Wyndham persuades a weak-minded friend to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, they place the body in a wooden chest and invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth's father, to a party – all the while daring their guests to uncover their crime. Reservations are recommended. Cost: $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, with discounts for military and first responders. Information: 630-897-9496,

OCT. 20

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: 4 to 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Park, 822 N. First St. (Route 31), Geneva. Participants will be divided into flights – groups of 10 to 15 people. Registration is required. It's family friendly until 5:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance for residents or $12 that day, more for nonresidents. Information: 630-232-4542,

GENEVA'S VIKING LONGSHIP, A LIFE-SIZE VIKING WARSHIP REPRODUCTION THAT SAILED THE ATLANTIC: 1 to 4 p.m., Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva. Guided tours on the half-hour and self-guided tours will be offered. The last guided tour starts at 3:30 p.m. The next visit days are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for children through age 12. Information: 630-753-9412, or

OCT. 21

THREE STOOGES BACK IN ACTION: 3 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. A Las Vegas show brings The Three Stooges to the stage. Information:

WATERLINE WRITERS: 7 p.m., Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. The new season kicks off with readings from authors ​Caroline Johnson, ​​Patrick Parks, ​​Lenora Murphy and Christine Swanberg. Open mic begins at 8:30 p.m. and wine and beer are available, with food from The Market at Gaetano's. It meets each third Sunday. Cost: $5 for adults, $3​​ for students. Information: ​​.

OCT. 23

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH LADIES NIGHT: 6 to 9 p.m., FoxFire Restaurant, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Proceeds will be donated to Patty's Pals in Bartlett, which supports clinical research, support services and nurse navigation. All ages are invited and reservations are recommended. Businesses will add to the festivities, and a silent auction and raffles are planned. A portion of alcohol sales will be donated. Guests also can opt to sit at the bar and enjoy appetizers and live music. Information: 630-232-1369,

OCT. 24

CONCERT BY BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Bulldog Stadium at the high school, 1201 Main St. The community is invited to see the 111 band members perform their competitive show outdoors called "Connect" before leaving for the Bands of America Championships. The band will collect personal care items, gift cards and cash donations for CHIP IN Batavia. Cost: Free. Information:

OCT. 26

PURPLE REIGN – THE PRINCE TRIBUTE SHOW: 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Cost: $37 to $57. Information:, 630-896-6666.

OCT. 27

MARY SHELLEY'S "FRANKENSTEIN" BY AQUILA THEATRE COMPANY: 8 p.m., Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium, off Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia. “Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect,” wrote The New Yorker. Cost: $38 for adults, $18 for people ages 18 and younger. Information:, 630-840-2787.

OCT. 28

SECOND SHOW ADDED FOR "BARBRA & FRANK – THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS": 2 and 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The event stars Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo. Cost: $35. Information:, 630-896-6666.

OCT. 30

THERESA CAPUTO FROM TLC'S SHOW "LONG ISLAND MEDIUM": 7:30 p.m., Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. She will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. Cost: Starting at $39.75. Information: 800-745-3000,; venue at 815-752-6800,

NOV. 2

STAND-UP COMEDY BY AUTHOR, ACTOR AND TV STAR CRAIG FERGUSON: 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Cost: $45 to $80. Information:, 630-896-6666.

NOV. 8

STILL NOT FRIDAY STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. every Thursday, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Doors open at 7 p.m. The full food and drink menu is available in the showroom. Cost: Show admission free. Information:

OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT FLAGSTONE: 9 p.m. Thursdays, Flagstone – Crafts & Cocktails, 101 W. State St., Geneva. It runs until 1 a.m. Cost: Free. Information:

LIVE MUSIC: 8:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, ROX City Grill at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. Information:, 630-845-5800.

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