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D-DAY HOMAGE ON DISPLAY
WHERE: Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
WHEN: Through summer
COST & INFO: $5 parking fee; cantigny.org
ABOUT: Artist Ted Siebert puts the finishing touches on a sand sculpture that depicts 1st Infantry Division soldiers at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  The sculpture is outside the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park and will be available for viewing all summer in honor of the 75th anniversary of the invasion.
D-DAY HOMAGE ON DISPLAY WHERE: Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton WHEN: Through summer COST & INFO: $5 parking fee; cantigny.org ABOUT: Artist Ted Siebert puts the finishing touches on a sand sculpture that depicts 1st Infantry Division soldiers at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The sculpture is outside the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park and will be available for viewing all summer in honor of the 75th anniversary of the invasion.

JUNE 27

THE PROMENADE BOLINGBROOK HOSTING THE ROCKIN' WITH ROCK BOTTOM CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m. most Thursdays through Sept. 12, 631 E. Boughton Road. The Band Calderisi will play June 27, followed by The Four C-Notes on July 11. Information: shawurl.com/3bc7, www.shoppingpromenade.com.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. various Thursdays, June 27 to Aug. 1, Central Park Performing Arts Pavilion, 1500 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. Dancing Queen performs a tribute to ABBA on June 27. Cost: Free. Information: www.obparks.org/special-events/summer-concert-series.

"THE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING": 7 p.m., Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd. Learn how and why to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter. Register to attend. Information: www.brookfieldlibrary.info, 708-485-6917, ext. 130.

LISLE COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT IN THE PARK: 7:30 p.m., Lisle Park District band shell on east side of Sea Lion Aquatic Park, 1825 Short St. Cost: Free. Information: lislecommunityband.org.

COSLEY ZOO'S BENTLEY THE BOBCAT MASCOT: 11 a.m. strolls June 27 and July 11, Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Information: cosleyzoo.org/event-calendar, 630-665-5534.

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER'S EXHIBIT: Into July, Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton. James A. Bowey's exhibit is "When Home Won't Let You Stay," about refugees in America. Information: wheatonlibrary.org, 630-668-1374.

ROCK 'N WHEELS: 6 p.m. various Thursdays, Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. It features food, music and Bike & Car Cruise Night. Cost: Free. Information: ithappensinaddison.com.

WESTMONT CRUISIN' NIGHTS & STREET FAIR: Various Thursday nights through August. Information: westmontevents.com.

LA GRANGE FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. various Thursdays, La Grange Road and Harris Avenue. Information: shawurl.com/3b6m, 708-582-6510.

EXHIBIT ON "WORLDS OF WONDER – REMEMBERING CHICAGOLAND'S AMUSEMENT PARKS": Through Aug. 18, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The iconic venues are captured through rare photos and video, memorabilia and artifacts. Interactive, family-friendly stations include a Skee-Ball game, marble roller coaster track and virtual reality roller-coaster experience. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: elmhursthistory.org, 630-833-1457.

SUMMER AUDITIONS CAN BE SCHEDULED FOR GLEN ELLYN-WHEATON CHORALE: with auditions for all voice parts planned Aug. 12 and 13. Information: gewchorale.org.

EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY LEGENDARY PRINTMAKER OF MEXICO: Through Sept. 13, Cleve Carney Art Gallery at McAninch Arts Center on College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Highlighted will be José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and one hour prior to Lakeside Pavilion events. Information: clevecarneygallery.org, 630-942-4000.

JUNE 28

AUTHOR AND RADIO AND TELEVISION PERSONALITY THOM HARTMANN BOOK SIGNING: 7 p.m., Frugal Muse Books, 7511 Lemont Road, Darien. His new book is "The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment." Visit frugalmusebooks.com.

COUNTRY NIGHT WITH THE HOYLE BROTHERS, ZACH LANCASTER AND THE WAYWARD TRAVELLERS, AND BONO BROS BAND: 8 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com, 708-788-2118.

VALE, EVE BLACK, SOLEMN MEANT WALKS AND DJ SCARY LADY SARAH: 8 p.m., Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: www.wireismusic.com.

DOWNTOWN DOWNERS GROVE'S SUMMER NIGHTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 30, on Main from Maple to Franklin. Live entertainment plays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Main Street train station. Information: www.downtowndg.org.

WHEATON'S FRIDAY NIGHT VINTAGE RIDES CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m., through Aug. 23, Front Street in downtown Wheaton. Information: www.downtownwheaton.com.

MORTON ARBORETUM PRESENTS "NATURE CONNECTS" ART WITH LEGO BRICKS BY SEAN KENNEY: Through Sept. 15, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. It features 15, nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks. There will be themed programs related to the show for all ages. Visitors also can enjoy the Troll Hunt exhibition on display through the end of summer. Arbor Evenings with entertainment are planned Wednesdays through Aug. 28. Information: mortonarb.org.

DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: Ongoing activities, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Information: dupagechildrens.org.

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO: 7 p.m., 123 Main St., West Chicago. Weekly bingo, raffles and pull tabs on Fridays for ages 18 and older. Proceeds help veterans and the community. Check out additional dates. Information: wchicago.mhsoftware.com.

SELECTIONS BY SIX PAINTERS: Until Aug. 25, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. The show's title "With a Capital P" is a reference to an approach that doesn’t always use paint or brush. The group exhibition consists of six rooms, each using different criteria to interpret artistic approaches and a wide-ranging conversation about process and media. "Luftwerk: Parallel Perspectives" is a site-specific exhibition that uses color and light interventions to activate and interpret the McCormick House, designed by Mies van der Rohe. Information: elmhurstartmuseum.org.

JUNE 29

LAKE ELLYN CARDBOARD REGATTA: 10 a.m., with races at noon, Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Participants race handmade cardboard boats across Lake Ellyn. Winners are named for fastest race time, most spectacular sinking and more. Concessions, provided by the Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Committee, will be available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. Live minnow races will be available for $1, with proceeds benefiting the Park District scholarship fund. Information: gepark.org.

ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR: 1 and 3 p.m., Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. A walking tour with architect Robert Bunda explores modern architecture in Elmhurst including the Henderson House by Frank Lloyd Wright and McCormick House by Mies van der Rohe. Information: elmhurstartmuseum.org, 630-834-0202.

SECOND ANNUAL PRE-FOURTH OF JULY COMEDY BLAST: 9:30 p.m., Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. It's presented by Chuck Moss and Music Stone Entertainment. Cost: $20. Information: www.wireismusic.com.

DOWNERS GROVE DOWNTOWN MARKET: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Main Street train station, 5001 Main St. Among items will be local produce and artisan foods. Information: events.downers.us.

WHEATON FRENCH MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 9, Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty, downtown, Wheaton. Information: wheatonchamber.com.

JUNE 30

HINSDALE HUMANE SOCIETY TO HOST ANNUAL KITTEN SHOWER: 1 to 3 p.m., its Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale. The goal is to gather supplies in anticipation of kitten season, which runs through October. Visitors can enjoy snacks and refreshments, along with fun activities. Information: www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org

MEMBERS EXHIBITION AND RAC KIDS SHOW: Through July 27, Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St. The Sculpture Garden shows art by Jordan Martins until Aug. 3. Cost: Free. Information: 708-442-6400, www.riversideartscenter.com.

FRENCH MARKET IN GLEN ELLYN: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Main Street train station south parking lot, between Main Street and Forest Avenue. Information: business.glenellynchamber.com.

JULY 2

SPIRITO! SINGERS: Scheduling auditions for next season, locations in western suburbs. Spirito! draws singers from Elmhurst, Hinsdale, La Grange, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Western Springs, Riverside, Clarendon Hills, Brookfield, Burr Ridge and beyond. Information: www.spiritosingers.org, 630-581-5440.

MATTER OF BALANCE: 1 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St. Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, the class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. It meets twice per week in July, except for July 4. Participants are expected to attend each class, if possible. Register by calling 630-620-0804, ext. 122. Information: wheatonlibrary.org.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN THE PARK: Tuesdays until late August, Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, on Grove Street just west of Main Street, Downers Grove. Patrons are treated to an evening of live entertainment, spanning country to pop music. Kids activities are planned, and food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Cost: Free. Information: www.dgparks.org/summer-concert-series.

BINGO AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 80: 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Alexander Bradley Burns Post 80, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove. Doors open at 4 p.m. There will be a variety of games and progressive jackpots, with food and refreshments available. Cost: Free admission. Information: 630-968-9710, www.post80.org.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR LOMBARD'S FRONT YARD BEAUTIES: Now, across Lombard. Lombard Garden Club is recognizing homeowners who have made their front yards especially attractive. Up to 20 gardens can be chosen each month. A club representative will notify owners if their property is selected and offer them the opportunity to have a recognition sign placed in their yard for one month. In addition, the selected gardens may be featured on the club’s website and related media. Information: Lombard residents can nominate an address at lombardgardenclub.org or 630-620-8938.

JULY 3

LS XTRAVAGANZA: July 3 to 7, 28248 Diehl Road, Warrenville. It promises car shows, cruises and high-speed excitement. Information: shawurl.com/3be4.

RUSSELL KIRT PRAIRIE TOURS: Until Aug. 14, College of DuPage's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Participants will learn about native plants and wildlife on a guided walk through the 18-acre site’s restoration areas. Tours are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. July 3 and Aug. 14; and 1 to 3 p.m. July 28. Cost: Free. Information: Contact Remic Ensweiler at ensweilerr@cod.edu or biology professor Lynda Randa at randal@cod.edu.

SUMMER FILM SERIES FOR KIDS: 10 a.m. screenings preceded by activities Wednesdays through Aug. 7, at Classic Cinemas theaters in Downers Grove, North Riverside, Elmhurst and Naperville. Schedule: July 3 - "Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax"; July 10 - "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"; July 17 - "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part"; July 24 - celebrate Christmas in July with "Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch"; July 31 - "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"; and Aug. 7 - "Wonder Park." Cost: $1; groups of 15 or more can reserve seats with a group rate that includes refreshments. Information: Reservation forms for groups at www.classiccinemas.com/wmms.

JULY 5

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE'S COLLEGE THEATER PRESENTS "GODSPELL": July 5 to 14, McAninch Arts Center at COD, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, “Godspell” chronicles a small group of disciples helping Jesus tell parables by using a variety of storytelling techniques mixed with an eclectic blend of songs ranging from pop to vaudeville. “For our retelling, we’re setting the show in 2019, in an urban city lot that’s been converted to playground/garden,” said COD theater professor and director Connie Canaday Howard of the immersive show. It includes new arrangements of songs by Stephen Schwartz, such as "Day by Day." Curtain is at 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in The MAC's Playhouse Theatre, with no show July 12. Cost: $14 to $16. Information: www.atthemac.org, 630-942-4000.

JULY 6

ST. JAMES FARM FOREST PRESERVE EVENTS: Various dates, on Winfield Road, a quarter mile north of Butterfield Road, Warrenville. Trails, picnic areas, fishing and a variety of sculptures are at the 600-acre preserve. Visitors are invited to free, family-oriented programs. Danada Equestrian Center has moved its “Horsin’ Around” summer program to St. James Farm’s indoor riding arena. The equine days include children’s activities and up-close opportunities to learn about horses; it's free for all ages, with no registration required. Events from noon to 4 p.m. include St. James Farm Day on July 6; and Tractor Day on Aug. 24. Information: 630-668-6012, dupageforest.org.

JULY 8

AFTER HOURS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS "ASH IS PUREST WHITE": 7:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Called a soulful epic, the drama is by Jia Zhangke. Cost: $6 to $10. Information: afterhoursfilmsociety.com, 630-534-4528.

JULY 13

GOLF FUNDRAISER BY STATE CHAPTER OF HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: July 13, Village Greens, 1575 75th St., Woodridge. Information: Contact 708-289-1273, wgalasek@aol.com; www.HDSA.org, 800-345-HDSA.

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