The St. Charles Fine Art Show is May 25-26.
The Downtown St. Charles Partnership will present the 15th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show May 25 and May 26 on Riverside Avenue, between Route 64 and Illinois Avenue. The show will include 100 juried artists, demonstrations, live music and other attractions. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free parking is available at several nearby city lots. For more information about the event, call 630-443-3967.
History center looks at bygone occupations
The Geneva History Center continues its wonderful tradition of engaging presentations with Cobbler, Tailor and Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living at 7:30 p.m. May 23. Ginger Frere of the Newberry Library will discuss how some of our ancestors earned a living. The center is located at 113 S. Third St. in downtown Geneva. For more information, call 630-232-4951.
Sugar Grove American Legion plans fundraiser
Our friends at the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 1211, 65 First St., Sugar Grove, will host a fundraiser starting at 6:30 p.m. June 1. Pulled pork sandwiches will be available for purchase for $5. Each sandwich will come with coleslaw and chips. The Duke Band will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information about the event, call 630-466-9700.
You're correct — 2013 is wetter than usual
Gilbert Sebenste, the staff meteorologist at Northern Illinois University, reports our area has received 1.59 inches of rainfall equivalent as of May 22. On average, the area should receive 4.55 inches of rainfall equivalent by May 31. So far this year, the area has recorded 17.86 inches of rainfall equivalent. Our average annual liquid total should be 13.09 inches by May 31, according to Sebenste. For more of Sebenste's fine reporting about area weather and discussions about our climate, go to www.weather.admin.niu.edu.
Park district launches paddle boat season
The Batavia Park District will launch the paddle boat season May 25 near the Peg Bond Center at 151 Island Ave. in downtown Batavia. The paddle boats are available for rent from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Boats are available from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call the park district at 630-879-5235.
Visit Geneva's French Market
The Geneva French Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26 in the commuter Metra parking lot near Fourth and South streets in downtown Geneva. Visitors will find fresh produce, tasty treats, crafts and other products at the market. The market is open Sundays through Nov. 10. For more information, call 312-575-0286.
STC East junior named Athlete of the Week
Congrats to St. Charles East High School junior Jasper Koenen on being named the Kane County Chronicle's Athlete of the Week on May 22. Koenen won the singles title May 18 at the Geneva Boys Tennis Sectional. The Chronicle features Koenen in an interview here.
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