We’ve got the best bets for when the work week is done and you're ready to get out. Check our picks for the activities to hit.
1. AT PECK FARM PARK
Where/When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
Why Go: Pony rides, family activities, children’s games, crafts, birds of prey exhibit, musical entertainment, touch-a-truck exhibit and the final opportunity of the season to visit the award-winning Butterfly House. And all proceeds go to the Geneva Park District Foundation.
Pricing: Cow Chip BINGO tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 each at the Geneva Community Center, 710 Western Ave., and at Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center, or during the event.
2. PATTI VASQUEZ
- Where/When: 8 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Saturday at , 4051 E. Main Street, St. Charles.
- Why Go: Chicago's Latin Diva of .
- Pricing: $24.
3. ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER AT WATER STREET
- Where/When: 6 p.m. Saturday at , 160 S. Water St., Batavia.
- Why Go: A dynamic has been planned for all attendees that includes visual and tasty delights. Food by Enticing Cuisine, craft beers generously donated by Lagunitas Brewing of California, wine and soft drinks, exciting sneak preview of the upcoming WSS Second Anniversary Show, and an auction of original artwork.
- Pricing: $50.
- Where/When: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at , 524 W. State St.
- Why Go: The about the long-suffering Cub fans, written and staged by the Organic Theater Company in 1977, was rewritten and updated in 1998. It opens the playhouse season. Read Terry Flanagan's blog post for a nice review.
- Pricing: $20; $15 for students and seniors.
- Where/When: 7 p.m. Sunday at , 300 Randall Road, Geneva.
- Why Go: The 11th Annual Walk for Women's Wellness, a 5-mile walk along the Fox River starting at Gunnar Anderson Park by the Kane County Government Center. starts at 7 a.m.; 8 a.m. start.
- Pricing: Free.
6. MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
- Where/When: 5 p.m. Sunday at , 105 E. Main St., St. Charles.
- Why Go: from every continent will be screened at this opportunity to see the next generation of award-winning directors. Audiences are asked to vote for their favorite short film, and the winner will be announced on-line. Films are rated PG.
- Pricing: $10, $5 for students.