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HUGE Weekend in Geneva: Black Hat Day! And Does Your Pet Need Blessing?

Or do you need something to do this weekend?

This is another HUGE weekend in Geneva.

The first and most important event is and , Saturday and Sunday in downtown Geneva. The event is truly the most fun and generous way to celebrate fall.

Then, of course, there's that little game on Friday night, a battle of the unbeatens.

AND we've got going on Sunday—always fun to watch and see how creative kids can be.

Then there's the annual St. Mark's .

And the annual run that starts at the middle school campus.

And don't forget to stop by Esping Park at 10 a.m. Saturday to to a , the late and great .

And a in the mix. (Their reunion is a week prior to the Homecoming game.)

Here are some more events and details:

1. LADIES NIGHT OUT

  • Where/When: 6 p.m. Friday at Four Beans Coffeehouse, 1928 W. Wilson St., Batavia.
  • Why Go: A shopping featuring representatives from Longaberger, Mary Kay, Lia Sophia, Gigi Hil, Gold Canyon Candles, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Covered in Chocolate, Thirty-One and Tupperware. Local author Nicki Elson will be signing copies of her Chic Lit Romance, Three Daves.
  • Pricing: Free.

2. THE FANTASTICKS

  • Where/When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at , 111 W. Main St., St. Charles.
  • Why Go: Steel Beam’s season opens with , billed as “the world’s longest-running musical,” having run off-Broadway from May 3, 1960 to Jan. 13, 2002, for 17,162 performances. The story revolves around two fathers who use “psychology” to bring their children together.
  • Pricing: $25, students and seniors $23.

3. TASTE FOR A CURE

  • Where/When: 2 p.m. Saturday at , 404 S. 3rd St., Geneva.
  • Why Go: As with all Pumpkins for a Cure's events, all proceeds for the "Taste" benefit the Zellmer Childhood Disease Foundation. It is a competition where Fox Valley restaurants submit a pumpkin-based dessert of their own creation for judging by both a professional panel and the public tasters. Entrants will create one full-size serving for each of five judges and 500 “3 bite-sized samples” for the public “tasters." 
  • Pricing: $10.

4. SQUARE DANCE LESSONS

  • Where/When: 7 p.m. Sunday at , 101 S. 2nd St., St Charles.
  • Why Go: The Fox Valley Mixers and Batavia B'n'B Square Dance Clubs are sponsoring lessons every week. All couples and singles are welcome.
  • Pricing: The first two lessons are free. 

5. BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

  • Where/When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at , 100 S. 3rd St., Geneva.
  • Why Go: St. Mark's Church will celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the 5th Annual . Everyone is welcome to bring their pets, no matter what they are.
  • Pricing: Free.

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