Here's a look ahead at entertainment and fun events hosted by local businesses in the month of September, courtesy of the .
(late 'til 9!) — Sept. 2
A self-guided art walk and reception to showcase the art of Geneva “late ’til 9” the first Friday of every month. All galleries are within walking distance of each other. Many provide refreshments; some have special events, artists show openings orlive performances. A directory is available at the Chamber, www.artgalleriesgeneva.com and participating .
Technology Events — Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
Each Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m., enjoy free workshops/events at Crystal Life Technology, 121 S. Third St., Geneva. Visit genevachamber.com’s calendar of events for moreinformation.
Improv Saturdays — Sept. 3
At 7 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, GreenRoom Productions takes audience suggestions and stories and turns them into hilarious theatre.
Held at in Geneva, eight stage areas present concerts, hands-on workshops, topical song and story workshops, dance, vocal and instrument classes and special things for the kids from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
Visit www.foxvalleyfolk.com formore information.
Literacy Volunteers Golf Outing — Sept. 8
Sign up for Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley’s golf outing at , 39W808 Hughes Road, Geneva. Event includes a noon lunch with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, 5:30 p.m. pig roast, awards and auctions. Cost is $160/golfer. Visit www.golfinvite.com/LiteracyVolunteersFoxValley for info call Lynn Pranga at 630-797-9040.
Geneva Underground Playhouse is opening the 2011-2012 season with BLEACHER BUMS! The Geneva Underground Playhouse presents the 1998 version of the play conceived by Joe Mantegna and written and first performed in 1977 by members of the Organic Theater Company.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are ON SALE NOW at www.GUPtheatre.org
Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St. in St. Charles presents this play at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Please visit www.steelbeamtheatre.com or call 630-587-8521 for tickets and more information.
“The Tale of Snow White” at Steel Beam — Sept. 10-Oct. 2
Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St.in St. Charles presents this children’s production at 10:30 am.m and 1 p.m. Saturdays and at 1 p.m. Sundays. Please visit www.steelbeamtheatre.com or call 630-587-8521 for tickets and more information.
Tailgate Kick Off Party at Cabooses — Sept. 10
Kick off the NFL season with Bad Medicine, Chicago's ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band, at 8 pm at , 300 Crescent Place, Geneva.
Prairie Landing Fall 2-Ball – Sept. 10-11
Saturday is a scramble and Sunday is better ball of two. Cost is $80 per team entry fee plus $79 green fees each day. Please call the golf shop at 630-208-7600. is located at 2325 Longest Dr., West Chicago.
Dart Tournament — Sept. 12 and 26
Sharp Shooters: Join the Cabooses Crew at, 300 Crescent Place, Geneva at 7 p.m. for a monthly dart tournament.
Fall Acting Classes at Steel Beam – starting Sept. 12
Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles announces registration for Fall Acting Classes! Classes are available for students’ ages 6-14 years old. All classes focus on core aspects of performing and each session will end with an informal showcase that family and friends are welcome to attend! To register, please call 630-587-8521.
Join , 113 Third St., Geneva at noon for this months BrownBag “A Centennial Celebration of St. Peters Church”. $5 Adults; $3 for GHC Membersand students.
Step Into Retail SBDC Workshop — Sept. 15
If you are considering or have recently opened a retail business, this workshop is for you!Owne rs of long-time Geneva retail business (now ) will share their secrets to success! Topics include retail display, handling competition, buying analysis, location, and customer service.
For more information or to register, call the IL Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College at 630-906-4143. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $30, advance registration required. Class is at Waubonsee Community College, Aurora Campus, Room 342, 18 S. River St, Aurora.
Enjoy a three-course meal for $50 or a six-course meal for $90. Seatings every half hour between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Call 630-262-1000 for reservations. is located at 14S. Third St., Geneva.
The public will have an opportunity to view the Viking Ship in Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva. Friends of the Viking Ship (FOVS) will host a “Viking Visitor’s Day” from 1 to 4 p.m., describing the ship’s amazing voyage from Bergen, Norway, to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and its subsequent adventures. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for visitors 13-19, and $1 for children 5-12. Call the for more information, 630-232-4951.
DayOne Network is proud to announce that it is a charity partner of the Fox Valley Marathon held at 7 a.m. Sept. 18. Runners from all over the country can register through DayOne and participate at a discounted rate. To register, www.dayone2011.dojiggy.com
Ask the Doctor Seminar — Sept. 20
Join Dr. Neal Bowen, Psy. D. Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist at Arden Courts of Geneva for a Free Ask the Doctor Seminar from 6–7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The topic is “Dementia vs. Depression and Distinguishing the Types of Dementia." During this seminar, Dr. Bowen will discuss: The diagnostic process in evaluation for dementia, depression versus depression and how to tell the difference, treatment and research. Please call 630-262-3900 to make your reservation or to receive information. Arden Courts of Geneva is located at 2388 Bricher Road, Geneva.
Mommy Smiles, Baby Smiles at Delnor — Sept. 20 or 21
Keeping both mom and baby’s mouths healthy are an important part of overall health. Learn how to prevent disease and create healthy smiles through good oral health habits.Food/drinks will be provided. Class is 6-7 p.m. at , 300 Randall Rd.,Geneva Free registration required, please call 630-208-3999.
TCFS — Sept. 22
will hold a fashion show to increase awareness of the agencyand the role volunteers play in helping the agency (fashion show, raffle, and buffetdinner) from 6-10 p.m., 39W525 Herrington Dr., Geneva. Cost: $35 per person. More info at www.tricityfamilyservices.org.
Health Screenings at — Sep. 24
Each last Friday of the month, 415 W. State St., Geneva, will be offering Healthcheck Wellness Screenings. Stop by from 9:30-11 a.m. Appointments are required and can be made at 800-915-4583. For details and pricing info, please visitwww.healthchek.net.
Hike to Remember Loved Ones for Fox Valley Hospice— Sept. 24
Hike for Hospice, a 5K walk along the Fox River to benefit will start at 10 a.m. at the Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Avenue in Batavia. This event is a way for family and friends to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one who has died, while at the same time supporting the programs of FVVH. There are three ways to register: online at www.fvvh.org; call 630-232-2233; or e-mail email@example.com.
Joinfor the 11th Annual Walk for Women's Wellness, a 5-mile walk along the scenic Fox River starting at Gunnar Anderson Park in Geneva. Registration starts at 7 a.m; 8 a.m. start. Visit www.delnor.com/womenswalk for more information.
Fearless Selling for Women SBDC Workshop — Sept. 27
If your sales are NOT where you want them to be, this interactive workshop is for you. It will provide tools to support you in transforming your sales and communication techniques to produce results. Sales challenged men are also welcome! For more information or to register, call the IL Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College at 630-906-4143. Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; $49 advance registration required. Class is at Waubonsee Community College—Aurora Campus, Room 316, 18 S. River St., Aurora.
Table Top Entertaining Seminar — Sept. 29
, 407 S. Third St., Geneva, hosts this free seminar from 5-8 p.m. For more information contact 630- 232-7799
Western Avenue Clothing Sale — Sept. 30 and Oct. 1
The PTO has been hosting a semiannual gently used fall and winter clothing sale since 1981. This year's sale will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8-11 a.m. Saturday. No strollers or children under 10 are allowed on Friday night. White tags are half priced on Saturday only. Admission is free. Western Avenue Elementary school is located at 1500 Western Ave. in Geneva. Call 630-463-3500.
Prairie Landing Senior Championship – Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
This is the 36-hole senior stroke play event. Participants must be 60 years or older. Cost is $30 entry fee plus $118 for two days of greens fees/GPS cart fees and range. Please call the golf shop at 630-208-7600 to register. Prairie Landing is located at 2325 Longest Dr., West Chicago.