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It's Summertime in Geneva, and There's a Lot Going On!

Summer officially begins this week, but summer fun is already in progress, with plenty more fun on the horizon.

Summer seems in full swing, with many upcoming events to enjoy.

Legally Blonde: ” presented by June 29-July 1 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. Yes, I know that’s in Batavia, but Rising Star is based in Geneva and there are many young Genevans in the cast. 

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. June 29 and 30, and at 2 p.m. July 1.Tickets begin at $14.

Not only that, but individuals with special needs are the company’s guests (paying no admission fee) at the final dress rehearsal on June 28. That’s been a policy of Rising Star since 2008.  

Simply the Best,” presented by Children’s Theatre of Elgin and Fox Valley Theatre Company and featuring “25 years of audience favorites” in a song and dance revue format. Again, yes, the show is in Elgin (at Elgin Community College) but there are definitely Tri-Cities youngsters in that cast of 120. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and runs for two weekends. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. June 22, 23, 29 and 30 and at 3 p.m. June 24 and July 1. Tickets are $10.

! Our hometown festival begins Tuesday. There are way too many events to list, but crowd-pleasers certainly include Kids’ Day and the . My oldest daughter and I are eagerly anticipating the Friends of the Geneva Public Library Swedish Days Book Sale. (In fact, she’s coming in from her apartment in Chicago specifically for it.) Who knows what treasures we’ll unearth? Sale hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 21 (numbers for first admittance will be distributed at 9 a.m. Thursday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 22 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

Speaking of the library, the Summer Reading Program is under way. Register now, read books and earn prizes all summer. I have already NOT won my first drawing. The programs have a food theme this year and are dubbed “Reading is Soooooooo Delicious!” for children and “Carry Out a Good Book” for teens (students who have completed sixth grade and adults. I regard the reading program as getting rewards for something I do anyway. Participants must have a valid library card

Twilight Golf Night at Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course in Wheeler Park, from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, sponsored by the Geneva Park District. Cost is $8 a person. 

The RiverPark Summer Series, holding outdoor concerts on Sundays in July (July 8-29). The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission sponsors the free concerts, held at the Amphitheater at the RiverPark of Geneva, Peyton Street and North River Lane.

And just think—it’s only June. There’s more summer fun to come. But first, we enjoy ! For right now, the earliest rain is Wednesday night, but after 1 a.m. Thank goodness. I’m hoping to see the tribute band scheduled for the Third Street Central Stage ...  

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