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Fox Country Players to present ‘Whose Wives Are They Anyway?’

Fox Country Players and the Waubonsee Community College Department of Community Education will present “Whose Wives Are They Anyway?” on at 7 p.m. April 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m. April 8 at the Waubonsee Community College Auditorium in Sugar Grove.

The cast includes Eric Downs (Oswego), Rich LeCropane (Oswego), Diane Madden (Elburn), Meg McGarry (Plano), Nikki Miller (Aurora), Allison Scigalski (Aurora), Matt Teeling (Yorkville), and Michele Wade (Sandwich).

Tickets are $15 for students and seniors (age 65 and older) and $20 for adults. This production contains some adult themes and is not recommended for young children. All seats are reserved and can be bought through online at www.waubonseetickets.com or at the door.

For information, visit www.foxcountryplayers.org. “Whose Wives Are They Anyway?” is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Junk in the Trunk

The “Junk In The Trunk” or “JITT”  of Morris will begin its 2018 season Sunday, April 15. It will take place on the third Sunday of each month  from April through October In Morris.

Gardner Co-Op flea market will have its JITT on the first Sunday of each month, starting in April through October. Same times and rules apply there also. Vendor set up is at 8:30 a.m. Sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is a $10 donation per spot. Donations are given to  a charity  each month. No commercial vendors, home-based businesses or clothing allowed, no mass-produced, imported items are allowed.

This is open, and free  to the public. Participation in the JITT is at your own risk, and we are not responsible  for accidents. Many items such as antiques, collectibles, tools, household items, bicycles, art work, crafts and other rare items can be found at the flea market.

Location is at 100 Commercial Drive (in the lot by Lindy Gertie’s restaurant) in Morris.

For information and rules for vendor set-up, call Ken at 815-942-2032 or e-mail willis824@comcast.net with a name, address and phone number. 

– Morris Herald-News

Author to gives talk on Al Capone and World’s Fair at Prairie Creek Library

William Hazelgrove, a national best-selling author of 10 novels and three non-fiction titles, will discuss Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at Prairie Creek Library, 501 Carriage House Lane, in Dwight. Among Hazelgrove’s books is “Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago,” which will provide much of the background for his talk. This historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression tells the story of Chicago fighting back against organized crime to be able to put on the World’s Fair. He provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World’s Fair and reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen who beat Al Capone at his own game. Guests also will learn about an assortment of other characters, such as Sally Rand who embodied the World’s Fair with her own rags-to-riches story; Rufus and Charles Dawes who selected the fair’s theme and found financing in the worst economic situation; William Thompson, Chicago’s most corrupt mayor who owed his election to Capone; and Anton Cermak, the mayor who was murdered by an assassin many said was hired by Capone. This engaging talk is open to the public. Advanced registration is not required, and there is no fee.

Belize Whale Shark Expedition

Prairie Creek Library, 501 Carriage House Lane in Dwight, has several exciting programs scheduled for April and will kick off the fun on Saturday, April 7, with “The Belize Whale Shark Expedition” at 10 a.m. This event is a fun, but not scary, program appropriate for the entire family. Children from the audience will assist in demonstrating how sharks adapt to their environment. The audience will learn how sharks find food using their seven senses and see with the jaws of a whale shark how sharks continually grow and replace teeth. Undersea explorers Wayne and Karen Brown will take you on an adventure in search of whale sharks in Belize via a fast-paced, high-definition digital video presentation. The highlight is being surrounded by 40-foot long, dive-bombing whale sharks. Then come face-to-face with Wanda, a 25-foot long, inflatable female whale shark. This event is free, and registration is not necessary.

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