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The Neverly Brothers will perform during the final Cruise Night of the season in downtown Lombard, from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2. For details, call (630) 620-5718 or visit www.villageoflombard.org.

 

Steve Lundy | 2007

The Butterfield Park District will hold a bean bag tournament for ages 14 and older from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Recreation and Aquatic Center, 21W730 Butterfield Road, Lombard. The cost is $10 for residents and $12 for others.

 

Daniel White | 2007

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The entertainment calendar appears Thursdays in Neighbor. Submit items at least two weeks in advance via e-mail to bestbets@dailyherald.com or by fax, (630) 955-0895.

This weekend

• Rodgers and Hart will perform with the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and four vocal soloists at 8 p.m. Aug. 1-2 at Wheaton Academy's Fine Arts Center, 900 Prince Crossing Road, West Chicago. Tickets cost $24 in advance, $32 at the door. For details, visit www.ticketweb.com or call (630) 790-1430.

• Overshadowed Theatrical Productions will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "State Fair" Aug. 1-2 at Itasca Baptist Church, 210 S. Walnut St. Advance tickets cost $12, $10 for seniors and students. At the door, tickets cost $12-$14. For details, call (630) 250-7518 or visit www.overshadowedproductions.com.

• The Tempo Players will perform the musical "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Rosary High School, 901 N. Edgelawn Ave., Aurora. Tickets cost $13, $11 for seniors, students and children. For details or tickets, call (630) 495-1120 or visit www.tempoplayers.org.

• Holy Ghost Church will present the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" at 8 p.m. Aug. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Center for the Performing Arts at Wood Dale Junior High, 655 N. Wood Dale Road. Performance times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Peter Verdico of Stage Right Productions directs the show and will play Alfred Doolittle. Amy Brophy will play Eliza Doolittle and Rick Frendt will portray Professor Henry Higgins. Tickets cost $15; proceeds benefit Holy Ghost Church. For details, call (630) 860-2975, ext. 25.

• The 14th annual American Glass and Pottery Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. Admission costs $6. For details, call (618) 972-5049.

• The sixth annual Landscape and Garden Show will be open during regular mall hours Aug. 2-10 at Oakbrook Center, Route 83 and 22nd Street, Oak Brook. Several local landscaping and gardening companies will be on hand. For details, call (630) 573-0700 or visit www.oakbrookcenter.com.

July 31

• The Roselle Park District's final Gazebo Concert of the season will be at 7 p.m. July 31 in Turner Park, 81 E. Devon Ave. The Country Sky Band will perform. For details, call (630) 894-4200 or visit www.roselleparkdistrict.com.

• Lombard Town Centre offers Ladies' Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. the last Thursday of each month through August in downtown Lombard. Merchants will offer a variety of events. For information and a list of participating businesses, visit www.downtownlombard.org or call (630) 620-8063.

• Vinyl Highway will perform a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. July 31 at Ross Ferraro Town Center, Gary Avenue and Lies Road, Carol Stream. For details, visit www.carolstream.org.

• The Wheaton Municipal Band will perform a free concert, "You and the Night and the Music" at 8 p.m. July 31 at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. For details, visit www.wheatonmunicipalband.org.

• Little Nashville will perform a family concert at 7 p.m. July 31 at the Oak Brook Park District's Central Gazebo, Forest Gate Road and Jorie Boulevard. Admission is free. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Family Recreation Center gymnasium. For details, call (630) 990-4233.

Aug. 1

• Sidekicks Square Dance Club will hold a summer dance Aug. 1 at Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Al and Jane Krol will cue rounds at 8 p.m. and The Boyz of Summer, Bob Asp, Curt Braffet and Tom Manning will call squares at 8:30 p.m. A DBD tip will be called at 10:30 p.m. No banner will be available. Admission costs $10 for singles and $20 for couples. For information, call (630) 627-2437 or (630) 271-0313.

• "Moo-vies at Cosley Zoo" will be Aug. 1 at the zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. A live animal presentation starts at 8 p.m., followed by a showing of the film "Madagascar." Admission costs $5 for children ages 1 to 11. Admission for children 12 and older and adults costs $7 for members and $9 for others. For details, call (630) 665-5534 or visit www.cosleyzoo.org.

Aug. 2

• Addison Community Theatre will present "A Midsummer's Faire: A Pirate's Life for Me" from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 on the Village Green outside Addison Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza. The event will include theater performances and other entertainment, food, children's activities, games and more. Admission costs $5, $3 for children. For details, visit www.addisontheatre.org.

• The Butterfield Park District will hold a bean bag tournament for ages 14 and older from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Recreation and Aquatic Center, 21W730 Butterfield Road, Lombard. The cost is $10 for residents and $12 for others. Registration is required. For details, call (630) 858-2229.

• As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois will hold a Meet and Greet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at Happy Dog Barkery, 5118 Main St., Downers Grove. Visitors will be able to meet As Good As Gold volunteers, rescued dogs, and learn about volunteer opportunities and adoption procedures. For details, visit www.asgoodasgold.org.

• Lorel Abrell will lead soapstone-carving workshops from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Simple tools and techniques are used to carve this soft, inexpensive stone. The classes are designed for participants of all skill levels ages 9 through adult. The cost is $15, which includes all materials. Registration is required. For details, call (630) 833-1616.

• Dunkin' Donuts, 169 E. Lake St., Bloomingdale, will hold a grand re-opening celebration to benefit D.A.R.E. from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2. The first 100 people who donate $3 or more to the program will receive one dozen free doughnuts. Anyone else who makes a donation will receive a free travel mug. Bloomingdale Mayor Bob Iden and members of the village's police department will be on hand to greet customers and collect donations. The event also will include a clown, face painting and other activities.

• The Neverly Brothers will perform during the final Cruise Night of the season in downtown Lombard, from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2. For details, call (630) 620-5718 or visit www.villageoflombard.org.

Aug. 3

• The Wood Dale Historical Society's annual flea market will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Yesterday's Farm Museum, 850 N. Wood Dale Road. For information, call (630) 595-8777.

• The 2008 polo season runs Sundays through Sept. 14 at the Oak Brook Sports Core, 31st Street and Polo Drive. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.; the first match starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10, $5 for seniors 65 and older, free for children 12 and younger. Parking is free. For details, call (630) 368-6428; e-mail polo@oak-brook.org or visit www.oak-brook.org/polo.

• Free airplane rides for children will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Schaumburg Regional Airport, 905 W. Irving Park Road. The free plane rides are part of the EAA Chapter 101's Young Eagle Rallies, designed to promote interest in aviation among children ages 8 to 17. Children who attend also will be able to meet pilots and explore many different types of planes. The rallies continue the first Sunday of each month through December. For details, call EAA Chapter 101 coordinator Chuck Soumar at (708) 788-6390 or e-mail youngeagles101@aol.com.

Ongoing

• The Elmhurst Artists' Guild will present "Motorcycle as Metaphor," an exhibit of work by artist Wesley R. Baker, through Aug. 15 in the guild's gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Sundays. Regular museum admission costs $4, $3 for seniors, $2 for students, free for children 12 and younger and for all visitors on Tuesdays. For information, visit www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.

• "Quilt National 2007," an exhibit from the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center and "Women Packing Irons," an exhibit from the Chicago School of Fusing, will be on display through Aug. 23 at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road. Both exhibits feature quilt arts. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call (630) 539-3096 or e-mail bpdmuseum@earthlink.net.

• "The Oak Brook Public Library Celebrates Commercial Oak Brook" will be on display through August at the library, 600 Oak Brook Road. The exhibit celebrates Oak Brook's 50th anniversary. It includes architectural photographs by local artist Conrad Truedson that show important historic and business structures in the village. For details, call the library at (630) 368-7700 or visit www.oak-brook.lib.il.us.

• "Brain Teasers 2" will be on display through Sept. 7 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The exhibit includes interactive puzzle stations for visitors of all ages. Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit www.elmhurst.org/elmhurst/museum.

• An exhibit of work by artists in the People's Resource Center's Women's Wisdom and pottery classes will be on display through Sept. 30 at Provena McCauley Manor, 400 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora. The PRC is a Wheaton-based, not-for-profit organization that provides a variety of services to more than 20,000 needy DuPage County residents each year. For details, call (630) 682-5402 or visit www. peoplesrc.org.