1. Head to downtown Genoa for the 8th annual Cruisin’ to Genoa Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The family-friendly show will feature car enthusiasts and spectators, with a trophy presentation at 3.
The day will feature live music, food trucks serving local cuisine, speciality foods, carnival food, and a 50/50 drawing.
Roger Watson Tractor Show will also be featured at the event, which includes the “Roger’s Choice”The Watson family presents the award to the winner tractor. Tractor entrees do not require registration.
More than 30 trophies will be awarded to the winning entries in eight different categories including, Top 20, Cars Class, Trucks Class, Kid’s Choice, People’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice and Best of Show.
Participants can bring cars, trucks, or tractors. You can pre-register for $10 from Thursday through the end. Day-of registration starts at 9:15 a.m.
The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the event. Visit this website for more information www.genoachamber.org/.
2. The Rochelle Fire Department hosts the 25th Annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival, Friday through Sunday.
The festival is open to all.
Live music will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, and continue until 6 p.m. Sunday. Local talent will also perform throughout the weekend, including Magic Matt’s Family Fun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Art, crafts, and business booths will be on display throughout Saturday. Saturday night will see a 50/50 raffle.
Family members can enjoy a children’s zone, festival activities, food, a parade, and a beer garden for 21-year-olds throughout the weekend.
For more information, please visit lhhfest.com/
A Car & Motorcycle Show is scheduled for Saturday, August 8th at 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Rochelle.
3. Learn more about ways to volunteer in your community during a See and Serve DeKalb Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Northern Illinois University’s Holmes Student Center, 600 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb.
The event will take place in Gallery Lounge, on the second floor, near the Duke Ellington Ballroom.
Nonprofit organizations in the area will share their ongoing and occasional volunteer opportunities.
The event is free to the public.
For more information, please visit calendar.niu.edu.
4. Enjoy a Movie In the Park on Friday, 7-10 p.m. Sandwich Memorial Park at West Water & Davis streets in Sandwich
This week’s showing is the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams.”
This free, family-friendly event begins at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase by the Sandwich Cub Scouts starting at 6:30 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or frisbees to enjoy the evening. Your pet should be on a leash.
5. Take in some local theatre during Stage Coach Players’ production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”From Thursday, August 28th to Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. at 126 S. Fifth St.
Curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 25, 26, and 27, and at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.
A seated man, with the houselights off, puts on his favorite record: the cast album of a fictional 1928 musical. As the man in the chair watches, the recording comes to life and the musical begins. The plot is a madcap affair that involves two lovers on the eve their wedding: a best man who is bumbling, a desperate theater producer and a hostess who is not so bright. There are also two gangsters pretending to be pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and a sleepy chaperone.
For more information, please call 815-758-1940. stagecoachplayers.com.
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