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Concert to Benefit DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s First Ever Women Build Initiative

DuPage Habitat for Humanity, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, will host a concert with the Beatles tribute band American English to support its inaugural Women Build initiative. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., Friday, May 25 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $22 in advance online or $25 at the door. For more information, go to

Flea Market at Mokena Park District

The Mokena Park District will host an outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Rd. Shoppers can browse crafts, clothing, tools, food and more at the flea market. The market will also take place July 15 and Aug. 18. For more information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or go to for vendor information.

What’s Blooming on Harrison Street Art Festival

The annual arts festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in the Oak Park Arts District on Harrison Street Ridgeland and Austin Avenue. More than 50 artists and vendors will fill Harrison Street, along with live music, food and activities throughout the day. For more information, go to

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

Wheaton Drama’s 2011-2012 season finale is the multiple Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominated musical comedy, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. Based on the Michael Caine and Steve Martin movie of the same name, this clever, funny show has book by Jeffrey Lane with music and lyrics by David Yazbek.

Performances of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” are May 25 through June 17 at Wheaton Drama’s Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $18 for Thursdays; $21 for Fridays-Sundays.

6th Annual Baha’i Choral Festival Concerts

More than 200 talented voices from nine nations will sing beautiful sacred music at the 2012 Baha’i Choral Festival with two free public concerts on Sunday May 27th at Wilmette’s renowned Baha’i Temple, Baha’i House of Worship, 100 Linden Avenue, Wilmette. Rich harmonies and uplifting music will fill the 1,200-seat Baha’i House of Worship beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. that Sunday.

Memorial Day Remembered

Visit the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Kline Creek Farm, an 1890s living-history farm in West Chicago, on Monday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. to experience the history and tradition of honoring fallen soldiers during “Memorial Day Remembered.”

Memorial Day Salute featuring Tammy McCann

This moving tribute to veterans and servicemen will feature nationally acclaimed jazz singer Tammy McCann, accompanied by a big band, performing classic World War II era songs. Between songs, we’ll recognize fallen Arlington’s Fallen Heroes and the sacrifice they made for their country. This patriotic event is the perfect way to honor all who serve our country. Proceeds from this event will benefit Memorial Park Fund.

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