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May 2011

1, Spoon River China Art Guild Annual China Show, Donaldson Center, Canton. 309-647-3390.

1-21, The Annual Iris Walk in Wayne City. 618-895-2022 or

5-15, “Boeing Boeing” at the Quincy Community Theatre in Quincy. 217-222-3209.

6, Park “N” Cruise Car Show in Macomb. 309-837-4855 or

6-7, Fulton Dutch Days in Fulton. 815-589-4545 or

6, “Reagan & His Ranch” Art Competition Awards Ceremony in Dixon. 815-284-4924 or

7, Epic Shostakovich in Palos Heights. 708-802-0686 or

7, Alton Block Party: Cinco de Mayo! On Third Street in Downtown Alton. 618-465-6676.

11, Church of Christ Mothers Day Service in Tampico. 815-622-8705 or

13-15, Prairie Queen Quilt Club Quilt Show, “Aprons, Apples & Appliqué”, in Bishop Hill. 309-927-3851 or

13-15, Art on the Square in Belleville. 800-677-9255 or

14, Rasmus Memorial Static Display and Flying Demonstration in Freeport. 815-233-5208 or www.freeportilrcmodelers.

14-15, Camp River Dubois: Point of Departure at One Lewis & Clark Trail in Hartford. 618-251-5811 or

15, Rhubarb Festival in Kankakee. 815-932-5279 or

15, Antique Collectible Toy & Doll Show in St. Charles. 773-736-5140 or

17, Interpreting Gravestones, Windmill Cultural Center, Fulton. 815-589-4545 or

21, Miles Davis Jazz Festival in Godfrey. 618-462-2763.

21, Pause for Patriotism at Perry Farm Park in Bradley. 815-935-7390 or

21, “Take The Air At Taylor” Kite Show at Taylor Park in Freeport. 815-235-6114 or

21, Earth Day/Arbor Day in Homer Glen. 708-301-0632 or

21, Blooming Fest in Historic Downtown West Chicago. 630-293-2200 or

21, Ronald Reagan Centennial Dance in Dixon. 815-652-4446 or email

21, Daniel O’Donnell in Waukegan. 847-782-2366 or

21, Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival at the Chatham Community Park in Chatham. 217-638-5627 or

21, Carbondale Downtown Art & Wine Fair at the Town Square Pavilion in Carbondale. 618-529-8040 or

21, Wright Plus 2011 in Oak Park. 312-994-4000 or

21-22, 16th Annual Afrocentric Fine Art Show, Bloomington/Normal, 309-663-4938 or

21-22, Grafton Winery Blues Fest in Grafton. 618-786-3001 or

21-22, Civil War Days in Naperville. 630-420-6010 or

22, 53rd Fly-in Drive-in Pancake Breakfast, Fulton County Flying Club, Canton Ingersoll Airport, 309-922-4591.

22, Bonner Farm Spring Fling in Lindenhurst. 847-968-3400 or

22, Malcolm Eaton 17th Annual Pork Chop Dinner and Car Show in Freeport. 815-235-7181 or

27-29, Flavors of Greece at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. 630-851-6106 or

27-28, Heritage Festival in Elizabethtown. 618-287-7090 or

27-29, 30th Annual Mayfest on the Campbell Center Campus in Mount Carroll. 815-244-2411 or

28, Second Annual Cemetery Walk, Fulton Township Cemetery, 815-589-3809.

28-29, Shawnee Hills Wine Trail & Art Festival in Murphysboro. 618-565-2206 or

28-29, International Wine, Beer and Music Festival at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw, Ill. 309-359-9463 or

28-29, Barrington Art Festival in Barrington. 847-304-3400 or

28-29, Pembroke Rodeo in Hopkins Park. 815-935-7390 or

28-29, The 2011 Herb Farm Festival in Pembroke. 815-295-7357 or

28-29, Letters Home/A Memorial Day Remembrance in St. Charles. 630-584-6342 or

30, Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony in Downtown Naperville. 630-357-4615 or


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Deadline: April 15 for July Events.

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