Kate Hudson Book Signing • Saturday, February 20 Kate Hudson is an instantly recognizable face and personality who can now add author to her impressive list of accomplishments. Anderson's Bookshops is thrilled to welcome her to Naperville to celebrate the release of her new book "Pretty Happy." In "Pretty Happy," Kate shows how she honors her relationship with herself through exercise, making the right choices about what she eats, and constantly going back to the drawing board and starting fresh, instead of holding herself to unrealistic standards of perfection and giving up when she falls short. Wentz Hall on the campus of North Central College, 171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville. For seating and ticket information visit

Valentine’s Day Dance at Arrowhead In Wheaton Thursday, February 11 Bring your sweetheart for dinner and dancing at Arrowhead’s elegant clubhouse to celebrate in style. Gourmet dinner includes tomato bisque soup, your choice of 1) 6-oz. filet of top sirloin, 2) champagne chicken, or 3) vegetarian pasta, plus whipped potatoes, sautéed vegetables, chef’s special Valentine dessert, and of course, champagne to toast. Music will feature vocalist Sandi Haynes performing hits from the 1950s to today, including Elvis, Sinatra, the Beatles, and Jimmy Buffet. Age 21 & over. Class #

The World International Festival at North Central College • Sunday, February 14 The 20th Annual, "Around the Corner, Around the World," International Festival will be held 12pm-4pm. Enjoy ethnic dance performances, language immersion rooms, cultural booth exhibits and concessions with international cuisine. The Festival is our fund raiser for scholarships money for both study abroad and international students. North Central College's Office of International Programs (OIP) and US Bank are co-sponsoring the event held at the college's Merner Field House, 450 South Brainard Street, Naperville. Tickets: $6 at the door.

Naper Jaycees Mardi Gras Bids For Beads • February 19 Enjoy a live band, Cajun food, a silent and live auction. The annual Mardi Gras fundraiser benefits a variety of DuPage County Charities. White Eagle Golf Club, Club Drive, Naperville at 7pm.

Hooking Up With The Second City • Saturday, February 13 The best date night show in town returns due to popular demand to celebrate Valentine's Day. Chicago's favorite comedy group brings this special relationship revue that makes mirth out of missed connections and all the crazy things we do for love. Join the cast for a champagne toast following the show. Mature language is used in this show. Curtain at 6 and 9 p.m. $46/ticket. McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn,

Beauty Palooza, Downtown Glen Ellyn • Tuesday, February 16 Come enjoy a day of pampering in Downtown Glen Ellyn. The salons are excited to showcase their best employees, services and products. This is your chance to try something new! Maybe you'll choose the wow brow, or perhaps the massage sampler. These cold months take a toll on hair and skin, so a bang trim with a sugar hand scrub/hot wax treatment might be just the trick to evoke your smile. Choose from appointments lasting 10 to 60 minutes, each offered at special promotional pricing. Bring your friends! Combine your day of beauty with shopping and lunch. Downtown Glen Ellyn has so much to offer. 9am-6pm.

Hairspray at Paramount Theater • Through February 21 Tracy Turnblad is a plus-size teen with plus-size hair, and she has one big plus-size dream – to dance her way onto Baltimore’s smash hit TV show, “The Corny Collins Show.” Find out if her dream comes true in this award-winning musical based on the John Waters hit movie. The high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin’ tunes and explosively colorful costumes – plus some really cool hairdos reminds us of the importance of individuality and the acceptance of one another: a wonderful message to share with everyone. Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

St. Charles Restaurant Week • February 22-26 Where restaurants throughout St. Charles make room at their tables for an extraordinary price. Bring your discount card, copy of the card, or display the ad on your electronic device to any of the participants and save 20% off your total bill. Min.$20 pre-tax required-excludes alcohol.

Special Exhibit “Symbolism in Chinese Jade” • Opening February 23 The Museum’s permanent collection of jade carvings is filled with auspicious Chinese symbolism. This exhibit focuses on a selection of carvings from the Qing Dynasty and translates the hidden meanings in their visual motifs. The Lizzadro Museum in Elmhurst displays gemstone treasures, antiques to modern with a blending of earth science exhibits. The building itself is designed to resemble a jewel box in a park setting.

Indoor Farmer's Market In St. Charles • Fridays In February This indoor Farmers' Market is every Friday through May is held from 9am-noon. Located on the main floor inside the church. Market includes locally raised and produced food products, bakery goods and artisan crafts. Baker Methodist Church, East Main at 4th Ave., St. Charles


Kane County Flea Market • March 5 "The Best in the Midwest or Anywhere" --Up to 1,000 dealers display and sell antiques, collectibles, & Fancy Junque. A country breakfast is served on Sundays. Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road St. Charles, Sat 12-5p. Sun 2p. Admission:$5 adults, children 12 or younger free.

Spring Style Weekend Downtown Naperville • March 5-6 Your chance to preview the latest in spring fashion from over 100 Downtown Naperville shops. Attend the fashion shows, discover spring sales, embrace the colors of the season & mingle with fashion-minded friends. Shop at more than 100 stores including J. Crew, Sephora, lululemon, Banana Republic, Evereve, and bevello. 3 full days of fashion, food and fun for ladies of all ages.


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