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St. Maple Fudge Days planned in St. Charles

Participants will be in St. Petersburg on March 2 and 3. They’ll learn how to tap a maple tree and enjoy pure, local syrup during Maple Sugaring Days at Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles.

At the event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., Kane County Forest Preserve District naturalists will demonstrate how to tap a maple tree and attendees will have the opportunity to try drilling and tapping themselves, county officials said.

Participants will then boil the sap over an open fire and watch it thicken, according to a press release about the event.

St. Hot chocolate will also be available for purchase, along with ice cream drizzled with maple syrup, courtesy of Culver’s in St. Charles. There will also be donuts courtesy of Original Country Donuts in Elgin.

At Maple Cafe, attendees will be able to taste the pure syrup and the syrup will be available for purchase while supplies last.

Registration for the program is not required and entry is free. Creek Bend Nature Center, St. 37W700 Dean St. in Charles. Located in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at.

For more information about Maple Sugaring Days, call 630-444-3190, go to www.kaneforest.com or find the Kane County Forest Preserve District by searching @forestpreserve on social media.

Yorkville Sons of American Legion will host breakfast

Yorkville Sons of The American Legion will host its monthly breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Parkway, Yorkville.

The buffet will include biscuits and gravy, omelettes, pancakes, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausages, tomato juice, orange juice, milk and coffee, organizers said.

The fee for the event, which is open to the public, is $12 for adults aged 18-54, $10 for adults aged 55 and over, and $8 for adults aged 6-17.

North Central College is planning several events for Black History Month

North Central College has planned several events for Black History Month in February.

The College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the city of Naperville and the Naperville Public Library will present “1619: A People’s Journey, the Musical” at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.

According to the university’s website, the musical features singers, actors, spoken word artists and dancers who reflect on the past while dealing with contemporary social issues.

The event is free but tickets are required. There will be a question and answer session after the screening.

Voices of Praise 36th annual gospel extravaganza will be presented at Wentz Concert Hall on Saturday, February 10 at 3 p.m. The event features the Voices of Praise Gospel Choir, local college choirs, spoken word artists and other artists who will share African American culture.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for children, college students and staff.

The Drifters, the first African-American vocal group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will perform at Pfeiffer Hall, 810 E. Benton Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $35 to $45.

Social media star and Chicago South Sider Shermann “Dilla” Thomas will present “It’s All About America Comes From Chicago” at Wentz Concert Hall on Tuesday, February 20 at 6 p.m.

Thomas’ 60-second Chicago history videos have been viewed more than eight million times, and he has appeared nationally on “The Today Show” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

For tickets and more information, visit: Black History Month | North Central College.

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