Cruise to Genoa Auto Show, Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival and More – Shaw Local

1. Head to downtown Genoa for the 8th Annual Cruisin’ to Genoa Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The family show will be aimed at car enthusiasts and spectators alike, with a presentation of the trophies at 3 p.m.

The day will include live music, a variety of food trucks offering local dishes, specialties and carnival dishes, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

The event will also feature the Roger Watson Tractor Show, including the ‘Roger’s Choice’ award given to the winning tractor selected by the Watson family. No entry fee is required for tractor entries.

More than 30 trophies will be awarded to winners 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 are welcome with cars, trucks and tractors. To pre-register, pay $10 until Thursday. Day of registration is $15 and starts at 9 a.m.

The event is organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Genoa region. For more information, visit

2. Enjoy the 25th Annual Lincoln Road Heritage Festival hosted by the Rochelle Fire Department in downtown Rochelle Friday through Sunday.

The festival is free.

Live music begins at 8 p.m. on Friday and continues until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Local talent will also perform throughout the weekend, including Magic Matt’s Family Fun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Arts, crafts and business stalls will be present throughout the day on Saturday. A 50/50 draw will take place on Saturday evening.

Families can enjoy a kids’ zone, festival and food activities, a parade, and a beer garden for ages 21 and up throughout the weekend.

For information, visit

A Car & Motorcycle Show will take place on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown La Rochelle.

3. Learn more about ways to volunteer in your community at a See and Serve DeKalb Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University, 600 Lucinda Ave . at DeKalb.

The event will take place in the Gallery Lounge on the second floor, adjacent to the Duke Ellington Ballroom.

Area nonprofits will share their ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities.

The event is open to the general public.

For information, visit

4. Enjoy a movie in the park from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Sandwich Memorial Park at West Water and Davis Streets in Sandwich.

This week’s screening is the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams.”

This free, family-friendly event begins at 7 p.m. Sandwich Cub Scouts will have concessions available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, Frisbee or other park-friendly toys to enjoy the evening. Pets must remain on a leash.

In case of rain, visit the Sandwich Park District Facebook page for information:

5. Attend a local theater during the Stage Coach Players production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through August 28 at 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb.

The curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday August 25, 26, and 27, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and August 28.

With the house lights turned off, a seated man puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictional 1928 musical. The recording springs to life and the musical begins as the man seated on the chair. The crazy plot takes off with two lovers on the eve of their wedding, an awkward groomsman, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-brilliant hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a bewildered Don Juan and a sleepy chaperone.

For information, call 815-758-1940 or visit

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