Cruisin’ to Genoa Car Show, Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival, and More – Shaw Local

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

The family-friendly show will be for car enthusiasts and spectators alike, with a trophy show at 3pm

The day will include live music, a variety of food trucks serving local fare, specialty items and carnival food, and a 50/50 draw.

The event will also feature Roger Watson’s presentation of tractors, including a “Roger’s Choice” award presented to the winning tractor selected by the Watson family. There is no registration fee required for jar appetizers.

Over 30 trophies will be awarded to winners in eight different categories including, Top 20, Car category, Truck category, Kids’ Choice, Audience’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice and Best Show.

Cars, trucks and tractors are welcome to attend. To pre-register, pay $10 until Thursday. Registration day is $15 and starts at 9am

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

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

The festival is free to attend.

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

Arts and crafts and business booths will be on display all day Saturday. The 50/50 lottery will be drawn on Saturday night.

Families can enjoy a kids’ zone, festival activities, food, a parade and a beer garden for those age 21 and older all weekend.

For information, visit

The Auto and Motorcycle Show will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Rochelle.

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

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

Nonprofit organizations in the area will participate in ongoing, one-time volunteer opportunities.

The event is open to the general public.

For information, visit

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

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

This free, family-friendly event starts at 7 p.m., and concessions will be available to purchase at The Sandwich Cub Scouts starting at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, Frisbee or other park-friendly rides to enjoy the evening event. Pets must be kept on a leash.

If it rains, visit Facebook’s Sandwich Park District page for information:

5. Catch some local theater during the stage players production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through August 28 at 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb.

Curtain 7:30 p.m. Shows take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday August 25 and August 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and August 28.

With the house lit, a seated man records his favorite record: the actors’ recording of a 1928 fantasy musical. The recording comes to life, and the musical begins as the man seated on the chair looks on. The crazy plot unfolds with two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a stuttering best man, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters pretending to be pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and a sleepy attendant.

For information, call 815-758-1940 or visit

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