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GO! Four fun things to do in and around Kendall County

THE SECOND CITY: IMPROV ALL-STARS

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20

WHERE: Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich

COST & INFO: $30 in advance or $35 on event date. Tickets can be purchased at 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich, at sandwichoperahouse.org, on the Sandwich Opera House Facebook page, or by phone at 815-786-2555. Chicago’s legendary comedy theater returns to the Sandwich Opera House with “The Second City: Improv All-Stars,” an irresistible hour of improvised comedy. The masters of the form will astound you with their talent, skill and wit – all without the aid of scripts or sets. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and has launched the careers of legends like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. For more information, call Chris at 815-786-2555.

'MARY POPPINS'

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21

WHERE: Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield

COST & INFO: Tickets are $18 at the door. Your Performing Arts Center's spring Broadway production of “Mary Poppins” features both youth, ages 5 years to 15 years, and community adults, all of whom have been working closely together on the complex show since January. The 44 youth and seven adults represent several communities, including Yorkville, Newark, Sugar Grove, Big Rock, Plainfield, Plano, Montgomery, Oswego and Sandwich.

SETTLER'S COTTAGE MUSEUM

WHEN: Museum reopens for the summer season 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21

WHERE: In front of Montgomery Village Hall, 200 N. River St., Montgomery

COST & INFO: Free. Museum in handicapped accessible. Visitors are invited to stop in to learn more about Montgomery’s rich history in this restored 1840s home owned by village founder Daniel S. Gray. Exhibits include information on Jim Phillips (the local environmentalist known as “The Fox”), AllSteel photos and items, art by Montgomery resident Phillip Basuier, and the Civil War. In addition, a new exhibit focuses on the 100th anniversary of the United States joining World War I and the Montgomery soldiers who fought in that war.

TIGER ROAR! 5K RUN/WALK

WHEN: Saturday, May 20; 8:30 a.m. start for the one-mile fun run, 9:15 a.m. start for the 5K

WHERE: Thompson Junior High, 440 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego

COST & INFO: $20 for the one-mile fun run/walk and $30 for 5K run/walk. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female runners – including a $100 gift certificate to Oswego Cyclery. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runner in each category.

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