YORKVILLE BIG BAND DANCE
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17
WHERE: Yorkville American Legion Hall, 9054 Veterans Parkway, Yorkville
COST & INFO: Free. Dance lessons with Patricia Ray are held from 6 to 7 p.m. The 21-piece Yorkville Big Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Rick Falato, Yorkville Big Band director and founder, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-465-8543.
BREW AT THE BRIDGE
WHEN: 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16
WHERE: Hudson Crossing Park, 65 N. Harrison St., Oswego
COST & INFO: Free admission. Tasting packages start at $20. Sample beer from the region, enjoy live music, delicious food, and a beautiful fall day on the Fox River. For more information, visit brewatthebridge.com.
BIG ROCK PLOWING MATCH FESTIVAL
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17
WHERE: Plowman’s Park, 48W508 Hinckley Road, Big Rock
COST & INFO: Free admission and parking. Plowing contests, carnival rides, a craft show, contests, food and more. For more information, visit bigrockplowingmatch.com.
SECRETS AND STORIES OF BOULDER HILL
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
WHERE: Little White School Museum, 72 Polk St., Oswego
COST & INFO: $5. Boulder Hill resident Elise Poplawski will guide an exploration of some of the forgotten and untold stories of the huge unincorporated subdivision, from moving trucks getting stuck on unfinished streets to an old golf course, to stories about the first residents. This exciting trip back in time to Boulder Hill’s formative days will feature photos, official documents, stories of clubs and organizations established by early residents, and a look at the “Hill-a-Baloo,” the community’s first newsletter. The program is suitable for visitors 16 and up. For more information, call 630-554-2999, send an email to email@example.com, or visit the museum website, littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.