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  • Thinking outside the barn

    Huntley, its leaders say, is “The Friendly Village with Country Charm.”

    What does that really mean?

  • Around the world with the Prairie Singers

    Christmas is truly a unique, universal and global holiday celebration.

    No other holiday in the world can match its widespread appeal to so many cultures and celebrations. It is the oldest, most popular, and widely observed holiday in human history. Its concepts of faith and hope have been embraced throughout the world in an infinite variety of ways.

  • Hoofers and Hunks annual show

    The Hoofers and Hunks are excited to tap their feet to some great music when they perform in their 15th Annual Show Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 PM and Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Both shows will be at Sun City’s Prairie Lodge in Drendel Ballroom. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

  • Drinks on the Driveway and the Revolutionary War

    Can you guess what this picture is? If you attended the presentation by Mike Ptak on June 30 on “The Soldier in The War for Independence,” you know the answer.

  • Southern fried comedy

    In the small Texas town of Sweetgum, poor Gaynelle has just “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, and now Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Her cousins, Peaches, the number-one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, and Jimmie Wyvette, a rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, have problems of their own to deal with. But the three Verdeen cousins have committed to throwing their family reunion, and it’s too late to back out now.

  • Sun City Huntley’s Prairie Singers Spring Concert

    A great afternoon of fun and exhilarating entertainment are yours to enjoy at the Sun City Prairie Singer’s Spring Concert. More than sixty residents of Sun City Huntley join together to produce the exciting and harmonious music. This group has been a part of the entertainment activities of the Sun City community for more than […]

  • Step into spring

    The Concert Band of Sun City has a spring in its step this season as the performers prepare for their upcoming performance.

    According to Rose Kundich, President of the Concert Band, the concert will be an uplifting ode to the season.

  • Art in My Secret Garden colors this May

    Art in My Secret Garden’s eighth annual event will be hosted by the Pencil & Palette Club of Sun City on May 20 and May 21 from 12-4 p.m. at the Gardens of Woodstock. The Gardens of Woodstock is located at 5211 Swanson Road near the Rt. 47 and Rt. 176W intersection in Lakewood.

  • Run, Toto, Run!

    Burton the Yorkshire Terrier has been in a casino, crowded elevators, stores and fitting rooms, bathrooms, and airports. But this week, Burton will survive a tornado, travel to Oz, and help Dorothy Gale get back to Kansas when he takes center stage as “Toto,” Dorothy’s beloved dog in the Sun City Theatre Company’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

  • Lions and Tigers and Bears … Oh My!

    You’ll know you’re not in Kansas anymore when the Theatre Company of Sun City performs “The Wizard of Oz” later this month.

  • OLD’S COOL to jumpstart free summer concert series again

    It’s been quiet around the Fountainview Amphitheater lately, but all that’s about to end when Sun City’s own classic rock band, OLD’S COOL, takes the stage next Thursday, August 4, from 6-7:30 pm.

  • The unusual suspects

    The Sun City Theater Company will be taking the stage again this summer with their upcoming performance of “’Til Beth do us Part.”

  • Old’s Cool ready to jump-start summer at Trio Grille

    The garden is in bloom, the robin chicks are out of the nest, and the Cubs and Sox are still winning — but you can’t really call it summer until Sun City’s favorite party and dance band, OLD’S COOL, hits the stage.

  • The Prairie Singers, a history

    In a choral group, the people that lead make all the difference.

  • Here comes the Sun-Tones

    Barbershop singing is one of the nation’s most popular pastimes, and Sun City is no exception.

  • Theatre Company of Sun City debuts radio plays

    At 11 a.m. on April 3, The Theatre Company of Sun City aired its first radio play on 101.5 FM, Huntley Community Radio. Its new half-hour program is called Vintage Voices. Myron Shellist, the charter club’s president since 2009, knew that members would respond well to the radio opportunity.

  • Prairie Lodge artwork debuts, features residents

    If you haven’t checked out the new artwork in Prairie Lodge, here is some encouragement to do so.

  • It was a gas!

    AARP headlines alert us that reimagining our lives after retirement is definitely possible. We are told by the media to “kick start a new career” or “sustain yourself beyond retirement age.” Dr. Jose Sison, Neighborhood 1, definitely lives by this mantra: “Better late than never” or “Better still, it’s never too late.” 

  • Children, children…

    Any and all who attended Catholic school at some point in their life probably have a good story geared up for you, whether it was about a personal experience or something that happened to a friend. A musical heading toward Sun City, however, has taken those stories and transposed them to the stage, providing a “humorous and touching view of growing up in Catholic school.”

  • Sun City Concert Band continues to give back

    When the Sun City Concert Band performs at Huntley High School, they do a lot more than just play music.

  • Put on a happy face

    While the Sun City Strutters might be known for their grand annual performances, the dancers delight audiences in humbler arenas as well. The Sun City Strutters, composed of about 70 members who normally perform two large winter and spring dance events, also take their show on the road.

  • Dancing With Tony Ocean & His Band At Sun City Huntley

    On Thursday, February 11, Tony Ocean and his band will kick off Valentine’s Day a few days early with a Valentine’s Dance at Sun City Huntley.

  • Old’s Cool prepares to stomp the stage with Monster Mash

    This Sunday, October 25, from 1-4 p.m. (before the little monsters haunt your Sun City doorstep howling for treats) you can do a bit of your own howling at Huntley’s Pub 47 “Halloween Monster Mash.”

  • Oklahoma!

    For those who attend the Theatre Company of Sun City’s upcoming production of “Oklahoma!” a sense of déjá vu may set in. This is because Bob Hernandez and Sara Tustin, whose names are attached to many characters throughout the company’s history, are once again reprising their roles as Curly McLain and Laurey Williams, respectively, after 10 years.

  • Faire & Square

    Sun City’s Art and Crafts Faire is not only for Sun City residents, but by them as well.

  • The Street Sweeper

    The issues that plagued Chicago during the 1960s irked Frank Ardito. He is not sure why he was bothered by these issues, but felt compelled to do something about it.

  • Hallelujah Humor

    Although the Theatre Company of Sun City may be presenting “The Hallelujah Girls” onstage this summer, it doesn’t include a chorus.

  • Kickin’ it Old’s Cool at the new Pub 47

    Ask an outsider to describe life in Sun City and they’re likely to say, “Well, they really love their rockers.” And that would be true, but not for the reason you might think.

  • Being Barbara

    Occasionally, a book’s story will leap right off the page. But a book reviewed by Jenny Riddle always comes alive.

  • Staged to strike

    “The Pajama Game” is the next musical to take the stage at Drendel Hall this season, however, the show is anything but a snoozer.