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  • 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.

  • The ‘Vegabond’ of Art

    In the almost five years since the Sun Day spoke to Cesar Vega, N. 31, regarding his rather unique collection of multi-medium art, he has managed to significantly add to it.

  • Easter egg hunt party

    The annual Grandma, Grandpa & Me Easter Egg Hunt Party will be held on Sunday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the Meadow View Lodge. Tickets will be sold outside the Multi-Purpose Card Room at Prairie Lodge on Wednesday, March 18, from 6-7 p.m. If you haven’t already paid your dues, you may do so when you purchase your tickets.

  • Men of Harmony

    Picture it. It’s Valentine’s Day and you’re dining out with someone special. Suddenly, a traditionally attired barbershop quartet appears at your table, presents your companion with a silk red rose and a personalized card, and bursts into song. Enter the Fox Valley Men of Harmony.

  • Trains running!

    The Kishwaukee Valley & Eakin Creek Sun City Model Railroad Club’s holiday train display runs through Dec. 28.

  • Deck the Halls

    Last year, the Sun City Concert Band brought in over 500 people with their concert featuring their greatest hits from their last 10 years of practicing. However, much has changed since last year’s performance, according to the group president, Jerry McClellan.

  • Prairie Singers prepare for annual holiday concert

    Ushering in the sounds of the season, the Sun City Prairie Singers are set to perform their annual holiday concert this December, complete with standard classics and new twists.

  • Merry and Bright

    Variety is the spice of life – and soon it will be the spice of Sun City. MC Glamour, an energetic, two-woman variety act, will hit The Cosman Theater in Huntley this holiday season with its new show, “A Smile For Christmas.”

  • House to house inspiration

    Author Washington Irving once said of Christmas that it is a “season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” And on December 4, members of the Sunflower Garden Club of Sun City will do just that, as the group hosts its fifth annual Holiday House Walk from 3 to 7 p.m. and five Sun City residents open their doors to the anticipated 300 eventgoers.