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What's Up Downtown 08-04-2021


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Stay Cool!


When that sun is shining and you just can't seem to beat the heat, come to St. Charles! We've got it all: fantastic pools to jump in, tasty ice creams, frozen yogurts and treats, and fun indoor activities! Head over to Swanson Pool to jump in the pool or slide down some water slides, grab a tasty frozen treat from Kimmer's Ice Cream, Forever Yogurt or Kilwin's, or find some fun indoor activities like exploring the St. Charles History Museum, exploring our restaurants and businesses and more!


Patios in the Plaza and More!


Don't let the summer get away from you and come enjoy all the St. Charles activities you can! During the day or evening, come down to First Street Plaza to experience the amazing patios and restaurants there or sit out on the patio of one of our terrific bars, restaurants and breweries to enjoy the weather!


Enjoy Some Sizzling Summer Nights


When the sun goes down, St. Charles is groovin! Take a look at our blog for some ideas on how to add some sizzle to your summer nights. Check out the Arcada too for fun performances in their newly renovated theatre. Find shows on their website!


STC Live is going strong, and you need to come see these stellar performances! On Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. Jack Macklin will be performing at Alter Brewing + Kitchen, Redgate Jazz Quartet will be performing at the Filling Station Pub & Grill, and Arman Sangalang will be performing at Eden Restaurant and Events! Or if you want a weekend performance, check out Jade Moon Jazz Trio at the Wine Exchange on Friday from 6-8 p.m.


STC Live! is presented by Fox Valley Auto Group and will feature awesome talent performing at St. Charles venues every Wednesday and Friday! Information on who will be performing and where can be found on the Facebook event page and on our website. Come support local musicians and bands with these awesome performances. Thank you also to Comcast for their support.

Looking for other local live music performances? Head to stcalliance.org/livemusic to find weekly updated lists of performances all across town!



Find some amazing specials, deals and news from St. Charles businesses and organizations that you won't want to miss!


Dick Pond Athletics -Dick Pond Athletics is hiring! If you would like to inquire about open positions, you can contact Glen Kamps at glen@dickpondathletics.com, or email the main office by clicking here.


Campbell Creations - Doesn't everyone love to get something free with their purchase? Come to Campbell Creations and pick out your own handcrafted charcuterie board and get a free organic mineral oil and wood wax to maintain the integrity of your board. Stop by their location at 803 S. 5th Ave., call (630) 940-6379, or visit their Facebook to see their one-of-a-kind charcuterie boards.


Forever Yogurt - Forever Yogurt has some cool options — have a little or have a lot! There are 16 flavors just waiting to cool you down.


Fred Astaire Dance Studios- Looking for a fun, creative date night idea? Want to reward yourself for all that hard work? Or are you looking for a way to work out without going to the gym? Try Fred Astaire Dance Studios and discover a great way to distract yourself from the stress of work, an opportunity to spend quality time with your partner, or a fun way to burn calories! Call (630) 945-3144 or visit here for more info.


Grove Properties - Find the proper office or retail property for your needs with Grove Properties! With both office and retail locations located right in downtown St. Charles on Rt 31, just two blocks north of 64, as well as another retail location at the corner of Dunham and Route 64, their staff are here for you! For more information call (630) 377-9150.


Goldfish Swim School - Back to school? Stay in the pool! Goldfish Swim School is offering Back-To-School Packages for families. Take advantage of this limited time offer before 9/30/2021!


HM Hair Bar - HM Hair Bar is a salon of independent stylists ready to care for your hair needs. Be sure to walk by to see their mural by Brett Whitacre Art. Visit here to book an appointment!


Kane Repertory Theatre- Tickets are live for Kane Repertory Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet. Get your tickets today!


Kimmer's Ice Cream- It's hard to believe summer is almost over! Kimmer's Ice Cream will begin school year hours on Wednesday, August 11th. Sunday-Thursday 12pm-9pm and Friday & Saturday 12pm-10pm.


Lazarus House -Time to Golf For Goodness in the Lazarus House golf scramble on September 17th at Prairie Landing Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit the young children, women, and men at Lazarus House who are experiencing homelessness. Visit here for more information. Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Barb at barbp@lazarushouse.net or call (630) 587-2144 for more details.


La Za' Za' Trattoria - La Za' Za' Trattoria has a brand new Summer Cocktail List! Come grab a drink with friends, dine on amazing small plates, and enjoy full meals sure to please everyone.


RE/MAX All Pro - Who do you want handling the biggest transaction of your life? When it comes to navigating an overwhelming, complicated or unpredictable housing market (hello, 2021!), hiring a RE/MAX All Pro real estate agent is a good first step. Call (630) 513-6100 or get onsite service at 505 W Main Street. Visit here for more information.


Sage Healing Collective - For the month August, Sage Healing Collective is honoring Dignity.DIGNITY is the right of a person to be VALUED and RESPECTED. Sage is partnering with Carrie Zaccaria, the founder of GO WITH THE FLOW and her mission of collecting feminine hygiene products for distribution to women and girls with limited means. Carrie is supplying more than products, she is providing CONFIDENCE + DIGNITY. This month, Sage is collecting items to help our sisters who need a bit of support. Immediate needs are: 🌺 Maxi Pads/Tampons, 🌸 Person Wipes, 🌼 Deodorant, 🌻 Underwear (new in package. girls through women’s sizes), 🌺 Travel size toiletries, 🌸 Dental care, 🌼 New or gently used handbags. Donations can be placed in the bin at the entryway at Sage. To find out more about GO WITH THE FLOW or how to donate time or financial gifts, visit here.


Shakou - Shakou's outdoor patio is now open! Make your reservations early as these popular tables will be taken well in advance. Please make your reservations here.


St. Charles Arts Council - The St. Charles Art Council is collecting Fabric donations for their community art project that will be installed on Friday, August 20. Visit here for more information.


St. Farmers Market - The St. Charles Farmers Market opens at 8:00 a.m. every Friday through October! Stop by 309 Cedar Ave and explore all of their different vendors. Visit their Facebook for more information.


St. Charles Public Library - Join the St. Charles Public Library on Thursday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. for a special presentation featuring New York artist Amanda Browder to discuss her community-wide art project! More information here.


Trend + Relic - trend + relic will be having their Fall Shop Event the weekend of Aug 27th. As always, they will have loads of fun things planned for you and of course, gorgeous home décor items to create your perfect autumn style!! Friday evening shop after hours from 5-9 p.m, Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.