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National African American Read-In

The College of DuPage will join hundreds of colleges, universities, libraries and other organizations around the country for the 22nd Annual National African American Read-In event on Monday, Feb. 7. Volunteer readers will present their favorite selections from African-American books, essays and poetry collections, along with brief biographical sketches of the authors.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2800, at the College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Free. No reservations required. (630) 942-3384.


Collectible cans and more

The Bullfrog Chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club America hosts its "Super Bowl Sunday Beer Can Show." Guests can buy, sell and trade beer-related items including beer cans, signs, trays and labels.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the American Legion Hall, 514 S. Main St., Wauconda. Admission is $1. Visit

Valentine's Ballroom Dance

The Oak Park Arms Retirement Community will be "transformed" into one of the grand old Chicago ballrooms of the 1930s and 1940s for a Valentine's Ballroom Dance. Seymour's Big Band provides music for the event with tunes from legendary artists like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Cole Porter and Count Basie.

2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Free and open to the public. (708) 386-4040 or

'Night on Bald Mountain'

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs its "Night on Bald Mountain" concert, featuring Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan on the piano.

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. …