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Kane County Genealogical Society: The Kane County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the first-floor meeting room of the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St. The topic will be "My Brick Walls." Using a panel format, members and guests will present information regarding a research problem and solicit resolution suggestions from the audience. Attendees are invited to bring a specific genealogical research problem for discussion. Participants are asked to prepare a two- to three-minute summary of their issue. For information, call (847) 697-1029 or visit rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs.
Batavia Historical Society: "Nifty at Fifty," a party celebrating the Batavia Historical Society's golden anniversary, will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the gymnasium of the "old" McWayne School, 326 W. Wilson St. The 1950s-era event will include a sock hop and '50s food at 1960 prices. Food includes hot dogs in the style of Dog & Suds, "Ritchie's" root beer floats, Red Dot potato chips from Johnson's Drug Store, and Cokes from Colonial House.
Restored autos from the 1950s will be on display in the parking lot. There will be contests for the best poodle skirts
and the best Elvis impersonator. Entertainment will be provided by guitarist John Ivan, who has been described by radio personality Steve Dahl as "the best guitarist in the Midwest." Joining him will be vocalist Gregor King, who has agreed to learn some "oldies but goodies." Tony Winters will spin tunes from the 1950s on the jukebox.
The Batavia Historical Society maintains and staffs the Batavia Depot Museum and publishes the "Batavia Historian" newsletter.
Audubon Society: The Kane County Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society offers a bird walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Hickory Knolls Park, formerly West Side Community Park, in Campton Hills. Meet at the picnic shelter at the end of the north entrance. …