Now that's a fire!
Experience the tradition of sitting beside a warm campfire with family and friends at the Family Campfire event at the Greenbelt Cultural Center's Greenbelt Forest Preserve in North Chicago. Guests can take part in singing, dancing, drumming and storytelling. They can also roast marshmallows and create s'mores for snacks. Participants should bring blankets or chairs for seating and should meet at the forest preserve's Shelter D before the event.
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Greenbelt Cultural Center's Greenbelt Forest Preserve, at 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. Free admission. Call (847) 968-3337 or go to lcfpd.org.
Chicago area R&B singer Troy Quin'Ton presents his "My, My, My" concert, featuring soul, pop, R&B and classic rock selections.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Copley Theatre at North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Free admission. To reserve a seat, send e-mail to tquinton@troy
quinton.com. (630) 896-6666.
North Central College hosts "Will Barnet: Figurative Prints," an exhibit featuring paintings, drawings and print works by world-renowned artist Will Barnet. Barnet's work has been featured in every major museum in the United States, along with overseas collections at The British Museum, Oxford and The Vatican Museum. Barnet's works reference his own personal history, with images of his wife, daughter and even the family pets.
Runs Friday, Nov. 12, through Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Schoenherr Art Gallery at the Fine Arts Center at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An opening reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Exhibit is also open one hour before most performances in the school's Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public. (630) 637-5375 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
Celebrating Norway's heritage
The Sons of Norway Skjold Lodge in Palatine presents the 20th annual Norwegian Heritage Fest. The event features home-baked Norwegian foods, folk craft displays and sales, knitting, rosemaling (Norwegian painting) and wood-carving. Other highlights include musical entertainment, a folk costume fashion show and children's activities.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the American Ukrainian Youth Association (AUYA) center, 136 E. Illinois Ave., Palatine. Admission is free. For information, call (847) 398-3336.
Long Gone Lonesome Boys
The 1950s and 1960s-rooted country, pop and bluegrass band The Long Gone Lonesome Boys present an evening of heartbreaking and comical songs, with brother-style harmony singing and instrumentals.
8:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $7. (630) 969-9720 or twowaystreet.org.
Mother's Club looks to the holidays
The Mother's Club of Geneva hosts its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, featuring a luncheon, bake sale and raffle drawing. Proceeds will benefit local families in need.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. Admission is $4. Visit mothers
Gospel choir concert
The Wheaton College Gospel Choir presents a concert with the theme of "Lord, You're Mighty."
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Coray Auditorium, in the Todd M. Beamer Student Center at 421 N. Chase St., Wheaton. Tickets are $7 and available only at the door. Call (630) 752-5251.
Turkey Trot Dance
The New Beginnings singles group invites the public (including other singles groups) to an evening of dancing and socializing at the group's Turkey Trot Dance. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks will be served. Guests should bring a snack to share.
7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Hughes Center at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Tickets are $8. (847) 397-9643 or stmatthew
Musical tribute to veterans
Judson University's Symphonic Band presents a Veteran's Day tribute concert. Selections include "The Vanished Army," the "Band of Brothers Symphonic Suite" and more. Judson president Jerry Cain narrates Aaron Copland's orchestral work, "Lincoln Portrait," which includes excerpts from a number of famous Abraham Lincoln documents, including the "Gettysburg Address."
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Herrick Chapel at Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. $5 adults; $2.50 seniors and students. (847) 628-1110.