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Paramount Theatre Broadway Series

Join us for a trip to the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Aurora for a Broadway show! All trips include Ticket, Lunch and Transportation from the ARC Center located at 201 W. National Street in West Chicago, IL. Please plan to arrive by 10:45am as bus will leave promptly at 11:00am. Click on the show of your choice to see details.

Trips are non-refundable and non-transferrable unless there is a wait list and the ticket can be resold.


Dreamgirls at the Paramount Theatre

NOMINATED FOR 11 TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL It’s the 1960s where the sound of Motown is on the rise. Meet the Dreamettes, Effie, Deena, and Lorrell, three women trying to break their way onto the music scene. When car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr. signs the three singers to a record label, he sets in motion a series of events that will forever change their lives, for better and for worse. Join the Dreamgirls as they navigate the highs and lows of life, love, and fame. And remember, all you gotta do is dream. This trip will depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Winfield Park District located at 0N020 County Farm Rd, Winfield, IL 60190. For ages 14+.


Trip includes transportation and show.


Registration Deadline is September 14, 2022.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

12:30pm to 4:30pm



The Sound of Music at the Paramount Theatre


NOMINATED FOR 9 TONY AWARDS, AND WINNER OF BEST MUSICAL When carefree nun-in-training Maria is sent by her convent to be the governess of seven children, she finds herself unexpectedly questioning her choices in life and falling in love with the children’s stern father, all the while the events of World War II play out in the background. One of the most beloved musicals of all time and a holiday favorite, The Sound of Music has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. Experience it for the first time or all over again at Paramount Theatre, where our lobby will be decked out in Christmas decorations, including a two-story Christmas tree. For ages 14+.


Trip includes transportation and show. Brunch is on your own at Honey Milk in Warrenville, IL


Registration Deadline is November 15, 2022.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022



Social Gatherings

Pre-Registration is required for all social gatherings so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!


Note - DO NOT BRING A DISH TO PASS, all gatherings will be catered. There is a registration deadline and space is limited.

Fireman Fish Fry | October 13, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

ARC Center

Ages: 50+


Members of IAFF Local 3970 will be frying up the fish once again!  Please join us at the ARC Center for our annual fish fry. This event is sponsored by the West Chicago Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 3970.


Registration Deadline is October 7, 2022.

Thanksgiving Feast | November 10, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

ARC Center

Ages: 50+


Gather at the ARC Center to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving feast.


Registration Deadline is November 4, 2022.

Holiday Celebration | December 8, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

ARC Center

Ages: 50+


Ring in the holiday's with us at our Holiday Celebration! Please bring a wrapped gift worth no more than

$5.00 for a little holiday fun!


Registration Deadline is December 2, 2022.

Luau | January 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

ARC Center

Ages: 50+


Aloha! Winter go you down? Let’s brighten our January the island way – with a luau! Grab your grass skirt and vacation attitude then hula on over to the ARC Center for some Island fun.


Registration Deadline is January 6, 2023.

Pizza and Bingo | February 9, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

ARC Center

Ages: 50+


B-I-N-G-O!! We will enjoy pizza & dessert as we play bingo and win fun prizes. Please be sure to register early.


Registration Deadline is February 3, 2023.


Come join us as we travel to places like the Anderson Japanese Gardens, Starved Rock Lodge, and the Pride of Oregon riverboat. Whether its seeing new sights, hearing new music or trying new food, there is something for everybody! Check out the details below for more information.

WWII Radio Show | November 14, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Starved Rock Lodge, Utica, IL


Featuring favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In the Mood" and “Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree," our costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime, the group will entertain the “studio audience” with Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches, and a touching tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Trip includes transportation, show and lunch buffet. This trip will depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Winfield Park District located at 0N020 County Farm Rd, Winfield, IL 60190.  For ages 18+.

Registration Deadline is October 12, 2022.