Both Special Gifts and Tellin’ Tales theaters provide a level playing field; each actor is who they are – an individual – not judged as less than or disabled – and aren’t we all really different individuals?

The idea is to sample, to compare and contrast at this taste-testing festival presented by the Wheaton Park District from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, in Memorial Park.

Anyone who likes hostas, the country’s most popular perennial, can take part in garden visits, seminars, displays, conversations with fellow hosta lovers, and other events in celebration of their favorite plant.

Skip the film version of "Steel Magnolias," and see the live play of the same name at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. These six actresses definitely know how to effortlessly make you chuckle while also tugging at your heartstrings.