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City Notes
August 20, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

New INDEPENDENT FILM SCREENING. Gear up for this September's Naperville Independent Film Fest with last year's winner, "It’s Not You, It’s Me," which is about how a self-proclaimed commitment-phobe wrestles with his relationship anxiety. The movie will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NewNAPERVILLE MAYOR’S CHARITY GOLF OUTING. Mayor A. George Pradel will host the 34th annual Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing on Monday, August 25 at the White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Drive. Golf will be followed by the Cuisine on the Green dinner at 6:30 p.m. Golf is scramble format with a shot-gun start at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.mayorsgolfouting.org.

NewBLACKSMITHING 101. Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 and 20 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. The fee is $150 and includes materials. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NewNAPERVILLE MEN'S GLEE CLUB OPEN REHEARSALS. The Naperville Men's Glee Club will hold two open rehearsals for male singers interested in membership. Held at Church of the Brethren, 1020 W. Jefferson Ave., the first rehearsal will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 and the second rehearsal will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 27. Attendees will have the opportunity to sing with the Glee Club for an hour, and then meet the members over light refreshments. For more information, call (630) 448-0518 or visit www.napervillemensgleeclub.org.

NewSTORYWALK ALONG THE RIVERWALK. Families can go on a reading adventure along Naperville’s Riverwalk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 13. StoryWalk will take place near Studio-One Skate Park on Jackson Street. At the beginning of the program, library staff will hand a map to participants, who then will read from enlarged storybook pages while traveling along a designated path. Individuals can start the walk any time between 10 and 11:30 a.m. and stroll at their own pace. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NewMILL TO MOSER WALKING TOUR. Take a step through time at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 13 on this walking tour of historic Naperville. The tour includes 18 blocks of walking and steps off from Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Tickets are $12 per person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NewWEED LADIES FALL FLORAL DESIGN SALE. The Weed Ladies fall floral design sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 through Saturday, September 13 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and bouquets. For more information, call (630) 305-5289.

New“THUNDER IN THE DISTANCE.” The History Speaks Lecture Series begins its 11th season with “Thunder in the Distance: A Midwesterner’s Perspective on the Civil War,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org.

NewFOOD SCRAP COMPOSTING CHALLENGES FORUM. Every year in Illinois, businesses pay millions of dollars to haul food scraps to a landfill. On Tuesday, September 16, join the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition for a forum on business food scrap composting from 9 a.m. to noon at Cantigny Park, 1s151 S. Winfield Road, Wheaton. Registration for this free event can be done on site beginning at 8 a.m. or online at www.scarceecoed.org.

NewGET READY TO RALLY TO SUPPORT OUR NAPERVILLE HALF-MARATHON AND MARATHON RUNNERS! Individuals and neighborhoods throughout Naperville are encouraged to participate in a variety of roles to help rally and offer support to those running in the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, November 9. The public can get involved by cheering on their community through forming cheering sections/zones, becoming a neighborhood or block captain, providing neighborhood assistance with course marshaling or offering musical entertainment at mile markers. If you, your neighborhood or any organization you are a part of is interested in this type of community support, email Mike Wasilewski at mwasilewski@naperville26.com or call (630) 244-1752 to register. For more information on the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half-Marathon, visit www.naperville26.com.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: MOM, INC. Women returning to work can assess their skills and learn how to showcase their stay-at-home experience from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 21 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

SCOTT S'COOL SCOOT. The annual Scott S'cool Scoot 5K fun run and walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 23 at Scott Elementary School, 500 Warwick Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville203.org.

KATHRYN BENDER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION 5K FUN RUN. The Kathryn Bender Memorial Foundation 5K Fun Run is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23 at Naperville North High School, 899 Mill St. For more information, visit www.kbmf.net/fundraisers/5K_Walk_Registration_Form_14.pdf.

“GHOST STORIES IN THE PARK ... IN THE DARK!” AUDITIONS. Adult and young adult actors are invited to audition for Summer Place Theatre’s “Ghost Stories in the Park…In the Dark!” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, e-mail ghoststories@summerplacetheatre.com.

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY. Movie buffs can visit the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, for a screening of “The Lunchbox” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 23. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NAPERVILLE WINE FESTIVAL. The 12th annual Naperville Wine Festival is a celebration of wine, food, music and friends. It will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 22 and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 at CityGate Centre, 2135 City Gate Lane. For more information, visit www.NapervilleWineFestival.com.

NAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series continues at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 22 with American English and on Saturday, August 23 with 16 Candles and Tumbling Dice. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 4 through 12; children younger than 4 and Naper Settlement museum members are free. For more information, visit www.napernights.org.

STARS N STRIKES FOR OUR MILITARY VETERANS. The fourth annual Stars N Strikes For Our Military Heroes bowling tournament will be held at 5 p.m. on August 23 at Town & Country Lanes, 2231 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Proceeds will benefit Operation Welcome You Home. Register by August 4 to guarantee a T-shirt. For more information, visit www.welcomeyouhome.org.

CAUSE-A-PALOOZA. Cause-A-Palooza is a family friendly event featuring live music, a BBQ lunch, games, kids activities and more. This event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 24 at the Naperville VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 11 through 18 and $5 for kids ages 3 through 10. For more information, visit www.isupportcommunity.org.

SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. Settlement Sundays, a community ice cream social, are held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through August 24. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth ages 4 to 12; Naperville residents, children 3 and younger and members are free. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org.

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY. Movie buffs can visit Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., for a screening of “Only Lovers Left Alive” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 24. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. This one-hour tour of Naperville blends the past with the present, highlights Naperville's growth and includes fun stories. Tours are held every Friday at 11 a.m. through the end of August and meets at the Trolley Stop near the corner of Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street. For more information, visit www.napervilletrolley.com

ANNUAL SKATERS’ PICNIC. Skaters of all ages and their families are invited to the annual Skaters’ Picnic at Centennial Beach Skate Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 30. For more information, visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.

LAST FLING. The Naperville Jaycees’ end-of-summer street party will run from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, August 29; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, September 1. Events and live music will occur along the Riverwalk on Jackson Avenue and at Rotary Hill near the Millennium Carillon. For more information, visit www.lastfling.org.

FLING MILE AND LABOR DAY PARADE. The Fling Mile will take place at 9:15 a.m. and the Labor Day Parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 1 in downtown Naperville. For more information, visit www.lastfling.org or www.naperville.il.us/lastfling.aspx.

PLAYSCAPE PIONEERS DAY CAMP. Playscape Pioneers Day Camp is a new camp for children ages 4 to 7 at the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The new camp will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 10, 17 and 24. The fee is $75 per camper. To register, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org.

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1994 20TH REUNION REGISTRATION. The NNHS Class of 1994 20th reunion is coming. Registration is required by Thursday, September 4 online at http://bit.ly/nnhs94-141003 for the pre-reunion event on October 3 and http://bit.ly/nnhs94-141004 for the reunion on October 4. For more information, email NNHSClassof1994@yahoo.com.

DUPAGEPADS 10TH ANNUAL RUN 4 HOME. The DuPagePads 10th Annual Run 4 Home 10K and 5K run and 5K walk will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 6 near its offices at 703 W. Liberty, Wheaton. For more information or to register, visit www.padsrun.org.

LADIES’ CLOTHING SWAP. Join WAR Chest Boutique for a women’s clothing swap from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 6 at the boutique at 4 E. Jefferson Ave. Swap for as many pieces as you brought to contribute. After the swapping and shopping, all remaining clothes will be donated. For more information, call (630) 904-9200 or visit www.facebook.com/WARChestNaperville.

DINNER ON THE TOWN. Join Naper Settlement for this unique gala event boasting more than 25 local restaurants and dining experiences. Special transportation will whisk attendees to and from a surprise dinner location at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. The evening concludes with after-dinner cocktails, a coffee bar and live auction. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.com.

ALL HALLOWS EVE AUDITIONS. Auditions will be held for Naper Settlement’s Halloween festival, All Hallows Eve, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; and Tuesday, September 9 in the Meeting House at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Volunteers must be 16 years old and older. For more information, email fehrenbachera@naperville.il.us.

HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE CONFERENCE. The City of Naperville and the Naperville-Lisle Townships Triad presents the “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” conference for area senior citizens on Friday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat. For more information, visit www.naperville-lisle-triad.org.

FARMERS MARKET AT ST. JOHN’S. The Farmers Market at St. John’s is held in the parking lot of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Ave., every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through September 24. For more information, visit www.stjohns-episcopal.com.

NAPERVILLE FARMERS MARKET. The Naperville Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot through the end of October. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.

MILLENNIUM CARILLON TOURS. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and visitor center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays through October 26 as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays through August 15. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.


GENERAL INFORMATION

NewNICHOLS LIBRARY CLOSED EARLY. Nichols Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 29 for Last Fling. The other two library buildings will stay open regular hours. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NewNAPERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED. All three locations of the library will be closed on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. Book drop-off will be open at all buildings and materials can be renewed online. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

MUNICIPAL CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSURE. The Municipal Center will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.

DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM ANNUAL SHUTDOWN. The DuPage Children’s Museum will be closed Monday, September 1 through Sunday, September 14 for annual maintenance and refurbishment. For more information, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (MVP) OPENINGS AVAILABLE. The City of Naperville has shifts open for its front desk reception volunteer position. If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name, address and phone number to bradleyj@naperville.il.us to obtain an application.

SIGN UP FOR NAPER NOTIFY TODAY. Naper Notify is the City’s new notification system that brings emergency and quality-of-life information directly to you via a phone call, text message, email or smart phone app. Naper Notify is being used for emergency messages as well as optional community notifications in different categories. For more information and to sign up, visit www.napernotify.com.

SIGN UP FOR ONLINE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER. Patrons can subscribe to the Naperville Public Library’s monthly newsletter to receive up-to-date library news by going to www.naperville-lib.org and clicking on “sign up for our newsletter,” or signing up directly at http://bit.ly/nplnewsletter.

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE PROGRAM. The Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) is aiming to take residents’ secondary refrigerators with the Recycle My Fridge program. Residents served by an IMEA-member utility can get rid of an old refrigerator or freezer, free of charge, and receive a $35 prepaid card for doing so by calling (877) 341-2313 or by visiting www.RecycleMyFridge.org.

FIRST AID AND CPR/AED TRAINING. The City of Naperville is offering first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification classes for residents and businesses, in accordance with American Heart Association guidelines. For more information, call (630) 420-6141 or visit www.naperville.il.us/cpraed.aspx.

GARBAGE COLLECTION. The City reminds residents that garbage must be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. and removed by 7 p.m. on your garbage collection day. There is no residential garbage collection on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas. When collection falls on one of these holidays, pickup will resume one day later for the remainder of the week.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT HOURS. The Finance Department is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

POLICE DEPARTMENT FRONT DESK HOURS. The Police Department’s front desk hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The desk is not open on Saturdays and Sundays. 
 

MUNICIPAL MEETING SCHEDULE
 
Please note that all meeting locations listed below are rooms in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., unless otherwise indicated.

  • Building Review Board: Wednesday, August 20, 2 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, August 20, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Downtown Advisory Commission: Thursday, August 21, 3:30 p.m., NEU
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, August 26, 4 p.m., NEU
  • City Council Workshop - IT Strategic Plan: Tuesday, August 26, 5 p.m., Council Chambers

Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Communications Department at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Communications Department can be reached in person at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL, via telephone at (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via e-mail at info@naperville.il.us. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

Contact Information:

City of Naperville
Communications Division
City Manager's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Kevin Apgar
Web Content Coordinator
(630) 420-6004
apgark@naperville.il.us

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034
laclochel@naperville.il.us


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Please note that dates, times and locations of events listed in City Notes are subject to change. We strongly suggest you consult the most recent issue of City Notes for event information as well as the appropriate contacts listed with each event.