City Notes
January 28, 2015


NewBLACK HISTORY MONTH SHOWCASE. In observance of Black History Month, Naperville North High School S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Parent Organization, in collaboration with the P.R.I.D.E. Student Organization and the NNHS Student Services Department, proudly presents “The First Annual Black History Month Showcase:  An Evening of Exceptional Contributors, Past and Present” in the North Performing Arts Center, 899 Mill St., on Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m. For more information, email

NewCULTURAL DIVERSITY CELEBRATION. More than 50 Kennedy Junior High School families will partner with several area junior high and high school group representatives and Naperville Community Unit School District 203 community organizations for “Cultural Diversity Celebration: Our Family Journeys” on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Junior High School, 2929 Green Trails Drive. For more information, call Dee Dauber at (301) 452-4140 or email

New“GALLIC GLORY.” The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Gallic Glory,” featuring North Central College’s Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale ensembles. Two performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7 in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit

NewNATALIE COLE CONCERT. North Central College presents multiple Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 7 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Cole revisits her family’s multicultural tradition and introduces fans to a beloved collection of Latin music standards. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit

NewFLAMENCO FESTIVAL. North Central College’s department of Spanish hosts its annual Flamenco Festival, featuring the noted Chicago-based Guitars of Spain and Friends in a musical and dance performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Admission is free. For more information, call (630) 637-5275 or email

NewNAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SEEKS ICE CREAM SOCIAL SPONSORS. The Naperville Municipal Band is now accepting application letters for ice cream social sponsors for the band concerts in Central Park at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday from June 4 through August 20. Application deadline is Monday, March 2. For more information, call (630) 778-9994 or e-mail

RADIO INTERVIEW OF WALTER JOHNSON AND DELANEY GIBBONS. On Thursday, January 29, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation President and CEO Walter Johnson and 16-year-old Dodgin’ 4 Lou Gehrig’s Disease Dodgeball Tournament and fundraiser co-founder Delaney Gibbons are guests on The Dolly McCarthy Show. The interviews will be broadcast at 9:30 a.m. at as well as Slam Internet Radio, Touhyville Radio, WCKG 1530 AM and 89.9 FM in Chicago.

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED. District 204 needs judges for the science fair for Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley High Schools and Hill, Still and Fischer Middle Schools on Saturday, January 31 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Metea Valley High School, 1801 N. Eola Road, Aurora. If you are interested, visit

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION MEETING. Naper Settlement will hold an informational meeting for prospective volunteers who would like to be History Connectors or Building Interpreters from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 or from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 31 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (630) 305-5256 or e-mail

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY. “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 31 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Rated R. No one younger than 18 years old will be admitted to R-rated films. For more information, visit

DRUG FACTS WEEK EVENT. On Saturday, January 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Robert Crown Center for Health Education, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, will be hosting a free community event and open house to highlight Drug Facts Week. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY GARDEN CLUB MEETING. The next Naperville Community Garden Club meeting will be on Monday, February 2 at 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit

VALENTINE’S DAY CARD CREATION. Create a personal Valentine's Day card for that special someone using Photoshop Elements during this program on Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Bring digital photos on a flash drive or print photos to scan. Scanning is limited to two photos per person. For more information, visit

STATE OF THE PARK DISTRICT. The public is invited to attend the fifth annual “State of the Park District” address presented by Park Board President Mike Reilly and Naperville Park District staff. This free event will be held on Saturday, February 7 at 8 a.m. in the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit

NMGC VOICES OF HOPE 2015 REHEARSAL. An organizational meeting and the first rehearsal of the Naperville Men’s Glee Club Voices of Hope will be held on Saturday, February 7 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1020 W. Jefferson Ave. Participants will begin learning music for the April 26 concert. For more information, visit

DADDY/DAUGHTER WINTER LUAU. Dads and daughters ages 3-10 are invited to a Winter Luau featuring treats and a disc jockey to play all their favorite tunes. This event will be held on Saturday, February 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ranch View Elementary School, 1651 Ranchview Drive. For more information, visit

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. North Central College’s 2015 “Around the Corner, Around the World” International Festival will be held on Sunday, February 8 from noon to 4 p.m. in Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard Street. For more information, visit

JOHN AND MARY JONES AND THE ILLINOIS BLACK CODES. John and Mary Jones and the Illinois Black Codes celebrates the life, times and accomplishments of John Jones, vice-president of the Freedmen’s Association. This presentation will be held on Sunday, February 8 at 4 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

“HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR OWN BACKYARD?” Discover how you can help victims of human trafficking during a speaking event on Tuesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. at Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. Learn about local coalitions and human service agencies that can get help. For more information, email or visit

BREAK THE CHAINS AND DANCE FOR FREEDOM. Join WAR Chest Boutique this Valentine’s week and dance in solidarity with the one in three women and one in seven men who are victimized by rape and other forms of violence. There will be two sessions held on Thursday, February 12 from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. at the Boutique, 4 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call (630) 904-9200.

JANICE BORLA JAZZ VOCAL PERFORMANCE. Jazz vocalist Janice Borla will perform with other members of North Central College’s jazz faculty on Friday, February 13 at 8 p.m. in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND WINTER CONCERT. The Naperville Municipal Band’s winter concert, “From Tropic to Tropic,” will be held on Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2590 Ogden Ave., Aurora. Admission is free. For more information, call (630) 778-9994, e-mail or visit

NAPERVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK. Sign up now for Naperville Restaurant Week from February 16 through March 1. Participation is free to all Naperville restaurants. All submissions must be received by Saturday, February 14. For more information, email, call (630) 305-7701 or visit

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN MOBILEPACK EVENT. North Central College is hosting its first Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event in partnership with Feed the Need. The event will be held in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., on Sunday, February 15 and Monday, February 16. For more information, call (630) 235-5925 or visit


EXTENDED SUNDAY LIBRARY HOURS. From January 4 through May 17, the 95th Street Library and Nichols Library will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. every Sunday. For more information, visit

NAPER NOTIFY. Naper Notify is the City’s notification system that brings emergency and quality-of-life information to you via a phone call, text message, email or smart phone app. For more information and to sign up, visit

“CLUNKER” VEHICLE DONATIONS. The Naperville Fire Department is seeking donations of used and otherwise “clunker” vehicles. To donate, contact Ruthi Sommers at (630) 305-5900.

MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. The City of Naperville has shifts for its front desk reception volunteer position. If you are interested, contact to obtain an application.

ONLINE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER. Patrons can subscribe to the Naperville Public Library’s monthly newsletter to receive up-to-date library news by visiting

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE. Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) customers can recycle secondary refrigerators and receive a prepaid card. For more information, visit

FIRST AID AND CPR/AED TRAINING. The City is offering first aid, CPR and AED certification classes for residents and businesses. For more information, visit

GARBAGE COLLECTION. The City reminds residents that 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.

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

  • Water Street TIF Joint Review Board: Thursday, January 29, 2 p.m., NEU
  • Housing Advisory Commission: Monday, February 2, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room A
  • Financial Advisory Board: Monday, February 2, 6 p.m., West Wing Conference Room
  • Naperville City Council: Tuesday, February 3, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Advisory Commission on Disabilities: Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room A
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, February 4, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Sister Cities Commission: Wednesday, February 4, 7 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room

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 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
Communications Specialist
(630) 420-6004

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034

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