City Notes
October 22, 2014


New“ANNIE.” The musical “Annie” is on stage on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 at Timothy Christian School, 188 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. This musical tells the tale of an orphan named Annie during the Great Depression and proceeds from the performance benefit Spotlight Youth Theater serving DuPage County. Tickets may be purchased online for $12 at

NewWELCOME HOME FOR USMC SGT THOMAS JOHNSON. Operation Welcome You Home invites you to help welcome home U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Thomas Johnson from his service in Afghanistan. Staging for this event will occur on Sunday, October 26 at 12:15 p.m. at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis Westbound on the Tri-State Tollway. A secondary welcome will be staged at 1:30 p.m. at the Kmart, 265 Illinois Route 83, Lombard. For more information, visit

NewTRICK OR TREAT AND MAGIC SHOW. Community Nursing & Rehab Center, 1136 N. Mill St., is hosting a free trick or treat and magic show event on Sunday, October 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Trick or treating runs from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. and will be followed by crafts and refreshments and a spooky, goofy magic show from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sherri Walton-Peterson at (630) 355-3300, ext. 231, or

NewWIRELESS DEVICE SAFETY WORKSHOP. KidsMatter, in cooperation with Indian Prairie School District 204 and Naperville Community Unit School District 203, will present an interactive wireless device safety workshop led by Detective Rich Wistocki of the Naperville Police Department on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Bring your cell phones and tablets for this hands-on workshop that will equip you and your child with knowledge about electronic devices and applications. This free program is for parents and their children in grades 4-9. For more information, visit

NewBOOK SALE. Through Friday, October 31, the 95th Street Library will hold its Awesome Autumn Sale, which features materials on sale for 25 cents each. For more information, visit

New“HALLWAY HAPPENINGS.” Every day, more than 17,000 students pass through the hallways of the five high schools within Indian Prairie School District 204 and Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Recently, NCTV17 invited the media students from these schools to create a video news story showcasing something happening within their schools. These five stories come together in a new show called “Hallway Happenings,” which is currently airing on Channel 17 (Comcast & WOW!) and Channel 99 (AT&T Uverse). The show will continue to air for two weeks and will also be available on-demand at

New“PETER AND THE WOLF” FUNDRAISER. “Peter and the Wolf” is brought to life by famed choreographer Kenneth von Heidecke exclusively for the DuPage Children’s Museum as a fundraiser for its Tiny Great Performances series. This event will be held on Saturday, November 15 at 10 a.m. at Washington Junior High School, 201 N. Washington St. Tickets are on sale now at the museum’s visitor services desk. For more information, visit

NewWEED LADIES WINTER FLORAL SALE. The Weed Ladies winter sale features holiday-themed floral arrangements and accessories and will be held from Thursday, November 13 to Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Daniels House at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Admission is free to the sale. For more information, visit

CITIZENS APPRECIATE PUBLIC SAFETY FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNITION EVENT. The Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS) awards night recognizing personnel from the Naperville Fire Department will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Ruthi Summers at (630) 305-5900.

FREE MOVIE @THE LIBRARY. Movie lovers can visit the library for a screening of “Million Dollar Arm” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 at the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, visit

CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY. The DuPage Symphony Orchestra will present a free evening of chamber music from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. The informal performance will include a question-and-answer session with musicians after the performance. For more information, visit

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.

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT. DuPage County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of documents for on-site shredding and recycling from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 25 at the Ross Ferraro Town Center, 960 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Businesses are not allowed. For more information, call (630) 407-6700 or visit

PUMPKIN DECORATING AND S'MORES. The whole family is invited to enjoy Halloween fun with pumpkin decorating on Saturday, October 25 at 10 a.m. and noon at the Seager Park Interpretive Center, 1163 Plank Road. Each child ages 2-8 receives a pumpkin and everything needed to create a Halloween masterpiece. For more information, visit

YOGA WITH A PURPOSE. Join WAR Chest Boutique for a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 25 at Kroehler Family YMCA, 34 S. Washington St. This event is free to all attendees but registration is requested as space is limited. For more information or to register, call (630) 904-9200 or email

HALLOWEEN HAYRIDE. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join in for a Halloween Hayride starting at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25 at Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road. Each registered child ages 3 thru 12 receives a Halloween goodie bag. Each child and adult attending must register. For more information, visit

SCARE-ILLON CONCERT. Head to the Millennium Carillon for a Halloween-themed concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 25. Hear spooky and atmospheric pieces, featuring both classical and popular music. The concert is free and for all ages. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT FAMILY HAYRIDES. Round up the family and take a hayride in the crisp autumn air through Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road, on Saturday, October 25. Each child and adult attending must register except for children younger than three who may ride for free. For more information, visit

DOWNTOWN TRICK OR TREAT. Downtown Naperville businesses will host their annual trick or treat event on Sunday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the candy treats, families can also hop on board the Trick or Treat trolley which will be circling downtown free of charge. For more information including a list of participating businesses, visit

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT HALLOWEEN HAPPENING. Enjoy lots of free Halloween activities at Naperville’s best Halloween fest for little ones ages 10 and younger from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 26 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court. For more information, visit

AUDITIONS FOR “PETER PAN.” The Magical Starlight Theatre will hold auditions for a winter production of “Peter Pan.” Auditions for children younger than 16 will be at 1 p.m. and for actors 16 and older will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 West Jackson Ave. For more information, visit

“MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.” Naperville North High School will present “Much Ado About Nothing” at the North Performing Arts Center, 899 N. Mill St., at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 26. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. For more information, call (630) 420-6821.

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. For more information, visit

HALLOWEEN TRICKS AND TREATS. Join the Naperville Park District for some pre-trick-or-treat fun creating Halloween crafts, singing songs and participating in holiday-themed activities. This event will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 31 at the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St. and is designed for children ages 2-6. For more information, visit

FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT. DuPage County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of documents for on-site shredding and recycling from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 1 at the Commuter Parking Lot, 101 S. Main St., Lombard. Businesses are not allowed. For more information, call (630) 407-6700 or visit

LITTLE GREAT PERFORMANCE: LITTLE MISS ANN. Local leader in the kindie music scene, Little Miss Ann is a local folk rock legend for children in the Chicago area. Her songs and style will get an excited audience up and dancing at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 1 at the DuPage Children’s Museum at 301 N. Washington St. For more information, visit

TOASTING FOR A CAUSE. A gourmet dinner paired with five exquisite wines awaits attendees at Naperville CARES’s ninth annual Toasting for a Cause. The event will be held at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 244 S. Main St., on Monday, November 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are $125 per person. For more information, call (630) 369-0200 or visit

RALLY TO SUPPORT NAPERVILLE HALF-MARATHON AND MARATHON RUNNERS! Individuals and neighborhoods throughout Naperville are encouraged to help rally and offer support to those running in the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, November 9. For more information, email Mike Wasilewski at

WAKE UP YOUR SPIRIT BREAKFAST. Tickets are now on sale for DuPagePads’ 12th annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 5 at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle. Keynote speaker Jarrett Payton, son of late Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, will complete the program. For more information, visit

CHEERS FOR OUR VETERANS. The fourth annual Cheers for our Veterans, hosted by Naperville Responds for Our Veterans, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. The evening features a wine pairing, chef-prepared food stations and silent auction. Tickets are $100. For more information, visit

TEAM IPEF PASTA PARTY & PEP RALLY. Gear up for the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon with the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) on Friday, November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2590 Ogden Ave., Aurora. Tickets are $22 and include a pasta buffet. For more information, call (630) 375-3652 or visit

BREATHE DEEP DUPAGE. Breathe Deep DuPage is an untimed 5K walk and fun run around the scenic Naperville Riverwalk. This event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 8 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, contact Melissa Fosco at or visit

EDWARD HOSPITAL NAPERVILLE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON. The second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon will take place at 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 9, with the race beginning along Hillside Road behind Naperville Central High School. For more information on the event itself, visit

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND FALL CONCERT. The Naperville Municipal Band’s Fall Concert will celebrate the anniversaries of the Star Spangled Banner, the start of World War I and the opening of Arlington National Cemetery. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 9 at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, visit

“FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD.” Eleanor Roosevelt, portrayed by Jessica Michna, shares the First Lady’s tragedies and triumphs as part of the History Speaks Lecture Series at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 9 at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (630) 420-6010. 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 of Naperville is offering first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification classes for residents and businesses. For more information, call (630) 420-6141 or 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.

  • City Council Workshop – 2014 Tax Levy, Five Year Plan Projections and 2015 Legislative Action Plan: Monday, October 27, 5 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, October 28, 4 p.m., NEU
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, October 29, 7 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 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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