City Notes
August 26, 2015


NewLIVE BROADCAST. Staff from 95.9 The River will highlight the upcoming Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing during a live broadcast at Egg Harbor Café, 175 Jackson Ave., from 6 to 10 a.m. on Friday, August 21. Several special guests, including Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, are scheduled to appear. For more information, visit

NewGENEALOGY DROP-IN HELP.  A volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will be available at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1 to help interested individuals start a genealogy project or complete difficult genealogical research challenges. For more information, visit

NewVOLUNTEER AT LAST FLING. The Naperville Jaycees is seeking volunteers for the Last Fling, Naperville’s annual end-of-summer festival featuring live music, a carnival, Family Fun Land, and the Labor Day Parade. Volunteer shifts as short as four hours are available on Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7. For more information, visit

NewINVESTING WORKSHOP. This comprehensive review of the Morningstar Investment Research Center, an online resource at the library, will teach investors how to access dozens of professional-level online courses to enhance investing knowledge. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit

NewJOB SEARCH WORKSHOP. A representative from the Community Career Center will teach women returning to work how to assess their skills and showcase their stay-at-home experiences during this Mom Inc. workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Attendees will learn how to build networking contacts, develop a resume and articulate each individual’s value to make an impactful impression. For more information, visit

NewSENIOR FAIR 2015. State Representative Ron Sandack invites seniors to the 2015 Senior Fair to receive guides, literature and other resources from state, county and local government. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 11 at the Lincoln Center Auditorium, 935 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove. For more information, call (630) 737-0504 or visit

NewMILLENNIUM CARILLON PATRIOTIC CONCERT. Carillonneur Tim Sleep will play a special concert of patriotic and inspirational music at noon on Friday, September 11 at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave. The bells will also play patriotic music at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit

NewSEPTEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY. A remembrance ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 11 at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower/Sept. 11 Memorial, which is along the Riverwalk by the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. The ceremony will be preceded by the tolling of a Millennium Carillon bell from 5:45 to 6 p.m.

NewHEALING FIELD LAUNCH PARTY. The public is invited to a launch party for the “Healing Field of Honor: 50 Years of Healing” on Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk Eatery, 441 Aurora Ave. Individuals will be able to purchase a flag, dedicate a flag to a veteran and/or become a sponsor. For more information, visit

New“AN EVENING WITH JAZZ TRUMPETER ART DAVIS”. North Central College presents “An Evening with Jazz Trumpeter Art Davis” at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 18 in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 637-7469 or visit

NewRUN 4 HOME. All runners and walkers are invited to help end homelessness one step at a time by participating in DuPagePads’ 11th Annual Run 4 Home on Saturday, September 19. This 10K and 5K course will begin at 8 a.m. at 703 West Liberty in Wheaton. For more information or to register, visit

NewDUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM REOPENING. DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 19. A line-up of various events is planned for the reopening kick-off celebration week. For more information, visit or call (630) 637-8000.
NewADDICTION AWARENESS AND RECOVERY 5K. Registration is open for the annual Addiction Awareness and Recovery 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. at the Danada Forest Preserve at Naperville and Butterfield roads in Wheaton. For more information or to pre-register for the 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, visit

NewRIVERWALK FINE ART FAIR. The 30th Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. The fair, which will showcase sculptures and artwork commissioned by Naperville’s Century Walk committee, will be held on Jackson Avenue between Main and Eagle streets and along Naperville’s Riverwalk. For more information, visit

NewQUALITY HILL WALKING TOUR. Join Naper Settlement for a discussion of the architecture and history of the homes located east of Washington Street and north of Chicago Avenue on the Quality Hill Walking Tour from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. The tour includes about 24 blocks of walking and originates at the Jefferson Hill Shops, 43 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information or to register, call (630) 420-6010.

NewHUSBAND & WIFE DATE NIGHT. Dr. Kent Olny will speak on “Little Things Matter Most” on Saturday, September 19 at Husband & Wife Date Night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1451 Raymond Drive. For more information or to register, visit

NewJUDD-A-THON. The Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 will host the 2015 Judd-A-Thon on Sunday, September 20. This 0.1k run and fundraiser begins at 10 a.m. at the VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave., and supports veteran and military families at the VFW National Home for Children. For more information, visit

NewINDIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL. Journey to the exotic, ancient land of Vedic India and experience its diverse, rich heritage and customer at the Indian Cultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit or call (630) 355-5468.

NewSHEEP SUNDAY. Flock to Naper Settlement for a fun day of wild and woolly activities from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, including sheepdog herding demonstrations at 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit or call (630) 420-6010.

NewMILL STREET MUSIC FEST. Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will host the Mill Street Music Fest on Sunday, September 20, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, 1335 N. Mill St. The event will feature local bands, kids’ activities, healthy mind and stress relieving activities for all ages and food. For more information, visit

FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR. Teens and adults can learn about federal financial aid, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and tips for completing this part of the college application process from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information or to register, visit

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. Naperville Trolley offers the summer’s final Historic Trolley Tour of Naperville at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 28. The tour blends the past with the present, highlights Naperville’s growth and includes interesting stories. For more information, visit

THIRD THURSDAY THINKERS. Bring your two- to five-year-old child to Naper Settlement’s Harvard Early Learning Playscape to experience history in unexpected ways. Third Thursday Thinkers will be held at 10 a.m. on August 30 and September 17 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

SETTLEMENT SUNDAY. Join Naper Settlement for the Settlement Sunday community ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 30 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Admission to the museum includes free sundaes with do-it-yourself toppings from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 250 guests. For more information, visit

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY. See Judi Dench and Bill Nighy star in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 30 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE MAYOR’S CHARITY GOLF OUTING. On Monday, August 31, Mayor Steve Chirico will host the 35th annual Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing beginning at 1 p.m. at White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Drive. Funds raised from the event benefit multiple children-focused charities in Naperville. The outing offers a 27-hole championship course followed by dinner, which non-golfing guests are welcome to attend. For more information, visit or call (630) 420-6018.

AUDITIONS FOR ALL HALLOWS EVE. Join the cast of characters at Naper Settlement’s All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear event in October by auditioning from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information or to pre-register for auditions, contact Special Events Coordinator Adison Glick at or call (630) 352-7577.

MARY POPPINS AUDITIONS. The School of Performing Arts is looking for talented and energetic young singers, dancers and actors in grades three through 12 for the fall production of Mary Poppins.  Auditions will be held at The School of Performing Arts, 200 E. Fifth Ave., on Wednesday, September 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, September 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit

LAST FLING. The Naperville Jaycees’ four-day, end-of-summer festival in downtown Naperville will begin Friday, September 4 and run through Labor Day on Monday, September 7. Events and live music will occur along the Riverwalk on Jackson Avenue and at Rotary Hill near the Millennium Carillon. For more information, visit

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS. Join the Naper Settlement museum’s curatorial staff to hear about their work and see real artifacts from the museum’s collection from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 4 during Flashback Fridays: Meet a Curator at the Naper Settlement Collections Care and Storage Facility, 180 Fort Hill Dr., Door F. The topic of this session is the archival collection of Naperville builder Don Tosi. To reserve a spot, call (630) 420-6010.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS. Bring the family, your blanket and snacks and enjoy a free movie under the stars in Central Park, directly behind the Koehler YMCA, 34 S. Washington St. The next showing is “Muppets Most Wanted” on Friday, September 4. The movie will start just after dusk. For more information, visit

FAMILY FUN LAND. The Naperville Jaycees Family Fun Land, which is part of the Last Fling, provides a family friendly atmosphere with bouncy rides, pony rides, an entertainment stage, arts and crafts area, food and beverages and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 7 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

SKATERS’ PICNIC. The 11th annual Skaters’ Picnic at Centennial Beach Skate Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave., will be held on Saturday, September 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Skaters of all ages are invited to this free event, which features a free lunch, a free raffle ticket and a free T-shirt to the first 100 skaters as well as professional skaters performing skate demonstrations, a live DJ, doughnut and pie eating competitions and skateboard games. For more information, visit

FLING MILE, ROOSTER 5K AND LABOR DAY PARADE. The Fling Mile will take place at 8:45 a.m., the Rooster 5K at 9 a.m. and the Labor Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 7 in downtown Naperville. For more information, visit or

READY SET LEAD. Join AAUW (American Association of University Women) Naperville Area on Tuesday, September 8 at a kickoff BBQ potluck followed by the introduction of the 2015 National Conference for College Student Leaders attendees and the four recently elected female Naperville City Council members. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. For more information, visit

PLAYSCAPE PIONEERS DAY CAMP. Children ages 4 to 7 can enjoy hands-on learning and story time at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 16, 23 and 30. Sign up for all four sessions or just one. Themes include Building a New Life, Frontier Fun, Frontier Wildlife and Daily Life as a Pioneer. For more information or to register, visit or call (630) 420-6010.

FALL FLORAL DESIGN SHOW. The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal dried bouquets and silk and dried floral arrangements at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. For more information, call (630) 305-5289.

FUNMATTERSTOO. Celebrate resiliency and community at FunMattersToo, featuring Dueling Pianos with Dario Radio Network on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at Cress Creek Country Club, 1215 Royal St George Drive. All funds raised at this adults-only event – which includes dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and a wine pull and balloon pop – will support the programs of KidsMatter. Tickets and sponsorships must be purchased in advance at

BLACKSMITHING 101. Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class that will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12 and 19 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information or to register, call (630) 420-6010.

CELEBRATE HOPE EVENT. Share hope and encouragement with women in safe houses at the WAR Chest Boutique’s Celebrate Hope Event on Saturday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Free Speech Pavilion, located at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue in downtown Naperville. The event features performances and letter writing. For more information, contact Meggie Zayas at (630) 904-9200 or or visit

ECO-EXPLORERS: FAMILY CAMPOUT. Enjoy nature games, a buffet-style supper, a twilight hike and s’mores around the campfire at the Naperville Park District’s Family Campout, which begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 and continues until 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. The campout will take place rain or shine at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. For more information or to register, visit or call (630) 848-5000.

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. See the work of independent filmmakers worldwide featuring short stories, student produced films, animation, documentaries and screenplays at the eighth annual Naperville Independent Film Festival, which runs from Saturday, September 12 through September 19. For more information, including schedules and screening times and locations, visit or email Mary Ellen Fieseler at

FALL FESTIVAL. Enjoy live folk music, hayrides, a petting zoo, wildlife exhibits and more fun for the whole family at The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. McDonald Farm is located at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road. For more information, visit

THE ESSENTIAL GREAT CHICAGO FIRE. The 2015-16 History Speaks Lecture series kicks off with “The Essential Great Chicago Fire” – a multimedia storytelling of the fire and firsthand accounts – at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (630) 420-6010.

NAPERVILLE NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS CLUB. New and established residents are welcome to attend the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club’s Kick-Off Coffee on Monday, September 14 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. From 10 a.m. to noon, activity chairs, sponsors and supported charities will be on hand to present the activities and events for the 2015-16 season. For more information, visit

LITTLE FRIENDS GOLF CLASSIC. The Little Friends Golf Classic includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner, welcome gift, giveaways, live auction, raffles, contests and more. The 13th annual event will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14 at Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora. For more information, visit

PICTURES OF MY GARDEN MADE BETTER. The next meeting of the Naperville Community Garden Club, which will feature a presentation by Ben Calvert titled “Pictures of my Garden Made Better,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 14 at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. For more information, visit

FARMERS MARKET AT ST. JOHN’S. Local vendors offer seasonally fresh vegetables and fruits, micro greens, meats, eggs, cheese, breads, honey, fresh cut flowers, teas, oils and vinegars, spices and more at the Farmers Market at St. John’s, 750 Aurora Ave., every Wednesday through September 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, email or visit

WASHINGTON STREET OUTDOOR MARKET. The Washington Street Outdoor Market will be held in the U.S. Bank parking lot, 136 S. Washington St., on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call (630) 778-0363.

5K TURKEY TROT REGISTRATION. Registration is currently open for the Naperville Noon Lions 5K Turkey Trot. The race will take place at 8 a.m. on November 26, 2015, starting at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Avenue. The race typically sells out, so register early. For more information, visit or call (630) 364-3922. To register, visit

CONVERSATION CIRCLES. Connect with parents of elementary, middle or high school students in small groups led by a trained facilitator. ParentsMatterToo’s Conversation Circles are free, curriculum-based and meet for six weeks at various locations and times throughout the community beginning in September. For more information, visit or call (630) 527-6562.

WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB. Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. through October 28, join the free Wednesday Walking Club at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center then log your minutes to earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events. No registration is required. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

FIFTH AVENUE STATION FARMERS MARKET. Local farmers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and other produce in an open-air market at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot, 200 E. 5th Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.

MILLENNIUM CARILLON WEEKLY RECITALS AND CONCERTS. Weekly recitals and concerts at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave., are held every Saturday at noon and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December. For more information, visit


NewMUNICIPAL CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSURE. The Municipal Center will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

NewLIBRARY CLOSING. Nichols Library will close early at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 4. All three library buildings will be closed Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8. For more information, visit

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE NONCREDIT PROGRAMS. Registration now open for Fall 2015 Noncredit Programs at North Central College. For more information about available courses and to register, visit

NAPER NOTIFY. Naper Notify provides emergency and quality-of-life information via phone call, text message, email or smart phone app. For more information and to sign up, visit

SMART911. When you make an emergency call from a registered phone, Smart911 displays your profile on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen. To register, visit

POWER OUTAGES. If you are experiencing a power outage, please report it 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Naperville City Dispatch by calling (630) 420-6187.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY. Household Hazardous Waste may be safely disposed of at the new drop-off facility located at 156 Fort Hill Drive. For more information, visit

HOLIDAY GARBAGE COLLECTION. When residential garbage collection falls on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas, pickup will resume one day later for the remainder of the week.

NAPERVILLE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM. The Naperville Search and Rescue Team helps locate persons who are missing and in distress. They also may assist with evidence recovery and help out at local festivals, such as Ribfest and Last Fling. For more information, contact Judy Cittadino at

 “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

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: Tuesday, September 1, 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

Kelley Munch
Communications Specialist
(630) 305-5307

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034

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