City Notes
July 22, 2015


NewDUPAGE COUNTY FAIR. The 61st annual DuPage County Fair will be held Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 25 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and features agriculture education, carnival rides, fair food, a beer tent, rodeo, music and more. For more information, visit or call (630) 668-6636.

NewFLOAT YOUR BOAT FOR A CAUSE. Watch 95.9 The River FM on-air personalities participate in a cardboard boat race and other contests beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 26 at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. The winning staffer will award advertising funds to the local charity of their choice. For more information, visit

NewGOLF! EAT! PLAY! MINI GOLF FOR WDSRA! Enjoy 18 holes of mini golf, a pizza/pasta buffet and a bounce house on Sunday, August 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fore! Family Fun, 1505 Mitchell Drive, Oswego. For more information, visit or contact Sherry at (630) 681-0962 or

NewNCTV17 TRUCK TOUR. Kids of all ages can tour Naperville Community Television, Channel 17’s (NCTV17) production truck to get a behind-the-scenes look at the NCTV17 studio on wheels and see what it’s like to be on camera at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

NewMOVIES UNDER THE STARS. Bring the family, your blanket and snacks and enjoy a free movie under the stars in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. The next showing is “Maleficent” on Friday, August 7. The movie will start just after dusk. For more information, visit

NewMEDITATION FOR HEALTHY LIVING. Join Michael Ribet, who has been practicing meditation for more than 40 years, as he will discuss how meditation can improve physical, mental and spiritual health. Participants will learn effective strategies and a simple meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 10 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

NewGENEALOGY WORKSHOP. The Fox Valley Genealogical Society will assist budding family tree researchers in the next steps after using the library database for research during a workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit

NewNAPERVILLE WINE FESTIVAL. The Naperville Wine Festival is a celebration of wine, food, music and friends. It will be held from 4:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 14 and from 4 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 15 at CityGate Centre, 2135 City Gate Lane. For more information, visit

NewFLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. The Naperville Community Gardeners will hold the 2015 Flower and Garden Show on Saturday, August 15 at the Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave. For more information, visit

NewNAPERVILLE PLAYS. Triple your fun with Naper Settlement, the DuPage Children’s Museum and the Naperville Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 16 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. All will be on-site with exhibits and hands-on activities. Discover the wonder of play and innovation in a historical setting. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

NewINDIA DAY PARADE. Learn about India and enjoy the culture, food and ethnic clothes/jewelry at the India Day Parade on Sunday, August 16. The parade will begin at 4th Avenue and Center Street at 2 p.m. and end in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., where a celebration including recognitions, performances, food and fun will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

GET OUT OF DEBT. This class, presented by Community Outreach for Financial Education, will teach simple cash management techniques to get out of debt, including mortgage debt, in nine years or less. The program is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit

FERMILAB SCIENCE ADVENTURES. Fermilab scientists will present science demonstrations and activities to help children in second through eighth grades develop a deeper understanding of their world. This program is from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit

NAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series continues on Friday, July 24 with guitarist Daryl Stuermer of Genesis and Phil Collins’ band. Saturday, July 25 will feature Think Floyd, bringing a choreographed light show and nine-member band that recreates the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd. Gates open at 5 p.m. each night at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

STORYWALK. Families can take a stroll along the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, during this free StoryWalk that will merge the benefits of literacy, physical fitness and fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Pages from the classic “Caps for Sale” by Esphyr Slobodkina will be displayed along a designated path. At the end of the StoryWalk, DuPage Children’s Museum will showcase portable versions of their educational exhibits and serve refreshments. For more information, visit

CELEBRATE NATIONAL DANCE DAY. Celebrate National Dance Day with the Naperville Park District by meeting dance instructors and trying a variety of styles of dance from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. and the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St. For more information, visit

TRADES DAY. Discover trades from the past to the present from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Visit with artists and tradesmen still producing goods and services, such as the blacksmith, quilter, needle felter and more. Test your own crafting skills and bring home a do-it-yourself souvenir. For more information, visit or call (630) 420-6010.

SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHTS AT CENTENNIAL BEACH. Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. The shallow end and slide will be open. No registration is required. For more information, visit

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring DuPage Band. This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit

CHILDREN’S LUNCH HOUR ENTERTAINMENT. Pack a lunch and join the fun of exciting performances geared to the young and young at heart. Entertainment will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. near the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave., on Tuesday, July 28. For more information, visit

UNDERSTANDING COMMON CORE. Parents and students can learn how the new Common Core state and national standards along with new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing may affect the learning outcomes and goals that are expected of students in the classroom. This workshop will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

SENIOR TASK FORCE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. The City of Naperville Senior Task Force is holding two roundtable discussions with organizations that provide home care and home health care to seniors on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, August 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Meeting Room A at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information and to register, call the Senior Help Desk at (630) 848-3613 or e-mail

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER. The Naperville Police and Naperville Park District Police departments will serve a free lunch of a limited menu to customers at Texas Roadhouse, 2856 Patriot Lane, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31 and collect tips to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. For more information, visit

SHAKESPEARE FOR LOAVES & FISHES. Enjoy the Midsummer Shakespeare Troupe’s presentation of the comedy Twelfth Night while supporting Loaves & Fishes Community Services on Friday, July 31 in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. The performance begins at 7 p.m. All attendees are asked to make a monetary donation to Loaves & Fishes at the performance. For more information, visit

“THE MUSIC MAN.” North Central College will stage the musical “The Music Man” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Additional performances are set for 7:30 p.m. August 1, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 9. For more information or for tickets, call 630-637- 7469 or visit

VARSITY RUSH. Varsity Rush, an obstacle course race aimed at providing a fun, team-building experience for the whole family, will take place at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Road, on Saturday, August 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and to register in advance, visit

“CUTS FOR A CAUSE” ST. JUDE EVENT. Get a free haircut in return for any donation at the Sunday, August 2 “Cuts for a Cause” St. Jude event at Killer Cuts Family Salon, 2959 Artesian Road. The 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. event will also feature food, music, raffles and Disney princesses. For more information, call (630) 548-0200.

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Buttonwood Park, 803 Buttonwood Circle, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring The Hat Guys. This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit

GARDEN CLUB MEETING. The next meeting of the Naperville Community Garden Club will be on Monday, August 3 at 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. The presentation will be on “spiralizing” (creating noodles out of fruits and vegetables). For more information, visit

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT. Neighborhoods throughout Naperville will join communities nationwide and participate in the City’s 20th annual National Night Out event, commonly called “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” on Tuesday, August 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information or to register your neighborhood, visit

PLAYSCAPE PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS. Free drop-in programs for children ages two through seven are included with regular museum admission at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., on Wednesday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26. Join other parents and children for an engaging story time during Playscape Readers followed by fun with pioneer toys and games during Pioneer Picnics. For more information, visit or call (630) 420-6010.

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS. Interested Naperville middle and high school students are invited to attend free hour-long workshops at C2 Wheaton, 257 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, on Wednesday, August 5 and 19. Topics will range from college applications and admissions to grammar and writing skills. To reserve a seat or for more information, call (630) 517-8292.

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER. Join the Naperville Park District for live music on Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion, at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue, through August 7. For more information, visit

MEET A CURATOR. 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, August 7 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 dolls. To reserve a spot, call (630) 420-6010.

WALK FOR LUPUS NOW. Join the Lupus Foundation of America Illinois Chapter on Saturday, August 8 for a one- or three-mile walk to support those who need care to fight lupus. The walk will be held between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. beginning in Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit

“ALL FOR ONE” ART EXHIBITION. Enjoy Chicago artist Lucy Slivinski’s collection of art made using recycled materials from Saturday, August 8 through Thursday, August 16 at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. Help the artist create a piece of art during a drop-in workshop on Saturday, August 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday, August 9 from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit

HOMETOWN PICNIC. Take part in old-fashioned games and contests and enjoy an apple pie baking competition and a vintage baseball game at Naper Settlement’s Hometown Picnic on Saturday, August 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. For more information, visit

19TH ANNUAL ROTARY RIDE. The 19th annual Rotary Ride, a family-friendly bike ride, will begin and end at Commissioners Park, 3704 111th St., on Sunday, August 9. Cyclists may start the ride any time between 6:30 a.m. and noon. For more information, visit or contact Pat Benton at or (630) 989-1833.

MOSER TOWER AND VISITOR CENTER. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center, 443 Aurora Ave., is open for the 2015 season. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays from May through November. Friday tours are also available through August 14. For more information, visit

MILLENNIUM CARILLON SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. Talented carillonneurs from around the world will delight concert goers with an evening of free music at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave., on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. through August 18. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERTS. Bring a lawn chair or blanket (bench seating is limited) and the whole family to free weekly concerts of the Naperville Municipal Band, every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through August 20 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit or call (630) 778-9994.

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, August 22 and September 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 23 and September 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call (630) 778-0363.

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. Naperville Trolley offers one-hour Historic Trolley Tours of Naperville at 11 a.m. every Friday through August. Tours blend the past with the present, highlight Naperville’s growth and include interesting stories. For more information, visit

THIRD THURSDAY THINKERS. Bring your two- to five-year-old child to Naper Settlement’s Rita (Fredenhagen) and John 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 SUNDAYS. Settlement Sundays, a community ice cream social, are held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through August 30at 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

SUMMER READING PROGRAM. Save your summer with Naperville Public Library’s superhero-themed Summer Reading Program called Every Hero Has a Story, which is offered to all ages and runs through August 31. No library card is required to participate, and prizes will be awarded to those who track their reading. Pick up a reading log at any of the three library buildings or print one online at

NAPERVILLE MAYOR’S CHARITY GOLF OUTING. The 35th annual Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing, hosted by Mayor Steve Chirico, will be held on Monday, August 31 beginning at 1 p.m. at White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Dr. 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.

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

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.

5K TURKEY TROT REGISTRATION. Registration for the Naperville Noon Lions 5K Turkey Trot is now open. 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

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


PARK DISTRICT FALL PROGRAM GUIDE. The 2015 Naperville Park District Fall Program Guide will be delivered to doorsteps beginning Thursday, August 6. Naperville residents who do not receive a guide by Sunday, August 9 may call (630) 848-5000 through August 21 to request redelivery.

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.

  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • City Council Workshop: Monday, July 27, 5 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, July 28, 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

Kelley Munch
Communications Specialist
(630) 305-5307

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034

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