City Notes
May 27, 2015


NewFREE MOVIE @THE LIBRARY. The movie “American Sniper” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, visit

NewNAPERVILLE CEMETERY WALKING TOUR. Take a walk through Naperville’s oldest cemetery and learn about the city’s earliest and most influential residents. The tour will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 and the group will meet in front of the office building on the southwest corner of Washington Street and Hillside Road. For more information, visit

NewSTITCHING IN THE STACKS. Stitch with the library’s community knit, crochet and needlecraft club. Crafters can share tips and ideas as well as showcase their latest project or ask for help on a project they may be struggling to complete. All skill levels may attend this program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2 at Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, visit

NewSUMMER KICK OFF BLOOD DRIVE. Schedule an appointment to donate at the City of Naperville Summer Kick Off Blood Drive on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. The blood drive will be held in the lower level meeting rooms of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit or call (630) 723-2582.

NewPET WELLNESS FAIR. Learn about the products and services that are available in the community for your pet to live a happy and healthy lifestyle at the Pet Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 6 at Two-Bostons’ Springbrook location, 2523 W. 75th St.  Demonstrations and educational opportunities will take place from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

NewTHIRD 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 June 18, July 16, August 30 and September 17 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

NewNAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series kicks off Friday, June 19 with American English, a Beatles tribute band. Saturday, June 20 will feature Elevation, a U2 tribute band. Gates open at 5 p.m. each night at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (630) 420-6010.

NewECO-EXPLORERS FAMILY CAMPOUT. Pack up your family and head out to Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 21 for a night of camping complete with nature games, a buffet-style supper, a twilight hike and s’mores around the campfire. For more information, visit or call (630) 848-5000.

 NewSETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. Father’s Day, June 21, kicks off Settlement Sundays, a community ice cream social, held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through August 30 (except July 12) 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

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT SENIOR GAMES. The inaugural Naperville Park District Senior Games for participants age 50 and over begins on Wednesday, May 27 and runs through Thursday, June 25. The games will culminate with an Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 26. Events include billiards, ceramic art competition, golf, ping pong, Pinochle, softball, swimming, tennis and trapshooting. For more information, visit

SYBIL DUNBAR COMMEMORATIVE MARKER. Naper Settlement will dedicate a commemorative marker in honor of Sybil Dunbar, Naperville’s first known African-American female resident, at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at Naperville Cemetery, 705 S. Washington St. Dunbar lived in Naperville around 1860 and was buried at Naperville Cemetery in 1868, a rare occurrence for an African-American woman during that time. For more information, call (630) 420-6010.

LITTLE FRIENDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Little Friends invites those who have supported them throughout their history to join in the celebration of their 50th anniversary on Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave. Please RSVP to (630) 355-6533. For more information, visit

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES. Naperville Community Unit School District 203 will hold a meeting on Friday, May 29 to discuss the district’s plan for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools or who are home schooled within District 203 boundaries. The meeting will be held at the administrative center, 203 W. Hillside Road, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Christine Igoe at (630) 420-6308 or  

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Naperville Boy Scout Troop 507 will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Dr. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family. For more information, visit

FRONTIER KITE FLY FESTIVAL. Enjoy gigantic kites, demonstrations, stunts and hands-on activities at the Naperville Park District Frontier Kite Fly Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive. This free family-friendly event also features live music, games, and giveaways. For more information, visit

FLUTE EXTRAVAGANZA. North Central College presents its annual Flute Extravaganza, a free concert featuring the Flute Choir, solo and chamber music performances at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 in Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. For more information, call (630) 803-8006.

CHICKENS IN YOUR BACKYARD. Naperville backyard chicken keeper and breeder Angel Witt will teach the basics of raising chickens at the Naperville Community Gardeners Club presentation titled “Chickens in your Backyard” on Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information on the Naperville Community Gardeners Club, 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. from June 2 through August 18. 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 from June 3 through September 16 (closed July 1), from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, email or visit

PRESCHOOL PLAYSCAPE PROGRAMS. Free drop-in programs for children ages 2-7 are included with regular admission on Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. 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. from June 4 through August 20 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit or call (630) 778-9994.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT COWLISHAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Volunteers are needed on a weekly basis from 11:20 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Cowlishaw Elementary School, 1212 Sanctuary Lane, through Friday, June 5. Volunteers would pass out tongue depressors as Run Club students race one lap around a course. For more information, email

MEET A CURATOR. See real artifacts from the Naper Settlement collection of more than 55,000 objects during “Flashback Fridays: Meet a Curator” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at the Collections Care and Storage Facility, Public Works Service Center, 180 Fort Hill Drive. For more information, visit

CHARLIE LONG/WDSRA GOLF CLASSIC. The Charlie Long/WDSRA Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 15 at Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and include driving range, putting green, 19 holes with cart, dinner and more. Interested participants should register before Friday, June 5. For more information, visit

COMEDY NIGHT. Naperville Jaycees presents the fifth annual Comedy Night on Friday, June 5 at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The opening act begins at 6:30 p.m. with the comedy show beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information, 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 from June through October. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA’S “UNITED WE STAND.” This concert, which celebrates pride in America and pride in our servicemen and women, will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, visit
PUZZLE RUN & BACKYARD BASH. Join Turning Pointe Autism Foundation on Sunday, June 7 for the Puzzle Run & Backyard Bash featuring headliner Steve Augeri of Journey. Gates open at noon at Turning Pointe, 1500 W. Ogden Ave. Entertainment will include live music and Kids Village. For more information, visit or call (630) 570-7948.

USED BOOK DONATION DRIVE. Donate hardcover/paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl to the AAUW Naperville Area Used Book Donation Drive on Sunday, June 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. Unloading assistance and tax receipts will be provided. For more information, visit

PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS. The Naperville Park District offers a variety of day camps, nature camps, arts camps, athletic camps and golf camps for kids ages two and a half years through high school. Many camps begin on Monday, June 8. For more information or to register, visit or call (630) 848-5000.

KIDSMATTER TO LOU MALNATI’S CELEBRATION. Enjoy great food and live entertainment for a great cause on Monday, June 8 from noon to 10 p.m. at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 131 W. Jefferson St. Lou Malnati’s will donate 20 percent of their sales (both dine-in and take-out) to support KidsMatter. Customers will also enjoy live performances from choral groups from local high schools. For more information, visit

USED BOOK SALE. Shop more than 40,000 books, CDs, records and other media, most priced between $1 and $2.50, at the Annual American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s used book sale from Wednesday, June 10 through Saturday, June 13 at Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. For more information, visit or email

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 Wednesdays, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22, and 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 or visit

DAY WITHOUT HUNGER. The eighth annual Day Without Hunger celebration will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 12 at Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 1871 High Grove Lane, and will feature a variety of free activities for guests of all ages, live entertainment and food. For more information, visit

EDIBLE WILD PLANT PARTY. Experience the abundance of wild food available in this region by participating in an Edible Wild Plant Party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12 at the Clow Education Center on McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knock Knolls Road. Participants will sample a wild plant potluck, participate in plant identification walks, listen to music and take part in a plant swap/sale. For more information, visit

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, beginning June 12. Music will be played each Friday until August 7, excluding July 3. For more information, visit

 CAUSE-A-PALOOZA. Join I Support Community for Cause-a-Palooza, a family-oriented community event featuring a nonprofit information fair, live music, kids’ activities and more on Sunday, June 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit   

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 14 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring OMT (One More Time). This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit

CAMP NAPER. Camp Naper offers one-day, two-day and weeklong camps as well as a three-day Pioneer Life camp that offer a wide variety of enrichment activities from art to science and more to children in grades 1 through 8. Camps run from June 15 to July 31 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street. For more information, visit

LATEX PAINT RECYCLING PROGRAM. Drop off unwanted latex paint at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53, Woodridge, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays between June 15 and July 15. Paint will be filtered, re-blended and distributed to for free during the same hours of collection beginning Monday, June 22. For more information, contact the DuPage County Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400.

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. at Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, on June 16, June 30, and July 21 and near the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave., on June 23, July 14, and July 28. For more information, visit

MOSER TOWER AND VISITOR CENTER. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center, 443 Aurora Avenue, 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

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

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


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.

  • Historic Preservation Commission: Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m., Meeting Room B
  • City Council: Tuesday, June 2, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, June 3, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Sister Cities Commission: Wednesday, June 3, 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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