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City Notes
March 4, 2015

COMMUNITY EVENTS

New“GIRL RISING: THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION OF GIRLS WORLDWIDE.” The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Naperville Area presents a screening and discussion of the video “Girl Rising: Impact of Education of Girls Worldwide” on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. Around the world, girls face barriers to education that boys do not, but educating girls can break the cycle of poverty in just one generation. For more information, email aauwnaperville@hotmail.com or visit http://naperville-il.aauw.net.

NewKIDSMATTER BENEFIT SHOWCASE CONCERT. Auditions for the KidsMatter benefit showcase concert on Thursday, April 23 are being accepted through March 10. The program will showcase the finest music, dance, comedy, magic and theatrical talents of high school students from Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and Indian Prairie School District 204 as well as Benet Academy. Video auditions and applications should be sent to Kristina.Belgio@yahoo.com. More information and the application form can be found at www.kidsmatter2us.org.

NewTRIANGULATION: MOSQUE BATTLES, THEATRE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. Playwright and filmmaker Jamil Khoury will share select video clips from the groundbreaking new play “Mosque Alert.” The play explores resistance to the building of mosques in communities throughout the U.S. with a specific focus on two families – one Muslim and the other Christian – living in Naperville. The program will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NewKIDSMATTER STUDENT JOB FAIR. The KidsMatter Job Fair connects teens and young adults with more than 50 area businesses offering more than 1,800 part-time and seasonal jobs. The fair, to be held Wednesday, March 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., also features on-site mock interviews, resume building, internship exploration and a social media job search station. This event is free for all students and targets youths aged 15-23. For more information, email Bridget Hatch at Bridget@KidsMatter2us.org or visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.

NewSMALL BUSINESS FORUM. The first annual Small Business Forum will take place on Tuesday, March 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University, 1120 Diehl Road. The forum will feature a keynote speaker followed by workshops highlighting topics including research to start and grow your business, planning, technology, social media, funding resources and legal considerations. For more information, visit www.scorefoxvalley.org/forum2015.

NewWEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB. Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. from April 1 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 www.napersettlement.org.

SENIOR TASK FORCE FOCUS GROUPS. The Naperville Senior Task Force was created to improve the quality of life for seniors living in Naperville. Please join them for a focus group on either Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. or Friday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Space is limited and participants are asked to register. To register, call (630) 848-3613 or email seniortaskforce@naperville.il.us.

MIND AND MEDITATION. The program will introduce meditation techniques that help increase relaxation, energy, clarity, creativity and deep inner peace. This program is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

DUPAGEPADS TASTE OF HOPE. Tickets are now available for the ninth annual DuPagePads Taste of Hope on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Abbington Banquets, 3S002 Illinois Route 53, Glen Ellyn. Leading area restaurants will serve their signature dishes along with wine pairings and an open bar. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.dupagepads.org/events.

“WHO’S REALLY KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR?” The Naperville Park District invites seniors to “Who’s Really Knocking at Your Door?” to learn how to avoid being a victim of a door-to-door scam. The program will take place on Friday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

CHORDS FOR KIDS. North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the ninth annual free concert for children with autism and their families, on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

SPRING STYLE WEEKEND. Downtown Naperville will host its popular Spring Style Weekend from Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8. Ladies of all ages are encouraged to join in at any point over the weekend and enjoy special events and spring sales at spas, boutiques, jewelers and more. For more information, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

“THE MIRACLE WORKER.” Naperville North High School presents “The Miracle Worker” at the North Performing Arts Center, 899 Mill St. The story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, will be performed on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, email npacmarketing@gmail.com.

SUPER SCOUT SUNDAY. Dress up and experience life as a Victorian young adult during “Super Scout Sunday – Playing with History” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The program is open to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Registration is required. For more information, call (630) 420-6010.

HISTORY SPEAKS LECTURE SERIES: JULIETTE KINZIE. Relive the early days of the frontier with writer, historian and pioneer Juliette Magill Kinzie during this History Speaks presentation at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS - NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host a candidate forum for prospective members of the Naperville Park District Board on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS - INDIAN PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 204. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host a candidate forum for prospective members of the Indian Prairie School District 204 Board on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.

ST. PADDY’S DAY 5K RUN/WALK. The annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 near Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Visitors are encouraged to come out and cheer for the runners. For more information, or to register for the race, visit www.stpaddysday5k.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 near downtown Naperville. Kicking off at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St., the parade route will head south on Mill Street, east on Jackson Avenue, south on Main Street and end on Water Street near the Naperville Municipal Center. For more information, visit www.wsirish.org.

MAPLE SUGARING DAYS. Learn the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fashioned way, see a maple tree tapping demonstration, participate in hands-on activities and try a tasty maple treat at Maple Sugaring Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS - MAYOR. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host a candidate forum for candidates seeking the office of Mayor of Naperville on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.

INSPIRE 204. Be inspired by the nationally acclaimed music programs from Metea Valley, Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley High Schools at this event celebrating Indian Prairie School District 204 on Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 375-3652 or visit http://tickets.noctrl.edu.

60TH ANNUAL PANCAKE FESTIVAL. The Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club will host its 60th annual Pancake Festival on Saturday, March 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Ave. Donations in advance are $6 and $7 at the door. Pre-school children are free. Proceeds support local charities.

ÉLAN DANCE COMPANY SHOWCASE. Enjoy an afternoon of dance entertainment performed by the Naperville Park District’s Élan Dance Company. The performance features an eclectic collection of dances from classical ballet to jazz to modern dance and will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

WEED LADIES SPRING AND SUMMER SHOW AND SALE. The Weed Ladies spring and summer sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Admission to the sale is free. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS - NAPERVILLE CITY COUNCIL 1. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host the first of two candidate forums for the Naperville City Council on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.

CERT CLASS REGISTRATION. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has scheduled a basic training class beginning in April. Sessions will be held at Fire Station No. 4, 1971 Brookdale Road on Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline is March 25. For more information, visit www.naperCERT.org.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS - NAPERVILLE CITY COUNCIL 2. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host the second of two candidate forums for the Naperville City Council on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE. Volunteer tax preparers in the AARP Tax-Aide Program will provide free tax filing assistance to seniors by appointment only. Appointments are available at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., now through April 8. Interested individuals should call (630) 848-3613 to set up an appointment and determine what documents to bring.
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

NewLIBRARY CLOSING FOR RENOVATIONS. The Naper Boulevard Library will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9 and remain closed through Friday, March 13 for building renovations. It will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NewHOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY. Household Hazardous Waste may be safely disposed of at the City's new drop-off facility located at 156 Fort Hill Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/hhw.aspx.

WILL COUNTY LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN SURVEY. Will County residents are being asked to provide input and help shape Will County's Long Range Transportation Plan. Your input will help shape the County's future transportation plan. For more information and to take the survey, visit www.WillConnects2040.org.

LIBRARY SUNDAY HOURS. From now 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 www.naperville-lib.org.

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 www.napernotify.com.

SMART911. With Smart911, anytime you make an emergency call from a phone registered with your Safety Profile, the 9-1-1 systems recognizes the number and automatically displays your profile on the screen of the call taker who receives your call. To register, visit www.naperville.il.us/smart911.aspx.

“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 bradleyj@naperville.il.us 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 http://bit.ly/nplnewsletter.

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

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 www.naperville.il.us/cpraed.aspx.

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.


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

  • Foreign Fire Insurance Board: Thursday, March 5, 8 a.m., Meeting Room A
  • Liquor Commission: Thursday, March 5, 3 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room
  • Financial Advisory Board: Monday, March 9, 6 p.m., West Wing Conference Room 217
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, March 10, 4 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room
  • Riverwalk Commission: Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 a.m., Lunch Room
  • Advisory Cultural Commission: Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m., City Manager’s Office Conference Room
  • Sister Cities Commission: Wednesday, March 11, 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 info@naperville.il.us. 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
apgark@naperville.il.us

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034
laclochel@naperville.il.us


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