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City Notes
October 1, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

NewILLINOIS HOUSE CANDIDATES FORUM. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation will host a candidate forum for Illinois House candidates vying for votes in the 41st, 81st, and 84th Illinois House Districts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For those who cannot be there, the forum will be broadcast live on WCNC (Wide Open West - Channel 6, Comcast - Channel 10 and AT&T Uverse - Channel 99.) For more information, visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.

NewGLOBALIZATION PANEL DISCUSSION. North Central College will present a panel discussion, featuring four North Central faculty members from different areas of study who will discuss the effects of globalization on their academic disciplines. Free and open to the public, the panel begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 in Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/show.

NewMRS. LINCOLN: The FIRST ‘FIRST’ LADY. Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies, but few people know her story. Actress Laura Keyes will share her story at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. This program depicts an extraordinarily important time in our nation’s history from a point of view that is not often explored. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NewFAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM. In recent years dramatic changes in the landscape for family planning and other reproductive health care services have led to many questions. Hear those questions and answers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14 in the lower level meeting rooms of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.naperville-il.aauw.net.

NewCITIZENS 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.

NewFREE 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 www.dupageco.org/sustainability.

NewNAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT PUMPKIN DECORATING AND S'MORES. The whole family is invited to enjoy Halloween fun wth 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. Dress appropriately for this outdoor event. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

NewYOGA 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 apitariu@warinternational.org.

NewNAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT 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 www.napervilleparks.org.

NewSCARE-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 www.napervilleparks.org.

NewDOWNTOWN 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 www.downtownnaperville.com.

NewNAPERVILLE 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 www.napervilleparks.org.

NewAUDITIONS FOR “PETER PAN.” The Naperville Park District and Magical Starlight Theatre will hold auditions for a winter production of J.M. Barrie’s “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. Call backs, if necessary, will be held Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.magicalstarlighttheatre.org.

ROBERT CRAY BAND PERFORMANCE. Five-time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Cray brings his band, The Robert Cray Band, to Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 2. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

“GHOST STORIES IN THE PARK ... IN THE DARK!” The Naperville Park District and Summer Place Theatre present “Ghost Stories in the Park ... In the Dark!” at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 3 and 10 and Sunday, October 5 and 12 as well as at 6 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 and 11 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

OKTOBERFEST. Enjoy traditional German music and classic rock along with German-style beverages and cuisine with family friendly activities during Naper Settlement’s Oktoberfest to be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 3 and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org/oktoberfest.

RAILROAD RAMBLE WALKING TOUR. Take a walk on Naperville’s East Side, along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, during the Railroad Ramble Walking Tour at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 5 at Burlington Square Park, 307 N. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $12 person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining Members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org.

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 Sunday, October 5 and 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 www.napervilleparks.org.

YOUTH AND FAMILY VOLUNTEER FAIR. The 12th annual Youth and Family Volunteer Fair for students in grades 6 through 12 will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.

ARTFUL IMPROV! Artful IMPACT! will be laughing it up at an evening of “Whose Line is it Anyway” style improvisational sketch comedy. “Artful IMPROV!” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 9 at Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, visit www.artfulimpact.org.

LITTLE FRIENDS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. Little Friends is hosting an open house for its three schools - Krejci Academy, 619 E. Franklin Ave.; Mansion High School, 126 N. Wright St.; and Bridge High School, 2318 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove - on Friday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dee Khan at (630) 357-1226 or visit www.littlefriendsinc.org.

PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE. The Naperville Police and Fire Departments will once again be “Partnering for Prevention” during Public Safety Month in October. The Public Safety Open House will be held on Naperville’s Public Safety Campus, 1350 Aurora Ave., on Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/publicsafetymonth.aspx.

ONE IS TOO MANY. One is Too Many is a community event which will focus on the myths of sexual assault, assault and pop culture, being an assault survivor (women and men) and student’s rights, among other topics. This free event is scheduled for Saturday, October 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Scholl Hall, 5700 College Road, Lisle, and will continue at WAR Chest Boutique, 4 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.1is2many.eventbrite.com.

STORIES IN STONE - A FIRST PERSON CEMETERY WALK. History comes alive as you “meet” Naperville residents from the past, all with an interesting story to tell, during Stories in Stone: A First Person Cemetery Walk from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org.

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT FAMILY HAYRIDES. Round up the family and take a hayride in the crisp autumn air through Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 19. Each child and adult attending must register except for children younger than three who may ride for free. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

PRAIRIE CLASSIC CROSSTOWN FOOTBALL MATCHUP. North Central College hosts the annual Prairie Classic crosstown football matchup between Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools of Indian Prairie School District 204. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 17 at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. For ticket information, contact the individual high schools. 

ALL HALLOWS EVE: VILLAGE OF FEAR. Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with haunting creatures and must-see horrors during All Hallows Eve from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Not recommended for children younger than 8 years old. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org.

PARENT SEMINAR. A free parent seminar is being hosted by Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development on the topic of college and career readiness for gifted children. The seminar will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 18 at Goldspohn Hall, 31 N. Loomis St. For more information, visit www.ctd.northwestern.edu

TEAM B2B SIXTH ANNUAL BAGS TOURNAMENT. Team B2B is partnering with KidsMatter again this year for the sixth annual Bags Tournament on Saturday, October 18 at Players Indoor Sports, 1740 W. Quincy Avenue. This event serves as a fundraiser for KidsMatter programs. For more information, visit www.NapervilleB2Bbags.com.

SOUP’S ON! An assortment of tasty foods and desserts created by 25 area restaurants will be on the menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Ave. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and military, $10 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.SoupsOnRotary.com.

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS CONCERT. Grammy Award-winning Huey Lewis and The News perform at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The show incorporates fan favorites, blues, R&B and a cappella renditions of early rock classics. Tickets are $85, $75 and $65. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

“TO TELL A TALE.” Literary chills abound in this spine-tingling program, “To Tell a Tale,” part of the History Speaks Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Terry Lynch as Edgar Allen Poe will give a brief biographical sketch of his life and retellings of some of his greatest works. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org.

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.

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 www.napervilleparks.org.

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 mwasilewski@naperville26.com


GENERAL INFORMATION

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 www.napernotify.com.

FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKING “CLUNKER” VEHICLE DONATIONS. The Naperville Fire Department is seeking donations of used and otherwise so-called “clunker” vehicles from residents and local businesspeople. To make a donation of a vehicle, contact Ruthi Sommers at (630) 305-5900.

MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. The City of Naperville has shifts open for its front desk reception volunteer position. If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name, address and phone number to 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 going to www.naperville-lib.org and clicking on “sign up for our newsletter,” or signing up directly at http://bit.ly/nplnewsletter.

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE. Residents served by the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) can have secondary refrigerators recycled with the Recycle My Fridge program and receive a prepaid card for doing so. For more information, call (877) 341-2313 or visit www.RecycleMyFridge.org.

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 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: Friday, October 3, 8 a.m., Meeting Room A
  • Transportation Advisory Board: Saturday, October 4, 8 a.m., Council Chambers
  • Fair Housing Advisory Commission: Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room A
  • City Council: Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, October 8, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Sister Cities Commission: Wednesday, October 8, 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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