|November 25, 2015
FREE MOVIE @THE LIBRARY. See Ian McKellen star in “Mr. Holmes” (rated PG) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 28 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
WINTER FAMILY READ ALOUD. Register for the Naperville Public Library’s Winter Family Read Aloud beginning Tuesday, December 1 and receive a reading/activities log to record your family’s activities. Logs can be returned to any of Naperville’s three library branches for prizes. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
GENEALOGY DROP-IN HELP. A volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will be available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., to help any interested individuals get started on a genealogy project or complete difficult genealogical research challenges. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
NAPERVILLE READS. North Central College welcomes local educators, librarians and independent booksellers who are hosting Naperville READS 2015. The public is invited to meet 18 graphic artists whose work is geared for young readers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2 and New York Times best-selling author Randall Munroe at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9. Both events will be held at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.napervillereads.org.
INCREASING THE BOTTOM LINE. Judy Stafford of Padgett Business Services will show how to better manage cash flow, utilize financial information and improve decision making in order to improve strategic plans, reduce tax liability and increase profits during this NaperLaunch Meet-up from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 3 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
FAMILY FUN FRIDAY NIGHTS. Head over to the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., this December for three fun-filled events. Enjoy First Friday Studio Sensation from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4; Naperville Area Humane Society at 6 and 6:45 p.m. on Friday, December 11; and Wheaton Starz Dance Troupe at 6 and 6:45 on Friday, December 18. For more information, visit www.dupagechildrens.org.
MESSIAH CHRISTMAS CONCERT. Enjoy a concert featuring Handel’s Messiah, carol sing-a-long and other Christmas favorites at the Messiah Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St. For tickets or for more information, call (630) 718-2119 or visit www.sspeterandpaul.net.
“A JAZZ CHRISTMAS.” North Central College presents the third annual Jazz Faculty Christmas Concert “A Jazz Christmas” at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4 at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets or more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
3-D PRINT WITH ME. The child and parent/adult team will learn how to design a three-dimensional holiday ornament using 3-D software as well as the process of printing it using the library’s 3-D printer. The program, which requires advanced registration, will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISPLAY. Drop off a gingerbread house decorated by your family at any children’s department in any of the three library buildings by 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Each building will display the houses for the public to admire through Saturday, December 12, which is also when entries must be picked up. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
NAPERVILLE CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT. The Naperville Chorus presents its Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 in North Central College’s Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets or more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL.” Organic Theater Company presents “Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol.” Performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 10 through Saturday, December 12 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For tickets or more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“THE NUTCRACKER.” Naperville’s School of DanceWest Ballet presents four performances of “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 11, at 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For tickets or more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
YOUTH SYMPHONY WINTER CONCERT. The Youth Symphony of DuPage presents its Winter Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 11 in North Central College’s Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information, visit www.ysdp.org.
“CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE BROWN.” Grammy-nominated composer and pianist David Benoit will perform his “Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 in Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets or more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit http://tickets.noctrl.edu.
DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT. The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents two performances of “Holiday Concert” at 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 in North Central College’s Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets or more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS. The Naperville Park District and the YMCA will again sponsor a free Christmas luncheon for seniors and families in need, on Friday, December 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. Reservations can be made by contacting Polly Rhodes at (630) 527-6599 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 18.
JINGLE BELL JAMBOREE. Enter a world of holiday magic at the Jingle Bell Jamboree from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Enjoy live holiday music, decorate cookies, be dazzled by the Naper Lights displays and take in the Martin Mitchell Mansion decorated for the season. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org.
MILLENNIUM CARILLON RECITAL. Carillonneur Jim Brown’s Thanksgiving Day concert, which is the final Carillon special event this fall, will take place at noon on Thursday, November 26 at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave.
NAPER LIGHTS. Stroll the grounds of Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., and experience a holiday lights celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays from Friday, November 27 through Thursday, December 31. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org.
“MARY POPPINS.” The School of Performing Arts presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 27 and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 28 at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.schoolofperformingarts.com.
LITTLE FRIENDS PARADE OF LIGHTS. Bundle up for an evening of festivities, brightly lit floats and musical entertainment at the annual Little Friends Holiday Parade of Lights on Sunday, November 29. The parade begins on Jackson Avenue, just west of Eagle Street, at 5 p.m. Various festivities on the Main Stage, located at Main Street and Van Buren Avenue, will take place between 4 and 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.littlefriendsinc.org.
“FROSTY.” North Central College welcomes Theatreworks USA’s production of “Frosty,” a brand new rendition of the story of Frosty the Snowman, for two performances at noon and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 29 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
ALL-CITY DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION. Teams from all five Naperville high schools are invited to compete in an all-city tournament from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 6 at River Woods Elementary School, 2607 River Woods Drive. Teams must register by Tuesday, December 1 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
SANTA HOUSE ON THE RIVERWALK. Take a special holiday trip to visit Santa on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street from Tuesday, December 1 through Wednesday, December 23. Times vary depending on day of the week. For specific times or themed events at Santa House, call (630) 848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org/santahouse.
CUP OF CHEER HOUSE WALK. Tour four Naperville homes decorated for the holidays, take part in holiday shopping and enjoy coffee, tea and homemade cookies during the Naperville Garden Club’s annual Cup of Cheer House Walk, Holiday Market and Tea from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. The event starts at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.napervillegardenclub.org.
MAYOR’S COMMUNITY BREAKFAST. The community is invited to join Mayor Steve Chirico and featured speaker Michael Vickery of the Institute for Community for an early morning of inspirational speakers and music at the 11th annual Mayor’s Community Breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, December 4 at the Fry Family YMCA, 1220 W. 95th St. For more information, contact Jane Bowers at (630) 420-0960 or email@example.com.
“THE SOMEWHAT TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD.” Naperville North High School presents “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” at the North Performing Arts Center, 899 Mill St., at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4; at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 5; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 6. For tickets, visit www.naperville203.tix.com.
HOLIDAY COOKIE WALK. Create your own selection of festive cookies, fudge, candies and dog treats for holiday treating or gifting at the Holiday Cookie Walk to benefit area homeless animals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at the Fifth Avenue Station, 200 E. Fifth Ave. For more information, contact (847) 852-0895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOKIE WALK & BOUTIQUE. Buy by the pound, purchase pre-packaged or stroll among the tables of a vast assortment of cookies at the Guild of St. Patrick’s Residence’s annual Christmas Cookie Walk & Boutique from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 5 at St. Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road. Cookie bakers are also sought. For more information, contact Jill Whitledge at (630) 416-6565, ext. 528, or email@example.com.
“LEGALLY BLONDE, JR.: THE MUSICAL.” Kids ages 8 through 18 are invited to audition for the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.: The Musical” on Saturday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. or on Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1321 Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove. For more information, visit www.brightsidetheatre.com.
SKATING WITH SANTA. Celebrate the season and skate with Santa beginning at noon on Saturday, December 5 at Rocket Ice Arena, 180 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook. Participants enjoy private ice time, photo opportunities with Santa, holiday music and hot chocolate. For more information or to register, call (630) 848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org.
VICTORIAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS. Indulge in a guided, holiday-themed tour of the Martin Mitchell Mansion, classically adorned for the season, and then learn about Victorian holiday traditions in the historic Tavern from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org.
“CHRISTMAS PRESENCE ADVENT CONCERT.” The Naperville Men’s Glee Club presents the “Christmas Presence Advent Concert,” a program of music about the anticipation and joy of Christmas, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Drive. For more information, call (630) 448-0518 or visit www.napervillemensgleeclub.org.
“CHRISTMAS PRESENCE YOUNG AT HEART.” Fun for the entire family, “Christmas Presence Young at Heart” is a one-hour concert by the Naperville Men’s Glee Club that celebrates the joys of the holiday season through music. The concert begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. For more information, call (630) 448-0518 or visit www.napervillemensgleeclub.org.
BOOK SALE. The library will host a 25-cent book sale at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, from Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 18. The sale will include books, CDs and DVDs. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
WELCOME COFFEE. Join the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club for a welcome coffee on Monday, December 7 at 11 a.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. Children are welcome along with new and established residents looking to socialize and/or become involved in a wide variety of activities. For more information, visit www.napervillenewcomersandneighborsclub.com.
HOLIDAY MANSION TOURS. Take a guided tour of the Martin Mitchell Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, decked out in full Edwardian splendor for the holiday season by the Naperville Garden Club. Tours will be held at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org.
THE LEGEND OF ST. NICHOLAS. A presentation of “The Legend of St. Nicholas” will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St. This History Speaks Lecture Series presentation will include festive tales and explain the influence of St. Nicholas on holiday traditions throughout the world. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING. Enjoy hot cocoa and festive holiday music while you decorate your own family gingerbread house on Wednesday, December 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave. For more information, call (630) 848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org.
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 www.Naperville-Carillon.org.
THANKSGIVING OBSERVED. All three library buildings will be closed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The libraries will be open at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 27.
THANKSGIVING OBSERVED. The Naperville Municipal Center and all other non-emergency City offices and buildings closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.
PARK DISTRICT THANKSGIVING CLOSURES. The Naperville Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., will be closed on Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Additional recreational facilities will also be closed on Thursday, November 26. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
DIGITAL FOOTPRINT VIDEO CONTEST. Students in Indian Prairie School District 204 and Naperville Community Unit School District 203 are invited to submit student-created videos individually or as a group to help promote cyber-safety and combat electronic bullying. Entries are due by Saturday, December 5. For more information, visit www.ipsd.org.
PARK DISTRICT WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE. The Naperville Park District Winter 2016 Program Guide will be delivered to Naperville doorsteps beginning Thursday, December 3. If you are a Naperville resident and do not receive yours by Monday, December 7, please call (630) 848-5000 through Monday, December 18 to request prompt redelivery.
LIBRARY SUNDAY HOURS. Nichols and 95th Street libraries will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through May 22, 2016. Stop in to get last-minute projects, homework or reading time in before the week begins. Naper Blvd. Library will be open from 1 to 5 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. 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 www.naperville.il.us/smart911.aspx.
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 www.naperville.il.us/hhw.aspx.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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 email@example.com 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.
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.
- City Council Workshop: Tuesday, December 1, 6 p.m., Council Chambers
- City Council: Tuesday, December 1, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
- Advisory Commission on Disabilities: Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room A
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.