City Notes
May 25, 2016


The City of Naperville is excited to announce that next Wednesday, June 1, we will launch a new City website containing a robust, mobile-friendly calendar feature. All of the community events we currently list in City Notes and compile for the weekly City Link e-newsletter will be entered instead into the online calendar, which is designed to be a much more user-friendly tool for our community. Visit to see our newly-redesigned website and online calendar.

Therefore, the City Notes events listing and the City Link e-newsletter are being discontinued. Today’s editions are the last that will be sent. 


New BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE. This SCORE Business Roundtable will focus on technology and manufacturing businesses from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.For more information, visit

NewFREE MOVIE @THE LIBRARY. The library will show “The Finest Hours” on the big screen from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. This film is rated PG-13. For more information, visit

NewFUN WITH 3-D DOODLE PEN. Discover the intuitive ability to draw in 3-D quickly and easily from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

NewBASIC COMPUTING FOR SENIORS. Take an introductory class on the basics of computers, including mouse and keyboard operation, desktop navigation and file organization from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 1 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. No experience is necessary, and program requires advance registration with a fee. For more information, visit

NewSUMMER CAMPS. North Central College offers a variety of summer camps and workshops beginning as early as Monday, June 13 with many sessions starting in July. Academic, athletic and fine arts camps are available for kids ages 5 through high school. For more information or to register, call (630) 848-5560 or visit

NewTHIRD THURSDAY THINKERS. Bring your child to Naper Settlement’s Harvard Early Learning Playscape to discover the animals of Illinois by identifying tracks and signs. Third Thursday Thinkers will be held at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 through 5 and at 2 p.m. for ages 5 through 7 on June 16 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

NewNAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series kicks off Friday, June 17 with The Fortunate Sons, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, followed by Mr. Blotto, a local jam band. Saturday, June 18 will feature Beggars Banquet, a Rolling Stones tribute band, followed by American English, who will play the music of The Beatles. 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.

NewCHAIR SCULPTURES REVEALED. Be the first to see the Summer Painted Sculptures in Downtown Naperville beginning on Saturday, June 18. Sponsored by local businesses and painted by local artists, 18 painted round chair sculptures will be on display until after Labor Day at various sidewalk locations downtown. For more information, visit

NewCLASSIC CAR SHOW. Weather permitting, visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll on Jackson Avenue, along the Riverwalk and enjoy nearly 100 classic cars in all makes and models from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 18. For more information, visit

NewFAMILY CAMPOUT. Enjoy the outdoors and a fun night of camping at Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 19. This campout will include nature games, a buffet-style supper, a twilight hike, s’mores around the campfire and a light breakfast. For more information, visit

NewFATHER’S DAY. On Father’s Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, admission to Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., includes free sundaes from Colonial Cafe with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE SENIOR GAMES. The Naperville Senior Games returns for its second year and is open to all interested participants age 50 and up. The Games begin Wednesday, May 25 and include such events as bags, billiards, horseshoes, ping pong, softball, swimming, tennis and more. The Games will conclude with an awards luncheon on Friday, June 24. Online registration is open for all events. For more information, visit

CONCERT CHOIR GRADUATION CONCERT. North Central College presents the Concert Choir Graduation Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 in the College’s Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 637-7469 or visit

FACULTY ART SHOW. North Central College presents a collection of artwork by several North Central faculty members in the “Faculty Group Show” through Friday, May 27 at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The free exhibit will showcase paintings, photography, ceramics, 3D art, graphic design and more. For more information, visit

CENTENNIAL BEACH. Jump into summer as Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., opens for the 2016 season at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. For more information, visit

WOUNDED WARRIOR 5K. Honor wounded warriors of the past, present and future with Operation Welcome You Home at the 5th Annual Wounded Warrior 5K on Saturday, May 28 at Plainfield North High School, 12005 South 248th St. in Plainfield. The event begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. The annual Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and American Legion Post #43 Memorial Day Parade will kick-off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30 in downtown Naperville. Please note that no parking is allowed in the Centennial Beach parking lot, behind the Judd Kendall VFW at 908 W. Jackson or along Jackson Avenue west of Mill Street from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 30. For more information and a parade route map, visit

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE IN CENTRAL PARK. Following the Naperville Memorial Day Parade, a 30-minute observance begins at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, May 30 at the Naperville Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. The ceremony welcomes all ages to commemorate the holiday with remembrances of sacrifice by honored veterans and patriotic music performed by the Naperville Municipal Band. The keynote speaker will be Regan Macwan, a ninth-grade homeschool student from Naperville who placed third in the nation in the 2016 American Legion Oratorical Contest.

NOURISH THROUGH THE SEASONS. Discover how to nourish your body and mind in rhythm with the season’s cycles from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at The Resiliency Institute, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road. Practice yoga postures, breathing, meditation and sample food. For more information, visit

MONTY PYTHON’S “SPAMALOT.” BrightSide Theatre presents the finale to its fifth anniversary season with the outrageous musical comedy “Spamalot,” running from June 3 to 19 in the Meiley-Swallow Hall theatre, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For show times and ticket sales, visit or call (630) 447-8497.

USED BOOK DONATION DRIVE. Donate hardcover/paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl to the annual AAUW Naperville Area Used Book Donation Drive on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the District 203 Administration Building, 203 W. Hillside Road. Unloading assistance and tax receipts will be provided. For more information, visit

BROOKS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT. Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary tournament experience? Register with a partner for this year’s Brooks Team Championship. This is a 36-hole format with 18-holes played at Springbrook and 18 at Naperbrook Golf Course. For an added twist, each of the nine holes are being played differently. Entry deadline is May 29. To learn more and register, visit

BARN FAREWELL CELEBRATION. As activities at the Barn Recreation Center wind down for its last season, the Naperville Park District invites the community to celebrate the facility’s unique history at the Barn Farewell Event from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at 421 W. Martin Ave. Enjoy food, beverages, inflatables for kids, raffles, photographs, memorabilia and more. For more information, visit

G.L.O.W. 5K. The 15th annual Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fun Run will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 8:15 p.m. This 5K family run/walk, which begins at the 5th Avenue Station, 200 5th Ave., supports enriched literacy opportunities for learners within the Naperville community. For more information, visit

BOY SCOUT TROOP 507 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Bring family and friends to enjoy an authentic Pancake Breakfast, including all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, fruit, beverages and more from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 5 at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Drive. Tickets are available at the event for $5 per person or $15 for family. For more information, visit

CROHN’S & COLITIS TAKE STEPS WALK. The Crohn’s and Colitis Take Steps Walk will be held on Saturday, June 5 at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit

FRONTIER KITE FLY FESTIVAL. Enjoy gigantic kits, exciting demonstrations, stunts and hands-on activities at this free event for the whole family taking place on Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

CHARI-TEE TIME GOLF OUTING. Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause invites the community to the seventh annual Chari-Tee Time Golf Outing benefitting Naperville Responds For Our Veterans beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 6 at Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive. For more information, contact Jim Kubinski at or visit

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS. No matter what your kids love to do, the Naperville Park District has summer camps that are sure to keep them having fun. Choose from a variety of day camps, early childhood camps, nature camps, culinary camps, science and technology camps, fitness and wellness camps, athletic camps and golf camps for kids ages 2.5 to 17. Visit or call (630) 848-5000 to register.

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 6 and July 29 and during the same time on Saturdays, June 18, 25, July 9, 16 and 23. Paint will be filtered, re-blended and distributed for free during the same hours of collection beginning Monday, June 13. For more information, contact the DuPage County Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400.

KIDSMATTER TO LOU MALNATI’S FUNDRAISER. On Monday, June 6, for the 10th consecutive year, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will celebrate the youth of Naperville by donating 20% of sales at their 131 W. Jefferson Ave. location (both restaurant and carry out) to support KidsMatter’s goal of reducing at-risk behaviors by building resilient kids. KidsMatter to Lou Malnati’s is being held from noon until 10 p.m. For more information, visit

GARDEN CLUB MEETING. The next meeting of the Naperville Community Garden Club will be Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. There will be a presentation by Tricia Bethke, a DuPage Master Gardener, on composting. For more information, visit

MILLENNIUM CARILLON SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. Talented carillonneurs from across the country and all over the world delight concert goers with an evening of music. Free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning) each Tuesday from June 7 through August 23 starting at 7 p.m. near Rotary Hill. Picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcome. Post recital Moonlight Carillon Tours are available for $3 per person from 8 to 9 p.m.

PLAYSCAPE READERS. Youngsters ages 2 through 7 can find a seat on the quilt for an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes at 11 a.m. (ages 2 to 5) and 1 p.m. (ages 5 to 7) on Wednesday, June 8 at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. This event is free with paid admission to the Settlement. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

FARMERS MARKET AT ST. JOHN’S. This market features a wide variety of seasonally fresh vegetables and fruits as well as micro greens, meats, eggs, cheese, breads and baked goods and much more from local vendors. The market runs from 3 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday from June 8 through September 21 in the St. John’s Episcopal Church parking lot, 750 Aurora Ave. For more information, email or visit

SENIOR PICNIC. Join the Naperville and Lisle Townships Triad for a Senior Picnic from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at the Judd Kendall VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit

MATH TALK SYMPOSIUM. DuPage Children’s Museum invites early childhood educators and parents to a mathematics workshop that will offer many practical and hands-on experiences. The two-day “Math Right From The Start: Understanding The Basics” symposium is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10 and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St. For more information, call (630) 637-8000 or 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, through August 5, excluding July 3. For more information, visit

SENIOR ART SHOW. North Central College students present their work in the Senior Art Show through Saturday, June 11 in two gallery locations: the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., and Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Titled “FOUNDations,” the show features paintings, drawings, ceramics, digital work and mixed media. For more information, contact Christine Rabenold at

GILDAN ESPRIT DE SHE NAPERVILLE TRIATHLON EXPO. Registration and expo for the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The historic buildings will be open for touring, and admission to the museum is free. For race information, visit

PARENT/CHILD CAMPOUT. Enjoy the outdoors and a fun night of camping at Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 12. This campout will include nature games, a buffet-style supper, a twilight hike, s’mores around the campfire and a light breakfast. For more information, visit

GILDAN ESPRIT DE SHE NAPERVILLE TRIATHLON. This annual triathlon for females features a 0.5-mile swim, 13.3-mile bike and 3.1 mile run. The race starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 12 at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., with the bike and run taking place on area roadways. For more information, visit

USED BOOK DONATION DRIVE. Donate hardcover/paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl to the AAUW Naperville Area Used Book Donation Drive on Sunday, June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. Unloading assistance and tax receipts will be provided. For more information, visit

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring Rockin’ Fenderskirts. This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit

CAMP NAPER. Camp Naper offers one-day, two-day, three-day and weeklong camps 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 13 to August 5 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street. 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. at Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, on Tuesday, June 21, July 12 and 26 and near the Riverwalk Warming House, 736 Sindt Court, on June 14 and 28 and July 19. For more information, visit

GAME ON. Be part of the live studio TV audience at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 when NCTV17 tapes its second episode of Naperville’s new TV game show: Game On! Hosted by Danielle Tufano, two teams of Naperville Notables will compete in a series of fun party games guaranteed to produce laughs. For more information, visit

WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB. Get fit the old fashioned way during Naper Settlement’s Wednesday Walking Club that will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays, April 6 through October 26 on the Settlement’s 12-acre museum campus, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

MOSER TOWER AND VISITOR CENTER. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center, 443 Aurora Ave., is open for the 2016 season. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays from May through November. Friday tours are also available from Friday, May 27 through Friday, August 12. For more information, visit


NewSUNDAY SUMMER LIBRARY HOURS. Summer hours will be in effect for all three library buildings, which will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday from June 5 through August 28. Regular hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED. The Naperville Municipal Center and all other non-emergency City offices and buildings are closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30.

PARK DISTRICT FACILITY CLOSURES. The Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., will be closed from Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Knoch Knolls Nature Center will also be closed Monday, May 30. The Rubin Community Center and 95th Street Center will remain open those days for programs only.   

LIBRARY INTRODUCES HOOPLA. Naperville Public Library now offers a new service to library cardholders. Bringing library customers thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more entertainment, hoopla is an instant digital streaming or download service. From Hollywood blockbusters to best-selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche as well – users will discover hoopla provides the freedom to experience, explore and enjoy what they want, when they want and where they want. For more information, visit

LIBRARY LOAN POLICY. As of May 1, Naperville Public Library materials can be renewed 10 times before they must be returned.

NAPERVILLE NOW. Sign up today to receive NCTV17’s new 2-3 minute daily news and sports video update delivered right to your email inbox Monday – Friday. Subscribe to “Naperville Now” by visiting

SUNDAY SUMMER HOURS. Summer hours will be in effect for all three Naperville Public Library buildings, which will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday from June 5 through August 28. Regular hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. 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 26, 7 p.m., Meeting Room A
  • Advisory Commission on Disabilities: Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room A
  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m., Council Chambers

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


Please note that dates, times and locations of events listed in City Notes are subject to change. We strongly suggest you consult the most recent issue of City Notes for event information as well as the appropriate contacts listed with each event.