|June 19, 2013
OPERATION WELCOME YOU HOME FUND RAISER. On Saturday, June 22, Johnny Rockets, 2835 ShowPlace Drive, will donate 20 percent of their proceeds from 3 to 8 p.m. to Operation Welcome You Home. Local motorcyclists will be on hand to serve meals and a motorcycle show will be held in the parking lot. For more information, visit www.welcomeyouhome.org.
WELCOME HOME FOR U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT BRETT PERLE. Operation Welcome You Home invites you to help welcome home U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Staff Sergeant Brett Perle from his service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Staging will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23 at Meijer, 13521 S. Route 59, Plainfield, where he will be escorted to a party being held in his honor. For more information, visit www.welcomeyouhome.org.
WELCOME HOME FOR USN SENIOR CHIEF DOUGLAS BALDER. Operation Welcome You Home invites you to help welcome home U.S. Navy Senior Chief Douglas Balder from his service to our country. A briefing will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at Home Depot, 3080 U.S. Route 34, Oswego, where a flag line will be formed to surprise Senior Chief Balder. For more information, visit www.welcomeyouhome.org.
NAPERVILLE WOMAN'S CLUB 54TH JURIED FINE ART FAIR. More than 100 local and national artists will be selling, displaying and demonstrating their art at the Naperville Woman’s Club 54th Juried Fine Art Fair taking place Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napervillewomansclub.com.
NAPERVILLE NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS CLUB MEETING. The next Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club Welcome Coffee will be held on Monday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Rooms of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, call Sue at (630) 904-5629 or visit www.NapervilleNewcomersandNeighborsClub.com.
KNOCH KNOLLS NATURE CENTER GROUNDBREAKING. The Naperville Park District invites the community to the groundbreaking of the Knoch Knolls Nature Center and other park improvements at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road. The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation will recognize the design for its energy efficient, LEED Platinum design. Site plans, photos and additional project details are available at www.napervilleparks.org/parks/knoch-knolls.
SUMMER E-WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM. Naperville residents will be able to clear their houses of unused, old or non-operable small electronics this summer through a new program offered by the Naperville Park District and Waste Management of Illinois, Inc. Residents may drop off items such as cell phones, tablets, PDA’s, e-readers and laptops at the Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave.; Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.; Springbrook Golf Course Clubhouse, 2220 W. 83rd St.; and the Naperbrook Golf Course Clubhouse, 22204 W. 111th St, Plainfield. Drop-off will continue through August 16. For more information, including drop-off hours for each location, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
MEDICARE PART D AND IMMUNIZATIONS FOR SENIORS. Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., will play host to a discussion about the ins and outs of Medicare Part D on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. A pharmacist from Walgreens will be on hand and will also cover the importance of immunizations for seniors. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
SPRINGBROOK PRAIRIE NATURE PRESERVE CELEBRATION. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites you to join the Springbrook Prairie Nature Preserve Celebration on Saturday, June 22 at 9 a.m. at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville. For more information, call (630) 871-7549 or visit www.dupageforest.org.
RELAY FOR LIFE OF NORTH NAPERVILLE. The Relay for Life of North Naperville begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 and ends at 6 a.m. on Sunday, June 23 at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St. For more information, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=50989.
STEP UP FOR AUTISM WALK AND FUN RUN. The Little Friends Step Up for Autism Walk and Fun Run will take place on Sunday, June 23 along the Naperville Riverwalk. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, or to register, visit www.littlefriendsinc.org.
KIDSMATTER TO LOU MALNATI’S CELEBRATION. On Monday, June 24, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 131 W. Jefferson Ave., will celebrate the youth of Naperville by donating 20 percent of their sales to support KidsMatter’s goal of reducing at-risk behaviors by kids. Reservations are not required and donations apply to in-store and take-out sales. For more information, visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.
NAPER’S 19. Naper’s 19 is a guided walking tour of Joseph Naper’s original 19 blocks of Naperville that will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. The tour starts at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., and tickets are $12 per person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.com.
DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE. On Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m., the DuPage Symphony Orchestra will perform “Heroes Through the Ages” at the Naperville Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.dupagesymphony.org.
NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT CLEAN-UP PROJECTS. The Naperville Park District is inviting volunteers to plan a clean-up project in one of their parks throughout the remainder of the month. Park maintenance tasks include litter pick-up, weeding, mulching, removing twigs and other activities. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
“RENT.” “Rent” tells the story of one year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York City’s Lower East Side. Performances by the Brightside Theatre will be held at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays through June 30 at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For more information, visit www.brightsidetheatre.com.
RIBFEST. Naperville’s annual summertime food and music festival features music, ribs, fun and fireworks at Knoch Park. Rib vendors from around the country will compete and musical acts include STYX, Rick Springfield and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others. Ribfest will be held Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7. For more information, visit www.ribfest.net.
PUTTS FOR PETS. The Naperville Area Humane Society invites you to Cress Creek Country Club, 1215 Royal Saint George Drive, on Monday, July 8 for a day of golf supporting homeless pets. The event will include lunch, dinner and a round of golf. For more information on sponsorship of this year’s outing, contact Cherylee Van Cleave at (630) 420-8989, ext. 114.
FOUNDERS CLASSIC GOLF OUTING. The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) will host its 21st annual golf outing, the Founders Classic, on Monday, July 8 starting at 11 a.m. at Springbrook Golf Course located at 2220 W. 83rd St. Proceeds support NEF programs that benefit Naperville Community Unit School District 203. For more information, call (630) 420-3086 or visit www.nef203.org.
SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHTS AT CENTENNIAL BEACH. Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 30 and July 14 and 28. No registration is required and season memberships may be applied toward entry. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
NAPERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM. All Naperville residents with a current Naperville Public Library card are invited to read or listen to some great books and win prizes as they reach program reading goals. Non-residents can join for $5. For more information, including reading levels, visit www.naperville-lib.org/content/SRP.
ROLLIN' ON THE RIVER. Join the Naperville Park District for live music at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue at 7 p.m. on Fridays through August 2 (except on July 5). For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. The Naperville Park District’s summer concert series, Concerts in Your Park, will be held on June 23; July 14, 21 and 28; and August 4 at 7 p.m. For a list of parks hosting the concerts, as well as the featured bands, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
RIVERWALK STORYTIMES. Join the Children’s Services staff of the Naperville Public Library for Riverwalk Storytimes at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Storytimes will be held Tuesdays through August 6 at 7 p.m. with no program on July 2 and Wednesdays through August 7 at 11:30 a.m. with no program on July 3. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
SAFE SITTER CLASSES. Safety Town and the Naperville Police and Fire Departments are offering Safe Sitter classes to those ages 11 to 15 wishing to become certified as a safe and responsible babysitter. Available sessions include: July 30 and August 1 from 9 a.m. to noon and August 6 and 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $50. For more information, visit www.napervillejuniors.org/safe_sitter.
“YOUR SUMMER TO CONNECT.” NaperBridge, in partnership with the Naperville Park District, presents “Your Summer to Connect,” featuring “Bro Spice” on July 16 and an improv comedy show on August 13. All events take place at 7 p.m. at the Park District’s Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.naperbridge.org.
NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT SEASON. The Naperville Municipal Band summer concert series will be held every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through August 15 with a special start time of 7 p.m. on July 4 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.napervilleband.org.
MILLENNIUM CARILLON 2013 SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. On Tuesday evenings through August 20, talented carillonneurs will give free performances rain or shine (unless there is lightning) at 7 p.m. Picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcomed. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
NAPER NIGHTS. The 2013 Naper Nights concert series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, July 26-27 and August 23-24 from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 4 to 12 and Saturday tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 4 to 12. Admission is free for Settlement members. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.com.
SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. On Sundays through August 25 (excluding July 14), admission to Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., includes do-it-yourself ice cream sundaes and a variety of family friendly activities for all ages. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m., and admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youths ages 4 to 12. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.com.
HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. This one-hour historic tour blends the past with the present and highlights Naperville’s growth. Tours are every Friday through the end of August at 11 a.m. and meet at the Trolley Stop at the southeast corner of Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street. No tours will be offered on July 12 and 19. Please arrive at 10:50 a.m. Reservations are requested, but walk-ons are permitted if space is available. Strollers are not permitted. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 17 and a penny for children 3 and younger. For more information, visit www.napervilletrolley.com.
STORY SISTERS SUMMER BOOK CLUB. Join WAR International as they read four books that deal with the global issue of human trafficking and other risk issues women face. Discussions will be held once a month at WAR Chest Boutique, 4 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call the WAR Chest Boutique at (630) 904-9200 or email Meggie Zayas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLUE STAR MUSEUMS. Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for active duty military personnel and their families from now through Labor Day on Monday, September 2. To take advantage of this rate, simply show your government ID card upon arrival at the DuPage Children’s Museum and Naper Settlement. For more information, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
FIFTH AVENUE STATION FARMER’S MARKET. Through October 26, the Naperville Farmer’s Market Association will hold its farmer’s market every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.
FREE WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB. Join fellow walkers for this free, healthy lifestyle program held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays through October 30 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Choose a route through the museum grounds with a longer circuit option along the Riverwalk. To register, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum.
MUNICIPAL CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSURE. The Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. There will be no curbside garbage/recycling collection on Thursday, July 4. Residents whose regular collection occurs on Thursday and Friday of that week will have their garbage and recycling picked up one day later.
NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT HOLIDAY CLOSURES. The Naperville Park District will have several facilities closed on Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday including the Administration Building, Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 95th Street Center and Sportsman’s Park Trapshooting Range. Despite these closures, Centennial Beach, the Paddleboat Quarry, Millennium Carillon and the Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses will operate with normal business hours. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
NAPERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSURES. All three branches of the Naperville Public Library will be closed Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Normal operating hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. will resume on Friday, July 5. Drive-up returns for all materials are available 24 hours a day and materials may also be renewed via the library website. Please also note that Nichols Library will return to regular Sunday hours of 1 to 5 p.m. beginning on Sunday, July 7. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.info.
MUNICIPAL MEETING SCHEDULE
The PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION will meet on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
The BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS will meet on Tuesday, June 25 at 4 p.m. in the Naperville Employee University (NEU) of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
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