City Notes
October 29, 2014


New HALLOWEEN ON THE RIVERWALK. Families can dress in costume and enjoy fun Halloween stories, songs and a puppet show from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 30 at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. In the event of severe weather, the program will take place in the Community Room of Nichols Library. For more information, visit

New CITY OF NAPERVILLE BLOOD DRIVE. Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, will host the City of Naperville blood drive on Saturday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors will automatically be entered into a drawing to win signed Chicago Bears memorabilia. For more information, or to register, call (630) 723-2582 or visit

New WHY MY CHILD. This presentation will help parents understand how children and teens respond to and deal with everyday situations. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

New TURKEY SHOOT GOLF TOURNAMENT. On Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, join this fun nine-hole cross country scramble format golf tournament where all participants receive a turkey. The tournament will be held at Springbrook Golf Club, 2220 W. 83rd St. and Naperbrook Golf Club, 22204 W. 111th St. For more information or to register a team, visit

New PARENT/CHILD THANKSGIVING GOODIES. Get ready for Thanksgiving and work together with your child to create delicious dishes sure to please any crowd. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St. For more information, visit

WIRELESS DEVICE SAFETY WORKSHOP. KidsMatter will present an interactive wireless device safety workshop led by Detective Rich Wistocki of the Naperville Police Department on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit

HALLOWEEN TRICKS AND TREATS. Join the Naperville Park District for some pre-trick-or-treat fun creating Halloween crafts, singing songs and participating in holiday-themed activities. This event will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 31 at the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St. and is designed for children ages 2-6. For more information, visit

BOOK SALE. Through Friday, October 31, the 95th Street Library will hold its Awesome Autumn Sale, which features materials on sale for 25 cents each. For more information, visit

FREE 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, November 1 at the Commuter Parking Lot, 101 S. Main St., Lombard. Businesses are not allowed. For more information, call (630) 407-6700 or visit

LITTLE GREAT PERFORMANCE: LITTLE MISS ANN. Local leader in the kindie music scene, Little Miss Ann is a local folk rock legend for children in the Chicago area. Her songs and style will get an excited audience up and dancing at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 1 at the DuPage Children’s Museum at 301 N. Washington St. For more information, visit

TOASTING FOR A CAUSE. A gourmet dinner paired with five exquisite wines awaits attendees at Naperville CARES’s ninth annual Toasting for a Cause. The event will be held at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 244 S. Main St., on Monday, November 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are $125 per person. For more information, call (630) 369-0200 or visit

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

“HALLWAY HAPPENINGS.” NCTV17 invited media students from the five high schools in IPSD204 and NCUSD203 to create a news story showcasing what’s happening within their schools. These stories come together in “Hallway Happenings,” which is currently airing on Channel 17 (Comcast & WOW!) and Channel 99 (AT&T Uverse). For more information, visit

WAKE UP YOUR SPIRIT BREAKFAST. Tickets are now on sale for DuPagePads’ 12th annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 5 at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle. Keynote speaker Jarrett Payton, son of late Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, will complete the program. For more information, visit

CHEERS FOR OUR VETERANS. The fourth annual Cheers for our Veterans, hosted by Naperville Responds for Our Veterans, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. The evening features a wine pairing, chef-prepared food stations and silent auction. Tickets are $100. For more information, visit

TEAM IPEF PASTA PARTY & PEP RALLY. Gear up for the Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon with the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) on Friday, November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2590 Ogden Ave., Aurora. Tickets are $22 and include a pasta buffet. For more information, call (630) 375-3652 or visit

BREATHE DEEP DUPAGE. Breathe Deep DuPage is an untimed 5K walk and fun run around the scenic Naperville Riverwalk. This event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 8 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, contact Melissa Fosco at or visit

EDWARD HOSPITAL NAPERVILLE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON. The second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon will take place at 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 9, with the race beginning along Hillside Road behind Naperville Central High School. For more information on the event itself, visit

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND FALL CONCERT. The Naperville Municipal Band’s Fall Concert will celebrate the anniversaries of the Star Spangled Banner, the start of World War I and the opening of Arlington National Cemetery. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 9 at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, visit

“FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD.” Eleanor Roosevelt, portrayed by Jessica Michna, shares the First Lady’s tragedies and triumphs as part of the History Speaks Lecture Series at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 9 at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (630) 420-6010. For more information, visit

“PETER AND THE WOLF” FUNDRAISER. “Peter and the Wolf” is brought to life exclusively for the DuPage Children’s Museum as a fundraiser for its Tiny Great Performances series. This event will be held on Saturday, November 15 at 10 a.m. at Washington Junior High School, 201 N. Washington St. For more information, visit

WEED LADIES WINTER FLORAL SALE. The Weed Ladies winter sale features holiday-themed floral arrangements and accessories and will be held from Thursday, November 13 to Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Admission is free to the sale. For more information, visit



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

“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 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

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.

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

  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, October 29, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Downtown Advisory Commission: Thursday, October 30, 3:30 p.m., NEU
  • City Council: Wednesday, November 5, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Sister Cities Commission: Wednesday, November 5, 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 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

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034

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