City Notes
December 17, 2014


New31ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. Naperville seniors and families in need are invited to the 31st annual Christmas luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, December 25, at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. For more information, visit

NewDOWNLOADABLES FAIR. Attendees can bring their preferred electronic device to learn how to download e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines and music from the Naperville Public Library’s collection of 20,000 titles. The Downloadables Fair will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

New“CUSTOMS AROUND THE WORLD.” Join a marionette cast in an interactive, cabaret performance introducing customs from around the world at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 10 at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St. Attendance at this Tiny Great Performance is free with museum membership or daily admission. For more information, visit

NewBRIDAL SHOWCASE. Planning a wedding? Make this complex job easier at the Bridal Showcase from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, January 9 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 10 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Admission is free. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

New“JANE AUSTEN AND HER WOMEN.” Imagine if Jane Austen time-traveled to the modern day and answered the question, “What did she really think about marriage?” “Jane Austen and Her Women” will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 11 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

NewNAPERVILLE COMMUNITY GARDEN CLUB MEETING. The next meeting of the Naperville Community Garden Club will be on Monday, January 12 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Presbyterian Church on 1105 Catalpa Lane. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit

GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING. Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville invites all to the Grand Menorah Lighting on Wednesday, December 17 at 5 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Greetings will be given by Mayor A. George Pradel and other City officials. For more information, visit

TOY DRIVE. The Naperville Public Library is participating in Sharing Connections’ toy drive now through December 18. Library patrons can donate new toys to benefit more than 1,000 local DuPage children in need. Donation boxes will be located near the entrances of each of the library’s three buildings. For more information, visit

HOLIDAY SING-ALONG. Sing along to classic holiday songs on Saturday, December 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Carolers of all ages will be recorded with other singers, and the song will be posted online. It is free and no registration is needed. For more information, visit

WINTER BOOK SALE. The Naperville Public Library will host a Winter Book Sale at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, from December 20 through January 4 with all items costing 25 cents. For more information, visit

MEGA CHANUKAH FESTIVAL. The Center Court of Westfield Fox Valley will play host to a Mega Chanukah Festival on Sunday, December 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Help build a giant LEGO Menorah, take part in Chanukah crafts, decorate cookies and listen to traditional music. For more information, visit

COOKIE EXCHANGE. Recipes and ingredients for a cookie exchange will be provided at this Naperville Park District class scheduled for Sunday, December 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St. Make a variety of holiday cookies to sample and take home. Designed for participants ages 18 and older. For more information, visit

“HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - THE SYMPHONY TOUR.” Celebrate the holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present “Home For Christmas - The Symphony Tour.” The performance will be held on Sunday, December 21 at 3 p.m. at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit

SANTA HOUSE ON THE RIVERWALK. Take a special holiday trip to visit Santa on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street from now through Monday, December 22. Times vary depending on day of the week. For specific times or themed events at Santa House, call (630) 848-5000 or visit

MENORAH WORKSHOP. Build a Menorah on Tuesday, December 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Home Depot, 2920 Audrey Ave. This event will feature a free apron for workers and Chanukah refreshments. For more information, visit

GRANDPARENT/GRANDCHILD BINGO & PIZZA. Calling all grandparents... round up your grandchildren and head to an afternoon of fun with 12 games of Bingo, snacks and prizes. This event will be held on Monday, December 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit

NEW YEAR’S EVE BUBBLE BASH. Ring in 2015 with your family as the fun bubbles over at the New Year’s Eve Bubble Bash on Wednesday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St. For more information, visit

RINGIN’ IN THE NEW YEAR. Enjoy the last day of 2014 with celebrations in downtown Naperville leading up to a family friendly New Year’s Eve countdown at the Millennium Carillon at 6 p.m. and a traditional New Year’s Eve countdown at midnight. Festivities start at noon. For more information as well as a map of locations, visit

WDSRA ANNUAL APPEAL. Donate to the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) before the end of the year and have your donation matched. Donate anytime before December 31, 2014, either online or through the mail, and it will be matched up to the first $20,000. For more information or to donate, visit

NAPERLIGHTS. NaperLights, the downtown Naperville lighted holiday display, is now open at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The display features a number of large holiday-themed figures, lighted trees, hot chocolate and holiday music. The display will be illuminated from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through New Year’s Day. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS CLUB WELCOME COFFEE. The next welcome coffee for the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club will be on Monday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit

WINTER FAMILY READING PROGRAM. Families can warm up with a good book during the Winter Family Reading Program throughout December and January. All participants will be entered into raffles to win Chicago Wolves hockey tickets and a grand prize. The program will continue through January 31. For more information, visit


NAPERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSURES. All three library buildings will be closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25. The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed through Thursday, January 1. The book drop-off will be open 24/7 at all buildings. Materials can be renewed online.

MUNICIPAL CENTER CLOSURES. The Naperville Municipal Center will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Thursday, January 1.

DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM CLOSURES. The museum is closed to the general public Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; Wednesday, December 31; and Thursday, January 1.

EXTENDED SUNDAY HOURS. From January 4 through May 17, the 95th Street Library and Nichols Library will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. every Sunday. 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.

  • Downtown Advisory Commission: Thursday, December 18, 3:30 p.m., NEU
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, December 23, 4 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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