Every day in July!

Find Waldo – All Day
Throughout Naperville, Head North, East, West and South
Look for the bright red IndieBound Naperville sign and check out Naperville’s independent business community.  All during July, celebrate 30 years of Waldo and search for the bespectacled lad in shops, restaurants, banks and online. Collect 12 chits with the name of participating independents and enter the drawing at Anderson’s Bookshop for a chance to win kid-friendly prizes. Support local independent businesses whenever possible. And teach the youngsters in your life what it means to the local economy when you shop in your hometown. Thanks! For more details about Waldo, click here.

ICYMI – Friday

Downtown Sidewalk Sales – All Day
Downtown Naperville
Downtown Naperville shops and restaurants will be taking it to the streets during the popular Summer Sidewalk Sales from Thursday, July 6 through Saturday, July 8. For more info, visit downtownnaperville.com.

Summer Place Theatre presents Father of the Bride – 7:30PM | $10-$20. Children – $10 Students – $15 Seniors – $15 Adults – $20
Naperville Central High School – 440 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL 60540
Join the cast of Summer Place Theatre in a reboot of the comedy written by Edward Streeter and later turned into two movies, the original starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Follow the hysterical ups and downs of planning a wedding as father of the bride, Mr. Banks, attempts to keep a once small, modest wedding from going completely out of control. Also! 2PM & 7:30PM Saturday / 3PM Sunday. (Four performances this weekend only.)

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Casey’s Fires Up the Grill – 11AM | Price varies with purchase.
Casey’s Foods – 124 W. Gartner Rd. Naperville, IL 60540
Caseys Foods located at Naperville Plaza will be firing up its grill every Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 2PM through October, weather permitting. Choose from a variety of options, including burgers, brats, tacos or the weekly special. It’s great food, at a good price, in a fun atmosphere. Also! Saturday Special, 8AM to 7PM, – July 8 Casey’s “Housemade” Brats, Italian & Polish Sausages. Purchase ny variety – Fresh or Frozen – and save $1.50 per pound. Saturday Only $2.98 per lb (Does not include breakfast links & chorizo & turkey sausages.) While Supply Lasts! (Suggestion: Serve with Grilled Sweet Peppers & Onions! Recipe available at Meat Counter.)

Shade Garden Design – 1PM | Free
The Growing Place – 2000 Montgomery Rd Aurora, IL 60504
Learn how to create a shady sanctuary in your landscape with combinations of foliage, flowers, and even garden accents. www.thegrowingplace.com.

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Pampering Parade Expo for Women – 10AM – 3PM
Chicago Marriott Naperville – 1801 N. Naperville Blvd. Naperville, IL 60563
This event looks too good to be true, but believe it! All you have to do is show up! Treat yourself at the Semi-Annual Pampering Parade at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naperville Blvd. Not every lady has the time to pamper herself, so this event is designed with hectic schedules in mind. Attendees will enjoy hair, makeup, nail services, and MUCH more. Expert pampering vendors will be selling all sorts of goodies as well! Bring friends, get free raffle tickets! Sponsored by BAI Drinks, Make Up First School, N’awlins Edibles Catering, Calla Lily Salon & Spa, & Good News Bakery. www.induoevents.com/events.

Mini Makers Day – 1PM | $12/adult, $10/senior (62+), $8/youth (412)/Naperville residents* and members are free.
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
A fun for the whole family event, Mini Makers Day exposes children, teens and adults to the history of tradesmen (the original makers) and the art, science, technology and craftiness of the Maker Movement today. Guests can watch live demonstrations, participate in hands-on workshops and activities, converse with expert Makers in radically different fields and experiment with tech-enabled gadgets like 3D printers. There will be opportunities for guests of all ages to put their hands and minds to work designing, problem-solving and building.

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