Friday

Spring 2018 Trunk Show – Lafayette 148 – 10AM – 8PM | $$ Accordingly
Dean’s Fine Clothing Downtown Naperville – 226 S. Main St. at Jackson St., Naperville, IL 60540
Designs are inspired by women artists whose creativity has touched everything in this spring collection. Trunk show runs Thurs., Feb. 8, through Sat., Feb. 10. For more info about Dean’s, visit deansclothing.com.

Naperville VFW ‘All You Can Eat’ Fish Fry – 4:30 – 7:30PM | $12, seniors $10 and children $7; 3 and under are free
Judd Kendall VFW – 908 W. Jackson St., Naperville, IL 60540
The Naperville VFW “All You Can Eat” Fish Fry is open to the public every Friday from 4:30 to 7:30PM February 9 through March 30 at the Judd Kendall VFW, 908 W. Jackson St., Naperville. The buffet menu varies, but attendees can expect eight hot items, including two kinds of fish, chicken, salad and vegetables, plus rolls, desert and coffee, all of which are included in the dinner price. The buffet is provided by Belgio’s Catering. A full menu is available at www.napervfw3873.org. A full bar is also available. The cost for adults is $12, seniors $10 and children $7; 3 and under are free. For more information, call (630) 420-9820.

Saturday

Casey’s Foods Quality Specials of the Day – 8AM-7PM  | Priced per pound
Casey’s Foods in Naperville Plaza – Washington Street at Gartner Road 60540
Casey’s USDA Choice NY Strip Steaks Saturday Only $10.98 per lb. and Casey’s Housemade Double Baked Potatoes (Bacon & Cheddar or Sour Cream & Chive) Only $2.09 each. While Supply Lasts! Meanwhile, Casey’s Deli & Gourmet Section features plenty of scrumptious super selections for Sunday and every day.

(Remember… Casey’s Foods is just around the bend from Oswald’s Pharmacy where you’ll find all your Valentine’s Day necessities—novelties, candy hearts, chocolates, greeting cards, etc.— with a U.S. Post Office to package up gifts to send your favorite sweetheart.)

International Service Summit – 8AM – 1PM | $20, $5 students
NIU Naperville Conference Center – 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60540
The Summit, hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville International Service Committee, brings together exhibitors, organizations and businesses supporting international service projects. International foreign correspondent Atia Abawi will speak about her recently released book, “A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.” There will be a discussion panel moderated by WBEZ’s Worldview host Jerome McDonnell on how to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of global projects. The public is invited to attend this summit. Registration available at www.internationalservicesummit.org.

Cadence Soccer & Futsal Team Practice – Canceled  | 
Cadence Soccer & Futsal Center, 2250 South Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60436
Due to heavy snow and critical conditions, Cadence will be CLOSED this Saturday (Feb. 10, 2018). That means all Futsal & Soccer Club activities are canceled. Sunday the club will be back to regular hours! Thanks and be safe! CLICK HERE to learn more about Cadence Soccer and Futsal Club.

Orientation To The Community Career Center – 9AM | Free
Community Career Center – 1815 W. Diehl Rd., Suite 900 Naperville, IL 60563
Are you in a job search? Learn about the services and resources available to job seekers at the Community Career Center including one-on-one appointments with volunteer career coaches covering career exploration, job search strategy, networking, resume review, interviewing and LinkedIn. In addition, the CCC offers job search related workshops, networking and accountability groups, use of workstations and support from the staff and career coaches. Membership is nominal for a one-year period. Free to all job seekers / No need to RSVP.

3rd Annual Chocolate Walk – noon | $30
Downtown Naperville
In partnership with the Downtown Naperville Alliance and benefiting 360 Youth Services, the 3rd Annual Chocolate Walk is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. The Chocolate Walk will be held on Saturday, February 10 from noon 5PM. Attendees will receive a commemorative souvenir Chocolate Tin along with a map touring many Downtown Naperville shops and restaurants where you’ll experience chocolate tasty treats and chocolate surprises. A perfectly delectable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones you love in support of a great cause. Tickets at www.360youthservices.org.

Sunday

North Central College’s 22nd Annual International Festival – noon | $5-$7
Merner Field House – 450 S. Brainard St. Naperville, IL 60540
North Central College’s Center for Global Education hosts this annual event for nearly 1,000 children and their families with the goal of developing more knowledge and appreciation of the variety of cultures represented in the Naperville area. Ticket holders receive a passport to be stamped in over 20 educational booths. Festival participants also enjoy continuous dance performances from around the world, international foods, and a series of half-hour cultural immersion booths conducted in a variety of languages. All proceeds go to fund scholarships at North Central College for both study abroad students and incoming international students. $5 advanced ticket sales are available at Abe House, 48 East Jefferson. $7 tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information contact Rebecca Pugh, (630) 637-5132 or at rjpugh@noctrl.edu.

Consider ‘save the dates’ today for future events

 
 

On March 10, 2018, Rotary Sunrise will lead the way for its annual St. Paddys Day 5K. Registration is now in progress.

Keep Moving to help keep local charities running! Register now for the first running event of the season at PN’s Runs, Walks and Bike Rides that will keep you outdoors for more than a good cause beginning on March 10, 2018, when the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise presents its annual St. Paddy’s 5K just before the WSI St. Patrick’s Parade in downtown Naperville. Registration to participate in both events is now in progress.

 

On the navigation bar atop this page, “Events” offers a pull down option where you’ll find calendars specific to Charity Golf, Festivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’sNorth Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.

 

 

Year-round Gift Ideas / Consider tickets to local galas!

Think dinner and the show and combine a gift certificate/card to a restaurant and theater tickets to performances on stage at North Central College. Perhaps give memberships to places such as Naper Settlement, DuPage Children’s Museum or Naperville Art League. Or provide a gift of music lessons with one of the teachers available at Ellman’s Music Center.

‘Tis always the season to give DNA gift cards or to create a new experience in 2018.  Downtown Naperville Gift Cards make great gifts for any special occasion. With a Downtown Naperville gift card, the recipient can find a new outfit, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, take a fitness class, pick up a pair of new running shoes, discover a great new book or enjoy a wonderful meal. There are so many choices and possibilities.

Downtown Naperville gift cards may be purchased in person at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (ask for a gift box and bow) or Pinot’s Palette. You may also order via phone by calling (630) 355-4141 or ordering online. Call the 1-800 balance number on the back of your gift card or visit the Check My Balance web page to check a gift card balance. 

Oh! The Funny Valentines

Over at The Boxes Etc. in Cress Creek Shopping Center, find a large selection of Valentine’s Day greeting cards, many that will ignite big smiles, all $5 or less. Also, Gund stuffed animals (even gorillas) are ready to package and send to sweethearts young and old. Hand-knitted ruffled scarves are all half price (now $7.95-$9.95). And one more thing… Naked Bee hand and body cream products are available in purse sizes for $1.95. The Boxes Etc. is a convenient north side resource for shipping, packing, printing, etc., located at 790 Royal Saint George Dr., with plenty of parking right out front.

Upcoming gala benefits create gift-giving opportunities

Or give special certificates for a pair of tickets or an entire table to some other charity gala this year. Consider the First Look for Charity in suppport of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation on Feb. 9 or the West Suburban Irish Emerald Dinner on Feb. 24 or the Little Friends Benefit Auction on March 3 or the First Naperville Chef Showdown to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Services on April 11.

Dine Around Naperville! Celebrate local hospitality…


From Catch 35 to Meson Sabika, discover more than 260 delicious places to dine in or out at www.dinenaperville.com. Call for Valentine’s Day reservations today.

Note that more than 40 of the eateries are located throughout downtown Naperville where there are plenty of shopping opportunities in between meals. Cheers!

Weekends, Music & More!

Start with breakfast from 10AM to Noon at Quigley’s Irish Pub on Saturdays and Sundays.  And stay for the live band beginning at 8:30PM. Brunch is served throughout downtown Naperville, too.

Celebrate with the West Suburban Irish and friends during a “session” of traditional Irish tunes at Quigley’s on the third Wednesday of the month.

And on that note, thanks for supporting live music such as the sounds of sessions (the third Wednesday of the month) and bands at Quigley’s Irish Pub (Fridays & Saturdays) or local bands at Club Mamalu’s on the first Friday of the month with OMT lite and friends. No cover. 

Also, a new restaurant recently opened to jazz up the south side of Naperville. Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood Naperville, 3032 English Rows, will be open 4:30-10PM Monday-Thursday, 4:30-11PM Friday-Saturday, and 4:30-9PM Sunday. For more information, visit www.petemillers.com.  

And ICYMI, there’s always more latest news…

Look forward with photo-enhanced stories every day on PN’s Latest NewsIn addition to events and other happenings, find public meeting notices scheduled at the Naperville Municipal Center.

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.

PN’s Event Calendar features Things to Do, too! Plus… Event planners can post events. 

As always, thanks for reading and supporting the local business community whenever possible. Put your money where your heart is, right here in your hometown. Get to know your local independent businesses, too, the group that meets at Kreger’s Brat & Sausage Haus at 6PM on the first Monday of the most months. 

Meanwhile, enjoy this Midwestern winter in Naperville!