Friday

Weed Ladies Spring & Summer Sale -10AM – 4PM
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540
The spring and summer sale features beautiful silk and dried floral arrangements perfect for the upcoming seasons. The Weed Ladies Spring & Summer Sale also will take place from 10AM to 4PM on Sat., April 7, and  from 1 to 4PM on Sun., April 8, in the Daniels House at Naper Settlement. Admission is free to the sale. For more info, visit www.napersettlement.org/WeedLadies.

Richie Kotzen – 8PM | $25-$35
Wentz Concert Hall – 171 E Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
North Central College presents Richie Kotzen at Wentz Concert Hall. Richie Kotzen has never been an artist known for playing by the rules. And for this ever- adventurous triple-threat songwriter/guitarist/vocalist, that meant putting on the brakes after a nonstop flurry of band-related activity. He refueled the creative process for the ten heartfelt and hard-hitting songs that comprise his vibrant, newest solo album, Salting Earth. Tickets at finearts.northcentralcollege.edu.

Saturday

Saturday Specials at Casey’s Foods – 8AM | $ per pound
Casey’s Foods in Naperville Plaza – Washington at Gartner Naperville, IL 60540
Casey’s Quality Meat! This Saturday only… Casey’s Pork Tenderloin Plain  Only $4.98 per lb
Thai or Teriyaki  Only $5.49 per lb. Also, Casey’s Asian Broccoli Slaw only $3.99 per lb This Saturday from 8AM – 7PM Only. While Supply Lasts!

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.

Housewares Sale to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence – 10AM | Free
Next to Second Chance Resale Shop – 1512 N. Naper Blvd. Suite 176 Naperville, IL 60563
Housewares sale features new housewares donated by vendors at the International Housewares Show, McCormick Place. Shop for cookware, dishes, glassware, gadgets, home storage and more at up to 50 percent off. Funds raised offer the promise of hope for victims of domestic violence in DuPage County through the work of Family Shelter Service. Founded in 1976, Family Shelter Service helps victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives and break the cycle of domestic violence.


Fox Valley Home Show – 10AM – 5PM | Free
Players Indoor Sports Center – 1740 Quincy Ave Naperville, IL 60540
The  Fox Valley Home Show returns to the Players Sports and Event Center in Naperville on April 7 and 8  with Free Admission and Free Parking. This  40,000 sq. ft. event is the largest in the area by far, providing the ultimate in convenience and savings for you by highlighting displays of hundreds of home improvement products and services presented by local and national experts. This years show will also be highlighting a full selection of quality firms that specialize in Kitchens, Baths, Additions, Full Basement Remodels, Design / Build and other remodeling projects, large and small. foxvalleyhomeshow.com.

Washington Street Spring Vintage Market – 10AM | $5
Naperville Central High School – 440 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Washington Street Market is back with their annual Spring Market featuring 50+ vintage, handmade and repurposed furniture, jewelry, home accessory, personal care and gourmet food product vendors. Saturday, April 7, 10AM-6PM. $5 admission at the door, kids shop for free. 

Cadence Soccer & Futsal Club Pick up / Tryout Soccer – 4PM | $5
Cadence Soccer & Futsal Club — 2250 South Chicago St. in Joliet.
Pick up / Tryout Soccer for U8 to U16 Boys & Girls runs 4PM to 6PM for $5 per player. Then it’s the last game of the season! Cadence SFC Men’s Adults Futsal Vs Ann Arbor Mudpuppies Futsal at 7PM Sat.,April 7. No Admission Charge aka FREE! For more info, visit Cadence Soccer & Futsal Club.

Sunday

History Speaks Lecture Series: Mexican-American Boxcar Communities in Chicago and the Midwest – 4PM | $7-10P
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540
Chicago’s pivotal role as railroad capitol of the U.S. is well known, however the history of Mexicans who worked for Chicago area railroads and lived in railroad boxcars is largely unknown. Dr. Antonio Delgado, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Urban Planning/Public Policy Analysis, will explore these missing pages of American History that exemplifies the contributions of Mexicans to the development of Chicago and the Midwest. This History Speaks Lecture Series will take place on April 8 from 4 to 5PM in Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel. Admission for non-members is $10 for adults, $9 for youth and students. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $7 for youth and students. Registration is recommended. napersettlement.org.

Local fishing opportunities provide places to learn patience throughout the year… Fish are easy to catch in the cool waters of springtime, especially in April when fish can fooled all month.

Consider ‘save the dates’ today for future events

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.

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.

The Naperville Municipal Band will perform its Spring Concert on at 3PM Sun., April 22, at the Wentz Concert Hall.  Admission to the concert is free of charge.

Upcoming gala benefits create gift-giving opportunities

Give special certificates for a pair of tickets or an entire table to some other charity gala or golf outing this year.

Consider the First Naperville Chef Showdown to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Services on April 11 or Spring for a Cause in the Pavilion of Meson Sabika on April 13 or the KidsMatter Tribute & Ignite the Night at Hotel Arista on April 14 or the 7th Annual Derby Party for Hesed House on May 5 or the DuPage Veterans Foundation Honor Flight Fundraiser at Calamos Investments Hangar on May 5. 

Thanks to all for supporting fundraising events in the community whenever possible! Everybody is welcome!