This Week’s City Notes

Courtesy of the City of Naperville — updated February 18, 2015

COMMUNITY EVENTS

“DANNY WEISS’ STORY OF SERVICE AND SACRIFICE.” Andy and Julianne Weiss will speak as advocates for mental health awareness, suicide prevention and veteran’s issues in “Danny Weiss’ Story of Service and Sacrifice… As Told By His Surviving Father.” This program will be held on Sunday, February 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, 1828 Old Naperville Road. For more information, call (630) 505-9408 or visitwww.DuPageUUChurch.com.

NAPERVILLE GARDEN CLUB MEETING. The February meeting of the Naperville Garden Club will take place Wednesday, February 25 at 8:45 a.m. at the White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Drive. This month’s meeting features presentations on hydroaquaponics and how to grow plants in vertical spaces. The reservation deadline for the meeting is February 19.  For more information or to make a reservation, call (630) 717-9616 or visitwww.napervillegardenclub.org.

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY. Come see the Oscar-nominated drama “Whiplash” about a drummer who enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 26 at the Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

VOLUNTEER TAX ASSISTANCE. Free tax preparation help from the Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage will be available for low-income households and workers earning less than $53,000 a year from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 28 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Individuals must bring proof of identification, their Social Security card(s) for all members of the household, Wage and Earning Statement(s) (W-2), interest and dividend statements (1099), property tax bill (if applicable), proof of health care coverage and a copy of their 2013 federal income tax return. Appointments will not be accepted; participants will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Mike Domagola at (630) 717-0439.

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY. Come see Scarlett Johansson star in the sci-fi thriller “Lucy” from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 28 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visitwww.naperville-lib.org.

SENIOR TASK FORCE FOCUS GROUPS. The Naperville Senior Task Force was created to improve the quality of life for seniors living in Naperville. The group has identified the services that currently exist, but need to know what you and your caregivers need that is not already being provided. The group’s focus has been in five areas: housing, transportation, education, healthcare and collaboration. Please join them for a focus group on either Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. or Friday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Space is limited and participants are asked to register. To register, call (630) 848-3613 or email to seniortaskforce@naperville.il.us.

ST. PADDY’S DAY 5K RUN/WALK. The annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 near Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Visitors are encouraged to come out and cheer for the runners. For more information, or to register for the race, visitwww.stpaddysday5k.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 near downtown Naperville. Kicking off at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St., the parade route will head south on Mill Street, east on Jackson Avenue, south on Main Street and end on Water Street near the Naperville Municipal Center. For more information, visitwww.wsirish.org.

MAPLE SUGARING DAYS. Learn the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fashioned way, see a maple tree tapping demonstration, participate in hands-on activities and try a tasty maple treat at Maple Sugaring Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visitwww.napersettlement.museum.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS – MAYOR. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host a candidate forum for candidates seeking the office of Mayor of Naperville on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.

60TH ANNUAL PANCAKE FESTIVAL. The Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club will host its 60th annual Pancake Festival on Saturday, March 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Ave. Pancakes and sausages, music from Naperville Community Unit School District 203 junior high bands, raffles and children’s games are all part of the event. Donations in advance are $6 and $7 at the door. Pre-school children are free. Proceeds support local charities.

CERT SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has scheduled a basic training class beginning in April. All class sessions will be held at Fire Station No. 4, 1971 Brookdale Road on Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A Saturday class will be held on May 2 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline is March 25. For more information or to register, visit www.naperCERT.org.

DOWNLOADABLES WORKSHOP. Naperville Public Library cardholders can download more than 100 magazine titles using the Zinio app. A workshop on how to use this service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Participants should bring a device upon which to download magazines. Advance registration is requested at www.naperville-lib.org.

TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE. This drop-in program at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 19 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., will showcase the genealogical resources available in the community, including cemeteries, courthouses and churches. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NAPERVILLE AREA HOMEOWNERS CONFEDERATION MEETING. The February meeting of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation will be held on Saturday, February 21 at 8 a.m. in Meeting Rooms B and C of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The focus of the meeting will be the future of community colleges. For more information, visitwww.napervillehomeowners.com.

NAPERVILLE WINTER ALE FEST. The second annual Naperville Winter Ale Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Road. The festival will feature more than 120 unique beers from craft breweries around the country. For more information, visitwww.napervillewinteralefest.com.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS. WAR Chest Boutique invites women and girls to one of two self defense classes at Kroehler Family YMCA, 34 S. Washington St. on Saturday, February 28. A beginner workshop will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. followed by an advanced workshop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/women-and-girls-self-defense-class-tickets-15062094129.

YUKS FOR YOUTH. The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) will host its annual fundraiser, Yuks for Youth, featuring iO Theater’s performance of “The Improvised Musical,” on Saturday, February 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.nef203.org.

FOOD DRIVE. Throughout February, Naperville Public Library and Loaves & Fishes Community Services will host a food drive with donation bins at all three library locations. The food pantry is seeking heart-healthy foods such as cereals (high fiber, lower sugar), water-packed tuna or chicken and fruit packed in water or its own juice. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

NAPERVILLE NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS CLUB MEETING. The next meeting of the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club will be on Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the lower level meeting rooms of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visitwww.napervillenewcomersandneighborsclub.com.

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SEEKS ICE CREAM SOCIAL SPONSORS. The Naperville Municipal Band is now accepting application letters for ice cream social sponsors for the band concerts in Central Park at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday from June 4 through August 20. Application deadline is Monday, March 2. For more information, call (630) 778-9994 or e-mailinfo@napervilleband.org.

DUPAGEPADS TASTE OF HOPE. Tickets are now available for the ninth annual DuPagePads Taste of Hope on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Abbington Banquets, 3S002 Illinois Route 53, Glen Ellyn. Leading area restaurants will serve their signature dishes along with wine pairings and an open bar. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visitwww.dupagepads.org/events.

“WHO’S REALLY KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR?” The Naperville Park District invites seniors to “Who’s Really Knocking at Your Door?” to learn how to avoid being a victim of a door-to-door scam. The program will take place on Friday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

CHORDS FOR KIDS. North Central College will host Chords for Kids, the ninth annual free concert for children with autism and their families, on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visitwww.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

SPRING STYLE WEEKEND. Downtown Naperville will host its popular Spring Style Weekend from Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8. Ladies of all ages are encouraged to join in at any point over the weekend and enjoy special events and spring sales at spas, boutiques, jewelers and more. For more information, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

“THE MIRACLE WORKER.” Naperville North High School presents “The Miracle Worker” at the North Performing Arts Center, 899 Mill St. The story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, will be performed on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, email npacmarketing@gmail.com.

SUPER SCOUT SUNDAY. Dress up and experience life as a Victorian young adult during “Super Scout Sunday – Playing with History” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The program is open to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Registration is required. For more information, call (630) 420-6010.

HISTORY SPEAKS LECTURE SERIES: JULIETTE KINZIE. Relive the early days of the frontier with writer, historian and pioneer Juliette Magill Kinzie during this History Speaks presentation at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS – NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host a candidate forum for prospective members of the Naperville Park District Board on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visitwww.napervillehomeowners.com.

NAHC CANDIDATE FORUMS – INDIAN PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 204. The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation (NAHC) will host a candidate forum for prospective members of the Indian Prairie School District 204 Board on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visitwww.napervillehomeowners.com.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE. Volunteer tax preparers in the AARP Tax-Aide Program will provide free tax filing assistance to seniors by appointment only. Appointments are available at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., now through April 8. Interested individuals should call (630) 848-3613 to set up an appointment and determine what documents to bring.
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

WILL COUNTY LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN SURVEY. Will County residents are being asked to provide input and help shape Will County’s Long Range Transportation Plan. Your input will help shape the County’s future transportation plan. For more information and to take the survey, visit www.WillConnects2040.org.

EXTENDED SUNDAY LIBRARY 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 www.naperville-lib.org.

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, visitwww.napernotify.com.

“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, contactbradleyj@naperville.il.us 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 http://bit.ly/nplnewsletter.

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE. Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) customers can recycle secondary refrigerators and receive a prepaid card. For more information, visit www.RecycleMyFridge.org.

FIRST AID AND CPR/AED TRAINING. The City is offering first aid, CPR and AED certification classes for residents and businesses. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/cpraed.aspx.

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.
MUNICIPAL MEETING SCHEDULE
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, February 18, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • City Council Workshop – Operating Budget: Monday, February 23, 5 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, February 24, 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 info@naperville.il.us. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

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