This Week’s City Notes

Courtesy of the City of Naperville — updated July 9, 2014

SUMMER SIDEWALK SALES. Downtown shops will be taking it to the streets as they roll out hot deals on sizzling summer styles. Many restaurants will also be serving up tastes throughout this event held during business hours fromThursday, July 10 through Saturday, July 12. For more information and a list of participating vendors, visit

ARTFUL IMPROV. Artful IMPACT! invites community members to join in an adult evening of participatory improv comedy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the Madden Theatre in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The evening will include drinks, a dessert buffet and a raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 717-6622 or visit

E-BOOK WORKSHOP. Individuals with an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, Mac or PC can now download magazines with the new Zinio app. Learn how to use this service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Available titles include Newsweek, Us Weekly, Economist and PCWorld. For more information, visit

FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP. Karen Chan, a certified financial planner, will discuss how annuities greatly differ in terms of their risks, costs, underlying investments and potential benefits during this workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY.  Movie buffs can visit the library for a screening of “Winter’s Tale” featuring Colin Farrell. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, visit

BEST OF NAPERVILLE. Be the first to celebrate the announcement of the winners and runners-up in 40 different categories, determined by the readers of Naperville Magazine at the Best of Naperville Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at Hotel Arista, 2139 CityGate Lane. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Arranmore Arts. For more information, visit

WALK FOR LUPUS NOW. The Illinois Lupus Walks are a tradition for the lupus community and thousands participate every year. The Western Suburbs Walk will consist of both one- and three-mile routes and start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 2 on the Riverwalk. For more information, visit

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Enjoy this summertime live music series designed for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville featuring The Hat Guys. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free evening of entertainment at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 3 at Foxhill Greens, 1635 Brookdale Road. For more information, visit

HOMETOWN PICNIC. Spend a lazy, hazy summer day at a picnic while enjoying old-fashioned games, contests and an apple pie competition. Naper Settlement’s Hometown Picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 9at 523 S. Webster St. Food will be available for purchase. Activities are included with museum admission. For more information, visit

NETWORKING FOR JOB SEEKERS. Job seekers can learn the basic skills of job search networking to advance their job hunt during this workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

JUNIOR TOUR DE NAPERVILLE. The Naperville Park District’s second annual Junior Tour de Naperville will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. This event gives kids ages 3-8 an opportunity to pedal around the 1.2 mile trail at Commissioner’s Park, 3704 111th St., in the company of family and friends. For more information, visit

MORTGAGE RELIEF PROGRAM. The State of Illinois is sponsoring an event to help homeowners who are struggling on their mortgages. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 Illinois Ave., Aurora. For more information, call (800) 532-8785 or visit

NAPERVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB 55TH JURIED FINE ART FAIR. The Naperville Woman’s Club’s 55th Juried Fine Art Fair will take place Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more information, visit

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Enjoy this summertime live music series designed for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville featuring Final Say. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free Sunday evening of entertainment at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 at Winding Creek Park, 144 W. Bailey Road. For more information, visit

HARRIS FAWELL PARK RIBBON CUTTING AND CELEBRATION.  The Naperville Park District invites the community to the opening of a new playground at Harris Fawell Park, 1120 Fort Hill Drive, on Tuesday, July 15 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE ALE FEST. The Naperville Ale Fest’s summer edition returns on Saturday, July 19 showcasing more than 200 unique beers from craft breweries around the country. The fest, to be held at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., from 1 to 5 p.m., will feature live music and a variety of food from several Naperville restaurants. For tickets and further information, visit

PACK & GIVE BACK. Pack & Give Back will be held Saturday, July 19 at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s West Suburban Center in Geneva. Teams can sign up for one of three packing shifts beginning at 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, or to register your team of five, contact Shannon Thompson at (630) 443-6910, ext. 125, or [email protected].

NAPERVILLE NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS CLUB MEETING. The July meeting of the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 21 in the lower level meeting rooms of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit

WILDFLOWER PARK RIBBON CUTTING AND CELEBRATION.  The Naperville Park District invites the community to the reopening of the renovated playground at Wildflower Park, 606 Azalea Court, on Tuesday, July 22 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit

NAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series sets the stage for nonstop music at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Think Floyd performs on Friday, July 25 and gates will open at 5 p.m. Gates will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 to feature Battle of the Bands winner Dead Yet Alive, followed by OMT, The Ents and ARRA. For more information, visit

TRADES DAY. Discover trades from the past to the present from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Visit with artists and tradesmen still producing goods and services, such as the blacksmith, quilter, needle felter and more. Some activities may require a small fee. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

SPECIAL NEEDS NIGHTS AT CENTENNIAL BEACH. Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 13 and July 27 at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Enjoy this summertime live music series designed for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville featuring Gecko Club. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free evening of entertainment onSunday, July 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Tall Grass Park, 3512 Grassmere Road. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT CHILDREN’S LUNCH-HOUR ENTERTAINMENT. These free performances will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 22 at the Riverwalk near the Warming House, 736 Sindt Court and Tuesday, July 15 and July 29 at Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road. For more information, visit us at

CAPT. LUIS CARLOS MONTALVAN AND HIS SERVICE DOG. The Naperville Public Library will host former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog Tuesday for an adult program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29and a children’s program at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 31 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

CAMP NAPER. Camp Naper has programs that put children in grades 1-8 in the center of the action. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August 1. One-day, two-day and weeklong camps and a three-day Civil War camp offer a wide variety of enrichment activities from art to science and more. For more information, visit

SUMMER READING PROGRAM. From now through August 2, the Naperville Public Library will host its summer reading programs: The Rubber Ducky Club, Paws to Read and Reading is Undead. For more information, visit

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER. Join the Naperville Park District for live music all summer long at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue. These free performances will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 11July 18July 25August 1 and August 8. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. The Naperville Municipal Band will hold free concerts every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 14 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit

NMGC VOICES OF HOPE 2015. The Naperville Men’s Glee Club (NMGC) will bring together area singers, both male and female, who have experienced cancer as patients, caregivers, family and medical professionals to participate in NMGC Voices of Hope 2015. For more information, or to join the project, call (630) 448-0518 or visit

MILLENNIUM CARILLON 2014 SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. The 2014 Summer Recital Series will be held each Tuesday through August 19 at 7 p.m. at the Millennium Carillon along the Riverwalk near Rotary Hill. For more information, visit

SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. Settlement Sundays, a community ice cream social, are held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through August 24 (except July 13). Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth ages 4 to 12; Naperville residents, children 3 and younger and members are free. For more information, visit

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. This one-hour tour of Naperville blends the past with the present, highlights Naperville’s growth and includes fun stories. Tours are held every Friday at 11 a.m. through the end of August and meets at the Trolley Stop near the corner of Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street. For more information, visit

FARMERS MARKET AT ST. JOHN’S. The Farmers Market at St. John’s is held in the parking lot of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Ave., every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through September 24. The market will be closed on July 2. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE FARMERS MARKET. The Naperville Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot through the end of October. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.

MILLENNIUM CARILLON TOURS. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and visitor center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays through October 26 as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays throughAugust 15. For more information, visit


SIGN UP FOR ONLINE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER. Patrons can subscribe to the Naperville Public Library’s monthly newsletter to receive up-to-date library news by going to and clicking on “sign up for our newsletter,” or signing up directly at

SIGN UP FOR NAPER NOTIFY TODAY. Naper Notify is the City’s new notification system that brings emergency and quality-of-life information directly to you via a phone call, text message, email or smart phone app. Naper Notify is being used for emergency messages as well as optional community notifications in different categories. For more information and to sign up, visit

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE PROGRAM. The Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) is aiming to take residents’ secondary refrigerators with the Recycle My Fridge program. Residents served by an IMEA-member utility can get rid of an old refrigerator or freezer, free of charge, and receive a $35 prepaid card for doing so by calling (877) 341-2313 or by visiting

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, in accordance with American Heart Association guidelines. For more information, call (630) 420-6141 or visit

GARBAGE COLLECTION. The City reminds residents that garbage must be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. and removed by 7 p.m. on your garbage collection day. 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.

POLICE DEPARTMENT FRONT DESK HOURS. The Police Department’s front desk hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The desk is not open on Saturdays and Sundays.


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, July 9, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Liquor Commission: Thursday, July 10, 3 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room
  • Public Utilities Advisory Board: Thursday, July 10, 5 p.m., Second Floor Conference Room East, Electric Service Center, 1392 Aurora Ave.
  • City Council: Tuesday, July 15, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Advisory Cultural Commission: Wednesday, July 16, 7 p.m., CMO 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 [email protected]. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

NAPERVILLE CITY NOTES is a regular feature. To submit your event, contact Web Content Coordinator Kevin Apgar at [email protected]. Please note that dates, times and locations of events are subject to change. We strongly suggest you consult associated websites and contact persons for the most up-to-date information.




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