This Week’s City Notes

Courtesy of the City of Naperville — updated August 20, 2014

Community Events

New thru August 21

INDEPENDENT FILM SCREENING. Gear up for this September’s Naperville Independent Film Fest with last year’s winner, “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” which is about how a self-proclaimed commitment-phobe wrestles with his relationship anxiety. The movie will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

New thru August 25

NAPERVILLE MAYOR’S CHARITY GOLF OUTING. Mayor A. George Pradel will host the 34th annual Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing on Monday, August 25 at the White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Drive. Golf will be followed by the Cuisine on the Green dinner at 6:30 p.m. Golf is scramble format with a shot-gun start at 1 p.m. For more information, visit

New thru September 13

BLACKSMITHING 101. Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 and 20 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. The fee is $150 and includes materials. For more information, visit

Starts September 13; Good thru September 27

NAPERVILLE MEN’S GLEE CLUB OPEN REHEARSALS. The Naperville Men’s Glee Club will hold two open rehearsals for male singers interested in membership. Held at Church of the Brethren, 1020 W. Jefferson Ave., the first rehearsal will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 and the second rehearsal will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 27. Attendees will have the opportunity to sing with the Glee Club for an hour, and then meet the members over light refreshments. For more information, call (630) 448-0518 or visit

New thru September 13

STORYWALK ALONG THE RIVERWALK. Families can go on a reading adventure along Naperville’s Riverwalk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 13. StoryWalk will take place near Studio-One Skate Park on Jackson Street. At the beginning of the program, library staff will hand a map to participants, who then will read from enlarged storybook pages while traveling along a designated path. Individuals can start the walk any time between 10 and 11:30 a.m. and stroll at their own pace. For more information, visit

New thru September 13

MILL TO MOSER WALKING TOUR. Take a step through time at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 13 on this walking tour of historic Naperville. The tour includes 18 blocks of walking and steps off from Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Tickets are $12 per person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit

New thru September 14

WEED LADIES FALL FLORAL DESIGN SALE. The Weed Ladies fall floral design sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 through Saturday, September 13 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 14at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and bouquets. For more information, call (630) 305-5289.

New thru September 14

“THUNDER IN THE DISTANCE.” The History Speaks Lecture Series begins its 11th season with “Thunder in the Distance: A Midwesterner’s Perspective on the Civil War,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

New thru September 16

FOOD SCRAP COMPOSTING CHALLENGES FORUM. Every year in Illinois, businesses pay millions of dollars to haul food scraps to a landfill. On Tuesday, September 16, join the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition for a forum on business food scrap composting from 9 a.m. to noon at Cantigny Park, 1s151 S. Winfield Road, Wheaton. Registration for this free event can be done on site beginning at 8 a.m. or online at

New thru November 3

GET READY TO RALLY TO SUPPORT OUR NAPERVILLE HALF-MARATHON AND MARATHON RUNNERS! Individuals and neighborhoods throughout Naperville are encouraged to participate in a variety of roles to help rally and offer support to those running in the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, November 9. The public can get involved by cheering on their community through forming cheering sections/zones, becoming a neighborhood or block captain, providing neighborhood assistance with course marshaling or offering musical entertainment at mile markers. If you, your neighborhood or any organization you are a part of is interested in this type of community support, email Mike Wasilewski at or call (630) 244-1752 to register. For more information on the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half-Marathon, visit

Good thru August 21

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: MOM, INC. Women returning to work can assess their skills and learn how to showcase their stay-at-home experience from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 21 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

Good thru August 23

SCOTT S’COOL SCOOT. The annual Scott S’cool Scoot 5K fun run and walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 23 at Scott Elementary School, 500 Warwick Drive. For more information, visit

Good thru August 23

KATHRYN BENDER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION 5K FUN RUN. The Kathryn Bender Memorial Foundation 5K Fun Run is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23 at Naperville North High School, 899 Mill St. For more information,

Good thru August 23

“GHOST STORIES IN THE PARK … IN THE DARK!” AUDITIONS. Adult and young adult actors are invited to audition for Summer Place Theatre’s “Ghost Stories in the Park…In the Dark!” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, e-mail

Good thru August 23

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY. Movie buffs can visit the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, for a screening of “The Lunchbox” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 23. For more information, visit

Good thru August 23

NAPERVILLE WINE FESTIVAL. The 12th annual Naperville Wine Festival is a celebration of wine, food, music and friends. It will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 22 and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 at CityGate Centre, 2135 City Gate Lane. For more information, visit

Good thru August 23

NAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series continues at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 22 with American English and on Saturday, August 23 with 16 Candles and Tumbling Dice. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 4 through 12; children younger than 4 and Naper Settlement museum members are free. For more information, visit

Good thru August 23

STARS N STRIKES FOR OUR MILITARY VETERANS. The fourth annual Stars N Strikes For Our Military Heroes bowling tournament will be held at 5 p.m. on August 23 at Town & Country Lanes, 2231 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Proceeds will benefit Operation Welcome You Home. Register by August 4 to guarantee a T-shirt. For more information, visit

Good thru August 24

CAUSE-A-PALOOZA. Cause-A-Palooza is a family friendly event featuring live music, a BBQ lunch, games, kids activities and more. This event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 24 at the Naperville VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 11 through 18 and $5 for kids ages 3 through 10. For more information, visit

Good thru August 24

SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. Settlement Sundays, a community ice cream social, are held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through August 24. 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

Good thru August 24

FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY. Movie buffs can visit Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., for a screening of “Only Lovers Left Alive” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 24. For more information, visit

Good thru August 29

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

Good thru August 30

ANNUAL SKATERS’ PICNIC. Skaters of all ages and their families are invited to the annual Skaters’ Picnic at Centennial Beach Skate Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 30. For more information, visit

Good thru September 1

LAST FLING. The Naperville Jaycees’ end-of-summer street party will run from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, August 2910 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, September 1. Events and live music will occur along the Riverwalk on Jackson Avenue and at Rotary Hill near the Millennium Carillon. For more information, visit

Good thru September 1

FLING MILE AND LABOR DAY PARADE. The Fling Mile will take place at 9:15 a.m. and the Labor Day Parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 1 in downtown Naperville. For more information, or

Starts September 3; Good thru September 24

PLAYSCAPE PIONEERS DAY CAMP. Playscape Pioneers Day Camp is a new camp for children ages 4 to 7 at the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The new camp will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 10, 17 and 24. The fee is $75 per camper. To register, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

Good thru September 4

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1994 20TH REUNION REGISTRATION. The NNHS Class of 1994 20th reunion is coming. Registration is required by Thursday, September 4 online at for the pre-reunion event on October 3 and for the reunion on October 4. For more information, email

Good thru September 6

DUPAGEPADS 10TH ANNUAL RUN 4 HOME. The DuPagePads 10th Annual Run 4 Home 10K and 5K run and 5K walk will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 6 near its offices at 703 W. Liberty, Wheaton. For more information or to register, visit

Good thru September 6

LADIES’ CLOTHING SWAP. Join WAR Chest Boutique for a women’s clothing swap from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 6 at the boutique at 4 E. Jefferson Ave. Swap for as many pieces as you brought to contribute. After the swapping and shopping, all remaining clothes will be donated. For more information, call (630) 904-9200 or visit

Good thru September 6

DINNER ON THE TOWN. Join Naper Settlement for this unique gala event boasting more than 25 local restaurants and dining experiences. Special transportation will whisk attendees to and from a surprise dinner location at5 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. The evening concludes with after-dinner cocktails, a coffee bar and live auction. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

Good thru September 9

ALL HALLOWS EVE AUDITIONS. Auditions will be held for Naper Settlement’s Halloween festival, All Hallows Eve, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3Thursday, September 4; and Tuesday, September 9 in the Meeting House at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Volunteers must be 16 years old and older. For more information, email

Good thru September 12

HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE CONFERENCE. The City of Naperville and the Naperville-Lisle Townships Triad presents the “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” conference for area senior citizens on Friday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat. For more information, visit

Good thru September 24

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. For more information, visit

Good thru October 25

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.

Good thru October 26

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 through August 15. For more information, visit


New thru August 29

NICHOLS LIBRARY CLOSED EARLY. Nichols Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 29 for Last Fling. The other two library buildings will stay open regular hours. For more information, visit

New thru September 1

NAPERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED. All three locations of the library will be closed on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. Book drop-off will be open at all buildings and materials can be renewed online. For more information, visit

Good thru September 1

MUNICIPAL CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSURE. The Municipal Center will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.

Good thru September 14

DUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM ANNUAL SHUTDOWN. The DuPage Children’s Museum will be closed Monday, September 1 through Sunday, September 14 for annual maintenance and refurbishment. For more information, visit

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,

MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (MVP) OPENINGS AVAILABLE. The City of Naperville has shifts open for its front desk reception volunteer position. If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name, address and phone number to 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 going to and clicking on “sign up for our newsletter,” or signing up directly at

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE PROGRAM. Residents served by the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) can have secondary refrigerators recycled with the Recycle My Fridge program and receive a prepaid card for doing so. For more information, call (877) 341-2313 or visit

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. For more information, call (630) 420-6141 or visit

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.

Building Review Board: Wednesday, August 20, 2 p.m., Council Chambers

Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, August 20, 7 p.m., Council Chambers

Downtown Advisory Commission: Thursday, August 21, 3:30 p.m., NEU

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, August 26, 4 p.m., NEU

City Council Workshop - IT Strategic Plan: Tuesday, August 26, 5 p.m., Council Chambers

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 Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

Look forward at PN’s Events Calendars, Too!

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.  On the blue navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Runs & WalksCharity GolfFestivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’s North Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.


 Enjoy Naperville. Celebrate safely!


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