This Week’s City Notes

Happy July 1!

Here we go again! It’s time for this week’s City Notes as the city prepares for 2015 Ribfest, now in its 28th year. The barbecue ribs competition and live concert festival at Knoch Park planned for July 2-5 is an important fundraiser hosted by the Exchange Club of Naperville in support of its mission to help end domestic violence.

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During a brief tour of downtown last Saturday morning, we were driven to note many picture perfect public places! Come on downtown! Before and after Ribfest, discover how attractive whimsical car art (above) and a Century Walk mural (below) connect to local history, traditions and community spirit!

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Also note that Dean’s Fine Clothing, portrayed in the business landscape above, is hosting a special day-long celebration on July 2, recognizing Brighton products available at the independent business in downtown Naperville.

City Notes courtesy of the City of Naperville — Updated July 1, 2015 — Photos by PN

COMMUNITY EVENTS

meson-sabika-web-DSC_8167Historic Meson Sabika offers outdoor dining with a choice of two patio settings, one between the Mansion and the Pavilion with seating for patrons and their friendly dogs. 

 

New thru July 5
FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY. See Colin Firth star in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” during a screening at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. The movie is rated R, and no one younger than age 18 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

New thru July 26

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 Sunday, July 5 and Sunday, July 26 at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. The shallow end and slide will be open. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

New thru July 8
GENEALOGY WORKSHOPS. Family researchers can get all the help they need to research their family history at Naperville Public Library at genealogy drop-in classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

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New thru July 19

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY.” Actors from the community will perform in North Central College’s Summer Musical Theater, featuring the new musical comedy “The Addams Family.” Performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on July 10, 11, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. on July 12 and 19 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information or for tickets, call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. 

New thru July 10

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS. Bring the family, your blanket and snacks and enjoy a free movie under the stars in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. The next showing is “Elf” on Friday, July 10. The movie will start just after dusk. For more information, visit www.ymcachicago.org/kroehler. 

New thru July 11
CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES: Tiny crusaders can don their capes and superhero costumes while jamming to classic children’s songs, mainstream favorites and original tunes with musician Mr. Dave. This program will be presented from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. and then repeated at 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

New thru July 14

HUNTERS WOODS PLAYGROUND REOPENING CELEBRATION. The community is invited to help celebrate the reopening of the playground at Hunters Woods, 2007 Lakeview Court, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

New thru July 24
FERMILAB SCIENCE ADVENTURES. Fermilab scientists will present science demonstrations and activities to help children in second through eighth grades develop a deeper understanding of their world. This program is from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

New thru July 25

NAPER NIGHTS. The Naper Nights Community Concert Series continues on Friday, July 24 with guitarist Daryl Stuermer of Genesis and Phil Collins’ band. Saturday, July 25 will feature Think Floyd, bringing a choreographed light show and nine-member band that recreates the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd. Gates open at 5 p.m. each night at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napernights.org.

New thru July 25

CELEBRATE NATIONAL DANCE DAY. Celebrate National Dance Day with the Naperville Park District by meeting dance instructors and trying a variety of styles of dance from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. and the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

New thru July 26

TRADES DAY. Discover trades from the past to the present from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 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. Test your own crafting skills and bring home a do-it-yourself souvenir. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.

New thru July 26

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring DuPage Band. This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

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Good thru July 20

ROTARY RIDE REGISTRATION. Register for the 19th annual Rotary Ride, a family-friendly bike ride, $40 until Monday, July 20.  Day-of registration is $60. The ride will begin and end at Commissioners Park, 3704 111th St., on Sunday, August 9. For more information or to register, visit www.napervillerotaryride.com.

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Good thru July 5

RIBFEST AND INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS. Enjoy four days of music, ribs, fun and fireworks at Ribfest, open from noon to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5, with fireworks scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Ribfest is held in Knoch Park, 724 S. West St. For more information, visit www.ribfest.net or call (630) 259-1129. Which barbecue vendor will win the Kids Choice in the competition for the Best Ribs and Best Sauce?

Good thru July 6

FOUNDERS CLASSIC GOLF OUTING. Enjoy an afternoon of golf while supporting the Naperville Education Foundation programs that benefit students in Naperville School District 203. The outing begins at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 13 at Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd St. For more information, contact Ann or Wendy at (630) 420-3086 or nef@naperville203.org. Registration is due by Monday, July 6. Registration forms are available at www.nef203.org. 

Good thru August 19

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS. Interested Naperville middle and high school students are invited to attend free hour-long workshops at C2 Wheaton, 257 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, on Wednesday, July 8 and 22 and August 5 and 19. Topics will range from college applications and admissions to grammar and writing skills. To reserve a seat or for more information, call (630) 517-8292 or visit www.yelp.com/biz_photos/c2-education-of-naperville-naperville. 

Good thru July 11

SUMMER SIDEWALK SALES. Downtown Naperville shops and restaurants will be taking it to the streets during the popular Summer Sidewalk Sales from Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11. For more information, visitdowntownnaperville.com.

Good thru July 10
CERT THREE-DAY BASIC TRAINING CLASS. A free three-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training class will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 17 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. The class will teach basic emergency preparedness skills at Fire Station No. 4, 1979 Brookdale Road. Registration materials are due by Friday, July 10. For more information, visit www.napercert.org. 

Good thru July 11

JUNIOR TOUR-DE-NAPERVILLE. Celebrate the Tour-de-France by participating in Naperville Park District’s third annual family-friendly Junior Tour-de-Naperville on Saturday, July 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Commissioners Park, 3704 111th St. Ride bikes, tricycles or big wheels. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org or call (630) 848-5000.

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Good thru July 12

NAPERVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB FINE ART FAIR. The 56th annual juried Naperville Woman’s Club Fine Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The longest running art fair in Illinois features more than 100 artists from around the country. For more information, visit www.napervillewomansclub.org or call (630) 420-9680.

Good thru July 12
CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Westglen Commons, 467 Westglen Dr., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring Wild Daisy. This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

Good thru July 28
CHILDREN’S LUNCH HOUR ENTERTAINMENT. Pack a lunch and join the fun of exciting performances geared to the young and young at heart. Entertainment will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, on Tuesday, July 21 and near the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave., on Tuesday, July 14 and 28. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.com.

Good thru July 15
LATEX PAINT RECYCLING PROGRAM. Drop off unwanted latex paint at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53, Woodridge, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays through Wednesday, July 15. Paint is filtered, re-blended and distributed for free during the same hours of collection. For more information, contact the DuPage County Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400.

Good thru July 15

NETWORKING WITH NONPROFITS. Join I Support Community and WAR Chest Boutique, 4 E. Jefferson St., for a nonprofit mixer/networking opportunity on Wednesday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for those who have a desire to get involved or those who have an issue they are passionate about. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1439443143018360 or contact (630) 904-9200 or mzayas@warinternational.org.

Good thru September 17

THIRD THURSDAY THINKERS. Bring your two- to five-year-old child to Naper Settlement’s Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape to experience history in unexpected ways. Third Thursday Thinkers will be held at 10 a.m. on July 16, August 30 and September 17 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org.

Good thru July 17

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK. Shakespeare in the Park provides audience members of all ages with a unique outdoor theater experience in a beautiful park setting. This year’s free, all-ages performance, Twelfth Night, will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 17 in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org or call (630) 848-5000.

Good thru July 18

NAPERVILLE ALE FEST. The third annual Naperville Ale Fest will feature more than 180 unique beers from craft breweries around the country, live music and food from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Ages 21 and older. For more information, visit www.napervillealefest.com or email info@napervillealefest.com.

Good thru July 19
CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to White Eagle Park, 3140 White Eagle Drive, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring Midwest Dueling Pianos. This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

Good thru July 20

WORLDS OF WISDOM AND WONDER. Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder will be held at North Central College, 30 N. Brainard St., from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 31. This program for fourth through eighth graders teaches science, math, computers, robotics, humanities and the arts with an emphasis on problem solving, creativity, original thought and inventive productivity. For more information, visit www.centerforgifted.org 

Good thru August 7

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER. Join the Naperville Park District for live music on Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion, at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue, through August 7, excluding July 3. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org. 

Good thru August 14

MOSER TOWER AND VISITOR CENTER. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center, 443 Aurora Ave., is open for the 2015 season. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays from May through November. Friday tours are also available through August 14. For more information, visit www.naperville-carillon.org. 

Good thru August 18

MILLENNIUM CARILLON SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. Talented carillonneurs from around the world will delight concert goers with an evening of free music at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave., on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. through August 18. For more information, visit www.naperville-carillon.org. 

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Good thru Aug 20
NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERTS. Bring a lawn chair or blanket (bench seating is limited) and the whole family to free weekly concerts of the Naperville Municipal Band, every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through August 20 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.napervilleband.org or call (630) 778-9994. 

Good thru September 20

WASHINGTON STREET OUTDOOR MARKET. The Washington Street Outdoor Market will be held in the U.S. Bank parking lot, 136 S. Washington St., on Saturday, August 22 and September 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 23 and September 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.room363.net or call (630) 778-0363.

Good thru August 30

SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. Settlement Sundays, a community ice cream social, are held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through August 30 (except July 12) at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Admission to the museum includes free sundaes with do-it-yourself toppings from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 250 guests. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org.

Good thru August 31

SUMMER READING PROGRAM. Save your summer with Naperville Public Library’s superhero-themed Summer Reading Program titled Every Hero Has a Story, which is offered to all ages and runs now through Monday, August 31. No library card is required to participate, and prizes will be awarded to those who track their reading. Pick up a reading log at any of the three library buildings or print one online at bit.ly/NPLSRP2015.

Good thru August 31

NAPERVILLE MAYOR’S CHARITY GOLF OUTING. The 35th annual Naperville Mayor’s Charity Golf Outing, hosted by Mayor Steve Chirico, will be held on Monday, August 31 beginning at 1 p.m. at White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Dr. Funds raised from the event benefit multiple children-focused charities in Naperville. The outing offers a 27-hole championship course followed by dinner, which non-golfing guests are welcome to attend. For more information, visitwww.mayorsgolfouting.org or call (630) 420-6018.

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Good thru August 28

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. Naperville Trolley offers one-hour Historic Trolley Tours of Naperville at 11 a.m. every Friday through August. Tours blend the past with the present, highlight Naperville’s growth and include interesting stories. For more information, visit www.napervilletrolley.com.

Good thru September 16

FARMERS MARKET AT ST. JOHN’S. Local vendors offer seasonally fresh vegetables and fruits, micro greens, meats, eggs, cheese, breads, honey, fresh cut flowers, teas, oils and vinegars, spices and more at the Farmers Market at St. John’s, 750 Aurora Ave., every Wednesday through September 16 (closed July 1), from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, email farmersmarketatstjohns@gmail.com or visit www.stjohns-episcopal.com.

Good thru October 28

WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB. Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. through October 28, join the free Wednesday Walking Club at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center then log your minutes to earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events. No registration is required. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org. 

Good thru October 31

FIFTH AVENUE STATION FARMERS MARKET. Local farmers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and other produce in an open-air market at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot, 200 E. 5th Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.

Good thru December 27

MILLENNIUM CARILLON WEEKLY RECITALS AND CONCERTS. Weekly recitals and concerts at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave., are held every Saturday at noon and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December. For more information, visit www.Naperville-Carillon.org.

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MOSER TOWER AND VISITOR CENTER. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center, 443 Aurora Avenue, is open for the 2015 season. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays from May through November. Friday tours are also available through August 14. For more information, visit www.naperville-carillon.org.   Editor’s Note! Climb it with $3 tour to see this beautiful Tree City.

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.

Sister Cities Commission: Wednesday, July 1, 7 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room

Riverwalk Commission: Wednesday, July 8, 7:30 a.m., Lunch Room

Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m., Council Chambers

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

LIBRARY SUNDAY HOURS. From now 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.

NAPERVILLE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM. The Naperville Search and Rescue Team helps locate persons who are missing and in distress. They also may assist with evidence recovery and help out at local festivals, such as Ribfest and Last Fling. For more information, contact Judy Cittadino at beyondthefinish@yahoo.com.

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NAPER NOTIFY. Naper Notify provides emergency and quality-of-life information via phone call, text message, email or smart phone app. For more information and to sign up, visit www.napernotify.com.

SMART911. When you make an emergency call from a registered phone, Smart911 displays your profile on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen. To register, visit www.naperville.il.us/smart911.aspx.

POWER OUTAGES. If you are experiencing a power outage, please report it 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Naperville City Dispatch by calling (630) 420-6187.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY. Household Hazardous Waste may be safely disposed of at the new drop-off facility located at 156 Fort Hill Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/hhw.aspx.

HOLIDAY GARBAGE COLLECTION. When residential garbage collection falls on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas, pickup will resume one day later for the remainder of the week.

“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, contact bradleyj@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.

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. 

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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Charity Golf Season is in full swing. Find listings at Charity Golf.

Also check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.  On the navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Runs & WalksCharity Golf (Updated!), Festivals & 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.

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Thanks for supporting the arts—culinary, performing and fine!

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 Enjoy Naperville. Celebrate safely! Happy 4th!