Courtesy of the City of Naperville — updated May 8
FOX VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING. The Fox Valley Genealogical Society’s May meeting will outline information on ship manifests and how to determine if a name found is actually your ancestor. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30PM in Meeting Rooms B and C of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.ilfvgs.org.
NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT ANNUAL SPRING TULIP BULB SALE. The Naperville Park District’s annual tulip bulb sale will take place on Friday, May 17 at 8AM Bulbs will be sold for $3 per dozen on a first-come, first-served basis; the sale will occur at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion near the Park District’s parking lot at 320 W. Jackson Ave. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
MEADOW GLENS PARK REOPENING. The Naperville Park District invites residents to the reopening ceremony for Meadow Glens Park at 9AM on Saturday, May 18. The park, located at 1303 Muirhead Ave., has been enhanced with expanded athletic fields, prairie areas, a fitness trail, nature playground and recreation area. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY. A public fireworks display will take place at 8:30PM on Saturday, May 18 at North Central College. Fireworks will be set off from the practice field behind the Residence Hall/Recreation Center and may be viewed from Zimmerman Stadium, 467 S. Brainard St. For more information, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu.
A CELEBRATION OF CRAFT BEER. Get a “hop” on summer with this unique liquid history program that will be held from 6:30 to 9:30PM on Saturday, June 1. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as limited tickets will be available at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.com.
EVENING G.L.O.W. 5K RUN FOR READING. The Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy will host Naperville’s first Evening G.L.O.W. 5K Run for Reading on Saturday, June 1 at 8PM starting at the 5th Avenue Station, 200 E. 5th Ave. For more information, visit www.nicaricoliteracyfund.org or www.naperglow5k.com.
FRONTIER KITE FLY FESTIVAL. Enjoy gigantic kites, exciting demonstrations, stunts and hands-on activities in addition to live music, games and giveaways at the Frontier Kite Fly Festival from 10AM to 4PM on Sunday, June 2 at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive. This is a free event for the whole family. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
MILLENNIUM CARILLON 2013 SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. On Tuesday evenings through August 20, talented carillonneurs will give free performances rain or shine (unless there is lightning) at 7PM Picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcomed. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
FIFTH AVENUE STATION FARMER’S MARKET. Beginning June 1 through October 26, the Naperville Farmer’s Market Association will hold its farmer’s market every Saturday from 7AM to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.
VOLAPALOOZA. North Central College welcomes Volapalooza, a free communitywide celebration of volunteerism, at 7PM on Wednesday, May 8 in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, visit www.volapalooza2013.eventbrite.com.
“GABBING ABOUT GATSBY.” Enjoy “Gabbing about Gatsby” during this Roaring Twenties trivia party at 5:30PM on Thursday, May 9 at La Sorella di Francesca, 18 W. Jefferson Ave. Tickets are $23 per person and includes appetizers with a cash bar. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.com.
HEALTH AND STRESS. Join the Naperville Public Library and Dr. Michelle from Lifetime Health and Wellness as they provide education on the symptoms of stress and how stress affects the body’s overall health. This program is scheduled for 7PM on Thursday, May 9 at the 95th St. Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
CANINE DOG-DISC CHAMPIONSHIPS. Bring your dog on Saturday, May 11 from 9AM to 3PM and compete in this unique event sponsored by the Windy City K-9 Disc Club. No experience is required. Check-in begins at 8:30AM at the Riverwalk Warming House, 736 Sindt Court. For more information, call (630) 357-9663 or visit www.windycityk9disc.com.
DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE. The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “… de la Mancha” at 8PM Saturday, May 11 in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $30 for adults, $26 for senior citizens, $16 for the front two rows and $12 for students. For more information, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
STAMP OUT HUNGER CANNED FOOD DRIVE. On Saturday, May 11, join the Naperville chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers in helping to stamp out hunger. Place a plastic bag with a nonperishable food donation beside your mailbox by 10AM. All proceeds will benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry. For more information and a list of needed items, visit www.loaves-fishes.org.
YOUTH SYMPHONY OF DUPAGE PERFORMANCE. The Youth Symphony of DuPage will perform a concert at 7:30PM on Sunday, May 12 in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information and tickets, visit www.ysdp.org.
CAPS POLICE DEPARTMENT RECOGNITION EVENT. The Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS) event honoring Police Department nominees will begin at 6:30PM on Thursday, May 16 at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the Police Department at 1350 Aurora Ave. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/caps.aspx.
SAFE SITTER CLASSES. Safety Town will host Safe Sitter classes open to youth ages 11 to 15 who wish to become certified as a safe and responsible babysitter. The next session will be held on Thursday, May 9 and Thursday, May 16 from 3:30 to 6:30PM. The cost is $50 for the six-hour certification program. For more information, email [email protected] or visitwww.safesitter.org.
CORNERSTONE DAY PICNIC. North Central College welcomes members of the community to its annual Cornerstone Day Picnic from 11AM to 1:30PM on Friday, May 17 at the Riverwalk Gateway between Fredenhagen Park and the north end of Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. For more information, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu.
STEM PANEL DISCUSSION. North Central College President Troy D. Hammond will host a roundtable discussion from 1:30 to 3PM on Friday, May 17 in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Participants will discuss Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the context of a liberal arts education. For more information, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu.
EXPERIENCE THE ILLINOIS PRAIRIE PATH. Celebrate the creation of the Illinois Prairie Path by May Theilgaard Watts, Naperville resident and esteemed naturalist emerita from the Morton Arboretum, on Saturday, May 18 from 11AM to noon at Madden Theater in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, call (331) 457-1618 or email [email protected].
SIMPLE GIFTS FOUNDATION CHARITY GOLF OUTING. Join The Simple Gifts Foundation on Saturday, May 18 at 1PM for its Charity Golf Outing at Village Greens Golf Course, 1575 W 75th St., Woodridge. For more information, or to register, visit http://bit.ly/simplegiftsgolfouting.
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY. North Central College presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: The 20th Anniversary Tour at 8PM on Saturday, May 18 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $50, $40 and $35. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
CIVIL WAR DAYS. During Civil War Days, Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 4 to 12; at the gate, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 4 to 12. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.com.
TEAM HOPE-WALK. The Illinois Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will be holding its ninth annual TEAM HOPE-Walk to raise funds to help support their mission. The walk steps off at 10AM on Sunday, May 19 from the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. To register, visit www.hdsa.org/ilch/ilevents/walkforacure.html.
AGE WELL DUPAGE. Experience the services and opportunities available in DuPage County for a full life at any age. This event will be held from 1 to 4PM on Sunday, May 19 at the College of DuPage Student Resource Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Room 2000, Glen Ellyn. For more information, and to register, contact Antonia Harlan at (630) 407-6500 or [email protected].
FIREFIGHTERS ARE FABULOUS. “Stop, Drop and Roll” into the library for a storytime about our City’s firefighters and how they keep us safe. This event will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30AM at the 95th Street Library; Friday, May 17 at 10:30AM in the Naper Boulevard Library; and Monday, May 20 at 10:30AM in Nichols Library. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
ST. PATRICK’S RESIDENCE BENEFIT GOLF OUTING. Join the Carmelite Sisters of St. Patrick’s Residence for the 24th annual St. Patrick’s Residence Benefit Golf Outing on Monday, May 20 at Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora. For more information, call Madelene Bernar or Cathy Carr at (630) 416-6565.
CULT MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY – “CLUE” (PG). Come watch the campy 1980s murder mystery “Clue” based on the board game and starring Tim Curry, Leslie Ann Warren and Martin Mull. The movie will air on Thursday, May 23 at 4PM at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
5K RUN SUPPORTING WOUNDED WARRIORS. On Saturday, May 25, Operation Welcome You Home will sponsor the second annual 5K run “Supporting Wounded Warriors” at Settler’s Park, 24403 W. Lockport St., Plainfield. For more information, or to register, visit www.welcomeyouhome.org/wounded_warriors_5k_run.html.
WALKING WITH SOLDIERS: THE CIVIL WAR TOUR. Mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a special tour at Naperville Cemetery from 2 to 3:15PM on Saturday, May 25 starting at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are $12 per person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.
PADDLEBOATS AND CENTENNIAL BEACH OPENINGS. The paddleboats near the Riverwalk will open for the season on Saturday, May 18 from 11AM to 7PM weekends only until Memorial Day and then from 11AM to 7PM through mid-August. Centennial Beach is still scheduled to reopen to the public on Saturday, May 25. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. The annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on at 10:30AM on Monday, May 27 in downtown Naperville. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/memorialdayparade.aspx.
STORY SISTERS SUMMER BOOK CLUB. Join WAR International as they read four books that deal with the global issue of human trafficking and other risk issues women face. Discussions will be held once a month at WAR Chest Boutique, 4 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call the WAR Chest Boutique at (630) 904-9200 or email Meggie Zayas at [email protected].
FREE WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB. Join fellow walkers for this free, healthy lifestyle program held from 8 to 9AM on Wednesdays through October 30 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Choose a route through the museum grounds, with a longer circuit option along the Riverwalk. To register, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.com.
NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSURE. The Naperville Municipal Center will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. For more information, call (630) 420-6707 or visit www.naperville.il.us.
DUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HOLIDAY CLOSURE. The DuPage Children’s Museum will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. For more information, call (630) 637-8000 or visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.
MUNICIPAL MEETING SCHEDULE
The LIQUOR COMMISSION will meet on Thursday, May 9 at 3PM in the Mayor’s Conference Room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
The BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at 4PM in the Naperville Employee University (NEU) of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
The PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION will meet on Wednesday, May 15 at 7PM in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Accessibility Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Accessibility Coordinator can be reached via telephone at (630) 420-6725 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via e-mail at [email protected]. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.
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