This Week’s City Notes

Happy September 2!

Cheers to a Labor Day weekend of sunshine, swimming, biking, walking, fishing, picnicking and seasonal fun in our city’s parks as folks in Illinois also begin to say good-bye to the good old summertime.

Don’t forget there’s still time for back-to-school shopping, summer bargain sales, ice cream and four fun days of the Jaycees Last Fling!

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Above / Scream all you want for Cock Robin square scoops of sherbet, but know you’ll find delicious ice cream and other special treats at Naper Nuts & Sweets at 10 W. Jefferson in downtown Naperville.

Time is running out this summer to dip into the historic stone quarry known as Centennial Beach where residents and guests can enjoy a swimming experience that ranks up there with memories of square dips of Cock Robin ice cream. You could call memories of The Beach and Cock Robin double dipping!

Centennial Beach is now closed on weekdays. Weekend hours will prevail with the addition of Labor Day. Centennial Beach closes for the season at 6PM, Mon., Sept. 7.

And, of course, summer sales offer hot deals at many shopping destinations from downtown Naperville to Naperville Plaza (Be sure to see the spacious additions at Oswald’s Pharmacy and Casey’s Foods!) to Naperville Crossings and other points N.E.W.S.

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Above / During recent tours of downtown Naperville, we were driven to steer folks to many picture perfect public places. Come on downtown! Discover how attractive whimsical car art (above) connect to local history, NVHS school spirit and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.  On Sept. 14, the Painted Cars will be departing downtown to find other places to park.

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. 

City Notes courtesy of the City of Naperville — Updated Sept. 2, 2015 — Photos by PN

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Starts September 4; Good thru September 7

LAST FLING. The Naperville Jaycees’ four-day, end-of-summer festival in downtown Naperville will begin Friday, September 4 and run through Labor Day on Monday, September 7. Events and live music will occur along the Riverwalk on Jackson Avenue and at Rotary Hill near the Millennium Carillon. For more information, visit www.lastfling.org. 

Starts September 5; Good thru September 7

FAMILY FUN LAND. The Naperville Jaycees Family Fun Land, which is part of the Last Fling, provides a family friendly atmosphere with bouncy rides, pony rides, an entertainment stage, arts and crafts area, food and beverages and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 7 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.lastfling.org. 

Good thru September 5

SKATERS’ PICNIC. The 11th annual Skaters’ Picnic at Centennial Beach Skate Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave., will be held on Saturday, September 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Skaters of all ages are invited to this free event, which features a free lunch, a free raffle ticket and a free T-shirt to the first 100 skaters as well as professional skaters performing skate demonstrations, a live DJ, doughnut and pie eating competitions and skateboard games. For more information, visit www.kidsmatter2us.org. 

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Good thru September 7

FLING MILE, ROOSTER 5K AND LABOR DAY PARADE. The Fling Mile will take place at 8:45 a.m., the Rooster 5K at 9 a.m. and the Labor Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 7 in downtown Naperville. For more information, visit www.lastfling.org or www.naperville.il.us/lastfling.aspx 

Jaycees Last Fling Labor Day Parade / 10AM Sept. 7!

New thru September 10

INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS. Learn how to create a free website or easily build a blog on WordPress.com, a content management system which offers free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes with free hosting and support. The class is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

New thru September 12

PHOTOGRAPHY AT NAPER SETTLEMENT. Using Naper Settlement as inspiration, shutterbugs can take photos of historical reenactments and buildings following a meeting where photography tips will be shared at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. This program, presented in partnership with Naper Settlement, will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 12. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

New thru September 13

FREE MOVIES @ THE LIBRARY. “The Age of Adaline” starring Blake Lively will be screened beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. This movie is rated PG. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

New thru September 17

SENIOR TASK FORCE CAREGIVERS FOCUS GROUP. The Naperville Senior Task Force is looking for caregivers of seniors to share their thoughts during a roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Meeting Room A at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information and to register, call the Senior Help Desk at (630) 848-3613 or e-mail seniortaskforce@naperville.il.us.

New thru September 18

HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE SENIOR CONFERENCE. Enjoy an informative, engaging morning learning about services available to senior citizens from experts in various fields. The “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” 2015 Senior Conference begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 12:15 p.m. on Friday, September 18 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The day features a musical journey at 8 a.m. with Mayor Emeritus A. George Pradel and Senior Task Force co-chair Bev Patterson Frier, a talk by noted author and inspirational speaker Jamie Lee Silver, displays, raffle prizes, a free boxed lunch and more. Advance registrations are required by calling (630) 969-0992 and entering event code 10812. For more information, visit www.naperville-lisle-triad.org.

Starts September 19; New thru October 3

KIWANIS PEANUT DAYS. Support the Naperville Evening Kiwanis in one of its largest annual fundraisers for local charities. The club will be soliciting donations in exchange for bags of peanuts at various sites throughout Naperville starting with the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 and ending at your local neighborhood stores on Saturday, October 3. You can also purchase a case of peanuts, send a case to the troops overseas or underwrite the cost of peanuts the club will use to solicit donations. For more information, call (630) 926-6877 or visit www.naperville-evening.kiwanisone.org.

New thru September 19

CELEBRATION OF PEACE 2015. Join the ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation at “Celebration of Peace 2015”, the dedication ceremony for Naperville’s Peace Pole at Veterans Park, 303 E. Gartner Road, on Saturday, September 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The afternoon will include an address by Mayor Steve Chirico, a live band and choral music by Naperville children and more. For more information, email info@thinkglobalarts.org or call (630) 596-7567 or (630) 697-4441. 

New Thru September 19

CONCERT TO END HUNGER FOR LOAVES & FISHES. Join the concert event to end hunger and unite a community on Saturday, September 19. Enjoy Harry Chapin music under the stars beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club, 34 Rance Road in Oswego, and support Loaves & Fishes in the drive to end hunger and empower lives. For more information, visit www.loaves-fishes.org.

New thru September 20

I SUPPORT COMMUNITY’S REPRESENT 5K. Represent your favorite charity in a creative way while inspiring others to volunteer and give at I Support Community’s Represent 5K on Sunday, September 20. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Danada Forest Preserve, 3S580 Naperville Road. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/represent5k.

New thru September 23

SENIOR HEALTH FAIR. All area senior citizens are invited to attend the Senior Health Fair at the DuPage County Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton, on Wednesday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Seniors will be able to participate in posture tests and nerve scans, review the Illinois “Rules of the Road,” receive free photo identification cards and visit information booths. For more information, contact Sen. Michael Connelly’s office at (630) 682-8101 or view all of the fair’s exhibitors and vendors at www.senatorconnelly.org.

Starts September 25; New thru September 27

FALL STYLE WEEKEND. Enjoy three full days of fashion, food and fun during Fall Style Weekend Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27. The weekend includes special savings on new fall apparel and accessories, cooking classes, fashion shows, fitness classes and lessons, wine tasting, great dining and more at businesses throughout Downtown Naperville. For more information, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

New thru September 26

METEA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BIG BALL SOCCER TOURNAMENT. Join varsity soccer players from Metea Valley High School as they take on Metea faculty in an exhibition game during the annual Big Ball Soccer Tournament for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The matchup is one of many attractions to be offered at this fundraiser scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at Players Indoor Sports Center, 1740 Quincy Avenue. For more information, visit www.angieshope.org.

New thru September 26

4 GIRLS 4. North Central College presents 4 Girls 4, four musical stars from Broadway, film and TV. Featuring the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows, their concert begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

New thru September 26

FATHER/SON CAMPOUT. Enjoy the outdoors and a fun night of camping in celebration of fathers and sons ages 3 and up at the Naperville Park District Father/Son Campout, which begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 and continues until 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 27. The campout will take place rain or shine at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. For more information or to register, visit www.napervilleparks.org or call (630) 848-5000.

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New thru September 27

HARVEST POW WOW. Celebrate Native American culture with dancing and drumming, Native flute playing, craft and food vendors and a children’s activities area from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. This family-friendly event is held at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (773) 585-1744 or visit www.harvestpowwow.com.

New thru September 26

LAPS WITH THE CHAPS SUNSET 5K RUN/WALK AND FOOD TRUCK RALLY. College of DuPage invites you and your family to participate in the fifth annual Laps with the Chaps Sunset 5K Run/Walk at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 and explore the Food Truck Rally from 2 to 7 p.m. at the COD Main Campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. For more information, visit www.cod.edu/5K and www.cod.edu/rally. 

Starts September 2; Good thru September 3

AUDITIONS FOR ALL HALLOWS EVE. Join the cast of characters at Naper Settlement’s All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear event in October by auditioning from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information or to pre-register for auditions, contact Special Events Coordinator Adison Glick at glicka@naperville.il.us or call (630) 352-7577.

Starts September 2; Good thru September 3

MARY POPPINS AUDITIONS. The School of Performing Arts is looking for talented and energetic young singers, dancers and actors in grades three through 12 for the fall production of Mary Poppins.  Auditions will be held at The School of Performing Arts, 200 E. Fifth Ave., on Wednesday, September 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, September 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.schoolofperformingarts.com.

Good thru September 4

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS. Join the Naper Settlement museum’s curatorial staff to hear about their work and see real artifacts from the museum’s collection from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 4 during Flashback Fridays: Meet a Curator at the Naper Settlement Collections Care and Storage Facility, 180 Fort Hill Dr., Door F. The topic of this session is the archival collection of Naperville builder Don Tosi. To reserve a spot, call (630) 420-6010.

Starts September 4; Good thru September 7

VOLUNTEER AT LAST FLING. The Naperville Jaycees is seeking volunteers for the Last Fling, Naperville’s annual end-of-summer festival featuring live music, a carnival, Family Fun Land, and the Labor Day Parade. Volunteer shifts as short as four hours are available on Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7. For more information, visit www.lastfling.org/volunteer. 

Good thru September 4

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS. Bring the family, your blanket and snacks and enjoy a free movie under the stars in Central Park, directly behind the Koehler YMCA, 34 S. Washington St. The next showing is “Muppets Most Wanted” on Friday, September 4. The movie will start just after dusk. For more information, visit www.ymcachicago.org/kroehler. 

Good thru September 8

READY SET LEAD. Join AAUW (American Association of University Women) Naperville Area on Tuesday, September 8 at a kickoff BBQ potluck followed by the introduction of the 2015 National Conference for College Student Leaders attendees and the four recently elected female Naperville City Council members. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. For more information, visithttp://naperville-il.aauw.net.

Good thru September 8

INVESTING WORKSHOP. This comprehensive review of the Morningstar Investment Research Center, an online resource at the library, will teach investors how to access dozens of professional-level online courses to enhance investing knowledge. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org. 

Starts September 9; Good thru September 30

PLAYSCAPE PIONEERS DAY CAMP. Children ages 4 to 7 can enjoy hands-on learning and story time at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 16, 23 and 30. Sign up for all four sessions or just one. Themes include Building a New Life, Frontier Fun, Frontier Wildlife and Daily Life as a Pioneer. For more information or to register, visitwww.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010. 

Good thru September 9

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP. A representative from the Community Career Center will teach women returning to work how to assess their skills and showcase their stay-at-home experiences during this Mom Inc. workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Attendees will learn how to build networking contacts, develop a resume and articulate each individual’s value to make an impactful impression. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org. 

Starts September 10; Good thru September 13

FALL FLORAL DESIGN SHOW. The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal dried bouquets and silk and dried floral arrangements at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. For more information, call (630) 305-5289.

Good thru September 11

SENIOR FAIR 2015. State Representative Ron Sandack invites seniors to the 2015 Senior Fair to receive guides, literature and other resources from state, county and local government. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 11 at the Lincoln Center Auditorium, 935 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove. For more information, call (630) 737-0504 or visit www.ronsandack.org.

Good thru September 11

MILLENNIUM CARILLON PATRIOTIC CONCERT. Carillonneur Tim Sleep will play a special concert of patriotic and inspirational music at noon on Friday, September 11 at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave. The bells will also play patriotic music at 4 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

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Good thru September 11

SEPTEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY. A remembrance ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 11 at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower/Sept. 11 Memorial, which is along the Riverwalk by the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. The ceremony will be preceded by the tolling of a Millennium Carillon bell from 5:45 to 6 p.m.  (FYI / Stop by the Sept. 11 Memorial, pictured above, any time, any day to remember that “Freedom isn’t Free.)

Good thru September 11

FUNMATTERSTOO. Celebrate resiliency and community at FunMattersToo, featuring Dueling Pianos with Dario Radio Network on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at Cress Creek Country Club, 1215 Royal St George Drive. All funds raised at this adults-only event – which includes dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and a wine pull and balloon pop – will support the programs of KidsMatter. Tickets and sponsorships must be purchased in advance atwww.KidsMatter2Us.org/FunMattersToo.

Starts September 12; Good thru September 19

BLACKSMITHING 101. Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class that will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12 and 19 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information or to register, call (630) 420-6010.

Good thru September 12

CELEBRATE HOPE EVENT. Share hope and encouragement with women in safe houses at the WAR Chest Boutique’s Celebrate Hope Event on Saturday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Free Speech Pavilion, located at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue in downtown Naperville. The event features performances and letter writing. For more information, contact Meggie Zayas at (630) 904-9200 or mzayas@warinternational.org or visitwww.facebook.com/events/1411029415890669/. 

Starts September 12; Good thru September 13

ECO-EXPLORERS: FAMILY CAMPOUT. Enjoy nature games, a buffet-style supper, a twilight hike and s’mores around the campfire at the Naperville Park District’s Family Campout, which begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 and continues until 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. The campout will take place rain or shine at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. For more information or to register, visitwww.napervilleparks.org or call (630) 848-5000. 

Starts September 12; Good thru September 19

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. See the work of independent filmmakers worldwide featuring short stories, student produced films, animation, documentaries and screenplays at the eighth annual Naperville Independent Film Festival, which runs from Saturday, September 12 through September 19. For more information, including schedules and screening times and locations, visit www.naperfilmfest.org or email Mary Ellen Fieseler atanthromom4@hotmail.com.

Good thru September 13

FALL FESTIVAL. Enjoy live folk music, hayrides, a petting zoo, wildlife exhibits and more fun for the whole family at The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. McDonald Farm is located at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road. For more information, visit www.theconservationfoundation.org.

Good thru September 13

THE ESSENTIAL GREAT CHICAGO FIRE. The 2015-16 History Speaks Lecture series kicks off with “The Essential Great Chicago Fire” – a multimedia storytelling of the fire and firsthand accounts – at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, call (630) 420-6010.

Good thru September 14

NAPERVILLE NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS CLUB. New and established residents are welcome to attend the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club’s Kick-Off Coffee on Monday, September 14 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. From 10 a.m. to noon, activity chairs, sponsors and supported charities will be on hand to present the activities and events for the 2015-16 season. For more information, visitwww.napervillenewcomersandneighborsclub.com.

Good thru September 14

LITTLE FRIENDS GOLF CLASSIC. The Little Friends Golf Classic includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner, welcome gift, giveaways, live auction, raffles, contests and more. The 13th annual event will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14 at Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora. For more information, visit www.littlefriendsinc.org.

Good thru September 14

PICTURES OF MY GARDEN MADE BETTER. The next meeting of the Naperville Community Garden Club, which will feature a presentation by Ben Calvert titled “Pictures of my Garden Made Better,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 14 at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. For more information, visit www.napervillecommunitygardeners.org. 

Ongoing 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 from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, email farmersmarketatstjohns@gmail.com or visit www.stjohns-episcopal.com.

Good thru September 17

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

Good thru September 17

HEALING FIELD LAUNCH PARTY. The public is invited to a launch party for the “Healing Field of Honor: 50 Years of Healing” on Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk Eatery, 441 Aurora Ave. Individuals will be able to purchase a flag, dedicate a flag to a veteran and/or become a sponsor. For more information, visit www.healingfield.org/naperville.

Good thru September 18

“AN EVENING WITH JAZZ TRUMPETER ART DAVIS”. North Central College presents “An Evening with Jazz Trumpeter Art Davis” at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 18 in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. 

Good thru September 19

RUN 4 HOME. All runners and walkers are invited to help end homelessness one step at a time by participating in DuPagePads’ 11th Annual Run 4 Home on Saturday, September 19. This 10K and 5K course will begin at 8 a.m. at 703 West Liberty in Wheaton. For more information or to register, visit www.padsrun.org.

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DUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM REOPENING. DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 19. A line-up of various events is planned for the reopening kick-off celebration week. For more information, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org or call (630) 637-8000.

Good thru September 19

ADDICTION AWARENESS AND RECOVERY 5K. Registration is open for the annual Addiction Awareness and Recovery 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m. at the Danada Forest Preserve, 3S580 Naperville Road. For more information or to pre-register for the 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, visit www.justofdupage.org.

Starts September 19; Good thru September 20

RIVERWALK FINE ART FAIR. The 30th Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. The fair, which will showcase sculptures and artwork commissioned by Naperville’s Century Walk committee, will be held on Jackson Avenue between Main and Eagle streets and along Naperville’s Riverwalk. For more information, visit www.napervilleartleague.com. 

Starts September 19; 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, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.room363.net or call (630) 778-0363.

Good thru September 19

QUALITY HILL WALKING TOUR. Join Naper Settlement for a discussion of the architecture and history of the homes located east of Washington Street and north of Chicago Avenue on the Quality Hill Walking Tour from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. The tour includes about 24 blocks of walking and originates at the Jefferson Hill Shops, 43 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information or to register, call (630) 420-6010.

Good thru September 19

HUSBAND & WIFE DATE NIGHT. Dr. Kent Olny will speak on “Little Things Matter Most” on Saturday, September 19 at Husband & Wife Date Night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1451 Raymond Drive. For more information or to register, visit www.growingkidschicago.org.

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Good thru September 20

JUDD-A-THON. The Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 will host the 2015 Judd-A-Thon on Sunday, September 20. This 0.1k run and fundraiser begins at 10 a.m. at the VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave., and supports veteran and military families at the VFW National Home for Children. For more information, visit www.napervfw3873.org.

Good thru September 20

INDIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL. Journey to the exotic, ancient land of Vedic India and experience its diverse, rich heritage and culture at the Indian Cultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit www.simplyvedic.org or call (630) 355-5468. 

Good thru September 20

SHEEP SUNDAY. Flock to Naper Settlement for a fun day of wild and woolly activities from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, including sheepdog herding demonstrations at 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.

Good thru September 20

MILL STREET MUSIC FEST. Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will host the Mill Street Music Fest on Sunday, September 20, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, 1335 N. Mill St. The event will feature local bands, kids’ activities, healthy mind and stress relieving activities for all ages and food. For more information, visit www.lindenoaks.org. 

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Good thru September 29

5K TURKEY TROT REGISTRATION. Registration for the Naperville Noon Lions 5K Turkey Trot is now open. The race will take place at 8 a.m. on November 26, 2015, starting at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Avenue. The race typically sells out, so register early. For more information, visit www.napervillenoonlions.org or call (630) 364-3922. To register, visit www.napervilleturkeytrot.com.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Good thru September 2

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE NONCREDIT PROGRAMS. Registration is now open for Fall 2015 Noncredit Programs at North Central College. For more information about available courses and to register, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/community-education.

 

Naper Notify

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.

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.

“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 7:30AM to 5PM and Wednesdays from 10AM to 2PM.

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.

Liquor Commission: Thursday, September 3, p.m., Council Chambers

Foreign Fire Insurance Board: Friday, September 4, 8 a.m., Lunch Room

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, September 8, 4 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room

Riverwalk Commission: Wednesday, September 9, 7:30 a.m., Lunch Room

Sister Cities Commission: Wednesday, September 9, 7 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room

And there’s more on this website…

Charity Golf Season is in full swing. Check out the details for Little Friends. Find listings at Charity Golf.

Links to regular meeting schedule for other municipal governing bodies

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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For a view of PN’S Latest N.E.W.S. in between issues, CLICK HERE.

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

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 Enjoy Naperville. Celebrate safely!