Happy July! According to legend, the dog days of summer begin on July 3. This year, that’s the day the Exchange Club of Naperville will wrap up its 25th Annual Ribfest with spectacular fireworks at dusk. Stay cool. Pay attention. Happy Independence Day!
“Where the press is free and every man (and woman) able to read, all is safe.” —Thomas Jefferson
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAWN NEWMAN! Enjoy being a designing woman!
TEX MEX MUSIC FEST /1-10PM Sat., July 14 / Presented by Calamos Investments at CityGate Centre / www.texmexfest.com
NAPERVILLE TENNIS is where you’ll find all the latest in tennis attire and equipment.
2nd ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW / 9AM-2PM, Sat., July 14 / Hosted by Double K Productions at Naperville Bank & Trust, located at 555 Fort Hill Dr. and Aurora Ave. FREE.
NAPERVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB 53RD JURIED FINE ART FAIR / 10AM-5PM, Sat., July 14 & Sun., July 15, 2012 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster, Naperville IL. Featuring more than 100 local and national artists selling, exhibiting and demonstrating their artwork. This event also has a Silent Auction, Petite Picasso Area for children, entertainment and food. It is the longest continuously running Art Fair in Illinois! Admission to the Art Fair & Naper Settlement is FREE. To apply visit www.zapplication.org or for more information visit www.napervillewomansclub.com;
STAND UP NOW AND STRETCH! Reach to the ceiling. Stretching increases your flexibility, improves the range of motion in your joints and promotes better posture and circulation. Rotate your hands at the wrist. Wiggle your fingers. Stretch and relieve stress!
NAPERVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB 52ND JURIED FINE ART FAIR / 10AM-5PM, Sun, July 15 / Naperville Woman’s Club will host annual art fair at Naper Settlement. Over 85 Artists from across the country, & local areas, will be exhibiting and selling their beautiful art work, just steps away from downtown & the Riverwalk! Painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, metal and sculpture are just some of the mediums that will be displayed & for sale! This event is the longest continuously running Art Fair in Illinois, and a primary fund raiser for the Woman’s Club. Hours are 10-5 Saturday & Sunday. For more information visit www.napervillewomansclub.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
MICHAEL NOTARDONATO IN CONCERT/ 4PM, Sun., July 15 / Community Christian Church Yellow Box Theatre / INFO: www.michaelnotardonato.com
SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS WITH FREE SUNDAES AT NAPER SETTLEMENT RETURN NEXT WEEK! / 2-3:30PM, Sundays, NEXT WEEK / Admission to the historic museum village includes free sundaes from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with do-it-yourself toppings, but also a variety of hands-on activities during the Settlement’s open hours of 1 to 4PM. Play old-fashioned games, participate in sack races, tour the Victorian mansion, explore the homes and businesses and try the Geocache hunts. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and older and $8 for youth ages 4 to17. Admission is free for children 3 and younger. INFO: (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum.
CASEY’S GRILLS! Providers of the Finest Quality Foods – CASEY’S FOODS – (630) 369-1686.
CLIMB ON BOARD the NAPERVILLE TROLLEY, Naperville’s unique vehicles for tours and advertisIng. Choose from four trolleys for Historic Tours of Naperville, weddings, charters with home/office pick-up service and Christmas Light Tours. For more information, phone (630) 420-2223 or go to http://www.napervilletrolley.com/
TAPAS ON THE PATIO? Discover the true taste of Spain at MESON SABIKA. Call 630- 983-3000.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ART LAUTENSLAGER! Mind your p’s & q’s.
NAPERVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING / 7PM, Tues., July 17 / Attend the meeting or stay turned on cable TV. (We have learned recently that some individuals watch council meetings together as a group in the comfort of someone’s home or via text messaging.)
THE DIFFERENCE IS LOVE – ST. PATRICK’S RESIDENCE a 210-Bed Long Term Care Nursing Home – 630-416-6565
LOOK, LINK & LEARN VIA RED INDIEBOUND SIGNS DESIGNATING INDEPENDENT MERCHANTS / The goal of Naperville IndieBound community is to help people here and across the nation locate independently-owned businesses. Watch for special promotions throughout Naperville! Thanks for shopping and dining locally and for supporting independently-owned businesses. INFO: www.indieboundnaperville.org.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNETTE WEHRLI! Ding! Ding!
SHOP at the Main Street Promenade, Main Street at Van Buren, in downtown Naperville.
PLAYERS INDOOR SPORTS CENTER 1740 West Quincy Ave., Naperville, (630) 470-6400, Three indoor sports fields with ‘state of the art’ turf., Two volleyball courts, a basketball court, sports-specific training areas, It’s all here, inside Naperville’s only state-of-the-art climate- controlled sports, entertainment and event facility… 95,000 square feet custom designed for individual achievement as well as group excellence. Book a birthday party!
SANGRIA ON THE PATIO ANYONE? Discover the true taste of Spain in the ambience of a 19th-century mansion, dine at MESON SABIKA, 983-3000.
THE WATER MAT allows you can walk, jump, dance, slide, or relax on the surface of the water. Visit our Web site and see it in action.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PETE ELLMAN! We hear music playing!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARLENE EBEL! Is your bike in gear?
MUNICIPAL BAND CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK / 7:30PM, Thurs., July 19 / FREE
BEFORE THE BAND CONCERT / NAPERVILLE CATCH 35 offers seafood, fresh fish, steak and lobster in its spacious restaurant in Van Buren Place, located at 35 S. Washington St. in the heart of downtown Naperville. For reservations and information, call (630) 717-3500.
HOT OF THE PRESS! MINUTEMAN PRESS Celebrates community every day & 31 years in 2011! Call (630) 369-1360. If you’re looking for items (flags, signs, prizes, etc.) to make your charity golf outing complete, call Paula at Minuteman Press.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUSTIN KMITCH! Extra! Extra! Read all about it in the Daily Herald!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JERRY DELLA FEMINA! Extra! Extra! Did you run an ad in the Independent?
KIDS MATTER! Show appreciation to people who work with children and youth.—KIDS MATTER
ONE STOP FOR MEN & WOMEN’S CLOTHING! Experience fine quality shopping every day at DEAN’S MENS AND WOMENS CLOTHING
HARVEST DINNER AT SUGARTOAD AT THE HOTEL ARISTA / 5:30-9PM, Mon. to Sat. thru harvest season /
ANNUAL JANICE BORLA VOCAL JAZZ CAMP PERFORMANCE / 7PM, Fri., July 20 / Features eight jazz artists who comprise its faculty roster for the weeklong educational workshop. Concert features student performers from the camp. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the North Central College Box Office at (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/show.
CITYGATE GRILLE FEATURES LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT IN JULY / 8PM-Midnight, Fri., July 20 / Enjoy signature cocktails, a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and live music / See featured bands this month on the PN News Blog. INFO or RSVP: www.citygategrille.com
CASEY’S GRILLS! Providers of the finest quality foods, this weekend’s grill special is a Pineapple Bourbon Glazed Chicken Sandwich. INFO: CASEY’S FOODS – (630) 369-1686.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM BAIRD! Cheers to your good health!
ROCKIN’ FOR THE TROOPS / Sat., July 21 / TKTS: www.osotamerica.org / Gates open at noon. Main Stage entertainment begins at 2PM. Main Stage features Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band at 8:45PM. Much more in between at Cantigny in Wheaton. See PN’s special page for OSOTAMERICA and more for the troops.
24TH ANNUAL HOT JAZZ-6 COOL NITES CONCERT SERIES / 7:30PM, Sat., July 21 / Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and “Hot Jazz – 6 Cool Nites” concert series will be presented at North Central College July 23 to 27. The overlapping events are jointly sponsored by the College’s Jazz Studies program. The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp is a comprehensive week-long program designed to foster a jazz vocalist’s artistic concept, musical knowledge and performance skills. The “Hot Jazz – 6 Cool Nites” evening concert series will feature the camp faculty artists and is open to the general public. This year’s concerts will be presented in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For more information, call Janice Borla at (630) 416-3911 or visit www.janiceborlavocaljazzcamp.org. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens for the five concerts Saturday through Thursday. A four-night concert pass is available for $60 for adults or $45 for students and senior citizens.
SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS WITH FREE SUNDAES AT NAPER SETTLEMENT! / 2-3:30PM, Sundays, Now thru Aug. 26 / Admission to the historic museum village includes free sundaes from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with do-it-yourself toppings, but also a variety of hands-on activities during the Settlement’s open hours of 1 to 4PM. Play old-fashioned games, participate in sack races, tour the Victorian mansion, explore the homes and businesses and try the Geocache hunts. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and older and $8 for youth ages 4 to17. Admission is free for children 3 and younger. INFO: (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum.
DUPAGE COUNTY FAIR / July 25-29 / Bret Michaels will headline the DuPage County Fair on Wed., July 25! / DuPage County Fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton / Hours: 8AM to 11PM daily / Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for children / Senior Special: 62 years & older FREE until 3PM on July 25, 26 & 27 / TKTS required for demolition derby, grandstand concerts and rides. Schedules and more INFO: www.dupagecountyfair.org
MUNICIPAL BAND CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK / 7:30PM, Thurs., July 26 / FREE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NEIL GATES!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARLENE SENGER!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARCIA STRAUB! How’s the neighborhood?
JOIN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS ADVOCATES / Find the NAPERVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on the 3rd level of the Main Street Promenade
TABOR HILLS – Combine an independent retirement lifestyle with quality health care. Call 630-305-5400.
OSWALD’S PHARMACY Oswald’s Pharmacy has been serving Naperville’s needs since 1875. Oswald’s Pharmacy is now located at 88 Gartner Road in the Naperville Plaza.
CITYGATE GRILLE FEATURES LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT IN JULY / 8PM-Midnight, Fri., July 27 / Enjoy signature cocktails, a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and live music / See featured bands this month on the PN News Blog. INFO or RSVP: www.citygategrille.com
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARY VICIAN! We hear Naperville Township is happening!
ARE YOU AN AMERICAN CITIZEN REGISTERED TO VOTE IN THE ELECTIONS? If not, become a registered voter!
ALERT! SCOTT’S WALK / If you’re looking for Scott’s Walk, usually held this time of year, the popular event created in memory of Scott Zager by his family has moved to Sept. and DuPage River Park. INFO: http://www.scottswalklaf.com
DUPAGE COUNTY FAIR / Thru Sun., July 29 / DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton / Hours: 8AM to 11PM daily / Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children / TKTS required for demolition derby, grandstand concerts and rides. Schedules and more INFO: www.dupagecountyfair.org
The 7th annual Rockin’ for the Troops Saturday, July 21 at Cantigny
Looking for a way to support the troops that comes with great music and spending time with patriots, families and supporters?
For $25, which is the average cost of mailing a comfort package to our men and women serving in harm’s way, hear CSI: NY’s Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform many hits. Other bands that will perform in advance of the Lt. Dan Band will be 7th Heaven and The Voices from Motown. Stay tuned.
All proceeds benefit the programs of Operation Support Our Troops – America. To find out more about how we provide comfort and care at home and away to our active duty, families, wounded and veterans, visit us at www.osotamerica.org.
When you’re alone
And life is making you lonely,
You can always go downtown.
Sing…Sing a song!