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Things to do around town this weekend

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Friday

GODSPELL: A MUSICAL BASED ON THE GOSPEL OF SAINT MATTHEW /8PM Fri., June 1; 4PM and 8PM Sat., June 2; and 1:30PM Sun., June 3 / Hope United Church of Christ presents a new production of Godspell, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak. Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Keith M. Cornell, musical direction by John Apple & Mark Duebner, accompanist/band led by Lisa Podraza / The production will feature Anna Marie Ahonen, Alex Buda, Kelley Buesse, Anthony Berg, Mark Geiger, Andrea Gough, Jay Hruska, Jill Izzo, Whitney McCall, Trish Micus, LaRissa O’Neal, Danielle Rothe and Timoth Sylvia. / Adults $20, Seniors/Children (12 and under) $15, General seating performances at: Center Stage Theater, located at 1665 Quincy Avenue Suite 131, Naperville, IL 60540 / Please bring a non-perishable food item to the show to help stock the shelves at Green Harvest Food Pantry. /  For more information, call (630) 922-0470 or visit www.sharehope.org.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ROCKIN’ FOR THE TROOPS AT NAPERVILLE JEWEL STORES / Concert is Sat., July 21 / Hosted by Operation Support Our Troops America at Cantigny / INFO & TKTS: www.osotamerica.org

Saturday

WELCOME CHUCK SPINNER TO ANDERSON’S / 2PM, Sat., June 2 / Reading and Booksigning at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville / Help welcome Chuck Spinner, the author of a very local story that was a fresh disaster 66 years ago.  The Tragedy at the Loomis Street Crossing is the definitive history of an event that cost lives and disruption right here inNaperville.  It still marks the worst tragedy in Burlington Railroad history.  After significant research, including interviews with survivors, this book sheds light on a little-remembered event in Naperville history. Anderson’s is located at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. INFO: (630) 355-2665. (Note: Many memories from former resident Chuck Spinner and family are included on Naperville Nostalgia archives.)

‘POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE’ IS NOW ON FACEBOOK / “Be a fan,” says handy Dan who set up PN’s Facebook page. Thanks to all Facebook fans featured at Positively Naperville!

9TH ANNUAL GREAT STEPS FOR NF WALK / 9AM, Sat., June 2 / Naperville Grand Pavilion / INFO: www.nfmidwest.org  Still have questions? Contact (630) 932-8111 or greatsteps@nfmidwest.org.

WE GROW DREAMS GARDEN MARKET AT FREEDOM COMMONS / 9AM-1PM / Every Saturday through October 30 /  Freedom Commons on Freedom Drive between I-88 / Naperville Exit and Diehl Road, Sponsored by Freedom Commons to benefit We Grow Dreams. INFO:  www.freedomcommons.com.

Sunday

BREAKFAST IS SERVED IN DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE EVERY WEEKEND! Check out the menus at Quigley’s Irish Pub, Hugo’s Frog Bar, Heaven on Seven, Sullivan’s Steak House, Flat Top Grill, Jimmy’s Grill, Egg Harbor, and Tangerine Café! Stroll the Riverwalk, come for breakfast, and stay for some great shopping – a great way to spend the day with the family and friends! For more information visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR BOY SCOUT TROOP 507 / 8:30AM TO 12PM Sun., June 3 / St. Margaret Mary Church, located at the corner of Naper Blvd. & Green Trails.

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