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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Things to do around Naperville this weekend



Naperville Independent Film Festival / Coming to a theater near you! Visit www.naperfilmfest.org to view a complete schedule of movies. This week long event ends Sat. night with an awards ceremony.

Fall Girls Weekend in Downtown Naperville / Friday – Sunday / Many special events and sales will be held in downtown Naperville including fashion shows Friday morning at Hugo’s and Saturday Morning at Sullivan’s. Visit downtownnaperville.com for more info.

Live Music at CityGate Grille: Shawn Maxwell / 8:30 – 11:30PM / Shawn Maxwell, with a jazz quartet, will perform jazz inspired tunes. CityGate Grille is located in the Calamos Investments Building at CityGate Centre, Rt. 59 and I88. Reservations for dinner may be made by calling (630) 718-1010 or visiting www.citygategrille.com.


Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement / 11AM-10PM Sat., Sept. 22 and from 11AM-5PM Sun., Sept. 23 / Experience Native American dancing, cultural demonstrations, children’s games and crafts, special presentations and more during the Harvest Pow Wow. Presented by Midwest SOARRING Foundation. TKTS: $8 for adults and children (5-12); $6 for seniors (62+). INFO: www.midwestsoarring.org or (773) 585-1744.

Wipe Out SMA Family Pasta Party / 4 – 7PM / 6th Annual Kyra’s Idea Angie’s Hope Fundraiser / The Foundry, 85 Executive Drive in Aurora, IL. To purchase tickets or support the cause visit www.AngiesHope.org. Together We Will Find A Cure!


Scott’s Walk / 9AM / This family walk benefits St. Baldrick’s Foundation and research for treatment of children’s cancer. Set up for all ages, Scott’sWalk will be begin at DuPage River Park. INFO: www.wsirish.org.

St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 1:30 – 4:30PM / This family oriented fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will follow on the heels of Scott’s Walk. Come out for headshaving, raffles, silent auctions, great food, and a lot of fun. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. / Quigley’s Irish Pub is located at 43 E. Jefferson in downtown Naperville.

Aspiring Aviators: free flights at Aurora Municipal Airport / 9AM – 2PM / The Fox Valley Sport Aviation Association, EAA Chapter 579, is offering free flights in general aviation aircraft for children ages 8 – 17 at the Aurora Municipal Airport, in Sugar Grove, IL as part of the Young Eagles Program. Flights will occur between 9AM – 2PM, weather permitting September 23 and October 21. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to sign in. No reservations are needed and children are flown on a first come first serve basis. For more details about Young Eagles flights, visit www.eaa579.org or call (630) 466-4579.

First Author’s Luncheon to Benefit Hadassah / 12:30PM / Hadassah of Naperville will host an author’s luncheon at La Sorella di Francesca Restaurant, 18 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville. Featuring writer Melanie Benjamin and her books, “Alice I Have Been” & “The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb.” RSVP by Sat., Sept. 15. Send check payable to: Hadassah and mailed to CAROLE KERR, 305 Elmwood Drive, Naperville, Illinois 60540. INFO: (630) 355-7132. Cost: $36 per person.

OATH DAY at Solemn Oath Brewery /OATH DAY is a behind-the-scenes experience at Solemn Oath Brewery, in Naperville, which includes a unique opportunity to participate in the brewing process. For more info and to purchase tickets visit http://oathday.brownpapertickets.com.

Eric Hutchinson performs at Wentz Concert Hall / 6PM / Eric Hutchinson performs at the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Hutchinson is a Washington, D.C. – raised singer, pianist and guitarist who has toured worldwide with such international hits as “Rock & Roll” and “Watching You Watch Him.” Tickets are $50 and $40. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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