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Friday, August 19, 2022

Things to do around Naperville: Midweek

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Tuesday

KidsMatter Volunteer Fair

5:30 – 7:30PM / Over 28 nonprofits who need youth volunteers to deliver their services will be participating in this year’s Fair. Each organization will have representatives on hand to discuss volunteer and service opportunities. The Fair is being held at the Naperville Municipal City Municipal Center located at 400 S. Eagle St. Visit www.kidsmatter2us.org to learn more.

Children’s author William Joyce book signing

7PM / Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College co-present children’s author William Joyce for an author talk and book signing at 7PM Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

Maximum Money for College Workshops

7 – 8PM / College Funding Planners, LLC is hosting FREE “Maximum Money For College” Workshops.The first seminar is 7-8PM, Tuesday, October 2nd at the 95th Street branch of the Naperville Library. The second seminar is 7-8PM, Thursday, October 4th at Metea Valley High School. For reservations, visit www.collegefundingplanners.com.

North Central College hosts speaker Alex Sanchez for Anti-Hate Week

7PM / North Central College hosts keynote speaker Alex Sanchez for the College’s annual Anti-Hate Week at 7PM Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. A young adult author, Sanchez will talk about his experiences writing his “Rainbow Boys’ trilogy of novels and growing up as a gay Mexican immigrant. For more information about this free event contact Dorothy Pleas, North Central’s director of multicultural affairs, at djpleas@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5156.

West Suburban Irish Quiz Night at Quigley’s Pub

7PM / The West Suburban Irish Quiz Night will begin its 7th season at Quigley’s Irish Pub located at 43 East Jefferson Ave., in downtown Naperville. Prizes are supplied by the West Suburban Irish, Quigley’s, and Sam Adams Beer. Prizes are awarded to First Place, Second Place & Third Place Teams, and the winners of each round of questions!

Wednesday

The Digital Age: Is My Child Ready?

7 – 8PM / 360 Youth Services and KidsMatter will present “The Digital Age: Is My Child Ready?” at the Brookdale Office location, 1935 Brookdale Rd – Suite 119, Naperville. Based on his experience as a police officer in our community, Jeff Bean, President of Act on Bullying, will provide parents with practical tips for monitoring their child’s online activities.

Thursday

Newbery Medal-winning author Lois Lowry author talk and book signing

7PM / Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College co-present Newbery Medal-winning author Lois Lowry for an author talk and book signing at 7PM Thursday, Oct. 4, at the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For tickets and more information call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.

 

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