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Monday, August 8, 2022

Things to do around Naperville Columbus Day Weekend

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Friday

Oktoberfest 2012 at Naper Settlement / 4-10PM Friday / 11AM-10PM Saturday / $15 adult (13+), $10 youth (4-12) / An annual autumn event that celebrates the community’s heritage under the heated tent, if necessary, on the historic grounds of Naper Settlement. Live musical entertainment ranges from classic German Oompa music to classic rock, while enjoying German beer and cuisine. Plenty of parking is available in the Municipal Center garage as well as off Porter Ave. and Webster. Local Bands Perform! For a complete food and beer menu and music lineup visit napersettlement.org.

Prairie Classic Football Game — Waubonsie Valley High School vs. Neuqua Valley High School / 7:30PM / Waubonsie Valley High School vs. Neuqua Valley High School at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College. Both football teams are undefeated!

Saturday

Recycling Extravaganza at North Central College / 9AM-Noon / North Central College will host a Recycling Extravaganza from 9AM to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, on its campus in the parking lots behind Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. This event is open to DuPage County residents, not businesses or nonprofit organizations. To drop off items to be recycled, residents must enter the parking lots from Loomis Street. For more information and a summary of what items can be dropped off contact Brittany Graham, North Central’s sustainability coordinator, at 630-637-5623 or bdgraham@noctrl.edu.

Music legend Dionne Warwick to perform at North Central College / 8PM Saturday / 6PM Sunday / Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick performs at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 6, and at 6PM Sunday, Oct. 7, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Warwick’s career has established her as an international music icon with such hit songs as “Walk on By,” “A House Is Not a Home,” “Say a Little Prayer” and the theme from “Valley of the Dolls.” Tickets are $65, $55 and $50; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Andy grammar in concert with Josh Damigo at the Wentz / 8PM / North Central College’s student activities club will host singer/songwriter Andy grammar in concert with Josh Damigo at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 6, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/person and are limited; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Live Music at CityGate Grille / 8:30-11:30PM / Dave Byron will perform classic, jazz, flamenco, Latin & Spanish Guitar at CityGate Grille located in the Calamos Investments Building at I88 and Rt. 59. Dinner reservations can be made by calling calling (630) 718-1010 or visiting www.citygategrille.com.

Sunday

German church service / 11:30AM – 12:30PM / Church services in German are held at St. John UCC, 1190 Olesen Dr., on the first Sunday of every month. The October service will be led by Prof. Nick Perrin, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, call 630-355-5208 or go to www.naperstjohnucc.net.

Heritage Hall of Honor at Naper Settlement / 2-4PM / Come celebrate with the honorees as they are inducted into the Naperville Heritage Hall of Honor from 2- 4PM Sun., Oct. 7, during this yearly recognition for people and organizations who have made a significant impact and contribution to Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society. This year’s honorees are Tom Brown and Nancy Stoneberg, Robert Jansen, Dave Kelsch, North Central College, Don and Pat Shanower and Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Admission to the presentation is free, which will be held at Century Memorial Chapel.

Monday

Visit day at North Central College / 9:15AM – 12:15PM / High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend North Central College’s Visit Day on Monday, Oct. 8. Registration begins at 9:15AM in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., and concludes with lunch at 12:30PM. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. For more information and to register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit.

 

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