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Things to do around Naperville this weekend



Wes Spencer Classic — Naperville Central High School vs. Naperville North High School / 7:30PM / Wes Spencer Classic Naperville Central High School vs. Naperville North High School at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the campus of North Central College.

“The Flu Season,” a play performed by NCC students / North Central College presents the play “The Flu Season” at 7.30PM Oct. 11-13 and at 2PM Oct. 14 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. “The Flu Season” is a woozy love story about the pain and joy of life, directed by guest artist Ted Hoerl and performed by North Central students. Tickets are $10/adults, $8 students and senior citizens; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Film screening of “Blue Like Jazz” / 7PM / North Central College’s The Union presents the film screening of “Blue Like Jazz,” based on Donald Miller’s book, with appearance by director Steve Taylor at 7PM Friday, Oct. 12, at the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information visit theunionnetwork.com.

Live Music at CityGate Grille: The Crown Vics / 8:30-11:30PM / The Crown Vics will play 1950’s Style Rock & Roll. 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.


Best of Home Event in Downtown Napeville

Many downtown retailers will be hosting seminars and demonstrations on all things home related including décor, cooking and kitchen.  Roseland Draperies and Interiors, located at the corner of Washington and Jefferson, will be having a fall fabric trunk show from 10-11AM and also discuss the latest trends in curtains and upholstery.  For a complete list of seminars and demos visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

8th Annual A Walk to Remember / 8:30AM / Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 Jackson Ave. / Registration for the Walk will begin at 8:30AM., a memorial service featuring music, poetry and a reading of baby names will be held at 9:30AM. A Walk to Remember will start at 10:15AM., which is a two-mile, leisurely walk along the Riverwalk. Walk proceeds benefit the Edward Foundation’s SHARE Program – a nurturing support group for those who have experienced pregnancy loss and infant death.  The registration fee, which includes a T-shirt, is $25 for adults and $15 for children, if done by Fri., September 28. Registration on the day of the Walk will cost $30 for adults and $17 for children, with T-shirts subject to availability. To register visit www.napervillewalktoremember.org.

Public Safety Open House / 11AM-2PM / This event at the Public Safety Campus located at 1380 Aurora Ave. will include a variety of activities including an auto extrication and simulated DUI arrest along with a Superior Air Med Helicopter exercise, a demonstration by the Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team and a flashover fire demonstration. A large display of Fire and Police vehicles and equipment will also be on-site. Kids can take part in the Firefighter and Police Challenges and have a visit with Sparky and McGruff. AAA’s Distracted Driving Simulator will show the dangers of texting and driving and old favorites such as the evidence collection demonstration and fire extinguisher training will also be available.  The Naperville Police and Fire Departments are “Partnering for Prevention” during Public Safety Month in October.

Craft Night at Naper Settlement / 6:30-9:30PM / Enjoy crafting and socializing at Naper Settlement’s first-ever Craft Night from 6:30 to 9:30PM Sat., Oct. 13. Over 10 fun and easy craft stations will be set up throughout our historic site. Fun adult activity for a group night out with friends or come make some new friends. Some crafts will have a small materials list. Advance reservation recommended as limited space is available at the door. Advance tickets are $40/person; at the gate: $45/person. Visit www.napersettlement.museum for more information and a complete list of crafts.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra opening concert for 2012-13 season / 8PM / DuPage Symphony Orchestra performs the first concert of its 2012-2013 season, “Great Expectations,” at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 13, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville native Peter Kolkay will perform as soloist with the DSO and second half of the program will feature Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred Symphony.” Tickets are $30/adults, $26/seniors, $16/front two rows and $12/students; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.


Naperville Area CROP Hunger Walk / 1-3PM / All ages are welcome at the 30th Annual Crop Walk at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd. in Naperville. This 5K Walk raises money to support local and global efforts to alleviate Hunger. For more info:(630) 355-1748 or www.napervillecropwalk.org.

Footsteps: A Guided Tour of Century Walk Art / 2-3:30PM / Step through the pages of Naperville’s history during Footsteps: A Guided Tour of Century Walk Art from 2 to 3:30PM Sun., Oct. 14. A museum educator will share the stories represented by 10 of the extraordinary pieces of Century Walk public art interspersed throughout downtown Naperville’s historic buildings and walkways. Learn about the artists and inspiration behind the murals, mosaics, reliefs, mobiles and sculptures located within a half-mile walk of the museum. The tour begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are $12/person; $10/Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining member. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works.  For info or tickets visit www.napersettlement.museum.

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