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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Things to do around Naperville this weekend



All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear at Naper Settlement / Experience two of the darkest nights of the year from 6:30 to 10PM Fri., Oct. 19 and Sat., Oct. 20. Haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrors invade the 12-acre grounds. New devilish delights include the Magical Starlight Theatre’s hair-raising homage to Harry Potter in the Chapel and Kidz Kabaret’s haunted schoolhouse, Too Cruel for School. Witness the Salem Witch Trials, meet the Addams family at home and enjoy both live and possibly dead entertainment on the Spooktacular Stage. A two-day pass is $20 or single tickets in advance are $10 for adults, $5 for youth. At the gate, tickets are $15. Not recommended for young children under 8 years old. Naper Settlement is located at 523 S. Webster and Aurora Ave. For info or tickets visit www.napersettlement.museum.

Modern rock band Apache Relay to play at NCC / 9PM / North Central College’s The Union presents modern rock band Apache Relay performing tunes from its new release at 7PM Friday, Oct. 19, at The Union, 129 W. Benton Ave. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. For more information visit theunionnetwork.com.


Parents Night Out (Missions Fundraiser) at Trinity Church of Nazarene / 5:30-9:00PM / Parents Night Out at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1451 Raymond Dr, Naperville IL 5:30-9PM. Close to Rt. 59 shopping and restaurants, parents can enjoy a night out without the children. The evening includes a movie, crafts, games, fun, popcorn, juice and pizza—accepting infants through fifth graders—the cost is $15 per child, $40 limit per family. All proceeds benefit the church’s mission trip to Costa Rica. Trinity Church of the Nazarene is located at 1451 Raymond Dr. in Naperville between Ogden Ave. and Diehl Rd. For more information, call the church at (630) 778-0328 or visit www.trinitynazarene.org.

Author talk hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop / 2PM / Candace Fleming & Eric Rohmann, author & illustrator of Oh No! will present this great picture book for the little ones at Anderson’s Bookshop in 123 W. Jefferson in downtown Naperville. Visit www.andersonsbookshop.com for more info.

Live Music at CityGate Grille / 8:30-11:30PM /  Eddie Stevens 3 – Jazz Trio to perform.  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.


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 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.

The Rotary Clubs of Naperville present Soup’s On at Tellabs / 11:30AM-5PM / The Rotary Clubs of Naperville present this annual food fundraiser at Tellabs. Sample food from 30 area restaurants. Visit www.soupsonrotary.com for more info.

Acclaimed dance company Ailey II to perform / 6PM / The globally acclaimed dance company Ailey II performs at 6PM Sunday, Oct. 21, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Troy Powell, the ensemble’s new artistic director, brings a fresh dimension to company of emerging dancers and choreographers. Tickets are $25, $15 and $10; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Hauntings of the Civil War at Naper Settlement / 7-8PM / Victorian Spiritualism was fueled by the more than 600,000 casualties of the Civil War. Join Rebecca Tulloch as she portrays Maggie Fox, one of the founders of American Spiritualism during this presentation of the History Speaks Lecture Series to be held from 7 to 8PM Sun., Oct. 21 in Century Memorial Chapel. She will discuss her life as a medium and the tools and methods used to communicate with the spirits. Recommended for ages 10 years old and up. Reservations recommended. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, youth and Naperville Heritage Society sustaining members. Tickets on the day of the presentation are $7 for adults, $6 for sustaining members, students and youth. Visit napersettlement.museum for info and tickets.


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