90.8 F
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Things to do around Naperville: Weekday edition



Irish Dance Open House / Farrelly School of Irish Dance will be having an Open House on Tues., October 23 4:30-5:30PM at Airtastic, 850 Frontenac Rd., Aurora and Thursday, October 25th 6-7PM at Von Heidecke Ballet Studio, 1239 Naper Blvd., Naperville.  Great opportunity to see what Irish dancing is all about! Come on by, sit in on a class and maybe try out a few steps. Certified instructors will be on hand to meet and greet and answer any questions you may have. All are welcome! For more information please visit www.farrellyirishdancing.com.

High Ground, the movie, at the Judd Kendall VFW / 7PM / See a screening of High Ground, a documentary about eleven wounded warriors and one Gold Star mother who climb a mountain in the Himalayas. Screening begins at 7PM at the Judd Kendall VFW located at 908 W. Jackson in Naperville. Hosted by Operation Support Our Troops America Admission is FREE. Donations will be used to purchase flags for 2012 Naperville Healing Field of Honor at Rotary Hill. For more information about OSOT-America,  contact Linda Kondraschow Tuisl at lkondraschow@gmail.com or call (630) 660-6846 or visit www.osotamerica.org

Free College Funding & Planning Seminar / Free seminar hosted by College Funding Planners (and two WVHS Grads) to educate residents in navigating the college funding process.  Attendees can learn how to fill out the FAFSA form for student aid properly to maximize potential financial aid. / 7-8PM Tues., October 23, at Metea Valley High School And/or 7-8PM Wed., October 24, at the 95th Street Branch of The Naperville Public Library.  For more information  or to register for one of the upcoming seminars, visit www.collegefundingplanners.com.


Naperville Garden Club Monthly Meeting / 8:45-11:30AM / The Naperville Garden Club hosts its monthly meeting on Wed., October 24, 2012 at the White Eagle Golf Club. Refreshments are served beginning at 8:45AM. A business meeting begins at 9:15AM. This month’s program “Having Success with Bulbs” presented by Joannie Rocchi. The Naperville Garden Club is a community service oriented group of women that hosts the annual Cup of Cheer House Walk, Holiday Market and Tea and invites you to join them. Meeting cost is $13. Contact Deb at (630) 717-9616 for reservations.

Ss. Peter & Paul School Hosts Volleyball Event to Support WDSRA / 5:30-7:30PM /Competition will be friendly (but fierce!) during the traditional 8th grade boys vs. girls volleyball games at Ss. Peter and Paul School in Naperville. For the sixth year in a row, the school will team up with Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) to have some fun, educate students and their families about disabilities, and raise funds to support the work of WDSRA. / Ss. Peter & Paul School gym 201 E. Franklin, Naperville, IL 60540 / (630) 355-0113 / $2 per student or $4 per family will be charged at door.


2013 Regional Economic Forecast at Hotel Arista / 7-9AM / The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and Calamos Investments will co-host the 2013 Regional Economic Forecast, a breakfast program, at the Hotel Arista, 2139 CityGate Lane.  This annual event features a panel of industry experts who will share their insights and analysis of market conditions for the coming year. Co-host John P. Calamos, CEO and chief investment officer of Calamos Investments, again will serve as a panel participant. The program is sponsored by Calamos Investments and Navistar. For more information, visit www.naperville.net or call (630) 355-4141.

Prepare for Long Term Care & Create Effective Estate Plan / 7-8:30PM /Attorney Dick Kuhn will present the third in a series of Community Workshops in the Chapel at St. Patrick’s Residence. Topic: Understanding Wills, Power of Attorney, Estate Plans, Living Trusts, Probate and Guardianships. / INFO & RSVP: (630) 416-6565 or info@stpatricksresidence.org. St. Patrick’s Residence is located at 1400 Brookdale Road.

Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College

Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters performs at the Wentz / 8PM / Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters performs at 8PM Thursday, Oct. 25, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The Broadway star has earned seven Tony nominations, winning two, and has starred in film and television on such recent shows as “Smash” and “Ugly Betty.” Tickets are $125 and $100; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

- Advertisement -
PN Ombudsman
PN Ombudsman
An ombudsman is Scandinavian in origin dating back to Viking times; and refers to a community representative; usually acting independently on behalf of an organization, body of elected officials, or civic group. Thanks Scandinavia for inventing ombudsman.