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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Things to do around Naperville this weekend

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Friday

Historic Trolley Tour of Naperville – 11AM | $5-$10
Jackson Ave. & Eagle St. Naperville, IL 60563
Learn about old Naperville, and see the new Naperville! This one-hour Historic Tour of Naperville blends the past with the present, highlights Naperville’s growth, and includes some fun stories! Tours run every Friday during June, July and August at 11:00AM. Please arrive at 10:50AM. No strollers. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-17. All public tours start and end at the ‘Trolley Stop’ on Jackson Avenue at Eagle Street. Walk-ons permitted if space. www.napervilletrolley.com.

Flashback Fridays: Meet a Curator – 1PM | $10
Naper Settlement –523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
Meet a Naper Settlement curator on the Flashback Fridays Collections Tour from 1 to 2PM Friday, April 4, and the first Friday of every month through October (no program on July 4) to explore a different part of the museum’s collection. The tours are held off-site at the Collections Care and Storage Facility, located in the City of Naperville’s Department of Public Works building at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Fort Hill Drive. See real artifacts from the museum’s collection of over 52,000 objects and learn about the stories behind these objects. For teens to adults, space is limited to the first 20 registrants. Tickets are $10 per person; $8 Heritage Society Sustaining Members. Reservations are required; call (630) 420-6010. www.napersettlement.org.

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Cavalcade of Homes – 10AM to 9PM | $10 -12
Ashwood Park Subdivision in Naperville (248 Ave. and 111 St.)
Runs daily through Aug. 17. Some of the best and most innovative new home designs will be on exhibit during the 2014 Cavalcade of Homes event. The 3-week long show is the largest in Illinois and will feature six brand new, beautifully crafted homes in the highly acclaimed community of Ashwood Park North. Tickets can be purchased for $12 at the gate and $10 online. Children under age 12 are free. Find detailed floor plans, photos and design specs to view in-depth as well as a complete calendar of activities at www.cavalcadeofhomes.com.

Saturday

Naperville Farmers’ Market – 7AM to noon
Fifth Avenue Station – 200 E. Fifth Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Beginning the first Saturday in June through the last Saturday in October, the Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot.

Go Ballistic in Naperville – 8AM | $55+
Frontier Park – 3380 Cedar Glade Drive Naperville, IL 60564
The 5K MOB events (obstacle race) test participant’s mental and physical toughness in a competitive and fun environment. The 5K is comprised of off-road running and 12-15 obstacles that are designed to test the entire body. Each event also has an approximately 1.5 mile kids race and post race party, with expected turnout of 2000 participants per event. The company donates part of their proceeds to local charitable organizations. www.goballisticevents.com.

Casey’s Fires up the Grill – 11AM
Casey’s Foods 2 124 W. Gartner Rd. Naperville, IL 60540
Lunch is served fresh off the grill each Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 2PM at Casey’s Foods. Choose from a variety of options, including burgers, brats, tacos or our weekly special. Add a dollar and get chips and a drink. It’s great food, at a good price, in a fun atmosphere. www.caseysfoods.com.

Marvel Weekend – 11AM | Free
Hollywood Palms Theatre – 352 S. Route 59 Naperville, IL 60566
Opening weekend of ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’, Hollywood Palms and Graham Cracker Comics are please to invite you to come and celebrate everything Marvel. There will be comic drawing classes taught by a legend, CGI photo ops, comic legend appearances and so much more! Here is your chance to see Avengers and X-men on a theater screen again. Stay tuned for more details. Tickets for the Comic Book Class need to be purchased in advance, these are on sale now, space is limited. www.hollywoodpalmscinema.com.

ArranmoreArts CabCab – 6:30PM | Free – $50
Arranmore Farm & Polo Club – 34 Rance Road Oswego, IL 60543
This open-air concert brings together some of Chicago’s most talented performers for one night of musical magic under the stars. B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Party): blankets, lawn chairs and a full spread of food and drink. Our midsummer event is known for its dancing tunes. Make sure to have your dancing shoes and get ready throw them off when we dive into those epic dance hits, as well as a few current classics in the making. New in 2014: VIP Backstage Pass Join us for a complimentary wine tasting, hors d’oevres, and meet-and-greet with the artists before the gates open. Early entry allows you to pick the perfect spot to enjoy the sound check and the show. Begins at 5:30PM. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at gate, $50 VIP Backstage Pass. Children 13 and under are free. arranmorearts.org.

CityGateLive Music at CityGate Grille: Johnny Gabor Trio – 8:30PM
Visit CityGate Grille for live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The Johnny Gabor Trio featuring Vocalist, Connie Marshall will perform blues, jazz, and pop. CityGate Grille is located on the campus of Calamos Investments at I-88 and Route 59 in Naperville. Call (630) 718-1010 for dinner reservations or visit www.citygategrille.com.

Sunday

German Church Services – 11:30AM
St. John United Church of Christ – 1190 Olesen Drive Naperville, IL 60540
Church services in the German language will be held at St. John United Church of Christ at 11:30AM on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The service will be led by Pastor Egon Gerdes, and all are welcome to attend. St. John UCC is located at 1190 Olesen Drive in Naperville. German services are held on the first Sunday of every month and will continue on September 7 and October 5. For more information, call 630.355.5208.

Settlement Sundays – 1PM | $8-$12
Naper Settlement  – 523 S. Webster Street Naperville, IL 60563
Each Sunday, admission to our museum includes free sundaes with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream from Culver’s is served from 2-3:30 p.m. $12/adult, $10/senior, $8/youth Naperville residents and members are free.  www.napersettlement.org.

PN’s Events Calendars

Check out PN’s Events Calendar to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.  On the blue navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Runs & WalksCharity GolfFestivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’s and happenings at Naper Settlement.

 

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