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Monday, February 26, 2024

Things to do around Naperville this week



dick-tracy-locher-web-DSC_9229Dick Locher: A Hometown Artist – All Day 
North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center – 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
North Central College will showcase works by artist Dick Locher in an exhibit titled ‘Dick Locher: A Hometown Artist’ presented by Naper Settlement Aug. 22 through Sept. 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7:30PM Thursday, Sept. 25; complimentary refreshments will be served. Locher’s ability to capture the absurdities of life through political cartooning culminated in his winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and garnering top honors from the Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists in the same year. A Naperville resident, Locher began his editorial cartooning career at the Chicago Tribune in 1973; he was the artist and writer for the ‘Dick Tracy’ comic strip. His cartoons were nationally syndicated by Tribune Media Services and have appeared in Life, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Playboy, The Congressional Record and hundreds of newspapers throughout the world. For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630.637.5375 or nclanhammurray@noctrl.edu.


First day of School Indian Prairie School District 204

Meet Bestselling Author Daniel J. Levitin – 7PM 
Anderson’s Bookshop – 123 W. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Join bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin for a discussion and signing of his newest book, The Organized Mind.  www.andersonsbookshop.com.


Wednesday Walking Club – 8AM
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
Join fellow walkers for this free, healthy lifestyle program held from 8 to 9 a.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 29, at Naper Settlement. Choose your route through the beautiful museum grounds, with a longer circuit option along the Riverwalk. Sign in at the Pre-Emption House Tavern, log your minutes and then enjoy a healthy treat. Call (630) 420-6010 to register.

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Farmers Market at St. John’s – 3PM
Farmers Market at St. John’s – 750 Aurora Avenue Naperville, IL 60540
Offers a wide variety of seasonally fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as meats, eggs, smoked fish, cheese, breads, baked goods, honey, fresh cut flowers, plants, herbs, teas, spices, oils and vinegars, sauces, table linens, jewelry, soaps and other fine offerings from local vendors. At St. John’s Episcopal Church Parking Lot at Farmers Market at St. John’s, at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Peek into NJWC – 6PM
Hopvine Brewing Co. – 4030 Fox Valley Center Drive Aurora, IL 60504
Join us at Hopvine Brewing Co. to meet members of Naperville Junior Woman’s Club and learn how you can get involved with your community through fundraising and donating your time to great causes. Help make a difference locally and get to know some great women for fun and friendships.


The Pete Ellman Big Band (N.F.P.) – 8PM
Mullen’s – Lisle – 3080 Warrenville Road Lisle, IL 60657
Pete Ellman’s Big Band ~ Every Thursday from 8 – 10PM. Teachers receive 20% discount off food bill with school id.


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