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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Things to do around Naperville this weekend




Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale – 10AM
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
The Weed Ladies fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and the popular dried bouquets. Free admission to the sale that is held in the historic Daniels House at Naper Settlement. Hours are 10AM to 4PM Thursday, Sept. 11 to Saturday, Sept. 13 and from 1 to 4PM Sunday, Sept. 14. Call (630) 305-5289 for more information and for custom arrangements.

Lightworkers Conference – 6PM| $20
Annual Lightworkers Conference – Benedictine Univ./College Rd., (Krasa Bldg 2nd flr) Lisle, IL 60532
A high-energy, wisdom-filled annual conference featuring many interesting topics such as astrology, angels, near death experiences, metaphysical, spirituality, holistic health with speakers from across the U.S. on various topics for your personal growth. Meet Medium, Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton of NY, top astrologer, Alice Stacionis, energy healers, live entertainment, wonderful vendors: jewlers, hand-made journals from Costa Rica, essential oils, angel art by world-renown painter and Naperville resident, Joanne Macko (producer). This is a weekend-long event starting on Friday evening. Free Parking. Contact Joanne: joanne@lightworkersconference.com 630-579-8184 Only $20 for Friday evening. $111 for the entire weekend (reg. $222) if you mention this ad.

High School Football – approx. kickoff time at most schools is 7:30PM.
Neuqua Valley at Glenbard East
East Aurora at Waubonsie Valley
Bartlett at Metea Valley
Naperville North at Phillips (Saturday 3PM)
Benet at Notre Dame
Naperville Central at Hubard (Saturday 6PM)


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 7AM to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot.

Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby – 9AM | Free
1620 Frontenac Rd Naperville, IL 60563
Soap Box Derby race, boys and girls from the Chicago Land area ages 7 – 18 will be competing in gravity built cars. No charge for spectators, concession stand available, bring your lawn chairs. Location will be in Naperville at the corner of Diehl and Frontenac. Several club cars are available on a first come first served basis to anyone interested in racing. Call (630) 841-8832 for more info and to reserve your car. Registration is at 7AM on the day of the race and racing is from 9AM- 3PM.

Naperville Men’s Glee Club Open Rehearsal – 9:30AM
Church of the Brethren – 1020 W. Jefferson Naperville, IL 60540
The Naperville Men’s Glee Club (NMGC) will hold an open rehearsal for male singers interested in membership. Attendees will have the opportunity to sing with the Glee Club for an hour, and then meet the members over light refreshments. Membership is by invitation or audition, which may be scheduled with Artistic Director Bonnie Klee Roberts following the open rehearsal. For more information about NMGC and upcoming events, visit their website at www.napervillemensgleeclub.org or call (630) 448-0518.

20130907_Kregers-Brats_7060Friends of Steph Breast Cancer Fundraiser – noon | Free Bratwurst with donation
Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus – 605 N Ellsworth St Naperville, IL 60563
It’s official, this year’s Friends of Steph Breast Cancer fundraiser will be held on Sat., Sept. 13 from 12-6PM at Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus and throughout the entire block!  Food, fun, silent auction items and plenty of LIVE music. This year we will be partnering with Kathryn Manor. More details at the event under the tents! 

Naperville Independent Film Festival – 7PM | $8
AMC Showplace 16 Naperville – 2815 Showplace Dr Naperville, IL 60564
Naperville Independent Film Festival is back for its annual festival.  Organizers of the Naperville Independent Film Festival aka NIFF present their 7th Annual Film Festival at AMC Showplace Naperville 16 and Smith Hall on the North Central College Campus, September 13-September 20. The Naperville Independent Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film long, short, fiction and documentary. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. Over the seven years NIFF has screened over 1000 entries. And this year with over 125 films entered only 43 will make the big screen. Each night there will be a 7 and a 9PM show, and during the showing we’ll have at least one and usually a few short films followed by a feature length film. Tickets can be purchased at the door and on AMC’s online ticketing website. Tickets will admit one to one of either the 7 or 9PM showings. Also passes and packages allow filmgoers the best access to films, panels, parties, and more. Browse through our show times and selections for the 2014 Naperville Independent Film Festival at http://www.naperfilmfest.org/Showtimes.


Casey’s Fires up the Grill – 11AM  (Sat., too.)
124 W. Gartner Rd. Naperville, IL 60540
Lunch is served fresh off the grill each Saturday and Sunday from 11AM – 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.

Airborne Day 2014 – 11AM | $12
Naprville VFW Judd Kendall Post 3873 – 908 West Jackson Ave Naperville, IL 60450
Join us in a celebration of all things Airborne! Airborne Day features an all-you-can-eat pig roast and full picnic, Glider men and Paratroopers from WWII to present day, military vehicles and memorabilia, demonstrations, games, and tons of family fun. We’ll also celebrate the 70th anniversaries of five WWII combat parachute jumps in 1944: Operation Overlord (France), Operation Dragoon (France), Operation Market Garden (Holland), Operation Table Tennis (New Guinea) and Operation Table Top (Philippines). This event is open to the public and is family-friendly. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association and its various charities.

Look forward at PN’s Events Calendars

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as 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 North Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.

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