Above / The Naperville Municipal Band Spring Concert is set to begin at 3PM on Sunday, April 30, on stage at the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Think dinner and the show. Before or after the 90-minute concert, dine around downtown Naperville.
Note also the Kendall Cooks are preparing a Spaghetti Dinner from 4-7PM Sunday at Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 to benefit Boy Scout Troop 106.
Tropical Fiesta! – 11AM | Free
The Growing Place – 25 W 471 Plank Rd Naperville, IL 60563
It’s a weekend of great deals on tropical plants. Beautiful mandevilla, cannas, hibiscus and more will be making a splash with specials and container demos. Watch for details at thegrowingplace.com.
Organ Transplant Support Tree Planting – 1PM | Free
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
To mark National Donate Life Month in April, Organ Transplant Support is hosting its 27th annual dedication to honor organ and tissue donors at Naper Settlement on Sunday April 30. The program will commence at 1PM in the Meeting House with speeches by state and local public officials and speakers from the organ donation community. Following the memorial program, guests will adjourn outside for a ceremonial tree planting ceremony on the Settlement grounds. After the ceremony, guests will return to the Meeting House for light refreshments and socialization. For more information, contact Organ Transplant Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 527-8640.
Special Meeting of the Naperville City Council – 1PM | Public Welcome
Naperville Muncipal Center – 400 S. Eagle St. Naperville, IL 60540
A special City Council meeting will be held during which four individuals who were elected on April 4, 2017, to serve 4-year terms on the Naperville City Council will be sworn in to office. Council members Judith Brodhead, Kevin Coyne and John Krummen were reelected. Newcomer Benny White will be seated at the dais. The 9-member Naperville City Council also is comprised of Mayor Steve Chirico, Patty Gustin, Paul Hinterlong, Rebecca Boyd-Obarski and Becky Anderson. The public is welcome to attend the one-hour inauguration ceremony.
Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical – 2PM | Prices start at $10
Naperville North Performing Arts Center – 899 N. Mill St. Naperville, IL 60563
Disney and Cameron Mackintoshs Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical, is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. This musical is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the practically perfect nanny and realize that anything can happen if you let it. Final performance is Sunday: naperville203.tix.com.
Thanks for supporting the arts!
Wentz Concert Hall – 171 E. Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 60540
The Naperville Municipal Band Spring Concert will begin at 3PM today on Sunday, April 30. Under the leadership of Conductor Ron Keller with Ann Lord serving as narrator, the 100-piece band is set to perform with internationally-acclaimed soprano Amanda Halgrimson-Walzer. Halgrimson-Walzer is a Naperville native and Naperville Central High School graduate. The concert will be held in the Wentz Concert Hall at the North Central College Fine Arts Center. For more information and the complete schedule of upcoming outdoor band concerts in Central Park, visit www.napervilleband.org.
Spaghetti Dinner – 4-7PM | Prices start at $10
Judd Kendall VFW Post 43 – 908 W. Jackson St. Naperville, IL 60540
Kendall Cooks are preparing an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner from 4-7PM Sunday at Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 to benefit Boy Scout Troop 106.
From Auschwitz to the IDF – 7PM | $12 at the door
Lisle/Naperville Hilton — 3003 Corporate W Dr, Lisle IL 60532
From Auschwitz to the IDF presents an evening of Jewish Pride, Strength, & Preseverance with IDF Combat Veteran Leibel Mangel. The fee is $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $7 for teens. For more info: (630) 344-9770 or email email@example.com.
Consider “save the dates” today for future events
Save the date for West Suburban Irish Quiz Night, 7PM Tues., May 2, at Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson. Put a team together of eight players in tribute to that famous Irishman Michael Finnegan who grew whiskers on his chin and begin again just for the silly sweet prizes. For everything you need to know about the West Suburban Irish and its fun-loving events with clues to Quiz Night, visit www.wsirish.org.
Save the date for Honor Flight Chicago Fundraiser, 11AM-2PM Sat., May 6, inside the Calamos Investments Hangar at DuPage County Airport in West Chicago where the Naperville Municipal Big Band will perform to help raise funds to send WWII and Korean War era Veterans on a day trip to Washington, D.C. $40.
Save the date for 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Party to benefit Hesed House, 3-10PM Sat., Sat. May 6, at Embassy Suites-Chicago Naperville. Purchase tickets for $150. (Readers have been using PN’s search tool for “Derby Hats” this week. Find wide-brimmed hats locally at women’s shops, Bed & Bath & Beyond, J. Crew, Target and discount department stores. Then adorn with a band of polka dot ribbon, colorful silk flowers coordinated with dress, and add other trinkets available at craft stores to personalize the fun of the Derby Party.)
Reserve tickets for 2017 Ribfest, June 30-July 3. Celebrate Exchange Club of Naperville’s 30th year with Toby Keith on June 30. Tickets now on sale at www.ribfest.net.
Year-round Gift Ideas
Think dinner and the show and combine a gift certificate/card to a restaurant and theater tickets to performances on stage at North Central College.Perhaps give memberships to places such as Naper Settlement, DuPage Children’s Museum or Naperville Art League. Or provide a gift of music lessons with one of the teachers available at Ellman’s Music Center. Give DNA gift cards to create an experience in 2017.
Or give special certificates for a pair of tickets or an entire table to some other charity gala this year.
And 40 of the eateries are located throughout downtown Naperville where there are plenty of shopping opportunities in between meals. Cheers!
Thanks for supporting live music such as the sounds of bands at Quigley’s Irish Pub (Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays) or local bands at Club Mamalu’s on the first Friday of the month with OMT lite and friends. No cover. See friends and taste some of the best soup in the Midwest! Or enjoy the keyboard played during Sunday brunch, 10AM to 3PM, at Heaven on Seven, 224 S. Main St. in downtown Naperville. Brunch is served New Orleans-style Saturday, too.
And there’s more latest news…
Look forward with photo-enhanced stories every day on PN’s Latest News. In addition to events and other happenings, find public meeting notices scheduled at the Naperville Municipal Center.
Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.
On the navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Runs & Walks, Charity Golf (This page soon will be updated for 2017), Festivals & 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.