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September briefs


Above / UPDATE, Aug. 30, 2017 / The following information was received after PN went to press for September: According to the Save Old Nichols campaign and now the City Manager’s Memorandum Aug. 31, 2017, the attorney for the developer of 110 S. Washington requested on Aug. 25, 2017, that their landmark discussion be continued from the Sept. 5 to Sept. 19 City Council meeting and additionally that their Planning and Zoning Commission case be continued from Sept. 6 to Oct. 4, 2017.  The developer is seeking additional time to secure co-counsel and to prepare. 

German language church service

Church services in the German language will be held at St. John United Church of Christ at 11:30AM on Sun., Sept. 3.

The service will be led by Dr. Egon Gerdes, and all are welcome to attend. St. John UCC is located at 1190 Olesen Dr. German services are held on the first Sunday of every month and will continue on Oct. 1. For more info call (630) 355-5208.

‘Buy a Brick’ Campaign continues

During the Riverwalk 2000 fundraiser launched in 1997, the Daily Herald sponsored a “Buy a Brick” ad campaign featuring different residents holding the “Your Name Here” brick.

Today, the initiative that gives individuals the opportunity to write a message to be engraved on a brick or a granite stone continues to be a popular gift item and a way to support the Riverwalk Foundation.

Find complete details with photos about this personalized gift in a story featured at www.positivelynaperville.com. Search “Buy a Brick.”

To order a 4 x 8 brick ($150) for the Riverwalk extension or an 8 x 8 brick ($250) for Fredenhagen Park, simply send a check made payable to the Riverwalk Foundation with your 12 character per line, 3-line ($150) or 6-line message ($250) to Jan Erickson, Riverwalk Administrator, City of Naperville, TED Business Group, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540. Include your name, address, phone number, e-mail or other contact information.

For more information, contact Erickson at (630) 305-5984 or ericksonj@naperville.il.us.

Live Lively

Live Lively is the mantra of the Square Dancing community. The public is invited to experience this lively form of dance when Naper Squares, square dance club of Naperville, and the Square Roots of North Central College will be offering Square dance lessons beginning on Wed., Sept. 6, at Heininger Hall in the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E School Street, Naperville, from 7-9PM. The first lesson will be a free, introduction to square dancing. Arlene Kaspik will be the caller.

Did you know that Square Dancing is right up there with Pumpkin Pie, the White Tailed Deer and the Monarch Butterfly as symbols and icons of the State of Illinois? Did you know that the roots of Square dancing trace back to 16th century England? The Modern Western Square dance which is enjoyed at this time has given up the silks and satins of yore for more informal attire such as jeans, and prairie skirts. Dress comfortably and come prepared to keep your brain and your feet busy at the same time.

Singles and couples are welcome.

For more information visit www.napersquares.wixsite.com/napersquares or call (630) 696-2635.

Dance competition benefits Community Career Center

The Community Career Center is set for its 8th Annual “Dancing with the Celebrities,” a fundraiser held in the Pavilion at Meson Sabika, from 5:30 to 8:30PM, Wed., Sept. 20.

Reinventing the popular show, Dancing with the Stars, local “celebrity” dancers are partnered with professional dancers to entertain the voting audience while competing to win the Grand Mirror Ball Trophy.

For over 20 years, the Community Career Center has provided a supportive and professional setting where job seekers can utilize our diverse resources to empower them to achieve sustainable employment. This event raises funds to support the “Empower the Job Seeker” program and bring awareness to the unemployment and underemployment issues in our area.

Tickets are $125 each until Sept. 1 and $150 each thereafter.

For more info, visit www.communitycareercenter.org or call (630) 961-5665.

Naperville Firkin Beer Fest at CityGate Centre will benefit Project HELP on Sept. 9

CityGate Centre is set to welcome Naperville Firkin Beer Fest to its expansive four-acre lawn from 3-6:30PM on Sat., Sept. 9. The inaugural event will bring more than 30 rare, one-of-a-kind Firkins from breweries around Illinois and the Midwest, along with some of their best brews and more than 60 craft beers and hard ciders.

Live entertainment and cuisine from popular local food trucks will top off the afternoon designed for craft beer enthusiasts.

For more info, visit www.napervillefirkinfest.com.

Singing for Seniors will be staged Oct. 21

The 18th Annual Singing for Seniors is set for 3-4:30PM Sat., Oct. 21, featuring the dynamic pop, comedy and vocal group, Three Men and a Tenor. The free performance will be staged for ages 55 and better at the Community Christian Church, known as the Naperville Yellow Box.

The spacious auditorium provides easy handicap access and convenient restrooms.

Free parking is available. In addition, transportation is available for Naperville residents in need. For group reservations or to request a ride, call (630) 637-2636 or visit www.SingingForSeniors.org. Admission is free with open seating.

The performance is presented by Singing for Seniors in collaboration with Artful IMPACT, NFP, an Illinois nonprofit corporation dedicated to making people stronger through the arts.

The Naperville Yellow Box is located at 1635 Emerson Lane, near the intersection of Ogden and Rickert, across from Fair Oaks Ford.

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise 2017 Senior Conference returns Sept. 22

The Naperville & Lisle Townships TRIAD, in partnership with the City of Naperville, will to present the 2017 Healthy, Wealthy & Wise senior conference.

This year’s event begins at 7:30AM on Sept. 22 at the Naperville Municpal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.

Designed for senior citizens features three informative speaker sessions. Julie Kenney from the United States Postal Inspection Services will start off the day presenting “Stop, Proceed with Caution,” focusing on avoiding scams and offering insight into how the USPS conducts global investigations. Jenny Dawley, Director of Senior Services for Naperville Township will be addressing senior transportation options for residents during the “On the Go” presentation. The third and final presentation will include will allow attendees to explore new approaches as three experts in their respective fields present “Therapies of the 21st Century.”

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to browse through community resource exhibits, and participate in raffles, refreshments and free blood pressure screenings. A complementary lunch voucher will be given to registered participants who are in attendance for the entire event. Admission is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required. To register call (630) 969-0992 and reference Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. For more event and parking information, visit the City of Naperville’s website at www.naperville.il.us.

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