Cavalcade Tour of Homes Helps Shelter Homeless Veterans – All day | $12 online and $15 at the door
18 Homes in Western Suburbs
On September 7, 2018, 18 visionary homes in the Western Suburbs will open their doors for two weekends to showcase the very best in new home construction, architectural and interior design. Guests can tour as many homes as they like, at their own pace, to find inspiration and gain valuable, firsthand knowledge of all the possibilities that exist for todays homeowner. Presented by the Northern Illinois Homebuilders Association the Cavalcade is Illinois’ largest and most elaborate multi-site tour featuring homes throughout Chicago’s Western suburbs. Exploring the tour with friends is made easy through a downloadable app called Parade Craze that offers tickets, home descriptions and a map to get you from house to house. One $15 ticket gives you access to all 6 days of the tour and the knowledge that you are changing lives. Forty percent of the proceeds go directly to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and Naperville Responds for Veterans, two organizations that provide housing, home repairs, job training, mental health services and more for our heroes in need. Visit for tickets, map and more information.

Movies Under the Stars – 7PM | Free
Central Park – 104 E Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Enjoy a movie under the stars in Central Park, located behind the Kroehler Family YMCA, in downtown Naperville. Bring the family and a blanket or chairs to relax in. Shortly after dusk, The Greatest Showman will begin.

Chicago Steel Hockey Team – Preseason Game #1 – 7:05PM | $10
Fox Valley Ice Arena – 1996 S Kirk Road Geneva, IL 60134
Join the Chicago Steel Hockey Team for their first pre-season game of the 2018-2019 season on home ice at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. Enjoy fast-paced family fun, and see the future stars of college and pro hockey. All blue, white and red zone tickets for Steel pre-season home games will be just $10! Plus, parking is always free. Come watch the top rising hockey stars in the world up-close with affordable seats right on the glass in the Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Chicago Steel match up. Puck drops at 7:05PM on Friday, September 7 at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva.  All regular season single-game tickets are also now on sale for the 2018-2019 season. The promotional schedule will be released later this month and will include theme nights, giveaways and ticket promotions such as the Steel Family Pack. Season ticket plans, group tickets, and birthday parties are on sale now for all pre-season and regular season games, as are specialty seating locations such as the Budweiser Lounge and Steel Suites. Tickets and info at


Visitation for Mayor A. George Pradel – 10AM-6PM Sept. 8 & 9 at City Hall

Times for visitation for Mayor A. George Pradel will be 10AM to 6PM Sat., September 8 and Sun., September 9, 2018, in City Council Chambers at Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Funeral services will be private. Private interment: Naperville Cemetery, Naperville. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mayor Pradel’s memory may be made to: The Arthur Ray Foundation, 902 Sumter Ct., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 729-3182,

The Arthur Ray Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The ongoing goal of the Arthur Ray Foundation is to help organizations like Safety Town of Naperville, Naperville Responds for Veterans, Little Friends, Inc., and many others that assist children and adults using art and technology. All donated funds will be distributed to Mayor Pradel’s favorite local charities.

Arrangements are being made by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. 

For more information, click here.

Naperville Farmer’s Market – 7AM-noon | Free Admission, $ for Items
5th Avenue Station – 200 E 5th Ave, Naperville, IL 60563
The Naperville Farmer’s Market is a rain/shine event that is held every Saturday starting June 2 and ending October 27 in the parking lot of 5th Avenue Station. This is a pet-free market. Over 25 vendors that offer anything from produce, to meat, to flowers, along with hot coffee.

Casey’s Fires Up the Grill – 11AM | Price varies with purchase.
Casey’s Foods – 124 W. Gartner Rd. Naperville, IL 60540
Caseys Foods located at Naperville Plaza will be firing up its grill every Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 2PM through October, weather permitting. Choose from a variety of options, including burgers, brats, tacos or the weekly special. It’s great food, at a good price, in a fun atmosphere outside under cover.

“Hunt for Good” Scavenger Hunt – 2:30PM | $35
Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Naperville, IL 60540
Naperville New GEN Rotary Club hosts Naperville Hunt 4 Good scavenger hunt to benefit NAMI DuPage. Meet at Quigley’s Irish Pub to review event instructions between 2:30-3PM. (For any “day-of” registrations, tickets will be $35/ea at the door, if not sold out.) The Scavenger Hunt will then take place from 3 to 5PM, returning to Quigley’s to tally points, award prizes, and celebrate. INFO: Hunt 4 Good.


10th Annual Friends of Steph Block Party – Noon to 6PM | $ Donations for Brats 
Kreger’s Brat & Sausage Haus – 605 N. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60563
Continuous live music by local bands. Raffle prizes galore, cold drinks and more. 100 percent of proceeds benefit two charities. Come for the fun. Stay for the fun!

A Delightful Quarantine – 2PM “Born to Love Ballet” – 3PM |
Naperville North High School – 899 N. Mill Street Naperville, IL 60563
A dramatic comedy by Mark Dunn. An extra-terrestrial invasion places a neighborhood on house-bound quarantine for three days. At its heart, this play is about love and relationships. The interwoven story lines of the residents prompts the question, “If you were confronted with changing your life, would you?” Showtimes are Friday and Saturday Septmeber 7 and 8 at 7PM and Sunday, September 9 at 2PM. Tickets will be available at Adults $10, Students & Seniors $5 This show is rated PG13.

“Born to Love Ballet” – 3PM |
Center Stage Theater – 1665 Quincy Ave. Naperville, IL 60563
Local screening and Q&A for Stuart Meyer’s new feature documentary film, “Born to Love Ballet,” a seven-year journey through the unexpected ballet story and daily life of Kenneth von Heidecke as he also guides a devoted young student from age 11 toward her own dream of a professional ballet career at age 18. Seating is limited to 150 and available on a first come basis. INFO: (630) 355-9212.

PN’s September 2018 Calendar of Choices