Above / Enjoy the changing season all along the Naperville Riverwalk from Jefferson Avenue to Hillside Road. Dedicated on September 7, 1981, celebrate the Riverwalk every day, just steps from the city’s bustling downtown Naperville with 50 eateries and more than 100 shopping opportunities.

Every September marks another birthday for the attractive Riverwalk. Thanks to all donors! Cheers!

Thanks for supporting local events that help keep nonprofits running.

Choices for September 2018

Note that as events pass such as the annual Last Fling hosted by the Naperville Jaycees, event choices will be deleted from this listing for September and the page will be reposted weekly.

Dine Naperville / Dollar Up-Hunger Down! at participating restaurants

Sponsored by Dine Naperville and Meson SabikaDollar Up, Hunger Down! takes place during Hunger Action Month in September which draws attention to the more than 800 food insecure families from our area visiting Loaves & Fishes each week. Your $1 Donation Matters! It can purchase $8 worth of food!

North Central College Arts Calendar

The North Central College Arts calendar presents a wide array of performances and art exhibits throughout the year. For starters, this month see Janice Borla on September 14; Chicago Sinfonetta, September, 22; and Rick Springfield, September 29.

Annual Lobster Bash at Catch 35

All September / It’s all about the “Maine” ingredient at Catch 35’s Annual Lobster Bash inside or outside on the patio! Fresh North Atlantic lobster specials all September long. So get crackin’ and reserve your table at www.catch35.com, located at the corner of S. Washington at Van Buren in downtown Naperville. Catch 35 is among participants in Dollar Up. Hunger Down! Think dinner and a show at North Central College! Menu link: http://www.catch35.com/lobster-bash-specials-2018/.

Kiwanis Peanut Days

Through September 22, 2018

Constitution Day is September 17 and every day!

Remember our nation’s Constitutional Republic all day, every day. The original document before all its amendments takes about an hour to read.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Thanks for reading the supreme law of the land. Thanks for reading all 27 Amendments, too.

Quigley’s spacious dog-friendly patio also has a section saved for patrons without animals.

Half way to St. Patrick’s Day is September 17. Quigley’s celebrates 20 years on November 17! Create a new slogan for Quigley’s Irish Pub by September 19…

Now through September 19, individuals are welcome to come up with a new slogan to help Quigley’s Irish Pub celebrate its 20th year during day-long festivities with live music on Sat., November 17. The winning slogan will be emblazoned on commemorative t-shirts. Forms to enter are available at Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson Ave.

Simply stop by the pub and ask the bartender for a form. Or create your own form, complete with name and contact info including email, along with the slogan and drop it off at Quigley’s. Entries must be submitted by September 19, 2018. 

The individual with the winning slogan will receive two t-shirts and a $50 gift card for Quigley’s.

During the annual Judd-a-Thon .01K held on the third Sunday in September, Mike McGrath again came in costume with some familiar accents.

Meanwhile, open during regular business hours, Sunday through Saturday, regulars enjoy specials at Naperville’s original Irish pub EDAQ (Every Day at Quigley’s) located at 43 E. Jefferson Avenue in downtown Naperville. Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday. Monday is $5 Burger Night when you can build your own burger with toppings. The pub also hosts the West Suburban Irish Quiz Nights at 7PM on the first Tuesday of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June and August. Live music runs Thursday through Saturday evenings. Monthly sessions of Irish music also are scheduled. For more info, visit www.quigleysirishpub.com.

The Jaycees Park along the Riverwalk will be located on the lawn behind the Naperville Municipal Center adjacent to the Naperville Township Building and the Webster Street Covered Bridge.

Groundbreaking for Jaycees Park along the Riverwalk

Tuesday, September 18 / Mayor Steve Chirico and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will join together with government partners, project supporters and members of our community to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Naperville Jaycees Park. The ceremony will take place at 5PM Tuesday, September 18, at the site of the future smart park that will be located on the north lawn behind the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. (The lawn is that area along the DuPage River just over the covered bridge at Webster Street.)

Bill Jacobs BMW Charity Golf Classic to benefit Naperville Responds for Veterans

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 / Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Dr. in Woodridge / Golfers are invited to register at www.golfinvite.com/billjacobs. The scramble-format outing has a shotgun start scheduled for 1PM, and the cost is $100 per golfer – which includes golf and cart, boxed lunch, three drink tickets, dinner buffet, 2-hour open bar, prizes and more. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Proceeds from the Charity Golf Classic will benefit Naperville Responds For Veterans

For more info, call (630) 657-5700. Registration and sponsorships are available at www.golfinvite.com/billjacobs.

The Pavilion at Meson Sabika is located next to the historic mansion at 1025 Aurora Ave.

Annual Casa de Luz Charity Event in the Pavilion at Meson Sabika

Thursday, September 20, 2018 / With the support of the Gerald family and Gerald Auto Group, the 12th Annual Casa de Luz Charity Event benefits changing the lives of youngsters that had very little hope in Honduras. Thanks to the Casa de Luz Foundation and the support generated by this event, the communities throughout Honduras are transforming through educational centers and quality care. The event will begin at 6PM Thursday, September 20, in the Pavilion at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Avenue. For tickets ($100 each) call Lisa Hoofnagle at (630) 907-4002.

Turning Pointe Birdhouse Show & Sale 

Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 2018 / From 10AM to 4PM, Saturday and noon to 4PM Sunday, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation will host a Birdhouse Show at 1500 West Ogden Avenue. All proceeds from this sale will go toward student programming. 

Birdhouses of all colors, shapes, and sizes designed and durably handcrafted by local craftsman and bird-lover Marcia Lamoureux as well as Turning Pointe Students. In addition to loving birds, Lamoureux is a champion for students with autism. By involving students in the creation of these beautiful birdhouses, she is helping them gain access to a meaningful job.

Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement

Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 2018 / 24th Annual Midwest SOARRING Foundation Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois, the largest of Midwest SOARRING Foundations pow wows. All are welcome at our family fun event. Powwows are a time to celebrate life, renew friendships, and share our Native American culture. Enjoy dancing, drumming, cultural demonstrations, craft and food vendors, raffles, children’s crafts and much more. Grand Entry at 1PM & 7PM on Saturday and 1PM on Sunday. Special Veterans honoring at early Grand Entries. Discount tickets available until September 15.

Annual Run for the Mind / Benefit for NAMI DuPage

Saturday, September 22, 2018. Check out new details with new path. / Racetime: 9AM Complete / Link and online registration and more INFO: Run for the Mind.

Round Pond Estate Wine Dinner at Catch 35

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Catch 35 will host a wine dinner featuring wines from Round Pond Estate. The dinner begins at 6PM, Wednesday, September 26. Dinner and wines paired by Chefs Eddie Sweeney and Jesus Pasindo. http://www.catch35.com/naperville-round-pond-wine-dinner/ The cost is $90 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (630) 717-3500.

Little Friends Respite Program for ages 5-12 begins Wed., Sept. 26. 

Little Friends Respite Program, Wednesday Evenings, beginning September 26 

Facilitated with Respite Endowment Organization, Little Friend’s Respite Opportunities program offers multi-week sessions for children with special needs and their siblings, ages 5-12, featuring indoor and outdoor activities and socialization opportunities. A lead instructor along with volunteers and a Certified Nursing Assistant at every session will lead participants in structured activity stations, art projects, as well as gross and find motor play. One- to-one aides are available as needed.  Click here for history and details about this six-week program that runs through November 14, 2018.

Public Safety Open House (Saturday, September 29, 2018)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 / Naperville Police and Fire Departments will “partner for prevention” with demonstrations, safety information and activities for all ages when they join forces from 10AM to 2PM on Sat., Sept. 29, for the annual Public Safety Open House. Great family event with reminders about public safety from McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog. Come for a fun way to learn about public safety and to remember that “Keeping our community safe is everybody’s responsibility.” (Also note post below for info about family run.)

Stop, Drop and Run 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, September 29, 2018 / The Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause and the Naperville Fire Department will host Stop, Drop and Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp ‘I am Me.’ Visit www.naperville.il.us/stopdroprun5K. (Run is scheduled just prior to Public Safety Open House.)

Cancer Kiss My Cooley™ (CKMC) 3rd Annual Kiss of Hope™ Open 

Saturday, September 29, 2018 / Held at Randall Oaks Golf Course, Registration 10:30-11:45AM. Shotgun Start 12PM. Dinner and Awards 6PM.CKMC was created in memory of a very special boy, Carter Kettner. To honor his memory, the golf outing not only provides financial assistance to local families dealing with pediatric brain cancer, but gives Kisses of HOPE to those children.  To see how many families have been helped to date, visit www.ckmc.org and take a look at our Wall of HOPE. For Sponsorship Information or to register as a golfer visit http://www.ckmc.org.

Free to Fly Purple Palooza Candle Walk 

Saturday, September 29, 2018. Family Shelter Service October Event / Party begins at 5:30PM / 1 Mile Candle Walk at 6:30PM / Held at DuPage County Fair Grounds to benefit Family Shelter Service  / INFO: www.familyshelterservice.org.  Event INFO: https://fss.donorpages.com/purplepalooza/

PN’s Online Calendar of Upcoming Events

Check out 15 artists’ creations that currently dot the landscape in downtown Naperville, helping to tell the story of growth and development in this community with more than 50 restaurants and hundreds of shopping experiences in the heart of the city. This scene depicts former Mayor Francis Austin Kendall’s home in Jefferson Hill that now houses Quigley’s Irish Pub next to the former St. John’s Episcopal Church that was moved to Naper Settlement and renamed Century Memorial Chapel.

North Central College Arts Calendar / Dine Naperville / Dollar Up-Hunger Down!

Sponsored by Dine Naperville and Meson SabikaDollar Up, Hunger Down! takes place during Hunger Action Month in September which draws attention to the more than 800 food insecure families from our area visiting Loaves & Fishes each week. 
Your $1 Donation Matters! It can purchase $8 worth of food!

Thanks to participating restaurants!

Aurelio’s – Naperville & Woodridge
Bangkok Village (Downtown)
Braconi’s (Cress Creek)
Catch 35 (Downtown)
Che Figata (CityGate Centre, Rt. 59 at Ferry Road)
Features (Downtown)
Giordano’s – 119 S. Main St. & 3224 S. Rt. 59
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House (Downtown)
Macarenas Tapas – 618 S. Route 59
Orazio Pub (By Metra Station)
Quigley’s Irish Pub (Downtown)
Sharko’s – Freedom Drive & S. Rt. 59 at 111th St.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse (Downtown)
The Craftsman (Downtown)
The Lucky Penny – 1224 Ogden Ave.

Think dinner and a show. Check out live entertainment on the stage venues at North Central College. Ask about the Dollar Up-Hunger Down program all during September to benefit Loaves & Fishes. www.dinenaperville.com.