Above / Walk this way to explore the soon-to-be-distant colors of autumn all along the Naperville Riverwalk as the winding brick path follows the DuPage River from Hillside Road to Jefferson Avenue. Riverwalk fountains will be turned off this weekend for the winter season.

Friday

Children’s Theater – 10:30AM | $8.50
Pfeiffer Hall – 310 E. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60563
Alphabet Soup Productions present Little Red Riding Hood’s Big Adventure. INFO: www.absproductions.com.

Champions for Youth – 5:30PM | $250
Embassy Suites, 1823 Arbiter Court — Naperville, IL 60563
360 Youth Services invites you to the agency’s Annual Gala “Champions for Youth” that will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Embassy Suites-Naperville. The Gala is the signature fundraising event for 360 Youth Services and the funds raised will support the agency’s focus, which is to change lives and inspire hope in young people. Guests will experience elegance and enjoy dining while having the opportunity to participate in activities that feature live auction experiences, silent auction tables, and raffle prizes. Click here to check limited tickets available at this time.  Otherwise, let the bidding begin for the online auction… click here!

Vote Early / Registered Voters in DuPage (8:30AM-7:30PM) & Will (8:30AM-7PM) Counties 
Naperville Municipal Center – 400 S. Eagle Street Naperville, IL 60540
General Election Day hours at local precincts are 6AM to 7PM Tues., Nov. 6. Elect hopefuls to serve Naperville in DuPage and Will counties, Springfield and Washington, D.C.

Chicago Steel Viral Video Night – 7:05PM | $10-$20
Fox Valley Ice Arena – 1996 S Kirk Road Geneva, IL 60134
Join the Chicago Steel Hockey Team and enjoy fast-paced family fun, and see the future stars of college and pro hockey. Tickets start at just $10, and sit right on the glass for just $20. 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 Green Bay Gambler vs. Chicago Steel match up. Puck drops at 7:05PM on Sat., Nov. 3, at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. Tickets and info at www.chicagosteelhockeyteam.com.

Evening with Jazz Trumpeter Art Davis – 8PM | $20 / $15 Students & Seniors
Madden Theatre  – 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Trumpeter Art Davis, one of Chicago’s leading jazz trumpet artists, has toured with greats such as Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra. Click here for ticket info.

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.

Saturday

Casey’s Saturday Specials – 8AM | Price varies with purchase.
Casey’s Foods – 124 W. Gartner Rd. Naperville, IL 60540
Caseys Foods located at Naperville Plaza presents specials in Casey’s Meat Department and Gourmet Food Counter while supplies last from 8AM to 7PM every Saturday. Now also is the time to order fresh HOKA turkeys for Thanksgiving. This week… Casey’s Beef Stew Meat  only $4.98 /lb. and​ Casey’s White Dinner Rolls only $1.29/pkg.

Vote Early / Registered Voters in DuPage (9AM-5PM) & Will (8:30AM-2PM) Counties
Naperville Municipal Center – 400 S. Eagle Street Naperville, IL 60540

PIctured here with members of Rotary 4:44 who braved Halloween to attend their weekly meeting, writer John Everson will be among Naperville residents presenting stories about publishing on Local Author Day, at the 95th Street Library. On Halloween, Everson told the group of Naperville Rotarians that his inspiration, at times, has come from writing in one of the snugs at Quigley’s Irish Pub, an acknowledgment that is written in the forward of some of his books.

Local Author Day – Noon-4:30PM | Free
95th Street Library – 95th Street, east of Route 59 Naperville, IL 60564
Meet John Everson and other hometown authors, learn about the publishing world, the unique facets of genre styles and creative mediums, and purchase signed copies of creative materials and enjoy a knowledge-filled afternoon. First, from noon to 1:30PM, A Publishing World Panel Discussion will present panelists addressing many avenues to publishing, “providing insight into this murky realm.” Then at 2:30PM a Breaking Boundaries Panel Discussion will feature different genre voices and media styles discussing ways to reach audiences using different forms of creative media.

Dog Patch Homecoming – 1PM | Free!
Dog Patch Pet & Feed – 1108 E. Ogden Ave. Naperville, IL 60563
Naperville’s original pet store will host an afternoon for dogs and cats that found their forever homes at Dog Patch to reunite during an Adoption Reunion from 1 to 4PM.

Chicago Steel Super Heroes & Villains Night – 7:05PM | $10-$20
Fox Valley Ice Arena – 1996 S Kirk Road Geneva, IL 60134
Join the Chicago Steel Hockey Team and enjoy fast-paced family fun, and see the future stars of college and pro hockey. Tickets start at just $10, and sit right on the glass for just $20. 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 Sat., Nov. 3, at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. Tickets and info at www.chicagosteelhockeyteam.com.

Sunday

Daylight Saving Time – 2AM | Set Clocks Back
Naperville and more!
Daylight Saving Time (We repeat this every year… There’s no “s” at the end. It’s not Daylight Savings Time), ends at 2AM on Nov. 4, 2018. Remember to turn clocks back one hour and gain an hour of sleep.

Relax and Explore the Riverwalk and Neighborhood Parks – Sunrise to Sunset | Open
Discover 137 Different Parks in Naperville, IL 60540, 60563, 60564 and 60565
May Watts Park, pictured above, located off Whispering Hills offers playgrounds, fishing, a .89-mile trail and plenty of reasons to pause and reflect about the changing season before all the leaves turn and fall. This autumn has presented particularly splendorous scenes from north, east, west and south Naperville.

Vote Early / Registered Voters in DuPage (10AM-4PM) & Will Counties (9AM-3PM) 
Naperville Municipal Center – 400 S. Eagle Street Naperville, IL 60540


And there’s more!

Look forward with photo-enhanced stories every day on the Latest NewsIn addition to events and other happenings, find public meeting notices scheduled at the Naperville Municipal Center.

With more than 260 eateries sure to whet every appetite and budget, local restaurants will be serving up special events all during November. 

Catch 35 will host a wine dinner to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Services on Mon., Nov. 5.  CityGate Grille will host Friends of Little Friends Dinner on Thurs., Nov. 8. Quigley’s Irish Pub will celebrate is first 20 years on Sat., Nov. 17.

Meson Sabika again will host its annual complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings for individuals and families in financial, emotional or physical need on Thurs., Nov. 22. 

For what’s new on the local dining scene, visit www.dinenaperville.com

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 & WalksCharity GolfFestivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’sNorth Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.