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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: June 7-9



22nd Annual MEGA Garage Sale – 8AM | Free
Celebration Community Life Center – 919 S. Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540
Bargain hunters: mark your calendars for June 7-8, when the biggest and best garage sale in Naperville takes place. The 22nd annual MEGA Garage Sale will take place at the Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington Street, Naperville, on Friday, June 7, from 8AM to 7PM, and on Saturday, June 8 Half-Price Day from 8:00AM to noon. The garage sale an initiative of Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Naperville will include toys, books, clothes, housewares, electronics, furniture, art work, jewelry, and a variety of other quality, gently used items. Proceeds from the garage sale will support hunger initiatives, mental health programs, global missions, and a range of community organizations. Last year, the MEGA Garage Sale benefited 14 local and global organizations, including Loaves & Fishes, Feed My Starving Children, a school in Haiti, Holy Family School in Chicago, Alive Center, and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois mental health services. To learn more, visit megagaragesale.weebly.com. For questions and comments, email megagaragesale@oursaviours.com.

Final Donation Drive for AAUW Naperville Area Used Book and Media Sale – 9AM | Free
Washington Jr. High School – 201 N. Washington St Naperville, IL 60540
Final opportunity to donate books, DVDs and vinyl records to our AAUW Naperville Area Used Book and Media Sale. Donate hardcover/paperback books of all kinds (no encyclopedias, condensed books please.) Also, DVDs and vinyl records (no VHS tapes.) Tax receipts and unloading assistance will be available. All proceeds from the sale benefit scholarships, fellowships, and other programs for women and girls. More information at aauwnaperville@hotmail.com or naperville-il.aauw.net.

Public Naperville Trolley Tours every Friday!

One-Hour Historic Trolley Tour of Naperville! Every Friday at 11AM during June, July, and August. (no tour on 8/16). $18 per person. Children’s 30 minute Trolley ride! Every Friday at 10:15AM during June, July, and August (not available on 8/16). $8 per person. Trolley Tours meet at the “Trolley Stop” on Jackson Avenue at Eagle Street (Kiddie corner from address of 305 Jackson Ave., Naperville). Online tickets at napervilletrolley.com.

Summer Place Theatre Presents “South Pacific” – 7:30PM | $10-$20. $20 Adults; $15 Seniors/Students; $10 ChildrenBuy online and save – tickets are $3 more at the door
Community Christian Church (Yellow Box) – 1635 Emerson Lane Naperville, IL 60540
The Summer Place, Naperville’s community theatre, is proud to to present ‘South Pacific,’ the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. James Michner’s novel inspired this tale of gender roles, prejudice and love and remains musically enthralling, emotionally gripping, and culturally relevant. Performances are June 7-8 and June 14-15 with both evening and matinee shows. Tickets are available online or at the box office. See summerplacetheatre.org for more show times, ticket details and information about the cast and crew.

Remember to look in far right column under ‘Upcoming Events’ for more happening today.


Rotary Club of Naperville After Dark Naperville Repurpose and Recycle – 9AM – noon
Scullen Middle School – 2815 Mistflower Lane Naperville, IL 60564 
Support the repurpose & recycle event by dropping off these items: Bicycles, parts, helmets, books, school supplies, crayons, art & craft supplies, gently used sports equipment, musical instruments, records, medical equipment in good condition (canes, crutches, walkers, braces, glucometers, CPAP), eye glasses, hearing aids, sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries and paper shredding. Info at www.napervillerotaryafterdark.org.

North Central College 154th Commencement  – 10AM (Doors open at 8:30AM / Folks were in line at 7AM!)
North Central College Res Rec Center – 440 S. Brainard St.  Naperville, IL 60540
Congratulations, Graduates & Families! More than 800 graduates of North Central College’s Class of 2019 will receive degrees. The 154th Commencement will include graduates from 23 different states and 25 different countries representing 75 different majors as well as 10 military veterans. Processional will begin at 9:40AM, followed by the Commencement Ceremony at 10AM. The Commencement speech will be delivered by Jim Williams, news anchor and reporter, CBS 2 Chicago. North Central College President Troy D. Hammond and other College faculty and staff will address the graduating students. (Remote viewing area will be at Wentz Concert Hall in the North Central College Fine and Performing Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.) The public is welcome to join parents, families and friends of graduates.

Centennial Beach is Open – 11AM  | Membership cost varies with age
Centennial Beach – 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Weather permitting, Centennial Beach is now open for the season.

Casey’s Foods fires up the grill on Saturdays and Sundays – 11AM – 2PM | Cost varies with purchase
Casey’s Foods – 124 W Gartner Rd, Naperville, IL 60540
Casey’s 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. Add a dollar and get chips and a drink. It’s great food, at a good price, in a fun atmosphere.

Live Music at Quigley’s – 8:30PM | Cost varies with food or beverage purchase
Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Naperville, IL 60540
Visit Quigley’s for live music most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights… Note: Breakfast is served beginning at 10AM Saturdays and Sundays. The patio with a special section for well-behaved dogs is open, too.

Remember to look in far right column under ‘Upcoming Events’ for more happening today.

Buddy up and go fish!

Above / From May Watts Pond to Lake Osborne to the DuPage River, plenty of opportunities abound for anglers of all ages to fish. Click here for fishing info, mindful that live bait is available at Dog Patch Pet & Feed.


Naperville 10K/5K – 7:30AM | $10-$60
Centennial Beach – 500 Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
10X EM will host the inaugural Naperville 5K and 10K. Both races wind through some of Naperville’s most scenic sites, with the finish line at Centennial Beach Park. From walkers to runners, everyone can find their place at the Naperville 5K and 10K. naperville10k.com.

BrightSide Theatre presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – 3PM | $25-$30
Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College – 31 S. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60540
A Song. A Dance. A Con. Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, we visit to the French Riviera where two con men and a beautiful woman collide with the elite. A hilarious jazzy musical farce full of schemes, high jinx, masquerades and double-crosses will keep you laughing and guessing to the end. Tickets $25-$30 at brightsidetheatre.com.

Remember to look in far right column under ‘Upcoming Events’ for more happening today.

Save room for Naperville restaurants all year long

With nearly 300 eateries throughout Naperville at destinations north, east, west and south, one surely will whet your appetite. Find the complete listing at www.dinenaperville.com and be prepared for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner every day in 2019. 

Meson Sabika… Naperville’s array of choices such as historic Meson Sabika with the Pavilion at Meson Sabika next door also create many venues for meetings, bridal and baby showers, wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, neighbor get-togethers and just about whatever reason you can imagine. Always find a warm welcome at Meson Sabika, located at 1025 Aurora Ave., where Sunday brunch is another specialty.

Lucky Penny… And if you’re looking for a delicious brunch menu every day, stop by Lucky Penny between 6AM and 3PM. Open seven days a week, Lucky Penny is located at 1224 Ogden Avenue.

Catch 35 Naperville… Walleye Fish Fry Fridays will be featured every Friday in June.  For $19, dine on “All you care to enjoy” with a menu of crispy Lake Erie Walleye-panko crusted-flash fried served with French fries-coleslaw-cocktail sauce.  Remember, Catch 35 Naperville is located at 35 S. Washington St. right across from the entrance to Central Park where the Naperville Municipal Band plays at 7:30PM every Thursday evening through Aug. 15. Think dinner and the band concert! Reserve a spot at (630) 717-3500.

Hospitality shows and matters in Naperville

Hotel Arista Hotel and Arista Spa & Salon at CityGate Centre retain Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating for the sixth consecutive year.

For a listing of all 19 lodging choices in Naperville, offering more than 2,500 rooms, visit visitnaperville.com. Whether planning a wedding, corporate event, special meeting, family reunion or an extended stay while home construction is temporarily in progress, Naperville can put guests up for a night or a month or more.

Economic development and tourism go hand in hand. Thanks for supporting the local economy by planning a “staycation” itinerary here and inviting friends and family to come discover Naperville this summer.

From art exhibits at North Central College to outdoor art in public places called Century Walk, from the DuPage Children’s Museum to Naper Settlement, and from the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville to more than 100 neighborhood parks throughout the city; everybody is welcome to enjoy the charm, rich history and sporting events that are homegrown and treasured in this vibrant community every day.

Naperville Municipal Band Concerts & Y Family Movies Nights in Central Park

Naperville Municipal Band celebrates its 160th year during its annual summer concert series Thursday evenings through Aug. 15, 2019. Strike up the band that’s been here quite some time!

YMCA presents it outdoor family summer movie series in Central Park. Admission is free of charge.

First up, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” will be shown at dusk Fri., June 14. “Captain America the First Avenger” follows on Fri., July 5. Then it’s “Sweet Life of Pete” on Sat., July 27, “Incredibles 2” on Fri., Aug. 9, and “Aquaman” on Fri., Aug. 23.

Think Dinner & the Show at North Central College 

Bon appetite every day! Local dining matters!


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