Above / Naperville is blessed with park settings and forest preserves that give visitors a chance to feel as through they’re “a million miles from Monday,” to use a slogan from an ad campaign to promote Illinois back in the mid-1990s. Go fish, enjoy seasonal changes and watch waterfowl at Lake Osborne, just west of the Naperville Public Safety Center on Aurora Avenue.
Happy Change of Seasons! It’s Autumn! “Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn,” noted quotable Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985), internationally-known garden writer.
Go fish this weekend! Click here to find one of this website’s most popular pages while considering the catch of the day! “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger,” noted Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), 31st U.S. President.
Just about any day! When planning a weekend or a staycation in Naperville consider overnight stays at www.visitnaperville.com. Check out more than 270 dining locations at www.dinenaperville.com, many in downtown Naperville.
Thanks also for being considerate, recognizing that many restaurants and hotels are short staffed at the moment. All patronage and patience is appreciated. Thanks for supporting local enterprises, especially small independent businesses, whenever possible and wherever you live!
Sept. 24 and so on / Autumn in Central Park! Central Park welcomes visitors every day where the Naperville Community Concert Center tells the story of the Naperville Municipal Band that’s been around since 1859. Take note of the “The Great Concerto” mural and “Laughing Lincoln” sculpture on the Century Walk tour. Find other historical monuments, a vintage canon, a gazebo contributed by the Naperville Evening Kiwanis and a playground for kids. Central Park is located at 104 E. Benton Avenue, just north of US Bank and Quigley’s Irish Pub and east of Catch 35 in downtown Naperville.
Now-Sept. 30 / September is “Hunger Action Month.” Loaves & Fishes Community Services continues its quest to end hunger and transform lives every day while heightening awareness during the month recognized as “Hunger Action Month.” To plan a food drive or for additional assistance, contact Nicole Louis, Associate Director Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 355-3663 x115.
Save the date! Sept. 18, 2022 / 9th Annual Judd-A-Thon starts promptly at 10:01AM Sun., Sept 18, 2022, at the Judd Kendall VFW Post. It’s a 0.1K fun run and fundraiser for all ages. The short run will go a long way to help veteran and military families at the VFW National Home for Children.
Now through Sept. 30 / Community Access Naperville’s Virtual Fall Fundraiser
welcomes participation. Celebrating 11 years, Community Access Naperville (CAN) has a mission to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work in, contribute to, and enjoy their community. Support this mission by learning more with a click here. Thanks!
Sept. 26 / Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Groundbreaking at Veterans Park. To help pay tribute to Gold Star Families, the Naperville Municipal Band will perform during a special ceremony for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument beginning with a prelude at 1:45PM Sun., Sept. 26. The Naperville Men’s Glee Club also will perform. Hosted by the Woody Williams Foundation and Century Walk, the special ceremony begins with music at 1:45PM, followed by a 30-minute program at 2PM. Veterans Park is located at 301 E. Gartner Road. The public is welcome. Attendees might want to bring collapsible chairs.
Sept. 27 / School District 204 Board of Education Public Meeting begins at 7PM Mon., Sept. 27, 2021. Click here for more info about School District 204 BOE meetings held at the Crouse Education Center, located at 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora.
Just About EDAQ! When planning a weekend or a staycation in Naperville, consider overnight stays at www.visitnaperville.com. Check out more than 270 dining locations at www.dinenaperville.com, many in downtown Naperville, such as Quigley’s Irish Pub at 43 E. Jefferson. Note pub hours are subject to change without notice. Quigley’s is now closed Mondays until further notice.
Sept 30 through Oct. 14 / Oktoberfest returns to Water Street in downtown Naperville. SixtyFour-Wine Bar & Kitchen is bringing back its OKTOBERFEST celebration in the Weingarten Tent on Water Street in Downtown Naperville. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 14, SixtyFour’s OKTOBERFEST will feature local craft Oktoberfest beers and imported German beers, Austrian and German wines, authentic German cuisine and live music on most evenings. Safety protocols will be followed. SixtyFour’s regular food, wine and beer menu will still be available for patrons who would like to dine as they usually would at the wine bar, patio, or tent. Reservations are recommended at www.sixtyfourwinebar.com, or by calling (630) 780-6464.
And so on / If planning a weekend or a staycation in Naperville, consider overnight stays at www.visitnaperville.com. Check out more than 270 dining locations at www.dinenaperville.com, including Meson Sabika in the historic mansion with spacious patios for day or evening dining, weather permitting, at 1025 Aurora Avenue.
Editor’s Note / Thanks to all community volunteers and sponsors, including the Naperville Park District, for all the help to make 2021 September events happen. Be safe.
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