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March Briefs


IPEF Inspire ’22 features evening out on March 11

Indian Prairie Educational Foundation will host Inspire ’22 from 7-10PM on Fri., March 11, at Loft28West, located at 28 W. New York Street in Aurora. The event will include dinner, drinks and fundraising activities.

Special highlights of the evening will showcase performances and exhibits provided by talented IPSD 204 student musicians, vocalists and artists.

For more information about the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation, Team IPEF, Inspire ’22 tickets ($125 each) and event information, visit www.ipef204.org.

Billy Elton Benefit Concert at NVHS is set for March 18

Billy Elton, a band that celebrates the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, will be making its seventh appearance in the Neuqua Valley High School Auditorium beginning at 7:30PM Fri., March 18. The benefit concert features Reid Spears on piano and lead vocals along with NVHS music staff members Ryan Rimington and Brad Pfeil.

The band previously was scheduled to perform its last benefit concert at Neuqua Valley on March 13, 2020. However, due to the onset of the pandemic, the performance was canceled just the day before it was scheduled to take place.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with general admission seating. Tickets may be purchased in advance www.neuquamusic.org/billy-elton.

For anyone who chose not to get a refund on the canceled 2020 event and are still holding those tickets, those 2020 tickets will be honored at the door.

Neuqua Valley High School campus is located at 2360 95th Street.

March Social will honor teachers

The Naperville American Legion Post 43 will be honoring teachers from School District 203, School District 204 and local parochial schools at its March Social to begin at 6PM Sat., March 19.

Ten teachers will be honored from Naperville, according to Gary Michalowksi, Jr. Vice Commander.

Following the social hour, the dinner will be served at 7PM, featuring corned beef and cabbage and all the fixings, prepared by Nadia Rios and the Post 43 Cooks, with dessert to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The dinner will be held at the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, located at 908 W. Jackson Ave. The cost is $15 per person, $7 for kids, and children under 6 eat free. A cash bar will be available.

The public is invited.

RSVP to Gary Michalowski via email at gmichalowski@sbcglobal.net or call or text to (630) 988-0106. The reservation deadline is Wed., March, 16, 2022. Payment will be accepted at the door by credit card, cash, or check payable to “American Legion Post 43.”
All updated CDC recommended guidelines will be followed.

NEF Building a Passion Breakfast returns on March 23

Naperville Education Foundation will host a special Building a Passion Breakfast fundraiser to connect NEF’s past, present, and future with a trivia-themed program consisting of networking opportunities, an anniversary breakfast program, and stand to show support, emceed by ABC7 anchor Alan Krashesky.

The breakfast is planned from 7AM to 9AM Wed., March 23, at Embassy Suites, 1823 Abriter Court.

Tickets are $80 each. For reservations, visit www.nef203.org.

Naperville Mayor presents 2022 State of the City on March 24

Mayor Steve Chirico will present the 2022 State of the City during an in-person luncheon event on March 24, a time to reflect on 2021, look forward to a year of optimism in 2022, and encourage “the leaders of tomorrow to be bright and bold in their relentless pursuit of painting Naperville’s future picture,” open invitations noted.

In addition to recognizing Naperville accomplishments, Mayor Chirico also will recognize City officials and their years of service to the community.

Hosted by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, the luncheon will be held from 11AM to 1PM, Thurs., March 24, at Embassy Suites Naperville, located at 1823 Abriter Court.

Advance tickets are $75 (NACC Member | Open Seating), $800 (NACC Member | Reserved Table of 10) and $90 (Community Member | Open Seating).

For reservations, visit www.naperville.net.

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