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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: April 21-23



Positively Naperville always has appreciated the way Paul Hinterlong has looked at our monthly publication! We’ve welcomed his longstanding support, too! (PN File Photo)

Supporter Appreciation Party / 5PM to 8PM at Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, 908 W. Jackson Avenue. As Paul Hinterlong steps down from 14 years on the Naperville City Council, he’s planned a thank-you event for his supporters. Stop by for conversation, reflections, laughs, pizza and a few cheers. Hinterlong is grateful for all the support he’s received from the community as he’s always tried to do what’s best for Naperville.

Calvary Christian School 5K Glow Run / 7PM to 10PM at Calvary Christian School – 9s200 Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564 / This chip-timed 3.1-mile evening run and 1-mile walk features glow sticks, neon, glow-in-the-dark paint, and more. Before and after the race, enjoy a rockin’ glow party with music and food trucks. The 5K race is complete with podium awards for the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Pre-race activities start at 7PM and the first wave of runners will take off at 8PM. Register at runsignup.com.

Live Music at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 8:30PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Loose Screws to perform at 8:30PM. (And Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays thru Saturdays.)

Looking for more things to do in the community today, tomorrow or next week? / Around the clock, 24-7, visit PN’s Community Events Calendar. Event planners also are welcome to post opportunities for Naperville enjoyment. When submitting, include accurate and the “most-complete” information pertaining to the event. Not all submissions will be published and are subject to verification. Please allow up to seven business days for events to be published and populate within this website. It’s best to use a desktop or laptop computer when submitting events. Thanks for reading.


Plant a tree. Take a walk. Grab a trash bag and pick up litter. Enjoy nature. Go fishing. Listen to birds. Be grateful for clean water. Stop drips. Pick up after pets. Look for baby ducklings. Respect your neighbor and your community.

TheatreWorksUSA’s ‘Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School’ / 10AM and 1PM at Pfeiffer Hall., 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville, IL 60540 / $10-15 / From bus rules and Band-Aids to carpools and cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks, and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Naperville offers nearly 300 dining choices every day / From Diehl Road north to 111th Street south, Dine Naperville features eateries to whet every appetite and suit every budget. 

Now that it’s springtime, keep cool with walks along the Riverwalk and venture into the heart of Naperville to discover what’s new. And thanks to everyone for tossing disposable cups and snack papers in trash containers. Help keep Naperville beautiful.

Enjoy the great outdoors, mindful to appreciate and support a healthy environment, and everything that nature offers every day! Just let the wildlife be wild. Help keep Naperville beautiful.


Naperville Woman’s Half Marathon and 5K Runs / 7AM at North Central College, Downtown Naperville and vicinity / $45-85 / The annual Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5k will take athletes through downtown and several area neighborhoods in Naperville. napervillewomenshalf.events.

2023 Earth Day Fair / 1 to 4PM / The Earth Day Fair is a family-friendly special event for the community, where attendees can discover new ways to “go green” at home, view demonstrations, get free seeds, saplings and other giveaways, make crafts and speak with experts. The Fair is part of Earth Week Naperville, a community-wide promotion of environmental stewardship with the theme, Invest in our Planet. The Earth Day Fair will take place in the gymnasium at Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville.

Mallard duck families find their way every spring to the pond at May Watts Park. (PN File Photo 2022)

“So let’s make a bow to the Earth’s green leaves with a ‘thank you’ for things they give.” —May Theilgaard Watts, Naturalist

Taiwan Philharmonic at North Central College / 3PM at Wentz Concert Hall – 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL 60540 / $38-120 / Taiwan Philharmonic performs part of their 2023 U.S. Tour at 3PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, also known as the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at home, has been hailed as one of the best orchestras in Asia. finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. Cheers to North Central College for being one of the stops on the U.S. Tour.

Go Fish! Discover the wonder and patience that come with angling from local fishing piers. Check out Whalon Lake located just off Royce Road in south Naperville where the forest preserve offers many activities such as fishing, kayaking, walking, biking and enjoying nature. Click here to a popular link of local fishing spots.

How do fish measure up at Whalon Lake?

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