Above / Artist Marilyn Dale again has contributed her creativity to this year’s downtown Naperville display known as “Flying into Summer.” Find the “dragonfly” bench along Water Street.
Thursday, June 8
Summer Sights along the Riverwalk / Now through Labor Day Weekend and then some… / The Paddleboat Quarry, Carillon Concerts (7PM Tuesdays) at the site of Moser Tower, Jaycees Playground and Centennial Beach now are open for the summer season. Stroll the winding Naperville Riverwalk available every day of the year from the Jefferson Avenue Bridge to the Hillside Road Bridge. And, of course, right now, passersby can pause to watch construction underway for rebuilding the Washington Street Bridge near Fredenhagen Park. Remember! With progress comes patience.
Naperville Municipal Band Concert in Central Park / 7:30PM Thurs., June 8 / “Familiar Tunes” / Bake Sale sponsored by League of Women Voters of Naperville / Under the leadership of Conductor and Music Director Ron Keller since 1966, the Naperville Municipal Band is set to perform its summer concert season at 7:30PM every Thursday through Aug. 10 in Central Park. Assistant Conductor is Emily Binder. The Naperville Big Band Director is Tracy Oliver. Click here for weekly details.
Flying into Summer in downtown Naperville / NOW, TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY! / Come-see-ums, a.k.a. benches in the shape of dragonflies, welcome folks to explore works of art that tell whimsical and vibrant stories from now until September on the streets where local residents live. Come shop, dine and/or sit for a spell! Click here for story about 19 benches “Flying into Summer.”
Friday, June 9
Downtown Naperville again hosts its ‘free’ Tulip Bulb Pickup / 8AM to 10AM Fri., June 9 / Free tulip bulbs will be available for pick up on Main Street between Van Buren and Benton Avenue (55 S. Main Street) in Downtown Naperville, while supplies last. Click here for story.
GYPSY presented by Brightside Theater / 8PM Fridays | 2PM & 8PM Saturdays | 2PM Sundays / Playing this weekend and next through June 18 / Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the Campus of North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth. Click here for TICKETS ($36).
Live Music at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 8:30PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / And Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays thru Saturdays. Stop by for a pint, live music and honest pub fare.
Saturday, June 10
Naperville Freemasons Blood Drive / 9AM to 2PM on Sat., June 10, at 34 W. Jefferson Ave. Plan time to give the gift of life. Walk-ins welcome.
Open House Saturdays at HarborChase Naperville / 10AM to 2PM at HarborChase Naperville – 1619 N. Mill Street Naperville, IL 60563 / Tour the senior living facility on Naperville’s north side. Enjoy delicious refreshments including mimosas and beverages while perusing on-site eateries and attractive amenities. HarborChase Naperville is located at 1619 N. Mill Street. Unable to visit this week? Consider next Saturday. For information, call (630) 349-2783.
Go Fish! The DuPage River, Lake Osborne, Whalon Lake and many Naperville ponds provide peaceful and fun times for anglers. Click here to catch up on big fish stories, photos and the best places to drop a line here and there in Naperville.
Infrastructure: Creating 19th Century Clothing Then and Now / 10AM-4PM Sat., June 3 / Explore the fascinating stories behind the creation and recreation of 19th century clothing. View rarely-seen clothing and accessories from the Naperville Heritage Society and the Winnetka Historical Society’s collections. Naper Settlement is located at Webster Street and Aurora Avenue in the heart of Naperville. Summer Museum Hours: 10AM to 4PM Tuesday thru Saturday: 1PM to 4PM Sunday, Monday: Closed.
Sunday, June 11
Naper Pride’s 5th Annual Hometown Pride / 10AM to Noon every Sunday in June in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Avenue. Visit the celebration of community and support of Naperville businesses. Stop by between 10AM and 12PM to pick up a gift bag.
Fly A Kite in wide open space at a Naperville park / Any day in the gentle breeze / Big kites and little kites go well with a family picnic in Knoch Knolls Park. This summer, have fun learning how to fly a kite!
GYPSY presented by Brightside Theater / 8PM Fridays | 2PM Sunday / Playing this weekend and next through June 18 / Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the Campus of North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth. Click here for TICKETS ($36).
Looking ahead to Father’s Day / June 18
Naperville offers nearly 300 dining choices every day and Father’s Day / From Diehl Road north to 111th Street south, Dine Naperville features eateries to whet every appetite and suit every budget.
Visit beautiful gardens at Meson Sabika / Reserve a table for Dad in the historic mansion or on the patio for Father’s Day, June 18, at Meson Sabika.
And just off the beaten path at 729 North Avenue in Glendale Heights… / Dads, moms and kids enjoy Schnitzel Platz for cold German biers and other Bavarian tastes. Live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Schnitzel Platz. Prost!