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A few things to do this weekend in Naperville, Nov. 17-19, 2023


Above / Discover a brand new way to look at Moser Tower from the west side of the old Netzley House. (PN Photo, Nov. 16, 2023)

***Friday, Saturday & Sunday  **Friday & Saturday


Happy 102nd Birthday to Don O’Reilly! / All Day!

***Enjoy the 25-Year Celebration at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 11AM / Quigley’s Irish Pub is located at 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Stop by for a cool pint, live music and honest pub fare. Weather permitting, the patio is open every day! Meanwhile, Quigley’s will mark its 25th year all day today, November 17. Then consider joining EDAQ, Every Day at Quigley’s! (Note also…Quigley’s will be open Thanksgiving morning from 8 until noon. Stop by to cheer on the success of the Noon Lions Club Turkey Trot.)

**Brats at Kreger’s / 10AM to 3PM Fridays and Saturdays at Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus – 606 N. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60563 / Stop by for lunch, conversation and camaraderie. Plan a barbecue and pick up handcrafted bratwurst for the grill. And be sure to tell Bill Kreger that you know his wurst is the best.

‘Win a Dance with a Hero’ for Toys for Tots / 7PM-10:30PM / Join members of the Naperville Marines, American Legion Post 43 and VFW Post 3873 to benefit Toys for Tots at the annual “Win a Dance with a Hero” at the VFW. Raffles, a silent auction and karaoke will add to festivities to benefit Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped new toy and receive $5 off the $30 ticket price. Admission includes dinner and two beverages from the bar. The meal will be catered by Mission BBQ. Kindly RSVP to rios.nadia@gmail.com. The VFW is located at 908 W. Jackson Avenue.

Photo by James Hoch Photography
Wherever the Toys for Tots logo marks a collection site, donations of unwrapped new toys are welcome through Dec. 16. Thank you.


After dining at a favorite restaurant, window shop during the Grand Illumination of downtown Naperville. Then return to shop inside during regular business hours! (PN Photo)

***Downtown Naperville Brighter by Day and Night! / Throughout downtown Naperville / Wander through shops in Downtown Naperville to discover early-bird holiday shopping and sales. Enjoy festive decorations around town, plus special holiday sales and surprises at many downtown shops. downtownnaperville.com.

Who’s the turkey?

Turkey Raffle at the VFW / 6PM / Come one, come all, for the fun of gobblers for everyone. Admission is free of charge. However, this Turkey Raffle is an important friend-and-fund raising event at the VFW, hosted by the VFW Post 3873 and Auxiliary. All generosity is appreciated. Upstairs, the cash bar as well as ticket sales to participate in a variety of raffles and auctions will serve the fundraising event. Chef Terrell Cole, owner of Dark Horse Catering, returns as food purveyor featuring a dinner menu with a variety of choices from $6 to $12. On the main level, the Canteen also will be open at 908 W. Jackson Avenue. Everybody’s welcome!


***Changing Seasons at Mesón Sabika / 11:30AM to 9PM / Find a choice in dining rooms and private spaces at Mesón Sabika to sample Spanish tapas and delicious sangria for lunch and dinner. Located just west of downtown Naperville at 1025 Aurora Avenue, Mesón Sabika has been serving the community since 1990. Built in 1847, the historic mansion with eight air-conditioned dining rooms is set in a beautifully landscaped four-acre estate, providing a welcoming sight with plenty of parking for lunch, dinner, special events, benefits, weddings, meetings and family gatherings throughout the year. For reservations or information, call (630) 983-3000 x 2.

Experience the great outdoors every day. (PN Photo)

***Visit local parks! / Dawn to Dusk / From sunrise to sunset, experience autumn beauty throughout the community before all the leaves fall.

Looking for additional events this week and next?

Check PN’s recently updated event link to find more concerts, entertainment and local happenings. Plus, event planners can post upcoming things to do. Find the “EVENTS” link available 24-7 on the navigation bar.

To help promote Crime Stoppers, signs around town are reminders that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Lock it or lose it. Always be a Crime Stopper. If you see something suspicious, say something. Call 9-1-1. Always remember to watch out for children, cyclists, all pedestrians and other vehicles. The speed limit in Naperville is 25 mph unless otherwise noted. Celebrate safely. (PN Photo)

At the beginning of the Nov. 7 City Council Meeting, Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres again emphasized “If you see something suspicious, say something. Call 9-1-1.”

It’s up to everybody to help keep this community safe.

Every day… Dine Naperville!

Follow the brick path along Webster Street and head over the Riverwalk covered bridge to the Civic Plaza, Jackson Avenue at Webster. Note the plaque that says the Riverwalk celebrated its first 42 years on Sept. 7, 2023. Come experience the sights and sounds that lead to shopping, dining and entertainment in downtown Naperville. NaperLights has returned to shine along Water Street during downtown Naperville’s Grand Illumination that began Nov. 6, glowing with holiday decorations and other updates coming soon!

When strolling the Riverwalk, look for bronze plaques that help tell the story of this community’s can-do spirit to create the Riverwalk Park along the DuPage River. In 2021, dozens of commemorative plaques from Main Street to Jefferson Avenue were restored with funds made available by the Riverwalk Foundation.

Every day… Visit Naperville!

Thanks for reading! Stay safe. Have a good weekend.

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