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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: April 12-14


Friday – April 12

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. Bill Kreger is back! Be sure to ask Bill about his ice fishing excursion and let him know that you know his wurst is the best.

Enjoy Every Day at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 11AM / Quigley’s Irish Pub is located at 43 E. Jefferson Ave in downtown Naperville / Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well as a good place for special events. Meanwhile, stop by for a cool pint and honest pub fare EDAQ, Every Day at Quigley’s.

Naperville Woman’s Club is located in the stone landmark church building located at 14 S. Washington Street. In addition to NWC programs and events the “Clubhouse” is available to rent for community meetings and events. (PN Photo)

Young Adult Art Exhibit / 5PM / Naperville Woman’s Club Juried Young Adult Art Exhibit features teen art from NCHS, NNHS, WVHA, NVHS, MVHS and Benet Academy from 5PM to 8PM. Refreshments will be served. Public welcome. Naperville Woman’s Club is located at 14 S. Washington Street in downtown Naperville.

WVHS Planetarium Family Night / 6PM and 7PM / Join the WVHS Planetarium for Family Night on Friday, April 12. The topic for this month’s program is ‘Summer Stargazing.’ Tour the summer night sky in preparation for backyard stargazing! Tickets ($5) are available online. Sold-out programs will disappear from the webstore. Visit the Planetarium webpage for more information about Family Nights.

WVHS Telescope Viewing / 8PM / In addition to the planetarium programs, telescope viewing outside (weather permitting) will start at 8 PM. Naperville Astronomical Association (NAA) members will set up their telescopes in the grassy field west of the planetarium’s parking lot. Join NAA after the planetarium programs (tickets not required for the telescopes)! Follow the WVHS Planetarium social media for telescope viewing cancelations. Visit the Planetarium webpage for more information about Family Nights.

Century Walk Tours Everyday / Around the Clock – Daylight / The recently published 88-page Naperville Century Walk Public Art Guide to more than 50 locations featuring local stories with public art by renown artists is now available at City Hall, Naper Settlement and Hotel Indigo. Pick up a free copy today. Then take a tour! (Note: Three works of public art are on display in Central Park. Visit “The Great Concerto” mural on the stage door of the Community Concert Center, “Laughing Lincoln” on a bench along Ron Keller Commemorative Way and “Veterans Valor” at the entrance to the park at Van Buren and Washington.)

Saturday – April 13

Family Resource Fair / 10AM to Noon / KidsMatter notes that Naperville 203 is surrounded by several community resources which benefit our students and families. Their goal during the Family Resource Fair is to provide a “one-stop location” for families to access, speak with, and gain knowledge of resources, programs, services, and supports that benefit families within this community. Attendees should utilize available street parking on Hillside Road, the NCHS Staff/Student Permit lot, or lot B (both are also on Hillside Road). Enter door #8. Help kids say “no” to destructive choices and “yes” to endless possibilities!

Get to know local wildlife such as this beady-eyed muskrat! Just remember never feed muskrats, waterfowl, deer, coyote or other creatures that live throughout the city. Wildlife will find food on their own. 

Fish and Wildlife Thrive on their Own / Dawn to Dusk / Get to know local wildlife such as this beady-eyed muskrat! Just remember never feed human snacks to muskrats, waterfowl, deer, coyote or other creatures that live throughout the city. Wildlife will find food on their own in nature. Note also that April is a good time to begin putting that fishing pole back in local ponds and from the shores of the DuPage River. Fishing teaches patience! Enjoy the great outdoors!

Reserve a Table 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.  Mesón Sabika will host a ‘Night of Sevilla’ beginning at 6PM, Sat., April 13. Experience the passion of Spain’s culture with live performances of a Spanish guitarist and a Flamenco dancer.  ¡Salud!

“this is not the reunion” / 7:30PM April 10, 11, 13 and 2PM April 13, 14 – Madden Theater 171 Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL 60540 on the campus of North Central College / $10-14 / “You know when you’re only a couple years out of college and you try to visit camp with your old camp friend group and it’s just not the same, and all the spooky things about it are somehow actually even scarier now? And then your friends start to get picked off one by one by the ghost of a drowned girl from a ghost story someone wrote on the barn attic wall? It’s so weird being in your twenties.” A new play by Maddie Dennis-Yates, “this is not the reunion” is a surreal coming-of-age story about ghosts, summer camp, and the friends we leave behind. *This play contains strong language and themes of death. Tickets at northcentral.vbotickets.com/events.

Classical Blast – Classic Rock with a little Bach / 7:30PM / Classical Blast blurs musical lines, melding well-known classical music into classic rock hits or rocking music by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and composers from other centuries, sometimes adding original lyrics or introducing symphonic elements into their own music. From Bach to classic rock to metal and beyond: it’s the past, present, and future brought together in perfect harmony.  $10 Cover Charge. Held at The Matrix Club, 808 S. Route 59. For reservations and more info call (630) 869-9100 or visit www.classicalblast.com/shows.

Sunday – April 14

Community Talk “To Be Free” / 3PM at Naperville Women’s Club –14 S. Washington St. Naperville IL 60540 / In this talk attendees will examine liberty from a Biblical perspective; and see how real people today find their freedom from all kinds of physical, emotional and circumstantial restrictions that seem clearly beyond their control so that they may Be Set Free. The speaker Nicole Virgil is a Christian Science practitioner from Chicago and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. No admission charge.

West Suburban Irish Sham Rocker Fundraiser / 4-9PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub located at 43 E. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville / $60-adults $20-kids / The Sham Rocker Fundraiser WSI’s primary fundraiser held annually in Naperville, IL. Proceeds from the event help support the West Suburban Irish, including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Irish Mass, scholarships and donations to local charities. More info and tickets at wsirish.org.

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