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Things to do on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024

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Enjoy the great outdoors! Today’s forecast reports it’ll be mostly sunny with the high about 82F. It’s a perfect day to take an afternoon paddleboat ride in the quarry along the Riverwalk. Fishing is fine there, too. This city provides plenty of places for picnics. No time to pack a picnic basket? Pick up a pizza! Or simply take a peaceful walk from one neighborhood park to the next.

Happy Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, 2024

Reserve a Table at Mesón Sabika for Mother’s Day / Brunch, 10:30AM to 2:30PM. Dinner, 4PM to 8PM / Of course, for all other days, 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. (Note also, Tapas Valencia is open for Mother’s Day at 1530 S. State Street in Chicago.)

Mother’s Day Brunch in Downtown Naperville / All Day / Mom deserves the best this Mother’s Day. Why not make it easy on yourself, and enjoyable for mom, by treating her to a memorable Mother’s Day brunch. Enjoy brunch in downtown Naperville. Complete listings at downtownnaperville.com.

Enjoy Mother’s Day & 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 all types of special events. Meanwhile, stop by for a cool pint and honest pub fare EDAQ, Every Day at Quigley’s. Patio is open, weather permitting.

Located in the heart of the City along Aurora Avenue across from the Naperville Municipal Center, the entrance to Naper Settlement is around the corner at Webster Street.

Naper Settlement / 1PM / Discover what’s new at the City’s outdoor living history museum in the heart of Naperville. Museum hours are 10AM to 4PM Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 4PM Sunday and closed Monday. Admission for Adults (13+) is $12; Seniors (62+), $10; Youth (4-12), $8. Admission for Museum Members & Naperville Residents (with proof of residency) is free. For more information about the new exhibit honoring the first 150 years of the Naperville Fire Department, visit NaperSettlement.org/Exhibits.

Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS) Artists Showcase / 10AM / More than 140 nature-inspired, fine art photographs. The 2024 Nature Photography Exhibit includes work captured at international locations, in the U.S., locally and at the Morton Arboretum. Photos feature animals, landscapes, plants, trees and skies. 

“I Am OK” photo is by Jim Bodkin. (Photo courtesy MAPS)

The MAPS exhibit is free with a membership or paid admission ($17 Adults, 18-64; $15 Seniors, 65-plus; $12 Youth, 2-17) to The Morton Arboretum. Note also… the exhibit opened Friday evening May 10. Organizers suggest pairing the exhibit with a wildflower walk or drive through The Arboretum’s beautiful grounds. For more information, visit mortonarb.org/explore/activities/adult-programs/morton-arboretum-photographic-society-exhibit/.

Yellow Box is located at 1635 Emerson Lane at Ogden Avenue. (PN File Photo)

Theater for Charity presents High School Musical / 3PM at Yellow Box – 1635 Emerson Lane Naperville, IL 60540 / $20-25 / All profits for this show will be donated to A.D.O.P.T. no kill pet shelter of Naperville. Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez at a holiday karaoke party. When they return to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical. Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans conspires to squelch their chances. The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon. Performances continue at 1PM and 7PM Saturday and 3PM Sunday. Tickets at www.showtix4u.com/event-details/81498.

How do fish measure up at Whalon Lake?

Go Fish! All Day! / From May Watts Pond to Lake Osborne to Whalon Lake to the DuPage River, find a place to throw a line and catch a fish. There’s a lure for angling on Mother’s Day. “Fishing is a mom’s secret for a day of peace and quiet.”

Find many mothers featured in Naperville Loves a Parade, the Century Walk mural just off Main Street, across from Allegory and Dean’s Fine Clothing. And save the date for the Naperville Memorial Day Parade beginning at 10:30AM Mon., May 27.(PN File Photo)

Century Walk Tours Every Day / 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 the Naperville Art League Gallery, Naper Settlement, Hotel Indigo and the Naperville Municipal Center. Pick up a free copy today. Then take a self-guided tour.

Every Day & Mother’s Day… Dine Naperville!

The playground featured on the cover of the May issue is located just south of the 95th Street Library. (PN Photo)

Every day… Visit Naperville!

Help keep your surroundings safe. If you see something suspicious, call 9-1-1.

Since not everybody is linked to social media, we appreciate all event planners for posting local community events at “EVENTS,” a feature located along the navigation bar at the top of this page. It’s outreach is beyond Naperville. Thank you.

Thanks for reading! Stay safe.

Have a good Sunday.

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