City Notes
May 20, 2015


NewFREE MOVIE @THE LIBRARY. The movie “Unbroken,” directed by Angelina Jolie, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, visit

NewMEMORIAL DAY CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK. Immediately following the Memorial Day Parade in downtown Naperville (around 12:15 p.m.) on Monday, May 25, a special concert by the Naperville Municipal Band, the 8th grade chorus from Kennedy Junior High School, among others, will be performed in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit  

 NewNAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT SENIOR GAMES. The inaugural Naperville Park District Senior Games for participants age 50 and over begins on Wednesday, May 27 and runs through Thursday, June 25. The games will culminate with an Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 26. Events include billiards, ceramic art competition, golf, ping pong, Pinochle, softball, swimming, tennis and trapshooting. For more information, visit

NewLITTLE FRIENDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Little Friends invites those who have supported them throughout their history to join in the celebration of their 50th anniversary on Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave. Please RSVP to (630) 355-6533. For more information, visit

NewSPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES. Naperville Community Unit School District 203 will hold a meeting on Friday, May 29 to discuss the district’s plan for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools or who are home schooled within District 203 boundaries. The meeting will be held at the administrative center, 203 W. Hillside Road, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Christine Igoe at (630) 420-6308 or

NewFLUTE EXTRAVAGANZA. North Central College presents its annual Flute Extravaganza, a free concert featuring the Flute Choir, solo and chamber music performances at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 in Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. For more information, call (630) 803-8006.

NewFARMERS MARKET AT ST. JOHN’S. Local vendors offer seasonally fresh vegetables and fruits, micro greens, meats, eggs, cheese, breads, honey, fresh cut flowers, teas, oils and vinegars, spices and more at the Farmers Market at St. John’s, 750 Aurora Ave., every Wednesday from June 3 through September 16 (closed July 1), from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, email or visit

NewHISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF NAPERVILLE. Naperville Trolley offers one-hour Historic Trolley Tours of Naperville at 11 a.m. every Friday in June, July and August. Tours blend the past with the present, highlight Naperville’s growth and include interesting stories. For more information, visit

NewFIFTH AVENUE STATION FARMERS MARKET. Local farmers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and other produce in an open-air market at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot, 200 E. 5th Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday from June through October. For more information, call (630) 369-5638.

NewUSED BOOK SALE. Shop more than 40,000 books, CDs, records and other media, most priced between $1 and $2.50, at the Annual American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s used book sale from Wednesday, June 10 through Saturday, June 13 at Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. For more information, visit or email

NewWORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS. Interested Naperville middle and high school students are invited to attend free hour-long workshops at C2 Wheaton, 257 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, on Wednesdays, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22, and August 5 and 19. Topics will range from college applications and admissions to grammar and writing skills. To reserve a seat or for more information, call (630) 517-8292 or visit

NewDAY WITHOUT HUNGER. The eighth annual Day Without Hunger celebration will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 12 at Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 1871 High Grove Lane, and will feature a variety of free activities for guests of all ages, live entertainment and food. For more information, visit

NewEDIBLE WILD PLANT PARTY. Experience the abundance of wild food available in this region by participating in an Edible Wild Plant Party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12 at the Clow Education Center on McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knock Knolls Road. Participants will sample a wild plant potluck, participate in plant identification walks, listen to music and take part in a plant swap/sale. For more information, visit

NewROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER. Join the Naperville Park District for live music on Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion, at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue, beginning June 12. Music will be played each Friday until August 7, excluding July 3. For more information, visit

NewCAUSE-A-PALOOZA. Join I Support Community for Cause-a-Palooza, a family-oriented community event featuring a nonprofit information fair, live music, kids’ activities and more on Sunday, June 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  

NewCONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 14 and enjoy this summertime live music series featuring OMT (One More Time). This free event is designed for families and neighborhoods. For more information, visit

NewCAMP NAPER. Camp Naper offers one-day, two-day and weeklong camps as well as a three-day Pioneer Life camp that offer a wide variety of enrichment activities from art to science and more to children in grades 1 through 8. Camps run from June 15 to July 31. For more information, visit

NewLATEX PAINT RECYCLING PROGRAM. Drop off unwanted latex paint at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53, Woodridge, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays between June 15 and July 15. Paint will be filtered, re-blended and distributed to for free during the same hours of collection beginning Monday, June 22. For more information, contact the DuPage County Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400.

NewCHILDREN’S LUNCH HOUR ENTERTAINMENT. Pack a lunch and join the fun of exciting performances geared to the young and young at heart. Entertainment will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, on June 16, June 30, and July 21 and near the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave., on June 23, July 14, and July 28. For more information, visit

LIBRARY GRAND REOPENING. Naperville Public Library will debut the newly remodeled Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., at a grand reopening at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. The event will include a ribbon cutting, refreshments and building-wide activities that will showcase the library’s improved program room, updated computer lab and new Teen Space. For more information, visit

EDIBLE GARDENING. Discover how to grow your own garden filled with an abundance of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers with minimal maintenance on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Clow Education Center on McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road. For more information and to register, visit

SUMMER C.O.P.E.S. COURSE. The Turning Pointe Career College summer C.O.P.E.S. course teaches students to identify their needs and develop skills in the areas of communication, organization, positive behavior supports, emotional regulation and social skills/sensory needs. The six-week program, which will be held at 1500 W. Ogden Ave., runs from June 29 through August 7, but registration is expected to close at the end of May. For more information, call (630) 615-6032 or email

DRIVEN TO GIVE. Test drive vehicles from Fair Oaks Ford to benefit the Naperville Heritage Society and Naper Settlement on Thursday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Naper Settlement Chapel parking lot, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, contact (630) 420-6010.

GRADUATION CONCERT. The North Central College Concert Choir presents its annual Graduation Concert, featuring a program of sacred, secular, multicultural and contemporary music, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit

MOSER TOWER AND VISITOR CENTER. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center, 443 Aurora Avenue, is open for the 2015 season. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays from May through November. Friday tours are also available between May 22 and August 14. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE IN VIETNAM. Students in the Naperville North High School military history classes will host a public showing of their feature length documentary showcasing interviews with Naperville residents who are also veterans of the war in Vietnam. The showing of the documentary will be held on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the NNHS Auditorium, 899 N. Mill St. For more information, visit

WOUNDED WARRIORS 5K RUN/WALK. Operation Welcome You Home continues support for the men and women serving our country with the fourth annual Wounded Warriors 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Settler’s Park, 24000 W. Lockport St., Plainfield. For more information, visit

CENTENNIAL BEACH. Jump into summer as Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., opens for the 2015 season on Saturday, May 23. For more information, visit

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. The annual Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and American Legion Post #43 Memorial Day Parade will kick-off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 25 in downtown Naperville. For more information and a parade route map, visit

PLAYSCAPE PIONEERS DAY CAMP. Children ages 4 to 7 can enjoy hands-on learning and storytimes at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The final session will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. The fee is $22 per camper per day. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE GARDEN CLUB MEETING. The Naperville Garden Club, a group interested in gardening, flowers and the environment, will hold its Annual Meeting and Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at the White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Drive. For more information, visit

SYBIL DUNBAR COMMEMORATIVE MARKER. Naper Settlement will dedicate a commemorative marker in honor of Sybil Dunbar, Naperville’s first known African-American female resident, at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at Naperville Cemetery, 705 S. Washington St. Dunbar lived in Naperville around 1860 and was buried at Naperville Cemetery in 1868, a rare occurrence for an African-American woman during that time. For more information, call (630) 420-6010.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Naperville Boy Scout Troop 507 will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Dr. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per family. For more information, visit

FRONTIER KITE FLY FESTIVAL. Enjoy gigantic kites, demonstrations, stunts and hands-on activities at the Naperville Park District Frontier Kite Fly Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive. This free family-friendly event also features live music, games, and giveaways. For more information, visit

CHICKENS IN YOUR BACKYARD. Naperville backyard chicken keeper and breeder Angel Witt will teach the basics of raising chickens at the Naperville Community Gardeners Club presentation titled “Chickens in your Backyard” on Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information on the Naperville Community Gardeners Club, visit

MILLENNIUM CARILLON SUMMER RECITAL SERIES. Talented carillonneurs from around the world will delight concert goers with an evening of free music at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave., on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from June 2 through August 18. For more information, visit

PRESCHOOL PLAYSCAPE PROGRAMS. Free drop-in programs for children ages 2-7 are included with regular admission on Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERTS. Bring a lawn chair or blanket (bench seating is limited) and the whole family to free weekly concerts of the Naperville Municipal Band, every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. from June 4 through August 20 at the Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information, visit or call (630) 778-9994.

CHARLIE LONG/WDSRA GOLF CLASSIC. The Charlie Long/WDSRA Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 15 at Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and include driving range, putting green, 19 holes with cart, dinner and more. Interested participants should register before Friday, June 5. For more information, visit

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT COWLISHAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Volunteers are needed on a weekly basis from 11:20 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Cowlishaw Elementary School, 1212 Sanctuary Lane, through Friday, June 5. Volunteers would pass out tongue depressors as Run Club students race one lap around a course. For more information, email

MEET A CURATOR. See real artifacts from the Naper Settlement collection of more than 55,000 objects during “Flashback Fridays: Meet a Curator” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at the Collections Care and Storage Facility, Public Works Service Center, 180 Fort Hill Drive. For more information, visit

COMEDY NIGHT. Naperville Jaycees presents the fifth annual Comedy Night on Friday, June 5 at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. The opening act begins at 6:30 p.m. with the comedy show beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA’S “UNITED WE STAND.” This concert, which celebrates pride in America and pride in our servicemen and women, will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. For more information, visit

PUZZLE RUN & BACKYARD BASH. Join Turning Pointe Autism Foundation on Sunday, June 7 for the Puzzle Run & Backyard Bash featuring headliner Steve Augeri of Journey. Gates open at noon at Turning Pointe, 1500 W. Ogden Ave. Entertainment will include live music and Kids Village. For more information, visit or call (630) 570-7948.

USED BOOK DONATION DRIVE. Donate hardcover/paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl to the AAUW Naperville Area Used Book Donation Drive on Sunday, June 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Celebration Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington St. Unloading assistance and tax receipts will be provided. For more information, visit

PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS. The Naperville Park District offers a variety of day camps, nature camps, arts camps, athletic camps and golf camps for kids ages two and a half years through high school. Many camps begin on Monday, June 8. For more information or to register, visit or call (630) 848-5000.

KIDSMATTER TO LOU MALNATI’S CELEBRATION. Enjoy great food and live entertainment for a great cause on Monday, June 8 from noon to 10 p.m. at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 131 W. Jefferson St. Lou Malnati’s will donate 20 percent of their sales (both dine-in and take-out) to support KidsMatter. Customers will also enjoy live performances from choral groups from local high schools. For more information, visit

WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB. Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. through October 28, join the free Wednesday Walking Club at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center then log your minutes to earn reward tickets to Naper Settlement programs and events. No registration is required. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit

MILLENNIUM CARILLON WEEKLY RECITALS AND CONCERTS. Weekly recitals and concerts at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave., are held every Saturday at noon and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December. For more information, visit


NAPERVILLE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM. The Naperville Search and Rescue Team helps locate persons who are missing and in distress. They also may assist with evidence recovery and help out at local festivals, such as Ribfest and Last Fling. For more information, contact Judy Cittadino at

NAPER NOTIFY. Naper Notify provides emergency and quality-of-life information via phone call, text message, email or smart phone app. For more information and to sign up, visit

SMART911. When you make an emergency call from a registered phone, Smart911 displays your profile on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen. To register, visit

POWER OUTAGES. If you are experiencing a power outage, please report it 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Naperville City Dispatch by calling (630) 420-6187.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY. Household Hazardous Waste may be safely disposed of at the new drop-off facility located at 156 Fort Hill Drive. For more information, visit

HOLIDAY GARBAGE COLLECTION. When residential garbage collection falls on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas, pickup will resume one day later for the remainder of the week.

“CLUNKER” VEHICLE DONATIONS. The Naperville Fire Department is seeking donations of used and otherwise “clunker” vehicles. To donate, contact Ruthi Sommers at (630) 305-5900.

MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. The City of Naperville has shifts for its front desk reception volunteer position. If you are interested, contact to obtain an application.

ONLINE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER. Patrons can subscribe to the Naperville Public Library’s monthly newsletter to receive up-to-date library news by visiting

RECYCLE MY FRIDGE. Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) customers can recycle secondary refrigerators and receive a prepaid card. For more information, visit

FIRST AID AND CPR/AED TRAINING. The City is offering first aid, CPR and AED certification classes for residents and businesses. For more information, visit

FINANCE DEPARTMENT HOURS. The Finance Department is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note that all meeting locations listed below are rooms in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., unless otherwise indicated.

  • Planning and Zoning Commission: Wednesday, May 20, 7 p.m., Council Chambers
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners: Tuesday, May 26, 4 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room

Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Communications Department at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Communications Department can be reached in person at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL, via telephone at (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via e-mail at Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

Contact Information:

City of Naperville
Communications Division
City Manager's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Kelley Munch
Communications Specialist
(630) 305-5307

Linda LaCloche
Communications Manager
(630) 420-6034

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