4 days ago

Rain floods Naperville Art League basement

About an inch of water coated the lower-level floor of the gallery at 508 N. Center St., less than a month after the building reopened from damage caused by a broken pipe.

    Rain floods Naperville Art League basement
    The year is off to a wet and costly start for the Naperville Art League, which dealt with a flooded basement Tuesday in the midst of heavy rains. About an inch of water coated the lower-level floor of the gallery at 508 N.
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5 days ago

Best Ways To Support Chicago’s Local Art Scene

508 N. Center St.

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4619 N. Lincoln Ave.

1139 W. Fulton Market

5020 S. Cornell Ave.

2156 N. Damen Ave.

    Best Ways To Support Chicago's Local Art Scene
    Local Artists are keeping the art scene hopping in the Chicago area. No longer is displaying fine art only for the rich. Art galleries can be found in many of the neighborhoods in Chicago. There are even combo stores that display art made by local artists for clients to peruse while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.
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Feb 16

This Week in Naperville

Camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St., and will feature an engineering theme.

Author Ronald L. Smith will sign copies of his book, "Black Panther: The Young Prince," at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage and Benedictine University are helping low-income families and individuals file their income taxes from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

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Naper Settlement's first Winter Olympics showdown, Naper Games, is the theme for the school day-off camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Naperville police will talk about identity theft scams at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is sponsoring a fundraiser, Kitty Cocktail Hour, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Jimmy's Grill, 245 S. Washington St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Wentz Concert Hall in North Central College's Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. For more information, call 630-637-7469 or go to www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
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Feb 16

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Feb 14

Naperville's beloved Hobson oak tree finds new life in beer, handcrafted art

People interested in creating art pieces from the tree can pick up kiln-dried wood from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at 224 N. Washington St.

    Naperville's beloved Hobson oak tree finds new life in beer, handcrafted art
    The old Hobson oak tree that stood near Naperville's Hobson Road and Greene Road for 250 years or so will soon be reigniting memories in a unique way - by taste. Solemn Oath Brewery, in collaboration with Hop Butcher For The World and Miskatonic Brewing Company, is brewing an Imperial Milk Stout that will be aged in bourbon barrels with oak chips from the beloved bur oak tree.
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Feb 09

This Week in Naperville

Author Tammi Sauer will sign copies of her book, "Wordy Birdy," at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Camps will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-17, and Monday, Feb. 19, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St., and will feature themes such as kitchen chemistry and engineering.

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The 22nd annual International Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in North Central College's Gregory Arena at Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St.

The Naperville Police Department will hold a seminar on preventing identity theft and scams at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The program will be held again at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Naperville North High School will host the third annual "Clash of the Sequins" National Show Choir Competition Saturday, Feb. 17, at the school, 899 Mill St.

North Central College will host "Feed the Need," an annual event to help package meals to those in need Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, at the college's residence hall/recreation center, 440 S. Brainard St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The 22nd annual International Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in North Central College's Gregory Arena at Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. The festival features performances, educational booths and food. Troupes will perform dances from Lithuania, India, Poland, Germany and other countries.
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Feb 07

Naperville carpet company ranks second in the world

Russell Martin, at 633 N. Washington St., was awarded this honor based on: customer reviews and testimonials highlighting the friendliness and expertise...

    Naperville carpet company ranks second in the world
    Naperville company Russell Martin Carpets and Rugs took second place at the World Floor Covering Association's Gold Standard Awards in the under $10 million in sales volume category. Russell Martin was named the No. 2 store out of all of the hardwood, tile, laminate and carpet stores in the world for quality, ethics and community Service.
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Feb 07

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Feb 02

This Week in Naperville

Author Carrie La Seur will sign copies of her book, "The Weight of an Infinite Sky," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Public Library is offering readers a chance to socialize in Reader's Night Out on Monday, Feb. 5, at Quigley's Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson Ave.

Teens can participate in a Wii U Tournament from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Alma Dance Theater is partnering with the DuPage Children's Museum to audition children ages 4 to 8 for a part in their upcoming professional ballet production at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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The Naperville Community Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, for a presentation by Bob Zani, known as the "Tomato Man," on tips about growing tomatoes.

The Naperville Park District is hosting a culinary class featuring New Orleans-inspired food at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St.

The 22nd annual International Festival is set from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in North Central College's Gregory Arena at Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St.

    This Week in Naperville
    Author Carrie La Seur will sign copies of her book, "The Weight of an Infinite Sky," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, go to www.andersonsbookshop.com. Reader's Night Out The Naperville Public Library is offering readers a chance to socialize in Reader's Night Out on Monday, Feb.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 31

Bands to play Mooseheart benefit in Mount Prospect

The Mooseheart Benefit at Moose Lodge No. 660, 601 N. Main St., begins at 8 p.m. when Band of the Lost takes stage. Triple Shot's performance will follow from 10 to 11:30 p.m.

    Bands to play Mooseheart benefit in Mount Prospect
    Two area bands, Triple Shot and Band of the Lost, will perform in Mount Prospect Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise money for Mooseheart. The Mooseheart Benefit at Moose Lodge No. 660, 601 N. Main St., begins at 8 p.m. when Band of the Lost takes stage.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 30

Victim in Addison house fire helped connect teachers all over the world

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen on Tuesday identified the victims as Richard Sebring and Janice Barnstable, both of the 700 block of Ellsworth Ave. He said the cause of their deaths is still under investigation.

    Victim in Addison house fire helped connect teachers all over the world
    Authorities are still investigating the cause of last week's fatal house fire in Addison that killed a 76-year-old couple.DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen Tuesday identified the victims as Richard Sebring and Janice Barnstable, both of the 700 block of Ellsworth. He said the cause of their deaths is still under investigation.
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Jan 26

This Week in Naperville

Best-selling author Peter Heller will sign copies of his book, "Celine," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The DuPage County Health Department's dental program and the American Dental Association will observe the annual "Give Kids a Smile Day," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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Results of a survey by 7th- and 10th-graders in Naperville School Districts 203 and 204 will be presented to the public at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Huntington Learning Center will present a workshop for parents on how to help their children manage homework and study times at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

    This Week in Naperville
    The 5th annual Restaurant Week is ongoing through Thursday, Feb. 8, throughout downtown Naperville. Several Naperville restaurants are offering discounts, specials and prix-fixe lunch and dinner options. For more information, go to www.downtownnaperville.com State of the Kids report Results of a survey by 7th- and 10th-graders in Naperville School Districts 203 and 204 will be presented to the public at 7 p.m.
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Jan 24

Updated Jan 25

Toys R Us to Close 182 Stores Nationwide

Vernon Hills 295 Center Drive IL

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Yuma 801 W. 32nd Street AZ

San Rafael 600 Francisco Blvd. CA

Vista 1990 University Drive CA

Waterbury 275 Union St. CT

Greenwood 8800 US 31 South IN

Bricktown 6420 W. Fullerton IL

Burbank 7750 South Cicero Avenue IL

Ann Arbor 3725 Washtenaw MI

North Brunswick 909 US Hwy 1 South. NJ

Paramus 545 Route 17 South NJ

College Point 139-19 20th Ave NY

Greece 1530 Ridge Rd. West NY

    Toys R Us to Close 182 Stores Nationwide
    Toys R Us is planning to close up to 182 stores across the United States as part of its bankruptcy reorganization plans. The Wayne, New Jersey-based retailer filed court papers late Tuesday outlining its plans to close 20 percent of its stores in the coming months.
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  • 7750 S Cicero is the Babies R Us location. So far Toys R Us is remaining open.

Jan 24

Toys R Us To Close Up To 182 Stores, Including 7 In Chicago Area

• Vernon Hills, 295 Center Dr

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• Bricktown Square, 6420 W. Fullerton Av., Chicago

• Burbank, 7750 S Cicero Av.

    Toys R Us To Close Up To 182 Stores, Including 7 In Chicago Area
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Toys R Us, operating under bankruptcy protection since the fall, has announced it will close up to 20 percent of its stores, as it seeks to restructure its business under increasing competition from online retailers.
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Jan 24

Toys R Us closing 8 Chicago area stores

Vernon Hills 295 Center Drive

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Burbank 7750 South Cicero Avenue

Bricktown 6420 W. Fullerton

    Toys R Us closing 8 Chicago area stores
    Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 180 stores, or about 20 percent of its U.S. locations, within months. Eight Illinois stores, two Toys R Us and six Babies R US stores, are among the stores set to close The Illinois Toys R Us stores closing are: Highland Park 1610 Deerfield Rd.
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Jan 24

Report: 7 Chicago area Toys R Us stores closing

Vernon Hills 295 Center Drive

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Bricktown 6420 W. Fullerton

Burbank 7750 South Cicero Avenue

    Report: 7 Chicago area Toys R Us stores closing
    Toys R Us, squeezed Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will begin closing a number of its stores starting in February. USA Today reports seven Illinois stores are among more than 180 set to close nationwide. The Illinois stores closing are: Highland Park 1610 Deerfield Rd.
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Jan 22

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Jan 19

This Week in Naperville

Naperville Plays, a program of hands-on activities and exhibits, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St.

New York Times best-selling author Pierce Brown will sign copies of his latest book, "Iron Gold," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 23, at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 21 S Ellsworth St.

Reality show star Chloe Lukasiak will pose for pictures with fans at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Harry Eng, principal partner at Fox Valley Tax Solutions, will talk about changes in the tax laws and what can be done to better prepare for this year's tax filing in a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Brittany Cavallaro, best-selling young adult author and poet, will perform a reading and answer questions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at North Central College's Koten Chapel in Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St.

The Wailers will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

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Naper Settlement is hosting a traveling exhibit, "The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders," now through March 19 at the Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Award-winning singer, author and speaker Tatiana Cameron will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Road.

Dr. Michelle Dougherty of Lifetime Health & Wellness and the National Wellness Foundation will present a lecture for women on understanding hormones at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

State Sen. Michael Connelly will present a fraud prevention program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The Naperville Women's Leads Club is inviting businesswomen to a "Networking Bowl" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Cress Creek Country Club, 1215 Royal Saint George Dr.

    This Week in Naperville
    Naper Settlement is hosting a traveling exhibit, "The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders," now through March 19 at the Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The exhibit is free with museum admission. For more information, go to www.napersettlement.org. Hike with a naturalist Adults can learn about local wildlife during a free hike with a naturalist from 10 a.m.
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Jan 18

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Jan 12

CPS Announces Additional School-Based Personnel to Support Special Education

56 School-Based Positions and Nine Citywide Positions Will Help Bolster Academic and Social-Emotional Support for Diverse Learners in High-Needs Schools

    CPS Announces Additional School-Based Personnel to Support Special Education
    56 School-Based Positions and Nine Citywide Positions Will Help Bolster Academic and Social-Emotional Support for Diverse Learners in High-Needs Schools
    http://www.cps.edu

Jan 12

This Week in Naperville

The DuPage Children's Museum is hosting Day-Off Discovery day camps from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

Author Samira Ahmed will sign copies of her book, "Love, Hate and Other Filters," at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Senior citizens interested in learning about different home options, such as independent and assisted living, can attend a lecture from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Aavegh dance troupe will present "The Making of a Bahu" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

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Children can learn about the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more in the Naper Settlement's School's Out Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Benedictine University in Lisle is sponsoring a day of service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Kindlon Hall at the university, 5700 College Road.

Women business owners are invited to discuss business challenges in a roundtable discussion from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation meeting will hear from area state lawmakers at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The DuPage Children's Museum is hosting Day-Off Discovery day camps from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St. Advanced registration is required for the programs, which are designed for children in first through fifth grades. For more information, go to www.dupagechildrens.org.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 10

Elmhurst elementary school to pilot dual language program

The next board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St., Elmhurst.

    Elmhurst school to pilot dual language program
    The Elmhurst District 205 Board voted unanimously Tuesday to roll out an ambitious dual language Spanish and English course program beginning in kindergarten at Conrad Fischer Elementary School. The program will begin at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 10

Reminder: Most City facilities will be closed...

Reminder: Most City facilities will be closed this Monday, January 15 in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Robert Crown Center, Evanston Public Library locations, and City of Evanston 311 Center will be open. No refuse or recycling collections will occur on January 15. Monday through Thursday collections will occur one day later than usual during the week. Additionally, City parking meters and downtown garages will be free. More info: http://ow.ly/Xbjb30hGaOZ

    City of Evanston Illinois Government
    Reminder: Most City facilities will be closed this Monday, January 15 in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Robert Crown Center, Evanston Public Library locations, and City...
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Jan 04

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Jan 02

Chicago’s on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap. Here’s how to survive it.

...to free up the vehicles, said Larry Langford, Fire Department spokesman. Additionally, the city’s 311 Center had fielded 425 calls from Friday through Tuesday from those seeking shelter and others requesting...

    Chicago's on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap: Here's how to survive it
    With Chicago on its way to tying the record for one of the longest cold snaps in more than 50 years, residents are finding everything from their commute to their home heating systems tested. Freezing temperatures have triggered delays on Metra, with rail breaks caused by contracting steel, and trains slowing down to reduce stress on tracks.
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Jan 02

Chicago's on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap: Here's how to survive it

...to free up the vehicles, said Larry Langford, fire department spokesman. Additionally, the city’s 311 Center has fielded 425 calls since Friday from those seeking shelter and others requestion a well...

    Chicago's on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap: Here's how to survive it
    With Chicago on its way to tying the record for one of the longest cold snaps in more than 50 years, residents are finding everything from their commute to their home heating systems tested. Freezing temperatures have triggered delays on Metra, with rail breaks caused by contracting steel, and trains slowing down to reduce stress on tracks.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 02

Weekend house fire in Naperville limited to roof, home habitable

...31 p.m. Saturday, Naperville 911 received a call reporting a chimney fire in the 700 block of North Brainard Street, according to a fire department news release. Police arrived at the scene before firefighters and...

    Weekend house fire in Naperville limited to roof, home habitable
    Two dozen firefighters contained a weekend fire in a Naperville home to the roof and chimney, Naperville Fire officials said Tuesday. At 7:31 p.m. Saturday, Naperville 911 received a call reporting a chimney fire in the 700 block of North Brainard Street, according to a fire department news release.
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Dec 31

Residents safe after Naperville home fire

Naperville police and firefighters called to the home in the 700 block of North Brainard Street about 7:31 p.m. arrived to find fire showing from the roof, authorities said.

    Residents safe after Naperville home fire
    No injuries were reported Saturday night after fire spread from a chimney to the roof of a Naperville home, fire officials said. Naperville police and firefighters called to the home in the 700 block of North Brainard Street about 7:31 p.m. arrived to find fire showing from the roof, authorities said.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Dec 29

Taco Bell proposed for Elburn

The village's Plan Commission will take a first look at the preliminary proposal at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at village hall, 301 E. North St.

    Taco Bell proposed for Elburn
    A developer wants to build a Taco Bell in Elburn. The village's Plan Commission will take a first look at the preliminary proposal at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at village hall, 301 E. North St. Aetna Development Corp.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Dec 29

This Week in Naperville

Staff from the Naperville Public Library will present stories, songs and more at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St.

Teenagers can paint canvases, decorate mugs, drink hot cocoa and watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas," in a program from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

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Naperville's Millennium Carillon will host two New Year's Eve countdowns on Sunday, Dec. 31, at the base of the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower, 443 Aurora Ave.

Children ages 5 through 5th grade can learn yoga at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Brides and grooms planning a wedding can meet with local vendors during the Wedding Showcase being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The DuPage Children's Museum will host its family-oriented New Year's Eve party from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 31, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. The event, "Bubble Bash 2017: Walk on the Wild Side," features a jungle-themed party where families can make drums, build a raft, do animal pose yoga, look for hidden animals, weave a spider web and more.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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