35 hours ago

Naperville News Digest

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

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

Seniors looking to stay in their home can attend a program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. The lecture will be presented by Denise Vaughn, president of HomeWatch Caregivers, and will teach seniors how to utilize community resources.

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Additional housing programs will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 21, at Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., and at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

    Naperville News Digest
    State Sen. Michael Connelly will hold a fraud prevention program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The program is free, and information will be provided on how to protect yourself from being a victim of identity theft and consumer fraud.
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42 hours ago

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

    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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Free tax return assistance available for lower income families, individuals

For the 21st consecutive year, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site will operate in Naperville during the income tax filing season. The VITA location this year is the Naperville Public Library, Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville.

    Free tax return assistance available for lower income families, individuals - Positively Naperville
    Above / The 2018 Volunteer Tax Assistance site will be at Nichols Library in downtown Naperville. Taxpayers with incomes up to $54,000 are eligible to participate in Volunteer Tax Assistance site, soon to open in Naperville for 21st year. (PN File Photo) For the 21st consecutive year, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site will operate ...
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2 days ago

Introducing Peace, a conscious living boutique

Abhyaasa Yoga, downtown Naperville’s premier boutique yoga studio, is excited to expand its operations by opening a conscious living boutique, Peace. Peace will be located below Abhyaasa Yoga at 143 W. Jefferson in downtown Naperville.

    Introducing Peace, a conscious living boutique - Downtown Naperville
    Abhyaasa Yoga, downtown Naperville's premier boutique yoga studio, is excited to expand its operations by opening a conscious living boutique, Peace. Peace will be located below Abhyaasa Yoga at 143 W. Jefferson in downtown Naperville. Peace is a unique store that selects natural, healthy, cruelty-free products.
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5 days ago

Library buildings will open later due to staff training

Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., will be closed from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31.

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95th St. Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr., will be closed from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 1.

    Library buildings will open later due to staff training
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -January 15, 2018 - Due to staff training, certain buildings of the Naperville Public Library will be closed during the morning hours of January 26, January 31 and February 1. Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. will be closed from 9 a.m.
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5 days ago

Naperville seniors can learn about housing options at the library

With so many different housing options available, it can be a confusing process with many questions. Fortunately, seniors will be able to get answers at Senior Home Finding 101 at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

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Additional Naperville: The Place to Age in Place programs will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday February 21 at Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., and at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

    Naperville seniors can learn about housing options at the library
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Two programs focusing on housing options for seniors will be held at the Naperville Public Library this month. With so many different housing options available, it can be a confusing process with many questions. Fortunately, seniors will be able to get answers at Senior Home Finding 101 at 6:30 p.m.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

    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.
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Jan 10

Naperville parks offer preschool info session

• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.;

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• 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St.; and

    Naperville parks offer preschool info session
    Parents are invited to learn more about the Naperville Park District's preschool programs at an upcoming Preschool Information Night. The session will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road.
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Jan 08

Naperville Public Library Board Meeting rescheduled

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 8, 2018 - The Naperville Public Library Board Meeting that was scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17 in the Board Room of Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson, has been rescheduled.

    Naperville Public Library Board Meeting rescheduled
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 8, 2018 - The Naperville Public Library Board Meeting that was scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17 in the Board Room of Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson, has been rescheduled.
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Jan 08

Naperville Park District Preschool Information Nights Offered Jan. 11 and 18

• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Ave. • 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th St.

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• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Ave. • 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th St.

    Naperville Park District Preschool Information Nights Offered Jan. 11 and 18
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Parents are invited to learn more about the Naperville Park District's preschool programs at one of two identical Preschool Information Nights. The first will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11 at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center and the second will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Jan 06

Naperville events this week

Sonali Dev will sign copies of her book, "A Distant Heart," and Kristan Higgins will sign copies of her book, "Now That You Mention It," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Young entrepreneurs can speak with an advisory group of their peers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Fox Valley Genealogical Society will host a show-and-tell of family heirlooms at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Gayle Haas will portray Corrie ten Boom, whose family was active in the Dutch underground hiding Jews during World War II, at a History Speaks Lecture at 4 p.m. Jan. 14, at the Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

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The Naperville Community Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, for a presentation on winter sowing.

Children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult can explore different music through books, props, songs and instruments at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

The Chicago Sinfonietta will perform its annual "Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ask Your Mama" concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

    Naperville events this week
    Children can listen to stories and songs and make a craft about Curious George at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, go to www.naperville-lib.org . Community Garden Club The Naperville Community Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m.
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Jan 03

Elmhurst restaurant owner joins chamber's Hall of Fame

A chamber member since 1986, Island is owns The Silverado Grill at 447 Spring Road.

    Elmhurst restaurant owner joins chamber's Hall of Fame
    Elmhurst restaurateur Jack Island will be honored as the 2017 inductee into the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry Civic Hall of Fame. Island will become the Hall of Fame's 26th member during an induction ceremony at the chamber's 99th Annual Awards Gala and 100th Birthday Bash from 5 to 9 p.m.
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Jan 02

10 things to look forward to in 2018

...is Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Naperville. The Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling, held at the 200 block of Jackson Ave., is a family-friendly festival which takes place over Labor Day weekend in and around...

    10 things to look forward to in 2018
    Somehow, we're flipping open a new calendar to the year 2018 - look at all those blank boxes just waiting to be filled up. From town festivals to live entertainment, there's a lot going on in the area in 2018. Here are a few highlights.
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Dec 29

This Week in Naperville

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.

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.

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.

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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.

    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.
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Dec 23

Naperville Park District Releases Draft of Proposed 2018 Budget

...at http://www.napervilleparks.org/about/finances/cafrbudgettreasurersreport, at the Park District Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Ave. and at the Fort Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive...

    Naperville Park District Releases Draft of Proposed 2018 Budget
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | A draft of the Naperville Park District's proposed 2018 Budget is now available for public review at http://www.napervilleparks.org/about/finances/cafrbudgettreasurersreport, at the Park District Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Ave. and at the Fort Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive.
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Dec 22

This week in Naperville

The Naperville Park District will host its Family Bingo and Pizza at noon Dec. 28 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.

Teenagers can play traditional lawn games such as bean bag toss, bocce ball and ladder golf from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Grinch Hunt Wrap-Up Party, featuring activities, raffles and a chance to meet the Grinch, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The DuPage Children's Museum will host its family-oriented New Year's Eve party from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 31 at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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

    This week in Naperville
    Nature Discovery Days featuring "Illinois Mammals," are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 to Dec. 29 at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. Participants can touch animal pelts and antlers, play games, make crafts and more. No advanced registration is required. For more information, go to www.napervilleparks.org.
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Dec 22

Naperville News Digest

The administration building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., will be closed Monday and Tuesday and Jan. 1. It will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 29.

The Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., and the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St., will be open until noon for scheduled programs Sunday and Dec. 31. It will be closed Monday and Tuesday and Jan. 1 and open Wednesday through Dec. 30 for scheduled programs only.

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The Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., and the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St., will be open until noon for scheduled programs Sunday and Dec. 31. It will be closed Monday and Tuesday and Jan. 1 and open Wednesday through Dec. 30 for scheduled programs only.

The Naperville Fire Department is sponsoring the Everyday Hero Holiday Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Safety Town, 1320 Aurora Ave.

    Naperville News Digest
    Some Naperville Park District facilities will be closed or operating on a different schedule for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The administration building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Dec.
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Dec 15

This Week in Naperville

The Christkindlmarket Naperville, where vendors sell ornaments, holiday decor, gifts, food and drinks, is extending its hours the week before Christmas at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Tables for group study, free Wi-Fi and snacks will be available from 3:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Monday, Dec. 18, and from 2 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, and Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Families can have breakfast with Santa in two reserved seatings at 9 a. m. and 11 a. m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Catch 35, 35 S. Washington St.

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Rick Saucedo will perform "A Very Elvis Christmas" at 7 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Meiley Swallow Performing Arts Center, 31 N. Ellsworth St.

Space is also reserved from 2 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, and from 12 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, and Thursday, Dec. 21, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

    This Week in Naperville
    The Christkindlmarket Naperville, where vendors sell ornaments, holiday decor, gifts, food and drinks, is extending its hours the week before Christmas at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. The market will be open from 11 a. m. to 6 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 17; from 11 a. m. to 8 p.
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Dec 12

Meet Chicago Wolves forward Tyler Wong at Nichols Library

Rookie forward Tyler Wong speaks with children at 4:30 p.m. at Nichols Library (200 W. Jefferson Street). All families are welcome to take part in these free visits that have involved more than 500,000 students throughout the Chicago area since 1995.

    Meet Chicago Wolves forward Tyler Wong at Nichols Library
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The Chicago Wolves launch their 23rd season of the Read to Succeed program, presented by Butternut and J.U.L.I.E. Call 811, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, with a visit in Naperville. Rookie forward Tyler Wong speaks with children at 4:30 p.m. at Nichols Library (200 W.
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Dec 11

Wolves' Tyler Wong to encourage Naperville kids to read for fun

Rookie forward Tyler Wong speaks with children at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. More than 500,000 students throughout the Chicago area have taken part in the free visits since the program began in 1995.

    Wolves' Tyler Wong to encourage Naperville kids to read for fun
    A Chicago Wolves hockey player will visit Naperville this week to encourage children to enjoy reading as a hobby as part of the team's Read to Succeed partnership with suburban libraries. Rookie forward Tyler Wong speaks with children at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.
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Dec 08

Naperville News Digest

Donations can be made to the Ecumenical Adult Care at 305 W. Jackson Ave., on the center's Facebook page or at www.ecumenicalcenter.weebly.com.

    Naperville News Digest
    The Naperville YMCA and the Naperville Park District will host the 34th annual Christmas luncheon for senior citizens who may otherwise be alone on Christmas. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. Interested seniors must make reservations by Dec.
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Dec 05

Local governments meet…

Naperville City Council meets at 7PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Naperville Municipal Center Council Chambers, 400 S. Eagle St.

Note also that the Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 7PM on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more info, www.naperville-lib.org.

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The Board of Education for School District 203 holds business meetings at 7PM on the third Monday of the month in the District 203 Administrative Center, 203 West Hillside Road.

    Local governments meet... - Positively Naperville
    Municipal governing and taxing bodies welcome your input. All meetings of local government bodies are open to the public and provide time for public comment. For details about signing up to comment, check appropriate website. Naperville City Council Naperville City Council meets at 7PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the ...
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Dec 01

This Week in Naperville

Author Michael Perry will sign copies of his book, "Montaigne in Barn Boots," at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Illinois Comptroller's office will present a lecture on how to protect against identity theft at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist will hold a free inspirational talk for the community, "We're Never Alone: How Spiritual Ideas Work In Us," at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

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Chicago's Organic Theater Company will stage five performances of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, at North Central College's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Naperville's DanceWest Ballet Company will stage four performances of "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter will host a Cookie Walk for the Animals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the shelter, 420 Industrial Drive.

    This Week in Naperville
    Author Michael Perry will sign copies of his book, "Montaigne in Barn Boots," at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, go to www.andersonsbookshop.com. Robots and coding for kids Students in third through fifth grades can play with robots and learn basic coding in an introductory coding course at 4 p.m.
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Nov 29

Glen Ellyn Park District Joins Holiday Lights Recycling Effort

• Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue)

    Glen Ellyn Park District Joins Holiday Lights Recycling Effort
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Are you storing holiday lights that no longer work, or are faded beyond color recognition? It's tough to decide what to do with them - nobody wants old lights and cords to take up space in a landfill.
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Nov 24

This Week in Naperville

The Wimpiest Party Ever, based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, will be held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Families can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Tickets must be purchased from the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Main St., Suite 351. They are $25 each and proceeds benefit Little Friends Inc.

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Journalist Dan Rather will speak and take questions from the audience during a book event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

Participants can tour four homes decorated for the holidays and shop at the holiday market for seasonal gifts. The market will be held at North Central College's Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave.

The Guild of St. Patrick's Residence Annual Christmas Cookie Walk and Boutique will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1400 Brookdale Road.

Thayer J. Hill Middle School will hold its annual Gingerbread Junction Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the school, 1836 Brookdale Road.

Rabbi David Eliezrie, author of "The Secret of Chabad," will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Chabad Jewish Center, 1935 Brookdale Road.

    This Week in Naperville
    The Wimpiest Party Ever, based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, will be held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Children in third through fifth grades can take photos and participate in a toilet paper race and a trivia contest.
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Nov 23

Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs

...the Bartlett History Museum: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Bartlett village hall, 228 S. Main St. Bring your wish lists and camera to capture the moment with the jolly old soul...

Bensenville Santa's Brunch at White Pines: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, 500 W. Jefferson. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet breakfast, including kid-favorite dishes, holiday crafts and visits with Santa. (630) 766-0304, ext. 2. whitepinesgolf.com.

...1 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Shields Elementary, 85 S. Main St., holiday craft/vendor show, as well as Cookies With Mrs. Santa and children's crafts...

Wauconda Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Wauconda Park District community Center, 600 N. Main St. After a day of activities on Main street starting at 2 p.m., Santa will...

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Elk Grove Village Tree Lighting and Concert: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, village green, 901 Wellington Ave. Tree lighting and concert by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Cookies, hot chocolates and refreshments. Santa and his elves will follow 5:30 tree lighting. For information, www.elkgrove.com.

...Storytime: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Garden Terrace Banquets at the Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. A magical evening with holiday entertainment. Story time with Mrs. Claus. Crafts and hot chocolate...

...Mistletoe Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St. Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event. In addition to...

Hanover Park Tree-lighting Ceremony: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, village hall, 2121 W. Lake St.. Entertainment and refreshments. A special guest "flips the switch" to light up the village. Free. www.hpil.org/Our-Community/Village-Events.aspx.

Libertyville Tree lighting: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave.. After the tree lighting, Santa arrives around 7 p.m. Visit www.libertyville.com.

Lisle Santa Train: 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lisle metra station, 1000 Front St. Santa Train leaves at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Join Santa and costumed characters for a trip to Chicago's Union Station and back. $18. (630) 769-1000 or www.facebook.com/TheLislePolarExpressTrain.

...Race: 8:30--11 a.m. Sunday Dec. 3, Streamwood Park District, Hoosier Grove Park, 700 W. Irving Park Road. A 2.5-mile trek along the paved path to Aquarius Park and back to...

...and Menorah Lighting: 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive. Mayor Roger Byrne will flip the switch to light the holiday tree. Enjoy hot chocolate...

    Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs
    Even though Santa is getting ready for Christmas Eve, he seems to be just about everywhere nowadays. How? We don't know. But at the Daily Herald, we put together a list where you can find Kriss Kringle in the suburbs. The hot event?
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300-399 W. Benton Ave.