3 days ago

This Week in Naperville

The DuPage Children's Museum will host its Builder Extravaganza weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

The School of Performing Arts will present its production of "Annie" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

Fans of "Beauty and the Beast" can meet the characters from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Main Street Promenade, 55 S. Main St.

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The program, "Plymouth Rocks," will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The program, "Plymouth Rocks," will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson will sign copies of his latest book, "Oathbringer," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane.

The Christkindlmarket Naperville opens at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

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    The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents "Enduring Classics" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets range from $15 to $38. For more information, call 630-637-7469 or go to www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
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3 days ago

Organic Theater presents Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Dec. 7-10

Performances are December 7-10 at Meiley-Swallow Hall in Naperville (31 S. Ellsworth St.), Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

    Organic Theater presents Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Dec. 7-10
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to the Meiley-Swallow Hall in Naperville for its 10th Anniversary production of JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL. The Organic is committed to staging bold, relevant productions of classic, contemporary, and adapted works with a permanent group of artists over a sustained period of time.
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5 days ago

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: November 10-12

Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall  – 31 S. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60540

DuPage Children’s Museum – 301 North Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540

...Or enjoy the keyboard played during Sunday brunch, 10AM to 3PM, at Heaven on Seven, 224 S. Main St. in downtown Naperville. Brunch is served New Orleans-style Saturday, too...

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Lifesource is located at 2764 Aurora Avenue off of Fort Hill. INFO: (877) 543-3768.

Heartland Blood Center is located at 1297 South Naper Boulevard in Market Meadows Shopping Center. INFO: (630) 428-3632.

Naperville Municipal Center – 400 S. Eagle Street Naperville, IL 60540

Dairy Queen – 1817 Wehrli Road at Lisson Naperville, IL 60565

Also, a new restaurant recently opened to jazz up the south side of Naperville. Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood Naperville, 3032 English Rows, will be open 4:30- 10PM Monday-Thursday, 4:30-11PM Friday-Saturday, and 4:30-9PM Sunday. For more information, visit www.petemillers.com.  

    Things to do around Naperville this weekend: November 10-12 - Positively Naperville
    ICYMI / Friday / Nov. 10 U.S. Marines Flag Raising - 10AM | Free Naperville Municipal Center - 400 S. Eagle Street Naperville, IL 60540 The Naperville Marines will host their annual flag raising to commemorate their 242nd birthday on Nov. 10. Joining the program will be a Corral Group from NNHS preforming the National Anthem and ...
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Nov 09

ASG proposes sexual assault training mandate

...Training Mandate, which requires two leaders from each ASG-funded group to attend one of 10 Center for Awareness, Response and Education training sessions on issues ranging from consent to sex positivity...

    ASG proposes sexual assault training mandate
    To address student concerns about sexual assault and misconduct, Associated Student Government Senate proposed a code change Wednesday to mandate sexual assault, misconduct and harassment training for ASG-funded student groups. ASG President Nehaarika Mulukutla and Chief of Staff Lars Benson presented the Student Group CARE Training Mandate, which requires two leaders from each ASG-funded group...
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Nov 08

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Nov 07

This Week in Naperville

North Central College's production of the Neil Simon musical "Sweet Charity" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 9-11 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

Actress, producer and author Krysten Ritter will sign copies of her book, "Bonfire," at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Brightside Theatre presents "The Bridges of Madison County" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Meiley-Swallow Theatre, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

A grand opening celebration of DuPage Children's Museum's newest exhibit, Art is Instrumental, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

Catch 35, 35 S. Washington St., will host the "Toasting for a Cause" fundraiser to benefit the Loaves & Fishes Community Services at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13.

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German historian Anette Isaacs will talk about the Berlin Wall in a lecture, "The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, go to www.naperville-lib.org.

Naper Settlement will present a lecture on World War I, "A Hundred Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Century Memorial Chapel at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Jeff Mishur, owner of Art Excursions, will present a lecture, "Art Appreciation 101: Talking Intelligently about Works of Art," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

...women in media at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

    This Week in Naperville
    Naperville practitioner Candace Lawrence from the Trager Healing Center will give a talk on nutrition as part of the Fort Hill Activity Center's wellness lecture series. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the center, 20 Fort Hill Drive. It's free for Fort Hill Fitness members, $5 for nonmembers.
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Nov 02

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Oct 31

This Week in Naperville

Freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer Nidhi Chanani will sign copies of her book, "Pashmina," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Brightside Theatre presents "The Bridges of Madison County" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Meiley-Swallow Theatre, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Children in first through fifth grades who have a day off school Friday, Nov. 3, can take part in the DuPage Children's Museum's Day-Off Discovery camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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Participants can learn how to trust news articles in the Naperville Public Library's lecture, "News You Can't Use: How to Spot Fake News" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wedneday, Nov. 1, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

The Weed Ladies will present their winter floral sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 2-4, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Naper Settlement's historic Daniels House, 523 S. Webster St.

The Naperville Responds Cheers for Veterans gala and fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Embassy Suites Naperville, 1823 Abriter Court.

Residents can compost their pumpkins at the annual Pumpkin Smash from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots, 811 S. West St.

St. Margaret Mary Parish will host a Veterans Day prayer service from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the church, 1450 Green Trails Dr.

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    Actor and comedian Denis Leary will talk about his new book, "Why We Don't Suck," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are required to attend and include a pre-signed copy of his book. The event also features a question-and-answer session.
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Oct 28

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Oct 27

‘Sweet Charity’ will be stages at North Central College, Nov. 9-12

Four performances will be staged. Reserve tickets for 7:30PM Nov. 9-11 and at 2PM Nov. 12 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

    'Sweet Charity' will be stages at North Central College, Nov. 9-12 - Positively Naperville
    Above / Follow the signs to Pfeiffer Hall where North Central College is set to stage the tender, funny musical "Sweet Charity." (PN File Photo) North Central College will present "Sweet Charity," a Broadway musical with book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields Nov.
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Oct 26

Maroon 5 Announce 2018 North American Tour

6/2 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

    Maroon 5 Announce 2018 North American Tour
    Maroon 5 will launch their 2018 world tour on May 30 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. Dates run through October 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Related: Maroon 5 Share New Song 'Whiskey' Featuring A$AP Rocky Tickets will be available starting November 4 at 10 a.m.
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Oct 26

Maroon 5 Announce ‘Red Blue Pills’ Tour

June 2 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

    Maroon 5 Announce 'Red Blue Pills' Tour
    Maroon 5's sixth studio album #RedBluePills drops November 3rd. The very next day tickets for their tour go on sale at 10 am. Presale tickets will be available for American Express cardholders starting Monday, October 30th at 10 a.m. Tickets purchased between October 30th and November 10th are bundled with a free download or physical copy of Red Pill Blues.
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Oct 25

Fiber art show opens at Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery with reception Oct. 29

Above /  Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery is located at 508 N. Center Street. (PN File Photo / Halloween Past)

    Fiber art show opens at Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery with reception Oct. 29 - Positively Naperville
    Above / Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery is located at 508 N. Center Street. (PN File Photo / Halloween Past) "Elements of Innovation" is the title of the latest Gallery show at Naperville Art League's Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center Street, just off Fifth Avenue, in Naperville.
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Oct 24

Naperville Art League's new leader has big plans

  Erin Schneider of Naperville is the new executive director of the Naperville Art League. She's looking forward to building a donor base so the league can offer more classes and potentially add onto its gallery at 508 N. Center St.

    Naperville Art League's new leader has big plans
    Inside its mural-adorned building at 5th Avenue and Center Street, the Naperville Art League is drawing up big plans. The 56-year-old league this fall hired new Executive Director Erin Schneider and tasked her with leading a strategic planning process, marketing the organization to create a larger donor base, adding a wider variety of art classes and considering whether the gallery space needs to expand.
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Oct 22

Oct 21

Car broken into

An suv parked in the driveway in front of my boyfriends house was broken into last night. No sign of forced entry. Items and money both stolen. He lives in northeast part of Naperville. Has anyone else had this happen?

Oct 21

Faces in the crowd

The Emerson Collective's nationwide campaign tour's stop at the gallery Saturday will tell people more about the collective and allow them to have their pictures taken for an art project being applied on the exterior of the 508 N. Center St. property.

    Faces in the crowd
    Naperville residents have a chance to share their voices - and faces - through art as part of a pop-up art project at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery. The Emerson Collective's nationwide campaign tour's stop at the gallery Saturday will tell people more about the collective and allow them to have their pictures taken for an art project being applied on the exterior of the 508 N.
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Oct 20

Naperville residents to be spotlighted in city pop-up art project

The Emerson Collective's nationwide campaign tour's stop at the gallery Saturday will tell people more about the collective and allow them to have their pictures taken for an art project being applied on the exterior of the 508 N. Center St. property.

    Naperville residents to be spotlighted in city pop-up art project
    Naperville residents have a chance to share their voices - and faces - through art as part of a pop-up art project at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery. The Emerson Collective's nationwide campaign tour's stop at the gallery Saturday will tell people more about the collective and allow them to have their pictures taken for an art project being applied on the exterior of the 508 N.
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Oct 19

Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings

Kings: Rookie De'Aaron Fox out of Kentucky drew big cheers when he checked in for his debut late in the first and finished with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds in 23 minutes. ... Second-year Golden 1 Center hosted its first season opener after the Kings began on the road last season.

    Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings
    James Harden had 27 points and nine assists and the Houston Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip to start the season despite playing this one without Chris Paul, spoiling another opener by beating the Sacramento Kings 105-100 on Wednesday night
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Oct 18

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Oct 17

This Week in Naperville

...and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Ian Doescher book signing: Author Ian Doescher will sign copies of his book, "William Shakespeare's Force Doth Awaken" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

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Medicare seminar: The Naperville Public Library will host a seminar on Medicare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Av e.

Forest preserve planning session: Residents can offer input on what projects should be done by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County over the next five years at a planning session set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Hamilton's women: Leslie Goddard will present a first-person portrayal of Alexander Hamilton's women as part of the Naperville Public Library's Brown Bag Lecture series at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Science center dedication: North Central College's Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center will be dedicated at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the southwest exterior entrance of the center, 131 S. Loomis St.

All Hallows Eve: Naper Settlement presents its All Hallows Eve fright fest from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

The North Central College Cardinals face off against Augustana College at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St.

Public Safety open house: The police and fire departments' rescheduled annual Public Safety Open House, postponed by rain last weekend, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Naperville Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave.

Maggie Stiefvater book signing: Author Maggie Stiefvater will sign copies of her latest book, "All the Crooked Saints," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane.

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    Medicare seminar: The Naperville Public Library will host a seminar on Medicare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Av e. For more information, go to www.naperville-lib.org.
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Oct 17

North Central College hosts global conference for good Oct. 26

The Naperville event will take place 7-9PM Thursday, Oct. 26, in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

    North Central College hosts global conference for good Oct. 26 - Positively Naperville
    Above / North Central College's Office of Ministry and Service will host "Healing Our Divided Nation" with support from the Leadership, Ethics and Values program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Involvement and the religious studies program. In partnership with Q, North Central College's Office of Ministry and Service will host a Q Commons event.
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Oct 16

Oct 14

Naperville news digest: Metra station construction limits access

Commuters will not have access to the daily fee-payment machines or bicycle racks on the west side of the Naperville Metra Station, 105 E. Fourth Ave., during the latest construction project.

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Magical Starlight Theatre will host auditions for "The Little Mermaid" on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.

    Naperville news digest: Metra station construction limits access
    Commuters will not have access to the daily fee payment machines or bicycle racks on the west side of the Naperville Metra Station, 105 E. 4th Ave., during the latest construction project. The last phase of the Metra Station improvement project requires the west covered roof area at the station to be fenced off while old roof tiles are removed and new asphalt shingles are installed.
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Oct 13

Naperville news digest: Metra station construction, Leaf collection, 5th Avenue meetings

Commuters will not have access to the daily fee payment machines or bicycle racks on the west side of the Naperville Metra Station, 105 E. 4th Ave., during the latest construction project.

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The city of Naperville and Ryan Companies will host public meetings on the 5th Avenue Project from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, and from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Magical Starlight Theatre will host auditions for "The Little Mermaid" on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.

    Naperville news digest: Metra station construction limits access
    Commuters will not have access to the daily fee payment machines or bicycle racks on the west side of the Naperville Metra Station, 105 E. 4th Ave., during the latest construction project. The last phase of the Metra Station improvement project requires the west covered roof area at the station to be fenced off while old roof tiles are removed and new asphalt shingles are installed.
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Oct 10

This Week in Naperville

Philip and Erin Stead: Author and illustrator Philip and Erin Stead will sign copies of "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Wynonna Judd appearance: Wynonna & the Big Noise will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.

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Fire prevention training: The American Red Cross and AmeriCorps Illinois will present hands-on fire prevention activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Stop, Drop and Run 5K: The inaugural Stop, Drop and Run 5K run and walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Safety Town entrance to the Naperville Public Safety Campus, 1320 Aurora Ave.

Public Safety open house: The police and fire departments will host the annual Public Safety Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Naperville Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave.

The Essential Edgar Allan Poe: William Pack will use dramatic storytelling to talk about the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Adventure into Outer Space: Children in kindergarten to second grade can learn about spaceflight during a program, "Adventure into Outer Space," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

    This Week in Naperville
    Fire prevention training: The American Red Cross and AmeriCorps Illinois will present hands-on fire prevention activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. For more information, go to www.naperville-lib.org.
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Oct 06

North Central College to host '1984' discussion seminars

In addition, retired Shimer professor David Shiner will lead two conversations at noon and 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at North Central's School of Business and Entrepreneurship building, room 162, 40 N. Brainard St.

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Patterson will guide a discussion at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Goldspohn Hall, 31 N. Loomis St.

    North Central College to host '1984' discussion seminars
    Renewed interest in the George Orwell novel "1984" is being tapped by Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, which has chosen it for four discussion-based seminars in the coming week. The conversations likely will include such Orwellian terms as "doublethink" and "newspeak," which have been referenced in headlines the past year.
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Oct 06

Shimer Great Books School will lead discussion-based events about Orwell’s ‘1984’

Retired Shimer professor David Shiner will lead two conversations at noon and 2PM Friday, Oct. 13, in North Central’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship building, room 162, 40 N. Brainard St.

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Patterson will guide a discussion at 11AM Saturday, Oct. 14, in Goldspohn Hall, 31 N. Loomis St. Registration is free for all on-campus conversations at manyconversations.org.

    Shimer Great Books School will lead discussion-based events about Orwell's '1984' - Positively Naperville
    Above / North Central College is among many sites worldwide that will be hosting "One Book, Many Conversations" programs for all ages in the community. First up, George Orwell's 1949 fictional novel "1984." NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 6, 2017)-The Shimer Great Books School at North Central College is joining an international conversation centering on George Orwell's ...
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Oct 06

Sam Smith Announces New Album ‘The Thrill Of It All,’ Shares ‘Pray’

8/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

    Sam Smith Announces New Album 'The Thrill Of It All,' Shares 'Pray'
    Sam Smith has announced that his new album The Thrill Of It All will be released on November 3. The announcement was coupled with the release of a new single, "Pray." The song is mid-paced and emotive, matching Smith's powerful vocals with piano and a sparse beat, and gradually blossoming with a background choir, strings and guitar.
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Oct 06

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Oct 04

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Oct 04

Ryan Cos. to oversee community input on 5th Avenue development

...parcels including the Kroehler Lot, DuPage Children's Museum and the recently acquired property at 190 E. Fifth Ave.

    Ryan Cos. to oversee community input on 5th Avenue development
    Ryan Cos. will work with the city in conducting the community engagement process for Naperville's 5th Avenue redevelopment project. The Naperville City Council's 8-1 vote to approve the partnership did not come without hesitation from council members and pushback from the majority of 23 people who spoke during a public comment period on the matter Tuesday night.
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Oct 03

This Week in Naperville

Daniel Borzutzky talk: Author and poet Daniel Borzutzky, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry, will read from his new work, "The Performance of Being Human," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

Raymond Benson book signing: Chicago-based thriller writer Raymond Benson will sign copies of his latest book, "Secrets on Chicory Lane," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Family Fall Festival: The Naperville Farmers Market is sponsoring the Family Fall Festival with free games, prizes, food, demonstrations and music from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at the 5th Avenue Station, 200 E. 5th Ave.

High Flying Science: The DuPage Children's Museum will present its High Flying Science course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9,at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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Coffee with a Cop Day: Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall will have coffee with residents for National Coffee with a Cop Day from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Naperville McDonald's, 1298 S. Naper Blvd.

Pizza taste-off: Teenagers in grades 6 through 12 can take a blind pizza taste test and vote on Naperville's best pizza at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

West African concert: Musician Sean Gaskell will perform original and traditional songs of the West African Kora, a 21-string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of western African countries, in a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Oktoberfest: Live German music, beer and food are among the activities planned for this year's Oktoberfest from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and noon5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

High school football: Naperville Central and Naperville North high schools will play in the Wes Spencer Crosstown Classic game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in North Central College's Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St.

Cub Scout bike drive: Highlands Elementary School Cub Scout Pack 66 is hosting a bike drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at the school, 523 S. Brainard St.

The annual Youth and Family Volunteer Fair to help families and students find volunteer opportunities in the community will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Cool Science Halloween potions class: Children ages 6 to 11 can take part in the Naperville Park District's "Cool Science Halloween Potions, Elixirs and Magical Mixtures" class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St.

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    Coffee with a Cop Day: Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall will have coffee with residents for National Coffee with a Cop Day from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Naperville McDonald's, 1298 S. Naper Blvd. For more information, go to www.naperville.il.us.
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Oct 02

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Sep 28

Naperville DUI suspect struck hydrant in front of firefighters, police say

It was the second time less than three months that Patrick J. Meath, 24, of the 500 block of North Center Street, was arrested for drunken driving, DuPage County court records said.

    Naperville DUI suspect struck hydrant in front of firefighters, police say
    A Naperville man who ran his car into a fire hydrant in front of group of firefighters was charged with DUI, the Lisle police chief said. It was the second time less than three months that Patrick J. Meath, 24, of the 500 block of North Center Street, was arrested for drunken driving, DuPage County court records said.
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Sep 28

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Sep 26

This Week in Naperville

Denise Kiernan book signing: Author Denise Kiernan will sign copies of her latest book, "The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Art show reception: A reception for three Chicago-area artists will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at North Central College's Oesterle Library Gallery, 420 E. School St.

A brunch and fall fashion show will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Sullivan's Steakhouse, 224 S. Main St. For reservations, call 630-305-0230.

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Sicilian wine: Karen Occhipinti will discuss southern Italian wines in a presentation, "Sicily and Wine Through the Ages," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Blood drive: Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Culinary class: The Naperville Park District will host a culinary class on how to make sushi at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the 95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St.

Stephen King event: Author Stephen King and his son Owen King will speak about their collaboration on the new book, "Sleeping Beauties," at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Residence Hall and Recreation Center at North Central College, 440 S. Brainard St.

Ken Baker/Giuliana Rancic: E! News correspondent Ken Baker will talk about his latest book, "The Ken Commandments," joined by guest Giuliana Rancic, in a book event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane.

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    Denise Kiernan book signing: Author Denise Kiernan will sign copies of her latest book, "The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, go to www.andersonsbookshop.com.
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