Sun Calendar: Nov. 21 through Dec. 1
November 16, 2012 4:00PM
Dupage Symphony Orchestra
Updated: December 19, 2012 1:17PM
The DuPage Symphony Orchestra: The orchestra will showcase British composers in “British Masters” at 3 p.m. in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $30/adults, $26/seniors, $16/front two rows and $12/students. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Independent film experience: Watch “Frozen River,” about a single mother struggling to keep her family together, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the 95th Street Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Covered Wagon Tours: Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Cost ranges from $5 to $2. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Volunteer Restoration Workday: Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or collecting seed from 1 to 4 p.m. at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville. All ages; under 14 with an adult. To register, call 630-933-7681 at least five business days in advance.
DuPage Community Foundation: The DuPage Community Foundation’s 20th annual benefit dinner will feature “American Idol” finalist Gina Glocksen at the Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. Call 630-665-5556 or visit www.dcfdn.org.
NCTV17 anniversary year: The documentary “Our Story” will premiere on Channel 17 at 8 p.m. and will be re-broadcast multiple times throughout the rest of the year. Visit www.NCTV17.com to learn more.
‘The Crucible’: Neuqua Valley High School students close the show at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $11 for adults at the door.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’: A cast and crew of 40 bring “Arsenic and Old Lace” to life at Benet Academy in Lisle at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
Festival of Govardhan Puja: ISKCON Temple will celebrate Diwali by observing Govardhan Puja at 10 a.m. with the presentation of offerings to Krishna, followed by a lecture at 11 a.m. and an arati. The temple is at 1505 McDowell Road in Naperville. Visit www.itogc.org to learn more.
Indian Prairie School District 204 Board of Education: Members meet at 7 p.m. in the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora.
Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Board of Education: Members meet at 7 p.m. in the administrative center, 203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville.
Winfield Township Board: Members meet at 7 p.m. at the Winfield Township office, 130 Arbor Ave., West Chicago
Watercolor demonstration: Peggy MacNamara, the Artist in Residence at the Field Museum, will demonstrate watercolor techniques at 7 p.m. at the DuPage Art League, 218 W. Front St., Wheaton. Call 630-653-7090 or visit www.dupageartleague.org.
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce: The annual meeting of the chamber of will take place during this month’s general membership luncheon at the Marriott Chicago Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. Memebers will elect a new class of directors to serve on the board for the next three years.
Winter 2013 program guide: If you haven’t received your Naperville Park District program guide by today, call 630-848-5000 to request redelivery.
City Council: Council members will meet at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board of Commissioners: Members will meet at 9 a.m. at Forest Preserve District headquarters, 3s580 Naperville Road, Wheaton.
Naperville Public Library: The library branches will be closed starting at 5 p.m. through Thanksgiving. Normal hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. will resume on Friday, Nov. 23.
Covered wagon tours: Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. James forest preserve in Warrenville. Cost is $5 per person ages 13 to 54; $4 ages 55 and older; $2 ages 5 to 12; free younger than 5. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Morton Arboretum: The outdoor tree museum is offering free admission on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to sunset.
Note, all buildings and the Children’s Garden will be closed. Hiking trail maps are available at www.mortonarb.org.
Turkey Trot: The 15th annual Noon Lions 5K run begins at 8 a.m., and starts and ends at Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave.. Visit www.napervilleturkeytrot.com.
Friday, Nov. 23
St. Joan of Arc sale: St. Joan or Arc school, 4913 Columbia Ave., Lisle, will sell more than 1,000 items for $6 from 7:30 to 4 p.m. in Lisle. Complimentary snacks and coffee will be served. Call Carole Gassett 630-960-2916.
Safety first: DuPage County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will host a public meeting to go over a new plan designed to improve the planning and response to natural disasters at 7 p.m.in room 3500-B of the Jack T. Knuepfer Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. For more information, or to sign up to receive instant alerts, go to www.protectdupage.org.
All about juggling: Professional juggler Jason Kollum will offer lessons in balancing and juggling skills from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and again at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Snowman Fest: Meet downtown for the official unveiling of the painted snowman sculptures sprinkled around downtown sidewalks from 4 to 8 p.m. Check-in first at the corner of Main and Jefferson (in front of Two Bostons) for a goodie bag and wander around for snowman surprises at all 20 stops.
Holly Trolley and free hot chocolate: Hop on board the trolley between 4 and 8 p.m. and shuttle your way around town while you view the holiday lights and pick your favorite snowman. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate at the Main Street Promenade.
Hometown Holidays: The annual kickoff to the holiday season in downtown Naperville, marked by a month of shopping and dining deals, will kick off. For a list of participating stores and restaurants, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.
Arboretum Holiday Trunk Show: Meet local artist Rozanne Priebe as she demonstrates her techniques for capturing nature and the holidays on her one-of-a-kind hand-painted art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Visit www.mortonarb.org or 630-968-0074.
Cantigny tree exhibit: The McCormick Museum will feature seven “Community Trees,” each decorated for Christmas by a different local nonprofit organization. The DuPage County charities were invited to participate because their missions involve issues or causes that were important to Robert McCormick during his career and life at Cantigny. More information, including park hours, directions and details about upcoming events is online at Cantigny.org.
Naperville Junior Woman’s Club: The club will host a new membership meeting at 7 p.m. at Quigleys Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
Cover to Cover Book Group: The club that focuses on fiction books will discuss Amy Waldman’s “The Submission” at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to register at 630-355-2665.
The Derriere Affair: The Naperville Public Library will celebrate bottoms with an underwear craft, guessing game, dancing and plenty of stories from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Crafty Books: Celebrate National Book Lovers Day by upcycling old books by making book page origami, a book page bouquet, a mini-book necklace and more from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Registration required at www.naperville-lib.org.
Naperville Garden Club meeting: The club will host its monthly meeting at 8:45 a.m. at the While Eagle Golf Club, 3704 White Eagle Drive. The featured program is “Holiday Tablescapes,” presented by Gail Gregor. The cost of the meeting is $13 per person. Call 630-717-9616.
Women’s luncheon: People’s Resource Center presents the annual event, “Celebrating Creativity and Compassion” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arrowhead Golf Club, 26w151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton. Tickets are available for $75 by calling 630-682-5402, ext. 233, or at www.peoplesrc.org/default.aspx?EventId=122.
DuPage Woodworkers: Last year the group made and gave away 2,586 toys to needy children for Christmas and will give away toys again this year at its meeting at 7 p.m. at St. James the Apostle Church, 480 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Bob Myers will discuss his scroll saw work. He has been woodworking for about 22 years, primarily scroll sawing model trains. Contact Jack Pine at 630-215-7482, Publicity@dupagewoodworkers.org, or visit www.dupagewoodworkers.org.
DuPage Children’s Museum at the library: Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon at the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., and experience some of the interactive exhibits from the DuPage Children’s Museum. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
‘Babes in Toyland’: AlphaBet Soup Productions presents the family-friendly and holiday-themed musical “Babes in Toyland” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. For tickets visit absproductions.com or call 630-932-1555.
David Nasaw book signing: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College co-present celebrated historian David Nasaw for an author talk and book signing of his newest book at 7 p.m. in Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. Call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.
Christmas concert: One Way Ministries and the Wheaton College Gospel Choir present a Christmas and worship concert, “Shine 2012: All Things Are Possible,” at 7:30 p.m. in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults, $5/children (younger than 12). Call the box office at 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. Visit owm.org/shine2012.
‘Company’: Naperville’s BrightSide Theatre presents “Company” at 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The winner of seven Tony Awards, “Company” features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. Tickets are $24/adults, $20/students and senior citizens. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Teen Movie Night — The Princess Bride (PG): Have fun watching the fantasy classic that has it all: giants, pirates, Rodents of Unusual Size and, of course, lots of comedy and sword fighting. Enjoy root beer floats and snacks at 4 p.m. at Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Art sale: Join ceramics artist Laurie Pollpeter Eskanazi, jeweler Sophia Forero and artist Daina Pakalnis, featuring work from their latest collections, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 225 N. Wright St. Naperville. Loaves & Fishes will receive 20 percent of all proceeds. Bring in toiletry items to donate to be entered into one of three raffles to receive a special piece from each artist. Visit www.lpeclay.com or www.sophiaforero.com.
Midwest Group — Seven at Seven: The panel discussion and book signing will be at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Seven Midwest debut authors will be on hand for a panel discussion: Lisa Jenn Bigelow (Starting from Here), M. E. Kokie (Personal Effects), Heather Anastasiu (Glitch), J. A. Souders (Renegade), Lauren Ellen (Blind Spot), Anne Greenwood Brown (Lies Beneath), and Elissa Janine Hoole (Kiss the Morning Star). Call 630-355-2665.
A Gavin Coyle Christmas: Award-winning recording artist Gavin Coyle offers Christmas cheer at his annual holiday concert, “Songs of the Season: A Gavin Coyle Christmas,” at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. The show will benefit People’s Resource Center. Tickets are available at 630-637-7469, or online at http://tickets.noctrl.edu. Tickets are $30.
Technology Petting Zoo: The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Learn about the new Kobo eReaders. Call 630-355-2665.
Jeremy Roenick book signing: The NHL great will share his new book, “J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey,” at 2:30 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. This event will be a book signing line only — no memorabilia. Purchase a copy of the book at Anderson’s to secure a spot in the line. Call 630-355-2665.
Christmas Presence I Concert: The Naperville Men’s Glee Club will perform its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1450 Green Trails Drive. To purchase tickets, visit www.nmgc.org.
Little Friends Parade of Lights: In conjunction with Hometown Holidays, the Little Friends Parade of Lights will feature a festive display of lights, floats and Santa’s arrival for the holiday season at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.downtownnaperville.com.
Naperville Chorus: “A Jazz Christmas” will play at 8 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The chorus will be joined by the Pete Ellman Big Band, a group made up of local professional musicians, to perform familiar seasonal selections in classic jazz and pop arrangements. To purchase tickets, call 630-637-7469 or visit finearts.northcentralcollege.edu.
Home Sweet Home: The gingerbread decorating event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Abbington, Glen Ellyn. Enjoy a breakfast buffet from 9:30 to 11 a.m., visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment, caroling, storytelling, balloon artist, costumed storybook characters, face painting and more. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 per child. All proceeds benefit Family Shelter Service. To register, visit www.familyshelterservice.org or call 630-221-8290.
Lights of Lisle: The annual Santa Parade starts at 3 p.m. from Ogden Avenue and Main Street and works its way south through downtown Lisle; turning east on Burlington Avenue and ending at the Lisle Village Hall. At dusk about 2,000 luminarias line the streets of Lisle and at 6 p.m. the official tree lighting ceremony begins at Village Hall. The Lisle Community Band will perform and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. A free holiday trolley will be available from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Free hayrack rides will also be available from 4 to 8 p.m. and run between the Lisle Village Hall and the Museums at Lisle Station Park.
Polar Express: The ever-popular Santa Train is Sunday runs from the Lisle Metra Station to Chicago and back for a 75-minute ride with Santa and his helpers reminiscent of the Caldecott award-winning children’s book and movie, “The Polar Express.” Advanced tickets are required for either the 9:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. rides. Tickets are $16 per person. Contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau at 630-769-1000/800-733-9811 or visit www.StayInLisle.com.
Welcome coffee: The Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., lower level. Children are welcome. Call at Sue at 630-904-5629 or visit www. NapervilleNewcomersandNeighborsClub.com
Naperville Park District Polar Express: Take an imaginary ride on the Polar Express and experience this beloved tale through a variety of themed activities at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 13 at The Barn, 421 W. Martin Ave.. Children ages 3 to 5 are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy bear to share in the experience. A copy of “The Polar Express” book will be given to each child.
Daddy/daughter holiday bling boutique: Experience a memorable evening of necklace and bracelet gift making for dads and their daughters ages 3 to 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Visit www.napervilleparks.com.
Cup of Cheer: Tickets are on sale for the Naperville Garden Club’s annual Cup of Cheer event. Tour four beautiful Naperville houses decorated for the holidays by club members. Preview Day is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6, with the main event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Also shop at the Holiday Market from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 without an event ticket. Proceeds fund scholarships for area students. To purchase tickets, visit www.napervillegardenclub.org.
Yard waste collection ends: Weekly bag or bundled yard waste collection ends for the year Yard waste collection will begin again March 18, and a yard waste sticker will be required on all bags and bundles.