March 14, 2013 7:52PM
The Vienna Boys Choir will be at NCC March 17.
Updated: April 16, 2013 3:14PM
VFW fish fry: Naperville VFW Post 3873, 908 W. Jackson Ave., in partnership with Belgios Catering, will host a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through March 29. Visit www.napervfw3873.org.
‘God of Carnage’: BrightSide Theatre, a Naperville performance company, presents the Tony Award-winning comedy at 8 p.m. March 14-16 and at 3 p.m. March 17 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $24/adults and $20/senior citizens and students. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Family Fun Friday Night: Enjoy math activities from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DuPage Children’s Museum. Family Fun Friday Nights are designed to give busy families the opportunity to take advantage of extended hours on Fridays (open until 8 p.m.) during the school year.
Wildlife fundraiser: Support Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn during the Night Owl Ball gala from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle. Tickets are $60 each at dupageforestgiving.org/NightOwlBall, or at 525 S. Park Blvd. or by phone at 630-942-6200.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Make your way downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 10 a.m.. Visit www.wsirish.org/st.patrickparade.htm for the parade route and other details. The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with West Suburban Irish, also is hosting a 5K Race, Run or Walk at 8 a.m. Registration is sold out.
DuPage Symphony Orchestra: The group will perform the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt and Igor Stravinsky during a concert, “Legends and Literature,” at 8 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $30 for adults, $26 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $16 for seats in the front two rows. Call 630-637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
American Association of University Women: A workshop titled “What I Wish I Had Known Before Going to College” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. Snacks will be provided $5 fee. Contact Elaine Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Junie B. Jones’: Enjoy a stage presentation of “Junie B. Jones,” by Theatreworks USA, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For $4 more, add an ice cream reception from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 630-637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’: The BrightSide Theatre’s Youth Project will present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland,” starring area young performers at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and at 6 p.m. Sunday at Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors and $8 for children. Call 630-447-8497, email info@BrightSideTheatre.com or visit www.BrightSideTheatre.com.
Candidate forum: The Naperville Chinese Women’s Club will hold a candidate forum from 7 to 9 p.m. at Truth Lutheran Church, 110 S. Washington St., Naperville. U.S. Congressman Bill Foster, State Rep. Darlene Senger, and 25 other candidates from both parties will be on hand.
ACT Kaplan Practice Tests: Teens in grades 9 through 12, can take a free ACT practice test provided by Kaplan. Bring No. 2 pencils, an approved calculator and a healthy snack. Registration at www.naperville-lib.org is required. The test will be given at 10 a.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
The Festival of Colors: The art show will host an artists reception and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the F.I.R.E. Art Studios and Gallery, 190 E. 5th Ave., Naperville. The festival continues through April 7. 630-428-4639, www.fireartstudiosandgallery.com or email@example.com.
Maple tapping: The Morton Arboretum in Lisle will offer maple tapping and pancake picnics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $18 per person for members, $25 for nonmembers (admission included). To register, visit mortonarb.org/calendar.
Health care careers: Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville, will host Healthcare Career Discovery Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Adults and children, ages 10 and older, are invited. To register, call 630-527-6363.
Vienna Boys Choir: North Central College presents the group at 6 p.m. in the North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The choir’s repertoire includes medieval to contemporary music. Tickets are $60 and $50. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
St. Pat’s Parade: The 11th annual Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Plainfield Central High School, Fort Beggs Drive and James Street, and makes its way through the village core.
, complete with multiple bagpipe bands and Irish dance troupes. Post-parade events abound, including the Plainfield St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research, a pub crawl and lots more. www.plainfieldirishparade.org.
Behind The Doors of Downton Abbey: Explore behind-the-scenes anecdotes and hidden details about “Downton Abbey,” a critically acclaimed series. Learn about the historical context of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants and stories at 7 p.m. at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
College fair: North Central College hosts the Illinois College Exposition, a college fair open to local high school juniors and sophomores and their families, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Central’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. More than 200 colleges, universities and armed services representatives will be present. Admission is free. Contact Ashley Dudich at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit northcentralcollege.edu/ice.
DuPage Art League: Jessica Fine, a well-known Chicago artist, will share tips on how to create an exciting city scene in soft pastel at 7:30 p.m. in a free program at 218 W. Front St. in downtown Wheaton. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. Call 630-653-7090 or visit www.dupageartleague.org.
KidsMatter job fair: The KidsMatter Student Job Fair is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Merner Fieldhouse, 450 S. Brainard St. Attendance is free for all students and generally targets youths 16-23 years old. Email Bridget Hatch, marketing manager/event manager, at Bridget@KidsMatter2us.org or visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.
Great Books Discussion Group: Discuss the classic, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” by James Joyce, at 7 p.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Call Jack Hatfield, 630-375-0676, ext. 5, or email email@example.com. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
High school concert: Naperville Central High School choirs will perform their annual Pop Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s auditorium at the corner of West Street and Aurora Avenue in Naperville. This concert is a free. Contact 630-420-6834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The March Senior Luncheon: The lunch will honor St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef at noon at Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 Book Road, Naperville. Bring a side dish. This month’s speaker will be Jim Ensign, who will present a slide show on Seoul, S. Korea. Contact Jay at 815-782-7473.
Stop Motion Movies: Students in grades three to five, have you ever dreamed of making a movie? Then the library has the program for you at 4 p.m. at Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Grab those old toys, teddy bears and dolls, stop in and learn how to create animated movies. This program requires registration at www.naperville-lib.org.
Calling all teen improv performers: Chicago comedians and performers Dan Krall (iO Chicago, The Playground Theater, Ph Productions) and Josh Zagoren (iO Chicago, Hobo Junction Productions, The Paper Machete) teach the basics of improv performance, improv games, and prepare a mini performance at the end of the program. Registration at www.naperville-lib.org is required for this program at 4:30 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: Join Jacqueline Berger, “The First Ladies Lady” and author, historian, and national guest speaker, as she talks about America’s First Ladies. Coffee and early seating is at 6:30, with the program at 7 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. It is presented in partnership with the Naperville Women’s Club. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Book signing: Luis Alberto Urrea of Naperville, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, will lecture and sign his books at 7:30 p.m. in Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University, 407 S. Calumet Ave., Aurora. The event is part of AU’s Arts and Ideas series. Advance reservations are required. Call 630-844-4924.