October 13, 2012 10:46PM
Updated: November 15, 2012 6:36AM
Neal Shusterman book signing: Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville will present the author at 2 p.m. at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Shusterman will celebrate his latest YA futuristic thriller, “Unwholly.” 630-355-2665.
Naperville Area CROP Hunger Walk: The 30th annual event will kickoff at 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville. This community event raises awareness and money to alleviate hunger locally and globally. All ages are welcome, both 5K and 1K routes offered. To register, call 630-355-1748 or www.napervillecropwalk.org.
Corporate personhood: David Cobb, national projects director for Democracy Unlimited, will discuss the Move to Amend initiative at 7 p.m. in room 20 of Goldspohn Hall on the North Central College campus, 31 N Loomis St., Naperville. The campaign is pushing for a Constitutional amendment to counter the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision removing limits on political contributions by corporations. For those interested in chatting informally about the initiative, Cobb will be having coffee at 6 p.m. in the Boilerhouse Cafe, 29 N.Loomis St.
A Guided Tour of Century Walk Art: Step through the pages of Naperville’s history from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at Naper Settlement. A museum educator will share the stories represented by the 10 pieces of Century Walk public art interspersed throughout downtown Naperville’s historic buildings and walkways. The tour begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Tickets are $12/person; $10/Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining member. Visit www.napersettlement.museum.
Danada Fall Festival: The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Danada Equestrian Center, 3s507 Naperville Road, Wheaton, will host its annual fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 Visitors can take a hayride, watch as a farrier makes horseshoes, tour the Kentucky-style barn that once housed Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonair, and learn about horse care, grooming and tack. Admission and parking are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and some activities have small fees. Call 630-668-6012.
Blood drive: Heartland Blood Centers is hosting a blood drive from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Maplebrook Chiropractic, 365 E. Bailey Road. Make an appointment by calling 630-536-08002. Walk-ins welcome.
Eric Greitens book signing: “The Warrior’s Heart” is the teen version of Navy SEAL Eric Greitens’ New York Times bestseller, “The Heart and the Fist.” It’s a book where choices and challenges are thought provoking. The author will speak at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. 630-355-2665.
Jenny McCarthy book signing: The road from Catholic schoolgirl to Playboy Playmate to autism activist is the unique one made by Jenny McCarthy, and her new book, “Bad Habits,” reveals it all. She’ll talk about it at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Wentz Concert Hall, on the campus of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., in Naperville. Tickets are available with the purchase of the new book from Anderson’s Bookshop. Tickets are required. 630-355-2665.
Internet Safety: The Naperville Police Department will present an Internet safety program for parents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kroehler Family YMCA, 34 S. Washington St. in Naperville. The discussion will focus on safe screen names, keeping personal information private, game sites and more. No registration is required. For information, call Mary Browning at 630-420-6731.
‘Dare to Dream’: Youth Outlook will hold its annual “Dare to Dream” gala at Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive in Bolingbrook. The event will feature comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer as well as dinner, community awards and both a silent and live auction. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Nancy Mullen at email@example.com or visit www.youth-outlook.org.
Village of Fear: From 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 at Naperville Settlement, Village of Fear will be presented. The event will feature haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and more. Two-day passes are available for $20 and single tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. At the gate, tickets are $15. The event is not recommended for children younger than 8 years old. For information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.
Black Cat Ball: The Naperville Area Humane Society will host its annual Black Cat Ball gala at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. The black-tie optional event will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, program and live auction at 7 p.m. A silent auction also will help raise funds for the Naperville Area Humane Society. Guests will enjoy an evening of dining and dancing, to support the community’s homeless pets. Tickets are $150 a person; tables of 10 are $1,400. Call 630-420-8989 or visit www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org.
Naperville Municipal Band: The group’s free fall concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Metea Valley High School, 1801 N. Eola Road, Aurora. The school’s band will perform selected pieces and then join the Municipal Band on “Danse Macabre,” to celebrate Halloween, and “Stars and Stripes Forever,” in honor of John Philip Sousa’s birthday Nov. 6. Learn more at www.napervilleband.org.
Soup’s On: The Rotary Club of Naperville’s fifth annual event is from 11:30 a.m. to 5p.m. in the Tellabs atrium. It will feature an assortment of foods and beverages from 30 area establishments; entertainment by students of Districts 203 and 204, and Benet Academy; and a supervised children’s play area by the DuPage Children’s Museum. Proceeds will be shared by Loaves & Fishes, Hesed House, and DuPage PADS to end hunger and homelessness. Purchase tickets at loaves-fishes.org/events.
Early voting: The Naperville Municipal Center is one of a dozen DuPage County sites where, beginning Monday, registered voters can cast their ballots for the general election on Nov. 6. The Municipal Center is at 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville. Early voting will continue through Nov. 3. For hours and other details, visit www.dupageco.org/election.
Waterleaf Restaurant Chef’s Table: Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will host a Chef’s Table experience, with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, at 5 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $125 per person, which includes tip and gratuity. Upcoming Chef’s Table dates are Sundays, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16. Visit www.waterleafrestaurant.com. To make a Chef’s Table reservation, call 630-942-6881.
Art exhibit: An exhibit featuring Domingo Parada’s paintings and acrylics on paper closes today Nov. 7 at North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Call 630-637-5543 for gallery hours. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.