Naperville Sun calendar for Oct. 17 through 31
October 16, 2012 5:06PM
Naperville Municipal Band Conductor, Ron Keller, conducts the band at the Naper Settlement Hometown Picnic on Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Naperville IL. | Terence Guider-Shaw~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 18, 2012 6:53AM
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.
Sidewalk closed: Continued maintenance on the Columbia Street bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will result in the closure of the pedestrian sidewalk through Friday, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances.
‘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. 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.
Free child safety event: Operation Kidsafe will provide a lifetime record of children’s digital fingerprints during two events this weekend. Parents take home the only record of the visit. The events will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Village Buick-GMC, 1585 W. Ogden Ave., Naperville. To learn more, call 866-611-0467.
Halloween Hayrides: Kids and their parents cam dress up in Halloween costumes for a hayride along the wooded trails at Seager Park or Knoch Knolls Park. The registration fee includes hot chocolate and apple cider for all participants and Halloween treat bags for children ages 1-12. The Knoch Knolls hayrides are available Oct. 21 and 27, and the Seager Park hayrides are offered Oct. 20. To register, visit www.napervilleparks.org
5K run for scholarships: College of DuPage will host the second Laps with the Chaps Sunset 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds will benefit College of DuPage scholarships. The 5K route will wind through COD’s campus and finish inside the football stadium at sunset. Prizes will be awarded for top overall male and female, as well as winners of specific age groups. Visit www.cod.edu/5k.
Fall rainbow trout season opens: The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County stocked three lakes with the popular game fish for the opening at 6 a.m. Pickerel Lake at Pratt’s Wayne Woods Forest Preserve in Wayne, Grove Lake at Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve in Wood Dale and Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville each were stocked with trout. Anglers 16 and older who are not legally disabled must have a valid Illinois fishing licenses with inland trout stamps. Call visitor services at 630-933-7248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Parents Night Out: Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1451 Raymond Drive, Naperville, is offering parents a night out from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The night will include a movie, crafts, games, popcorn, juice and pizza. Infants through fifth-graders are invited. Cost is $15 per child, $40 limit per family. Call 630-778-0328 All proceeds benifit a mission trip to Costa Rica. Visit www.trinitynazarene.org.
Naperville Municipal Band: The group’s free fall concert will be at 3 p.m. 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 5 p.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.
Kate Morton book signing: The New York Times bestselling author will sign books at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. She’s back with “The Secret Keeper.” Call 630-355-2665.
Hauntings of the Civil War: Join Rebecca Tulloch as she portrays Maggie Fox, one of the founders of American Spiritualism during this presentation of the History Speaks Lecture Series from 7 to 8 p.m. in Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Recommended for those 10 years old and older. Reservations recommended. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, youth and Naperville Heritage Society sustaining members. Tickets on the day of the presentation are $7 for adults, $6 for sustaining members, students and youth.
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.
Volunteer open house: Learn about volunteer opportunities at Loaves & Fishes from 4 to 7 p.m. Email email@example.com or visit www.loaves-fishes.org to learn more.
Uggie & Omar Von Muller: A reading and “pawtographing” will be at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. You may know Uggie from his films “Water for Elephants” and “The Artist.” Now he and his trainer, Omar Von Muller, present their new book, “Uggie.” Call 630-355-2665.
Stacy London book signing: The “What Not to Wear” co-host will readf rom her new book, “The Truth About Style,” at 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, on the campus of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., in Naperville. One admission ticket comes with the purchase of the new book from Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Tickets required. Call 630-355-2665.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Naperville Garden Club: The next monthly meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. with refreshments and a business meeting at 9:15 a.m. at the White Eagle Golf Club. It will be followed by the program Having Success with Bulbs,” presented by Joannie Rocchi. Meeting cost is $13. Contact Deb at 630-717-9616 for reservations.
Senior luncheon: The Wheatland Township event will be at noon at Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 95th St., Naperville. The main course will be bratwurst and German potato salad. Bring a side dish. This months’ presenter is Tom Lydon from the office of the comptroller, Judy Barr Topinka. The subject is “Identity theft and Scams against seniors.” Call 630-851-3952.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Community Forum of the Naperville Township Democratic Organization: The next meeting, which will focus on poll watching, is at 7:30 p.m. at the city of Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., in meeting rooms B & C on the lower level. The Dec. 4 caucus for the slating of candidates for the Naperville Township elections in April also will be discussed. Visit napervilledemocrats.org.
Blood drives: Donate blood from noon to 4 p.m. at Edward Hospital & Health Services, 801 S. Washington St., or from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate, 1733 Park St. All donors will receive a free breast cancer awareness T-shirt. To make an appointment, sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org.
Friday, Oct. 26
Trolley rides: Anderson’s Bookshop is offering haunted trolley rides from its Naperville store, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Wear acostume for a best-dressed contest. Rides are scheduled to begin at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Authors will be onboard with stories. Rides are $8 a rider per half-hour ride. Call 630-355-2665.
The Scare-illon concert: The free show scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, will include a live video feed from the playing cabin to a large monitor on the plaza in front of the Carillon. The Naperville Park District will provide Halloween treats for the audience. The Carillon is at the base of Rotary Hill at 443 W. Aurora Ave.
New traveling exhibit opening: How People Make Things, a new traveling exhibit created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, links familiar childhood objects to a process of manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired by the factory tour segments from the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television series, the exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and machines to create objects, including crayons, a baseball bat and a matchbox car, just to name a few. This traveling exhibit will be at DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St, through Jan. 27.
Crime Stoppers 5K race: The Naperville Crime Stoppers will host its first “Running Scared” 5K race at 8 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 2220 Lisson Road. Costumes are welcome for this family-friendly, Halloween-themed race. The race will be chip timed with split times given at the one- and two-mile intervals. Water will be provided about the halfway point and at the finish. T-shirts will be provided to all registered runners. The race is the first fundraiser for the Naperville Crime Stoppers program, which has been in existence since 1983. To learn more, visit www.crimestoppersrunningscared.com.
Knox Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat: The church at 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville, will host the event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Events will include trick or treating, Halloween crafts, cookie decorating and pumpkin painting. Refreshments will be served. Call 630-355-8181.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Halloween Happening: The Naperville Park District tradition for more than 30 years will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Grand Pavilion at the Riverwalk. This free event is designed to delight children ages 10 and younger with four themed areas, where they can collect treats, play games and win prizes.
Trick or treating: From noon until 3 p.m., Main Street Promenade, 55 S. Main St., will be bustling with trick-or-treaters wandering from shop to shop, gathering candy for their goody bags. The Trick or Treat Trolley will give fun-filled rides through the downtown. Visit www.mainstreetpromenade.com.
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.
Naperville Men’s Glee Club: A fundraiser will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at La Sorella di Francesca, 18 W. Jefferson, Naperville. Dine there and mention the Glee Club, and 20 percent of your dinner bill will be donated to the club. Reservations recommended at 630-961-2706.
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.
Healing Field of Honor: The memorial will return to downtown Naperville Nov. 8 through 13 with American flags displayed on Rotary Hill. The proceeds from this memorial will be used to create new and better treatments for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Healing Field of Honor, Naperville 2012 is sponsored by Operation Support Our Troops — America and the Naperville Park District. Visit www.healingfield.org/naperville-il-2012. Follow on Facebook /Healing Field of Honor, Naperville 2012.