Naperville Sun Calendar: Nov. 4 through 11
November 2, 2012 5:32PM
Karen Treverton casts her ballot on a digital voting machine at the Naperville Municipal Center on Tuesday. | Terence Guider-Shaw~For The Beacon-News
Updated: December 5, 2012 6:28AM
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.
Weed Ladies Winter Floral Sale: The sale will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the historic Daniels House at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. It features holiday-themed floral arrangements and accessories. Admission is free.
Chamber music: Join Chicago Chamber Musicians for an afternoon of passionate music, including Ástor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and authentic tango works with bandoneón, at 3 p.m. in the North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $30 and $25. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Cast-Iron Cooking: Help prepare a hearty meal over an open campfire, and learn tips for cooking with cast iron from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton on Butterfield Road two miles west of Naperville Road. Ages 5 and older; younger than 18 with an adult. Cost is $10 per person ages 16 and older; $5 ages 5 to 15. Call 630-933-7248.
Covered Wagon Tours: Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm along the way from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. $5 per person ages 13 to 54; $4 ages 55 and older; $2 ages 5 to 12; free for those younger than 5. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Horse-Drawn Hayrides: Take a 30-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve between noon and 3:45 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center, 3s507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and older; $2 ages 5 to 12; younger than 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 630-668-6012.
Toys for Tots: Members of the Naperville Park Police invite the community to contribute new, unwrapped toys for the 2012 Toys for Tots program, hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Toys will be collected at six locations beginning today through Dec. 14. Visit www.napervilleparks.org to learn more.
Special Talents America: This four-state talent competition, sponsored by the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, is an opportunity for talented children and adults who happen to have disabilities to perform at Wentz Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. It will feature celebrity guest performances and judging. The event will begin with a reception at 5:45 p.m. followed by the talent show at 7 p.m. and a concert featuring the celebrity guests at 9 p.m. Tickets are $45, $35 and $25. Call 630-637-7469 or visit www.specialtalents.org.
Toasting for a Cause: Naperville CARES’ seventh annual fundraiser will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 244 S. Main St. Tickets are $125 for the gourmet dinner paired with five wines. To register, call 630-369-0200 or visit www.napervillecares.org/toasting.
Teacher open house: Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, will host the presentation “What’s New in Children’s Literature?” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for kindergarten through third grade and 7 to 8 p.m. for grades four through eight. Call 630-355-2665 to register.
Election day: Tuesday is the general election day in Naperville, with many county, state and federal races. For more on the elections, find previews in today’s Sun or visit www.napersun.com.
Lady Jane’s Salon: The bi-monthly reading series dedicated to romantic fiction will be at 7 p.m. at Le Chocolat du Bouchard, second floor, 129 S. Washington St., Naperville. Featured authors will be Julie Ann Walker, Hanna Martine, Hope Tarr and Jade Lee. Event admission is $5 or one gently used paperback romance novel. To attend, visit LadyJanesSalonNaperville.com.
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.
How People Make Things: Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can check out the new DuPage Children’s Museum exhibit for half price during School Promotion Nights: District 203 — 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7; District 204 — 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/schoolpromo to sign up.
Cheers for our Veterans: Naperville Responds for Our Veterans is hosting its second gala from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Cress Creek Country Club, 1215 Royal St. George Drive. Tickets for the event are $100 per person and include a wine tasting from Cooper’s Hawk Winery, chef-prepared food stations, scotch and cigar sampling and a silent auction. Contact Bob Koch at 630-363-5741 or visit www.napervilleresponds.org.
Gumshoe Detectives: Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Join the Naperville Public Library as they listen to and solve mysteries, create a disguise, make an ID badge, crack codes and choose a spy name. This program from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Nichols Library is for children in grades 1 through 3.
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.
Putting SPIN on COD: The admissions and outreach office at the College of DuPage will host a free Student and Parent Information Night (SPIN) Nov. 8 in room 2000 of the Student Resource Center at the college’s main campus in Glen Ellyn. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and a presentation by admissions specialist Adam Schauer will begin at 7 p.m. Call 630-942-3000, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cod.edu/admissions/spin.
‘Eat and Earn’ at Francesca’s Passaggio Restaurant: Enjoy food and help support Naper Settlement during “Eat and Earn” from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Francesca’s Passaggio Restaurant, 3124 S. Route 59, Naperville (Route 59 and 95th Street). Just say you’re supporting Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society and Francesca’s will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from the food purchased.
Post-presidential election discussion: Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus will host the discussion with analysis provided by Illinois political figures — former U.S. Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert and former U.S. Rep. William Lipinski. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the event room of Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road.
The Fox Valley Genealogical Society: The club’s November meeting will feature Paul Milner who will present a program on “Irish Emigrants to North America: Before and After the Famine”at 7:30 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Visit www.ilfvgs.org.
Creating a Culture of Innovation: DuPage Children’s Museum will present keynote speaker and innovation guru Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards and professor in the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, at 5:30 p.m. at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the campus of North Central College. Tom will talk about necessary steps for businesses to create a culture of innovation. Registration is required at www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/innovation.
Kiss Me, Kate: North Central College departments of theater and music present Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning musical “Kiss Me, Kate” at 8 p.m. Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Ladies Night Out: The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club is hosting its third annual event from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Hotel Arista in Naperville. Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit DuPage PADS and Safety Town. To purchase tickets, visit www.napervillejuniors.org
Women Living Dangerously: Hear the true-life stories of three remarkable women: Amelia Earhart, Mother Jones and Alma Rose at 7p.m. at the 95th Street Library.
Solemn tribute: At sunset, Cantigny Park and the First Division Museum will begin Veterans Day weekend by lighting about 2,200 luminary candles. Admission and parking are complimentary on Friday evening and also on Veterans Day. The tribute will take place regardless of weather and conclude at 9 p.m. A performance of “Veterans’ Voices” will be at 6 and 8 p.m. The program features living history re-enactors reading actual letters written and posted by soldiers through the years. Visit FirstDivisionMuseum.org.
The Union: North Central College welcomes Bellarive, a six-member band from Orlando that crafts artistic worship music, at 7 p.m. at The Union, 129 W. Benton Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. Visit theunionnetwork.com.
To market: The regular season for the Naperville Farmers Market ended up last week, but an abbreviated market with fewer vendors will offer fall produce, bakery, meats and other goods from 8 to 11 a.m. at Fifth Avenue Station, 200 E. Fifth Ave.
Mistletoe Marketplace: Grace United Methodist Church’s annual holiday bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in fellowship hall, 300 E. Gartner Road, featuring hand-crafted holiday items and other goods, a drawing for hand-stitched quilted treasures, silent auction and baked goods. Brunch in the Mistletoe Cafe is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit local, national and global United Methodist Women missions.
Holiday bazaar: The DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley Ave., Wheaton, will host the 29th annual sale from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Entrance is free. Sponsored by the Museum Guild, the Bazaar offers handmade ornaments, wreaths, holiday decorations and other stocking stuffers. Between noon and 1 p.m., the adult chorus, “Beyond Glee,” will perform a selection of popular carols. Visit www.dupagemuseum.org or call 630-510-4941.
Electronics Recycling Drive: The Neuqua Valley High Schol Environmental Club is sponsoring the drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front circle of the school’s main building, 2360 95th St., Naperville.
Thanksgiving traditions: Join Penelope Bingham, food historian and cookbook enthusiast, who will share the history of Thanksgiving and its food traditions from 1 to 3 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are $12 per person. Call 630-420-6010 for reservations.
Migratory Bird Hike: The free, family program for those at least seven years old will be at 8 a.m. at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, in Plainfield. Registration is required. Dress for the weather and bring a bird guide and binoculars if you have them. Call 708-946-2216.
The Velveteen Rabbit: North Central College presents Theatreworks USA’s family-friendly production, based on the children’s book by Margery Williams, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/children (younger than 12). Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Kids Nite Out: Benedictine University will provide area children, ages 4 to 12, with a variety of activities that promote fitness and fun while offering parents a break from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and March 2 in the campus’ Dan and Ada Rice Center in Lisle. The fee is $15 per child per date. Each child must be registered by a parent at the door, which open at 5:45 p.m. Children must be picked up promptly at 9 p.m. Call Kate Keller at 630-829-6149.
Bark for Books: Trot over to “Bark for Books” on the second Saturday of each month this fall, and read to a certified therapy dog and handler from a local organization. The dogs will be waiting at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Naper Boulevard Library. For readers in grades 1 through 5.
Fashion show: The Main Street Promenade Fashion Show and Brunch will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House, 55 S. Main St., Naperville. The fashion show will be hosted by Scott Mackay, the morning radio host at 95.9 The River. There will be drawings for special prizes and gift cards throughout the morning. The cost is $15 per person, plus tax and gratuity, payable at the event. Reservations can be made by calling Hugo’s at 630-548-3764.
Free Recycling Drive: In cooperation with Vintage Tech Recyclers and Interstate Batteries, Wheatland Township will host a one-day recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 31w236 91st St. in Naperville. All electronic equipment received will be fully processed and recycled with a Zero-Tolerance for landfill policy adopted by Vintage Tech Recycling. Contact the township office at 630-851-3952 or email JayM@WheatlandTownship.com.
Sunday, Nov. 11
History Speaks Lecture Series: “FDR & Lincoln Together” will be presented from 4 to 5 p.m. at Century Memorial Chapel, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt will appear together to talk about their times of challenge. Cost is $5 to $7. Contact 630-420-6010.
Art exhibit: Artist Larry Holmes’s free exhibit “Hear No Evil” opens today through Jan. 10 at North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.
Veterans Memorial: The Naperville Cemetery will dedicate its new Veterans Memorial at 9:30 a.m. at 705 S. Washington St., Naperville. The memorial consists of five jet black granite monoliths each individually engraved with the symbol representing one of the five branches of the armed forces. Call 630-355-1057.
e-books Workshop, Digital Petting Zoo: Are you considering buying an e-reader or tablet, but are overwhelmed by the number of choices? The Naperville Public Library’s Digital Petting Zoo will give you the opportunity to see and play with a variety of devices, including the Nook, Sony Reader and iPad. Talk to experienced librarians and representatives from a Verizon Wireless store to find out how different devices can work with library materials from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nichols Library.
Twelve Angry Men: The Community Players presents performances at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and 10; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, and 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 at Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center St., Naperville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students with ID.
Monday, Nov. 12
Veteran’s Day Read-In: College of DuPage will host the fifth annual event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center, room 2201, on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Call Bob Hazard at 630-942-2402, or email email@example.com, referencing the event in the subject line.
DuPage Textile Arts Guild: The club’s monthly meeting will feature a free lecture and workshop by Weeks Ringle of Fun Quilts, a contemporary quilt design studio in Oak Park. The workshop will be on piecing and appliquéing circles. Workshop is $45; registration is required. Program begins at 10 a.m. at the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring Road, Elmhurst. The guild meets on the second Monday of each month, September through May. Call 630-964-2614 to register. Learn more at www.dupagetextileartsguild.com.
Volunteer for holiday fun: Volunteers 12 years and older interested in helping at Santa House are invited to attend the Naperville Park District’s holiday volunteer open house and sign up night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, room 206, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Santa House runs from Dec. 1 through 16 on weekends and some evenings, and then daily from Dec. 17 through 23. Contact Lynnette Hoole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-848-3606.