Sun Calendar: Nov. 11 through 21
November 9, 2012 4:52PM
Marine Corps veteran Jack Shiffler salutes as the Naperville Municipal Band plays the "Star Spangled Banner" on Friday at Naperville's annual Veterans Day celebration at Veterans Park. Jeff Cagle / For Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 12, 2012 6:31AM
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 talk about their times of challenge. Cost is $5 to $7. Contact 630-420-6010.
Honoring vets: DuPage County will host a ceremony in observance of Veterans Day at 2 p.m. at the DuPage County Convalescent Center, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.
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. Call 630-355-1057.
Digital Petting Zoo: The Naperville Public Library’s Digital Petting Zoo will offer an opportunity to see and play with a variety of devices, including the Nook, Sony Reader and iPad. Talk to 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.
Faith roundtable: One Naperville is presenting a special program, “Prayers for Healing Hatred,” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville. Contact Jane Bailey, 630-416-1932.
Classical guitarist: The Grace United Methodist Church concert series presents classical guitarist Jonathan Roth (www.jonathanroth.com) in concert at 2 p.m. in the Grace Church sanctuary, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors 65 and older; $5 students, and are available at www.peopleofgrace.org/concerts. Contact Dan Wagner at 630-355-1748, ext. 232, or email@example.com.
Indian Prairie School District 204: The Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora.
Veterans 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. 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. Call 630-964-2614 to register. Learn more at www.dupagetextileartsguild.com.
Online used computer sale: Starting today, the Naperville Public Library will conduct an online sale of used computer equipment. Sale items include computers, monitors and other equipment. Fill out the form on the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org. Contact the help desk at 630-961-4100, ext. 4993.
Curbside leaf pickup: The final cycle of the city’s bulk collection program will begin today. Rake leaves into the street, next to the curb, avoiding storm drains, by 6 a.m. Crews will collect leaves once during the final pass. A map of bulk curbside leaf collection progress is updated daily and posted at www.naperville.il.us/leafcollection.aspx.
NCC visit day: Registration for North Central College’s high school visit day begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., and concludes with lunch at 12:30 p.m. High-achieving students are invited to an optional session at 9 a.m. To register call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit.
NCC graduate session: North Central College will host an information session at 6 p.m. for students interested in learning about the college’s master of leadership studies program. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. To register, contact 630-637-5840 or email@example.com or visit northcentralcollege.edu/graduate.
Pizza and Books: Teens can talk about books they choose, with pizza to fuel the conversation from 7 to 8 p.m. at Nichols Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100 to learn more.
Forest Fitness Walk: Join a naturalist for a brisk weekly walk, and enjoy some healthy exercise as you take in the wonders of the woods from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton on Butterfield Road. Adults only. To register, call 630-850-8110.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
City Council workshop: The Naperville City Council will meet for a workshop at 5 p.m. in council chambers of the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The council will discuss electric rates.
Volunteer for holiday fun: Volunteers 12 years and older interested in helping at Santa House are invited to attend a 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.
High school music: The North Central College concert winds hosts the annual Instrumental Invitational Festival, featuring local high school ensembles at 7 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Recycle holiday lights: Starting today through April 1, residents may discard lights that no longer work at the Public Works Service Center building, 180 Fort Hill Drive, or the recycling drop-off center, there also. The drop-off center’s normal hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Brownies & Books: Teens, enjoy some chocolaty treats while discussing some of the best books for teens. This month discussion is about “Trash,” by Andy Mulligan, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the 95th Street Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010: Pre-registrater at any of the Naperville Public Library’s three computer labs. The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in the computer classroom at the 95th Street Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Great Books Discussion Group: Using the Great Books format, this discussion group will discuss “Guests of the Nation,” by Frank O’Connor, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Naper Boulevard Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Pay It Forward: The last session of Knitting & Crocheting Afghan Squares is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the 95th Street Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Lisle Township Board meeting: The Lisle Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lisle Township office, 4711 Indiana Ave., Lisle.
Naperville Board of Library Trustees: The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the board room for Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave
Riverwalk Commission: The meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. in the lunch room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Entrepreneurial MeetUp: Entrepreneur Neil Kane and the West Suburban Illini Group invite entrepreneurs, the self-employed and those who work from home to a workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. at Black Finn Saloon, 16 W. Jefferson St., Naperville. To register, visit suburbanentrepreneur.eventbrite.com.
Jazz concert: Students in North Central College’s jazz studies program are showcased in The Fall Great Evening of Jazz at 7:30 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students and senior citizens. Call the box office at 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
The Derriere Affair: The Naperville Public Library celebrates bottoms with an underwear craft, a guessing game, dancing and plenty of stories from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the Naper Boulevard Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Job search business writing: Becky Brillon, program director of the Community Career Center, will offer job searching tips from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nichols Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
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 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. Cost is $5 per person ages 13 to 54; $4 ages 55 and older; $2 ages 5 to 12; free for 5 and yougner. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Southwest Community Park open house: The Naperville Park District is looking for input on the future development of new park amenities at Southwest Community Park, a 33-acre park at 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road in southwest Naperville. A community open house will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Maintenance Facility, 3415 Book Road. Submit comments via email to email@example.com.
Memorial Luminary Program: Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, will host its annual open house from 5 to 7 p.m. with a memorial tribute at 6 p.m. Families are invited to arrive at 4:30 p.m. to participate in lighting a loved one’s candle.
Thursday, Nov. 15
DuPage Water Commission: The commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in offices at 600 E. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst.
DuPage Housing Authority: The Board of Commissioners meets at 8:45 a.m. at 711 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton.
Naperville Park District: A special meeting will be 5 p.m. at the Park District’s South Maintenance Facility, 3415 Book Road.
The Winter 2013 Program Guide: Look for the Naperville Park District’s program guide on Naperville doorsteps beginning today. If you do not receive yours by Monday, Nov. 19, call 630-848-5000 to request redelivery.
NCTV17 anniversary year: A special screening of “Our Story” will take place at the Madden Theatre on the campus of North Central College. This fundraising event will cap off a year of events and activities celebrating NCTV17’s 25 years of broadcasting. The documentary will then premiere on Channel 17 at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and will be re-broadcast multiple times throughout the remainder of the year. Visit www.NCTV17.com to learn more.
‘The Crucible’: Neuqua Valley High School students open the show Nov. 15 through Nov. 17. All performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $11 for adults, and can be purchased at the door.
Friday, Nov. 16
DuPage Senior Citizens Council benefit: The third annual Aging Gracefully Wine Tasting and Benefit Auction will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville. This year’s festivities include beer tasting. For tickets ($75 a person), sponsorships, and information contact Dianne Skrabacz, 630-620-0804, ext. 108.
Veterans art exhibit: Artwork by eight artists who are also military veterans is featured in the free exhibit “In War” Nov. 16 through Jan. 6 in North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; complimentary refreshments will be served. Call 630-637-5543 for gallery hours; visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.
Open mic night: Teens, read a poem, tell a joke, play an instrument or just watch from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Nichols Library. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Author Jeff Kinney: The iconic author will showcase his seventh book in his popular “Wimpy Kid” series, “The Third Wheel,” at 5 p.m. at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora, featuring a DJ, snacks and photo opportunities with character standees. Kinney will arrive for the book signing at 6 p.m. Tickets are available from Anderson’s Bookshop.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’: A cast and crew of 40 bring “Arsenic and Old Lace” to life at Benet Academy in Lisle at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation: The group meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the 95th Street Library.
Rally for Ryan : Chicago Bear NFL alumni Alex Brown and Desmond Clark will attend the gala from 6:30 to 11 p.m. to raise awareness and research funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the White Eagle Golf Club. Brown will be signing a football he retired two years ago to raise funds for the event. David Eichenberg of “Chicago Fire”, and former “Sex in the City” star, will also be in attendance for the event. To purchase tickets for the gala and the raffle, go to www.rallyforryan.org.
Covered Wagon Tours: Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. Cost is $5 per person ages 13 to 54; $4 ages 55 and older; $2 ages 5 to 12; free for 5 and younger. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Farrier Demonstrations: See the farrier tend to Danada’s herd of horses and exhibit the tools and techniques of the trade. Demonstrations are ongoing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center, 3s507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. Call 630-668-6012.
St. James Farm Walking Tours: Learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm during a one-mile guided walk from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Volunteer Restoration Workday: Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or collecting seed from 9 a.m. to noon at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville on Plainfield-Naperville Road a half mile south of 75th Street. All ages; younger than 14 with an adult. Free. To register, call 630-933-7681.
Sunday, Nov. 18
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, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm along the way. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville at Madison Street and Hoy Avenue. $5 per person ages 13 – 54; $4 ages 55 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. 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 on Plainfield-Naperville Road a half mile south of 75th Street. All ages; under 14 with an adult. Free. To register, call 630-933-7681 at least five business days in advance; groups of five or more must call 10 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.