Sun Calendar: Find plenty to do Nov. 14 through Dec. 1
November 13, 2012 6:18PM
Luminaries line the front sidewalk and other walkways as family and friends gather in front of Friedrich-Jones funeral home to pay respect to loved ones who have passed away in the past year on Wednesday. Jeff Cagle / For Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 15, 2012 6:10AM
Lisle Township Board: 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 younger. 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.
‘How People Make Things’: The DuPage Children’s Museum is offering children in kindergarten through fifth grade in Indian Prairie School District 204 a special opportunity to visit the museum for half-price. To receive the special rate, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/schoolpromo.
Naperville Youth Service Awards: Since 1993 these awards have recognized and honored outstanding volunteer efforts by local Naperville-area students. KidsMatter, together with Mayor A. George Pradel and the Naperville City Council, will honor 20 young people at 5:30 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.
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 restof the year. Visit www.NCTV17.com to learn more.
‘The Crucible’: Neuqua Valley High School students open the show at 7 tonight. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $11 for adults, and can be purchased at the door. Because of the NVHS football finals game this Saturday that performance has been cancelled and rescheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m.
Caring for caregivers: Sunrise of Naperville, 960 E. Chicago Ave., is offering a free night of pampering for those caring for a loved on from 6 to 8 p.m. Make a reservation at 630-579-1400.
Girls night out: Enjoy a night of free appetizers and drinks, holiday shopping, special discounts, gift drawings, silent auctions and more to pamper yourself and prepare for the holiday season at the Naperville Promenade, 55 S. Main St., in suites 231, 241 and 251. Holiday fashions will be modeled throughout the evening. Loaves & Fishes will be the beneficiary of this 6th annual event.
Family Literacy Night: Kensington School of South Naperville is hosting the event from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Illinois Center for the Book in Springfield and the State Librarian at 4512 Walton Health Drive in Naperville .
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.
Naperville Junior Woman’s Club: The club will host a new membership meeting at noon at Quigleys Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
Baking lessons: King Arthur Flour will present two free demonstrations on easy home baking Friday, Nov. 16, at Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville. Perfect Pies & Savory Scones will be at noon and Baking with Yeast & Whole Grains is at 7 p.m. Learn more at kingarthurflour.com.
Emmanuel House / Bryan House: A silent auction will be from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Visit richardrguzman.com/social-change/emmanuel-house-2/.
DuPage Senior Citizens Council: Aging Gracefully Wine Tasting & Benefit Auction will be from 6 to 10 ap.m. at Northern Illinois University Atrium, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville. For tickets ($75 per person), sponsorships, and information contact Dianne Skrabacz at 630-620-0804, ext. 108
Saturday, Nov. 17
Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation: The group will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glen Drive.
Veterans art exhibit: Artwork by military veterans is featured in the exhibit “In War” Nov. 16 through Jan. 6 at North Central College in Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A reception with artists will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; complimentary refreshments will be served.
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. To purchase tickets for the gala and the raffle, go to www.rallyforryan.org.
Free shredding: The Naperville Park District invites the public to bring documents for shredding from 9 to 11 a.m. or until the truck is filled in the administration building parking lot at 320 W. Jackson Ave..
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.
CPR and first-aid training: Lori Archbold, a certified American Hear Association instructor, will lead training from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the School Readiness Center, 430 S. River Road, Naperville. The course fee is $75. To register, call 630-355-9141 or visit www.SchoolReadinessCenter.com.
Fun run: Covenant Classical School in Naperville will kick off its first Fun Run at 10 a.m. at the school, 2035 E. 75th St. The children will walk to help raise funds for the school.
Cinderella’s Ball: All little princesses ages 1 and older are cordially invited to the ball from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. A buffet dinner will be served. Resident couple is $34; nonresident couple is $49, with an extra person at $14. Registration Code is 107969. Register at 630-848-5000.
Turkey Shoot golf tournament: Everyone is eligible to play in this festive holiday golf event at Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd St., and Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street, Plainfield. This nine-hole, cross country, scramble format has five-person teams selecting the best shot as the recorded shot. Donations of canned goods and money on the day of the event benefit the Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry. The $30 entry fee includes greens fees, a special event and a turkey. Call 630-378-4215.
Tiny Great Performances: The DuPage Children’s Museum continues the Tiny Great Performance series with ChiKoto Taiko, masters of Japanese Taiko drums, at 2 and 2:45 p.m. at Washington Junior High School, 201 N. Washington St. Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.
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 Area Chamber of Commerce: The annual meeting of the chamber of will take place during this month’s general membership luncheon at the Marriott Chicago Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. Memebers will elect a new class of directors to serve on the board for the next three years.
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.
Covered wagon tours: Enjoy a 30-minute guided covered wagon ride, and learn about the natural and cultural history of St. James Farm from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the forest preserve in Warrenville. Cost is $5 per person ages 13 to 54; $4 ages 55 and older; $2 ages 5 to 12; free younger than 5. Registration not required. Call 630-933-7248.
Morton Arboretum: The outdoor tree museum is offering free admission on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to sunset. Note, all buildings and the Children’s Garden will be closed. Restrooms will be available in the west pavilion of the visitor center and the West Side shelter at parking lot 21. Hiking trail maps are available at www.mortonarb.org.
Turkey Trot: The 15th annual Noon Lions 5K run begins at 8 a.m., and starts and ends at Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave.. Visit www.napervilleturkeytrot.com.
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.
All about juggling: Professional juggler Jason Kollum will offer lessons in balancing and juggling skills from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and again at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Snowman Fest: Meet downtown for the official unveiling of the painted snowman sculptures sprinkled around downtown sidewalks from 4 to 8 p.m. Check-in first at the corner of Main and Jefferson (in front of Two Bostons) for a goodie bag and wander around for snowman surprises at all 20 stops.
Holly Trolley and free hot chocolate: Hop on board the trolley between 4 and 8 p.m. and shuttle your way around town while you view the holiday lights and pick your favorite snowman. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate at the Main Street Promenade.
Hometown Holidays: The annual kickoff to the holiday season in downtown Naperville, marked by a month of shopping and dining deals, will kick off. For a list of participating stores and restaurants, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.
Arboretum Holiday Trunk Show: Meet local artist Rozanne Priebe as she demonstrates her techniques for capturing nature and the holidays on her one-of-a-kind hand-painted art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Visit www.mortonarb.org or 630-968-0074.
Cantigny tree exhibit: The McCormick Museum will feature seven “Community Trees,” each decorated for Christmas by a different local nonprofit organization. The DuPage County charities were invited to participate because their missions involve issues or causes that were important to Robert McCormick during his career and life at Cantigny. More information, including park hours, directions and details about upcoming events is online at Cantigny.org.
Naperville Junior Woman’s Club: The club will host a new membership meeting at 7 p.m. at Quigleys Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
Cover to Cover Book Group: The club that focuses on fiction books will discuss Amy Waldman’s “The Submission” at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to register at 630-355-2665.
The Derriere Affair: The Naperville Public Library will celebrate bottoms with an underwear craft, guessing game, dancing and plenty of stories from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Crafty Books: Celebrate National Book Lovers Day by upcycling old books by making book page origami, a book page bouquet, a mini-book necklace and more from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Registration required at www.naperville-lib.org.
Naperville Garden Club meeting: The club will host its monthly meeting at 8:45 a.m. at the While Eagle Golf Club, 3704 White Eagle Drive. The featured program is “Holiday Tablescapes,” presented by Gail Gregor. The cost of the meeting is $13 per person. Call 630-717-9616.
Women’s luncheon: People’s Resource Center presents the annual event, “Celebrating Creativity and Compassion” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arrowhead Golf Club, 26w151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton. Tickets are available for $75 by calling 630-682-5402, ext. 233, or at www.peoplesrc.org/default.aspx?EventId=122.
DuPage Woodworkers: Last year the group made and gave away 2,586 toys to needy children for Christmas and will give away toys again this year at its meeting at 7 p.m. at St. James the Apostle Church, 480 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Bob Myers will discuss his scroll saw work. He has been woodworking for about 22 years, primarily scroll sawing model trains. Contact Jack Pine at 630-215-7482, Publicity@dupagewoodworkers.org, or visit www.dupagewoodworkers.org.
DuPage Children’s Museum at the library: Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon at the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., and experience some of the interactive exhibits from the DuPage Children’s Museum. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
‘Babes in Toyland’: AlphaBet Soup Productions presents the family-friendly and holiday-themed musical “Babes in Toyland” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. For tickets visit absproductions.com or call 630-932-1555.
David Nasaw book signing: Anderson’s Bookshops and North Central College co-present celebrated historian David Nasaw for an author talk and book signing of his newest book at 7 p.m. in Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. Call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665 or visit andersonsbookshop.com.
Christmas concert: One Way Ministries and the Wheaton College Gospel Choir present a Christmas and worship concert, “Shine 2012: All Things Are Possible,” at 7:30 p.m. in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults, $5/children (younger than 12). Call the box office at 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. Visit owm.org/shine2012.
‘Company’: Naperville’s BrightSide Theatre presents “Company” at 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The winner of seven Tony Awards, “Company” features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. Tickets are $24/adults, $20/students and senior citizens. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Teen Movie Night — The Princess Bride (PG): Have fun watching the fantasy classic that has it all: giants, pirates, Rodents of Unusual Size and, of course, lots of comedy and sword fighting. Enjoy root beer floats and snacks at 4 p.m. at Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Art sale: Join ceramics artist Laurie Pollpeter Eskanazi, jeweler Sophia Forero and artist Daina Pakalnis, featuring work from their latest collections, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 225 N. Wright St. Naperville. Loaves & Fishes will receive 20 percent of all proceeds. Bring in toiletry items to donate to be entered into one of three raffles to receive a special piece from each artist. Visit www.lpeclay.com or www.sophiaforero.com.
Midwest Group — Seven at Seven: The panel discussion and book signing will be at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Seven Midwest debut authors will be on hand for a panel discussion: Lisa Jenn Bigelow (Starting from Here), M. E. Kokie (Personal Effects), Heather Anastasiu (Glitch), J. A. Souders (Renegade), Lauren Ellen (Blind Spot), Anne Greenwood Brown (Lies Beneath), and Elissa Janine Hoole (Kiss the Morning Star). Call 630-355-2665.
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.
Technology Petting Zoo: The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Learn about the new Kobo eReaders. Call 630-355-2665.
Jeremy Roenick book signing: The NHL great will share his new book, “J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey,” at 2:30 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. This event will be a book signing line only — no memorabilia. Purchase a copy of the book at Anderson’s to secure a spot in the line. Call 630-355-2665.
Christmas Presence I Concert: The Naperville Men’s Glee Club will perform its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1450 Green Trails Drive. To purchase tickets, visit www.nmgc.org.
Little Friends Parade of Lights: In conjunction with Hometown Holidays, the Little Friends Parade of Lights will feature a festive display of lights, floats and Santa’s arrival for the holiday season at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.downtownnaperville.com.
Naperville Chorus: “A Jazz Christmas” will play at 8 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The chorus will be joined by the Pete Ellman Big Band, a group made up of local professional musicians, to perform familiar seasonal selections in classic jazz and pop arrangements. To purchase tickets, call 630-637-7469 or visit finearts.northcentralcollege.edu.
Home Sweet Home: The gingerbread decorating event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Abbington, Glen Ellyn. Enjoy a breakfast buffet from 9:30 to 11 a.m., visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment, caroling, storytelling, balloon artist, costumed storybook characters, face painting and more. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 per child. All proceeds benefit Family Shelter Service. To register, visit www.familyshelterservice.org or call 630-221-8290.
Lights of Lisle: The annual Santa Parade starts at 3 p.m. from Ogden Avenue and Main Street and works its way south through downtown Lisle; turning east on Burlington Avenue and ending at the Lisle Village Hall. At dusk about 2,000 luminarias line the streets of Lisle and at 6 p.m. the official tree lighting ceremony begins at Village Hall. The Lisle Community Band will perform and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. A free holiday trolley will be available from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Free hayrack rides will also be available from 4 to 8 p.m. and run between the Lisle Village Hall and the Museums at Lisle Station Park.
Polar Express: The ever-popular Santa Train is Sunday runs from the Lisle Metra Station to Chicago and back for a 75-minute ride with Santa and his helpers reminiscent of the Caldecott award-winning children’s book and movie, “The Polar Express.” Advanced tickets are required for either the 9:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. rides. Tickets are $16 per person. Contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau at 630-769-1000/800-733-9811 or visit www.StayInLisle.com.
Welcome coffee: The Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., lower level. Children are welcome. Call at Sue at 630-904-5629 or visit www. NapervilleNewcomersandNeighborsClub.com
Naperville Park District Polar Express: Take an imaginary ride on the Polar Express and experience this beloved tale through a variety of themed activities at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 13 at The Barn, 421 W. Martin Ave.. Children ages 3 to 5 are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy bear to share in the experience. A copy of “The Polar Express” book will be given to each child.
Daddy/daughter holiday bling boutique: Experience a memorable evening of necklace and bracelet gift making for dads and their daughters ages 3 to 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Visit www.napervilleparks.com.
Cup of Cheer: Tickets are on sale for the Naperville Garden Club’s annual Cup of Cheer event. Tour four beautiful Naperville houses decorated for the holidays by club members. Preview Day is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6, with the main event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Also shop at the Holiday Market from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 without an event ticket. Proceeds fund scholarships for area students. To purchase tickets, visit www.napervillegardenclub.org.
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.