November 22, 2012 10:42PM
The Downtown Naperville Alliance is bringing back sculptures downtown. This time businesses will sponsor snowmen sculptures during the holidays to promote their products and services. | Courtesy of DNA
Updated: December 24, 2012 7:02AM
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 Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
Cover to Cover Book Group: The club will discuss Amy Waldman’s “The Submission” at 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Call 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.
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 $75. Call 630-682-5402, ext. 233. or at www.peoplesrc.org/default.aspx?EventId=122.