January 31, 2013 10:28PM
The Cat in the Hat. | Jean Lachat~Sun-Times
Updated: March 2, 2013 12:09PM
Movie: Watch the extended version of “The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring” (Pg-13) from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
It’s A Pirate’s Life: Ahoy there, Mateys and children in kindergarten through grade two, are ye ready for some pirate fun at 4:30 p.m. 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive? Walk the plank, take a plunge into the pirate world as a rogue of the high seas and become a real live buccaneer. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Dance: North Central College presents Parsons Dance, a fusion of modern and classical dance, at 8 p.m. in the college’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $25, $15 and $10. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Chinese Spring Festival: North Central College and the Xilin Art Center in Naperville co-present the annual Chinese Spring Festival Celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The family-friendly stage performance will feature Chinese modern and traditional ethnic dance and music, Kung Fu and singing. For tickets call 630-355-4322 or 630-355-7294; for more information visit xilin.org/?p=985.
Special Needs Storytime: Your whole family is invited to a 30-minute program of books, songs and fun for children with special needs. All abilities are welcome with an adult caregiver from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Family Films — “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (PG): Children and families are invited to join us to watch movies. A short activity related to the film will start the event, followed immediately by the movie, 1 to 3 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. . For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday: The Cat In The Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude, Mayzie and a host of Dr. Seuss characters will come alive on the Center Stage Theater stage during the month of February in “Seussical Junior”! In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, actors will entertain audiences young and old every Saturday in February beginning Feb. 2. Shows will be performed at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://kidzkabaret.fairladyproductions.net/show/seussical/ and all seats are $8.
Free Movie @ the Library – Jump the Hold List/See It Now!: Join us for a screening of a new movie release on DVD. No more waiting in long lines at the theater or on long hold lists at the Library. Watch “To Rome with Love” (Rated R). Writer/director Woody Allen presents four comedic tales of love and romance set in Rome. Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, and Roberto Benigni lead the all-star cast, 2 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: Enjoy a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve as you learn about its history. Wagons are used if there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon – 3 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center, 3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 – 12; under 5 free. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to reserve private rides. Call 630-668-6012.
Ice Fishing for Beginners: Learn the basics of ice fishing, including safety, equipment, techniques and tips for forest preserve lakes. Fishing will follow if conditions permit. Equipment and bait provided. 1 – 3 p.m. at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton on Butterfield Road two miles west of Naperville Road. Ages 6 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Registration begins Jan. 22. Call 630-933-7248.
Snowflake Alphabet Bingo: Attention, kids in grades K to 3! Come join us for drop-in rounds of alphabet bingo. The bingo cards will feature snowflake patterns with letters on each snowflake. Listen for the letters and you might be a winner in this program that meets from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
ISAC Financial Aid Process & Overview Presentation: The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will join us at the Library for a session that gets the conversation started about paying for college, 7 p.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. This Healthy, Wealthy & Wise program will be repeated on Wednesday, 7 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Naperville Community Gardeners: The club will host a talk on “Residential Landscape Design: Focus on Public Areas,” by Karla Marino, independent landscape design consultant, Zone 5 Horticulture. Marino will discuss making homes entwine with the space and people in our communities. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville, 60540. Visit www.napervillecommunitygardeners.org
Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville: A bi-monthly reading series dedicated to romantic fiction will celebrate its one-year anniversary at 7 p.m. at Le Chocolat du Bouchard, second floor, 129 S. Washington St. Naperville. Featured authors Blythe Gifford, Shannyn Schroeder, Molly O’Keefe and Tracey Devlyn will read excerpts from their novels. Event admission is $5.00 or one gently used paperback romance novel. All admission proceeds will be donated to Celebrate Differences, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting individuals and children with disabilities. For more information or to RSVP (space is limited), please visit http://LadyJanesSalonNaperville.com.
Andrews Sisters: The Legacy Girls are here to perform toe-tapping hits of the famous Andrew Sisters with tight 3-part harmonies, costumes and synchronized choreography, not to mention that comedic flair! Boogie Woogie back to the 30’s and 40’s with all your favorites. This program starts at 7 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. and is partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
ARTSpeaks: The crucial role of the arts in development of 21st century skills will be the focus of an event set for 7 to 9 p.m. in the forum room of Neuqua Valley High School’s Gold Campus, 3220 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville. The keynote speaker will be Hofstra University professor and author Peter Boonshaft, who will discuss how the arts teach students to develop their passion for life into their ideal career. For more information, including a link to a recent story The Sun published about the ARTSpeaks organization in Indian Prairie School District 204, go to artspeaks204.org.
Volunteer with forest district: Learn about volunteering with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County during Blaze New Trails and Volunteer events from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the district’s headquarters within Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, 3s580 Naperville Road between Butterfield and Warrenville roads. Call volunteer services at 630-933-7681.
Time for the Tooth Fairy: Celebrate your teeth and Dental Health Month with the Tooth Fairy’s helpers at 11 a.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Enjoy stories, songs, a craft—and maybe something special from our tiny, toothsome, Fairy Friend. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Job Search Workshop: Online Portfolios: Participants will learn about various options whereby they can create their own online portfolio, 3 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Seating is limited for this Healthy, Wealthy & Wise program. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Travelers Klub/ Great Wall of China: We’ll go to the Orient to celebrate the Year of the Snake. Join us for fun activities, crafts and scrumptious snacks. This program for children in Grades K – 3 without a caregiver meets at 4:15 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Register for this program at www.naperville-lib.org. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Five Secrets To Permanent Weight Loss: Educate yourself about how the body and metabolism works, why most diets don’t work and the true value of being healthy and fit, 7 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. This program is presented by Lifetime Health and Wellness and is a Healthy, Wealthy & Wise program. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Ice fishing: The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “Hard-Water Classic” Ice-Fishing Tournament is from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Registration is $15 per person in advance online at signmeup.com/86766. Check-in is at Blackwell from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and tournament fishing is from noon to 3:30 p.m. For details, call 630-876-5931.
Bids for Beads tickets on sale: The Naperville Jaycees Mardi Gras celebration will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus, 1120 N. Diehl Road. Tickets are $45 a person. Entertainment includes character performers, live music by Love & Money, appetizers from Heaven on Seven, special Hurricanes, and a live and silent auction. Tickets and access to the online auction are available at www.naperjaycees.org. Sponsorships also are available. Learn more by emailing JCMardiGras@gmail.com.
Free Movie @ the Library — Jump the Hold List/See It Now!: Join us for a screening of a new movie release on DVD. No more waiting in long lines at the theater or on long hold lists at the Library. Watch “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”(Rated R) at2 p.m. 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Abraham Lincoln, history’s greatest hunter of the undead, must risk the presidency, his family, and his life to protect America from the bloodthirsty vampires.
Mental health courses: NAMI of DuPage County will offer the NAMI Family-to-Family Education course for families and caregivers of people diagnosed with mental illnesses. All instruction and course materials are free for class participants. The 12-week series of classes will start at 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in Wheaton. To register, visit www.namidupage.org or call the NAMI DuPage office at 630-752-0066, ext. 210.
Learn business of being artist: North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference from Feb. 22-23 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs. The conference at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, will start at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 and end at 4 p.m. Feb. 23. The registration fee for students is $95 for the full conference or $55 for a day. Scholarships are available. To register, visit selfemploymentinthearts.com or contact 630-637-5468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweater Drive: DuPage Children’s Museum will sponsor a sweater and clothing drive as a tribute to Fred Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor. The Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive will run through Feb. 28. Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.