February 21, 2013 8:00PM
The Russian National Orchestra will perform at the Rialto Square Theatre Feb. 24. | Courtesy of Rialto
Updated: March 23, 2013 6:26AM
Roundtable discussion with Sen. Linda Holmes: The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome state Sen. Linda Holmes to the next session of roundtable discussions with members of the General Assembly from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chamber’s conference room A, suite 375 in the Main Street Promenade in downtown Naperville. For information and to tegister for the event, visit www.naperville.net.
Art showcase: North Central College welcomes student artists at Naperville North High School and Women At Risk (WAR) Chest Boutique in Naperville as co-sponsors of the event “Search and Rescue” at 7 p.m. at North Central’s The Union, 129 W. Benton Ave., Naperville. Meant to raise awareness about human trafficking and risk issues women face worldwide, this event also is a fundraiser for WAR International through sales of artwork. Admission is free and music and snacks will be provided. Visit theunionnetwork.com.
Winter Concert with Susan Salidor: The Naperville Park District is hosting the ward-winning children’s music composer and performer from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Cost is $5 for residents and $7 for nonresidents. Register at www.napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-5000 with code 110114.
Fish fry: Naperville VFW Post 3873, 908 W. Jackson Ave., in partnership with Belgios Catering is hosting fish fries from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through March 29. The menu varies every week.
DCM Family Fun Friday Night: Enjoy math activities throughout the DuPage Children’s Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. During the school year, DuPage Children’s Museum will have extended hours on Fridays (open until 8 p.m.) to give families with working parents and siblings who attend school during the week greater access to museum exhibits and activities and an opportunity to enjoy time together. Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org
Free tax service: Internal Revenue Service-certified volunteers are on site from 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 8 a.m. until noon Saturdays through April 13. The VITA program is open to any legal resident of the United States claiming a household income of $51,000 or less for 2012. Call 630-355-3663 to schedule an appointment.
The Drive for 75: Continental Motors Group of Naperville, Chicago Indoor Racing and DuPage PADS have teamed up for the third annual six-hour karting enduro for charity. Eighteen teams will compete in raising money for DuPage PADS before race day with a goal of reaching $75,000 for DuPage PADS to assist families and individuals who are homeless. This year’s race will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chicago Indoor Racing in Addison. To register, contact Jennifer Pudwill at 630-682-3846, ext. 2520, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Naperville Municipal Band’s winter concert: “The Three B’s Plus One” concert will be at 3 p.m. at Plainfield East High School, 12001 S. Naperville Road, Plainfield. Admission is free. The three “B’s” are Brahms, The Beatles and Broadway, plus the one and only Bond, James Bond. For more information about the concert, visit www.napervilleband.org.
Russian National Orchestra: North Central College presents the Russian National Orchestra featuring world-renowned pianist Daniil Trifinov at 6 p.m. in the college’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $75 and $65. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Music: North Central College’s cabaret series present award-winning actor David Burnham in “Mostly Broadway” at 6 p.m. in the college’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $35 and $30; 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 to 3:30 p.m. at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton. Ages 5 and up; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person ages 13 and up; $5 ages 5 to 12. Call 630-933-7248.
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: Enjoy a 15-minute ride through the prairies and woodlands of Danada Forest Preserve. Wagons are used if there is less than 4 inches of packed snow on the trail. Noon to 3 p.m. at Danada Equestrian Center, 3s507 Naperville Road in Wheaton. $5 per person ages 13 and up; $2 ages 5 to 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.
Volunteer Restoration Workday: Help restore a natural area by removing nonnative vegetation or planting seed. 9 a.m. – noon at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville on Plainfield-Naperville Road one-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.
Cabaret performance: North Central College’s cabaret series present award-winning actor David Burnham in “Mostly Broadway” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $35 and $30; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Walk the red carpet: On Oscar night, Hollywood Palms will be transformed into the Kodak Theatre of the Midwest. Dress to the nines, walk the red carpet, chat with gossip interviewers, get your photo snapped by the paparazzi, and watch the Academy Awards in real time on the big screen. Advance tickets are on-sale through hollywoodpalmscinema.com. All proceeds benefit Variety, the Children’s Charity of Illinois, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of local children in need.
Beer & Chocolate Pairing Class: Two Brothers Brewing Company and Graham’s Chocolate will present five sweet and savory pairings, including a beer ice cream float, at 5 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Cost is members $35, nonmembers $40. Participants must be 21 and older. To register, visit mortonarb.org/calendar.
Super Scout Sunday: Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts can participate in Breathe Spa Day from 1 to 4 p.m. t Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The fee is $27 per Scout for the three-hour program. To register, call 630-420-6010.
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. & 2:45 p.m.
Tiny Great Performance: Evanston Escola de Samba brings the costumes, music, dancing and drumming of Rio’s annual Carnival to Naperville at 2 and 2:45 p.m. at the DuPage Children’s Museum. Free with admission or membership. Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org
General membership luncheon: The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mike Byster, creator of the award-winning memory system Brainetics, to offer tips for overcoming obstacle from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Cost to attend is $25 for chamber members, $30 at the door, and $35 for nonmembers. To register, contact Lisa Spaeth at 630-544-3365 or email@example.com.
Time for the Tooth Fairy: Celebrate Dental Health Month with the Tooth Fairy’s helpers at 10:30 a.m. in Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Enjoy stories, songs, a craft — and maybe something special from our tiny, toothsome, Fairy Friend. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
E-Books Workshop: Download E-Books: Got an e-reader and wonder how to download e-books from over 6,000 titles available from the Library? Bring your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad or other devices. We will help you join the world of e-reading, at 6 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. This program requires registration at www.naperville-lib.org.
DetermiNation: Learn more about the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation during an information session at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Naperville Running Company, 34 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. American Cancer Society DetermiNation athletes help raise money and enjoy exclusive training and day-of-race benefits. RSVP at acsdetermination.org/illinoisinfosession.
Civil rights discussion: North Central College presents a panel discussion moderated by professor of history Ann Durkin Keating. Three panelists will share their personal recollections of travels to Jackson, Miss., in the early 1960s to work with the civil rights movement and network with churches. The free event takes place at 7 p.m. in Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St. Visit www.northcentralcollege.edu.
Library Trivia Night at Jimmy’s Grill: Is your head full of completely random knowledge? Put all of those pointless facts to use from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jimmy’s Grill, 245 S. Washington St., for a fun night of trivia and prizes. Participants play individually or in teams, with no more than four members per team. Registration is required at 630-961-4100, ext. 6311.
Naperville Garden Club: The club will present “Designing for Continuous Color,” by The Gifted Gardener of Northbrook, at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at White Eagle Golf Club. Members and guests are $13. Contact Deb Tritt at 630-717-9616.
Vote for Concerts in Your Park locations: The Naperville Park District invites residents to vote for their preferred location and style of music for the 2013 summer concert series. Concerts in Your Park is a free summer music series that travels to select Naperville parks. Cast your vote through Feb. 27 at www.napervilleparks.org/yourconcertyourparkyourchoice. The winners will be announced March 1 at www.napervilleparks.org.
Monthly Teen Book Swap: Teens, love to read? Stop by the Upper Level Adult Services Desk on the last Wednesday of the month for our Teen Book Swap from 3 to 5 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Get a shiny new book. All we ask that you write a review (the good, the bad and the ugly) for each book you take. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Help for overactive bladder: Learn about the bladder “pacemaker” for overactive bladder from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Edward Hospital Education Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Urologist Craig Smith of DuPage Medical Group will discuss this new technology. For more information and to register, call 630-527-6363.
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.
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 2:30 to 4 p.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.
Teens, It’s Cult Movies at The Library: Watch “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (PG-13) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.
Free Adult Movies! – Argo (Rated R): Join us for the screening of “Argo” (R) the award-winning film that is a dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Our free movie series allows you to watch newly released movies. No more waiting in long lines at the theater or on long hold lists at the Library, 6:30 p.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.
Constant Readers Book Club: Come discuss “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Join us as we unravel the stories behind the tiny artifacts found in the volume’s ancient binding that reveal its historically significant origins, 7 to 8 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.
Virtual Adopt-a-Thon: Through Feb. 28, the Naperville Area Humane Society will host its eighth annual Virtual Adopt-a-Thon, where real people will be “virtually adopted” online. Visitors to the website will be able to view the adoptees and make donations to “adopt” you or “care for you” at the “virtual shelter.” Visit www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org to adopt a human. Contact Angie Wood at 630-420-8989, ext. 111, to learn more.
Marriage Course: Candlelit dinner, fun and informing talks, helping you grow closer together during a seven-week seminar from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 through April 18 at Wheatland Salem Church in Naperville. No group work. Based on Christian principles, but designed for couples with or without a Christian faith.Child care provided. Contact Kim Neace at firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-904-1035, ext. 141, or visit www.WheatlandSalem.org
Local theater: “A Long Way Down” is a book written by best-selling British author Nick Hornby about suicide. Naperville resident Ken Kaden adapted the story into a reading to be staged March 1, 2, and 3 at Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Ave., Suite 143, Naperville. All tickets are available at the door, with a suggested donation of $10 to $20. Cash or checks only. To reserve tickets, email NTPinc2010@gmail.com.
Smell You Later: Discover all kinds of smells at 1:30 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Teen Movie Series — Mean Girls (PG-13) with Muvchat: Watch “Mean Girls” with MuVChat where you can TXT UR comments to the big screen. Join the fun at 2 p.m. in Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
‘Xanadu’ at NCC: North Central College students direct and produce the musical “Xanadu” at 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 2, and at 2 p.m. March 3 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Branford Marsalis: North Central College presents “An Evening with Branford Marsalis” at 8 p.m. in the college’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award-nominee is one of the revered instrumentalists of his time. Tickets are $60 and $50. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
School’s Day Out — every day is earth day: Kids in grades 1 through 5 will enjoy their day off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Learn about the environment and how you can reduce, reuse and recycle ordinary items into unique works of art and home décor. The fee is $45 per child. To register, call 630-420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.com.
Hats Off to Dr Seuss Activity Day: Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville and in Downers Grove will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at 11 a.m. And his classic, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” turns 75 years old this year. Wear a hat and help elebrate with story time fun. Anderson’s Bookshop is at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville, 630-355-2665, and 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove, 630-963-2665.
Special Needs Storytime: The 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. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Blood drive: The Knights of Columbus Council 1369 is sponsoring a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Zuker Hall, lower level of the junior high building, 201 E. Franklin, Naperville. To schedule an appointment, call Skip Croasdale at 630-904-1990. All donors will be served a pancake and sausage breakfast.
Rules of golf seminar: Professional Golf Association pro Dick Barr will offer a rules of golf seminar at 10 a.m. at the Naperbrook Golf Course Clubhouse, 22204 W. 111th St./Hassert Blvd., Plainfield. Barr is a certified rules official for the Illinois Section PGA. Call Naperbrook Golf Course at 630-378-4215.
Singers wanted: Enrollment closes today for NMGC Voices of Hope, a mixed voice choir organized by The Naperville Men’s Glee Club. Area singers (male and female) who have been affected by cancer are invited to attend today’s rehearsal from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at hurch of The Brethren, 1020 W. Jefferson, Naperville. The group will perform April 28 at Wentz Concert Hall. Contact Tom Harle at 630-448-0518 or visit nmgc.org
Children’s resale: The Owen Elementary School PTA will hold its Spring/Summer Children’s Clothing, Toy, and Equipment Resale from 7 to 11 a.m. March 3, with a half-price sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Owen Elementary School Gymnasium, 1560 Westglen Drive, Naperville. Numbers will be given out at 6 a.m. Closely supervised children only. No strollers.
Free Adult Movies — ‘Premium Rush’ (R): Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a New York bike messenger pursued by someone determined to obtain the envelope he is carrying. Our free movie series allows you to watch newly released movies. No more waiting in long lines at the theater or on long hold lists at the Library, 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.
The DuPage Symphony Orchestra: The group will perfrom at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lombard, 155 S. Main St., Lombard. Afterward, there will be a reception for all attendees, including sweet treats and the opportunity to converse with the musicians. Tickets costs adults $15, seniors $12 and students $8. Groups of 10 or more receive a 25 percent discount by calling the DSO office at 630-778-1003.
Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club: A welcome coffee will be at 10:30 a.m. in the lower level meeting rooms of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Visit www.napervillenewcomersandneighborsclub.com.
Rocking On The Road To Reading: Bring your child and we’ll do some fun activities together during this hands-on workshop. We will fish for alphabet letters, retell a story with puppets or make a simple craft. This drop-in program is intended for parents and caregivers accompanied by children birth – age 5. Children attending the program must be supervised by an adult, Monday, March 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Musical Mondays — The Wizard of Oz (PG): Have a song in your heart? The library will present Musical Mondays at the 95th Street Library where they’ll watch musicals both new and old alike. The show begins at 4 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Creative ideas from ‘Cup of Cheer’: Learn how to make your own creative decor for your home taken from the club’s Christmas house tours from 10 a.m. till noon a 800 W. Fifth Ave., suite 100K, lower level. Register before March 1. Cost is $20 non-member, $10 members. Contact Judy at 630-800-2412.
Home-buying seminar: DuPage Mortgage, a division of DuPage Credit Union, invites the community to attend its free educational, first-time home financing seminar from 10 to 11 a.m. March 9 at the DuPage Credit Union Naperville Operations Center, 1515 Bond St. This one-hour interactive program is intended for those who are considering or preparing to purchase their first home. Reserve a seat at dupagemortgage.com or by calling 800-323-2611.
Fundraiser: Chuckle for a cause with the Naperville Jaycees at Comedy Night at 7 p.m. at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, Naperville. This comedy improv event will feature alums from Second City, Improv Olympic, and Comedy Sportz, including Naperville Jaycee Clay Sander. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 and older to attend. Walk-ins are welcome. Tickets are $25 each. Buy tickets in advance at www.naperjaycees.org.