February 28, 2013 8:04PM
Branford Marsalis | AP
Updated: April 2, 2013 6:32AM
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. Call 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 Church 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.
Holistic expo: The west suburban chapter of Holistic Moms will commemorate its five-year anniversary with a celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Vendors will include farmers, coordinators of food cooperatives, nutritionists, wellness coaches, birth support specialists, health practitioners, experts in alternative education and other holistic service providers. More details are at chicagowestsub.holisticmoms.org.