March 5, 2013 8:02PM
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Updated: April 7, 2013 6:28AM
The Naperville Woman’s Club: The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, program and business meeting at The Old Stone Church at 14 S. Washington St. Guests and potential members are welcome. The program will be “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft,” by Mary Browning of the Naperville Police Department. Call 630-420-9680.
Tickets on sale for beer fest: Naperville will host its first craft beer festival on July 20. Tickets go on sale today for the event that will feature food, live music and more than 180 different beers from some of America’s finest craft breweries. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Naper Settlement. For a complete list of breweries, restaurants and music lineup, visit www.NapervilleAleFest.com.
Student Summer Activities Fair: The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council, Indian Prairie School District 204 and Illinois State Rep. Darlene Senger present the fifth annual Student Summer Activities Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. More than 30 exhibitors will provide information for parents and students about summer programs offered through local organizations. Visit www.ipsd.org/Uploads/news_48552_1.pdf.
Advisory Commission on Disabilities: It will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Naperville Employee University (NEU) room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Sister Cities Commission: It will meet at 7 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Planning and Zoning Commission: It will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Travelers’ Klub — World of Magic: This Naperville Public Library program for children in grades K-3 without a caregiver will be at 4:15 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. This program requires registration at www.naperville-lib.org. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Candidate forum: The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation will host a candidate forum featuring those running for the Indian Prairie School District 204 School Board at 7 p.m. in council chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The event will be broadcast live and re-broadcast on government access channel WCNC (channel 6, WOW; channel 10, Comcast; channel 99, AT&T) as well as streamed live and available for on-demand viewing online at www.naperville.il.us/granicus.html. Visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.
Balancing hormones naturally: More than 80 million women in the U.S. suffer with PMS and symptoms of menopause. At 7 p.m. in the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, become educated about natural alternatives to address problems related to hormone imbalances and menopause. Visit www.naperville-lib.org.
‘The Sound of Music’: Benet Academy in Lisle will perform the classic at 7:30 p.m. March 7 through 9 and March 14 through 16, and at 2 p.m. March 9 through 10 at its St. Daniel Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $10 each. Call 630-247-1068.
Neighborhood Traffic Study: Attend an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to provide comments about traffic concerns related to Zone 11 of the city’s Neighborhood Traffic Study Program at Elmwood Elementary School, 1024 Magnolia Lane. Zone 11 is bounded by Edward Hospital on the north, Washington Street on the east, 75th Street on the south and West Street on the west and includes the subdivisions of Olympic Terrace, West Highlands, Hobson West and Maplebrook I. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted via email through 5 p.m. March 18.
Stop Motion Movies: Students in grades 3 to 5, grab those old toys, teddy bears and dolls, and stop in and learn how to create animated movies at 4 p.m. at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. The program requires registration at www.naperville-lib.org. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
The Youth Symphony of DuPage: The benefit concert “Stellar Gala VI” is at 8 p.m. in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Guest artists include cellist Ann Griffin of Chicago Sinfonietta and violist Doyle Armbrust of the Spaktral Quartet. Tickets are $12.50 a person; email email@example.com or visit ysdp.org.
Jazz concert: “An Evening with Pianist Chris White” will showcase the talents of one of North Central College’s internationally acclaimed jazz faculty at 8 p.m. in the college’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $20/adults, $15 students and senior citizens. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Naperville Public Library closed: The library’s three buildings will be closed for staff training. Normal operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume Saturday.
Spring Girls Weekend: Three days of fashion food and fun for ladies of all ages in downtown Naperville. The weekend includes fashion shows, chances to win and special sales. Visit downtownnaperville.com/files/poster.pdf to learn more.
VFW fish fry: Naperville VFW Post 3873, 908 W. Jackson Ave., in partnership with Belgios Catering, will host a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m every Friday through March 29 Visit www.napervfw3873.org.
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. at DuPage Credit Union Naperville Operations Center, 1515 Bond St. This one-hour 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: Laugh for a cause with the Naperville Jaycees at Comedy Night at 7 p.m. at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College. This improv event will feature alums from Second City, Improv Olympic and Comedy Sportz. Tickets are $25. Buy tickets at www.naperjaycees.org.
Register to vote: The city clerk’s office will open for voter registration from 9 a.m. to noon at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Staff will be available to provide special curbside registration assistance for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Contact accessibility coordinator Marita Manning by noon on Thursday, March 7, at 630-420-6725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free children’s concert: North Central College presents “Chords for Kids,” a free concert for children with autism and their families, at 7 p.m. in the college’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Patrons are asked to RSVP by contacting the box office at 630-637-7469.
Comedy: The Naperville Jaycees will present Comedy Night, a benefit event, at 8 p.m. at North Central College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. The comedy improv will feature alums from Second City, Improv Olympic and Comedy Sportz. Tickets are $25 a person. Visit naperjaycees.org.
Maple Sugaring Days: Naper Settlement’s annual spring tradition is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. See how sap is turned into maple syrup, try a tasty maple treat and take home maple syrup recipes. Naperville residents and members are free. Visit napersettlement.museum.
WDSRA Foundation fundraiser: The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association will host its 19th annual charity dinner and auction from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Abbington, 3s002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $80 a person and include an open bar and silent and live auctions. Visit www.wdsra.com.
St. Baldrick’s event: Be a hero for children with cancer by joining the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and city of Naperville staff members as they raise money to fund pediatric cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s event begins at 6 p.m. at the Chicago Naperville Marriott, 1801 N. Naper Blvd. Visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/21/2013.
Bark for Books: Readers in grades 1 to 5, raise your paw, grab a book and read your story to a canine friend. The library’s dog/handler teams are certified through local organizations. Free tickets are available starting at 11a.m. the morning of the program. The program starts at 11:30 a.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Parents and siblings are invited to meet the dogs and take photos at 12:30 p.m. after the program. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Family Films — The Adventures of Tin-Tin (PG): A short activity related to the film will start the event, followed immediately by the movie at 1 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Free Adult Movies! — Trouble with the Curve (PG-13): An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake. Watch it at 2 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
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.
Art exhibit: Works by North Central College art students are featured in a free exhibit March 10 through May 2 in Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. A variety of mixed media will be on display. Call 630-637-5543 for gallery hours. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.
Queen revival: North Central College celebrates “One Night of Queen” at 6 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works. Tickets are $45, $35 and $30. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
History Speaks Lecture Series: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts when Betsey Means of WomanLore portrays Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low from 4 to 5 p.m. at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Low led the formation of the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. Visit napersettlement.museum.
Tiny Great Performance: Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with rousing Irish music from Kennedy’s Kitchen at 2 and 2:45 p.m. at the DuPage Children’s Museum. The performance is free with admission or membership to the museum, 301 N. Washington St. Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.
Graduate information session: North Central College will host an information session at 6 p.m. for students interested in learning about the college’s MBA and master in international business administration programs, two of seven graduate programs at North Central. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. To register, contact 630-637-5840 or email@example.com or visit northcentralcollege.edu/graduate.
District 203 art show: The Municipal Center Art Show, featuring outstanding art created by the students of Naperville Community Unit School District 203, will be on display through March 11 at 400 S. Eagle St.
Stephenie Meyer book signing: The author of “The Host” will visit Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, from 2 to 5 p.m. She visits with actors Max Irons and Jake Abel, who appear in the film version of her book. Call 630-355-2665.
Financing long-term care: Educator Kathy Reuter will discuss the pros and cons of consumer options such as long-term care insurance, savings and investments, reverse mortgages and home equity loans, along with tips on how to make wise decisions at 6:30 p.m. at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org.
District 203 Future Focus: The first community engagement session will give participants a State of the District report and provide an orientation to the process. The first two sessions will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Grace United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Lower Level, 300 W. Gartner Road, and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the cafeteria of Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave. To register, call 630-548-4342 and leave your name, the date of the session(s) you plan to attend and the number of people or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.naperville203.org/community/FutureFocus.asp.
Rocking On The Road To Reading: Fsh 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 to age 5. Children attending the program must be supervised by an adult 10 to 11:30 a.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
DuPage Children’s Museum Program — Fantastic MASKS: Join this exploration of Math, Art and Science for Kids by creating a fanciful mask and turn a flat shape into a three dimensional fantastic creature with its own story. Children will develop imagination and higher order thinking skills while working with art and math. This program for children 3 years old to second grade, will meet at 10:30 a.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
City Council candidate forum: The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation will host a candidate forum featuring those running for City Council at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The event will be broadcast live and re-broadcast on government access channel WCNC (channel 6, WOW; channel 10, Comcast; channel 99, AT&T) as well as streamed live and available for on-demand viewing online at www.naperville.il.us/granicus.html. Visit www.napervillehomeowners.com.
Myths and Legends of Ireland: There is more to Ireland than leprechauns and clovers. Learn about the heroes, monsters, myths and stories of Ireland and how they impact us today. Stories include St. Patrick’s Day, Finn McCool and how these legends shaped some of our greatest American traditions. This library program meets at 7 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Claudia Gray book signing: New York Times bestselling-author Claudia Gray visits Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, at 7 p.m. with “Spellcaster,” her latest teen novel. Call 630-355-2665.
Naperville Area Illinois State Music Teachers Association: The group’s monthly meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. at Brookdale Music, 1550 N. Route 59 in Naperville. The featured program is “Demonstration Teaching: Practice & Performance Lessons,” presented by Bruce Berr, an independent piano teacher, who is also a professor, author, editor, composer and arranger. Visit www.napervilleismta.org or email email@example.com.
The Fox Valley Genealogical Society: The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. to talk about “Finishing The Story,” with genealogist Jennifer Holik, in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville. She will explain where to obtain records for the soldiers in a family. Visit www.ilfvgs.org.
‘God of Carnage’: BrightSide Theatre, a Naperville performance company, presents the Tony Award-winning comedy at 8 p.m. March 14-16 and at 3 p.m. March 17 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $24/adults and $20/senior citizens and students. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Safe sitter classes: Safety Town has partnered with the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Fire Department to offer Safe Sitter classes for children ages 11 to 15. The next session will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, and Thursday, March 14. Participants must attend both classes to obtain certification. The cost is $50 for the six-hour certification program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.safesitter.org.
DuPage PADS Taste of Hope: Tickets are available for the seventh annual DuPage PADS Taste of Hope from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3S002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $85 a person. Visit www.dupagepads.org.
Black Light Theater Presents: Illuminated Tales: Join us for this magical illuminated program where we’ll tell stories in a darkened room using black lights and glow-in-the-dark puppets and props. This program, recommended for children 3-years-old and older accompanied by an adult caregiver, will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100. March 16
Wildlife fundraiser: Support Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s wildlife-rehabilitation and education center, during the Night Owl Ball gala from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle. Tickets are $60 each at dupageforestgiving.org/NightOwlBall, or through Willowbrook Wildlife Center at 525 S. Park Blvd. or by phone at 630-942-6200. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Make your way downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 10 a.m.. Visit www.wsirish.org/st.patrickparade.htm for the parade route and other details. The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with West Suburban Irish, als is hosting a 5K Race, Run or Walk at 8 a.m. Registration is sold out.
DuPage Symphony Orchestra: The group will perform the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt and Igor Stravinsky during a concert, “Legends and Literature,” at 8 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $30 for adults, $26 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $16 for seats in the front two rows. Call 630-637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
American Association of University Women: A workshop titled “What I Wish I Had Known Before Going to College” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, 325 E. Benton Ave. Space is limited; snacks will be provided; and a fee of $5 to cover material costs will be charged. For registration information, contact Elaine Fisher at email@example.com.
‘Junie B. Jones’: Children and adults alike will enjoy a stage presentation of “Junie B. Jones,” by Theatreworks USA, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For an additional $4 per ticket, patrons may add an ice cream reception, taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the day of the performance. Call 630-637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’: The BrightSide Theatre’s Youth Project will present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland,” starring area young performers at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and at 6 p.m. Sunday at Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors and $8 for children. Call 630-447-8497, email info@BrightSideTheatre.com or visit www.BrightSideTheatre.com.
St. Joan of Arc Vegas Night: The fourth annual fundraiser is from 7 to 11 p.m. at 4913 Columbia in Lisle. Casino games, including black jack, craps, roulette and a basketball sports book, will be featured. Food and beverages will be provided by Evviva restaurant. All those 21 and older are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and are available at John Dough’s Bakery, 4740 Main St., Lisle. Call 630-969-1732.
ACT Kaplan Practice Tests: Teens in grades 9 through 12, can take a free ACT practice test provided by Kaplan. Bring No. 2 pencils, an approved calculator and a healthy snack. The exams begin promptly at the scheduled time and no one will be admitted once the exam has started. Registration at www.naperville-lib.org is required. The test will be given at 10 a.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Vienna Boys Choir: North Central College presents the group at 6 p.m. in the North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The choir’s repertoire includes medieval to contemporary music. Tickets are $60 and $50. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
KidsMatter job fair: The KidsMatter Student Job Fair is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Merner Fieldhouse, 450 S. Brainard St. Attendance is free for all students and generally targets youths 16-23 years old. Email Bridget Hatch, marketing manager/event manager, at Bridget@KidsMatter2us.org or visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.
The March Senior Luncheon: The lunch will honor St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef at noon at Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 Book Road, Naperville. Bring a side dish. This month’s speaker will be Jim Ensign, who will present a slide show on Seoul, S. Korea. Contact Jay at 815-782-7473.
Penny Pancake Day: Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream, 1101 S. Washington St., will sell pancakes for a penny each. In return, they request that diners make a donation to Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment Pet Shelter. Penny pancakes will be available the entire day; a beverage purchase is required per person. Visit www.colonialcafe.com.
Sandy Hook Run for the Families: Under the team name Naperville Runs for Sandy Hook will take place at 8 a.m. at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton. It is one of the “virtual” runs taking place across the country as part of the much larger event, the Sandy Hook Run for the Families in Hartford, Conn. All proceeds will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Learn more by emailing NapervilleRuns@gmail.com.
Naperville Garden Club: The group will meet at 8:45 a.m. at White Eagle Golf Club. The program “Beauty of the Japanese Garden” will be presented by Diane Hunter of Barrington. Reserve a spot with Deb Tritt at 640-717-9616. Cost is $13, members and guests.