March 12, 2013 8:30PM
Trumpet players march down Main Street during the annual Naperville St. Patrick's Day parade in Naperville, Ill., on Saturday, March 17, 2012. | Corey R. Minkanic~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 14, 2013 6:12AM
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.
Riveralk Commission: 7:30 a.m. in the lunch room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
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.
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.
Naperville Park District: The Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Naperville Municipal Building, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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.
Candidate forum: The Naperville Chinese Women’s Club will hold a candidate forum from 7 to 9 p.m. at Truth Lutheran Church, 110 S. Washington St., Naperville. U.S. Congressman Bill Foster, State Rep. Darlene Senger, and 25 other candidates from both parties will be on hand.
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.
Face of autism: Little Friends will hot a free community presentation titled “The Changing Face of Autism” at 7 p.m. in Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Diagnostic criteria for autism are among the changes slated for codification with the May release of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, and Dr. Cynthia Brouillard will discuss what that means. A young woman diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder with share some of her experiences as well. For more information, call 630-355-6533.