March 16, 2013 7:44PM
Season 3 of Downton Abbey premieres on Jan. 6.
Updated: April 18, 2013 6:37AM
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. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
St. Pat’s Parade: The 11th annual Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Plainfield Central High School, Fort Beggs Drive and James Street, and makes its way through the village core, complete with multiple bagpipe bands and Irish dance troupes. Post-parade events abound, including the Plainfield St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research, a pub crawl and lots more. For infromation, visit www.plainfieldirishparade.org.
Behind The Doors of Downton Abbey: Explore behind-the-scenes anecdotes and hidden details about “Downton Abbey,” a critically acclaimed series. Learn about the historical context of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants and stories at 7 p.m. at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
College fair: North Central College hosts the Illinois College Exposition, a college fair open to local high school juniors and sophomores and their families, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Central’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. More than 200 colleges, universities and armed services representatives will be present. Admission is free. Contact Ashley Dudich at email@example.com or visit northcentralcollege.edu/ice.
DuPage Art League: Jessica Fine, a well-known Chicago artist, will share tips on how to create an exciting city scene in soft pastel at 7:30 p.m. in a free program at 218 W. Front St. in downtown Wheaton. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. Call 630-653-7090 or visit www.dupageartleague.org.
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 to 23 years old. For information, email Bridget Hatch, marketing manager/event manager, at Bridget@KidsMatter2us.org or visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.
Great Books Discussion Group: Discuss the classic, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” by James Joyce, at 7 p.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Call Jack Hatfield, 630-375-0676, ext. 5, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
High school concert: Naperville Central High School choirs will perform their annual Pop Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s auditorium at the corner of West Street and Aurora Avenue in Naperville. This concert is free. For more information, contact 630-420-6834 or email@example.com.
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. For more nformation, contact Jay at 815-782-7473.
Stop Motion Movies: Students in grades three to five, have you ever dreamed of making a movie? Then the library has the program for you at 4 p.m. at Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. Grab those old toys, teddy bears and dolls, stop in and learn how to create animated movies. This program requires registration at www.naperville-lib.org.
Calling all teen improv performers: Chicago comedians and performers Dan Krall (iO Chicago, The Playground Theater, Ph Productions) and Josh Zagoren (iO Chicago, Hobo Junction Productions, The Paper Machete) teach the basics of improv performance, improv games, and prepare a mini performance at the end of the program. Registration at www.naperville-lib.org is required for this program at 4:30 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: Join Jacqueline Berger, “The First Ladies Lady” and author, historian, and national guest speaker, as she talks about America’s First Ladies. Coffee and early seating is at 6:30, with the program at 7 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. It is presented in partnership with the Naperville Women’s Club. Visit www.naperville-lib.org or call 630-961-4100.
Book signing: Luis Alberto Urrea of Naperville, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, will lecture and sign his books at 7:30 p.m. in Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University, 407 S. Calumet Ave., Aurora. The event is part of AU’s Arts and Ideas series. Advance reservations are required. Call 630-844-4924.