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City Notes
June 6, 2012

COMMUNITY EVENTS

NewWELCOME HOME FOR U.S. ARMY SGT. MICHAEL RIEBER. Operation Welcome You Home invites you to help welcome home U.S. Army Sergeant Michael Rieber from his service in Afghanistan. Staging will occur at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at Regal Cantera Theater, 28250 Diehl Road, Warrenville, followed by a briefing at 6:30 p.m. A flag line staging is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Warrenville VFW, 3S371 Mignin Drive, Warrenville. Celebrants will welcome Sgt. Rieber home at the theater and then escort him to the VFW for a second greeting. For more information, visit www.welcomeyouhome.org.

NewWELCOME HOME FOR U.S. ARMY PFC ANTHONY BUCKHAM. Operation Welcome You Home invites you to help welcome home U.S. Army Private First Class Anthony Buckham from advanced training in Fort Lee, Virginia. Staging will occur at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10 at National Grove Woods in Riverside on 26th Street between Des Plaines Avenue and 1st Avenue followed by a briefing at 11:45 a.m. Celebrants will form a motorcade to surprise PFC Buckham at his home a short distance away. For more information, visit www.welcomeyouhome.org.

NewROCKIN' FOR THE HOMELESS AND SAFETY TOWN 80S PARTY. Join the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club for “Rockin’ for the Homeless & Safety Town 80s Party” on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at Tailgaters, 431 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. The $25 entry fee includes the first drink and a raffle ticket. All proceeds will be donated to DuPage PADS and Safety Town to support programs to help homeless families and individuals as well as provide safety programs for children. For more information, email ginajones9@yahoo.com or visit www.tix4cause.com/donations/tickets/1555.

NewCHICAGO SINFONIETTA PERFORMANCE WITH THE HARLEM QUARTET. The Chicago Sinfonietta with special guest The Harlem Quartet will perform a world premiere arrangement of Bernstein's “West Side Story,” including excerpts of Felix Mendelssohn’s romantic “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with narration by Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel. The performance begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $45 and $35. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

NewPINK TEA. The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Pink Tea on Wednesday, June 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Planters Palette, 28W571 Roosevelt Road, Winfield. This event helps raise awareness of advances in early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Reservations and/or donations fund the American Cancer Society’s comprehensive breast cancer programs. The Pink Tea was conceived by staff and volunteers as a way to honor Karen Woronicz’s on-going battle with metastatic breast cancer and to celebrate the journey of all breast cancer survivors. The reservation deadline is June 15. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at (630) 932-1141.

NewJODI PICOULT AND SAMANTHA VAN LEER AUTHOR TALK. North Central College will host a talk by best-selling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 as part of the College's Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson's Bookshops. The talk and book signing will be held in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The cost is $19.99 plus tax and includes admission to the event and a copy of their new book "Between the Lines." One additional companion ticket may be purchased for $5 (no book). For more information, call Anderson's Bookshop at (630) 355-2665 or visit them at 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

NewTEXMEX & MUSIC FEST. Calamos Investments presents the first TexMex & Music Fest at CityGate Centre, 2135 CityGate Lane. The event is scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 13 and 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The festival will be highlighted by live music including Chris Isaak and Poi Dog Pondering, among others, as well as a cooking demonstration by Chef Rick Bayless. Tickets are on sale now and general admission ticket pricing is $30 in advance for Friday, July 13 and $40 at the door. Tickets for Saturday, July 14 are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. A portion of ticket sales will help benefit DuPage PADS. For more information, visit www.texmexfest.com.

NewSUMMER SIZZLIN’ SIDEWALK SALE. The Naperville downtown shops roll out a sampling of their many in-stock items from Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14. Musical entertainment and events will accompany the weekend. Hours will vary by store. For more information, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

NewFINE ART FAIR. The Naperville Woman’s Club 53rd annual Juried Fine Art Fair of national artists will feature original artwork in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Admission is free. Also included are a children’s activity tent, entertainment and food. For more information, visit www.napervillewomansclub.org.

NewFOOTSTEPS - A GUIDED TOUR OF CENTURY WALK ART. Step through the pages of Naperville’s history from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 as Naper Settlement shares the stories represented by 10 of the extraordinary pieces of Century Walk public art interspersed throughout downtown Naperville’s historic buildings and walkways. The tour begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are $12 per person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

RIBFEST. Naperville’s annual summertime food and music festival features five days of music, ribs, fun and fireworks at Knoch Park. Rib vendors from around the country will compete for the best tasting ribs and sauce awards and musical acts include the Steve Miller Band, Joe Walsh and ZZ Top, among others. This year, tickets will only be available online or at the gate and will be date specific. Ribfest will be held on Friday, June 29 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 3 from noon to 10 p.m. Unlike in years past, tickets will not be available for purchase at local Jewel/Osco stores. For more information, visit www.ribfest.net.

KNOCH KNOLLS COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE. The Naperville Park District invites the public to view and comment on preliminary plans for a future nature center and related improvements at Knoch Knolls, a 217-acre park in south Naperville. A community open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 at the Wigwam Building at Knoch Knolls, 336 Knoch Knolls Road. For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

NAPERVILLE SMART GRID INITIATIVE (NSGI) NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN HOUSE. The City of Naperville will host a neighborhood open house for electric utility customers to learn more about the NSGI and smart meter installation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St. This informative open house will feature several stations where people can talk with NSGI Ambassadors and have their questions answered. For more information on the NSGI, visit www.naperville.il.us/smartgrid.aspx.

HISTORY BITES WALKING TOUR. Enjoy a progressive food experience in downtown Naperville with tastings at local restaurants liberally seasoned with local stories and architectural highlights from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. Tickets are $35 per person and the event is open to participants age teen to adult. The tour begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

PENN JILLETTE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND BOOK SIGNING. North Central College and Anderson’s Bookshops will co-host Penn Jillette, pop culture personality and half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller, for an author talk and book signing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. For tickets, call (630) 355-2665 or visit the bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. or online at www.andersonsbookshop.com.

2012 RELAY FOR LIFE. Edward Hospital will sponsor the 2012 Relay for Life of South Naperville from 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8 through 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/southnapervilleil.

CITY OF NAPERVILLE BLOOD DRIVE. The ninth annual City of Naperville Summer Kickoff Blood Drive will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Rooms of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Heartland Blood Centers will be conducting the blood drive. Donors need only bring a valid photo ID. For more information or to register, call (800) 786-4483 or visit www.heartlandbc.org.

SHEROX NAPERVILLE TRIATHLON. The SheROX Naperville Triathlon is a sprint distance triathlon that was formerly part of the U.S. Women’s Triathlon series and includes a 0.5 mile swim, 14.2 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, June 10 at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Online registration is currently available. The cost for individuals is $85 and $140 for relay teams. For more information or to register, visit www.sheroxtri.com.

HISTORY SPEAKS LECTURE SERIES: BLACK HAWK’S VIEW OF AMERICAN HISTORY. Drawing from Black Hawk’s autobiography and his knowledge of American Indian Cosmology, Brian “Fox” Ellis portrays the reporter who transcribed and published Black Hawk’s life story during this History Speaks presentation taking place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at Century Memorial Chapel, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Traditional chants and drumming songs will take place, including a chance for the audience to participate in a few social dances. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, youths and Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. At the door, tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, youths and Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

MAX LACEWELL FOUNDATION CELEBRITY GOLF OUTING. The Max Lacewell Celebrity Golf Team invites golfers to join in a celebrity golf outing on Monday, June 11 at Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora. Check-in and registration will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The event will be followed with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, contact David Lacewell at david@maxlacewell.org or visit www.golfinvite.com/maxlacewellgolf.

KIDSMATTER TO LOU MALNATI’S. On Monday, June 11 from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 131 W. Jefferson Ave., will be donating 20 percent of its restaurant and take-out sales to support KidsMatter and the organization’s goal of reducing at-risk behaviors in kids. Entertainment will be available for those dining in the restaurant by vocal groups from Metea Valley, Naperville Central, Naperville North, Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley High Schools, as well as The School of Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.KidsMatter2us.org.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE SENIOR ART STUDENT EXHIBIT. Works by North Central College senior art students are being featured in a free exhibit now through June 11 in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture will be on display. For more information, call (630) 637-5543 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/show.

PROPOSED DISTRICT MAP OPEN HOUSE. The City of Naperville invites residents and interested parties to learn more about the proposed election districts for the City through a series of six open houses taking place through June. The purpose of the open houses is to explain the rationale behind the proposed district map and answer questions residents may have about the process or how districting affects them. Residents are welcome to attend any meeting. The all-districts open house will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/districtmaps.aspx.

RED CARPET MOVIE PREMIERE. DuPage PADS presents the red carpet premiere of the feature film “I Heart Shakey” on Wednesday, June 13 at Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Route 59. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with photo and autograph opportunities with the film’s stars; the film will air shortly afterward. Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger and are now on sale. Proceeds will benefit DuPage PADS. For more information, visit www.dupagepads.org.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE SESQUICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT. Celebrate North Central College's 150th anniversary with an exhibit that explores the college from its early beginnings through today. The exhibit, “150 Years: A Promising Start,” echoes the theme of the College’s sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibit is on display through mid-June 2012 at Naper Settlement’s Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum or call (630) 420-6010.

DAY WITHOUT HUNGER 2012. Join Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry for a special Flag Day celebration of Day Without Hunger. This event will kick off at the Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry, 1871 High Grove Lane, at 7:30 a.m. with the dedication of the flagpole display, a salute to the country and its veterans immediately followed by a prayer breakfast. Food distribution will begin shortly after, with a free community barbecue starting at noon. The “Freedom From Hunger Concert,” featuring Brother John Band, will take place at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.loaves-fishes.org.

FOX VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING. The theme of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society’s next meeting is “Overcoming Brick Walls.” The focus of this meeting will be discussing difficulties in locating documentation of ancestral descent. This meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 in the Meeting Rooms B and C of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.ilfvgs.org.

NAPERVILLE AREA AAUW USED BOOK SALE. The 43rd annual Naperville Area American Association of University Women (AAUW) used book sale will take place from June 13-16 at Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St. A preview will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, with a $10 entry fee and $5 for scanners in place. The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. A close-out, at which time attendees pay $7 for anything they can fit in a single grocery bag, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 16. For more information, call (630) 357-7870 or visit www.aauw-il.org/naperville.

UNDER THE STARS AND STRIPES CAMP OUT. From 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15 through 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, Naper Settlement invites families to enjoy a catered dinner, two camping-related demonstrations by Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) staff, geocaching, roasted marshmallows, storytelling and more. Special tours of historic buildings will be available before the museum opens on Saturday morning. REI staff will be on hand to help families set up tents on Friday night and will have a limited number of tents available for families to use at no charge, with advance reservations. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, June 12. Admission is $25 per person and $10 for ages 4 and younger. For more information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum.

(SUB)URBAN ART WALK. The (sub)URBAN Art Walk is a unique one-day art event where visitors can stroll various downtown shops from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 and see pieces of art on display from a jury-selected local or regional artist. For more information, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

FOOTSTEPS - A GUIDED TOUR OF CENTURY WALK ART. Step through the pages of Naperville’s history from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 as Naper Settlement shares the stories represented by eight of the extraordinary pieces of Century Walk public art interspersed throughout downtown Naperville’s historic buildings and walkways. Learn about the artists and inspiration behind the murals, mosaics, reliefs, mobiles and sculptures located within a half-mile walk of the museum. The tour begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St. Tickets are $12 per person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NAPERVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL. The Naperville Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, June 16 at the Naperville Community Concert Center located in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. Gates open at 4 p.m. and live jazz music will be presented from 4:15 to 10 p.m. Food and beverages will be served from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Presale tickets are $25; tickets on the day of the event are $30. Proceeds will benefit Project H.E.L.P. For more information, visit www.napervillejazzfest.com.

SUMMER OF STARS “LIVE OUT YOUR DREAMS” FEST 2012. Witness talent and entertainment as several new, up-and-coming local artists live out their dreams by performing published works from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 then perform new and original works at the same time on Sunday, June 17 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Celebrity playwright and actor Javon Johnson is the featured guest of this event. Tickets are $11 for each day or $16 for a weekend pass. The public is also invited to a post-performance reception with Javon Johnson and the actors at Traverso’s, 2523 Plainfield-Naperville Road, immediately following Saturday’s events for an additional $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.javonjohnson.net.

AWESOME ELECTRICITY EXHIBIT OPENING. In the DuPage Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit, AWEsome Electricity, children will build foundations for future learning as they discover what currents, loads and power sources are and what they do. All the while, children begin to understand the basics of electricity, how it is generated and how it moves. The exhibit will open on Monday, June 18 at DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., and run during normal museum hours. For more information, call (630) 637-8000 or visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY EVENT. State Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville), in partnership with the City of Naperville, will be hosting a free event to help citizens save on their energy bills on Tuesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will debut a new energy-savings website which will teach citizens how to save money through energy efficiency. For more information, contact Rep. Senger’s office at (630) 219-3090 or sengerstaterep@gmail.com.

NAPER NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES. Naper Nights is an outdoor concert series featuring national and local entertainment at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. From 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 22, hear American English play some favorite Beatles’ tunes while The Smithereens rock the Settlement from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Friday tickets are $10 for adults and seniors and $5 for youth ages 4 to 12, while Saturday tickets are $15 for adults and seniors and $10 for youth. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

2012 RELAY FOR LIFE. Edward Hospital will present the 2012 Relay for Life of North Naperville from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, June 24 at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/northnapervilleil.

STEP UP FOR AUTISM WALK. On Sunday, June 24, Little Friends will sponsor the Step Up for Autism Walk. This event features a 2.5-mile walk and fun run and a one-mile kid friendly route. The walk will begin and end at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; however, participants can register ahead of time at www.stepupforautism2012.kintera.org. For more information, visit www.littlefriendsinc.org.

BUILDING A TOWN. From Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, June 24, experience firsthand what life was like as a settler in Naperville’s early days by participating in a variety of activities at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., including packing a wagon, fence building, pioneer chores and a visit to the original Naper Homestead. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youths; Naperville residents are free. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

DUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM BIRTHDAY BASH. The DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., is turning 25 and kicking off a year-long celebration with a special birthday bash. Families will have the opportunity to play in the museum, dance to music and explore some special extras in the parking lot on Sunday, June 24 from noon to 5 p.m. Admission for the special event is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call (630) 637-8000 or visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

NAPER’S 19 WALKING TOUR. Naper’s 19 Walking Tour will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. This guided walking tour of Joseph Naper’s original 19 blocks of Naperville has an emphasis on downtown Naperville living and the German immigrant experience. All ages are welcome. The tour starts from Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Tickets are $12 per person and $10 for Naperville Heritage Society Sustaining members. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

“IMAGES FROM A WELL-TRAVELED LENS.” Photographer Hunt Harris takes visitors on a global expedition in the exhibit “Images from a Well-Traveled Lens,” through June 24 at Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on the campus of North Central College. For more information, call (630) 637-5375 or email nclanhammurray@noctrl.edu.

NAPERVILLE EVENING KIWANIS OPEN HOUSE. The public is invited to a dinner and special program hosted by the Naperville Evening Kiwanis at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the Edward Hospital Education Center, Rooms 301-305, 801 S. Washington St. Attendees will learn about community service projects and social opportunities available through the organization. Please RSVP to Ed Rosenberger at berosenberger@aol.com or by calling (630) 420-3282. For more information, visit www.napervilleeveningkiwanis.org.

NAPERVILLE SMART GRID INITIATIVE (NSGI) NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN HOUSE. The City of Naperville will host a neighborhood open house for electric utility customers to learn more about the NSGI and smart meter installation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. This informative open house will feature several stations where people can talk with NSGI Ambassadors and have their questions answered. For more information on the NSGI, visit www.naperville.il.us/smartgrid.aspx.

PUBLIC FAREWELL TO LITTLE FRIENDS CEO JACK RYAN. Little Friends cordially invites the public to say goodbye to longtime CEO Jack Ryan who is retiring after 39 years at the agency. A reception in his honor will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, on Thursday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVPs are requested and can be made by calling (630) 355-6533. For more information, visit www.littlefriendsinc.org.

CONNECTIONS: A STANDARD FLOWER SHOW. Every two years, the Naperville Garden Club presents a standard flower show. The theme of this year’s show is “Connections” and will feature horticulture, floral design and special exhibits from garden club members. This event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. For more information, visit www.napervillegardenclub.org.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE. The DuPage Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic music from Europe and the Americas, including “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “Finlandia,” “New World Symphony” and a host of popular folk tunes from American history. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Naperville Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call (630) 778-1003 or visit www.dupagesymphony.org.

“MY WAY: A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA.” BrightSide Theatre wraps up its inaugural season with “My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” celebrating the pivotal moments of Sinatra’s life. Performed by four singers, this musical revue takes audience members from his early beginnings in New York during the 1940s swing era, to the bright lights of Las Vegas with the Rat Pack in the 1960s and to his final performances in the 1990s as “Chairman of the Board.” Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. from Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1 at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $22 for all regular performances, $18 for seniors and students with a school ID and $16 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call (630) 447-8497 or visit www.BrightSideTheatre.com.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ.” Based on the 1939 movie, this show will have all the spectacle of the movie while featuring your friends and neighbors. Performances will be held June 29 through July 1 and July 6 through 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For more information, call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu.

VINTAGE BASEBALL EXHIBITION GAME. Enjoy the fast-paced action of bare knuckle baseball based on the original rules from 1858 as the Chicago Salmon and DuPage County Plowboys compete from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 8 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. All activities are included with admission, which is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth ages 4 to 12. Naperville residents, children ages 3 and younger and Settlement members are free. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

NAPERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM. Join more than 9,000 children, teens and adults for the Naperville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, an eight-week, all-ages activity. Non-Naperville residents may now join the Naperville Summer Reading Program for $5. For more information, visit the services desk at any of the three library buildings at 200 W. Jefferson Ave., 3015 Cedar Glade Drive or 2035 S. Naper Blvd. or visit www.naperville-lib.org.

YMCA SPORTS ACADEMY CAMPS. Through the YMCA’s Sports Academy Camps, children are given the opportunity to choose one major sport for a morning where emphasis will be placed on skill development including fundamentals, rules, drills and scrimmages. Major sports offered include basketball, volleyball, tennis and athletic performance training. Two minor sports will be offered in the afternoon. Athletes can choose between basketball, volleyball, tennis, dodgeball, baseball and athletic performance training. Sports Academy Camps will be offered from June 11 through 15 and July 23 through 27 at the Y Sports Complex, 31W290 Schoger Drive. Regular camp hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours available from 7 to 8:45 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call Operations Director Matt Lund at (630) 579-5716 or Kim Voiles at (630) 579-5717 or visit www.ysportscomplex.org.

CONCERTS IN YOUR PARK. Through the Naperville Park District’s Concerts in Your Park series, the public is invited to enjoy a variety of free, family friendly concerts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 and 24; and Sunday, July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at parks throughout the community. For more information and a list of bands, call (630) 848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org.

SUMMER PLACE THEATRE PRESENTS. Throughout summer 2012, the Summer Place Theatre will present several performances, including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” from June 15 through 17 and June 22 through 24, “Harvey” from July 13 through 15 and July 20 through 22, and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from July 27 through 29 and August 3 through 5. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays at the Naperville Central High School auditorium, 440 W. Aurora Ave. For more information, call (630) 355-7969 or visit www.summerplacetheatre.com

EVENING AT THE RIVERWALK. Take part in a popular Riverwalk program for the whole family when you enjoy stories, songs and a puppet show courtesy of the Naperville Public Library. Events take place on June 12, 19 and 26; July 10, 17, 24 and 31; and August 7 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheater located on Jackson Avenue between Webster and Eagle streets. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held in the Nichols Library Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call (630) 848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org.

PICNIC AT THE RIVERWALK. Take part in a popular lunchtime Riverwalk program for the whole family when you enjoy stories, songs and a puppet show courtesy of the Naperville Public Library. Events take place on June 13, 20 and 27; July 11, 18 and 25; and August 1 and 8 from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheater located on Jackson Avenue between Webster and Eagle streets. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held in the Nichols Library Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. The Wednesday lunchtime programs will be a repeat of that week’s Tuesday evening program. For more information, call (630) 848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org.

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. On Thursdays from June 7 through August 9, the Naperville Municipal Band will host its summer concert series and ice cream socials at 7:30 p.m. at the Naperville Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. For more information about the series and a schedule of concerts, visit www.napervilleband.org.

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER MUSIC SERIES. The Naperville Park District and 95.9 FM The River team up to present their annual Friday night rock concerts at the Riverwalk. Attendance is free and concerts will be held June 15 and 22; July 6, 13, 20 and 27; and August 3 and 10 at the Riverwalk Amphitheater on Jackson Avenue at Webster Street. For more information, call (630) 848-5000 or visit
www.napervilleparks.org.

MILLENNIUM CARILLON TUESDAY NIGHT SUMMER RECITALS. The 2012 Carillon Recital Series is now occurring at the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower at the base of Rotary Hill. This year’s schedule includes performers from the Netherlands, Poland, Canada and from all over the U.S. These free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning) and audiences are welcome to picnic on the lawn. Please note that there will be a recital on Wednesday, July 4 at 3 p.m. in place of Tuesday, July 3 due to Independence Day fireworks. The top of the Carillon will be open for the four lucky winners of the “Win a Trip to the Top” raffle to view the July 3 fireworks. Raffle tickets may be purchased online at www.naperville-carillon.org/win-a-trip-to-the-top or at the Carillon Visitor Center, 455 Aurora Ave. Visitor Center hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. For more information and a schedule of performers, visit www.naperville-carillon.org.

SETTLEMENT SUNDAYS. From June 17 to August 26, Naper Settlement presents Settlement Sundays when admission to Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., includes free sundaes with do-it-yourself toppings as well as a variety of hands-on family activities, games, demonstrations and tours of historic buildings. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youths; Naperville residents are free. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS. Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for active duty military personnel and their families from now through Labor Day on September 3. To take advantage of this rate, simply show your government ID card upon arrival at Naper Settlement. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum

NSGI VIDEO CONTEST. The City of Naperville has extended the deadline for the video contest to highlight and promote the benefits of the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI). Entries are now being accepted through Monday, October 15, 2012. Videos received will help the City educate utility customers about the NSGI, an infrastructure upgrade which gives customers more options in how they manage their energy use. Entrants will focus on one or all of the 4Es of the NSGI: Energy, Environment, Education and Economy. These four key areas summarize the lasting, positive effects of the NSGI.  Entrants of all ages and abilities may submit up to four videos, each up to 30 seconds in length, which addresses the 4Es separately. One video per category will be accepted from each entrant. The public will be asked to vote on their favorite videos in each category prior to the Mayor and City Council members selecting the winning videos. Complete contest rules and how to enter are available to view at www.naperville.il.us/nsgivideocontest.aspx.

MILLENNIUM CARILLON TOURS. The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and the Visitor Center are now open for the 2012 season. Visitors can climb the 253 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy the spectacular view of Naperville. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays now through November 11. Friday hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. last through August 17. For more information, call (630) 848-5000 or visit www.naperville-carillon.org.


GENERAL INFORMATION

CURBSIDE BULK BRUSH COLLECTION PROGRAM. The City of Naperville’s annual curbside bulk brush collection program is an opportunity to dispose of large quantities of unbundled branches and tree trimmings at no cost. The City is divided into four collection districts corresponding to the weekly curbside garbage collection schedule. Each district collection takes one full week to complete. For a complete collection schedule, as well as a link to an interactive brush collection map to track progress throughout the City, visit www.naperville.il.us/brushcollection.aspx.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT HOURS. As a reminder to residents, the Finance Department is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/finance.aspx.

CITY OF NAPERVILLE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. For those residents who use Twitter and Facebook for communicating with friends and companies, the City of Naperville is using these services for press releases, emergency updates, event notifications and meeting notices. For more information, or to create an account, visit www.facebook.com or www.twitter.com. To subscribe to City of Naperville updates on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com/NapervilleIL and click on “Subscribe.” To become a fan of the City of Naperville on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/NapervilleIL or search for “City of Naperville, Illinois” in Facebook and click on “Become a Fan.”


MUNICIPAL MEETING SCHEDULE

The ADVISORY COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES will meet on Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The SISTER CITIES COMMISSION will meet on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION will meet on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The LIQUOR COMMISSION will meet on Thursday, June 7 at 3 p.m. in the City Manager’s Office (CMO) Conference Room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Accessibility Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Accessibility Coordinator can be reached via telephone at (630) 420-6725 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via e-mail at manningm@naperville.il.us. Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.


NAPERVILLE CITY NOTES is a regular feature. For more information or to include your event in City Notes, please contact Web Content Coordinator Kevin Apgar at (630) 420-6004 or apgark@naperville.il.us or Community Relations Specialist Kate Houlihan at (630) 305-5341 or houlihank@naperville.il.us.

DISCLAIMER. Please note that dates, times and locations of events listed in City Notes are subject to change. We strongly suggest you consult the most recent issue of City Notes for event information as well as the appropriate contacts listed with each event.

Contact Information:

City of Naperville
Community
Relations Division
City Manager's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Kevin Apgar
Web Content Coordinator
(630) 420-6004
apgark@naperville.il.us

Kate Houlihan
Interim Community Relations Manager
(630) 305-5341
houlihank@naperville.il.us