Women In Business: Learn how to cultivate your fan base during the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce group’s May breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle. Speaker Jill Salzman, creator of The Founding Moms, will offer her personal tips to keep customers returning again and again. In honor of Mother’s Day, the cost for the May Women In Business breakfast is $25 for members and nonmembers. Add $5 if you register at the door. Contact Lisa Spaeth at email@example.com or 630-544-3365.
Park District registration dates: Online resident registration for the fall session of Naperville Youth Soccer begins at noon. Resident online registration for all other summer programs begins at noon Thursday. Residents may drop off completed registration forms as soon as they receive their program guide. These registrations will be processed in the order received concurrently with online registration. The first day of nonresident registration is begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Focus on heroin in Naperville: Linden Oaks at Edward and the Naperville Police Department will present “Opening the Door to Heroin: Drugs and Your Community” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Naperville Presbyterian Church, 943 Sanctuary Lane, Naperville. Speakers will include Sgt. Russ Wolf of the Naperville Police Department; Dr. David Lott, medical director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks and Beth Sack, manager of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks.
Smart Grid open house: The city of Naperville invites utility customers to learn more about the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative at an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Welch Elementary School, 2620 Leverenz Road. Attendees should enter the building through entrance No. 11. An interactive map of installation dates is available to view on the city’s website at www.naperville.il.us/smartgrid.aspx.
Autism discussion: The Little Friends Family Council, in conjunction with the Little Friends Center for Autism, will host a free informational presentation about the “Proposed Changes to the Definition of Autism” at 7 p.m May 3 on the campus of North Central College in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth in Naperville. Dr. Cynthia Brouillard, director of the Evaluation Clinic at LFCA, will be the main presenter. To reserve a seat, call Little Friends at 630-355-6533.
‘Dogface Charlie’ reunion: The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will welcome 50 Vietnam veterans of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, as they gather for their annual reunion May 3-6 and celebrate the release of “Dogface Charlie,” a book about their experiences as soldiers. On Friday, May 4, at 1 p.m., the public is invited to a discussion panel. Afterward, the book will officially go on sale and be available to purchase in the museum lobby. Visit FirstDivisionMuseum.org for a full schedule.
The Fox Valley Genealogical Societys: The group’s May meeting is “Collegiate Records, An Often Overlooked Genealogical Resource,” presented by Laura Kovarik, at 7:30 p.m. in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL. Visit www.ilfvgs.org.
The Elmhurst Symphony String Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. during “Strings, Swing and Gershwin” at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Admission is $25 per person with a reduced price of $20 for groups of 10 or more and $7 for students. For tickets, call 630-941-0202.
Naperville Christian Academy fundraiser: Naperville Christian Academy’s golf classic will be at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge. Meet Chicago Bears Nick Roach and Desmond Clark, enjoy dinner, bid in live and silent auctions with Paul Konrad of WGN, master of ceremonies, and hear guest speaker Ray McElroy, team chaplain for the Chicago Bears. There will be a chance to win a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a hole-in-one on the sixth hole. A foursome round is $500, or $150 for an individual golfer. Golfers will arrive at noon, sign in and enjoy lunch before the shotgun start at 1 p.m. An awards reception will follow the end of play and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Visit www.ncaclassical.org/links to register.
Friday, May 4
Last chance to get program guide: Today is the last day for Naperville residents who did not receive their 2012 Park District Summer Program Guide to call for redelivery, 630-848-5000.
Metropolitan Family Services fundraiser: Charles McKenna will be honored for his many years of service to the families of DuPage County at the 11th annual DuPage Gala of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage at 6 p.m. at Bobak’s Signature Events at Seven Bridges, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge. Tickets are $150. To purchase tickets, visit www.metrofamily.org/events/DuPage-Gala or call 312-986-4046.
Blackwell campground opens: The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Blackwell Family Campground in Warrenville will be open Friday and Saturday nights through Sept. 30 as well as May 27 and Sept. 2 for the holiday weekends. A new campground map is available at dupageforest.org. Fees, which are nonrefundable, are $20 per night per site for county residents and $30 for nonresidents. Alcohol is prohibited. Advance reservations are recommended, especially for holiday weekends. For reservations, call visitor services weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 630-933-7248.
Art exhibit opening: North Central College presents the free exhibit “Images From a Well-Traveled Lens” featuring photographs from Hunt Harris’ travels to six continents, ranging from emperor penguins in the Antarctic to the heights of Machu Picchu in Peru. The exhibit runs through June 24 at the college’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/show for details.
Audition for ‘Wizard of Oz’: Dance auditions for North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” will take place at 6 p.m. in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St. Those auditioning should be warmed up and ready to dance. Contact Brian Lynch, fine arts director, 630-637-5368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Mallett at NCC: Acclaimed singer/songwriter and Maine native David Mallett performs at 8 p.m. in North Central College’s intimate theater at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $25. Call the North Central College box office at 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Saturday, May 5
A day at the races: The DuPage Community Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative will host its fifth annual “A Day at the Races” Kentucky Derby Celebration and Auction from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Dunham Woods Riding Club, 33w333 Army Trail, Wayne. Activities include viewing of the Kentucky Derby on jumbo televisions, mint juleps, authentic derby fare, cocktails and a silent auction. Call 630-665-5556 or visit www.dcfdn.org/NGI.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: The second event, benefiting the Kyle Zuleg Scholarship, will be from 7:30 to 11 a.m. in the Neuqua Valley Main Campus cafeteria. It coincides with a JV boys volleyball tournament, of which Kyle was a member. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family.
Intersection: For the fifth year, North Central College is rallying members of the community to participate in a day of service through Intersection. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, followed by orientation at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers can choose the project and site where they want to serve when they register online at OneIntersection.com. Cost is $5 per preson, $20 for families and free for students; costs go toward each project.
Vocal auditions: Try out for two North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre productions, “The Wizard of Oz” and “South Pacific,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center, 309 E. School St. Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of one song and have a second song ready; an accompanist will be provided. Contact Brian Lynch, fine arts director, at 630-637-5368 or email@example.com.
100-voice Naperville Chorus: North Central College presents the concert at 8 p.m. in the college’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 students and senior citizens. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Easter Seals fundraiser: DuPage and the Fox Valley Region is holding its ninth annual 5K run/2 mile walk, “Run for the Kids,” at 9 a.m. starting and finishing at Easter Seals Rosalie Dold Center, 830 S. Addison Ave., Villa Park. Check-in and same-day registration will take place from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Pre-registration will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, 201 63rd St. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt and a Whole Foods tote bag. To register online, visit eastersealsdfvr.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1006632
Green Valley overlook opens: The forest preserve in Naperville will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28. Because of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency maintenance and construction activities, the overlook may be closed during these times without advance notice. 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org.
Sunday, May 6
‘Strides for Strays’ walk: ADOPT Pet Shelter’s 19th annual walkathon, “Makin’ Strides for Strays,” will kick off downtown and along the Riverwalk. Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Naperville’s Fifth Avenue Station, 200 E. 5th Avenue. A blessing of the animals is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., with the 5k walk to follow. Refreshments will be served at points along the route and at the finish line. Funds will be raised through pledges per kilometer walked or from set donations. For a pledge sheet, visit www.adoptpetshelter.org or call 847-458-6366.
Men’s Glee Club: The Naperville club will perform its spring concert “Flight of Song” at 3 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. For ticket information visit nmgc.org.
Lantern Festival: Xilin Art Center in Naperville will hold its seventh annual Lantern Festival at 5 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. The stage performance features Chinese modern and traditional ethnic dance, Kung Fu and martial arts and music. Tickets are $10, $20 and $25. Call Carla Zhang at 630-355-4322, ext. 104, or visit xilin.org to learn more.
Palestinian dance troupe: Bright Stars of Bethlehem will present “Room for Hope,” a Diyar Dance Theatre Production, at 6:30 p.m. at Celebration! Community Life Center, 919 S. Washington, Naperville. www.oursaviours.com. Free will donation. 815-315-0682 or brightstarsbethlehem.org
Young Naperville Singers: The group’s 28th annual Spring Concert, “Nature Sings!” will be at Neuqua Valley High School. Concert times are 2 p.m. treble, lyric and concert singers; 4 p.m. ensemble, concert and chamber singers; and 6 p.m. boys choir, Young Fox Valley Singers and chamber singers. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, students and seniors. 630-369-9679
Monday, May 7
Gospel music: North Central College’s Voices of Praise gospel choir will perform its free spring concert at 7 p.m. in the college’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St.
Recycle clothes: The Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division will host its annual textile collection event the week of May 7-11. Collections bins will be available during normal business hours on the first floor lobby of the Will County office building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Learn more at www.willcountygreen.com.
Naperville Community Gardeners: Learn how to collect information about climate change in our region during the Naperville Community Gardeners meeting at 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville. Dr. Kayri Havens from Chicago Botanic Garden will speak about “Project Budburst: Participating as Citizen Scientists.” napervillecommunitygardeners.org
Tuesday, May 8
College Safety Seminar: Police officer and personal safety consultant Cynthia Flores has teamed up with StreetSafe, a Chicago-based personal security service, to offer a free series of college safety seminars, including on at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Nichols Library community room, 200 W. Jefferson, Naperville. To register, call 312-266-3405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth district open house: An open house in the fourth proposed election district will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Clow Elementary School, 1301 Springdale Circle. Attendees should enter the building through the main entrance. A formal presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by an open question-and-answer session with a panel of city staff. Find an interactive map of the proposed districts at www.naperville.il.us/districts.aspx.
Author appearance: Anderson’s Bookshops will present a book launch party for “City of Lost Souls” with author Cassandra Clare at 7 p.m. in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Clare is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling young adult author. Tickets are required; call Anderson’s at 630-355-2665.
Wednesday, May 9
Jazz concert: An array of student jazz ensembles, directed by the North Central College’s jazz studies faculty, will perform “A Great Evening of Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students and senior citizens. Call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Speakers Bureau: Improve public speaking skills during the Speakers Bureau event, “Become a Powerful Voice in Your Business” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s conference room A, Suite 375, in the Main Street Promenade. This workshop is free to chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. To register, contact Lisa Spaeth at 630-544-3365.
Saturday, May 12
Free recycling drive: In cooperation with Vintage Tech Recyclers and Interstate Batteries, Wheatland Township will host a recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the township office, 31w236 91st St. All electronic equipment received will be fully processed and recycled with a zero-tolerance for landfill policy adopted by the recycling company. Interstate Batteries will be on site to collect all types of batteries. Contact Jay Madalon at 630-851-3952 or email JayM@WheatlandTownship.com.
Monday, May 14
College Safety Seminar: Police officer and personal safety consultant Cynthia Flores has teamed up with StreetSafe, a Chicago-based personal security service, to offer a free series of college safety seminars, including one at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the 95th Street Library meeting room A/B, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville.
Tuesday, May 22
Postpartem depression: Edward Hospital will host a panel discussion on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from 6: 30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Heart Hospital conference room, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Panel members will discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatments and services provided by Edward Hospital and Linden Oaks at Edward. The panel discussion is free. Registration is required. 630-527-6363.
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