Community Calendar

Naperville Park District: 2013 Summer Programs

-Park District News and Notes-

For Registration Information, visit us at www.napervilleparks.org. You also may call the Naperville Park District at 630-848-5000 or stop by the Park District’s Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Avenue. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:00 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.  Registration also is conducted at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center located at 305 W. Jackson Avenue. Office hours for registration at the ARRCC are 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Registration can be conducted at the 95th Street Center, 2244 West 95th Street, from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Pre-registration for programs is required unless otherwise noted.

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Registration is currently in progress for all 2013 summer programs including the fall session of Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier Soccer, and 2013 summer camps. Garden Plot registration also is in progress.

Park District reminds residents of weather cancellation information

Naperville Park District reminds residents to check www.napervilleparks.org under Weather Cancellations and Closures, or check www.emergencyclosings.com for the latest updates on program cancellations and facility closings.
If either Naperville Community Unit School District 203 or Indian Prairie School District 204 is closed due to weather, Naperville Park District programs scheduled prior to 3:00 p.m. will be cancelled. For programs occurring after 3:00 p.m., please check the Weather Cancellations and Closures at www.napervilleparks.org after 2:00 p.m. for updated information.

Naperville Park District Announces Enhanced Communication Options

New Rainout Line System and Simplified Phone Tree Now Available

As spring outdoor activities begin, the Naperville Park District is pleased to introduce new, more convenient ways for participants to learn about weather cancellations. The District’s new Rainout Line can be accessed in five different ways:

•          Call the Rainout Line number at 630-883-4242

•          Visit http://www.napervilleparks.org and click on the Weather Cancellations & Closures tab

•          Opt in to receive email updates

•          Opt in to receive text updates

•          Download the free smart phone app

Additionally, for those customers who call the Park District office at 630-848-5000, a simplified phone tree system has been introduced. The previous structure was more complex and difficult for customers to navigate. The new system, which has fewer options for callers, will make it easier for customers to speak to the appropriate individual or leave a message.
The new phone tree, combined with the Rainout Line service ensures that critical information like weather cancellations is more consistent, accurate and as up-to-date as possible across all of our communications.

Summer Program Guide

The Naperville Park District’s 2013 Summer Program Guide was delivered to residents beginning April 18. Residents who did not receive a Guide, may call the Park District at 630-848-5000 to request prompt redelivery through May 3.
Program Guides also are available for pick up at the following locations:

•          Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave.

•          Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.

•          95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St.

•          Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave.

•          South Maintenance Facility, 3415 Book Rd.

•          Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd St.

•          Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th St.

•          Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

•          Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.

•          Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

•          95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

New Naperville Park District Senior Program Guide Now Available

Senior Program Guides may be viewed online or picked up at several locations

The Naperville Park District just released a new publication tailored specifically for senior adults: the Senior Program Guide. The guide includes the Park District’s senior programs as well as highlighting other programs for adults of all ages that also may appeal to seniors. Many of the traditional senior drop-in programs are free of charge.  Additionally, adults age 60 and up receive a 20% discount when registering for a regular adult program.

The new Senior Program Guide was designed and produced by Park District staff and is available online at www.napervilleparks.org. Paper copies may be picked up at the following Park District locations:

•          Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave.

•          Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.

•          95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St.


Naperville’s Millennium Carillon to Open Sat., May 4

Tours available on weekends from May through November; summer recitals begin June 4

The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and the Visitor Center open for the 2013 season on Sat., May 4. Visitors can climb the 253 steps to the top of the 160-foot tower and enjoy a spectacular view while learning about the workings of the Carillon, its history, and its unique features.
Hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays, with Friday hours (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) beginning May 24 and continuing through August 16.
The Carillon summer recital series begins Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. featuring carillonneurs from Naperville, from other cities in the U.S.A. and from the Netherlands, Australia, Denmark and Belgium.
2013 Summer Recital Series Performers

June 4              Tim Sleep, City Carillonneur, Naperville, IL

June 11            James Fackenthal, Assistant University Carillonneur, Naperville, IL

June 18            Katherine Zhou, Carillonneur, Chicago, IL

June 25            Arie Abbenes, City Carillonneur, Oirschot, Netherlands

July 2               Povl Christian Balslev, City Carillonneur, Svendborg, Denmark

July 9               Isaac Wong, Honorary Carillonneur, University of Sydney, Australia

July 16             Vera Wünsche, Carillonneur, Salt Lake City, UT

July 23             Philippe Beullens, Asst. City Carillonneur, Mechelen and Leuven, Belgium

July 30             John Widmann, City Carillonneur, Frederick, MD

Aug. 6              Gijsbert Kok, City Carillonneur, The Hague, Netherlands

Aug.13             Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel, Duo Carillonneur, Philadelphia, PA

Aug. 20            Dick van Dijk, Freelance Carillonneur, Utrecht, Netherlands

In addition to the Tuesday evening summer series, weekly recitals by local carillonneurs will take place on Saturdays at noon. Weekly Carillon pops concerts will be held on Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. beginning in June and continuing through the end of October.
For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org or www.naperville-carillon.org.

Wonderful World of Wheels comes to Naperville on Mon., May 6

Park District event to be held in the Whole Foods Market parking lot

Preschoolers and their parents are invited to the Naperville Park District’s Wonderful World of Wheels, a free event to be held at the Whole Foods Market parking lot at 2607 W. 75th St. from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013. Kids ages 1-5 will be able to see, touch, and experience life-sized community vehicles, including tractors, police cars, park maintenance trucks, and many more.  Reggie the Veggie, the tractor that runs on 100% vegetable oil, will be back by popular demand, along with an all-electric John Deere Gator, both from the Park District’s fleet.

The Colonial Kitchen Sink Truck will be part of the event for the first time this year. Additionally, the DuPage Children’s Museum will bring their portable exhibits for some hands-on fun and learning.
No registration is required for this event.  There is no rain date; in case of inclement weather parents may check the Naperville Park District’s new Weather Cancellations tab at www.napervilleparks.org or call the Rainout Line at 630-883-4242.

Naperville’s Dance Academy to Present Spring Recitals on Sunday, May 12

The Naperville Park District’s Dance Academy announces the annual Spring Dance Recitals which will be held on Sunday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. at Naperville North High School Performing Arts Center, located at 899 N. Mill Street. Dance Academy families and friends and Naperville area dance enthusiasts are welcome to attend the recitals. There is no admission charge.  Students will perform a variety of dance genres, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical and Pointe.

Performances will feature Dance Academy students at all levels, and will include performances by Élan Dance Company. Élan Dance Company is a program of the Naperville Park District and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.  Élan’s mission is to be a creative, accessible, and inclusive pre-professional dance company, offering young dancers an entry point into the world of dance performance.

Naperville Park District Annual Spring Tulip Bulb Sale Set for May 17

The Naperville Park District’s annual tulip bulb sale will take place on Friday, May 17, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The bulbs for sale will include those that bloomed this spring along the Riverwalk, in front of the Park District Administration Building, and at other Park District locations. Bulbs will be sold for $3 per dozen on a first-come, first-served basis. The tulip bulb sale will take place at the Riverwalk pavilion near the Park District’s parking lot at 320 W. Jackson Avenue. For more information, please visit www.napervilleparks.org.

Tenth Annual Battle of the Bands

The Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors will be holding the tenth annual Battle of the Bands on Friday, May 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Central Park, located at 104 E. Benton Ave. This is a free event open to the community. Friends and family members are encouraged to cheer on their favorite bands. The first place winner will perform at Ribfest at a time to be determined and will advance to the Illinois Park District Association’s Regional Battle of the Bands with a chance to perform at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The second and third place finishers will play at the Naperville Park District’s Rollin’ on the River series on the Riverwalk in June.

The Youth Ambassadors is a group of high school students who work with the Naperville Park District to plan community-wide special events for teens each year, such as the recent All-City Dodgeball Tournament.

Meadow Glens Park to Reopen May 18 on National Kids to Parks Day

Ribbon cutting to take place at 9:00 a.m. with refreshments and activities to follow

At a community open house three years ago, residents near Meadow Glens Park on Naperville’s southeast side told Naperville Park District officials that they wanted a park that would offer activities for kids of all ages, beyond traditional athletics.
Following a year-long construction process, Meadow Glens Park has been transformed from a large open space used mainly for soccer and softball to a community gathering space with improved athletic fields, enhanced prairie areas, a fitness trail, a unique nature playground and recreation area for all ages.

The Naperville Park District invites the community to celebrate the Grand Reopening of Meadow Glens Park, located at 1303 Muirhead Ave., on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Those who plan to attend are asked to send an e-mail to rsvp@napervilleparks.org by May 16 so that the Park District can plan for refreshments.

Park District President Kirsten Young and other dignitaries will offer brief remarks, with refreshments and activities to follow. Guests can explore the park, try the new fitness stations along the trail, and enjoy bag toss games, basketball, and free play on the playground.

May 18 also is National Kids to Parks Day, a day when hundreds of other communities across the nation are hosting events encouraging kids of all ages to get outside and play. The Meadow Glens Park Reopening dovetails perfectly with the purpose of National Kids to Parks Day, which is to help kids discover natural wonders in their own communities.

According to the National Park Trust, “National Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide grassroots movement which was established as part of National Park Trust’s ongoing efforts to connect youth across the country with nature and encourage them to explore outdoors – especially at parks in their communities. National Kids to Parks Day is held on the third Saturday every May and is responsible for bringing more than 100,000 kids and families to parks” (http://www.parktrust.org/kidstoparks).

One of the new amenities added to Meadow Glens Park is a .6-mile multi-use loop trail with fitness stations. The multi-use trail was funded, in part, by a $20,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity with support from Senator Michael Connelly (R-21). The grant was authorized as part of the 2009 Illinois Jobs Now! capital bill.

The Meadow Glens Redevelopment Project as a whole also was supported by a $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.   The project included a restroom building and drinking fountain; a nature playground and family recreation area with bag toss equipment, benches, and a picnic shelter; a winter skating area; prairie restoration; and renovations to the ball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, and parking lot.

Park Board Approves Naming Naperbrook’s Driving Range in Honor of Glen Ekey

Dedication ceremony planned for Sat., May 18

At the April 11, 2013 meeting of the Naperville Park District Board of Park Commissioners, the Board voted unanimously to name the driving range at Naperbrook Golf Course the “Glen Ekey Driving Range.”  Following initial consideration of the naming proposal on Feb. 14, 2013, the Board waited the prescribed 60-day period prior to approving the naming.

Glen Ekey was an influential Naperville Park District director serving from 1981-1996 during a period of rapid growth in the community. The 1981 population of approximately 45,000 grew to 118,000 in 1996 with two golf courses and 123 parks encompassing 2,300 acres. Ekey had the vision to purchase on behalf of the District much of the park land that we enjoy today for outdoor recreation.

The Naperville Park District will host a brief ceremony to dedicate the Glen Ekey Driving Range at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Naperbrook Golf Course, located at 22204 W. 111th St. in Plainfield.   The community is welcome to attend. Those who plan to attend are asked to send an e-mail to rsvp@napervilleparks.org by May 16 so that the Park District can plan for refreshments.

Centennial Beach Preparing for May 25 Opening

Riverwalk Eatery to open May 4 and Paddleboats to open May 18

As the river begins to recede along Naperville’s Riverwalk, Naperville Park District staff is able to return to the task of cleaning and refilling Centennial Beach in preparation for the 2013 Beach season. The District anticipates being able to open the Beach as planned on Saturday, May 25 during Memorial Day weekend.

Centennial Beach memberships are now on sale and those who purchase now through May 13 will enjoy a discounted price. Beach memberships are by far the best value for those who plan to visit several times during the summer.

Beach memberships may be renewed online or by mail. New memberships can be purchased at Park District’s Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Avenue, or the 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th Street.

The Riverwalk Eatery will open Saturday, May 4, the same day that the Millennium Carillon and Visitor Center tours open for the 2013 season. The Eatery will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., weekends only until Memorial Day, May 27; then daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial Day through mid-August. The Eatery is located at 441 Aurora Ave. along the Riverwalk and may be accessed from the Park District Administration Building parking lot, the Centennial Beach parking lot, or from the parking lot at the top of Rotary Hill.

The Paddleboats will open for the season on May 18. The hours are 11:00-a.m.-7:00 p.m., weekends only until Memorial Day, May 27. Then, daily hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Memorial Day through mid-August with the last boat sold at 7:00 p.m.

For more information about Centennial Beach, the Eatery, the Paddleboats or other facilities and programs of the Naperville Park District, please visit www.napervilleparks.org.

 

Park Rental Applications

The Naperville Park District accepts park rental applications for special events on a first come, first served basis and pursuant to a rolling calendar. Residents wishing to reserve a park for an event between Apr. 1 and May 31 can reserve their date and location beginning Jan. 2, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.; nonresidents can reserve their date and location beginning Jan. 22.
Applications must be submitted in person at one of two park district locations:

•          Admin Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville

•          95th Street Center, 2244 W. 95th St., Naperville
Reservation dates for the rest of the 2013 calendar are as follows:

Events from June 1-Aug. 30 – residents beginning Mar. 1; nonresidents beginning Mar. 22

Events from Sept. 1-Dec. 31 – residents beginning Jun. 3, nonresidents beginning Jun. 24

Events from Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2014 – residents beginning Oct. 1; nonresidents beginning Oct. 22

For questions regarding the District’s park and facility rentals program, please call 630-848-5000 or visit www.napervilleparks.org/facilityrentalinformation.

Volunteers needed at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses

Volunteers who golf or enjoy being out on a golf course are needed to assist golf staff in repairing our golf fairways and greens.  Two-hour sessions are scheduled for the first Monday and Tuesday mornings of the month during May and June at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses. Interested volunteers may register for this project online at http://www.napervilleparks.org/volunteer-with-the-naperville-park-district.

 

Hosting a Party?

The Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center is a perfect venue for hosting your celebrations. With 3,000 square feet, Community Hall can accommodate up to 160 guests banquet-style. For gatherings as intimate as 25-30 guests, consider our Visitor Center, which is adjacent to the Millennium Carillon on the Riverwalk. This space, with beautiful views, is the perfect setting for engagement parties, showers or an anniversary party. Its museum-like setting will delight your guests! We offer many other charming venues to choose from. For complete information, please call 630-848-5000.

 

Let’s Get This Party Started!

Planning your next celebration? Why not have it at the Naperville Park District? Choose from four exciting party themes that will thrill you and your guests: Dance (ages 5+); Gym Games (ages 3-8); Pottery (ages 4+) and Themed/Dinosaur (ages 3-8), Photo Booth Fun (ages 7-12), Doll (ages 3-8), Crime-solving Mystery (ages 8-12), Model for a Day (ages 7-16), Princess Tea (ages 3-8), Superhero Adventure (ages 3-8), Outer Space Explorers (ages 3-8), Pirate (ages 3-8) and Golf (ages 7-11) parties. Your party includes a yummy cupcake cake from John Dough Bakery, too, with the exception of Model for a Day party! Call us at 630-848-5000 and get your party started!
Oliver!, Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace day trip – only 5 spots left!

One of the most beloved stories of all time, Oliver! is the wildly successful British musical based on the Charles Dickens’ novel. Audiences follow orphan Oliver Twist as he embarks on a life-threatening adventure through the dismal streets of 19th century England. If dropping off a form, please mark your choice of Chicken Asiago or salmon filet. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, on Thursday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m., returning at 5:00 p.m. The fee is $59(R)/$66(N). The Registration Code is 111632.

Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center Opens for the 2013 Season
May 4-October 27, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00-6:00 p.m.

May 24-August 16, Fridays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tours are available from May-October. Admission is $3 for ages 5 and older; children 4 and under are free. Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For groups of 10 or more, please make a reservation by e-mailing fgusel@napervilleparks.org.
Wonderful World of Wheels

May 6, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Whole Foods Naperville Parking Lot, 2607 W. 75th Street
Free event; no rain date

Preschoolers will have an opportunity to see, touch and experience a variety of community vehicles! They’ll see vehicles such as a police car, fire truck, tractor and more! Kids also will meet the community helpers who drive them. Parents, don’t forget your cameras!
Long Grove Chocolate Fest day trip – only 4 spots left!

Charming, historic Long Grove’s many shops and special vendors await with chocolate-themed items and restaurants full of chocolate inspirations as well. This festival includes chocolate treats, chocolate demonstrations and workshops, live music, great food and distinctive shopping. Dozens of outdoor tents offer an array of foods from sandwiches to smoothies. Spend approximately three hours on your own enjoying this festival. Enjoy exploring the shops and restaurants of this quaint village. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m., returning at 3:30 p.m. The fee is $37(R)/$44(N). The Registration Code is 111607.

Naperville Park District Canine Dog-Disc Championships
May 11, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Riverwalk – Warming House, 736 Sindt Court, Naperville, 60540

Registration Code 111589: Novice $7

Registration Code 111590: Intermediate $10

Registration Code 111591: Open $12

Bring your dog and compete in this unique event sponsored by the Windy City K-9 Disc Club. No experience is required. All dogs must be on leashes and immunizations must be current. Female dogs in season are not eligible to participate and must be left at home. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, please call Tom Wehrli at 630-357-9663. Spectators are welcome!


Naperville Park District Élan Dance Company Auditions
May 14

Junior Company, ages 9-12, 5-6 p.m.

Apprentice, ages 12-15, 6-7 p.m.

Senior, ages 14-21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center Room 123, 305 W. Jackson Avenue, Naperville

This pre-professional regional company provides an entry point into the world of dance performance, helping its members gain a comprehensive knowledge of what it means to be a part of a dance company. The Company will perform various genres of dance through local events and the annual production. Auditions are for the 2013-2014 season that will begin in September 2013. Dancers must be 9 by September 1, 2013. Students should dress for a dance class; females have the option of bringing pointe shoes. Candidates will receive details of class and rehearsal requirements at the audition. Notifications with results of the audition will be by mail. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

 

Senior Partner Championship golf tournament

May 22 – entry deadline is May 15. Starting times will begin at 8:00 a.m. off the first tee only.

Springbrook Golf Course, 2220, W. 83rd Street, Naperville, 630-848-5060

$110 per team; $55 per person
Senior golfers can enjoy some golf competition among friends at the Senior Partner Championship! This 18-hole tournament format has the lower score of the two players representing the team score. Any amateur golfer 55 years of age of older with an official USGA handicap is eligible. Fee includes green fees, car fees, range balls, prizes and lunch. Approximately 30% of the field will receive merchandise credit. Trophies will be awarded to the winners. Visit www.golfnaperville.org to register.

Rockford, Illinois 2013 day trip

Begin at the Stockholm Inn for breakfast where you can order off the menu. Then head to the Midway Village Museum. The museum is comfortably nestled among trees to create a beautiful ambiance any time of year. The Victorian-era village and main museum center are centrally located on the campus within walking distance of each other. The Victorian Village is comprised of 26 historical buildings filled with artifacts of the era as well as several beautiful 19th century gardens that depict life in Northern Illinois from 1890 to 1910. Historical buildings represented include a general store, police station, school house, barber shop and others. Trip, designed for those age 21 and up, departs the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, on Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m., returning at 4:00 p.m. The fee is $59(R)/$66(N). The Registration Code is 111605.

Centennial Beach Weekend Adult Morning Float
May 25, 26,
June 1,2, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29, 30,
July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28,
August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31,
September 1
No Weekend Adult Morning Float on June 9, June 23 and July 21
9:00 -10:55 a.m., Centennial Beach, 500 West Jackson Avenue, Naperville, 60540
Cost is $6(R)/$$10(N) or apply your 2013 season membership

Float your cares away during this most relaxing time of day! On Saturday and Sunday mornings, from 9:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m., adults age 18 and older can swim, sun or paddle around the Beach on an inner tube. No one under age 18 will be permitted inside the Beach during adult float.

Brooks Team Championship golf tournament

June 1 and 2 – entry deadline is May 26.  Starting times will begin at 6:00 a.m. off the first tee.

Springbrook Golf Course, 2220, W. 83rd Street, Naperville, 630-848-5060 and Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, 630-378-4215
$250.00 per team; $125.00 per person
Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary tournament experience? Register with a partner for this year’s Brooks Team Championship. This is a 36-hole format with 18-holes played at each course, and each of the 9-holes being played differently for an extra twist. Formats include: Best-Ball, Alternate Shot, Scramble and Total Net. Any amateur golfer 18 years of age or older with an official USGA handicap is eligible. Fee includes green fees, range balls, tee gift, prizes and lunch. Approximately 30% of the field will receive merchandise credit. Trophies will be awarded to the winners. Visit www.golfnaperville.org to register.

 

Bishop Hill, Illinois day trip

Bishop Hill is a timeless quiet country village. It is a place of living tradition, beautiful craft and extensive landscapes. A group of Swedish immigrants seeking religious freedom settled here in 1846. Learn about the Steeple Building, the Colony Church and the Bjorklund Hotel from our step-on guide. Visit the Henry County Historical Museum and the Bishop Hill Museum. Spend free time in town to have lunch, visit the many points of interest or browse the many quaint shops. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, on Thursday, May 30 at 8:00 a.m., returning at 6:00 p.m. The fee is $68(R)/$75(N). The Registration Code is 111606.

Centennial Beach Weekend Adult Morning Float
June 1,2, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29, 30,
July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28,
August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31,
September 1
No Weekend Adult Morning Float on June 9, June 23 and July 21
9:00 -10:55 a.m., Centennial Beach, 500 West Jackson Avenue, Naperville, 60540
Cost is $6(R)/$$10(N) or apply your 2013 season membership

Float your cares away during this most relaxing time of day! On Saturday and Sunday mornings, from 9:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m., adults age 18 and older can swim, sun or paddle around the Beach on an inner tube. No one under age 18 will be permitted inside the Beach during adult float.

Naperville Park District Frontier Kite Fly Festival presented by BMO Harris Bank

June 2, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, IL

Free

Enjoy gigantic kites, exciting demonstrations, stunts and hands-on activities. Plus live music, games and giveaways! Enjoy live performances by Neuqua Valley High School Steel Band, Andrew Huber and Élan Dance Company! This is a free event for the whole family. Presented by BMO Harris Bank. Naperville Convention & Visitors Bureau, KidSnips and Eye Level are the proud sponsors.


Millennium Carillon 2013 Summer Recital Series

June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 and 20, 7:00 p.m.

Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill

Free

Talented carillonneurs from across the country and all over the world delight concert goers with an evening of music. Free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning), and picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcome. Post recital Moonlight Carillon Tours are available from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $3 per person.

Amish Shipshewana and Bonneyville Mill day trip

Begin in Shipshewana, IN with a cultural tour at Menno-Hof, a non-profit information center that teaches visitors about the faith and life of Amish and Mennonites. Afterward, there will be 2 .5 hours of free time to enjoy the Flea Market or visit the local shops, cafes and restaurants. Then proceed to Bonneyville Mill in Bristol, IN where working antiquity and picturesque beauty await. The water-powered mill has produced quality flour for over 150 years. Tour the mill, purchase flour, visit the gift shop and enjoy the park’s beautiful surroundings. Trip, designed for those ages 10 and up, departs the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 a.m., returning at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $63(R)/$70(N). The Registration Code is 111603.

Naperville Park District Concerts in Your Park presented by Continental Motors of Naperville

June 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

River Run Park, 4136 Clearwater Drive, Naperville

Free

Enjoy this summertime live music series designed for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville featuring Band Called Catch. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free Sunday evening of entertainment from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Supported by Reebie Storage & Moving Co.

Millennium Carillon 2013 Summer Recital Series

June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 and 20, 7:00 p.m.

Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill

Free

Talented carillonneurs from across the country and all over the world delight concert goers with an evening of music. Free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning), and picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcome. Post recital Moonlight Carillon Tours are available from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $3 per person.

Naperville Park District Rollin’ on the River

 June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue

Free

Join the Naperville Park District for live music all summer long! Visit us on Friday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion. Supported by Hugo’s Frog Bar Fish House.


Club & Class Qualifying golf tournament

June 15-July 14

Springbrook Golf Course, 2220, W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL 60564, 630-848-5060

and Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, IL 60585, 630-378-4215
This is our premier match play event! The Club and Class Qualifying offers an 18-hole format, with the requirement that an 18-hole score is posted within the date range. An 18-hole medal play is used to determine the 16 low qualifiers for each flight who then continue on to match play competition. The champion and runner-up from each flight will compete in the Brooks Cup matches on October 6. Any amateur golfer 18 years of age or older with an official USGA handicap is eligible. There is no entry fee; fee is included with handicap purchase. Green fees must be paid for qualifying, first and second round matches. Green fees are complimentary for semi-final and final round matches. ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER IN THE GOLF SHOP PRIOR TO PLAY TO RECEIVE THEIR OFFICIAL QUALIFYING SCORECARD. THE OFFICIAL SCORECARD MUST BE RETURNED TO THE GOLF SHOP FOR THE QUALIFYING SCORE TO BE POSTED. Players advancing to the semi-finals will receive Golf Shop merchandise credit.  Trophies also will be awarded to the winners. Visit www.golfnaperville.org to learn more and register. Brighton Car Wash and Detail Center is the proud sponsor of the 2013 Brooks Tournament Series.

West Side Story, Oriental Theatre, Chicago day trip

West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” The Associated Press says West Side Story “remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.” Seats are on the main floor. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, on Saturday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m., returning at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $93(R)/$100(N). The Registration Code is 111610.

Special Needs Nights at Centennial Beach

6:30-8:00 p.m.

June 16, June 30, July 14 and July 28

500 West Jackson Avenue, Naperville

$3 per person, or apply season membership toward entry

Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening after regular operating hours. The shallow end and slide will be open. No registration is required.

Women’s City Championship golf tournament

June 17 – Entry deadline is June 12

Pairings will be available on June 15. Pairing requests will be considered on a first-entered basis. All players must check-in by 7:00 a.m. A 7:30 a.m. shot-gun will follow.

Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, IL, 60585, 630-378-4215

$75 per person

Calling area women golfers . . . join us for this year’s Women’s City Championship – an 18-hole tournament! Flights are determined by handicap. The low gross and low net within each flight will be declared champions. The winner of the gross division in the championship flight will be declared the Naperville Women’s Champion. Any female amateur golfer 18 years of age or older with an official USGA handicap is eligible. Entry fee is $75 per person, which includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, tee gift prizes and lunch. Trophies and gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. Visit www.golfnaperville.org to learn more and register. Brighton Car Wash and Detail Center is the proud sponsor of the 2013 Brooks Tournament Series.
Millennium Carillon 2013 Summer Recital Series

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 and 20, 7:00 p.m.

Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill

Free

Talented carillonneurs from across the country and all over the world delight concert goers with an evening of music. Free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning), and picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcome. Post recital Moonlight Carillon Tours are available from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $3 per person.


Naperville Park District Rollin’ on the River

June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue

Free

Join the Naperville Park District for live music all summer long! Visit us on Friday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion. Supported by Hugo’s Frog Bar Fish House.

Naperville Park District Celebrate the Movies Monster-Style

June 22, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Seager Park Pavilion, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville
$12(R)/$16(N); Registration Code 114909

Honor Mike and Sulley! Celebrate the movies and friendship! There will be games, prizes, crafts and more. This event takes place outside so please dress for the weather. Designed for children ages 2-8.This is a parent/child event; each child must be registered.

Naperville Park District Family Campout

June 22 and 23, 3:00 p.m.-10:30 a.m.
Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, 60565

$19(R)/$29(N) per person, Registration Code 112003

Pack up your family members ages 3 and up and head out for a fun night of camping – rain or shine! On Saturday, enjoy games, a campfire supper, wagon ride, s’mores and more. Sunday includes a light breakfast. Bring your own tents and sleeping bags. Please leave pets at home. An email with complete details will be sent approximately one week prior to event. This is a per person event. Each child and adult attending must register. Refund requests must be made one week in advance.

Centennial Beach Weekend Evening Adult Float
June 23 and July 21
6:00-8:00 p.m., Centennial Beach, 500 West Jackson Avenue, Naperville, 60540
Cost is $3 or apply your 2013 season membership

Come try evening float on June 23 and July 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Adults age 18 and older can swim or paddle around the Beach on an inner tube. No one under age 18 will be permitted inside the Beach during adult float.

Naperville Park District Concerts in Your Park presented by Continental Motors of Naperville

June 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Avenue, Naperville

Free

Enjoy this summertime live music series designed for families and neighborhoods throughout Naperville featuring Generations – The Sixties Experience. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free Sunday evening of entertainment from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Supported by Reebie Storage & Moving Co.

Naperville Park District Children’s Lunch-Hour Entertainment

June 25, July 16 and July 30

Riverwalk – near the Warming House, 736 Sindt Court, Naperville

July 9 and July 23

Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, Naperville

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Free events

Pack a lunch and join the fun. You’ll be treated to an exciting performance geared to the young and young at heart. The Élan Dance Company will perform at 11:30 a.m. at the July 9 and July 30 shows. Visit us at www.napervilleparks.org for more information. Sponsored by KidSnips and Eye Level.

Naperville Park District Children’s Lunch-Hour Entertainment

June 25, July 16 and July 30

Riverwalk – near the Warming House, 736 Sindt Court, Naperville

June 18, July 9 and July 23

Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, Naperville

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Free events

Pack a lunch and join the fun. You’ll be treated to an exciting performance geared to the young and young at heart. The Élan Dance Company will perform at 11:30 a.m. at the July 9 and July 30 shows. Visit us at www.napervilleparks.org for more information. Sponsored by KidSnips and Eye Level.


Millennium Carillon 2013 Summer Recital Series

June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 and 20, 7:00 p.m.

Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill

Free

Talented carillonneurs from across the country and all over the world delight concert goers with an evening of music. Free performances are held rain or shine (unless there is lightning), and picnicking on the lawns surrounding the tower is welcome. Post recital Moonlight Carillon Tours are available from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $3 per person.

Milwaukee Public Museum day trip
Spend an afternoon at the Milwaukee Public Museum, one of the largest in the United States. Tour the museum’s 150,000 square feet of exhibit space and visit Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arctic, South and Middle America, the Pacific Islands and a Costa Rican Rainforest. Experience a guided tour of The Streets of Old Milwaukee. Stroll down its darkened, gas lit lanes, peer into the windows of its twenty-five shops, businesses, eating and drinking establishments and pay your respects to Granny patiently rocking on the front porch of one of two residences to grace the Streets of Old Milwaukee. You will have time to explore the remainder of the museum on your own and purchase lunch at The Daily Grind, Badger Deli or Pizza Express. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, returning at 6:00 p.m. The fee is $59(R)/$66(N). The Registration Code is 114702.

Gin Game, White Pines Theatre, Mt. Morris, IL day trip
Senior citizen Weller Martin meets fellow retirement home resident Fonsia Dorsey and teaches her the game of Gin Rummy. Over a deck of cards, these two lonely, quirky people exchange opinions of society, families and the indignities of growing old. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before the performance. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, returning at 5:15 p.m. The fee is $48(R)/$55(N). The Registration Code is 115826.

 

Naperville Park District Rollin’ on the River
June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion at Webster Street and Jackson Avenue

Free

Join the Naperville Park District for live music all summer long! Visit us on Friday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion. Supported by Hugo’s Frog Bar Fish House.

Naperville Park District Junior Tour de Naperville

June 29, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Commissioners Park, 3704 111th Street, Naperville

$16(R)/$24(N), Registration Code 114653
Honor the 100-year celebration of the Tour de France by participating in our family-friendly Junior Tour de Naperville. Ride bikes, tricycles, big wheels. Pedal power only, no motorized vehicles, please. The path at Commissioners Park is 1.246 miles long. Each child registered receives a yellow T-shirt and, of course, there’ll be “SAG stops (support and gear)” for snacks and drinks. Designed for children ages 3-8. Presented by YUMZ Gourmet Frozen Yogurt.

Special Needs Nights at Centennial Beach

6:30-8:00 p.m.

June 30, July 14 and July 28

500 West Jackson Avenue, Naperville

$3 per person, or apply season membership toward entry

Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening after regular operating hours. The shallow end and slide will be open. No registration is required.

Cedarburg, Wisconsin day trip
Located just 25 minutes north of Milwaukee, Cedarburg is home to dozens of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, two restored inns and scores of charming historic homes and buildings. Its historic main street appears very much as it did at the turn of the century and several of its blocks are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Trip begins at the Cedarburg General Store Museum and ends with a tour of the Cedarburg Winery. There will be plenty of free time to explore the shops and have lunch on your own at any of the quaint restaurants in town. Trip, designed for those ages 8 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, returning at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $68(R)/$75(N). The Registration Code is 115400.


Boeing, Boeing
, Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace day trip
This charming comedy focuses on Bernard, a jet-setting architect living in Paris. He has been successfully juggling three flight attendant fiancées with the help of his reluctant housekeeper who keeps track of everyone’s comings and goings. Mayhem follows soon after the arrival of an old college pal as flights are delayed, schedules change and chaos ensues. If dropping off a form, please mark your choice of roast sirloin or tilapia. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, returning at 5:00 p.m. The fee is $59(R)/$66(N). The Registration Code is 111962.

Spirit of Chicago Cabaret Cruise Navy Pier, Chicago day trip
This cruise is a truly interactive experience with an incredible skyline view! Sit back, dance or sing along with the dynamic live cabaret entertainment provided by Jimmy Damon who will sing everything from sing-along show tunes to jazz standards. Buffet lunch includes garden salad and Caprese Salad, sirloin of beef, roasted chicken and Penne Al Forno, three side dishes and five desserts. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, returning at 3:15 p.m. The fee is $59(R)/$66(N). The Registration Code is 114767.


Cirque Shanghai at Navy Pier Pepsi Skyline Stage, Navy Pier day trip
Witness the high-flying, gravity-defying acrobats of Cirque Shanghai make their eighth yearly appearance at the Pepsi Skyline Stage. This presentation features award-winning acts direct from China and debuts the world premiere of its newest theatrical production, Cirque Shanghai Dragon’s Thunder. This is one show with awe-inspiring amazing feats you don’t want to miss! Spend approximately two hours on your own exploring Navy Pier and having lunch before the show. Trip, designed for those ages 6 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, returning at 5:30 p.m. The fee is $43(R)/$50(N). The Registration Code is 114701.


Potawatomi Bingo and Casino, Milwaukee, WI day trip
There will be plenty of gaming and Bingo action at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino! Enjoy the option of playing some Bingo games during Matinee Bingo that begins at 1:00 p.m. (your expense) or trying your luck in the casino. Bring photo ID to receive your Fire Keeper’s Club Card! Fee includes motor coach transportation with a restroom, $10 food and beverage coupon to be used at four restaurant options on site and $10 in rewards play. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, returning at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $29(R)/$36(N). The Registration Code is 114768.


Chicago Church Tour day trip
From the historic Roman Catholic parish of St. Michael (ethnically German) to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, enjoy bright contrasts of different rites of worship, ethnicities and architectural styles. Each edifice provides a sanctuary in which to study the mysteries of faith as they are worked out in Chicago’s local art, architecture and history. Lunch will be on your own at a local ethnic restaurant. Churches may be substituted due to a funeral. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, returning at 4:00 p.m. The fee is $47(R)/$52(N). The Registration Code is 116462.

Chicago White Sox day trip
Join us as we travel to see the World Champion Chicago White Sox play the Detroit Tigers! Please note that you may have to walk a great distance from where the bus drops us off to your seats. In case of rain delays or extra innings, the escort and driver will decide departure time from US Cellular Field. Price includes ticket to the game and mini coach transportation Trip, designed for those ages 50 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, returning at 6:00 p.m. The fee is $42(R)/$49(N). The Registration Code is 114700.


Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals day trip
Play ball! It’s time for Cubs fans to sign up for an outing to Wrigley Field. Game begins at 1:20 p.m. Fee includes transportation, parking and terrace reserved seats. Police regulations may make it necessary to unload the vehicle farther from the entrance than desired. These rules are beyond our control. Please be aware that you may have to walk quite a distance. Our return time to Naperville will vary, as we stay until the end of each game. In case of extra innings or excessive rain delay, the escort and driver will determine when we will leave the game. Trip, designed for those ages 50 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, returning at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $42(R)/$49(N). The Registration Code is 114698.

Dixon, Illinois day trip
Begin at the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan and be transported back in time when you walk in the front door of the home where the 40th President and his family lived in the early 1920s. The home has been fully restored with furnishings of the period. Knowledgeable tour guides share stories about the house and the family. See the room that young Ronald shared with his brother Neil, discover the secret hiding place for his pennies and so much more. After the tour a step-on guide will show us around the community to see other Reagan-related sites. Then, on to a local restaurant for appetizers, beverages, soup and salad bar. After lunch, visit the Dixon Historic Center permanent exhibits including An Unchanged Land, the Changing Land, The Rock River Assembly and Dixon-1846. Trip, designed for those ages 21 and up, departs from the Riverwalk – Warming House Parking Lot, 736 Sindt Court, at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, September 27, returning at 4:45 p.m. The fee is $59(R)/$66(N). The Registration Code is 115827.

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About the Naperville Park District: Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that enhance the quality of life for our community, including benefits such as community health, environmental education, social connections, and personal growth. The District maintains and operates more than 2,500 acres with 140 parks and facilities and provides more than 1,400 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddleboat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.

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