2014 Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon: Map, Registration, Info

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  • 2014 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon


  • Sunday, November 9, 2014 – both races start at 7am


  • Start and end at Naperville Central high school
  • Course winds through the Naperville area


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Naperville St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run 2014: Info, Map

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You don’t have to be Irish to participate in the St. Paddy’s Day 5K! Hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with West Suburban Irish, the St. Paddy’s Day 5K will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Participation in this event is a great way to join into the St. Patrick’s Day holiday spirit. Proceeds from the event will provide health related services to those in need.

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2nd Annual Uncork Your Support Wine Tasting Fundraiser

naperville fundraiser, uncork your support

The Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital will host its second annual fundraising event, “Uncork Your Support” Wine Tasting, at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 6, at Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville.

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Men’s Night Out In Naperville – Valentine’s Day Shopping 2014

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February means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  For men, the yearly ritual to find the perfect love gift can mean a sense of foreboding or maybe even last minute impulsiveness.

But not this year.

Instead, enjoy your shopping as the Cress Creek Country Club hosts “Men’s Night” on Thursday, February 6th from 5:30-8 p.m.  This one-stop shopping experience will feature a showcase of local vendors to help with special gift ideas for sweethearts and more.  Plus, enjoy complimentary appetizers, drinks, prizes, and virtual golf activities while selecting that quintessential gift.

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Naperville Food Drive – Winter 2014

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This winter weather isn’t making it easy on anyone.  Just imagine if, in addition to these ridiculously cold temperatures, you could barely afford food.

To help those who are in that exact situation, the Naperville General Store is partnering with the Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry for a winter food drive. [Read more…]

Yuks for Youth 2014 – Get Tickets, Info Here

yuks for youth 2014 benefit

The Second City presents  “Happily Ever Laughter”
Including the talents of District 203 students

Support the Naperville Education Foundation and go home smiling after Happily Ever Laughter.  This hilarious revue features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation from The Second City’s 53-year history. Talented students from District 203 will also perform.

The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) raises and grants funds for programs that enhance and enrich the educational experience of Naperville School District 203 students. [Read more…]

We Are Rivals: Movie Premiere Event – January 17, 2014

You may know the final scores, or even watch the games, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes to prepare for the big game?

Hear the stories from the students, cheerleaders, coaches and players as each school gets ready to take on their rival on the football field.

NCTV17 will present their newest documentary “We Are Rivals” on January 17 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall.  The fill will share the stories of the football rivals between Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley, and Naperville Central and Naperville North high schools.

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11th Annual Chocolate Festival In Naperville: January 18, 2014

naperville chocolate festival

Chocolate and fun for all ages!

The 11th Annual Chocolate Festival will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neuqua Valley Freshman Campus.

Hosted by 360 Youth Services, guests can enjoy free chocolate samples, see live cooking demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment and participate in family fun activities.

Also a huge attraction each year at the Chocolate Festival is the Sweet Treats Baking Competition. Entrants of all ages enter their baked goods while local judges pick the winners.  Then the Chocolate Festival guests get to taste all the entries! [Read more…]

2013 Max Lacewell Foundation Gala – November 9

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The Max Lacewell Foundation presents the 2013 Best Day Evuh Gala benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


  • Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


  • Bobak’s Signature Events – 6440 Double Eagle Drive – Woodridge, IL 60517

This is the 3rd annual gala benefiting The Max Lacewell Foundation and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. [Read more…]

Halloween Events This Weekend: Pet Parade, Costume Contest, & More!

halloween party in naperville 2013

There are a bunch of Halloween-related events going on this weekend in Naperville and we’ve highlighted 4 of them here.

Costume Contest Spooktacular!

  • Saturday, October 26
  • 9:30pm to 2am
  • At the Wise Boxer Pour House:  16 W. Jefferson Ave – Naperville
  • $10 entry fee benefiting the Naperville Jaycees

Come by the Wise Boxer Pour House in Naperville for a Halloween party and costume contest!  There are prizes for the sexiest, scariest, most original, funniest, and best couple costumes.  Prizes are awarded to each category plus another for best-in-show. [Read more…]