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

naperville marathon info

What

  • 2014 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon

When

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

Where

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

Registration

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Naperville Oktoberfest 2013 – Hours, Info & More

oktoberfest in napeville 2013

It’s time for Naperville’s Annual Oktoberfest!

When:

  • Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, 2013

Where:

  • Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street in Downtown Naperville

Hours:

Guide To Naperville’s Saturday Farmers’ Market 2013

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Naperville Farmers’ Market

  • Begins Saturday, June 1 2013
  • Ends Saturday, October 26 2013
  • 7am to 12/noon
  • Located at the 5th Avenue Station parking lot (200 E. 5th Ave – Naperville, IL – 60563)
  • Phone:  (630) 369-5638
  • Street parking is readily available

The Naperville Farmers’ Market is an incredible place to find all types of great food items.  Plus, it’s a great value as many farmers offer produce for prices lower than the local grocery stores.  So, if you’re in the mood for finding great new items to try out, this Saturday morning, grab some hot coffee and an apple cider doughnut, and stroll through the wide array of vendors’ booths and farmers’ stalls. [Read more…]

What’s The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club All About?

members of the naperville junior woman's clubIncepted in 1967, the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC) strives to uphold the community with philanthropic donations and fundraisers to serve those in need.  This not-for-profit organization was created by individuals who serve, share, and volunteer their services to improve quality of life in the Naperville community and surrounding areas.

Following this vision, the NJWC organization has worked with several foundations and organizations, including, but not limited to: Children’s Research Foundation, DuPage Child Center, Make a Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, and Susan G. Koman.  Along with donations and fundraisers, NJWC works within local community projects such as: Scholarships for High School Seniors, Martin Avenue Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors, Community Improvement Projects, and more.

Every year, thousands of hours of service are donated to the community.  Further, they support organizations with a combined total of thousands of dollars in money that goes to make direct and tangible differences.

The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club allows you many opportunities to be directly involved in all these contributions and to make a real impact for change.

naperville junior woman's club logoAs an example, NJWC’s passion for the community shines through their work with the Safety Town Summer Program. This program was formed in 1978 and since then has opened and operated a Safety Town that includes a classroom building and a kid-sized town complete with buildings, streets, a fire safety house, railroad crossing and traffic signs and signals. The Safety Town facility is used for various safety and health related programs tailored to different age groups. Programs within Safety Town include: Scouts Play it Safe, Scouts First Aid, Baby-sitting Clinics, CPR, Trick or Treat at Safety Town, Fingerprinting, Keeping Yourself Safe, WDSRA Safety Town Sessions and Safety Town Mini Sessions.

Along with community and fundraising work, NJWC offers activities throughout the year. NJWC is involved with the Labor Day Parade, Last Fling, and has several activities for members to be involved in, such as: Book Club, Gourmet Dinner Club, Ladies Night Out Events, and more.

You can get involved by making a donation or becoming a member of the group.  The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club membership is open to all women who want to commit to making a difference through volunteering.  You may choose the programs that most interest you so you can focus your time on those.

Club meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Join the NJWC facebook page or download an application to join today.

This article was contributed by Your Naperville community member, Kavita Jaswal.  You can write for us, too.

Naperville Labor Day Parade; Route, Map, Info

labor day parade napervilleWith the Last Fling comes the Naperville Labor Day Parade.  The parade is a great way to send summer off with a party.

This year’s parade theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce.  The Naperville Jaycees, who put on the event, are recognizing the membership and staff of the Chamber for their hard work and dedication to the community.

The Last Fling actually began as an event put on the Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycees have since turned it into the fantastic summer send-off that it is today.

Naperville Labor Day Parade Date and Time

  • Monday, September 2, 2013
  • 10am to 11:30am

Route and Map

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Ultimate Guide To Veggie Fest 2013 In Naperville

veggie fest party in naperville

Although Veggie Fest is one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in all of North America, you don’t have to be a die-hard vegetarian or vegan to attend.  Anyone with interest in good food and healthy living will get a lot out of visiting this fun and family-friendly event.

What:

Veggie Fest 2013

Where:

4S 175 Naperville-Wheaton Rd. – Naperville, IL 60563

veggie fest location

When:

  • Saturday, August 10 – 11am to 8pm
  • Sunday, August 11 – 11am to 8pm

Admission:

Free

Parking:

The easiest parking will be in the parking lot for the Navistar building.  It’s free!

veggie fest parking

Details:

So, what is there to do at Veggie Fest? [Read more…]

Downtown Naperville Sidewalk Sale July 11-13

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All ‘ye shoppers, gather ’round.  The downtown Naperville sidewalk sale is here!

Picture this:  perfect weather, all your favorites downtown stores and restaurants out on the sidewalks, all your friends around you, and super-sales as far as the eye can see?  Sounds pretty good, right? [Read more…]

What Is The Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club?

logo for naperville newcomers and neighbors club

One of the goals of the Your Naperville community and website is to help people who are moving to Naperville discover the best of the Naperville lifestyle.  We try to show prospective newcomers all the great things about our city and why they should move here.

Another group in Naperville has a similar goal to reach out to new and current residents and give them a place to get to know each other in person.  We talked with Sue, the publicity chair of the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club, and asked her some questions to find out more about their organization and what they do. [Read more…]