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08/01/2017 (Tuesday)
 
National Night Out     (CommEv)  Location: VARIOUS 
 
08/02/2017 (Wednesday)
 
“Open Bike Night” at Safety Town     (CommEv) Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM Location: Safety Town, 1320 Aurora Ave. 
 
This summer, the Naperville Police Department has partnered with the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club to offer “Open Bike Night” at Safety Town. Children between the ages of 3 and 10 are invited to bring their bikes to, and practice riding on the streets of this miniature city - While riding, participants practice many of the basic rules of safe bicycling, including riding single file, stopping and looking both ways at intersections, using correct hand signals and following road signs and signals. Teen volunteers will be on hand to manipulate the traffic signals for a more realistic biking experience. - The cost is $5.00 per child. Additionally, children may rent a Kettcar® for $3.00 if they would rather ride one of Safety Town’s small 4-wheeled bikes. During “Open Bike Night” adult supervision is required, and all children must wear a bike helmet. - Members of the Naperville Police Department will offer helmet fitting sessions at each “Open Bike Night” to ensure that everyone’s helmet is properly adjusted for a safe ride. Many times, helmets do not provide the proper protection because they are not worn correctly. Also, a poorly adjusted helmet is often uncomfortable, which can cause a child to argue about wearing one. It is estimated that a properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85 percent. The Naperville Police Department Traffic Unit strongly urges all bicyclists to wear a bike helmet every time they ride. - For more information about “Open Bike Night,” contact Sydney Zuhn, Director of Safety Town, at info@napersafetytown.com or Mary Browning, Naperville Police Department Community Education Specialist, at browningm@naperville.il.us.
 
Planning & Zoning Commission     (NaperMtg) Time: 7:00PM Location: City Council Chambers
Naperville Municipal Cent 
 
08/06/2017 (Sunday)
 
Emergency Vehicle Show     (CommEv) Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM Location: Downtown Naperville along Jackson Avenue 
 
he City of Naperville is excited to partner once again with the Downtown Naperville Alliance to bring more than 50 emergency vehicles, including new and vintage police cars and fire engines, S.W.A.T. tactical units and modern emergency equipment to downtown Naperville on August 6. This free family friendly event will be held on Jackson Avenue between Eagle and Main Streets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New this year to the vehicle show is Kids Cycle Mania. This interactive bike course is centered around bike safety. There will be a small bike rodeo course, helmet fittings, bike safety information, local bike resources and giveaways! Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes to go through the bike rodeo.
 
08/10/2017 (Thursday)
 
Park District 2018 Capital Projects Open House     (CommEv) Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM Location: Naperville Municipal Center
400 S. Eagle Street 
 
As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invites the public to comment on capital improvements proposed throughout the District for 2018.

Information about the following construction projects that are proposed for 2018 will be available at the open house: - Brook Crossings, 1015 95th St. – Parking lot and sidewalk renovations - Century Farms Park, 715 Sigmund Rd. – Playground renovation - Clow Creek Greenway, 4588 Pradel Dr. – Shoreline restoration - DuPage River Sports Complex, 2807 S. Washington St. – Ball field sports lighting renovation - Farmington Park, 2331 Remington Dr. – Playground renovation - Frontier Sports Complex (east side), 3415 S. Book Rd. – Irrigation and parking lot improvements - Kingsley Elementary School, 2403 Kingsley Dr. – Cooperative playground renovation - Pembroke Park, 28 Pembroke Rd. – Playground renovation - University Heights Park,1315 River Oak Dr. – Playground renovation - Yorkshire Manor Park, 1031 Buckingham Dr. – Playground renovation - Park District staff will be on hand to answer questions about any of the above projects. In addition, staff will give an overview of the current Trails Master Plan and the trails existing throughout the District.

The community is welcome to attend the open house at any time during the 5:30-7:00 p.m. timeframe; there will not be a formal presentation. Those who are interested but unable to attend are invited to view the plans online and submit comments by August 21 to Director of Planning Eric Shutes at eshutes@napervilleparks.org. Project information will be posted at www.napervilleparks.org beginning August 11.

 
08/14/2017 (Monday)
 
Save Old Nichols Open House     (CommEv) Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM Location: Nichols Library
Community Room
200 W. Jeffe 
 
Learn about and discuss the Past, Present, and Future of Old Nichols Library! - Meet James L. Nichols and take a selfie with him! - Talk with experts who will be on hand about Old Nichols history, landmark status, current condition, potential future new life, and much, much more. - Be involved in the effort to save Old Nichols and come! No reservations required. Just show up! And bring your friends and neighbors!
 
08/15/2017 (Tuesday)
 
City Council     (NaperMtg) Time: 7:00PM Location: City Council Chambers
Naperville Municipal Cent 
 
08/16/2017 (Wednesday)
 
Riverwalk Commission "Expert Summit"     (NaperMtg) Time: 1:00PM Location: Meeting Room B
Naperville Municipal Center
 
The Riverwalk Commission is hosting a gathering of experts to discuss additional possible alternatives for Moser Tower at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16 in Meeting Room B of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
 
Planning & Zoning Commission     (NaperMtg) Time: 7:00PM Location: City Council Chambers
Naperville Municipal Cent 
 
08/19/2017 (Saturday)
 
FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW     (CommEv) Time: 1:30PM - 3:30PM Location: Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center
305 W. 
 
This event is sponsored by the Naperville Community Gardeners Club. Any gardener may submit entries for the various categories from flowers, vegetables, artistic arrangements, and containers. Prizes are given for the best entries. The doors open at 7 AM and are closed at 10 AM for private judging. From 1:30 to 3:30 the doors reopen with public viewing for all the entries and to see the winners. In order to figure out which are your best items to enter you are also invited to be a guest at the club meeting on Monday August 7th at 7:00 PM. Entry guides will be explained and distributed at this meeting. There is no cost for these tips or the meeting. We meet at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane in Naperville. - www.napervillecommunitygardeners.org.
 
08/22/2017 (Tuesday)
 
Historic Preservation Commission     (NaperMtg) Time: 7:00PM Location: Naperville Municipal Center
400 S. Eagle Street 
 
The Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed landmark status for Old Nichols Library and potentially vote whether to recommend landmark designation of this structure to the City Council
 
08/26/2017 (Saturday)
 
NAHC Board of Directors     (NAHCMtgs)  Location: Naperville Bank & Trust
555 Fort Hill Drive 
 
08/28/2017 (Monday)
 
City Council Workshop     (NaperMtg) Time: 7:00PM Location: Meeting Room B
Naperville Municipal Center
 
5th Avenue Redevelopment