For over six years Naperscene has been one of the most celebrated sections in the Naperville Magazine. Well, Naperville's exhilarating events have now been uploaded to the internet! Come check out the Naperscene Online, the one-click stop to see all the popular happenings around Naperville. Not only can you view all photos from the events, but you can expand the pictures and view them as a slide show. So even if you couldn't make it, Naperscene Online will make you feel like you never missed a moment!

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Monday, December 10, 2012
CityGate Centre at Hotel Arista, Naperville, IL.


Saturday, December 1, 2012
Downtown Naperville, IL.


Thursday, November 15, 2012
Main Street Promenade, Naperville, IL.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Cress Creek Country Club, Naperville, IL.


Saturday, November 3, 2012
Reebie Moving & Storage, Naperville, IL.


Sunday, October 21, 2012
Tellabs Atrium, Naperville, IL


Saturday, October 6, 2012
Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL


Friday, October 19, 2012
Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton, IL


Saturday, October 13, 2012
Woodridge, IL


Saturday, September 15, 2012
Grand Pavilion, Naperville, IL.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Aurelio’s Pizza, Naperville, IL


Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Meson Sabika, Naperville, IL.


Thursday, September 20, 2012
Abbington Banquet Hall, Glen Ellyn, IL.


Saturday, September 8, 2012
Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL


Friday, August 24, 2012
Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL


Labor Day Weekend, Auguest 31 - September 3, 2012
Naperville Riverwalk, Naperville, IL


Saturday, August 25, 2012
CityGate Centre, Naperville, IL


Thursday, July 26, 2012
Hotel Arista, Naperville


Saturday, July 14, 2012
City Gate Center, Naperville


Wednesday, July 18, 2012
CityGate Grill, Naperville


June 29 through July 3, 2012
Knoch Park, Naperville


Thursday, June 28, 2012
Pfeiffer Hall


Saturday , June 16, 2012
Naperville, IL


Monday, May 28, 2012
Downtown Naperville, IL


Saturday, May 5, 2012
Marriott Hotel, Naperville


Monday, April 23, 2012
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Naperville


Friday, May 4, 2012
Bobak’s Signature Events, Woodridge


Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville


Sunday, April 15, 2012
Naperville


Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tellabs Global Headquarters, Naperville


Saturday, April 14, 2012
Hotel Arista, Naperville


Thursday, March 8, 2012
Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn


Saturday, March 3, 2012
Hilton Lisle, Naperville


Saturday, March 10, 2012
Ed Hoy’s International, Warrenville


Sunday, February 26, 2012
Chicago Indoor Racing, Addison


Saturday, February 11, 2012
VFW Post 3873, Naperville


Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Doreen Schweitzer's residence, Naperville


Saturday, January 21, 2012
Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville


Saturday, January 28, 2012
Naperville, IL


Friday, January 27, 2012
Downtown Naperville, IL


Saturday, November 5, 2011
Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Lisle


December 12, 2011
Calamos/CityGate Grille


Friday, November 11, 2011
Residence Hall/Recreation Center at North Central College, Naperville


Saturday, October 15, 2011
Bobak’s Signature Events, Woodridge


Friday, October 14, 2011
Hotel Arista, Naperville


Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2011
Naper Settlement, Naperville


Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tellabs Atrium, Naperville


Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Mesón Sabika, Naperville


Sunday, September 18, 2011
Riverwalk Grand Pavillion


Saturday, September 17, 2011
Celebration! Community Center, Naperville


Saturday, September 10, 2011
Naper Settlement, Naperville


Saturday, August 20, 2011
City Gate Centre


Labor Day Weekend 2011
Naperville Riverwalk


Thursday, September 8, 2011
Continental Audi, Naperville


Annual Dinner Auction
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Abbington Distinctive Banquets


Thursday, July 14th, 2011
CityGate Grille


Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Hotel Arista





Jazzfest

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Community Concert Center at Central Park, Naperville



Ribfest

Knoch Park, Naperville



Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Monday, May 30, 2011
Downtown Naperville



Markham Vineyards Wine Dinner Benefitting the Naperville Heritage Society

Monday, May 2, 2011
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Downtown Naperville, IL



8th Annual Cuisine for a Cause

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Tellabs Global Headquarters, Naperville, IL



NCO Youth & Family Services Spring Ahead 5K & 10K Runs

Saturday, April 17, 2011
Calamos Investments



Champions for Children Benefit Ball

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hotel Arista, Naperville



Naperville Junior Woman’s Club: Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Hilton Hotel, Lisle/Naperville



Little Friends’ Bids for Kids

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Naperville/Lisle Hilton, Lisle



Taste of Hope: Chefs Uniting to End Homelessness

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Abbington Distinctive Banquets, Glen Ellyn



NNHS Booster Club Seniors on Parade

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Bobak's Signature Events, Woodridge, IL.



2011 Naperville Jaycees Mardi Gras Charity Gala

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Northern Illinois University, Naperville, IL



Yuks for Youth 6 – The Second City

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville, IL.



Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Gala

Friday, January 21, 2011
Wyndham Hotel in Lisle.



DanceWest Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 18, 2010
Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College
20th-annual performance at Pfeiffer Hall.



Little Friends Electric Lights Parade and Grand Illumination

Friday, November 26, 2010
Downtown Naperville
Holiday parade floats and carolers accompanied Santa and Mrs. Claus.



2010 Kid's Best Friend Benefit & Awards Dinner

November 19, 2010
Hilton Lisle, Naperville, IL.
Proceeds from this annual event benefit Naperville's The Education Center, led by Executive Director Dr. Michael Litow.



Soup’s On - October 17, 2010

Tellabs Atrium, Naperville, IL.
The 3rd annual event hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville featured 25 area restaurants.



The Big Gig: Midnight at the Oasis - October 16, 2010

Bobak’s Signature Events, Woodridge, IL
Edward Foundation’s 20th annual gala to benefit Edward Hospital. The proceeds will support programs and initiatives at Edward Hospital.



Black Cat Ball - October 15, 2010

Hotel Arista, Naperville, IL
The annual fundraiser to support the Naperville Area Humane Society, as well as the many programs and services it offers. The event was well attended by humans and some wonderful canine visitors.



Naperville Independent Film Festival - September 25, 2010

Hollywood Palms & Hotel Arista
The 3rd Annual Naperville Independent Film Festival ended with a closing awards ceremony at the Hollywood Palms followed by a wrap party at Hotel Arista.



Dancing with the Celebrities - September 22, 2010

Méson Sabika
The 14th-Annual Fundraiser for the Community Career Center featured Naperville “celebrities” paired with professional dancers.



Naperville Wine Festival - September 18, 2010

Naper Settlement
The 8th-Annual Naperville Wine Festival, presented by Van Kampen Investments, offered wine sampling, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, and live musical entertainment.



Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - September 18, 2010

Jackson Avenue and Main Street
Sponsored by the Naperville Art League, The Riverwalk Fine Art Fair features a wide variety of high-caliber art and craft items displayed along the Naperville Riverwalk.










Naperville Jaycee’s Last Fling - Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6, 2010

Naperville
The Fling is the Naperville Jaycees’ major fundraising event of the year. Special events include carnival rides and attractions, a children’s playland, food and beverage vendors, a business expo, and concerts on two stages each evening.



Dinner on The Town - September 11, 2010

Naper Settlement, Naperville






Art Imitating History by Jini Leeds Clare - July 28, 2010

Book signing, dedication and reception for Century Walk – Art Imitating History by Jini Leeds Clare at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College



Naperville Summer Nights: Concert Night July 24, 2010

Due to a rain out on Friday, July 23, 2010 the Teen Battle of the Bands performed early on followed by State and Madison and A Rocket to the Moon. The winner of the Battle of the Bands "The New Epidemic" was announced by Rocket to the Moon. The crowd enjoyed a lovely evening at Naper Settlement with only a brief sprinkle of rain on Saturday evening.



"A Year With Frog and Toad" - July 17, 2010

North Central College Summer Musical Theatre presents "A Year With Frog and Toad" at Pfeiffer Hall, Naperville, IL.



NCO Auction - July 14, 2010

More than 250 guests attended the 20th annual dinner and auction to benefit NCO Youth and Family Services. The theme this year was "A Far Out Evening;" guests dressed in '60s attire.



Jazz Festival - June 19, 2010

The Naperville Jazz Festival featured the Dan Cray Trio, Lisa McClowry, and Jim Peterik's Lifeforce. This annual event benefits Project Help and the Next Level Foundation.



Ribfest - July 1 through July 4, 2010

The Naperville Exchange Club's annual Independence Weekend fest features food, music, and carnival rides. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of Ribfest go to help end child abuse and domestic violence.



Municipal Band Concert - June 17, 2010

The 2010 Naperville Municipal Band (NMB) summer "Concerts in Central Park" are always well-attended. The second of the Thursday-night concerts, "A City Band Concert," honored Naperville's Fire Department.



U.S. Women's Triathlon - June 13, 2010

The U.S. Women's Triathlon Series took place in and around downtown Naperville. Racers began with a .75K swim at Centennial Beach, completed a 22.8K bike course, then finished with a 5K run. The event provides a supportive environment for women of all ages and athletic abilities and raises money for ovarian cancer research.



Naperville Memorial Day Parade - May 31, 2010

The annual Naperville Memorial Day Parade began as usual but cancelled early on due to a violent thunder & lightening storm. Parade goers had to run for cover anywhere they could including the riverwalk bridges and shelters.



Distinguished Service Awards - May 14, 2010

The 32nd Annual Naperville Jaycees Distinguished Service Awards were held this year at the Holiday Inn Select. Over 100 people attended this event to honor community members in nine different award categories.



Wine Dinner at Sullivan's Steakhouse in Naperville - April 26, 2010

Sullivan's hosted a Wine Dinner that benefits the Naperville Heritage Society. A special menu, paired with exclusive wines was created specifically for the fundraiser.



Cuisine for a Cause - April 24, 2010

The Naperville CARES 7th Annual Cuisine for a Cause featured signature dishes from more than 25 prominent Naperville restaurants, in addition to live entertainment and auctions.



NCO Spring Ahead 5K& 10K Run - April 18, 2010

The annual Spring Ahead Run benefits program and services of NCO Youth and Family Services in Naperville. This year 1200 runners registered for the event.



Champions for Children Benefit Ball - April 17, 2010

The elegant spring benefit raised critical funds for the DuPage Children’s Museum’s awardwinning exhibits and programs for young children. Fox Chicago News personality Anna Davlantes was the master of ceremonies.



Chef by Request Catering - April 9, 2010

Chicago-area chefs gathered at Chef by Request’s catering facilities in Lisle to share and show off appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.



Evan Lysacek Day - March 26, 2010

Naperville welcomed home Olympic gold medalist, figure skater Evan Lysacek, with rallies around town and a key to the city presented by Mayor A. George Pradel.



From Hunger To Hope: Feed My Starving Children - March 12, 2010

The 2nd annual Chicagoland Gala and Silent Auction was attended by more than 650 guests and benefited FMSC's response to January's earthquake in Haiti.



Annual Bids for Kids Benefit Auction - March 6, 2010

The 34th annual Oscar-themed event benefited children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities served by Little Friends, Inc.



A Taste of Hope: Chefs Uniting to End Homelessness - March 4, 2010

Local chefs and their restaurants prepared and served samples of their signature dishes, all with the common goal of funding the programs and services of DuPage PADS.



10th Annual Naperville North Fashion Show - February 21, 2010

This year's event theme was "Groovy Seniors" - a retrospective on the 1960s. All proceeds go to the Naperville North High School Booster Club.



Naperpalooza 3 - February 20, 2010

Naperpalooza 3 presented "Naperitaville" Naperville's biggest beach party this winter. Live music was provided by "Heartache Tonight" along with food and drinks from some of Naperville's best restaurants. The special benefit event will provide help to Turning Point and Little Friends as well as local needs-based education scholarships and Tikondane projects in Zambia, Africa.



NCC International Festival - February 14, 2010

North Central College, Office of International Programs & NCC International Club presented "Around the Corner, Around the World". This was the 14th Annual International Festival featuring an opening & flag ceremony and performances by dance groups and international clubs. The event also featured booth international booths to visit and an international buffet.



Opening of Center Stage Theater - Friday, February 12, 2010

The event featured a performance by Grammy award winning artist James Peterik and vocalist Lisa McClowry of Lifeforce, James' latest jazz project.



Naperville Jaycees Mardi Gras Charity Ball: A Party for a Cause - February 6, 2010

The event was attended by just over 200 people. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to Almost Home Kids, a not-for-profit organization that enhances the lives of children facing serious and ongoing medical challenges.









The Nutcracker, Pfeiffer Hall - December 20, 2009

DanceWest Ballet lit up the stage and delighted audiences with several performances of this Christmas classic.



Hometown Holidays - November 27, 2009

Naperville kicked off the season with the Hometown Holidays Celebration and the Friends of Little Friends Electric Light Parade.



Kids' Best Friend Dinner & Benefit - November 20, 2009.

This annual event, hosted by the Education Center, honored those whose work benefits children in our community.



NJWC Fall Fashion Show - November 7, 2009

The Naperville Junior Women's Club hosted a luncheon and fashion show and raised money to support several local charities.



Black Cat Ball - October 30, 2009

Held under the full moon just a day before Halloween, this annual fundraiser supports the Naperville Area Humane Society.



Soup's On - October 10, 2009

Sponsored by the Naperville Rotary Club, this tasty fundraiser served up homestyle foods—soup kitchen style— to raise money for Loaves & Fishes, Hesed House and DuPage PADS.



Edward Foundation Fundraiser - October 10, 2009

With a theme of The Big Gig, Havana Hideaway, this lively event raised money for Edward Hospital's charitable fundraising arm.



Naperville Wine Festival - September 18-19, 2009

Hundreds of people celebrated the last weekend of summer by sampling from more than 250 wines and enjoying local entertainers. Proceeds supported the Naperville Area Humane Society.



Hearts of Hope - September 18, 2009

This was the seventh annual fundraiser to support the Paige Nicole White Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The organization pays tribute to a local 5-year-old girl who lost her life to the disease.



Dinner on the Town - September 12, 2009

This evening of chance allows diners to spin a wheel to determine their dinner location... for charity! Sponsored by the Naperville Heritage Society.



Train Concert and Last Fling - September 6, 2009

A sold out concert by Train put the finishing touch on summer '09, as the Naperville Jaycees hosted the Last Fling.



Skaters Picnic - September 5, 2009

This sixth annual event is hosted by KidsMatter, the Naperville Police Department and Naperville Park District Police to improve communication between teens and city officials.



Apple Store Opening - August 15, 2009

Techies and shopaholics alike flocked to the opening of the Apple Store in downtown Naperville.



The Best of Naperville - July 30, 2009

Naperville Magazinepresented its first Best of Naperville awards to businesses and people picked by our readers and loved by our city! The Best of Naperville Magazinefrom left; Mike Hubbard, Jesse



Naperville Summer Nights - July 25, 2009

A performance by the hit band Carolina Liar was the main event at this special summer concert sponsored by the Naperville Heritage Society.



Diamonds & Denim Auction and Dinner - July 22, 2009

This annual event supports NCO Youth & Family Services and its work to aid families in the Naperville area.



The King and I Dress Rehearsal - July 9, 2009

This Rogers and Hammerstein classic was the focus of a North Central College Summer Music Theatre camp, which delighted audiences with six performances featuring local children and adults.



Ribfest - July 2-5, 2009

The food was hot, the weather was cool, and the whole thing raised money for the Naperville Exchange Club and family-related social service programs in the area.



Naper Days - June 19-21, 2009

This annual festival celebrates Father's Day, good food and great music. A wide variety of bands kept the beat going all weekend long.



Team Fox Garden Walk Reception - June 28, 2009

The annual Team Fox Garden Walk raises money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's disease research.



Naperville Memorial Day Parade - May 25, 2009

The holiday parade paid tribute to members of the armed services who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.



Naperville Heritage Society Wine Dinner - April 27, 2009

This fundraiser raised money for the NHS and featured a multi-course dinner with exclusive wines.



Benefit for DuPage Children's Museum - April 25, 2009

The event was themed "An Evening Under the Stars," and raised money for the the Naperville-based museum.



Tuck Langland Sculpture Display - April 24, 2009

The works of world-renowned sculptor Tuck Langland were displayed in the gallery of the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center at North Central College during the month of April.



St. Peter & Paul Galla - March 14, 2009

The 16th annual fundraiser used in Irish theme to raise money for the Catholic school.



Girls' Weekend - March 5-8, 2009

The Downtown Naperville Alliance gave the ladies what they want... a weekend of fashion, shopping, good food, and fun!



Bids for Kids - March 7, 2009

This annual event raised nearly $90,000 for Little Friends, Inc. to help children with developmental disabilities.



Zaidi's Celebrity Bartenders Supporting NCO - February 25, 2009

This fundraiser put Naperville's best and brightest behind the bar... to raise money for kids with special needs.



Mardi Gras 2009 - February 13, 2009

This annual Cajun fundraiser benefited the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy.



Naperpalooza - February 7, 2009

This disco-themed fundraiser featured the band Afrodisciacs, and raised money for a college scholarship for Naperville students, a local autism program, and education efforts in Zambia, Africa.



NNNC Luncheon - January 20, 2009

The event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club.



Chocolate Festival - January 17, 2009

The 6th annual Chocolate Festival benefited NCO Youth & Family Services.



Chamber ball - January 9, 2009

The Naperville Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Ball welcomed new officers during the gala, which was attended by more than 400 people.



The Nutcracker - December 14, 2008

This holiday tradition by DanceWest Ballet features guest soloists from national dance companies and dozens of local children.



Holiday Ice Carvings & Merry Tuba Christmas - December 13, 2008

The annual event is one of hundreds of Sousaphone celebrations around the country that use the tuba to transmit the holiday spirit.



Hometown Holidays - November 28, 2008

The annual Friends of Little Friends Electric Parade warmed hearts and marked the start of the holiday season.



NJWC Fall Fashion Show - November 8, 2008

"An Afternoon in Paris" was the theme of the Naperville Junior Women's Club luncheon, which featured a professionally produced fashion show and a large silent auction.



Naperville Independent Film Fest Gala - September 27, 2008

The black tie awards dinner culminated the city's first-ever film festival this fall.



Edward Foundation Gala - September 20, 2008

This fancy fundraiser supported the programs and projects of the Edward Hospital Foundation.



Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - September 20 & 21, 2008

This juried art fair is sponsored by the Naperville Art League and has been a city tradition since 1985.



Hearts of Hope Galla - September 19, 2008

The sixth annual event raised money for the Paige Nicole White Pediatric Cancer Foundation. It was hosted by Fox News anchor David Novarro and Mike Lookinland who played Bobby Brady on the hit TV show The Brady Bunch.



Art Lunch - September 12, 2008

Naperville Community Associates and the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated the new Modern Art Wing at the Art Institute.



United Way Auction - September 12, 2008

The fundraiser was the culmination of the summer sidewalk sculpture series. The garden-themed items were auctioned off with proceeds going to the United Way.



Skaters' Picnic - August 30, 2008

The fifth annual lunch and professional skaters’ show was hit with teens and tweens. The event was sponsored by the Park District, Police Department, Jaycees and KidsMatter.



The Last Fling - August 30, 2008

The four day festival, sponsored by the Naperville Jaycees, filled the Labor Day holiday with good food and family fun!



Raising The Bar - August 25, 2008

The premiere party for the TNT’s new legal drama, Raising the Bar, was a big hit with the Naperville crowd. The show began Labor Day weekend.



All That Jazz Concert - August 24, 2008

The city’s free summer concert series welcomed the John Burnett Swing Orchestra and the Naperville Big Jazz Band.



Dinner on the Town - August 21, 2008

Supporters of Naper Settlement had a unique dining experience, starting with a reception at the museum where they spun a wheel to decide where they would eat dinner for the evening!



The Naperville Woman’s Club 49th Annual Fine Art Fair - July 12 & 13, 2008

Naper Settlement - Fair featured more than 100 juried fine artists and displayed original artwork in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.



The Naperville Community Outreach 18th Annual Dinner and Auction - July 23, 2008

Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn - Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn Proceeds from the benefit evening went to NCO, whose programs encourage positive change in youth and families.



Naperville Summer Nights - July 26, 2008

Naper Settlement - Headliners Back Door Slam, a rock/blues band, and opening act Michael McDermott performed during a perfect summer night. Proceeds from the concert went to the Naperville Heritage Society.



Kings Court Showcase Homes - July 31 - August 17, 2008

24W170 Hobson Road - King's Court Builders presented its nearly $5 million showcase home on Hobson Road, Naperville. Proceeds from the Home Tour went to benefit Sharing Connections Furniture Bank.



Oliver - July 9, 2008

Directed by Brian Lynch, North Central College's Summer Music Theatre performed this family musical about an adventurous orphan boy, based on Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist. The cast included members of the community.



Ribfest - July 4, 2008

Voted “Best Festival in the Midwest”, Ribfest featured four days of nationally known musicians, award-winning ribs, fun, and fireworks for the entire family. Rib vendors from around the country competed for best tasting ribs and sauce awards.



Subaru U.S. Women's Triathlon Series - June 22, 2008

Swim, bike, and run for women of all ages in the only women's triathlon in Chicago land. The Series supported the important work of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.



Team Fox Garden Walk - June 22, 2008

During the day gardeners were available in each garden to direct visitors’ attention to unique plant materials, hardscape, and garden art. The end of the night provided a private reception and silent auction at The Growing Place nursery.



















Published in Naperville Magazine, June 2012, Volume 8, No. 5



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