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10 Oct
Fall 2011 Activities
Posted On : 10 10th, 2011   By : Alice  |  Events, Real Estate

I just adore the fall season! There are so many fun activities unique to the Naperville area. Here are just a few to consider participating in:

Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association Race
October 15 & 16th, 2011 (Sunday)
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Racing this year will take place at the corner of Diehl and Frontenac Road in Naperville. Spectators are welcome to watch the exciting race! Kids who are contestants can stop by for a free test run on either day. Contestants should be from age 8-17. If a child does not have a car to race, but would still like to compete in the race, they can call ahead to reserve a car at 630.841.8832.

Soup’s On!
October 16th, 2011 (Sunday)
11:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This yearly event is sponsored by Rotary Club of Naperville and will be held at 1415 W. Diehl Road in the Tellabs Atrium. It benefits three of the local food pantries/shelters. The event offers great entertainment and food. The cost for adults is $45, tickets for seniors (over age 65) and military are $35, tickets for children ages 6-15 are $10 and children under the age of 6 are admitted for free.

Naperville Farmer’s Market
October 15th, 22nd, 29th
7 a.m.- 12 noon

Remember, October is the last month for the Naperville Farmer’s Market! It is open every Saturday and runs through the last Saturday in October. It is held at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot, at 200 E. 5th Avenue.

Trick or Treat in Downtown Naperville
October 30th, 2011
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Trick or Treat at various shops and restaurants in downtown Naperville! All participating businesses will have Halloween balloons displayed outside their shop/store. The Naperville Trolley will also be providing trolley rides during this time.

18 Feb
Upcoming Spring Events!
Posted On : 02 18th, 2010   By : Alice  |  Events, Real Estate

With the current winter weather in full gear, I think that everyone is looking forward to warmer days ahead.  Here are some of the local events happening in Naperville for the upcoming few months:

February 20th, 27th & March 13th, 20th
9 AM- 12 PM

2010 Tax Return Assistance Program
It is that time of the year again!  This event is being sponsored by Benedictine University, North Central College, and the Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage.  Free tax counseling and tax return preparation will be offered to all households that earn under $49,000.  It will be held at the Nichols Library, the downtown Naperville location.

March 6th
6 PM-9 PM

Bid for Kids Auction

The 34th Bids for Kids Auction, hosted by Little Friends, Inc., will be held at the Hilton Lisle- Naperville.  This year’s auction theme will be the glamorous Academy Awards.  The auction raises funds for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

March 13th
10 AM- 4 PM

Maple Sugaring Days

Have you ever wanted to see how sap is collected to make maple sugar and the syrup that we love on pancakes?  You will be able to at the Maple Sugaring Days, being held at Naper Settlement on March 13th and also from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 14th.  Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6.50 for children ages 4-17.

March 20th
6 AM- 1PM

55th Naperville Evening Kiwanis Annual Pancake Festival and Raffle
This annual festival will include an “all you can eat” breakfast of pancakes, sausages, and beverages.  There sill also be musical entertainment and an exciting raffle of over 200 prizes.  Tickets are $6 at the door.  It will be held at Naperville Central High School.

April 17th
10 AM-2 PM

Fry Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Healthy Kids Day is to promote a healthy lifestyle and also to introduce everyone to the variety of services in Naperville that promote and enforce healthy behavior.  There will be roughly 20-30 exhibitors with information, prizes, and more.  The Fry Family YMCA is located at 2120 W. 95th Street.

April 24th
11 AM- 4 PM

Festival of Colors

The Vedic Cultural Society invites everyone to celebrate the Festival of Colors (Holi).  It announces the passing of winter and welcomes the arrival of spring.  Participants will be able to throw brightly colored power at their friends, family, and neighbors.  This event promotes friendship and throwing “worries in the wind.”  Donations of $2 per participant are recommended.

18 Aug
The Naperville Fall Social Scene
Posted On : 08 18th, 2009   By : Alice  |  Events, Naperville

With school about to start and everyone getting back to their regular schedule, I thought that it would be a good time to highlight some local social events in the Naperville area.  Some of these events are hosted outdoors and it will be the last time to attend these activities before the weather starts getting colder.

For a complete list of all local Naperville events, visit:

August 22nd
12-2 PM

Recessionista Design Event
This event will be held at Design Pointe on Route 59 and Brookdale Road in Naperville.  The host of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime” Frank Fontana will be there to share recession-proof ideas to decorate your home.  There will also be samples of food and wine tasting!

1:30-3:00 PM
Naperville Community Gardeners 29th Annual Flower & Garden Show
This Annual Flower and Garden Show will showcase vegetables, flowers, fruits, etc.  There is also a special section for younger gardeners.  Ribbons will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category.

All entries will be taken between 7-10 a.m. and the public will be able to view all entries from 1:30-3:00 p.m.  There is no entry fee for entering the show or to view the entries.

September 4th- 7th
The Last Fling
This event is sponsored every year by the Naperville Jaycees and is a great way to say goodbye to summer.  It features lots of great food, fun rides, and games for all ages.

September 11th
5-6 PM
The Naperville Exchange Club will be sponsoring the annual remembrance on the 8th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.  U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will be featured speak for this event.  It will be hosted at the Commander Shanower Memorial behind the Naperville Municipal Center.

September 12th & 13th
9 AM-5 PM
Soap Box Derby Race
Gear up for a fun day at the races!  Both boys and girls ages 8-17 will be competing in gravity built cars.  Registration starts at 7 a.m. that day.  There is no charge for spectators.
Racing will take place at the corner of Diehl and Frontenac Road in Naperville.

September 18-20 & 25-27th
11 AM-5 PM
Downtown Naperville Custom Home Tour
Hosted by the Live Downtown Naperville Partnership, this will be the second annual custom home tour.  This year’s tour will feature 18 custom homes by the area’s local builders.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $20 at the door and will allow visitors to view all homes on both weekends.

October 2nd-3rd
3-10 PM

Oktoberfest will be hosted at Naper Settlement this year.  Enjoy authentic German cuisine and live music.  Admission to the event is $10, food and drinks are an extra charge.

October 18th
11:30 AM–5 PM

Soups On!
This fundraiser event will be held at the Tellabs Atrium (1415 W. Diehl Road in Naperville) and will offer a full menu featured by 20+ of the area’s top restaurants.  A children’s menu will also be provided and entertainment by musical ensembles from both Naperville 203 and 204 schools.  There will also be a silent auction and a designated children’s play area, sponsored by the Dupage Children’s Museum.  Tickets will be $40 for adults ($35 early bird price if ticket is purchased by September 30th), $30 for seniors, military, and college students, $10 for children ages 6-18, and children under the age of 5 are free.

October 24th & 31st
7 AM-12 PM

Farmer’s Market
These last two Saturdays in October will be the last opportunities to take advantage of the local farmer’s market until next June.  The Farmer’s Market is open at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot.

9 Jul
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage- Naperville Office Merge!
Posted On : 07 9th, 2009   By : Alice  |  Coldwell Banker, Events, Naperville

I am excited to announce that our office (Naperville 75th Street) and the other Naperville Coldwell Banker office (Washington Street-downtown) is set to merge and combine into one mega office, officially on July 14th.

Construction has been underway for the past few weeks and it looks like everything will be completed on time.

With the completion of the merge, we will officially be the largest residential real estate office in Naperville and DuPage County, with over 180 agents!

Additionally, I have also found out that Mayor Pradel will be at our ribbon cutting ceremony on July 21st, during our first official meeting as a new office.  I am really looking forward to the upcoming events over the next 1-2 weeks!