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Today is April 2, 2015 - Lockport, IL 60441  

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Saturday, April 4th, 2015

  • TROUT SEASON OPENS IN DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES | 6:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    Posted by Naperville Town Planner Calendar

    TROUT SEASON OPENS IN DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVES - Boat launch now open at Silver Lake at Blackwell

    The spring rainbow trout season opens Saturday, April 4 at 6 a.m. at three Forest Preserve District of DuPage County lakes: Grove Lake at Wood Dale Grove in Wood Dale, Silver Lake at Blackwell in Warrenville and Pickerel Lake at Pratt’s Wayne Woods in Wayne.

    In preparation the District has stocked Pickerel Lake with approximately 2,000 pounds of rainbow trout, Grove Lake with 1,000 pounds, and Silver Lake with 3,200 pounds. The three lakes are closed to all fishing through opening day to allow the fish to acclimate and disperse.

    All anglers 16 and older who are not legally disabled must carry valid Illinois fishing licenses with inland trout stamps. Both are available for purchase weekdays 8 a.m. ‒ 4 p.m. through Visitor Services at District headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Rd. in Wheaton.

    Learn more at our website

    Contact: Deb Humiston. Phone: 630.871.6402.

  • Gardening 101: Pruning | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Gardening and landscaping
    Posted by The Growing Place

    Gardening 101: Pruning - Pruning is an art and a science. Bring your pruners as our experts walk you through pruning techniques and advice. Be prepared to go outside, weather allowing. 11:00am, Aurora, free. Please call 630-355-4000 to register.

    Plus! On-Site Tool Sharpening from 11:00 am-4:00 pm in Aurora.

    Learn more at our website

    Contact: Becca Massat. Phone: 630.355.4000.

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

  • Gardening 101: Learning the Lingo | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Gardening How-To's
    Posted by The Growing Place

    Gardening 101: Learning the Lingo - What exactly does full sun or part shade mean? Why do we pinch and deadhead plants? Why do you spread roots when planting? What's best way to water? Get into the swing of things with this refresher course geared towards garden novices. 11:00am, Aurora, free. Please call 630-355-4000 to register.

    Contact: Becca Massat. Phone: 630.355.4000.

  • The Festival of Colors | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, the festival of colors, Holi
    The Festival of Colors - Getting to throw handfuls of brightly colored powder at friends and foes seems too good to be true. Yes it's true! Simply Vedic Cultural Society invites all members of the public, from people with understanding of festival to ne'er-do-wells who simply get a kick out of chucking dyed flour at strangers to celebrate the festival of color.

    The Festival of colors announces the passing of winter and arrival of spring. It welcomes the spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Festival promotes friendship while offering an occasion to forgive and forget.

    Throwing of colors with Rock/traditional music, Ethnic food, and shopping adds to this unique experience. We will supply bags of safe, non stain dry colors for a small donation of $ 2 each. For safety and health reasons, colors from outside are strictly prohibited.

    For further details about volunteer opportunities, musical participation, and media inquiries, please call 630-355-5468 or visit our web site

    The Admission is FREE and The Festival will be open to public from 11:00 AM to 4:00PM

    Contact: Naveen Sharma. Phone: 630.355.5468.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

  • ELSA PALOOZA 7 | 5:00pm - 8:40pm | Local Events
    ELSA PALOOZA 7 - Join us this year as we celebrate the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy’s 10 year anniversary at Elmhurst College! This annual celebration of all things ELSA will honor the class of 2015 and feature an ELSA student showcase, a musical performance by The Naturals and an exciting raffle benefiting ELSA scholarships. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a 3-day Lollapalooza pass or an iPad Mini!

    Raffle tickets will be available for purchase prior to and at the event. Ticket pricing: $3 for 1 ticket, $5 for 2 tickets, $10 for 5 tickets and $20 for 15 tickets. To purchase raffle tickets online visit Attendance is not required to purchase raffle tickets or to win, but we'd love see you there!

    RSVP Today!
    Contact the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA) at 630-617-3752 or

    Contact: Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy. Phone: 630.617.3752.

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

  • Gardening 101: Staging Containers | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Container Gardening
    Posted by The Growing Place

    Gardening 101: Staging Containers - Set the stage at your front door with striking containers. We'll show you plants that offer long-lasting color and texture to take your containers from spring into summer. Get advice on plants for your home from one of our container designers. 11:00 am, Aurora, Class is free, make a container for cost of materials. Please call 630.355.4000 to register.

    Contact: Becca Massat. Phone: 630.355.4000.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

  • Conversations in Our Garden | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Gardening Advice
    Posted by The Growing Place

    Conversations in Our Garden - Enjoy a special time in our gardens. Julie Fischer, The Cottage Gardener and dear friend, held conversations in her garden. They are the inspiration for this “Conversations in Our Gardens”series. Enjoy tea, treats and sharing with gardeners of all experience levels. Julie is excited to be our first guest gardener on April 25th. 11:00 am, Aurora. Space is limited, please call 630.355.4000 to register.

    Contact: Becca Massat. Phone: 630.355.4000.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

  • Registration opens for Naperville Noon Lions Club 5K Turkey Trot - Registration opens on May 1st for the 2015 Naperville Noon Lions Thanksgiving morning 5K Turkey Trot on November 27, 2015. The race will be held at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Avenue starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration fee for adults is $35 until October 31st and $40 thereafter. Children's registration for ages 10-14 is $30 and children age 9 and under is $25. On line registration only at There will be no day of race registration. This race has been sold out for the last four years, so register early. The race is limited to the first 7,500 runners. For more information call 630-364-3922 or visit

    Contact: Bob Hull. Phone: 630.820.3555.

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

  • Chicago Double Running Festival | 7:30am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Running, running races, running races chicago, running races naperville
    Chicago Double Running Festival - The Double Road Race is a two stage race with a halftime in-between. Created by Runner's World Magazine, Bob Anderson, this race is a fun and unique experience for runners of all ages...even the kids!!

    The halftime is called the Recovery Zone, and this is where runners can stretch, listed to live music, talk with healthcare professionals, and even get a massage!

    Three races available:

    15k (10k + 5k)

    8k (5k + 3k)

    Kids Cup Challenge (1mi + .5mi)

    $2000 Prize money ($1000 for men, $1000 for women) for a world record!

    Earn points in the Championship Race for a chance to win a $15,000 purse!

    "If it's worth DOing, it's worth DOubling!"

    DO The DOuble!

    Contact: Neil Gates. Phone: 630.528.0497.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

  • Posted by Hollywood Palms Cinema

    The Sound of Music Children Live - To honor one of the greatest family musicals of all time, Hollywood Palms is pleased to welcome the children from the Sound Of Music! Listen to first hand accounts of behind the scene details for one of your favorite movies. There will be a special "Sing Along" screening as well. This is a family event that you will not want to miss! Get your picture taken with the kids or an autograph!October 3rd thru 5th More details to come.

    Learn more at our website

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