February 11, 2011

Things to do: Theater Production

Theater: North Central College will stage a rendition of Theresa Rebeck’s play “Spike Heels” as part of its Student Director Series. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students and senior citizens; call the box office at 630-637-7469 or visit


Pizza party: The Naperville Township Republican Party annual Pizza Party Fundraiser will be at the Judd Kendall VFW Hall, 908 W. Jackson, Naperville.


Music: Andreas Klein, whose career as a piano soloist has taken him to the world’s most prestigious venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, performs at North Central College with the Spanish string quartet Cuarteta Casals at 8 p.m. in the college’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $35 and $25; call the box office at 630-637-7469 or visit


Auction: SS Peter and Paul School in Naperville will be hosting its 18th annual auction at Bobak’s Signature Room in Woodridge. E-mail the auction committee at


Kids Nite Out: Benedictine University will provide area children with a variety of activities that promote fitness and fun while offering their parents a break with its Kids Nite Out program from 6 to 9 p.m. in the campus’ Dan and Ada Rice Center. Kids Nite Out is open to any child ages 4 through 12. The fee is $15 per child per date. Each child must be registered by a parent. Registration will be held at the door on each night of the program. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and children must be picked up at 9 p.m. Call Kate Keller at 630-829-6149 .


Transfer Visit Day: North Central College will host a Visit Day for transfer students. Visitors can tour the campus and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., and concludes with lunch at 12:45 p.m. To register, call 630-637-5800 or visit


Pancake breakfast: The DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation will host a Valentine’s pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to benefit the residents of the 360-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. The all-you-can-eat meal will be served in the dining room of the center, 400 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. On the menu will be pancakes, sausage, bacon, beverages and a complimentary raffle ticket. A minimum donation of $6 per person will be accepted at the door, or they can be ordered in advance by calling 630-784-4267 .


Music: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra commemorates one of the greatest composers of the 20th century in “The Genius of Prokofiev.” The program starts with excerpts from 1940 ballet “Romeo and Juliet.” Then, the Naperville Chorus and North Central College Concert Choir under the direction of Jeordano Martinez join the DuPage Symphony for the powerful “Alexander Nevsky” cantata. Performances are at 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $28/adults, $25/seniors, $11/students; call the box office at 630-637-7469 or visit


Pancake breakfast: Boy Scout Troop 505 will host its 29th annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville. Tickets are $4 in advance and are available from any Troop 505 scout. Tickets at the door will be $5. Children 4 and under eat for free. Contact Tom Donato at 630-880–6822 .


Jewelry show: People’s Resource Center’s Women’s Wisdom Artisans are presenting a jewelry show and sale of their works from noon to 2 p.m. at PRC’s Art Studio, 201 S. Naperville Road, second floor, in Wheaton. Call Lesley Gena at or visit


Recycling: Vintage Tech Recyclers will be holding a one day event at the Wheatland Township office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Equipment that can be dropped off includes computers, monitors, memory sticks, printer cartridges, lap tops and accessories, hard drives, power cables, network equipment, fax machines, photocopiers and cell phones. All items can be dropped off at the township office, 31 W 236 91st St. in Naperville. Contact Jay Madalon at 630-851-3952 or e-mail to You can also contact Vintage Tech at 866-435-9223 .


International Festival: At North Central College’s 15th annual International Festival, visitors can sample authentic international cuisine, enjoy ethnic dancing to live music and join games and crafts from around the world. The festival is from noon to 4 p.m. at North Central’s Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St., Naperville. Admission is $5 at the door; children 3 and under are free. Call 630-637-5132 .


Music: For Valentine’s Day weekend, sweep your sweetheart away with “Reel Love: An Evening of Hollywood Romance,” featuring award-winning duo singers Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael. The performance begins at 6 p.m. in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $25; call 630-637-7469 or visit


Artists’ Performing Showcase: The School of Performing Arts presents its 8th annual Artists’ Performing Showcase at 2:30 p.m. at Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are on sale at The School of Performing Arts Business Office, 200 E. Fifth Ave., Suite 132, Naperville. Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door; students $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call or visit


Township meeting: A special meeting of the Lisle Township Supervisor and Board of Trustees to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Lisle Township office, 4711 Indiana Ave., Lisle.



Israeli-Palestinian Family Forum: Representatives from The Parents Circle, a group of hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians who have lost immediate family members in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will meet to talk about peace and reconciliation at 7:30 p.m. at the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center at North Central College in Naperville.


Lecture and film: North Central College will host a free lecture, followed by a film at 7:30 p.m. in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Madhu Rao, an international women’s rights advocate, will give a lecture titled “Renting a Womb in India: Outsourcing’s New Frontier.” The film “The Story of India” by Michael Woods will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Contact the Office of International Programs at 630-637-5132 .


Film: North Central College will present a screening of the 2000 documentary “Gypsy Heart” at noon in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Contact Jelena Sanchez at