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  1. Last Fling Family Fun Land

    September 5, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    The Naperville Jaycees Family Fun Land area, which is part of the Last Fling, provides a family-friendly atmosphere with bouncy rides, pony rides, an entertainment stage, arts and crafts area, food and beverages, family-focused business expo booths and much more.

  2. Last Fling Family Fun Land

    September 6, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    The Naperville Jaycees Family Fun Land area, which is part of the Last Fling, provides a family-friendly atmosphere with bouncy rides, pony rides, an entertainment stage, arts and crafts area, food and beverages, family-focused business expo booths and much more.

  3. Last Fling Family Fun Land

    September 7, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster St.

    The Naperville Jaycees Family Fun Land area, which is part of the Last Fling, provides a family-friendly atmosphere with bouncy rides, pony rides, an entertainment stage, arts and crafts area, food and beverages, family-focused business expo booths and much more.

  4. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 9, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  5. Playscape Pioneers Day Camp

    September 9, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and Meeting House

    A special new camp for children ages 4-7 held in the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape! Four sessions of hands-on learning and storytime will be offered in both May and September 2015. Sign up for all four sessions or just one!

  6. Playscape Readers

    September 9, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  7. Pioneer Picnics

    September 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  8. Playscape Readers

    September 9, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7

  9. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale

    September 10, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Historic Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and the popular dried bouquets.

  10. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale

    September 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Historic Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and the popular dried bouquets.

  11. Blacksmithing 101

    September 12, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Naper Settlement Blacksmith Shop

    Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class. (September 12 & 19) Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. For ages 18 to adult.

  12. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale

    September 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Historic Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and the popular dried bouquets.

  13. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale

    September 13, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Historic Daniels House at Naper Settlement

    The fall sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and the popular dried bouquets.

  14. History Speaks Lecture Series: The Great Essential Chicago Fire

    September 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting House

    It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In The Essential Great Chicago Fire, storyteller and author, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten. This is storytelling with PowerPoint and physical displays, suitable for Teens, Adults, and Families with older children.

  15. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 16, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  16. Playscape Pioneers Day Camp

    September 16, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and Meeting House

    A special new camp for children ages 4-7 held in the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape! Four sessions of hands-on learning and storytime will be offered in both May and September 2015. Sign up for all four sessions or just one!

  17. Playscape Readers

    September 16, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  18. Pioneer Picnics

    September 16, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  19. Playscape Readers

    September 16, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7

  20. Third Thursday Thinkers

    September 17, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Every third Thursday of the month, drop by Naper Settlement's Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape to experience history in unexpected ways. Take your young thinker on a museum adventure, use your senses and discover what makes Illinois unique. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Ages 2-5

  21. Third Thursday Thinkers

    September 17, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Every third Thursday of the month, drop by Naper Settlement's Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape to experience history in unexpected ways. Take your young thinker on a museum adventure, use your senses and discover what makes Illinois unique. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Ages 5-7

  22. Blacksmithing 101

    September 19, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Naper Settlement Blacksmith Shop

    Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge in this two-session class. (September 12 & 19) Participants will learn hammer techniques while making an item to take home. For ages 18 to adult.

  23. Quality Hill Walking Tour

    September 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Tour originates at the Shops of Jefferson

    The architecture and history of the homes located east of Washington Street and north of Chicago Avenue will be highlighted during this tour. The mansions in this area of Naperville overshadow the modest homes of old Naperville and show the affluence of the industrial age. The concentration of prestigious homes led this area to be dubbed "Quality Hill" by local residents. All ages welcome. Tour includes about 24 blocks of walking.

  24. Sheep Sunday

    September 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 523 S. Webster Street

    Flock to Naper Settlement for a fun day of wooly activities, including two sheep herding demonstrations at 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., knitting and drop spindle demonstrations, make-it-take-it stations and more.

  25. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 23, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  26. Playscape Pioneers Day Camp

    September 23, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and Meeting House

    A special new camp for children ages 4-7 held in the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape! Four sessions of hands-on learning and storytime will be offered in both May and September 2015. Sign up for all four sessions or just one!

  27. Playscape Readers

    September 23, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  28. Pioneer Picnics

    September 23, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  29. Playscape Readers

    September 23, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7

  30. Chinatown Bus Tour

    September 26, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Chinatown Chicago, IL

    Get on the bus with Naper Settlement for an adventurous guided tour of Chinatown in Chicago. A journey for the senses, guests will be immersed in Chinese art and architecture on a Chinatown Walking Tour hosted by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. On this guided walking tour guests will learn an appreciation of the Chinese language, get an introduction to Chinese American culture and experience several historic Chinatown landmarks. After the tour, we’ll travel to Chinatown Square Mall for an hour of shopping and self-guided exploration. Guests will then gather to experience an authentic Dim Sum lunch at the Phoenix Restaurant. This program will include walking (about 1 mile) and standing for long periods. Transportation, tour and lunch included in cost.

  31. Harvest Pow Wow

    September 26, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Naper Settlement
    523 S. Webster St.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Celebrate Native American heritage with dancing, cultural demonstrations, children's games and crafts, special presentations and more. Presented by Midwest SOARRING Foundation. For more information, call 773.585.1744 or e-mail msfpowwow@aol.com.

  32. Harvest Pow Wow

    September 27, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Naper Settlement
    523 S. Webster St.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Celebrate Native American heritage with dancing, cultural demonstrations, children's games and crafts, special presentations and more. Presented by Midwest SOARRING Foundation. For more information, call 773.585.1744 or e-mail msfpowwow@aol.com.

  33. Wednesday Walking Club

    September 30, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Enter at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. After being greeted by a staff member, choose your route through the museum grounds, with an option to include the Riverwalk. After your walk, log your minutes (not miles) then enjoy a healthy treat and camaraderie with fellow walkers.

  34. Playscape Pioneers Day Camp

    September 30, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and Meeting House

    A special new camp for children ages 4-7 held in the Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape! Four sessions of hands-on learning and storytime will be offered in both May and September 2015. Sign up for all four sessions or just one!

  35. Playscape Readers

    September 30, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 2-5.

  36. Pioneer Picnics

    September 30, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape and surrounding picnic areas

    Each Wednesday, pack a picnic lunch and join other parents and children to play with pioneer toys and games at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape. Also stop by the 4 Seasons of Illinois Cart to participate in a family learning activity.

  37. Playscape Readers

    September 30, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape

    Find a seat on the quilt for you and your child and enjoy an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Ages 5-7