DuPage County events calendar


Cosley Zoo in Wheaton will host its Party for the Planet on April 23. (Photo courtesy Cosley Zoo)

Cosley Zoo in Wheaton will host its Party for the Planet on April 23. (Photo courtesy Cosley Zoo)

April 20
Family drug and alcohol support group

6:45-8:15 p.m.

Krejci Academy, 619 E. Franklin Ave., Naperville


ParentsMatterToo offers a weekly open support group for parents/guardians of teens and young adults who may be experimenting with drugs or alcohol. This group meets every Wednesday. For more information, call Claudia Evenson, (630) 849-4295.

April 21

Earth Day Dinner/Fundraiser

5-9 p.m.

Bobak’s Signature Events, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge


Proceeds benefit The Conservation Foundation. Dinner, raffles and a nature-themed silent auction. Tickets are $100 per person. More information is at http://www.theconservationfoundation.org

April 22

90th Anniversary Luncheon of Lombard Garden Club

11:30 AM

Cantigny’s Le Jardin Room, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton


The Lombard Garden Club members and guests will gather at for a special 90th anniversary luncheon.  The program for the afternoon is Mike Nowak, host of “The Mike Nowak Show,” which is broadcast every day at 1 p.m. on GDGDRadio.com and available as a podcast. For a decade, he was the host of WGN Radio’s “Let’s Talk Gardening.” in 2012 and 2013, he and Jennifer Brennan from Chalet Nursery in Wilmette hosted 18 TV gardening and cooking programs called “Dig in Chicago.” He has also appeared on WGN-TV Channel 9, CBS 2 Chicago and the DIY Network.  From April of 2009 until December 2015, “The Mike Nowak Show” was broadcast on WCPT Radio. Tickets can be purchased by calling (630) 627-6513 or e-mailing pacekal@comcast.net.

April 23

Cosley Zoo’s Party for the Planet

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton

Admission Wheaton Park District residents, Cosley Zoo members and children up to 17 years old free; non-resident adults (ages 18-54), $5; and non-resident adults (ages 55 and over), $4

Celebrate Earth Day at Cosley Zoo’s Party for the Planet. Aurora based singer-songwriter Dave Orleans will perform what he calls “earthsinging” emphasizing environmental themes as he plays guitar, banjo ukulele, and recycled instruments. Representatives from local conservation organizations and businesses will be on-site to educate visitors about their eco-friendly efforts. For more information, call (630) 665-5534

April 23

Crystal Bowls Sound Healing

2-3:30 p.m.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill. Elmhurst


Marian McNair, MATC, MFA will demonstrate the healing power of crystal bowl vibration. Doctors have recognized sound therapy as a beneficial factor in overall wellness and relaxation. Learn the science behind sound therapy, followed by a demonstration. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring yoga mats for the demonstration. Lecture/demonstration is for ages 16 to adult. Reservations recommended; call (630) 833-1616.

April 23

Naper Settlement Takes Flight

6:30 p.m.

Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville


Soar into the 1940s. Guests will depart from the Meeting House and travel the 12-acre site to five destinations featuring flights of food and adult beverages. First-class entertainment will include big band music, signature cocktails and a live auction. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably, but also for the era. Proceeds will benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. For more information, call (630) 420-6016.


April 27

Market Francais

4-6 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 2nd Floor, 535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn


In honor of Glen Ellyn’s Sister City partnership with Le Bouscat, France, local vendors from Glen Ellyn and DuPage County will showcase their French flair at this second annual market. Food, wine, craft beer and a variety of specialty items will be available for sale. Entertainment, games and prizes for children from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call (630) 469-5000.

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