DuPage County events calendar


The Naperville Jaycees will be holding its annual Lobster Day fundraiser on May  7.  (Photo courtesy Naperville Jaycees)

The Naperville Jaycees will be holding its annual Lobster Day fundraiser on May 7. (Photo courtesy Naperville Jaycees)

May 6

13th annual Battle of the Bands

4-8 p.m.

Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville


High school rock bands will compete in the Naperville Park District Youth Ambassadors’ 13th annual Battle of the Bands. Nine bands will compete as finalists based on their applications and the quality of their demo recordings. Students who will perform are from Neuqua Valley, Metea, Naperville North and Naperville Central high schools.


May 7

Addison Park District Park Pride and Recycling Extravaganza

9-11:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Community Park, 120 E. Oak St., Addison


From 9-11:30 a.m., volunteer will help get parks ready for spring by spreading mulch and planting flowers. They will receive lunch and a T-shirt. Tools and work gloves will be provided. To volunteer, call (630) 233-7275. Bring recyclable items, such as electronics, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to the Community Rec Center parking lot. Also accepted will be old American flags, eyeglasses, hearing aids, bikes, lightbulbs and crayons. Paper shredding service will be provided.

May 7

Cardboard Boat Building Seminar

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Main Street Recreation Center, 501 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn


If you think you want to compete in the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta, the Glen Ellyn Park District invites you to attend one of two free boat building seminars conducted by previous year’s regatta champions. Seminars will be held May 7 and May 14. Pre-registration is required. Call (630) 858-2463.

May 7

Lobster Day

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Centennial Beach Parking Lot, 500 Jackson Ave., Naperville


The Naperville Jaycees fly in fresh lobster from Maine for Mother’s Day. For more information and to order lobsters, visit NaperJaycees.org. Order pick-up is May 7.

May 7-May 8

“Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity … in Two Acts”

8 p.m. May 7

3 p.m. May 8

McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn


From the creator of “Late Night Catechism” comes a comedy about the Catholic culture of fundraising and bingo. The parish needs money and the Archdiocese has a new bingo department. Bring the two together and you have a night of bible trivia, audience interaction, improvised moments and the funniest quiz about the Holy Family you’ve ever seen.

May 11

Downton Wheaton Culinary Walking Tour

5-8:30 p.m.

Start at Cellar Bistro, 132 N. Hale St., Wheaton


Join fellow foodies on a culinary walking tour of Downtown Wheaton and visit The Cellar Bistro, Gia Mia Pizzeria, Suzette’s Creperie, Ivy Restaurant and Kilwins. At each stop, participants will be greeted by the owner or general manager for a brief history of the restaurant, and generous portions of signature dishes will be served. For any questions, contact Matthew Wrobel at (630) 510-5131 or mwrobel@wheatonparks.org. Tickets may be purchased online at wheatonparkdistrict.com or at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Road.

May 13-May 15

Garden Art Sale

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

Free, with arboretum admission

Accentuate your lawn and garden with colorful garden art. Choose from outdoor pillows, statuary, birdfeeders and more. For more information, call (630) 968-0074.


May 14

Chicago Blitz AIF Pro Indoor Football

7 p.m.

Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park


Game is against the Michigan Ironmen. The fourth home game of the season kicks off as the Chicago Blitz head to the AIF Championship again. If you catch a ball that lands in the stands, it’s yours to keep. After the game you can go on the field for autographs and photos with the players and coaches. Tickets are available at www.chicagoblitzfootball.com. Call (630) 941-9292.



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