DuPage County events calendar

Downtown Naperville Classic Car Show will be held along  Jackson Avenue on June 18. (Photo courtesy Downtown Naperville)

Downtown Naperville Classic Car Show
will be held along Jackson Avenue on June 18. (Photo courtesy Downtown Naperville)

June 17

RE:NEW World Refugee Day Fundraiser

6 p.m.

Parkview Community Church, 764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn


The third annual fundraiser will offer participants an opportunity to experience a refugee’s situation of trying to seek freedom and safety. Tickets can be purchased online at refugebyrenew.eventbrite.com or at the RE:NEW store + studio, 483 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn


June 17-June 18


6-11 p.m. June 17

11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 18

Ardmore Business District, Ardmore Avenue and Park Boulevard, Villa Park

All-day wristbands, $20

Summerfest is Villa Park’s welcome to summer. Join the community for food, drinks, bands, a car show and bags tournament. Main attractions feature live bands, an arts and crafts fair, local vendors, community groups, food and a beer tent. For more information and full schedule, call (630) 834-8970 or visit www.villaparksummerfest.com.


June 18


8-11 a.m.

Northside Park, 1300 N. West St., Wheaton


This fishing event is for children of all ages. Youngsters 15 and younger will win prizes. Participants, ages 16 and older, must have a valid Illinois fishing license. All children must be supervised by an adult. Snacks and bait will be available for purchase. Registration is required for this catch-and-release event. Call (630) 665-4710 or send an email to terraj@wheatonparks.org.


June 18

Downtown Naperville Classic Car Show

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

175 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville


Enjoy a leisurely stroll on Jackson, along the Riverwalk and enjoy the stylings of up to 100 classic cars of all makes and models. For general information, call (630) 544-3357.


June 18

“Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America” lecture

2 p.m.

Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst

Adults, $8; seniors (65+), $7; students and children 18 and younger, free

Launched in 1953, Playboy showcased a free-spirited realm where affluent bachelors reveled in plush pads filled with expensive toys, attractive young women and sexual possibilities. Elizabeth Fraterrigo, author of “Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America,” will discuss Playboy’s vision of abundance, pleasure and individual freedom, which placed the controversial magazine at the center of cultural change in the second half of the 20th century.


June 18

Annual June Jazz Concert

6:30 p.m.

Elmhurst College Mall, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst


Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin and the Elmhurst College Jazz Band will perform the music of Ella Fitzgerald. For more information, call (630) 617-6186 or visit www.elmhurst.edu/calendar.


June 19

Father’s Day Classic Car Show

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Oakbrook Center, 100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook


Oakbrook Center will once again transform into a classic car lover’s paradise as it hosts the 48th annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show. More than 70,000 visitors are expected to attend this one-day-only event where more than 90 antique, classic, vintage and specialty automobiles will be on display. For more information, call (630) 573-0700.


June 19

Father’s Day at Naper Settlement

1-4 p.m.

Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville

Admission $12 adults, $10 seniors (62+) and $8 youth (ages 4-12); Admission free for Naperville residents and settlement members

Admission includes free sundaes from Colonial Cafe with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream will be served from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to the first 200 guests.


June 20-July 29

Culture for my Children Summer Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

150 W Warrenville Road, Naperville

Email info@sankofafoundationinc.net for fee information

This six-week summer camp offers lectures, workshops and classes taught by instructors from the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to help youngsters learn about Africa through fine and performing arts. For more information, call (630) 780-1062.





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