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Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

The Naperville chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers will participate in the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 throughout Naperville. All donations collected will benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry. Place donations in a bag next to your mailbox by 11 a.m. so your carrier or a volunteer can easily get it. Nonperishable products that do not come in glass containers are preferred. To see the pantry’s list of most-needed items, go to

Plant a Pot for Mom

Participants can drop in to the shop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at The Growing Place, 25w471 Plank Rd., Naperville. Visitors can decorate a 6-inch pot for their mom and fill it with pretty flowers. The cost is $10. For more information, call 630-355-4000.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]” returns to the Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center for three weekends only, beginning May 11 and running through May 27. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays.  Join three madmen in tights as they weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies at once. Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center is located at 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. For tickets, go to or call 847-202-5222.


Celebrate MOTHER’S DAY with BIRDS OF PREY at from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at Stillman Nature Center, 33 W. Penny Road, South Barrington. Bring Mom to this special event to meet our birds of prey including the horned, barn, barred and screech owls plus a peregrine falcon and broad-winged hawk.  We will bring the birds out so they can be seen up close. The event fee is $5 per car.


Champions 4 Children 3-mile Walk

Join The Children’s Advocacy Center’s 3-mile walk to help more than 600 children from our community impacted by abuse and violence. The walk takes place May 12 at the Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County, 640 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. On-site registration is at 9 a.m. Register online at for $20.

Libertyville Plant Sale

The Gardeners of Central Lake County will host its annual Plant Sale from 8:30 to 11 a.m. May 12 at the Libertyville Civic Center loading dock, 135 W. Church St. The sale offers mature perennials, herbs, ground covers and more dug from local gardens For more information contact Cindy at 847-918-7157 or

 Architectural Tours at DuPage County Historical Museum

Visitors of all ages can celebrate Historic Preservation Month by participating in special DuPage County Historical Museum architectural walking tour from 10 a.m. To noon Saturday, May 12 at the DuPage Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley Ave., Wheaton. Each walk takes about one hour. The walk cover one and a half miles, and attendees are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, go to

“Rapunzel” – opens May 12

Steel Beam Theatre,  111 W. Main St., St. Charles presents this musical Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Visit or call 587-8521 for tickets and more information. The show runs through June 3.

Aladdin and his magic carpet land at St. Mary of Gostyn School

Students from St. Mary of Gostyn school in Downers Grove will perform “Aladdin Jr.” May 10 through May 13. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 630-968-6155 or go to

Villa Park Men’s Garden Club Plant Sale

The Villa Park Men’s Garden Club will hold its annual spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, as well as Saturday, May 19. The sale will take place at the greenhouse at 320 E. Kenilworth Ave., Villa Park. Annuals, perennials, bulbs and vegetables will be available to buy. For more information about the sale, go to


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