Youngsters ages 2-7 can find a seat on the quilt for an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes at 11 a.m. (ages 2-5) and 1 p.m. (ages 5-7) Wednesday, June 8 at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Free with paid admission. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon Expo
Registration and expo for the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The historic buildings will be open for touring. Free admission to the museum. For race information, visit www.espritdeshe.com.
Camp Naper: Summer Day Camp Is your child an explorer, detective, scientist, artist or all of the above? Camp Naper offers 12 acres of epic experiences for children in grades 1 to 8 from June 13 through Aug. 5. One-day, two-day, three-day and weeklong camps offer a variety of enrichment activities including STEM exploration, cooking, art, music and more. Our unique hands-on history camps such as the Civil War Camp provide an immersive adventure where learning is fun. All camps include supplies and a snack, and are led by experienced, adult counselors. For more information, visit napersettlement.org/camp.
Third Thursday Thinkers
Every third Thursday of the month from June through August, drop by Naper Settlement’s Harvard Early Learning Playscape to experience history in unexpected ways. June’s theme is Animal Tracking. Discover the animals of Illinois by identifying tracks and signs from 10:30 to 11 a.m. (ages 2–5) and 2 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 5–7) Thursday, June 16. Take your young thinkers 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. Free with paid admission. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010. Father’s Day On Father’s Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19, admission to Naper Settlement includes free sundaes from Colonial Cafe with do-it-yourself toppings, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 200 guests. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors (62+) and $8 youth (ages 4-12). Naperville residents and members are free. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Naper Nights Community Concert Series Naper Nights sets the stage for three summer weekends in June, July and August of nonstop music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement throughout the summer. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Food provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and beverages by Rodney Strong Vineyards and Bell’s Brewery. Gates are open from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 youth (ages 4-12). Free admission for members and children under 4. Explore the roots of rock and roll Friday, June 17 when The Fortunate Sons, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, opens for Mr. Blotto, who will play the music of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and The Band. On Saturday, June 18 hear tributes to the greatest bands of all time when Beggars Banquet, a Rolling Stones tribute band, opens for American English, who will play the music of The Beatles including the album Revolver in its entirety and tribute to Wings. For more information, visit www.napernights.org or call (630) 420-6010.
About Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement is a nationally accredited, award-winning outdoor museum set on 12 magnificent acres in the heart of Naperville, where history comes to play and community comes to connect. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.