Naperville Now 05-11-18

WONC Open House

North Central College’s pure rock radio station, WONC, is celebrating its 50th anniversary all day today. Until 8 p.m. on the front lawn of Oliver Hall, you can swing by the open house and celebrate with WONC alumni, longtime general manager John Madormo, and other DJs and student staff. If you can’t make it to campus you can tune in to the festivities on FM 89.1.

 

Paddleboats Open

Tomorrow, the Naperville Park District’s Paddleboat Quarry will open. Weather permitting, paddleboats and kayaks can be rented at the Paddleboat Quarry hut next to the paddleboat dock on the riverwalk. Paddleboats are $10 for a 20-minute ride for up to four people and $12 for a 40-minute ride. Kayaks can be rented at the same location – $10 for 30-minute rides for a one-person boat and $20 for a two-person boat. Throughout the month of may, paddleboats and kayaks can be rented from 10:00 a.m. through one hour before dusk. Daily summer hours will begin on May 28.

 

Train Day at DCM

All aboard! The DuPage Children’s Museum is opening a pop-up experience that’s all about trains. The DCM Express is an open play environment for kids to get a close-up look at model trains and work together on problem-solving, social skills, and creativity. A special Train Day celebration will open the DCM Express on Saturday and Sunday, and a train-themed story time will be held each day at 2:30 as well. The experience will remain open through June 14.

 

Girls Track & Field

Plainfield North hosted the girls track and field sectional yesterday and all six of our local schools competed. Neuqua Valley got first place finishes from MiKenna Robinson in both the 200 and 800-meter races, as well as in the triple jump from freshman Riley Ammenhauser. Benet Academy will send Catherine Meehan to state in the pole vault after clearing 10 feet, three inches. Naperville Central junior Rose Fritz won the event by clearing 11 feet. Waubonsie Valley senior Cami Robinson qualified for state in both the long and triple jump. Naperville North stole the show, dominating the distance races thanks to wins by Sarah Schmitt in the mile and two mile. They also took first in shot put, long jump, 300-meter hurdles and the 4X200 and 4X400 relays. The Huskies will look to take home another state trophy next weekend, after winning their second straight sectional title.

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