Naperville Now 06-27-17

Stephen King to Naperville

Author Stephen King and his son, novelist Owen King, will be coming to town on September 29 to promote their upcoming book “Sleeping Beauties.” Taking place at North Central College, the pair will discuss their book and answer some preselected audience questions. Hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop, tickets for the event go on sale today, and can be found exclusively through Anderson’s website.

Feed A Bee

North Central College recently received a $5,000 grant from Bayer’s “Feed A Bee” program to help nurture a healthy bee population on campus. The funds will go toward restoring and expanding the college’s prairie plot, which is located behind Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium along the DuPage River. The project is intended to educate students and community members on the importance of bees.

National Night Out

It’s time to register your neighborhood for National Night Out in Naperville. Taking place August 1, neighborhoods throughout the city come outside to spend time together and time with city personnel like firefighters and police officers, all in an effort heighten drug prevention and crime awareness. Visit the city’s website to register your neighborhood by July 15.

RAGE Against Celiac

On Sunday, Naperville North cross country runner Alex Morris teamed up with fellow Huskie runners Haley Glowacki and Megan Driscoll for the 5K RAGE Against Celiac Disease. Held at the Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, the three members of the North Cross Country State Championship team joined with over 160 runners for the race. The event raised over $11,000 for the Celiac Disease Foundation, which helps raise awareness of gluten intolerance while funding research for cures and treatment. It was the second 5K against celiac organized by Alex Morris, the first was held when she was only 12-years-old, back in 2014.

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