HBO To Air Sandra Bland Documentary:
This December HBO will air a documentary based on former Naperville resident, Sandra Bland. Bland was arrested during a traffic stop in Waller County, Texas in July 2015, and later died in jail, while in police custody. Though authorities ruled her death a suicide, questions remained about the nature of her arrest and the circumstances surrounding her death. “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” follows her family’s search for answers.
Self Defense For Students:
The Naperville Police Department is offering free self defense classes for high school and college aged women, as well as a safety presentation for college bound students and their parents. The two events are part of the department’s “A Safer Naper” campaign, which in August turns its focus to back to school safety. “Safety for the College Bound Student” will be held August 1 at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Police Department, and requires no registration – however the self-defense class on August 2 does require advanced registration. That class will be held at Safety Town, and you can find further information on the City of Naperville’s website. http://www.naperville.il.us/
New LEGO Exhibit:
Little builders rejoice! The DuPage Children’s Museum newest pop-up exhibit Build It Small, Build It Tall is now open. Tables, walls and floors provide the perfect base for any LEGO or Duplo creation you can dream up. And if you want a true test of your LEGO skills, you can head to a challenge station and take on a vehicle or bridge build. Once their creation is complete, kids can place it in a display case on the wall, where it becomes part of the exhibit itself. The display will run through September 2.
Central Alumna Captains All-Star Game:
This weekend you can find former Naperville Central star Candace Parker as one of the captains of the WNBA All-Star game. For the first time ever, Parker and fellow captain Elena Delle Donne took turns picking the rosters, with Delle Donne getting the first pick. A two time WNBA MVP with the Los Angeles Sparks, Parker is making her 5th career All-Star game appearance. The Redhawk Hall of Famer helped lead Central to back-to-back state championships in 2003 and 2004. The game can be seen Saturday afternoon at 2:30 on ABC.
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