Naperville Now 09-01-17

Last Fling Begins

The Last Fling kicks off a weekend of fun this evening at 5 p.m.! The Naperville Jaycees annual event features free admission to a carnival and food areas, along with many special events throughout the weekend. From Saturday through Monday the Family Fun Land will have eating contests, special guests and free fun. There’s also a free Entertainment Stage and tickets still available for purchase for the Main Stage acts. For a full schedule of events visit lastfling.org.

Labor Day in Town

The weekend wraps on Monday, with the Fling Mile and Rooster 5K taking place around 9 a.m., and the annual Naperville Labor Day Parade stepping off at 10 a.m. The procession begins at Naperville North High School and wraps through downtown, ending at Naperville Central High School. If you can’t make it out for the parade, we will be broadcasting it live on channel 17 and at NCTV17.com.

Denis Leary

Anderson’s Bookshop just announced that actor and comedian Denis Leary will be in town on November 1 to discuss his new book Why We Don’t Suck. Taking place at 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, the event will feature a moderated conversation and Q & A. Tickets are available through Anderson’s website.

Best of the West

The Best of the West Soccer tournament is still underway with Oswego High School facing off against Benet Academy last night at Naperville North. The Redwings came out at full speed and with 14 minutes left in the first half, Nick Renfro bends one over to Nicholas Trazscels’s head who then pushes it to Jason Rowaiyes who nudges it in. The goals wouldn’t stop with CJ Warren and Tiarnan Gallagher tacking two more goals on to help the Redwings to a 3-1 victory over the Panthers. The tournament continues on Saturday with Benet facing off against Naperville North.

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