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Things To Do

Although Wheaton is only 25 miles from Chicago, you will find that there’s no need to leave Wheaton to find something to do, whether it's in the vibrant downtown, several shopping districts or elsewhere.

French Market

Date: Saturdays through Nov. 12, 2016
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Commuter Parking Lot at Liberty Drive and Main Street
This Wheaton favorite will kick off its outdoor season on Saturday, April 16. Held in the commuter parking lot near Liberty Drive and Main Street (just south of the railroad tracks), the French Market is an outdoor market selling locally grown produce, flowers, handmade gifts, jewelry, baked goods, specialty foods and much more. For more information, contact Bensidoun USA at 312-575-0294 or ccbcec@sbcglobal.net

Pumpkin Fest

Dates: Oct. 1-31
Location: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave.
Cosley Zoo will be celebrating fall the whole month of October with its annual Pumpkin Fest. In addition to thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s lawn, there will be a straw pyramid, corn stalk tunnel and more. Apples, gourds, pumpkins, cider, cornstalks and straw bales will be available for purchase. Regular admission rates apply. More information 

Halloween Happening

Date: Friday, Oct. 21
Time: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard
Kids are invited to dress up in costume and enjoy Halloween games, airbrush tattoos, a balloon artist, trunk-or-treat, crafts, games and more. For more information or to pre-register, visit the Wheaton Park District’s website.

Make a Difference Day

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Location: Throughout Wheaton
The Community Relations Commission encourages you to get involved in Make a Difference Day, the national day of giving back to the community. More information 

Milton Township SALT Council Auto Inspections for Seniors

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Wheaton Fire Station One, 1 Fapp Circle
The Milton Township SALT Council will offer free safety inspections for seniors by certified automobile mechanics in preparation for winter. Cars will be inspected on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Milton Township at 630-668-1616.

Uniforms that Serve Us

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive
Join the Community Relations Commission for an ice cream social and Touch-a-Truck event honoring Wheaton's Police and Fire Departments and the City's adopted Army Battalion. Visitors will receive a free treat coupon for every donation of either a toy for children of the City’s adopted Army Battalion or food item for the Stuff a Truck food collection for People’s Resource Center. Ice cream, hot chocolate and popcorn will be available for purchase. 

SCARCE Green Fair

Date: Sunday, Oct. 23
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton
Join SCARCE, a nonprofit environmental education organization, for the SCARCE Green Fair. This family-friendly event will include children’s activities, eco-goods, solar energy, watershed education, food and more. For more information, visit www.scarce.org.

The Power of Song: Pete Seeger Tribute

Date: Sunday, Oct. 23
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Arguably no one has done more to preserve, broadcast, and redistribute folk music than Pete Seeger. Folk singer Mark Dvorak, joined by the Old Town School Folk Chorus, will lead the audience through Seeger’s best known songs. No registration required. Attendees will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

Lunch and Learn: Estate Planning and Investing

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 25
Time: Noon
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Bring your lunch and learn about estate planning and investing. The Law Office of John Pankau, P.C. and the Turnbaugh-Fleming Group of Raymond James will discuss social security, pensions, and investments while tying in your Estate Plan. Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.

Boo-Palooza Downtown Wheaton Trick-or-Treat

Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Downtown Wheaton
Trick-or-treat from business to business during the Downtown Wheaton Association’s Boo-Palooza. The event kicks off with a costume contest at 10 a.m. in Martin Memorial Plaza, which is next to the fountains on Front Street. This is a free event, and all are welcome.

Chili Cook-off

Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Location: Downtown Wheaton
Take part in the 8th annual Chili Cook-off to help determine who will bring home the bragging rights as the 2016 Chili Cook-off champion. The Downtown Wheaton Association sponsors this event, in which participants can sample chili at 15 different downtown Wheaton restaurants and vote for their favorite. More information 

Library Holiday Book & Art Sale

Date: Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Nov. 11 & 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 13, 1-5 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., First Floor East Reading Room
The Friends of the Library Holiday Book & Art Sale offers like-new gift books for adults and children, collectible books, leather-bound treasures, first editions, signed copies, pop-up books, the popular Book Lover’s calendar and unique gifts of all kinds. All items are individually priced. Framed and unframed art work of all sizes and formats are also included. The sale will take place in the library’s First Floor East Reading Room. All proceeds benefit the library.

Lighted Holiday Parade

Date: Friday, Nov. 25
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Downtown Wheaton
The annual Lighted Holiday Parade will kick off the holiday season and the Dickens of a Christmas Celebration in downtown Wheaton. The Downtown Wheaton Association invites community organizations, scout troops, clubs and businesses to take part in the parade. To participate, call 630-682-0633 or send an email to paula@downtownwheaton.com.