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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.

Note: Scroll down to see Recurring Events, like the French Market. 

Pumpkin Fest

Dates: Oct. 1-31
Location: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave.

Cosley Zoo will host a month-long event during its normal hours featuring a straw pyramid, cornstalk tunnel, and thousands of pumpkins. Regular admission rates apply. More information 

CUB Utility Bill Clinic

Date: Thursday, Oct. 8
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

Sign up for a 15 minute one-on-one appointment with a CUB representative to help analyze your phone or utility bill to help save you money. Then stick around for our Home Energy Savings Workshop at 7 p.m. Reserve your spot now, limited space available. Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar 

Home Energy Savings Workshop

Date: Thursday, Oct. 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

SCARCE, Elevate Energy, and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will teach you how to cut your electric and gas bills down during the cold winter months. Participants will also learn about the new smart meters, practicing energy efficiency, and how to use available incentives to boost home comfort in a cost-effective manner. No registration required.

Danada Fall Festival

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Danada Equestrian Center, 3S507 Naperville Road, Wheaton

Join the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County for this annual family friendly celebration of the horse at the Danada Equestrian Center. See the horse show, enjoy hayrides, pony rides, stable tours, face painting and much more. Admission is free. More information 

Kraig Kenning

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

Equipped with different acoustic style guitars and accompanied by a percussionist, Folk and Blues singer and National Slide Guitar Champion Kraig Kenning will wow you with his amazing skill on the guitar. Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk or call 630-868-7510 to reserve.

Autumn Fest & Kids Day Off Event

Date: Monday, Oct. 12
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Town Square Wheaton

Join Town Square Wheaton for a special event on this day off of school. In the center circle of Town Square will be a magic show, face painter, balloon artistry, fall crafts, games and more. Stores will be offering special deals. More information 

Autumn Harvest Three-Course Dinner

Date: Thursday, Oct. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Chef Susan Maddox will demonstrate how to prepare a delicious Autumn Harvest three-course dinner. Tastings will be provided. Register now to reserve your spot! Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar

Halloween Happening

Date: Friday, Oct. 16
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Road

The Wheaton Park District will host a family Halloween event including Halloween games, a costume pageant, concession stand, photo booth, "Trunk or Treat," "Trick or Treat Trail," crafts and more. More information 

Wheaton Wedding Walk

Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Downtown Wheaton

Plan a day in Downtown Wheaton visiting various reception and shower venues, discover the bridal attire options available for today's modern bride and bridal party, delight in floral designs, and many other resources available for the bride in historic Downtown Wheaton. Businesses will be offering information on their respective bridal services from custom invitations and couture floral designs to French pastries and unique gifts for your wedding party. More information

Influencing Hemingway

Date: Thursday, Oct. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

Nancy Sindelar, author of “Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work,” will discuss the people, places and activities that shaped the legendary author who courted life-threatening adventures and glamorous friends while writing articles, novels and short stories that captivated the world. She will also sign copies of her book. Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar 

Haunted History

Date: Thursday, Oct. 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

Sit back and listen, if you dare, to the chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest. Goosebumps guaranteed! Presented by Terry Lynch in character as Ol’ Hank, your train conductor for the evening. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar 

Boo-Palooza! Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Location: Downtown Wheaton 
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bring the kids to this fun, safe trick-or-treat tradition in downtown Wheaton. Visit participating shops and businesses where children may collect their prized treats of the season. A costume contest will take place at 10 a.m. by the Martin Memorial Plaza fountain on Front Street, and a pet costume contest will take place at 10:30 a.m. Also, find a Halloween photo corner, face painting and a friendly gypsy fortune teller. This event is sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association. More information 

Recurring Events

Biz Books Review

Dates: Third Tuesdays of the month
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross

Business and career coach Vickie Austin highlights business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs, from the hottest bestsellers to time-honored classics. She’ll share each book’s essence to give you new ideas and insights for your own business and career and include you in a lively discussion, whether you’ve read the book or not. No registration necessary. Co-sponsored by Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Prairie Path Books and CHOICES Worldwide.

Wheaton French Market

Dates: Saturdays through Nov. 14, 2015 
Times: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Municipal Parking Lot at Main Street and Liberty Drive

This outdoor market, modeled after those found in France, offers much more than your typical Farmers Market. Find flowers, gifts, seasonal items, produce, jewelry, specialty foods and much more each week. For more information, contact Bensidoun USA at 312-575-0294 or ccbcec@sbcglobal.net