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.
Indoor French Market
Dates: Saturdays, through March 28, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Wheaton Train Station, West Street & Front Street
Vendors will include a family-owned bakery specializing gluten-free breads, organic trail mixes and organic ingredients; a family-owned orchard offering winter fruits and vegetables; an organic specialty food company; a local company featuring artisan crafted pickles and more; a local sustainable farm with fresh organic produce from their greenhouse; a French-styled company featuring linens, pottery and home decor items; and many more. Each week will feature live music during the indoor French Market. For more information, email email@example.com.
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.
Starting, Operating, Funding, and Protecting Your Business 101
Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Have you always wanted to start your own business? Join attorney John Pankau and a panel of experts as they answer all of your legal questions about starting and/or operating your business. Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or by calling 630-868-7520.
Great Egg Scramble
Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: Multiple sessions between 9:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave.
Bring your baskets and scramble for eggs and other trinkets at Cosley Zoo. Meet some of the zoo’s residents, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy the zoo while you are here. Registration required. See more at: http://cosleyzoo.org/specialevents.htm#scramble
Agatha Christie: The Mystery of Living
Date: Sunday, March 29
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Betsey Means returns to WPL to portray the legendary Agatha Christie as she packs for a trip to Syria. Enjoying a career that spanned over 50 years, Christie’s works have inspired numerous other authors’ works and have been adapted to radio, stage, and film. Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or by calling 630-868-7520.
Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Easter
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Memorial Park & participating downtown Wheaton businesses
The Downtown Wheaton Association encourages families to join in this annual celebration of spring and Easter. The day begins at 10 a.m. with the Easter Egg Hunt for kids in Memorial Park, followed by the Easter Bonnet Contest at 10:30 a.m. From noon to 1 p.m., children can "hop" around downtown Wheaton in search of treats and goodies to fill their baskets. More information
2015 Recycling Extravaganza
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Commuter Parking Lot 9 at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue.
The Environmental Improvement Commission hosts Wheaton's annual Recycling Extravaganza, where you can drop off many items for recycling or safe disposal, such as scrap metal, electronics, musical instruments, office paper (for immediate shredding while you watch) and more. Note: The April Electronic Recycling collection will also take place in Commuter Parking Lot 9. More information
Arbor Day Celebration
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Location: Longfellow Elementary School
For the 29th year, Wheaton will celebrate its designation as a Tree City USA when City officials, Environmental Improvement Commission members and Wheaton students honor Arbor Day. During the celebration, students will help plant a tree on the school’s grounds with the City’s Forestry Division.
Native Illinois Plant Sale
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive
Wheaton's Environmental Commission and the Wheaton Park District sponsor this annual sale of plants native to northern Illinois. Find native trees, grasses, flowers and more for sale during this event. More information
2015 Prairie Path Cleanup
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Meet at Stevens Park, corner of Lincoln Avenue and Illinois Prairie Path
Wheaton's Environmental Improvement Commission encourages the community to get involved in the annual cleanup of the Illinois Prairie Path. Groups and individuals will be assigned a portion of the path the clean up during the event. Bring work gloves and meet at Stevens Park at 9 a.m. April 25. Groups wanting to clean a specific location should email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time.
Go Fly a Kite
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road
The Wheaton Park District will bring back this community event, where attendees can try to break Wheaton's record of 843 kites in the air simultaneously. Bring your own kite or purchase one at the event, which features entertainment for all ages. Free admission.