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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.

Indoor French Market

Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 8, 2014-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 bensidoun@yahoo.com.

Festival of Lights & Tree Sales

Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 30
Times: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; lights from 3-9 p.m.
Location: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave.

Visit Cosley Zoo to see 20,000 twinkling lights creating spectacular displays. The event also includes Christmas tree sales, hot chocolate, holiday gifts and more. Admission is free during the Festival of Lights and Tree Sales. More information  

Dickens of a Christmas Carriage Rides

Date: Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Martin Memorial Plaza, Front and Main streets

The Downtown Wheaton Association will host complimentary carriage rides each Saturday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, through downtown Wheaton. More information 

Visit with Santa

Date: Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Martin Memorial Plaza, Front and Main streets

Visit Santa in his holiday house at Martin Plaza. Sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association, this is part of the Dickens of a Christmas Holiday Celebration. More information 

Make Your Own Book Page Wreath

Date: Thursday, Dec. 18
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Make your own book page wreath for the holidays. Shari from Twisted Fiber Studios will show you how. All materials provided, but please bring a canned food item for the craft (to be donated to local food bank). Register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or by calling 630-868-7520.

Chicago Cossack

Date: Sunday, Jan. 11
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Join the Chicago Cossacks for Russian, Ukrainian and Russian Gypsy traditional songs, dances and tunes. Complete with traditional costumes and instruments. Pick up your free tickets at the Checkout Desk or call 630-868-7510 to reserve tickets. This program is part of the Sunday Sampler concert series sponsored by the Friends of the Wheaton Public Library.

Music and Memory

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

Wheaton author Margaret Philbrick will discuss how music affects memory, especially in relation to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and how it served as the foundation for her novel, “A Minor: A Novel of Love, Music & Memory.” No registration required. More information
 

Make & Take: Washer Necklace

Date: Monday, Jan. 19
Times: 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Make your own washer necklace. Crafting queen Lisa will show you how. Please register for the 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. timeslot. Register online at www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.
 

“Wheat Belly”: Review and Discussion

Date: Thursday, Jan. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Find out why wheat is suddenly the bad guy in the modern American diet, what gluten really is, and how science proves that wheat is the single largest contributor to our nation-wide obesity epidemic. Register online at www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.
 

Dramatic Book Review – “Wild: From Lost to Found”

Date: Sunday, January 25
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Jenny Riddle brings two best-selling authors to life in their search to love – or at least to understand themselves better. Jenny shares Cheryl Strayed’s incredible 1,200-mile solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail and then reviews “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” as popular blogger, Jenny Lawson. Register online at www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.
 

The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Aging Parents & Busy Families

Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
How do you balance work and your own family while trying to address the needs of your aging parents? Attorney John Pankau and an expert panel will discuss the phenomenon known as the “Sandwich Generation.” Learn what options are available to address present and future needs. The Senior Resource Alliance of Chicagoland is a panel of experts in the areas of finance, estate planning, housing and health care options. Register online at www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.

 

Draw Your Own Tangled Bookmark

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Tangling is a popular form of doodling that’s fun and relaxing. Art Instructor Christine Thornton will show you how. No art experience required. Register online at www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.