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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, 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 bensidoun@yahoo.com.

“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.

Ice (cubed) Fest

Date: Saturday, Jan. 24
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Martin Plaza, Front Street just west of Main Street in downtown Wheaton

The Downtown Wheaton Association will host Wheaton's first-ever Ice (cubed) Fest in Martin Plaza. From 1-4 p.m., enjoy ice carving demonstrations, and see winter-themed sculptures on display throughout the downtown. More information 

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.

St. James Farm Forest Preserve: Spring Brook Creek Restoration

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Scott Meister of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will explain the Spring Brook Creek restoration project, which runs through St. James Farm, during this program at the Wheaton Public Library. Crews will meander the waterway through the preserve and create wetlands adjacent to the creek. Come learn more about the fascinating project taking place in your own backyard. No registration required.

Five Famous African American Women

Date: Sunday, Feb. 8
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St. 
Through story and song, meet Phillis Wheatley, America’s first African American poet. Relive the Boston Massacre through the eyes of Crispus Attucks’ wife. Join Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman as they look back over their lives. Rejoice with Gwendolyn Brooks, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and a former Illinois Poet Laureate. Register online at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.

Joan Hammel and Friends

Date: Sunday, Feb. 15
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
In honor of President’s Day, Joan Hammel and Friends will perform American jazz and swing classics from their American Songbook set. Pick up free tickets at the Wheaton Public Library Checkout Desk or call 630-868-7510 to reserve.

Mexico’s Colonial Gems

Date: Thursday, Feb. 19
Time:
7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

 

Escape the frigid cold with Mexico’s Colonial Gems. Experience the history, architecture, culture and festivals of Guanajuato and San Miguel with Russ DiTusa of DiTusa Travel of Wheaton. These colonial silver cities should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Register online at www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.

The Beatles’ Studio Years 1967-1970

Date: Thursday, Feb. 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

Learn about how the Beatles broadened their artistry into uncharted waters by using the studio as a tool to achieve sounds heretofore only heard inside their own heads. Performance and promo clips, augmented by rare photos and unreleased audio of the group at work showcase their reaching the height of their success, just before the split. Register online at www.wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 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