New locations for Vintage Rides, French Market This Weekend Only
Due to the Taste of Wheaton, both the Vintage Rides car show and Wheaton French Market will be moved to different locations for this weekend only. Vintage Rides will take place both Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. on Hale Street just north of the railroad tracks. The French Market will be on Reber Street between Liberty and Willow (just south of the railroad tracks).
Children Invited to find Hidden Golf Balls
Wheaton’s Fine and Cultural Arts Commission will be hiding 100 golf balls throughout Memorial Park during the Taste of Wheaton in honor of the first-ever Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf. Kids are invited to find a golf ball and bring it to the USGA booth at the Taste of Wheaton for a prize. (Limit one ball per child.) More details about Wheaton’s “Summer of Golf” and related events are at www.wheaton.il.us/golf2018.
Wheaton Announces Police Awards
The Wheaton Police Department recently presented its awards for Officer of the Year and Civilian of the Year for 2017. Congratulations to Officer of the Year Jason Scott and Civilian of the Year Police Services Representative Gayle Young.
Garbage Pickup Delayed Due to Holiday
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there was no garbage/recycling/yard waste pickup on Monday, May 28. All pickups will be one day later for the remainder of the week.
Wheaton Municipal Band Starts Summer Season Soon
The Wheaton Municipal Band will return with its tradition of Thursday night summer concerts in the park. Each Thursday, June 7 through Aug. 9, the band will present a different concert at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Park. For information about all of the concerts, visit www.wheatonmunicipalband.org. All concerts are free to attend.
Historic Commission Lecture on Golf History
Wheaton’s Historic Commission invites you to attend a lecture by Nancy Flannery on Wheaton’s significance to the development of golf in the U.S. The history of golf in the United States had some of its early beginnings here in Wheaton. Not only was the first 18-hole golf course in the USA built in Wheaton (The Chicago Golf Club – 1895) but some of the most important early inventions for golf as well as golf architects lived and worked in Wheaton. Learn about the mashie-niblick, the Foulis brothers, Herbert Tweedie, Charles B. MacDonald and others. The event is free and open to the public, although registration is required at the library’s events page.