Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Celebrate Halloween with Boo-Palooza Saturday

Downtown Wheaton will be full of Halloween fun this Saturday with the return of Boo-Palooza Festival, provided by the Downtown Wheaton Association. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., children can trick-or-treat at downtown businesses. Also, there will be activities in the new Martin Memorial Plaza (on Front Street just west of Main Street) and throughout downtown. Events include a costume contest, storyteller, trunk-or-treat, face painting, hay rides and a giant pumpkin carving demonstration. For more information, visit www.downtownwheaton.com.

Make a Difference Day is Saturday

It’s here! This Saturday is the national day of giving back to the community. Check out www.wheaton.il.us/madd for information on the events listed below:

Receive Movie Ticket for Food Donation Tomorrow

Also as part of Make a Difference Day, you can bring a non-perishable food donation to Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, on Thursday, Oct. 25 and receive a free movie ticket for that day. 

Food for Fines on Saturday

The Wheaton Public Library will forgive up to $5 in library fines with the donation of healthy non-perishable food for the People's Resource Center on Saturday, Oct. 27. Bring donations to the library, 225 N Cross Street.

Share Your Story

In honor of Make a Difference Day, you are invited to share a story of how you serve or have served our community. The Community Relations Commission wants to celebrate you! The commission will host an open house-style meet and greet where you can tell your story between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street in the Gamon Room. 

SCARCE Used Book & Record Sale

SCARCE will be hosting a Used Book & Record Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at SCARCE, 799 Roosevelt Road, Building 2. Titles include current adult fiction and non-fiction as well as vintage and collectible books for both children and adults, plus a huge offering of used vinyl for sale. For more information, visit www.scarce.org. Supported by DuPage County, SCARCE provides environmental education and resources to municipalities, schools, community groups and others.

State Representative Hosting Town Hall

Illinois State Representative Jeanne Ives will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street, in the Council Chambers.

Trick-or-Treating Hours

Please note that Wheaton’s official trick-or-treating hours are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Drivers, please use extra caution and watch for children in the community on Halloween. The City encourages parents to ensure your children cross the street at designated crosswalks and crossings.

Reminder: Do Not Burn Leaves

Please remember that burning leaves is a violation of Wheaton City Code. Burning leaves can release pollutants and mold spores into the air through its smoke, in addition to being a nuisance to neighbors. Instead, you can either dispose of them with one yard waste/garbage sticker per container or biodegradable bag at the curb on your normal garbage day, or you can compost leaves. Lakeshore Recycling Systems yard waste/garbage stickers are available at City Hall and most local grocery and hardware stores. For a complete list, see www.wheaton.il.us/yardwaste.

Fire Department

Wheaton Fire Department Educating Young Residents

As part of Fire Prevention Month, the Wheaton Fire Department is busy visiting Wheaton schools and spreading fire safety messages. Check out this new video going behind the scenes of your City at work

City of Wheaton Videos

Chat with the Mayor: DuPage Foundation

City Scene: Wheaton Fire Department School Visit
Downtown Wheaton Streetscape Update

Upcoming Meetings

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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