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.
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.