Pumpkin Smash is This Saturday – Bring Your Pumpkins!
Green your Halloween by keeping your pumpkins out of landfills. The City’s Environmental Improvement Commission is bringing back its Pumpkin Smash drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at the City’s Commuter Lot 9, located at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue.
Organizers ask that you please remove stickers, candles and other decorative objects from pumpkins. Then, simply drive up and drop off your pumpkins for composting. From there, thousands of pounds of pumpkins will be hauled off and composted into nutrient-rich soil. This collection will be run by Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission, the City of Wheaton and SCARCE.
Chili Cook-Off Happening on Saturday
Local Downtown Wheaton restaurants will once more enter the fun of the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off taking place Saturday, November 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Chili lovers will be able to sample a variety of chili recipes prepared and served by participating restaurants and eateries. This event is sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association. For more information, visit www.downtownwheaton.com.
Day of the Dead Parade
The Wheaton Fine and Cultural Arts Commission will be hosting a Day of the Dead Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. This cultural parade will start at Gary United Methodist Church, crossing Main Street and travelling through Adams Park. The City asks that motorists in this area use extra caution and watch for pedestrians crossing at Main Street near Adams Park.
Change Clocks & Change Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. When you change your clocks, the Wheaton Fire Department recommends you also change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
You should change the batteries about every six months to ensure the detectors will work correctly. Using Daylight Saving Time as a reminder of when you last changed batteries is an easy way to remember when it’s time to replace them.
Holiday Book & Art Sale
The Friends of the Library Holiday Book and Art Sale opens Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. and runs during library hours through Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Shop for collectible books, signed copies, like new books for everyone on your gift list, beautiful children’s books and all sorts of interesting items and art for every taste. There are silent auction items too. Everything is individually priced. All proceeds benefit the library.
The City of Wheaton seeks candidates for the following employment opportunities:
- Downtown Wheaton Association – Executive Director
- Maintenance Worker – Sewer Division
- Seasonal Crossing Guard
To find out more about these positions and find out how to apply, please visit the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/jobs.