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APRIL    
Through 5/1 Used Sports Equipment Donations Accepted Various
Through 8/24 Fashion Accessories In Vogue...& Out Exhibit Opening Reception DuPage County Historical Museum
4/17 "Climate Change: Local Solutions," presented by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton Community Center
4/25-5/3 Week of the Young Child Various Locations
4/26 Party for the Planet Cosley Zoo
4/26 Native Plant Sale Wheaton Public Works
MAY    
5/3 Go Fly a Kite Graf Park
5/16 Bike Donation Date for Used Sports Equipment & Bike Sale Community Center
5/17 Used Sports Equipment & Used Bike Sale Events Community Center
5/17 Turtle Day Cosley Zoo
JUNE    
6/5-6/8 Taste of Wheaton Downtown Wheaton
6/7 2014 Run for the Animals 5K/10K and Zippity Zoo Run Downtown Wheaton
6/13 U Rock - Battle of the Bands Memorial Park Bandshell
6/28 Wheaton Smooth Jazz Fest Memorial Park
JULY    
7/3, 7/4 Independence Day Celebration Graf Park, Downtown Wheaton
AUGUST    
8/2 Wheaton Brew Fest Memorial Park
SEPTEMBER    
9/20 Wheaton's Wine and Cultural Arts Festival Memorial Park

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Fashion Accessories In Vogue...& Out

January 25-August 24 | DuPage County Historical Museum

DuPage County Historical Museum presents vogue accessories from late 1800s through modern day. The transformation of trends in the fast paced and everchanging world of fashion will be explored through objects and images. See how parasols, chatelaines, and hairpins faded from favor and what modern accessories replaced them.

The In Vogue...& Out Exhibit is made possible through the following partners:

Diamond Sponsor

 

Pearl Sponsor













Fun Run 2014...In Color

Saturday, April 5 | Race Start: 8A | Downtown Wheaton


Thank you for making this year's event so much fun! See you in 2015!




For more images from the Fun Run 2014, click here.



 


 

Climate Change: Local Solutions

Presented by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton

April 17, 2014 | Community Center

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Di Niesman, Program Chair
LWV of Wheaton
Phone: 630.668.2068 H / 630.525.0004 C
E-mail: dniesmans@aol.com

The LWV of Wheaton has a great environmentally-friendly program planned for Thursday, April 17, 2014, in honor of Earth Month. It is called Climate Change: Local Solutions. The reality that climate change is a global problem can be overwhelming and daunting, so we’d like to bring the possible solutions down to a local level to reassure citizens that there are efforts that we can make to help. Our panelists for the evening will be Kay McKeen from both SCARCE and the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, Chris Oakley from the Village of Carol Stream, and Lisa Medearis from Sierra Club of Illinois, which is working with DuPage County to become a “Cool County.” We will learn how individuals and communities can make a difference by recycling, conserving, and moving to cleaner energy use.

 

There will be a meet and greet at 7:00 PM and the program will begin at 7:30 PM. It is free, open to the public, and all are welcomed.

Find out how to join the Wheaton League of Women Voters at http://wheatonlwvil.org/join.html.












Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 26 | 10A-2P | Cosley Zoo
 

Take part in the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America with more than 100
other zoos and aquariums. Come and visit with representatives from businesses and conservation organizations and learn about a wide variety of conservation efforts related to nature and wildlife. So stop by, enjoy a piece of Earth Day Cake, and find out how you can
help too!

• Regular admission rates apply

 

Sponsored by:

 

 






Native Illinois Plant Sale

Saturday, April 26 | 8:30A-Noon | Wheaton Public Works Building
(on Liberty Drive across from the Wheaton Police Station)

2014 Native Illinois Plant Sale List (PDF)

 







 

Week of the Young Child

April 25-May 3


Early years are learning years!

 

For more information, please visit the Week of the Young Child page >






 



Go Fly a Kite

May 3 | 10A-2P | Graf Park
 

Come out and help us break our record of 843 kites in the air simultaneously! Complete a preregistration form and bring it with you to the event. This will assist us in getting an accurate count on the number of participants at this year's event.


Preregistration Form (PDF)
Event Map/Parking (PDF)

 

Back by popular demand…The Chicago Fire Kite Team will perform
a demonstration at the event and is coordinating a number of fun kite
flying activities for participants.

 

For more information, please visit the Go Fly a Kite event page >

 

 




 

 

Used Sports Equipment & Used Bike Sale Events

May 17 | Community Center

 

The Wheaton Park District is combining these two sales into one weekend of savings! Sale proceeds benefit the park district’s Leisureship Program. The program provides fee assistance to qualified residents who are experiencing financial difficulties. Fees are applied to designated park district programs, activities, pool passes and fitness center memberships.

 


Used Sports Equipment Details

Saturday, May 17 | 9A-12P | Community Center (1777 S. Blanchard, Wheaton)

Donations Accepted: March 1-May 1, 2014

New and used sports equipment donations will be accepted at the Community Center, including:
  • Soccer balls (size 3, 4 & 5)
  • Soccer jerseys
  • Shin guards
  • Baseball and softball gloves
  • Aluminum and wooden bats
  • Baseballs and softballs
Donations are also accepted at Central Athletic Center 603 S. Main Street, Wheaton

Used Bike Sale Details

Saturday, May 17 | 9A-12P | Community Center Gym (1777 S. Blanchard, Wheaton)

 

Purchase a new or gently used bike at the Used Bike Sale and support the Leisureship Program!

Donations Accepted: May 16, 2014, 4-7P

Donations accepted at the Community Center. Let us sell your bike(s) taking up space in your garage. Drop off your new or gently used bike and if sold 75% of the sale price will be given to the owner in cash and 25% of the sale price will be donated to the Leisureship program. All sized bikes are accepted. Sellers must pick up their cash between 1-2:30 pm on Monday, May 18, 2014.
Questions?

For more information about the Used Sports Equipment and Used Bike Sale Events, please call 630-690-4880.

 







 



Turtle Day

Saturday, May 17 | 10am-2pm | Cosley Zoo
 

Come and experience all things turtle (or chelonian)! Cosley Zoo will celebrate turtles and tortoises throughout the world. Learn about the zoo’s efforts to protect the Illinois Endangered Blanding’s Turtle, meet live turtles and tortoises, and take part in other activities.










 

 

Taste of Wheaton

Thursday, June 5-Sunday, June 8
Join us for this annual celebration in Downtown Wheaton!

Attention Artists and Crafters:
Download your Art on Hale Application (PDF) now to reserve your space
at this year's Taste of Wheaton!


Is your business interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or participating in the business expo?
Contact Kristina Nemetz at 630.510.5064

 

For more information, please visit the 2014 Taste of Wheaton event page >








 




Run for the Animals 5K/10K & Zippity Zoo Run

Saturday, June 7 | Race Start: 7:30A* | Downtown Wheaton

Register Now »

The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals, named BEST 5k/10k in the Midwest by Competitor Magazine in 2011 is a CARA registered and electronically timed race. Race hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the development and renovation of exhibits at Cosley Zoo.

*Date and Time: 7:30 am on Saturday, June 7, 2014 (Zippity Zoo Run follows Run for the Animals)

Location: Memorial Park (208 W. Union, Wheaton, IL)

Fees:**

Run for the Animals 5K/10K Fees: $30 through 6/2, $38 at packet pickup (6/4-6/5), and $40 on Race Day; CARA members receive $3 discount

Zippity Zoo Run Fees: $10 through 6/2, $15 at packet pickup (6/4-6/5), and $20 on Race Day.

**All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

For more information, please visit the Run for the Animals 5K/10K and Zippity Zoo Run event page »







 



U Rock - Battle of the Bands

June 13 | Memorial Park Bandshell (208 W. Union)
Music Starts at 6pm | Judging Complete by 9:15pm

 

Battle for the top spot against other local bands in front of an audience of your peers!  The Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Park Districts are searching for bands wishing to perform in the summer’s competition. It’s free to participate!  Winners perform in a regional competition, possibly in Glen Ellyn’s Fourth of July celebrations and at the Illinois State Fair!

Rules

U Rock Battle of the Bands Application (PDF)

Application and Demo Submission
Selected bands will be notified of acceptance by May 21. 

Mail/drop-off

Wheaton Park District
Attn: Cristin Handlon
1777 Blanchard
Wheaton, IL 60189

Email

Send your application and a link to your website/youtube video to chandlon@wheatonparks.org.

Questions?
Please contact Cristin Handlon at chandlon@wheatonparks.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Wheaton's Smooth Jazz Fest

Saturday, June 28 | 3-10P | Memorial Park (208 W. Union, Wheaton)

 

The Wheaton Park District-together with WPJC.fm-is bringing jazz to Memorial Park in Wheaton for the 2nd year in a row.  This event will feature acclaimed jazz artists, attract more than 800 music lovers, and offer a fest experience with wine, beer and tasty treats from local food vendors

 

For more information, please visit the Wheaton's Smooth Jazz Fest event page >

 










 




Generations of America

July 3 & 4 | Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate!

Thursday, July 3 | 5: 30P | Graf Park
Family Fun Event, including a fireworks display that is sure to please!

Friday, July 4 | 10A | Downtown Wheaton
Wheaton Independence Day Parade
Theme: Generations of America

Parade Application (PDF)

Partner With Us

For information about volunteer, vendor or sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Margie Wilhelmi at mwilhelmi@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-4984.

 

For more information, please visit the Generations of America Independence Day Celebration event page >





 


 


 

 

 

 


Wheaton Brew Fest

August 2 | Memorial Park

Save the date!

View photos from last year's event >

Partner With Us

For information about volunteer, vendor or sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Kristina Nemetz at knemetz@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-5064.

 

For more information, please visit the Wheaton Brew Fest event page >

 








 


 


 



Wheaton's Wine & Cultural Arts Festival

September 20 | Memorial Park

Save the date!

Partner With Us

For information about volunteer, vendor or sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Kristina Nemetz at knemetz@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-5064.


For more information about this event, please visit the Wheaton's Wine & Cultural Arts Festival page >