Women’s Voters’ Leagues in several DuPage County communities will host Ready, Set, Vote! DuPage Voting Expo from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 at the Cantigny Park Visitor Center, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton.
Candidates running for DuPage County offices will discuss their credentials and platforms in candidate forums throughout the day. Among those expected to attend are county council seats, county offices, the Forest Reserve District Board, the Circuit, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court judges, the seats of the Illinois House and Senate and Congressional seats.
Forums will be held at 12:30 p.m. for DuPage County Council Presidential Candidates; 1:30 p.m. for DuPage County Clerk; 2:30 p.m. for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District Chairman; 3:30 p.m. for Illinois Supreme Court District 3; and 4:30 p.m. for the DuPage County Treasurer.
Attendees can also watch a demonstration of the county’s new voting equipment.
The free event is sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Roselle-Bloomingdale, Naperville and Wheaton.
Starting Monday, October 24, DuPage County will open 22 early voting locations.
According to the Clerk’s Office, the number of locations has doubled from 11 in 2018 and now includes areas previously underserved by early voting.
Some of the local early voting locations include the College of DuPage IRC Building, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn; DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton; Islamic Center of Naperville, 25W530 75th St., Naperville; and the Naperville Civic Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville.
Times can be found at www.dupagecounty.gov/Election/Voting/EarlyVoting/
Voters in DuPage County can vote by mail, vote at an early polling location, or vote at one of 269 polling places on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Under the “Vote Anywhere” initiative, voters can vote at any early voting location and polling station on Election Day, regardless of where they live.
Mary Helen Ekstam will present a talk, “A Neurological Perspective on Music, Memory, and the Brain,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.
The event is free and light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Ekstam, a resident of Naperville, is a Certified Music Therapist and Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has expertise in neurological rehabilitation, palliative care, palliative care and music therapy and presents programs across the country.
Interested participants should RSVP to Riverwalk Adult Day Services at 630-357-8166 or email@example.com.
The Naperville Park District has created a wilderness scavenger hunt for the west end of the Riverwalk in an area known as Sindt Woods.
The Sindt Woods Scavenger Hunt is for children ages 4-10 and their families as well as Scout troops or school groups. Families can participate in a scavenger hunt during park hours, from sunrise to one hour after sunset.
The scavenger hunt will lead participants through a series of clues to find destinations. Once they arrive at each destination, they will be invited to participate in an activity or answer a question. Each stop includes fun facts, photos of plants and wildlife, recordings of songbirds or nature viewing tips, park district officials said.
Scavenger Hunt and Outdoor Mobile Tours of Knoch Knolls Nature Center are available at www.napervilleparks.toursphere.com.