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Today is July 1, 2015 - Ingleside, IL 60041  

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

  • | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    - The Bridge group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Grant Township Center from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. Call 847-740-2233 for more information.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Called the buck moon by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year the new antlers of buck deer begin to appear. Also called Thunder Moon, for summer thunderstorms. The July full moon.
     
           

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

  • - Safety Tip: Young people and bystanders suffer the majority of injuries from fireworks - Attend Public Displays...See our Facebook page for a list!
     
           
  • | Celebration, Parades, Fireworks, Community Celebrations, Food, Fun, Live Music, Entertainment
    - PRE- FOURTH:

    *** Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks
    June 27, 2015 at Dusk
    Central Park
    100 Library Lane
    Grayslake, Illinois 60030

    *** Hawthorn Woods
    Fireworks & Concert Event
    July 3, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Community Park
    Relax and watch as we light up the sky honoring our country. This night is complete with live music. Food vendors will be available. --- Schedule of Events: Concert from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Fireworks at dusk --- For the enjoyment of others, please remember all parks are smoke-free. Also, all tents must be collapsible and taken down prior to the start of the firework display.

    *** Mundelein Community Days
    Thursday, July 2
    12-2 p.m. – Park District Dancers
    12-5 p.m. – Kids Crafts (sponsored by Michaels)
    12-11 p.m. – Mundelein Munch
    1-4 p.m. – Music Under the Tent
    4 p.m. – Introduction of Mundelein Pageant Queens
    4-8 p.m. - Fire Truck Rides
    5-7 p.m. - Samadhi Vibe
    5-11 p.m. – Carnival (special ticket pricing; $1 per ticket, all rides 2 tickets)
    8-11 p.m. – Infinity (sponsored by Ruprecht Company)
    - Friday, July 3 -
    12-11 p.m. – Mundelein Munch
    1-4:30 p.m. – Kids Crafts (sponsored by Home Depot)
    1-5 p.m. – Arts Demo Day
    2-11 p.m. – Carnival
    2-4 p.m. – Kaleidoscope Eyes
    3-7 p.m. – Pony Rides (sponsored by Bill's Pizza & Pub)
    4-5 p.m. – Taekwondo Demonstration (sponsored by Keumgang MAA)
    4-8 p.m. - Fire Truck Rides
    5-7 p.m. – Classical Blast
    8-11 p.m. – Kashmir (sponsored by Alef Sausage) (continues through the 5th - see below)

    *** Cary Summer Celebration
    Date: July 3, 2015 at Dusk
    Where: Lions Park
    1200 Silver Lake Road
    Cary, Illinois 60013

    *** Deerfield Family Days
    July 3: Located at Brickyards Park! The Park opens at 5 PM.
    Food is available from 5 pm to 10 pm.
    Silent auction from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
    Fireworks approximately at 9:15 PM (dusk)
    Entertainment: Super Stolie, Energy Productions and RC Juggle
    July 4: Located at Jewett Park! Events: Pancake Breakfast, Arts & Crafts/ Bike Show,
    Dog Show, Rotary 10K Race, Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Parade, Flower Show and
    food concessions.
    Jewitt Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield
    http://www.deerfield.il.us

    *** Great Lakes Naval Station
    Naval Station Great Lakes 4th of July
    July 3, 2015 at 11:00pm AND July 4, 2015 at 10:00pm
    Ross Field; Great Lakes Naval Base
    Sheridan Road
    Great Lakes, Illinois 60088

    *** Hawthorn Woods Fireworks
    July 3, 2015 at Dusk
    Community Park
    42 Park View Lane
    Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047

    *** Lincolnshire
    Red White & Boom 2015 – Adventures in Lincolnshire!
    Friday, July 3 (See under July 4th below for full schedule of each day's events)
    4:00pm Ticket Booth Opens
    4:00pm LCNS Kid’s Concert "Mr. Singer and The Sharp
    Cookies" at The Baseball Diamond Stage
    5:00pm Food Court & Beer Tent open until 9:30pm
    5:00pm 5K Pre-Race Packet Pickup (5pm-8pm) at The
    Ticket Booth
    5:00pm Rides & attractions open (5pm-9pm) including The Extreme Zipline
    6:00pm Classic Cars on Display
    7:00pm LSA's "The Bolts" Performance at The Baseball Diamond Stage
    8:00pm Music "Personalities, Inc." at Tennis Court
    Stage
    Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Dr., Lincolnshire
    http://www.lincolnshirecommunity.org

    *** Six Flags Great America July 4th Fest
    July 3, 2015 at Dusk (ALSO: July 4th & 5th) 2015 at Dusk
    Six Flags Great America Theme Park
    1 Great America Pkwy
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    *** Wauconda’s
    Wauconda Independence Day Fireworks
    July 3, 2015 at Dusk
    Cook Park
    700 N Main St
    Wauconda, Illinois 60084
    Bring your family and friends to Cook Park to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, music, and food. The celebration begins at 6:00 pm and fireworks will begin at dusk. Come early to get a great view of the fireworks spectacular. The Park District will be selling food, drinks, and glow necklaces. Hosted by the Village of Wauconda.
    Cook Park
    Fri 7/3 6:00 pm


    -----------FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS & FIREWORKS -----------------

    *** Antioch’s Independence Day Celebration
    Saturday July 4, 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    The July 4th Parade kicks off the celebration, followed by a children’s Fun Fair at Williams Park. The day includes a 5K Run, a parade, a family picnic, live music, greased pole and bags tournament, senior activities and fireworks. The whole town celebrates this day-long event!
    Williams Park, Main Street, Antioch
    http://www.antioch.il.gov/4thpage.cfm
    *** Arlington Park - 4th at Dusk
    Arlington Park Race Track
    2200 Euclid Avenue
    Arlington Heights, Illinois 60006

    *** Barrington
    18th Annual Family Fun Run
    Saturday July 4, 7 a.m.
    10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and 2K Fitness Walk. Age-group awards on the 10K and 5K courses with refreshments and free massages after the event. Entry fee includes 10K Run $30.00 ($35.00 race day), 5K Run/Walk $30.00 ($35.00 race day) and 2K Fitness Walk $15.00. Please register online.
    Downtown Barrington, Park Ave and Main St, Barrington
    http://familyfitnessrun.com

    *** Barrington’s 4th of July Parade
    Friday July 4, 10 a.m.
    Celebrate Barrington’s annual parade with vibrant bands, classic cars, fun floats and treats for all ages that embrace our communities caring spirit. The parade will stretch along Main St. from Barrington High School to the train station. Barrington Train Station, 201 S. Spring Street (Metra Lot), Barrington, IL 60010 http://barrington4thofjuly.com/home.html
    *** Barrington’s Fourth of July Festival – “The Brat Tent”
    The 31st Annual Barrington 4th of July Festival is 3 days of delicious food, great music and wonderful family entertainment. Located in the North Commuter Lot of the Metra Train Station, the festival is a Celebration for the whole family to enjoy, complete with children’s entertainment daily and live musical entertainment at night.
    Admission: After 6p – Adults $5; children 12-17 $1; 11 & under are FREE
    Downtown Barrington – North Train Commuter Lot, 201Spring Street, Barrington
    http://www.barrington-il.gov

    *** Buffalo Grove
    Every year the village is happy to host fireworks in conjunction with a concert of the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band. Fireworks are always on the actual day of Independence - July 4.
    7 p.m. Concert
    9:15 p.m. Fireworks
    The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band and the accompanying the BG Singers delight with a special two hour pre-fireworks concert. The annual fireworks display will immediately follow the concert with excellent viewing from the Rotary Village Green, the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, or Willow Stream Park.

    *** Chain-O-Lakes
    Pistakee Yacht Club Over Fox Lake
    (See Johnsburg)

    ****Crystal Lake
    Lakeside Festival Fireworks
    July 5, 2015 at Dusk
    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
    401 Country Club Road
    Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

    *** Fox Lake’s July 4th Celebration
    Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    The parade starts off at 10am for this celebration. Festivities at Lakefront Park begin at 11:00am and continue until 4:00pm Celebrate Fox Lake is a family-friendly event featuring live music by R Gang Band, a craft show, games, food & beer Garden, face painting, trackless train and more!
    Downtown Fox Lake and Millennium Park
    Grand to Rollins Road, Fox Lake, IL
    http://www.foxlake.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=351
    *** Great Lakes Naval Station
    Naval Station Great Lakes 4th of July
    July 4, 2015 at 10:00pm
    Ross Field; Great Lakes Naval Base
    Sheridan Road
    Great Lakes, Illinois 60088

    *** Gurnee
    (See Six Flags on 3rd & 4th)

    *** Great Lakes Naval Base 4th of July Celebration
    Thursday, July 3 – Friday July 4
    Thursday: 4 – 11 p.m., Friday: 3 – 10 p.m.
    celebrate the Nation’s independence and the Naval Station’s Birthday in a “BIG” way! Enjoy two days of “fire-cracking” festival fun at one of the biggest 4th of July Celebrations in the region including live music, family entertainment, a bingo tent, a craft fair with handmade items, the Gridiron Experience with interactive football activities including a “Kicks for Cash” competition, the Kid’s Zone with plenty to do for children of all ages, roving entertainment/costumed characters, thrilling carnival rides and games, a 5K Twilight Run, delicious food festival and beverage booths from local area vendors. Joan Jett will highlight on the festival on July 3. Finish both nights with a firework displays.
    Naval Station Great Lakes – Ross Field, Rt. 137, Great Lakes
    https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakes4thofJuly
    *** Hawthorn Woods 4th of July Parade (Fireworks are on the 3rd see above)
    Celebrate America and our freedom with a march through town ending with a flag raising ceremony! The Fourth of July Parade kicks off on July 4th at 10 a.m.
    Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods
    Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
    http://www.vhw.org

    *** Highland Park Celebrates Independence Day
    PARADE
    Begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015. This year’s theme reflects the community brand “Living with Heart - Leading with Passion.”
    The parade route starts at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and St. Johns Avenue, proceeding one block north to Central Avenue, proceeding west along Central Avenue, ending at Sunset Woods Park.

    The Children’s Bike and Pet portion of the parade steps off promptly at 9:30 a.m followed by the annual 4th of July parade at 10am in through downtown Highland Park.

    Fourth Fest - 11:00 a.m.
    After the parade, the fun moves to Sunset Park for Fourth Fest from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fourth Fest will feature a variety of food vendors and musical performers to entertain residents. Also, enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, picnic games, carnival games, live music and concession stands. For more information, please contact Cathy Fiori, Park District of Highland Park, at (847) 579-3121.

    Concert and Fireworks - 6:00 p.m.
    Now in its 10th year, the Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands holds its Grand Finale concert at Wolters Field leading up to the fireworks! Semi-finalist bands are selected during preliminary battles in June on every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Port Clinton Square. Six semi-finalists then compete against each other on the 4th of July for cash and other prizes and the chance to be named the 2015 Grand Champion! Food, drink and dessert vendors will be on hand all night long, so come hungry!

    As the 4th of July concert ends and dusk falls, the evening concludes with an aerial fireworks display, which is best viewed from Wolters Field. Residents are reminded that regulations prohibit alcohol at this location. Eventgoers are encouraged to consider parking at Wolter's Field, Highland Park Hospital’s East Parking Lot, or in parking lots located at the Highland Park Country Club. Residents are asked to refrain from parking along Route 41 and Park Avenue West during the fireworks display. For more information, or to obtain any weather-related announcements or updates, please call the City’s Summer Events Hotline at (847) 926-1033.

    *** Johnsburg
    Pistakee Bay Fireworks
    July 4, 2015 at Dusk
    Where: Oak Park Lounge (Fireworks over the bay)
    801 W. Oak Grove Road
    Johnsburg, Illinois 60051

    *** Lake Bluff’s 4th of July Celebration
    Friday July 4, 9:40 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Bring the family and come out and watch Lake Bluff’s Annual 4th of July Parade. Then head over to Artesian Park

    Friday, July 3:
    1:00 - 4:30 pm Lake Bluff 4th of July Mixed Doubles Tennis Open, Artesian Park Courts – First day of two days
    6:00 - 11:00 pm Firemen's Ball at Blair Park – tickets available at the Fire Station, Village Hall or at the door
    Saturday, July 4:
    7:00 - 9:45 am Kiwanis 44th Annual Pancake Breakfast - Village Green
    7:00 am Parade check-in opens on E. Sheridan Place
    8:00 am Parade assembles on East Center Ave.
    9:00 am Grace United Methodist Church Party in the Parking Lot begins on East Center Ave.
    9:15 am Children's Parade assembles at the corner of East Scranton and Walnut
    9:40 am Opening Ceremonies:
    9:50 am Children's Parade steps off from the corner of East Scranton and Walnut
    10:00 am Parade steps off from Oak Ave. on East Center Ave.
    After the Parade, in and around Artesian Park:
    Noon Firehose Games – Rosenthal Field
    1:00 - 4:30 pm Lake Bluff 4th of July Mixed Doubles Tennis Open, Artesian Park Courts - Second day of two day tournament
    1:00 - 3:00 pm Pickleball Games – Artesian tennis courts
    http://www.lb4july.org

    *** Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks
    Saturday July 4, 6 – 10 p.m.
    Come out and enjoy an evening of great food, music, fireworks and fun. Celebrate the 4th beginning at 6pm,(gates open at 5pm) with opening act Suburban Cowboys followed by headliner Gretchen Wilson. Food provided by Lovell’s of Lake Forest. Admission tickets are $10 for Lake Bluff/Lake Forest residents and $15 for non-residents. Parking fees. VIP tickets, Family VIP pack tickets and Meet and Greet tickets are also available.
    Deerpath Community Park, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest

    *** Lake Zurich’s Annual Independence/Family Day
    July 4, 2015 at 9:15pm
    Paulus Park
    200 South Rand Road
    Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047
    Join friends and neighbors at Paulus Park as we celebrate Independence Day with our annual Family Day. Day-long activities include music, entertainment, kid's games, inflatable rides, swimming, the Taste of Summer featuring great restaurants serving everything from hot dogs and burgers to pizza, tacos and egg rolls.
    The day culminates in fireworks launched over the lake to delight viewers with larger shells/displays than in years past.

    *** Libertyville Fourth of July Fireworks
    Saturday July 4, 7:30 p.m.
    The Village Band will perform a special concert of patriotic music and other favorites beginning at 7:30pm. Then enjoy the fireworks display at dusk, approximately 9:30pm.
    Butler Lake Park, 500 Lake Street, Libertyville
    http://www.libertyville.com

    *** Lakemoor
    PARADE
    Lakemoor's July 4th Parade officially kicks off Independence Day celebration at 9:00 a.m. on July 4th. The parade route starts at the corner of of Illinois Route 120 and Darrell Road, continuing though Lakemoor Farms Subdivision and the Lily Lake Subdivision ending at Morrison Park.

    *** Lincolnshire
    Red White & Boom 2015 – Adventures in Lincolnshire!
    SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015
    7:00am Pancake Breakfast at Food Tent (7am-10am)
    8:00am 5K at Spring Lake Park
    11:00am July 4 Parade starts at Sprague School,
    ends at Spring Lake Park
    12:00pm Food Court & Beer Tent (Noon-9:30pm)
    12:00pm Rides & attractions open (Noon-4pm) including The Extreme Zipline
    12:30pm DW's Face Painting & Tattoos at Tennis Court Stage (12:30pm-2:30pm)
    2:30pm Cardboard Boat Regatta at Spring Lake
    4:00pm Pie Eating Contest at Tennis Court Stage
    7:00pm Entertainment by Blues Rock "Half Day Road
    Band"
    8:00pm Entertainment by Classic Rock "Juke Box Hero"
    9:30pm Lincolnshire Fireworks (start at dusk)
    Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Dr., Lincolnshire
    http://www.lincolnshirecommunity.org

    *** Mundelein Community Days & Fireworks
    Saturday, July 4
    8 a.m. – Mundelein Park District's Freedom Classic 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Youth Run
    9 a.m. – Pet Parade & Cute Pet Tricks
    9-1 p.m. – Car Show (sponsored by Consumers Credit Union, MacLean-Fogg & Roadster Shop)
    10 a.m. – Seniors Horseshoe Tournament
    10 a.m. – 4th of July Annual Patriotic Celebration
    12-11 p.m. – Mundelein Munch
    12-3 p.m. – Bingo
    12-5 p.m. – Civic Day
    1 p.m. – Horseshoe Tournament (sponsored by Smith, LaLuzerne, & Hartman, Ltd & Gewalt-Hamilton Assoc.)
    1-3 p.m. – Mariachi Band
    1:30-2:30 p.m. – "Bags" Registration
    1-5 p.m. - Kids Crafts (sponsored by Crave Art)
    2 p.m. – Watermelon Eating Contest
    2-11 p.m. – Carnival
    3 p.m. – "Bags" Tournament
    3-4 p.m. – Magician (sponsored by Medline Industries)
    3:30-5 p.m. – Jalapeno Eating Contest (sponsored by El Barrio Restaurant)
    4-8 p.m. - Fire Truck Rides
    5-7 p.m. – Kevin Purcell & The Night Burners
    8-11 p.m. – Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos (sponsored by Grease Monkey)
    9:30 p.m. – Fireworks
    Keith Mione Community Park,
    1401 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein

    *** Pistakee Lake
    Pistakee Yacht Club Over Fox Lake
    (See Johnsburg)

    *** Round Lake Beach 4th of July Celebration
    Saturday July 4, 6 p.m.
    Enjoy family fun, music and fireworks at the 4th of July celebration. From 6pm-7pm, The Round Lake Area Park District’s Community Band will perform patriotic favorites. Then, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm, The Lisa Rene Band will be performing oldies, today’s hits and more on the Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural Center’s Outdoor Stage. Fireworks will take place approximately at dusk.
    Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach http://www.roundlakeareaparkdistrict.org

    *** Six Flags Great America July 4th Fest
    July 4th (& 5th) 2015 at Dusk
    Six Flags Great America Theme Park
    1 Great America Pkwy
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    *** Spring Grove
    4th of July Celebration
    July 4, 2015 at Dusk
    Where: Horse Fair Park
    8105 Blivin
    Spring Grove, Illinois 60080

    *** Vernon Hills July 4th Parade & Evening Entertainment
    Friday July 4, 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    The parade steps off at 9:00am and will be bustling with activity as the marching bands, floats, clowns, costumed characters, stilt walkers, local merchants, school groups, pageant winners and civic leaders pull out all the stops for another of Vernon Hills’ spectacular Fourth of July affairs. The evening events start with live entertainment featuring the Big Fun Band in Century Park at 6:30 to 9:30 with the fireworks at 9:30.
    http://www.vernonhills.org
    Fireworks:
    6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    View Facility at Century Park
    1001 Lakeview Parkway
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    *** Waukegan’s July 4th Fireworks Show
    Saturday, July 4, 9:30 p.m.
    5:30 - 8:00 pm - Celebrate July 4th for an all-American BBQ along with beautiful vistas of Lake Michigan. Have dinner then enjoy the fireworks! The public is invited and welcome. Reservations suggested.

    Bring the family to the Lakefront in Waukegan after the sun goes down for the July 4th Fireworks show. The show will be visible along Waukegan Harbor and Sheridan Road. Show will begin around 9:30pm, but arrive early.
    Downtown Waukegan, Waukegan Lakefront, Waukegan
    http://www.waukeganweb.net/calendar.aspx?eid=30
    *** Woodstock
    July 4, 2015 at 9:30pm
    Where: Emricson Park
    900 W. South St
    in Woodstock, Illinois 60098

    *** Zion’s 4th of July Celebration
    July 4, 9 a.m.
    A DAY FULL OF CONCERTS, GAMES AND FUN ACTIVITIES.
    JOIN US IN SHILOH PARK FOR A DAY FULL OF FUN!
    • Little League Mustang, Bronco and Pony All-Star Games
    • Fishing Tournament at Shiloh Lagoon (Near the Bridge)
    • Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
    • Variety of Concerts and Acts During the Day
    • A 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
    • Fun Fair Games and Kiddie Rides
    • SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY
    Zion Park District & Shiloh Park, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion
    For more information, visit: http://www.zionparkdistrict.com/special-events/#4thofjuly
    ***Mundelein Community Days Continues
    Sunday, July 5
    8-11:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast (sponsored by Mundelein Fire Association)
    8-2 p.m. - Kid's Day
    9:30-10:30 a.m. – Story Telling with Paddy Lynn
    11-2 p.m. – Face Painting, Balloon Twister & Ceramics Painting (sponsored by Color Me Mine)
    12-3 p.m. – Bingo
    12-9 p.m. – Mundelein Munch
    1-2 p.m. – Hacky Sack Demo (festival grounds)
    2-4 p.m. – Mundelein Community Days Parade
    2-8 p.m. – Carnival (special ticket pricing; $1 per ticket, all rides 2 tickets)
    4 p.m. – Juggler/Stiltwalker (festival grounds)
    4 p.m. – Hacky Sack Demo (festival grounds)
    4-6 p.m. – Debbie's Floral Flower Crafts for Kids (gazebo)
    4-6 p.m. – Rico (Latin)
    4-7 p.m. – Ron's Hobbies Race Car Track (festival grounds)
    7-9 p.m. – Final Say (sponsored by Groot Industries)
     
           
  • | All Day | NATL - Seasonal
    - From July 3rd to August 11st, Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer. These are the hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
     
           

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

  • | 10:00am - 11:00pm | Celebration, Fourth of July, Fireworks, Community Events
    - Fox Lake Area July 4th Parade kicks-off at 10:00 a.m. beginning at Grant High School, ending at the Towne Center Plaza on Rollins Road.

    11:00A.M. - 11:00P.M. at Lakefront Building (71 Nippersink Blvd. Fox Lake, IL )

    * Food & Beer Garden
    * Live Band: ”ENOUGH SAID” from 7pm-9pm
    * Crafter/Vendor Show
    * Euro Bungy
    * Mechanical Bull
    * Games
    * Balloon Artist
    * Face Painting
    * 70 Ft. Obstacle Course
    * FIREWORKS AT DUSK!
    * ...MORE!!

    Fun for the whole family! Festivities at the Lakefront Building

    Fireworks held on the North West corner of Nippersink Lake. Excellent viewing from the Lakefront Park!

    For information on donating to the fireworks visit http://www.KeepTheSparkAlive.com
    Lakefront Park
    75 Nippersink Fox Lake IL 60020
    Fox Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 847.587.7474 info@discoverfoxlake.com
  • | Special Interest
    - Library Closed
     
           
  • - Check our Facebook page for Parades & Fireworks.
     
           
  • - Coach Papa asks: Why am I proud to be an American?
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays, July 4, America's Birthday, Patriotic
    - On this date in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. Customarily celebrated across America with parades, festivals and fireworks.
     
           
  • - On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress.
     
           

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Celebration, Historical Museum, Ice cream Social, Homemade Pies
    - Sponsored by the Fox Lake - Grant Township Area Historical Society to be held at the Grant Hall Museum - 411 Washington Street...

    GREAT FOOD:
    Homemade Pies,
    Root Beer Floats,
    Ice Cream and More!

    GREAT MUSIC:
    Music by Mike Lescher

    GREAT ENTERTAINMENT:
    Balloons by Danny - The amazing Mr. Twister

    GREAT RAFFLES:
    Prizes include - American Girl Doll - Beer Collectibles - Exciting Gift Baskets

    PLUS: Bring your classic car and receive a free root beer float!

    Grant Hall Museum
    411 Washington Ingleside IL 60041
  • | Special Interest
    - NASCAR - Daytona
     
           

Monday, July 6th, 2015

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Cruise Night
    - Come to downtown McHenry on Mondays thru the end of September (except Memorial Day & Labor Day). This event attracts an average of 300 cars each week. There will be nostalgic music along with an assortment of live bands. If you wish to display your car Registration is FREE just follow the yellow signs directing you to the municipal lot. There will also be games, trivia, entertainment and a 50/50 RAFFLE with 30 different prizes given away each week.

    Each week features a specific vehicle and there will be a specific area sectioned off for those cars.

    Dash plaques are given to the first 200 cars and a special award will be given each week to the Best Feature Car of the Week.

    This is FUN for the entire family.

    Event is cancelled in the event of rain.

    6/29 = Ford
    7/06 = Pre-WWII
    7/13 = Pontiac
    7/20 = Orphan Makes
    7/27 = Street Rod, Custom & Street Machines
    8/03 = Oldsmobile
    8/10 = Back to the 50's
    8/17 = Chevrolet
    8/24 = Motorcycles, Model T and Model A
    8/31 = Trucks & Motorcycles
    9/07 = NO EVENT - Labor Day
    9/14 = Ladies Night
    9/21 = Pony Cars
    9/28 = European, Sports Cars and Fast & Furious

    NOTE: Event is always weather permitting. Check our facebook page to be sure. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Street-Cruise-Night
    Municipal Lot
    Downtown off 120 and Green Street McHenry IL 60050

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Special Interest
    - Focus & Fitness teaches transferable life skills to move people out of sedentary or struggling lifestyles and away from the autopilot that creates a fixed mind and body, into wellness and well-being.

    Where Are You?

    Is Today the ‘Tomorrow’ You Thought About/Planned For…10 years Ago?

    Get acquainted or re-acquainted with your mind-body-spirit connection, accepting what is (even while in the process of change), celebrating successes, suspending judgment about anything you think you can or cannot accomplish, to see greater possibilities, feel your growing hope, then soar the upward spiral to things you never thought possible!

    Through Focus & Fitness you will learn to maximize the power of your brain to develop the personal resources necessary to build a life that matters to you.


    12 consecutive weeks of curious discoveries and experiences to stimulate your growth mindset, energize and rebalance your life and body…training your brain and your body to support your best life. Includes workbook, practice guides, pre and post assessments, and effective tools you can use anytime, anyplace. $300 paid in full ($25/class) or $360 paid weekly ($30/class). 10 – 12 participants per class.

    It’s never too late. Start where you are. This is a new moment.

    Your instructor is Mary Bartnik , ACE certified Personal Trainer and Certified Mindful Wellness Instructor. (For information and registration call 224-247-7500 or e-mail fitpromoter@gmail.com ) More information available at http://youngmastersfitness.com/BrainBody.html
    Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness
    110 S. Johnson St. Woodstock IL 60098
    Mary Bartnik 224.247.7500 fitpromoter@gmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Library Events, Teens
    - This Library event is for Young Adults

    "Oracle of Seasons" by Arika Himekawa
    Suddenly transported to the land of Holodrum, Link arrives just in time to watch Nox-General of Darkness-imprison the Oracle of Seasons. When the forces of nature are cast into chaos, Link embarks on a quest to find the Rod of Seasons, recover the Essences of Nature and face Nox in an attempt to rescue the Sorceress. Aided by an arsenal of Mystical Seeds bearing spectacular magical powers, Link faces an onslaught of evil in his quest to save Holodrum from the long shadow of darkness.

    August 4:
    "Pendragon:Book One" by D.J. MacHale
    About the Author
    D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people that have been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.
    Fox Lake Library
    255 East Grand Avenue Fox Lake IL 60020
  • - Pizza & Graphic Novel - 4pm (Grades 6-12) Library
     
           
  • | All Day | NATL - Public Interest
    - Annually July 7th is a special time in the summer for fathers and daughters of all ages to spend time together in the beautiful weather.
     
           

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - July 6-12, 2015

    The 2015 U.S Women's Open will be held at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, PA.
     
           

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Comedy
    - Part of Raue Center Comedy Series - Tickets $25 (additional fees may apply)
    RaueCenter for the Arts
    26 N Williams St Crystal Lake IL 60014
    Raue Center for the Arts 815.356.9212
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - Whites Sox @ CUBS
     
           

Monday, July 13th, 2015

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Cruise Night
    - Come to downtown McHenry on Mondays thru the end of September (except Memorial Day & Labor Day). This event attracts an average of 300 cars each week. There will be nostalgic music along with an assortment of live bands. If you wish to display your car Registration is FREE just follow the yellow signs directing you to the municipal lot. There will also be games, trivia, entertainment and a 50/50 RAFFLE with 30 different prizes given away each week.

    Each week features a specific vehicle and there will be a specific area sectioned off for those cars.

    Dash plaques are given to the first 200 cars and a special award will be given each week to the Best Feature Car of the Week.

    This is FUN for the entire family.

    Event is cancelled in the event of rain.

    6/29 = Ford
    7/06 = Pre-WWII
    7/13 = Pontiac
    7/20 = Orphan Makes
    7/27 = Street Rod, Custom & Street Machines
    8/03 = Oldsmobile
    8/10 = Back to the 50's
    8/17 = Chevrolet
    8/24 = Motorcycles, Model T and Model A
    8/31 = Trucks & Motorcycles
    9/07 = NO EVENT - Labor Day
    9/14 = Ladies Night
    9/21 = Pony Cars
    9/28 = European, Sports Cars and Fast & Furious

    NOTE: Event is always weather permitting. Check our facebook page to be sure. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Street-Cruise-Night
    Municipal Lot
    Downtown off 120 and Green Street McHenry IL 60050

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Special Interest
    - Focus & Fitness teaches transferable life skills to move people out of sedentary or struggling lifestyles and away from the autopilot that creates a fixed mind and body, into wellness and well-being.

    Where Are You?

    Is Today the ‘Tomorrow’ You Thought About/Planned For…10 years Ago?

    Get acquainted or re-acquainted with your mind-body-spirit connection, accepting what is (even while in the process of change), celebrating successes, suspending judgment about anything you think you can or cannot accomplish, to see greater possibilities, feel your growing hope, then soar the upward spiral to things you never thought possible!

    Through Focus & Fitness you will learn to maximize the power of your brain to develop the personal resources necessary to build a life that matters to you.


    12 consecutive weeks of curious discoveries and experiences to stimulate your growth mindset, energize and rebalance your life and body…training your brain and your body to support your best life. Includes workbook, practice guides, pre and post assessments, and effective tools you can use anytime, anyplace. $300 paid in full ($25/class) or $360 paid weekly ($30/class). 10 – 12 participants per class.

    It’s never too late. Start where you are. This is a new moment.

    Your instructor is Mary Bartnik , ACE certified Personal Trainer and Certified Mindful Wellness Instructor. (For information and registration call 224-247-7500 or e-mail fitpromoter@gmail.com ) More information available at http://youngmastersfitness.com/BrainBody.html
    Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness
    110 S. Johnson St. Woodstock IL 60098
    Mary Bartnik 224.247.7500 fitpromoter@gmail.com
  • - MLB ALL-STAR Game Cincinnati, OH
    Great American Ball Park
           
  • | All Day | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, 7:30 p.m. ET
     
           

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events, Wii
    - Teens can try a jam session or compete in many challenging music games on the Wii.
    Fox Lake Library
    255 East Grand Avenue Fox Lake IL 60020
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - "Thinking Outside the Book: an Introduction to Altered Books"

    Give an old discarded book new life by turning it into a work of art.

    See the Fox Lake Library website for more information: http://www.fllib.org
    Fox Lake Library
    255 East Grand Avenue Fox Lake IL 60020
  • - Coach Papa asks: Why am I proud to be an American?
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:24 PM EDT
     
           

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

  • | Seniors, Retirement, Lake Geneva Cruise
    - Depart Grant Township Center at 10:15am. Lunch and Cruise by Lake Geneva Cruise Lineon the Grand Belle (enclosed ship) departing exactly at 11:30am. and returning to port at 1:45pm (2 hour narrated cruise) Return approx. 3pm.

    Must have pre-registered at 847-587-3944 or 847-740-2233 by June 12th.
    Lake Geneva
           
    Village or Township 8475873944or8477402233
  • | All Day | NATL - Historical
    - On July 16, 1969 Apollo 11's launch resulted in man's first moon landing, the first landing on any extraterrestrial body.
     
           

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Boating Safety
    - Class is held at the Fox Lake Community Center... Call 847-587-3944 to register
     
           
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Veterans, Military, BBQ, Food, Games, Raffle
    - Every dollar you raise will help your local USO provide services and support for the troops and their families.

    In Illinois, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association has been a leading BBQ partner with the USO of Illinois as they enlist their dealership members to host BBQs on July 18th to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. Already, more than 50 dealerships representing more than 35 communities across Chicagoland will fire up the grill, offer “free” services, such as car washes, and collect donations to support the USO of Illinois. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will support troops deployed and at home; military families; wounded, ill and injured troops as well as families of the fallen.

    Join RAY Chevrolet on Route 12 in Fox Lake on July 18th for a day of great food and fun to help support local service members and military families who need it the most. Come out for a Color Guard Presentation at Noon. All day there will be Food, Fun and a Raffle.
    Ray Chevrolet
    39 U.S. 12 Fox Lake IL 60020
    Ray Chevrolet 888.729.2438
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Big Hero 6
    - BIG HERO 6 - Movie by the Lake - at Dusk (Refreshments)

    Rated: PG
    “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends— adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Bring home Disney's “Big Hero 6,” featuring comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters — it's fun for the whole family!
    Lakefront Park
    75 Nippersink Fox Lake IL 60020

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

  • | Special Interest
    - NASCAR - New Hampshire
     
           
  • | All Day | NATL - Seasonal
    - To promote America's favorite dessert, ice cream, on "Sundae Sunday". Annually, the third Sunday in July.
     
           

Monday, July 20th, 2015

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Cruise Night
    - Come to downtown McHenry on Mondays thru the end of September (except Memorial Day & Labor Day). This event attracts an average of 300 cars each week. There will be nostalgic music along with an assortment of live bands. If you wish to display your car Registration is FREE just follow the yellow signs directing you to the municipal lot. There will also be games, trivia, entertainment and a 50/50 RAFFLE with 30 different prizes given away each week.

    Each week features a specific vehicle and there will be a specific area sectioned off for those cars.

    Dash plaques are given to the first 200 cars and a special award will be given each week to the Best Feature Car of the Week.

    This is FUN for the entire family.

    Event is cancelled in the event of rain.

    6/29 = Ford
    7/06 = Pre-WWII
    7/13 = Pontiac
    7/20 = Orphan Makes
    7/27 = Street Rod, Custom & Street Machines
    8/03 = Oldsmobile
    8/10 = Back to the 50's
    8/17 = Chevrolet
    8/24 = Motorcycles, Model T and Model A
    8/31 = Trucks & Motorcycles
    9/07 = NO EVENT - Labor Day
    9/14 = Ladies Night
    9/21 = Pony Cars
    9/28 = European, Sports Cars and Fast & Furious

    NOTE: Event is always weather permitting. Check our facebook page to be sure. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Street-Cruise-Night
    Municipal Lot
    Downtown off 120 and Green Street McHenry IL 60050

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Special Interest
    - Focus & Fitness teaches transferable life skills to move people out of sedentary or struggling lifestyles and away from the autopilot that creates a fixed mind and body, into wellness and well-being.

    Where Are You?

    Is Today the ‘Tomorrow’ You Thought About/Planned For…10 years Ago?

    Get acquainted or re-acquainted with your mind-body-spirit connection, accepting what is (even while in the process of change), celebrating successes, suspending judgment about anything you think you can or cannot accomplish, to see greater possibilities, feel your growing hope, then soar the upward spiral to things you never thought possible!

    Through Focus & Fitness you will learn to maximize the power of your brain to develop the personal resources necessary to build a life that matters to you.


    12 consecutive weeks of curious discoveries and experiences to stimulate your growth mindset, energize and rebalance your life and body…training your brain and your body to support your best life. Includes workbook, practice guides, pre and post assessments, and effective tools you can use anytime, anyplace. $300 paid in full ($25/class) or $360 paid weekly ($30/class). 10 – 12 participants per class.

    It’s never too late. Start where you are. This is a new moment.

    Your instructor is Mary Bartnik , ACE certified Personal Trainer and Certified Mindful Wellness Instructor. (For information and registration call 224-247-7500 or e-mail fitpromoter@gmail.com ) More information available at http://youngmastersfitness.com/BrainBody.html
    Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness
    110 S. Johnson St. Woodstock IL 60098
    Mary Bartnik 224.247.7500 fitpromoter@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Reunion, Home Days, Get-Togethers, Book Club, Library
    - Join us for an informal discussion and light refreshment. Books are available at the circulation desk.

    "Boys int the Boat" by Daniel James Brown
    It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest

    August 18:
    "The Absolutely true Diary of a Part Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie
    Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

    Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

    September 15
    "Where'd You Go Bernadette" by Maria Semple
    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.
    Fox Lake Library
    255 East Grand Avenue Fox Lake IL 60020

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

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