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Wildflower Wonders: Wright Woods
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10am-12pm

Join us for a leisurely walk in a forest preserve setting. Along the way, learn to identify some of the lovely wildflowers found in Lake County. Registration is required. Ages 8 and older only. Non-residents $7.00.


Captain Daniel Wright Woods
Saint Mary’s Road at Everett Road
Mettawa, IL 60048

Admission Fee: $5 (children and adults)

For more information, call 847.367.6640

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Vernon Hills' Earth Day Family Event
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Celebrate Earth Day with the Park District with activities the entire family will enjoy! The first 250 families will receive a reusable bag filled with Earth friendly items. You will have the chance to win sustainable/environmentally responsible items for your home, garden, and office. We will also take an arbor walk through Century Park with certified and qualified Arborists as part of Arboretum Ce...rtification for Century Park.

Park Maintenance Facility
1400 Indianwood Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

For more information, call 847.996.6817

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Family Kite Fly
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 11am-1pm

Circle the skies high above Century Park flying a kite! Come on out to this free, family event to support the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ “Flying 4 Kids”program which promotes the sale of Park District license plates that feature a kite design. Proceeds from the sale of kite themed license plates support after school programming. No registration is necessary. Bring your own kite or purchase one at the event for $...6. Park at the Century Park Boat Dock Shelter parking lot and walk up to the island picnic shelter.

Century Park
1001 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

For more information, call 847.996.6800

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Kids' Only Garage Sale
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 9am-12pm

Kids clean out your room, closets, basements, under your bed and bring out the toys and books that you no longer need or play with and earn extra cash. Fee covers a 10 x 10 space with an 8ft table. All kids must be supervised by an adult and have their own cash box. Register online and reserve a spot. Ages 5-12 are welcome.
Nothing to sell, then come out and shop the sale.


Viking Park - Outdoors
4374 Old Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Cost to participate - $10 resident & $12 for non-residents.

For more information, call 847.623.7788

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Mundelein Arts Commission Presents Open Mic Night
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 7pm-9:30pm

Attention musicians, poets, authors, actors, comedians, magicians, and storytellers. It is your time to step forward in Mundelein and hear the applause of family, friends, and neighbors. The Mundelein Arts Commission (MAC) has organized a series of Open Mic Nights to promote music, poetry and literary readings, and the performing arts in the Village of Mundelein. Anyone 14 years or older wit...h talent to share is invited to participate. Open Mic Nights will also run on May 19, with future dates to be determined. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with performance slots every 15 minutes, subject to advance sign-up and time slot availability.

AREA General Store
18 Park Street
Mundelein, IL 60060

For more information, call 847.989.9634

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Boating Safety Course
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 8am-4pm

This U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating course provides instruction to boaters at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard teach our classes. Upon completion of the course and an successful completion of an exam, participants will receive a certificate of competency. This course meets the Illinois education requirement for... those born after January 1, 1998 wanting to operate a motor driven vessel. Reserve a seat today.

Fox Lake Community Center
23 South Street
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Cost - $40 per class…

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There are all kinds of Easter "hoppenings" to take part in this year. From egg hunts to visits with the Easter Bunny, here's a great guide to local events.…/

Our complete guide to everything Easter in Lake County, from free egg hunts to flashlight hunts for teens and everything in between.

Make your reservations for Easter Brunch soon! Here is a link to a great guide to this year's brunch offerings.…/

We've rounded up the best places to have Easter Brunch in Lake County IL. Make your reservations now!

20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 11:30am

Children ages 1 - 9 are all welcome to attend this annual Easter Egg Hunt. Over 10,000 eggs and 300 prizes available. Children will be divided into 3 age categories. The Easter Bunny will be available before and after the hunt, so bring the camera.


Hunt starts at 11:30 am sharp, please allow time to park and get to the starting line. This is a free event, but please bring a non-perishable food product for the local pantry.

Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030

For more information, call 847.223.7878

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Train Day at Lambs Farm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10am-3pm

Children of all ages can don their conductor’s hat and operate the Digital Command Control System for running the model trains on the club’s portable layout. The Valley Model Train Layout also features a CTC computerized signal system courtesy of the Valley Model Railroad Club.


Lambs Farm Magnolia Cafe & Bakery
14245 W Rockland Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048

This event is FREE! Additional activities for minimal cost.

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Night in Neverland at Rainforest
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 5pm-9pm

Join us for a Night in Neverland. Visit with Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell as well as your favorite tree frog Cha!Cha!. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Neverland character. $9.99 Kids buffet that includes an amazing sundae bar. There will also be games & prizes, face painting, balloons and magic. Adults will order from regular menu. Make your reservation today.


Rainforest Cafe
6170 W. Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

For more information, call 847.855.7800

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Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 4pm-5:30pm

The simple act of walking, especially in nature, can improve your overall health, both physically and mentally. The Lake County Forest Preserves, the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University Health System have teamed up to bring this event to the community. This program brings together naturalists and health care providers for guided walking tours of Lake County’s forest preserves. The eight... walks are free, open to the public, and require no registration.

While you walk, you can speak with a NorthShore physician about the health benefits of walking and become more engaged with the outdoor environment as you learn from a forest preserve naturalist. The walks are open to all ages. Those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All walks range in length from one to two miles

Hastings Lake Forest Preserve
21155 W Gelden Road
Lake Villa, IL 60046

For more information, call 847.367.6640

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7th Annual Extreme Block Party
Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 10am-3pm

Bring the family out for a day of fun. Enjoy free food, free fun and free admission! Open to adults and children of all ages. 100+ Local Vendors, live entertainment, raffle prizes, live reptile show, face painting and so much more. The most fun that can be had indoors in April.


DoubleTree Mundelein
510 E. Route 83
Mundelein, IL 60060

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Lake County's Food Truck Frenzy
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 12pm-5pm

Whether you are a foodie, considering hiring a food truck for your wedding, office or a fun party at home, please join us at this free family friendly event from 12-5 pm at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Some of the trucks that will be participating are Yum Dum Truck, Happy Lobster Truck and Robinsons No. 1 Ribs. Visit our Facebook Events page for more information and updates on Food Vendors.


Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030

For more information, call 847.979.0091

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Earth Day 5K Fun/Run Super Hero Race
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 9am

Unleash your Earth Day Environmental Fighter and go green. Come dressed as a Super Hero or make one up and help save the planet. This event is free for all ages. Register online or onsite on April 22 from 8:15am-8:45am. The race starts at 9am and begins and ends at Millennium Park. Costumes are encouraged. Water will be supplied. Prizes will be awarded for best costume.


Millennium Park
201 Country Place
Lindenhurst, IL 60046

For more information, call 847.356.6011

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Sneak Preview Weekend at Six Flags Great America
Friday, April 14, 2017 - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Friday-Saturday: 10:30am-6pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Your favorite place is opening for a Sneak Preview Weekend!...
Join us for a thrilling weekend preview of the park Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16! This is a weekend you won't want to miss. Be the first to ride all of your favorite coasters and get a taste of what this summer will have in store for you.

Something for everyone! From thrillseeking coaster lovers to folks that like to keep their feet planted on the ground we have something for everyone. Thrillseekers can take a ride on the record breaking Goliath or take in the sights on Sky Trek Tower.
Visit to purchase your ticket or use your valid Six Flags Season Pass!

Don't forget to check out the park hours before visiting. We will be opening at 12:00 on Sunday, April 16.

Six Flags Great America
I94 and Rt. 132 (Grand Ave.)
Gurnee, IL 60031

For more information, call 847.249.4636

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