Upcoming Events

Rain or Shine, Indoors or Outdoors, Free Parking, Great Food. At the German American Cultural Center, 259 West Grand Ave, Lake Villa IL. Admission is $8 per person. Schedule: Sept. 17th - 6:30-Midnight, band Paloma and German Dancers, Sept. 24 - 6:30-Midnight, band Phenix, and Rheinischer Marching Band, October 1st - 6:30-Midnight, band Phenix, and German Dancers.

Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club Bass Fishing Derby, October 2nd 2016, Check in is at 6 AM. Derby begins at 6:30 AM. and ends promptly at 1:30 PM. Participation in this event is open to adults individuals or minors who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. One teammate must be a resident of Wonder Lake. Only artificial baits and lures may be used.

Cider Fest, Sunday, October 2nd, 10 AM- 4 PM, Union Illinois, musical entertainment by "Charlie B and Friends.," Try making handmade toys, and watch a barn raising. Throughout the day there will be harvest demonstrations, including blacksmithing and old fashioned cider making. An apple goodies bakery, kettle korn, book, antique clothing, and white elephant sale and food will be available.

Annual Fall Craft Show is Saturday, October 18th & 9th starting at 9 AM at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Parking is Free and admission is $6 for ages 12 and over. Tickets are available in advance for groups of 25 or more for $5 each. The fairgrounds are located on IL Rt. 76 just north of Business Rt. 20 in Belvidere.

Fifteen family farms in rural McHenry County, Ill., are open to the public for three days, Fri-Sat.-Sun. From 9-5 October 14-16th. LINK

Early Voting Hours in McHenry Township: Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 31 to Friday, November 4 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Monday, November 7 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

McHenry country’s only apple maze boasting “growing, living, pickable fruit walls” at www.royaloakfarmorchard.com, 15908 Hebron Road, Harvard. The 5-acre maze is created out of apple trees, includes nearly 2 miles of winding trails and more than 3,000 trees with nine varieties of apples visitors can try as they walk through the maze. Visit their website for dates and times!

Trick or Treat hours will be on October 31, between 3-8pm. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween.

Recharge your Spirit! Saturday November 5th from 10am - 4pm at the Mixin Mingle 124 Cass Street, Woodstock IL 60098. Howl at the Moon Gems, organizer and presenter of this expo, has again gathered up readers, artists and holistic vendors for this special event. Currently have 17 confirmed exhibitors.

The Volo Auto Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It features roughly 400 classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood cars. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $8.95 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger. For other information, visit volocars.com, or call 815-385-3644.

This museum exists to educate - they'd like the whole world to know about fire equipment and it's stellar history! Visit their website for more information, and make sure you call ahead before dropping in as private tours are all they offer at the moment. (815-568-8950)

Just For Fun offers skating lessons and space for birthday and private skating parties. With more than 20 years of experience providing an arena for family fun and entertainment, they are one of the area's premier venues for fun, providing a safe environment for everyone. Visit their website for hours.

Experience the Worlds Largest Corn Maze at Richardson Farms, Spring Grove. Open Noon to 10pm, Now Through October 30th, visit their website for days and times. Activities include 700' Zip Line, ORBiting, Live Pig Races, Pedal Carts, Wagon Rides, and pumpkin Patch.

America's Largest Railway Museum, located in Union Illinois. See their website for train scheduls, dates & times.

Tickets for a variety of events are available at the Opera House box office, online or by calling 815-338-5300.

The Museum is open May through the first Sunday in October; 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, as well as Sundays in May and on select Sundays June-September. 6422 Main Street, Union, IL 60180, (815) 923-2267.

The 7th Season of the Green Street Cruise Night!  Mondays, 6-8pm. Please visit the Green Street Cruise Night Facebook page for the full schedule and more information. Season Finale September 26th.

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