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Upcoming Events

The McHenry Outdoor Theatre is Open!  One of the Last Outdoor Theaters in Illinois, the theater it is located ½ mile north of Route 120 at 1510 North Chapel Hill Road. Movie goers can bring additional seating and a portable radio to view the movie next to their car.

The 8th 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 begins May 22nd.

September 24th, 11am-5pm a self-guided tour of 12 farms in McHenry County. Family-friendly, free, there is no beginning or end of the tour—just choose the farms that interest you and visit during the designated time. Most farms will be selling food, produce or other farm-related products. Bring cash to purchase items directly from the farmers. Dress appropriately and supervise children at all times. No pets, please. See Farm List

Cider Fest, Sunday, October 1st, 10 AM- 4 PM, 40th Annual Event! Union Illinois, Civil War re-enactors featuring the 36th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Live music, old fashioned cider making, blacksmith, barn-raising demonstration. An apple goodies bakery, kettle korn, book, antique clothing, and white elephant sale and food will be available. The museum, the Gannon 1843 log cabin and 1895 West Harmony one-room school are also open free all day.

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)

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.

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, 9/2 Through October 29th, 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.

Save time and money, shop locally in Wonder Lake for your family meals. Wonder Foods has daily specials for every day items, visit this link to view their sale prices! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the county's tax base. If our local businesses were in the village boundaries, our tax dollars would benefit VWL directly.

You can take boat safety classes online, at anytime: Boater Exam.com, and Boat-Ed.com are fast and easy and certification cost is $29.95. For local Lake and Boating Conditions, visit the MPOA.

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.

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