The McHenry County Farm Stroll, Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 10-4 p.m. is a FREE, family-friendly, self-guided tour of 12 diversified family farms. Just choose the farms you wish to visit and go during the stroll's timeframe. Farmers will be selling produce and products and some farms will conduct tours and demonstrations. Download the brochure at www.mchenrycfb.org

Fall Bass Derby sponsored by the Sportsman Club, Sunday October 7th, Registration 6:00 - 6:30 am. 1:30 pm weigh-in, trophy presentation - Horizontals Center Beach. Contact: Tony Musel - 815-345-8724. Note: One fisherman in boat must be a resident of WL

Cider Fest, Sunday, October 7th, 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.

Annual Fall favorite, this fundraiser is sponsored by the Wonder Lake Ski Team and held at Petersen Park: Oct 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 7PM. Check their website for more details in October

Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 9am - 5pm Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 9am - 4pm Boone County Fairgrounds Belvidere, Illinois. Free Parking, Admission is $7.00 for ages 12 and over. Tickets are available in advance for groups of 25 or more for $6 each. For additional directions, visit the Fairgrounds Website at: www.boonecountyfair.com

Local family farms in rural McHenry County, Ill., are open to the public for three days, Fri-Sat.-Sun. From 9-5 October 19-21st. Many stops include visiting crafters selling: pottery, jewelry, lawn ornaments, and dozens of other crafts. Some stops are mini craft fairs in themselves! LINK

Halloween is celebrated in Wonder Lake on October 31st. Trick or Treat Hours are 3-8 PM. If you do not wish to participate turn off your porch lights. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday.

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.

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