Welcome to the Village of Lakemoor Parks & Recreation Website. Our mission is to provide residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space park land throughout the Village. The Village operates neighborhood and community parks. Facilities at developed local parks vary from site to site, and include combinations of, athletic fields, picnic areas and shelters, sitting areas and play equipment. Our number one priority is satisfying and serving the recreational needs of our residents and visitors to our parks. With this in mind, every employee of our Village works hard every day to accomplish these goals. We value your input regardless of the message; good or bad. If you have any suggestions on how we can do a better job of providing these services and programs please contact us at Village Hall (815) 385-1117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like the opportunity to advertise your business on this webpage? This webpage gets many views throughout the week and for a modest annual fee you can have your business logo listed along with a link to your website. This is a wonderful opportunity for your business to get additional exposure as well as help defer some of the costs to our park programs and events. If interested please contact John Guenther at 815-385-1117 or at email@example.com. If you like to register and pay directly on line please click on this LINK. Sponsorship costs are $200 for a year, $100 for 6 months, and $50 for 3 months.
The Parks and Recreation Department is constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance the events that we currently provide. Your input and feedback is very important to us in determining what events we will continue to provide as well as events that we can possibly have in the future. Please take a brief moment to fill out the survey and let us know how we are doing and how we can perhaps better serve you in the future. Please click here for the survey.
Halloween “Trunk & Treat”
On October 25th we will be having a Trunk and Treat at Heritage Park. The event will start at 5:00 and last until 6:30. We are looking for people to come with their cars decorated in their most creative Halloween décor they can think of. The kids will then be coming by each car for some candy. We encourage everyone to dress up in costume themselves. After the Trunk and Treat we will be showing 2 movies in the park. The first movie will be Monsters University and the second movie will be Casper. We will be providing Hot Cider, Candy Apples and of course candy courtesy of the Parks and Recreation committee. Trophies will be awarded to the best decorated car and the best costume for kids and adults. Other items will be available for purchase at the concession stand as well.
The River East Library will be providing activities during the 5:00 to 6:30 time period.
Please try and participate as the entire evening will be a lot of fun. Here is a LINK to sign up for the Trunk and Treat.
Chicago Wolves Hockey Game – Sign ups are now open
Sign ups will end on October 31 so please sign up soon
The date will be January 17, 2015. Please complete the registration form CLICK HERE if you are interested in going. The cost per ticket would be $30.00 and that includes your ticket, round trip transportation to the game, Hot Dog and Soda voucher, free Wolves hat, and our group being recognized on the Wolves communication screen. I hope to hear from you soon. The Wolves will be playing the Rockford IceHogs (the Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate ) so the game will be packed and we should see a great game. The bus will be leaving the village hall at 5:00pm and returning after the game is over. The seating would be in the Section 109. There will be a limited number of seats available so please register soon so I can get an idea as to how many will be going. Payments can be made online or you can pay at the village hall. Checks should be made payable to the Village of Lakemoor 28874 Rte. 120 Unit C&D Lakemoor, IL 60051
Lakemoor Trick or Treating will be held on October 31st between the hours of 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Ongoing Community Events
Library Activities and Events
Don’t forget that the local libraries have events and activities ongoing throughout the year. Here are some links to the local libraries:
Check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
Get to know the River East Library
The River East Public Library, located at the corner of Lily Lake Road and Route 120 is the closest library to Lakemoor, in fact we’re right next door! Lakemoor actually has three library districts within the Village, River East, Fox Lake, and Wauconda Public Libraries. The most important thing to know is once you get your card from your “home” library, you can use it at any one of them. In fact, you can use any Illinois Library Card at River East. Your home library can be determined by your tax bill. It will list which library your taxes support. If you have trouble locating your information, you can always give us a call at 815-385-6303. We realize we are much closer than your home library for most of you and we welcome you. Please stop in so we can help with your entertainment, school, research, technology, and programming needs.
River East is located at 813 W. IL Route 120 and at http://www.rivereastlibrary.org. Hours are M-TH 10am to 7pm Fri-Sat 10am to 5pm.
Help Support the River East Public Library
The River East Public Library is in need of your help. Drop off donations are always welcome including monetary donations, books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and audiobooks and can be made either at the library or at the Village Hall. Please make checks payable to the River East Public Library 813 W. IL Rte. 120, McHenry, IL 60051. Thank you very much in advance for your interest in helping support this worthwhile cause.
River East Library On Going Events
Thursday Afternoon Story Time 1:00pm
Fall Session — September 11 to October 30
Holiday Session — November 6—20 and December 4—18
McHenry County Whovians Meeting 7pm Last Tuesday of each month.
Teen Club * NEW* Third Wednesday of each month at 6pm.
Books and Biscuits Book Club 10am Second Wednesday of each month.
Society of Page Turners Book Club 7pm Third Tuesday of each month.
Fox Point Book Club 10am Fourth Thursday of each month.
Matt Kenseth Race Winner Giveaways—each week following a win by Matt in the Nascar Sprint Series. Sprint Cup Chase ends November 16th.
NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP MONTH!
September 1—30 Stephen King and Reading quote contest.
October 10 Staff In-Service Library opens at 2 pm.
October 15th National Grouch Day Get your grounch on!
Teen Read Week October 12— 18 Teens Rule!
October 23 Teen Bullying Program 7pm
October 24 10:00 to Noon Pumpkin Painting
November 1—December 13 Community Food drive
November 4 ELECTION DAY
Illinois family Reading Night November 20
November 20 Staff In-service Library opens at 2 pm
HAPPY THANKSGIVING November 27
Library closed November 27 and 28
December 13 Food Drive Ends
December 24 and 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS Library closed
December 26 1:30 After Christmas Tree Party
December 26 through January 3 Library Hours 12 to 5
Fall activities in Lake County
Please click on this LINK to see the activities that Lake County has to offer this fall. Also here is a LINK to the Lake County Forest Preserve District website calendar. Check it out!!!. Sign up for free e-newsletters to learn about activities, events, programs and offers.
Fall activities in McHenry County
Halloween Costume Swap
Come to the Wauconda Library on Saturday October 11 at 10:30am. Celebrate a green Halloween and save some money, too! Donate your child’s gently used Halloween costumes and accessories beginning September 2. Those who make donations will get “first choice” of donated costumes with early bird admission on Saturday October 11 from 10:00am to 10:30am. Donations need not be made in order to participate.
Oktoberfest Concert – September 30
Come to the Fox Lake Library between 7 and 8pm for a cultural and musical journey through Germany. Alpine Thunder will be providing the journey. More info at http://www.fllib.org
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Encourage the women in your life to get checked and also donate or participate in the various fundraising events this month.
Sign Language Class – October 1
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Three eight-week sessions of classes will be offered at two skill levels. Class 1 and Class 2. Registration will be held from 6:00pm to 6:30pm on the first night of class. Class fee is $50 per 8 week session. For more information please click HERE.
2015 Youth Art Calendar Competition – October 1
Is your child an artist? They he or she should submit an entry to the Village of Buffalo Grove Calendar Competition. Children in grades 1-12 are invited to participate. Awards will be given at various levels and the top winners will have their art published in the calendar. For more information please click HERE.
Genealogy Interest Group – October 2
Explore the many resources available beyond the library’s physical collection. To register please click HERE or call 847-279-2232.
Moon Over Fox Lake – October 2
Drop by the Fox Lake Library between 7:00pm and 8:45pm during this all-ages event to view the night sky through Lake County Astronomical Society’s telescopes. Weather permitting. For more information please click HERE.
Family Storytime in Spanish ( Cuentos en Familia ) – October 3
Come on out to the Indian Trails Library at 5:30pm. All ages are welcome but children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Bring the entire family for a fun time listening to stories, singing songs, and making a craft. Limit 25. Tickets are required and will be distributed 30 minutes before the program. For more information please click HERE.
Coaster for a Cause – October 3-5
DuPage Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Six Flags for this event. Tickets are only $32.00 per person and a portion of tickets sold will be building homes, community and hope in DuPage County. For more information please click HERE.
Howl’oween Doggie Dash at Viking Park – October 4
Bring your furry friend for a barking-good time. The event will take place at 2pm. Dogs will do a 25 yard dash, or participate in a How’loween Costume Contest. This is a free event. For more information please click HERE.
Iron Invasion Classic Car & Motorcycle Show – October 4
Traditional Hot Rod, Kustom, & Cycle Show Pre 1965 Cars & Pre 1975 Motorcycles. DIY Stunt Show, vintage motocross, Maiden of Iron contest, Mr Invader, Vendors from around the country, swap meet for vintage parts only and much more. The event takes place from 8am to 6pm. For more information please click HERE.
Fox Lake Family Fall Fest – October 5
Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of food, kid’s and family activities and pumpkin carving on Sunday October 5 between 11am and 3pm. Location is Lakefront Park in Fox Lake. Please visit their website HERE for more information.
University Center Open House – October 7
Learn about a dozen new degrees and certificates available in Lake County or learn about the existing 100+ programs. For more info please click HERE. The time is 6PM to 8 PM.
Teen Maker Space – October 7
Stop by the Wauconda Library on Tuesday October 7 at 3:00pm for this month’s project: Painted Owls. Paint small ceramic owl figures to take home with you. They will be a HOOT!!!
Free eBooks in the Cloud – October 7
Come to the Wauconda Library on Tuesday October 7 at 7pm for a demonstration on how easy it is to use eBooks. Just bring your Wauconda Library Card, library password, and a compatible device. Most devices are compatible with the 3M Cloud Library ( except for Kindles ). For more information please click HERE.
Mundelein’s PumpkinFest – October 10
Bring the family out for Pumpkinfest celebration being held to close out another successful Farmers Market season. Enjoy music, pick out a pumpkin. For more info please click HERE.
Free Airplane Rides for Kids – October 11
Kids ages 8-17 will recieve a free airplane ride from a EAA chapter 790 volunteer. We are donating our time and aircraft to give kids the experience of flight in a small airplane. Come out and enjoy your local airport! For more information please click HERE.
Ghost Stories and Haunted Trail at the Volo Bog – October 11
Times are 5pm to 9:15pm. Starting with the haunted trail and guided bog tours the highlight of the evening is the 7pm scary stories just over the hill from the bog itself. There will also be donuts, apple cider, taffy apples and hot cocoa for sale. Reservations required. Open to adults and kid 5 and older. For more info please click HERE.
Fall Diddley Craft Show – October 11
This event will feature over 300 Crafters and Artists with quality hand-crafted items. Food will also be available. Come join the fun between 9am and 5pm at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Admission is $6.00 for anyone over 12. For more information please click HERE.
Barrington’s Scarecrow Festival – October 11
This free festival will feature pony rides, scarecrow, pumpkin and cookie decorating, games, and inflatable games for the kids. The event will take place between 11am and 2pm. The location is Memorial Park 311 S. Hough St. Barrington, IL 60010. For more information please click HERE.
Zurko Antique and Flea Market – October 11-12
This event is on Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 12. Times on Saturday are 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 8am to 3pm. Offered for sale will be a variety of antiques and collectables from furniture, jewelry, advertising items, old toys, coins and much, much more. For more information please click HERE.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt – October 12
Come on out to Central Park in Grayslake at night, you will never know what’s going to give you fright. Join us as we look for all sorts of cool prizes. Check-in at the Aquatic Field Concession Stand and bring your own flashlight. Cost is $15 and pre-registration is required. For more information please click HERE.
Antiques Appraisals – October 17
Antiques expert Mark Moran will be conducting free antiques appraisals at the Fox Lake Library between 6pm and 8:45pm. Registration is required. Please visit HERE for more information.
9th Annual Barn Burner BBQ – October 17-18
Come on out to Lambs Farm on October 17 & 18 for low and slow cooking contest. Teams compete for Grand Champion title and a chance to compete at national events. The time of the event begins at 10:00am to 10:00pm. For more information please visit their website HERE.
Antioch’s Fall Fest – October 18
This is the biggest fall celebration in Antioch, which is a fun family event featuring live music and activities for all to enjoy. The event takes place on Saturday October 18. The Fall Fest features traditional events like the Weiner(Dachshund) races, Baggo Tournament, and the Pumpkin Roll. For more info please visit their website.
Round Lake’s Great Pumpkin Celebration – October 18
Saturday 2pm to 5pm. Always a crowd pleaser, this event features indoor trick or treating, costume contests, carnival games with prizes, kids entertainment, hayrides and refreshments are available for purchase. So dress in your favorite costume and get ready for fun. For more information please click HERE.
Community Fun Day at Camp Duncan – October 19
Come out for a day of fun featuring camp activities for the entire family. Crafts, climbing tower, archery wagon rides and much more. Admission is $10. Location is YMCA Camp Duncan 32405 North Hwy. 12 Ingleside, IL 60041. For more information please click HERE.
More ways to Maximize your iPhone and iPad – October 22
Come to the Wauconda Library and join Richard Kong. Bring your devise to this interactive class and be ready to share one of your favorite apps. Call 847-526-6225 for more info.
Small Discoveries – A Happy Halloween – October 22
Come on by the Lake County Discovery Museum between 10 – 11am and have some big fun for your little ones ages 2-5. Costumes encouraged. For more information please click HERE.
Spooky Radio Show – October 25
Come to the Fox Lake Library and hear the Lake County Radio Players perform a classic Arch Oboler horror script and then leave you laughing with the comedy of Life of Riley. The event will be from 2pm and ending at 3pm.
Trick or Treat Main Street – October 26
This event will be held on Sunday October 26 from 3pm to 6pm in Wauconda on Main St. Pet costume contest at 3:30pm, pumpkin carving contest ( Drop off already carved pumpkin at the Village Hall by 3pm). Judging begins at 3pm and the winners announced at 5:45pm. For more information please click HERE.
CROCtoberfest – October 26
During this fun-filled event for all ages, you can meet live crocodilians, including Bubba the world famous American Alligator who will be on hand until 2pm. The event is on Sunday October 26 from 10am to 4pm at the Wildlife Discovery Center 1401 Middlefork Dr. Lake Forest, IL 60045. For more info please click HERE.
GhostLand Society – October 30
Paranormal investigators from the GhostLand Society will share their experiences ghost hunting in Northern Illinois. Time is 7 to 8pm. More info please click HERE.
Jackie’s Magic Show – November 1
Come on out to Warren Township High School between 5:45pm and 10:00pm for the magic show. Bring a non-perishable food items for the hungry of Lake County and receive free admission to the show. Not only does Jackie’s dad perform, but there will be other performers. There will also be raffle prizes. Please click HERE for more information.
Mundelein’s 7th Annual Pumpkin Drop – November 2
Come on out to Keith Mione Community Park between 12:30pm and 1:30pm for the Pumpkin Drop. Pre-registration is encouraged. For complete information please click HERE.