Vernon Hills Park District
Vernon Hills Park District
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April 2017
$47 - $59

“Caring 4 Children” Babysitting Program

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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This program combines the curriculum from the Babysitting 101 National Babysitter Education Program with professionals from the Police Department and Countryside Fire Protection District. Future sitters, ages 10-14 years, learn how to deal with emergency and non-emergency situations that could arise while taking care of younger children. Topics including first aid, fire safety, police security, and child care are addressed. Participants receive a manual and tote bag, and certificates of achievement are awarded. Participants should bring a sack lunch with them…

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$25

Loop the Lakes 5K Run/Walk

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Century Park North, 1401 Indianwood Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Support the Vernon Hills Park District Scholarship Program by registering for our annual Loop the Lakes 5K Run/Walk. Runners and walkers can enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of nature as they loop around Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes in picturesque Century Park. This course does have small hills and inclines around the southernmost loop. Post-race snacks and water will be provided. Awards are given to best overall male and female as well as the top three finishers for…

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Family Kite Fly

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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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…

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May 2017

Vegetable Gardening Basics – Free Program!

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Century Park North, 1401 Indianwood Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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I just planted the garden, now what? The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Lake Country will present research-based information on the care and maintenance of the vegetable garden plot to keep your plants healthy throughout the growing season. No matter how small or large a garden, this information can save you money, heartache and support a flavorful and hearty harvest. This free class is limited to the first 50 people. Please pre-register online with activity code 401601-1. This…

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Recycle-O-Rama

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Westfield Hawthorn Mall, Route 60 & Route 21
Vernon Hills, 60061
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Electronics recycling, paper shredding, and latex paint collection will take place at Hawthorn Mall in the Sears parking lot. We are partnering with the Village of Vernon Hills, Vernon Township, State Representative Carol Sente, SWALCO, and Hawthorn Mall on this event. There is a limit of two boxes of paper shredding per vehicle. Latex paint costs $3/gallon and payment can be cash or credit. There will be no chemical waste recycling at this event. Items to be collected: CRT monitors,…

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$35

School’s Out

May 26 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hawthorn Elementary North School, 301 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills,
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What can your child do when school is not in session? Join us for “School’s Out”. We offer a wide variety of recreational activities that allow children in grades K-6 to develop their social skills, including sports, games, arts and crafts, and much more! Please send your child with a sack lunch and two snacks. Code: 950101-28 Fee: $35

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Container Gardening – Free Program!

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Century Park North, 1401 Indianwood Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Do your containers look tired by mid-July? Do they lack the fullness and pizzazz you expected when you planted them? Don't know how to get started? Beautiful container gardens are within your grasp! Starting out on the right foot will lead to enjoyment throughout the growing season. This free demonstration, presented by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Lake County, covers the science behind a fabulous container garden with emphasis on using the appropriate container mix, right sized container,…

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June 2017
$25 - $29

Mighty Kids Triathlon

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakeview Fitness Center, 700 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, 60061
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Kids, 6-12 years old, are invited to compete in a swim, bike, run triathlon that is both challenging and fun! Distances will vary by age, so athletes will compete in heats with their own age group. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, goody bag, refreshments, and a medal. Trophies will be awarded to top competitors in each age group. You may arrive beginning at 7:45 am. Pre-race bike checks will be provided by M&M Cyclery. R/NR: $25/29    Code: 430704-1…

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$6 - $7

Kids Fishing Day

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Kids, 6-13 years old, will have a memorable morning fishing with the Park District and the Libertyville Fishing Club at Century Park’s Big Bear Lake. We’ll begin with safety instructions and demonstrations before heading to the shore in hopes of catching “The Big One”! Bait will be provided for all, and a limited number of poles will be available for use. Prizes will be awarded for the first fish and largest fish caught in different age groups. Meet at the…

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$20 - $25

Magic Class

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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Young magicians, 5-12 years old, will amaze friends & family with mind-reading and tricks using playing cards, ropes & coins! Would-be wizards are guaranteed to have a great time learning these fascinating tricks. The tricks are really convincing, and easy to learn. Anyone can look like a pro in no time! Each participant receives a take home a magic kit. New tricks are taught each session. Code: 150601-1 R/NR: $20/25

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