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Home School Expo at Park Place

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 11 am-2 pm

Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

Free Admission

 

2015 Home School Expo Vendors (as of August 20, 2015):

Johnsburg Public Library, Huntley Public Library, Crystal Lake Public Library, Lindamood-Bell Learning Process, The Racket Club, Crystal Lake Family Wellness, Nature's Balance Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Characters of Character, Player's Bench Music, Amber's Art Place

For more information contact Lauren Thibodeau


 

A Man In Recovery

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7-9 pm

Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

Free Admission

For more information contact Lauren Thibodeau


Lake Discovery Day

Including Used Outdoor Equipment and Gear Sale, Kids Fishing Derby, Paddleboat Rides, Hands on Activities, Boat Winterizing Demo and State of the Lake Presentation at 10:30 AM

Saturday, September 19, 2015, Noon-4 pm

Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

Free Admission


Ladies Night at Park Place

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5-8 pm

Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

For more information contact Lauren Thibodeau


Truck or Treat

October 24, 2015, 10 am-Noon

Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

This program will take place 'Rain or Shine'

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and see all kinds of big trucks and vehicles. Climb aboard and see how they work. Bring a treat bag as there will be lots of goodies by each truck. Be sure to bring a camera.

Contact Jessica Ortega if you have a truck or vehicle you would like to exhibit at Truck or Treat

Contact: Jessica Ortega
(815) 459-0680, ext. 1213


 

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

It's our holiday gift to the community's children, a tradition for over 25 years helping Santa write letters to all of his fans!
Send us your child's letter by December 11, plus a stamped, self-addressed envelope and Santa will send you a reply before Christmas. Please note: your child's letter will not be able to be returned to you.
Mail letters to:
Santa
c/o Crystal Lake Park District
One East Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


 

North Pole CallingHands On History at Colonel Palmer House

Ages 5-10 with parent
Drop in between 12-2 pm and introduce your family to history! All Hands on History programs present a brief historical topic with a craft for children.

 

 

2016 Hands on History Dates for February-May will be available in the 2016 Winter/Spring Brochure (available December 2015)


For more information contact Mary Ott


North Pole Calling

Wanders at Wingate

Our natural area volunteers gather to share their vast knowledge of our spectacular Wingate Prairie during a picturesque nature hike. Meet at The Nature Center, 330 N. Main St, Crystal Lake. Admission is free but please pre-register online utilizing the code number listed by the corresponding date. This program is open to all ages with an adult.

 

Code

Date

9601-3 Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2-3 PM
9601-4 Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2-3 PM
  May-August 2016 dates available in December 2015

For more information contact The Nature Center, (815) 455-1763, jfiorina@crystallakeparks.org


 

2016 Kite Fest at Lippold Park

2016 Date: check the Winter/Spring 2016 brochure (available December 2015)

Location: Lippold Park Soccer Fields, Route 176, Crystal Lake

This free event is a perfect way for families to enjoy Memorial Day weekend. Kite Fest includes performances by Team Chicago Kite, learn-to-fly lessons, family kite fly time, single-line kite flying and the first 250 children will receive a free kite and a learn-to-fly lesson. Keep your eyes to the as skies as kites of all sizes will be flying, some as large as 90 feet will be soaring for all to see. Chicago Kite will be on hand for all your kiting needs.

2015 Kite Fest Sponsors: Courtesy Buick GMC, Buffalo Wild Wings, Honey Baked Ham, Heritage Woods-Huntley and McHenry, Dunkin Donuts Crystal Lake, Jersey Mike's, Lou Malnati's, Chiro One Wellness

Contact: Jessica Ortega
(815) 459-0680, ext. 1213

visit www.chicagokite.com


 

2016 Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

2016 Concert in the Park Schedule available in the FREE Summer Fun Insert in the Summer 2016 brochure-available May 2016.

Location: Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake
Time: Concerts Start at 7 pm and last 60-90 minutes, Refreshments Available for Purchase

Inclement weather information: In the event of inclement weather, some concerts will be moved to Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake. The decision will be made by 4 pm. Outside food and beverage are not permitted at Park Place.

June 9, June 30 and August 4 concerts will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Date

Performer

Tuesdays, June-August 2016 at 7 pm

See the Free Summer Fun Insert in the Summer 2016 Program Brochure (available May 2016)

Thank you to the 2015 Concerts in the Park Sponsors: Bickford Senior Living, Home State Bank, Baird & Warner (Don Prigge), McHenry County Living, Dunkin Donuts (Crystal Lake), Fox 103.9, Heritage Woods McHenry & Huntley, Lloyd's Paint 'n Paper, HoneyBaked Ham, Autumn Leaves, New Balance Crystal Lake, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, Courtesy Buick/GMC, Raue Center for the Arts, Three Oaks Assisted Living

For sponsor information for the 2016 Season

Contact: Jacqui Weber


For booking information for the 2016 Season

Contact: Jessica Ortega
(815) 459-0680, ext. 1213



 

2016 Movies in the ParkMovies in the Park

 

Location: Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake
Time: Movies begin at dark. Come early for pre-movie festivities including

Inclement weather information: In case of inclement weather, the movie will be moved inside to the Main Beach Pavilion

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Eating Contest at 7 pm

Enter Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Eating Contest at www.star105.5.com (click on Star on the Streets Calendar of Events)

Limited openings per movie, kids ages 5-13, one participation per summer. Contest begins at approximately 7:30 pm. Participants selected will receive email confirmation. Special thanks to Baskin Robbins, 4817 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, (815)477-4817

Best Seat in the Park

Enter to have the Courtesy Buick GMC Best Seat in the House including:

your family seated in the Courtesy Buick GMC Big Red Inflatable Chair for the movie

Lou Malnati's Pizza and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Delivered to the chair

Enter Courtesy Buick GMC Best Seat in the Park Contest at www.star105.5.com (click on Star on the Streets Calendar of Events)

(entries accepted beginning 2 weeks before each movie date). Winner will be contacted 2 days prior to movie.

2015 Movie Schedule

Movies begin at dark.

Date

Movie

Special Feature
Friday, August 21, 2015 Muppets Most Wanted Find the clues to solve the movie mystery
2016 Movie Schedule    

one Friday evening per month, June-August 2016 at dark

See the Free Summer Fun Insert in the Summer 2016 Program Brochure (available May 2016)  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We welcome your movie suggestions for the 2016 Movies in the Park Season
email Jessica Ortega


For sponsor information for the 2016 Season, contact Jacqui Weber

Thank you to our generous 'Best Seat in the Park' 2015 sponsors:

Big Red Inflatable Chair Sponsor

Courtesy Crystal Lake

 

Best Seat in the Park Meal Sponsors

Lou Malnati's PizzeriaBaskin Robbins

 

Crystal Lake Park District Movies in the Park continue to be free for everyone due to the generosity of our 2015 event sponsors:

Star 105.5, Baskin Robbins Crystal Lake, Courtesy Buick GMC, Lou Malnati's, Home State Bank, Jersey Mike's, Country Inn & Suites, Pump It Up, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mayfair Carpet & Furniture, Chiro One Wellness, McHenry County Living, Bickford Senior Living, Hoffman Orthodontics, Northwest Herald, Raue Center for the Arts


 

2016 FREE Summer Sundays at Colonel Palmer House

Free Summer Sundays at Colonel Palmer House

 

Click on the picture on the left, to visit the Colonel Palmer House web page for more information about the special events and programs at Colonel Palmer House

 

 

2016 Summer Sundays at Colonel Palmer House

Location: Colonel Palmer House, 60 E. Terra Cotta Rd, Crystal Lake

Time: 1-4 pm, Rain or Shine

Date

Theme

one Sunday evening per month, June-August 2016, 1-4 pm

See the Free Summer Fun Insert in the Summer 2016 Program Brochure (available May 2016), for 2016 dates and themes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2016 Senior Fiesta

Information regarding the 2016 Summer Senior Special Event will be available in the Summer 2016 program brochure (available May 2016)

Contact: Jennifer Peterson
(815) 459-0680, ext.1219


 

2016 Black Diamond Blast on the Beach

2016 Date: information coming soon

Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

FREE Admission provided by Black Diamond.

Featured band to be announced May 2016

Click here for the Blast on the Beach web page (2015 information, 2016 updates coming May 2016)

 

2016 Blast on the Beach Fun Fair Sponsors

Contact Jacqui Weber, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1214

 

2016 Blast on the Beach Food Vendors & General Information

Contact Sam Thompson (815) 459-0680, ext. 1220

 

2016 Blast on the Beach Craft Fair Vendors

(registration for 2016 opens in May 2016)

Register for program code #4900-1 using any of the following registration options

  1. fax to (815) 477-5005
  2. submit in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office
  3. drop in the 24-hour drop box on the east side of the Park District Administrative Office
  4. Mail to: Crystal Lake Park District, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

After completing the registration form/waiver, print and fill out the Craft Fair Vendor Application form and Waiver and return to Jennifer Peterson (see address above) by July 26, 2015.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Peterson, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1219 

 

2015 Blast on the Beach Volunteers (individual & group volunteers for day of event)

Contact Jenny Leech, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1212


 

 



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