Cache Your Way Across McHenry County GEOTOUR— Begins Aug. 1
GeoTour Begins: August 1 –Turn your next staycation, day trip or geocaching expedition into an extraordinary adventure. This GeoTour highlights 15 of the best District spots where gamers will be led along unique trails, under bridges, to historic sites, or in the middle of a majestic oak woodland.
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FIRST FRIDAYS CONCERTS –
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Glacial Park,
Lost Valley Visitor Center Patio
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment. (No glass containers. concerts move indoor during inclement weather.)
The Diego Alonso Flamenco Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance. Guitarist Diego Alonso, singer Patricia Ortega and flamenco dancer Ronaldo Monge are sure to dazzle you with their talent.
Enjoy a blend of old time country, folk, and bluegrass that spans the decades. Cheryl, Pete Jonsson on guitar/vocals), Marty Brunkalla on mandolin/fiddle, and Al Fyfe on bass will delight you with down home American roots music.
National Night Out—
Free Family Event
Tuesday, August 5, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Departments team up to promote crime prevention and safety programs, and strengthen police-community partnerships. Complimentary food, drinks, activities, and info booths: Electronic Fingerprinting ID System for Children, Child Passenger Safety Info, Project S.W.E.E.P., and various police/fire equipment and vehicle on display.
5:30 & 6:50 p.m. Extrication–Wonder Lake Fire Protection
5:50 & 7:10 p.m. Precision Riding Motorcycle Demo–McHenry County Conservation District
6:10 p.m. Police K9 Demo–McHenry County Sheriff's Office
Living History Open House
Sunday, August 17. Drop in Noon – 4 p.m.
Visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn about the resident families that called this area home. August’s open house will feature the Schaeffer and Steinmetz families, who lived here during the World War II era. Volunteers in historical attire will be on hand.
Lost Valley Ventures —
Saturdays, 2–3:30 p.m.
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Bring the family for a free afternoon of a nature craft, lesson, game and hike.
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