McHenry County Conservation District  •  18410 US Highway 14 •  Woodstock, IL 60098  •  815-338-MCCD(6223)

checking the geocache coordinatesCache Your Way Across McHenry County GEOTOUR— Begins Aug. 1

Attend the Pre-Launch Picnic
Sunday, July 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 
Fel-Pro RRR, Cary

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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Guitar7:00 – 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.)

Aug. 1: Diego Alonso Flamenco Ensemble 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.

Sept. 5: Cheryl Niemo and the Down Home Boys
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.

Precision Riding Motorcycle demonstrationNational Night Out—
Free Family Event

Tuesday, August 5, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Harrison Benwell

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.

demonstrating historical land survey methodsvolunteer in historical attire knittingyarn spinning demonstration

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

Lost Valley Ventures —
Family Exploration Programs!

Saturdays, 2–3:30 p.m.
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park

August–Pioneer Play

Bring the family for a free afternoon of a nature craft, lesson, game and hike.

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Site Advisories

[Updated 7/23/14]

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