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posted Sep 4, 2012, 12:55 PM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 1:04 PM ]

There are several community events in and around town in September...

Grand Dominion Garage Sale 

September 7-8


The fourth annual Grand Dominion neighborhood garage sale will be held September 7 from a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.


The Mundelein Farmers Market  Every Friday 3-7 p.m.  

JUNE 1 - OCTOBER 12  Park Street & Seymour Avenue in Mundelein  


Lady Mustangs Car Wash Fundraiser

September 8

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Mundelein Lady Mustangs basketball program will be having a Car Wash Fundraiser at the CVS on Route 176 and Midloathian. For a $5 donation, customers will get a hand wash and dry from the players and coaches of the Lady Mustangs program.


Used Book Sale

September 8-9

1170 Midlothian Road, Mundelein

The Friends of Fremont Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September 8 and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. September 9. Over 7,000 items to choose from, including books for adults and children, and more than 400 music CDs. The North Central O Gaugers Model Railroad Club will be running their model trains from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9. For more information, call 847.918.3247.


Mundelein Police Department Open House

September 8 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The event will include a women's self-defense demonstration, weapons demonstrations, police equipment on display, mini bike rodeo and bike safety presentation, distracted and impaired driving simulator, crime scene evidence recovery and fingerprinting presentation, child safety seat installation, meet McGruff the Crime Dog, crime lab demonstrations, and building tours. More info.



Wings Over Waukegan Air Show

September 8


Click here for information on the air show


Park on Park Cruise Night

September 12

6-9 p.m. 

Corner of Park and Seymour, downtown Mundelein

Best collection of pre-1977 classic cars. For more information, call 847.970.9235

Like to Hike? Take the Hike Lake County Challenge

Hike Lake County

Walking is one of the easiest ways to add activity to your routine and your Lake County Forest Preserves provide the perfect setting. Enjoy fall breezes and autumn colors while exploring designated Hike Lake County trails in scenic forest preserves throughout Lake County. 

At each preserve, look for Hike Lake County signs at the trailhead to get you started on the right route. Complete just seven of the 12 designated hikes by November 30 and earn a free commemorative shield for your walking stick. Each year features new trails and a colorful new shield. Get started.


Free Habitat Walks for Seniors

Explore many of the different habitats of Lake County, learning as you walk. These free nature walks are designed for senior citizens and paced to the group's ability. Nan Buckardt, Director of Environmental Education and Public Affairs for the Lake County Forest Preserves, will lead the upcoming September 19 walk from 9 to 10 a.m., at Grant Woods in Lake Villa. For details, call 847.968.3321.


Community Campfire Friday Nights


Gather around the campfire with family and friends and experience nature at night. Roast marshmallows, share nature stories, and sing songs. Bring a musical instrument to play and a blanket or chair to sit on. Campfire nights are free and open to all ages. View upcoming Community Campfire Friday Nights.


Progress Update

Thanks to your support, the Lake County Forest Preserves continues to protect some of our most important natural areas, maintain nearly 160 miles of trails, and restore many acres of habitat for Lake County's native plants and animals. Read the progress update to learn more about recent achievements.


Farm Heritage Festival

farm heritage9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 22-23, Lakewood. The 20th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots. Tractor parade, sheep herding, wagon rides, animals and more. $8 adults, $4 ages 4-17 and seniors; weekend pass $12 adults, $6 ages 4-17 and seniors. No registration required. More info.

source: Diana O'Kelly September 4, 2012 newsletter