Upcoming Events

Benefits the Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake. Virginia is a volunteer for Wonder Lake Neighbors Food Pantry in Wonder Lake, IL. Every year for her birthday (April 21st) she coordinates a food and monetary drive for the food pantry. Virginia is turning 97 this year so she is striving to raise 9700 pounds of food donations for the pantry and striving to raise $9700.00 for the food pantry! Wonder Lake Neighbors Food Pantry currently serves almost 500 families per month! You can follow them and Virginia's Challenge facebook.com/wlfpantry or on gofundme.com/virginia97. See a list of Special Collection Dates.

Come and join us at Nativity Lutheran Church for our Bingo fundraiser, to benefit the WL Food Pantry. First Sunday of every month, doors open at 12:30pm, and games begin at 1pm. Nativity Lutheran Church, 3506 East Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake IL 60097.

Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program’s Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala will be held on Friday, May 6th from 6 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Starlight in Harvard. This year’s event will feature Bluegrass music by the Georgia Rae Band, a Southern Fare Buffet, Silent and Live Auctions, Derby Hat Contest. Proceeds from the event help fund Main Stay’s client assistance fund. For event tickets or sponsorship information call 815-653-9374 or visit www.mainstayfarm.org.

Letter Carrier Food Drive on Saturday May 14th. Put nonperishable food in a bag by your mailbox, and your postal carrier will deliver the food to the local food pantry, Neighbors Food Pantry at Lutheran Nativity Church in Wonder Lake.

May 31st from 5-7 PM, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood IL. Bring your Buisness Cards! Food, Drink, Raffle Prizes, Networking and Fun!

This museum exists to educate - they'd like the whole world to know about fire equipment and it's stellar history! Visit their website for more information, and make sure you call ahead before dropping in as private tours are all they offer at the moment. (815-568-8950)

Volo Auto Museum opens its new snowmobile exhibit on Dec. 26. More than two dozen of the rarest sleds ever to soar across the snow will be featured, including a 1923 Ford Model T Snow Flyer, one of just 75 ever made. The Volo Auto Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It features roughly 400 classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood cars. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $8.95 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger. For other information, visit volocars.com, or call 815-385-3644.

Just For Fun offers skating lessons and space for birthday and private skating parties. With more than 20 years of experience providing an arena for family fun and entertainment, they are one of the area's premier venues for fun, providing a safe environment for everyone. Visit their website for hours.

MCRide Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb, demand-response public transit service available to McHenry County residents traveling within and between partner communities. Riders call the Pace Call Center 800-451-4599 to schedule a trip the day before they need a ride or up to seven days in advance for seniors and individuals with a disability. The fare is based on distance traveled: the general public pays a base fare of $2.00 for the first five miles and $0.25 for each additional mile; and seniors and individuals with a disability pay a base fare of $1.00 for the first five miles and $0.25 for each additional mile. MCRide service hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Detailed information on how to ride can be found in the rider’s guide (link is external). MCRide partner communities include: City of Crystal Lake, City of Harvard, City of Marengo, City of McHenry, City of Woodstock, Village of Huntley, Village of Johnsburg, Village of Lakewood, Village of Ringwood, Dorr Township, Grafton Township, Greenwood Township, Marengo Township, McHenry Township, Nunda Township, and Riley Township. To register and schedule a ride call: 800-451-4599 Questions about eligibility call: 815-334-4981

America's Largest Railway Museum, located in Union Illinois. See their website for train scheduls, dates & times.

Tickets for a variety of events are available at the Opera House box office, online or by calling 815-338-5300.

The Museum is open May through the first Sunday in October; 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, as well as Sundays in May and on select Sundays June-September. 6422 Main Street, Union, IL 60180, (815) 923-2267.

Save time and money, shop locally in Wonder Lake for your family meals. Wonder Foods has daily specials for every day items, visit this link to view their sale prices! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the county's tax base. If our local businesses were in the village boundaries, our tax dollars would benefit VWL directly.

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