Upcoming Events

Village Residents: Leaf pick up for the Village is scheduled for the weeks of October 24th and November 21st. Leaves only are to be raked and placed along the side of the road, not on the roadway. MDC will be making one pass thru each subdivision during the week, so it is important to have them to the road by that Monday.

Early Voting Hours in McHenry Township: Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 31 to Friday, November 4 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Monday, November 7 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

McHenry country’s only apple maze boasting “growing, living, pickable fruit walls” at www.royaloakfarmorchard.com, 15908 Hebron Road, Harvard. The 5-acre maze is created out of apple trees, includes nearly 2 miles of winding trails and more than 3,000 trees with nine varieties of apples visitors can try as they walk through the maze. Visit their website for dates and times!

Haunted Illinois is your online source for Halloween, Haunted Houses and Haunted Attractions throughout the state of Illinois.  Haunted Illinois has the internet's most comprehensive directory of Illinois Haunted Houses, Illinois Ghost Tours, Illinois Supernatural Tours, Hayrides, Haunted Trails, Corn Mazes, Haunted Cornfield Mazes, Home Haunts, Yard Displays and Pumpkin Patches.

Trick or Treat hours will be on October 31, between 3-8pm. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween.

Recharge your Spirit! Saturday November 5th from 10am - 4pm at the Mixin Mingle 124 Cass Street, Woodstock IL 60098. Howl at the Moon Gems, organizer and presenter of this expo, has again gathered up readers, artists and holistic vendors for this special event. Currently have 17 confirmed exhibitors.

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)

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.

Experience the Worlds Largest Corn Maze at Richardson Farms, Spring Grove. Open Noon to 10pm, Now Through October 30th, visit their website for days and times. Activities include 700' Zip Line, ORBiting, Live Pig Races, Pedal Carts, Wagon Rides, and pumpkin Patch.

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.

The McHenry Outdoor Theatre is Open!  One of the Last Outdoor Theaters in Illinois, the theater it is located ½ mile north of Route 120 at 1510 North Chapel Hill Road. Movie goers can bring additional seating and a portable radio to view the movie next to their car.

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.

You can take boat safety classes online, at anytime: Boater Exam.com, and Boat-Ed.com are fast and easy and certification cost is $29.95. For local Lake and Boating Conditions, visit the MPOA.

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