Upcoming Events

February 25th, from 1-4PM the McHenry County Historical Society  will host an Antique Appraisal Event at the museum, 6422 Main St., Union. Reserve a 10-minute slot in advance by calling the museum at 815-923-2267. The cost is $7 for each object with a maximum of three appraisals per individual.

Annual Ice Fishing Derby scheduled for 2/26, is officially CANCELLED, however raffle tickets will be sold from Noon until 2m at Horizontals Sunday February 26th. Winning raffle tickets will be pulled at approximately 2pm. (No meat raffle this year.) For more information please contact Chris #815.790.7397

Discover how maple syrup is made March 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th from 10am - 3pm. A one-hour tour features the cultural history of the maple grove, different collection methods and finishes with a taste of fresh Coral Woods maple syrup. Tour leave every 15 minutes. Dress for a half-mile hike on rugged nature trail. Coral Woods Conservation Area, Marengo. LINK

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 98 this year so she is striving to raise 9800 pounds of food donations for the pantry and striving to raise $9800.00 for the food pantry! Wonder Lake Neighbors Food Pantry currently serves almost 500 families per month!

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. If you are looking to improve your "green" thumb, or if you are a seasoned gardener, you'll benefit from Gardenfest workshops. $45 fee includes lunch. Register now!

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.

A snowmobile safety certification is required to operate a snowmobile. A child under 10 cannot operate a snowmobile. Classes are available online and are open to anyone Ages 12 -16 are required to have a certificate to operate a snomobile. Those who have a valid driver's license may operate snowmobiles without the certification but those without a license must complete eight hours of instruction and the final examination to receive the certificate and the legal right to drive a snowmobile. Two Providers-On-line Snowmobile Safety Ccourse And Certification:  http://www.snowmobilecourse.com/usa/illinois/and http://www.snowmobile-ed.com/illinois/

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.

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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