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Jul
20
Sat
The Wisconsin Hope Festival July 20 @ Rotary Park
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
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The Wisconsin Hope Festival July 20

Hope Fest is a celebration of life, family and friends. It’s a time for us to find healing and strength as we share our journey with each other. We invite you to join us as an individual or as a team of family members, co-workers or friends. Together we raise money to support local healthcare recipients to help those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other life-limiting illnesses. With a multitude of events, there is something for everyone at Hope Fest.

The event takes place at Rotary Park, 301 S Gardner Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549, USA

Hope Fest is a celebration of life, family and friends. It’s a time for us to find healing and strength as we share our journey with each other. We invite you to join us as an individual or as a team of family members, co-workers or friends. Together we raise money to support local healthcare recipients to help those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other life-limiting illnesses. With a multitude of events, there is something for everyone at Hope Fest.

Individual events include:

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  • The Walk
  • Ride With a Buddy
  • Night Light Bicycle Ride
  • Hero Hustle Kids’ Fit
  • Super Human Foosball
  • Family Fun Float
  • Craft & Vendor Fair
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Yarn Extravaganza


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OFPD celebrates 50th Anniversary at July 20 Open House @ Orland Fire Protection District Training Center
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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OFPD celebrates 50th Anniversary at July 20 Open House

Orland Fire Protection District to commemorate 50thAnniversary July 20

The Orland Fire Protection District will celebrate its 50thAnniversary as a Fire District and its 125thyear fighting fires during its annual Open House on Saturday July 20, 2019.

The annual Open House will be extra special this year, as the Orland Fire Protection District celebrates its 50th Anniversary! This event promises to be fun and exciting for all age groups, with games, activities refreshments and demonstrations!

In addition to the informative vendors’ booths, games, demonstrations, snacks and activities, the OFPD will be adding many more activities, more music, more food and more demonstrations.

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The Open House and 50thAnniversary Commemoration will be held at the OFPD Training Center at 10728 W. 163rdPlace in Orland Park beginning at 10 AM through 2 pm.

The OFPD will also host a special tent to remember the original volunteer Orland Park firefighters and showcase some of the history of the Orland Fire Protection District.

On display, different major fire equipment that was used 50 years ago and what is used now for emergency responses will be shown.  A surprise scenario will be displayed at some point during the day.  We will have food, refreshments, games, reptile show, activities, music, and much more!

Orland Firefighters battle blaze at Open House event

Orland Firefighters battle blaze at Open House event


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Jul
25
Thu
Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6 @ Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6

The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Each year, the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission arranges for eight featured musical acts to perform free summer concerts on Thursday evenings. The first of 2019’s “Summer Sounds on the Green” concerts on the evening of June 6 will feature the energetic R&B dance sounds of R-Gang.

Admission is free. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to the amphitheater. Picnics are welcome!

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

The Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green is located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, across the street from the Sears Centre Arena in the Poplar Creek at 59/90 “Entertainment District.” Named for the past Village Clerk who invited residents to a concert at the terraced outdoor music facility in 1996, the Village Green has hosted hundreds of musical, dance, and theatrical performances.

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The Summer Sounds concert series continues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. through August 1. (There is no Summer Sounds concert on July 4, but patrons are invited to join the Village for the free Northwest Fourth-Fest and 9:30 p.m. fireworks at the Sears Centre Arena.) For more information, including upcoming acts, directions and parking details, call 847-252-5448, or visit the Arts Commission website at www.hoffmanestatesarts.com.


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Aug
1
Thu
Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6 @ Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6

The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Each year, the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission arranges for eight featured musical acts to perform free summer concerts on Thursday evenings. The first of 2019’s “Summer Sounds on the Green” concerts on the evening of June 6 will feature the energetic R&B dance sounds of R-Gang.

Admission is free. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to the amphitheater. Picnics are welcome!

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

The Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green is located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, across the street from the Sears Centre Arena in the Poplar Creek at 59/90 “Entertainment District.” Named for the past Village Clerk who invited residents to a concert at the terraced outdoor music facility in 1996, the Village Green has hosted hundreds of musical, dance, and theatrical performances.

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The Summer Sounds concert series continues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. through August 1. (There is no Summer Sounds concert on July 4, but patrons are invited to join the Village for the free Northwest Fourth-Fest and 9:30 p.m. fireworks at the Sears Centre Arena.) For more information, including upcoming acts, directions and parking details, call 847-252-5448, or visit the Arts Commission website at www.hoffmanestatesarts.com.


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Aug
25
Sun
Celebrate the I&M Canal National Heritage @ I&M Canal Boat
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Celebrate the I&M Canal National Heritage

Join the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, America’s FIRST National Heritage Area, celebrates it’s 35th Anniversary on Sunday August 25, 2019 from 10 AM until 4 PM. Ride on the I&M Canal Boat, 754 1st St, LaSalle, Illinois 61301.

In August 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area, America’s first National Heritage Area. This “new kind of national park” was the first explicit marriage of preservation, conservation, recreation, and economic development.

Join us as the I&M Canal National Heritage Area celebrates the anniversary with a I&M Canal Boat Tour aboard the replica canal boat “The Volunteer”. Climb aboard & learn about why the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage area is so important in America’s history & how the I&M Canal created Chicago!

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I&M Canal Boat, Illinois. Photo courtesy of the I&M Canal

I&M Canal Boat, Illinois. Photo courtesy of the I&M Canal


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