Administration Center Closed - Labor Day

 Labor Day - Monday, September 7, 2015


Woofstock: A Bark in the Park & Pet Parade

Event Location: Main Park-Picnic Grove, located at 10925 W La Porte Road (south of football field) in Mokena  

Event Times: 1:00-4:00pm (there is no pre-registration; event day registration opens at 1:00pm)

Event Components:  We will kick off the FREE event with the Pet Parade which includes a ¼ mile fun walk along the Main Park wooded trail at 1:30p.m. All animals are welcome for the parade.  Costumes are optional but parade prizes will be awarded to the top winners in the following categories: Best Dressed, Most Exotic, Most Original, Smallest Pet and Largest Pet.

After the parade, we will host an afternoon of canine contests for our four-legged friends including Woof Off, Look-A-Like, Best Tail Wagger and Hot Dog Relay. The top three winners will be awarded in each contest.

Pet-friendly vendors, concessions and raffles will also be available throughout the afternoon.


Pet Parade: 1:30pm Start / (Registration: 1:00-1:25pm)

*Best Dressed (Which animal will have the best costume?)

*Most Exotic (Snakes, lizards, and frogs, Oh My!)

*Most Original (Which pet is wearing the most creative and unique costume?)

*Smallest Pet (Who will be the tiniest pet participant?)

*Largest Pet (Whose pet will be the biggest?)


Woofstock Contests:  Apprx. 2:30pm Start / (Registration: 1:00-2:00pm)

*Woof Off (Which dog has the most original bark?)

*Hot Dog Relay (Can owner make their way through a course without dropping the hot dog, and can the  

     dog resist the temptation of a tasty hot dog?)

*Look-A-Like (Between owners and their dogs!)

*Best Tail Wagger (which dog has the most unique or enthusiastic wag?


Parking:  Free parking is available at the Main Park parking lot and surrounding street parking.

For the safety of your dog and others, please be sure the dog’s vaccinations are current.  All dogs must be on a leash.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Meijer, Physicians Immediate Care and Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete!


Ace Race

Each autumn, disc golfers gather at their local courses for one purpose - to throw aces. Players all throw the same model disc - a brand new, never-seen-before Discraft prototype disc that is introduced each year especially for Ace Race. All participants receive a player's pack that includes 2 prototype discs and other goodies. Your entry fee is only $25, and your player package is guaranteed to be twice that value. There will be at least 36 holes, one throw per hole per player. Depending on the prototype disc, holes will generally be 150 to 225 feet. Player with the most overall aces will win a valuable prize package as well. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome! Pre-registration is a must for this tournament. Deadlines will be adhered to in order to have enough player packages for all.

LOCATION: The Oaks Disc Golf Course

B15E226: Sunday, September 20, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 6, 2015


Maybe Baby It's You Show & Brunch Trip


We will start the afternoon off at the Garden Atrium in Pheasant Run for a Jazz & Champagne Brunch!  Feast your eyes, then fill your plate, with your choice from over 100 Chicago dining specialties, including made to order omelets, pasta, and waffle stations, salads, spreads, carved meats, cold cuts, smoked salmon and fresh fruits, all while relaxing to live jazz and complimentary champagne. We then head into the Mainstage Theater to see "Maybe Baby, It's You." Or isn't?! From the very first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage, "Maybe Baby" is a wild ride through the search for that most elusive relationship- the soul mate. What starts as a laundry list of must-have soul mate qualities swiftly dwindles down to a desperate plea of finding someone who is simply "warm and breathing" in this comical quest for compatibility. From "Mr. Right" who hilariously becomes "Mr. Wrong" the minute he steps onto the dance floor, to an elderly couple who considers remarriage at their grandson's soccer game, this series of eleven vignettes is sure to warm the hearts of lovers everywhere!  Rating: PG

Departure Location:    The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center – West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times:       Sunday 10:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. approx. (mini-motorcoach, show, buffet lunch with champagne toast and tax/gratuity included)

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015


Halloween Hollow

34th Annual Halloween Hollow

October 16-18, 2015

Main Park – 10925 W La Porte Road


Howling Adventures Await You! 

  • Ride the exciting carnival rides!
  • Test your skills at our Ghost Town Games! 
  • Hop aboard our hayride.
  • Pick out and decorate your favorite pumpkins at our pumpkin patch!
  • Build your own scarecrow in our Scarecrow Lab!
  • Join the Headless Horsemen for a Horseback Ride!

Gads of Ghoulish Goodies will tempt you…

Restaurants from around the area will be here to serve your favorite potions and scary snacks…how will you choose?

Fascinating Free Stage Entertainment

DJ, dance groups, bands and more! Check back later for the updated entertainment schedule.

Monster’s Marketplace

Something for everyone! Vendors will be selling plants, home décor and jewelry as well as toys, glow in the dark items and more! Enjoy your time browsing and shopping their boo-tiful wares!  For a vendor application, please contact 708-390-2416 or e-mail by Friday, September 25. 

FREE Great Pumpkin Weigh-In Contest

Tote that hefty pumpkin to Main Stage in Main Park for the official weigh-in from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m on Saturday, October 17.  Open to all ages.  Winners will be announced at the Main Stage at 4:00p.m.   

FREE Jack-o-Lantern Contest

Bring your carved, painted and/or decorated pumpkins or goards to compete for great prizes!  All ages can participate.  Check-in near Main Stage and display between 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m on Saturday, October 17.  Prizes are based on creativity, originality and presentation.  Winners will be announced at the Main Stage at 4:00p.m.

Scarecrow Laboratory

This eerie experiment will result in the creation of a life-size scarecrow.  Hundreds of scarecrows will emerge from the lab by the completion of the event.  We supply the straw and clothes.  Limit one per family.  Sunday, October 18 ONLY starting at 1:00p.m-4:00p.m. or while supplies last.

Home Depot Pumpkin Patch & Painting

Visit the Frankfort Home Depot to pick out your pumpkin and paint it!  Available on Saturday, October 17 ONLY starting at 1:00p.m-4:00p.m. or while supplies last. Bring your painted pumpkins or goards to the Main Stage to compete for great prizes in the FREE Jack-o-lantern Contest!  All ages can participate.  Check-in near Main Stage and display before 4:00p.m on Saturday, October 17.  Prizes are based on creativity, originality and presentation.  Winners will be announced at the Main Stage at 4:00p.m.

Costume Contest

Meet at the Main Stage in Main Park at 1:30pm on Sunday, October 18.  Costumes will be judged in five (5) categories: Cutest Baby (under 2 yrs old), Funniest, Scariest, Prettiest and Most Original.  Great awards and prizes will be presented to the top three winners per category as well as one (1) Best Overall winner. 

Donations Wanted:

Drop off those unwanted shirts, pants, ties, belts, hats, etc. at the Park Office for our Scarecrow Laboratory M-F between 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m no later than Friday, October 3.

Sponsorship and Vendor Information

Interested in participating as a sponsor or vendor at the event?  Additional information available by contacting 708-390-2416 prior to Friday, September 25, 2015.  Thank you for your interest!

 Friday, October 16

*5-9pm ($25 Windy City Carnival Rides Wristband special)

No admission Fee!!! Parking is $5 (no in & out)

CARNIVAL ONLY (Horse Rides and Food Vendors too)

 Saturday, October 17

*1-9pm ($25 Windy City Carnival Rides Wristband specials from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m.)

No admission Fee!!! Parking is $5 (no in & out)

Activities include: (some activities may require fee)

            *Ghost Town Games                                       *Stage Entertainment

            *Hayrides                                                          *Home Depot Pumpkin & Pumpkin Painting

            *Great Pumpkin Weigh-In Contest                *Spooky Sponsors Giveaways

            *Jack-o-lantern Contest                                *Mummy Wrap & Scream Queens Contest

            *Scream Queens Contest                               *Monster Market                                

            *Freaky Food Court     

Sunday, October 18

*1-6pm ($25 Windy City Carnival Rides Wristband special from 1:30-5:30pm)

No admission Fee!!! Parking is $5 (no in & out)

Activities include: (some activities may require fee)

            *Ghost Town Games                                     *Stage Entertainment

            *Hayrides                                                        *Scarecrow Laboratory

            *Spooky Sponsors Giveaways                    *Costume Contest                                             

            *Horse/Pony Ride                                          *Freaky Food Court

            *Monster Market

NEW! Halloween Hollow Parking Mega-Pass - $10 for the entire weekend!

  • Guaranteed parking spot on-site
  • Limited number of Mega-Passes available
  • Purchase at Administration Center by Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Passes are non-transferable (may be used only for vehicle license plate number on pass)
  • Passes are non-refundable, and will not be replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed

All activites/fees/etc. subject to change


Administration Center Closed - Thanksgiving



Discover Your Inner Buddy in "Elf" - Trip


Travel through the "seven levels of the candy cane forest” and "the swirly twirly sea of gumdrops," right in Lake County, IL. As you know, Buddy has a sugar fixation and what better place to start our tour than the Long Grove Confectionery Company. We will take a chocolate factory tour and watch as they create a dazzling array of products, smell the sweet buttery caramel and taste the rich chocolate. Then shop in the store for those special goodies to take home. Now you can't survive on Buddy's four main food groups of candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup, so we have a special holiday lunch arranged at The Village Tavern. They have created a group meal that will start a tickle fight in your tummy - maple syrup BBQ pork sandwich, sweet potato fries plus peppermint ice cream with the fixings!  There seems to be something about trains that brings out the inner child in all of us so we will head to our final stop at The Chicago Botanic Garden's Wonderland Express that features thousands of white lights, beautiful holiday trees and poinsettias just like at the North Pole. See Chicago-area landmarks featured in an enchanting train exhibit that will make you feel so young.

Departure Location:    The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center – West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times: Monday: 8:45 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. approx. (mini-motorcoach, tour, plated lunch with dessert/ tax/gratuity included and CBG admission)

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2015


Christmas At White Fence Farm - Trip


Join us for a good old-fashioned Christmas show by the Mestas Musicals filled with song, joy and spirit! Christmas is a special time at White Fence Farm.  Before the show, enjoy White Fence Farm’s famous four piece chicken dinner, baked potato, coleslaw, pickled beets, kidney bean salad, cottage cheese, corn fritters and vanilla ice cream for dessert.  The beautiful decorations and this wonderful show will put you in the mood for Christmas!  

Departure Location:    The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center – West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times: Wednesday: 10:45 a.m.-3:30.p.m. approx

Fee: $52R/ $62NR(mini-motorcoach, show, lunch with tax/gratuity included)

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 9, 2015


Administration Center Closed - Christmas



Administration Center Closed - New Year's Holiday



Celebrate Elvis' Birthday with the Legendary Rick Saucedo Dinner & Show


Elvis Presley would be turning 81 years old on January 8 so join is celebrating with Rick Saucedo - a musician, singer, songwriter, actor, Elvis Presley tribute artist, John Lennon tribute artist, and Paul McCartney tribute artist. Rick had an increasing interest in music and he had always appreciated the music of Elvis Presley, going back to his junior high band in the '60s. In 1972, one particular song caught his attention. "Burning Love", which turned out to become the main catalyst for Saucedo and began the creation of his tribute performances to Elvis Presley. He has been performing longer than Elvis himself did and decades later, Saucedo is still considered one of the top tributes to Elvis and has never stopped entertaining. A traditional Cantonese unlimited family-style dinner at Chef Shangrai-la’s includes Egg rolls, Crab Rangoon, Pot stickers, Broccoli beef supreme, Sweet & sour chicken, Veggie fried rice, gratuity and water/tea (additional drinks are on your own).

Departure Location:      The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center – West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times:                   Friday, 5:30pm-10:45 p.m. approx

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Tour the Mansions of Lake County

We will start our trip at the Shiloh House, an elegant 25-room mansion built in 1901 by Zion's founder, the Rev. John Alexander Dowie, who headed the Christian Catholic Church. Now it has been restored to the splendor of the Victorian era and its original glory after years of appreciative labor. Savanna House Restaurant takes its name from the lush green forest preserve it is located in front of, in the beautiful town of Wadsworth, Illinois. The restaurant promotes an eco-friendly environment, and has recently undergone a massive remodeling to better serve our customers. We will enjoy a warm plated meal followed by some delicious homemade peach cobbler.  Our last stop is at The Cook Mansion which was built in 1878 by Ansel Brainerd Cook and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It is home to the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society's archives and museum.

Departure Location:    The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center – West Parking Lot (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times:                   Thursday, 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. approx

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2016


Chicago Blackhawks v. Detroit Red Wings Trip

Don't miss this trip to see your very own Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks take opn the Detroit Red Wings at the United Ceneter in this 4:00 game!

DATE: Sunday, March 6, 2016

Depart: 2:30 p.m. from the Oaks West Lot - 10847 La Porte R%d.

Return: 8:00 p.m. approx.

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016 or while tickets last.