Primetimers Tuesday Get-together

Every Tuesday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Walnut Room at The Oaks

For those 55 plus! We'll brew the coffee and you provide the chatter while socializing with friends. Games, cards, and friendship on a weekly basis. Our hostess Pirscilla WInkleman will being sunshine and laughter to your day. Bring a friend or two along and let the good times roll! Fee of $1 a week.

 

Mother & Son Valentine Bowl

MOTHER & SON VALENTINE BOWL

You might be wracking your brain to come up with the perfect gift for your mom, aunt or grandmother for Valentine’s Day but what better way to say 'I love you' then with the most romantic of all sports - bowling. It is a great way for mom and son to be together in a fun environment. Ages 5-10.  Resident Fee of $35 per couple ($42NR); $15 each additional child.  Cost includes: unlimited bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, cake and gift.  We can accommodate 6 per lane so if you want to bowl on the same lane, please specify at the time of registration.  Pre-registration required.  No refunds for this event. 

Location:  Morgan’s Thunder Bowl (18700 South Old LaGrange Road)

Day/Times: Saturday, February 13, 2016 / 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Registration Fee: $35R/ $42NR (Click here to register)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

 

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, February 25, 2016 / 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. approx

Registration Fee: $52R/$62NR

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2016 (click here to register)

 

Showcase of Art - February 27-28

February 27-28, 2016 at The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center

Join us at the Annual Showcase of Art displaying the work of our talented students, including youth, and teen students, enrolled in the many Park District art programs. From oils, acrylics, and watercolors, to sand castles and clay sculpture, you are sure to enjoy this diverse display of art and crafts. The exhibit will remain open during the entire weekend for your viewing pleasure.

 

ART SHOW INVITATION

Anyone who has participated in an art or craft class at Mokena Park District in the past year is invited to display their artwork or projects that were completed while participating in one of the Park District classes, at the Showcase of Art February 27-28, 2016. Please call the Administration Center at (708) 390-2401 for more information.

 

Annual Family Faire - March 5

Saturday, March 5, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

FREE Pancake Breakfast 9:00-10:00 a.m.

FREE Admission

Lincoln-Way Central High School – Cafeteria and Gym

The T.E.A.M. Asset Building Committee, which includes area Park Districts, Schools, and Churches, invites you and your children (age 10 and under) to the Family Faire. The day is filled with fun, hands-on activities, games, and entertainment. Children are asked to bring a NEW small toy (no stuffed animals, please) to be donated to the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. If you are a business that is interested in exhibiting or being a sponsor for this large (2015  attendance was over 600 people) family event, please email mwindberg@mokenapark.com for more information.

 

Bunny Brunch - March 19

Hip Hop Hooray!  Our huggable, loveable bunny is bound to please children and adults alike.  Come join the bunny at Aurelio’s Restaurant, 310 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort.  A buffet lunch of pizza, mostaccioli, salad, garlic bread, and soft drinks is sure to make every bunny’s whiskers twitch. $13 per person includes lunch, entertainment, face painting and a special gift.

  1. If you would like to sit with another group you must notify the Park Office at the time of registration either in person, by phone, or e-mail
  2. All attendees, regardless of age, must be pre-registered
  3. Registration cannot be taken at the restaurant the day of the event
  4. Under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult
  5. Fee of $13 ($16 Non-residents) per person due at registration (children under 2 are free but do not receive lunch or gift)
  6. No refunds for this event

Location:  Aurelio’s Restaurant, 310 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort

Day/Times: Saturday,  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A16E251: March 19, 2016         Fee: $13R/ $16NR

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (or while space available) Click here to register

 

Cinderella Ball - April 16

Every little girl is a princess, and Dad, here’s your chance to treat her like one!  A special date for just the two of you with an afternoon or evening of dancing and special memories.  Refreshments and music will make this an evening of lasting memories.  Don’t forget your cameras for that picture perfect Father-Daughter moment (TSS Photography will also be on-site for professional photo op).  Ages 5-10. A special guest will also be visiting the girls upon their arrival.  Fee of $29 per resident couple and $12 each additional child.  No refunds for this event.

Location:  Program Center, 10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena

A16E252:          Saturday, April 16, 2016 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Click here to register)

A16E260:          Saturday, April 16, 2016  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Click here to register)

Registration Fee: $29R/ $35NR (additional child is $12)

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2016 (or while space available)

 

Senior Spelling Bee - April 26

The Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition is an exciting statewide program that provides Illinois adults age 50 and older the opportunity to showcase a lifetime of knowledge and to celebrate years of experience through spelling abilities!

Can you spell palindrome?  Or malapropism?  How about minuscule? Well then grab your honey, and show off your spelling talents at a Senior Spelling Bee.  

It’s a fun and brain-healthy activity, and it’s FREE!! Local winners and runners up will advance to regional semi-finals.  The State Finals will be held at the Illinois Building at the 2015 Illinois State Fair on Senior Day.

Location:  The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center – Walnut Room (10847 W La Porte Rd)

Day/Times: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / 1:00p.m. start (pre-registration only)

A16A253:         FREE (Click here to register)

Pre-registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

Park Dancers Recital - May 8

The Mokena Park District’s talented ballet, hip-hop/jazz, and tap dance students will entertain you at our annual recital. Family and friends are invited to view this production on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the Lincoln-Way East High School Fine Arts and Performing Center.

Location: Lincoln-Way East High School Fine Arts & Performing Center, 201 Colorado Avenue, Frankfort.

 

Woofstock and Pet Parade - May 15

We will kick-off the event with the Pet Parade which includes a ¼ mile fun walk along the Main Park wooded trail at 1:30 p.m. – Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.  All animals are welcome for the parade.  Parade prizes will be awarded to the top winners in the following categories:

  • Best Dressed
  • Most Exotic
  • Most Original
  • Smallest Pet
  • Largest Pet

*Costumes are optional!  After the parade, an educational show about reptiles will be provided by Cold Blooded Creatures followed by an afternoon of canine contests for our four-legged friends will begin at apprx. 2:00p.m. Start training your pooch now so they can place in our contests:  Best Trick, Most Obedient, Ultimate Frisbee Catch and Hot Dog Relay! Vendors, raffle, and give-a-ways will be available throughout the afternoon.  For the safety of your dog and others, please be sure the dog’s vaccinations are current.  All dogs must be on a leash.

Location:  Main Park – Picnic Grove, 10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena

Day/Times: Sunday, May 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

            Pet Parade Registration: 1:00p.m.-1:30 p.m

            Woofstock Contest Registration: 1:00p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Free to participate! 

 

Outdoor Flea Market - May 29

A16E254: Sun., May 29, 2016 Main Park (10925 W  La Porte Road)

Sell your old and new wares at this annual Flea Market.  We welcome fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, etc.  Spend a day selling and swapping.  Groups/organizations welcome.  Concessions will be available.

-Pre-registration fee $20 (Click here to register) and closes at 4pm on Friday, May 27

-Registering the day of the event is $25

-Registration fees are non-refundable

-Check-in time for vendors: 6:45 a.m. Vendors that want spaces together must check-in together (NO EXCEPTIONS).  Spaces cannot be reserved for late-comers.

-Any vendor arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be assessed at $10 late fee

-Buyers admitted free at 8:00 a.m.

-Bring your own table, chairs, etc. (15’ X 15’ area provided)

-Sellers are allowed only one (1) vehicle by their space for loading & unloading

-If you park a vehicle and trailer (adding up to 30 ft long) you must purchase two (2) spaces.  Any vehicles and trailers longer will need to purchase the correct amount of spaces as to the length of their vehicles.

-A $5 fee will be charged for each additional vehicle accompanying a seller to load/unload

-Spaces are determined by staff on a first-come, first-serve basis

-All vendors must be selling or trading item/s that individuals can receive on-site at event.

-Call the Park Office in advance if you are planning to sell food or drink items.  Restrictions apply.

 

Summertime Stride 5K - June 4

Date:  Saturday, June 4, 2016 (rain or shine)

Time:  8:30 a.m. 5K Run & Walk start (Approx 9:15 a.m. Kids Dash start)

Start/Finish Location:  Willowview Park (11420 West 197th Street, Mokena)

Registration times:  7:30 a.m. – 8 25 a.m. at registration tent on event day in Willowview Park parking lot

Registration Fees: 

  *Early Bird Registration (Dri-fit t-shirt guaranteed): $20 by Wednesday, May 4

  *5K Run & Walk:  $20 pre-registration by 5pm on Thursday, June 2 (we cannot guarantee t-shirt)

  *$25 day of event

  *Kids Dash (10 and under): $5* (*does not include t-shirt)

 

Pre-registration: 

1)     By Mail:  Send your completed registration form, signed waiver and payment to the Mokena Community Park District, Attn: Summertime Stride 5K, 10925 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448 to be received by June 2 (or May 4 for early bird). 

2)     Walk-in:  Bring in your completed registration form, signed waiver and payment to the Mokena Community Park District, 10925 W La Porte Rd prior to 5pm on Thursday, June 2(or May 4 for early bird). 

3)     Online:  Register online at www.mokenapark.com or www.signmeup.com by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2 (or May 4 for early bird). 

4)     Sorry - No refunds!

T-shirt: Dri-fit/cooling performance t-shirts will be guaranteed to the pre-registrants of the 5K registered by Wednesday, May 4.  We will make our best efforts to accommodate your preferred t-shirt size. T-shirts are running big! 

Event Components: 5K (3.1 mile) USATF-certified course and transponder-timed run and fun walk followed by kids dashes, refreshments, entertainment and an awards ceremony.

Course/Split Times/Water: The certified course is run out and back primarily on streets throughout Mokena. Split times & markers and water station will be available on the course. 

Kid’s Dashes: Registered children 10 and under can participate in kids dashes at approximately 9:30am from the start/finish line.  Kid’s dash distances and heats will vary by age.  All participants will receive a ribbon/prize. 

Awards: An awards ceremony will start after the kids dashes have completed and will include awards to the Best Overall Male and Female run winners as well as the top three winners in the following age categories:  9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Refreshments/Entertainment: Refreshments will be available following the run/walk including Hinckley Springs water, fruit, bagels and more! 

Parking: Free parking is available at St. Mary's Church/School at 19515 115th Avenue. 
Directions: (From Chicago) Take 1-57 South to 1-80 West. Exit US-45/LaGrange Road. Turn left and head south to 191st Street. Turn right and travel west about 2 miles to Wolf Road. Turn left and head south to 195th Street, right to 115th Avenue to parking lots. 
(From West)  Take 1-80 East. Exit US-45/LaGrange Road. Turn right and head south to 191st Street. Turn right and travel west about 2 miles to Wolf Road. Turn left and head south to 195th Street, right to 115th Avenue to parking lots.

Race Results: Available online at www.mokenapark.com or www.thtiming.com

Benefactor: A portion of the proceeds benefit Honor Flight Chicago who was founded to recognize Chicagoland’s World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans by flying them all-expense-paid to Washington DC for a day of honor, remembrance and celebration.  For more information, visit honorflightchicago.org

 

Outdoor Flea Market - July 17

A16E255:  Sun. July 17, 2016 Main Park (10925 W  La Porte Road)

Sell your old and new wares at this annual Flea Market.  We welcome fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, etc.  Spend a day selling and swapping.  Groups/organizations welcome.  Concessions will be available.

-Pre-registration fee $20 (Click here to register) and closes at 4pm on Friday, July 15

-Registering the day of the event is $25

-Registration fees are non-refundable

-Check-in time for vendors: 6:45 a.m. Vendors that want spaces together must check-in together (NO EXCEPTIONS).  Spaces cannot be reserved for late-comers.

-Any vendor arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be assessed at $10 late fee

-Buyers admitted free at 8:00 a.m.

-Bring your own table, chairs, etc. (15’ X 15’ area provided)

-Sellers are allowed only one (1) vehicle by their space for loading & unloading

-If you park a vehicle and trailer (adding up to 30 ft long) you must purchase two (2) spaces.  Any vehicles and trailers longer will need to purchase the correct amount of spaces as to the length of their vehicles.

-A $5 fee will be charged for each additional vehicle accompanying a seller to load/unload

-Spaces are determined by staff on a first-come, first-serve basis

-All vendors must be selling or trading item/s that individuals can receive on-site at event.

-Call the Park Office in advance if you are planning to sell food or drink items.  Restrictions apply.

 

Outdoor Flea Market - August 13

A16E256: Sat. August 13, 2016 (in conjunction with Farm & Barn): Oaks East Soccer Field (10847 W La Porte Road)

Sell your old and new wares at this annual Flea Market.  We welcome fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, etc.  Spend a day selling and swapping.  Groups/organizations welcome.  Concessions will be available.

-Pre-registration fee $20 (Click here to register) by 4pm on Friday, August 12

-Registering the day of the event is $25

-Registration fees are non-refundable

-Check-in time for vendors: 6:45 a.m. Vendors that want spaces together must check-in together (NO EXCEPTIONS).  Spaces cannot be reserved for late-comers.

-Any vendor arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be assessed at $10 late fee

-Buyers admitted free at 8:00 a.m.

-Bring your own table, chairs, etc. (15’ X 15’ area provided)

-Sellers are allowed only one (1) vehicle by their space for loading & unloading

-If you park a vehicle and trailer (adding up to 30 ft long) you must purchase two (2) spaces.  Any vehicles and trailers longer will need to purchase the correct amount of spaces as to the length of their vehicles.

-A $5 fee will be charged for each additional vehicle accompanying a seller to load/unload

-Spaces are determined by staff on a first-come, first-serve basis

-All vendors must be selling or trading item/s that individuals can receive on-site at event.

-Call the Park Office in advance if you are planning to sell food or drink items.  Restrictions apply.