Cinderella Ball - SOLD OUT

Every little girl is a princess, and we have Dad’s 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. 

The Cinderella Ball scheduled on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for 3:30-5pm and 6:30-8pm taking place at Mokena Park District’s Recreation Program Center (10925 W La Porte Road, building located at south end of parking lot) is SOLD OUT

 

 

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival Trip

Hot from the griddle pancakes smothered in pure maple syrup are a highlight at this event that's been a town tradition for 44 years. Tour maple sugar camps, take a ride in an Amish buggy, munch free kettle popped corn as the parade goes by and enjoy lively entertainment. Be sure to take home a jug of maple syrup or bag of giant maple syrup flavored jellybeans. Explore the charming town of Wakarusa with its close-knit collection of small shops and family-owned businesses. Don’t leave without stopping by the Wakarusa Dime Store to try the newest giant jellybean flavor!


Day/Date : Saturday, April 25, 2015
Fee : $37 (Fee includes motorcoach transportation only)
Departure: 8:15 a.m. from the Founders Community Center & Return : 6:00 p.m. approx.
Deadline : Friday, April 10, 2015

 

 

Illinois Boating Safety - FREE class

Saturday April 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. AND Sunday APril 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Boating safety, equipment navigation, motorboat registration and titling, emergency measures, and Illinois Boating Laws are covered in this information FREE seminar. Persons between the ages of 12 and 18 must possess a Certificate of Ceompetency issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Law Enforcement, to operate a motorboat, and those successfully completing this course will receive certification. Pre-registration is required - no walk-ins. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring a bag lunch. Must attend both days for certification, and pass a test.

 Register Here

 

Senior Spelling Bee - May 5

The Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition is an exciting statewide program that provides Illinois adults age 50 and older the opportunity to showcase alifetime 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, brain-healthy activity, and it's FREE! Local winners and runner-ups will advance to regional semi-finals. The State Finals will be held at the 2015 Illinois State Fair on Senior Day. Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in the Walnut Room of the Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center. Registration opens at 12:30, the Bee begins at 1:00 p.m.

 

Outdoor Flea Market - May

Date:  Sunday, May 24

Times: 8:00am-2:00pm

Location: 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 (by 4pm on Friday, May 22) / Registering the day of the event is $25

-15’ X 15’ area provided for set-up and additional space for one (1) vehicle behind booth must fit in 15' x 15'

-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

-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. 

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

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

-Vendors are allowed to sell fresh produce.

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

-Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their area at the end of the flea market. No trash or unsold items area to be left at your space

-All vendor spaces must be cleared by 3:30pm!!

 Register Here

 

Summertime Stride 5K

Date:  Saturday, June 6, 2015 (rain or shine)

Time:  8:30am 5K Run & Walk start (9:30am Kids Dash start)

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

Registration times:  7:30am-8:25am at registration tent on event day in Willowview Park parking lot

Registration Fees:  5K Run & Walk:  $20 pre-registration by 5pm on Thursday, June 4; $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 4. 

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 4.

3) Online: Register online at www.mokenapark.com orwww.signmeup.com by 5pm Thursday, June 4.

4) Sorry - No refunds!

T-shirt: Dri-fit t-shirts will be provided to the first 300 paid 5K Run/Walk registrants. 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 line. Kid’s dash distances and heats will vary by age. All participants will receive a ribbon. 

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 Chick-fil-a of Orland Park chicken sandwiches, ZonePerfect Bars, Lifeway Kefir, Nature's Bakery Fig Bars, water, fruit, bagels and more! 

Directions/Parking: Free parking is available at St. Mary's Church/School at 19515 115th Avenue. 
Directions Coming 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. 

Coming 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 orwww.thtiming.com

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


Sponsors: Thank you to our event supporters - Meijer, Chick-fil-A of Orland Park, Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, Physicians Immediate
Care, Body Bliss Wellness Centers, Integrated Physical Medicine, Zone Perfect Bar, Sports Authority, Athletico, Nature's Bakery and to all our in-kind donators!

 

Concert in the Park - June 14

FREE Concert in the Park - The Baked Potatoes!

The Baked Potatoes have been entertaining the south suburbs of Chicago for years and perform radio favorites primarily from the 50's, 60's, and 70's.  The Baked Potatoes specialize in classic rock with an emphasis on fan favorites such as the Beatles, CCR, Eric Clapton and many more!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come out to enjoy our FREE concerts in the park!  In case of inclement weather, please visit our website.

Main Park, 10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and concessions are open!

 

Movie in the Park - June 26

FREE Movie in the Park - June 26 - Willie WOnka and the Chocolate Factory

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come out to enjoy our FREE movies under the stars!  In case of inclement weather, please visit our website.

Main Park (10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena)

Movies begin at approx. 8:45 p.m/dusk and concessions are open!

 

Concert in the Park - July 12

FREE Concert in the Park - South of Disorder - Suburban Chicago-based tribute/cover band dedicated to the music of Jimmy Buffet and the Beach!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come out to enjoy our FREE concerts in the park!  In case of inclement weather, please visit our website.

Main Park, 10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and concessions are open!

 

 

Outdoor Flea Market - July

Date:  July 19

Times: 8:00am-2:00pm

Location: Main Park - 10925 La Porte Rd.

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 (by 4pm on Friday, July 17 / Registering the day of the event is $25

-15’ X 15’ area provided for set-up and additional space for one (1) vehicle behind booth must fit in 15' x 15'

-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

-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. 

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

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

-Vendors are allowed to sell fresh produce.

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

-Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their area at the end of the flea market. No trash or unsold items area to be left at your space

-All vendor spaces must be cleared by 3:30pm!!

Register Here

 

Movie in the Park - July 31

FREE Movie in the Park - Big Hero 6!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come out to enjoy our FREE movies under the stars!  In case of inclement weather, please visit our website.

Main Park (10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena)

Movies begin at approx. 8:45 p.m/dusk and concessions are open!

 

Outdoor Flea Market - August

Date:  Saturday, August 15

Times: 8:00am-2:00pm

Location: 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 (by 4pm on Friday, August 14) / Registering the day of the event is $25

-15’ X 15’ area provided for set-up and additional space for one (1) vehicle behind booth must fit in 15' x 15'

-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

-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. 

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

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

-Vendors are allowed to sell fresh produce.

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

-Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their area at the end of the flea market. No trash or unsold items area to be left at your space

-All vendor spaces must be cleared by 3:30pm!!

 

Woofstock: A Bark in the Park & Pet Parade

POSTPONED Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Times: 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

     Pet Parade Registration: 1:00p.m.-1:30p.m/Woofstock Contest Registration: 1:00p.m.–2:00p.m. (no pre-registration)

Location: Main Park-Picnic Grove (10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena)

FREE to participate! 

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! 

Following the parade is an afternoon of canine contests for our four-legged friends. The top three winners will be awarded in each contest. Start training your pooch now so they can place in our contests: 

  • Woof Off
  • Look-A-Like
  • Best Tail Wagger
  • Hot Dog Relay

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