Volunteers Needed for the Vernon Hills July 4th Parade

The Vernon Hills July 4th Parade Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the staging and routing of the parade.  Volunteers would be needed from 7:30 AM to about 11:00 AM on the parade route.  This is a great opportunity for the entire familiy to get out and enjoy the day.  It's fun, you meet new people and you make great memories together.  Contact Lisa at 847-918-3562 or email  

Arbortheater Concert - June 21st  "Spoken Four"

The Arbortheater is located at 50 S. Fairway Drive, just north of the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC). Concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.. In case of rain the concerts will relocate at the Sullivan Center at 635 North Aspen Drive.

Concerts are open to the public and everyone is invited. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic basket and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

During the concerts the main parking lot is blocked off for handicap and seniors. Concert parking is in the Rogers Executive Park II parking lot adjacent to the Arbortheater. The Arbortheater can also be accessed on the bike path through Deerpath Park just north of the Castle.

Spoken Four performs high energy party covers spanning the 60’s through today’s Top 40. You will hear everything from the Jackson 5 to Maroon 5. The show is family oriented and designed for the short attention span with tons of mashups and non-stop excitement.


Garage Sale Central

922 Princeton Ct:
Saturday July 23, 9-4: 
MOVING SALE! Some furniture, lamps, a sewing machine, many CDs, DVDs, books, plus jewelry, lots of camera equipment, tremendous amounts of misc. ALMOST EVERYTHING FOR $1!!! Afternoon: $10 Bag sale!

404 and 405 Chesterfield Lane
Thursday, June 14th through Saturday June 16th, 9am-3pm 
Children's and adult clothes, patio furniture, books, kid's bikes, toys, household items and more! 

118 Harding Ct 
June 15th & 16th 8:00 – 3:00
Children items, stroller, clothes, toys, high chair 
Living room furniture, lamps, chairs
Kitchen appliances & dishes

211 Ashland Ct (Deerpath)
June 15-16 from 9-4
Clothing from children’s thru adult, bicycles, toys, books, and so much more!
Proceeds go to USA National Miss Illinois Jr Teen’s trip and prep to Nationals. 

 446 Chesterfield (Hawthorn Club)
Saturday, June 23rd 8:00 to 3:00pm
Men& Women clothing, shoes, small furnitures, wallets, hand bags, computer accessories, women’s golf clubs, household items and toys




Sign Up for Blackboard Connect Emergency 911 Call System

The Village of Vernon Hills uses a number our resources to keep people informed. Blackboard Connect is the Village’s reverse 911 emergency phone system used to notify people of extremely time-bound or urgent information — for instance an emergency road closure or a neighborhood utility problem.
Published telephone landlines are automatically included in the Blackboard Connect database. However if you do not have a published landline, your are urged to enroll any appropriate cellphone numbers for your household. Sign up by going to the Blackboard Connect webpage ( and creating an account using your email address. A physical address is also required, which allows messages to be routed to specific neighborhoods.

Learn more about other Village communication options on the Village’s “Notify Me” webpage – the link is found at the bottom of the Village website, The “Blackboard Connect” link is found at the top of the “Notify Me” list.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Vernon Hills Lacrosse Tournament

The Leahy Family Foundation is looking for volunteers to help raise money for charity and take part in one of the biggest lacrosse tournaments in the country – July 14 and 15.  This will be an excellent opportunity to work up a sweat by giving back to the community.  Young people can also gain volunteer experience needed for scholarship applications and resumes by joining you in the experience.  While we welcome students and families, we ask all volunteers to be age 16 and over, as volunteers will be cooking and serving hot food.
The Pipe City Lacrosse Festival is held on the American Hotel grounds, as well as the high school stadium, the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, and all of the surrounding athletic fields.  This year 225 teams will be playing, joined by nearly 25,000 spectators.  The Leahy Family has generously donated their land for the event and the Leahy Family Foundation will be providing the concessions for the entire tournament. 
The money raised will benefit charities that aid individuals with special needs, provide educational support for children, and fund cancer research.  Some of the charitable organizations supported by the Foundation are: Boys & Girls Club of Lake County, Gateway for Cancer Research, the H Foundation, and NSSRA.
The event requires more than 100 volunteers to run efficiently. Volunteers will be needed for 4 hour shifts between the hours of 8am and 6pm on Saturday 7/14, and between 8am and 4pm on Sunday 7/15.  Encourage your family and friends to volunteer with you!
If you are interested, please contact Paula Motzny at 847-743-1996 or at

June Events at the Vernon Hills Park District Family Aquatic Center

Family Aquatic Center Season Passes The Family Aquatic Center is open!  Season passes may be purchased at the Sullivan Community Center, Lakeview Fitness, or online at 

June 14: All active duty and inactive military personnel, and their spouses, are invited to a free day at the Family Aquatic Center on Thursday, June 14.  The Park District is honoring and thanking those persons with service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and National Guard.  The Family Aquatic Center is open from 10:30 am – 8 pm.
June 15: Pool Games at the Family Aquatic Center from 6-7 pm on June 15. Children of all ages can join the fun with staff led games in the pool.
June 16: Free Ice Cream Day at the Family Aquatic Center.  Patrons can enjoy a complimentary cool treat on a hot summer day!
June 23-24: Family Campout is June 23-24 at the Family Aquatic Center. Check-in is at 5:30 pm, check-out is at 9 am Sunday morning. Pack your tent, sleeping bag & flashlight for an evening of swimming and overnight camping! Enjoy exclusive use of the Aquatic Center, a camp fire, s’mores, an outdoor movie, “Early Man” and a Sunday pancake breakfast! Pre-registration is required. Fee: $45 per campsite (up to 6 people).
June 27: Free Sunglasses Giveaway Day at the Family Aquatic Center. The first 250 people to come to the Family Aquatic Center on June 27 will receive sunglasses, compliments of Lakeview Fitness.

CLC News

CLC’s weekly farm market opens June 14
The College of Lake County’s farm market will sell CLC-grown fresh produce, honey and cut flowers Thursdays from 3-5:30 p.m. beginning June 14. The market operates on the front lawn of the Horticulture Building, located off Lancer Lane between Brae Loch Road and Washington Street, on the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. For details, visit

Build management, social media skills in summer non-credit courses
From management tips to the latest in social media, upgrade your skills this summer in non-credit, online courses at the College of Lake County.
The courses run from July 2-27, and two new ones include The Business Plan and Project Management Skills for HR Professionals. Other courses include Facebook for Business, Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business, Collaborative Management, Designing Successful Webinars and Google Apps for Business.
Costs range from $195 to $245 per course. For a full list of course offerings, along with details and to register, visit and click the Online Classes link. Or call (847) 543-2615 or email

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