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  

2018 July 4th Parade Registration


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: Rain Date 7/30
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!
341 Sutcliffe Circle
Saturday, June 23rd from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
35 Years of Accumulation: Furniture, Household items, Collectibles, Paintings, Sports Equipment, Lawn Tools, Hardware, Dishware, and more.

868 Belle Isle (Grosse Point)
Friday -Saturday June 22-23 (9-4)
College stuff, comforters, dishes, jewelry, tons of clothes, coats, frames, wood chest and more!

211 Ashland Ct (Deerpath)
June 23 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.

CLC News

Character Matters in Lake County announces recipients of the 13th Annual Excellence in Character Award
Character Matters in Lake County, a committee of the YES (Youth Empowerment for Success) Coalition and the Lake County Regional Office of Education announce the recipients of the 13th annual Excellence in Character Award. For details, visit

College to host July information sessions on healthcare, manufacturing careers
Careers ranging from medical imaging to advanced manufacturing will be the focus of information sessions offered at the College of Lake County in July.
Each session includes an overview of duties, salary, job outlook and educational requirements. Drop-ins are welcome. The following sessions take place at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., unless indicated otherwise:

  • Medical Imaging: July 9 at noon, Room T232.
  • Dental Hygiene: July 11 at noon, Room N135, Lakeshore Campus, 111 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
  • Health Information Technology: July 11 at 4:30 p.m., Room A152.
  • Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy: July 17 at 12:30 p.m., Room S305, Lakeshore Campus, 33 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
  • Paralegal: July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Room B202.
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Careers: July 24 from 10-11:30 a.m., Room 008, Lakeshore Campus, 1 N. Genesee St., Waukegan; July 25 from 10-11:30 a.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., Room A013,Grayslake Campus. The CLC programs include: automation, robotics and mechatronics; automotive collision repair; automotive technology; computer aided design (CAD) drafting; computerized numerical control programming; electrical engineering technology; HVAC/R engineering technology; laser/photonics/optics; machine tool trades; mechanical engineering technology and welding.

For updates, check regularly at Fall classes begin Aug. 20, and find out more at

Troop 44 ARRL Ham Radio Field Day, Saturday, June 23, at Saint Mary of Vernon

On Saturday, June 23 from 9:00 to 5:00 PM, Saint Mary of Vernon Troop 44 Scouts and parishioners will take part in the national 2018 ARRL Ham Radio Field Day.
All are welcome to stop in and take part in this special event.
We will have 3 Ham Radio Stations Set Up.
Our own Randy Farmer, a licensed ham radio operator, will introduce you to the world of Ham Radio operators.
Scouts, interested families and friends, and more, have the opportunity to go "on the Air" or talk with some local Ham operators.
There will be a working solar panel set to demonstrate one source of power.
What is ARRL Field Day?
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
Learn more about ARRL Field Day:

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

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