Vernon Hills Food Drive

Please help those in need by donating non-perishable food products, household and personal items to the Vernon/Libertyville Township Food Pantry

Vernon Hills Village Hall
Vernon Hills Police Department
Vernon Hills Public Works

If your organization would like to have a food drive and need a way to transport the collection items to the Township, please call Lisa at 847-918-3562 and we will arrange a pick up. 

July 4th


Register now for the Vernon Hills July 4th Parade.  

Volunteers are always need to assist on the 4th with the staging of the parade.  If you are interested or would like more information, contact or call 847-918-3562.

Vernon Hills American Legion Post 1247 will be hosting BINGO at the Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive on the first Thursday of the month. The next event will be Thursday April 4 beginning at 6:30PM.  Proceeds go to support programs sponsored by the Post, such as the Wounded Warrior Project among others. A cash bar along with food is available from the Vernon Hills Golf Course Grill.



Recycle-O-Rama is Saturday, May 18 from 9 am-12 pm at the Hawthorn Mall in the east parking lot (formerly Sears). The Park District is partnering with the Village of Vernon Hills, Vernon Township, State Representative Didech, SWALCO, Advanced Disposal, and Hawthorn Mall on this event. There is a limit of two boxes of paper shredding per vehicle. Latex paint costs $1/quart, $3.50/gallon, $10.50/5 gallon. Payment can be cash or credit. There will be no chemical waste recycling at this event. Items to be collected: CRT monitors, laptops, CD/DVD players, cell phones, televisions, printers, computer towers, small appliances, glasses, hearing aids, shoes, and textiles/stuffed animals.


Bunny Rock 5K and Egg Hunt

April 13, 2019 and the Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills and the 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m.  Participants receive bunny ears, neon sunglasses and a dri-fit t-shirt.  The Egg Hunt is for ages 2-10 and begins at 9:45 a.m.  There will be 3000 candy filled eggs along the course, a live petting zoo with over 20 animals and opportunities to have your child's picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  Children will receive baskets for their eggs, bunny ears and sunglasses.

Awards: Specialized medals will be handed out to the top 3 male and female finishers in all age groups.  The overall top 3 male and female finishers will also receive a Bunny Rock mug.
Charity: Proceeds from the race will benefit Reach Rescue, Inc., a local no-kill animal shelter whose mission is fostering, rescuing and sheltering homeless animals.

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Laschen Center Demolition Update March 29, 2019

The contractor anticipates to start the demolition of the Laschen Center on April 11 and the contract calls for a 60 day completion of the work.  The majority of the utilities have been disconnected and the Police Department and Fire District notified.  The first steps in the project will be to install the tree protection, safety fencing and silt fence and the demolition activities will be conducted off of Evergreen Drive.  After the building materials are removed, it will be backfilled with soil and a grass turf established.  We thank you for your patience.

Township Skunk Program

The Old Man and the Moon
Performances: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 11 through April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Vernon Hills High School Auditorium

Tickets are $5/$4

The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he can remember. When his wife, The Old Woman is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, The Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). Luckily for audiences everywhere, he chooses the latter, and what follows is an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep, and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all: change. Join the cast as they perform this original book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Company.
One of the PigPen founding members is VHHS Alumni, Matt Nuernberger,VHHS Class of 2007. Matt was active in all areas of performing arts while he attended Vernon Hills High School, holding lead roles in numerous musical and theatrical productions including The Music Man, Amadeus, Noises Off, and Story Theatre. He appeared in two All-State Productions was named a VHHS Honored Alumni in 2014. After graduating from VHHS, he attended Carnegie Mellon University. While at Carnegie Mellon, he met and became friends with six classmates who would ultimately join him in founding the theatre troupe and band, PigPen Theatre Company.
Tickets are $5/$4 and go on sale on at
Stacey Kruczek is the Publicity Chairperson for Vernon Hills High School CAST - Cougar Arts Support Team.

Vernon Township Free Shredding Event

Vernon Township Highway Department will be hosting a shredding event on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Vernon Administration Office, 3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove. Shredding will be from 12:00p.m.- 2:30p.m.

Shred your canceled or unused checks, old insurance policies, old bills, old medical records and invoices. PLEASE NO MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, MANILA FOLDERS, OR BINDERS!

This an on-site shredding event, however, if the truck fills up there will be locked containers on-site where you will be able to safely put your documents. Shredding services will be provided by Opportunity Secure Data Destruction.

Residents are limited to three medium sized boxes. If you have any questions please call Tracy at (847) 634-4600.

CLC News

Theatre students present four one-act plays in April 12-20 Play On!
The unpredictable world of friendships, marriage and family is captured in four one-act plays (two comedy, two drama) in “Play On! A CLC Theatre Student Showcase.” The ninth annual production, presented by College of Lake County theatre students, takes place April 12-14 and 19-20 at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the college's Grayslake Campus.  For details, visit
April 11 and 25: Literary publications to hold readings/receptions
The literary arts are thriving at the College of Lake County, and to celebrate the writing and artistic talents represented in CLC’s two award-winning annual literary publications, “Willow Review” and “Prairie Voices,” readings will take place April 11 and 25.
Both events are free and open to the public and will be held at the Grayslake Campus. Copies of the new literary magazines will be available for sale at the readings or Lancer Book Stop stores. For more information, visit

April 12 to May 12: College's 38th Annual Student Art Competition exhibit
A huge variety of artwork created by College of Lake County students will be on display April 12 through May 12 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake Campus. The 38th Annual CLC Student Art Competition is a juried exhibit featuring painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and sculpture. For details, visit
Kids, teens learn STEM or art subjects at summer Explore and Engage camps
Looking for the ultimate learning experience for your children this summer? Send them to college! Explore Camps, as well as Engage STEM Career Exploration Experiences at the College of Lake County, provide academic enrichment cleverly disguised as fun. For more information,

Back by Popular Demand

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019 (Rain or Shine)
TIME: 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. - (Set-up starts at 7:00 a.m.)
Vernon Township will be hosting the 11th Annual Community Garage Sale in the west parking lot of the Prairie View Train Station. The township will be selling spaces (16 ft x 17 ft) for $25.00. The proceeds from the sale of spaces benefit the Vernon Township Food Pantry Inc. Crafters are welcome to participate.
Applications are available at the Vernon Township Administration Building or online at Spaces are available on a first come first serve basis. Spaces may be reserved in person at the township office or, if mailing the application, spaces will be assigned by the township. Everyone is invited to participate, however space is limited so reserve your spaces early. Deadline for reserving a space is May 24th. You will need to bring your own supplies such as tables, chairs, clothes racks and shade screens. Clean up is the responsibility of the space holder at the end of the sale.
For further information please call Vernon Township at (847) 634-4600.

Garage Sale Central

If you would like your garage sale listed on this website, please email the address, dates, hours and a list of items you are selling to 


228 Southfield Drive (Grosse Pointe Village)
Friday, April 5 1030 to 400 pm and Saturday, April 6 1000 to 400 pm
Books $1, Games, toys, Clothes, CD’s movies, household items, tables & chairs, kitchen stuff, sunglasses, Shelves 

VHHS Orchesis Dance Company Presents... Awaken
Performances: Thursday and Friday, April 25th and 26th, at 7:00 p.m.
VHHS Auditorium
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students
Tickets on Sale Now


Orchesis Dance Company's Awaken features twenty-seven student choreographed pieces,  as well as two original works by Orchesis alumni choreographers: Discover. Distinguish. Display. by Beth Winegardner of Inaside Chicago Dance and Hijacked by Samantha Phillips.  The concert also features an original piece choreographed and performed by the Dance III class.

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