Dive into summer at Barefoot Bay open house
Updated: May 24, 2012 8:36PM
Mascot Leroy the Lobster is one of the lures that draws crowds to Mundelein Park & Recreation District’s annual free open house at Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center, 1461 N. Midlothian Road. This year’s event is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 25.
Director of Parks & Recreation Margaret Resnick calls the open house “a dry preview. There is no swimming that night. It’s particularly for people that haven’t been to Barefoot Bay before and want to see what the features are so they’ll be prepared when they bring their children.”
Resnick noted that kids particularly enjoy the event.
“They get to go into the mechanical room and see all the pumps and how that works,” she explained.
Other treats include free samples from the concession stand, chalk drawing, face painting, contests and, of course, posing with Leroy.
“We’re always pleasantly surprised at the number of people that come out,” Resnick said.
For details, call (847) 388-5470 or visit mundeleinparks.org.
Time to reflect
Your kids will understand the reason why schools are closed on Monday, May 28, if you take them to the Memorial Day Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Libertyville’s downtown commuter station. There will be a parade to Cook Park led by members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, where the Libertyville High School Band will perform. Afterward, a wreath will be placed in Lakeside Cemetery.
For details, call (847) 362-2430 or visit libertyville.com.
The village of Mundelein and American Legion Post No. 867 are also commemorating the holiday with a Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, leaving from Village Hall, 440 E. Hawley St., and ending at Memorial Park. Mundelein-area veterans will march in the parade.
For details, call (847) 949-3200 or visit mundelein.org.
Have a wild(flower) time
It’s a great time of year for a Walk on the Wildflower Side from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Lyons Woods, Blanchard Road west of Sheridan Road, Waukegan. You and your children, ages 8 and older, will learn to identify some of Lake County’s wildflowers. Cost is $5 adults, $1 children for Lake County residents, $7 and $2 for nonresidents.
For details, call (847) 968-3321 or visit lcfpd.org.
Give nature a hand during Restoration Workday at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Rollins Savanna, Washington Street at Atkinson Road, Grayslake. Your family can help save one of Lake County’s natural areas while enjoying the great outdoors.
For details, call (847) 367-6640 or visit lcfpd.org.