Wauconda's 15th Annual Street Dance
and Food Drive
Saturday, August 30th
3 - 11 PM
Downtown Main Street, Wauconda
Presented by the Wauconda Area
Chamber of Commerce and hosted by
the Village of Wauconda,
is around the corner and roaring to kick off. On Saturday, August
30th from 3 PM- 11 PM, in the social center of Wauconda on Main
Street, the community heralds Labor Day weekend with outdoor fun
including live music, raffle drawings, food, and more.
4,000 will be attending the free event which serves as a
fundraiser for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry.
The Fire Department Water Fights
at 3 PM.
information, visit the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce Website at
There's something big coming to our community!
The Friends of the Wauconda Area Library are proud to
sponsor the Complaint Free Community Initiative, including a
visit from bestselling author Will Bowen. Mr. Bowen’s first book,
Complaint Free World, is the inspiration for our 21-day
complaint-free challenge, beginning
We invite everyone to “go
while striving to eliminate complaint – at least for a few weeks.
Beautiful things can happen when we distance ourselves from
negativity. Give it a try! You’ll be amazed at the results. Copies
of the book will be available for checkout at the library and for
purchase throughout the community. in the coming weeks, visit the
library’s website for more information about the Initiative,
including dates/locations of book discussions and when/ where you
will be able to get the purple “Complaint Free World” bracelets.
Will Bowen @ Wauconda High School
Tuesday, October 28
at 7 p.m.
This event is open to the public, but
tickets will be required. Tickets can be obtained at the library and
Bliss Wine & Gifts. We are asking for donations of school supplies
instead of charging for tickets. Supply lists will be available on
the library’s website.
13th Annual Labor
Day Cardboard Boat Races
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Lindy's Restaurant and Marina on Bangs Lake in Wauconda
Registration Opens at 10 AM
Races Begin at 12 Noon
Sign up for registration
packets at Lindys or
Children, Adult, and Business
$30 Per Team
Awards for each Division along
with Overall Best Dressed, Team Spirit, Spectacular Sinking, Best
Design and Theme
In partnership with Bangs Lake
Wauconda Cruise Night
Attention Classic Car Enthusiasts! Are you ready
for Wauconda's very own Cruise Night each month?
Join us downtown for Cruise Nights on Main Street between Route 176 and Bangs
Street from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. BGV Motorsports has been hired to
manage the events scheduled for the third Tuesday in July, August
and September. Don't forget to stop in and say hi to our local
merchants that are making this event possible.
For questions, contact Steven Howorka of BGV
Motorsports at 847-235-6528 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or online at
Wauconda Farmers' Market
Thursday June 26 - October
on Main Street
Market vendors are ready to supply you with a
variety of fresh produce, unique gifts, specialty food products,
and, to add to the fun, themed events make the market fun for the
Wauconda Woman's Club Meeting/
Antiques Appraisal Fair
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Everyone is welcome!
An appraiser will be coming.
You are invited to bring one or two items. Please RSVP to
JudyZietlow, 847-487-1445 or Elissa Farner, 847-526-4243.
Annual Art on Main Exhibit
September 4, 2014
Take a leisurely stroll down our quaint Main Street,
visit the fine businesses along the way, and enjoy the creative
spirit of Wauconda's 3rd annual Art on Main exhibit featuring over
25 benches - sponsored by local businesses and painted by local
artists. The benches will be auctioned during Wauconda's Farmers'
Market on Thursday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds go to Main
Street Attraction for the beautification of Main Street. Special
thanks to Aspire Boutique for coordinating the event!
has partnered with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County to provide
more recycling opportunities. The Wauconda Textile Recycling Bin was
delivered on Friday, April 18th. The bin is located at Public Works
adjacent to the electronics recycling bin.
It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up
in landfills in the U.S. today. Textile and clothing waste is a
significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere
from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is
comprised of textiles. Let's do our part to recycle these clothing
items and save our landfill space.