by Steve Martin will be presented on May 17, 18, 24, 25, 26*, 2013.
Acts to Follow, a new theatre group at the Schornick Theatre, presents one-act plays along with a short original play by an emerging playwright. Friday and Saturday performances have a 7:30pm curtain and the Sunday matinee curtain will be at 2pm. Call (847) 360-4740 for reservations. All seats are $5. Click here for more information.
Girls softball league has a brand new layout! All skill levels are welcome. Player evaluations are at Belvidere Park (rain date will be at the Field House) on Tuesday, May 28. Evaluations for girls ages 7-9 is at 5pm, use program #5318 when registering.
Ages 10-12 at 6pm, use program #5319 and ages 13-16 at 7pm, use program #5320. Cost is $40 for residents and $47 for non-residents. Games will be at Belvidere Park and Dugdale Park Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6-9pm. The season runs June 11-July 18. Questions? Call the Field House Sports and Fitness Center 847-782-3300. COACHES ARE NEEDED!
The 14th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
will be held on June 1, 2013, 10am-4pm in Bowen Park. This free event features music, dance, art and more. Artists and craft
vendors are welcome, applications are available now by clicking here. Call
847-360-4740 for more information and a schedule of events.
Bowen Park Theatre Company seeks eleven men (20's-60's) and three women (20's-60's) for the fall production of Robert Bolt’s compelling 1962 drama, A Man For All Seasons. Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 9 from Noon-4pm and Monday, June 10, from 6-9pm. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information.
The Waukegan Park District has contracted with Hendrickson Flying Service, Inc. to conduct helicopter aerial spraying of BTK (Bacillus thuringiencis var. kurstaki) over these sites beginning in May and early June. Many other northern Illinois communities have successfully controlled Gypsy Moth infestation by spraying BTK. It is extremely important to control Gypsy Moth caterpillars in the spring when they begin to feed upon deciduous trees. Click here for more information.
The Waukegan Park District wishes to congratulate Commissioner Bill Sarocka on his re-election and welcome new Commissioner George Bridges to the Waukegan Park District Board. The Board and staff of the District extend their thanks and congratulations to Wayne Motley, the newly elected Mayor of Waukegan. Mr. Motley has served on the Waukegan Park District Board since 1995. Click here for press release.
Wayne Motley, recently elected Mayor of Waukegan, announced that he will be resigning from the Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners effective May 5, 2013 as he will be sworn in as Mayor on May 6, 2013. Click here for more information.
The inaugural Live Green Family Festival held on April 28 in Bowen Park attracted more than 1200 attendees.
This new Earth Day celebration gave families the opportunity to reconnect with nature, discover, and learn how exciting outdoor recreation can be as well as explore the importance of protecting the Earth. Click here for more information.
The Waukegan Park District is in search of organizations, businesses, teams, and other groups to participate in our 2013 American Independence Parade which will be taking place on June 30. Parade line up will begin at 11:30am along Sheridan Road, between Franklin and Washington Streets. The parade will step off at 1:00pm and travel North on Sheridan Road to Bowen Park. Entries may include walking units, vehicles, floats, bands/drill teams, or any other imaginative group that will contribute excitement, pride, and a sense of community to this year’s parade!
Click here for more information and Parade Unit Application.
The Waukegan Park District has sites that are ideal for all your outdoor get togethers. Park Use Permit and Pavilion Rental Applications are available for the upcoming season. Applications can be downloaded by clicking here and must be completed for Pavilion Rentals and Green Space Permits. Applications can be made in person at the Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 South Lewis Avenue during regular business hours (Monday thru Friday, 9am-4:30pm). Proof of residency and identification are required and rental fees as well as security deposits must accompany the completed application. For more information, please call 847-360-4700.
Acts to Follow is a theatre group housed at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive- Bowen Park, Waukegan, IL. The ensemble group is looking for original short plays with a runtime of approximately 10 minutes. The troupe of actors perform a published one-act play and an original short with each performance. Submit the original short play by mail or in person to Jack Benny Center for the Arts Attn: Acts to Follow, 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, IL 60087 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on Acts to Follow or in regards to submitting a play, please call the Jack Benny Center for the Arts at 847-360-4740. Click here for more information.