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You are provided with paint, brushes, easels, canvas and an art instructor to teach you step by step on how to create a beautiful work of art. Please wear a paint shirt with short sleeves. For more information contact Ashley at Food & beverage will be available for purchase through RoccoVino’s during this event.  Pre-registration is required. *Indicates All ages welcome.

Sponsored by Smiling Shamrock
Location: Twin Lakes

206705-02 F 8/19 6:30-8:30PM $28 Bicycle Painting



Join us for some live music on the Twin Lakes Deck.  RoccoVinos will be open to serve food & drinks.

Location: Twin Lakes Deck

Day Date Time BAND
F 6/10 7:00-9:00pm Jak Tripper
F 6/24 7:00-9:00pm Midnight
F 7/8 7:00-9:00pm The Nick Bell Band
F 7/22 7:00-9:00pm Jacquelyn Vale
F 8/5 7:30-9:30pm Oh Yes!



You will not want to miss our annual Turtle Trek Race and Raffle!  Adopt a turtle today, and you will have a chance to win great prizes, as we will race our fleet of plastic turtles in Donut Lake! The grand prize winner will receive $500! If your turtles do not win, don’t fret – we will also have over 40 prizes from our wonderful sponsors!  If you would like to become a sponsor of this event, please visit our sponsorship page on our website at Buy your turtles online today at

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time AGES
215000-01 F 8/5 6:30pm $5/turtle
215000-02 F 8/5 6:30pm $20 snap pack (5 turtles)



This 1.25 mile course will take your adventurous child on a fun course along the perimeter of Twin Lakes Golf Course where they will enjoy 10-14 man-made and natural obstacles that will challenge their Physical ability and determination.  All course are co-ed except 9-11 years old.    If you would like to become a sponsor of this event, please visit our sponsorship page on our website at

Location: Twin Lakes

Fees: $22 per person through August 5;  $27 per person – August 6-September 14;  $32 per person – September 15-Race Day

Code Day Date Time AGES
100115-01 Sa 9/17 9:00am 12-14 years (co-ed)
100115-02 Sa 9/17 9:10am 9-11 year old boys
100115-03 Sa 9/17 9:20am 9-11 year old girls
100115-04 Sa 9/17 9:30am 7-8 year old (co-ed)
100115-05 Sa 9/17 9:40am 6+ years – Family Fun Run (no awards)
100115-06 Sa 9/17 9:50am NWSRA families (no awards)



Get ready for the family-friendly event throughout Twin Lakes Recreation area.  Hayrides will be taken around the park as a story is read, and s’mores and hot chocolate will be ready for you as you relax around a bonfire.  The 5:00pm & 5:30pm rides are geared towards younger kids and will start while it’s still light outside.  Please dress for the weather!  Fee is per person. Adult must accompany children.  Children under the age of 1 year are free.  Limit numbers per hayride.  Stories are read on the hayride by the Palatine Public Library.  Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins.

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time AGES
105800-01 F 10/7 5:00pm 5 yrs & under w/adult
105800-02 F 10/7 5:30pm 5 yrs & under w/adult
105800-03 F 10/7 6:00pm All Ages
105800-04 F 10/7 6:30pm All Ages
105800-05 F 10/7 7:00pm All Ages
105800-06 F 10/7 7:30pm All Ages
105800-07 Sa 10/8 5:00pm 5 yrs & under w/adult
105800-08 Sa 10/8 5:30pm 5 yrs & under w/adult
105800-09 Sa 10/8 6:00pm All Ages
105800-10 Sa 10/8 6:30pm All Ages
105800-11 Sa 10/8 7:00pm All Ages
105800-12 Sa 10/8 7:30pm All Ages


Bring the family out for a Halloween-themed bingo night.  Please bring a full-size candy bar for each family member to go into our ‘pot-o-candy’.  Bingo winners will get to pick a candy bar out of the pot, but don’t worry, everyone will leave with a sweet treat!  Each participant will receive one slice of pizza to enjoy during the event.  Pre-registration is required.  No refund if cancellation is 48 hours before the event.

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time AGES
105810-01 F 10/14 5:30-7:00pm $10/per person


Register for a SAFE Halloween party in Palatine held at our Salt Creek Sports Center.  There will be games with prizes, a coloring station, craft area, photo backdrop and a Halloween costume contest! Please bring a bag/bucket for your prizes.  Note: Children under 1 years old are free.  parents must pay to get in and must accompany children.  Pre-registration is required.

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center

Code Day Date times fees
105200-01 W 10/26 5:30-7:00pm $9R/$11NR per child,   $2R/$3NR Adult


Now hosting an interactive Family Trivia Night- Thanksgiving themed.  Come out and challenge your brain with some fun questions.  We will be hosting the event at Twin Lakes and using the Kahoot app for Trivia.  We will have some fun holiday questions for the entire family.  Everyone will receive one slice pizza and a drink.You will compete as a family or a table for fun prizes.   Pre-registration is required by November 1. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 families.

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date times fees
105605-01 F 11/11 5:30-7:00pm $10/per person


Bring out your best homemade items and join us for our annual Craft Fair at the Salt Creek Sports Center.  You’ll get a 10ft x 10ft space where you bring your own table or rent an 8ft table from us.  Call 847-359-6890 or visit for an application.  Each vendor will receive one lunch meal deal with your registration.  Additional lunches can be purchased for $10/each Pre-registration is required.

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center

Code Day Date times fees
103200-01 Sa 11/19 9:00am-2:00pm $45/table, 2 chairs & electricity
103200-02 Sa 11/19 9:00am-2:00pm $35/table, 2 chairs
103200-03 Sa 11/19 9:00am-2:00pm $25/bring your own tables & chairs
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