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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.

Sponsored by Smiling Shamrock
Pre-registration is required. *Indicates All ages welcome.

105326-03 F 10/16 6:30PM-8:30PM $18/$22 Unicorn Painting
105326-04* F 11/20 6:30PM-8:30PM $32 Holiday Family Sign
105326-05 F 12/11 6:30PM-8:30PM $18/$26 Sports Pinting (Cubs or Sox)
105326-06 F 2/26 6:30PM-8:30PM $25 St. Patricks Day Fabric Wreath
105326-07* F 3/19 6:30PM-8:30PM $60 Barn Window
105326-08 F 4/16 6:30PM-8:30PM $18/$24 Cartoon of your Cat or Dog



Bring your pets and dress to impress to celebrate Halloween at our pet costume contest and parade. (All pets welcome!)Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show in 4 categories: Most Creative, Best Couple (Human & pet), Spookiest & Cutest.  Pre-registration is required. Check-in and parade participant line up will begin at 11:30am in the Tent. Parade starts at Noon.

Location: Twin Lakes Tent

Code Day Date Time Fee
105215-01 Su 10/4 11:30am $7



Get ready for this family-friendly event throughout Twin Lakes Recreation area. Hayrides will be taken around the park as a story is read, and smores and hot chocolate will be ready for you as you relax around a bonfire. The 5:10pm ride is for younger kids and will start while it is still light outside. Please dress for the weather. Fee is per person. An adult must accompany children. Children UNDER 1 year old are free.

Limit 25 people per hayride. Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins. Masks must be worn on the hayride.

Location: Twin Lakes Tent

Code Day Date Time Fee Ages
105800-01 F 10/9 5:10pm $5/person 5 & under w/adult
105800-02 F 10/9 5:40pm $5/person All Ages
105800-03 F 10/9 6:10pm $5/person All Ages
105800-04 F 10/9 6:40pm $5/person All Ages
105800-05 F 10/9 7:10pm $5/person All Ages
105800-06 F 10/9 7:40pm $5/person All Ages
105800-07 F 10/9 8:10pm $5/person All Ages
105800-08 S 10/10 5:10pm $5/person 5 & under w/adult
105800-09 S 10/10 5:40pm $5/person All Ages
105800-10 S 10/10 6:10PM $5/person All Ages
105800-11 S 10/10 6:40pm $5/person All Ages
105800-12 S 10/10 7:10pm $5/person All Ages
105800-13 S 10/10 7:40pm $5/person All Ages
105800-14 S 10/10 8:10pm $5/person 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 refunds if cancellation is 48 hours before event.

Location: Twin Lakes Multi-Purpose Room

Code Day Date Time Fee
105810-01 F 10/23 5:30-7:00PM $8


Register for a SAFE Halloween party in Palatine held at the Salt Creek Sports Center! There will be face painting, games with prizes, a coloring station, a Halloween costume contest and more! Please bring a bag/bucket for your prizes. Parents that dress up get FREE popcorn. Masks must be worn inside the building.

Children UNDER 1 year old are free. Parents are free and must accompany children.

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center
Fee: $5R/$7NR (pre-registered)

Code Day Date Time
105200-01 W 10/28 5:00-6:00pm
105200-02 W 10/28 6:30-7:30pm


Bring out your best homemade items and join us for our Annual Craft fair at the Salt Creek Sports Center. You’ll get a 10′ x 10′ space where you can bring your own table or rent an 8-ft. table from us. Please call 847-259-6890 or visit for an application. Each vendor will receive one lunch meal deal with your registration. Additional lunches can be purchased for $7/each.

All vendors & shoppers will be required to wear a mask inside the building.

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center

Download 2020 Craft Fair Application

Code Day Date Time Fee
103200-01 Sa 11/21 9:00am-2:00pm $42 (Table, 2 chairs & electricity)
103200-02 Sa 11/21 9:00am-2:00pm $32 (table & 2 chairs)
103200-03 Sa 11/21 9:00am-2:00pm $22 (Bring your own table 7 chairs)


Experience the magic of our North Pole Express! The train will depart from the Arlington Park Train Station and head to the ‘North Pole’ and back. Enjoy a special reading of the “Polar Express” book, play holiday games, sing Christmas carols, answer trivia, take pictures with our special guest and more! Cookies and chocolate milk will be provided to everyone on the train. Pre-registration is required! Children under 1 year are free. All participants (including adults) must register. Please check in 20 minutes before departure time. Residents only – register August 3-14, Open registration – begins August 17. Masks will be required to be worn on the train. Location: Arlington Heights Train Station

$22R/$26NR Adults

Residents Only – August 3-14
Open Registration – August 17

Code Day Date Depart Time Return Time Trip
104300-02 Su 12/6 11:20am 1:29pm Trip #1
104300-03 Su 12/6 3:20am 5:29pm Trip #2


Join us at the Twin Lakes Clubhouse for a morning full of delicious food, games, crafts & Santa! Breakfast/Brunch (eggs, pancakes and sausage) will be provided. Tables assignments will be made, so if you have any special requests, please indicate that at the time of registration. Tables will be set for 8 people. Masks must be worn inside the building when not eating.

Note: Pre-registration required. Parents must accompany children. No registration will be taken the day of the event. Please bring your own camera for pictures and a portable high chair if needed. No refunds or cancellations within 48 hours of the event.

Location: Twin Lakes Clubhouse

$14R/$16NR (Ages 7+)
$12 (Ages 3-6 years)
$6 (Ages 2 & under)

Code Day Date Time Session
105225-01 Sa 12/12 9:00am-10:45am Breakfast
105225-02 Sa 12/12 11:30am-1:15pm Brunch

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