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  1. SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Event

    September 25, 2021, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @

    Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)

    SWALCO is hosting household chemical waste events by appointment only. Items collected include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription, over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (NO LATEX) and varnishes, as well as other household chemicals. Appointments are REQUIRED and book well in advance! See a detailed list of what is accepted at:

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  2. Paper Tiger Shred Fest

    September 25, 2021, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Paper Tiger Document Solutions

    Paper Tiger offers special shredding hours on select Saturdays! Bring your documents to their facility and watch as your documents are securely shredded, or 'drop and go'. Only $3 per standard banker’s box (approximately 16? long, 12? wide, and 10? deep.) Take part in the OUTDOOR Shred Fest - drive up and they'll remove the box from your car for no-contact shredding.

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  3. Rummage Sale at St. Dismas Church-Little Flower Parish

    September 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @

    St Dismas Church - Little Flower Parish

    A little of everything on sale. From furniture, tools, and crafts to knickknacks, jewelry, clothing, small home appliances, and toys.

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  4. The Waukegan Ripper

    September 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Various location throughout the City

    hink you have what it takes to catch a serial killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure - and it’s coming to Waukegan, IL on Saturday the 25th September 2021. The name of Jack The Ripper strikes fear into the heart of detectives across the world. Now it seems that a new Ripper is on the loose in Waukegan and only you can put an end to the terror. Can your team of detectives scramble across town, solve the clues and crack the case before The Ripper strikes again? CluedUpp murder-mysteries have been played by half a million detectives in more than 40 countries worldwide. Tickets sell out fast so grab your team place today and find The Ripper, before The Ripper finds you....

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  5. Youth Fishing Derby with IDNR

    September 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @

    Shiloh Park Pond

    Enjoy a day of fishing with family, food, and prizes! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Zion Park District welcomed all ages and skill levels to attend this FREE family-friendly event. During this fun day, prizes will be awarded to youth by age group while everyone enjoys the free food prepared by C&J Gourmet Sandwiches. Fishing poles will be available to those in need, and ALL youth participants will have an opportunity to win raffle prizes and other giveaways. Lake County Health Department will be on-site with free Covid-19 vaccines for those ages12+ years, and thanks to 7-Eleven Franchise Owner Saeed Rahman, free rapid Covid-19 rapid tests, hand sanitizers and masks will be available as well! Registration is required as space is limited. If you have any questions, contact IDNR Director of Community Outreach Ted Penesis at 847-608-3108.

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  6. 9th Annual Walk for Awareness and Suicide Prevention

    September 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @

    Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force

    The Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force 9th Annual 5K Walk for Awareness and Suicide Prevention will virtual to make participants stay safe while supporting this cause. Walk wherever you feel comfortable, whether that is in your local downtown, forest preserve, neighborhood or even on your treadmill! They will host a Facebook Live event on Saturday the 25th, with a small group of task force members starting at 9am. Join them online during this live event, but feel free to walk when is best for you! Take as many videos and photos and share them to let Lake County know We Are All In This Together! Together we can all educate and support ourselves, loved ones, the community and fight to end the STIGMA! There will be a t-shirt event on Saturday the 18th from 9am -1pm at Lake County Health Department, 3010 Grand Ave. Drive thru and pick up your walk shirts and resource bags. T-shirts are limited in sizes.

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  7. Parks for Pollinators Bio Blitz

    September 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @

    Bevier Park

    Join the Waukegan Park District in their Parks for Pollinators Bio Blitz at Bevier! Activities for all ages, along with milkweed and pollinator seed giveaways.

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  8. 26th Annual Oakwood Cemetery Walk - Stories of the Waukegan Carnegie Library

    September 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @

    Shuttles from Lilac Cottage

    Experience many stories relating to the Historic Waukegan Carnegie Library including the story of its construction, the early years prior to the library, as well as the years while it was open. The Oakwood Cemetery Walk is an annual “living history” event showcasing the rich history of Waukegan using costumed actors to portray local historic figures with connections to the cemetery and Waukegan. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts located at 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park, the Belvidere Rec Center at 412 S. Lewis Avenue in Rose Park, the Field House at 800 Baldwin Avenue in Hinkston Park and online. Tours: Each tour will run approximately 1.5 hours and will include walking on uneven ground. The last tour will start at 2:45pm. The Cemetery Walk is held rain or shine.

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  9. Mother Daughter Spa Party

    September 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @

    Belvidere Recreation Center

    Join the Waukegan Park District's Mother Daughter Spa Party! Relax and enjoy time making jewelry, painting nails, and doing a special craft!

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  10. Blippi the Musical

    September 25, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Blippi the Musical brings the energetic, loveable Blippi character off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children ages 2 to 7 from around the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi's charismatic personality and innovative lessons. In this live show, they'll continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing to fun, interactive music performed by dynamic stage entertainers. Bring your whole family to this one-of-a-kind performance!

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  11. Oktoberfest at ZümBier

    September 25, 2021, 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM @


    Kick off Oktoberfest in style at ZümBier! Enjoy good food from Grub-n-Go, good music thanks to Michail of the Internationals (7 - 8:30pm), and good bier. Maybe even a Lenny sighting!

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  12. Talkin' Trash at Green Town on the Rocks

    September 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Green Town on the Rocks

    Live music by one of the premier party bands in the area - Talkin' Trash! Enjoy the music, views of the lake and being outdoors!

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  13. Crossroads at TR's

    September 25, 2021, 8:30 PM @

    TR's Front Row

    Crossroads is happy to be back live at TR's! Crossroads is one of the best rock/blues bands in Lake County, playing a driving mix of classic rock, blues, and southern rock tunes.

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