Friday, November 23, 2012
Kick off the winter holiday season with the annual Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival from 5-8 p.m. this evening in the downtown.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce will host a Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market and Treats in downtown Grayslake on Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Santa arrives at the Holiday Tree on the corner of Center Street and Seymour Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, visit with Santa at The Oasis at 151 Hawley from 5:45 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Enjoy sleigh and pony rides from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Center Street. There will be two Center Street locations where sleighs will be loaded and unloaded. The Holiday Market, featuring holiday items for sale, opens at 5 p.m. Downtown Businesses will also be open late so you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping. For more information, contact the Grayslake Chamber at (847) 223-6888 or …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A Roaring 20s gala for ages 21 and older will be held Sunday to benefit the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center. You have to know the secret password to get in, so RSVP today!
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Come as a flapper or come as you are. Dress as a gangster or a silent screen star. Support or defy prohibition; The choice is up to you. The Oasis will benefit and you’ll have some old-fashioned fun, too! Residents 21 and older are invited to having a "roaring" good time at Sunday's Roaring Twenties Gala & Fundraiser to benefit the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center. The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Oasis, located at 151 Hawley St., Grayslake. Heavy appetizers and custom cocktails will be available. A $20 donation supports prohibition and includes appetizers. A $40 donation defies prohibition and includes appetizers and cocktails. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance to get your secret password for entry. R.S.V.P. to our doll, Joyce Campbell at…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Several hundred residents came out to visit the Washington Square Wellness Festival on Saturday.
The third annual Washington Square Wellness Festival held Saturday, Sept. 29, was consistently busy throughout the sunny afternoon as residents from around the area stopped by to learn about the business vendors, grab up free samples and support the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center. "It was a success on so many levels," said Matt Petersen of the Fitness Pursuit, who helped organize the event. "Every time I walked around or glanced across the festival there was one to four people at each vendor talking and participating in the activities. There were a lot of smiles across the crowd," he said. The event raised about $500 for the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center. "A big thank you goes out the the planning committee and all the vendors that gave the …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Your Grayslake Patch will be represented at Saturday's Washington Square Wellness Festival along with many other local businesses. Be sure to stop by for freebies, samples, raffles and more. Proceeds will benefit the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center.
Saturday, Sept. 29 is the 3rd annual Washington Square Wellness Festival featuring the Grayslake Patch and many other businesses. The event will be held noon to 4 p.m. in Washington Square, across from the College of Lake County. Patch asks event coordinator Matt Petersen, owner of The Fitness Pursuit, all about it. Tell us a little about yourself Matt, and The Fitness Pursuit. I have been shaped from my past. Being obese growing up, having divorced young parents, playing high school varsity sports, having knee reconstruction and a family with poor health and a father who died at 49 all have created who I am. I have been personal training since 1998. In 2008, The Fitness Pursuit-Multi-Sport Studio opened offering a diverse, high tech and …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
From Grayslake District 46 failing to pass its budget to the Downtown Rib Throwdown for the Oasis Youth Center, here are the week's top stories.
Here's a look at the stories that made headlines this week on the Grayslake Patch: District 46 School Board Fails To Pass Budget Grayslake D46 Board Looks To Plug $1.25 Million Budget Deficit Letter To The Editor Downtown Rib Throwdown For The Oasis Is A Tasty And Charitable Success New Rio Tequila Bar And Tex-Mex Cuisine Opens Tonight Village Honors Three Police Officers For Loyal Service 2012 Grayslake Election Central
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Vine in downtown Grayslake was packed Sunday as residents feasted on barbecue ribs at the 3rd annual Downtown Rib Throwdown, which benefited the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center.
The sights, sounds and smells of the 3rd annual Downtown Rib Throwdown in Grayslake Sept. 16 were intoxicating. The Vine on Center Street was packed with residents chowing down on delicious barbecue for a great cause--to raise money for the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center. "We know Grayslake loves ribs," said Joyce Campbell, who serves as president of the Oasis' Board of Directors. The event, which Campbell said grows every year, raised nearly $10,000 for the center, which provides a safe after-school environment for Grayslake students to hang out with friends, do homework and projects, play games and listen to music. "It was definitely a big success. The weather was perfect," said Vine owner Mike Pruitt. The Vine has hosted the Downtown Rib …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Event thanked veterans for their service, including those recently returned from Afghanistan as well as Vietnam veterans who enjoyed a long-overdue welcome home.
"It is wonderful to be welcomed back," said Mike Lee, a Vietnam veteran who served with the Air Force in Vung Tau. "At the time when we first returned from the war, there was nothing like this. There was nothing but disgrace." He was one of several veterans from all wars welcomed home on Jan. 8 during a special community event in Grayslake. "It's good to see the troops being recognized for their service," Lee said. "I think the legacy of the Vietnam War is that military members are now appreciated for what they have done. It is very gratifying." Community members, politicians, members of the local fire and police departments and residents all came out to say "Thank You" to all veterans from any war. The idea for the event came to Joyce …