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Thursday October 1, 2015
Contact  Recreation Department

The Ladies' Indoor Volleyball League season begins October 1, 2015.

From the Sept. 1, 2015 post:
Winthrop Harbor Recreation is looking for teams for this year's ladies indoor volleyball league. The season starts Thursday, October 1st and ends in January. Games will be played on Thursday nights from 7-10pm. Maximum number of teams for the league will be eight. Fee, per team, is $285 and sponsors are welcomed. Games are played with rally scoring system.
Teams wanting to register or those looking for more information need to contact Scott Fuller at 847-746-3505. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Friday October 2, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller 847-746-3505

Tae-Kwon-Do classes will be held at the Community Center on 7th Street on Monday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The first class will be on Friday, Sept. 11th. Participants will be divided based on their belt levels, and the classes are offered to anyone age 5 years and older.

Session 1 will be Sept./Oct./Nov.
Session 2 will be Dec./Jan./Feb.
Session 3 will be Mar./Apr./May

Fees are $75 for each 3-month session for the first person, and $30 per session for each immediate family member. You may sign up for the classes at Village Hall from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday, or at the Schlader Recreation Center. For questions please call Scott Fuller at 847-746-3505.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

From 7pm – 9pm, the Schlader Bldg. will be open to 1st and 2nd grade students who live in the Village of Winthrop Harbor. Activities scheduled for the evening will include music, various games (board games/card games), open gym, and refreshments to purchase (pizza for $1 and soda for 50 cents). Admission will be $3 at the door, and no one who enters the building will be allowed to leave before 9pm unless that child’s PARENT comes to the door to pick them up. We ask that all parents come inside to pick up their child at 9pm as well. This is a Recreation Board sponsored event.

We welcome any parent who would like to help chaperon, however you must contact us in advance to do so. Call Recreation with questions at 847-746-3505.

Monday October 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday October 6, 2015
7:00 PM
Contact  Village Clerk Jana Lee - 847-872-3846 ext. 245
FACILITIESCouncil Chambers

The Winthrop Harbor Board of Trustees holds its regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The public is invited to all meetings. Agendas are posted in the lobby of the Municipal building, and on-line at

Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 830 Sheridan Road in Winthrop Harbor. For further information, please contact Village Hall at 847-872-3846.

Wednesday October 7, 2015
7:00 PM
Contact  Winthrop Harbor LIONS Club
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

The Winthrop Harbor LIONS Club provides BINGO every Wednesday at the Schlader Recreation Center. In addition to BINGO, the Lions offers pull-tabs, Bonanza, Tic-Tac-Toe and the Lions Special.

BINGO is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., at which time Pull-Tab games are sold. Regular BINGO begins at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are available. The Lions look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Friday October 9, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center


The dances are open to any 5th – 8th grade student who lives in the Village of Winthrop Harbor. All students must show their North Prairie school ID, or any students attending alternative schools, including home schooled, must obtain a photo dance ID from the Recreation Dept. The first ID issued is at no charge to the child, however any additional ID’s needed will be charged $5.

As always, the normal school dress code is enforced, and once a child enters the dance, they will not be allowed to leave until 10pm or a parent comes to the door to pick them up. Admission is $3 at the door, and pop and pizza is available to purchase. If you would like to chaperon at any dance, please call or e-mail the Recreation Department in advance.

Monday October 12, 2015
Contact  Demonstration User
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM
Contact  Recreation Director Scott Fuller
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

The Winthrop Harbor Recreation Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Schlader Recreation Center.

Tuesday October 13, 2015
7:00 PM
Contact  Pat DiPersio
FACILITIESCouncil Chambers

The Winthrop Harbor Planning & Zoning Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

Wednesday October 14, 2015
6:00 PM
Contact  Community Development Director Pat DiPersio

The Winthrop Harbor Economic Development Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Conference Room of Winthrop Harbor Emergency Management Agency (EMA), 1617 7th Street.

7:00 PM
Thursday October 15, 2015
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact  Jan Suthard

The Illinois Secretary of State's mobile services unit will be at the Zion-Benton Public Library on October 15th from 9:30am to 2pm. Residents can renew, replace or correct their driver's license and/or State ID card.

Friday October 16, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday October 19, 2015
Contact  Village Hall

The annual fall leaf pickup services is provided by Groot Industries. The pickups begin on Monday, Oct. 19th and continue through the end of November, with exception of Thanksgiving Day.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM
Contact  Chris Engdahl
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

The Winthrop Harbor Cub Scout Pack 67 meets at 7pm at the Schlader Recreation Center. Contact Chris Engdahl at 847-785-9663 or for more information.

Tuesday October 20, 2015
1:00 PM
Contact  Jerry Larson - 847-746-6567
FACILITIESCommunity Center

The Winthrop Harbor AARP Chapter 871 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Time is 1pm at the Community Center.
New members are always welcome. Refreshments are served.

7:00 PM
Wednesday October 21, 2015
7:00 PM
Thursday October 22, 2015
Friday October 23, 2015
Contact  Scott Fuller

Get ready for the super-spooky, really scary, bigger and better Haunted House!

The Recreation Department is planning the best ever Haunted House, this year with over 10 scary rooms to roam through at the Schlader Recreation Center. Refreshments will be available for everyone.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event. The Haunted House will be open the weekend of Oct. 23rd/24th. A volunteer informational meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 28th at 6pm at the Schlader Recreation Center.

Times and details for the event will be posted here as soon as the info is finalized.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday October 24, 2015
Monday October 26, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday October 27, 2015
Wednesday October 28, 2015
7:00 PM
Thursday October 29, 2015
Friday October 30, 2015
Contact  Recreation Department

Oct. 30th is the last day for registration for this year's Youth Basketball League in Winthrop Harbor. The league is divided by age groups, 1st through 8th grade. League fees for players in 1st through 4th grades are $70 for Winthrop Harbor residents and $80 for non-residents. League fees for players in the 5th through 8th grades is $85 for residents and $95 for non-residents. A sheet will be given out at the time of registration, stating start dates and times for practices (end of November), and games (start of January).
1st through 4th graders will play on Saturdays starting at 9am, and 5th through 8th graders will play on Sundays starting at 1pm. All age groups are co-ed, and each team will practice one night a week from November through the end of the season in March.
Registrations will be taken at the Schlader Recreation Center or the Village Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Please call us at 847-746-3505 with any questions.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday October 31, 2015
Contact  Demonstration User
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller

Kids age 10 and under… this party is for you!

Our annual Kid’s Halloween Party will be held Oct. 31st at the Schlader Recreation Center, from 10am to 12 Noon, for all kids age 10 and under. Admission is only $3 per person. We’ll have a costume contest for all age groups, with winners receiving a prize and ribbon. There will be candy scrambles and a HAYRIDE around the park. Refreshments will be served to all, and all children will leave with a trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies!

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