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University of Illinois Extension serving Lake and McHenry Counties

Main Office (Lake County)
100 South US Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-223-8627
FAX: 847-223-9288
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (McHenry County)
1102 McConnell Road
PO Box 1430
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-338-3737
FAX: 815-338-4755
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Thank you for visiting our website! Unit 3 Vision is to become “Highly Visible and The Leading Local Institution” in Lake and McHenry County where people come to hear and receive research-based education and information in the following areas to make a difference in their lives, homes and communities: 4-H Youth Development Program--Nutrition (SNAP- Ed) Program--Horticulture (Master Gardeners) Program--Local Foods/Small Farms Program

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Let’s Highlight our 4-H Clubs! Clubs are invited to create a short video/PowerPoint to be displayed during the Lake County Fair to entice others to want to learn more about 4-H in Lake County. The point of the video/PowerPoint is not to tell a complete story about a club but to tell enough so people are interested enough to seek out more information. Since, it will be difficult to hear the audio in the exhibit area, no sound is needed with the video or PowerPoint. It should be a trailer and not the movie. Due to the Extension Office by June 12, 2015. Click link below to view a video (for an example) created by the Adventurous 4-H'ers of Lake County. Go to this link for Guidelines.

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Jungles Rock! Lake County 4-H Day Camp-The Lake County 4-H program will be conducting a “Jungle Rocks” Day camp for youth ages 5- to 8 years. You do not need to be a member of 4-H to attend the day camp. What is unique about the Lake County 4-H Day Camp is that the 4-H teens design and teach the day camp along with adult support. Youth-adult partnerships are shown to be one of the most effective ways to engage both youth and adults in meaningful activities which contribute to positive youth development. Youth involved in positive, meaningful, respectful relationships with adults have been shown to improve skills and competencies while decreasing participation in risky behaviors. When partnering with youth, adults also build skills and simultaneously strengthen the organizations to which they belong. The “Jungle Rocks” Day Camp will have focus on learning about animals through hands on activities.

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WOMEN'S HEALTH FORUM-Presented by Lake County Association for Home & Community Education (LCAHCE). Thursday, June 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL 60030. Come hear the latest news and treatments. Dr. MaryAnn Majewski will be giving information on Heart and Exercise Benefit, 10,000 Step Program, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab. Dr. Teresa Beckman will also be giving information on Lower Back Prevention, Taking Care of Your Back and Orthopedic Physical Therapist. Space is limited so reserve today. Public is welcomed! To register please call the Extension Office at 847-223-8627.

2015 BBQ FAMILY FESTIVAL & VENDOR FAIR -Saturday, June 20,2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The event will be held at the University of Illinois Extension, Lake County, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL 60030. HIGHLIGHTS: Great BBQ Items to Purchase; Great Vendors to Shop; Great Fun; Great Music and Dancing; Great Fathers of Lake County Cook-Off. Event is sponsored by the Lake County Extension Foundation. For more BBQ Family Festival information contact James Reaves at:; or call the Extension Office, 847-223-8627, ext.15. If you would like to participate in the BBQ Festival as a Vendor, click on the link below for the Vendor Application and Guidelines.

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Judging Opportunity for Community Service with 4-H Youth in Lake County-The 4-H program is a youth program for ages 8-18 supervised by the University of Illinois Extension. Every year the 4-H members prepare projects to be judged by adult volunteers knowledgeable in a specific 4-H project area. The program is always in need of judges to help 4-H members master their learning by doing. We are seeking volunteers to judge Saturday, July 25th or Sunday, July 26th depending on which project area you judge. Judging is held on Saturday and Sunday prior to the fair opening giving the staff and other volunteers time to set up the project display for the public. This year’s Lake County Fair is July 29-August 2, 2015. Judges will be given a short training and materials to reference. If this is something you would be interested in volunteering for please contact any of the following: Jodie Ells at; Jen Daniels at Please feel free to email any questions about this opportunity before you make a decision. Or call the Extension Office at: 847-223-8627.

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Extension Council Meeting Schedule 2014-2015
Tuesday September 23, 2014 • 6:00 PM

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