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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! University of Illinois Extension in Lake and McHenry counties offers practical, research-based information to improve lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us with questions or to learn more about these educational or leadership opportunities.

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Please Help Extension Celebrate 100 Years of Service by Purchasing an Ad in Our 100th Year Extension Souvenir Magazine which will be published September 2014. The Extension Souvenir Magazine is designed to capture memories and to be a keepsake of Extension reaching its 100th year milestone. The magazine ads program is planned for individuals, families, clubs, businesses, government, and agencies that Extension has impacted their lives somehow. It will feature people that were here to witness it's 100th year birthday and document their businesses and stories. Ad deadline is August 31st. Thank you in advance for your support. "Click Below" to view Lake County's 100 Years of Service Letter.

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ILLINOIS 4-H TEENS as TEACHERS! Are you a Junior Leader? Or do you just want to enhance your teaching skills and become a Teen Teacher? 4-H Teen Teachers will develop their own leadership and teaching skills as they plan and implement hands-on learning experiences for younger youth. View this 30 second video from YouTube. "Click Below".

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University of Illinois Extension, is celebrating 100 years. We want to feature your club in a three minute video which will be played at our Lake County Gala Celebration on October 18, 2014 at Milan Banquet in Waukegan. Each club will have an opportunity to tell us about themselves. Please see the attached form that will help you with your presentation. We will be taking appointments for your club to be videotaped on May 6 from 1 to 3 pm and 4 to 6 pm. Please email me at or call Dianne at 847-223-8627 to reserve a time to have your club videotaped by April 18th.

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Lake County Association for Home Community Education (LCAHCE) will be hosting a "Women's Health Forum", May 9, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM., at the Universiy of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL. North Shore Pro-Active Health will be the presenters. Women’s Breast Health-Advocate Condell’s Dr. Anna Katz, a fellowship trained breast surgeon, will talk about breast health, including screenings, risk factors and latest treatments. Reduce Your Falls Risk-This program presented by a physical therapist includes tips to prevent falls and information on how to maintain bone and joint health. Weight Management & Stress-Achieving healthy weight while alleviating stress. Presented by Dr. Jordan Leasure. Lunch will be included and you will take away useful information. To register please call the Extension Office at: 847-223-8627.

2014 MASTER GARDENERS PLANT SALE-Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 AM to 3 PM, at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL. Rain or Shine! Cash/Check only. NEW this year: Master Gardeners' 10 Minute University-presentations by Master Gardeners. One per hour at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM & 1 PM: Winter Damage, Worm Composting, Emerald Ash Borer, and Native Plants!!

Wills, Trusts & Estates 911-What the new rules are and what we need to know NOW! Craig Pierson, attorney from Pierson & Strachan in Lake Forest will be updating us on the new rules and government changes to protect our money and family planning intact. Hosted by Lake County Association for Home Community Education (LCAHCE), June 13, 2014, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake, IL. To register call the Extension Office at: 847-223-8627.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION BBQ FAMILY FEST & VENDOR FAIR-June 21st, 2014,10:00-8:30 PM, at the Lake County Extension Office in Grayslake. We invite you to join the Lake County Extension Foundation in its "4th Annual Fund Raiser Event" to assist us in raising monies to continue educational programming for the University of Illinois Extension of Lake County. There will be Good BBQ, Vendors, Entertainment, Kids Zone, Free Admission & Free Parking. Vendors this is a GREAT opportunity! To be a Vendor please "Click Below" to register.

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2013-2014 Calendar/U of I Extension Regional & State Commercial Agriculture/Horticulture Programs/Illinois Agriculture and Horticulture Commodity & Industry Programs/National & Regional Professional Society/Association Meetings. "Click Below" for scheduling of programs, meetings and trainings.

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4-H TECH WIZARDS-What is 4-H Tech Wizards? The 4-H Tech Wizards mentoring program is designed to assist young people throughout their changing social, emotional, and academic stages, by strengthening their cultural identity, strengthening intergenerational relationships, utilizing local resources, and providing youth with the skills and service opportunities they need to become caring, contributing and participating adults. For more information "Click Below". YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

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SAVE THE DATE: October 18, 2014 - Extension 100 Years Gala, Milan Banquet Hall, 651 Lakehurst Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085. Extension is celebrating 100 years of service to the community. We will be celebrating all program accomplishments October 18, 2014 starting at 6:00 pm. More details to come....

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Extension Council Meeting
Tuesday March 25, 2014 • 6:30 PM

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