Special Events

Fall 2021 Special Events

Royal Tea Party

Age 4 and Older
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
You are cordially invited to join royalty for an afternoon family Tea Party. Princes and Princesses from across the land will be welcomed to join us for afternoon tea! Wear your best dress and enjoy a light tea luncheon. Registration deadline is Friday, August 27.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27385-A1 SU 9/12 Noon-2:00pm  $20 per person

Community Bonfire   

All Ages
Haines Wayside Park
Grab the family, and head over to Haines Wayside Park for our Community Bonfire Night. Come out with old friends and meet new neighbors to share old stories and create new ones. If we are lucky, we may see a full moon while eating delicious S’mores!

Day Date Time
F 9/17 7:30-10:00pm

Bicycle Poker Run

Adult
Firefighter’s Park
Grab your bike, an awesome Halloween costume and join us for our first ever Bicycle Poker Run! The ride will begin at Firefighter’s Park and you will ride along Route 30 stopping at five different local restaurants. At each location, you will draw a card in hopes to get the best poker hand! Locations will be announced on the day of the event. Please be sure to support these restaurants! The ride will end at Sharon’s Bay Park and you must return 2:30pm or you will be disqualified. We will award the winner who has the best hand at the end of the ride! This event will be held rain or shine. Registration deadline is Friday, October 15.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27540-A1 SA 10/23 11:30am-2:30pm $25

 

Empty Bowls-Help Us Fight Hunger!   

All Ages
New Lenox Village Commons
Stop by the Village of New Lenox’s Festival and help us fight hunger at our ‘Friends of the Parks Empty Bowls’ event! Purchase a hand-painted bowl by a participant from one of our programs and receive unlimited soup tastings from local restaurants all afternoon. Profits from Empty Bowls will go to the New Lenox Township Food Pantry. Purchase event tickets HERE.

Day     Date     Time                         R/NR

SU      10/3     11:00am-5:00pm         $10, Online by 9/24

$15, Walk-up Registration on 10/3

 

Big Bad Pumpkin Party

All Ages
Walker Country Estates Park
Everyone is invited to join us for our Big Bad Pumpkin Party! We will host a wide variety of activities including a pumpkin hunt, costume contest and hayrack rides. The costume contest will be open for two age groups: 2-6 years and 7-12 years. The pumpkin hunt will start promptly at 11:00am! Last hayrack ride will begin at 11:45am, NO exceptions!

Day Date Time
SU  10/10  10:00am-Noon

Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash

Ages 4-5
LCC (Room 2) Entry D
Put on your favorite Halloween costume and strut on down to this SPOOKTACULAR EVENT! We will play Candy Corn Bingo, Monster Freeze Tag and a variety of other Halloween-themed games. A pizza dinner will be provided. Kids will receive a treat bag to enjoy on the way home. Don’t wait to sign up, as this event always fills! Registration deadline is Friday, October 1.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
24122-A1  F 10/15 6:30-8:30pm  $27

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble   Coloring Contest

Ages 2-12

Administration Building
Stop by the Administration Building or visit our website to pick up/download the coloring sheet. Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 19, you can color and decorate your own turkey. Please NO glitter. Coloring sheets are due by Friday, November 19. The winners will be notified by Wednesday, November 24.

Entries will be judged in the following age groups:

Ages 4-5 • Ages 6-8 • Ages 9-12

Turkey Coloring Contest 2021

Daddy/Daughter Date Night

Age 3 & Older
LCC (Rooms 1 & 2) Entry C
Aloha! You are invited to join us for our luau-themed daddy daughter date night. Be sure to come dressed in your best Hawaiian attire and prepare to dance the night away! Everyone will receive a Hawaiian lei when you walk in the door! We will have music, a light dinner and lots of fun! Registration deadline is Friday, October 22. Additional child(ren) will be $20 R/NR.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
10224-A1    F  11/5 6:30-8:30pm $48 per pair
10224-B1 SA 11/6 6:30-8:30pm $48 per pair

Flag Football Turkey Tournament

Adult
Fieldstone Park
Prior to sitting down in front of the television for Thanksgiving football, get some practice in for yourself in this one-day, double-elimination Flag Football Tournament. We will play two 20-minute halves with a running clock; all players are eligible receivers. This is an 8-on-8 tournament, and each roster can have a maximum of 20 players. Limited spots are available so don’t wait to register a team. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams of the tournament. Check in begins at 8:00am. In the chance of the tournament being cancelled due to weather conditions, games will be rescheduled to Saturday, November 13. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 20.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
24230-A1  SA 11/6 8:30am $254 per team

Family Fun Day at Nova

Age 7 & Older
Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls! Come spend a fantastic afternoon “horsin’ around” at Nova Quarter Horses, Inc. Your family will bond with the horses by learning to groom, saddle and a riding lesson. Weather permitting, we will ride outdoors on Nova property. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served after the ride. All levels of riders are welcome. Fee is per person.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27256-A5  SU 11/7 Noon-2:00pm $58/$63
Location:      Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.

10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena

  Gobbler Gauntlet 5K

Age 7 & Older
Sanctuary Golf Course
Dash your way to the finish line. The terrain of the race/walk is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The route will have a water station and an electronically timed finish line. All participants will receive one complimentary drink in the clubhouse upon finishing the race. Medals will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place finishers in each age category such as top male and female finishers.

If registered by Monday, November 1, participants are guaranteed a race shirt. All net proceeds will benefit the NLCPD Scholarship Program. Race Day Walk-up registration begins at 7:00am.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27203-A1 SA 11/20 8:00am $30, Mail/Fax/Walk-in by 11/16
$30, Online thtiming.com until 5:00pm on 11/18
$40, Race Day Walk-up

 

Holiday Events

Holiday Ladies Night Out at Nova

Adult
Calling all ladies! Gather your friends, relatives or co-workers for an evening of fun! Don’t miss out on a fun filled evening of appetizers and beverages and best of all, horses!! Whether you are a novice or an experienced rider the activities are designed so that all can participate in the fun regardless of riding experience. So, grab a friend or two and come make memories at Nova Quarter Horses, Inc. Jeans and hard sole shoes are required.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27256-A1  SA 12/4 5:00-7:00pm $80/$85
Location:      Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.

10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena

Peppermint Forest PJ Party

Ages 4-5
LCC (Room 1) Entry C
Join us for a journey through the Peppermint Forest! Wear your comfiest Christmas PJs and join us for different holiday-themed games, exciting crafts and go on a candy cane hunt. A pizza dinner will be provided. Registration deadline is Monday, November 29.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27671-A1   F 12/10 6:30-8:30pm $27

Winter Horse Camp

Age 7 & Older
Come join Nova Quarter Horses for three fun filled days of Winter Horse Camp! Each day will consist of hands- on experience and a riding lesson. Guided by our experienced staff members, each participant will learn to saddle, bridle and groom their very own horse before taking them to the arena for the daily lesson. No need to worry about the weather outside, as the Nova office is heated, and the barn and arena are insulated and climate controlled. All skill levels welcome. Jeans and hard soled shoes required.

Activity Day Date Time R/NR
27256-A3  M-W 12/27-12/29 10:00am-3:00pm $300/$305
Location:      Nova Quarter Horses, Inc.

10129 W. 187th Street, Mokena

Noon Year’s Eve Party 

All Ages
New Lenox Commons, Ice Rink
Can’t make it until midnight? Celebrate the “Noon Year” instead! Join the free party and help us countdown to noon. Music, crafts and activities will be provided. We cap off the event with a massive balloon drop. Skate rentals and concessions will be available.

Day Date Time
TH 12/30 11:00am-12:30pm