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Sweetheart Ball

Experience a magical night for both parents and their children.  Each night will have activities that include dinner/dessert, games, dancing and memories that will last a lifetime! Suit and dresses are suggested.  Fills quickly, so register early! Check-in and pictures are at 4:30 & 7:00pm.

Location: Twin Lakes Clubhouse


Mommy/Son (Ages 3-7)

Code Day Date Time Fee
105600-01 F 2/3 4:30-6:30pm $35/ Couple
105600-02 R 2/3 7:00-9:00pm $35/ Couple $10/add'l person

Daddy/Daughter (Ages 3-7)

Code Day Date Time Fee
105600-03 F 2/4 4:30-6:30pm $35/couple
105600-04 F 2/4 7:00-9:00pm $35 couple $10/add'l person

Mommy/Son Jr. Sweetheart Ball (Ages 8-12)

Code Day Date Time Fee
105600-05 F 2/10 5:00-7:00pm $35/ Couple

Daddy/Daughter Jr. Sweetheart Ball

Code Day Date Time Fee
105600-06 F 2/10 5:00-7:00pm $35/Couple

Paint Night

You are provided with paint, brushes, easels, canvas and an art instructor to teach you step by step on how to create a beautiful work of art. Please wear a paint shirt with short sleeves. Canvas size is 12x16.

Food & beverage will be available for purchase through RoccoVino's during this event.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information contact Ashley at

105326-03 F 1/20 6:30PM-8:30PM $25 Owl in Winter
206705-02 F 3/10* 6:30PM-8:00PM $30 Wine Glass
206705-01 F 4/21 6:30PM-8:30PM $18 (child) / $30 (adult) Sports Picture
206705-03 F 5/26 6:30PM-8:30PM $30 Bike with Flower Basket
206705-04 F 6/16 6:30PM-8:30PM $30 Pink Flowers in Vase
206705-05 F 7/14 6:30PM-8:30PM $30 Owl in Trees
206705-06 F 8/18 6:30PM-8:30PM $30 Owl in Blue or Brown

*March 10th we will be painting an actual wine glass, not a canvas.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Bring your flashlight and join us for this program at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. Kids will hunt for their own chocolate-filled eggs in the dark and everyone will have a chance to win prizes! Kids need to bring their own flashlight and bag. Must Pre-register for this event!

Location: Twin Lakes North Entrance (Use Frontage Road)

Ages 5-7 meet at pavilion near playground

Ages 8-12 meet at north parking lot 

205100-01 5-7 W 4/12 7:45-8:30pm $5
205100-03 5-7 Th 4/13 7:45-8:30pm $5
205100-02 8-12 W 4/12 7:45-8:30pm $5
205100-04 8-12 Th 4/13 7:45-8:30pm $5

Wine Tasting at Twin Lakes

Enjoy an evening at Twin Lakes and sample a variety of red, white and dessert wines. Sit back and relax as you snack on an assortment of cheese, crackers and other tasty treats that will be available. Great location, great friends and great wine...what more can you ask for!

Location: Twin Lakes Tent 

*No children allowed at this event* 

205325-01 21+ F 5/12 7:00-8:30pm $15 (pre/registration)/$20 at the door $5 designated driver; food only Cheese
205100-02 21+ F 8/11 7:00-8:30pm $15 (pre/registration)/$20 at the door $5 designated driver; food only Chocolate

Baby & Kid's Wear Garage Sale

Do you have kids? Is someone you love expecting a baby? Can't resist a bargain? If so, don't miss our baby and kids wear specific garage sale. Over 20 families will be selling gently used clothes, toys, books, gear, and more. Stock up on bargains for the upcoming seasons and join us for this great community event, which will be rain or shine! Rent a 10x10 space and sell it all. Space is limited, so sign-up today! Fee includes an 8-foot table. 

Location: Twin Lakes Tent 


205400-01 All F 5/19 9:00-3:00pm $10/table

24th Annual Fishing Derby

Come and enjoy a great family event and start your fishing tales now! There will be awards, prizes and a tagged fish just waiting to be caught for a special prize. Bait will be available for purchase.  Please bring a bucket for fish.

Location: Twin Lakes Pavilion 2 (Closest to rt. 53)

205700-01 All Sa 6/3 8:00-11:30am $3 (pre-registration) / $5 (day of event)

Beer Tasting at Twin Lakes

Looking for a good brew? Join us under the tent as we sample beers from a variety of different vendors. Kick back and enjoy an assortment of snacks as you encounter new styles and tastes. Bring all your friends and family out to create lasting memories at our Beer Tastings! You won't want to miss it!

Location: Twin Lakes Tent

*No children allowed at this event* 

205350-01 21+ F 6/9 7:00-8:30pm $15 (pre/registration)/$20 at the door $5 designated driver; food only
105350-01 21+ F 9/1 7:00-8:30pm $15 (pre/registration)/$20 at the door $5 designated driver; food only

Teen Battle of the Bands

Compete with local teen bands for the chance to perform at the Illinois State Fair. Get ready to rock at the Palatine/Salt Creek Park District's Annual Battle of the Bands local competition on Monday, June 12 at Twin Lakes Golf Course & Recreation Area, 1200 e. Twin Lakes Drive, Palatine. The winner will move to the regional competition, and the regional winner will have the opportunity to play in Springfield at the Statewide Competition. 

In the event of inclement weather, the competition will be moved indoors to Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine. 

Submission Deadline: April 14

Notification Date: April 28

Performance Date (if accepted): Monday, June 12

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm 

Ages: 13-20yrs

Presented by Salt Creek Park District and Palatine Park District. 



Turtle Trek Race

You will not want to miss our annual Turtle Trek Race and Raffle! Adopt a turtle today and you will have a chance to win great prizes, as we will race our fleet of plastic turtles in Donut Lake. The grand prize winner will receive $500! If your turtle does not win, don't fret, we will also have over 40 prizes from our wonderful sponsors! 

Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Area 


All F 8/4 6:30pm $5/turtle;$20 snap pack (5 turtles)