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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 11x14.

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

Sponsored by Smiling Shamrock

Pre-registration is required.

*Indicates All ages welcome.

For more information contact Ashley at

105326-03 F 10/18 6:30PM-8:30PM $28 3-D POPPIES ON WOOD
105326-04* F 11/15 6:30PM-8:30PM $34 PAINT YOUR PET
105326-05 F 12/6 6:30PM-8:30PM $25 STARRY NIGHT CHRISTMAS
105326-06 F 2/21 6:30PM-8:30PM $24 WOODEN HEART WITH FLOWERS
105326-07* F 3/20 6:30PM-8:30PM $30 WELCOME BEES
105326-08 F 4/17 6:30PM-8:30PM $24 RING FOR SPRING

Obstacle Course Race


Join us for our 2nd annual Youth Obstacle Course Race at Twin Lakes. The race is 1.25 miles long and will take adventurous youth between the ages of 6-14*yrs old on a fun run through the perimeter of Twin Lakes. Participants will encounter 10-14 man-made and natural obstacles that will challenge their physical ability and determination. All participants will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, and bragging rights. The race will run rain or shine!

*6 year old's must be accompanied by at least one paid adult over 18 years old. 

Thank you to our sponsors!
Palatine Bank & Trust
Palatine Public Library
Daily Harold
Mike's Bike Shop
Tom Morrison
Tap House Grill
The Grand at Twin Lakes
Rotary Club of Palatine
Loving Care Animal Hospital

Youth Obstacle Course Race (OCR)

Code Time Age Day Date
100115-01 9:30am 12-14 years Sa 9/21
100115-02 9:45am 9-11 years Sa 9/21
100115-03 10:00am 7-8 years Sa 9/21
100115-04 10:15am 6+ years Sa 9/21

Craft Fair

Bring out your best homemade items and join us for our Annual Craft Fair at Salt Creek Sports Center. With your registration, you will get a 10x10 space where you can bring your own table or rent an 8-foot table from us. Please call 847-259-6890 or see below for an application. $7 RoccoVino's meal deal for vendors only. Space is limited-register soon!

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center

Craft Fair

Code Fee Date
103200-01 $35 (Table, 2 chairs & electricity) 11/16 9:00am-2:00pm
103200-02 $25 (Table & 2 Chairs) 11/16 9:00am-2:00pm
103200-03 $15 (Bring your own table & chairs) 11/16 9:00am-2:00pm

Halloween Party

Register for a SAFE Halloween party in Palatine held at the Salt Creek Sports Center! There will be face painting, games with prizes. a coloring station, a moon bounce, a Halloween costume contest and more! Please bring a bag/bucket for your prizes. Parents that dress up get free popcorn!

Note: Children UNDER 2-years old are free. Parents are free and must accompany children.

Location: Salt Creek Sports Center

Halloween Party

Code Day Date Time Fee
105200-01 W 10/30 5:30-7:00pm $7NR/$5R (Pre-registered), $10/day of the event

Harvest Hayride & Bonfire

Get ready for this family-friendly event throughout Twin Lakes Recreation Area.  Hayrides will be taken around the park as a story is read, and s'mores and hot chocolate will be ready for you as you relax around the bonfire.  The 5:40pm ride is geared towards younger kids and will start while it is still light outside.  The 8:10pm ride on Saturday will be a scary ride for older participants.  Please dress for the weather!  Must pre-register in advance - no tickets day of.  Fee is per person. Adults must accompany children.  Children UNDER age 2 are free.

Location: Twin Lakes Tent 

Code Day Date Time Fee
105800-01 F 10/11 5:40pm $5 5 & under w/adult
105800-02 F 10/11 6:10pm $5 All
105800-03 F 10/11 6:40pm $5 All
105800-04 F 10/11 7:10pm $5 All
105800-05 F 10/11 7:40pm $5 All
105800-06 F 10/11 8:10pm $5 All
105800-07 Sa 10/12 5:40pm $5 5 & under with adult
105800-08 Sa 10/12 6:10pm $5 All
105800-09 Sa 10/12 6:40pm $5 All
105800-10 Sa 10/12 7:10pm $5 All
105800-11 Sa 10/12 7:40pm $5 All
105800-12 Sa 10/12 8:10pm $5 older kids (Scary)

Family BINGO Night

Bring the family out for a Halloween-themed bingo night.  Please bring a full-size candy bar for each family member to go into the pot of candy. Bingo winners will get to pick a candy bar out of the pot; but don't worry, everyone will leave with a sweet treat! Each participant will receive one slice of pizza to enjoy during the event.  Pre-registration is required!

Location: Twin Lakes 
Fee: $5
Code Day Date Time Fee
105810-01 F 10/25 5:30-7:00pm $5

North Pole Express - FULL

This program is filled and we are NOT accepting registrations.

This program is filled and we are NOT accepting registrations at this time.

Experience the magic of our North Pole Express! The train will depart from Arlington Park Train Station and head to the 'North Pole' and back.  Enjoy a special reading of the "Polar Express" book, play holiday games, sing Christmas Carols, answer trivia, take pictures with our special guest and more! Cookies and chocolate milk will be provided to everyone on the train. Pre-registration is required!  Children under 1 year are free.  All participants (including adults) must register.  Please check in 20 minutes before departure time.  Location: Arlington Park Train Station

This program is completely full.

Code Day Date Departure Time Return Time
104300-02 Su 12/1 11:20am 1:29pm
104300-03 Su 12/1 3:20pm 5:29pm

Whiskey 101- NEW

Want to learn the wide world of whiskey? Then join us for a Whiskey Tasting class. This class gives you an overview of the various styles of Whiskey, including Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and other international marks presented by a whiskey expert. Six whiskies and light bites provided.

Pre-registration required.

Ages: 21+

Location: Twin Lakes Multi-Purpose Room

105351-01 F 11/1 7:00-8:30PM

Pet Pictures with Santa

We're offering a chance for your pet to actually meet Santa and get their picture taken!  Register for your 10-minute time slot as soon as possible - space is limited!  Picture frame and treat for your pet is included!

Location: Twin Lakes Pro Shop
Fee: $10  ($1 each additional pet)

Pet Pictures with Santa

Code Day Date Time Fee
105250-01 Sa 11/30 10:00am $10 ($1 each additional pet)