Keeping Kids Active
Kids can keep active and learn new skills in park programs which include: Lil’ Ninjas; Youth Hapkido; Kindermusik Play Date; a July 27 fishing contest; Young Rembrandts three-day camps July 29 to July 31 and Aug. 5 through Aug. 7; Fred’s Art Classes for Kids; NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Aug. 23; EVP VOLLEYKIDZ.COM; EVP Youth Volleyball Drills and Skills; EVP Middle School Volleyball League; Red Hot Tennis Camp; Beginner Guitar Lessons; and Wiggles and Giggles.
Movie in the Park
The July 19 movie at Main Square Park will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m., and feature “Wreck It Ralph.” The concession stand will be open. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. The rain location will be the Lincoln Center Community Fieldhouse.
Chicago Bulls Summer Camp
Times to hone basketball skills from the best and meet a Chicago Bulls current and/or former team member at the United Center during the 15th anniversary Chicago Bulls Summer Camp. The Chicago Bulls will teach participants to play like a champion. Here kids develop essential fundamentals including ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, individual moves, footwork and team concepts. Each camp participant, along with one guest, will be invited to the United Center for a question and answer session. During the camp, each player will compete in the Bulls Skills competition. At the end of the summer, the top three contestants will compete in the finals on the United Center floor. Each camper will receive a Chicago Bulls duffel bag, Bulls indoor/outdoor basketball, t-shirt, evaluation report and graduation certificate. The camp is open to rookie’s ages six to eight and veteran’s ages nine to 12. It will run July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Lincoln Center. The fee is $199 and applications must be mailed to the Chicago Bulls Training Academy, 6200 River Bend Dr., Lisle, IL 60532 or faxed to (630) 324-8268.
Adult Rec Programs
Parks Recreation Director Dave Byers said the Extreme Volleyball Programs (EVP) are new this year along with Team Total Fitness, which focuses on body composition improvement and overall health and conditioning, Brain Aerobics, Sand Volleyball, Interview Advantage, Kettlebell Fitness and the Intro to Digital Photography. Other adult programs include: Table Tennis; Open Indoor Volleyball; the Fitness Center at the Lincoln Community Center; Adult Hapkido; Tae Bo; CPR, First Aid and AED training; Ballroom Dancing; Pilates; the Fall Softball League.
Highland Twilight Race and Parade
The All-American Race, sponsored by American Bank & Trust is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 3. In its 30th year, the race is a kick-off to Highland’s Twilight Independence Day parade. This year there will be more than 200 participants, Byers said.
Free Summer Concerts
The free summer concerts are held Thursdays in Main Square Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concert-goers should bring lawn chairs and the concession stand will be open. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Lincoln Community Center Fieldhouse. Lawn chairs will still be needed. Concert dates are: June 27 Fast Eddie and the Corvettes (50’s to 70’s music); July 11, Dan Mateja and the Downtown Sound (Polka); July 18, Tonal Attitude (horn heavy rock, pop, funk and blues); and July 25, Piano Man Mike Sigman (tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel.
Highland Street Market
The Highland Street Market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 19 at Main Square Park. Products include fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, coffees, breads, spices and teas.
Highland Police, Fire & Public Works Touch-A-Truck Event
Join the Town of Highland Police, Fire and Public Works Departments at the Sheppard Park neighborhood from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., July 30 for free hotdogs, hamburgers and lemonade. These service professionals will talk about their jobs and allow visitors to tour their vehicles.
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Performance
Come enjoy the popular Broadway stage show “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” presented by the HPRD Performing Arts Group, at 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at the Main Square Gazebo.
Garage Sale and Card & Comic Show
Do you have items you would like to resell, but don't want to invite people into your home to show your products? Join the community garage sale in conjunction with the Card & Comic Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 and Nov. 23.
38th Annual Pumpkin Plod Race
The 38th annual Pumpkin Plod race is a 6-mile flat and fast course through the streets of Highland. The race is chip timed and pumpkin pies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division. Walkers are encouraged to join in a 3-mile non-competitive fun walk. It will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 beginning at Lincoln Street and Kennedy Ave. and finishing at the Lincoln Center. Advance registration ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 25.