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Rock the Block
The Village of Lake Zurich will host its first downtown block party, Rock The Block, from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, September 14.
Planned as an all-ages traditional street dance, partygoers are invited to dine, dance and (re)discover downtown Lake Zurich.
Three bands take the stage for an evening of music, food and fun, and young partygoers can visit the face painter and balloon art, sponsored by Lake Zurich Tire and Auto.
The event will be held on Main Street in downtown Lake Zurich, (approximately 70 E. Main Street) and Main Street will be closed from Church Street to Old Rand Road beginning at 3 p.m. on the day of the event.
For the night’s musical entertainment, a covered stage sponsored by Midwest Motors will be erected at Church Street and Main Street. Three bands will perform beginning at 6 p.m. with 80’s Enough followed by Friction. Sly Rose will entertain the crowd between sets.
Admission to the event is free. Attendees are being asked to donate three non-perishable food items to help restock the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. A donation drop off area, sponsored by Peapod, will be set up in Rotary Park, located at Old Rand and Main streets. Anyone making a food or monetary donation will receive a raffle ticket to win prizes.
A variety of food items will be for sale from area food truck vendors, and local eateries on Main Street will also be opening their doors that evening. Beer, wine, sangria, Bob Chinn’s Mai Tais, Mike's Hard Lemonade products, water, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be sold. This year’s beer truck is collaboration between the Rotary, Lions, and Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce and proceeds will benefit those organizations. Martin Enterprises will provide beer cups. No outside alcohol is allowed.
Anyone consuming alcohol needs to have their identification checked and must purchase a wristband for $1. Wristbands are being provided by The Ela Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse. Beer tickets are available for purchase at $3 each or 7 for $21 or 14 for $40. All other alcoholic beverages are $5. Individual food vendors will sell water and soda.
No outside food, beverages, or coolers will be allowed into the event.
School District 95 Educational Foundation Fun Run/Walk
The School District 95 Educational Foundation is hosting its 5k and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 at Heritage Oaks Park and Hawthorn Woods Country Club Community.
The cost is $30 to run/walk the 5K and $15 for the 1 mile run/walk.
Proceeds benefit the Foundation.