Annual FUNdraiser Event 2017
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Annual FUNdraiser Event 2017

Join Us For a Fun Evening!

This spectacular event will be filled with honorary guests and volunteers, inspiring speakers, our generous contributors and past supporters, entertainment, and opportunities to network with others. There will be several chances for you to win some fabulous prizes, and the "Giving Tree". There will be an assortment of food tables. 
Also, YOU, who make Words On Wheels possible.

Program Highlights

Emcee: Lucky Luciano
Entertainment: The Red Rose Children's Choir
Speakers:

Tickets: Pay by mail, at the door, or online.
               P.O. Box 7722, Gurnee, IL 60031
Cost: $75-$1,500
Tickets are available online on September 1.
RSVP by October 10.

Sponsorships are available.
 

 

Many thanks to our current Sponsors
• Studio North • NorStates Bank
• Van-Dam Hug Foundation

 

"Playing is the building blocks of life"

 
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Words on Wheels at Zion Jubilee Days Festival Parade
Sep
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Words on Wheels at Zion Jubilee Days Festival Parade

Words on Wheels will be participating in the 2017 Zion Jubilee Day Parade. Come Join Words on Wheels and march in the Jubilee Days Parade. We need volunteers or "walkers" to pass out bubbles to the crowd while in the parade. Have fun supporting a great cause and get a free WOW t-shirt for your participation. Please use the contact button to show interest.
Words on Wheels will also have a vendor table to provide books and puppets to children. Please visit our table!
Words on Wheels will be #45 in the parade lineup and we are lining up 12:30PM. Parade starts at 1PM.

Contact Beth Ragsdale for more details Beth@wordsonwheels.org
Visit http://www.zionjubileedays.com/schedule.html
and http://www.zionjubileedays.com/parade.html

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Words on Wheels Live Music Extravaganza!
Sep
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Words on Wheels Live Music Extravaganza!

Words on Wheels Music Benefit

Back by popular demand! This is our second music benefit. Enjoy some good eats, great prizes, live music, and the opportunity to support a wonderful cause in Lake County!

Musical Guests include: Jon Pekkarinen, Jen Kavenaugh, Glenn Morrison with Shane Madsen, Chisler, Sipos & Young, and more!

Sponsors include Jamie Angela Salon, GreenTown Tavern, Louie's Restaurant, Quonset Pizza, and Holly Nagel.

We are asking for a $10 donation at the door which allows you to enjoy the entertainment, food, and a chance to win one of our many fantastic prizes. 

All Proceeds benefit Words On Wheels !

The Event Sponsors

 
http://www.jamieangelasalon.com

http://www.jamieangelasalon.com

 
 
 
 
http://www.zumbier.com

http://www.zumbier.com

 
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Vista Health System Woman's Expo & Health Fair 2017
Aug
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Vista Health System Woman's Expo & Health Fair 2017

  • Gurnee Holiday Inn Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JOIN US! Words on Wheels will be at the Vista Woman's Expo and Health Fair to provide information about our organization, volunteer opportunities, and to provide helpful tips about reading to your child.
In addition to promoting our non-profit organization, we are promoting early literacy for children. Vista Health System will have health screenings, guest speakers, and other vendors at this fair.
Visit our table! We will have a raffle for a prize.

 
 
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North Chicago Community Days 2017
Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

North Chicago Community Days 2017

  • 1730 Lewis Avenue North Chicago, IL, 60064 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at the North Chicago Community Days! Words on Wheels will be one of the vendors, and we will be passing out FREE books and puppets to children. We will share information about our organization and our mission. Find us at vendor tent #14.

This annual community event will have many fun activities, such as a parade, a car show, live entertainment, petting zoo, and food vendors.

Click: North Chicago Community Days Event Schedule and for more information.

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WOW with Lake County Health Dept. "Leaders Are Readers"
Jun
17
12:30pm12:30pm

WOW with Lake County Health Dept. "Leaders Are Readers"

  • Lake County Health Dept. Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Leaders Are Readers

Words on Wheels will be a the Lake County Health Center Community Center in North Chicago to give books, finger puppets, and bubbles to children. A community leader will read to the children as part of "Leaders are Readers." 

This was rescheduled.
Parents and their children are invited to participate in table activities. Join us.
 

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WOW at Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
Jun
3
11:00am11:00am

WOW at Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival

This is Waukegan's 18th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival. The Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival is dedicated to showcasing local and regional artists and venues, championing the arts, remaining free to the public, offering low participation fees to artists, and remembering one of Waukegan’s favorite sons, author Ray Bradbury.

The event times are from 11AM to 6PM. WOW will be there till 4:30 and depending on the weather.

Words on Wheels will be there to pass out books and puppets to children. We will share information about our organization and our mission. This will be a great opportunity to find out how you can be involved.


 
 
 
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#ILGIVE Community
May
30
to May 31

#ILGIVE Community

We’re so excited to be a part of #ILGiveCommunity.  #ILGiveCommunity is a statewide movement to do good in our own communities. By giving locally we can have a major impact on the causes we care about most while building a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Illinois. On May 30-31th, you will have 24 hours (one day!) to give where your heart is!

You can support our campaign by visiting and donating on May 30-31th:

 https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/words-on-wheels-inc

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WOW with Lake County Health Dept. "Leaders Are Readers"
May
20
12:30pm12:30pm

WOW with Lake County Health Dept. "Leaders Are Readers"

  • Lake County Health Dept & Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Leaders Are Readers

Words on Wheels will be a the Lake County Health Center Community Center in North Chicago to give books, finger puppets, and bubbles to children. A community leader will read to the children as part of "Leaders are Readers." The guest "Reader" is George Singleton, a special education teacher & veteran. 
Parents and their children are invited to participate in table activities. Join us.
 

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Festival of Families in Education
Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

Festival of Families in Education

Let’s Go to COLLEGE! 

Please join us at the “Festival de Familias En EDUCACIÓN” event at University Center

Find out how to get grants and scholarships to pay for college for your student or yourself. 

Build your knowledge on how to prepare and support your college-bound student. 

Hear from college students and college graduates on how to effectively navigate college life. 

Discover new strategies to help your student obtain a college degree which will open doors to career success. 

Free continental breakfast and childcare will be provided! 

“Please note: all sessions will be conducted in Spanish” 

Space is limited to the first 50 families. Please RSVP online at www.ucenter.org

For additional information please contact Dr. Myra Gaytán-Morales at (847) 665-4108 or via email at mgaytan@ucenter.org. 

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Festival de Familias En Educacion
Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

Festival de Familias En Educacion

¡VAMOS A LA UNIVERSIDAD!

 SÁBADO 29 De Abril, 9:00.A.M. –12:30P.M. 

Le invitamos a participar en el evento “Festival de Familias En EDUCACIÓN” en University Center. 

Averigüe cómo obtener becas y ayuda financiera para que usted, o su hijo (a) asistan a la universidad. 

Amplíe su conocimiento sobre cómo usted puede preparar a toda su familia a apoyar a su hijo (a) rumbo a la universidad. 

Escuche de las experiencias de los estudiantes acerca de cómo navegar efectivamente la vida universitaria. 

Adapte nuevas estrategias para lograr que su hijo (a) se gradúe y obtenga un título universitario el cual le abrirá las puertas del éxito. 

Habrá comida y refrigerios, además de cuidado infantil y actividades. ¡Lo esperamos

¡Este evento es totalmente gratuito! 

Espacio es limitado a las 50 primeras familias. Para registrarse visite la página del www.ucenter.org

Para más información comuníquese con Dr. Myra Gaytán-Morales al (847) 665-4108 o a mgaytan@ucenter.org. 

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Words on Wheels 'new' volunteers orientation & Open House
Jan
15
11:00am11:00am

Words on Wheels 'new' volunteers orientation & Open House

Come meet us and become a volunteer! Meet other WOW volunteers and board members! We'll help you take the required online training, test, and answer your questions!

We will have Light food & beverages. Win a door prize!

Visit our Facebook page to RSVP. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/233228343786308/

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WOW Fashion Show
Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

WOW Fashion Show

This fundraiser fashion show is hosted by Jamie Angela Salon of Gurnee. This event will have many vendors to kick off the holidays with fashion and shopping. Proceeds will be donated to Words on Wheels. Food and refreshments will be provided by Linda Rose Catering.

Vendors include: eSBe Jewelry, CAbi Clothes, Linda Doyle Art, Bunny Hutch Handcrafts, and many more.

Tickets: $20. Limited--Order Now.

Call Jamie Angela Salon for ticket information: 847-625-9722

Follow Jamie Angela Salon on Facebook.

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FUNdraiser EVENT at Glen Flora Country Club
Sep
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

FUNdraiser EVENT at Glen Flora Country Club

FUNdrasier Event

Join us for a fun evening. This spectacular event will be filled with honorary guests and volunteers, inspiring speakers, our generous contributors and past supporters, entertainment, opportunities to network with others, and our raffle gifts. There will be assorted food tables. Also, YOU, who make Words On Wheels possible.

Speakers include Lake County States Attorney Mike Nerheim, Patricia Jones, Dr. Ozella Barnes, and more.  Special performances by the Elementary School District 60's band "Mariachi Estrellas".

Cost: $75, Order your Ticket online, by mail, or at the door.

Deadline to order tickets is September 10, 2016

JOIN US!

 
 
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Zion Jubilee Days Parade
Sep
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Zion Jubilee Days Parade

Words on Wheels will be participating in the 2016 Zion Jubilee Day Parade. To promote our involvement with the community, Words on Wheels will have a vendor table to provide books and puppets to children. We will be participating in the parade also.

We need volunteers or "walkers" to pass out puppets to the crowd while in the parade. Please use the contact button to show interest.

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Vista Health System Women's Expo & Health Fair
Aug
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

Vista Health System Women's Expo & Health Fair

  • Gurnee Holiday Inn Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Words on Wheels will be one of many featured vendors at the Women's Expo & Health Fair, by Vista Health System. Stop by our booth to say "Hi" to receive information about our organization, volunteer opportunities, and helpful tips about reading to your child.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Words on Wheels Music Benefit
Aug
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Words on Wheels Music Benefit

Join us for some musical entertainment, good food, great raffles and an opportunity to support Words On Wheels.
Performers include: Sipos and Young, Ivy Ford, Jon Pekkarinen, And more! 
We are asking for a $5 donation at the door which allows you to enjoy the entertainment, food, and 1 raffle ticket to give you the chance to win one of our many fantastic prizes. 

We need the support of our community to keep our programs going! 
Thank you in advance for your support!

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