Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The festivities will be held May 18 and 19.
Lambs Farm will host their annual Train Days this weekend—and the festivities will include a visit from the Budwesier Clydesdales. During Train Days, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 and 19 at the Magnolia Café and Bakery, guests can operate model trains free of charge. The trains are provided by Valley Model Railroad Association. Train Days will also feature crafts and activities, ranging from free to $4, in the Cafe. And guests who purchase a $2 ticket packet can receive various items, including a train cookie, at the Lambs Farm businesses. The Budweiser Clydesdales are set to parade around Lambs Farm at 1 p.m. May 18, according to Jeff Knapper, General Manager of Clydesdale Operations. "Requirements for the hitch are …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The event will be held in the Magnolia Café.
Looking for a unique way to treat mom on Mother’s Day? Come visit Lambs Farm for brunch at the Magnolia Café and Bakery. Reservations are available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. and it costs $22.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 2-12 and free for under 2 years old. For reservations call the Café at 847.362.5050. Each year Lambs Farm’s Magnolia Café and Bakery hosts a Mother’s Day Brunch for the community. As many Lambs Farm participants work at the Café in order to grow vocational skills, this opportunity can make Mother’s Day an enriching experience for all involved. For brunch each family can choose from a feast of tasty items including breakfast favorites, fruit, lunch/dinner items and delicious desserts made from the bakery. …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Libertyville will serve as a collection site for the two-day event in April.
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Monday, March 11
Grab your most comfortable shoes, wear a smile and join Lambs Farm for the 5th Annual Popcorn Days fundraiser on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Volunteers are needed to collect donations at storefronts and intersections in the north and northwest suburbs. In appreciation, bags of caramel popcorn provided by The Popcorn Factory will be offered to donors. Volunteers are asked to work three- to four-hour shifts. You may volunteer as an individual or as part of a group of family or friends. Collection sites are located in the following communities: Addison, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bloomingdale, Buffalo Grove, Cary, Chicago's Union Station, Crystal Lake, Deerfield, Elmhurst, Evanston, Glendale Heights, Glenview, …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Michael Kurschner is participating in a new energy ambassador program through ComEd.
When it comes to failing to conserve energy by learning items like cell phone chargers plugged in while not in use, Michael Kurschner readily admits that he's guilty. Items like appliances, too, still draw power when they're plugged in but not being used. "That is called 'phantom power' and it can cost the average person a couple hundred dollars a year," said Kurschner. These are lessons that Kurschner is now putting into practice—and he's teaching others to do so, too. Kurschner, a resident at Lambs Farm, was selected to participate in a new ComEd program for adults with developmental disabilities. Kurschner attended a day of training in Chicago with nine or 10 people from other agencies, and they were all taught ways to conserve energy …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The event will feature live music, line dancing lessons, face painting and more.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
Grab your hat and boots, and head over to Lambs Farm's Country Bumpkin Festival for a country-themed day of fun sponsored by NorthShore University Health Systems, Top Choice Rentals and The Popcorn Factory. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 2 years and older, which includes unlimited entrance to the Farmyard & Attractions. The Country Bumpkin Festival boasts a day full of boot-scootin' fun including live music from Bella Cain, Easy Louise and Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band. In addition to the music, guests can choose from a bevy of activities including square dancing and line dancing lessons, a bungee bull, face painting, hanging out with the clown, and games. Guests are …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Looking for something to do in Libertyville this week? There's a lot to choose from!
Here's a look at some fun events coming up this week in town: July 4: The village of Libertyville, along with the Libertyville Mile of Cars, will hold the annual Independence Day fireworks display at dusk, about 9:30 p.m. in Butler Lake Park. The fireworks will be preceded by a Libertyville Band performance at 7:30 p.m. at the band shell. UPDATE: The village confirmed July 3 that the fireworks will go on as planned, despite the dry conditions. July 5: MainStreet Libertyville will hold the weekly farmers market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Church Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Brainerd Avenue. Special events at this week's farmers market include balloon sculpting, juggling and magic by R.C. Juggles from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and "Fresh Picked …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Historical photos, documents tell Lambs Farm's story.
Fifty-one years ago, Bob Terese and Corinne Owen opened a pet shop on State Street in Chicago — the Lambs Farm Pet Shop — with the dream of giving people with developmental disabilities the chance to work and be part of society. In May, the residents, staff and volunteers at Lambs Farm realized a new dream: the opening of a new Visitors Center that showcases the campus's history. "It's something that has been a dream of ours for a long time, to tell people what we do and how we got started," said Jackie Rachev, communications coordinator at Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Lambs Farm celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, an occasion marked by the unveiling of a new branding campaign and a desire to "pull out all of our wonderful stories that…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Lambs Farm celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 17.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend. 1. Celebrating the '60s: Peace, Love and Lambs! Where / When: Lambs Farm; 2 - 9:30 p.m., Saturday, August 20. Why go? Spend the day participating in fun activities and contests at Lambs Farm. Take a trip back to the 1960s and enjoy the music of American English, the famous Beatles cover band. Pricing: $10 per person for ages 13 and older; Free for children 12 and younger. 2. Out to Lunch Where / When: Cook Memorial Park; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, August 19. Why go? Purchase lunch from 14 different vendors and eat at the park while listening to …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The organization and seven original members gear up for the 50th anniversary.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Patch Staff
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Lambs Farm, dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities, celebrates its 50th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 20, with Celebrating the '60s: Peace, Love & Lambs. The celebrations will feature performances such as the Trinity Irish Dancers, Ben the Bubble Guy creating bubbles the size of a car and more. 1. Nancy Sauseda was a teenager when she started working at the Lambs Pet Shop on State Street in downtown Chicago, founded by Bob Terese and Corinne Owen. 2. Bob Cairo works in the Lambs Farm work center on campus, but says that he has worked in almost every business on the 70-acre farm. 3. Pattie Horgan shares her story of how she became stronger through working at Lambs Farm since the '60s. 4. Dennis Moss shares memories of …