Check out this page for the CALENDAR of EVENTS!
If you are a facility or group and would to have Mane in Heaven visit, please call Jodie at 847-477-7825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will start taking requests for 2015 after 1/1/15.
November 18 (Tues) 4:00-5:00pm: In honor of our Veterans, our minis will be visiting the TLS (Transitional Living Services) McHenry Food Pantry. TLS Veterans (legally known as Transitional Living Services) was founded in 1996 and since 2001 has owned and operated New Horizons, a center in Hebron, Illinois, for homeless veterans who want a chance to rebuild their lives. Veterans from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm and OEF/OIF have participated in our services and have gone on to find employment, reconnect with their communities and rejoin their families. Thank you Veterans! www.tlsveterans.org
November 23 (Sun) 1-2pm: DaVita Dialysis of Buffalo Grove: visit at Silver Lining Equestrian (our home farm) and $1000 check presentation: DaVita chose Mane in Heaven as their Charity of Choice and presented our mission and pictures of visits to the DaVita corporate offices. They picked Mane in Heaven to receive a $1000 donation and they will present a large check for a photo opportunity (think lottery size cardboard check presentation) with their employees who will get a chance to visit and love our minis.
No visits weekend of November 29 and 30th: Happy Thanksgiving!
December 6, 2014 (Sat): Time TBD: Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont: Operation North Pole (www.operationnorthpole.org)
WINTER HIATUS: we will not be visiting the remaining weekends of December so that everyone can enjoy their holidays. We only have one visit per month scheduled for Jan/Feb/March (already booked) to keep our volunteers and our horses in practice (weather permitting for visits).
January 18th, 2015 (Sun) Time 11am-1pm: At The Belvedere 1170 W. Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village IL; We have been invited to “The Greatest Party on Earth” for pediatric blood cancer patients, hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation. Children and their families are invited to “Step Right Up” for this Carnival-themed party and visit with our therapy horses (weather permitting).
February 14th, 2015 (Sat) 10:30-12noon: Gable Point, Crystal Lake IL; Valentine’s Day Party with the residents, including our wonderful friend Sally Ruppert who designed our Mane in Heaven logo and tagline, “Bringing a little heaven to those in need.” She is an extremely talented graphic artist with an eye for perfection when it comes to logos, flyers, pamphlets, business cards, etc, all of which she designed for us. We are lucky to call Sally our friend and are excited to visit her in her new home community.
2014 PAST EVENTS
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2/23/14 HUNTLEY BUSINESS/”FURREVER FRIENDS” PET EXPO, Huntley IL (and the first “mini”van ride!)
4/27/14 JIMMINY CLIPPERS DOG WASH/HORSE CLIPPING FUNDRAISER Palatine IL
5/1/14 ARLINGTON PARK KICK-OFF/FLASH MOB Chicago IL (we are Arlington’s 2014 Partner Charity!)
5/10/14 THE MOORINGS Arlington Hts IL
5/18/14 KIRK SCHOOL/NSSEO WALK & WHEEL-A-THON Palatine IL
5/25/14 ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL RACECOURSE Arlington Hts, IL
5/31/14 ADOLLORATA VILLA FAMILY DAY, Wheeling IL
6/8/14 GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE 5K at the SEARS CENTRE, Hoffman Estates IL
6/15/14 MARKLUND CHILDREN’S HOME, Geneva IL
6/20/14 CLEARBROOK “FUN FEST”, Rolling Meadows IL
6/21/14 HISTORIC METHODIST CAMPGROUNDS, Des Plaines IL
6/28/14 WILLOW CREEK “SPECIAL FRIENDS” FISHING DERBY, Barrington IL
7/6/14 LITTLE ANGELS, Elgin IL
7/19/14 FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE, Schaumburg IL
8/2/14 NWSRA (Northwest Special Recreation Association) Rolling Meadows, IL
8/8/14 MANE EVENT w/ARLINGTON PARK Arlington Hts, IL
8/16-8/17/14 FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE AND DRUM Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles IL
8/24/14 THE GARLANDS OF BARRINGTON Barrington, IL
8/31/14 ARLINGTON PARK (ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL RACECOURSE) Arlington Hts, IL
9/6/14 PRINCETON POINT PLAZA “Back to School” EVENT Lake in the Hills, IL
9/7/14 MISERICORDIA Chicago IL
9/13/14 ALLSTATE FAMILY DAY Northbrook IL
9/21/14 THE LUTHERAN HOME Arlington Hts IL
9/27/14 TAMARACK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Palatine IL
10/5/14 DEER PATH Huntley IL
10/5/14 GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE 11th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Hoffman Estates IL
10/12/14 WINGS (Domestic Violence Safehouse)
10/28/14 MARKLUND 5K Geneva IL
11/2/14 JOURNEYCARE HOSPICE Barrington IL
11/13/14 RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: 1st Hospital visit! Pediatric Oncology Floor Chicago IL
11/16/14 LEXINGTON HEALTHCARE Lake Zurich IL
11/16/14 SILVERADO Lake Zurich IL
2013 PAST EVENTS
5/15/13 CUBS GAME at WRIGLEY FIELD: Our first fundraiser and a beautiful night in Chi town.
5/19/13 PET PARTNERS TESTING: The Board of Directors and Mystery, Turnabout and Lunar passed testing w/Pet Partners. We now have registered therapy horses!
6/15/13 SALUTE TO OUR MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILIES at Palatine Township
6/22/13 HISTORIC METHODIST CAMPGROUNDS, Des Plaines IL
6/29/13 “WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH “SPECIAL FRIENDS” FISHING DERBY, Barrington IL
7/7 /13 ARLINGTON PARK INTERNATIONAL RACECOURSE, Arlington Hts. IL
7/14/13 SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS BASEBALL GAME, Schaumburg IL
7/21/13 LITTLE ANGELS, Elgin IL
7/28/13 THE GARLANDS, Barrington IL
8/3/13 MARKLUND HOME, Geneva IL
8/10/13 THE LUTHERAN HOME, Arlington Hts, IL (1st elevator ride for Lunar and Mystery!)
8/17/13 TAMARACK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, Palatine IL
8/24/13 CLEARBROOK COMMONS, Rolling Mdws IL
9/8/13 MISERICORDIA FAMILY FEST Chicago, IL
9/14/13 BARRINGTON HILLS POLO CLUB Barrington Hills, IL
9/22/13 PET PARTNERS TESTING: 12 new handler teams!
9/28/13 REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: Chicago IL
10/5/13 SADDLERS ROW Palatine IL tent sale
10/6/13 WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger; domestic violence safe haven)
10/13/13 ”The Hills Come Alive” Barrington Hills Fest
10/19/13 5K Trot-a-Thon (see the 5K page)
10/27/13 LAKE BARRINGTON WOODS Barrington, IL
11/3/13 The SPRINGS of CRYSTAL LAKE Crystal Lake, IL
11/10/13 ALDEN LONG GROVE Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Long Grove IL (Jenella’s 1st elevator ride!)
11/17/13 PET PARTNERS TESTING
11/24/13 DEER PATH of HUNTLEY, Huntley IL
12/7/13 OPERATION NORTH POLE (www.operationnorthpole.org)
2012 PAST EVENT
10/2012 MAIN STAY THERAPEUTIC RIDING, Richmond IL (our first outing…thank you Main Stay for inviting us!)