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Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Tony Ocean

Jun. 22, 2017 - Jun. 22, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

Friday Night Ski Show

Jun. 23, 2017 - Jun. 23, 2017 , 7:00pm
Wonder Center Beach, Wonder Lake
Hancock & East Lake Shore Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
8156539377
Looking forward to seeing you at our 4th Friday night show of June where we'll be putting final touches on 'Wonder Stunt Productions' in prep for the week-end tournament, our first of the year. Bring ...

Italian Wine Dinner, Taste of Italy (Chef Demonstrated Class)

Jun. 23, 2017 - Jun. 23, 2017 , 6-9PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Manga! Manga! A food & wine taste test feast around Italy. Wine reception with passed hors d' oeuvres followed by a five-course wine dinner....

Drive-In Movie

Jun. 24, 2017 - Jun. 24, 2017 , 07:30am
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Experience the nostalgic drive-in movie event at Sunset Park. Join us at dusk on Saturday, June 24 at Sunset Park for a showing of the animated hit, "Sing". Parking opens at 7:30pm, movie starts at ...

Kids Obstacle Challenge

Jun. 24, 2017 - Jun. 24, 2017 , 08:30am
02:00pm
851 IL-176
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(888) 655-1127
Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of mud! As the largest touring adventure and obstacl...

McHenry County Patriot Run 5k and 1 Mile Walk

Jun. 25, 2017 - Jun. 25, 2017 , 7:30am
McHenry County College
8900 US Route 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-1773
The Best 5k of the Summer! This family fun, non profit event raises financial assistance for the veterans in our county who need help. Come out and show your support for these local hero's! ...

Summer Porch Cocktails Class

Jun. 27, 2017 - Jun. 27, 2017 , 6:00pm-8:00pm
Ethereal Confections
113 South Benton Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
8156870320
Join us for refreshing summertime cocktails and barbecue tacos at this demo-style class led by our expert mixologist! In this class, you will learn how to set up a home bar, how to properly use th...

Run Wild - Race for Open Space 5k Preview-run

Jun. 28, 2017 - Jun. 28, 2017 , 6:30-7:30 pm
Hickory Grove Highlands
500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane
Cary, IL 60013
(815) 479-5779
Don't miss these summer training opportunities for the fall Run Wild - Race for Open Space 5K. Come out for a FREE Preview-Run on Wednesday, June 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 12 from 8-...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Ear Candy

Jun. 29, 2017 - Jun. 29, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

Salute to the Troops Picnic & Concert

Jun. 30, 2017 - Jun. 30, 2017 , 05:30pm
Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
We've teamed up with the Veterans Memorial Committee to bring you this FREE concert. Join us on Friday, June 30 at Village Hall. Starting at 5:30pm we will have a petting zoo, oversized lawn game co...

Independence Week-End Ski Show

Jul. 1, 2017 - Jul. 1, 2017 , 4:30pm
Wonder Center Beach, Wonder Lake
Hancock & East Lake Shore Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
8156539377
Independence Day Show!!! Busy day for Wonder Lake, beginning with the early-afternoon Parade, the Ski Show at 4:30pm, followed by the Fireworks at dusk. Be sure to bring sunglasses and sunscreen to th...

Lakeside Festival

Jun. 29, 2017 - Jul. 2, 2017
Lakeside Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Voted Best Festival in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers' Choice Awards! It's "The Granddaddy of All Festivals" in McHenry County and proud to be celebrating 38 great years of Lakeside...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Dr. Feelgood & the 80's Babies

Jul. 6, 2017 - Jul. 6, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

First Friday Concerts: Mackenzie O'Brien

Jul. 7, 2017 - Jul. 7, 2017 , 7-8:30pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL 60072
(815) 678-4532
Mackenzie O'Brien is a rising performer from McHenry County who has performed at over 40 different venues in Chicago, Madison, Austin and Nashville. She studies opera, but performs from a folk and cou...

Support our Veterans Vendor Show

Jul. 7, 2017 - Jul. 7, 2017 , 5 pm to 9 pm
McHenry VFW
3002 W IL Route 120
McHenry, IL 60050
2623442061
This is a vendor & crafter show for local vendors to offer the public what they do for a living and to support our veterans. The event is free to the public to attend. If you want to attend as ...

Confection Making Class

Jul. 8, 2017 - Jul. 8, 2017 , 10:00am-1:00pm
Ethereal Confections
113 South Benton Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
8156870320
A fun introduction to learning how to make chocolates. This hands-on course will focus on making confections from chocolate - ganaches, dipping, and molding. Crystallization techniques and chocolate m...

Garden Walk 2017

Jul. 8, 2017 - Jul. 8, 2017 , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
McHenry County College
8900 U.S. Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815 479-7570
Come visit some of the best home gardens in the county. The University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners and McHenry County College are planning a Garden Walk on July 8...

McHenry County IL Genealogical Society - 2017 Summer Conference

Jul. 8, 2017 - Jul. 8, 2017 , 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
McHenry County College
8900 Route 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-687-0436
The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) is sponsoring an all-day conference for genealogists and family historians on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The event will take place at McHenry Coun...

U of IL Ext. McHenry County Master Gardener's Garden Walk 2017

Jul. 8, 2017 - Jul. 8, 2017 , 9 AM- 4 PM
Begins at the Demo Garden, McHenry County College. Visit 8 gardens in the Crystal Lake area
McHenry County College, 8900, Rt. 14, Crystal Lake, IL Demo Garden
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-7570
The University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners' Garden Walk 2017 Saturday, July 8 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by McHenry County College and University of Illinois Extension...

Rotary's Rockin' RibFest 2017

Jul. 6, 2017 - Jul. 9, 2017 , Thur. 4:30 pm - 11 pm, Fri. 4:30 pm - 11 pm, Sat. 11:30 am - 11 pm, Sun. 11:30 am - 7 pm
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Come join us for 4 days of unbelievably delicious, mouth watering barbecue, and entertainment on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Park. This family-oriented event will feature nationally renowned profe...

Lakefest

Jul. 7, 2017 - Jul. 9, 2017
Water Tower Park
439 W. Hwy. 176
Island Lake, IL 60042
If you are looking for one of the best firework displays in the area, you won't want to miss Lakefest! Each year Island Lake, IL puts on a summer festival with all of the bells and whistles wrapping t...

Heritage Fair

Jul. 9, 2017 - Jul. 9, 2017 , 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
McHenry County Historical Society
6422 Main St.
Union, IL
"Unwind Like It's 1899" at the 32nd annual Heritage Fair! This festival is home to an antique car show, White Elephant sale, pie-baking contest, antique auction, and plenty of children's activities to...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Dixie Crush

Jul. 13, 2017 - Jul. 13, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

GET LIT(erary)

Jul. 13, 2017 - Jul. 13, 2017 , 7 pm
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
GET LIT(erary) Literary Reading Series A Williams Street Rep program hosted by Dawn Gerth Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm Exciting new location to come! FREE! GET LIT(erary) is a mont...

Social Hour (Hands-on Class)

Jul. 13, 2017 - Jul. 13, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers....

Garden Party

Jul. 14, 2017 - Jul. 14, 2017 , 06:00pm
Ken Carpenter Park
corner of Randall & Miller
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Come grow with us this summer! Enjoy a FREE garden party with us on Friday, July 14 at 6pm at Ken Carpenter Park. We will provide family and child friendly activities, snacks and games. The first 5...

Kids Bakeshop (Hands-on Class)

Jul. 15, 2017 - Jul. 15, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Kid's will learn the basics of making pie dough & pies, cookies, brownies, and doughnuts in a fun-filled hands-on class. There will be lots of sampling and goodies to take home....

Day out With Thomas

Jul. 8, 2017 - Jul. 16, 2017 , 9:00 A.M.
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Rd.
Union, IL 60180
July 8, 9, 15, & 16 For the budding young train enthusiasts, Illinois Railway Museum hosts "A Day Out with Thomas" two weekends in July. Little fans can ride on cars pulled by Thomas the Tank Engi...

Summer in the Park

Jul. 12, 2017 - Jul. 16, 2017
Emrickson Park
1313 Kishwaukee Valley Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-4301
Woodstock's signature event, Summer in the Park, will be held July 12 - 16, 2017 in beautiful Emricson Park. Sponsored by the City of Woodstock, this five-day festival has something for everyone...mu...

Macstock 2017

Jul. 15, 2017 - Jul. 16, 2017 , 8:00a - 5:00p
Luecht Conference Center at MCC
8900 U.S. Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
847-802-9372
Macstock is an independent 2-day conference for Apple enthusiasts of all experience levels. When you attend Macstock, you'll hear techniques from community-leading experts for getting the most from...

Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairing with Crystal Lake Brewing

Jul. 16, 2017 - Jul. 16, 2017 , 7:00pm-8:00pm
Ethereal Confections
113 South Benton Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-687-0320
Join Ethereal Confections and Crystal Lake Brewing for a Craft Beer + Chocolate pairing here in our store on Friday, 16th, at 7PM! Get your tickets now and experience local chocolate and locally brewe...

Living History Open House: 1850s & WWI

Jul. 16, 2017 - Jul. 16, 2017 , Noon-4:00 pm; special presentation at 2pm
Powers-Walker House Historic Landmark in Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL 60072
(815) 479-5779
Step back in time to the 1850s and World War I. Tour the restored Greek revival house circa 1854 and learn more about the Powers and Walker families that called this area home. Volunteers in historica...

Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)

Jul. 19, 2017 - Jul. 19, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola's culinary staff appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month - Cass Estate...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Soul 2 The Bone

Jul. 20, 2017 - Jul. 20, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Pairing

Jul. 21, 2017 - Jul. 21, 2017 , 7:00pm-8:00pm
Ethereal Confections
113 South Benton Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
8156870320
Join us for a pairing of organic wine, local cheese, and bean to bar chocolates. Space is limited to 20 people. Get your tickets now! ...

Farm-to-Table Dinner, July Harvest- Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb (Chef Demonstrated Class)

Jul. 21, 2017 - Jul. 21, 2017 , 5:30-9:30PM (farm tour at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30)
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Loyola's first of the season farm-to-table dinner. Wine reception with passed hors d' oeuvres followed by a five course dinner paired with wine....

Open Mic Nights

Jul. 21, 2017 - Jul. 21, 2017 , 7-9pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL 60072
(815) 678-4532
Show off your talents or discover new artists... Join us for an open mic night on Glacial Park's beautiful patio overlook. Come as a spectator or performer! Enjoy songs and sunsets in the outdoors. T...

Paint & Sip (Hands-on Class)

Jul. 22, 2017 - Jul. 22, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Learn to paint on canvas from an artist who will guide you through the process to create a masterpiece while sipping a fine sparkling wine. Cost of class includes all materials, supplies, beverages an...

WSR presents Guys and Dolls

Jun. 30, 2017 - Jul. 23, 2017 , June 30 | July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 8pm July 2, 9, 16, 19, 23 @ 3pm
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
An oddball romantic comedy that follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfri...

Fiesta Days

Jul. 13, 2017 - Jul. 23, 2017
Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
815-382-4300
-Thursday, July 13th - Music Fest Thursday - Friday, July 14th - Music Fest Friday - Saturday July 15th - Music Fest Saturday, Modern Day Romeos - Sunday, July 16th - Music Fest & Family Fun Day -...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Pirates Over 40

Jul. 27, 2017 - Jul. 27, 2017 , 7:30pm
Towne Park
100 Jefferson St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

Dueling Pianos

Jul. 27, 2017 - Jul. 27, 2017 , 8 PM - 11 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Felix and Fingers bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to Raue Center's stage! Brought to you by the National Piano Conference. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high energy, all reque...

The Wizarding World of Woodstock

Jul. 27, 2017 - Jul. 27, 2017 , 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Historic Woodstock Square
121 W Van Buren St
Woodstock, IL 60098
A new addition to the Woodstock events calendar is the Wizarding World of Woodstock. Numerous downtown businesses will transform into locations in the Harry Potter books, there will be childrens activ...

Algonquin Lunchapalooza - Jiggle Jam

Jul. 28, 2017 - Jul. 28, 2017 , 12:00pm-12:45pm
Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Join us again this summer for some lunchtime fun! Formally called Lunch Hour Entertainment Series, these FREE family events are a great way to spend some extra time with your family! Pack a lunch, bri...

Splash Dance Party

Jul. 28, 2017 - Jul. 28, 2017 , 6:30pm
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
On Friday, July 28 meet us at the Sunset Park Splash Pad for some games and dancing. Enjoy our spray features, tasty treats, and starting at 6:30pm, interactive music from Leonardo, a Parents' Choice...

Founders Day

Jul. 27, 2017 - Jul. 30, 2017
100 Jefferson St
Algonquin, IL 60102
Algonquin Founders' Days began in 1961, and fifty-seven years later the tradition continues! Enjoy a weekend of family-friendly activities including: bicycle decorating contest, BBQ Cook-Off, Kids Cor...

National Night Out

Aug. 1, 2017 - Aug. 1, 2017 , 5-7:30 pm
Harrison Benwell Conservation Area
7055 McCullom Lake Road
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
(815) 338-2144
McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff's Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Departments team up to celebrate National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime, to promote crime prevention and ...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Fool House

Aug. 3, 2017 - Aug. 3, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

First Friday Concerts: The Woodstock Choir

Aug. 4, 2017 - Aug. 4, 2017 , 7-8:30pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL 60072
(815) 678-4532
The Woodstock Community Choir is the creative vision of local singer, songwriter and musician Cassandra Vohs-Demann. The choir performs an eclectic mix of repertoire from classical to rock, and everyt...

Learn to Make Fresh Pasta Workshop - Pasta 101 (Hands-on Class)

Aug. 5, 2017 - Aug. 5, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Learn the basics of making fresh hand-made pasta. Class will demonstrate proper dough preparation, dough rolling, and dough cutting. In addition, preparation of classic tomato, pesto and alfredo sauce...

Children's Culinary Class (Hands-on Class)

Aug. 7, 2017 - Aug. 7, 2017 , 10am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Get a taste of the culinary life. Our young chefs will inspire a passion for great food in our fun, interactive environment! It's a unique opportunity to gain confidence in a hands-on environment alon...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Voyage

Aug. 10, 2017 - Aug. 10, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

GET LIT(erary)

Aug. 10, 2017 - Aug. 10, 2017 , 7 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
GET LIT(erary) Literary Reading Series A Williams Street Rep program hosted by Dawn Gerth Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm Exciting new location to come! FREE! GET LIT(erary) is a mont...

Social Hour (Hands-on Class)

Aug. 10, 2017 - Aug. 10, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, Local business owners, area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers....

Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Class

Aug. 12, 2017 - Aug. 12, 2017 , 10:00am-3:00pm
Ethereal Confections
113 South Benton Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
8156870320
Learn how to make chocolate bars from the bean! After an introduction to how cacao is grown, fermented and dried at the farm before being exported, you will learn to sort, roast, winnow, and grind bea...

Farm-to-Table Dinner, August Harvest- Alden Hills Organic Farms (Chef Demonstrated Class)

Aug. 12, 2017 - Aug. 12, 2017 , 5:30-9:30PM (farm tour at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30)
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Loyola's second farm-to-table dinner of the season. Wine reception with passed hors d' oeuvres followed by a five course dinner paired with wine....

Run Wild - Race for Open Space 5k Preview-run

Aug. 12, 2017 - Aug. 12, 2017 , 8-9am
Hickory Grove Highlands
500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane
Cary, IL 60013
(815) 479-5779
Get a sneak peek of the race route training tips. Local running expert Michele Hartwig, Race Director at OrneryMuleRacing.com & Founder of MUDD running club (McHenry County Ultrarunning Dudes & Dudett...

Living History Open House: 1850s & WWII

Aug. 13, 2017 - Aug. 13, 2017 , Noon-4:00 pm; special presentation at 2pm
Powers-Walker House Historic Landmark in Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL 60072
(815) 479-5779
Step back in time to the 1850s and World War II. Tour the restored Greek revival house circa 1854 and learn more about the Powers and Walker families that called this area home. Volunteers in historic...

Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)

Aug. 16, 2017 - Aug. 16, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola's culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month - Fess Park...

Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Libido Funk Circus

Aug. 17, 2017 - Aug. 17, 2017 , 7:30pm
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concerts! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We w...

Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairing with Penrose Brewing

Aug. 18, 2017 - Aug. 18, 2017 , 7:00pm-8:00pm
Ethereal Confections
113 South Benton Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
8156870320
Join Ethereal Confections and Penrose Brewing for a Craft Beer + Chocolate pairing here in our store! Get your tickets now and experience local chocolate and locally brewed beer with us! Space is ...

The Great Outdoors Beer Trail

Aug. 19, 2017 - Aug. 19, 2017 , 1-5 pm
Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area
1520 Crystal Lake Rd.
Cary, IL 60013
815-479-5779
If you love sampling good craft beer and spending time outdoors, this event is for you! Walk the one mile partially wooded trail while visiting various regional brewers along the trail. Listen to live...

Blues, Brews & BBQ's

Aug. 18, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017 , Fri 5:45-11 p.m. Sat 3:30-11 p.m. Sun 11:30 a.m.a-7 p.m.
Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-388-5793
Family-friendly music fest featuring top locally, internationally renowned talent, great barbecue, craft beers, more. Barbecue contest on Sunday - must see! Benefits local, global humanitarian efforts...

Sunset Doxie Derby

Aug. 26, 2017 - Aug. 26, 2017 , 3:00pm
Bark Park
9027 Haligus Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
On Saturday, August 26 Wiener takes all! Whether your tiny racer or a sure-bet hot dog, a real long shot or a weenie wannabee register for the Sunset Doxie Derby, held at the Bark Park at 3pm. Pet d...

Cary Cruise Nights

Now - Aug. 30, 2017 , 6:00-8:30P
Downtown Cary
Main Street
Cary, IL 60013
8476392800
Weekly Wednesday Cruise Nights in downtown Cary. Car, Music, Food and Fun!...

First Friday Concerts: Charlie Parr

Sep. 1, 2017 - Sep. 1, 2017 , 7-8:30pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL 60072
(815) 678-4532
Charlie Parr has been traveling and singing resonator-fueled folk songs since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found 100 miles north at the Viking Bar ...

Sunset 5K

Sep. 1, 2017 - Sep. 1, 2017 , 7pm
Sunset Park
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
The evening Run/Walk allows for you to start the weekend off right! Come for the Run/Walk and stay for the entertainment at the Sunset Festival. RACE DATE: Friday, September 1, 2017 PRE REGISTRATIO...

Summer Sunset Fest

Sep. 1, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017
Summer Sunset Fest
5200 Miller Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Wrap up summer at this old-fashioned Labor Day weekend party, featuring lots of food, arts & craft show, battle of the bands, horseshoe tournament, 5K run, parade, classic and custom car show, carniva...

Perfect Seafood Cookery (Hands-on Class)

Sep. 9, 2017 - Sep. 9, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
In this busy hands-on class, we will focus on the purchase, storage and preparation of a variety of seafood - ocean fish, fresh water fish, and shellfish. We will demonstrate the versatility of fish ...

Perfect Seafood Cookery (Hands-on Class)

Sep. 9, 2017 - Sep. 9, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
In this busy hands-on class, we will focus on the purchase, storage and preparation of a variety of seafood - ocean fish, fresh water fish, and shellfish. We will demonstrate the versatility of fish ...

Social Hour (Hands-on Class)

Sep. 9, 2017 - Sep. 9, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers....

Home of the Sparrow’s “Birdies, Brats and Beer” Charity Golf Outing

Sep. 11, 2017 - Sep. 11, 2017 , 10:30am-7:00pm
Bull Valley Golf Club
1311 Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
8152715444
Please join Home of the Sparrow for our "Birdies, Brats and Beer" 12th Annual Golf Outing. The popular Oktoberfest themed golf outing, taking place at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock on Monday, Sep...

Dueling Pianos

Sep. 14, 2017 - Sep. 14, 2017 , 8 PM - 11 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Felix and Fingers bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to Raue Center's stage! Brought to you by the National Piano Conference. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high energy, all reque...

Chocolate & Whiskey Pairing

Sep. 15, 2017 - Sep. 15, 2017 , 7:00pm-8:00pm
Ethereal Confections
113 South Benton Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
8156870320
Whiskey. Chocolate. Delicious. ...

Children's Bread Baking 101 (Hands-on Class)

Sep. 16, 2017 - Sep. 16, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Kids will learn new skills on bread baking and practice them by using ingredients we provide to bake bread and rolls....

Cary Main Street Fest

Sep. 16, 2017 - Sep. 17, 2017 , Sat 12:00-9:00P. Sun 11:00A-8P
Downtown Cary
445 Park Ave.
Cary, IL 60013
8476392800
Two Day Outdoor Festival with live music, family fun, food, vendors and more!!...

Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)

Sep. 20, 2017 - Sep. 20, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola's culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month - Jax Viney...

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy

Sep. 22, 2017 - Sep. 22, 2017 , 8 PM - 11 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Jim Belushi brings an improvised comedy sketch show to the stage featuring members of the Board of Comedy! A favorite of film, television and stage audiences! With more than thirty years of experie...

Richmond Fall Wine Walk

Sep. 23, 2017 - Sep. 23, 2017 , 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Downtown Richmond
Downtown Richmond - Main Street
Richmond, IL 60071
8156787742
Sip n Shop in downtown Richmond - Indulge your palette tasting several wines while you stroll through scenic downtown Richmond and see all that Richmond has to offer. More details to follow soon - Lik...

Garrison Keillor

Sep. 24, 2017 - Sep. 24, 2017 , 8 PM - 10 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known as the former host of the popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, at...

Farm-to-Table Dinner, September Harvest- Vegetarian (Chef Demonstrated Class)

Sep. 29, 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 , 5:30-9:30PM (farm tour at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:30)
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
A marvelous dinner showcasing Loyola University's Retreat and Ecology Campus farm fresh produce and locally sourced products. Farm Manager, Emily Zack, will talk about the farm and discuss "growing" t...

Run Wild - Race for Open Space 5k

Sep. 30, 2017 - Sep. 30, 2017 , 8-10 a.m.
Hickory Grove Highlands
500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane
Cary, IL 60013
(815) 479-5779
Connect with your wild self on a run through the wide-open spaces! This 5k trail race, which coincides with National Public Lands Day, journeys through woodland, prairie and riverfront habitats. Enjoy...

Artisan Bread Baking (Hands-on Class)

Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017 , 11:00am - 2:00pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Making bread is an ancient craft that relies on the hands of the baker. In this class, participants will hand-mix, hand-shape naturally fermented dough without commercial yeast. In addition, participa...

Tap Into Your Wild Side

Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017 , 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Glacial Park, Lost Valley Visitor Center
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
(815) 759-9390
Join in an evening of cocktails and camaraderie filled with opportunities to win a variety of prizes, themed community-baskets, raffles, and auction items. Proceeds from the benefit support McHenry Co...

Social Hour (Hands-on Class)

Oct. 12, 2017 - Oct. 12, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers....

Mommy & Me Healthy Cooking (Hands-on class)

Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 17, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Cooking is a wonderful way to introduce healthy foods to children. Our Mommy and me cooking activity is designed to help bring kids into the kitchen for a fun and healthy experience. This class will f...

Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)

Oct. 18, 2017 - Oct. 18, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola's culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month - Stolpman ...

German Beer & Wine Fest "Octoberfest" (Chef Demonstrated Class)

Oct. 21, 2017 - Oct. 21, 2017 , 6-9PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Celebrate the anniversary of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen at LUREC's Octoberfest. Traditionally a beer festival, this evening starts with a German beer reception with appe...

Little Shop of Horrors produced by Williams Street Repertory

Oct. 6, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017 , Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 @ 8p Oct 8, 15, 21, 22, 29 @ 3p
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
"Little Shop of Horrors" Books and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Based on the film by Roger Corman Directed by Joe Lehman Musical Direction by Mike Potts Oct 6 – Oct 29 ...

Kid's Cooking Class: Cupcake Creations (Hands-on Class)

Nov. 4, 2017 - Nov. 4, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Budding chefs 7 to 12 years old learn fundamental kitchen skills, focusing on measuring, mixing, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new foods, while following recipes geared for ...

Nothin' Up My Sleeve

Nov. 4, 2017 - Nov. 4, 2017 , 7 PM - 10 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Nothin' Up My Sleeve celebrates 15 years of family fun magic! This variety show features Midwest's finest magicians and?entertainers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening will commence with close-u...

Social Hour

Nov. 9, 2017 - Nov. 9, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers....

Holiday Pie Workshop (Hands-on Class)

Nov. 11, 2017 - Nov. 11, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
In this workshop, participants will prepare classic pie dough, streusel topping, and various fillings to construct four pies each to take home for holiday feasting....

Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)

Nov. 15, 2017 - Nov. 15, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola's culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month - Lady Hill...

Food & Wine Pairing Dinner, Cult Wines of Napa Valley (Chef Demonstrated Class)

Nov. 17, 2017 - Nov. 17, 2017 , 6-9PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Partake in a journey through the most sought out and often times hard to obtain, the Cult Wines of Napa Valley. The evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course wi...

Clay Jenkinson: Dueling Debater

Nov. 18, 2017 - Nov. 18, 2017 , 8 PM - 11 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Experience the great depth and talent of Clay Jenkinson as he reveals his many sides! He will appear in costume and character as he assumes both sides in a debate between two of the country's greatest...

Heartache Tonight: A Tribute to the Eagles

Nov. 25, 2017 - Nov. 25, 2017 , 8 PM - 11 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
From the powerful guitar duel in "Hotel California" to the shimmering harmonies of "Peaceful Easy Feeling," Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience! With meticulous attention t...

Perfect Holiday Appetizers (Hands-on Class)

Dec. 2, 2017 - Dec. 2, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Holiday Time! Hosting a holiday party? This class will offer tips, ideas, techniques, and recipes to help make perfect appetizers at home....

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 8, 2017 - Dec. 8, 2017 , 8 PM - 11 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
The Northwest Symphony Orchestra returns to Raue Center For The Arts for a beloved holiday tradition. Their Holiday Pops Concert provides quality orchestral music through festive combinations of co...

Sing-Along Messiah with Voices in Harmony

Dec. 10, 2017 - Dec. 10, 2017 , 4 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Handel's "Messiah" performed by Voices in Harmony. Handel's great masterwork is presented with a 25-piece orchestra and beautiful calligraphy by Timothy Botts. Community and choir join their voices...

Holiday "Office Party"

Dec. 12, 2017 - Dec. 12, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Holiday time is hectic. Host your office/company or family/friends holiday party at Loyola in a festive atmosphere. A low stress way of saying "Cheers" and happy holidays to all. Cocktails, beer and w...

Social Hour (Hands-on Class)

Dec. 14, 2017 - Dec. 14, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 2nd Thursday of the month, mingle/socialize with Loyola staff, local business owners, and area residents over a wine tasting and gourmet appetizers....

Holiday Cookie Workshop (Hands-on Class)

Dec. 16, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017 , 11am-2pm
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Holiday Time! Time to prepare the holiday cookies for giving and enjoying throughout the season. In this class we will make an assortment of festive holiday cookies and finish class with an old fashio...

The Nutcracker presented by The Berkshire Ballet Theatre

Dec. 16, 2017 - Dec. 17, 2017 , 12/16 @ 1 PM & 5 PM, 12/17 @ 1 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
This incredible production is brought to you in conjunctions with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre and Raue Center For The Arts. Audience members will hear Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music, witness em...

Wine Club (Chef & Wine Professional Demonstrated Class)

Dec. 20, 2017 - Dec. 20, 2017 , 5-7PM
Loyola Univeristy Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month come sample a lineup of fantastic wines paired with Loyola's culinary staff's appetizer creations. Build your wine cellar and explore new wines. This month - Jacquart ...

Geocache Across McHenry County GeoSeries

Now - Jan. 1, 2018 , Ongoing
McHenry County Conservation District Sites
18410 US Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223
GeoSeries are specifically designed to turn your next staycation, day trip or geocaching expedition into an extraordinary adventure. Cache Your Way Across McHenry County GeoSeries highlights 15 of the...

American English

Jan. 6, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2018 , 8 PM - 11 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Raue Center For The Arts is proud to have American English Beatles Tribute back for yet another very close glimpse into the Beatles' vast history book! With precise attention to every musical deta...

World Tai Chi and QiGong Day

Now - Apr. 25, 2105 , 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Woodstock Square Mall
110 Johnson St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
847-458-0377
Global Event April 25th in the Historic Woodstock Square will offer FREE Tai Chi Harvard Health Publications has called Tai Chi Medication in Motion for all the myriad health issues it has been prove...
 





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