McHenry County Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

See the K Michaels Band in this session of the ongoing Summer Concerts Series, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Veterans Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry.

September 14


Your Turn: Game Night for Adults

6-8 p.m.

Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley


Adults (ages 18 and up) can get together to play a variety of board, card and dice games. The ongoing program is held on the second Thursday of every month. To register, and for more information, call (847) 669-5386 or visit




Summer Concert Series

7 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry


See the K Michaels Band in this session of the ongoing Summer Concerts Series. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Johnny and Elle’s Creole Italian Kitchen, MJ’s and Chain O’Lakes Brewery. For more information, call (815) 363-2100 or visit


September 15


Heart to HeartBreaker

7:30 p.m.

Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock

$30 (A Seating), $23 (B Seating), $18 (C Seating)

See nationally renowned Heart and Pat Benatar tribute band Heart to HeartBreaker perform in concert. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call the box office at (815) 338-5300 or visit


Rebel Souls

10 p.m.

Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake


See area band Rebel Souls perform a variety of classic and current rock songs at this popular bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit


September 16


Happy Trails Fishing Derby

9-11:30 a.m.

Jaycee Park, Silver Lake Road at Cary Algonquin Road, Cary


Enjoy a morning of fishing in this Cary Park District event. Participants will start the day at the Jaycee Park shelter to learn about fishing etiquette and grab a quick lesson, and then head to the pond to try their luck in the fishing derby. Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be provided — or bring your own. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a current Illinois fishing license. Raffle prizes and goody bags are included. Pre-registration is recommended; walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 639-6100 or visit


Kids/Teens Paint Art Attack

10 a.m.

Administration Building, 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake


Kids (ages 6 and up) can follow simple, stroke-by-stroke, age-appropriate directions to create a work of art in this Crystal Lake Park District program. Acrylic paint and a 11X14 canvas will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring friends, snacks and beverage. To register and for more information, call (815) 459-0680 or visit


Autumn Plant Sale

1-4 p.m.

Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg


Trade perennials and other plants — or just stop by to share gardening tips — in the library parking lot. Donated items should be labeled with their plant type (if possible) and growing conditions. Please remove any weeds, and make note of invasive species. No registration is required. For more information, call (815) 344-0077 or visit


Mud Pies!

1:30-3 p.m.

Harrison Benwell, 7055 McCullom Lake Road, Wonder Lake


Adults and families can enjoy an afternoon of playing in a shallow creek, searching for crayfish, making mud pies and more in this McHenry County Conservation District event. Exploration equipment, including nets and magnifying glasses, will be provided. Dress to get wet and dirty. To register, and for more information, call (815) 338-6223 or visit


September 19


Rachel Woodall

6:30 p.m.

Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake


Enjoy a performance by indie/acoustic/hip-hop singer and ukulele player Rachel Woodall in the newly renovated Raue Cafe, located in the Raue Center lobby. Drinks and light snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, call (815) 356-9212 or visit


September 21


Cut the Cable Cord

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake


Learn about available options to “cut the cable cord” with your cable company, including how to use streaming services and corresponding equipment. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 587-0198 or visit

–McHenry County Calendar of Events–