ISAC: Connect the Dots
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will provide attendees (grades 8-12 and adults) with information on how to identify interests, explore related careers, and prepare for college and beyond. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.org.
Foxford Hills Golf Club Community Day
Foxford Hills Golf Club, 6800 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary
Bring the family to hit some golf balls, enjoy hot dogs and get tips from golf professionals at the driving range in this Cary Park District event. To register, and for more information, call (847) 639-6100 or visit www.carypark.com.
Family Friday Night Movie
Marengo-Union Library District, 19714 E. Grant Highway, Marengo
Stop by with the family to enjoy a showing of the 2016 animated film, “Trolls” (rated PG-13), a musical romantic comedy based on the iconic Trolls dolls. Beverages and a snack will be provided. To register, and for more information, call (815) 568-8236 or visit www.muld.org.
ABBA Salute: A Tribute to the Music of ABBA
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
$28 (adults), $23 (seniors), $18 (students)
See ABBA tribute band ABBA Salute recreate the sound of the legendary 1970s Swedish pop band — best known for the mega-hit, “Dancing Queen” — in a Las Vegas-style show. For tickets, and more information, call the box office at (815) 338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Earth Day Celebration
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
This McHenry County Conservation District special event includes guided nature hikes, games and crafts, puppet shows, food and beverage vendors, more than 200 environmental exhibitors, live music by Anna Stange and more. For more information, call (815) 338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
BE-You-TIFUL Fashion Show Luncheon
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Boulder Drive Country Club, 350 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills
$50 (adults), $40 (ages 10 and under), $600 (table of 10)
Celebrate the achievements of children and adults with Down syndrome in this fundraising event for GiGi’s Playhouse McHenry. The event includes a luncheon, raffle and fashion show. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call (815) 385-7529 or visit www.gigisplayhouse.org/mchenry.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the Academy Award-nominated 2016 film, “Lion” (rated PG-13), based on the non-fiction book, “A Long Way Home.” Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call (815) 344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
Enjoy an evening of poetry, featuring various poets from the Chicagoland area, in this session of an ongoing series hosted by Raue Center Poet in Residence Phil C. Denofrio. Coffee, wine and beer will be available for purchase at the bar. For more information, call (815) 356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Art Attack! Sip and Paint BYOB Night
Grand Oaks Recreation Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake
Local artist Julie Kukreja will give stroke-by-stroke instruction to make a 11X14 canvas acrylic painting in this Crystal Lake Park District art class (for ages 15 and up). All materials are provided. Bring a favorite beverage and snacks. To register, and for more information, contact Sandra Thompson at (815) 459-0680, Ext. 1220 or via email at email@example.com — or visit www.crystallakeparks.org.
Container Garden Gala
McHenry High School West Campus Auditorium, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry
$10 (in advance), $12 (at the door)
Area designers will create container gardens in this McHenry Garden Club event. Commentator Heather Moister will discuss the attributes and describe the unique qualities of each container. Raffle tickets to win themed creative baskets will be available. Bake sale goodies and refreshments will be available for purchase as well. For more information, call (815) 344-1137 or visit www.mchenrygardenclub.com.