Marengo-Union Library District, 19714 E. Grant Highway, Marengo
All ages are welcome to attend a screening of the 2015 mega-hit animated film “Frozen” (rated PG). Beverages and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (815) 568-8236 or visit www.muld.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See hard-hitting country/rock band Bella Button perform in concert at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Valentine’s Comedy Show
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
This comedy show features edgy, down-to-earth, Southern-style comedian Rachel Bradley, co-host of the top-rated Titus Podcast as “Bombshell Rae,” and long-running club and college circuit comedian Kevin Bozeman, a 2010 semifinalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” This show is intended for ages 18 and up. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call (815) 356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
See legendary folk/blues/jazz singer/songwriter Bonnie Koloc and her band perform songs from the recent album, “Seems Like Yesterday,” as well as memorable favorites. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call the box office at (815) 338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse. com.
Winter Bird Hike
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Grab your warmest winter gear and your favorite optics, and then hike on local trails to search for both winter migrants and resident birds in this Bird The Preserves event. To register, and for more information, call (847) 381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
NIU School of Music Showcase: Chamber Choir
‘The Listening Room’ at the Dole, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
Enjoy a performance by the Northern Illinois University Chamber Choir, a select, 24-piece ensemble comprised of vocal performance and music education majors at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Online ticket sales will end at noon Feb. 16. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call (815) 455-8000 or visit www.lakesideartspark.org.
DuSable Mobile Museum
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Algonquin Area Public Library District Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin
Stop by the library’s parking lot to experience African-American history inside the DuSable Mobile Museum, a traveling, interactive exhibit which explores the life and times of Jean Baptiste DuSable, an African-Haitian who became the first non-native person to establish a permanent settlement in Chicago, in 1779. For more information, call (847) 458-6060 or visit www.aapld.info.
Kids’ No School Movie
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Kids can spend part of a day with no school by watching the new DVD release of the animated adventure film, “Hedgehogs” (rated PG) on the library’s large screen. Free movie treats will be provided. Advance registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (815) 344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Canines of McHenry County
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
Discover the different species of the canine family that call McHenry County home in this all-ages family show, presented by the McHenry County Conservation District. The presentation will explore the similarities and differences of these “wild cousins,” and features hands-on artifacts, including skins and skulls. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
The Lunchbox Blues
REC Center (Multi-Purpose Room), 12015 Mill St., Huntley
$21 (residents), $31 (nonresidents)
In this Huntley Park District program (for ages 10 and up with an adult), nutrition and kitchen coach Joyce Lande will provide tips for packing nutritious lunches designed to keep young students healthy and happy at the same time. The program also includes interactive games; bring a lunchbox to participate. The registration deadline is Feb. 19. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 669-3180 or visit www.huntleyparks.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events Feb. 15 – Feb. 22–