Family Bingo Night
Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills
$5 (residents), $10 (non-residents)
Bring the family to play Bingo for a chance to win prizes in this Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Department event. Pre-printed Bingo cards are $1 each. Hot dogs, pizza, tacos, popcorn, candy, drinks and other concessions will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is preferred and requested for guaranteed seating, and includes one Bingo card. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 960-7460 or visit www.lith.org.
Spark in the Dark
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Lake in the Hills
Couples (adults only) are invited to participate in a candlelit, Valentine’s-themed hike with a focus on love in the animal kingdom. To register, and for more information, call (847) 381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Light Up the Night
REC Center, 12015 Mill St., Huntley
Tweens (sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders only) can gather to enjoy a DJ and dancing, as well as open gym, concessions, contests and giveaways in this Huntley Park District program. For more information, call (847) 669-3180 or visit www.huntleyparks.org.
8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10; 3 p.m. Feb. 11
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
$15 (general admission), $10.50 (RaueNOW members), $6 (students age 18 and under)
See this Williams Street Repertory-produced adaptation of A.R. Gurney’s two-character play that follows a decades-long relationship chronicled in love letters. The production includes an on-stage bar and drink selection. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call (815) 356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Lost Valley Visitor Center (Tallgrass Classroom), Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood
Free (residents), $5 (non-residents)
In this McHenry County Conservation District program, adults and families can enjoy a short hike, have a family picture taken and then make a “natural” picture frame to complete a customized Valentine’s Day gift. To register, and for more information, call (815) 338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See Lake in the Hills-based pop/rock/hip hop cover band Pirate Radio perform in concert at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Bourbon and Chocolate Pairing
Richmond BratHaus, 10310 N. Main St., Richmond
Adults (ages 21 and up) can enjoy an assortment of fine chocolates and fudge (provided by Anderson’s Candy Shop) paired with a selection of in-house bourbons and other spirits. Tickets must be purchased in advance (no refunds). To buy tickets, and for more information, call (815) 862-1762 or visit www.richmondbrathaus.com.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the 2017 film, “Suburbicon” (rated R), a dark comedy about a suburban family in the late 1950s starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call (815) 344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.info.
Chinese New Year
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Adults can celebrate Chinese New Year with a concert of traditional Chinese music from Kerry Leung. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. For more information, call (847) 587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
Marengo-Union Library District, 19714 E. Grant Highway, Marengo
All ages are welcome to attend a screening of the blockbuster animated feature 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.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events Feb. 9 – Feb. 15–