Gold and Coin Appraisals
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector and member of the American Numismatic Association, will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values. Attendees can have up to three items appraised for free after the presentation. Registration is required. For more information, call 847-639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
Gettin’ Wiggy Wit It
REC Center, 12015 Mill St., Huntley
$5 (in advance), $7 (at the door)
In this Huntley Park District dance party (for grades 6-8 only), attendees can wear a fun wig or sport a crazy hairdo for a chance to win a gift card. Pre-registration ends April 11. For more information, call 847-669-3180 or visit www.huntleyparks.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See eclectic cover band C-Factor perform classics by Heart, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Journey and others, as well as current hits from Bruno Mars, One Republic and more at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Miss Jamie’s Farm
11 a.m. to noon
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Bring the family to enjoy an interactive, “down on the farm” concert with acclaimed children’s performer Miss Jamie leading the way on vocals and guitar. Registration is not required. For more information, call 847-639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
$10 (in advance), $15 (at the door)
See country and bluegrass singer/songwriter/guitarist Olivia Dvorak, winner of multiple RAMI Awards for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, perform in concert. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Art in Nature: Mixed Media Wildflowers
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
In this art program (for adults and teens only), artist Karen Seko will teach participants how to up-cycle different materials into whimsical collage representations of local wildflowers. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of “Phantom Thread” (rated R), a period drama film set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London starring Daniel Day Lewis. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 847-669-3180 or visit www.huntleyparks.org.
Best New Plants!
Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard
In this spring gardening program, Kim Hartman, landscape designer at Countryside Nursery, will share what’s new in trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, roses, vegetables and herbs for 2018 — and give tips on maintaining gardens and adding diversity to landscapes. To register, and for more information, call 815-943-4671 or visit www.harvard-diggins.org.
Glacial Park (Kettle Parking Lot), Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood
In this McHenry County Conservation District Just for Adults (ages 14 and up) drop-in event, volunteer bird enthusiast Dave Miller will lead a 2-mile hike through the woods to catch a glimpse of birds passing through on their migration and search for others that stay as summer or year-round residents. Participants can join the group for discussion and refreshments at the Powers-Walker House following the hike. Bring binoculars and field guides if possible. For more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Creative Living Series: Melissa Hannon
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
This session of the Creative Living Series, presented by the Woodstock Fine arts Association, features Peace and Paws co-founders Melissa and Bo Hannon, whose popular Facebook posts have resulted in the adoption of more than 3,000 shelter dogs. Coffee and conversation will be offered at 9 a.m. To purchase ticket and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events April 11 – April 19–