Algonquin Summer Concerts
Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison St., Algonquin
Bring the family to enjoy a performance by multi-genre cover band Spoken Four in the final installment of the 2018 Algonquin Summer Concerts series. Food will be available for purchase from the Toasty Cheese food truck. For more information, call 847-658-2716 or visit www.algonquin.org.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
In this nature program, attendees will learn about bats — and then venture outside to look for the mysterious creatures in the dark. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Concert on the Green
Fox Lake Community Green, 17 E. School Court, Fox Lake
See singer-songwriter and guitarist Paolo Apuli, who recently appeared on the TV show, “Windy City Live,” perform in concert in this edition of the Fox Lake Summer Art Series. For more information, call 847-587-2151 or visit www.foxlake.org.
Lakemoor Fest 2018 Fishing Derby
Morrison Park Pier, 110 S. Lakeshore Drive, Lakemoor
Kids (ages 15 and under) can try their luck in the 2018 Fishing Derby. Worms will be provided, but participants must bring their own fishing poles. A fishing license is not required. To register, and for more information, call 815-385-1117 or visit www.lakemoor.net.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See modern rock cover band Audio Wise and special guest Sun Stood Still perform in concert at this popular area tavern and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington
See renowned Top 40 cover band Bella Cain perform live in this session of the ongoing Endless Summer Outdoor Concert Series. For more information, call 847-639-9468 or visit www.brokenoar.com.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the 2018 romantic comedy, “Book Club” (rated PG-13), starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
‘The Creation of West Side Story’
1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
$10 (matinee), $15 (evening)
Learn the story behind the creation of the iconic musical, “West Side Story,” presented by musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy. Hosted by Musical Theater Charities, Troy’s show combines scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers and a scripted narrative. To buy tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Creature Feature: Short-eared Owl
9 a.m. to noon
Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
$6 (residents), $8 (non-residents)
A live short-eared owl will be the featured creature in this session of an ongoing McHenry County Conservation District Just for Kids (ages 5-7) program. The event also includes games, activities and crafts based on the featured creature. A snack will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. To register, and for more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Intermediate Excel ‘16
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
Topics in this hands-on computer workshop (for ages 18 and up) include creating charts, formula, functions and spreadsheets, working with databases and creating Excel templates. Basic computer and Excel skills are required. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events August 8 – August 15–