Explore Series: Birds
Glacial Park (Harts Road Shelter), Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood
Free (residents), $2 (nonresidents)
In this McHenry County Conservation District program, adults and families can enjoy a short, fun-filled hike on the stroller-friendly Prairie Trail to search for birds and other wildlife. Binoculars will be provided for close-up looks. To register, and for more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Backyard Chickens 101
Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard
Learn all about the pros and cons of raising backyard chickens in this presentation and Q&A session with Harvard resident and experienced backyard chicken farmer Margaret Fox-Hawthorne. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 815-943-4671 or visit www.harvard-diggins.org.
Senior Cardio Drumming
Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake
Seniors can take part in this session of an ongoing workout program (held every Friday) that combines drumsticks and large exercise balls. Pay at the door. For more information, call 224-225-1405 or visit www.foxlake.org.
Light up the Night with Fireflies!
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Join a naturalist for an evening hike to search for fireflies as they light up the night. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
Enjoy a screening of “The Wanting” (unrated), a suspenseful fantasy/science fiction film conceived and directed by Crystal Lake resident Marty McGinley. To buy tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Sideouts Sport Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See cover band Moon Money (‘90s, rock, pop, alternative, grunge and more) perform in concert at this popular area tavern and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Endless Summer Outdoor Concert Series
Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington
See hard rock cover band LAVA Rock 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 psychological thriller, “Unsane” (rated R), directed by Steven Soderbergh. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Star Wars Crafts
River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120, Lakemoor
“Star Wars” fans (ages 10 and up) can work on a project related to the long-running series of iconic science fiction films in this session of a recurring program. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 815-385-6303 or visit www.rivereastlibrary.org.
Mindfulness Through Art
West Beach, 2330 Lake Ave., Crystal Lake
In this Crystal Lake Park District art program, instructor Julie Kukreja will teach participants (ages 15 and up) how to be more “mindful” in their artwork, using different types of art mediums and styles. Bring a pencil, eraser and a fine-point Sharpie marker. Other materials will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-459-0680 or visit www.crystallakeparks.org.
Summer Concert Series
Town Square, 11704 Coral St., Huntley
See Billy Joel and Elton John tribute band Billy Elton in this edition of the Huntley Park District’s Summer Concert Series. For more information, call 847-669-3180 or visit www.huntleyparks.org.
Concert in the Park
Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary
Bring the family to enjoy a performance by Spoken Four, a high-energy cover band that spans the 1960s to today’s Top 40 hits. For more information, call 847-639-6100 or visit www.carypark.com.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events June 27 – July 5–