Creature Features: Roly Poly
Winding Creek Shelter, 8415 Johnson Road, Hebron
Free (residents), $5 (non-residents)
In this McHenry County Conservation District program, kids (ages 5-12) can learn about the creature known as the roly poly — or pill bug — and how it is not a bug at all but a terrestrial crustacean. The program includes an examination of the creature’s body parts and behavior, followed by a search for the woodland critter. To register, and for more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Concert on the Green
Community Garden Green, 17 E. School Court, Fox Lake
See acclaimed acoustic guitarist/songwriter Jim Green, named one of the “Best Independent Artists of the Midwest” by Billboard Magazine, perform in concert as part of the Fox Lake Summer Art Series. For more information, call 847-587-2151 or visit www.foxlake.org.
An Evening of Dance
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
$25 (adults), $18 (students)
This dance event, presented by the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre company, includes performances of “Call Me Eduardo,” a contemporary story ballet; “Paquita,” a classical ballet; and “Austrian Suite,” an upbeat character piece. To buy tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Parking Lot Jam
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
$10 (in advance), $15 (at the door)
See headliners Mungion with special guests Chachuba and The Good Batch in this outdoor jam band show at Sideouts. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Algonquin Area Public Library District Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin
Bring the family to enjoy a showing of the 2017 computer-animated comedy adventure film, “Ferdinand” (rated PG) on the library’s big screen. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snacks. For more information, call 847-458-6060 or visit www.aapld.org.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Learn to identify frogs by their croak, and then search for the different types of frogs that reside in the area surrounding the Crabtree Nature Center. For more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the 2018 film, “Red Sparrow” (rated R), a spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Beach/Ocean-Themed Wreath Craft
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
Participants (ages 16 and up) in this craft program will make a beach or ocean-themed wreath using a wire form with garland and tulle ribbon, and bow-tying techniques. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.org.
Star Wars Crafts
River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120, Lakemoor
Fans of “Star Wars” (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.
Concerts in the Park
Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake
See pop cover band Final Say in this edition of the Crystal Lake Park District’s Concerts in the Park series. Food and beverages (no glass containers) and small charcoal grills are allowed. For more information, call 847-459-0680 or visit www.crystallakeparks.org.
Marengo-Union Library District, 19714 E. Grant Highway, Marengo
Bring the kids to enjoy a showing of the animated Disney adventure film, “The Rescuers Down Under” (rated G). For more information, call 815-568-8236 or visit www.muld.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events June 6 – June 13–