Creative Living Series: Mary Skinner
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
In this edition of the Creative Living Series, presented by the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, filmmaker Mary Skinner will discuss her award-winning film, “Irene Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers,” a documentary that tells the story of Sendler, a Polish social worker who helped save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto and almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Coffee and conversation will be offered at 9 a.m. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Community Care Connection
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fox River District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
The Mobile Health Clinics of Rosalind Franklin University will be offering free health screenings, including tests for cholesterol, blood glucose levels, body mass index and waist measurements. Test results will be available in 15 minutes. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
Better With Bacon
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See original, “avant-groove” blues/rock/funk jam band Better With Bacon perform in concert at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Shamrocked Woodstock Streetfest
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Woodstock Square, Benton Street, Woodstock
Attendees (ages 21 and up) can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at this fest, featuring live music by The Boy Band Night, the Ron Burgundys, GooRoos and Marc Esses & Danny Vintage in heated tents, a bags tournament offering a $500 prize, green beer and more. For more information, call 815-338-6767 or visit www.bentonstreetfests.com.
Country Line Dance Party
Grand Oaks Recreation Center, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake
This Crystal Lake Park District event (for ages 18 and up) offers complimentary dance lessons, followed by a dance party featuring traditional and non-traditional country music. Refreshments will be included. For more information, call 815-459-0680 or visit www.crystallakeparks.org.
Helpful Home Invaders
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
In this nature program, learn about spiders and other bugs that are often feared but actually lend a helping hand in our homes. For more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Baskets and Bunnies
Historic Village Hall, 2 S. Main St., Algonquin
$5 (residents), $7 (non-residents): Age 0-2; $8 (residents), $10 (non-residents): Age 3+
This Algonquin Recreation program for youngsters includes craft projects, games and a few light snacks — plus photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are non-refundable. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-658-2716 or visit www.algonquin.org/recreation.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the 2017 mystery/drama film, “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
Bring the family to this all-ages show for a glimpse into what it’s like to go on a paleontological dig with the aid of an experienced dinosaur fossil hunter. Investigate authentic dinosaur fossils and learn fun dinosaur facts along the way. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
Color On: Coloring for Adults
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
Color, listen to music, socialize and enjoy some relaxation time in this adult program (ages 16 and up). Coloring sheets and a limited number of colored pencils and markers will be available — or bring your own for more variety. To register, and for more information, call 847-669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events March 15 – March 20–