Anime Movie Night for Teens
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Teens (ages 12-18) can enjoy a screening of the award-winning Japanese anime film, “Your Name” (rated PG), a fantasy adventure story about two high school teens who magically swap bodies. Pizza will be served. Advance registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
WSRep Comedy Night: Sketch & Improv
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
Enjoy an evening of sketch and improv comedy in the Lobby Cafe, presented in one conglomerate show by the WSR (Williams Street Repertory) Comedy Troupe. Seating is limited. Tickets are available only at the door. For more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Friday Afternoon Concert Series
The Listening Room at the Dole, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
Bring family and friends to enjoy a performance by easy-listening folk guitarist/vocalist Cathy Grochowski, one of the resident artists at Lakeside Arts Park. Online ticket sales will end at noon on May 17. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call 815-455-8000 or visit www.lakesidepark.org.
Wild Edibles in Your Backyard
Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
$5 (residents), $7 (non-residents)
Participants in this McHenry County Conservation District Just for Adults (ages 14 and up) program will learn about edible native or naturalized plants, including certain weeds, that can be grown in gardens at home as a food source. To register, and for more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
May 18, 19
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
See legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke, a five-time winner of Guitar Player Magazine’s Best Instrumentalist award, in his 32nd appearance on the Woodstock Opera House stage. To buy tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Spring Koto Concert
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Adults can enjoy a concert of traditional Japanese Koto music and learn about the culture and craftsmanship of the instruments. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
Movie in the Park
Heritage Park, 32250 Darrell Road, Lakemoor
Bring the family to enjoy a showing of the 2017 computer-animated fantasy/adventure film, “Coco” (rated G) in Heritage Park. For more information, call 815-385-1117 or visit www.lakemoor.net.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See high-energy rock/pop/dance cover band Chasing Alice perform in concert at this popular area eatery and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Spring Bird Walk
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Get to know local birds in this #birdthepreserves event, co-sponsored by Audubon Chicago Region and Citizens for Conservation. Waterproof boots are strongly recommended. Bring binoculars. RSVP required by emailing Daniel Wear at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 312-453-0230, ext. 2010 or visit www.citizensforconservation.org.
Project Tween: Mason Jar Vases
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
Tweens (ages 10-14) can decorate a mason jar and fill it with a handmade flower bouquet. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.org.
Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard
The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) will conduct health screenings at the library. Screenings will test cholesterol, blood glucose levels and blood pressure, and provide heart age assessments. Fasting is optional. Appointments are required and must be made through MCDH. To schedule an appointment, and for more information, call 815-334-4531 or visit www.harvard-diggins.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 23–