First Fridays Concerts
Lost Valley Visitor Center Patio (Glacial Park), Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood
Enjoy a performance by acoustic indie folk duo Belle of the Fall in the opening session of the McHenry County Conservation District’s 2018 First Fridays Concerts series. Bring a picnic dinner (no glass containers) to enjoy on the patio. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. For more information, call 815-678-4532 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See classic rock cover band Black Pearl perform songs by Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx and more at this popular area eatery and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Ben’s Bubble Show
Algonquin Area Public Library District Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin
In this children’s drop-in program, bubble artist Ben Jimenez will create soap bubble sculptures, perform bubble magic, shoot bubble blizzards and more. This interactive program will be held outside, wind and weather permitting. For more information, call 847-458-6060 or visit www.aapld.org.
Pool Open House
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Community Center Pool, 255 Briargate Road, Cary
Bring family and friends to swim, play games, enter raffles and win prizes in this Cary Park District open house event. A DJ will be on hand to play favorite songs and requests from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 847-639-6100 or visit www.carypark.com.
Miss Woodstock Scholarship Pageant
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
$20 (adults), $18 (students, seniors)
Be part of a longstanding community tradition and watch the crowning of Miss Woodstock and Little Miss Woodstock in the 2018 Woodstock Scholarship Pageant, presented by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. To buy tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Explore the Forest: 100 Years and Growing
Noon to 4 p.m.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Climb a tree, touch a fish, pitch a tent, check out the restoration equipment or try archery in this celebration of the area’s long history of forest preserves. For more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance
1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
Enjoy a performance by the Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance, featuring the energetic, upbeat, fast-paced movements of Irish step dance, hip hop, tap and jazz, followed by the elegance and grace of ballet, pointe and lyrical dance. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the recently released biographical drama, “The 15:17 to Paris” (rated PG-13), the real-life story of three American men who thwarted a terrorist threat on a high-speed train in Paris. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit wwwjohnsburglibrary.org.
Lakefront Park Building, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake
Attend the first session of this new Fox Lake Parks & Recreation Department yoga class. Instructor Megan Michel will lead the class through an hour of yoga and meditation every Monday night. Mats are optional but encouraged. No registration is required for this walk-in class. For more information, call 224-225-1406 or visit www.foxlake.org.
River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120, Lakemoor
Tweens (ages 10-12) can stop by the front desk to register for this recurring summer program consisting of two art projects. The first project is a belt holder/jewelry holder or backpack holder made from wood and an old favorite toy. For more information, call 815-385-6303 or visit www.rivereastlibrary.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events May 30 – June 6–