McHenry County Calendar of Events Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

Enjoy a performance by internationally renowned clown/musician Puddles from 8-10 p.m. Nov. 30 at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake.

November 30

Feature Film Fridays
3-5 p.m.
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

Teens can gather to enjoy a screening of the 2017 fantasy/science fiction film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (rated PG-13) in the library’s Large Meeting Room. Snacks and refreshments will be available. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit

Puddles Pity Party
8-10 p.m.
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
$37 (Zone A), $34 (Zone B), $29 (Zone C)

Enjoy a performance by internationally renowned clown/musician Puddles, known as “The Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” for his unique interpretations of classic songs by ABBA, Queen, David Bowie, Cheap Trick and others. To buy tickets, and for more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit

December 1

Home Buying Seminar
10 a.m.
Village Hall, 28581 Route 120, Lakemoor

Meet with lenders, realtors and insurance professionals all in one place at this family-friendly event. Attendees will be guided through the step-by-step process to purchasing a home. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.. To RSVP, visit For more information, contact Dawn Bremer at 847-456-6334 or via email at

Arctic Winter Bar
6 p.m.
Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington

Enjoy seasonal martinis, craft cocktails, iced shots, winter warmers and appetizers in an enclosed outdoor bar and lounge. Entry fee includes a specialty drink for pre-registered participants. To register, and for more information, call 847-639-9468 or visit

R. Mutt
9 p.m.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake

See long-running, Milwaukee-based classic rock band R. Mutt perform in concert at this popular area tavern and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit

December 1 and 2

1st Annual Christkindlmarket
Noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 1; noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 2
City Hall, 105 Municipal Lot Drive, Marengo

This community event features a warming tent and includes a variety of unique homemade crafts, German food and beer, strolling musicians, ornament-making, woodcarving, Bingo and more. In addition, the Santa Visit and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 1, and the 27th Annual Holiday Housewalk Craft Fair will be held at various locations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. For more information, call 815-568-7112 or visit

December 2

Fox Lake Santa House
Noon to 3 p.m.
Millennium Park, 6 Rollins Road, Fox Lake

Bring the kids to visit Santa Claus, and make sure the youngsters are prepared to tell Santa what toys they want for the holidays. The Santa House also will be open Dec. 7-9, Dec. 14-16 and Dec. 21-23. For more information, call 224-225-1404 or visit

December 3

Knitting & Crochet Club
6:30 p.m.
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove

All ages and experience levels are welcome to attend this meeting of the Knitting & Crochet Club. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month. To register, and for more information, call 847-639-2274 or visit

December 4

SLC Senior Coffee
1 p.m.
Stage Left Cafe, W. Van Buren Street, Woodstock

Seniors can drop in to enjoy coffee and socialize with friends at Stage Left Cafe, located next to the historic Woodstock Opera House. The ongoing program is held every Tuesday, and includes a special activity, speaker, food or game each week. For more information, call 815-337-1395 or visit



–McHenry County Calendar of Events Nov. 28 – Dec. 4–