Prairieview Education Center (Room 210), 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
$5 (residents), $7 (nonresidents)
In this McHenry County Conservation District program, kids (ages 5-8) can learn about the life of a chipmunk as the furry critters play games, prepare their burrows, gather food for storage and ready themselves for the rigors of winter survival. To register, and for more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Grandma & Me
McHenry Recreation Center, 3636 Municipal Drive, McHenry
$8 (residents), $10 (nonresidents)
Kids (ages 3-5) and their grandmas can spend some special time together in this McHenry Parks & Recreation Department event. Participants will create autumn arts and crafts projects and enjoy a simple snack and drink. Register children only. Check-in will be available for grandmas the day of the event. For more information, call 815-363-2160 or visit www.ci.mchenry.il.us
Classic Action Flick Fridays
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Bring the family to enjoy a screening of the classic action adventure film, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (rated PG), in the library’s Large Meeting Room. Popcorn and beverages will be available. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
Andrew D. Huber
Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock
Enjoy a solo performance by Andrew D. Huber, an acoustic folk rock artist (with a “Celtic twist”) as well as the frontman of guitar-pop band The Gecko Club. For more information, call 815-337-1395 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
$75 (Zone A), $70 (Zone B), $65 (Zone C)
See Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Amy Grant, the first contemporary Christian music artist to have a platinum record, perform in concert. To buy tickets, and for more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See rock/pop/alternative/country rock cover band Semple perform in concert at this popular area tavern and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Take a Veterans Day hike to meet some of the Crabtree Nature Center’s “veteran trees,” and learn how to calculate their approximate ages and heights. 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 action comedy film, “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (rated R), starring Mia Kunis and Kate McKinnon. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 847-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Painting Time for Preschoolers
River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120, Lakemoor
Preschoolers can learn to paint in this session of an ongoing program. Each session will feature different painting tools. Dress for a mess. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 815-385-6303 or visit www.rivereastlibrary.org.
Intermediate Word ’16
Huntley Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
Adults (ages 18 and up) can attend this hands-on computer workshop. Topics include inserting clip-art, borders, tables, headers, footers, creating labels in mail merge, columns and enhanced formatting features of Microsoft Word. Basic computer and Word skills are required. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.org.
Family Read Night: Un-Sleepover
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
Wear pajamas and bring the whole family to the library to share your love of reading with those you love most. Participants will read books, sing songs, dance and share suggestions for books the whole family can read together. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-639-2247 or visit www.frgml.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events Nov. 7 – Nov. 15–