Drop-In Tot Open Gym
Grand Oaks Gym, 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake
Tots (ages 1-4) with a parent or caregiver can enjoy open gym time in this Crystal Lake Park District program. Pay at the door. For more information, call 815-459-0680 or visit www.crystallakeparks.org.
Introduction to Excel ’16
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
Adults (ages 18 and up) can attend this hands-on computer workshop. Topics include navigating the ribbon, creating spreadsheets using formulas and functions, tables and basic Excel formatting. Participants must have basic computer skills. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.com.
Hitchcock Film Festival: ‘Vertigo’
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
All ages are welcome to attend a screening of the classic mystery/thriller, “Vertigo” (rated PG) in this session of the library’s month-long Hitchcock Film Festival. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
October 12, 13
Petersen Park, 4300 Peterson Park Road, McHenry
Take a haunted hayride through a series of scary scenes in the woods. Refreshments will be available. All proceeds will support the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team. Parking is free. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wonderlakeskiteam.org.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See pop/rock/hip hop/R&B/dance-party cover band Karma Committee perform in concert at this popular area bar and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Art in Nature: Beginning Pastels
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
In this Art in Nature program (for ages 18 and up), fine artist Sue Flanagan will demonstrate the use of soft pastels and provide instruction on how to get started. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington
See Allman Brothers tribute band Soulshine perform live in this session of the ongoing Endless Summer Outdoor Concert Series. For more information, call 847-639-9468 or visit www.brokenoar.com.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the 2018 drama, “Leave No Trace” (rated PG), about a father and teenage daughter living in a vast nature reserve near Portland, Ore. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
All ages and experience levels are welcome to attend this meeting of the library’s 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 www.frgml.org.
SLC Senior Coffee
Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock
Seniors can drop in to enjoy coffee and socialize with friends at the 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 www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
WSRep Comedy Night
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
Enjoy an evening of sketch and improv comedy in this session of a recurring event, presented by Williams Street Repertory. Tickets are available at the door. Seating is limited. For more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events October 10 – October 16–