St. Baldrick’s Community Shave
McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry
The public is invited to join this St. Baldrick’s event by volunteering, shaving their hair or donating money to those who are shaving their hair. Funds go to childhood cancer research grants.
Ladies Night Out
Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
Mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends can go downtown for of food, music and special deals. The first 500 customers who check in at the Raue Center will receive a map, list of participating businesses and their specials and one free raffle ticket for the basket drawing.
Early Bird Bingo
VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry
Every Friday, the VFW Auxiliary offers new games and prizes. Doors open at 10 a.m. Kitchen open at 11 a.m. For more information, call (815) 236-3345.
Bowl Hi, 10520 IL47, Huntley
A host will lead several rounds of trivia. Everyone receives $10 match play for the video gaming just for playing. Also, the first-prize team will win an 18-inch pizza and a round of drinks next time you play. For more information, call (815) 670-7434.
“Equal Means Equal”
Classic Cinemas, 209 Main St., Woodstock
The documentary, “Equal Means Equal,” is a look at how women are treated in the U.S. today, revealing how discriminatory attitudes and inadequate laws influence women’s lives in areas such as workplace matters, domestic violence, the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Crystal Lake Chapter. For more information, call (815) 455-8740.
Blanket Making for Project Linus
McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St., McHenry
Children are invited to make an easy fleece blanket to donate to Project Linus, a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. The project is for children in grades 2-6. Parents are welcome to help out. Call (815) 385-0036 for more information.
Feathers and Fouettés
3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Prairie Ridge High School, 6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake
$12, adults; $10, students and senior citizens
The Berkshire Ballet Theatre will present the program, a duel themed performance featuring some of the most famous excerpts from the virtuosic ballet, “Swan Lake.” For audience members who are drawn more towards contemporary and jazz styles, the program will feature five new works choreographed by Summers Academy of Dance professional faculty. To purchase tickets, call (815) 477-0033.
Forts on the Courts
The Racket Club, 9101 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake
Teams will compete against each other with their fort-building skills. Each team will receive cardboard and one roll of duct tape, and may bring other materials such as scissors, battery-powered lights, plastic tablecloths, fabric and paper. Call (847) 658-5688 for more information.
Harvard VITA Tax Clinic
401 N. Division St., Harvard
McHenry County College will host free tax assistance and e-filing of federal and state returns for those who qualify with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic.
The National Park Service at 100
McHenry County Historical Society and Museum, 6422 Main St., Union
The National Park Service is now 100 years old. Norman Moline, accomplished cultural geographer from Rock Island, will offer highlights of National Park Service history and discuss many of the park service sites throughout the Midwest – including the Pullman State Historic Site in Chicago and Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield. For information or to buy tickets, call (815) 923-2267 or visit www.GotHistory.org.
“The Enchanted Stallion”
Memorial Hall, 10308 N. Main St., Richmond
This showing is part of the Equus Film Festival, a national festival dedicated to equestrian-themed film, fine art and authors. “The Enchanted Stallion” is a 2016 movie about a 12-year-old girl who is transported by a magical black stallion to the mystical world of Albion, where she discovers that she alone in saving an entire race of people.