Budgeting for College
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
In this program for teens and adults, a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will discuss college financial planning as well as strategies for saving and earning money, including scholarships, campus jobs and more. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 669-5386 or visit www.huntleylibrary.org.
History of Holiday Park
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
In this adult program, a speaker from the Grant Hall Museum will share the history of the former Holiday Park Ski Resort in Ingleside. For more information, call (847) 587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
Live Music Series: Ivy Ford Band
Park Place Banquets, 406 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake
See high-energy blues/rock group the Ivy Ford Band in this session of the Live Music Series at Park Place, hosted by the Crystal Lake Park District. A premium cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m.. For more information, call (815) 477-5871 or visit www.crystallakeparks.org.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
Enjoy a performance by the world-renowned Golden Dragon Acrobats, hailing from Cangzhou in the Hebei province of China. The troupe presents a blend of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, colorful costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call the box office at (815) 338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Modern Day Romeos
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See veteran party rock cover band Modern Day Romeos perform live at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Under the Ice and Mud
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Learn about the survival strategies of local critters that spend the winter under ice and mud, and take a short hike to see if any of the creatures are up and moving around. For more information, call (847) 381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Winter Woods Walk
Pleasant Valley (Amphitheatre), 13315 Pleasant Valley Road, Woodstock
Free (residents), $2 (non-residents)
Adults and families can enjoy a walk through the snow and some outdoor activities while watching for winter wonders in this McHenry County Conservation District event. Dress for the weather. For more information, call (815) 338-6223 or visit www.mccdistrict.org.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the 2017 film, “Wonder” (rated PG), a drama about a boy with facial differences entering fifth grade and attending mainstream elementary school for the first time. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call (815) 344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
Youth Track Clinic
Briargate School, 100 S. Wulff St., Cary
$15 (residents), $20 (non-residents)
In this Cary Park District clinic, kids (grades 3-8) interested in participating in track at the junior high or high school levels will receive instruction in at least two areas — including proper warm-up, running form, starting positions for racing, relay exchanges, hurdles and shot put — and work on general speed drills and conditioning as well. To register, and for more information, call (847) 639-6100 or visit www.carypark.com.
February 27, 28
CLCHS Musical Showcase
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
Enjoy this pair of concerts showcasing the bands and choirs from Crystal Lake Central High School. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (815) 356-9212. For more information, visit www.rauecenter.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events Feb. 21 – Feb. 28–