McHenry County Calendar of Events Feb. 9 – Feb. 15

Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, will be staging “Love Letters” 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 and 3 p.m. Feb. 11.

February 9

Family Bingo Night
6 p.m.
Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills
$5 (residents), $10 (non-residents)

Bring the family to play Bingo for a chance to win prizes in this Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Department event. Pre-printed Bingo cards are $1 each. Hot dogs, pizza, tacos, popcorn, candy, drinks and other concessions will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is preferred and requested for guaranteed seating, and includes one Bingo card. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 960-7460 or visit 

Spark in the Dark
7 p.m.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Lake in the Hills

Couples (adults only) are invited to participate in a candlelit, Valentine’s-themed hike with a focus on love in the animal kingdom. To register, and for more information, call (847) 381-6592 or visit

Light Up the Night
7-9 p.m.
REC Center, 12015 Mill St., Huntley

Tweens (sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders only) can gather to enjoy a DJ and dancing, as well as open gym, concessions, contests and giveaways in this Huntley Park District program. For more information, call (847) 669-3180 or visit

February 9-11

‘Love Letters’
8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10; 3 p.m. Feb. 11
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
$15 (general admission), $10.50 (RaueNOW members), $6 (students age 18 and under)

See this Williams Street Repertory-produced adaptation of A.R. Gurney’s two-character play that follows a decades-long relationship chronicled in love letters. The production includes an on-stage bar and drink selection. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call (815) 356-9212 or visit

February 10

Natural Valentine
1:30-3 p.m.
Lost Valley Visitor Center (Tallgrass Classroom), Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood
Free (residents), $5 (non-residents)

In this McHenry County Conservation District program, adults and families can enjoy a short hike, have a family picture taken and then make a “natural” picture frame to complete a customized Valentine’s Day gift. To register, and for more information, call (815) 338-6223 or visit

Pirate Radio
10 p.m.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake

See Lake in the Hills-based pop/rock/hip hop cover band Pirate Radio perform in concert at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit

February 11

Bourbon and Chocolate Pairing
3-4:30 p.m.
Richmond BratHaus, 10310 N. Main St., Richmond

Adults (ages 21 and up) can enjoy an assortment of fine chocolates and fudge (provided by Anderson’s Candy Shop) paired with a selection of in-house bourbons and other spirits. Tickets must be purchased in advance (no refunds). To buy tickets, and for more information, call (815) 862-1762 or visit

February 12

Matinee Mondays
1 p.m.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg

Enjoy a screening of the 2017 film, “Suburbicon” (rated R), a dark comedy about a suburban family in the late 1950s starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call (815) 344-0077 or visit

February 13

Chinese New Year
7 p.m.
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

Adults can celebrate Chinese New Year with a concert of traditional Chinese music from Kerry Leung. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. For more information, call (847) 587-0198 or visit

February 15

Family Matinee
4 p.m.
Marengo-Union Library District, 19714 E. Grant Highway, Marengo

All ages are welcome to attend a screening of the blockbuster animated feature film, “Frozen” (rated PG). Beverages and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call (815) 568-8236 or visit


–McHenry County Calendar of Events Feb. 9 – Feb. 15–