McHenry County Calendar of Events Dec. 26 – Jan. 2

Children can drop in to enjoy a screening of the computer-animated adventure film, “Rio,” 6-8 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Algonquin Area Public Library District Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin.

December 27

Winter Break Movie
6-8 p.m.
Algonquin Area Public Library District Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin

Children can drop in to enjoy a screening of the computer-animated adventure film, “Rio” (rated G) in the Harnish Program Room. A small snack will be served. For more information, call 847-458-6060 or visit

December 27-29

Arctic Winter Bar
6 p.m.
Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington

Enjoy seasonal martinis, craft cocktails, iced shots, winter warmers and appetizers in an enclosed bar and lounge. Entry fee includes a specialty drink for pre-registered participants. To register, and for more information, call 847-639-9468 or visit

December 28

Night at the Fox
6-8 p.m.
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

Enjoy a screening of the acclaimed 2018 film, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (rated PG-13), the story of Fred Rogers, host of the iconic children’s TV show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Popcorn, snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit

Nature at Night Pajama Party
7-8:30 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
$3 (residents), $5 (non-residents)

In this McHenry County Conservation District event, kids (ages 5-13 with an adult) can get into some comfy pajamas for an evening of indoor games and activities all about nocturnal animals. Dessert and hot chocolate will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-338-6223 or visit

December 29

Restless Knites
10 p.m.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake

See ska/reggae/blues/rock/funk/rock cover band Restless Knites perform in concert at this popular area tavern and live music venue. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit

December 30

New Year’s Wellness Walk
1 p.m.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills

Start your New Year’s resolutions early with a naturalist-led hike while learning why the new year is significant in culture and nature. For more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit

December 31

Leaders of the Pack
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
$55 (Zone A), $45 (Zone B), $40 (Zone C)

This biographical concert, starring The Lovettes and special guest Lance Lipinsky, celebrates major female artists from the 1940s Big Band era through the early rock ‘n’ roll sounds of the 1950s and the ‘60s pop stylings of the Supremes, Shirelles, Ronettes and more. To buy tickets, and for more information, call 815-356-9212 or visit

Off Square Music New Year’s Eve Party
8 p.m.
Stage Left Cafe , 125 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock
$10 (suggested donation)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at this special open mic night at Stage Left Cafe, located next to the historic Woodstock Opera House. The event, hosted by Off Square Music, will include a variety of performers in 10-to-15-minute time sets, folk duo Small Potatoes performing “Auld Lange Syne” at midnight, and a champagne toast and pizza. For information about performing or to make reservations, contact Keith Johnson at 815-338-5164 or via email at — or visit

January 2

Senior Fitness Program: Core Challenge
11 a.m.
Lakefront Park Building, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake

Seniors can participate in an overall body workout with emphasis on the core. These exercises can be done seated, standing with support or free-standing, and are designed to improve overall body balance, strength, flexibility and mobility. The class meets every Wednesday. For more information, call 224-225-1405 or visit

January 2-4

School’s Out Open Gym
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
REC Center, 12015 Mill St., Huntley

Kids (grades 1-8) looking for something to do during winter break can get together to enjoy open-gym activities under the supervision of a Huntley Park District staff member. Pay at the door. Parents/guardians must sign a program waiver on-site. For more information, call 847-669-3180 or visit


–McHenry County Calendar of Events Dec. 26 – Jan. 2–