McHenry County Calendar of Events Oct. 24 – Oct. 31October 23, 2018
Special Effects Make-up Demonstration
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Teens and adults are invited to attend this hands-on, Halloween-themed art class, featuring actress and special effects make-up artist Devon Ford. Each participant will get a chance to work with modeling clay and wax, liquid latex, make-up and “blood.” To register, and for more information, call 847-587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
Halloween Weekend: 4 Days of Terror
9 p.m. Oct. 25; 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28
Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington
Enjoy live performances by DJ Brownie Byte (Oct. 25), Party Obvious and Moon Money (Oct. 26), Rumor Hazit (Oct. 27) and LAVA Rock (Oct. 28) in a heated tent as part of Broken Oar’s Halloween Weekend festivities. Costume contests will be held Oct. 26, 27 and 28. For more information, call 847-639-9468 or visit www.brokenoar.com.
Family Halloween Bingo
Fox River Grove Memorial Library, 407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove
Families are invited to enjoy a “creepy” night filled with tricks and treats for all ages, including 10 “ghoulish” games. Dress up in a costume and receive a special door prize. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-639-2274 or visit www.frgml.org.
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
See legendary Chicago pop/rock band The Buckinghams, known for a string of chart-topping hits in the late 1960s, including “Kind of a Drag” and “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song.” To buy tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
Halloween Costume Gala
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
$35 (adults), $15 (ages 17 and under)
Bring the family to enjoy a Hallloween-themed evening of entertainment, featuring Dead Man’s Carnival, a variety show-style act combining old-time vaudeville and American roots music. The event also includes food from 1776 and Georgio’s, and other activities. Admission price includes a drink ticket and food. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call the box office at 815-356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Sideouts Halloween Bash
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See high-energy, rock/pop party band Modern Day Romeos perform live at Sideouts Halloween Bash. A total of $500 in cash prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Costume, Best Female Costume, Best Male Costume, Best Couple Costume and Sexiest Costume. Table reservations are available for groups of nine or more. For more information, call 847-526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills
Spend some time at the Crabtree Nature Center to help collect native plant seeds. Participants should wear gloves, sturdy shoes, long pants, long sleeves and a hat. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg
Enjoy a screening of the 2018 drama film, “The Seagull” (rated PG-13), starring Annette Bening. Snacks will be provided. To register, and for more information, call 815-344-0077 or visit www.johnsburglibrary.org.
AHA First Aid/CPR/AED
River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120, Lakemoor
Learn American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED in this session of a recurring program. Register at www.redcross.org or call 815-690-0664. For more information, call 815-385-6303 or visit www.rivereastlibrary.org.
–McHenry County Calendar of Events Oct. 24 – Oct. 31–