Thursday, September 17

Third Thursdays will be from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Perhaps the key feature that makes our downtown so special is the wonderful individuality of our local merchants. Our storeowners and restaurants all have the same dream of owning their own businesses, and they work tirelessly to make their dreams a reality. Third Thursday is a chance to showcase the town’s talents and a wonderful opportunity to see the best that they can do! Look for more information from your Downtown Crystal Lake businesses. For more information, visit

Saturday, September 19

Focus and Fitness – Mindful Brain and Body Training will be from 10:30 am. – 11 p.m., not through September 24 at Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness, 110 Johnson Street, Woodstock. Focus and Fitness teaches transferable life skills to move people out of sedentary or struggling lifestyles and away from the autopilot that creates a fixed mind and body, into wellness and well being. For more information and registration, call 224-247-7500 or email


Dwyer Legacy Concert featuring Back Home Again & ESO will be at 8 p.m. at the Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Joyce and Bill Dwyer embodied the spirit of Raue Center and their spirit is a huge part of what the center is to this day. This special concert will feature Back Home Again: A Tribute to John Denver and the beautiful music of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. For more information, call 815-356-9010.


It’s Our River Day Celebration! From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Cornish Park, 101 S. Harrison Street, Algonquin. This event aims to educate residents about how they can help preserve and protect natural resources. Free, family-fun, with groups welcome! Parking is available at the municipal parking lot at South Harrison Street and Washington Street; on street parking is available throughout the neighborhood. For more information, call Katie Parkhurst at 847-658-4184 with any questions or visit


Mastering Gluten Free Cooking – Delicious and Economical Everyday Food will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S Country Club Road, Woodstock. Learning how to avoid gluten will be the first thing covered in this class, but you will also learn how to cook and bake without it. Because it can be expensive to follow a gluten free lifestyle, we will cover tips and tricks to make it affordable. For more information, call 815-338-1032.


Meet Marengo Scavanger Hunt will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Businesses in The City of Marengo, 101 Franks Road, Marengo. Marengo is hosting a scavenger hunt game to acquaint you with our new businesses. Come and play for a chance to win Marengo Moola. For more information, call 815-568-7858.


Bluegrass Radio Show will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with Scott Brix and Georgia Rae (teen champion fiddle phenomenon from the area), every Sunday at the Harvard Community Radio, 300 Front Street, Harvard. For more information, visit

Sunday, September 20

Dog-tober Fest will be from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Deicke Park, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley. Dog-tober is a fun family event that even your furry family members can attend. It celebrates our faithful canine companions and the special place they hold in our lives. There will be sporting dog demos, pet retail and service vendors, rescue/shelter and other humane organizations, pet blessings, a doggie play area, and so much more! For more information or to register as a vendor and a schedule of events, visit


Nothing up my sleeve 2.0 will be at 3 p.m. at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Tickets start at $17 for adults and $6 for ages under 19. A whole new magical experience! With an updated focus on exclusively family-friendly acts, this longstanding Raue Center program returns better than ever! For more information, call 815-356-9010.


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