Thursday, October 8

Living History Open House – Twilight will be from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park, Route 31 & Harts Road. Enjoy the twilight ambiance of this 1850’s house by candlelight and lamplight while enjoying a fall evening viewing the ever-changing colors in the Lost Valley Marsh. For more information, call 815-479-5779.


Ladies Night Out will be at 5 p.m. at Downtwon Crystal Lake. Check in at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams Street.


Marengo Settlers’ Days will be from October 8 – October 12 at 9 a.m. Free with a carnival, parade, music, food, beer tent, baby contest, competitions and entertainment for the whole family. Attractions include a parade, carnival, band competition, craft show, food, music and many other entertainment venues.


Textile & Fiber Arts Show will be at 11 a.m. at the Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson, Woodstock, now through October 25. This event features a large array of woven textiles created by local hand weavers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Items on display include garments, fashion accessories, household linens, rugs, tapestries and much more. For more information, visit


Friday, October 9

Human Trafficking Forum will be at 7 p.m. at Willow Creek Church, Crystal Lake. INK 180 provides free tattoo cover-ups or removals for victims of human trafficking or tattoos left from a former life in a gang. For more information, call 815-404-3961.


Live2Lead-McHenry County will be from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. 14, Crystal Lake. Live2Lead is a live leadership broadcast event that is hosted locally via simulcast. This half-day leadership offers the community and area leaders the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from world renown leaders while networking with other leaders right here in our community. For more information, call 847-910-9414.


Gypsy will be now and October 10 at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets online for $38.50, $32.50 at


Wine & Beer tasting fundraiser will be at 6 p.m. at Horizons for the Blind, 125 Erick St., Suite A103, Crystal Lake. The cost is $35 per person or $40 at the door. To make a reservation, please contact Aaron Mason at Horizon’s 815-444-8800 x 210.


Saturday, October 10

Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Open House will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Fire Department, 100 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Open House offers station tours, Flight for Life Helicopter, Safety House, side by side burn, extrication demo, door breach demo, apparatus displays, and refreshments. For more information, call 815-356-3640.


From Sea to Table – Exploring the World of Seafood will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock. In this busy hands-on class, we will focus on the purchase, storage and preparation of a variety of seafood – ocean fish, fresh water fish and shellfish – and demonstrate the versatility of fish in the menu – appetizer, salad, entrée and sandwich. Perfectly paired wines will accompany the dishes. We will address the common challenge of how to insure that the fish, once cooked at home, remains moist and flavorful, where to purchase and from whom and sustainability. For more information, call 815-338-1032.


ShoeLaPalooza will be from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Come and shop from our huge selection of new and gently used women’s shoes for all your casual, work and party needs. Accessories and a nice selection of coats and work clothing will also be available. Cash and check only. All proceeds to help Refuge for Women open an after care home for sexually exploited and trafficked women. For more information, call 815-404-3961.


Tap into your wild side from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park, Route 31 & Harts Road, Richmond. Embrace your appreciation of the outdoors and McHenry County’s wide-open spaces as you tap into your wild side during an evening celebrating conservation and camaraderie. Sponsored by McHenry County Conservation Foundation Enjoy Cocktails & Hearty Hors’ D’oeuvres, Raffles, Prizes, and much more. Get your tickets today, $50 or 5 for $225. You can purchase them online at For more information, call 815-338-6223.


Disc Golf Tournament will be from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Linda K. Fischer Park, 5962 Grafton Farm, Lake in the Hills. This one-day tournament will be played in pairs, and played ‘best shot’. There are two divisions in this non-PDGA sanctioned event. The tournament will play 3 rounds of 9 holes. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top two-team finishers in the beginner and amateur divisions. For more information, call 847-960-7460.


Fall Diddley will be at 9 a.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds, Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Parking is always free, admission is $6.00 for ages 12 and over. Tickets are available in advance for groups of 25 or more for $5 each. Contact MHRL for more information. For more information, visit


Sunday, October 11

The Big Sit – Bird Watching Event will be at Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park, Route 31 & Harts Road, Ringwood. The concept is simple: find a good spot for bird watching, sit in one spot for a designated time period, and count all the bird species you see or hear. For more information, visit


Animal Blessing will be at 1 p.m. at McHenry County College. All creatures are welcome to receive the blessing by a local official at the main entrance by the pond on the college campus. Animals should be on leashes or in carriers for their safety and that of the accompanying humans. For more information, visit

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