Friday, October 16

Autumn Drive will be from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at farms throughout rural Woodstock, 16105 Garden valley Road, Woodstock. This 28th annual event features local farms offering produce and craft items. Experience tractor rides, petting zoos, hayrides and pumpkin and apple launchers at various stops along the drive. For more information, call 815-923-2529.


Crystal Lake Housewalk will be at 9 a.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 on the day of the event.


Chapters Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at the McHenry County Club. The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor the following individuals who have contributed much to the community either through their work accomplishments, volunteerism, or mentoring of others by being a builder of families.

Saturday, October 17

100 Oaks for 100 Years will be from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park, Route 31 & Harts Road, Ringwood. Celebrate the strength and stature of our majestic oaks and their importance throughout McHenry County and the Chicagoland region. Rebuild an oak ecosystem as part of the Regional Oak Recovery Plan, made possible by a ComEd Green Region Grant. For more information, call 815-479-5779.


Food and Wine Pairing – The Wines of Bordeaux will be from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S. Country Club Road. Explore this famous wine region of Bordeaux with classical French cuisine, classic French style table service and fine wines from this region. Evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course wine dinner. For more information, call 815-338-1032.


Howl-O-Ween Bash Fundraiser will be from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at 31 North Banquets, 217 Front Street. Bring the family and come out for a fun filled night that will and help us keep finding forever homes for our rescues! Ticket prices are $45 in advance, or $55 on the day of the event. Purchase your tickets at Your ticket price gets you an hour of top shelf open bar (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.), full appetizer buffet and a dessert and sweets table. If you have any questions, please call 847-868-2432. If you cannot make the event, please consider making a donation to


Arts & Country Craft Fair will be at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s UCC. St., 485 Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake. Paul’s United Church of Christ will host more than 50 area crafters at their 42nd annual Arts and Country Craft Fair with items such as yard art, homemade soaps, pet accessories, jewelry, wooden items, doll clothes and much more for sale! For more information, call 815-459-5096 or check the website at


Casa Cup will be at 7 p.m. at Turnberry Country Club in Lakewood. Tickets are now on sale at Admission is $75 per person in advance, $85 at the door. For more information, visit

Sunday, October 18

Geocache Rally: 6 Cache Rally – Ages 8 + will be from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Brookdale Conservation Area, Paulsen Road Shelter, 2105 Paulsen Road, Woodstock. For more information, call 815-479-5779.


One Man Breaking Bad will be at 7 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, hilariously accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring. For more information, call 815-356-9010.


Care 4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will be at 8:30 a.m. at Woodstock North High School. This annual event raises money for the Family Health Partnership Clinic’s Breast Cancer Fund. The fund provides early detection, screening and educational services to women and men in McHenry County who have no insurance. For more information, visit or call Patenaude at 779-220-9304 or Liz Annetti at 779-220-9305.


Crystal Brass Benefit Show will be at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC, 485 Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake. A freewill offering will be taken for the Food Pantry and there will be refreshments following the concert. For more information, call the church at 815-459-5096.

Thursday, October 22

Breakfast Fundraiser will be at 7:45 a.m. at the Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. The hot, plated breakfast is complimentary and you will be provided an opportunity to make a gift in support of SCVN. Great door prizes and heartfelt stories about the seniors we will serve will also be shared. Kindly RSVP by October 19. For more information, visit our website at or call our office at 815-455-3120.

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