Thursday, October 22

Haunted Hayride will be from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., now through October 24 at Peterson Park, McCullom Lake Road, McHenry. Every October Peterson Park is visited by Henry Deadwood. Come, visit Henry and his friends and embark on a haunted hayride through Deadwood Forest.


Breakfast Fundraiser will be at 7:45 a.m. at the Crystal Lake Country Club. Join Senior Care Volunteer Network for our Gift of a Lift breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, October 22 at the Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. The event will be held from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. For more information, visit our website at or call our office at 815-455-3120.

Friday, October 23

Poetry Night will be at 8 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Poet and puppeteer, Phil C. Denofrio, has recently been elected by the Raue Center to fulfill the newly created role of Poet in Residence. For more information, call 815-356-9010.


Repointing Historic Masonry will be at 12 p.m. at the Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Road, Crystal Lake. For more information, contact Mary Ott at 815-477-5873 or email her at

Saturday, October 24

Kung Fu Self-defense for Women will be from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Young Masters Fitness, 110 Johnson Street, Woodstock. The cost is $35.00. To register, visit or call 815-206-2222 for more information.


Pub in the Park will be from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills. Experience a fabulous selection of local and unique breweries’ up to the minute products and seasonal selections. For more information, call 847-960-7460.


Rotary Oktoberfest will be from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., at McHenry VFW, 3002 W. Rte. 120, McHenry. Ticket price includes commemorative mug for unlimited sampling of craft beers offered by local breweries during the event along with one bratwurst and fresh chips served by the VFW. Many valuable raffle prizes, other food and beverages will be available. Funds raised will help us put gifts under the tree for over 2,000 children in need in our community this holiday season through our Sunrise Secret Santa program. For more information, call 815-382-6134.


Halloween Walk will be at 11 a.m. at the Jewel Shopping Center, 6969 Northwest Hwy., Cary.


Trunk or Treat will be at Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake from 10 a.m. – noon. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and see all kinds of big trucks and vehicles. Climb aboard and see how they work. Bring a treat bag as there will be lots of goodies by each truck. Be sure to bring a camera.

Monday, October 26

WSR LAB Series: Technicolor Life will be at 7 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. For more information, call 815-356-9010.

Tuesday, October 27

Meet the Author (and Knitter!): Jen Lucas at 7 p.m. at Read Between The Lynes, 111 E. Van Buren Street, Woodstock. Expand your knitting repertoire during an evening with Jen Lucas. First Jen Lucas wowed knitters with her hugely popular books featuring sock-yarn shawls. For more information, call 815-206-5967.

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