Thursday, Nov. 5

3rd Annual Grand Wine Tasting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Port Edward Restaurant, 20 Algonquin Road, Algonquin. Over 50 varietals from around the globe will be available along with hors d’oeuvres. Wine orders will be accepted to stock your wine cellar, or even just your cabinet, for the holidays. Reservations suggested. For more information, call 847-658-5441.


Ladies Night Out – Marengo will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Miss Kitty’s Saloon and Town of Marengo, 1101 E. Grant Hwy, Marengo. Ladies grab your friends, family, neighbors and come to Marengo for Ladies Night Out. Register at Miss Kitty Saloon address above. Stores open later for shopping. Come enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, shopping and just simply fun. Raffle and giveaways too! Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. First 40 registered will receive a good bag! For more information, call 815-568-0978.


The Hot L Baltimore will be from now until Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Back Box Theatre, located in Building E at the college, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake. Theatre entrance is located off of Parking Lot C. For more information, call 815-455-8746 or email

Friday, Nov. 6

1st Friday Art Show will be at 5 p.m. at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park.


Out to Lunch: Michael Eesley will be from 11:45 – 1:15 p.m., at the Sage YMCA. Join us for lunch from Tropical Smoothie Café and hear from guest speaker, Michael Eesley, CEO of Centegra Health System. Ike will share his leadership insights, the transformation Centegra Health System has had during the past 15 years, as well as the vision for the future. The cost for this event is $10. Please, RSVP online by visiting For more information, call 815-526-1630.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Green Living Expo will be from 10 to 3 p.m. at McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake. Join MCC for the 8th annual Green Living Expo that inspires people how to create a more energy efficient household and live a more sustainable lifestyle. This event attracts approximately 800 residents from McHenry County and beyond. For more information, call 815-479-7817.


Mistletoe Magic Boutique will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Road, Woodstock. Offering unique finely handcrafted items by members of Grace Lutheran Church. For more information, call 847-338-0554.


St. Peter’s Church Women’s Ministry Craft Show will be Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 2118 Main Street, Spring Grove. The St. Peter’s Church Women’s Ministry is looking to showcase the fine artistry and craftsmanship of local area residents. This will offer an opportunity to purchase unique handcrafted items for the upcoming holidays. For more information, call 815-675-6092.


Three Oaks Holiday Markey will be from 10 – 3 p.m. at Three Oaks Assisted Living, Silver Lakes Road, Cary. Space is limited and there is no charge to participate as a crafter or specialty gift vendor. For more information, call 847-516-6016.


For the Love of Wine & Ski Jumpers will be from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove. There will be light appetizers, desserts, raffle prizes, music, tastings, auction and more. Ticket prices are $30.00 or $35.00 at the door. For more information, contact Kathy Glasder at 847-401-6048.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Harvest Gathering of 1858 will be from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park, Route 31 & Harts Road, Ringwood. Try your hand at corn shelling, grinding corn into flour, or making a cornhusk or yarn doll. Witness harvest activities like baking of bread in the wood-burning cook stove and making candles for the wintertime. For more information, call 815-479-5779.


Meet the Author: Lon Hodge (and his dog Gander) at 3 p.m. at Read Between The Lynes, 111 E. Van Buren Street, Woodstock. Meet Lon ad his service dog Gander and learn their story. Gander is trained to help with PTSD, and Lon is an activist on behalf of veterans and accessibility for service dogs. For more information, call 815-206-5967.


Pasta Dinner Fundraiser will be from 4 – 7 p.m. at 301 Orchard Street, Fox River Grove. This event will feature a pasta dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle; and kids activities. The cost is $8 for adults; $5 kids 4 – 11 (kids 3 & under FREE). For tickets, ask any FRG Lioness, purchase them at Village Hall, 305 Illinois Street, Fox River Grove, or at the door. Proceeds are used to benefit local causes.

Monday, Nov. 9

Holly Jolly Healthy Holiday Tips with Joyce Lande will be at 2 p.m. at Between The Lynes, 111 E. Van Buren Street, Woodstock. School is out for Veterans Day, so bring a child in 4th grade or older and join us for a complimentary parent-child wellness class to discover ways to enjoy the holidays guilt free. Stay on track this holiday season and start a new tradition; commit to maintaining your healthy habits through the holidays. For more information, call 815-206-5967.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Holiday Floral Show will be at 6:30 p.m., at McHenry High School – West Campus at 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, call 815-344-1137 or visit

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Civil War Quilts will be at 1:30 p.m. at the McHenry County Historical Society. It will feature an appearance by famed Civil War nurse Mary Ann “Mother” Bikerdyke, portrayed by Kathy Jayko of Crystal Lake. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and $3 for members.



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