Thurs., Jan 7.

The Quilt Exhibit will be now through Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Woodstock Opera House. Nine antique quilts from the McHenry County Historical Society’s collection will be on display. For more information, call 815-923-2267.

Fri., Jan. 8

Lucy’s Comedy Café will be at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. For more information, visit

Sat., Jan. 9

Close to You will be at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake at 8 p.m. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. For more information, call 815-356-9010.


From Beer to Eternity will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, 2710 S. Country Club Road, Woodstock. Experience the use of beer in cooking and be amazed of the unique taste and nuances that are created. A four-course meal will be prepared by the class and served to them by the LUREC staff. A flight of find micro/craft beers will complement this meal. For more information, call 815-338-1032.


Frozen Gnome 10K/50K will be at Veteran Acres, 431 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake at 7:45 a.m. The Frozen Gnome’s beautiful single-track course will take runners through the winter wonderland of Veteran Acres and Sterne’s Woods. For more information, call 815-261-2667.


Huntley Indoor Market will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Legion Hall, 11712 Coral Street, Huntley. The Huntley Indoor Market is held on the 1st Saturday of each month. For more information, call 847-515-5262.


Winter Scavenger Hunt will be from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at The Hollows Conservation Area, 3804 US Hwy 14, Cary. Take a break from this busy time of year and gather the family for some outdoor fun and fresh air. We’ll start with an introduction around the campfire at the pavilion. Then your family will head out on a scavenger hunt, looking at winter plant life and searching for signs of animal activity. Registration is required. For more information, visit

Sun., Jan. 10

Artful Women presents Deirdre Marie Capone will be at 3 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Deidre Marie Capone is the grandniece of Al Capone and the last living member of that family born with the last name “Capone”. For more information, call 815-356-9212.


Yoga/Massage Retreat will be from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Young Masters Fitness, 110 Johnson Street, Woodstock. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes conducive to stretching, bring a sweatshirt, sandals or flip flops and a yoga mat if you have one. For more information, call 815-206-2222. Registration is required.

Tues., Jan. 12

A Celebration of Nature in Poetry & Poetry Open Mic will be from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Glacial Park, Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. For more information, visit or call 815-479-5779.


Golden Age of Hollywood will be at 1:30 p.m. at The Listening Room. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

Wed., Jan. 14

Get Lit(erary) will be at 7 p.m. at Le Petit Marche, a café and bistro across from the Raue Center. Come enjoy some wine, cheese, and dinner while you watch and listen to some of our favorite works!

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