Thursday, October 29

Gypsy will be now through November 1 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Mama Rose, the quintessential stage mother, is determined that her younger daughter June will have a successful vaudeville career. But times are changing and after June elopes, Mama turns her attention to her older daughter, Louise. The rise of burlesque is upon them and nothing will ever be the same again for Madame Rose. For more information, call 815-356-9010.

Friday, October 30

MCC Job Fair will be at 10 a.m. at McHenry County College in the Multi-purpose room in Building A, located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake. The McHenry County College job fair is a key component of MCC’s commitment to meet our community’s educational and workforce needs. The fair will be open to MCC students and community residents and is expected to draw a wide range of job seekers, including students for seasonal employment and seasoned professionals looking for career opportunities. For more information, contact MCC Career Services at 815-455-8576 or at


Halloween Handout will be at 3 p.m. in Downtown Crystal Lake. A favorite among young children! Participating merchants throughout Downtown Crystal Lake open their doors to invite costumed children 12 and under to receive a treat. Participating merchants will have an orange “Halloween Handout” Pumpkin Flyer on their window.

Saturday, October 31

Meet the Author: Aaron Reynolds at 11 a.m. at Read Between The Lynes, 111 E. Van Buren Street, Woodstock. Join us on Halloween for a special Creepy Carrots! Reading with the one and only Aaron Reynolds. Make your own creepy carrot or take a photo in our Creepy Carrots! Photo booth. It’s going to be a fun-filled Halloween on the Square, so come in costume and meet Aaron Reynolds. For more information, call 815-206-5967.


Joe Diamond: Paranormal will be at 7:30 p.m. at ‘The Listening Room’. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


Party at the Plaza will be from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Halloween at the Crystal Lake Plaza/ Achieve Footwear, 6500 Northwest Highway. The free event will feature activities for adults and children, including a fun house, pumpkin decorating, petting zoo, face painting, trick-or-treating, touch-a-truck, hot apple cider and more!

Sunday, November 1

Children’s Story time will be from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Prairieview Education Center, Room 210, Crystal Lake. Enhance your sense of wonder by introducing fiction into your nature experience. Enjoy part of your Sunday afternoon listening to a story, taking an exploratory hike, and making a craft to take home based on the story. A different story will be read at each session.


An Afternoon with Daisy will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Barrington Arts & Cultural Center, 145 W. Main Street, Barrington. For more information, contact Cindy Kocol at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7139.


Chester Gould Documentary will be at 1 p.m. at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street, Woodstock. Celebrate the life and times of one of Woodstock’s most cherished citizens, and creator of world-famous crime-fighting detective, Dick Tracy. For more information, call 815-338-4301.

Monday, November 2

Educator Open House will be now through November 4 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Read Between The Lynes, 111 E. Van Buren Street, Woodstock. Come join us as we share the latest in literature for ages pre-k through 8th grade. Educator discounts, special deals, and refreshments! Arlene will give presentations at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. for pre-k through 4th grade, and at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for 4th through 8th grade. For more information, call 815-206-5967.

Thursday, November 5

Ladies Night Out will be from 6 – 9 p.m. at Miss Kitty’s Saloon and Town of Marengo, 1101 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. Ladies, grab your friends, family, neighbors and come to Marengo for Ladies Night Out. Fun for all, including shopping, refreshments, giveaways, raffle and door prizes galore! Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Remember to pick up your map and instructions at registration. Gift bags for the first 50 ladies to register. Marengo Mainstreet hosts this event. For more information, call 815-568-8840.



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