Planit 10

Planit 10: Things to do Oct. 11-15

WHEN: Oct. 13-14
WHERE: Boone County Fairgrounds, Route 76, north of  Route 20 in Belvidere.
COST & INFO: Known for the highest quality arts and crafts, this show draws artisans from around the region. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Parking is free, and admission is $6 for ages 12 and older.  For information, visit

WHEN: Oct. 5-27
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Musical tale of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy who has only one dream in life: to dance. Despite serious efforts to stopy him by his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancée, he pursues his dream all the way to Deadrock, Nev., and meets the girl of his dreams. Schedule: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23 adults, $20 seniors and students at 815-338-5300 or

WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11
WHERE: Glacial Park, 6201 Harts Road, Ringwood
COST & INFO: Step back in time and enjoy the twilight ambience of the 1850s Powers-Walker House lit only by candlelight and lamplight. Hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District. Free. Information: 815-479-5779 or

WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
WHERE: Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, east of Union
COST & INFO: Enjoy a unique experience of thrills and terror as you take a ride on the possessed Screamliner and trespass on the abandoned Train of Chills. Not recommended for children younger than 13 or those with medical conditions that can be activated by intense fear, loud noises or strobe light areas. Not handicapped accessible. Admission: $13 a person. Information: 815-923-4000 or

WHEN: 8 p.m. Oct. 11
WHERE: Cinema 12 Theatre, 100 Besinger Drive, Carpentersville
COST & INFO: An independent film by Matt Sommerfield of Algonquin. Story revolves around a young man, Jack White, who receives a letter saying his deceased father is still alive and stops at nothing to find out the truth about him. There will be a red carpet event at 7 p.m. before the film. Tickets: $8. Information: 847-428-6131.

WHEN:  through Nov. 11
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., 815-338-5300
COST & INFO: Featuring an exhibition of the photographic work of Bill Weber of Crystal lake and Les Allen of Dixon. Viewing hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during theater performances. Information: 815-338-5300 or

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13
WHERE: Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Costumed children invited to see all kinds of big trucks and vehicles. Climb aboard and see how they work. Bring a treat bag for goodies. Sponsor: Crystal Lake Park District. Information: 815-459-0680 or

WHEN: 10 a.m. Oct. 13
WHERE: Hooved Animal Society farm, 10714 McConnell Road, Woodstock
COST & INFO: Horse show followed by live music by Music Makers for Life, Midwest Renegades demonstration during lunch hour and Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program at 2 p.m. There also will be a children’s area, horse vendors, crafts, wagon rides, farm tours and more. Admission: $5 adults, free for children 10 and younger. Information: 815-337-5563 or

WHEN: Oct. 13-21
WHERE: Cosman Theatre, 12015 Mill St., Huntley
COST & INFO: GreenRoom Theatre presentation featuring main characters from the classic fairytales “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” and tied together by a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family. Schedule: 7 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23 adults, $20 seniors and students at 847-931-4233 or

WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 17
WHERE: McHenry County Historical Museum, 6422 Main St., Union
COST & INFO: Founder and lead investigator of the McHenry County Paranormal Research Group, Tony Olszewski, will present “Ghosts and Spirits – What’s the Difference?” Information: 815-923-2267 or

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