Planit 10: Things to do Nov. 8-12
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 8-9 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 10
WHERE: McHenry West High School, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry
COST & INFO: Play by Garson Kanin and presented by the McHenry High School theatre department. Story of the vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock, who has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie. She soon learns about history, politics and who Harry really is and what he wants. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors and students available at the door. Presale preferred seating is available for an extra $1 per ticket. Tickets and information: 815-385-7077 or KellsAngie@dist156.org.
“ALL THE WAY HOME”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-9; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10
WHERE: Johnsburg High School Theatre-in-the-Round, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tad Mosel. Presented by Johnsburg High School. The Follet Family is spread out across Tennessee and meet together for an annual picnic where familial tensions and allegiances are explored for the first time. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and students available at the door. Information: 815-385-9233.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS CRAFT FAIR & BAKE SALE
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 3717 W. Main St., McHenry
COST & INFO: A wide variety of crafts and home party products will be available, bake sale and a raffle at the end of the day. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the church’s missions and charities. Information: 815-385-0931.
WHEN: through Nov. 18
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: TownSquare Players’ latest theater production by Noel Coward. A British novelist comes face-to-face with his first wife seven years after she dies. Schedule: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23 adults, $20 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
WHERE: Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: The magical comedy is filled with William Shakespeare’s most indelible comedic characters and sidesplitting situations. Presented by McHenry County College Theater Department. Tickets: $15 general public, $10 MCC students, faculty, staff, alumni and seniors at 815-455-8756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10
WHERE: High Road Events, 22 High Road, Cary
COST & INFO: Holiday shopping for people and pet items sponsored by A Heart for Animals. Bake sale, refreshments and raffles. Pet microchip for $15. Adoptable pets. Shop and support animal rescue. Information: 847-868-2432 or www.aheartforanimals.org.
WHEN: 9 a.m. Nov. 11
WHERE: Lippold Park, 800 Route 176, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: A 5K run and walk sponsored by TLS Veterans to benefit our veterans. Bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program. Registration and information: www.run4vets.weebly.com.
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10
WHERE: Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, 10805 Main St., Huntley
COST & INFO: Unique handcrafted crocheted, knitted and sewn items, doll clothes, wood items, fashion accessories, holiday gift items, pre-loved jewelry and books for sale. There will be a coffee klutch cafe and bakery and sweet shop. All proceeds go to the building debt-reduction fund. Information: 847-669-9448.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & CRAFT SHOW
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11
WHERE: St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Featuring more than 50 craft tables, religious articles, bake sale and light lunch cafe. Sponsored by Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. Free admission. Information: 815-385-1477.
WHEN: through Nov. 30
WHERE: Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary
COST & INFO: Featuring “The Nature of Birds” art exhibit by wildlife artist Jenny Vogt with a 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 artist reception. Exhibit will be on display during library hours. Information: 847-639-4210 or www.caryarealibrary.info.