Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
“IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY
WHEN: Nov. 23 through Dec. 15
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Williams Street Repertory holiday show. Inspired by the classic holiday film, this production is presented as a 1940s live radio broadcast. Show starts after the Festival of Lights Parade through downtown Crystal Lake. Schedule: 9 p.m. Nov. 23; 8 p.m. Nov. 24; 8 p.m. Nov. 30; 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 1; 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15. Tickets start at $22 adults, $10 students age 18 and older, $6 students age 17 and younger. Group pricing available. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
KRIS KRINGLE DAYS
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23-25
WHERE: Ridgefield Antique Shops, on Ridgefield Road, three-quarters of a mile off Route 14, between Crystal Lake and Woodstock, in Ridgefield
COST & INFO: Local shops will feature special holiday merchandise and events. Information: 815-477-4601 or www.theshopsofridgefield.com.
TURKEY TROT FOR HOSPICE
WHEN: 8 a.m. Nov. 22
WHERE: McHenry East High School, 1012 N. Green St., McHenry
COST & INFO: A commemorative 5K run/walk to support Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois. Strollers and leashed animals welcome. Cash and raffle prizes. Entry fee: $30 in advance, $35 day of race. Register online at www.mchenryturkeytrot.com or in person on race day.
HOLIDAY PUNCH WORKSHOP
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3
WHERE: Olive Black Martini & Wine Lounge, 5607 Broadway, Richmond
COST & INFO: Learn to make eggnog, hot apple rum and Glug. Participants must be older than age 21. Cost: $15 per person. Registration and information: 815-678-7370 or www.oliveblacklounge.com.
YO-YO MAN PERFORMANCE
WHEN: 2 to 2:45 p.m. Nov. 23
WHERE: McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St., McHenry
COST & INFO: Barry North, the Yo-Yo Man, will perform tricks and spins with yo-yos during this all-ages show. Registration can be done in person, online at www.mchenrylibrary.org or by phone at 815-385-0036.
MODEL RAILROAD CLUB HOLIDAY DISPLAY
WHEN: Nov. 23 through Dec. 28
WHERE: Prairie Lodge at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley
COST & INFO: The Kishwaukee Valley-Eakin Creek Model Railroad Club of Sun City will feature a holiday display of model trains. There will also be a raffle for three Lionel trains at 3 p.m. Dec. 23. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Schedule: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Free admission. Information: 847-669-2392.
WHEN: 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23
WHERE: Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: An Indie craft market featuring handcrafted wares from designers, crafters and artists. Event takes place during the Lighting of the Square. Free admission. Information: 815-308-5170 or www.honeycraftmarket.com.
STARLINE ARTISTS STUDIOS HOLIDAY SALE
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24
WHERE: Historic Starline Factory, 400 Front St., Harvard
COST & INFO: Featuring paintings, textiles, photography, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, fashion purses, metals and ceramics. Free admission. Also accepting nonperishable items for the Harvard Food Pantry. Information: 815-943-4805 or www.starlinefactory.com.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA
WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 26-27
WHERE: Victorian Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast, 314 Washington St., Algonquin
COST & INFO: “In the midst of it all...Peace” will be presented by guest speaker Dewanna Oliver. Cost: $20 a person. Reservations and information: 847-854-9667 or www.sleepandeat.com.
FAIR TRADE FAIRE
WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 12
WHERE: Christian Fellowship Church, 3419 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Opportunity to purchase holiday gifts from fair trade vendors and other vendors that provide assistance to poverty-stricken areas around the world. Information: 815-403-5680 or www.christianfellowship.us.