Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 24-30
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
‘A JERSEY VOICE’
WHEN: 6 p.m. Jan. 26
WHERE: Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley
COST & INFO: Huntley High School Fine Arts Boosters annual fundraiser concert featuring John Michael Coppola from the Chicago cast of “Jersey Boys.” Tickets: $30. Tickets and information: 847-659-6659 or www.huntleyfinearts.com.
NORGE SKI TOURNAMENT
WHEN: noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26-27
WHERE: Norge Ski Club, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove
COST & INFO: There will be a junior ski jumping competition Saturday for jumpers younger than 18 on the smaller jumps. Ski jumpers from around the world will compete Sunday. Button admission: $10 adults in advance available at several area merchants or $15 at the gate (good for both days), free for children 12 and younger. Free shuttle service from Dominick’s parking lot, in front of Tinman’s Pub and from the Metra station. Food available for purchase. Information: 847-639-9718 or www.norgeskiclub.com.
‘THE IRISH HOUSE PARTY’
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 25
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: “The Irish House Party” returns to the Raue Center as a welcome antidote to often cheesy portrayals of Irish music and culture. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
WHEN: through Jan. 26
WHERE: Memorial Hall Civic Theatre, 10308 Main St., Richmond
COST & INFO: Theater Undreground presents a new play by Christopher Brewster with live original music by Ian Hall. A theater company gets the opportunity to perform an award-winning show, only to find out their rival company across town has already secured the rights. Show is adult themed and a rated “R” production. Schedule: 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26. Tickets: $10 with $2 of every ticket sold donated to TownSquare Players. Tickets and information: 815-575-9884 or www.theaterundreground.com.
GROUNDHOG DAYS LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
WHEN: 8 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27
WHERE: Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Tickets: $6 adults, $3 children ages 6-10, free for children younger than 6. Tickets available at the door. Information: 815-338-0126 or www.woodstockgroundhog.org.
BEACH GAMES, SNACKS & A MOVIE
WHEN: 6:30 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, 2018 N Route 47, Woodstock
COST & INFO: Featuring beach games, snacks and a screening of the movie, “Soul Surfer,” the true story of teen surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack and overcame all odds to become a champion again. The church is collecting for its Church World Service Hygiene Kits. Bring an item for the kits: a washcloth, a wide-tooth comb, a hand towel (about 16-by-28 inches; no fingertip or bath towels), a nail clipper, a bar of soap (bath size in wrapper), a toothbrush (in original package) or six standard size Band-Aids. Information: 815-226-8783 or email Marla at email@example.com
MCCD ART DISPLAY
WHEN: through Feb. 23
WHERE: Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: District invites the public to view “New Visions - Landscapes from a Different Perspective special art exhibit created by McHenry County Plein Air Painters, with a noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 artist reception. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.
USED BOOK SALE
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25-26
WHERE: Algonquin Township Building 6B, 3702 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Sponsored by Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education to benefit gifted education for District 47 schools. Children’s books only 25 cents and adult books $1 each. Free admission. Information: www.clfoge.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30
WHERE: Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive, Algonquin
COST & INFO: Featuring exhibitors offering a variety of business products and services, networking opportunities, door prizes and more. Hosted by the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. Admission is one business card. Information: 847-658-5300 or www.alchamber.com.
FOUNTAINS HEALTH WEEK
WHEN: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5
WHERE: The Fountains at Crystal Lake, 965 N. Brighton Circle West, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Offering a variety of health-related events, demonstrations, food, entertainment and more of interest to seniors. Schedule: 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 30-31; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1; and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Free for seniors with advance reservations. Reservations an information: 815-893-8431 or www.watermarkcommunities.com/crystallake.
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