Planit 10
February 1, 2013 • 01:28:10 p.m.

Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 31-Feb. 4

Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.

LOUDEN WAINWRIGHT III
WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 2
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Grammy Award-winning songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor who came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. Tickets: $28. Information: woodstockoperahouse.com or 815-338-5300.

SHAKE OFF THE WINTER BLUES CHARITY DINNER DANCE
WHEN: 6 p.m. to midnight Feb. 1
WHERE: Woodstock Moose Lodge, 406 Clay St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Hosted by the Woodstock Moose Lodge and Woodstock Groundhog Days featuring an Italian buffet dinner 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by live music and a silent auction. Entertainment by the Rumor Hazit band. Tickets: $15 a person available at the Lodge, Woodstock Public Library, Home State Bank, BMO Harris Band and Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. Information: 815-338-0126 or www.woodstockgroundhog.org.

McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE CLUB
WHEN: Feb. 1
WHERE: Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Mardi Gras Night. Lines by Norm Rennert at 8 p.m. Squares by Barry Johnson at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5 members, $6 visitors. All dancers welcome. Information: 815-353-5346.

“COMPANY”
WHEN: Feb. 1-15
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Six-time Tony award-winning romantic musical comedy presented by Williams Street Repertory. Starring John Michael Coppola of Chicago’s “Jersey Boys.” Who is Bobby? What’s wrong with him? Will he marry April? Surely all his married friends have the answers. Schedule: 8 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 8-9; 3 p.m. Feb. 10; and 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16. Tickets start at $30. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

FIRST FRIDAY ART EVENT
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1
WHERE: Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Dole Mansion), 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Featuring a Feb. 1-22 display of “Midnight Fields” exhibit by local artists Connie Sonnenberg and Kendall Wallor. The exhibit will start off with the 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 First Friday event with refreshments and cash bar. Free admission. Information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.

WELCOMING OF THE GROUNDHOG
WHEN: 6 p.m. Jan. 31
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Welcome Woodstock Willie, the resident groundhog, as he makes his explosive appearance on the roof of the Woodstock Opera House. Then join other  movie fans for a trivia contest with prizes at Stage Left Café to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the movie. Free. Information: 815-334-2620 or www.woodstockgroundhog.org.

DEFENDERS’ GROUNDHOG DAYS USED BOOK SALE
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 through Feb. 2
WHERE: Woodstock Square Mall, 110 S. Johnson St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Open until 7 p.m. Thursday. Hardcovers $2 each, paperbacks $1 each (paperbacks 50 cents Friday). All books $5 per paper bag or $3 plastic bag on Saturday. Sponsored by The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. Information: 815-338-0393 or www.mcdef.org.

“WILLY WONKA THE MUSICAL”
WHEN: Feb. 1-3
WHERE: Marengo Community High School, 110 Franks Road, Marengo
COST & INFO: Christian Arts Student Theatre presentation. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 1; 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 2; 5 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets: $10 in advance, $14 at the door; $8 in advance for 2 p.m. Feb. 2 performance or $12 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-790-1488 or www.castmarengo.com.

LIBRARY LOVERS BOOK SALE
WHEN: 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3
WHERE: Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley
COST & INFO: Hardcovers $1 each, paperbacks and children’s books are 50 cents each. Sunday is $5 per bag sale day. Information: 847-669-5386.


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