Planit 10

Planit 10: Things to do March 21-25

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

CHOCOLATE FEST

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23

WHERE: Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin

COST & INFO: Event features local and national vendors all with emphasis on chocolate and its many uses. There will be demonstrations and a chocolate cookbook will be available for $10. Free admission. Information: 847-658-5308 or www.algonquinucc.org.

4TH FRIDAY

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. March 22

WHERE: Starline Factory, 306 W. Front St., Harvard

COST & INFO: Featuring 4th Fridays art exhibits and events each month with live music, light appetizers and more. Admission: $5 at the door. Cash bar. Artists interested in submitting their artwork, visit: www.nancymerkling.com. Information: 815-943-4805 or www.starlinefactory.com.

CREATIVE LIVING SERIES: JOSEPH EPSTEIN

WHEN: 10 a.m. March 21

WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodtsock

COST & INFO:† “Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit” with Joseph Epstein, author and essayist. Tickets: $24 at 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.† † com.

“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”†

WHEN: through March 24

WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock

COST & INFO: Tony Award-winning story of six quirky competitors and three oddball adults in search of spelling bee glory. The musical production is presented by TownSquare Players. Schedule: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $23 adults, $20 seniors and students at 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.

ANNUAL TACK & CRAFT SALE

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23

WHERE: Hooved Animal Humane Society, 10804 McConnell Road, Woodstock

COST & INFO: Featuring tack shop bargains and a variety of items from more than 20 other vendors. Tour the farm and meet the horses available for adoption. There will also be animal rescue adoptable dogs and cats. Admission: $3. Information: 815-337-5563 or www.hahs.org.

McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE ART EXHIBIT

WHEN: through March 31

WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock

COST & INFO: McHenry County College Continuing Education art instructor Diane T. Wlezien and her MCC adult students will be exhibiting their work in the Community Room featuring selected oils, watercolors and acrylics the artists crated on the theme of Home Sweet Home. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 847-516-8302 or DianeW@OpulentArt.com.

WOMEN’S WORKS

WHEN: through April 27

WHERE: Old Court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock

COST & INFO: Featuring the 26th Annual Women’s Works, celebrating women’s creativity national fine art exhibition. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, and multimedia by women artists from Northern Illinois and the area. Presented by the Northwest Area Arts Council. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-338-4525, www.oldcourthouseartscenter.com or www.naac4art.org.

“OUR TOWN”†

WHEN: through March 23

WHERE: McHenry County College Black Box Theatre, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: American classic by Thornton Wilder presented by McHenry County College. The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Schedule: 7:30 p.m. March 21-23. Tickets: $15 general public, $10 MCC students, faculty/staff, seniors and alumni. Tickets and information: 815-455-8746 or jgeller@mchenry.edu.

SPRING CONSUMER SHOWCASE

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28

WHERE: Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley

COST & INFO: Del Webb Sun City business expo will feature more than 130 exhibitors representing diverse businesses including home improvement, travel, healthcare, insurance, financial planning, automotive, physical therapy, handyman services, landscaping and more. Free admission. Information: 847-515-7241.

ROCKIN’ THE HOUSE FUNDRAISER

WHEN: 8 p.m. to midnight March 23

WHERE: VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry

COST & INFO:† Hosted by American Legion Post 491 featuring Terry James and the Blue Flames. All proceeds go to care for our veterans in local nursing homes and assisted care facilities. Tickets: $10 available in advance at the VFW or at the door. Information: 815-347-2360.


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