Planit 10
January 23, 2014 • 09:37:05 a.m.

Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 23 to Jan. 29

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

GROUNDHOG DAYS
WHEN: Jan. 26 through Feb. 3
WHERE: on the Square and various locations in Woodstock
COST & INFO: Schedule: Jan. 26, Lions Club pancake breakfast; Jan. 30, Awakening of the Groundhog, Groundhog Trivia, Chocolate and Wine Pairing; Jan. 31, Groundhog Day Dinner/Dance; Feb. 1, Groundhog Bowling, “Groundhog Day” Movie, Jim May’s tales, Chili Cook-off, Woodstock Rotary Bags Tourney, Walking Tour of Filming Sites, Groundhog Day Symposium, D-200 Education Foundation benefit; Feb. 2, Groundhog Prognostication, Breakfast, “Groundhog Day” Movie and Walking Tour of Filming Sites. Information: 815-334-2620. Event times, details and locations scan be found at www.woodstockgroundhog.org.

OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH McHENRY COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 24
WHERE: Valley Overlook Room at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood
COST & INFO: Bring your instruments and favorite songs, stories or poems to share. Free hot chocolate and cookies. Information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.

WINE & ARTISAN BEER TASTING
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24
WHERE: 31 North Banquet Center, 217 N. Front St., McHenry
COST & INFO: Enjoy a variety of wines and artisan beers to sample or purchase as well as hors d’oeuvres. Hosted by Turning Point. Tickets: $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-338-8081 or http://tpwineandbeer.eventbrite.com.

109TH ANNUAL NORGE SKI JUMP TOURNAMENT
WHEN: noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25-26
WHERE: Norge Ski Club, 100 SKi Hill Road, Fox River Grove
COST & INFO: Saturday features Junior Competition, Junior National Championship and Qualifier K70 and Sunday features K70-U.S. Cup Five-Hills Tournament and Long-Standing Competition. Admission buttons: $10 adults available from local merchants, $11 online, $15 at the gate; free for children 12 and younger. Shuttle bus available Sunday at Dominick’s and Fox River Grove Train Station. Information: 847-639-9718 or www.norgeskiclub.com.

USED BOOK SALE
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25
WHERE: Algonquin Township Hall, 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education. Adult books $1 each. Children’s books 50 cents each. Information: www.clfoge.org.

THE IRISH HOUSE PARTY
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 24
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: A night of traditional Irish music and dancing. Tickets: $20 general admission. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

THE JOHN SAMORIAN QUARTET
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 25
WHERE: The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.

MATT McCARTHY
WHEN: Jan. 29 through Feb. 1
WHERE: Zanies Comedy Club, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles
COST & INFO: Stand-up comedy show. McCarthy is a regular on TBS “The Pete Holmes Show” and Collegehumor.com. Schedule: 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30; 8 & 9:45 p.m. Jan. 31; 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets: $23 plus a two-item minimum. Tickets and information: 630-584-6342 or www.stcharles.zanies.com.

THE TENORS 3 CONCERT
WHEN: 3 p.m. Jan. 26
WHERE: Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin
COST & INFO: A variety of musical genres infused with a touch of comedy. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets and information: 847-658-5308.

“YOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE”
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 25
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: A solo show by and with Jeffrey Sweet about entering the world of improv via Paul Sills and Del Close and how what was supposed to be a side trip turned into a life. Tickets: $25. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.


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