Planit 10: Things to do Nov. 29-Dec. 12
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 1
WHERE: Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Raisin’ Cash for Cancer event featuring Hi-Life and The Partyhardigans live bands, meat raffles, silent auctions and more. Cost: $5 donation at the door. Information: 815-363-1189, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.walla-pa-looza.org.
2. “AESOP’S FABLE-OUS CHRISTMAS TREE”
WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 29 through Dec. 1
WHERE: Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley
COST & INFO: Play written by Michael Gravois featuring a dozen vignettes in which an ensemble of eight elves open 12 Christmas gifts underneath their tree. Each gift contains an ornament that sparks a different story. Suggested donation: $5 per person with proceeds supporting Project Angel Tree. Information: 847-659-6600.
3. CHRISTMAS IN HARVARD
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1
WHERE: downtown Harvard
COST & INFO: Event schedule: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. breakfast with Mrs. Claus at Kelley’s Family Restaurant; 10 a.m. Santa’s Gift Shop opens at the Starline Building and closes at noon for the parade and opens again 1 to 4 p.m.; 1 to 4 p.m. visit with Santa; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. crafters. The James Bus and carriage rides are free. Sponsored by the Harvard Events Committee. Information: 815-333-2146.
4. McHENRY GARDEN CLUB’S HOLIDAY FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA
WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 29
WHERE: McHenry West High School Auditorium, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry
COST & INFO: Live and on-stage local floral arrangers will prepare arrangements and, through drawings, the arrangements will be given to audience members to take home. Tickets: $12 at the door. Information: 815-344-1965, 815-385-3369 or www.mchenrygardenclub.com.
5. “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY”
WHEN: 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. Schedule: 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.
6. MERRY CARY HOLIDAY PARADE & FESTIVAL
WHEN: 1 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: downtown Cary
COST & INFO: Parade will wind down West Main Street and turn at Jandus Road through downtown Cary. After the parade, residents can stay for horse-drawn sleigh rides, pony rides and petting zoo. Information: 847-639-2168 or www.carygrovechamber.com.
7. HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT
WHEN: 4 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: Holiday Inn, Route 31 and Three Oaks Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Presented by the Crystal Lake Community Band. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, students and military, $7 groups of 10 or more. Tickets available at the door or call: 815-679-2263 or www.clcb.org.
8. HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: 20 locations throughout Marengo and Union
COST & INFO: Crafts from more than 50 crafters, antiques, primitives and more will be available. Door prizes. Also accepting nonperishable donations for the local food pantry. Detailed maps with locations available at local Marengo and Union businesses or online at www.holidayhousewalk.com.
9. MODEL RAILROAD CLUB HOLIDAY DISPLAY
WHEN: through Dec. 28
WHERE: Prairie Lodge at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley
COST & INFO: 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.
10. HOLIDAY ROCK ON THE FOX
WHEN: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1
WHERE: Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison St., Algonquin
COST & INFO: Featuring a variety of activities including the annual tree lighting, visit from Santa, candy-cane hunt, ice-sculpting demonstration and more. Hosted by the village of Algonquin. Information: 847-658-2700 or www.algonquin.org/recreation.