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EVENTS • Thursday, February 19, 2015


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McHENRY COUNTY FEB. 19 “PROOF,” Feb. 19-21, Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. Annual dance showcase and fundraiser presented by Huntley High School’s Orchesis dance club featuring modern, lyrical, tap, Latin and jazz. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 19-20; 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. A fundraiser before the show for children ages 4-13 will cost $15 for a 45-minute dance class and ticket to the show. Tickets and information: Leslie Parrin at lparrin@ WSR IMPROV, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Show presented by Williams Street Repertory Improv Troupe with a set based entirely on audience suggestions and participation. Tickets: $10 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter. org. SCREENING OF “FOOD FOR CHANGE,” 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock. Documentary about the co-op movement in the U.S. presented by Home Planet Pictures. Free. Information: 815315-1541 or

FEB. 20 “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM,” through Feb. 21, Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock. By William Shakespeare and presented by Woodstock North High School Theatre. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 20; 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Also scheduled is a 1 p.m. Feb. 21 Fairy Fest featuring activities for children dressed as their favorite fairy or woodland creature. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 815-334-2127. “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,” 7:30 Feb. 20-21, Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg. Presented by Johnsburg High School Theatre. Younger audience members are invited to get their pictures taken with the giant plant after the show. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 students and seniors. Information: Paul Hanrahan: 815-385-9233 or “SCENES IN A COFFEE SHOP,” 6 p.m. Feb. 20-21, The Hidden Pearl Café, 1208 Green St., McHenry. Local professional actors, playwrights and musicians inhabit a McHenry coffee shop. Presented by Inhabit Theatre. Tickets: $12.50. Information: 847-757-0927, 815388-0008 or McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE CLUB DANCE, 8 p.m. Feb. 20, McHenry Township Hall, 3703 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg. Square dancing. Wally

A loner, played by Jake Seeyle, is surrounded by the voices in his head (left to right, Kendall Natrop, Emily Piesens, Sean Degroot, Maddi Pappalardo and Christopher Cunningham) in “columbinus.” Photo provided

“COLUMBINUS” WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 5-7, 12-14 & 19-21 WHERE: McHenry County College Black Box Theare, Building E at the college, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake COST & INFO: Directed by Jay Geller, the production is a play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. It is a meeting of fact and fiction that illimunates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence. The production contains profanity and adult situations and is not recommended for children younger than 13. Tickets cost $15 a person, $10 for students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and seniors. Reservations are recommended. Tickets and information: 815-455-8746 or Smulson will call both squares and rounds. Theme is “All in Red” winter casual. Students and new dancers welcome. Cost: $6 members, $7 visitors. Information: 815-353-5346. “ONCE UPON A MATTRESS,” 7 p.m. Feb. 20-21, 2 p.m. Feb. 22 & 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28, Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Ave., Woodstock. Based on the story of “The Princess and the Pea.” Tickets: $5 for seniors and students, $10 for adults. Information: or 815-338-4220. CANDLELIGHT HIKE, 5 p.m. Feb 20-21, Rush Creek Conservation Area, 20501 McGuire Road, Harvard. Drop-in program hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District. Discover the beauty of a crisp, winter evening through woodland trails lit only by candlelight and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks around the campfire. Free. Information: 815-338-6223 or www.

FEB. 21 “LOST VALLEY VENTURE”, 2 p.m. Feb. 21, Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. A McHenry County Conservation District family program featuring a nature lesson, game and activity based on the topic of “Terrific Trees.” All ages welcome. No registration required. Free. Information: 815-338-6223, ext. 1230, or “MARDI GRAS MADNESS” DANCE, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, St. John Lutheran

Church Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. A fundraiser dance to benefit Butter the Comfort Dog sponsored by the Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance. Free 7:30 p.m. Samba dance lesson taught by Frank and Jackie Penze. Dress code is dressy casual. No jeans or gym shoes. Cake, coffee and prizes. Admission: $8 members, $10 seniors, $12 nonmembers. Doors open 7 p.m. Information: 847639-8699, or

FEB. 22 “AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...,” 6 p.m. Feb. 22, the Listening Room, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Dress up, stroll the red carpet and watch the Oscars with Lakeside. Tickets cost $15 a person. Tickets and information: 815455-8000 or

FEB. 25 “THE UGLY DUCKLING,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Lightwire Theatre will bring the classic Hans Christian Andersen’ story to the modern stage. Tickets: $25, $28. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or

FEB. 27 DISNEY’S “MARY POPPINS,” Feb. 27 through March 7, Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. Presented by Crystal

Lake South High School. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 27; 2 & 7 p.m. Feb. 28; 7 p.m. March 5-6; 2 & 7 p.m. March 7. Tickets: $10. Tickets and information: 815-8935199 or “SHREK THE MUSICAL,” Feb. 27 through March 7, Prairie Ridge High School Auditorium, 6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake. Presented by Prairie Ridge High School. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 27; 1 & 7 p.m. Feb. 28; 7 p.m. March 6; 1 & 7 p.m. March 7. Tickets: $10. Free senior citizen performance 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26. For senior reservations, call 815-8935888. Tickets and information: www.

FEB. 28 ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 28, McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union. The categories being appraised are china and glass, toys, dolls, modern and antique jewelry, stamps, art, photography, textiles, holiday items, documents, country store advertising and pre-1920 American flags. Cost: $5 each object with a maximum of three appraisals an individual. Reserve a 10-minute slot in advance by calling the museum. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to confirm your appointment and pay. Walk-ins welcome, time permitting. Verbal appraisals only. Those without an item to be appraised pay regular museum admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $12 families, members free. Information: 815-923-2267 or

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