Attorney to speak to seniors at Huntley library
An area attorney, whose firm specializes in long-term care planning, will address seniors at the Huntley Public Library's regular Senior Coffee event about arranging appropriate care and preserving assets.
Attorney Linda Strohschein, from the Strohschein Law Group, will discuss programs such as Medicaid and veterans benefits, including a review of basic qualifications, the application process, and planning options for seniors looking to plan for future medical costs.
The event runs from 10 to 11 a.m.
To register, call 847-669-5386, ext. 21.
Concerts in the park to begin in Huntley
Huntley's Summer Concerts in the Park will kick off with a performance by the Mary J. Harris Trio at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Deicke Park, 12015 Mill St..
The three-member jazz group mixes both old and new songs, including pop and classic jazz, for listeners of every generation. The band's lead, Mary Harris, was born and trained in the Chicago area. The Huntley Park District will host two other summer concerts at Deicke Park in July and August. The Huntley Seniors Club is sponsoring the June kickoff event.
Perkins Hall Players to present 'Stay Off My Property!'
The McHenry County Historical Society’s Perkins Hall Players will perform “Stay Off My Property! McCullom Lake 1940” at 7 p.m. Wednsday at the old Seneca Township Hall, on the southwest corner of Garden Valley and Franklinville Roads.
The program is free and open to the public.
Period clothing is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be no restrooms available. For information, call 815-923-2267.
McHenry library to host 'When I'm 64 ...'
"When I'm 64 ..." will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St. (Route 31), McHenry.
As people turn 65, they have decisions to make regarding their health insurance and prescription drug options. Representatives from Senior Services Associates Inc. of McHenry County and Centegra SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Programs) will help attendees make informed decisions at this time of transition regarding Medicare, supplemental coverage, prescription coverage, and other options.
Registration is required in person, online at www.mchenrylibrary.org or by phone at 815-385-0036.
Annual garden walk steps off in Woodstock
The 20th annual Woodstock Garden Walk will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Participants can tour six unique gardens for personal inspiration and take in landscaping around Woodstock's historic downtown district before or afterward.
Tickets – $15 the day of the walk or $13 in advance – can be bought at the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Golden Eagle Bank, Harris Bank, Home State Bank and Seasons by Peg in Woodstock.
Tickets and maps will be available at Home State Bank on the Square on Thursday.
For information, visit www.wpbw.org.
'Brave' opens in nation's theaters
“Brave,” starring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Waters, opens in theaters.
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
The movie is rated PG for some scary action and rude humor.
'Abraham Lincoln' aims to take bite of box office
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” starring Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper and Anthony Mackie, opens in theaters.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
The movie is rated R for action violence.
Carell wants to find friend at 'End of World'
“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melinda Dillon, Melanie Lynksey, opens in theaters
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence.
Marengo library to host 'The Essential T.P. Barnum'
William Pack will present "The Essential T.P. Barnum" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marengo-Union Library, 200 S. State St., Marengo.
Participants will hear about the amazing life of the greatest showman on earth through storytelling and re-creations of historical performances.
The program is open to those age 12 and older; registration is required.
For information, call 815-568-8236 or visit www.muld.org.
Cardboard Cup Regatta launches in CL
The 28th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta takes place at noon Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive.
This is considered the championship of cardboard boat racing, with entrants building and racing boats for a variety of awards along a 200-yard course.
Gates open at 9 a.m. The rain date is July 7.
General admission is $3 per person, $15 per family.
For information, call 815-459-0680 or www.cardboardcup.com.
Day at Petersen Farm planned in McHenry
A Day at Petersen Farm takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, McHenry.
The gala celebration honors farm families.
The day will feature music, farm animals, children's games and crafts demonstrations, entertainment, food and more.
Admission is free.
For information, call 815-385-0191 or visit www.ci.mchenry.il.us.
LITH airport to host pancake breakfast
The Lake in the Hills Airport Pancake Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the airport, 8407 Pyott Road.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes buttermilk pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee.
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.
Families are welcome to fly in, drive in or walk in. They will be able to watch aircraft that will be flying in and out for the event.
The airport is about 2 miles from Algonquin and Pyott roads.
Destination Safe Haven to host concert, craft fair
Destination Safe Haven Horse Rescue and Retirement will host a concert, craft fair and picnic on Sunday at the rescue, 1404 Busse Road, Marengo.
The craft fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the concert, featuring Trillium, will run from noon to 2 p.m. Trillium performs a mix of Celtic, folk, ragtime, bluegrass and Dixieland music.
There will be a $5 admission fee; those 3 and younger get in free. Food will be available for purchase, or participants can bring a picnic lunch.
The event also will include pony rides, a duck pond game and raffles.
All proceeds benefit the rescue.
For information, visit www.destinationsafehaven.webs.com.