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Planit 10: Things to do Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 9:56 a.m. CST

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

“BLITHE SPIRIT”

WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2

WHERE: Crystal Lake Central Theater, 45 W. Franklin St., Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: Classic British comedy by Noel Coward presented by Crystal Lake Central High School. The play explores how complicated marriages can be even after the “ ’til death do us part” clause expires. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students available at the door.

“FLY” 

WHEN: through Nov. 3

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

COST & INFO: A mix-media art show. The exhibition will take place in conjunction with The Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois 13th annual Members’ Show. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 815-338-4525 or www.oldcourthouseartscenter.com.

McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE

WHEN: 8 p.m. Nov. 1

WHERE: Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg

COST & INFO: Rounds at 8 p.m. with Ray and Cindy Bishop. Squares at 8:30 p.m with Bob Asp calling. Halloween-theme dance or square dance attire. Cost: $6 members, $7 visitors. Information: 815-353-5346.

“SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET”

WHEN: through Nov. 2

WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: Williams Street Repertory’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime of an exiled barber who returned to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Schedule: 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2. Tickets start at $25. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

WHITE WITCH TEA PARTY

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1

WHERE: at a private home in Bull Valley

COST & INFO: Fundraiser to benefit the 157-year-old Historic Stickney House (above) featuring a tea party with raffle prizes, auction items, contests and refreshments. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Tickets: $60. Event address will be provided to ticket holders upon purchase. Tickets also available at the Stickney House, 1904 Cherry Valley Road, Bull Valley. Tickets and information: 815-459-4833.

GREEN LIVING EXPO

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2

WHERE: McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: More than 60 local green businesses and organizations will help residents explore eco-friendly products and services for the household. Music will feature Pots and Pans and the Beaumonts. Giveaways and a free drawing for a pair of Chicago Blackhawks tickets. Free. Information: 815-455-8778 or www.mchenry.edu/greenexpo.

ASSISI ANIMAL FOUNDATION 

ANNUAL DINNER DANCE 

& AUCTION

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2

WHERE: Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: Celebrating “Best Friends for Life” featuring cocktails (cash bar), viewing auction items, dinner and dancing. Glen Kozlowski, former Chicago Bear and WGN Radio host, will be the special guest. Tickets: $65 a person. Tickets and information: 815-455-9411 or www.assisi.org.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2

WHERE: Starline Factory, 300 W. Front St., Harvard

COST & INFO: Semi-formal dinner with a 1960s theme featuring an art contest with a silent auction, raffle baskets, presentations, displays, music and dance contest. Period dress encouraged. Tickets: $60 a person. Reservations and information: 815-923-2267 or www.mchsonline.org/50th-anniversary-dinner-registration.

HALLOWEEN HANDOUT

WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31

WHERE: downtown Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: Participating merchants throughout downtown Crystal Lake will open their doors to invite costumed children 12 and younger to receive a treat. Information: 815-479-0835 or www.downtowncl.org.

SAFETY TOWN TRICK OR TREAT

WHEN: 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31

WHERE: Safety Educational Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road, Lake in the Hills

COST & INFO: Safe trick-or-treat night for children throughout the miniature town behind the Safety Educational Center. Hosted by the Lake in the Hills Police Department. Information: 847-658-5676 or www.lith.org.

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