Looking Forward for Nov. 11, 2013


“Affordable Care Act: Get the Facts” will be presented at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front St.

Shelly from the McHenry County Health Department will present an overview of the  Affordable Care Act, including instructions on how to enroll via the website www.healthcare.gov and where to get more information.

This program is for those ages 18 and up.

For information or to register, stop in at the library, call 815-385-0036 or visit www.mchenrylibrary.org.

‘Mud’ to be shown at Crystal Lake library

The Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 W. Paddock St., will be screening “Mud,” rated PG-13, at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendees may bring their own dinner.

For information, stop by the library, call 815-459-1687 or visit clpl.org.


Marengo library to host domestic violence awareness event

Representatives from Turning Point of McHenry County will present a program intended to raise awareness about domestic violence at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Marengo-Union Library, 200 S. State St., Marengo.

Turning Point client advocates will be on hand to answer questions.

No registration is required for this program for those 15 and older.

For information, call 815-568-8236.

‘Steel Magnolias’ to be staged in McHenry

“Steel Magnolias” will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at McHenry High School East Campus Theater, 1012 N. Green St., McHenry. 

The action centers on Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $7 for adults. 

For information, call 815-385-1145.

Johnsburg thespians to perform ‘Rumors’

“Rumors” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Johnsburg High School theater, 2002 W. Ringwood Road. 

This is Neil Simon’s farce about several affluent couples who gather for a dinner party to find there are no servants, the hostess is missing and the deputy mayor has shot himself in the earlobe and is curled up on his bed unable to talk.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Reserve tickets at inagel@johnsburg12.org or call 815-385-9233 for information.

‘Jim Gill’s Contagious Tune Tour’ to stop in area

“Jim Gill’s Contagious Tune Tour” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gym at Chesak Elementary School, 10910 Reed Road, Lake in the Hills. The doors open at 6:20 p.m.

In collaboration with District 158, the Huntley Area Public Library and Parent-Tot will bring Gill to the Huntley area.

Free tickets are available at the Huntley Area Public Library’s Children’s Desk while supplies last. Families should bring a blanket to sit on. The show is geared toward families of preschoolers.

For information, call 847-669-5386, ext. 26.


‘The Best Man Holiday’ opens in theaters

“The Best Man Holiday,” starring Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa and Taye Diggs, opens in theaters.

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. 

The movie is rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity.

Family Friday Night Movie planned in Marengo

A Family Friday Night Movie will feature “Monsters University,” rated G, at 6 p.m. Friday at the Marengo-Union Library, 200 S. State St., Marengo.

Beverages and dessert will be provided; all ages are welcome.

Registration is required for all who will be attending. For information, call 815-568-8236 or visit www.muld.org.


ABBA Mania invades Raue Center for the Arts

ABBA Mania will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. 

The British foursome captures both the spirit and sound of the original Swedish supergroup. Tickets start at $47. 

For tickets and information, call 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

Stiernberg to perform in Woodstock

Musician Don Stiernberg will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Unity Spiritual Center, 225 Calhoun St., Woodstock. 

Stiernberg will perform jazz and bluegrass on the mandolin and more with Andy Brown and Stewart Miller. The requested donation is $12. 

For reservations, call Keith at 815-338-5164. For information, visit www.offsquaremusic.org.

‘Day of the Doctor’ event planned in Huntley

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who at a “Day of the Doctor” event from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road.

Attendees can collaborate on a library TARDIS, make their own Dalek (not to scale), and more. All Whovians and Who-curious are welcome to attend. The program is children in sixth through 12th grades.

Registration is required by calling 847-669-5386, ext. 21.


Chicago Trombone Authority show in Algonquin

The Chicago Trombone Authority will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin. 

The trombonist concert will feature a variety of music with performing ensembles. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 

For tickets and information, call 847-658-5308 or visit www.algonquinucc.org.


Dr. Mezzo & Mr. High to perform in Crystal Lake

Dr. Mezzo & Mr. High will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. 

This is a Bethany Arts Series concert featuring the voices of a mezzo-soprano (Kathryn Humphries) and countertenor (Mikah Meyer) with accompanist Pierre Andre-Doucet. A free-will offering will be taken. 

For information, call 815-459-2690.

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