McHENRY COUNTY PATRIOT RUN, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 24, McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Fifth annual family event featuring a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile walk to benefit TLS Veterans and Veterans Assistance Commission. Cost: $15 for the 1-mile, $38 for the 5K run/walk Registration and information: 815-459-1773, ext. 300, http://www.mchenrycountypatriotrun.org or https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/123593.
"LISTENING FOR A CAUSE," 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 22, Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. An Evening of Music fundraiser to support the Student Success Fund at McHenry County College. Entertainment will be provided by The Belvederes with opening band Player Three. Free admission. Donations encouraged and welcomed. Information: Bev, 815-479-7529 or www.mchenry.edu/events.
PUB IN THE PARK AND TRUCK OFF FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, 2 to 7:30 p.m. June 23, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills. Lake in the Hills craft beer fest including food trucks and live music by Jimmy Nick and Don't Tell Mama. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted to the festival grounds. Tickets: $45 general admission, $15 designated drivers, $65 VIP. Information: http://www.pubinthepark.org/.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS WITH McHENRY COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT, 7 to 9 p.m. June 22, Lost Valley Visitor Center patio in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Come as a spectator or performer. Enjoy songs and sunsets in the outdoors (indoors in case of inclement weather). No registration required. Free. Information: 815-479-5779 or http://www.mccdistrict.org/rccms/special-events/.
"VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE," through June 24, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Presented by TownSquare Players. The story revolves around middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Schedule: 8 p.m. June 22-23; 2 p.m. June 24. Tickets: $23 A Seating, $18 B Seating, $13 C Seating. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or http://www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
FAMILY CANOE TRIP, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23, Keystone Road Landing, Nippersink Canoe Trail through Glacial Park, 6500 Keystone Road, Richmond. The McHenry County Conservation District invites families to spend a day in the wilds of McHenry paddling seven miles of Nippersink Creek completely within the undeveloped areas of Glacial Park. Registration required. Cost: $15 County residents, $20 nonresidents. Registration and information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.
CRYSTAL LAKE PARK DISTRICT BEACH BASH, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 23, Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Special summer fun celebration hosted by the Crystal Lake Park District. Event features food vendors, beer garden, park district program demonstrations, games, family activities, live music at the band shell and more. Rain date is June 24. Free admission all day. Information: 815-459-0680 or https://www.crystallakeparks.org.
3RD ANNUAL VETERANS VET FEST, 3 to 11 p.m. June 23, 11712 Coral St., Huntley. Hosted by the Huntley American Legion Post 673. Family fun spending the whole day with our local veteran community. There will be a variety of entertainment, food and beverages. Proceeds support local veterans. Information: 847-669-8485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM STEAM DEPARTMENT BENEFIT, 1 p.m. June 24, Sanfilippo Estate, 789 Plumtree Road, Barrington. Seventh annual event will feature a concert with live accompaniment. Guests will be able to tour the residence and its collections prior to the 2:30 p.m. Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ concert. Raffle drawings and door prizes. Tickets: $69.99 per person in advance. No tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Illinois Railway Museum Steam Department. Tickets and information: 815-923-4391 or www.irm.org.
A DAY AT PETERSEN FARM, 11th annual, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24, Petersen Farm, 4112 McCullom Lake Road, McHenry. This is not only a fun but educational event. Activities include hayrides, petting zoo, farm equipment displays, children's activities, tours, live music, craft demonstrations, food vendors and more. Visitors will also enjoy American roots music by Cheryl Niemo and the Down Home Boys, as well as magician Dave Sarnwick. Free admission. Information: 815-385-0191 or www.mchenrychamber.com.