CARY–GROVE JAYCEES FAMILY DAYS, June 28 through July 1, corner of Kaper Drive and Georgetown Road, Cary. Come out to join the Cary-Grove Jaycees for live music by Alabaster, Stateline, Almas, Genr8r and Uncle Will. There also will be carnival rides, a beer and food tent. Schedule: 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Information: Jennie Heicht at email@example.com.
"THE WANTING," 7 p.m. June 30, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. The film is an original idea that was written and directed by Marty McGinley of Crystal Lake. Still reeling from her brother's disappearance more than a year ago, Grace Hunter yearns to regain some sense of normalcy. Plagued with constant nightmares and reminders of her loss, she struggles to move on. Tickets: $18 all seats. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or http://www.woodstockoperahouse.com/operahouse/page/wanting.
SUMMER CELEBRATION, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 29, Lions Park, 1200 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Community summertime party in the park, hosted by the Cary Park District, to celebrate Independence Day. There will be live music by The Allstars from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with fireworks scheduled to start shortly after the band's performance. Free admission. Parking: $10 on pavement, $5 on grass. Information: 847-639-6100 or www.carypark.com.
JUNE SUMMER MOVIE FOR FAMILIES, 2 to 4 p.m. June 29, Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St., Crystal Lake. Come for a screening of "Kung Fu Panda." Rated PG. Free. Information: 815-459-1687 or www.clpl.org.
CLASSICAL BLAST BAND: FROM BACH TO ROCK, 7 to 10 p.m. June 29, McHenry Moose Lodge, 3535 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg. Playing classic rock with a classical twist. Tickets: $10 available at the door. Dinner available for purchase from 5 to 7 p.m. Information: 815-385-9770.
FAMILY FISHING FUN, 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 30, Brookdale Conservation Area, Paulson Road Shelter, 2105 Paulson Road, Woodstock. The McHenry County Conservation District invites families to come for an afternoon of fishing fun. Bait and basic fishing instruction provided. Bring your own properly working equipment or borrow from the Conservation District. Cost: $3 County residents, $5 nonresidents. Registration required by June 27. Registration and information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.
DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 30, Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills. Screening at dusk of the classic hit, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Hosted by Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department. Admission: $5 a family lawn seating, $10 a car. Information: 847-960-7460 or www.lith.org/parksrec/page/drive-movie-night.
SUMMER SOLSTICE ART EXHIBITION, through June 30, Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Featuring the "Re-Boot to the Stars" exhibition presented by The Siderealistic Timesters who have curated over ten years of art shows in McHenry County. The exhibition will be available for viewing through June 30. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Information: 815-338-4525 or www.oldcourthouseartscenter.com.
TINY COUNTRY, 7 p.m. June 30, Rush Creek Distilling, 1501 W. Diggins St., Harvard. An Americana band from Round Lake. Free. Information: 815-943-7874 or https://www.facebook.com/events/214229919170724/.
McHENRY CITY BAND CONCERTS, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through July 26, Veterans Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry. Schedule: June 28, Swing, Swing, Swing; July 5, Stars and Stripes Forever; July 12, Musicians Favorites; July 26, What is Hip. Free. Information: Maureen Christine, 630-945-3455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.