AMY GRANT, 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Grammy Award-winning crossover sensation returns to the Raue Center. Amy Grant has been strumming her way through a 30-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host and speaker. Tickets: $65-$75. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or http://rauecenter.org/upcoming-event/amy-grant/.
HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, Cary Park District Community Center, 255 Briargate Road, Cary. Shop for home decor, gift ideas and more from a variety of crafters and vendors. Hosted by the Cary Park District. Free admission. Information: 847-639-6100 or http://www.carypark.com.
10TH ANNUAL ART OF THE LAND ART SHOW & FUNDRAISER, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Starline Factory, 300 W. Front St., Harvard. The Land Conservancy of McHenry County's biggest event of the year with all proceeds going to support land preservation in McHenry County. The event features two nights of art for sale, photography, People's Choice photo contest voting, raffle, live music, appetizers and cash bar. Admission: $15 members per night, $20 nonmembers per night. Information: 815-337-9502 or http://artoftheland.org.
PANTING FOR PAWS 5K & 1-MILE FAMILY RUN/WALK, 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10, Lippold Park, 851 Route 176, Crystal Lake. Support the animals at Helping Paws Animal Shelter in Woodstock by signing up for the 12th annual family run/walk. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged and welcome to participate. Awards will be presented for male and female category winners. Cost: $35 for the 5K, $20 for the 1-mile. Information: Michelle Nowland, 815-474-4556 or http://runsignup.com/panting18.
BIRD WALK, 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10, McHenry Dam State Park, on McHenry Dam Road off South River Road, McHenry. Join the McHenry County Audubon and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for a walk covering two to three miles over a variety of habitats. Adults and attentive children ages 6 and older are welcome. Meet at the south end of McHenry Dam parking lot. Bring your own binoculars or borrow one at the walk site. Bring a bird book. Free. Registration and information: 815-344-1294 or www.FriendsofMoraineHillsStatePark.org.