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Storytime: High Five 10:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
Herpetology with The Frog Lady 6:30 pm
Herpetology with The Frog Lady @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn about reptiles and amphibians! You will get to meet over 20 live, non-furry friends that you can touch and meet up close!
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Wetland Birds 6:30 pm
Wetland Birds @ Lost Valley Visitor Center
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Description: Meet volunteer birding enthusiast Dave Miller for an early evening walk along the Nippersink Creek and its wetlands. Search for wetland birds on this 2-2.5 mile hike. Walking will be over uneven terrain and [...]
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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 3 all-day
Friday Fun Day and Lego Night are teaming up this Fall. One day a month will be Lego Day – all day. On the other Fridays there will be a fun drop-in craft/activity.
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A Star Wars Celebration
A Star Wars Celebration @ Nippersink Library
May 4 all-day
May the Fourth be with you! Celebrate Star Wars Day with crafts and activities all day. Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite character ;  Jedi? Sith? Wookie? You decide! Registration is not required.
Drop-in Craft: Mother’s Day Cards
Drop-in Craft: Mother’s Day Cards @ The Green Read
May 4 all-day
Trace your hand to make a lovely card, just in time for Mother’s Day!  Decorate it and add a touching poem (provided) or a personal message just for Mom!
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Cary Area Public Library
May 4 all-day
Stop by to get a comic for Free Comic Book Day! Choose from comics like Amazing Spider-Man, My Hero Academia, Star Wars, Minecraft, Lumberjanes, Pokemon, Avengers, Descendants, and more. Comics are supplied by Modern Age [...]
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 4 all-day
Adults, teens, and youth are invited to stop in and pick a free comic book to take home (while supplies last.)
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration @ Algonquin Library
May 4 all-day
May the 4th be with YOU! Celebrate comics and Star Wars with free comic books, crafts, costume contests, and photo ops. All ages are welcome! No registration required; open to all.   12:00 – 1:00 [...]
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration
Free Comic Book Day/Star Wars Celebration @ Algonquin Library Eastgate Branch
May 4 all-day
May the 4th be with YOU! Celebrate comics and Star Wars with free comic books, crafts, costume contests, and photo ops. All ages are welcome! No registration required; open to all.    
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Ready, Set, Book Swap! 9:30 am
Ready, Set, Book Swap! @ McHenry Public Library District
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week with a Book Swap! Trade your gently used children’s books for new-to-you children’s books! Bring between 1 to 6 books. For each book you [...]
Star Wars Day 10:00 am
Star Wars Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
At last: May the Fourth is on a weekend. Come for crafts, a costume contest, art projects and more inspired by a galaxy far, far away.
Touch a Truck 10:00 am
Touch a Truck @ Towne Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Algonquin Recreation is excited to host Touch a Truck in down town at Towne Park. This will be a fun family event that offers hands-on opportunities for children to EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency [...]
3rd Annual Day of Play/Fitness Fair 11:00 am
3rd Annual Day of Play/Fitness Fair @ McHenry Recreation Center
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The McHenry Recreation center is your location for family recreation and fitness. Come out to enjoy a glimpse of our athletics, youth program, day camp, athletics affiliate groups, and family fitness programs. We will have events [...]
Barrington Area KidFest 11:00 am
Barrington Area KidFest @ Citizen's Park
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at [...]
May the Fourth be With You 11:00 am
May the Fourth be With You @ Harvard Diggins Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, May 4 for an all-day event in celebration of Star Wars Day! Activities include: -Scavenger Hunt -Star Wars Finger Puppet Craft -Star Wars Bingo (Ages 8-18, 11am-12pm) -LEGO Build & Watch (Ages 5 and up, [...]
Star Wars Day 11:00 am
Star Wars Day @ Marengo-Union Library District
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Strong this day, the force will be. With crafts to do, games to play and special visitors to meet; there’s something for everyone! So dress-up if you can, and together we will defend the galaxy! [...]
Storytime: High Five 11:00 am
Storytime: High Five @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Limber up those hands and learn how to high five with finesse. Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Woodland Wildflower Walk 1:30 pm
Woodland Wildflower Walk @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The woodlands spring to life with colorful wildflowers in April and May, before the trees leaf out and shade the forest floor. Join us for a 1.5 mile hike through the woods to take in [...]
LEGO Star Wars Event 2:00 pm
LEGO Star Wars Event @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Star Wars fans can storm troop into stores for an afternoon of collaborative LEGO play and imagining a galaxy far, far away. Take a photo with a cool standee, and get an exclusive collectible poster, [...]
Community Movie Night 7:00 pm
Community Movie Night @ Jefferson School
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harvard Community Radio and the Harvard Events Committee Present COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHTs: 7 p.m. (Doors open and classic cartoons at 6:30) Jefferson School, west entrance Admission FREE – No outside food allowed, concessions available Bring [...]
Open Gym Cheer Fundraiser and Registration 7:00 pm
Open Gym Cheer Fundraiser and Registration @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Gym Fundraiser for Cheer Team and Fall Cheer Registration Night
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 5 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Springtime Slitherers 1:00 pm
Springtime Slitherers @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come learn about local snakes and their busy spring activities.
Art Play 2:00 pm
Art Play @ Barrington Area Public Library
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Try an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Program Room. Drop in.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 6 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Storytime at Panera 10:00 am
Storytime at Panera @ Panera Bread FRG
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
We will read stories, sing and dance. Milk and cookies will follow. Thanks, Panera Bread! All ages welcome.
Sensory Story Time *RR* 6:30 pm
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 7 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Mother Goose and Friends 10:30 am
Mother Goose and Friends @ Barrington Area Library
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Enjoy puppetry, rhymes, and creative dramatics while you visit with Mother Goose.
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 8 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Rock the Mic 4:00 pm
Rock the Mic @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Support local teen musicians by checking out our Rock the Mic event, a mini concert featuring teen musicians from Jacobs High School, including The Resorts. All ages welcome!
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 9 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Fun For All 10:00 am
Fun For All @ McHenry Public Library District
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Drop in for a half-hour of stories, songs, and movement. This storytime will promote the early stages of reading… and it’s FUN FOR ALL! ALL AGES.
Storytime at the Pantry Garden 10:30 am
Storytime at the Pantry Garden @ Algonquin - Lake in the Hills Food Pantry
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This fun outdoor storytime is filled with songs, books, dancing, crafts and other activities. Program is cancelled in case of inclement weather. Call the Youth Desk at 847-458-6060 ext, 135 with any questions about cancellations.
Family Board Game Nights 5:00 pm
Family Board Game Nights @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come learn a new game or play an old favorite! We have something for everyone. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
LEGO Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center!
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 10 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 10 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Storytime at Smart Wash 3:00 pm
Storytime at Smart Wash @ Smart Wash
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Listen to stories while you do your laundry! 10% off during storytime. Location: 331 Irving Ave, Woodstock, IL
Fabulous Frogs 7:00 pm
Fabulous Frogs @ Lost Valley Visitor Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Description: Learn about frogs and toads with a colorful slide show, then take a hike to hear Glacial Park’s amphibian chorus sing! Be prepared for a 1-mile hike. This is a free drop-in program for adults [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
May 11 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Birding Blitz 8:00 am
Birding Blitz @ Glacial Park Conservation Area
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Description: Are you ready for some serious birding? Join volunteer birding enthusiast Dave Miller as we explore the woodlands and grasslands in search of as many species as possible. Can we break our former record? Bring [...]
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Public Works Open House 9:00 am
Public Works Open House @ Huntley Public Works
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop in at the Public Works facility at 11000 Bakley Street, between 9 am and noon for our open house. This informative and fun event will offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy. [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Nippersink Library
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Time – All Ages Welcome Stories and songs Saturday 10:00 AM January 19 through May 18 25-30 minutes in length
Car Seat Check 11:00 am
Car Seat Check @ Back to Basics Pediatrics
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Back To Basics Pediatrics and Algonquin Police Officer Slabinski for our car seat check event!  Face painting, balloon animals, raffle, snacks and other fun stuff for your kids to do while Officer Slabinski checks [...]
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
When Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don’t go as [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
A Celebration of Wildflowers and Art 12:00 pm
A Celebration of Wildflowers and Art @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring is a time of great natural beauty. This is especially evident throughout the woodlands of Coral Woods. Join us for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and artistic activities centered around the spring wildflowers. Hike [...]
Sensory Storytime – Therapy Dog Visit *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime – Therapy Dog Visit *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. We will focus on dogs this month. A registered therapy dog will visit the class. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
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Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Mother’s Day with Birds of Prey 1:00 pm
Mother’s Day with Birds of Prey @ Stillman Nature Center
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Try something different this Mother’s Day. Bring Mom to see our birds of prey. She’ll love meeting the great horned, barn, barred, and screech owls plus a peregrine falcon, red-shouldered and broad-winged hawks. Also, the [...]
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 13 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
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Woodland Wildflower Walk 3:00 pm
Woodland Wildflower Walk @ Coral Woods Conservation Area
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The woodlands spring to life with colorful wildflowers in April and May, before the trees leaf out and shade the forest floor. Join us for a 1.5 mile hike through the woods to take in [...]
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Drop-In Family Storytime 10:00 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Constructive Play 11:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Snacks will be served.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 17 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 17 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Third Fridays 7:30 pm                  Open to the Public NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME January 18, February 21, March 15, April 19, May 17 7:30 pm Business Meeting 8:30 pm Classroom Topic 9:45 pm Star Party: [...]
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St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 18 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Harvard Area Community Festival 10:00 am
Harvard Area Community Festival @ Harvard Moose Lodge
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the Harvard Area Community Festival (formerly the Harvard Expo)!!!!  We will have a variety of businesses along with music and food for you to experience.
Safety Town Open House 10:00 am
Safety Town Open House @ Knox Park
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our Safety Town Open House offers families with children ages 4 – 7 the opportunity to experience Safety Town. Travel around “town” and visit the different safety stations. This FREE event is full of fun [...]
Public Works Open House 11:00 am
Public Works Open House @ Lake in the Hills Public Works
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The annual Lake in the Hills Public Works Open House will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as a part of National Public Works Week. The event gives residents an [...]
Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all. Join us, and get a [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Storytime 1:00 pm
Storytime @ The Green Read
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enjoy story time with your little ones!  The Selfish Crocodile will be one of the featured books this month, with a coloring page to go along with it!
Touch-a-Truck/Park and Play 1:00 pm
Touch-a-Truck/Park and Play @ Rec Center Parking Lot
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get a chance to see, touch, and climb through a variety of different vehicles as well as participate in a variety of activity stations in the park.
Kids’ Book Hangout 2:00 pm
Kids’ Book Hangout @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Kids’ Book Hangout and discover your next favorite book. Enjoy games, activities, and giveaways, and save 20% on featured books from 2PM-5PM. Plus, receive a coupon for a $1 Blondie Bar. [...]
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St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 19 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
51th Annual Fair Diddley® 9:00 am
51th Annual Fair Diddley® @ Historic Woodstock Square
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our Fair Diddley® show is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th, 2019. The show runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm on the historically beautiful Woodstock Square! Please plan on joining us at this year’s show! There is ample [...]
Ridin’ Right with LITH PD 11:00 am
Ridin’ Right with LITH PD @ Village Hall Parking Lot
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ridin’ Right is an event to promote bicycle safety. Come out and ride with the LITH PD Tactical Bike Unit while learning about bike safety, proper bike and helmet fit, and Illinois bike/traffic laws. You [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Just Who is Samuel Walker 12:00 pm
Just Who is Samuel Walker @ Powers Walker House
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  MAY: Just Who is Samuel Walker? Description: Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home. May’s open house features Samuel Walker, a prominent and [...]
Amazing Eggs 1:00 pm
Amazing Eggs @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for an egg-cellent program to discover which animals hatch from eggs and what features make eggs so amazing!
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maranatha Assembly of God Church hosts free meal every third Sunday of the month at 1:30P.M. Doors open at 1:00P.M. Bring your family, friends or neighbors and enjoy a wonderful time together. This luncheon provides [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 20 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Muffins, juice and coffee will be served.
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
May 20 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 21 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 22 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
May 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- The Movie 7:00 pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- The Movie @ Woodstock Opera House
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tis the season to be jolly, joyous, and watch The Muppet Christmas Carol.   Do you have a Golden Ticket?  You don’t need one to see the Opera House showing of this classic movie. A sweet [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 23 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 24 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
May 24 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
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Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum
Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum @ Illinois Railway Museum
May 25 all-day
The summer begins! Steam or Diesel and Electric trains will operate all three days. Active Military personnel and their families admitted FREE with military ID.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Huntley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Huntley Farmers Market @ Huntley Town Square
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Huntley Farmers Market We are a homegrown & homemade market! Join us each Saturday from May 26th thru October 13 at the Town Square.  Here are the vendors that have signed up for the weekly [...]
Block Party 10:00 am
Block Party @ McHenry Public Library District
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Playing is learning! Join us to have a great time playing and building with the library’s block collection. Ages 2-6. No registration is required, but sign up if you would like a reminder call.
Storytime and Activities featuring Aladdin 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities featuring Aladdin @ Barnes and Noble Crystal Lake
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the release of the live-action movie with this Storytime. Activites to follow. Plus get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! (Café stores only)
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
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Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum
Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum @ Illinois Railway Museum
May 26 all-day
The summer begins! Steam or Diesel and Electric trains will operate all three days. Active Military personnel and their families admitted FREE with military ID.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Pollinators 1:00 pm
Pollinators @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover why pollinators are so important for the local ecosystems and for us. Then hike to observe our pollinators in action.
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Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum
Memorial Day Weekend at Illinois Railway Museum @ Illinois Railway Museum
May 27 all-day
The summer begins! Steam or Diesel and Electric trains will operate all three days. Active Military personnel and their families admitted FREE with military ID.
Spring Grove Memorial Day Ceremony 9:00 am
Spring Grove Memorial Day Ceremony @ Horse Fair Park
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day Ceremony Horse Fair Park 9am
Barrington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 10:30 am
Barrington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony @ Barrington
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 am from Park Ave. and proceeds to Evergreen Cemetery for a Remembrance Ceremony.
Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade 10:30 am
Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade @ Woodstock Square
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Woodstock Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade are on Monday, May 27th beginning with the Ceremony at 10:30 AM and the parade around the Square immediately after.
Memorial Day Parade 11:00 am
Memorial Day Parade @ Huntley
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The parade will kick off from the Municipal Complex at 11 a.m. and travel west on Main Street to the Town Square for the ceremony.
Memorial Day Parade 11:00 am
Memorial Day Parade @ Crystal Lake
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Crystal Lake American Legion Post will conduct its annual Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service on Monday, May 27, 2019. Veterans, civic, Scout, and youth organizations are invited to participate in the parade and [...]
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Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
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BINGO 6:00 pm
BINGO @ Fox Lake District Library
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us once each month this Spring for a fun night of bingo!  Prizes will be awarded to winners. All ages welcome!
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Spring Cookie Decorating 10:00 am
Spring Cookie Decorating @ Algonquin Area Public Library
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
 Enjoy a couple of spring stories and then decorate your own cookie! For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.
Summer Kickoff Party 4:00 pm
Summer Kickoff Party @ Barrington Area Library
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer by signing up for the library’s Summer Learning Challenge! We’re having a party to kick off the fun.
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
May 31 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Harvard Milk Days 9:00 am
Harvard Milk Days @ Harvard
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
May 31st, June 1 & 2, 2019 Milk Day Festival The longest ongoing Hometown festival in the state of Illinois Harvard Milk Days, Downtown Harvard & Milky Way Park,  One of the longest-running home town [...]