Oh Yes, She Did Exhibition
Jan
17
to Mar 1

Oh Yes, She Did Exhibition

  • Old Courthouse Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Oh Yes, She Did is bringing together female makers in an exhibition and artisan market to showcase the power and ingenuity of women in the arts. This show features over 20 female artists from the Midwest who practice visual and performing arts. The show will be displayed in the Gould and Welles galleries.

The opening reception will be held on February 9th from 7-8pm.

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Identity Exhibition
Jan
17
to Feb 23

Identity Exhibition

  • Old Courthouse Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Identity is a 5-week group fine art exhibition that examines who we are as individuals and what defines us. Over 30 artists from across the country provide their perspective on what it means to either embrace or shun labels and reveal the 'self' within.

The opening reception will be held on January 19th from 7 - 9pm to celebrate all that we are (or can be).

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Treasure Island
Jan
19
to Jan 27

Treasure Island

Bring the whole family for this special childrens’ participation production! The magic of this play comes from the way the entire audience creates the storm at sea, a jungle full of lions and tigers, and a treasure cave filled with eerie ghosts! Children from the audience become members of Long John Silver’s treacherous pirate gang, while others join Captain Smollet’s crew. Volunteers will also help with sound effect machines for the play!

Showtimes:

Saturday, January 19 at 2pm
Saturday, January 26 at 2pm
Sunday, January 27 at 2pm

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Senior Cafe
Jan
22
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Cabin Fever Game Night
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Cabin Fever Game Night

Calling all gamers! Learn a new game or show off your mastery of an old favorite at game night. Pizza and games for all ages will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring a game as well. Both family and advanced gaming locations will be featured.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Life Drawing
Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Life Drawing

Join us for life drawing every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30pm. There will be nude and clothed models. This week we’ll have Dawn in nude poses. All skill levels are welcome and additional instruction is available!

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Frozen
Jan
23
6:45 PM18:45

Frozen

Sing along with us at Movies at the Opera House! While their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) and break her icy spell.

Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip.

Frozen Trivia Takes Place at 6:45pm / Film Starts at 7pm

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Open Mic Night
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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Mark Dvorak
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Dvorak

Over the last two decades, Midwest troubadour, Dvorak has forged a reputation as an uncompromising road warrior, traveling to thirty-six states and to Europe with only his songs, stories, guitar and five string banjo. His new CD on the Waterbug label, Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, has been receiving rave reviews and airplay nationwide and is his 17th CD release.

Dvorak will perform songs from his new disc as well as more well-known material and favorites from his previous recordings. The Chicago Tribune calls him, “masterful,” while Sing Out! Magazine says, “Dvorak shines.” His song writing has been called “wondrous” and “profound,” and he has an “encyclopedic knowledge of traditional songs.” His show is “funny, passionate, intimate and unforgettable.”

$15 suggested donation.
For reservations contact Keith Johnson: (815) 338-5164 / offsquare@gmail.com.

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Ebony & Ivory
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Ebony & Ivory

  • Niko's Red Mill Tavern (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ebony & Ivory is looking forward to bringing the party to Woodstock at this great live music venue with great food, drinks and staff. They’ll be cranking out your favorite tunes and taking requests!

Ebony & Ivory is a duo that features John Guerrini (piano/vocals) with the vocal talents & stylings of Michael Moses. They perform Jazz, R&B, Easy Listening, Pop, Motown, 80's & Current Hits.

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Comedy Night
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night

Join us for an evening of laughs hosted by Chicago's own Ken Sevara and featuring comedians Patrick Bagdon and John Hopkins!

John Hopkins

John is an extremely talented magician, musician and ventriloquist and by the way he's also hilarious! John performs his comedy and magic in a very unique style, that has to be seen to be believed. John puts on an extremely energetic show with lots of audience participation!

Patrick Bagdon

Since 2008, Patrick Bagdon has brought his humor to a variety of venues from comedy clubs to prisons. Brutally funny and always ready to bring a high energy performance, Patrick is the "cool Uncle" that you always wanted but the last choice of a babysitter by any sensible parent. His IMBD acting credits include the 2014 horror film "Altered" and the 2015 independent comedy "The Way We Talk."

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Mad Hatter Tea Party
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with storyteller Megan Wells! She’ll share the story of Alice in Wonderland while participants sip on ‘tea’ and have treats to celebrate Lewis Carroll’s birthday. Be sure to wear your favorite hat.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Séance with Trance Medium Patty Horton
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Séance with Trance Medium Patty Horton

You are invited to participate in a very sacred experience as Trance Medium Patty Horton allows the spirit world to draw close to her, blend their minds energy with her own and communicate messages and energy through her. Patty refers to her team as her Council and during her time in the Trance State they will speak words of wisdom and messages on a universal and individual level.

Names will be drawn at random and the people who are chosen will be able to ask Patty a question while she is in the trance state. Questions can be about your own lives lived, your abilities, your soul’s path or something on a universal level. Everyone who attends the séance will walk away with something for themselves even if they are not picked to be read. Information through the Councils wisdom tends to be universal in nature and will speak to the hearts of many in the gallery.

During your time together, you may experience several different types of phenomena such as shifts in air temperature from cold to hot, witnessing the expansion of the Trance Mediums aura, physical changes to the Trance Mediums facial features and spirit orbs, rapping, smells, wind or apports. We are privileged and honored to be bringing back this very ancient form of spirit communication known as The Age of Aquaris into the 21st century. There is so much to know and understand about this evolving world that we live in and through the Councils Wisdom much is revealed.

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Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Come together with others to deepen the work that you’ve done in healing, learn to go further into your feelings as well as how to take responsibility in caring for them in a deeper and more personal way. This workshop is for those who have done some therapy, psychological or spiritual work. You’ll learn, meditate, share with others as much as you feel comfortable and spend the time learning to love yourself. It should be connecting inside and out and you may also feel some discomfort in new exploration.

If you have questions about whether this workshop is a good fit, please contact Celeste.

$60 Fee

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History Book Club - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

History Book Club - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Join us to discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. The History Book Club meets the last Monday of each month. New members are always welcome!

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?

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Senior Cafe
Jan
29
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner

Take a virtual trip across the globe searching for secrets to healthy aging. Follow in the footsteps of National Geographic adventurer Dan Buettner, author of the best-selling book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. Joan Davis RN MS Educator will act as your travel guide.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Awakening of the Groundhog & Movie Trivia
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Awakening of the Groundhog & Movie Trivia

Woodstock Willie will make an appearance on the balcony of the Opera House as spectators gather to watch from the street below. Following a few surprises, our furry mascot will join his fans to pose for pictures.

After that, head on over to Stage Left Café to warm up with some hot chocolate and play a Groundhog Day movie trivia game!

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Groundhog Day Dinner / Dance
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Groundhog Day Dinner / Dance

Come for a night of fun at the Woodstock Moose where the bachelor auction and dance scenes in the movie Groundhog Day were filmed! It’s conveniently located across from the Metra train station and is just two blocks north of the Woodstock Square. This year features a new menu including a carving station with roast beef.

Buffet Dinner: 5:30 - 7:30pm / Live Music: 8pm - Midnight

Raffles and silent auctions held all night will benefit Moose Charities. Tickets for the entire evening are $20 and will be available at the door. Admission is $10 for the dance only, after dinner at 7:30pm. Credit cards will be accepted.

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Doug Elliot's "Groundhogology"
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Doug Elliot's "Groundhogology"

Come along on a rollicking and revealing journey as Doug leads us into folklore, history, mythology, philosophy and into the lives of people of different cultures, both past and present. You'll hear how groundhogs have been a source of food, clothing, medicine and music for generations of Appalachian folks. You'll learn the mystical aspects of groundhogs -- how they are woven into Native American and European mythology. Join us and find out the real story of Groundhog Day!

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Groundhog Day Prognostication & Drink to World Peace
Feb
2
7:07 AM07:07

Groundhog Day Prognostication & Drink to World Peace

Join us for Groundhog Day’s main event as hundreds brave the weather to gather on the Woodstock Square and see Woodstock Willie emerge from his tree trunk home. If he sees his shadow, it means there will be six more weeks of winter and if he doesn’t, it means we’ll have an early Spring.

To wake Woodstock Willie from his winter nap, there will be a Polka band playing in the bandstand on the Square. This is our re-enactment of the Groundhog Day ceremony that as a weatherman, Bill Murray reported on; over and over again. That scene from the movie was filmed right here on the Woodstock Square! This event will feature Stephen Tobolowski, the actor who portrayed Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day.

Following the prognostication, head over to the bar where Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell ‘Drink to World Peace’ in the movie. The Public House on the ground floor of the Old Courthouse is the place to gather after the big ceremony in the park. Drink to World Peace and receive a souvenir shot glass!

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Groundhog Day Breakfast
Feb
2
7:30 AM07:30

Groundhog Day Breakfast

Join us for the official Groundhog Day breakfast immediately following the ceremony on the Woodstock Square. A hearty breakfast will be served and Woodstock Willie will be there for pictures.

The breakfast comes with eggs, pancakes, potatoes, toast, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. Entertainment will include Die Musikmeisters.

Tickets are available for $15 at Read Between the Lynes, Home State Bank Woodstock and the Woodstock Public Library.

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Groundhog Wood Carving
Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

Groundhog Wood Carving

Come see local craftsman Mike Bihlmaier create a one of a kind groundhog in The Park in the Square! Watch as this custom piece is created right in the spot where Gobbler’s Knob was in the movie Groundhog Day.

The groundhog will be auctioned off the following Saturday, February 9 at the D200 Education Foundation benefit at Woodstock Harley Davidson.

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Opera House & Old Courthouse Tours
Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

Opera House & Old Courthouse Tours

Go behind the scenes of the Woodstock Opera House and enjoy a guided tour of the Old McHenry County Courthouse! Hear stories of the resident ghost. See the stage where stars, including Orson Welles, Paul Newman, Judy Collins, and more, have performed. Visit the old courtroom of the Old McHenry County Courthouse.

Free!

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Groundhog Bowling
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Groundhog Bowling

Bowl at the bowling alley from the movie. Phil Connors and his new found friends debated whether the glass was ‘half full or half empty’ right at this bar!

The event benefits the Woodstock High School Bowling Teams. The cost is $15 and includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, a slice of pizza and a soft drink. There will be raffles for a Groundhog Day bowling ball, pin and others throughout the day!

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Jim May's Groundhog Tales
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Jim May's Groundhog Tales

Listen to a master storyteller share the secrets of these winter prognosticators! Come hear Jim’s stories celebrating the ground hogs arrival.

Jim May is an Emmy Award-winning storyteller and writer. His collection of stories, The Farm on Nippersink Creek, won a best book award from the Public Librarian Association. He is cofounder of the Illinois Storytelling Festival and has been its artistic director for twenty years! In 2000, Jim was inducted into the National Storytelling “Circle of Excellence” (Hall Of Fame).

He has toured the U.S. and Europe, presenting at schools as well as storytelling and folk festivals as an artist/author in residence at schools and universities and nonprofit and corporate venues emphasizing the role of myth, story and culture in the personal, family and community context.

Chicagoans know him from his appearances on WGN’s Roy Leonard Show and from the Studs Terkel radio show on WFMT-FM. He received a 1989 Chicago Emmy award for a WTTW-Channel 11 production of his original story, A Bell For Shorty.

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Woodstock Rotary Bags Tournament
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

Woodstock Rotary Bags Tournament

For those of you who love tossing bags in the summer, here’s a new twist. As part of the Groundhog Day festivities, the Woodstock Rotary will be sponsoring a Bags Tournament outside in the cold and snow! The event will help raise funds for Christmas Clearing House. It begins with check-in at noon at Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern across from the train station in Woodstock.

Entry Form
$30 per Two Player Team / $40 Day of Tournament
For more information, call Joe Starzynski at (815) 245-4954.

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Walking Tour of Filming Sites
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Walking Tour of Filming Sites

Come along for a fun and informative tour of the Groundhog Day filming sites. Dress warm and don’t forget your booties ‘cuz it’s cold out there! The tour will end at the bed and breakfast where Bill Murray woke up every morning. Guests will be invited inside to see the Cherry Tree Inn and warm up with hot cider.

Tours:

Saturday, February 2nd at 1:30pm - Meet at the Moose Club (406 Clay Street)
Sunday, February 3rd at 12:30pm - Meet at Stage Left Cafe (125 Van Buren Street)

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Meet Ned Ryerson
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Meet Ned Ryerson

Stephen Tobolowsky, who played Woodstock’s favorite insurance agent ‘Ned Ryerson’ BING!, will be on stage in the Opera House telling stories from Groundhog Day and other movies and TV shows he has worked on. Stephen will also talk about his books; Dangerous Animals Club and My Adventures with God. Following his talk, Stephen will be signing copies of his books at the Community Room of the Opera House.

Donations Suggested / Space is Limited

About Stephen Tobolowski;

Stephen Tobolowsky, is one of the leading character actors in entertainment today. He has appeared in over 250 movies and television shows and was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in 2002. Tobolowsky is best known for roles in Groundhog DayMementoThelma and LouiseSilicon Valley, Californication, Glee, The Goldbergs, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time on Netflix.

He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival. He also wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley. Tobolowsky’s storytelling concert film The Primary Instinct was released in 2016 on HULU and is available on iTunes.

Stories from his notable podcast The Tobolowsky Files have been heard across the country on NPR and PRI radio stations and can be heard anytime on Slashfilm.com and iTunes. His first book of stories, The Dangerous Animals Club, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2012 and his second book, My Adventures with God, was released in April of 2017.

Fun Fact:

Tobolowsky played guitar with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first studio recording Stevie ever performed.

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Groundhog Day Pub Crawl
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Groundhog Day Pub Crawl

Come join Woodstock Willie for a walk around town and a little fun! Several establishments within walking distance of each other in the downtown district will be participating in the first “Official” Woodstock Groundhog Day Pub Crawl. Tickets get you the food and/or drink specials at each location.

Businesses will offer their own special to celebrate Groundhog Day. There will also be prizes. Each establishment will donate a $25 gift certificate or other prize to be given away after the event. Visit at least three of the participating locations and get your ticket punched. At your last stop, leave the ticket in the prize barrel to be entered into the drawing.

Tickets are $20 and available at any participating location as well as Read Between the Lynes. Tickets will be available the night of the event.

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Switchback - Traveling Down an Irish Road
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Switchback - Traveling Down an Irish Road

Take a trip to the Emerald Isle when Switchback brings their “Traveling Down an Irish Road Show” to the Woodstock Opera House! The international award winning duo will present an evening of Irish song, stories and dance along with panoramic scenes of Ireland. Switchback has toured the world with their Irish music and have shared the stage with the Chieftains, Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll and other top Irish stars. It’s no wonder that Switchback has been named the top Irish musical duo for North America and Europe. Come see what the critics are raving about and enjoy a bit of the Blarney with Switchback!

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Breakfast with Woodstock Willie
Feb
3
8:00 AM08:00

Breakfast with Woodstock Willie

Made to order omelets and much more will be served at the Woodstock Moose. Come see this location featured in the movie Groundhog Day where the bachelor auction and dance scenes were filmed.

The Woodstock Moose is right across from the Metra train station and just two blocks North of the Woodstock Square.

Breakfast is $7 or free if you donate to the monthly blood drive.

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Chili Cook Off
Feb
3
8:00 AM08:00

Chili Cook Off

Join in a healthy, hearty competition for Woodstock’s best chili. The cooks will head off in the kitchen of Woodstock North High School. Once the chili is cooked to perfection, contestants will head to Woodstock Moose Club for a public tasting and judging. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd “People’s Choice” winners!

Following the Chili Cook Off is a walking tour of several “Groundhog Day” filming locations.

Chili Cooks:
Register to join the competition
$25 entry fee (Meat will be provided compliments of Jewel Food Store)
Cooking begins at 8am at Woodstock North High School

Tasting is free and open to the public!
Woodstock Moose Club
12:00pm

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Woodstock Willie's Family Fun Day
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Woodstock Willie's Family Fun Day

Bring the whole family for a Groundhog Day-themed Fun Fair with an opportunity to see Woodstock Willie throughout the day! Kids can get tickets to play games for prizes, make crafts, color, take their picture with photo booth props, pizza, face painting, treats and more! A balloon artist from RC Juggles will be joining us, too!

Tickets are 2 for $1 and activities are 1-4 tickets each. Fifty percent of ticket sales will be donated to Woodstock Wannabees and Cloverbuds 4H Club.

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Storytelling at the Cafe - Sheila Arnold, Enslaved and Liberated
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Storytelling at the Cafe - Sheila Arnold, Enslaved and Liberated

Nationally traveled Storyteller, Sheila Arnold presents Enslaved and Liberated, a first person account of one of Sheila's ancestors who was enslaved, liberated and then lived long enough to search out her scattered family. Sheila has performed this story at the Smithsonian and at Williamsburg. It is both powerful and brilliant.

Adults and school age children are welcome. There is no cover but donations are appreciated.

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Senior Cafe
Feb
5
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Essential Oils Seminar
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Essential Oils Seminar

Join us as Jessica Manning presents an informative overview on essential oils. She’ll explain what essential oils are and will teach about their many benefits and how to enjoy them safely.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Life Drawing
Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

Life Drawing

Join us for life drawing every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30pm. There will be nude and clothed models. This week we’ll have Jazmine in nude poses. All skill levels are welcome and additional instruction is available!

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Yelp For Business Workshop
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Yelp For Business Workshop

How to Run Your Yelp Page, and Not Let Yelp Run You

Yelp for Business Workshop
Free
D.C. Cobbs Owner, Dan Hart 
Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 PM
Mixin Mingle
124 Cass St, Woodstock, IL 60098

Are you looking to better understand how you can improve your presence and make your business stand out on Yelp? Join your local business owners on Thursday, February 7 for a free workshop provided by Promote Woodstock, Real Woodstock and the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Dan Hart, Owner of D.C. Cobbs, will teach you how to run your Yelp page, and not let Yelp run you.

This is the second workshop of three to help promote and grow businesses in Woodstock. Our first workshop covered Instagram for business and our third will cover Facebook Live on March 20.  

You must RSVP to attend this free event. Please click here to RSVP.


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Open Mic Night
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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Woodstock North High School: And Then There Were None
Feb
8
to Feb 16

Woodstock North High School: And Then There Were None

  • Woodstock North High School Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy the thrill of an Agatha Christie mystery as Woodstock North High School puts on their own production of “And Then There Were None.”

Ten strangers are lured to a secluded island mansion off the coast of Devon by a mysterious, ‘unknown’ host. With seemingly nothing in common, the guests wonder who their mysterious host may be. But the ominous reason for their visit soon becomes clear…and by the end of the night, the first of them is dead. The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again…

Showtimes:

Friday, February 8 at 7pm
Saturday, February 9 at 7pm
Friday, February 15 at 7pm
Saturday, February 16 at 2pm
Saturday, February 16 at 7pm

Tickets are $10 for Adults / $5 for Seniors and Students.
Purchase tickets at the box office or online. Call the box office at 815-334-2127 for more information.

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Teen Meditative Art Workshop
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Teen Meditative Art Workshop

Explore the things you love and cherish by designing your very own Heart Art with mindful doodling and symbol making. Feel peace, love and motivation as you explore your inner desires. Media to be used includes: paint, markers, pencils and ink on an 8x10″ wood panel. No art experience is necessary. 

$50 / All Supplies Included

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Woodstock Education Foundation Dinner and Auction
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Woodstock Education Foundation Dinner and Auction

Support Woodstock School District 200’s Educational Foundation by participating in the Groundhog Dinner and Auction! Proceeds benefit the foundation’s Impact Grants and provide students with enhanced learning opportunities and teachers with the resources they need.

Enjoy a live auction, silent auction, raffle, dinner and music!

Saturday, February 9, 2018
6:00 - 11:00pm
Harley-Davidson Store,
2235 S. Eastwood Drive,
Woodstock, IL 60098

Register by February 1st for Early Bird Ticket Pricing ($60/person)! Regular Ticket Price: $65/person

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Gina Chavez
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Gina Chavez

Come experience the music of multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress and 10-time Austin Music Award winner, Gina Chavez as she makes her McHenry County debut! Her bilingual record, Up.Rooted, topped both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today and Texas Monthly. Fresh off a 10-country tour as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department, Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace. Her Spanish-language anthem, Siete-D (Grand Prize winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest) recounts her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she is a co-founder of The Niñas Arriba College Fund for young Latinas.

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2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (Matinee & Evening)
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (Matinee & Evening)

  • Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Second Monday Film Club presents 2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre. The 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be released in theatres, giving you the opportunity to see all of the nominees. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Don't miss this year's selection of shorts - to be announced on January 22. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 24.

Showtimes:

Matinee at 1pm
Evening at 7pm

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Senior Cafe
Feb
12
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Chocolate, Cheese & Biodynamic Wine Pairing
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Chocolate, Cheese & Biodynamic Wine Pairing

Join us for a special Valentine’s Day pairing! Organic biodynamic wines perfectly paired with artisan cheeses and Ethereal Confections’s single origin craft chocolates will be featured. A wine expert will teach you about the practices of biodynamic farming and a chocolate expert will teach you about bean to bar chocolate making. Wine, cheese and chocolate is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day!

Space is Limited to 25 People / Must be 21 to Attend

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Nerf Battles
Feb
15
2:00 PM14:00

Nerf Battles

Back by popular demand, bring your own toys or borrow ours to battle it out! Due to previous complications, we ask that you only bring small Nerf handguns.

Grades 1-5 Timeslots:

2-3pm
3-4pm

Grades 6-12:

6-8pm

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street). Participants that are grades 6-12 must have a permission slip turned in prior to registering. Permission slips are available at the library’s front desk, online and can be dropped off or emailed to katet@woodstockil.info.

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WPPC Natural Landscaping Seminar
Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

WPPC Natural Landscaping Seminar

  • McHenry County College, Luecht Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our 27th annual event with presentations on natural landscaping using native plants in the garden, their benefits, aesthetics, strategies for use and support of wildlife. 
We will also have exhibits featuring natural gardening services, products, garden art and books. Vendor booths available.

$35 - Early bird tickets by November 2
$40 - Advance Tickets
$45 - Day of

Contact:
Jeanine, The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
thewppc@hotmail.com or (815) 342-5146

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Adult Meditative Art Workshop
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Adult Meditative Art Workshop

Explore the things you love and cherish by designing your very own Heart Art with mindful doodling and symbol making. Feel peace, love and motivation as you explore your inner desires. Media to be used includes: paint, markers, pencils and ink on an 8x10″ wood panel. No art experience is necessary. 

$50 / All Supplies Included

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Valentine’s Day Food & Wine Pairing Dinner
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine’s Day Food & Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come celebrate romance with your special one. This Chef Demonstration will have a wine reception with passed hors d’ oeuvres proceeded by a five-course dinner paired with delectable wines.

Upcoming Culinary Classes & Chef Demonstrations at LUREC:

March Cupcake Madness / Saturday, March 9, 11am-2pm
St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Wine Pairing / Saturday, March 16, 6-9pm
Fresh Pasta Making 101 / Saturday, April 6, 11am-2pm
Spring Has Sprung Food & Wine Pairing Dinner / Saturday, April 27, 6-9pm
Mother’s Day High Tea / Saturday, May 11, 11am-2pm
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb Wine Dinner / Saturday, June 8, 6-9pm

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An Evening With Caroline Rhea
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress, brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to all of her work. In 1989, Caroline ventured to New York to start her career in stand-up comedy. Playing nightly gigs at New York's venerable clubs, Caroline's status quickly grew and she became an integral part of the city's comedy scene.  For the last seventeen years, Caroline has continued to perform to sold-out audiences in top comedy clubs all over the USA and Canada.

In addition to her comedy tours she has played a host of roles on TV and film with movie credits including, "The Perfect Man", "Man on the Moon" the story of the late comedian Andy Kaufman, "Christmas with the Kranks”, and "Ready to Rumble."  In the world of television she is well remembered for her starring role as Aunt Hilda on The WB's sitcom "Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, and as host of "The Caroline Rhea Show." An Evening with Caroline Rhea brings all her comedic talents to bear on the historic Woodstock Opera House stage, and will be an event to remember.

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Senior Cafe
Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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World Film Night - La Familia
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

World Film Night - La Familia

World Film Night continues with the best of independent films from around the world. Join us this time for a screening of La Familia. World Film Night screenings are intended for adults and may contain adult situations and language.

Upcoming Films:

The Third Murder - Wednesday, March 20
I Am Not a Witch - Wednesday, April 17
Antonio Lopez 1970 - Wednesday, May 15

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Creative Living Series: Donna Seaman / Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Living Series: Donna Seaman / Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists

Come enjoy the Woodstock Fine Arts Association’s Creative Living Series.

Coffee and conversation offered at 9am.
All programs begin at 10am.

Upcoming Speakers Include:

Anna Celenza / March 15, 2018
Music That Changed America

William Tyre / April 18, 2019
Frances Glessner Lee & The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

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Original Open Mic Night
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Night

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

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Open Mic Night
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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Chad Elliott
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Chad Elliott

Like the dark earth of his Iowa origins, Chad Elliott's life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs over 200 shows each year and is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz. He has cultivated more than 1000 songs in his career while also honing his skills as painter, sculptor, illustrator and author.

Elliott’s early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey. Today, his songwriting has made a marked shift to Americana.

$15 suggested donation.
For reservations contact Keith Johnson: (815) 338-5164 / offsquare@gmail.com.

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Kid's Joke-A-Thon
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Kid's Joke-A-Thon

Join us for this fun open mic event for kid comedians hosted by Dickinson's Little Vaudeville, Inc.

Kids Ages 4-14
Up to 10 Jokes per Jokester / No Unfriendly or Hurtful Jokes
No Auditions, No Rehearsal, No Training & No Experience Necessary

Participants must register in the lobby of the Opera House Box Office by February 22nd.
Please email or call (847) 528-3942 with any questions.

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Senior Cafe
Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Be Our Guest to Take a Guess at This Year's Mystery Musical
Mar
1
to Mar 23

Be Our Guest to Take a Guess at This Year's Mystery Musical

TownSquare Players who presented the sellout performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid last season will be bringing another Disney storybook Princess to life. It’s a tale as old as time and there is room for plenty of guests. Make sure you don’t delay as tickets will sell quickly! More details coming in January.

Showtimes:

Friday, March 1 at 8pm
Saturday, March 2 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 3 at 2pm
Friday, March 8 at 8pm
Saturday, March 9 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2pm
Friday, March 15 at 8pm
Saturday, March 16 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 17 at 2pm
Thursday, March 21 at 8pm
Friday, March 22 at 8pm
Saturday, March 23 at 2pm

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Senior Cafe
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Mini Links Golf Outing
Mar
8
to Mar 9

Mini Links Golf Outing

Don’t miss your chance to play golf in the library at the Friends of Woodstock Public Library Mini Links Golf Outing! This popular annual event transforms the library into an 18-hole miniature golf course. Swing your putter and hit a golf ball on an intricate course that runs through all three floors of the library. Each hole has a theme put together by a local sponsor.

Kids, parents, and grandparents love to play together, and some friendly competition even arises as all ages try to hit tricky shots like the “elevator hole” and the ever-popular water hole.

Library After Dark

Friday, March 8 / 7-9pm
Experience the fun of Mini Links while relaxing with a glass of wine or beer and appetizers. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets for this event will go on sale mid-February.

Mini Links Family Fun

Saturday, March 9 / 10am - 3pm (last tee time)
Tickets may be purchased at the door. In addition to golf take a chance with great raffle provided by area merchants. Raffle prizes be on display beginning March 1 and tickets will be drawn at the end of the event. Winners need not be present to win.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

For more information or to sponsor a hole or a raffle item contact library director, Nick Weber at (815) 338-0542.

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Open Mic Night
Mar
8
to Mar 9

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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Money Baby Drag Show
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Money Baby Drag Show

So close to St. Patrick’s Day how can you not have green somewhere? Money is the theme for March’s Dragology show. As always, the popular show features Haus of Plastic and guests. Tickets will be available at the door.  All ages are welcome. Viewer discretion is advised.

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March Cupcake Madness
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

March Cupcake Madness

  • Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this hands-on class you’ll learn to prepare and decorate four delectable varieties of cupcakes to take home to share.

Upcoming Culinary Classes & Chef Demonstrations at LUREC:

St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Wine Pairing / Saturday, March 16, 6-9pm
Fresh Pasta Making 101 / Saturday, April 6, 11am-2pm
Spring Has Sprung Food & Wine Pairing Dinner / Saturday, April 27, 6-9pm
Mother’s Day High Tea / Saturday, May 11, 11am-2pm
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb Wine Dinner / Saturday, June 8, 6-9pm

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At Eternity's Gate
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

At Eternity's Gate

Second Monday Film Club presents At Eternity’s Gate at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre. It’s a provocative and deeply human portrait of the final two years of Vincent Van Gogh's life. The drama stars Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Mathieu Amalric.

Showtimes:

Matinee at 1pm
Evening at 7pm

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The Basics of Fair Use, Copyright & Media Sharing
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Basics of Fair Use, Copyright & Media Sharing

Ever wonder how copyrights, trademarks and fair use effect web content and social media sharing? Get the basic Do’s and Don’ts from local intellectual property attorney, Genna S. Hibbs. A little knowledge up front can reduce risk.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Senior Cafe
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Chocolate, Craft Beer & Whiskey Pairing with Crystal Lake Brewing
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Chocolate, Craft Beer & Whiskey Pairing with Crystal Lake Brewing

Join Ethereal Confections and Crystal Lake Brewing for a Craft Beer + Whiskey + Chocolate pairing here in Woodstock! 3 Boathouse Reserve beers will be featured paired with whiskey and chocolate. Come experience local chocolate and locally brewed beer with us! 

Space is Limited to 25 People / Must be 21 to Attend

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St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Wine Pairing
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Wine Pairing

  • Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come celebrate the luck of the Irish! At this Chef Demonstration, a Wine & Beer reception with passed hors d’ oeuvres will be proceeded by a five-course dinner paired with delectable wines.

Upcoming Culinary Classes & Chef Demonstrations at LUREC:

Fresh Pasta Making 101 / Saturday, April 6, 11am-2pm
Spring Has Sprung Food & Wine Pairing Dinner / Saturday, April 27, 6-9pm
Mother’s Day High Tea / Saturday, May 11, 11am-2pm
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb Wine Dinner / Saturday, June 8, 6-9pm

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Senior Cafe
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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World Film Night - The Third Murder
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

World Film Night - The Third Murder

World Film Night continues with the best of independent films from around the world. Join us this time for a screening of The Third Murder. World Film Night screenings are intended for adults and may contain adult situations and language.

Upcoming Films:

I Am Not a Witch - Wednesday, April 17
Antonio Lopez 1970 - Wednesday, May 15

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AARP Smart Driver Course
Mar
21
to Mar 22

AARP Smart Driver Course

  • Woodstock Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drivers 50 years and older are invited to attend this course to learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies and new traffic laws and rules of the road. Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring a snack. The course meets Thursday, March 21 from 10am-2pm AND Friday, March 22 from 10am-2pm.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street). The cost for this class is $15 for AARP members or $20 for nonmembers. Fees are payable by cash or check to the instructor at the first class. Participants must attend both days and may be eligible for a discount on their car insurance upon completion of the course.

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Original Open Mic Night
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Night

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

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Garnet Rogers / Crys Matthews
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Garnet Rogers / Crys Matthews

Heralded as "one of the major talents of our time" by The Boston Globe, Canadian folk musician Garnet Rogers is a man with a powerful presence and a voice to match.

Opening for Rogers, Crys Matthews is the grand-prize winner of the NewSong Music Competition and winner of the People Music Network’s Social Justice Songs contest at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.

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Senior Cafe
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Paint 'N Sip
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Paint 'N Sip

Discover a new way to unwind with your friends while a local artist guides you through painting your own masterpiece. The library will provide soft drinks and water, but you can bring your own beverage as well. Open to grades 6-12.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees

Alyssa Wees’s debut novel is The Waking Forest, a young adult fantasy about a girl with terrifying nightmares and a wish-granting witch whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways. Alyssa lives and writes in Crystal Lake.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Nunsense
Mar
29
to Apr 14

Nunsense

Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.

Showtimes:

Friday, March 29 at 8pm
Saturday, March 30 at 8pm
Sunday, March 31 at 2pm
Friday, April 5 at 8pm
Saturday, April 6 at 8pm
Sunday, April 7 at 2pm
Friday, April 12 at 8pm
Saturday, April 13 at 8pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2pm

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Senior Cafe
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Health and Wellness Expo
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Health and Wellness Expo

The Woodstock Chamber invites you to the 3rd annual Health and Wellness Expo.  

Discover what the best Health and Wellness experts in McHenry County have to offer. Exhibitors offering physical fitness services, mental health services, financial services, medical services and wellness products will be available to assist you with many health and wellness needs. Presentations will run throughout the day and refreshments will be available.

Attending the Expo is free and family friendly!

Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine.

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Fresh Pasta Making 101
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Fresh Pasta Making 101

  • Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for this hands-on fresh pasta making class! Learn dough making, cutting and filling techniques along with delectable sauces to top and toss.

Upcoming Culinary Classes & Chef Demonstrations at LUREC:

Spring Has Sprung Food & Wine Pairing Dinner / Saturday, April 27, 6-9pm
Mother’s Day High Tea / Saturday, May 11, 11am-2pm
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb Wine Dinner / Saturday, June 8, 6-9pm

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The A, B, C & D of Medicare: Understanding Your Medicare Choices
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

The A, B, C & D of Medicare: Understanding Your Medicare Choices

When the time comes to choose a Medicare plan or review your existing coverage the options can become overwhelming. This workshop presented by Jane Sanchez of Aegis Resources, Inc. will provide critical information about the various Medicare plans.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Senior Cafe
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Organize Yourself
Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Organize Yourself

Join Amy Stefani from SOS: Stefani Organizing Solutions to learn some tips and tricks for completing your annual spring cleaning. Amy is a registered member of National Association of Productivity & Organization, and will offer background information regarding disorganization as well as proven techniques for clearing away clutter and how to maintain your newly organized space.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Great Lakes Steelpan Festival
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival

Join Culture, Arts & Music in bringing steelpan culture to the Midwest. Culture, Arts & Music runs a steelpan band at Creekside Middle School to help students develop music skills and experience sounds from other cultures.

A day of steelpan classes culminates in an evening concert for everyone to enjoy from 7-8:45pm at Creekside Middle School. Open to the public.

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Backyard Rain Barrels
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Backyard Rain Barrels

Help the environment and save that water! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County to learn the ins and outs of rain barrel use. You’ll have access to information, order forms and lessons learned on the basics of rain barrels in a suburban landscape.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Senior Cafe
Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Original Open Mic Night
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Night

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

Learn More Here!

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Senior Cafe
Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Spring Has Sprung Food & Wine Pairing Dinner
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Has Sprung Food & Wine Pairing Dinner

  • Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate LUREC’s Green House spring offerings! At this Chef Demonstration a wine reception with passed hors d’ oeuvres will be proceeded by a five-course dinner paired with delectable wines.

Upcoming Culinary Classes & Chef Demonstrations at LUREC:

Mother’s Day High Tea / Saturday, May 11, 11am-2pm
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb Wine Dinner / Saturday, June 8, 6-9pm

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Jimmy Webb
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jimmy Webb

A four-time Grammy Award winner, Webb is also the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Vice Chair of ASCAP, and a recipient of the prestigious Johnny Mercer and Ivor Novella International awards. The illustrious songwriter continues to charm audiences with his music and storytelling, full of humor, humility and warmth, about how as a 16-year-old former farm boy he found himself a star in Hollywood surrounded by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Glen Campbell, and Elvis.

Webb’s songs have been recorded by Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Michael Feinstein, R.E.M., Josh Groban, and Donna Summer.

Jimmy Webb
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:00pm
Woodstock Opera House
Ticket Price: $46

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Historic Woodstock Houses Tour
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Historic Woodstock Houses Tour

This walking tour will highlight the growth of homes, wealthy and not so wealthy, in early Woodstock. European and American architectural styles will be discussed and historical gossip and tales of the past will be included. Tour departs from the Woodstock Public Library’s front entrance.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Senior Cafe
Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Heartache Tonight
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Heartache Tonight

Join us for Heartache Tonight, An Eagles Concert Experience! From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience. A Heartache Tonight concert is filled with moments designed to thrill classic rock fans: the soaring a capella harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road,” the snarling guitars of “Life in the Fast Lane,” the authentic country rock of “Take it Easy” and the beautifully evocative “Heart of the Matter.”  Close your eyes and you’ll swear your hearing the real thing.

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Historic Woodstock Square Tour
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Historic Woodstock Square Tour

This walking tour will highlight the beginnings and growth of the Woodstock Square and the characters who established it. Learn how fire played a heavy hand in the development of the Square and the architectural designs that rose from the ashes. Tour departs from the Springhouse on the Woodstock Square.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Senior Cafe
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Pioneer Cemetery Tour
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Pioneer Cemetery Tour

This early settlers’ cemetery is located on rural West South Street. This walk will cover Civil War soldiers, other military personnel and early settlers. Parking is limited and will be directly off the South Street road and off the road next to the Cemetery. Tour departs from Pioneer Cemetery (located at approximately 15600 West South Street).

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Senior Cafe
May
14
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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The Creation of Guys and Dolls
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Guys and Dolls

Join us for The Creation of Guys and Dolls! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers and a scripted narrative.

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Original Open Mic Night
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Night

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

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Battle Against Buckthorn & Its Buddies: How-To For Homeowners
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Battle Against Buckthorn & Its Buddies: How-To For Homeowners

Want some practical tips on how to rid your property of invasive tree species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle? Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy to learn how to control these species, as well as native tree and shrub replacement recommendations. Attendees will also learn about the Conservation@Home program and how our local native flora can make a difference to the ecological health of McHenry County.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Senior Cafe
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to drop in at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more! Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum, Military Burials and Childrens' Home Plots
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum, Military Burials and Childrens' Home Plots

The library will conduct a tour of military personnel in and around the Mausoleum. Following will be a tour of the recently dedicated Children’s Home Area. Tour departs from the Olson School Parking Lot (720 West Judd Street).

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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A Few Good Men
Jun
14
to Jun 30

A Few Good Men

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

Showtimes:

Friday, June 14 at 8pm
Saturday, June 15 at 8pm
Friday, June 21 at 8pm
Saturday, June 22 at 8pm
Sunday, June 23 at 2pm
Friday, June 28 at 8pm
Saturday, June 29 at 8pm
Sunday, June 30 at 2pm

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The Creation of Cabaret
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Cabaret

Join us for The Creation of Cabaret! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers and a scripted narrative.

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Original Open Mic Night
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Night

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

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The Creation of Showboat
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Showboat

Join us for The Creation of Showboat! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers and a scripted narrative.

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The Creation of Chicago
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Chicago

Join us for The Creation of Chicago! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers and a scripted narrative.

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The Creation of Wicked
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Wicked

Join us for The Creation of Wicked! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos, original graphics, edited audio tracks and video clips, live performers and a scripted narrative.

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Evening Book Club - The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Book Club - The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff

Join us to discuss The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff. The Evening Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month. New members are always welcome!

The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar. It spread quickly, confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accused wives, parents and children one another. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.

Speaking loudly and emphatically, adolescent girls stood at the center of the crisis. Along with suffrage and Prohibition, the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk. She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith, the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country, perched-at a politically tumultuous time-on the edge of what a visitor termed a "remote, rocky, barren, bushy, wild-woody wilderness."

With devastating clarity, the textures and tensions of colonial life emerge; hidden patterns subtly, startlingly detach themselves from the darkness. Schiff brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own. In an era of religious provocations, crowd-sourcing and invisible enemies, this enthralling story makes more sense than ever.

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Woodstock Community Choir Winter Concert - A Celebration of Oscar Nominated Films & Music
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Woodstock Community Choir Winter Concert - A Celebration of Oscar Nominated Films & Music

Join the Woodstock Community Choir and special guests as we share music celebrating the Oscars. The choir will perform selections from The Greatest Showman, Lord of the Rings, Titanic, Coco, Tangled, Dirty Dancing and more!

Artistic Director - Cassandra Vohs-Demann
Assistant Director - Diane Parrish
Accompanist - Brenda Glawe
Guest Artists: Billy Seger, Regina Leslie, Joseph Pesz, Jim Seidel & Rich Prezioso

The Woodstock Community Choir is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Tickets are Free to the Public & Donations are Welcome

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Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing Dinner
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing Dinner

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This Chef Demonstration will have a wine reception with passed hors d’ oeuvres proceeded by a five-course dinner paired with regional Mediterranean wines. Wheat, the grape, yielding olive oil, bread, pasta and wine...Mediterranean Cuisine!

Upcoming Culinary Classes & Chef Demonstrations at LUREC:

Chocolates! / Saturday, February 2, 11am-2pm
Valentine’s Day Food & Wine Pairing Dinner / Saturday, February 16, 6-9pm
March Cupcake Madness / Saturday, March 9, 11am-2pm
St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Wine Pairing / Saturday, March 16, 6-9pm
Fresh Pasta Making 101 / Saturday, April 6, 11am-2pm
Spring Has Sprung Food & Wine Pairing Dinner / Saturday, April 27, 6-9pm
Mother’s Day High Tea / Saturday, May 11, 11am-2pm
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb Wine Dinner / Saturday, June 8, 6-9pm

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Whiskey & Chocolate Pairing
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Whiskey & Chocolate Pairing

Whiskey and chocolate go together extremely well, and are the perfect way to warm up this winter! Whiskey and chocolate experts will lead you through 5 small batch whiskeys paired with Ethereal Confections’s handcrafted chocolates. They will also teach you about the difference between whiskey, bourbon, scotch, and rye and also about how to make chocolate from the bean.

Space is Limited to 25 People / Must be 21 to Attend

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Original Open Mic Night
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Night

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

Learn More Here!

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