Senior Coffee
Dec
12
to May 29

Senior Coffee

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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Jazz Night
Dec
15
to May 19

Jazz Night

Jazz on the Square's "Jazz Night" takes place on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Stage Left Cafe. Our mission is to provide great live jazz performance and education in Northern Illinois.

Starts at 8 PM.

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Co-Working Space
Dec
18
to Apr 30

Co-Working Space

Every Monday you can come down to Stage Left Cafe and work in a quiet space with all the amenities of an office from printing to private meeting rooms. 

The Co-Working Space will be available from 10 AM - 4 PM every Monday.

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Woodstock Winter Farmers Market
Jan
6
to Apr 7

Woodstock Winter Farmers Market

  • Mchenry County Fairgrounds Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come down to the McHenry County Fairgrounds, Building D select Saturdays from 9 Am - 1 PM for the Woodstock Winter Farmers Market! Dates: January 6th, January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th, March 3rd, March 17th and April 7th.

As the weather dips towards zero the Woodstock Farmers Market will be moving inside! Almost all of the summer vendors will be joining the Winter Market along with some new vendors.  Some new items that you will find at the indoor market are frozen, wild Alaskan seafood, Greek extra virgin olive oil, and aquaponic produce.  

The Farmers Market also hosts live music while you shop. The following is 2018 Winter Farmers Market performance schedule.

  • Jan. 6: 9 AM Norm Siegel, 10 AM Andrew Sedlak, 11 AM to 12:30 PM Briar Road
  • Jan. 20: 9 AM to 12:30 PM Strum Brothers
  • Feb. 3: 9 AM Julie Gibson, 10 AM Mary Lai, 11 AM to 12:30 PM Mark Hobbs
  • Feb. 17: 9 AM to 10 AM Courtney Sullivan, 10 AM to 11 AM Mark Lyons.
  • March 3: 9 AM to 12:30 PM Northwest Highway
  • March 17: 9 AM to 11 AM Kishwaukee Ramblers, AM to 12:30 PM Ken Johnson
  • April 7: 9 AM to 12:30 PM Big Fish
  • April 21 (last indoor market): 9 AM to 10 AM and 11 AM to 12:30 PM Guyz with Bad Eyez. Fiona Hunt  10 AM to 11 AM

 

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Open Mic Night
Jan
12
to Jul 20

Open Mic Night

Off Square Music open mic takes place on the second and fourth Fridays of every month at the Stage Left Cafe. The evening starts at 7 p.m. and runs til around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

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Spoken Word
Jan
20
to Jul 21

Spoken Word

Come to Stage Left Cafe on the third Saturday of every month for spoken word night. Bring your short stories and poems and read them before a live audience. The first reading starts at 7 PM.

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CENTEGRA HEALTH STRONG WOMAN EVENT
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

CENTEGRA HEALTH STRONG WOMAN EVENT

Join Centegra Health System for the 12th Annual Health Strong Woman Event, a day of interactive health presentations, screenings and one-on-one time with Centegra medical professionals.

Cost is $10 per person (lunch included). All attendees receive a free gift and a chance to win giveaways.

Complimentary makeup and hair styling services provided on-site by Mario Tricoci Crystal Lake.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Golden Dragon Acrobats

The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The group’s founder, producer and artistic director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. The troupe presents award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to bring you a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Disney's The Little Mermaid
Mar
2
to Mar 18

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Friday March 2, 9 & 16 at 8:00 PM

Saturday March 3, 10 & 17 at 2:00 PM

Saturday March 10 & 17 at 8:00 PM

Sunday March 4, 11 & 18 at 2:00 PM

This spring dive Under the Sea and splash around the magical world of Disney’s The Little Mermaid the Musical presented by TownSquare Players. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World.”

Tickets:  $25.00 A Seating, $20.00 B Seating, $15.00 C Seating

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Rick Embach Duo at Mia Passione
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Rick Embach Duo at Mia Passione

Come out for a night of home cooked food and jazz when the Rick Embach Duo with Jim Seidel on Bass performs live at Mia Passione Saturday, March 3 & 10 at 7 PM.

 

There will be free valet parking at Mia Passione on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 PM. Use the Benton St. entrance!

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Second Monday Film Club: The Square
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Second Monday Film Club: The Square

The Second Monday Film Club will be showing "The Square" at the Woodstock Theatre on the Woodstock Square! 

Come see this film about a respected curator of a contemporary art museum. As he prepares for his new installation the pieces of his life begin to fall apart and challenge him until he comes to an existential crisis.

Head to the Woodstock Theatre for this film on Monday, March 12 at 1 & 7 PM.

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Second Monday Film Club: The Square
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Second Monday Film Club: The Square

Join Woodstock Theatre - Classic Cinemas as they present The Square

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

This film will be shown at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Monday, March 12. General admission prices. 

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Mary Skinner:  Irena Sendler: In the Name of their Mothers
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Mary Skinner: Irena Sendler: In the Name of their Mothers

As part of the Creative Living Series. Mary Skinner is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday, March 15th at 10 AM.

Filmmaker Mary Skinner, the daughter of a Polish World War II orphan, spent seven years making Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers. The documentary tells the story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler, who was part of a clandestine network of social workers and nuns. Working together to outwit the Nazis, they were able to save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto and almost certain death at Treblinka. Skinner recorded over 70 hours of interviews with Sendler and other eyewitnesses to history, including people who were active in the Polish Resistance. The award-winning film had its National PBS premiere in 2011 on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairing with Begyle Brewing
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairing with Begyle Brewing

Join Ethereal Confections and Begyle Brewing for a Craft Beer + Chocolate pairing here in our store! Get your tickets now and experience local chocolate and locally brewed beer with us! 

Space is limited to 25 people. Get your tickets now! 

Select pick up for shipping option. Tickets are will call. 

$35
TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

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2018 Shamrocked Streetfest
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Shamrocked Streetfest

On Saturday March 18th, 2017 Shamrocked Streetfest takes over Benton Street on the Woodstock Square for an all-day event celebrating everything we love about St. Patrick's Day.

Featuring Modern Day Romeos, GooRoos, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama performing under our heated tent - don't worry about rain.Of course we'll have beer and food all day long - the event starts at noon! Don't want to drive? We're right across the street from the Woodstock Metra Station.

Don't miss the bags tournament (No Professionals) - guaranteed $500 minimum prize. Register online at https://www.dccobbs.net/bags and get a FREE Tshirt!

Sponsored by D.C. Cobb's, Benton Street Tap, The Cabin, and Main Street Pourhouse.

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Look and See: A portrait of Wendall Berry
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Look and See: A portrait of Wendall Berry

The Land Conservancy, in partnership with McHenry County College Sustainability Center, is hosting the film on Thursday,  March 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McHenry County College, 8900 NW Highway (Luecht Conference Center). The screening is followed by a reception featuring people involved in the local food movement.

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Music Saves Lives
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Music Saves Lives

Music Saves Lives, the message in music can change the way someone thinks entirely. Music makes movements and creates positive change. Music Saves Lives is a show about the message in the music.

Tickets will be $15 online(with promo code, reach out to the artists) and $20 at the door. VIP tickets will be $45 and that will come with a vip band that will allow you into the green room and give you access to our modello on tap for the entire night(or until the keg runs out)! Along with a raffle. There will only be a very limited amount of these given out. Along with a few other surprises. 
 

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Creedence Revived
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Creedence Revived

Creedence Revived is one of the most highly sought after CCR tribute bands in the world.  The group is made up of four of Chicago’s & LA’s most talented and eclectic musicians – including award-winning vocalist Rich Perez, world-renowned blues guitarist JD King, studio bassist Graham Czach, and drummer Tony Montana who has his own unique playing style.  With their incredible looks, dead-on-the-money vocals & high-energy show, Creedence Revived is stunning audiences from coast to coast with their incredible re-creation! It's a lifetime of unforgettable hits in a single night’s performance.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Poetry Writing Workshop
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Writing Workshop

Poetry Writing Workshop
(Part of the One City, One Poet celebration)
Cost $25

Join us for a poetry-writing workshop led by Mojdeh Stoakley, Director of the National Poetry Slam, and Education Director for Poets with Class through the Poetry Center of Chicago. 

Mojdeh designs and delivers dynamic poetry programs as a teaching and touring artist. Her work is rooted in the belief that art has the greatest capacity to provide catalysts to healthy community conversations, assist individuals in managing the effects of trauma, and can effect great social and cognitive change.

This writing workshop will deepen your relationship with poetry, no matter your level of experience. 

Space is extremely limited, so register early! 

More details to follow in the coming weeks. Contact atrociouspoets@gmail.com if you’d like to participate.

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Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Friday, April 6, 13, 20, at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 7, 14, 21, at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 8, 15, 22 at 2:00 PM

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is the plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.

TICKETS:  $24.00 Adults & $21.00 Students & Seniors

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Monty Python's Spamalot
Apr
6
to Apr 22

Monty Python's Spamalot

Friday April 6, 13, 20, at 8:00 PM
Saturday April 7, 14, 21, at 8:00 PM
Sunday April 8, 15, 22 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $24.00 Adults & $21.00 Students & Seniors

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.

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Blue Jeans & Bling
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Jeans & Bling

Come out for a relaxing night in your favorite pair of Blue Jeans at the Bull Valley Golf Club on Friday, April 13 at 6 PM. Bring your friends for a night of fun and benefit a great cause as you benefit the patients of the Health Partnership Clinic.

 

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Melissa Hannon, Peace and Paws Dog Rescue: Accent on the Smiles
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Melissa Hannon, Peace and Paws Dog Rescue: Accent on the Smiles

As part of the Creative Living Series, Melissa Hannon is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday, April 19th, 2018.

How does a nonprofit run by a skeleton crew stay engaged with tens of thousands of social media fans? Peace and Paws co-founders Melissa and Bo Hannon have had remarkable success using the notion that people would rather laugh than cry. Recurring posts such as “Monday Morning Staff Meeting,” “Windowsill Wars” and “Tip of the Day” feature her dogs Giddy, Twinkle and Nugget wearing odd headgear and offering their (often sarcastic) thoughts on signboards created by humans. The resulting smiles and shares have gained the organization a Facebook following of over half a million animal lovers and resulted in the adoption of over 3,000 shelter dogs.

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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2018 Spring Benefit Concert
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

2018 Spring Benefit Concert

On Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Unity Spiritual Center, the Festival will present a concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “Earthrise,” with Tricia Alexander, Cabin Girls, Jessica Campbell & the Atrocious Poets, Bill Camplin, Kishwaukee Ramblers, Lee Murdock, and Anna Stange.

 

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Heartache Tonight
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Heartache Tonight

An Eagles Concert Experience

Presented by Tom Carey Music Inc.

Saturday April 28 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $32.00 All Seats

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 acapella 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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Heartache Tonight: An Eagles Concert Experience
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Heartache Tonight: An Eagles Concert Experience

Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 PM

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 acapella 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.

Tickets are $32.00 and can be purchased at the box office or here

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Leo Kottke
May
18
to May 19

Leo Kottke

Friday, May 18th at 8 PM & Saturday, May 19th at 8 PM

Come join us for Leo Kottke’s 32nd appearance on the Woodstock Opera House stage.  Leo Kottke is an extraordinary acoustic guitarist, widely known for his innovative finger-picking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies.  Kottke has played to sold-out performances at the Opera House for over 30 years now and is a five-time winner of Guitar Players Magazine’s award for best instrumentalist.  Legendary Guitarist Leo Kottke – the most inventive finger-style guitar player in the world – will amaze you once again!

Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Jun
15
to Jun 24

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday June 15 & 22 at 8:00 PM
Saturday June 16 & 23 at 8:00 PM
Sunday June 17 & 24 at 2:00 PM

Written by Christopher Durang and Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, the story revolves around middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

TICKETS:  $23.00 A Seating, $18.00 B Seating, $13.00 C Seating

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Bonnie Koloc
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Bonnie Koloc

Chicago’s folk legend Bonnie Koloc returns to the Opera House stage.  The versatile voice of Bonnie Koloc has been heard in Chicago since 1968 and her folk-oriented style, merged with jazz and blues, adds another dimension to her multifaceted accomplishments. Joining Bonnie will be Don Stille on piano & accordion, Steve Eisen saxophone & flute, Elliott Delman acoustic guitar, and Al Ehrich on upright bass.  Bonnie will be performing material from her latest cd release, 'Seems Like Yesterday' as well as memorable favorites.  

 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office and here.

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Lindsay Mican Morgan - Thorne Rooms: Tiny Grandeur
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Lindsay Mican Morgan - Thorne Rooms: Tiny Grandeur

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Lindsay Mican Morgan is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday February 15, 2018, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

In the basement of the Art Institute of Chicago are 68 houses, none bigger than a shoebox. All are scale replicas of home interiors, from the Middle Ages to the Art Deco era: a Jacobean bedroom, a Shaker living room, a Biedermeier sitting room. Thorne Rooms curator (and housekeeper) Lindsay Morgan gives us a tour of this American art in miniature— revealing the immaculate detail of shelved volumes in a Regency library, faithfully reproduced screens in a Japanese Traditional interior, trompe l’œil diorama backdrops visible through tiny French doors—and explains why it has remained one of AIC’s most popular features. Learn More

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Second Monday Film Club: Lost In Paris
Feb
12
1:00 PM13:00

Second Monday Film Club: Lost In Paris

Join Woodstock Theatre - Classic Cinemas as they present Lost in Paris

When librarian Fiona receives a troubling letter from her 93-year-old Aunt Martha in Paris, Fiona rushes to France and finds that her aunt has disappeared. Once in Paris, Fiona runs into a genial tramp who insinuates himself into her life in this amusing new feature from the directorial team behind RiverRun favorites Rumba and The Fairy.

This film will be shown at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Monday, February 12. General admission prices. 

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D200 Groundhog Day dinner/auction
Feb
10
5:30 PM17:30

D200 Groundhog Day dinner/auction

  • 2235 S Eastwood Drive Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The D200 Education Foundation Groundhog Dinner/Auction will be at an exciting new location this year! Woodstock Harley Davidson has generously offered their facility to the Education Foundation. Join us for an evening of great BBQ, live & silent auctions, Harley motorcycles and more. Money raised at this event will go to support D200 staff & teachers through impact grants awarded each year.

Tickets are $60 until February 1st and $65 after. 

Tickets are available at the District 200 Administration Office 227 W. Judd Street, Woodstock, IL. (815) 337-5406. Or, Online here

If you would like to volunteer or donate you can do so by contacting a board member, here.

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Hispanic Connections Salsa Night
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Hispanic Connections Salsa Night

Hispanic Connections is sponsoring another Salsa Night fundraiser and bringing in a salsa instructor to kick things up a notch! Come to Flores Banquets on Friday, February 9th from 8 - 11 PM.

Proceeds raise money to sponsor their first Miss Woodstock candidate from the Hispanic community.  Networking Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each Month at Noon at the Woodstock Public Library.

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"Our Town" Play
Feb
9
to Feb 17

"Our Town" Play

  • Woodstock North High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm and
7:00pm

This wonderful version of the classic Pulitzer prize-winning Thornton Wilder play “Our Town” is being performed by the Woodstock North High School Theatre. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners thru the daily lives of its citizens. This performance is a true classic and should not be missed. Come for some outstanding acting combined with some amazing story telling.

Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for Seniors and Students. They can be purchased at the box office or at www.seatyourself.biz/woodstocknorth. Box office phone # 815-334-2127 for questions.

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Blue Moon Retreat
Feb
9
to Feb 11

Blue Moon Retreat

Join Linda Bruce at Soulful Prairies, where you will find time to relax, rejuvenate, look closely at who you are and clarify all your desires for the coming year.

The Blue Moon Retreat includes:

Accommodations, all meals, a yoga class, a half hour massage, a horse experience, meditation, gong, a creative masterpiece that will remind you who you are and all you have available to you, a clear overview of your future desires and much more!

Space is very limited for this retreat.

Learn more and register here.

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Woodstock Community Choir Winter Concert
Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Woodstock Community Choir Winter Concert

Join the Woodstock Community Choir for a wonderful program of songs from acclaimed modern musicals of the stage and screen. The choir will perform selections from Hamilton, City of Stars, Once, Finding Neverland, Waitress, Wicked, Moana and more. The concert will be full of surprises and special guests! Directed by Cassandra Vohs-Demann. Accompanied by Brenda Glawe. Guest performers include; Holly Atwood, Billy Seger, Bridget Kuehnert, Rich Prezioso, Joe Pesz & Jim Seidel.

The concert is free, but donations are accepted.

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Woodstock Willie's Family Funday
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Woodstock Willie's Family Funday

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/$1 and activities are 1-4 tickets each.

This event is hosted in partnership with Woodstock Wannabees and Cloverbuds 4H Club, and fifty percent of ticket sales will be donated to the group.

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Breakfast with Woodstock Willie
Feb
4
8:00 AM08:00

Breakfast with Woodstock Willie

Come join Woodstock Willie bright and early for Made to order omelets and more.

The Woodstock Moose Lodge will be hosting breakfast at the lodge where the Bachelor Auction and Dance scenes were filmed in the movie! Make sure you get your fill and then head over to Classic Cinemas to watch Groundhog Day at 10 AM.

The Woodstock Moose is right across from the Metra train station and 2 blocks north of the Woodstock Square.

Breakfast is $6 or is free with a donation of blood to the Woodstock Moose Blood Drive.

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Groundhog Day Pub Crawl
Feb
3
to Feb 4

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 will get you the food and/or drink specials at each place.

Each business will offer its own special to celebrate “Groundhog Day”. There will also be prizes. Each establishment will be donating a $25 gift certificate or other prize to be given away after the event. Visit at least 3 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.

The drawing will be held after the event and winners will be notified.

 

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Company
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Company

Join the Woodstock Opera House for an hour of side-splitting comedy from Chicago’s own Laugh Out Loud Comedy Company.  This improvisational and sketch comedy group will work with audience members to create on the spot scenes, songs, and hilarious games right before your eyes.  The early show is family-friendly while the later show is anything goes!

First show is at 7 PM, second show at 9 PM.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Opera House box office or here.

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Groundhog Trivia at The Waverly
Feb
3
6:30 PM18:30

Groundhog Trivia at The Waverly

The Kiwanis Club of Woodstock is hosting a Groundhog Day trivia event at the Waverly Ballroom located above the Pour House on Main Street across from the movie theater. Come test your knowledge of our favorite mid-winter holiday! There will be food and drink available and prizes for the winners!

There is a $5 entry fee.

 

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Rotary Club of Woodstock Bags Tournament
Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

Rotary Club of Woodstock Bags Tournament

For those of you who love tossing bags in the summer, here is a new twist. There will be a Bags Tournament outside in the cold and snow as part of the Groundhog Day festivities in Woodstock, IL on Saturday, February 3rd. The event, sponsored by the Woodstock Rotary, will help raise funds for the Woodstock Food Pantry.

It begins at noon at Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern across from the train station in Woodstock.

Entry: $30 per 2 person team, $40 on the day of tourney.

For more information, call Joe Starzynski at 815-245-4

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Chili Cook-off
Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

Chili Cook-off

A Chili Cook-off will be held in conjunction with Woodstock’s Groundhog Day Festivities. All of the cooking will take place in the kitchen of the Woodstock North High School classroom kitchen from 8am Saturday, February 3rd.  The public tasting and judging will take place from 12 noon at the Woodstock Moose Club.

Entries are now being accepted on a first come first serve basis. There is a $25 entry fee. Meat will be provided by Jewel Food Store. Contestants supply everything else.

Anyone interested in competing should download the entry package here. The public is invited to a free tasting of the chili at the Woodstock Moose Club beginning at noon Saturday, February 3rd.  After sampling all of the different concoctions, the public can vote for their favorite.

There will also be a judging.Winners will be announced at 1 o’clock at the Woodstock Moose Club.  There are prizes for 1st and 2nd place and “People’s Choice”.

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Groundhog Bowling
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Groundhog Bowling

Bowl at the Bowling Alley from the Movie!

Bowling 10 am – 4 pm benefits the Woodstock High School Bowling Teams. Cost is $15, which includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental and a slice of pizza and soft drink.

Additional pizza for $2 a slice, $9 for a whole pizza (from Napoli’s)

Raffles for Groundhog Day Bowling Ball, Pin and other raffles throughout the day!

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Storytelling with Jim May
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Storytelling with Jim May

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 for 20 years it’s artistic director. He was inducted into the National Storytelling “Circle of Excellence” (Hall Of Fame) in the year 2000.

Come join Jim May as he spins wonderful stories and mystifying tales on Saturday February 3rd at 10 AM at Home State Bank.

Listen to a master storyteller share the secrets of these winter prognosticators!

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"Groundhogs" Band
Feb
2
to Feb 3

"Groundhogs" Band

  • 333 East Judd Street Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)
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Head to the Woodstock Square Event and Banquet at 333 E Judd St in Woodstock on Friday, February 2nd at 7 PM to hear the "Groundhogs" band.

Join us for Oldies Rock and Blues have a Beer & Pizza enjoy the night out.  Ticket price is $5 per person donation at the door.

You must be 21+ with ID to enter. Cash Bar.

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Dinner Dance
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Dinner Dance

  • 406 Clay Street Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)
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Friday February 2nd  Buffet from 6 PM - 7:30 PM Live Music from 8 PM - Midnight

Come for a night of fun at the Woodstock Moose.  The bachelor auction and dance scenes in the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ were filmed here.  It is a convenient location across from the Metra train station and 2 blocks north of the Woodstock Square.

This year features a new menu including a carving station with roast beef.

Tickets for dinner and dance are $15 and will be available at the door.

After 8pm (after dinner) admission is $5.

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Ground Hog Carving
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

Ground Hog Carving

Come watch as a local craftsman with a chainsaw creates a groundhog from a log. OK, you’re right.  In the movie it was an Ice Carving. This event will going on all morning in the park on the Square following the big ceremony.  This FREE event is sponsored by OWC, Other World Computing.

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Groundhog Day Movie Showing
Feb
2
to Feb 4

Groundhog Day Movie Showing

  • classic cinemas woodstock (map)
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Friday February 2nd at 10 AM

Saturday February 3rd at 10 AM

Sunday February 4th at 10 AM

Come join Classic Cinemas as they present the film that started it all, Groundhogs Day.

You have 3 different chances to view the Bill Murray classic in the Harold Ramis Auditorium. The best part is that the film is completely free the entire weekend!

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Walking Tour
Feb
2
9:30 AM09:30

Walking Tour

Friday February 2nd at 9 AM Meet at Moose Club 406 Clay St

Saturday February 3rd at 12 PM Meet at Stage Left Cafè, 125 Van Buren Street

Sunday February 4th at 12:30 PM Meet at Stage Left Cafè, 125 Van Buren Street

 

Gather at Stage Left Café (or the Moose Club on Groundhog Day) 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 B & B where Bill Murray woke up every morning.  You are invited inside to see the Cherry Tree Inn and warm up with hot cider.

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Groundhog Day "Official" Breakfast
Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

Groundhog Day "Official" Breakfast

Immediately following the ceremony on the town square the official Groundhog Day breakfast will be held at the Woodstock Moose Lodge. A hearty breakfast will be served while our guests are entertained.  Woodstock Willie will be on hand for pictures.

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

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Prognostication
Feb
2
7:07 AM07:07

Prognostication

The main event for Groundhog Day is the annual prognostication at 7 am, February 2nd. Hundreds will brave the weather and gather on the Woodstock Square to see Woodstock Willie emerge from his tree trunk home. If he sees his shadow, it means there will be 6 more weeks of winter and if he doesn’t see his shadow, it means we will 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.

The event is free just make sure you bundle up! It will be cold!

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