Green Street Cruise Night: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Mondays June 10-September 30, Downtown McHenry at Green and Rte. 120. Featured car nights, live music, impersonators, awards, raffles, giveaways and vendors, mchenrychamber.com.
Broken Oar Car Show: 4 p.m., Tuesdays starting May 28, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington. Best in show picked weekly, music by DJ Pete, food specials for participants, brokenoar.com.
Algonquin LITH Chamber Cruise Night: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9 and Tuesday, August 6, in front of Sonic Drive-In, 1090 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin. Golden oldies DJ, activities, raffles and prizes, bring non-perishable food item for the Algonquin/LITH food pantry for a free cold treat from Sonic, alchamber.com.
Cary Cruise Night (pictured): 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays June 5-August 28, Downtown Cary, West Main Street; September 4, Fox River Grove Cruise Night at 915 Rte. 22. Featured car nights, free raffles for local dining certificates and other prizes, carygrovechamber.com.
Dog N Suds Cruise Night: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, May 23-September 5, 11015 Rte. 12, Richmond. See the finest classic cars at this restored 1950s drive-in featuring food, floats, shakes, malts and sundaes, richmonddognsuds.com.
Volo Auto Museum car shows: Saturdays, 27582 Volo Village Rd. June 22, Hot Hot Rods; June 29, John Schneider; July 6, Voodoo Kings; July 13-14, Cars in Wonderland Grand Opening; July 20, Day in the Park Camaro Show; August 10, BBBS Charity Car Show; July 31, Mustang and Ford Show, volocars.com.
• Tuesdays: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Main Beach band shell, Crystal Lake, crystallakeparks.org.
• Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Square, woodstockil.gov; and 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Citizens Park, Barrington, barringtonparkdistrict.org.
• Fridays: Lunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Dinner (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) at Depot Park, Crystal Lake, downtowncl.org.
• First Fridays: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., back patio of the Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park, Ringwood, mccdistrict.org.
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Donley’s Wild West Town in Union is a family amusement park that is perfect for children 3 to 11 years of age. All rides and attractions are included in one admission price. Parents and grandparents, too, will have a fun day with their children as they share the experience of panning for gold pyrite at the Sweet Phyllis Mine, shooting slingshots at Huck Finn’s and watching a live-action Wild West show. The wonderful museum is on site, displaying artifacts fro the Old West and invention and technology from the great period of the late 1800s. Donley’s is also home to Village Hall Banquets for your next gathering, and Old West Steakhouse for a memorable meal with loved ones. For more information, visit www.wildwesttown.com.
You don’t have to have a house on the market to want to add to its value and selling potential. There are simple and generally cost-effective ways to give your home a facelift this spring.
Crystal Lake parks and residential properties will carry on the tradition of a 125-year-old burr oak lost in a 2011 storm.
The Historic Woodstock Square is a friendly community that takes pride in making guests feel right at home all year-round. The square is host to many wonderful annual events – from music festivals and a semiweekly farmers market in the summer to carriage rides and a Christmas parade around the square during the holidays to a celebration of the 1993 Bill Murray film and the groundhog prognostication during Groundhog Days in the winter. Click here for the town's history, full schedule, and map of attractions and vendors on and just off the square.
Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street's mission is to preserve and enhance the Historic Downtown district as the heart of Crystal Lake and provide for a successful business and residential environment that communicates a sense of community pride, heritage, and small town wholesomeness as a lasting legacy for future generations. For special events and to learn more about local vendors in the downtown area, visit http://www.downtowncl.org.