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Today is October 20, 2017
Lakemoor, IL 60050

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Featured Events

Friday, October 20th, 2017

  • | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking
    - The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor humanitarians and community leaders, age 60 or older, who have significantly impacted the greater McHenry area through their work accomplishments or efforts as a volunteer or mentor.

    This luncheon to honor the recipients will be held at the McHenry Country Club.

    Congratulations to 2017 Honorees:

    Victor Freund
    Alice Howenstine
    Bob Rook
    Donna Schaefer
    Wayne Seely
    Donald Truckenbrod
    Marilyn Truckenbrod
     
           
  • | 7:00pm - 10:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Halloween Events
    - Admission: $8

    Parking is Free

    Refreshments Available

    A portion of each admission is donated to local charities.

    Sponsored by the Wonderlake Ski Team.
    Petersen Park
    4300 Petersen Park McHenry IL 60050
    Wonder Lake Ski Team

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

  • - Looking to give your child a head start for success? Looking for an Exclusive Preschool Program to help your child learn the Life Skills needed in the future?

    Our Little Ninja Program has been professionally developed specifically for children aged 3 to 6, to teach important life skills with an age appropriate curriculum that is always fun and exciting.

    Using elements of martial arts programs, your child is taught coordination, concentration and self control, which are critical to future success in school, social relationships and life.

    Focusing on eight LIFE SKILLS, (Self-Control, Discipline, Focus, Teamwork, Coordination, Memory, Fitness and Control), our program will keep your child physically fit as well as share the benefits of good behavior, teamwork and being their best at home, at school, and they will interact better with family and friends.

    Little Ninjas will improve your child’s motor and mental skills to help face life’s challenges. Your child will increase his CONFIDENCE, be a BETTER LISTENER, and MORE AMBITIOUS to SUCCEED, and have a POSITIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC OUTLOOK on life!

    This free introductory class on Saturday, October 21st at 9:15- 9:45 AM will give you and your child a chance to experience our program and learn more about the benefits it provides
    To reserve a space in this introductory class contact:
    Young Masters Martial Arts
    110 S. Johnson St.
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    815-206-2222
    lessons@ymma.net

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    Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness
    110 S. Johnson St. Woodstock IL 60098
    Robert Knuth 815.206.2222 lessons@ymma.net
  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays and at the VFW on the First Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    My Place Bar & Grill
    4621 W Elm St Mchenry IL 60050
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, halloween
    - Costume Theme - Dynamic Duos
    Anyone in costume is automatically entered to win a free wine tasting and dinner for two at Sam & Harry's Steak House.

    Admission - $85 includes food, open bar & entertainment
    Optional 8 pm showing of Little Shop of Horrors for $35.50

    For tickets, call the Box Office at (815) 356-9212

    RaueCenter for the Arts
    26 N Williams St Crystal Lake IL 60014
    Box Office 815.356.9212
  • | 7:00pm - 10:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Halloween Events
    - Admission: $8

    Parking is Free

    Refreshments Available

    A portion of each admission is donated to local charities.

    Sponsored by the Wonderlake Ski Team.
    Petersen Park
    4300 Petersen Park McHenry IL 60050
    Wonder Lake Ski Team
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.
     
           

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

  • | 12:30pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Carolina PANTHERS
    - On CBS TV

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.


    For all the Bears game search "BEARS" on this site.
    Soldier Field
    1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago IL 60605
    Chicago Bears 312.235.7000
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, family, fall, kids, lake villa,
    - Busy Brains Children's Museum will host its 4th annual Fall Family Festival Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1-4:00 p.m. at Lehmann Park, 148 Cedar Avenue, in downtown Lake Villa.

    The afternoon’s activities include a tractor ride, contest, family activities, obstacle course, face painting, games and raffles. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is $7 per family, and guests can save $2 by bringing a item to donate to an area animal shelter.
    Lehmann Park
    148 Cedar Avenue Lake Villa IL 60046
    Alison Price 224.381.0138 alisonprice@busybrains.org
  • | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Sports and Recreation, NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, Kansas Speedway, Sprint Cup Series
    - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Hollywood Casino 400
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.
     
           
  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
     
           

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, parents, children, mommy and me, painting, character development
    - Are you looking for a unique way to teach your child life lessons and vital core values? Look no more! Meet the Characters of Character: Behavior Bear, Do’er Duck, Friendship Frog, Healthy Hippo, Manners Monkey, Respectful Rabbit, Responsible Rabbit, Self-Esteem Elephant and Warm Hearted Walrus. Each week we will meet two new characters and learn about their traits while painting the character on a canvas. A masterpiece will be made to take home to share and be a reminder of their character. If you register for both Tuesday and Thursday class you will get to take home a FREE character resource book. Let me know which character you'd like! Cost is $10.00 per couple, please add $5.00 per additional sibling. You'll take home materials to reinforce the trait at home, too! Daddy, grandma, grandpa, aunties are also welcome to paint with us.

    Please register here: click for details
    Joyful Harvest
    5050 N. Johnsburg Road Johnsburg IL 60051
    Joni 815.403.0217 joni@charactersofcharacter.org
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, parents, children, mommy and me, painting, character development
    - Are you looking for a unique way to teach your child life lessons and vital core values? Look no more! Meet the Characters of Character: Behavior Bear, Do’er Duck, Friendship Frog, Healthy Hippo, Manners Monkey, Respectful Rabbit, Responsible Rabbit, Self-Esteem Elephant and Warm Hearted Walrus. Each week we will meet two new characters and learn about their traits while painting the character on a canvas. A masterpiece will be made to take home to share and be a reminder of their character. If you register for both Tuesday and Thursday class you will get to take home a FREE character resource book. Let me know which character you'd like! Cost is $10.00 per couple, please add $5.00 per additional sibling. You'll take home materials to reinforce the trait at home, too! Daddy, grandma, grandpa, aunties are also welcome to paint with us.

    Please register here: click for details
    Joyful Harvest
    5050 N. Johnsburg Road Johnsburg IL 60051
    Joni 815.403.0217 joni@charactersofcharacter.org

Friday, October 27th, 2017

  • | 5:30pm - | Local Events, Halloween Trick or Treat Times & Locations
    - The McHenry Outdoor Theater will be hosting our 3rd Annual "Trunk-or-Treat Weekend" on Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29.

    Local businesses and organizations are participating by decorating their vehicles and handing out candy or other prizes to the children attending dressed in their Halloween costumes before the movies are shown.
    McHenry Outdoor Theater
    1510 N Chapel Hill Rd. McHenry IL 60051
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Halloween
    - Come for a four (4) course dinner and interactive show!

    $45 per ticket - includes show and dinner.

    Storyline:

    Welcome to the Blackwell Estate. An old and mysterious Vampire has been murdered. You and other guests are invited to the reading of his last will and testament. The murder is amongst you. Can you find them before...
    Stucky's Bar & Grille
    4000 N Johnsburg Rd Johnsburg IL 60051
    815.331.8050
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - FREE Admission though Donations are welcome.

    Join Home of the Sparrow for a “Concert for a Cause” on Friday, October 27th from 7-9pm at The Listening Room At The Dole

    Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome!

    ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE PROVIDED BY:

    MOONSHINE:
    An acoustic group playing a variety of music spanning from the 70’s until today.

    JOHN SHELTHOFF:
    Performing music from the 60’s

    THE JOE ROSSI BAND:
    Showcasing classic rock covers and indie rock originals

    A cash bar will be available
     
           
  • | Promotional, Promotional, Advertise, Calendar, Town Planner, Email Newsletter, Website
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  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase 6:22 PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Volunteer Day
    - Please join Home of the Sparrow for a Volunteer Open House on Make a Difference Day at ALL of our Sparrow's Nest Store locations

    Learn about exciting volunteer opportunities at our Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores.

    Visit HOSparrow.org for a list of store locations
     
           
  • | 5:30pm - | Local Events, Halloween Trick or Treat Times & Locations
    - The McHenry Outdoor Theater will be hosting our 3rd Annual "Trunk-or-Treat Weekend" on Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29.

    Local businesses and organizations are participating by decorating their vehicles and handing out candy or other prizes to the children attending dressed in their Halloween costumes before the movies are shown.
    McHenry Outdoor Theater
    1510 N Chapel Hill Rd. McHenry IL 60051
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Halloween
    - Come for a four (4) course dinner and interactive show!

    $45 per ticket - includes show and dinner.

    Storyline:

    Welcome to the Blackwell Estate. An old and mysterious Vampire has been murdered. You and other guests are invited to the reading of his last will and testament. The murder is amongst you. Can you find them before...
    Stucky's Bar & Grille
    4000 N Johnsburg Rd Johnsburg IL 60051
    815.331.8050
  • | 9:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Halloween Party
    - Food, Beverages and entertainment - Live music by Hans & the Hormones

    ...and Costumes of course with a contest and prizes.
    Halftime Bar & Grill
    2405 Johnsburg Rd, Johnsburg IL 60051
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. A USA Today initiative, backed by Gannett, who are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. Annually, the fourth Saturday in October. Make a difference today! For details checkout, click for details.
     
           

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Sports and Recreation, NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, Martinsville Speedway, Sprint Cup Series
    - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martinsville Fall Race
    Martinsville Speedway
    340 Speedway Rd Ridgeway VA 24148
  • | 12:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, New Orleans SAINTS
    - Game is on FOX

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.

    For all the Bears games search "BEARS" on this site.
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    1500 Sugar Bowl Dr New Orleans LA 70112
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"—Charles Dickens.
    Celebrate cats and help them to find forever homes. Cats can lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs and alert their owner to danger. Please visit a local shelter and offer love and life by adopting a cat. Visit click for details for more information.
     
           

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, parents, children, mommy and me, painting, character development
    - Are you looking for a unique way to teach your child life lessons and vital core values? Look no more! Meet the Characters of Character: Behavior Bear, Do’er Duck, Friendship Frog, Healthy Hippo, Manners Monkey, Respectful Rabbit, Responsible Rabbit, Self-Esteem Elephant and Warm Hearted Walrus. Each week we will meet two new characters and learn about their traits while painting the character on a canvas. A masterpiece will be made to take home to share and be a reminder of their character. If you register for both Tuesday and Thursday class you will get to take home a FREE character resource book. Let me know which character you'd like! Cost is $10.00 per couple, please add $5.00 per additional sibling. You'll take home materials to reinforce the trait at home, too! Daddy, grandma, grandpa, aunties are also welcome to paint with us.

    Please register here: click for details
    Joyful Harvest
    5050 N. Johnsburg Road Johnsburg IL 60051
    Joni 815.403.0217 joni@charactersofcharacter.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Also known as All Hallows Eve, the observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century has long been associated with spirits, witches, and ghosts. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.
     
           

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. Commemorates the blessed, especially those who have no special feast days. Observed on Nov 1 since Pope Gregory IV set the date if recognition in AD 835.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To raise awareness of the needs of children waiting to be adopted and to recognize. people who have adopted or were adopted.
     
           

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
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  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 10:45am | Sports and Recreation, Family, Teens, Families, Martial Arts, Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Self-defense,
    - Looking for an all season sport that provides high levels of fitness and mental conditioning year round?

    Want your child or teen to learn respect, self-discipline, focus and control as well as how to defend themselves against bullies and assaults?

    Looking for a sport that everyone in your family can actually participate in at the same time?


    On Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 10 AM, Young Masters Martial Arts will be offering an Introductory class for children 6 years old and above, teens and Families.

    Participants will learn fundamental blocks, kicks and punches and practice basic Martial Arts techniques. Participants will learn how Traditional Martial arts can develop Self-respect, Self-discipline, Courtesy and Physical and Emotional Control as well as provide protection against bullies and possible assaults.

    With its inherent values, Traditional Martial Arts focuses on character development and personal achievement rather than the “Win at All Costs” common in team sports today.

    Along with these values, Traditional Martial Arts provides a highly supportive environment for those challenged by attention, behavioral or physical challenges.

    Come in on Saturday Morning, November 4th, at 10 AM for a FREE introductory class taught by Master level instructor John Dughi

    Classes held at:
    Young Masters Martial Arts
    In the Woodstock Square Mall
    110 S. Johnson St.
    Woodstock, IL 6098

    For more information and to register for this free class, contact Young Masters Martial Arts at 815-206-2222 or by e-mail at lessons@ymma.net

    Class size limited to 20 so register soon.

    Facebook Event: click for details

    Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness
    110 S. Johnson St. Woodstock IL 60098
    Robert Knuth 815.206.2222 lessons@ymma.net
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At VFW First Saturdays and My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, children, benefit, silent auction, bar, dinner
    Cafe 31 North
    217 Front Street McHenry IL 60050
    Kimberly Kreml 847.917.2412 kimberly@planificationgroup.com
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | Local Events
    - First Saturday of Every Month
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes named the November Full Moon the Beaver Moon because at this time of year, beavers are preparing themselves for the coming winter. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 1:23am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A popular occasion where women and girls take initiative in inviting a man or boy of their choice for a date. This tradition established in "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. Usually on the first Saturday in November.
     
           

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 12:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, 5K 1 Mile Run Walk Fundraiser Animal Shelter Helping Paws
    - Get ready to run and walk for the animals in the 11th annual Panting for Paws 5K and 1 Mile Family Run/Walk on Sunday, November 5 at Lippold Park, Crystal Lake. 100% of all net proceeds raised will benefit the animals in our care, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

    Feeling competitive and want to run/walk the 5K? Your race will be timed and you'll be able to enjoy a free post-race beer after the event (participants only who are 21+), courtesy of Bulldog Ale House of McHenry. There will also be snacks and light refreshments for all to enjoy! All fitness levels and ages welcome. Don't feel like racing the full 5k? Sign-up for the 1 Mile Family Run/Walk and enjoy all the awesome perks, including a long sleeve performance shirt this year!

    Registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 1 Mile through November 2. Online registration is open until November 2, 2017. Cost to register will increase by $5 each after November 2. The 1 Mile starts at 8:30am, the 5K starts at 9:00am.

    Helping Paws Animal Shelter is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, founded in 1969 and is located at 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098. Helping Paws is a no-kill animal shelter for stray and abandoned dogs and cats in McHenry County and surrounding areas. Shelter and adoption hours are Monday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday have extended hours until 7 p.m. To learn more about Helping Paws Animal Shelter’s events, programs, and services, please visit click for details or call (815) 338-4400.
    Lippold Park
    851 IL Route 176 Crystal Lake IL 60014
    Michelle Nowland 815.338.4400 michelle@helpingpaws.net
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, Texas Motor Speedway, Sprint Cup Series
    - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: AAA Texas 500
    Texas Motor Speedway
    3545 Lone Star Circle Fort Worth TX 76177
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | Local Events, Football, NFL Chicago Bears
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Standard time resumes 2AM on the first Sunday in November in each time zone. Many people use the popular rule "spring forward and fall back" to remember which way to turn their clocks.
     
           

Monday, November 6th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Small business Owners, Home based businesses in the McHenry Area
    - SOHO is for small business owners; those who typically work out of their homes. Feel free to attend and receive further information when you arrive.

    Meetings of this group are at the McHenry Chamber Offices on the first Monday of each month save July and September due to the 4th and Labor day.

    Here is the calendar for 2017 Along with speaker and topic if applicable

    Feb. 6, 2017 Rich Rostron - Press Releases - Creative Writing for Business
    Mar. 6, 2017 Ellen Corey - Productivity and Focus
    Apr. 3, 2017 Eric Mason - Separating Business from Personal Finances
    May 1, 2017 Stacy Brown Personality - DISC Profile
    Jun. 5, 2017 Diane Hussey - Her Book
    Jul. 10, 2017 Sandy Barcus - Collier House - Operating a Non-Profit Organization
    Aug. 7, 2017 Frank Hosticka - Networking with Purpose
    Sept.11, 2017 SCORE speaker
    Oct. 2, 2017 Roundtable Discussion
    Nov. 6, 2017 Roundtable Discussion
    Dec. 4, 2017 HOLIDAY PARTY
    McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
    1257 N Green St McHenry IL 60050

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Government
    - Generally, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
     
           

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, genealogy
    - The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society will host Gail Lukasik who will talk about her book, White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing and how her appearance on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow inspired her to write the book. She’ll relate her personal and genealogical journey to uncover the truth of her mother’s racial heritage and how her discoveries changed her and her family.

    Gail Lukasik is the author of the award-winning Leigh Girard mystery series. She began her writing career as a poet. Prior to writing books, she was a ballerina with the Cleveland Ccivic Ballet Company. After appearance on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow, she was inspired to write White Like Her: My family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing. Quote: We all think we know who we are. Weall believe what our parents tell us about our families. Sometimes what they don’t tell us is the real story.”

    click for details

    The meeting will be held at The Pointe, 5650 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (next to Target) at 7 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017.

    For more information, please email mcigs@mcigs.org or telephone 815-687-0436.

    Price: Free
    The Pointe Outreach Center
    5650 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society 815.687.0436 mcigs@mcigs.org

Friday, November 10th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | Promotional, Promotional, Advertise, Calendar, Town Planner, Email Newsletter, Website
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    (SPECIAL NOTE: We have a few advertising spaces remaining for our 2018 print editions. Contact us by September 15th if you are interested in one of the remaining spots in your area.)

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    Town Planner Print and Digital, a Great Marketing Combination!

    Wether its an event or a business. Get your message in front of (and STAY there) local residents using your Town Planner print and digital solutions.

    Full Color DIRECT MAILl. LOCAL EVENTS and money saving offers and COUPONS assure that not only is the Town Planner hung on homeowners' walls, but it is also used. So your events and/or ads are in full view for 30 straight days in a media that is not only useful, but appreciated by your community...and consider the goodwill value...priceless!

    ● Our research company reports that 60-80% of homes that the;; them got the calendar KEEP AND USE it hanging it most often in their kitchen area. In fact a recent local Verafast study reported 86% of local respondents were hanging up and using their Town Planner Calendar, ALL YEAR LONG!

    Want all these events, business, information and coupons online? Go to ur mobile friendly click for details website. Best of all any event not ready at our print publication is on the site and updated.

    ● Mobile Friendly. With over half of all people accessing the internet through a mobile device, we upgraded our website and e-newsletter to be mobile friendly with easy access for regular return visits.

    ● Engaging. Not only do we place events, but we encourage the community to submit their events, charity, civic and community events are complements of our advertising sponsors while other businesses can post for-profit events for a nominal charge.

    ● Easy to SHARE - if you see an event that you want to share on social medial just click on the icon on the right side of the extended event description and it posts to that site (like Facebook) instantly.

    ● Web Presence. Our website gives our advertising sponsors a web presence and/or enhances their current website, SEO, Facebook and social media presence, etc.

    ● We Raised the Bar! Not only do we have a great website, but we have a weekly e-newsletter that in addition to featuring local events, also includes our advertising sponsors ads or coupons.

    Cost Effective. The cooperative direct mail and digital program has all sponsors sharing the cost of production and distribution. And as a national franchise, our advertisers also benefit from an economy of scale of 50+ publishers producing 5 million Town Planners nationally and a shared-cost website.

    ● Results. The Town Planner works, plain and simple. But hey, don’t take our word for it. view some of our testimonials at: click for details or watch some video testimonials: click for details
     
           
    Town Planner of Northern Illinois 847.529.2775 BillHughes@TownPlanner.com
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 3:36 PM, EST.
     
           

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, craft, vendor, fair, bake, handcrafted, home based, holiday, christmas, deals
    - Special Drawing for items donated by our crafters & vendors!
    Proceeds from the drawing table will go towards the purchase of an AED for the church.

    *Hand Crafted Beautiful Items!
    *Home Based Vendors!
    *Yummy Bake Sale from our Church Ladies!!!

    *START YOUR SHOPPING EARLY!
    *Great deals!

    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
    AIR CONDITIONED
    North Prairie United Methodist Church
    5000 9th St (Kenosha Rd/9th St) Winthrop Harbor IL 60096
    Susan Melvin 847.746.4918 npumc.il@gmail.com
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
     
           

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Green Bay PACKERS
    - TV is FOX and Radio is WBBM (English) and WRTO-AM (Español) or follow them on Twitter.

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.

    For all the Bears game search "BEARS" on this site.
    Soldier Field
    1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago IL 60605
    Chicago Bears 312.235.7000
  • | 1:30pm - 4:30pm | Sports and Recreation, NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, Phoenix International Speedway, Sprint Cup Series
    - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Can-Am 500
    Phoenix International Speedway
    7602 S Avondale Blvd. Avondale AZ 85353
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  •  
           

Monday, November 13th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - This week observed since 1921, spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from Kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great again.
     
           

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. For information visit click for details.
     
           

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Annually, the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. For information, visit click for details
     
           

Friday, November 17th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays and at the VFW on the First Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    My Place Bar & Grill
    4621 W Elm St Mchenry IL 60050
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Genealogy
    - The British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWLL) will host Maureen Brady’s presentation, “Irish Resources”. For those whose family origins are in Ireland, family history research has “taken off” during the last several years, with many records and indices now available on the Internet. This presentation will review many of the websites and the resources which are now available to assist you in your Irish family history research.

    Maureen Brady is a former school librarian and computer educator. She has over 25 years of experience with family history research, is a professional genealogist, and owner of Bare Roots Genealogical Services. She has made numerous presentations to Illinois and Wisconsin genealogical societies, libraries, conferences, and workshops, as well as presenting at the 2002 National Genealogical Society Conference. Ms. Brady is co-director of the Crystal Lake (Illinois) Family History Center, and is a member of many genealogical and family history societies in the U.S. and Scotland.

    The meeting will be held at The Community Church (basement), 5714 Broadway St., Richmond, Illinois (2 blocks west of US Rt. 12) at 10am Saturday, November 18, 2017.

    For more information, please email BIGWILLGen@gmail.com.

    Price: FREE
    The Community Church
    5714 Broadway Street Richmond IL 60071
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 6:42 AM, EST.
     
           

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Detroit Lions
    - TV is FOX and Radio is WBBM (English) and WRTO-AM (Español) or follow them on Twitter.

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.

    For all the Bears game search "BEARS" on this site.
    Soldier Field
    1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago IL 60605
    Chicago Bears 312.235.7000
  • | 1:30pm - 4:30pm | Sports and Recreation, NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sprint Cup Series
    - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Ecoboost 400
    Homestead-Miami Speedway
    1 Speedway Blvd. Homestead FL 33035
  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At the Woodstock Opera House

    Performances will be on November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at the Woodstock Opera House. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm (Note the new matinee time on Sat. and Sun.)
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate the inclusive spirt of American families and applaud the commitment of those family members who encourage us to reach new heights. Annually, the week that includes Thanksgiving Day.
     
           

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Local Events
    - Thanksgiving Holiday
     
           
  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.
     
           

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

  • | 8:00am - | Local Events, Holiday Run
    - Begins at McHenry East High School

    A commemorative 5k Run/Walk to Support JourneyCare Hospice & Palliative Services (formerly known as Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois).

    Registration begins at 6:30am; race starts at 8am. fro more info, visit mchenryturkeytrot.com
     
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Local Events
    - Thanksgiving Holiday
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade gets bigger and better every year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and famous people. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal public holiday. Observed in all states. Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
     
           

Friday, November 24th, 2017

  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Local Events
    - Thanksgiving Holiday
     
           
  • | Promotional, Promotional, Advertise, Calendar, Town Planner, Email Newsletter, Website
    - =======================================================

    (SPECIAL NOTE: We have a few advertising spaces remaining for our 2018 print editions. Contact us by September 15th if you are interested in one of the remaining spots in your area.)

    =======================================================

    Town Planner Print and Digital, a Great Marketing Combination!

    Wether its an event or a business. Get your message in front of (and STAY there) local residents using your Town Planner print and digital solutions.

    Full Color DIRECT MAILl. LOCAL EVENTS and money saving offers and COUPONS assure that not only is the Town Planner hung on homeowners' walls, but it is also used. So your events and/or ads are in full view for 30 straight days in a media that is not only useful, but appreciated by your community...and consider the goodwill value...priceless!

    ● Our research company reports that 60-80% of homes that the;; them got the calendar KEEP AND USE it hanging it most often in their kitchen area. In fact a recent local Verafast study reported 86% of local respondents were hanging up and using their Town Planner Calendar, ALL YEAR LONG!

    Want all these events, business, information and coupons online? Go to ur mobile friendly click for details website. Best of all any event not ready at our print publication is on the site and updated.

    ● Mobile Friendly. With over half of all people accessing the internet through a mobile device, we upgraded our website and e-newsletter to be mobile friendly with easy access for regular return visits.

    ● Engaging. Not only do we place events, but we encourage the community to submit their events, charity, civic and community events are complements of our advertising sponsors while other businesses can post for-profit events for a nominal charge.

    ● Easy to SHARE - if you see an event that you want to share on social medial just click on the icon on the right side of the extended event description and it posts to that site (like Facebook) instantly.

    ● Web Presence. Our website gives our advertising sponsors a web presence and/or enhances their current website, SEO, Facebook and social media presence, etc.

    ● We Raised the Bar! Not only do we have a great website, but we have a weekly e-newsletter that in addition to featuring local events, also includes our advertising sponsors ads or coupons.

    Cost Effective. The cooperative direct mail and digital program has all sponsors sharing the cost of production and distribution. And as a national franchise, our advertisers also benefit from an economy of scale of 50+ publishers producing 5 million Town Planners nationally and a shared-cost website.

    ● Results. The Town Planner works, plain and simple. But hey, don’t take our word for it. view some of our testimonials at: click for details or watch some video testimonials: click for details
     
           
    Town Planner of Northern Illinois 847.529.2775 BillHughes@TownPlanner.com
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of year.
     
           

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

  • - Support your local community business owners by shopping at locally owned small businesses.
     
           
  • | Local Events
    - Thanksgiving Holiday
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Philadelphia EAGLES
    - Game is on FOX

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.

    For all the Bears games search "BEARS" on this site.
    Lincoln Financial Field
    1 Lincoln Financial Field Way Philadelphia PA 19148
  • | Local Events
    - Thanksgiving Holiday
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 12:03 PM, EST.
     
           

Monday, November 27th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas season.
     
           

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Friday, December 1st, 2017

  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Salespeople are essential resources for customers today. The talented salesperson filters the vast amount of information that is available to customers and helps businesspeople make the best purchasing decisions. Annually, the first Friday in December.
     
           

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At VFW First Saturdays and My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | Local Events
    - First Saturday of Every Month
     
           

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

  • | 12:30pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, San Fransisco 49ers
    - On CBS TV

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.


    For all the Bears game search "BEARS" on this site.
    Soldier Field
    1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago IL 60605
    Chicago Bears 312.235.7000
  • - The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon. Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 10:47 AM, EST.
     
           

Monday, December 4th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Small business Owners, Home based businesses in the McHenry Area
    - SOHO is for small business owners; those who typically work out of their homes. Feel free to attend and receive further information when you arrive.

    Meetings of this group are at the McHenry Chamber Offices on the first Monday of each month save July and September due to the 4th and Labor day.

    Here is the calendar for 2017 Along with speaker and topic if applicable

    Feb. 6, 2017 Rich Rostron - Press Releases - Creative Writing for Business
    Mar. 6, 2017 Ellen Corey - Productivity and Focus
    Apr. 3, 2017 Eric Mason - Separating Business from Personal Finances
    May 1, 2017 Stacy Brown Personality - DISC Profile
    Jun. 5, 2017 Diane Hussey - Her Book
    Jul. 10, 2017 Sandy Barcus - Collier House - Operating a Non-Profit Organization
    Aug. 7, 2017 Frank Hosticka - Networking with Purpose
    Sept.11, 2017 SCORE speaker
    Oct. 2, 2017 Roundtable Discussion
    Nov. 6, 2017 Roundtable Discussion
    Dec. 4, 2017 HOLIDAY PARTY
    McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
    1257 N Green St McHenry IL 60050
  • - on Facebook.com/TownPlannerofNorthernIllinois
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Celebrate a delicious holiday tradition, host a cookie exchange party this week! Try a new recipe or share personal favorites with others. Easy ideas, recipes, inspiration and instruction are available at click for details.
     
           

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known. Except for the fact that he was a Bishop of Myra (now Turkey) in the fourth century, and that from early times he was noted for his charity. Santa Claus and the presentation of gifts is said to derive from St. Nicholas.
     
           

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

  • - Village of Johnsburg Village Hall Meeting Room
    Contact : 815 385 1475
     
           
  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
     
           
  • - (Tentative) At President's Park the Holiday Season Begins with the Flip of a Switch!
    The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a truly unique National Park Service experience! What began as a community event back in 1923 has grown into a nationally televised event with celebrity hosts and performers, and of course the President and First Family.
     
           

Friday, December 8th, 2017

  • | Promotional, Promotional, Advertise, Calendar, Town Planner, Email Newsletter, Website
    - =======================================================

    (SPECIAL NOTE: We have a few advertising spaces remaining for our 2018 print editions. Contact us by September 15th if you are interested in one of the remaining spots in your area.)

    =======================================================

    Town Planner Print and Digital, a Great Marketing Combination!

    Wether its an event or a business. Get your message in front of (and STAY there) local residents using your Town Planner print and digital solutions.

    Full Color DIRECT MAILl. LOCAL EVENTS and money saving offers and COUPONS assure that not only is the Town Planner hung on homeowners' walls, but it is also used. So your events and/or ads are in full view for 30 straight days in a media that is not only useful, but appreciated by your community...and consider the goodwill value...priceless!

    ● Our research company reports that 60-80% of homes that the;; them got the calendar KEEP AND USE it hanging it most often in their kitchen area. In fact a recent local Verafast study reported 86% of local respondents were hanging up and using their Town Planner Calendar, ALL YEAR LONG!

    Want all these events, business, information and coupons online? Go to ur mobile friendly click for details website. Best of all any event not ready at our print publication is on the site and updated.

    ● Mobile Friendly. With over half of all people accessing the internet through a mobile device, we upgraded our website and e-newsletter to be mobile friendly with easy access for regular return visits.

    ● Engaging. Not only do we place events, but we encourage the community to submit their events, charity, civic and community events are complements of our advertising sponsors while other businesses can post for-profit events for a nominal charge.

    ● Easy to SHARE - if you see an event that you want to share on social medial just click on the icon on the right side of the extended event description and it posts to that site (like Facebook) instantly.

    ● Web Presence. Our website gives our advertising sponsors a web presence and/or enhances their current website, SEO, Facebook and social media presence, etc.

    ● We Raised the Bar! Not only do we have a great website, but we have a weekly e-newsletter that in addition to featuring local events, also includes our advertising sponsors ads or coupons.

    Cost Effective. The cooperative direct mail and digital program has all sponsors sharing the cost of production and distribution. And as a national franchise, our advertisers also benefit from an economy of scale of 50+ publishers producing 5 million Town Planners nationally and a shared-cost website.

    ● Results. The Town Planner works, plain and simple. But hey, don’t take our word for it. view some of our testimonials at: click for details or watch some video testimonials: click for details
     
           
    Town Planner of Northern Illinois 847.529.2775 BillHughes@TownPlanner.com
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           
  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
     
           
  • - 1941. One day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war against Japan and the US entered WWII.
     
           

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Cincinnati BENGALS
    - Game is on FOX

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.

    For all the Bears games search "BEARS" on this site.
    Paul Brown Stadium
    1 Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati OH 45202
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 2:51 AM, EST.
     
           

Monday, December 11th, 2017

  • | Schools and Education, Testing, Final Exams, McHenry County College
    McHenry County College
    8900 Route 14 Crystal Lake IL 60014

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | Schools and Education, Testing, Final Exams, McHenry County College
    McHenry County College
    8900 Route 14 Crystal Lake IL 60014
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
     
           

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

  • | Schools and Education, Testing, Final Exams, McHenry County College
    McHenry County College
    8900 Route 14 Crystal Lake IL 60014

Friday, December 15th, 2017

  •  
           
  • | Schools and Education, Testing, Final Exams, McHenry County College
    McHenry County College
    8900 Route 14 Crystal Lake IL 60014
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays and at the VFW on the First Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    My Place Bar & Grill
    4621 W Elm St Mchenry IL 60050
  • | 3:30pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Detroit Lions
    - TV is NFL Network and Radio is WBBM (English) and WRTO-AM (Español) or follow them on Twitter

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.

    For all the Bears game search "BEARS" on this site.
    Ford Field
    2000 Brush St, Detroit MI 48226
  • | Schools and Education, Graduation, Commencement
    - Schedule
    9:00 AM - Graduate Check-in:- Commons area in Building B. Pick up your name card, along with Honor, Veteran, and Volunteer cords (if applicable).

    9:00 AM - Guest Seating begins. Tickets are required for guest seating in the Multi-Purpose Room/Gym during the ceremony..... Additional guest seating will be available in the Luecht Conference Center and other overflow rooms to view the ceremony.

    10:00 AM - Ceremony - The ceremony will last approximately one hour.

    11:00 AM - Ceremony will last about one hour. Reception will follow in the Commons area.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 11:28 AM, EST.
     
           
  • - 1970. After writing President Richard M. Nixon offering to be a "Federal Agent-at-Large" to fight drug abuse and the drug culture, Elvis Presley met with Nixon at the White House on this date. Presley was not made a federal agent, but the two men had a cordial meeting. The photograph of them shaking hands is the most requested reproduction from the National Archives.
     
           

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

  • | Promotional, Promotional, Advertise, Calendar, Town Planner, Email Newsletter, Website
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    (SPECIAL NOTE: We have a few advertising spaces remaining for our 2018 print editions. Contact us by September 15th if you are interested in one of the remaining spots in your area.)

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    Town Planner Print and Digital, a Great Marketing Combination!

    Wether its an event or a business. Get your message in front of (and STAY there) local residents using your Town Planner print and digital solutions.

    Full Color DIRECT MAILl. LOCAL EVENTS and money saving offers and COUPONS assure that not only is the Town Planner hung on homeowners' walls, but it is also used. So your events and/or ads are in full view for 30 straight days in a media that is not only useful, but appreciated by your community...and consider the goodwill value...priceless!

    ● Our research company reports that 60-80% of homes that the;; them got the calendar KEEP AND USE it hanging it most often in their kitchen area. In fact a recent local Verafast study reported 86% of local respondents were hanging up and using their Town Planner Calendar, ALL YEAR LONG!

    Want all these events, business, information and coupons online? Go to ur mobile friendly click for details website. Best of all any event not ready at our print publication is on the site and updated.

    ● Mobile Friendly. With over half of all people accessing the internet through a mobile device, we upgraded our website and e-newsletter to be mobile friendly with easy access for regular return visits.

    ● Engaging. Not only do we place events, but we encourage the community to submit their events, charity, civic and community events are complements of our advertising sponsors while other businesses can post for-profit events for a nominal charge.

    ● Easy to SHARE - if you see an event that you want to share on social medial just click on the icon on the right side of the extended event description and it posts to that site (like Facebook) instantly.

    ● Web Presence. Our website gives our advertising sponsors a web presence and/or enhances their current website, SEO, Facebook and social media presence, etc.

    ● We Raised the Bar! Not only do we have a great website, but we have a weekly e-newsletter that in addition to featuring local events, also includes our advertising sponsors ads or coupons.

    Cost Effective. The cooperative direct mail and digital program has all sponsors sharing the cost of production and distribution. And as a national franchise, our advertisers also benefit from an economy of scale of 50+ publishers producing 5 million Town Planners nationally and a shared-cost website.

    ● Results. The Town Planner works, plain and simple. But hey, don’t take our word for it. view some of our testimonials at: click for details or watch some video testimonials: click for details
     
           
    Town Planner of Northern Illinois 847.529.2775 BillHughes@TownPlanner.com
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Charitable Gift Giving, Donations
    - As the holidays approach, we ask that you remember Home of the Sparrow in your holiday giving plans.

    
    The women and children who come to Home of the Sparrow are homeless, and often have very little family support. Your generosity will touch the hearts of these women and children, and will make a lasting impact on their lives.

    We also hope that by giving, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and peace, knowing you have made a difference to someone in our community.
     
           

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

  • | 12:30pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Cleveland BROWNS
    - On CBS TV

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.


    For all the Bears game search "BEARS" on this site.
    Soldier Field
    1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago IL 60605
    Chicago Bears 312.235.7000
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Monday, December 25th, 2017

  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
     
           

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

  • | Local Events
     
           
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  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 4:20 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Dec 26- Jan 1, 2018. African- American family observance created in 1966 by Dr. Manulana Karenga in recognition of traditional African Harvest festivals. This seven-day festival stressed unity of the black family, with harvest fest (karamu) on the first day and a day of meditation the final one. Kwanzaa means "first fruit" in Swahili.
     
           

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Local Events
     
           

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL. 84th edition Storied college bowl game. Est attendance: 65,000.
     
           

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL, Minnesota Vikings
    - TV is FOX and Radio is WBBM (English) and WRTO-AM (Español) or follow them on Twitter

    For an entire schedule of all the other teams in the NFL please visit click for details.

    For all the Bears game search "BEARS" on this site.
    US Bank Stadium
    401 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis MN 55415
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  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
     
           

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At VFW First Saturdays and My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Friday, January 12th, 2018

  • | Schools and Education, Community College Classes
    - Credit classes officially begin
    McHenry County College
    8900 Route 14 Crystal Lake IL 60014

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

  • | Schools and Education, Community College Classes
    - Credit classes officially begin for Saturday Classes
    McHenry County College
    8900 Route 14 Crystal Lake IL 60014

Monday, January 15th, 2018

  • | Government, Politics, National Holiday
     
           
  • | Local Events
    - in honor of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
     
           

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays and at the VFW on the First Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    My Place Bar & Grill
    4621 W Elm St Mchenry IL 60050

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

  • | 6:00pm - 11:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Dinner Dance
    - "The Red Carpet Affair"

    Music by Lori Shane & the Mix

    6:00 pm Open Bar, Raffles & Silent Auction
    7:00 pm Dinner
    9:00 pm Open Bar, Dancing & Sweet Table

    Contact the Chamber office to attend or contact Kay at 815-385-4300 if you are interested in a sponsorship.

    Admission:
    Fees/Admission:
    $100 per person
    $95 per person for table of 8
    $90 per person for table of 10
    D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center
    4419 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake IL 60014
    Chamber Office

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At VFW First Saturdays and My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays and at the VFW on the First Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    My Place Bar & Grill
    4621 W Elm St Mchenry IL 60050

Monday, February 19th, 2018

  • | Celebration
    - Presidents Day
     
           

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Benefits GiGi's Playhouse
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Disney's Little Mermaid by the Town Square Players.
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

  • | 2:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Disney's Little Mermaid by the Town Square Players.
    Woodstock Opera House
    121 W. Van Buren Woodstock IL 60098
  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Meat Raffle
    - At VFW First Saturdays and My Place Bar & Grill on the third Saturdays.

    All are listed her at Town Planner.com

    Proceeds benefit Joe's Wish.
    McHenry VFW #4600
    3002 W Route 120 McHenry IL 60051

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