Weekend Planner: Barrington Live and Unplugged
There’s no excuse to stay inside with the exciting outdoor activities taking place this weekend, including an animal show, a live concert, a community bike ride and a run and pool party.
Where/When: Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills. Friday, June 10 at 11 a.m.
Why go: Samantha and her Amazing Animals put on an all-ages performance outside Village Hall. The group has been featured on national TV programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Animal Planet and more. Attendants are welcome to bring food, blankets and more to enjoy the show, and in case of inclement weather the show will be held inside Village Hall.
Where/When: First American Bank, 218 W. Main St., West Dundee. Saturday, June 11 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Why go: Looking for a family member of the furry persuasion? Or want tips and trick on how to train you beloved pet? Come to the Dog Day Event, sponsored by First American Bank of West Dundee. Events include an agility demonstration, pet adoptions, refreshments, a raffle and experts who can answer your questions on first aid, grooming, training and more.
Pricing: Free to attend.
For The Kids!
Where/When: Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Algonquin Area Public Library Eastgate Branch, 115 Eastgate St., Algonquin from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Why go: Both branches of the Algonquin Library host a band of medieval knights, who will captivate young lords and ladies with demonstrations including a sword fight and replical medieval weapons from the Middle Ages.
Pricing: Free, registration required. To register visit www.aapld.org, or call 847-258-6060 x135 (Harnish branch) or 847-658-4343 (Eastgate branch.)
Where/When: Cook Street Plaza, 100 E. Station St., Barrington. Saturday, June 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy local singers and songwriters performing original music and sharing the stories that inspired their songs. This month’s performers are John Hegner, Jim Hulseman and Karen Slavin.
Where/When: Race starts and finishes at the corner of Regency Parkway and Farm Hill Drive, Huntley. Sunday, June12 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Why go: The Huntley Youth Sports Orgnization hosts a “Run Thru The Sun” race, with events including a 10k run, a 5k walk/run and a kids 1 mile fun run. Participants can also enjoy post-race food and drinks and party at the Huntley Park District Stingray Bay Aquatic Center.
Pricing: $15 to $25, registration required. To register in advance visithttp://www.active.com/running/huntley-il/huntley-youth-sports-organization-run-thru-the-sun-2011.
Where/When: Lake Atwood Shelter at The Hollows, 3804 Northwest Highway, Cary. Sunday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why go: Learn to fish at the “Hooked on Fishing” clinic sponsored by the McHenry County Conservation District. Both kids and adults can learn tricks from expert anglers, with the MCCD supplying the gear. No fishing license required, kids under the ages of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Where/When: Ride starts at Crystal Lake Central High School, 45 W. Franklin Avenue, Crystal Lake. Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m.
Why go: All are welcome to attend a group bike ride intended to bring together the biking community in Crystal Lake. The ride goes from Crystal Lake Central High School to Three Oaks Recreation Area. Sponsored by The City of Crystal Lake and the Crystal Lake Clean Air Counts Committee.
Pricing: Free, no registration required.