5 fun things to do in McHenry County

1. The last of Algonquin’s free summer concerts will take place Thursday evening.

The Flat Cats, who originally were scheduled to perform July 15 but rescheduled due to rainy weather, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Towne Park, 100 S. Jefferson St.

The Chicago-based band is known for swinging jazz and blues.

The village of Huntley also is on track to wrap up its summer concert series Tuesday evening with country group Bella Cain, who will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Huntley Town Square, 11704 Coral St.

2. Woodstock Harley-Davidson is hosting an End of Summer Bash as part of the Handlebar Crawl, which takes place at seven locations from May through September.

The Woodstock Harley-Davidson party is the fifth stop on the crawl, and will feature live music by Michael Charles and his band, Harley-Davidson stunt riders, giveaways, a food truck and cold beverages, according to the event’s website.

It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 S. Eastwood Drive.

For information, go to chicagoharley.com/--handlebarcrawl.

3. The McHenry County Conservation District is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a celebration event Saturday, marking 50 years since the conservation district was formed by a countywide referendum.

The free, family-friendly event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area, 1520 Crystal Lake Road in Cary, will feature nature crafts, sidewalk chalk contest, birding, tomahawk toss, fish casting game, a fisheries “live tank” demo, prizes and giveaways, according to a news release.

Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or stop at one of the food trucks, according to the release. Live music will be performed by Junkyard Groove, and a short presentation and introductions will take place at noon.

For information, go to MCCDistrict.org.

4. Dickinson’s Little Vaudeville will present “Summer Sillies,” a free vaudeville show, this Saturday afternoon.

Children ages 5 to 10 will perform vaudeville dancing, singing and comedy routines at the free show. Tickets are not required, but attendees are asked to bring a canned food donation for the Woodstock Food Pantry.

The show will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren St. in Woodstock.

5. A seven-piece jazz band from New Orleans is among three live performances taking place this week at Mackey’s Hideout, 2601 S. River Road in McHenry.

First in the lineup is Terrapin Flyer, a Chicago-based, nationally touring Grateful Dead tribute band, at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by jazz band Sunny Side at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both shows cost $15 per ticket.

A free show featuring Eric Hagen & Red River Revival, performing a blend of rock, blues, folk and country, will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For information, go to mackeyshideout.com.