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Planit 5: What to do this weekend in McHenry County

Looking for something to do this weekend?

2ND ANNUAL WHEELS FOR WHISKERS CHARITY CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11, Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and clubs welcome. Enjoy music, free lunch, auction tables, 50/50 raffle and community vendors. Dash plaques and awards. Gates open 9 a.m. and on-site registration is 10 a.m. to noon. Entry fee: $15 per show vehicle. Proceeds to benefit Animal Outreach Humane Society of McHenry County. Free. Information: 815-385-0005 or aosadoptionmanager@gmail.com.

DIESEL DAYS, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, Union. Feel the ground shake beneath your feet as you see, hear, and ride behind some of the most powerful locomotives ever built. Ride and see some of the less frequently run and rare diesel locomotives at the museum. A parade is also planned for 1 p.m. each day. Bring a camera. Admission: $15 adults, $13 seniors, $11 children. Information: 815-923-4000 or http://www.irm.org/.

FLEET 17 BOAT CLUB VENETIAN NIGHT, 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11, starting near Port Edward and the Algonquin Dam and ending at Kief's Reef in McHenry. A lighted boat parade on the lower Fox River presented by Fleet 17 Boat Club. This year's theme is "Light up the Fox." Prizes will be awarded to winners of different categories. Free. For boaters interested in participating, visit: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efidfrl2e568380e&oseq=&c=&ch=. Information: Tom Fernstrom, 847-639-1515, tfernstrom@aol.com or www.fleet17.com.

LIVING HISTORY OPEN HOUSE: 1858 AND WWII AT POWERS-WALKER HISTORIC LANDMARK, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 12, Powers-Walker House Historic Landmark in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Step back in time to the 1850s and the World War II era at McHenry County Conservation District's living history open house. Tour the house and learn more about the Powers family that called this area home. Volunteers in historical attire will be on hand to answer questions, offer tours and demonstrate skills appropriate to the season. There will also be several special presentations. No registration required. Free. Information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.

MONARCHS & MUSIC, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. A Monarch extravaganza with butterfly and pollinator plants information, face painting, activities, live music and more. Music schedule: 1 p.m. Crystal Lake Community Band Sax Quartet, 1:45 p.m. Knock on Wood Clarinet Ensemble, 2:30 p.m. Crystal Lake Community Band Jazz Band. Rain or shine. Free. Information: 815-459-0680 or https://www.crystallakeparks.org.

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