Where/When: , 30 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Thursday, Feb 17 from 7:15 to 10 pm.
Why go: Ladies, get a fashionable jump-start to your own spring training. Enjoy wine, cheese, new spring apparel from Sugoi and discounts on merchandise from The Running Depot.
Pricing: Free, RSVP not required but recommended. Email shawn@therunningdepot to RSVP.
Where/When: , 301 S. Main St., Algonquin. Friday, Feb 18, from 7 to 9 pm.
Why go: Whether you want to show off your talent or just watch others perform, it’s a perfect Friday-night activity instead of doing dinner and a movie….again.
Where/When: Metropolis Performing Arts Center, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Friday, Feb 18 at 8 pm.
Why go: Break out your bellbottoms! This show is not just theater – it’s a sing-along, dance-along "Abba Salute" covering the iconic band’s most popular hits.
Pricing: Tickets $25, stage tables $35; contact the Metropolis box office at 847.577.2121.
Where/When: , 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake. Friday Feb 18 from 2 pm to 9 pm; Saturday Feb 19 from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday Feb 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Why go: Enjoy a range of outdoor-based sports seminars and shopping geared towards fisherman, hunters and - decorators? (Shopping booths for cabin furnishings and décor are included - for the more domestic and less outdoor-inclined.)
Pricing: $7 for adults, free for children 12 and under.
Where/When: Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Pickup and drop-off locations at the and The Tilted Kilt of Elgin. Saturday, Feb 19 from 9:15 am to 6 pm.
Why go: Enjoy a day of gambling, buffets and other casino entertainment at the Horseshoe Casino, then relax while someone else takes care of the drive.
Pricing: $30 includes transportation, buffet lunch and $15 slot play. For reservations contact Cathy Oberbroekling at 815.861.4238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.